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The Insurance Law Podcast : Managing the Difficult Claim

Thu, 23 May 2019 12:00:00 +0000

Attorney Jeff Vernis from the law firm Vernis & Bowling in Florida discusses reasons that claims that become unmanageable and what Claims Professionals can do to gain control.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best CompanyBest’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Public-Speaking Skills Every Lawyer Should Master

Wed, 22 May 2019 11:00:00 +0000

For every lawyer that thinks they have oral presentations down pat, there’s another that has anxiety about talking in front of a crowd. And they both need help. As an attorney and a formal federal law clerk, Faith Pincus gives lawyers the tools they need to succeed at public speaking. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, ABA Publishing’s Ashley Alfirevic speaks with Pincus about how to ditch the notecards, engage the audience and ask the right type of rhetorical questions.

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Lawyerist Podcast : Podcast #225: Chesterton’s Fence and Using Humility to Solve Legal Problems, with David Colarusso

Tue, 21 May 2019 23:45:29 +0000

In this episode with David Colarusso, we talk about Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation and Technology Lab, what it is and what it hopes to achieve, as well as a concept known as “Chesterton’s fence” and how you can better use risk assessment tools in your firm.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Do Rock the Boat: Making Workplace Conflict Productive

Tue, 21 May 2019 18:08:13 +0000

Your grandmother may have told you “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”— but maybe you just need to say it the right way. Hosts JoAnne Hathaway and Tish Vincent are joined by Dr. Liane Davey, Ph.D, to discuss a better way to engage in and resolve workplace conflict, building a healthier, more productive team dynamic in the process. Learn practical methods for confronting coworkers, challenging differing positions, and using dissent to improve trust and productivity- all that and more in this episode of the State Bar of Michigan’s On Balance Podcast.

Dr. Liane Davey Ph.D is an organizational psychologist, public speaker, and a New York Times bestselling author.

Find the Conflict Habit Cheat Sheet discussed in the episode here and learn more about Dr. Davey and about her latest book, The Good Fight, at her website.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Around the Gavel

Tue, 21 May 2019 15:05:31 +0000

Elie remains missing in action (crying about Game of Thrones) so Joe and Kathryn are left to do another ESPN inspired legal podcast -- do not encourage these two to do 45 minutes of NFL takes as if teams are SCOTUS justices.
 
So this is "Around the Gavel." Some new takes and a different sound effect or two because we've heard the air horn is problematic on a freeway, Sorry.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Civics beyond Schoolhouse Rock

Mon, 20 May 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Do nearly 25% of Americans really think Ruth Bader Ginsburg is chief justice? ABA President Bob Carlson addresses gaps in public knowledge of history and government uncovered by the first Survey of Civic Literacy in this special episode of the ABA Journal’s Asked and Answered hosted by Journal reporter Amanda Robert. Carlson highlights the survey’s most surprising findings, and discusses the ABA’s plans for the data and ideas for how Americans can improve their civic knowledge in the future.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Rabia Chaudry and the Case of Adnan Syed

Thu, 16 May 2019 16:20:01 +0000

The story of Adnan Syed has become one of the most famous criminal matters of recent American history. It’s been the subject of Serial, the most popular podcast of all time, an HBO mini-series, and a New York Times Bestseller. This meteoric rise into the popular consciousness can be largely credited to the tireless advocacy of Adnan’s friend Rabia Chaudry. Join ABA Law Student Podcast hosts Kristoffer Butler and Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed as they talk with Rabia about Adnan’s case, the role of discrimination in our criminal justice system, and what we all, law students and the general public, should learn from Adnan’s experience.

Rabia Chaudry is an attorney, the host of the podcast Undisclosed, the author of Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial, and the founder and president of the Safe Nation Collaborative.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : PR Guidebook for Lawyers: Best Practices for Boosting Your Firm’s Reputation

Wed, 15 May 2019 15:30:00 +0000

Tune in for quick tips on almost every aspect of reputation-building for lawyers! In this episode of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, hosts Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street talk to Michelle Calcote King about all things PR for law firms. They discuss best practices for press releases, laying out what types of news are worthy of release to the media and outlining how to establish a relationship with a journalist. Later, they talk about how to build a reputation as an authority in your practice area, offering strategies for creating a unique social media voice that cuts through the noise. Michelle also gives real-life examples of clients who have had notable PR successes and shares how lawyers can assess the benefits of a PR campaign.

Michelle Calcote King is the principal & president of Reputation Ink, a content marketing and public relations agency for complex B2B industries.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : David Van Zandt has made a career out of touching third rails in higher ed

Wed, 15 May 2019 11:00:00 +0000

When David Van Zandt became dean of what is now Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law in 1995, he faced a steep learning curve, he tells the ABA Journal's Jason Tashea. But he had a good sense of the demands on recent graduates and lawyers. He also took on faculty hiring and tenure–a third rail in higher education–by hiring those for tenure track positions with not only JDs, but PhDs. Named an ABA Journal Legal Rebel in 2009, Van Zandt is now the president of the New School in New York. Whether grappling with political issues of the day or an oppositional faculty, Van Zandt has continually forged ahead for the changes he believes in.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Answer1 and Thomson Reuters Westlaw Edge.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #224: Calling Bullshit on Compromise, with Chris Voss

Wed, 15 May 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Chris Voss, we talk about compromise and deadlines, listening and empathy as a martial art, and a few tips and tricks on negation from Chris’s book, Never Split the Difference.

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The Un-Billable Hour : The Crème Brûlée Latte Shop

Mon, 13 May 2019 22:07:13 +0000

Be warned- the Crème Brûlée Latte Shop is preparing to steal your clients. Un-Billable Hour host Christopher Anderson is joined by Deborah Farone to discuss how smaller law firms and legal process outsourcing providers are well positioned to eat the lunch of larger, less nimble firms. They also cover a wide range of subjects including key changes in the industry facing small and midsize practices, the shocking lack of strategy in a large number of firms, and when it’s appropriate to bring on a Chief Marketing Officer.

Deborah Farone is the owner of Farone Advisors LLC.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Answer1Solo Practice UniversityScorpion, and Lawclerk.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : A New President for the National Structured Settlements Trade Association

Mon, 13 May 2019 20:19:17 +0000

Michelle Caine, J.D.,the Director of Relationship Management at Prudential Financial, and the new President of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) talks with Ringler Radiohost, Larry Cohen and Ringler President and CEO, Geoff Hunt about the advocate for the financial security of injured people in legal settlements, the life companies’ role in the structured settlement planning process, and raising awareness about the benefits of structured settlements.

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Law Technology Now : Closing the Gap: Innovating in a Fast Paced World

Fri, 10 May 2019 21:21:34 +0000

Law firms have a reputation for being slow to adapt, but clients operate in a world of rapid change. As the gap between expectations and practice threatens to widen, law firms are being pushed to develop ways to catch up with their clientele. In this Law Technology Now, host Dan Linna talks with Wendy Butler Curtis, Chief Innovation Officer at Orrick and the Financial Times 2018 Most Innovative Lawyer of the Year. Wendy discusses the work she and her team are doing at Orrick, the role of data driven decision making in a legal practice, and how law firms are failing to keep up with the expectations of their clients.

Wendy Butler Curtis is the Chief Innovation Officer at Orrick.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Confederate Statues’ Ruling

Fri, 10 May 2019 17:49:24 +0000

On April 25, 2019, in Charlottesville, Virginia, Circuit Judge Richard Moore ruled that the statues of prominent Confederate figures Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are considered war memorials protected by state law. Back in 2017, Charlottesville was the site of a rally where white nationalists protested the removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee. A clash between protesters and counter-protesters turned violent, resulting in the death of Heather Heyer, which sparked a national debate over these controversial statues.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Richard Schragger, professor of law at the University of Virginia School of Law, and Nestor Davidson, faculty director of the Urban Law Center at Fordham University’s School of Law, to take a look at this recent ruling, the controversy over the removal of Confederate statues and what is next in this legal fight.

Richard Schragger is the Perre Bowen Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he has taught for almost fifteen years.

Nestor Davidson is the Albert A. Walsh Chair in Real Estate, Land Use, and Property Law and faculty director of the Urban Law Center at Fordham University’s School of Law.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : The Life and Lessons of Sandra Day O’Connor

Thu, 09 May 2019 17:43:11 +0000

Author, historian, and journalist Evan Thomas was afforded unprecedented access to the personal and professional life of a Supreme Court Justice to write his authoritative biography of the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court. In this episode of the State Bar of Texas Podcast, host Rocky Dhir talks to the New York Times bestselling author about what he learned writing First: Sandra Day O’Connor. Evan shares anecdotes and lessons learned from his deep dive into her work and private life.

Evan Willing Thomas III is a journalist, historian, and author. He is the author of ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. He has taught at Harvard and Princeton and, for 20 years, was a regular panelist on Inside Edition, a weekly public affairs TV show.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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The Legal Toolkit : Better Together: Cultivating Partnerships with Legal Tech Vendors

Thu, 09 May 2019 17:15:52 +0000

Lawyers need technology for more seamless delivery of their services; legal tech vendors have great tools to offer. How can the two connect? In this edition of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia and Patrick Palace give tips on how lawyers and legal tech vendors can develop better working relationships. They discuss the steps lawyers should go through when vetting the scalability and efficiency of new legal tech for their firms. For those who want to create unique tools, Jared and Patrick share their thoughts on cultivating partnerships for collaborative tech development.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionAnswer1Thomson Reuters Firm Central and TimeSolv.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Seeking Asylum: Reality at the US / Mexico Border

Thu, 09 May 2019 17:08:47 +0000

Late last year, all anyone could seem to talk about was the migrant caravan approaching the U.S./Mexico border. Yet, despite all the coverage and conversations, very few people understand the legal and social complexities facing those seeking asylum. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Jim Speta talks with Professor Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe about her work representing unaccompanied minors seeking asylum as well as her recent trip to the U.S./Mexico border with volunteer students and staff to provide assistance to those seeking asylum.

Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe is a clinical associate professor of law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and a staff attorney with the Children and Family Justice Center of the Bluhm Legal Clinic.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon Finals Gala 2019: Legal Shapers

Thu, 09 May 2019 00:26:08 +0000

Going to a foreign country but don’t know the laws well? Lawrelai is here to help! In this On The Road report at the Global Legal Hackathon Finals Gala 2019, host Laurence Colletti welcomes Team Legal Shapers to talk about the basics of their app, Lawrelai, a law related AI app. Roxana Pistolea, Roxana Mihaela Catea, Eduard Mirica, Tudor Coltan, and Petrus Balasa discuss the features of their app, which helps tourists understand the laws of the country they’re visiting. They also discuss where the app will launch first, which legal professionals will take part in working with this team and explain that the database is from local lawyers, not the internet.

Roxana Pistolea is a dispute resolution lawyer at Clifford Chance Badea.

Roxana Mihaela is a senior associate for Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii’s litigation and arbitration practice group.

Eduard Mirica is a VR/AR consultant at Name44Tek Enterprise.

Tudor Coltan is a senior associate at Suciu Popa.

Petrus Balasa is a full-stack developer at AVstore.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019 Finals Gala: GROWL Team InteliLex

Wed, 08 May 2019 23:59:25 +0000

In this On The Road interview, host Laurence Colletti talks to Agnieszka Poteralska, Karol Kłaczyński, and Tomasz Żmuda of Team InteliLex, winners of the 2019 Global Legal Hackathon GROWL Award. InteliLex is a software tool powered by machine learning algorithms that intelligently suggests relevant language culled from a lawyer's own past work product. Integrating directly into Microsoft Word, this product aims to save lawyers time by letting them skip the step of sifting through documents to find their own perfect language. The team members talk about their win and what they hope to do with InteliLex in the future.

Agnieszka Poteralska is an attorney at law trainee at an international law firm and serves as a team leader for InteliLex.

Karol Kłaczyński is a scrum master and Agile coach and works on product marketing for InteliLex.

Tomasz Żmuda is a software developer.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019 Finals Gala: Team Uthority

Wed, 08 May 2019 22:51:34 +0000

From the Global Legal Hackathon 2019 Finals Gala in New York City, On The Road host Laurence Colletti talks to Christian Hartz, Marianna Matokhniuk, Axel Goldmann, and Benjamin Polster of Team Uthority. The team gives an overview of their product, Uthority App, which lets users simplify legalese in official communications, translating the letters into plain language to help people identify whether they are facing a legal problem. The app then shows users’ rights, suggests next steps, and offers templates for creating formal replies.

Christian Hartz is a legal engineer in the innovation & user experience team at Wolters Kluwer Germany.

Axel Goldmann is a self-employed generalist software engineer with almost two decades of experience working in a wide range of industries.

Marianna Matokhniuk is a product manager at FleetBase, responsible for designing practical solutions for complicated problems.

Benjamin Polster has been working for in-house legal departments of international enterprises for more than six years.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019 Finals Gala: Team VIZ.LAW

Wed, 08 May 2019 22:05:13 +0000

Global Legal Hackathon finalists Jakub Szypulka, Pierre-Falk Matthäs, Sebastian Reiling, Marcel Fischer, Henning Böttcher, and Lisa Käde of Team VIZ.LAW join host Laurence Colletti in this edition of On The Road. They discuss their backgrounds and roles on the team and talk about how they came together to form VIZ.LAW. They specialize in translating the complex web of citations connecting laws and caselaw into a visual network of court decisions and laws relevant to legal professionals, allowing them to see both the bigger picture and the detailed connections of specific court decisions.

Jakub Szypulka is a jurist, software engineer, and polyglot.

Henning Böttcher a research assistant at the Humboldt University in Berlin, where he is working on a PhD thesis in financial and civil law.

Pierre-Falk Matthäs is a freelance software developer.

Lisa Käde studied both business informatics and law and is currently working on her doctoral thesis on AI and copyright at KIT in Germany.

Sebastian Reiling is a qualified lawyer working as a policy officer for The Federation of German Consumer Organizations.

Marcel Fischer is a software engineer in the legal tech industry.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019 Finals Gala: Team Cynapse

Wed, 08 May 2019 21:05:31 +0000

In this On The Road report from the Global Legal Hackathon 2019 Finals Gala, host Laurence Colletti talks to Samuel Chen, Viraaj Akuthota, Henry Wu, Mei Che Chaw, Akshay Kumar, and Sally Shera-Jones of Team Cynapse of Australia. They discuss their backgrounds and roles on the team and give an overview of how their product works. Cynapse is designed to be an end-to-end solution for class action litigation–streamlining processes to facilitate client engagement, improve efficiency, and decrease costs.

Samuel Chen is a paralegal at specialist class action law firm Phi Finney McDonald and an aspiring lawyer.

Viraaj Akuthota is a lawyer at specialist class action law firm Phi Finney McDonald.

Henry Wu is an incoming graduate in Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations division.

Mei Che Chaw is a commerce and law student who is passionate about turning ideas into viable solutions.

Akshay Kumar is a developer with legal industry experience and expertise in building tech platforms.

Sally Shera-Jones is a paralegal at specialist class action law firm Phi Finney McDonald.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019 Finals Gala: Team Clevius

Wed, 08 May 2019 20:34:04 +0000

In this edition of On The Road, host Laurence Colletti meets with members of Team Clevius: Giovanni Mosiello, David Santucci, Daniele Briggi, Roberto Calabrò, Anna Chiettini, and Stefanie Gummerer at the Global Legal Hackathon 2019 Finals Gala in New York City. They discuss how CLEVIUS applies AI and machine learning to assist in the translation of legal documents into the 24 languages of the European Union. By utilizing existing EU databases and past translations produced in-house, CLEVIUS provides lawyers a faster and more reliable method of translating documents.

Giovanni Mosiello is innovation manager at Lambo in Rome, Italy.

David Santucci is a computer science engineer with more than eight years of experience in designing and developing software products.

Daniele Briggi is CTO at Snuplace in Milan, Italy.

Roberto Calabrò is a marketing and communication psychologist specializing in music marketing.

Anna Chiettini is a graduating law student at Bocconi University, currently working as a trainee lawyer.

Stefanie Gummerer is a student at Bocconi University, where she majors in business law and is a legal intern at an international law firm.

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@theBar : The Chief Justices Edition

Wed, 08 May 2019 19:51:01 +0000

In this edition, co-hosts Jonathan Amarilio and Trisha Rich are joined by Dan Cotter, lawyer, historian, and author of “The Chief Justices: The Seventeen Men of the Center Seat, Their Courts and Their Times,” to discuss the history of the handful of jurists who have lead the Supreme Court. They discuss key decisions made by the chief justices, their challenges, and the cultural contexts surrounding their decisions, as well as which of the Chief Justices have had the most influential legacies.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : The strange tale of the 'Voodoo Reverend' and Harper Lee's lost true-crime book

Wed, 08 May 2019 11:00:00 +0000

A series of suspicious deaths; a murder at a victim's funeral; a minister whom locals suspected was dabbling in voodoo; a gregarious Alabama lawyer and politician called Big Tom; and one of the nation's most celebrated–and misunderstood–novelists, Harper Lee. These are the backdrop and the main subjects in the newly released, stranger-than-fiction book Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep. The author of To Kill a Mockingbird spent years researching and writing about this true-crime tale, with the intention of producing her own book in the style of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. But did she ever finish it? In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Cep speaks with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles about how her time reporting on the controversial release of Go Set a Watchman led her to start seeking another book that could be hidden in Harper Lee's sealed papers: The Reverend.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #223: Legal Tech Debrief: Avvo, with Mark Britton

Wed, 08 May 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Mark Britton, we talk about how he started Avvo, his vision for the company, and how it changed over the years. Mark also shares his thoughts on rating lawyers and how he would advise the next startup hoping to rate lawyers.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Pardon The Injunction

Tue, 07 May 2019 19:09:43 +0000

Elie is out of town, so Joe and guest host Kathryn Rubino take a page out of ESPN's playbook and offer a PTI-inspired roundup of the week's legal news items in short, two-minute bursts. There's even an air horn.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019 Finals Gala: Team E-Barristers

Mon, 06 May 2019 23:49:26 +0000

In this On The Road report, host Laurence Colletti talks to members of Team E-Barristers at the Global Legal Hackathon 2019 Finals Gala. They describe how their product, E-Barristers.com, helps users with insurance grievances connect with inexpensive legal help. Their platform’s intake process uses AI to determine what legal forms the user needs and sends them to a qualified attorney for review—all at a very low cost to the user.

Anjun Kaur is CEO and a co-founder of E-Barristers.

Himanshu Khanna runs a user experience design agency in New Delhi, India, and focuses on marketing & technology for E-Barristers.

Luv Gupta is a stockbroker in New Delhi, India, and does financial modeling for E-Barristers.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019 Finals Gala: Team YouSolve

Mon, 06 May 2019 20:50:13 +0000

In this On The Road episode, host Laurence Colletti talks to Paula Faria of Team YouSolve at the Global Legal Hackathon Finals Gala in New York City. Paula talks about the YouSolve platform, which helps solve consumer problems by educating them on their rights and offering possible solutions. It connects lawyers to cases that match their specialty and reduces burden on both the judiciary and companies by facilitating early resolution of conflicts before they become lawsuits. Tune in to hear more about Team YouSolve’s members and future plans.

Paula Faria is COO of YouSolve and an executive partner and consultant at Enjourney.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019 Finals Gala 2019: Judges Panel

Mon, 06 May 2019 20:30:06 +0000

2019 Global Legal Hackathon judges Kevin Mulcahy, Josh Klayman, Esther Dediashvili, and Oz Benamram join On The Road host Laurence Colletti to talk about how the hackathon promotes legal tech development and what they look for in winning teams. They share what personally motivated them to get involved as hackathon judges, and give their thoughts on which teams are the strongest contenders in this year’s competition.

Israel's legaltech pioneer, Adv. Esther Dediashvili, leads the collective knowledge and professional expertise management, as well as legal technology implementation at FBC & Co, one of the largest law firms in Israel.

Oz Benamram is White & Case’s chief knowledge officer, providing strategic direction on the firm’s knowledge management and tech-enabled innovation.

Kevin Mulcahy is vice president of education and community programs at Neota Logic.

Josh Klayman is founder and CEO of Klayman LLC, a boutique blockchain law firm, and Inflection Point Blockchain Advisors, LLC, a blockchain strategy consulting and advisory firm.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon Finals Gala 2019: Chantal Vermeire

Mon, 06 May 2019 17:34:58 +0000

In this On The Road report at the Global Legal Hackathon Finals Gala 2019, host Laurence Colletti sits down with keynote speaker, Chantal Vermeire, who gives our listeners a sneak peak of her keynote presentation topic and what it’s like to be a GLH judge. They discuss the criteria each judge is looking for among the 12 finalist teams, Chantal gives a brief summary about the Wolters Kluwer 2019 Future Ready Lawyer Survey and why the GLH is important to her.

Chantal Vermeire is the head of strategy for the legal and regulatory division at Wolters Kluwer.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon Finals Gala 2019: David Fisher

Mon, 06 May 2019 17:27:29 +0000

In this On The Road report at the Global Legal Hackathon Finals Gala 2019, host Laurence Colletti welcomes David Fisher to talk about what’s going on at this year’s hackathon. David gives listeners a breakdown of GLH's growth, how they plan these events, and updates us on previous contestants, such as Anika from Australia and Revealu from Hungary. He also talks about his inspiration for his cowboy outfit. Spoiler Alert: Global Legal Hackathon will return for a third year.

David Fisher is the founder and CEO of Integra, Inc. which is the developer of the Integra Ledger “Blockchain for Law”.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why You Matter

Sun, 05 May 2019 20:00:00 +0000

The term “lawyer wellness” may seem like a contradiction because lawyers are notoriously un-well. Most legal professionals know that the rigors of the industry take a heavy toll, but despite a growing understanding of the scope of the problem, there is still a stigma associated with mental health and substance-related issues in legal. Many legal professionals who should be seeking professional help are not getting it, and lawyers who could be thriving are struggling.

Because of this, lawyer wellness is quickly becoming a major point of emphasis within the legal community.

In this episode, we’ll talk to four legal wellness experts who work with lawyers on a daily basis. Brian Cuban, Terry DeMeo, Nefra MacDonald, and Allison Wolf understand as well as anyone the challenges of modern legal practice, and they have valuable insights to share on how individual legal professionals—and the industry as a whole—can develop healthier habits.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : A Global Legal Tech Space: Aiming for a Truly Collaborative Online Community

Fri, 03 May 2019 20:23:03 +0000

Those in the legal tech space have struggled to find an easy way to collaborate on current issues–is now the time for the creation of a global legal tech community? In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell offer their ideas for bringing the legal tech community together in a collaborative online space. They detail the current issues and general disjointed state of legal tech community and share their thoughts on answering why, what, and how the creation of an online space could come about. In their second segment, Dennis and Tom give their opinions on Twitter’s possible shift from following people to following topics and outline what this could mean for Twitter users.

As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

Have a technology question for Dennis and Tom? Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to your most burning tech questions.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting & Celebrating the Bar’s Long Serving Members

Wed, 01 May 2019 19:54:54 +0000

In this episode of the State Bar of Texas Podcast, host Rocky Dhir welcomes State Bar President Joe Longley who, at the Bar’s upcoming annual meeting, will be one of the many honored for their 50 years of membership. Joe discusses the significance of this achievement and shares anecdotes from his long and colorful career. Also, joining Rocky is State Bar executive director Trey Apffel, who gives more information about what attendees can expect at this year’s annual meeting.

Joe Longley is the current President of the State Bar of Texas and has been an active member of the bar for 50 years.

Trey Apffel has served as executive director of the State Bar of Texas since 2017.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #222: Doing Even More with Less Time, with Allison Shields

Wed, 01 May 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Allison Shields, we pick up where left off in Episode #22, talking about productivity mindset, delegation, and how better organization sets lawyers up for success.

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The Legal Toolkit : Demystifying Malpractice Insurance: Be Confident You’re Protected

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 22:59:28 +0000

If there’s an industry that understands the value of CYA, it’s the legal industry. Yet many lawyers are grossly under-informed when it comes to their own insurance coverage. In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks with insurance expert Michael Carroll to explain the intricacies of professional liability insurance. You’ll learn the criteria that determines your rates, how different practice areas are evaluated by insurers, and what riders you need on your policy to best protect yourself.

Michael Carroll is president and founder of Insuring Lawyer, author of the book The Naked Lawyer and host of The Naked Lawyer Show Podcast.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionAnswer1Thomson Reuters Firm Central and TimeSolv.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Law School Decision 2019 (Part II)

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 21:09:55 +0000

Joe and Elie continue to offer their answers on questions they've received from prospective law students asking “where should I go to school?” Balancing regional offers? Trying to decide what market to practice in? Choosing between the murky world of "just below T14"? Tune in and hear our advice on how to properly manage the law school adventure.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Rainmaking: Rethinking Your Sales Pitch

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 20:50:50 +0000

Are you wasting marketing dollars by not converting prospects into clients? Following up on last month’s discussion about marketing, The Un-Billable Hour host Christopher Anderson tackles the equally important subject of sales with the help of Liz Wendling. Together they discuss the many ways attorneys are sabotaging their own efforts to convert prospects into clients, explain how to rethink your approach to closing a sale, and provide invaluable practical tips on how to improve your consultation style. Liz also shares stories and lessons from her role as a law firm secret shopper.

Liz Wendling is a sales guru and author of the The Rainmaking Mindset and Consultations That Convert.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Answer1Solo Practice UniversityScorpion, and Lawclerk.

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Law Technology Now : How AI Streamlines Daily Operations for Lawyers

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 22:15:04 +0000

Too many lawyers have cumbersome business processes that could be automated to save time. In this episode of Law Technology Now, hosts Sean La Roque-Doherty and Monica Bay talk to Ryan Steadman and Alex Babin of Zero about how lawyers can streamline daily operations with AI. Ryan and Alex talk about their background and what led them to develop AI email management. They emphasize the importance of having a deep understanding of legal business processes and describe how firm morale gets a boost when mundane tasks are handed over to AI.

Alex Babin is the founder and CEO of Zero, a company that applies artificial intelligence and smart automation to the most pressing operational challenges of the legal industry.

Ryan Steadman is the chief revenue officer for Zero, leading vision and ensuring a world-class customer experience.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Where the Jobs Are: Hot careers for the Class of 2019

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Practice areas like cannabis law, M&A and real estate law are currently hot, but the good times never last forever, says legal recruiting consultant Valerie Fontaine of SeltzerFontaine. In this episode of Asked and Answered, she speaks with the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward about potential slowdowns and how lawyers can be thinking ahead to recession-proof their practices.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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The Digital Edge : Highlights of the Wolters Kluwer 2019 Future Ready Lawyer Survey

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 23:50:45 +0000

The legal industry is transforming—what does this mean for lawyers in the future? In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway welcome Stacey Caywood and Dean Sonderegger to discuss the Wolters Kluwer 2019 Future Ready Lawyer Survey. They discuss the trends and findings of the survey, highlighting the things leading organizations were doing that boosted their future-readiness. The survey found that law firms that lead in leveraging technology outperformed others across all categories and were also more profitable. They talk about how trailing organizations in the survey can catch up, offering strategies and encouraging them to invest in technology to better prepare their firms for the future.

Stacey Caywood is the CEO of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, a leading provider of information, software and integrated workflow solutions for legal and business compliance professionals worldwide.

Dean Sonderegger is the VP and General Manager of Legal Markets and Innovation at Wolters Kluwer’s Legal & Regulatory U.S.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law March 2019 - Updates from the Spring Meeting Co-Chairs

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 21:37:00 +0000

In this AT/CP podcast from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, hosts Adam Biegel welcomes Renata Hesse who highlights this year’s Spring Meeting. They discuss how the conference comes together to present different subject matters in antitrust, what goes on at the spring dinner, and who comes to the meeting. If you’re a law student or lawyer interested in practicing antitrust, the ABA Section of Antitrust Law has a section for every level of experience.

Renata Hesse is a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and co-chair for the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting.

(Host) Adam Biegel is the co-leader of Alston & Bird’s Washington, D.C. antitrust team and is co-chair for the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law March 2019 - Women of Antitrust

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 20:43:00 +0000

In this AT/CP podcast from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, hosts Gabrielle Kohlmeier and Jodie Williams talk to Tara Isa Koslov, Deona Kalala and Mika Clark about what it’s like to be a woman in antitrust and the challenges and benefits they face. They discuss their first experience at the Spring Meeting and give tips on how to balance their career as mom lawyers. The biggest tip they offer to listeners is to work equally with coworkers and to demand good work that will benefit you.

Tara Isa Koslov is the chief of staff at the Federal Trade Commission.

Deona Kalala is counsel in the litigation and antitrust practices at Akin Gump.

Mika Clark is the antitrust managing counsel at United Airlines.

(Host) Gabrielle Kohlmeier is the associate general counsel for antitrust and strategic affairs at Verizon.

(Host) Jodie Williams is a partner at MoginRubin LLP, where her practice focuses on antitrust, unfair competition, and complex business litigation.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law March 2019 - Social Media

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 19:30:00 +0000

In this AT/CP podcast from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, host Danielle Haugland talks to Alicia Downey, Steven Cernak, and August Horvath about their perspectives on effective use of social media. They have a round-table discussion about the history of social media in the antitrust section and talk about their plans for its future engagement. The panel also gives advice to lawyers on how to successfully manage personal and professional social media accounts.

Alicia Downey is the managing partner of Downey Law LLC in Boston, MA and the committee chair of the Compliance and Ethics Committee.

Steven Cernak is of counsel at Schiff Hardin in Ann Arbor, MI and the Secretary and Communications Officer of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law.

August Horvath is a partner in Foley Hoag's advertising & marketing practice and a member of the Long-Range Planning Committee in the ABA Section of Antitrust Law.

(Host) Danielle Haugland is a director with Integreon and vice-chair of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Content Committee.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law March 2019 - Antitrust Developments in Asia

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 17:01:00 +0000

In this AT/CP podcast from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, host Ken O’Rourke talks to Kala Anandarajah, Kalyani Singh, Brent Snyder, and Ninette Dodoo about recent antitrust developments in Asia. They discuss the types of enforcement in place for competition issues in their regions and give examples of cases that have moved through their courts. In addition, they talk about big tech competition matters such as ecommerce and ride hailing. Finally, each guest indicates the probable future trends in antitrust, cartels, competition, and leniency matters in Asia.

Kala Anandarajah leads the competition, antitrust, and trade team for Rajah & Tann Asia in Singapore.

Kalyani Singh is a partner at Chandhiok & Mahajan in Delhi, India, focusing her practice in competition law.

Brent Snyder is the chief executive officer of the Hong Kong Competition Commission, the competition enforcement agency of Hong Kong.

Ninette Dodoo is co-head of Freshfields’ antitrust, competition and trade group in China.

(Host) Ken O’Rourke litigates complex cases, focusing on antitrust and intellectual property disputes.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Inside the Mueller Report

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 16:40:04 +0000

On April 18, 2019, a redacted version of the eagerly anticipated Mueller Report was finally released to the public. After reading the report, some agree that the President is free and clear of any collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice. However, others disagree and point to accounts of actions of the President and his staff as indicative of obstruction. The Mueller Report concluded with that now infamous quote “While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by attorney Frank O. Bowman III, the Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law and returning guest, attorney Hans von Spakovsky, manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative and senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.Together, they discuss what the Mueller Report reveals, the impact on the Presidency, and whether we will see impeachment hearings in the near future.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law March 2019 - Big Data Task Force

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:57:00 +0000

In this AT/CP podcast from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, host Anna Aryankalayil of Dechert LLP talks to Sheng Li, Deon Woods Bell, Aaron Burstein, and Vandy Howell about the section’s Big Data Task Force and their forthcoming special report. Big data refers to data sets that have become so large that new methods and technology (such as AI and automation) are required to process them and extract insights. The panel discusses ways big data and AI can be both useful and potentially concerning, particularly in data privacy. In their special report, the task force seeks to create a framework that addresses many of the issues surrounding big data and its implications in legal matters.

Vandy Howell is a senior vice president at Cornerstone Research in San Francisco, California.

Sheng Li is a senior consultant at NERA Economic Consulting in antitrust and intellectual property practices.

Deon Woods Bell is counsel for international consumer protection and data security with the Federal Trade Commission.

Aaron Burstein is a partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer.

(Host) Anna Aryankalayil is an associate at Dechert LLP, where her practice focuses on antitrust litigation, government investigations, and the antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law March 2019 - Antitrust Updates from Latin and South America

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0000

In this AT/CP podcast from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, hosts Kail Jethmalani, Elizabeth Kraus and Krisztian Katona are joined by guests Alexandre Macedo, Pablo Trevisan, and Oscar Cardoze, who give listeners an overview of key developments in competition law and consumer protection law in their regions. They discuss how their countries’ leniency programs have been refined and explain the challenges they have dealt with in the area of merger control.

Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo is the general superintendent at the Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) in Brazil.

Pablo Trevisan is the commissioner at Comisión Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia (CNDC) in Argentina.

Oscar Cardoze is the administrador general at ACODECO in Panama.

(Host) Kail Jethmalani is an associate at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

(Host) Elizabeth Kraus is the deputy director for international antitrust at the Federal Trade Commission.

(Host) Krisztian Katona is counsel for international antitrust in the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of International Affairs.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law March 2019 - Cartel Penalties

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0000

In this AT/CP podcast from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, host Adam Hemlock is joined by Emrys Davis, Toshiaki Tada, Sally Southwell, Barbara Rosenberg, and Federico Rossi to talk about cartel penalties in different parts of the world. The panel gives a brief overview of how each country handles these matters and outlines the fines for different types of penalties.

Emrys Davis is a litigator focused on complex competition/antitrust issues and class actions at Bennett Jones LLP.

Toshiaki Tada is an attorney at Hibiya Sogo Law Firm, specializing in anti-monopoly law.

Sally Southwell is a partner in the antitrust and competition team with Kirkland & Ellis LLP in London.

Barbara Rosenberg heads the competition and antitrust practice at Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão (BMA).

Federico Rossi is an associate of Allende & Brea’s antitrust and trade department.

(Host) Adam Hemlock is a partner in Weil’s Antitrust Practice Group.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law March 2019 - Pro Bono Perspective

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:16:00 +0000

In this AT/CP podcast from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, host Anora Wang and co-host Jesse Beringer talk to Allan Van Fleet about his perspective on pro bono work. They discuss the early experiences that led him to have a career-long commitment to pro bono work, as well as some of his more notable cases. Allan strongly encourages lawyers to just go out and get involved without worrying about their qualifications. There are opportunities to serve in all areas and at any skill level, with training and resources available to help lawyers get started.

Allan Van Fleet spent 40 years in big law, including as senior partner of three AmLaw 100 firms. He now handles select matters in antitrust, litigation, civil rights, and professional responsibility out of Houston and Galveston, Texas.

(Host) Anora Wang serves as the American Bar Association’s law student liaison to its Section of Antitrust Law (SAL).

(Co-Host) Jesse L. Beringer is an associate and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. 

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law March 2019 - Pro Bono Initiatives

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 22:23:00 +0000

In this AT/CP podcast from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, host Jana Seidl talks to Richard Parker, Meredith Linsky, and Marissa LaVette about the legal profession’s overall increase in pro bono work and the efforts to continue this trajectory. They discuss the drivers behind this trend and give suggestions for ways lawyers can connect with pro bono opportunities across the country. They encourage lawyers who are hesitant to get involved to try ABA’s Free Legal Answers as a first step into pro bono work. In addition, they offer advice to young lawyers on how to get started in pro bono with the help of mentors, training, and the ABA Center for Pro Bono resources.

Meredith Linsky is the director of the ABA Commission on Immigration in Washington, DC.

Marissa LaVette is the assistant staff counsel for the ABA Center for Pro Bono.

Richard Parker is a partner at Gibson Dunn in Washington, DC.

(Host) Jana Seidl is an associate in the Antitrust and Competition practice group at Baker Botts.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law March 2019 - Developing Antitrust Agencies

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 21:30:00 +0000

How are other countries developing competition law? In this AT/CP podcast from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Sarah Bartels, an associate at Weil’s Antitrust/Competition group, introduces our hosts Russ Damtoft and William Caldwell Harrop to talk to a panel of competition law experts about how competition law has impacted their countries. Han Li Toh, Chufya Sampa, and Marcos Palma outline the timelines for passing laws in their countries and discuss whether it is important for laws to have international influence or be domestically motivated. Finally, they give insight into how they have worked to overcome opposition to the adoption of needed laws.

Han Li Toh has been the chief executive and a commissioner of the Competition Commission of Singapore since 2013.

Chufya Sampa has been with the Zambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission for 13 years and is now the executive director of the Commission.

Marcos Palma is a lawyer Integrum and with Instituto De Derecho De La Competencia

(Host) Russ Damtoft is the associate director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of International Affairs.

(Host) Caldwell Harrop is an Assistant Chief in the International Section of the DOJ Antitrust Division.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law March 2019 - Corporate Counseling Tips

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:37:52 +0000

Ever wonder what it’s like to work on antitrust matters as in-house counsel? In this AT/CP podcast from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, host Natalie Hayes welcomes Stacy Frazier, Saralisa Brau, and Andrew King, who give their thoughts on how antitrust lawyers can be more involved with in-house counsel, the steps they should take if they want to transition, and the differences between working for a corporation and a law firm. They also advise those interested in the position to look for more opportunities to counsel.

Stacy Frazier is the executive counsel for competition law and policy at the General Electric Company.

Saralisa Brau is the chief antitrust counsel at McKesson Corporation in Washington, D.C.

Andrew King serves as the chief counsel and anti-corruption lawyer at the International Paper Company.

(Host) Natalie Hayes is an associate in Weil’s Antitrust/Competition practice group.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Podcasts: The New Legal Media

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:29:35 +0000

With so many demands on lawyers’ time, why should they listen to podcasts? Tune in to this On The Road episode to hear Adam Camras’ full presentation to the San Diego County Bar on the value of podcasts in the legal industry. He starts by explaining the podcast medium and how it's readily available educational content is great for lawyers on the go. Adam goes on to describe best practices for podcasting and talks about how lawyers interested in launching their own show can get started. Finally, he gives advice on branding yourself as an expert to help you better pitch yourself as a podcast guest—a valuable way to gain exposure for your firm.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : SDCBA Welcomes Executive Director Jill Epstein

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:20:34 +0000

In this On The Road report, host Renee Stackhouse talks to Jill Epstein and Michelle Chavez about recent happenings at the San Diego County Bar Association. Renee talks to Jill about how she came to be the new executive director of the SDCBA, discussing her background and desire to bring even more value to members. Michelle then gives information about the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) and how it connects the community at large to the attorneys they need. She encourages all members to join the program to improve their referral business and connect with more clients. Renee also gets Jill’s insights into work-life balance and her creative approach to problem solving and team building at the office.

Jill Epstein is executive director of the San Diego County Bar Association.

Michelle Chavez is the director of public services at the San Diego County Bar Association.

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Workers Comp Matters : Drug Formularies in Workers’ Comp—Good for Injured Workers?

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 18:36:34 +0000

How do drug formularies affect injured workers? In this edition of Workers’ Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to Tom Holder about the role of drug formularies in workers’ compensation. Drug formularies are put in place by insurance companies to regulate the amount and duration of medications for injured workers. Are these helpful in lessening medical costs, or are they a burden for workers and their doctors? Alan and Tom discuss the many issues surrounding drug formularies and their pros and cons in relation to overall medical care costs and quality of care for injured workers.

Tom Holder has practiced as a claimants’ attorney for over 30 years and is a nationally known expert in workers’ compensation law.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : The Growth of Class Action Lawsuits Involving Data Breaches

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:00:00 +0000

Attorneys Matt Berkowitz and Brian O'Shea from the law firm Carr Maloney P.C. in Washington, DC discuss data breach class actions and what companies can do to protect their businesses from significant exposure.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best CompanyBest’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Why tech tools can hold both promise and peril for policing

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Like everyone else, police are inundated with new gadgets and technologies promised to make their jobs easier. But do they? In his new book, Thin Blue Lie, investigative journalist Matt Stroud digs deeps into the background of various police technologies' promises and perils. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Stroud speaks with the ABA Journal's Jason Tashea about how the desire for quick technological fixes can compound the problems that technology was supposed to solve.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #221: The State of the Legal Profession, with ABA President Robert M. Carlson

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with ABA president Robert Carlson, we talk about what it means to lead a large and multifaceted legal organization in a time of technology change and innovation. We also cover the ABA’s new membership dues structure, what it hopes to achieve, and what a much-diminished ABA membership would mean for the practice of law. Lastly, we talk to Bob about some hot-button ethics issues like non-lawyer ownership and advertising regulations. You’ll also get a glimpse of Robert’s plans after his term as ABA president is over.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Law School Decision 2019 (Part I)

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:22:55 +0000

We finally set aside some time to discuss the questions we've received from prospective law students asking "where should I go to school?" Choosing between T14 heavies? We can handle that. Weighing different scholarship packages? We've got that too. Tune in and hear our advice on how to properly manage the law school adventure.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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Law Technology Now : 2019 Am Law 100: Trends and Insights

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:57:09 +0000

In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Dan Linna discusses The American Lawyer 2019 Am Law 100 data with Gina Passarella and Nick Bruch. They dig into the survey data and give an overview of how various firms ranked—discussing their insights on new trends, looking at what drove growth, and talking about how this data can be strategically applied in law firms. They follow this with comments on their expectations for the Am Law 200 and how it may differ from 100 data. To close, Gina and Nick give their predictions for trends they expect to see in the future and talk about how the legal marketplace is affected by tech innovations.

Gina Passarella is editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer and Global Legal Brands at ALM Media.

Nicholas Bruch is the director of Legal Market Intelligence at ALM Media.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

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New Solo : Work and Life: How Two Solo Lawyers Balance Busy Careers, Marriage, and Parenting

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 21:34:44 +0000

Solo lawyers may struggle with work-life balance, but sometimes an uplifting perspective from other solos in the trenches is just what they need to carry on. In this episode of New Solo, Adriana Linares hosts solo lawyers and married couple Renee and Phil Stackhouse. They discuss their individual careers and delve into how they manage their personal lives as a couple and as parents. They go on to discuss how they manage their practices from a business perspective, from office space to legal technology to financial matters. In their final segment, Renee and Phil talk about their work in military law, describing the types of matters they deal with and highlighting interesting cases.

Renee Stackhouse is the Founder and trial lawyer at Stackhouse, APC. She focuses on plaintiff's personal injury, military & criminal defense in San Diego, California.

Phil Stackhouse is a trial lawyer at Military Defender, where he focuses on military criminal defense, security clearance defense, and the correction of military records and discharges.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioAnswer1Lawclerk and Courtfiling.net.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Gender Discrimination in Biglaw

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:27:21 +0000

Over the years, the quest to obtain gender diversity within big law firms has been a difficult one. Just recently, on April 3rd, 2019, a $200 million lawsuit was filed against Jones Day law firm by six former female associates alleging that they were discriminated against based on gender, pregnancy and maternity. In response to the litigation, Jones Day has dismissed these claims, citing firm statistics highlighting their support of women employees.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Kathryn Rubino, senior editor for Above the Law and Deborah K. Marcuse, the managing partner of Sanford Heisler Sharp’s Baltimore, Maryland office to discuss litigation, the current workplace environment in big law firms, and educating firms and companies about gender and pregnancy discrimination and the importance of gender diversity within the workplace.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Manage What You Do: How Lawyers Can Accomplish More in Less Time

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:09:50 +0000

Many lawyers work haphazardly without making a plan for themselves, and managing projects is a constant struggle. How can lawyers take back control of their time? In this episode of the State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast, hosts Tish Vincent and JoAnn Hathaway talk to Allison Shields about how lawyers can do more in less time. They discuss the importance of setting goals and avoiding the discouraging pitfall of creating never-ending to-do lists. Lawyers who learn to prioritize tasks and manage their activities can accomplish much more in a shorter amount of time. Allison also emphasizes the need for lawyers to stop overworking themselves and strategize ways to create a healthy work-life balance.

Allison Shields is president of Legal Ease Consulting, Inc. where she helps attorneys create highly effective law practices and get the clients they really want.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Emojis and Gifs: Pictorial Language Implications in Law

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:50:23 +0000

Are emojis devolving us back to hieroglyphs, or adding needed emotional context to our communications? In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss emojis and gifs and the implications of their use in the legal profession. They talk about how helpful pictorial language can be in adding nuance and emotion to written word, give a primer on emoji/gif literacy, and discuss legal industry applications. In their second segment, they explore the definition of podcasts and consider how things may be changing for podcasters.

As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

Have a technology question for Dennis and Tom? Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to your most burning tech questions.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : Gag

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:05:42 +0000

Criminal or civil, plaintiff or defendant — what’s the one piece of legal advice all should follow? Shut up! That being said, should a judge be able to make you do this? In this episode of Make No Law, the First Amendment Podcast by Popehat.com, host Ken White talks to Steven Zansberg about gag orders and how far judges can go to restrict the dissemination of case information. They outline the practices of issuing prior restraints and gag orders on case participants and the media, and discuss whether these orders are constitutional. Steve talks about his litigation efforts to keep courtrooms and court records open and they highlight the fact that the legal profession’s rules of professional conduct contain restrictions that negate the need for additional orders issued by judges.

For more than two decades, Steven D. Zansberg has represented media companies, online publishers, and individuals in defending claims based on content, fighting subpoenas, and seeking access to government information and proceedings.

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Digital Detectives : Internet Defamation: What Lawyers Need to Know

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:00:11 +0000

What do lawyers need to look out for when handling a defamation case? In this edition of Digital Detectives, hosts John Simek and Sharon Nelson welcome Joe Meadows for a discussion about internet defamation. They outline what constitutes online defamation and talk about the key issues lawyers need to consider in this highly nuanced practice area. Joe discusses current trending cases and gives his take on the future of defamation case development.

Joe Meadows is a former DOJ attorney and current partner with Bean, Kinney & Korman in Arlington, Virginia. He focuses on internet defamation, cyber-attacks, and business dispute litigation.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Nonprofit law pioneer applauds 'low bono' growth

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Before they were buzzwords, Luz Herrera was a pioneer in the world of "low bono" practice, nonprofit law firms and legal incubators. In this episode of the ABA Journal's Legal Rebels Podcast, Herrera speaks with Angela Morris about how a low-bono practice can enable a lawyer to balance the desire to help people with making a living.
 
Special thanks to our sponsor, Answer1 and Thomson Reuters Westlaw Edge.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #220: Should You Start Your Law Firm as a B Corp?, with Kimberly Pray and Kate Kilberg

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Kim and Kate, we talk about B Corporations, including what they are, what problem Kim and Kate were trying to solve that they couldn’t with a regular corporation, and what they now know about B Corps that they wish they had known when they first started their law firm.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Optimizing SEO with Schema Markup

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:35:26 +0000

What is schema markup, and why should lawyers care about it? In this episode of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, hosts Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street talk to Martha van Berkel about all things schema markup, a.k.a. structured data. Martha explains how this data language helps search engines understand what people are looking for in the real world and connects them to optimal search results. They discuss how lawyers can apply schema markup in their SEO and how understanding what drives online engagement can help lawyers make better business decisions.

Martha van Berkel is the co-founder and CEO of Hunch Manifest (the creator of Schema App).

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Biglaw Continues To Struggle With Gender Equity

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:04:28 +0000

Kathryn Rubino joins Joe to discuss the recent lowlights in Biglaw gender equity. From MoFo's curious strategic response to allegations that it maintains a "mommy track" for female career advancement to Jones Day... doing Jones Day stuff, women are still struggling to get an even shake when it comes to major law firms.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Mental Health and Well-Being: How Law Students Can Get Help and Help Others

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +0000

Raising awareness is helping to remove the stigma surrounding lawyer well-being. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Kris Butler talks to Terry Harrell and John Berry about mental health and well-being in the legal profession and law schools. Terry and John talk about how they became involved with mental health awareness in the legal community and explain the types of support available through lawyer assistance programs. They also give their insight on why substance abuse and mental health issues have historically been more prevalent in the legal community, how the ABA Working Group to Advance Well-Being is addressing this crisis, and how law students can get involved.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : The Benefits of a Structured Settlement in the Ford Rollover Case

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:30:00 +0000

A jury recently awarded a $151-Million dollar verdict to Travaris “Tre” Smith who was left paralyzed after a 1998 Ford Explorer crashed and rolled over. The case is being structured to help with his long-term care. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie talk with attorney LaBarron Boone from the Beasley Allen law firm, as they discuss this case.
 
Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

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The Paralegal Voice : Automation in the Legal Industry: How AI Empowers Paralegals

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 17:18:35 +0000

Is artificial intelligence going to replace paralegals in the legal industry? Short answer— no! In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Maddy Martin about the impact of automation in the legal profession and how it affects paralegals. They discuss how speed and accuracy in everyday paralegal tasks can be improved with AI and how this frees up paralegals for higher level tasks. After the break, Maddy talks about her role at Smith.ai and describes how the company provides communications services for law firms. Finally, Maddy gives tips for paralegals on what to look for when seeking new legal tech for their law office.

Stay tuned to the end for Listener’s Voice, Carl’s recurring segment featuring audio questions or comments from a listener. To send in your own question, email Carl at devoted2law@gmail.com.

Maddy Martin is head of growth and education at Smith.ai.

Special thanks to our sponsors, NALAServeNowThomson Reuters Firm Central and CourtFiling.net.

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@theBar : The Mastering the Game Edition: Career Tips from Diversity Expert Sharon Jones

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 11:30:00 +0000

In this edition, lawyer, diversity expert and author, Sharon Jones, provides an update on the current state of gender diversity in the legal profession and chats with co-hosts Jonathan Amarilio and Chastidy Burns about strategies to master the unwritten rules for getting ahead in a profession that remains, in many ways, dominated by the “old boys’ club” culture. She discusses how law firm compensation models play a role in the gender pay gap, highlights the importance of finding the right mentors and sponsors, and imparts some nuggets of wisdom from none other than the Queen B herself: Beyoncé.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Networking for Introverts

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 11:00:00 +0000

You have to network to get work. Carol Shiro Greenwald wrote her book Strategic Networking for Introverts, Extroverts, and Everyone in Between for the wallflowers and the social butterflies alike who need help turning cocktail conversations into business relationships. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, ABA Publishing’s Ashley Alfirevic speaks to Greenwald about the networking matrix, interview double dates and random acts of lunch.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #219: How the Design Process Works in Practice, with Zach Pousman

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Zach Pousman, we talk about the design process and how it relates to law practice in-depth. Zach walks us through Helpfully’s innovation process step-by-step, including how to pinpoint a client or customer’s needs and how to test whether or not your solution meets that need.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : The State of Professionalism in the Legal Industry

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 20:11:01 +0000

How well are guidelines for professionalism understood by lawyers? In this episode of the Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk to Rebecca Bandy and Adriannette Williams about how the Florida Bar is seeking to elevate professionalism amongst its lawyers. Rebecca and Adriannette outline their roles at the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism and describe the center’s current efforts to raise awareness. They discuss their many programs and resources on professionalism, which teach lawyers how to manage themselves in essential areas including professional communication, social media, mental health, mentoring, and more.

Rebecca J. Bandy serves as the director of the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism at the Florida Bar.

Adriannette Williams is the assistant director of the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism at the Florida Bar

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The Legal Toolkit : Legal Podcasts: Feedback from an Avid Listener

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 17:08:25 +0000

Podcasts continue to grow in popularity, but how can legal podcasters develop staying power in the podcasting world? In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia welcomes Tim Baran for a discussion on the elements of great podcasting. They talk about what makes certain podcasts exceptional and Tim gives his take on the importance of unique content and quality production. They also discuss how lawyers in the podcast arena can up their game and grow their audience.

Tim Baran is a LawHelpNY program manager at Pro Bono Net and avid podcast listener and host.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionAnswer1Thomson Reuters Firm Central and TimeSolv.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Workplace Discrimination — From Investigation to Litigation

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 16:47:44 +0000

In this episode of the State Bar of Texas Podcast, host Rocky Dhir talks to Suzanne Anderson about her career as a trial attorney with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). They discuss how the office investigates claims and the processes that lead to litigation. Suzanne gives examples of cases the EEOC has dealt with and gives her perspective on the current state of discrimination in the workplace.

Suzanne Anderson is a supervisory trial attorney with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Dallas District Office.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why Online Presence Matters

Mon, 08 Apr 2019 16:46:29 +0000

The way clients are seeking legal representation continues to evolve—in fact, in 2019, it’s estimated that the average consumer will require 6-8 digital ‘touches’ before becoming a prospective client. Does your firm know how clients are finding you, and are you controlling the information they’re encountering along that journey?

Search engines, review sites, social media, online legal directories, and your website are all touchpoints that your potential clients are looking at as they determine whether to hire you or not—and each one can impact whether they choose to retain your services or hire a competitor instead. In this episode, legal marketing expert Gyi Tsakalakis of AttorneySync and Minneapolis-based attorney Jess Birken will cover the basics and benefits of managing your law firms’ online presence.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : What’s Your Favorite Cool Tool?

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 18:48:07 +0000

We all have certain tools that make life easier and become essential to our daily routine. In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about cool tools— the tools they can’t live without. They discuss what makes a tool “cool” and talk about some of their favorites. They also want listeners and lawyers to learn about new tools, gadgets, and websites that will help get the job done easily, and they’re not just talking about tech tools.

As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

Have a technology question for Dennis and Tom? Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to your most burning tech questions.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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Workers Comp Matters : Subrogation and Workers’ Compensation Liens on Third Party Settlements.

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Workers’ compensation lawyers may face extraordinarily complicated issues when dealing with third party settlements. Staying on top of current statutes and case law is crucial. In this episode of Workers’ Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce welcomes Cathy Surbeck to discuss subrogation and liens on third party settlements. Subrogation refers to instances where an insurance company steps into the injured worker’s shoes to sue a third party. They explain the variables involved in these matters and give specific examples of how processes differ in various states.

Cathy Surbeck practices in the area of workers’ compensation with the law firm of Freedman & Lorry PC in Philadelphia.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #218: Data-Driven Law Practice, with Ed Walters

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Ed Walters, we talk about his book "Data Driven Law", and why law firms should care more about data. We also talk with Ed about some of the bad or pointless uses of data, and how to use your data efficiently.

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The Paralegal Voice : The Indispensable Paralegal

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 20:14:31 +0000

Paralegals’ roles are ever evolving and never slowing. They are the human element needed for successful legal service delivery. In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Erin Levine, a certified family law specialist, about the important roles paralegals play in legal product development and client interaction. Erin talks about her career and what led her to launch Hello Divorce — a platform that allows greater access to justice for those in divorce proceedings. They discuss the utilization of paralegals in her family law practice and highlight the invaluable collaboration that takes place between them.

Stay tuned to the end for Listener’s Voice, Carl’s recurring segment featuring audio questions or comments from a listener. To send in your own question, email Carl at devoted2law@gmail.com.

Special thanks to our sponsors, NALAServeNowThomson Reuters Firm Central and CourtFiling.net.

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The Legal Toolkit : Millennial Lawyers: What they Want, What they Need

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 19:37:27 +0000

What is unique about the values of the millennial generation of lawyers, and how can they best be integrated into law firms? In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to author and lawyer Susan Smith Blakely about her latest book, “What Millennial Lawyers Want: A Bridge From Past to Future Law Practice.” Susan explains her discovery that millennial values are not dissimilar to those of The Greatest Generation", and how this reflection of past values holds positive potential for the legal industry. They discuss the career expectations of millennial lawyers and outline the ways law firms and millennials can bridge the generational gap and work together effectively.

Susan Smith Blakely is a lawyer and author devoted to issues challenging young lawyers today.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionAnswer1Thomson Reuters Firm Central and TimeSolv.

 

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Supreme Court’s Ruling in Timbs v. Indiana

Fri, 29 Mar 2019 17:13:37 +0000

Back in 2013, Tyson Timbs’ $40,000 Land Rover was seized by police after he was arrested and charged with selling $400 worth of heroin. After Timbs and his attorney filed suit, his case went from Indiana state court all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States.

In a unanimous Supreme Court ruling in Timbs v. Indiana, this ruling now requires cities and states, not just the Federal Government, to abide by the Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause, preventing law enforcement from imposing excessive fines in seizure cases, setting up a historical precedent. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Wesley Hottot, senior attorney for the Institute for Justice and Tony Mauro, Supreme Court correspondent for The National Law Journal and Law.com, as they take a look at the unanimous Supreme Court ruling in Timbs v. Indiana, discuss the case, the path to the Supreme Court, and the impact on future cases.

Wesley Hottot is a senior attorney for the Institute for Justice.

Tony Mauro is the Supreme Court correspondent for The National Law Journal and Law.com.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law March 2019 - Brexit and GDPR

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 22:59:51 +0000

In this podcast from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, host Alysa Hutnik sits down with Matthew Hall to talk about the impending issues relating to Brexit and GDPR. They talk about potential outcomes contingent upon parliament passing or not passing the withdrawal agreement, what alternatives companies impacted by Brexit should prepare for, and how to be ready for the worst-case scenario.

Matthew Hall is a commercially-focused antitrust/competition lawyer and partner at McGuireWoods in London.

Alysa Hutnik is the ABA Antitrust Section’s Consumer Protection Officer. She chairs Kelly Drye & Warren’s privacy and information security practice. Alysa delivers comprehensive expertise in all areas of e-privacy, data security and advertising law.

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New Solo : Launching a Successful Practice: Tips from Pro Solo/Small Firm Lawyers

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 22:26:20 +0000

There are so many unknowns when starting a new law practice – what should and shouldn’t new solos do when first striking out on their own? In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to solo/small lawyers Paige Greenlee and Brittany Maxey-Fisher about their career experiences. They discuss what led them to decide to go out on their own and what strategies they have used to grow their practices. They offer tips for solos on technology, practice management, networking, organic marketing, hiring, and more.

Paige A. Greenlee founded Greenlee Law PLLC in 2014, after spending twelve years in private practice at both large and mid-sized firms in Tampa.

Brittany J. Maxey founded Maxey Law Offices, PLLC in 2008.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioAnswer1Lawclerk and Courtfiling.net.

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Digital Detectives : Digital Forensics on Mobile Devices

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 19:50:32 +0000

In our increasingly mobile world, lawyers face many new challenges in digital forensics for their practice. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Brett Burney about what lawyers need to know about digital forensics on mobile devices. They discuss Brett’s mobile data collection spectrum, which outlines methods of data collection and preservation for lawyers and their clients. Brett gives tips on what lawyers should consider in these processes to ensure the best results, including the importance of hiring digital forensics technologists when lawyers are uncomfortable with technology.

Brett Burney is Principal of Burney Consultants LLC, and focuses the bulk of his time on bridging the chasm between the legal and technology frontiers of electronic discovery. He is also the author of the free download eDiscovery Buyers Guide at www.ediscoverybuyersguide.com.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : Water Claims Could Become the New Arson

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Attorney Shelly Lee Griffin from the law firm of Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex and Morley, P.C. addresses fraudulent water claims, how they are being committed and what adjusters and special investigators should look for when investigating claims.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best CompanyBest’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

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The Digital Edge : Successful Digital Marketing Tips for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 19:33:13 +0000

If your law firm’s digital marketing plan isn’t working for you, consider changing your tactics! In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Gyi Tsakalakis about how to be successful in digital marketing for small and solo firms. They also advise lawyers to have ownership for all of their online content, caution against being overly self-promotional, and encourage lawyers to track and measure their marketing efforts to effectively evaluate success.

Gyi Tsakalakis is a former lawyer and the founder of AttorneySync, an online legal marketing agency, to help lawyers be where their clients are looking.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #217: Succeeding by Scaling Up, with Rachel Rodgers

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Rachel Rodgers, we talk about how she started an alternative law practice, what it means to build a business focused on serving women and women of color, and why she transitioned into full-time coaching. In line with her own podcast Million Dollar Badass, Rachel also shares advice on how to scale a $100,000 business to a $1 million business.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Odd Couple

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 23:10:56 +0000

After George Conway's most recent salvo against Donald Trump, Joe and Elie discuss the curious relationship of the senior Wachtell lawyer and Trump's senior aide. Is it possible that lawyers make for more harmonious relationships? The gang also discusses the Mueller Report one day before its release. See how the predictions match up with reality!

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Cultural Competency — How to Handle Bias and Develop Understanding

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 20:45:00 +0000

In law school and as they enter the legal profession, law students need to have the ability to understand and appropriately interact with diverse groups. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Ashley Baker talks to Kennedy LeJeune, Miosotti Tenecora, and De'Jonique Carter about the importance of developing cultural competency as a law student. They discuss the need for more training for all legal professionals and offer their strategies for overcoming personal bias and developing respect for diverse cultures and world views.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : New Rules and Smart Tech in Youth Sports Concussion Prevention

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 20:25:47 +0000

On this edition of Ringler Radio, we’re talking about preventing concussions in youth sports. Host Larry Cohen is joined by co-host, Nolan Robinson and returning guest, David Kracke, the Brain Injury Advocate-Coordinator for the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT), to tell us about CBIRT’s great work in concussion prevention management, and what is being done to make sports safer with smart technology.

Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Your client’s gone viral–now what?

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Drawing attention to a client's plight can be a great outcome for an attorney wanting justice in a case. But what do you do when your client is trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons? In this episode of Asked & Answered, the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with attorney Pete Wentz, an expert in crisis management and communication strategy. Wentz shares what tactics he's found helpful, when you should know that it's time to address online controversies–and what commonly given legal advice turns out to be the least helpful in putting out fires.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Owning Your Marketing Future

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:00:50 +0000

Do you really have ultimate control over your law firm’s online presence? In this episode of the Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Conrad Saam about how lawyers can take full ownership of their firm’s marketing and website. They discuss how the decline of legal directories has reduced visibility for some lawyers, and offer strategies for lawyers to take charge of their online presence. They also outline the best practices for ownership and talk about the benefits of WordPress. Finally, they go on to discuss the differences between marketing vendors and agencies and advise lawyers to thoughtfully consider which will serve them best.

Conrad Saam is the founder and president of Mockingbird Marketing.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Answer1Solo Practice UniversityScorpion, and Lawclerk.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The College Admissions Scandal

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:45:58 +0000

In what can be classified as the nation's largest-ever college admissions bribery scandal, on March 12, 2019, U.S federal prosecutors out of Boston, Massachusetts charged 50 individuals with allegedly being part of a scheme to influence admissions decisions at colleges and universities across the States.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by professor Joy Blanchard from Louisiana State University’s College of Human Sciences & Education and Steve Cohen, an attorney at Pollock Cohen LLP, as they spotlight the recent college admissions scandal. We will take a look at the charges against the alleged participants involved in this controversy, the litigation brought by students against colleges, and the impact this scandal will have on colleges, the admissions process, and future students.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Technology Competence Perspectives

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:26:56 +0000

Technology competence has become an absolute necessity in the legal industry. But really — how is the profession doing with its utilization of needed legal tech? In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk to Debbie Foster about her perspective on the current state of lawyers and technology. They talk about the paths forward for learning technology, and encourage lawyers to collaborate with young, tech-fluent lawyers to help them stay current. They also discuss non-tech issues in law firms and get Debbie’s favorite travel tips.

As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

Have a technology question for Dennis and Tom? Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to your most burning tech questions.

Debbie Foster is the Managing Partner for Affinity Consulting, and is a nationally recognized thought leader on efficiency and innovation in professional legal organizations.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

 

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : The 2019 Law School Experience

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:46:04 +0000

How has legal education evolved, and what unique challenges do today’s law students face? In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Victoria Vuletich about what the law school experience is like for the current generation of students. They discuss a broad scope of current law school issues including: restructuring trends in the legal profession, technology advancements, shifting student learning styles, and increased support of student mental health.

Victoria Vuletich is the assistant dean at the Grand Rapids, MI campus of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : The Implications of Biometrics in Privacy Law

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:51:49 +0000

How much should people care about privacy? And what’s at stake when it comes to tracking biometrics? In this episode of Planet Lex, host Jim Speta talks to Matthew Kugler about his research into consumer sentiment around biometric tracking. They discuss the landscape of privacy law and its current trends, and Professor Kugler explains the methods and findings of his recent research. They also talk about the various ways biometric information is (and can be) acquired and used, and the implications of this in the future of privacy law.

Matthew Kugler is an assistant professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : A look back at Lizzie Borden

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Cara Robertson has been fascinated by the axe murders of Andrew and Abby Borden–and the daughter who stood trial for those murders–since she was an undergrad at Harvard University nearly 30 years ago. In her new book, The Trial of Lizzie Borden, Robertson uses her skills as a lawyer to go over the strategies used by the defense and prosecution, the evidence brought before the court, and the societal influences that contributed to the trial and its outcome. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles chats with Robertson about the evidence from the crime scene; the differences between Lizzie Borden's trial and what we might see in a similar case today; and why each generation seems to have a different take on Lizzie Borden and what she might have done in in 1892 on a hot August day in Fall River, Massachusetts.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #216: Free Law Project & the PACER Litigation, with Mike Lissner

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Mike Lissner, we talk about the pending PACER lawsuit, monopolies in law, and what the Free Law Project is. We also talk with Mike about why open access to law matters to innovation and access to justice as well as a few ways that courts can help.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Giving It The Old College Scam Try

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 22:19:44 +0000

Let’s just talk about this college admissions scandal shall we? While everyone else is talking about Aunt Becky, Willkie Farr’s co-Managing Partner (and former Thinking Like A Lawyer guest) Gordon Caplan is also caught up in this whole scandal.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Review Fraud: Exposing Lawyers who Mislead Consumers

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:30:00 +0000

Some lawyers may not realize that creating fake reviews is illegal and has serious consequences. In this episode of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, hosts Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street talk to Jason Brown, founder of reviewfraud.org, about his work investigating fraudulent reviews. They define what constitutes a fake review and discuss the most common instances of abuse found in the legal community.

Jason Brown is the SEO manager at Over the Top Marketing and founder of www.reviewfraud.org.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Bonus Podcast: Prosecution v. Defense and the Realities of ‘Proven Innocent’

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 17:40:41 +0000

Jerry Buting and former Jefferson Parish prosecutor Jackie Maloney square off for a heated debate about the prosecution versus defense and how the portrayals on FOX TV’s ‘Proven Innocent’ compare to reality.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Jeff Carr continues his fight against billable hours

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Jeff Carr has been on a 40-year path of improving lawyer efficiency and effectiveness. "There's an old saying that if you pay for service by the hour, you buy hours and not service," he says. "And I still believe that very much." In this episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast, Carr speaks with ABA Journal reporter Jason Tashea about why he came out of retirement, and how his principle of the Three Es calculated the value of legal services to clients.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Answer1 and Thomson Reuters Westlaw Edge.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #215: Online Accessibility & Law-Firm Websites, with Lainey Feingold

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Lainey Feingold, we talk about online accessibility requirements and what lawyers should know about them. We also talk with Lainey about structured negotiation as an alternative to litigation, and how to get companies to actually talk to you in business law.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Legal Writing Nerd — Tips for Exceptional Writing Skills

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 21:48:38 +0000

Legal writing is difficult for some lawyers to navigate. Is there a shift away from archaic flourishes to plain language, or does it still have its place? In this episode of the State Bar of Texas Podcast, host Rocky Dhir talks to Wayne Schiess, author and legal writing professor. They discuss his most recent book, “Legal Writing Nerd: Be One,” and give tips on what lawyers can incorporate to better their writing skills.

Wayne Schiess is a senior lecturer at the University of Texas School of Law and author of five books on practical legal writing skills.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Law School Rankings Recap

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:10:25 +0000

The US News and World Report law school rankings have been leaked, and the gang breaks down who's on top and who's making big moves -- both good and bad -- in this year's rankings. Joe and Elie also have an extended discussion about racist cars, specifically what to make of a new report suggesting that self-driving cars are more likely to strike African-American pedestrians.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why Automation Matters

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 16:59:10 +0000

For years, businesses have been using automation to free their staff from repetitive tasks—and are reaping the benefits for their bottom lines. Now, with the help of technology, law firms too can automate processes and focus on delivering an incredible experience to their clients.

However, many law firms have been slow to adopt automation: According to ILTA’s 2018 technology survey, 46% of firms still aren’t using any system to help themselves automate business processes.

Nehal Madhani of Alt Legal and Jordan Couch of Palace Law break down some of the misconceptions around automation in law firms. They also explain how automation works, and provide tips for automating processes in your own practice.

With the power of technology, it’s easier than you think to automate repetitive tasks and get more out of your day.

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The Legal Toolkit : How Legal Organizations and Legal Tech Vendors Can Effectively Work Together

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:31:34 +0000

Many lawyers may feel wary or bewildered about how to develop trusted partnerships with legal tech vendors. In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Robert Brink of Boston’s Social Law Library and Fred Cohen of Zola Suite about how legal organizations and legal tech vendors can work together more effectively. Robert and Fred discuss their working relationship and offer insight into the importance of continued tech adoption and innovation in legal organizations.

Attorney Robert Brink is the executive director of Boston’s Social Law Library.

Fred Cohen is the founder and CEO of Zola Suite, a legal marketing and technology company that specializes in high-impact attorney websites and marketing services.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionAnswer1Thomson Reuters Firm Central and TimeSolv.

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@theBar : The Tech Evangelist Preaches Edition: A Conversation with Legal Tech Journalist Niki Black

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 20:48:34 +0000

In this edition, co-hosts Jonathan Amarilio and Nykoel Kahn chat with Nicole “Niki” Black about the legal profession’s reluctance to embrace technology and why lawyers must become more tech proficient or risk being outpaced in our rapidly evolving economy. They also discuss where the legal profession is headed, and debate whether attending law school is worth the cost.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Mastering Google Adwords

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 16:30:00 +0000

In this On The Road report from ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, host Laurence Colletti talks to Jess Birken and Gyi Tsakalakis about how to master Google Adwords for your law firm. They discuss how to assess whether Google ads are the right type of advertising and share tips on finding key terms that fit your work description best. They also give advice on how to find a SEO specialist.

Jess Birken is a solo practice attorney for nonprofits.

Gyi Tsakalakis founded AttorneySync to help lawyers earn business online because that’s where clients are looking.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Former JAG captain draws from history and sports for diversity advice

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 12:00:00 +0000

Kenneth Imo spent years playing college football, working his way up in the military and leading the charge for diversity in two international law firms. Imo mined his experiences for his book, Fix It: How History, Sports, and Education Can Inform Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Today. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, ABA Publishing's Ashley Alfirevic speaks with Imo about how firms can develop a more diverse and inclusive workforce; improve the legal profession; and creatively tackle the problems at hand.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #214: How Law Schools Can Teach Innovation, with Alice Armitage

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Alice Armitage, we talk about what today’s landscape looks like when law schools teach technology and innovation, and what role they have in solving the access to justice gap. Alice shares a vision of what “practice-ready” and “think like a lawyer” mean today, and what they could mean in the future.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : The Future of Legal Tech Conferences

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:00:00 +0000

Times are changing for legal tech conferences — how do they need to adapt to stay relevant and offer meaningful content to legal professionals? Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell bring you this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report from ABA TECHSHOW 2019 in Chicago. They discuss the current state of legal tech conferences and the need for balance between highly innovative content and essential training content at these conferences. They also discuss the pros and cons for the possibility of moving to more virtual conferences in the future.

As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

Have a technology question for Dennis and Tom? Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to your most burning tech questions.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Tech Books For Lawyers

Mon, 04 Mar 2019 22:03:01 +0000

What does this panel of authors have in common? They’ve each written a tech book for lawyers to use in their law firms. In this On The Road report at ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, host Laurence Colletti sits down with Brett Burney, Ben Schorr, Daniel Siegel, David Ries, Dennis Kennedy, and Ashley Alfirevic to talk about how lawyers can use computer technology to help improve workflow in their firms. They also discuss their favorite moment in the ABA publishing process.

Brett Burney is principal of Burney Consultants LLC, and focuses the bulk of his time on bridging the chasm between the legal and technology frontiers of electronic discovery.

Daniel Siegel is a practicing attorney who regularly represents attorneys and provides guidance on ethical and professional responsibility matters. He is also a full-time technology/law office workflow consultant.

Ben Schorr is a senior content developer at Microsoft.

David Ries is of counsel in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office of Clark Hill PLC, where his practice includes environmental, technology, and data protection law and litigation.

Dennis Kennedy is the adjunct professor at Michigan State University, College of Law.

Ashley Alfirevic is a marketing specialist for the ABA Publishing.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Keynote Address

Mon, 04 Mar 2019 20:00:00 +0000

Many tech innovations are affecting the way law is practiced, and this shift holds value for lawyers and clients alike. In this On The Road report at ABA TECHSHOW in Chciago, host Stephanie Francis Ward talks to Betsy Ziegler about her keynote addressing how advancements in technology will shape the legal industry in years to come.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Ziegler is the first female CEO of 1871, now the Number 1 ranked tech incubator in the world.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Get Your Mobile Ninja On - Top iOS Tips, Apps, and Gear

Mon, 04 Mar 2019 17:58:57 +0000

Lawyers are constantly on the go and need to get the most out of their iPhones. In this On The Road episode at ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, host Laurence Colletti talks to Brett Burney and Jeffrey Richardson about their top tips for lawyers on iOS, apps, and gear. If you missed their TECHSHOW presentation, tune in for a quick rundown!

Brett Burney is principal of Burney Consultants LLC, and focuses the bulk of his time on bridging the chasm between the legal and technology frontiers of electronic discovery.

Jeff Richardson is a partner in the New Orleans office of Adams and Reese LLP.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Succeeding In A Gig Economy

Mon, 04 Mar 2019 17:41:57 +0000

Independent contracting positions in organizations are becoming more and more common, so what challenges are surfacing with this economic shift? In this On The Road report from ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, host Christopher Anderson talks to Basha Rubin and Emily Wajert about classification issues for gig economy employers and how laws are changing. They give takeaways from their session on options for regulating this relatively new industry.

Basha Rubin is co-founder and CEO of Priori, a global, venture-backed legal marketplace changing the way in-house teams find, hire and manage outside counsel.

Emily M. Wajert is an Employment associate at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Strengthen Your Core: Add-ins for Microsoft Word and Outlook

Sat, 02 Mar 2019 22:55:47 +0000

Add-ins can help tasks become more simple and secure for lawyers. From ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, Laurence Colletti hosts this On The Road episode with Bob Ambrogi and Nerino Petro. They discuss what the most useful add-ins for Microsoft Word and Outlook are for the areas of security, productivity, and general purpose.

Bob Ambrogi is a lawyer and legal journalist who has been writing and speaking about legal technology, legal practice and legal ethics for more than two decades.

Attorney Nerino Petro (IL & WI) is President of the Erickson Group of companies in Rockford, IL.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Between Scylla And Charybdis - Managing Information Overload

Sat, 02 Mar 2019 17:50:30 +0000

How can lawyers manage their information overload on a day-to-day basis? In this On The Road report at ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, host Laurence Colletti welcomes Darla Jackson and Amy Krieg to talk about how to declutter your daily workflow in order to stay efficient. They discuss how lawyers should go by a ‘say not today’ phrase instead of cramming to accomplish everything in one day. They also offer suggestions such as journaling or diagraming.

Darla Jackson joined the OU Law Library in 2018 as its research and electronic resources librarian.

Amy Krieg is the attorney and compliance officer for Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Smart on Crime Initiative

Sat, 02 Mar 2019 17:45:00 +0000

In this On The Road episode at ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, host Laurence Colletti talks to Judge Scott Schlegel about the Smart On Crime Initiative and Swift & Certain Probation Program. They discuss the realities of the system and what needs to be done to increase public safety and use funds responsibly to help individuals return from prison and be able to succeed in their community.

Judge Scott Schlegel is a district court judge in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Is Your Web Presence Customer Friendly?

Sat, 02 Mar 2019 01:47:34 +0000

Lawyers, does your website draw in potential clients or scare them away? In this episode of On The Road at ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, host Chris Anderson talks to Julie Tolek and Gyi Tsakalakis about how lawyers can make their websites more client-friendly. They give tips on what lawyers should and should not do on their site to create an exceptional client experience.

Julie Tolek is a solo firearms compliance, criminal law, and estate planning attorney as well as a family law mediator in the Metrowest Boston area.

Gyi Tsakalakis founded AttorneySync to help lawyers earn business online because that’s where clients are looking. As a licensed attorney, his is familiar with the unique aspects of effectively and ethically marketing a law practice online.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Technology in Law Schools: A Single Course or Curriculum Integration?

Sat, 02 Mar 2019 01:30:35 +0000

Many new law students are digital natives, but more training is needed for full tech proficiency in legal education. In this On The Road report from TECHSHOW in Chicago, host Gyi Tsakalakis talks to Elizabeth Farrell Clifford and Jennifer Wondracek about bringing technology education to law schools. They discuss recent changes and the efforts to promote technology integration into law school classes.

Elizabeth Farrell Clifford is the director and professor of the research center at the Florida State University College of Law.

Jennifer L. Wondracek is director of legal educational technology and professor of practice at UNT Dallas College of Law.

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Robert Half Legal Report : Key Hiring and Compensation Trends Shaping the Legal Profession in 2019

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 21:33:29 +0000

Whether you’re a tenured legal professional or just starting out, monitoring the dynamic legal landscape and adjusting to evolving changes is key to your professional growth and marketability. In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, and Jamy Sullivan, executive director of Robert Half Legal, explore the latest hiring and compensation trends expected to shape the legal profession in 2019.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Law Student Panel on LegalTech

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 20:33:36 +0000

In this On The Road from ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, co-hosts Laurence Colletti and Adam Music talk to a panel of law students about why they came to the conference and their takeaway on tech trends in the legal industry and in legal education. They discuss common misconceptions about legal tech and how multigenerational collaboration of lawyers can help bring the legal industry into greater acceptance and implementation of technology.

Danielle Chirdon is a third year law student at Michigan State University.

Sara Agate is a third year law student at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology.

Ryan Dobbs is a second year law student at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Doug Lavey is a second year law student at Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Firewalls for Today’s Law Office

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 20:13:26 +0000

Lawyers need to know the purposes of firewalls and what protection they offer. In this On The Road episode from ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, host Laurence Colletti talks to Stanley Louissaint and Jason McNew about the many options available for firewalls in today’s law firm. They discuss different types and give tips on how to choose services that will fit each firm’s unique needs.

Stanley Louissaint is the Principal and Founder of Fluid Designs, a full service IT services and support services firm that focuses on the computer, networking and application needs of businesses.

Jason McNew is the founder and CEO of Stronghold Cyber Security, helping businesses throughout the United States create a culture of security.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Trending: GDPR and Data Privacy Laws?

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 19:37:22 +0000

Americans tend to give away personal information without much thought, but what are things that will help increase personal privacy in our country? In this episode of On The Road at ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, host Kelly Street talks to Steven Puiszis and Judy Selby about GDPR and its trending laws giving consumers more control of privacy and data usage. They discuss what lawyers and their clients need to know about these changes in regulations.

Steve Puiszis is a partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP and serves as the Firm’s General Counsel – Privacy Security & Compliance.

Judy Selby is the principal at Judy Selby Consulting LLC.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Collaboration Using Tools You Know

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:30:49 +0000

What tools can help lawyers improve their collaboration with each other and with clients? In this On The Road report at ABA TECHSHOW 2019, host Kelly Street talks to Charity Anastasio and Annette Sanders about the best tools for collaboration. They discuss the different online methods of document collaboration and how lawyers can use video to enhance all collaborative practices.

Charity Anastasio is a practice management advisor for the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Practice and Professionalism Center in Washington D.C.

Annette Sanders has over 30 years’ legal experience in large law firm environments providing training, support, and project management, as well as courseware development, help desk and network management.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Collecting and Preserving Discovery from Mobile Devices

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:09:06 +0000

On The Road is at ABA TECHSHOW 2019 in Chicago! In this report, host Sharon Nelson talks to John Simek and Brett Burney about the things lawyers should know about collecting and preserving discovery from mobile devices. More and more, people are forgoing desktops and even laptops in favor of smartphones or tablets. John and Brett discuss the various methods of collection and what they recommend in different situations. They also discuss the common concern with security of mobile devices against government investigation.

John Simek is the vice president of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., an information technology, digital forensics and information security firm located in Fairfax, VA.

Brett Burney is principal of Burney Consultants LLC, and focuses the bulk of his time on bridging the chasm between the legal and technology frontiers of electronic discovery.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: All About Drones: Legal, Practical, and Educational Applications

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 23:51:39 +0000

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a drone? In this On The Road report at ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, host Laurence Colletti talks to Kenton Brice and Russ Cochran about the laws and requirements for flying a drone in the US. They discuss how drones are used in law enforcement, what lawyers should know before using these devices, and the civil applications. For more information about drone law, visit FAA.org.

Kenton Brice is the director of technology innovation and digital resources librarian at University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Russ Cochran is general counsel for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control (OBN).

 

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Clio’s Launch//Code Contest

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 22:59:24 +0000

Are you a legal tech innovator with a great idea for a Clio integration? From ABA TECHSHOW 2019, On The Road host Laurence Colletti talks to Andrew Gay about Clio’s Launch//Code — a contest for tech developers with a $100k prize. Tune in for info and tips on this exciting competition.

Andrew Gay is the manager of product partnerships at Clio.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Jordan Harbinger’s Networking Playbook for Lawyers

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 21:29:59 +0000

How can lawyers build influence in the legal community? In this episode of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, hosts Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street talk to Jordan Harbinger about his career as a social dynamics expert and influential podcaster. They discuss Jordan’s networking advice for creating meaningful and useful professional connections. They also delve into how to make good impressions and exude approachability.

Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned interview talk show host, and communications and social dynamics expert.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Automation Tools for Law Firm Operations

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 21:00:07 +0000

How can you make law firm operations less clustered and more simple? In this On The Road report at ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, host Laurence Colletti sits down with Kimberly Bennett and Conor Malloy to talk about how the use of automation tools can help you be more efficient. They discuss the best way to start automating, which online tools they use the most, and how Zapier helps them tie all their work together.

Kimberly Bennett is the founder and attorney at K Bennett Law LLC, and a virtual general counsel to small businesses and serial entrepreneurs.

Conor Malloy is a partner/founder of Chi City Legal, a law firm dedicated to Chicago-area landlords.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Start-Up Pitch Competition

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 20:46:07 +0000

Who's ready for this years ABA TECHSHOW? In this On The Road report in Chicago, Bob Ambrogi hosts a startup competition that showcases 15 finalists facing off to give a 3-minute pitch about their legal startup. TECHSHOW attendees get to judge and vote for which app they think would be most helpful and innovative to them. Which team are you rooting for?

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The Legal Toolkit : Mary Juetten’s Top Tips on Using Metrics in your Law Firm

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 18:46:10 +0000

How should lawyers begin to implement metrics? In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks with Mary Juetten about her new book, “The Business of Legal: The Data-Driven Law Practice.” Her book has the goal of equipping lawyers to take their own data, improve processes, and create metrics along the way. They discuss how lawyers can assess what their firms need and then realistically consider their skill sets to decide what tasks should be delegated to other professionals to get them where they need to be.

Mary  Juetten is the principal attorney at Juetten Law and is of counsel to Nimbus Legal. She is author of the book, “The Business of Legal: The Data-Driven Law Practice.”

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionAnswer1Thomson Reuters Firm Central and TimeSolv.

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Law Technology Now : Legalweek 2019: The Life Of The Director Of Legal Project Management

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 17:34:07 +0000

In this episode of Law Technology Now from Legalweek 2019, host Dan Linna speaks to Casey Flaherty about what it means to be the director of legal project management and if the community has been successful. They discuss relationships inside a law firm and whether attorneys should be coached and mentored to improve the community. They also talk about if project management helps solve proper allocation in work and diversity with law firms.

Casey Flaherty is the director of legal project management at Baker McKenzie.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : Home Modification and Impact on Claims

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000

Expert Service Provider Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies discusses home modifications in the US and Canada and the impact on insurance claims.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best CompanyBest’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

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The Digital Edge : ABA 2018 Legal Technology Survey: Takeaways for Lawyers

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 20:11:49 +0000

How are lawyers budgeting for technology in their firms and where do they need to catch up on legal tech? In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Sofia Lingos about the ABA 2018 Legal Technology Survey. The survey and its subsequent report gives lawyers current statistics on the state of technology implementation in law firms. They discuss how lawyers can use this information for ideas on what their firms need to do to stay level with emerging technology.

Sofia Lingos, Esq. is the founding and managing attorney of Trident Legal, a Boston based law firm that provides innovative transactional legal services to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups in diverse industries throughout all stages of growth.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #213: The ROI of Gratitude, with John Israel

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with John Israel, we talk about how investing time in showing gratitude to people can wield a long term return in both personal and business relationships. John breaks down what the “Mr. Thank You Project” is, and shares why acknowledging the people around you is so important.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019: Pitching To Win

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 21:39:47 +0000

And the winner at this year's Global Legal Hackathon in New York City is...? Find out in this On The Road report with host Laurence Colletti, as he highlights the final three teams: Contract App, Femme LeGAL, and Team Classify. In this episode, each team gives us an abbreviated version of their final presentation. Who do you think won this year's hackathon? You may be surprised with the results.

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Digital Detectives : Breaking and Entering: The Fascinating Life of a Professional Pen Tester

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 19:45:53 +0000

What are the distinctions between penetration testing and vulnerability assessments? In this 100th episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Sherri Davidoff about her career as a penetration tester and what she has developed with the companies in the area of cybersecurity. They discuss why law firms should consider pen testing in order to illustrate areas of weakness in security and become better protectors of their information. They also get a sneak peek of Sherri’s upcoming sessions at ABA TECHSHOW 2019.

Sherri Davidoff is a cybersecurity expert, author, speaker and CEO of both LMG Security and BrightWise, Inc.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : NHL Settlement: Former Hockey Players and Concussions

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 19:26:30 +0000

On Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and co‑host, Robert P. Caples, Jr. talk about a recent settlement in litigation brought by former hockey players against the National Hockey League surrounding concussions and CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) with attorney Mike Andrews from the Beasley Allen law firm. Is the NHL doing enough to prevent CTE? And what does this mean for concussion protocol in youth sports as well?

Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019: Granite Apple

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:20:16 +0000

In this On The Road report from Global Legal Hackathon in New York City, host Laurence Colletti talks to Team Granite Apple about their product idea, City Alert – an app that alerts users to violent crimes happening in their vicinity and gives them suggestions for access to legal professionals. It is intended for people in high-crime areas or victims of crime who may not have access to or knowledge about their legal options. Their product uses machine learning, audio integration, and recordings to identify user distress and send alerts of violent crimes.

Team Granite Apple: Keith Kevelson (leader), Ankur Patel, Theodore Rand, Silu Hu, Lacoy Todman, Taylor Bliszcz, Janis Malnieks

 

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019: Tiny Toronto

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:08:16 +0000

In this episode of On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Sa’ad Ahmed and Andrew Kostyuk about Tiny Toronto, a company that builds small homes in backyards to help make housing more affordable in high-cost areas. Tiny Toronto is at Global Legal Hackathon 2019 to develop a cost-sharing method for homeowners to handle the legal costs of building homes in new municipalities around the country.

Sa’ad Ahmed is the founder of Tiny Toronto.

Andrew Kostyuk is a technologist with an interest in cyber security and the latest innovations in blockchain and cloud technologies.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019: Team Classify

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 23:56:13 +0000

In this On The Road report from Global Legal Hackathon in New York City, host Laurence Colletti talks to Shivam Satyarthi and Bliss Hu about their product, Classify – a legal application that tracks users’ purchase histories and gives cash back on items eligible for a settlement from class action lawsuits. Their application uses Integra’s blockchain and is designed to bring the power back to the people in class action settlements.

Shivam Satyarthi is a technology analyst at RBC Capital Markets in New York City.

Bliss Hu is a computer science major and undergraduate researcher at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019: More GROWLing

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 23:28:39 +0000

Women helping women advance in legal technology – from Global Legal Hackathon 2019 in New York City, Laurence Colletti hosts Glynna Christian and Catherine Krow, both part of the GROWL initiative. They discuss their roles as GROWL mentors and talk about the initiative’s worldwide involvement in this year’s GLH.

Glynna Christian is co-head of Orrick’s Global Technology Transactions practice.

Catherine Krow is the Founder of Digitory Legal, an award-winning data analytics and cost management platform that helps customers understand and predict legal costs.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019: Femme LeGAL

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 23:04:41 +0000

In this On The Road episode at Global Legal Hackathon in New York City, host Laurence Colletti talks to the team members of Femme LeGAL about their project. They are working to create access to legal education in mobile platforms through gamification of legal information. Their fun and interactive product empowers women entrepreneurs in developing countries who want to start a business or are are facing entrepreneurial struggles in an established business.

Team Femme LeGAL: Marisha Thakker (leader), Vishal Agnihotri, Seray Nalbantoglu, Dana Lesham, Anthonia Carter, Khawla Benyamine, Yuliya Zemlytska, and Halyna Vaselyska.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019: Hong Kong

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:49:24 +0000

In this On The Road episode at Global Legal Hackathon, host Laurence Colletti talks to Brian Tang and Cori Goudchaux from Hong Kong. They talk about why they are involved in GLH and how teams can continue the momentum created through the event. Hackathon participants can get involved with LEXi, a platform created to be a legal tech and reg tech incubator for continuing development of their ideas.

Brian W. Tang is the founder of Asia Capital Markets Institute (ACMI) and provides inclusive global thought leadership, industry-wide consensus building and transformational support for innovative technology, educational and policy solutions.

Cori Goudchaux is vice president and chief of staff at Integra Ledger.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019: Melbourne

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:29:46 +0000

In this On The Road report, host Laurence Colletti talks to Chris Roberts, Industry Partner Manager at Monash University, about the hackathon’s progress. He reviews trending private and public interest issues the teams chose to address and briefly describes a few of his favorite solutions.

Chris Roberts is the Industry Partnership Manager at Monash Law School. He drives engagement with industry and government networks to develop the university’s executive education and legal professional development programs.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019: Empowering Women To Be More Legal Tech Savvy

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 21:53:42 +0000

Legal technology needs more involvement from women — here’s a look at how to be a part of this exciting industry. In this On The Road report at the Global Legal Hackathon in Tel Aviv, Israel, host Cori Goudchaux talks to Inbal Baumer about encouraging women to take more risks in the startup world, especially in legal technology. She discusses why she became the mentor for GROWL and how creating a more gender-diverse environment can help the legal industry.

Inbal Baumer is the co-founder and CEO of LegalUp, a legal document automation service.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019: What GLH Brings to the Legal Market in Israel

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 21:23:04 +0000

From Global Legal Hackathon 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel, On The Road host Cori Goudchaux talks to Raz Tepper and Eran Yaniv, co-heads of Fischer Behar Chen’s Hi-Tech Department and a partner in the firm's Corporate Department. They discuss what they hope GLH will bring to the Israeli legal market and their desire to see lawyers embrace technology. They talk about FBC & Co’s uniquely diverse personnel, which is over fifty percent women lawyers — an unusual percentage in the legal world, and how the firm has adopted technology to improve efficiency and offer better services to clients.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019: The Rise Of Legal Technology In Israel

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 20:23:30 +0000

Legal technology is growing in Israel, so what has changed for the legal industry? In this On The Road report at the Global Legal Hackathon in Tel Aviv, Israel, host Cori Goudchaux talks to Dov Greenbaum and Aviv Gaon about legal technology’s acceptance level in Israel’s education system. They talk about why they believe the legal industry is behind, what students think of legal technology and what they’re hoping to see advance furthur at the Global Legal Hackathon.

Dov Greenbaum is the professor of law & director of The Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies, IDC Herzliya.

Aviv Gaon is a doctoral candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, an IP Osgoode Centre for Intellectual Property and Technology Fellow, and an adjunct professor at IDC Herzliya.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019: Hackathon’s Growth in Israel with Esther Dediashvili

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 19:46:45 +0000

From Global Legal Hackathon 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel, On The Road host Cori Goudchaux talks to Esther Dediashvili of Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co about how her firm became involved in the Global Legal Hackathon. Israel’s huge lawyer population has excitedly embraced the Hackathon — its attendance has doubled since last year with many innovative ideas coming to the competition.

Esther Dediashvili, Adv., is legal knowledge manager and head of legal technology implementation at Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co, one of the largest law firms in Israel.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019: Wolters Kluwer

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 19:25:24 +0000

Tune in for this round-the-world report from four representatives of Wolters Kluwer at Global Legal Hackathon 2019. On The Road host Laurence Colletti talks to Jonathan Cape in Chicago, Peter Backx in Amsterdam, Johannes Klostermann in Frankfurt, and Magda Szmidt in Warsaw. They discuss the particular challenges their locations are focusing on for this year’s Hackathon.

Jonathan Cape is the director of innovation for Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US in New York City.

Peter Backx is the director of segments legal and tax at Wolters Kluwer in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Johannes Klostermann is head of innovation and user experience at Wolters Kluwer in Germany.

Magdalena Szmidt is deputy director of the project management office in Warsaw, Poland.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Bullying from the Bench: How to cope in court

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0000

When attorney Roula Allouch got involved with Bullyproof, an anti-bullying initiative with the ABA Young Lawyers Division, she quickly saw that many members' complaints were about judges. Complaining about judges is hard, Allouch tells the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward, and for the most part it's a bad idea to raise it in court while the behavior is occurring. But how should you respond? Listen to this episode for advice and information about tactics you can use to protect yourself without hurting your client's case.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019: GROWL

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 23:20:15 +0000

What is the Global Rise Of Women In LegalTech? In this On The Road report at the Global Legal Hackathon in New York City, host Kim Sully talks to Heather McAuliffe, Anna McGrane, and Clare Godson about GROWL and what it means to women in the legal industry. They each talk about why they got involved and encourage any woman interested in legal technology to join their group. They end the conversation by giving advice on what to expect for women lawyers and technologists just starting in the industry.

Heather McAuliffe is the manager knowledge management at Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Anna McGrane is the COO and co-founder of PacerPro.

Clare Godson is the executive director at aosphere LLP, an affiliate of Allen & Overy LLP.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019: Brazil

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 22:00:00 +0000

In this On The Road report, host Laurence Colletti talks to Clara Radicetti and Paula Figueiredo from Brazil about their Global Legal Hackathon and the mission of bringing interdisciplinary minds together to solve the most pressing legal problems today. They discuss the hackathons approach to “inverse pitch” which is intended to address problems and produce solutions.

Clara Radicetti is head of foreign affairs at AB2L, a Brazilian social organization whose objective is to connect and support legal tech startups who provide innovative solutions.

Paula Figueiredo is an attorney from Brazil who practices litigation with a focus in civil, labor, and consumer law.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019: London

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 21:09:14 +0000

What does London have in store for this year’s hackathon? In this On The Road report at the Global Legal Hackathon in New York City, host Laurence Colletti sits down with Peter Lee, David Tara, and Robert Millard to talk about their firms, how they came about in London, and why they are involved in the hackathon. They also predict who they think will win this year’s hackathon.

Peter Lee is the CEO at Wavelength.law.

David Tara is the founder and CXO at The Agile Elephant.

Robert Millard is the director at Cambridge Strategy Group.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon 2019: Kicking It Off In NYC

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 18:01:27 +0000

Didn’t make it to this years global legal hackathon? No worries, this On The Road report has you covered. Host Laurence Colletti talks to Kevin Mulcahy, Amy Lauren, Dean Sonderegger, and David Fisher about what is happening at this years GLH in New York City. The panel talks about how their firms are involved, why it is important to attend, and their thoughts on the type of product they’d like to see come out of the hackathon.

Kevin Mulcahy is the VP of education and community programs at Neota Logic

Amy Lauren is a senior associate in the global technology transactions practice at Orrick.

Dean Sonderegger is the VP legal markets group & innovation at Wolters Kluwer.

David Fisher is the founder and CEO of Integra Ledger.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : The Opioid Crisis — Solutions for a Rising Epidemic

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:56:34 +0000

The opioid crisis is deeper, broader, and more nuanced than many people realize. In this episode of the State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Harry Nelson about the opioid crisis and his book, “The United States of Opioids: A Prescription For Liberating A Nation In Pain.” They discuss the needs for reform in healthcare laws and greater access to treatment for opioid addictions.

Harry Nelson is founder and managing partner of Nelson Hardiman and author of the book, “The United States of Opioids: A Prescription For Liberating A Nation In Pain.”

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Legal Framework of the Anti-Vaccination Movement

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:49:55 +0000

According to “The History of Vaccines”-an educational resource by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the development and growing use of smallpox vaccine in the early 1800’s triggered the establishment of vaccination mandates, especially for children. Over the years, there has been a great debate over whether to vaccinate children or not.

So are there any legal issues behind not vaccinating your child? Or is it the parent or guardian’s legal right to make that decision on their child’s behalf? Today on Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host, attorney Craig Williams is joined by Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, professor of law at UC Hastings College of Law and James Hodge, director of the Center for Public Health Law and Policy at Arizona State University, as they take a look at the legal framework of the anti-vaccination movement, the rights of the child, the rights of the parent, legislation, and the great vaccination debate.

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss is professor of law at UC Hastings College of Law.

James Hodge is professor of public health law and ethics at Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Bonus Podcast: Exploring The Tragedy Of Wrongful Convictions At The Heart Of FOX's 'Proven Innocent.'

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:00:00 +0000

As a special bonus, Joe and Elie are doing a series of podcasts about FOX’s new legal drama “Proven Innocent”. In this second installment, we speak with show creator and Stanford Law graduate David Elliot, California Innocence Project lawyer Michael Semanchik, and exoneree Jason Strong, who spent 15 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. “Proven Innocent” airs Fridays at 9/8c on FOX.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Artificial Intelligence in Small Law Firms — Adversary or Ally?

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:01:03 +0000

How can artificial intelligence be applied in small law firms, and what are its dangers and benefits? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Alex Babin and Ryan Steadman of Zero, a company that applies artificial intelligence and smart automation to the most pressing operational challenges of the legal industry. They discuss what Zero can do to save lawyers time, give their clients a better customer experience, and increase security in email processes.

Alex Babin is the founder and CEO of Zero, a company that applies artificial intelligence and smart automation to the most pressing operational challenges of the legal industry.

Ryan Steadman is the chief revenue officer for Zero. He leads the company’s vision and execution for growth, expanding Zero’s global footprint, and ensuring a world-class customer experience.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Answer1Solo Practice UniversityScorpion, and Lawclerk.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : What Attorneys Need to Know about Hiring, Evaluating, and Terminating Employees

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 19:39:12 +0000

How can law firms attract good employees and keep them? In this episode of the Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk to Michael Cohen about the critical things attorneys need to know when hiring, evaluating, or terminating an employee. They outline proper preparation for interviews, effective employee evaluation processes, and how to handle employee terminations.

Michael S. Cohen is a partner in Duane Morris’ Philadelphia Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law training and counseling.

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Workers Comp Matters : Wage Theft: From Investigation to Resolution

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:44:19 +0000

What are employees entitled to under the law? In this episode of Workers’ Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to Karla Zarbo, an assistant attorney general in the fair labor division of the Massachusetts office of Attorney General Maura Healey. They discuss wage theft and its related issues and talk about the processes involved in investigating the many types of wage complaints. They also discuss the challenges immigrants face in receiving fair wages and what protections are in place for this particularly vulnerable group of workers.

Karla Zarbo is an assistant attorney general in the fair labor division with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Attorney General Maura Healey.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : From Columbine to Parkland: How have school shootings changed us?

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0000

The 10 years that Dave Cullen spent researching and reporting on the 1999 shootings in Littleton, Colorado for his book "Columbine" were so draining that he experienced secondary PTSD. So on Feb. 14, 2018, when he heard about the shootings at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, he had no initial intention of writing about them. But in the nearly 20 years since the Columbine shootings changed our expectations about school safety, there had been a number of changes–including what the children directly impacted were able to do to change our national conversations about gun laws. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Cullen speaks to the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles about his new book, “Parkland,” and how the Parkland students he met were able to create the impact they have in the year since the tragedy at their school.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #212: Tweeting Judges & Access to Justice, with Judge Stephen Dillard

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Stephen Dillard, we talk about the how, traditionally, judges have mostly been inaccessible to the public and how quite a few judges are now going against the grain and taking residence on Twitter. We also talk about Judge Dillard's thoughts about the role of courts in closing the access to justice gap, and what courts are doing to be more proactive.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Democracy Is Troublingly Fragile

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:09:32 +0000

Joe and Elie chat with Ian Bassin, the Executive Director of Protect Democracy about the unfortunately pressing task of defending democratic institutions from creeping authoritarianism. Protect Democracy is on the front lines challenging both federal and state governments as they chip away at participatory democracy and constitutional limits. As a special bonus -- in the middle of the episode breaking news results in the guest beginning the process of filing suit on the spot. So that's cool.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Best Practices for Measures and Metrics in Law Firms

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:35:38 +0000

What performance measurements are important for lawyers to consider in their law firms? In this episode of the Kennedy Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss measures and metrics and how lawyers can use them to better their practices. Measuring performance helps lawyers manage their firms with greater efficiency for greater profitability, and metrics create platforms for strategizing new areas of growth.

In their second segment, Dennis & Tom talk about the varying prices of ebooks and whether they are typically a better or worse deal for readers.

As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

Have a technology question for Dennis and Tom? Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to your most burning tech questions.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Bonus Podcast: Proven Innocent

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:00:15 +0000

As a special bonus, Joe and Elie will be doing a series of podcasts about “FOX’s new legal drama “Proven Innocent” premiering tonight at 9/8 Central. In this episode we speak with executive producer Danny Strong about the show and what drew him to the subject of wrongful convictions.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Real Changes for Real Diversity: A Discussion On the Efforts for Inclusivity in the Legal World

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:00:35 +0000

What unique challenges to people of color face in the legal profession and what can be done to effectively address these issues? In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Kristoffer Butler talks to Jerome Crawford and Tiffany Buckley-Norwood about how the legal profession can become more welcoming for attorneys of color. They discuss what real efforts for diversity should look like in law firms and encourage all legal professionals to create truly inclusive and accessible firms. They also talk about how law students can reach back into their communities in order to encourage more young people to consider entering law school.

Jerome Crawford is associate general counsel of Horizon Global Corporation.

Tiffany Buckley-Norwood is a principal with Jackson Lewis, P.C., a national labor & employment law firm.

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New Solo : TL NewsWire’s Top 25 Products Awards

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000

Lawyers, if you’re looking for a new tech product or don’t know what you might be missing, tune in for some great ideas. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to Neil Squillante of TechnoLawyer about TL NewsWire’s top 25 products awards. The top-25 list, determined by reader interest, gives a wide-ranging look at the most useful and sought-after tech products and services for the legal industry.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioAnswer1Lawclerk and Courtfiling.net.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Leading advocate for diversity in legal industry hasn't seen much progress in 10 years

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0000

In the 10 years since Emery K. Harlan, co-founder of the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms, was featured as an ABA Journal Legal Rebel, he says little has changed for diversity in the profession. "I think it's stayed about the same," Harlan tells the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward. "The lesson we can take from diversity and inclusion is that there needs to be vigilance. There can never be a point where we can say we've achieved all there is to achieve. I think this year's [Am Law] partnership classes is an indicator of that."

Special thanks to our sponsor, Answer1 and Thomson Reuters Westlaw Edge.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #211: The Innovative Lawyer Mindset, with Cat Moon

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Cat Moon, we talk about how to achieve basic design competence, some lessons Cat has learned about innovation and design, and what role law schools can or should have in solving problems like access to justice.

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Law Technology Now : Legalweek 2019: LegalMation’s AI for Litigation

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 20:57:09 +0000

LegalMation has taught AI to speak legalese — how can lawyers use this in litigation processes? In this episode of Law Technology Now from Legalweek 2019, host Dan Linna talks to James Lee and Thomas Suh, co-founders of LegalMation, about how artificial intelligence can transform the practice of law. Their AI tackles the tedious tasks of litigation to free up attorneys for higher level work. They discuss the continuing growth of the system in more complicated areas of the law for innumerable applications in the legal industry.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Michael Avenatti Interview

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 20:22:50 +0000

Joe and Elie welcome Michael Avenatti, Above the Law's 2018 Lawyer of the Year. It's hard to say any attorney owned 2018 like Avenatti who stormed (see what I did there?) onto the scene challenging Michael Cohen and Donald Trump over their treatment of his client. In a wide-ranging interview, Avenatti tells Joe and Elie (with a cameo appearance by ATL editor Staci Zaretsky) about his career, his assessment of the 2020 presidential race he thought about joining and of course his marquee 2018 matter and the strategy that went into it.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why Client Acquisition Matters

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000

When does a client become a client? Is it when they sign a retainer agreement? Or is it earlier, when they come in for their initial consult or look up your firm’s website?

Client interactions begin earlier than you think. Providing amazing client experiences from the start can lead to happier clients, positive reviews, and more referrals, but legal clients are still frustrated by delayed follow-ups and inconsistent processes.

Michael Chasin, General Manager of Clio Grow, and Jennifer Reynolds, Owner of Fresh Legal, explain the ins and outs of client intake and acquisition—and why paying close attention to the client intake process is critical for building trust with clients.

Jennifer shares some of the success that’s resulted from improving client intake at Fresh Legal, and both her and Michael share their tips for testing, evaluating, and improving law firm client intake processes.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Building blockchain expertise into a practice area that pays

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0000

Blockchain's a buzzword, but what does it mean? In this episode of the Modern Law Library, our guests James A. Cox and Mark W. Rasmussen give a breakdown of what blockchain is, the emerging legal issues the technology is prompting, and why Jones Day thinks that it's an important emerging practice area. As the editors of "Blockchain for Business Lawyers," Cox and Rasmussen have compiled advice tailored for lawyers in a number of fields to help navigate the uncharted waters that blockchain technology is making possible.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Legalweek 2019: Everything About This Year’s Legalweek

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 23:20:45 +0000

Did you miss this year’s Legalweek New York meeting? Catch up on what happened in this On The Road report. Host Laurence Colletti welcomes Zach Warren to talk about everything that went on during Legalweek 2019. They discuss how the meeting expanded from all things legal technology to the different areas of legal services and the new changes that went on this year, such as the keynotes and exhibits. Zach also talks about his presentation, “The State of the e-Discovery Union”, which addressed what the profession looks like today and where they believe it will go in the future.

Zach Warren is the editor-in-chief of Legaltech News, a national magazine of ALM Media.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Legalweek 2019: Conversation to Conversion

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 23:16:36 +0000

Many lawyers may not know they need a new product, but their support staff is always on the lookout for technology that will keep the firm running at its best. Laurence Colletti hosts this On The Road report with a panel of law librarians about their presentation about getting lawyers to use new tools. They discuss how they select products through research, testing, promotion, and review. Through demonstrations of use and data, they are able to show lawyers what tools will help them get the best results for their clients.

June Liebert is the firmwide director of library and research services at Sidley Austin LLP.

Jean P. O’Grady is currently senior director of information, research & knowledge at DLA Piper US, LLP.

Cheryl Smith is director of information services at O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

Cynthia Brown is director of research services for Littler Mendelson.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Legalweek 2019: Interview with Neeraj Rajpal and David Fisher

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 22:48:53 +0000

In this episode of On The Road from Legalweek 2019, host Laurence Colletti talks to David Fisher and Neeraj Rajpal of Integra Ledger, Blockchain for Law. They discuss the creation of the ecosystem for blockchain technology in the legal community and the upcoming Global Legal Hackathon, a platform for experiential education and innovation for the legal industry.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Inside the Opioid Epidemic and Big Pharma

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 18:11:32 +0000

According to the Center for Disease Control, on average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Right now, inside a Massachusetts federal courtroom, Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey is up against pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma LP, maker of the controversial drug OxyContin, and its owners, the Sackler family. In Commonwealth v., Purdue Pharma L.P, the suit alleges that the Sackler family benefited financially by allegedly pushing painkillers onto doctors and patients while reaping billions over the course of a decade, all while contributing to the deadly opioid epidemic and impacting thousands nationwide.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Attorney Jonathan Novak from the Fears Nachawati law firm and Joanne Peterson, founder and executive director of Learn to Cope (LTC) as they take a look at the opioid epidemic and discuss the impact, litigation against big pharma, what is being done to assist victims of opioid addiction and their families, and where those impacted can get help legally and personally.

Attorney Jonathan Novak is from the Fears Nachawati law firm, where he uses his background as a former U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration litigator to advise clients in multiple areas including opioid and mass tort litigation.

Joanne Peterson is the founder and executive director of Learn to Cope (LTC), a non-profit peer-led support network which began in 2004.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Inspire Legal 2019: The Vision Of The Conference, With Christian Lang

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 21:53:05 +0000

In this On The Road episode, host Laurence Colletti talks to Christian Lang, organizer of Inspire Legal, about the vision of the conference. The mission was to address common challenges and problems of the legal industry in order to begin to develop innovative solutions. Through crowd-sourced collaboration, they hope to inspire change in pressing legal industry issues.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Inspire Legal 2019: Legal Innovation with Ralph Baxter

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 21:41:11 +0000

The management of law firm operations has been constantly evolving to meet the demands of the market. In this On The Road report, Laurence Colletti talks to Ralph Baxter about his career as a legal innovator. Ralph discusses how he has worked to generate change in the ways law firms operate in order to produce greater efficiency and better reward for lawyers.

Ralph Baxter advises legal technology companies, law firms, corporate legal departments, and law schools, to help modernize the way legal service is delivered.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Inspire Legal 2019: How Will Technology Impact The Makeup Of Law Firms

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 21:22:25 +0000

Technology is becoming more important to law firms, so how should law students and lawyers get involved? In this On The Road report from Inspire Legal, host Laurence Colletti talks to Mark Yacano and Hari Osofsky about their un-panel, “How will technology impact the makeup of law firms,” and discuss how law students should train for the new legal marketplace. They also discuss what tech skills lawyers should understand, such as Microsoft, before going into practice.

Mark Yacano is the global practice leader of managed legal solutions at Major, Lindsey & Africa.

Hari Osofsky is the dean of Penn State Law and the Penn State School of International Affairs She is also a distinguished professor of law, international affairs, and geography.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Inspire Legal: What is the role of lawyers (if any) in evaluating legal technology?

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 19:18:44 +0000

Lawyer's who lack engagement in legal technology have a harder time understanding which options can work for their firms. In this On The Road report from Inspire Legal, host Laurence Colletti talks to Dan Linna and Dera Nevin about the role of lawyers (if any) in evaluating legal technology. They talk about their un-panel dealing with this issue that delved into the foundational problems lawyers face when trying to apply new technologies.

Daniel W. Linna Jr. is a visiting professor of law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Dera Nevin is an accomplished e-Discovery lawyer and consultant with a focus on strategic process and technology initiatives, and matter and program cost containment.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Inspire Legal: Who’s Paying for the Next Generation of Lawyers?

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 18:35:45 +0000

Crushing student debt can be difficult for young lawyers when they begin their careers. In this On The Road report from Inspire Legal, host Laurence Colletti talks to Dan Rodriguez about his participation in a “un-panel” that had an open discussion about the cost of legal education. They talked about how law schools should collectively work to lessen the cost and how students should be educated on debt management.

Dan Rodriguez was appointed Dean and Harold Washington Professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in January 2012.

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@theBar : The Killer Clown Edition: The Prosecution of John Wayne Gacy

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 00:55:34 +0000

American serial killer and rapist, John Wayne Gacy, Jr., became notorious for the mass murder of at least 33 teenage boys and young men in the late 1970s. December 2018 marked the 40th anniversary of the discovery of the mass grave beneath his home, which shocked the American public and shattered the image of the safe suburban community. This episode provides a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the crimes and prosecution of the man dubbed the “The Killer Clown” by William “Bill” Kunkle, the lead prosecutor who took him on and sent him to his eventual execution.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #210: Rules for Communication in a Remote Workplace, with Ben Balter

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Ben Balter, we talk about what GitHub is, why GitHub isn’t for lawyers, and some rules for communication and knowledge management that we can all take away from GitHub’s model.

During the show, we mentioned Greg Siskind's website. Check it out here.

Be sure to read the inspiration for this podcast on rules for communication at GitHub here.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Lawyer to Author — A Look at Mike Farris’ Interesting Career

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 19:55:32 +0000

Lawyers are storytellers, and the shift from legalese to prose may not be too far a leap for some. In this episode of the State Bar of Texas Podcast, host Rocky Dhir talks to Mike Farris about his career as an entertainment lawyer and book author. They discuss the inspiration behind his books and delve into Mike’s writing process. They also talk about the “Fifty Shades of Grey” Texas lawsuit in which Mike represented the plaintiff, which then led to a non-fiction book co-authored with his client.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay

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The Legal Toolkit : 5-Star Lawyer: How to get Good Reviews from your Clients

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 19:43:58 +0000

Most lawyers have a love-hate relationship with online reviews. How can they get more good reviews than bad? In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Sarah Smerage about how lawyers can better collect and promote customer reviews. They discuss how lawyers must go beyond just providing excellent legal services and focus on providing an excellent customer service experience. They also talk about how to best handle negative reviews and what a company like ARAG can do to help lawyers in the review collection process.

Sarah Smerage is a senior marketing consultant at ARAG, a leading provider of legal insurance around the globe.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionAnswer1Thomson Reuters Firm Central and TimeSolv.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Future Is Now

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 18:45:41 +0000

Joe and Elie come to you from the Legaltech NY conference musing about the future of law, the future of law conferences, and the future of weather where Elie is constantly unhappy.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Opioid Justice Team: Fighting for Children in the Opioid Epidemic

Mon, 04 Feb 2019 19:47:22 +0000

Prescription opioids kill more Americans than car accidents. According to the CDC, six out of 1-thousand babies are born with opiate withdrawal resulting in longterm health problems. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Heather Anderson talk with attorney Celeste Brustowicz, a member of Opioid Justice Team, about the legal work underway among a group of highly skilled attorneys, doctors and civil leaders on behalf of the babies in the opioid crisis.

Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

 

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Quantum Computing — How Will it Affect the Legal Profession?

Fri, 01 Feb 2019 01:15:25 +0000

Quantum computing may seem incomprehensible, but could it bring some great benefits for lawyers? In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss what lawyers need to know about quantum computing. They talk about the possible applications in the legal field and whether they think lawyers will need to gain technical competency in this area. Also in this episode — answers to a listener question on privacy issues with virtual assistants. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

Have a technology question for Dennis and Tom? Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to your most burning tech questions.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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The Paralegal Voice : Paralegal for Hire! How to Be an Exceptional Applicant

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 23:08:21 +0000

What things can paralegals do to become a better hire? In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Sandy Lavender, office manager for Clark Hill PLC about recruitment strategies for paralegals and legal support professionals. They discuss the important skill sets they look for when hiring for these types of positions and give tips for improving resumes and interview skills. They also encourage paralegals to become certified with one of the legal support professional organizations. Stay tuned to the end for Listener’s Voice, Carl’s recurring segment featuring audio questions or comments from a listener. To send in your own question, email Carl at devoted2law@gmail.com.

Sandy Lavender is a certified Human Resources specialist and office manager with Clark Hill PLC.

Special thanks to our sponsors, NALAServeNowThomson Reuters Firm Central and CourtFiling.net.

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Powerful Book Blind Injustice Should Open Eyes To False Imprisonment

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:52:36 -0600

Whenever it is proven that an innocent person was wrongfully convicted, which occurs way more frequently than any of us would like to admit, we are quick to pin the blame on some evil authority figure. According to Mark Godsey, a former prosecutor now heading the Ohio Innocence Project, there is no such sinister antagonist, only humans behaving as humans. In his new book Blind Injustice, Godsey not only explains how and wrongful convictions occur, but also provides some relatively simple, inexpensive ways to greatly reduce these tragic cases.

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The "Baby Mama Syndrome": Book Review

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 08:42:46 -0500

Judge Robert Doyel's book "The Baby Mama Syndrome" examines how the problems of single mothers and their "fragile families" affect all of us. Doyel, who spent 16 years as a Florida judge, mostly in family court, has dealt with thousands of cases involving violence, custody, dependency, and paternity issues. This book will be especially useful to professionals who deal with single mothers and their children: police officers, social workers, teachers, and medical personnel.

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Book Review: Bully by Emme Dun

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:52:36 -0500

"Bully" is the debut novel of Emme Dun with which she made quite an entrance. This gay/lesbian, legal thriller based on true events will reveal to you the more dismal tones of the American justice system.

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Book Review: The Ten Prison Coach Commandments

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:27:54 -0600

Definitive Psychological Insight into the Prison Systems Book Review by Carla M. Paton The Ten Prison Coach Commandments, by John "Doc" Fuller offers a tremendous public service.

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Book Review: Don't Alienate The Kids! By Bill Eddy

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:41:38 -0500

I've been doing quite a bit of reading lately - some professional and some personal. I recently read Don't Alienate the Kids! by Bill Eddy, LCSW Esq. upon a recommendation from a good friend of mine. Eddy covers a great deal of ground in this book about high-conflict divorces/separations, alienation, abuse, how families and other professionals can help or harm a situation, and (most importantly) about using the idea of "1,000 Little Bricks" to help build a "foundation of resilience" instead of a wall of alienation for their children. Exceptional book!

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Book Review: High Conflict People In Legal Disputes By Bill Eddy, LCSW, ESQ

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:20:41 -0500

It was suggested to me that I should read High Conflict People in Legal Disputes by Bill Eddy, LCSW, ESQ. This book is meant for professionals (i.e. counselors, attorneys, judges, etc.), but can be useful for anyone looking for more information on the DSM-IV-TR Cluster B personality disorders: Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial, and Histrionic. It is very informative, insightful, and an easy read that I recommend for anyone in a legal dispute or relationship with a high conflict personality, or for anyone just looking for more information.

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Book Review of "My Beloved World"

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:56:01 -0600

Sonia Sotomayor is a United States Supreme Court Justice. In her memoir, "My Beloved World", she shares her humble Puerto Rican heritage. This was an inspiring book to read. Character is the essence of her success.

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Is U.S. Immigration Reform Necessary?

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:58:52 -0600

The United States is the first preference for international students and employees who wish to pursue higher education and better opportunities. Though the US is a great place to take one's education and career to new heights, one of the biggest issues faced is obtaining an immigration visa. International students and new employees are finding it difficult as their visas are routinely rejected for no apparent reason.

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Just Cause: A Union Guide to Winning Discipline Cases by Robert M Schwartz

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:08:19 -0600

This book not only covers the nuts and bolts of a grievance, it lifts the hood and shows you how things work and how to work you and your members. Required reading not only for the Shop Steward or the Local Leader but for anyone working in the field of Labor.

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John Grisham's "The King Of Torts" And The Process Server

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:03:45 -0600

John Grisham is one of the prolific legal fiction writers of our time. Though the novels may be categorized as fiction and the characters are of course fictional, it depicts real emotions and possible scenarios that anyone can relate to. This may be the key, why all his books had received such rave reviews.

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Book Review: The Legal Rights of Union Stewards by Robert M. Schwartz

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:57:35 -0600

Mr. Schwartz brings to the average Joe Steward a handy and informative guide to the trials and tribulations of being a union steward. Originally published in 1986, in its fourth edition it continues to bring well written and easy to understand information to the shop floor.

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How to Pick the Best Lawyer or a Legal Firm

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:50:21 -0600

There's a myth that you are in a trouble if you need a lawyer. Well, that's partially true. Lawyers can really help you solve big problems or even avoid them. Yet, you may need legal services in everyday situations, for example when buying or selling real estate or an auto. A good lawyer is like a good doctor: either you are 100% honest with him/her or things may get even worse. So, what are the most important considerations when hiring a lawyer?

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Distributive Justice

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 10:10:42 -0600

Distributive Justice defines a set of rules that should be followed by everyone. These rules should give all people equal opportunity. But is everyone treated equally? Is justice applied in an equivalent manner? Read my take - then tell me your opinion!

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The Best Books For Bar Exam Preparation

Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:51:50 -0500

I know One way to pass the California Bar Exam and Five ways to fail. After six rounds at the California Bar exam, I learned the hard way so you don't have to. Bar exam prep doesn't have to be overwhelming with stress. Here are my recommendations for the best bar exam prep materials you can use.

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DOJ Retaining Its Position on GPS Tracking

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:45:38 -0500

In a surprise move on Thursday, the federal government notified an appeals court that it reserves the right to secretly place GPS tracking devices on privately owned vehicles without first obtaining a warrant. Many wonder what the Department Of Justice is thinking since the long-anticipated ruling in January by the Supreme Court on just this issue.

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GPS Tracking Ruling Brings Privacy Discussions To The Forefront

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:12:11 -0500

For months, supporters and opponents have argued the warrantless GPS tracking issue. With the Supreme Court unanimously agreeing that warrantless placement of a GPS tracking device was unconstitutional, law enforcement agencies will have to adapt while still benefitting from the GPS tracking technology.

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The New PIP Statute

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:37:49 -0500

The New PIP Statute and its Effects on Accident Victims: The new Personal Injury Protection PIP Statute that was recently passed in Florida may be a triumph for insurance companies. The law places new limits on the amount of benefits a person can receive as well as the amount of money awarded during a claim.

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Killed by Cars

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:34:50 -0500

Motorcycle riders are an example of innocent people who can be killed by cars. According to RideSmartFlorida.com, 415 motorcycle riders were killed in 2009 due to fatal injuries from traffic crashes. Like pedestrians and bicyclists, motorcyclists are at an unfair disadvantage when a driver loses control of his vehicle due to negligence like texting and distracted driving. They are no match for a car, truck, or van's impact.

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Utilizing the "Wired" Court Reporter

Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:41:28 -0500

(The original of the below article was published in the Milwaukee Law Journal in 2002. Footnoted below are innovative changes to the technology and process since the original publication.) The introduction of computers to the court reporting industry in the mid-seventies opened the door for many new reporting products and services and is ultimately creating greater capability for litigators.

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Avoid Excessive Court Costs - Do Enduring Powers Of Attorney

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:49:32 -0500

Losing mental capacity can be an expensive exercise if you do not have your house in order. It can also be a stressful time for family and loved ones already trying to deal with your often sudden loss of mental capacity.

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No Soliciting

Tue, 08 May 2012 13:29:02 -0500

"No Soliciting" This is the message given to most people who approach my front door. There are many others as well that have such a warning posted.

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Physician Heal Thyself - Attorney Gregory Piche' Releases a New Book on Sham Medical Peer Reviews

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:45:41 -0500

In his new book "SHAM PEER REVIEW: The Power of Immunity and The Abuse of Trust," Denver attorney and author Gregory Piche' offers several effective ways to bypass the current system known as the Medical Peer Review. This is an informative, provocative and timely book for an enormous profession that shadows American life, offering valuable insights for anyone working in today's healthcare industry.

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Using Ebooks for Learning About Legal Practice

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:06:08 -0500

Legal terms and procedures include complex laws and practices that a layman cannot understand easily. Thus, there is a demand for eBooks that teach the most difficult terms conveniently. Such eBooks provide accurate information about each and every law, allowing the general public to grasp legal terminologies easily.

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Book Review: The Path Of The Law

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:06:07 -0600

The Path of the Law presents the conclusions drawn by Holmes after more than 30 years of legal observation, thought, and practice of law. He probably wrote this essay to further discuss what he began in his most famous publication, The Common Law. The Path of The Law was written not as a manual about the practice of law, but a manual to show students how to think like a lawyer; what it means to be a good lawyer; and what it means to have a successful law career.

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Can I Discharge Federal or State Taxes in Bankruptcy?

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 08:03:53 -0600

"I heard that I can discharge my tax debt, is that true?"? The preceding question is one that is frequently posed in our Utah bankruptcy practice.

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The 10 Most Popular Books From the Criminal Justice Field

Wed, 21 Dec 2011 14:18:25 -0600

Criminal justice is a serious matter for those who work in the field. For the general public, however, it stirs up a great deal of morbid curiosity. Many popular books have been ripped straight from the nation's most grisly headlines, revealing a glimpse of what goes into solving a gruesome crime.

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The Volunteers' Guide To Fundraising By Ilona Bray

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 15:04:40 -0500

"The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising: Raise Money for Your School, Team, Library or Community Group" by Ilona Bray is a very good book for those that are looking for ideas to help with fundraising efforts for various causes or community groups. It is published by Nolo, a publisher that prides itself on making the law accessible to everyone through quality books and resources. And Ilona Bray has authored a number of books for Nolo, including "Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits."

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Under Fire Written By Margaret McLean

Tue, 05 Jul 2011 13:14:17 -0500

The author makes you actually feel as though you are in the story whether it is as a cop, a fireman, a defense or prosecuting attorney, a person on trial, the witnesses of the alleged crime, or just in the presence of all of the afore mentioned. "Under Fire" is written so you can't get lost, as some stories seem to do intentionally! You will find you are placing yourself in the capacity of a small storeowner as you discover your store is on fire and you think your son is trapped upstairs in his bedroom.

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All In Against the IRS: Every Gambler's Tax Guide by Attorney and Tax Professional Stephen Fishman

Mon, 18 Apr 2011 14:31:08 -0500

I am not really a gambler, and while I provided basic tax information to clients that I helped with business matters, I'm not a tax attorney, and therefore referred my clients to tax professionals for their tax needs. With that said, I enjoyed reading "All In Against the IRS: Every Gambler's Tax Guide" by attorney and tax professional Stephen Fishman, J.D. The book is short, very readable, and believe it or not, very interesting, even though the subject is one that most people would consider boring - taxes.

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The Corporate Records Handbook: Meetings, Minutes and Resolutions by Attorney Anthony Mancuso

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 14:33:29 -0500

"The Corporate Records Handbook: Meetings, Minutes & Resolutions" by attorney Anthony Mancuso is a six hundred page resource book that contains just what the cover says it does. It is a very good book of forms that will allow the reader to use the book to document everything you need to keep records of to maintain your incorporated business. This is not a book to help you incorporate your business, in fact, Mancuso wrote a separate book titled "Incorporate Your Business" to assist with the business formation. This book is for after your corporation is formed and you need help conducting the business matters on an ongoing basis. The book is published by Nolo, which means it is in general language that is easily understood by everyone, not just attorneys. Even though I am a licenses attorney, I still really like the books that Nolo puts out. They are good for the layperson and attorney alike. And this book really is a great book of forms.

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US Immigration Made Easy by Attorney Ilona Bray

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:25:33 -0500

I helped my wife, at the time my fiance, emigrate to the U.S. while I was attending law school. I was not yet an attorney, nor had I taken any classes on international law or immigration. Unfortunately, finances were such that it necessitated that I do the work myself, rather than hire an experienced immigration attorney to assist me. That proves that it can be done by yourself. As an attorney, I assisted a number of people with immigration matters, and it varied from doing just about everything for them, and just having them sign where I told them to at times, to reviewing self-done work to offer limited advice due to the finances of my clients. I provided the services they needed, or wanted to pay for. While I found a number of websites, including the official government website, to be quite helpful, I wish I would have had "U.S. Immigration Made Easy" by Attorney Ilona Bray when I was a law student working at getting my fiance to the U.S.

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The Employee Rights Handbook by Steven Mitchell Sack

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:53:45 -0600

Steven Mitchell Sack is called The Employee's Lawyer for a reason. It is his mission to protect employee rights, and he's been enforcing workplace rights of employees, executives, and sales representatives for over thirty years. With his book "The Employee Rights Handbook: Effective Legal Strategies to Protect Your Job From Interview to Pink Slip" he's created an excellent resource for employees, providing the information to understand job rights, and to protect and assert oneself to collect what is due. If you are wondering about your rights at work, this book has the answers.

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Professor Kingsfield

Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:55:59 -0600

In the novel The Paper Chase by John Osborn one of the most important characters was Professor Kingsfield. The setting was law school and the professor was instrumental in teaching the young students to become good lawyers. The student's feelings were obviously no concern to Kingsfield as he sole focus is on providing the most value as possible as a teacher to his students. His lectures were so well planed and precise that they were able to finish the last page of the reading material during the last minute of class time which meant they never fell behind or got ahead of his planned schedule.

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Rigors of Law School

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:45:15 -0600

Law School can be seen as one of the most difficult academic rigors anyone could go through. It is vital for every law student to find someone that can mentor them through these hard times. Whether the student chooses a professor or perhaps a past Law School graduate it does not matter. In The Paper Chase by John Osborn he ironically emphasize the point that the professor is the almighty character that these students really do need to be modeling their lives after him. It is good that Kingsfield's genius shines through to Hart because his mind was truly sharpened after a year of rigorous studies under his favorite professor.

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Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:44:43 -0600

Nolo, the publisher that is passionate about making the law accessible to everyone has published one of the best guides to Social Security retirement and medical benefits for the layperson. Like other Nolo books, "Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions: Get the Most Out of Your Retirement & Medical Benefits" by Joseph L. Matthews with Dorothy Matthews Berman is written by an attorney, but in language anyone can understand.

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Right of First Refusal Is Not a Restriction on Free Transferability Under Section 111A

Fri, 18 Feb 2011 16:29:03 -0600

The concept of free transferability of shares in a public company under section 111A of the Companies Act, 1956 is perhaps the most significant unresolved controversy in contemporary Indian corporate law. Time and again the issue has arisen whether the right of first refusal (pre-emptive rights) in the shareholders' agreement and joint venture agreement constitute restriction on the free transferability of shares. Right of first refusal is a commonly used device in the corporate world.

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Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions

Tue, 08 Feb 2011 14:07:59 -0600

As a publisher, NOLO does a great job at publishing books that allow everyone access to legal information. Most are written by attorneys, but in language that everyone can understand and benefit from. And while I still believe that there are issues where a person needs to hire an attorney, the books by NOLO allow people to do many things themselves, or to have a better understanding of things when they do hire an attorney. The 8th Edition of "Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions" by Shae Irving, J.D. & the editors of Nolo is a book that will help you do things yourself, and provide a general working knowledge of topics that you might want assistance with from an attorney.

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Kendall Coffey Book, Spinning the Law, Examines the Media's Role in Today's High Profile Trials

Thu, 03 Feb 2011 19:24:01 -0600

Kendall Coffey draws from his years of experience with high-profile cases, both as a witness and game-changing participant in the art of spinning and winning in the court of public opinion and media influence. He offers a riveting analysis of the significance of media strategies and public relations in major courtroom battles through press conferences, media interviews, and online publicity efforts, and other tactics that have become a critical part of setting up a case to win.

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When It Comes to Lawsuit Funding, Give Your Attorney a Break

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:11:10 -0600

Applicants for lawsuit funding, otherwise known as lawsuit loans or litigation cash advances, have wide and assorted reasons for seeking pre-settlement cash against the potential recovery of their legal proceeding. In many instances, applicants require funding as quick as possible.

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Is Law School Worth the Investment?

Mon, 17 Jan 2011 15:03:56 -0600

When you commit to going to law school, you know that you will be studying long-hours to learn the law. What many students ignore is the mountain of debt it takes to pay the super-high tuition rates of law school. Unless you are on a rare graduate scholarship, law school tuition is not cheap. This post examines the unfortunate intersection between the high-tuition and the lack of jobs for an entire generation of law students.

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Lawsuit Funding - The Use of Credit and Background Checks

Thu, 13 Jan 2011 15:02:34 -0600

At Fair Rate Funding, we are frequently asked whether we run credit checks in connection with the funding process. The answer to this question is "no".

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Examining the Cost of Lawsuit Funding

Fri, 07 Jan 2011 15:40:00 -0600

In the last article, we examined the historical pricing models in the lawsuit cash advance funding industry.?We also discussed the business dynamics that often change pricing in any business which puts capital at risk for profit.

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Lawsuit Funding - The Evolution of Pricing

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 17:53:04 -0600

Much is spoken/written about the "costs" associated with obtaining a cash advance against the future proceeds of a pending lawsuit. Otherwise known as a lawsuit loan or pre-settlement funding, many companies offer cash now against the future resolution of a case.

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"Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference," by Attorney Richard Stim

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 09:29:56 -0600

Many people don't realize just how important contract law is to our everyday lives. Contracts are not something reserved for lawyers and business executives, but govern many transactions from buying a house or car, signing up for a credit card, or insuring that car or house you purchased. If you purchase anything at a store you've entered a contractual transaction. We are constantly entering into, enjoying the benefits of, and possibly violating, contracts each and every day. If you run or manage a business, you will deal with even more contracts. Because of this, it is important for everyone to understand the basics of contracts, and essential for business owners to be able to interpret and draft contracts. This is where NOLO comes in. NOLO is the leader in publishing books that allow everyone to access legal information. "Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference" by attorney Richard Stim is an extremely useful resource text on contracts.

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Lawsuit Funding Brokers - Examining the Cost

Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:34:18 -0600

In any endeavor in which the origination of new business involves work and/or expertise, there will be persons willing to offer such service/expertise for profit.?The business of lawsuit loans or cash advance funding for pending cases is really no different in this regard.

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Lawsuit Funding Brokers - The Good News

Wed, 22 Dec 2010 12:50:43 -0600

The purpose of this and all articles posted by the undersigned is to educate the public about the lawsuit funding business as a whole. The premise is that if the public is more aware of the business and how it works, it will benefit the lawsuit loan industry and clients alike.

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Arrested - What to Do When Your Loved One's in Jail by Wes Denham

Mon, 20 Dec 2010 13:05:37 -0600

The copy on the back of the book starts out, "When someone close to you is arrested, things get crazy fast." That is surely an understatement, things will get extremely crazy blindingly fast. In "Arrested: What to Do When Your Loved One's in Jail" by Wes Denham, coauthor of "Arrest-Proof Yourself," you learn how to make decisions that are in the best interests of the entire family, not just the defendant who was arrested. In an easy to read style, without a lot of legal jargon, the book walks your through the process and includes checklists of what to do, and in what order. There is also a lot of information on topics you might not think about when someone is first arrested, but you really should.

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Hazardous Waste, and Hazardous Material Law - Book Review

Sat, 18 Dec 2010 11:09:34 -0600

Do you run a business or a local government agency and find yourself utterly baffled by the myriad of hazardous material laws. Confused about MSDS, cradle to grave policies, and what on Earth the inspectors and even your own bosses are expecting? Well, you are not alone, and coming from an industry where we had to deal with all this even though we only barely class one material.

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Effective Fundraising For Nonprofits - Real-World Strategies That Work by Ilona Bray

Tue, 14 Dec 2010 10:30:53 -0600

Nonprofit organizations rely on fundraising to exist. Success or failure of many nonprofits depends on the ability to raise funds, because with the money to operate, the charitable mission and the tax-exempt status won't mean much. An organization may have the best intentions, but without capital, and that means money, the success of the organization will be minimal if at all. That's where a book like "Effective Fundraising For Nonprofits: Real-World Strategies That Work" by Ilona Bray, J.D., comes in. It is an extremely informative book, written in plain English, that features advice and stories from over fifty experienced fundraisers, foundation staffers, journalists, and more, regarding everything you need to know to get fundraising for your organization.

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Nonprofit Fundraising Registration - The 50-State Guide

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 14:55:12 -0600

When it comes to money, the IRS is going to be involved. And unfortunately, tax law is complicated and confusing. What some nonprofits do not know is that there are nonprofit state fundraising registration rules that if you don't follow, the IRS can get involved and make a huge headache for the unknowing and unsuspecting nonprofit. Fines, public embarrassment and even returning donations can result from not following the rules. To assist with this quagmire of rules and regulations, Stephen Fishman, J.D., wrote "Nonprofit Fundraising Registration: The 50-State Guide." This book will show you how to fundraise legally in all states, complete the Unified Registration Statement, and understand Internet fundraising rules.

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The Technique to Choose Appropriate Commercial Litigation Lawyers for Your Company

Fri, 10 Dec 2010 13:48:47 -0600

Ever required some sort of commercial litigation lawyers for settling some related matters of your company? If you own a company or an organization then there certain circumstances which may lead you to seek some legal advice from commercial litigation solicitors in regard to certain issues concerning your business venture. But before approaching that perfect lawyer for your organization, how will become ensure for the fact that the one you are going to hire will be the best one for your company?

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Building a Parenting Agreement That Works - Child Custody Agreements Step by Step

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 12:38:22 -0600

As a mediator, I've spent a lot of time helping divorcing parents work out a fair and realistic parenting plan or custody agreement that works for them and their children. The plan needs to protect the best interests of the children, and it is the parents who know the children best. Absent any abuse, it really is the parents, not the court or other experts, who need to work together to create a parenting plan that will work for everyone involved. That is where this book comes in. "Building a Parenting Agreement That Works: Child Custody Agreements Step by Step" by Mimi Lyster Zemmelman contains practical solutions and sample language to assist divorcing parents overcome obstacles and build win-win custody agreements that allow everyone, parents and children, to live in their new arrangement.

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Corporate Law Adviser - Justification of Criminal Sanctions For Violations of Corporate Governance

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 13:41:50 -0500

The system through which those involved in the company's management are held accountable for their performance, with the aim of ensuring that they adhere to the company's proper objectives. Corporate governance is concerned with the separation of ownership and control that results when a company is publicly listed and, therefore, has too many owners who cannot all control the company at once, and as such, they hire professional managers to do so. It has been defined, thus: "The system through which those involved in the company's management are held accountable for their performance, with the aim of ensuring that they adhere to the company's proper objectives".

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Drive: Tapping Into Lawyers' Intrinsic Motivation

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:45:42 -0500

This is a book review of Daniel H. Pink's "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us", adapted to the perspective of practicing lawyers. Daniel H. Pink's 2009 book entitled "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" ("Drive") is filled with information that is highly relevant to the legal profession today.

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Your Limited Liability Company: An Operating Manual by Attorney Anthony Mancuso

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 14:25:20 -0500

If you are looking for a book to assist you with making business decisions regarding your LLC, this is not necessarily the right book for you. However, if you would like a book to assist with keeping the proper records of your meetings with forms to help you keep minutes and memorialize the decisions you do make, this book, "Your Limited Liability Company: An Operating Manual" by Attorney Anthony Mancuso, is the book you are looking for. The book includes a CD-ROM that contains 70 forms for you to use.

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Filing a Product Liability Compensation Claim

Wed, 13 Oct 2010 21:10:42 -0500

Injuries by defective products are claimable as they are mistake on part of the manufacturer/retailer. Be it out of court settlement or verdict through a court, everyone wants it quick and easy.

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Parental Alienation Memoir Review - A Father's Heartbreak

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 10:23:16 -0500

Father's rights attorney reviews one man's memoir of the effects of Parental Alienation on his life and his relationship with his children. This book is an excellent primer for parents, lawyers, therapists and judges on the damage that an alienating parent can inflict.

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Product Liability Compensation Claims For Consumers

Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:39:39 -0500

As you all know, the law and order of the country are for the protection of individual rights. Legal rules are meant for the protection of the rights of every citizen.

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Crooks Can Make a Career for Themselves After All

Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:47:59 -0500

This book is based on morals and ethics. Who has them and who doesn't is the interesting part of this fast action financial thriller. Would you be able to tell a story being told as it was being told? There are many they can't and believe every word out of someone's mouth to be true. This is who they look for and that is the person that wants to pull the lever to the one arm bandit.

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Ramaiya - Guide to the Companies Act (With a Thorough Discussion of SEBI Guidelines)

Wed, 01 Sep 2010 20:00:00 -0500

There are few books that have made history in their respective fields and have developed an unusual crave for them amongst their patrons. This encyclopedic work of RAMAIYA'S is undoubtedly one in the Company Law field.

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Book Review on Consumer, Personal, Cell Phone and Internet Privacy Issues

Wed, 11 Aug 2010 10:16:31 -0500

People have been talking about the Internet and online privacy for quite a while, for as long as I've used that is. I can remember some folks discussing it back in 1993 even, and by 1996 some folks were getting alarmed, and with good reason. It was clear back then, that this was going to become a huge problem, especially as public records were being put online.

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The Lone Star Writ of Garnishment

Thu, 29 Jul 2010 16:23:52 -0500

Even today, some Texas lawyers- particularly those representing garnishees- take the position that privates are not authorized to serve the writ of garnishment. Given the fact that?my service of the writ has been challenged twice in the last two years, one could reasonably assume it happens regularly throughout the state.

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The Middle Voice - Mediating Conflict Successfully by Joseph B Stulberg and Lela P Love

Tue, 27 Jul 2010 14:35:30 -0500

I had the opportunity to hear Joseph 'Josh' Stulberg speak at a mediation conference that I was also speaking at this spring. I purchased "The Middle Voice: Mediating Conflict Successfully" by Joseph B. Stulberg and Lela P. Love at the conference, and now after reading it, am glad that I did. It is a very good book on the basic mediation process and the skills needed to mediation conflict and find resolution. The book is appropriate for those who mediate professionally or for community dispute centers, as well as for those who have to mediation conflict in work, family, or community settings.

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Methods of Service - Follow the Rules

Mon, 17 May 2010 12:53:43 -0500

As process servers, most of us will occasionally find ourselves in possession of a citation or writ of which service may appear problematic. When you find yourself in this situation, it may prove beneficial to do bit of research.

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Keeping Our Heads When Others Are Losing Theirs!

Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:35:30 -0500

Marcy Jones, (JD), attorney, divorce coach, lecturer and first-time author has written a superbly informative and emotionally supportive book entitled "Graceful Divorce Solutions: A Comprehensive and Pro-active Guide to Saving You Time, Money and Your Sanity." Jones understands firsthand that facing divorce can feel equal to experiencing one of the greatest losses of your life: the loss of your hopes and dreams as a couple. Jones's stated mission for her book is not small, she wants to see the transformation of a faulty legal system which she says is "broken." She goes on to claim, "Right now, we don't do divorce, it does us. Simply stated, the whole system is illogical and out of control."

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Books For Attorneys - Three Resource Books For Every Lawyer

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 20:29:36 -0500

If you're a lawyer or getting into law these books are indispensable. Check them out if you haven't already.

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New Book Offers a Kinder, Gentler Divorce For Everyone Involved

Fri, 26 Mar 2010 08:55:56 -0500

After going through her own divorce, Marcy Jones decided there had to be an easier way. She decided to become a lawyer herself and soon became interested in how collaborative law can help families, especially divorcing couples, come to a solution that does not tear apart the family but instead allows people to work together. Jones' new book Graceful Divorce Solutions looks at divorce from every angle and situation and provides practical advice that will make divorcing couples breath a sigh of relief that they do not have to have their lawyers fight in court to come to an agreement.

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Book Review - For the Life O'Reilly Written by Brian Cohen

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 13:48:49 -0600

Nicholas O'Reilly was a partner in a huge New York law firm, Williams Gardner & Schmidt. He was going places with this firm and had much prestige even though he knew this type of firm was a cutthroat kind of firm. He had many friends in the firm.

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Law School Admissions Calculator - There is a 95% Chance This Will Be Accurate

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:43:25 -0600

Try more than one and average all the results. Most of all, remember this is only 95% accurate. If you are close to being on the bubble, your personal statement along with your letters of recommendation could still help you get accepted.

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Law School Financial Aid - Almost Every Law Student Must Have This to Complete the Courses

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:43:15 -0600

Available to graduate students are the Stanford Loan and the Perkins Loan which are federally funded loans that must be paid back after graduation. There is also the Graduate PLUS System that connects private lenders with students that need the necessary resources to continue their education in law.

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Law School Scholarship - They Are Out There, Just Keep Looking

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 16:30:52 -0600

There is a law school scholarship for those that look hard enough. Many institutions of higher learning offer them not only to minority students, but to those that do not have the financial resources to pursue this challenging career.

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Law School Essay - This is Your Personal Statement

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:24:22 -0600

Explain your experiences, but get to the point. Remember, these reviews do nothing but read applications all day. Do what you can to set yourself apart without boring them.

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Requirements For Law School - Get it Right

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 17:38:39 -0600

While your LSAT score is critical, a commendable GPA and course load are important. An admission board is more likely to look favorably on an applicant that has double majored in biology and philosophy with a GPA of 3.25 than someone who majored in political science with the same GPA.

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Child Custody For Fathers to Help Dads in Their Case

Fri, 08 Jan 2010 17:25:07 -0600

It is crucial that dads establish themselves prior to acquiring custody. The moment you lose custody, your chances of maintaining an active role in your child's life decrease. Allowing full control by your ex-spouse can be tragic if the divorce was fiercely fought since...

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The Manager's Legal Handbook by Attorneys Amy Delpo and Lisa Guerin

Tue, 29 Dec 2009 15:43:39 -0600

"The Manager's Legal Handbook" by Attorneys Amy Delpo and Lisa Guerin is another informative text published by Nolo, the publisher that is passionate about making law accessible to everyone. This book is a resource for those who supervise employees and independent contractors. It contains a plethora of advice on important topics to managers.

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Running a Side Business - How to Create a Second Income

Wed, 09 Dec 2009 11:22:02 -0600

"Running a Side Business: How to Create a Second Income" by Attorney Richard Stim and Lisa Guerin, J.D. is a great little book containing the basics of starting a business on the side, while keeping your day job. It is one of the Nolo and USA Today collaborations, so it brings legal information in an easy to understand format with the checklists, tips, and USA Today Snapshots. It's an interesting and informative book.

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Crazy in America

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 14:11:43 -0600

"A national scandal" is the coined phrase Ms. Pfeiffer, an investigative reporter, uses to describe mentally ill persons and their shockingly tragic encounters with the criminal justice system. In this heartrending book she meticulously documents the stories of six mentally ill individuals who came into contact with the criminal justice system because of aberrant psychotic behaviors related to their illnesses and suffered tragic experiences in jails and prisons.

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Business Loans From Family & Friends - How to Ask, Make it Legal, & Make it Work

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 11:47:44 -0600

The first thing I noticed about "Business Loans From Family & Friends: How to Ask, Make It Legal, & Make It Work" by Asheesh Advani was that the book had a foreword by Richard Branson. Having admired the founder and chairman of the Virgin Group, I figured if he'd endorsed it, I'd take a look. I was not disappointed.

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Setting Up a Private Foundation - A Legal Book Review

Mon, 07 Dec 2009 09:18:10 -0600

A good many folks would like to leave money to the common good when they retire or after they have completed their life experience. Some folks would like to set up private foundations because they would like to give back to the world that has given them so much. Today, there are nearly 76,000 private foundations in the US and that number grows each and every year.

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101 Law Forms For Personal Use

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 09:50:41 -0600

Regardless of what we do, paper and forms are a huge part of our life. Some are simple and some complex. Others seem unnecessary, while certain documents are worth more than you can imagine at certain times and during certain circumstances. For anyone who wants a head start with drafting forms, Attorney Ralph Warner & Robin Leonad's book "101 Law Forms for Personal Use" is a handy reference.

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What If There Really Was Equal Justice For All - A Book Review

Sat, 28 Nov 2009 00:31:31 -0600

The civil rights movement in the United States was nothing short of epic. And it really was befitting of the United States considering what we claim to stand for. Some say that we went too far, and actually in many cases promoted those who had been pushed down before above those races and nationalities who once controlled everything. They call it reverse discrimination.

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Legal Book Review - Incorporating Your Small Business

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 22:46:04 -0600

If you own a small business and you wish to protect your assets, and stretch your tax dollar to the fullest then you might wish to consider incorporating your business. Maybe you don't know a lot about how to incorporate your business, or why you should. Perhaps, you'd like to know the history behind the reasons people have incorporated their businesses in the past, or how that relates to the same needs, challenges, and issues of our present time and your particular business.

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For the Hobby Inventor and Innovator, Patent Law is Paramount - Book Review

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 20:25:51 -0600

Inventors, dreamers, innovators, and concept designers have a visually enhanced brain, and they can create and conceive of nearly anything. They are creative geniuses, and we are lucky to have them in our civilization and society. Unfortunately with this incredible gift, they often lack the incessant details, and inability to work within a structured environment of forms, law, and filing the patents they need to protect their genius.

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Avoiding Legal Pitfalls That Can Come Back to Bite You at Work, at Home, and at Play

Thu, 05 Nov 2009 16:04:18 -0600

So Sue Me, JACKASS! by Amy Epstein Feldman and Robin Epstein is a book that will answer all the legal questions you've been afraid to ask - no matter how outlandish they may be - and it does it in a practical, easy to understand and humorous way.

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Form Your Own Limited Liability Company by Attorney Anthony Mancuso

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:48:04 -0500

Overall, this is a good basic book for someone who is looking to learn more about LLCs and how to form them. Again, the most important chapters are those that help with creating Operating Agreements.

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Leases & Rental Agreements by Marcia Stewart and Attorneys Ralph Warner & Janet Portman

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:38:14 -0500

Why start from scratch and reinvent the wheel all by yourself? If you are a landlord, regardless if you own one rental or many, there are a variety of forms and agreements you will need. "Leases & Rental Agreements" by Marcia Stewart and Attorneys Ralph Warner & Janet Portman is a Nolo publication that is billed as your lease and rental documents companion. It's a good reference to get you started.

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The Criminal Law Handbook - Know Your Rights, Survive the System

Thu, 08 Oct 2009 20:21:16 -0500

"The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System" by Attorneys Paul Bergman & Sara J. Berman is an impressive 678 page tome of information all about criminal law. The book sets out to assist you with understanding the confusing rules and procedures involved with criminal offences and to teach you how the system works, why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do, and most importantly, what you can do to limit the harm. I feel it accomplishes that goal very well. Most of the book is written in an understandable question-and-answer format...

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Legal Research - How to Find & Understand the Law

Mon, 28 Sep 2009 21:01:33 -0500

"Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law" by Attorney Stephen Elias and the Editors of Nolo is another book in the huge legal library published by Nolo, a publisher that prides itself on making the law accessible to everyone. I'm an attorney, and I still like the books put out by Nolo, especially the ones on areas I'm not as familiar with, but want a little knowledge. Nolo always delivers.

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How Cyber Law by Brett Trout is an Example of POD Publishing

Sun, 20 Sep 2009 11:37:04 -0500

As the publishing industry undergoes violent upheavals of change, it is useful to track that change through the very books that are riding that change, and implementing it, through how they are created, published, distributed and sold. Cyber Law by Brett Trout is a perfect example of such a book.

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Save Your Small Business - 10 Crucial Strategies to Survive Hard Times Or Close Down & Move On

Fri, 18 Sep 2009 19:45:55 -0500

If there were ever a timely business book, "Save Your Small Business: 10 Crucial Strategies To Survive Hard Times or Close Down & Move On" by Ralph Warner and Bethany K. Laurence is certainly it. Promoted as a road map to small business survival, Warner and Laurence provide simple, no-nonsense, steps that can make a huge difference in running, saving, or if needed closing, your small business. Running a small business has always been hard, but currently it can be brutally agonizing, if not downright scary.

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A Review of Law School Confidential

Tue, 15 Sep 2009 13:59:58 -0500

Review of the popular law book, Law School Confidential, and whether it is worth its hype or not. Law School Confidential has built up a formidable reputation since its publication as a must read book for every aspiring or current law student. If you ask an actual law student, you will find that most, if not all, have a copy of this book sitting in their book library.

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Divorce Without Court - A Guide to Mediation & Collaborative Divorce

Wed, 09 Sep 2009 22:41:55 -0500

Going through a divorce is an emotionally and financially taxing time. To make matters worse, the complexities of the unknown process and the adversarial conflict that often accompanies divorces increase the stresses tenfold. One has to ask, "can you have a civilized divorce and minimize the financial and emotional conflict?" Attorney - Mediator Katherine E. Stoner answers this question with an unflinching, "Yes!" Her book, "Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation & Collaborative Divorce, 2nd Edition" provides a guide to the steps necessary to negotiate a divorce settlement using divorce mediation or the new innovative approach called collaborative divorce.

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Law School Confidential Review

Fri, 04 Sep 2009 09:02:57 -0500

We review the Law School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience, By Students, For Students - long considered essential reading for anyone thinking of applying to law school, and see if it is worth the hype.

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Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants by Janet Portman

Tue, 25 Aug 2009 23:53:20 -0500

I just read the 2nd Edition of "Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants" by Janet Portman, the author of "Every Landlord's Legal Guide." This book is a great resource for the new landlord who will do everything him or herself.

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IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans - Taking Your Money Out by Twila Slesnick and John Suttle

Fri, 14 Aug 2009 22:27:51 -0500

There are many books on investing that include chapters on IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement plans. However these books usually give the advice to ensure you are contributing to these plans and offer suggestions on what investment vehicles to use to help save a nest egg for a person's retirement years. This book is different. "IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans: Taking Your Money Out 9th Edition" by Twila Slesnick and John C. Suttle is not for the person wanting to invest for retirement, it is for the person who has reached retirement, or about to, and wants to take money out of these types of accounts. There are various rules, and this Nolo legal guide helps the reader navigate them.

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Learn the Legalities of Income Property and Home Rental Business - A Book Review

Mon, 03 Aug 2009 09:50:10 -0500

Have you ever consider owning rental properties, but were unsure about the issues and legalities of the rental business? If so, I sure have the perfect book for you, one that will help keep you out of trouble and prevent you from getting taken to the cleaners. The book is called; "Managing Rental Properties for Maximum Profits; Save Time and Money with Greg Perry's Foolproof System for Buying the Right Properties, Finding and Keeping Good Tenants, Getting Paid On Time, Fixing and Maintaining Your Properties, Handling Tenant Complaints, Keeping Good Records and So Much More," by Greg Perry; Prima ...

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Drowning Accident - Should You Sue?

Mon, 13 Jul 2009 11:53:58 -0500

A drowning accident is scary for any family. Sadly there are a large number of drowning accidents every year. A drowning accident can happen quickly.

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Estate Planning For Blended Families - Providing For Your Spouse & Children in a Second Marriage

Thu, 09 Jul 2009 09:18:15 -0500

Estate planning can be difficult enough, but for those in their second marriage, it can be even more complex. "Estate Planning for Blended Families: Providing for Your Spouse & Children in a Second Marriage" by Attorney Richard E. Barnes guides you through the process of planning your estate to be fair with everyone and minimize family fights.

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Saving the Family Cottage - A Guide to Succession Planning

Wed, 08 Jul 2009 11:48:01 -0500

I first learned of "Saving the Family Cottage: A Guide to Succession Planning for Your Cottage, Cabin, Camp or Vacation Home" by Stuart J. Hollander, Rose Hollander, & David S. Fry a couple of years ago from a fellow attorney who recommended it. This is a very good book if you plan on passing on a cottage or vacation home to your children, if you have inherited a cabin with siblings or other relatives, or you just want to know how to keep property in the family and reduce or avoid the squabbles over it.

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MS-13 is a Real Threat - They Are Serious, Powerful and Have the Numbers to Raise Hell

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 09:30:04 -0500

Most folks that live in America do not fully comprehend the MS-13 Gang, but regardless we are all effected in some way by their actions and endeavors. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is working with local jurisdictions in nearly every state in the US to try to stop this entrenched group. How are they doing?

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Facts Every Lawyer Should Know About Hispanic Marketing

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:52:53 -0500

Hispanics remain one of the fastest growing segments of the population. As a result, Latino communities across the United States have a rising need for legal representation. Are you doing enough to effectively market your law firm to the Hispanic community?

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Why to Get a PF Registration Done - The Benefits of a Provident Fund

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:55:27 -0500

There are several ways an individual can save for the future, but the Employee Provident Fund is one of the easiest and safest option. The write-up aims to elaborate a few primary paybacks of registering for Provident Fund. It explains who PF can be utilised in case of emergency or life in general.

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The GST Bill and the GST Return - The Eight Pros and Cons of It

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:03:16 -0500

India recently switched to a single Goods and Service Tax also known as GST. In this writeup, a brief introduction to the tax is given. It is followed by the benefits it affords consumers and business. In conclusion, the obstacles the tax creates are also listed.

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Udyog Aadhar Registration - Answering What, Who, How and Why of It

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:48:27 -0500

The Government of India supports and aids medium, small and micro enterprises. To get that help, a business has to register under Udyog Aadhar. This article explains what it is and who can register for it. It then talks about the process of registration and the benefits that can be availed after it.

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Professional Tax Registration - The Benefits of Hiring Experts to Do It

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 10:11:01 -0500

The writeup explains, in brief, what is the professional tax. It then clarifies in which states is it levied, how the tax is paid and who is responsible for paying it. In conclusion, the benefits of employing a service provider for registering for professional tax payment are elucidated extensively.

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Selecting the Business Structure and the Process of Company Registration in India

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 08:08:26 -0500

The article explains the necessity of picking a company structure before registering it in India. It elucidates the types of constitutions a business can form and the importance of it. Followed by it, is an essential guide that helps new owners decide the structure of their ventures. Finally, described is the process of company registrations.

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Everything You Need to Know Before You Fill an NGO Online Registration Form

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:30:36 -0500

Starting an NGO is admirable work, but it comes with its responsibility. This article aims to provide all the information a person may need before registering an NGO. Starting from what an NGO is and ending with how to get the organisation registered, it explains every step of the way. The writeup even tackles the methods of finding financial support for the agency.

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Simplifying the Process of Name Change on a Birth Certificate for Children and Adults

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:52:53 -0500

A birth certificate is a notable document that needs to be unconditionally correct. There is no scope for error in it. The article helps simplify the process of correcting any mistake that may have occurred in the certificate. It also explains how a person can get the name changed on a birth certificate.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Safeguard Yourself Against Burnout

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:33:07 -0500

Being a legal assistant is a high stress position. We are the last step in a long line of steps that ensures pleadings and documents get filed and out on time to whomever they need to go. Everyone wants everything done yesterday, even if they only got their part of it to you ten minutes ago. It's commonplace for us to take on all responsibility for a project and get it done in an unreasonably short amount of time. We, simply, are magicians; however, it sometimes comes at a steep cost.

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Deposition FAQs, Tips and Tricks

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:39:36 -0500

You have been called upon to give sworn testimony via deposition. Thorough preparation on your part is essential. Following are answers to frequently asked questions along with some tips and tricks to make your deposition go smoothly.

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6 Qualities to Expect From a Good Solicitor

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:38:48 -0500

A successful solicitor must posses the right skills to match their particular area of law. Many of these skills will be developed over time, but it is also necessary to hold the right professional qualifications to enter this career path.

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Off-Body Carry: The Complete Guide [2018]

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:12:05 -0500

Carrying your pistol or revolver off your body in a concealed carry bag, or in any purse, fanny pack, backpack, concealed carry day planner, messenger bag or sling bag that places it away from your body may be a problem and a risk for some, but is a common style of carrying your firearm. This article will help you understand the pros of this style of carry and guide you between belt pouches, shoulder bags and purses for women.

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BigLaw And Millennials: Peas In A Pod

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:07:42 -0500

Almost every day, we see yet another article on millennials; they are examined, poked, and prodded to determine just exactly what they are and why they are not like the rest of us. I would argue to the contrary. They are just like the rest of us - only better.

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How to Get Access to the Public Records With Ease

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 20:36:42 -0500

In the United States of America, public records refer to the records that the government collected and archived. And these records are available for the common people to access for free. In simple terms, these records consist of country, state or federal info on a public domain. Anyone who has access to the internet can check out these records. Let's find out how you can find these public records with ease.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Do Know What We Know

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:02:40 -0500

One of the readers of my previous article commented: "While I don't know everything, I do know what I know." Despite my admission that legal assistants don't know everything related to law, there are circumstances in which we do know everything. Legal assistants are the detailers of the legal profession. We make the attorney's vision of their solution to a client's problem come to fruition. We get 'er done.

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The Thin Line Between Morality & Law

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:09:09 -0500

If one eats meat, in a place where majority abstain from taking it, would that person be liable to punishment? What if one takes part in a protest for more Democratic space, which has been proscribed by the Government, is that person justified in his/her cause? Are the police justified to kill in the commission of crime so as to protect innocent lives, with many viewing taking of another life no matter the situation as wrong?

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Don't Know It All

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:25:35 -0500

I work in a small general practice law firm. Despite that description, I am not familiar with every area of law. There are dozens of areas of law, some broad in scope and others very specific. Some law firms opt to practice in limited areas of law while others, like the one I work in, practice in several areas of law. There are benefits and drawbacks to each law firm model; however, I prefer working in general practice firms because they provide diversity each day. Forrest Gump famously said, "... life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." The same is true with general practice law firms.

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'DAYA-MARAN' (Euthanasia) AND 'ICHCHHA-MARAN' (Willfully Embracing a Dignified Death)

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:39:58 -0500

'Euthanasia' has been under great discussion recently, as the Govt. of India is planning to bring out a Law on this subject. Very recently, in March 2018, the Supreme Court of India rendered a very important decision on this issue. * This article, of 2016, discusses issues related with 'Euthanasia' as well as 'Willfully embracing an Honourable Death'; & talks about what is the position in Law (In India) & what it should be legally & morally. The basic principle discussed will be applicable everywhere in the World, as the Laws may differ from Country to country, but the issues related with Morality are the same everywhere

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Does My Dog Have Rights? Why Do Courts Value Pets As Property?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:12:03 -0500

We love our pets. They feel like part of the family, and Americans spend billions of dollars on them yearly - specifically $61 billion. With so much love for our furry friends, why do our courts still value pets as simple property?

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Why You Should Have a Corporate Lawyer on Staff

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:25:57 -0500

Corporations and small businesses are sites of expertise in their own industries. Business executives are highly specialized professionals whose primary focus is on the efficient and profitable management of their businesses.

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Tips For Lemon Car Cases

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:22:52 -0500

When a car fails to meets its warranty parameters and either does not function or poses a serious safety problem, we usually deal with what's called a "lemon". Being the unlucky owner of a lemon is certainly a pill hard to swallow. Luckily, each state has specially designed consumer laws. Ask the local DMV about lemon laws in your state. You surely want to get your money back or to have it replaced with a fully functional one. Check the following tips for lemon car cases:

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Legal Assistant's Corner: I Really Do (Mostly) Love My Job

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:49:02 -0500

Legal assistants are notoriously stressed out and we sometimes focus too much on the negative things that rear their head throughout each day - and negative things do happen every day. On the flip side, the majority of us absolutely love what we do and have no desire to do anything else professionally.

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How Inheritance Funding Works

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:05:23 -0500

The passing of a beloved person is always a sad moment. Some of us cope better with this new reality. Things get really complicated when that person was an important source of income for the family. Furthermore, deciding what will happen with the remaining belongings is usually a legal matter. The entire process of distributing the goods to the rightful inheritors is called a probate and it can take even years before things get sorted out. Of course, not all of us can afford waiting several years. If you need urgent money, you can always get advance inheritance funding from advance inheritance loan companies.

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Tips to Hire a Private Investigator

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:38 -0500

If you need to hire a private detective to spy on your cheating spouse or some other family member who you are responsible for, make sure you consider the tips given below. License It's very important to opt for a licensed detective. In fact, hiring an unlicensed one may lead to a negative outcome.

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What To Do After Buying A Lemon Car

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:00 -0500

For many, buying a car is a major investment. Unfortunately, not everything planned goes well. There are many hidden lemons, waiting for the unaware buyer. And by "lemon" we refer to cars which have serious malfunctions. If you suspect that you have bought a lemon, you should immediately take action. Find out more about what to do after realizing that the vehicle has serious problems.

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Understanding UK Average Weight Legislation

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:55:47 -0500

Current average weight legislation exists to ensure that packages contain, on average, no more (or less) than the weight or volume specified on the packaging. It affects all pre-packaged products, of a predetermined weight or volume that are produced without the customer being present.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: The Sticky Wicket of Conferring With Clients

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:09:50 -0500

Clients and legal assistants often build a strong and friendly relationship during the course of a case. Legal assistants act as a go between for the client and the attorney, obtaining and passing along information about the case for both. While legal assistants exist to make a case run smoothly for both the client and the attorney, discussing the case directly with a client sometimes gets sticky for us. Legally, we aren't allowed to provide you with legal advice. It's ACTUALLY a crime that we can be personally charged with. So, we generally pass you along to the attorney when you tread into those waters.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Please Respect Our Time

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:17:50 -0600

The average legal assistant works for two or three attorneys. Among other things, our job description includes drafting/editing/formatting/reviewing documents, obtaining records from various sources, disseminating documentation to all required parties, electronically filing documents with the court, knowing local/state/federal court rules, maintaining/organizing client files, scheduling appointments/hearings/depositions and interfacing with clients. In smaller firms, it's common that legal assistants wear additional hats such as receptionist, bookkeeper, office manager, marketing manager and countless more. Our days are spent constantly evaluating where in our priority list each new task ought to fall and accomplishing those tasks accordingly. To say we are crazy busy is a huge understatement.

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How to Settle a Court Case

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 20:17:50 -0600

"Money makes the world spin". It's a phrase that we all know very well. Credit cards, alimony, child-support, mortgages, student loans, business loans,.

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5 Easy Steps To Obtain a Grant of Probate

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:33:32 -0600

When disposing of an estate, you will sometimes need to obtain a document called a Grant of Probate, or, depending on the situation Letters of Administration. This article shows you how to obtain a Grant in five easy steps.

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What to Do If You've Been Left a Gift Under the Will But the Solicitors Won't Speak to You

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:04:27 -0600

If you believe that you may have been left a gift under a Will it is only natural to be curious as to what that gift is, or when you can expect to receive it. You may try talking to a solicitor who is dealing with the estate, but they may not always be able to speak with you. This article explains why and what you can do about it.

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4 Easy Steps to Value an Estate

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:58:33 -0600

When someone passes away, if they left a Will they will have nominated an executor, if they didn't leave a Will the next of kin will be able to deal with the estate. Part of sorting out the Estate means valuing it and this can be daunting. But this article explains in four easy steps how to manage this.

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Top 5 Solutions for Dealing With HMRC Winding-Up Petitions

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:11:55 -0600

I've previously written an article explaining how to get winding up petitions dismissed and withdrawn and another, five months later, revealing how HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was responsible for issuing the vast majority of winding up petitions in Britain. Sadly, very little has changed over the past three years and today, HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month. HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month.

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How to Ensure Your Winding Up Petition Is Not Dismissed or Withdrawn

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:09:59 -0600

Some time ago, we presented a winding up petition to a company that owed one of our clients 50k. Upon receipt, the respondent company threatened to apply for a court injunction to restrain us from proceeding and dismiss the petition on the grounds the debt was disputed. The respondent company falsely alleged that 49k of the debt was disputed, but in accordance with section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986, the petition remained in force as the undisputed sum (1k) was more than ?750.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Be Nice to Your Attorney's Legal Assistant

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:41:20 -0600

I can't count the number of times I've been the brunt of a client's anger or irritation just to hear that same client interact completely respectfully towards the attorney just one minute later. We understand that you are likely going through one of the most stressful and traumatic periods of your life; however, it doesn't give you license to treat us poorly during the process.

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Steps of Inheritance Probate

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:12:12 -0600

We all have to go, sooner or later. And many of us choose to leave more than memories to the loved ones. This is why making a will and specifying the inheritors has become of utmost importance. If you care about your spouse and children, make sure that their future is secured long after you are gone. Before receiving any money and access to estate, the beneficiaries will have to wait for the probate process to finish and the inheritance distributed. There are several steps for any typical probate.

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Technology in the Legal Sector

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:41:58 -0600

It is safe to say that we are firmly into 2018 now. The first month of this year has been filled with brand new technology. That is set to change the way we live our day to day lives.

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Preparing For A Lie Detector Test - The Dos

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:32:04 -0600

The lie detector test is very common, especially where police investigations are involved. There are however very many other situations where the tests can be applied, including in job application, especially government jobs and during investigations at the place of work. Some couples also opt for the tests when they are uncertain about the aspects in their relationships and feel the only way to get closure is by putting their partners to the test.

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Limits of Human Laws

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:18:28 -0600

The evolution of man necessitates that he form communities where he can live in relation with his neighbors. And since human beings are of varied in nature, it became pertinent that each community must organize itself to take care of both the weak and strong, and therefore a legal system gradually evolved in each society based on the spiritual maturity of the people.But the more mankind fell from grace, the more removed the laws became from natural laws that govern all creation.

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Starting a Tax Exempt Organization

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:56:23 -0600

The term 501(c)(3) refers to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, where the rules and regulations governing exempt organizations are found. Tax exempt organizations are commonly referred to as 501(c)(3). 501(c)(3) includes both public charities and private foundations.

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The Top Business Lawyers Mean Business

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:30:26 -0600

Business owners need to abide by the laws of business from day one. These laws govern various aspects of a business - organization, taxation, advertising policies, pricing, human resources, infrastructure, and others. They also provide protection to business owners from liabilities.

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Evolution of Military Law in the United States

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:34:18 -0600

While in service I visited the United States as a guest of the US Air Force. As I was sometimes a presiding officer of Court Martial in India (being legally qualified), I was interested how the US military law functions. One significant difference is that in the US, there is at the moment one Unified Military Code which is applicable to all the 4 service arms namely the army, airforce, navy and coast guard, while in India we have a separate military code for each service.

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DUI Lawyer - What They Do

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 07:32:05 -0600

DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence but in some states it is called DWI, Driving While Intoxicated. There are strict laws in all of fifty states for those that are caught doing driving when they are intoxicated. If you are stopped for suspicious behavior the law enforcement officer can do a field sobriety test if the drive has slurred speech, has a strong odor of alcohol on them or general incoherence. They can also ask permission to do a BAC, which stands for Blood Alcohol Content test if the driver does not demonstrate good motor skills or judgment during the field tests.

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Probate Attorney - What You Should Know

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 07:38:43 -0600

This is the attorney that you would hire to administer the last will and testament of a deceased person. They will also help to guide the heirs through the probate process in court, which is when a person files a petition for probate. This is the process to determine if the will the deceased left behind is valid. In the probate process the assets that the deceased left behind are distributed to pay any bills and what is left is divided among the heirs as the will states.

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How Home Insurance Lawyers Can Help Resolve Your Case

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:47:44 -0600

Home insurance lawyers do the fighting that you are not able to do. Terri-Lynn Robinson's entire life was turned upside down when a dispute with her ex-husband went disastrously wrong. As he packed to move out, he decided to take revenge. He retrieved a BBQ lighter and lit the entire length of their bed skirt on fire.

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Do Current Law Students Need: Remedial Study - And Different External Bar Preparation?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:12:37 -0600

Law school enrollment and bar examination pass rates are on the decline for various reasons. There is a solution to help students and protect the public too.

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Why The Probate Process Takes A Long Time To Decide Inheritance Distribution

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:02:31 -0600

Without proper planning, a person's estates will be distributed through a probate process after the person's death. This judicial-administrative process is lengthy and it may take years until a final resolution is reached. Hiring specialized lawyers and consultants is recommended and will greatly speed up the process, since experts know what documents are needed and the exact steps of the probate. But first, let's analyze the reasons for which a probate process lasts so long.

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5 Things to Consider While Building a Remote Legal Team

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:26:07 -0600

Thinking of building a remote legal team? Read this article and learn about a few things, which you need to consider for your venture's success.

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Law Enforcement Investigator

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:21:01 -0600

When a crime is committed, it is essential to uncover all the evidence associated with it in order to find the culprit. It is the law enforcement authorities who make the arrest. But they require a complete analysis of the motive behind the crime, methods involved in committing the crime, prime suspects, etc. This can be done either in-house or professional private investigators can be hired. He is known as a law enforcement investigator.

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How to Best Prepare for Attending Court

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:20:03 -0600

It can be difficult to know how to behave and act to reduce the stress of attending court and present yourself in the best possible light to the Judge. This article will discuss some of the most practical advice to present yourself well at Court.

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Why I Sued an Elephant

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:05:24 -0600

15 million lawsuits were filed in America last year. I urge you to protect yourself, and the first step is researching how you can lawyer-proof your life.

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Getting Good Legal Advice

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:22:59 -0500

You have to make a decision that can cost many thousands of dollars. You want good legal advice. This article shares how one attorney analyses a case for his clients.

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Five Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Attorney

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:35:30 -0500

Learn how to find the right attorney for your needs. Identify the steps you should take to ensure you choose the attorney who will best represent you.

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Looking 40 Years Back - A Circle Closes

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:59:07 -0500

We learn the meaning of a career by looking back over the decades of struggles and successes. But even at the end of a work life, we are called to create outstanding results with energy and imagination. I just attended my law school 40-year reunion. What I learned surprised me, and it was seeing into my own soul, the parts of me that account for both my progress and my missteps after 40 years of court battles.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Parking Lot Compliant With Fire Lane and ADA Striping

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:54:32 -0500

When your parking lot needs to be compliant with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Standards of Accessible Design, there are a few things to keep in mind. To begin with, when you need to provide spaces for parking, you have an immediate obligation to remove any barriers to accessibility that may exist in your facility of parking. It is relatively inexpensive to do ADA striping and thus, quite achievable. Here are a few tips to ensure you get it right the first time.

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HOA Attorney Job Description

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:22:57 -0500

This type of attorney is the one that represents and advises the homeowner's association board members on many different matters regarding property rights and contracts. A HOA attorney (homeowners association) is generally in charge of drafting the community rules so that they comply with the governing law.

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Are We Sinking the Jones Act?

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:39:42 -0500

As a former merchant mariner, I continue to follow issues relating to the shipping industry in general with a particular interest as to matters touching on the survival of America's merchant marine. I was surprised to recently learn that Senator John McCain, a man whom I admire, has introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Jones Act restrictions against foreign flag vessels carrying cargo between U.S. ports. His bill, entitled the Open America's Waters Act of 2017, would allow foreign flag vessels to compete within U.S. waters for goods moving between American ports. I can't help wonder why the Senator believes such a repeal is good policy, maritime or otherwise.

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What Are Lemon Law Attorneys?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:27:07 -0500

When we buy a new car, we make sure to get a car that works fine and we feel comfortable in it. This is why most of us opt for test-driving a car before purchasing it. It is a smart thing to do. But even so, our hopes and dreams will be shattered if the car we bought starts to act strangely and it stops running. Even more troublesome is when after repeated repair attempts, the car still has the same problem. In this case, we are sad to announce you, but you've stumbled upon a lemon. The best thing to do is to get your car replaced with a working one or have your money returned. Hire a lemon law attorney if things do not go well with the car dealer.

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Scope of Corporate Law in India

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:25:41 -0500

Gone are the times when litigation and a robe clad barrister used to be the only meaning and face of law in India. Today the scene is such that the corporate law practice is truly international in nature thanks to the fact that India is one of the most fastest growing economies in the world and a signatory to the WTO or world trade organization.

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A Brief Summary of Contract Law: Key Terms, Common Defenses and General Recommendations

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:44:41 -0500

Many individuals and companies enter into contracts without fully understanding the terms. Often, neither party has clarity on what the contract requires in terms of performance standards, remedies for breach and whether unwritten terms can supplement the written contract. This post is intended to provide a quick guide to some key terms and issues that are relevant in the area of contract law.

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Method of Commencing Action in the Magistrate Court in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:01:45 -0500

How proceedings are initiated in the magistrate court. -LAGOS AND ABUJA AS A CASE STUDY. (A) Magistrate Court in Lagos - Under ord 1, Magistrate's Courts (Civil Procedure) Rules, two forms of commencement are provided: A person can institute an action using any of the following:

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Appraisal of Applications Pending Appeal and Enforcement of Judgment in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:04 -0500

Upon judgment, a party may appeal against the judgment or interlocutory order. It becomes necessary to preserve the res ante pending the determination of the appeal. There are three types of applications that can be made for maintenance of the status quo pending appeal.

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What To Do When You Need Quick Inheritance Money

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:12:47 -0500

The departure of a loved one is always a great moment of sadness. Unfortunately, this unpleasant feeling will be aggravated by the immediate financial consequences. If the person who dies was the one earning the most money (or the only one earning money) for the family, the loss of income will be very dangerous for the remaining descendants. Luckily, most of us take this scenario into consideration and formulate wills. In this way, the valuables will be distributed to the loved ones. However, the process of distributing the valuables stipulated in the will can take a lot of time. This may be a big problem in the heirs need urgent money. Find out what to do when you need quick inheritance money.

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Conservatorships and Why You Should Avoid Them

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:20:02 -0500

This article will explain how conservatorships work in the state of California. You will learn about the pitfalls of conservatorships and how to avoid them.

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6 Winning Asset Management Strategies That You Need to Apply Now

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:29:37 -0500

It is all about to understand the 6 winning asset management strategies. It will help help apply now and get satisfactory results from expert asset protection attorney.

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How 'No Win, No Fee' Is on the Verge of Demise

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:44 -0500

Being in the hospital is never easy. It puts everything to a stop and, depending on the seriousness of the issue faced, can make you think seriously about what is really important in life. For those that don't suffer such a serious injury or illness, it can really slow you down in life.

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Police Shortages Threaten Big Cities, Small Towns

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:26:27 -0500

It's never been harder to find a hero. Police departments across the country are struggling to fill their ranks, and it's overworking officers, worrying residents, and frustrating city and state officials. Big cities don't have nearly enough police officers walking the beat. If you are a law enforcement officer that has been injured on the job from a lack of support, visit a Colorado workers comp attorney today.

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The Major Keys of a Legal Service System

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:24:19 -0500

In whichever country we may reside we are bound by the laws of the place. Every country state has its own set of laws that the people, organizations and every alternate system have to abide by. The citizens have to limit their activities according to the demands of the state and country.

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See You In The Court

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:18:01 -0500

Justice hails to be a part of our life and it secures our rights. But in the current world justice has been matched with mere anarchy and destitution.

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Why Is There No Law for Religious Malpractice?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:27 -0500

If a doctor gives a person the wrong prescription or removes the wrong organ, or so forth, he would be up for malpractice and would lose his license. The same does not apply, however, to the priest who upholds the lies and myths of religious tenets and advises incorrectly. The fact that he claims to forgive sins and sends people on their way to do the same again should come under the heading of religious malpractice.

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How To Detect a Lemon Car

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:56:21 -0500

There are few things more exciting than buying a new car and testing it on the road. Owning the car of your dreams is a great feeling. Unfortunately, this feeling can be quickly ruined if the new vehicle begins to act strangely and is plagued by numerous malfunctions in a short time. If the number of repairs is quickly getting higher and you wander why, the answer may be in front of your eyes: you have bought a lemon car. Find out how to detect a lemon car before actually buying the car and contact a lemon law attorney if you need any help.

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What Is Food Safety and How Is It Achieved?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:55:35 -0500

Food security is one big issue that needs to be dealt with no leniency. Everyone has a right to clean food and this is made sure by the strict rules of FSSAI. Also, the consultants play an important part in getting the manufacturers their licenses to make sure only high quality food reaches the masses.

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It's Time We Answered the Call for First Responders

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:58:41 -0500

Under current Colorado law, first responders are not able to receive benefits if a traumatic event that occurred while on the job resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder. However, Colorado House Bill 1229 will allow these heroes to seek claims involving PTSD if diagnosed by a licensed mental healthcare professional. The Colorado Workers Comp attorneys here at Burg Simpson are fighting for your rights to clear this important bill.

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How Lawyers Can Mindfully Cope With Changes Coming To The Legal Profession

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:02:11 -0500

Change on an unprecedented scale is descending upon the legal profession. This article examines what some of those changes are, what other firms have already done and how you can mindfully cope with the changes you will have to make yourself.

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Free Legal Advice

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:27:39 -0500

What is a Founder Agreement (FA)? When a startup company comes into existence, it requires a set of rules between the founders/promoters of that company. "Founder Agreement" is a contract which is drawn between the founders/promoters of a company on key issues in regards to their company.

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Comparison of Minorites Shareholders Rights Under Companies Act 1956 and 2013

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:48:54 -0500

Sec 397 to 409 of companies Act 1956 lays down provision in order to safeguard the interest of shareholders & oppressive act of majority shareholders. Principle of natural justice works under this, it is so necessary because in general "the will of the majority prevails". They control he maximum decisions of the company because of which minority dragged automatically. They misuse their power to exploit the rights of minority. In such a case a proper balance of rights of majority & minority shareholders is essential for the smooth functioning of the company.

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Indian Laws and HIV/AIDS Patients

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:27:01 -0500

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the breakdown of the immune system. It is the final stage of HIV infection, where severe damage is done to the immune system and leads to fatal infections. This article represents the scenario/legal status of the Aids community whose members have been reluctantly drafted from every segment of the society.

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What to Do If the New Car You Bought Is a Lemon

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:57:03 -0500

One of worst nightmares of any newly bought car owner is to discover that the vehicle is not working as it was supposed to. If the car you purchased is a so called "lemon", read the following article and find out what to do.

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The Advantages Of Working With Bail Bonds Agent

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:56:01 -0500

In order to properly deal with your bail bonds, it is best to work with agents. These agents can provide the best features that can accommodate your needs.

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Power of Attorney - What Are the Benefits?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:19:21 -0500

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a document that will state the name of the person who has the power to act on your behalf when they conduct any important transactions for you. The person who is acting in your behalf is referred to as the attorney-in-fact. When utilizing the power of attorney the attorney-in-fact is expected to act with complete integrity and honesty. The most important benefit of being an attorney-in-fact is the relationship of trust that you build with the one gives them the power of attorney.

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498A - A Ground Reality

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:01:32 -0500

The rationalization, which feminists give, when someone talks about misuse of 498A is that all laws are misused. And it is no big issue that the 498A is misused. This rationalization is nothing different of those people who take advantage of other less privileged. Due to this obtuse reasoning (or lack of it), they have been able to derail discussions around any changes in the existing law even when there is a detailed Law Commission report (243rd volume) on misuse of 498A.

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Challenges Faced By CS in Annual Return Filing

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:32:36 -0500

It is a well-known fact that 'annual filing fever' grips all CS (Company Secretary) offices during October & November after corporates hold their AGMs and due dates are triggered for filing of audited financial statements and annual return. However this year, filing has reached a 'feverish' pace and pitch thanks to the late release of e-forms under the new Companies Act, 2013 and also repeated revisions of the same. This has thrown several challenges at CS offices as well as corporates struggling to understand and fill the information correctly.

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Extraterritorial Application of Competition Law

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:31 -0500

This article describes the significane of competition law policies both nationally and internationally; the risks involved in individual competition especially engaging in cross-broader trade activity. It insists upon the need for an effective competition policy at international level and provides possible solution to reduce abuse.

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International Environmental Law and Policy of Sustainable Development

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:29 -0500

This article addresses the concern to create an order of international environmental governance in the light of Sustainable development as this is one significant concern which remains as great as ever and which cannot be considered in isolation from other global concerns. States, International organizations, non-government organizations, networked communities of experts, and administrative secretariats of treaty organizations are accountable for law and policy making in the field of international environmental law.

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The Horse Hair Wig and the Law

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:58:40 -0500

It's a peculiar sight to see when judges enter courts in their robes and horse hair wigs while barristers are similarly dressed. In the Supreme Court under British rule they line up like Santa Clauses in red robes and wigs to administer the law. The question is who are speaking for and what is the meaning behind their garb?

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How to Stop Harassment From Creditors

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:34:49 -0500

Creditors can take action to recover their money if you have unpaid debts and this intent is not illegal by itself. However, if the steps taken to recover the debt amount to harassment or cause you trauma, then you have the right to put an end to it.

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How to Choose a Lemon Law Lawyer for Yourself?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:46:48 -0500

Lemon law is an extremely specialised field of litigation and requires years of experience and expertise. Due to this very reason, choosing a lemon lawyer can be quite a difficult task. So, here are few guidelines as to how you can choose the best lemon lawyer for yourself. Just follow these guidelines and you shall have no problem at all.

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Insurance Lawyers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:47 -0500

This professional specializes in different types of insurance and the lawful upholding of these different insurance policies. During a normal workday, they may work with staff and aides to track any current cases progression, complete continuing education courses like changes in insurance law, or investigate current cases. Some of the more common types of insurance include:

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Assault Defense Lawyer

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:21 -0500

This professional represents a person who has been charged with assault, which could be felony or misdemeanor assaults. They also represent clients that are charged with battery. The combination of assault and battery will often have a penalty of jail time. The job of the assault defense lawyer is to keep their client out of jail or have the amount of time they would be given if they were found guilty reduced. The lawyer will often try to enter into a plea bargain agreement with the prosecutor if their client will have to pay a fine if found guilty.

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What to Know When Searching For Public Records

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:25:00 -0600

Not all public records are free and online. However, there are many great resources for finding public records and court records.

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Legalization of The Powers of Traditional Authorities As Environmental Supervisors

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:48:22 -0600

The traditional authorities are reckoned as landowners and the rightful heirs to the seat of the past forebears. Owing to their ordained position, they are charged with the heinous responsibility of ensuring the conservation and the sustainable use of the resources in the environment. Thus, their powers need to be legalized for them to play their roles effectively as environmental inspectors.

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3 Ways to Search for the Best Whistleblower Lawyer

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:44:36 -0600

Whistleblower lawyers are the one, who exposes wrongdoing in the health care industry and bring unlawful activity to the attention of the court and the government. Whistleblower lawyers who expose crime of an individual that is deemed to be illegal within the healthcare industry.

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Types of Insurance Fraud

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:53:02 -0600

Insurance fraud is when deception is involved in the process of insurance. It could be a case when someone makes a fake claim from an insurance firm. It could also be when the insurer refuses to pay the claimant. Statistics have shown that the number of insurance frauds committed globally is rising.

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Legal Aid Society - What It Is

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:48:18 -0600

This organization offers low-cost or free legal services to residents who have low income. The cases legal aid society handles and the guidelines for qualifying for any legal services differ by jurisdiction. The funding for this organization can come from national, regional, or local services. Legal aid society is usually a not-for-profit organization.

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The Value of Law in Our Lives and Society

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:30:13 -0600

It is known by all that law is an essential part of a society. It helps to make a society trouble free and peaceful. Law is made by humans in order to change the society with the introduction of equality, justice, and fairness.

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My Thoughts on National Court of Appeal - Indian Judiciary

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:56:04 -0600

National Court of Appeal - Mainstream regularization won't be worthy as it would only result to stubborn disobedience. The very right to fight for justice these days is for the poor only when you have Supreme Court taking it up. Violence based on theoretical interference can only force unobstructed structural violence. The Supreme Court's occupational capacity mustn't be increased. Simultaneously, time spent in refusing the court cases should be followed sincerely by reputed structures. And, I have come up with an intermediary solution for this.

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Communicating With Clients: Know Who Your Audience Is

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:40:43 -0600

Communicating with clients and colleagues used to be a simple matter. All you needed was a phone and some stationery. Today you need something more: flexibility.

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How a Private Investigator Could Help Improve Your Retail Business

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 07:25:56 -0600

If you're the manager or owner of a retail company, you'll know how important the customer-facing role of a shop assistant can be. When it comes to your customers, interaction with your staff could make or break their first impression of your business - and a good first impression could secure future visits.

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How to Find a Discreet Detective Agency Online

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 07:25:38 -0600

Personal investigators are usually highly motivated individuals with specialist training that enables them to handle sensitive situations with discretion and professionalism. They are sometimes ex-policeman or security personnel so will possess both understanding and experience of investigative work.

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Lawyers: Phones Are The New Billboards

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:49:03 -0600

What can a lawyer do nowadays to stay in front of clients and brand themselves as leaders of the pack? Simple, stay in front of the thing clients use the most, phones. There has been a trend with mobile devices over the last decade, mainly that they have become ubiquitous.

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Protect Your Work With Copyrights

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:46:19 -0500

Literary works, musicals, artwork, sculptures and other creative works are generally concern to copyright protection. A copyright protects the shape of expression, as opposed to the subject depending on the expression. There must be some element of creativity and originality inside the paintings.

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Advantages of Copyright Registration

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:44:10 -0500

When running a business, you need to be cautious and make certain every small interest of your organization is blanketed. When you manufacture a product or float a design and even think of a suggestion for the betterment of what you are promoting, it is vital for you to copyright it.

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How To Avoid Copyright Infringement

Thu, 31 May 2018 06:56:38 -0500

Copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secrets are all ways in which people can protect their intellectual property. However, there are key differences in each of the protective instruments in regard to what exactly they're protecting.

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Ensuring That You Own Your Content's Copyright

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:56:57 -0500

You have been a prolific writer for your business for a long time and, of course, just like all other writers, you use sources to back up the facts that you write in your content. Of course, there is no reason for you to assume anything other than the fact that you own the copyright of all of the content that you are writing.

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Basics of Navigating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA")

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:35:47 -0500

Due to the proliferation of the Internet, social media platforms, and hosting websites, online service providers have often become unwitting hosts to materials that may potentially infringe on the copyrights of another. Likewise, original content creators have also increasingly found themselves to be targets of unjustified DMCA takedown requests. Sometimes these takedown requests are made for anti-competitive or harassing purposes by competitors of the website operator.

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How To Respond To Settlement Letters In Copyright Infringement Cases

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 06:39:23 -0600

Settlement letters are sent to particular internet subscribers who are identified to have infringed a copyrighted material. Also known as letter of demand (LOD), the letter is usually composed of the name of the infringer, IP address, and all the details about copyright infringement. First of all, getting a demand letter such as a TCYK letter more likely means that you did violate the law and the copyright enforcers have evidence to prove that you have infringed a copyrighted content.

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What Are the Most Common Forms of Intellectual Property?

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:01:29 -0600

There are many types of intellectual property, such as patent, trademark, copyright. Understanding the basics of these subjects is critical to knowing how and when to register them for protection.

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How Digital Technologies Improve Filmmaking

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 07:24:00 -0600

Breaking into the current film industry holds a greater challenge compared to classic filmmaking. The digital era has certainly catered to the universal passion of moviemakers for making motion pictures. Today, digital technology changed the way how movies are made.

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How to Come Up With Your Best Legal Move for Copyright Cases

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 08:49:29 -0600

There are a number of factors that contribute to the success of a copyright case. This article explains the different types of damages that can be calculated and ultimately help people determine their best legal move.

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Copyright Infringement in the Digital World

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:41:02 -0600

In this article, some of the reasons behind copyright infringement in the digital world are briefly discussed. Several basic solutions to reduce the issue are also included.

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Ways to Overcome Copyright Problems

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 06:39:55 -0500

In this age of instant communication, more and more ideas are being born and products created than ever before. With the current entrepreneurial trend, new business owners are creating never-before-seen content and services in order to better the world. With so much going on, it can be easy to create something that copies another person a little too closely.

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Of Film Festivals, Creativity, and Copyrights

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:07:01 -0500

Movies with poor reviews do not necessarily give anyone the excuse to pirate them. Art is subjective and stealing is wrong. These are two truths that should be recalled when dealing with piracy.

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Received a Copyright Infringement Notice? Now What?

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:53:42 -0500

This article talks about what to do when receiving a copyright infringement notice or letter of claim such as the TCYK LLC letter. It has a few FAQs and what-to-do tips in order to prevent getting another piracy letter.

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Film Copyrights In Adaptations

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:04:55 -0500

This article is about film adaptations and their copyrights. A range of examples of some known film adaptations are also enumerated, such as works that come from comics and novels. It also discusses the importance of copyright protection even for film adaptations.

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How to Be Protected From a Copyright Infringement Claim

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:46:56 -0500

Copyright infringement can be avoided by limiting yourself to "fair use" of the copyright. So, to keep from getting a Copyright Collections letter or a lawsuit, check if your use is still under fair use.

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How Does One Track Copyright Infringers?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:38:32 -0500

In the Age of the Internet accessing a limitless wealth of knowledge is at your fingertips. But how this information is tracked and regulated is often a mystery. Usually carried about by government agencies, tracking how people use the Web and access information yields some interesting trends about consumption.

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Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:03:57 -0500

Criminal and civil penalties, damages and fines, and viruses or adware are just some of the disadvantageous factors behind downloading movies illegally. Get to know more consequences of using pirate sites through this informative and comprehensive article about "Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally".

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Film Copyrights On Practical Applications

Tue, 12 May 2015 10:50:07 -0500

In universities, academicians explore new ways of teaching their students. To be more effective in what they do, they come up with ideas on how to make their points come across as clearly as possible. Some do outdoor activities while others give as many exams as possible.

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Email Yourself To Protect Your Own Copyright

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:32:36 -0500

Use a method that is much better than a "poor mans copyright", called Emailer's Copyright! The time-stamp is embedded in the system, so that means the user can't alter it, at least not directly.

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Protect Your Artistic Work - Apply for Copyright Registration Now

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:29:23 -0600

Introduction: Copyright registration can be obtained for original works of art, literature, books, music, films, CDs and computer programs. Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creations, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity. Creativity being the keystone of progress, no civilized society can afford to ignore the basic requirement of encouraging the same. Economic and social development of a society is dependent on creativity.

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Identity Crisis: Protecting Yourself From Image Theft

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:11:48 -0600

Online Image theft poses more than just a threat to photographer's copyrighted works and income. Personal images stolen from online sources present a grave security risk, and can be used as the basis in the creation of fraudulent online profiles. Learn the facts and how to protect yourself from image copyright violation and identity theft.

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All About Copyrights

Thu, 29 May 2014 10:53:44 -0500

All about copyrights, sourced, and basic. In this article I tell you about how to get a copyright, how to upkeep one, and why they exist.

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Unwritten Constitutional Law Of The United Kingdom!

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:12:05 -0500

Constitutions organize, regulate and handle state power. It helps to frame a strong structure of the state, the key state institutions and the fundamentals governing their associations with everyone and with the citizens of the state. The constitution of the United Kingdom is an exception because it is not available in the written form.

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Copyright Fraud

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 09:06:25 -0600

A look at copyright fraud and how a private investigator may be able to help in this increasingly global market. Particular emphasis is given to the South East Asian context of copyright fraud.

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Copyright Part Three: A Work of Authorship

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:24:16 -0600

Part Three of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here why a work of authorship is essential to copyright protection.

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Copyright Part Two: Unprotected Works

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:50:22 -0600

Part Two of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what a copyright does not protect.

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Copyright Part One: The Definition of Protection for Creative Works

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:53:36 -0600

Part One of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what two of the three essential parts of copyright protection are.

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Copyright 101: Understanding Copyright Law and How to License Your Artwork As a Designer

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:15:58 -0500

Understand your rights as a designer for both copyright and licensing your artwork. Many designers don't know the facts on how to protect themselves by regulating artwork usage.

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5 Reasons to Register Your Works With the US Copyright Office

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:18:39 -0500

When you create a work, you automatically own the copyright. No notice or registration is required. However, unregistered works don't have the same protection that registration confers on the owner. Here are 5 reason that you should register your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Entertainment Law - How To Register Your Copyrights

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:47:17 -0500

Although your work is copyrighted as soon as you commit it to paper, tape, etc., there are numerous additional benefits if you register the copyright in your work with the U.S. Copyright Office. This article walks you through the surprisingly simple registration process to save you time and money.

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Copyright For Non-Lawyers

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:43:08 -0500

The Internet, along with the social media networks built on it, has created a plethora of opportunities for those who create video, music, photographs and writing to publish their work in formats with the potential for wide distribution. Copyright questions have suddenly become important to many of us who would never have otherwise considered them.

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Copyright Books and Songs in India

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:17:28 -0500

From the music we listen to and the books we read, to the website, photograph, Video and products we use in our daily lives, each is a product of human creativity, and that creativity is protected. It is these creations of the mind, once expressed, that make up intellectual property.

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Legal-Binding 'Work for Hire' Freelance Jobs

Fri, 10 May 2013 15:43:50 -0500

Work for Hire agreements are becoming more common in the business world for the simple fact that companies want to retain ownership of their works. Complete ownership means companies can keep generating revenue from such works without paying royalties. For any WHF agreement to be legally-binding, both the company and freelancer must sign and date the contract, acknowledging all terms and rights.

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The 5 Steps You Need to Take When You Receive an ISP Subpoena Letter

Fri, 10 May 2013 14:03:10 -0500

What steps should you take if you have received a letter from your ISP notifying you that you have been accused of copying movies, music, software or other content over the Internet? This article provides the beginning of an action plan from an experienced attorney.

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Integrating Copyright Awareness in the Pedagogy of Art in Ghana

Fri, 03 May 2013 08:47:28 -0500

The historical evolution of teaching and learning in class reveals that the creation and use of art remain an integral aspect of education. During the time of the pre-historic man, various art forms were used in many ways to communicate, keep records and pass on information from generation to generation, when there were no written records and texts were not developed.

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What Is Copyright Awareness?

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:43:47 -0500

There is no standard definition for "Copyright Awareness". However, some critics have argued that awareness can only be defined in the light of what is being manifested in all forms of perception, knowledge and consciousness. In each expression, awareness is revealed as the ability to perceive (perception), know (knowledge) or the state of being conscious (consciousness).

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Top 10 Reasons to Register Your Copyright

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:18:26 -0500

The sheer act of creating an original piece of art makes it yours and yours alone. That unique beat, the words to a song, steps to a dance, or outline to a TV pilot: It's your intellectual property. This property, like real estate or a bank account, holds value and you should protect it. Certainly, if someone is to become famous from your musical ideas or reap vast profits from their sale, it should be you and not the person who ripped your ideas off. Just like there are vaults to protect your money and deeds to prove you own land, the law provides a simple way to protect your intellectual property: registering a copyright. With due apologies to David Letterman, and in no specific order, here are the 10 Ten Reasons to Register a Copyright:

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The Importance of Music Licensing Agreements

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:13:00 -0500

Working in the music industry is highly competitive and can oftentimes become stressful when handling money, legalities and costs or fees involved with producing and distributing music. Whether you are an artist trying to earn a living from your music or a producer and distributor looking to generate a profit from helping artists, hiring a music licensing lawyer is often necessary to avoid any potential legal issues from arising in the future.

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Current State of Copyright Awareness in Education

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:48:48 -0500

There are many misconceptions about copyright law. Many people sometimes fail to notice that the use of other peoples' resources without due acknowledgement is offensive. Some also think that using copyrighted materials do not always require permission from the author in all cases.

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What Are Music Publishing Agreements?

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:20:04 -0500

Any time you are working professionally in the music industry, having the right legal assistance is a key factor in finding success financially and when trying to expand your career. Whether you are planning to record and produce music or if you want to share and sell your own records, hiring an entertainment lawyer is highly recommended to keep yourself legally protected and informed at all times.

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What Does GMO Seed Patent Law Have To Do With Copyright Law for 3-D Printing

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:37:20 -0600

Regardless of how you feel about genetically modified crops the Supreme Court is going to hear a case which could affect many future cases in many different industries. The case involves a farmer who paid Monsanto to use their seeds one time, but of course seeds grow into plants which make more seeds and then the farmer used the seeds of those plants without further paying Monsanto for continued use. Monsanto has spent billions of dollars developing specialty seeds and needs to make a return on their investment and has a patent for those genetically modified seeds.

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The Most Crucial Points You Should Know About Music Licensing And Musical Copyright

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:21:26 -0600

Royalty-Free Music, Copyright Free Music, Retail Music, there are many different kinds of music when it comes to Licensing arrangements and copyright issues. Treading carefully is not only a wise thing to do, but essential if you want to stay clear of a costly law suit.

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"No Stairway, Denied!" - The Effect Of Copyright On DVD Releases

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:20:39 -0600

Have you ever been watching one of your favorite TV shows of films on DVD and had the experiences ruined by a poor dubbing of music or blurred images? The reason behind this problem is the huge expense that networks and studios would have to pay for licensing rights to the removed music and images. Prior to the explosion of DVDs, many just didn't think to have broad, extended licensing deals to the music and images used in producing TV shows and films.

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Get Permission When Using Other People's Material

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:52:25 -0600

Everything that somebody publishes to the Internet is covered by copyright automatically, whether or not it says so explicitly. Some copyright holders do make their material available for sharing, and in different ways. Here's a list of the most common types of permission.

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Facts About Copyright: USCO Registration

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:39:37 -0600

Facts about copyright: USCO registration is not required in order to protect your rights, but it does provide important benefits. Here's how copyright registration works--and what doesn't work.

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Does the "Poor Man's Copyright" Really Work?

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:27:12 -0600

The "poor man's copyright"-mailing a copy of your own work to yourself, leaving it sealed, and using the dated postmark to prove legal ownership-is commonly considered legally valid. But does the so-called poor man's copyright really protect your work?

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Understanding the Impact of Duplicate Website Content

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:11:55 -0600

When you begin to create a web presence for your work from home business, it can be tempting to look for short cuts to get things up and running. We all know that the best websites are fantastic sources of information, telling us things we don't know from news to how-to guides and articles. The quickest way to create a rich website that is full of great content is to bring together some of the content that is already available online. But did you know that duplicate content on your website can seriously harm your reputation? Even copying just a few pages from a competing website can result in damage to your reputation, your search engine performance and - ultimately - your success.

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Copyright Law - A Detailed Explanation of the 'Fair Use' Clause

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:32:32 -0500

A claim of Fair Use for copied extracts from a another copyright work is a common plea used by authors, researchers and critics. What is Fair Use and how can it be defined? A brief explanation.

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Public Performance Fees for Songwriters

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:32:50 -0500

We hear music on the radio, while shopping, in clubs, even while on hold on the telephone. Does the songwriter get paid? If so, how do they get paid. Weekly? Or weakly? This article summarizes the situation.

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Copyright Terms - What Is the Legal Definition of a License Agreement?

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:42:59 -0500

Copyright of specific works and the ideal of Intellectual Property are two subjects, especially in our highly technological Internet age with ease of communication, theft and fraud, which are constantly under debate. The discussion on how to protect the rights of an artistic or literary creator from those who would steal works, give them out as their own, or simply market them for profit, has been raging since long before the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was first penned and accepted in 1885 / 1886. The Berne Convention consists of various clauses which define who...

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Internet Law and Copyright Infringement - Where Does the Burden of Proof Lie?

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:20:34 -0500

Copyright laws are constantly being updated to take account of technological and financial changes. The Burden of Proof, however, remains indisputable: a brief explanation.

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What Is Legal and Illegal File Sharing?

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:10:38 -0500

In the world of internet marketing and the internet in general, there is legal file sharing and illegal file sharing. This article discusses the difference between the two.

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All About Works Made for Hire

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:13:46 -0500

Works for hire are work that you create for an employer while under their employ. Generally, the employed owns the copyright for these works, but there are some scenarios where that is not the case.

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Working Interaction Between FSA, FSCS and FOS

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:03:22 -0500

1. Financial Services Authority (FSA) is the official regulator of financial services in the United Kingdom. Financial services included banking, securities and insurance.

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What You Need to Know About Copyright Attorneys

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:15:09 -0500

The common mistake of website owners when buying articles online is that they assume full ownership over the material. Little do they know that the ownership still depends upon the agreement of between the buyer and the writer. To make sure that you don't commit the same mistake, it is important that you have a copyright attorney to write a contract before hand.

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Creative Commons: An Alternative Solution To Copyright Restrictions

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:51 -0500

This report provides an analysis and exhaustive explanation of Copyright restrictions in order to encourage creators to choose Creative Commons licenses. The purpose is not only to give a clear understanding of why authors should chose Creative Commons licenses, but also to raise awareness of the harmful consequences of Copyright for the whole society or the public domain.

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Thing to Remember When Looking for the Best Patent Lawyers

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:01 -0500

If you own a business, you would know how important the uniqueness of your business's name can be. If you are facing an unfortunate situation where someone is illegally using your name, you are probably in dire need of getting legal protection. Before choosing a patent lawyer to handle your case, however, familiarize yourself with the qualities of ideal patent lawyers.

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Copyrights And Copying Off a Screen Print of Google Earth

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:47:16 -0500

Have you ever had one of your friends or family print off a Yahoo or Google Map to tell you how to get to a family event or party? It happens all the time, but did you know there's a good chance they are breaking copyright law? That sounds pretty funny doesn't it? However, you might be doing this in your small business if you are having a sale and you print off directions to your business on a flyer. I've even seen maps in the Yellow Pages which were printed right from Yahoo Maps, they even left in the copyright. That's interesting isn't it?

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Legal Tips for Using Social Media

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:59:12 -0500

Without a doubt, social media has introduced a whole new world of opportunity for citizen journalists, bloggers and others looking to share their stories and ideas in the public arena. Unfortunately, it's also introduced a host of ways to violate intellectual property laws. If you want to participate in social media, here are six things you need to know.

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Save Yourself Against Copyright Infringement

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:45:20 -0500

Copyright infringement is a serious problem in today's world as there is a lot of content that is being developed by companies. The things that one needs to prove to save oneself of copyright is that one holds the copyright for the content in contention and that there has been substantial copying of the same and that has been misappropriated.

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Getty Images and The Next Generation

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:21:41 -0500

Is almost impossible to protect copyrighted work these days - it's just too easy for people to copy what you produced, and you don't have time to chase down everyone who violates your copyrights. Yes, we live in a world of imitators, content thieves, and copyright violators. It appears to be human nature, and no matter how hard we try we cannot overcome this, and we certainly can't do it online or in the digital age. Yes, those that have intellectual property are doing everything they can to lobby Congress to make new laws, but those who would violate such laws always seem to find a way around them.

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Copyright Registration

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:24:03 -0500

We often receive enquiries about how to apply for copyright protection, and many people are surprised to learn that in fact they do not need to apply at all. Copyright subsists automatically in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, films, sound recordings, and the typographical arrangement of published editions. Literary works are taken to include computer programs, databases, and other compilations.

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3 Myths Regarding Internet Copyright Laws Revealed

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:58:37 -0500

"If there isn't any copyright notice, it's not copyrighted" This is among the biggest myths in the field of internet copyright laws. While this was actually true in the past, most regions now follow what is known as the Berne copyright convention. For example, in the US almost everything which was created on or after April 1989 is copyrighted and subsequently under protection. Especially where internet copyright laws are concerned, it is safe to assume that anything you see online is protected by a copyright. While there are a few older works that have lost coverage over time, it is a good move to ask prior to using anything which you see online for your own projects. Though a lot of people make use of the letter "C" in parenthesis, i.e. (C) to show that their work is copyrighted, it has never been given any legal credence. Rather, look for and additionally use the written letter "C" inside of a circle to indicate copyrighted work.

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Some Of The Copyright Laws Internet Companies Can Experience

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 09:41:56 -0500

Copyright laws will have an effect on each and every company eventually, and problems surrounding them can vary from safeguarding your own property to disputes over the use of your property by others. There is a misconception drifting around the internet stating that anything found online is in the "public domain" and therefore it is freely able to be applied in any way that a person deems suitable to use it. This is grossly untrue and is regarded as one of the top kind of copyright laws internet businesses deal with. Of course, traditional companies deal with these issues and, however the ease of sharing online has left businesses working there especially vulnerable.

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How to Write a Cease and Desist Letter and Stop Copyright Infringement

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:50:33 -0500

A cease and desist letter is a low-cost alternative to a time-consuming and potentially costly lawsuit, if someone is using your copyrighted materials without permission. Let's look at how to write a cease and desist letter so that you can maintain and control your copyrights and other intellectual property.

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Why Should I Register My Copyright With the US Copyright Office?

Thu, 31 May 2012 12:06:08 -0500

Copyright registration is voluntary -- you don't NEED to register in order to be protected by copyright law -- but there are very good reasons to officially register with the US Copyright Office. Let's take a closer look at some of them; you may decide that the benefits far outweigh the modest filing fee!

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Why You Need To Place Watermarks On Images You Post Online

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:17:22 -0500

A photography watermark can be another picture as in a logo, words, or the name of the photographer which is placed over the picture. If a photo has a watermark, those looking at it will know that they are not allowed to copy or use your photo without first notifying you or abiding by your requirements.

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:33:27 -0500

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act's principle features focus on limitations on infringement liability for service providers and prohibitions on circumvention of technological protection measures. Online education environments are greatly affected by the act provisions. Instructors should get with their organizations and their legal counsel to become familiar with the complex intricacies of the act.

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A Good License Agreement for Your Music

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:10:26 -0500

Many amateur composers fall victim to a badly drafted licensing agreement that totally stomps on their right over their royalties and possible million dollar career. This scenario does not only affect songwriters but also musical composers for movies and televisions. They write songs and produce music.

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Copyright Protection: 2 Intriguing Objects Eligible for Copyrights

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:12:19 -0500

Copyright protection is afforded to books, movies, music, photographs, and a wide variety of other creative expressions of an idea -- but did you know that vessel hull designs and architectural works are also eligible for copyright protection? This article touches on the history of copyright law to explain how these seeming outliers to intellectual property have been granted the same copyright protections as any other creative work.

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Can You Copyright a Fight Song or a School Motto?

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:46:29 -0500

The other day, I was having a conversation about copyright law, you see I am an online article author, and I produced a number of e-books, and before my stint as a writer, I was quite concerned with protecting our company operations manual from getting in the hands of competitors. I've been mildly successful at all of those things above, and therefore have quite a bit of both positive and negative experiences when it comes to copyright law.

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Defending Copyrights - Challenges With First to Publish Proof in the Information Age

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:42:07 -0500

Just because you wrote something and put one of those little C's at the bottom of the page, and claim the copyright, doesn't mean that you won't find challenges in our information age. After all, you might write something, put it on a website or blog somewhere, perhaps an obscure place, or perhaps you may even write something and put it into a paper newsletter that goes out to your Homeowners Association, soccer team, or school. You wrote it first, and you claim copyright, but then someone else finds it, likes it, puts it on the Internet, or incorporates entire...

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Can Google's New Semantic Search Keep Within Copyright Laws?

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:41:42 -0500

All great companies must evolve, and I believe Google to be a company which wishes to stay on the leading edge of its core business model. It is a search engine after all, it delivers information to the world, which is one of the main reasons the Internet exists in the first place. Today, the web is an accumulation of human knowledge, and it is also one of the greatest communication devices ever created in the history of mankind.

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DMCA Is Definately Your Online Defense Shield

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:41:00 -0500

Copyright is one of the most significant non tangible assets of an organization. Organizations consider copyrighting their entities as an essential legal obligation. This act infers that the organization values the social and ethical rules followed globally.

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Understanding Movie Copyrights

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:27:59 -0600

Outdoor movie events are all about fun; getting together with family and friends in the community and enjoying a new film or an old favorite. If you are the one planning the event, though, you have the responsibility of making sure your event complies with movie copyright law. If you have never put on a movie event before, you might not understand exactly what these rules mean and whether or not your event must be licensed as a public performance. This quick guide will give you a basic understanding of movie copyrights and assist you in determining if one is needed for your event.

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Fighting Against Copyright Infringement Using DMCA

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:11:53 -0600

Copyright infringement has started to emerge as a critical issue in the contemporary market today. Where innovation is optimizing, encroachment of various copyrighted works is becoming a routine. In this anarchy of legislation, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) serves as a copyright law which outlaws conception, production and distribution of ideas, technology and/or services that violate the controls on workings bearing exclusive rights.

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SOPA and PIPA: A Lethal Sister Act?

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:45:40 -0600

From the inception of SOPA and PIPA to the avid protestors, the sister acts have lost some appeal from a lot of their initial supporters (many of them due to the backlash from the public) and has been halted by the government. The voice of the people has never been louder through the wielding of the Internet. The Madison Tool which is associated with OPEN Act, hopes to help the public govern what should be regulated on the Internet - not the government.

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Do We Need More Online Education With Regards to Fair Use Copyright Laws?

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:22:43 -0600

My rule of thumb, and this is what I do for my own personal use, is I always cite the article, the author of the article, the date of the article, the name of the publication, and never more than five lines of text. In doing this generally my articles of four, five, or 600 words, it turns out to be very little, and I know I've satisfied the fair use rules.

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Copyright Law - A Brief Guide to the Basics of Copyright Law

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:06:25 -0600

Copyright protects your original work of expression, such as an article, website, software, cookbook, song or a painting from unauthorized use by others. You get the exclusive rights to sell, display, reproduce your work, and sue those that infringe on those rights.

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Legalities With Non-OEM Ink Cartridges

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:22:28 -0600

The price of ink cartridges is nothing to ignore. Consider the fact that a common brand of printer cartridges, Hewlett-Packard, sells one at a price of $22 for .25 ounces, it comes out to be more expensive that imported and expensive luxury foods such as caviar from Russia.

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What If Google and Wikipedia Disappeared Forever?

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:24:36 -0600

As most know Wikipedia went dark on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in protest of the SOPA bill, and for them with a small staff, they certainly have a point, as their business model could be targeted and shut down. There is no way they could hire enough people to ensure everything posted was original, every sentence, and every picture "duty free" - thus, what if Wikipedia did not exist? Google also blacked out its logo to get us to think also.

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Copyright Law Applies to T-Shirt Designing

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:24:22 -0600

When you hire an artist to create a design for you, you own the product designed once the art work is complete but not the copyright to the design- it still remains the artist's property as it is his creativity. An authority must be granted by the artist in writing to claim that the copyright has been transferred as well.

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Copyright Infringer - Employer or Employee?

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:51:43 -0600

When a piece of work faces plagiarism and the infringer is an employee or a hired contractor, the employer is held responsible for this act. Hence, he is liable of punishment for the violation of the Copyright Law.

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Song Titles, Lyrics, and Copyright Infringement: When Do I Need Permission?

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:36:44 -0600

When quoting song titles or lyrics, it's not always clear when you're required to ask permission from the original author. This article takes a closer look at song titles and lyrics and how they relate to copyright infringement.

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Copyrighting Your Music

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:27:18 -0600

Any original idea that changes into a tangible form becomes copyrightable. Its author then has the right and authority to own his creation. This goes for any work in the field of art, literature, design or research and also music.

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Copyright Infringement and Its Consequences

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 19:49:34 -0600

The author or creator of every original work that is tangible in nature has every right over his project. If this work is reproduced, altered, exhibited, broadcasted or made public in other way without the consent of the owner, it is considered violation of the legal and moral rights of the author.

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Need of Copyrighting for Bloggers

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:29:35 -0600

Bloggers generally want their message to spread across the internet. If you are a blogger and write good content, you must have copied your work and other people across the internet must be copying it too.

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Outdated Copyrights

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:20:44 -0600

I have always been interested in do it yourself plans and worked upon searching for these. Before the internet was commonly used, I searched books and magazines for the same. I discovered many copies of old magazines like Mechanix Illustrated, Science and Mechanics and many others of the kind offered lots of such do it yourself plans.

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Moral Rights of an Author

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:23:54 -0600

The following article states some general information about the moral rights a copyright law provides to the author of a particular piece of copyrightable work. This is not legal or expert advice and for more specific information a professional copyright lawyer should be contacted.

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Copyright and Trademark

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:26:45 -0600

In general, lots of people confuse the words "Copyright" and "Trademark". They do not know how to copyright or rather, trademark their logo, blogs or business names. The word copyright has been used alongside trademark to make things a little easier to understand.

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Avoiding Copyright Infringement When Making a Website

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:22:26 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary. The copyright lawyers help their client in understanding the problem better and finding a good solution.

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Copyright Lawyers, Trademarks and Copyright

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 08:36:00 -0600

Copyright law can sometimes be a bit confusing and there are some things that aren't covered by it. This article looks at the differences between copyright and trademarks to help you determine which would be right for you.

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The Copyright Lawyers

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:07:03 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary.

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Copyrighting a Website

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:49:40 -0600

When a piece of work is brought into a tangible form, it automatically acquires copyright protection. It is still a good idea to preserve each document with time, date and some official stamp. If ever this record has to be reproduced to challenge infringement, this data will be very helpful in influencing the decision in the owner's favour.

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The Difference Between Patents and Copyright - A Copyright Lawyer Explains

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:29:01 -0600

There are a number of ways of protecting your intellectual property rights. In this article, a copyright lawyer explains the differences between copyrights and patents.

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Copyright Act of United Kingdom

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:10:36 -0600

Copyright Law is part of the intellectual property law that assures security of original compositions. The Copyright Act grants protection against plagiarism to all tangible pieces of work.

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Efforts Towards Copyright Policy in China

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:17:58 -0600

Due to plagiarism and infringement of pieces of work in literature; music; drama; art; sound recording; architectural design and government work, copyright policies are much stressed upon all over the world. But some authors and publishers have been surprised by the unlawful reproduction of their copyrighted works.

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Misinterpretation of the Word Copyright

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 15:41:30 -0600

To copyright a certain piece of work means to protect it from being reproduced or altered without the permission of the owner. There is a common misconception that the ownership authority is not attained unless the work is registered with an official organization such as the US Copyright Office (USCO) at the Library of Congress at Washington DC.

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Copyright Protection, Duration, and Registration in South Africa

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:41:22 -0600

Copyright protection in South Africa is governed by the Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978 and its amendments. Under the current intellectual property laws of South Africa, copyright subsists in artistic, literary, musical, broadcast, architectural and related works. As such there is no need to register such as it is automatically assigned once a work takes tangible form.

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Copyright Law - 5 Common Myths About Copyright Law You Should Know

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:53:52 -0600

As a published author, I am amazed and encouraged by the current "independent" publishing boom happening as a result of the popularity of the Kindle and Nook readers. Writers who once papered their walls with rejection slips now take chances by producing their work on their own. Some, like HP Mallory and Amanda Hocking, have succeeded in finding audiences and sales. Others do well enough to cover the monthly grocery bill, but in the end all writers should be concerned about issues involving copyrights.

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How Can an Elder Law Attorney Make Life Easier for You

How Can an Elder Law Attorney Make Life Easier for You? Nowadays people are living for far longer than before and more people are needing attorneys to handle the range of legal matters that can affect older people. If you or your family member or loved one needs an advocate and you need an elder law attorney in New Jersey or Toms River, this article might help you understand what they can help you with and what issues can come up with older people. What can an elder lawyer help you wit...

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Criminal Lawyer Helps to Resolve Criminal Charges Effectively

Are you facing a tough time in your life and caught in any criminal charge in Singapore? If yes, then you need to get out of it quickly to settle your life. For this, you have to look and seek help from the best Singapore criminal lawyer who can help you to get freed from all the allegation and charges labelled against you and provide you justice from the court of law so that you may live your life freely with pride in the society once again. You may not be aware but the criminal law in Singapor...

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Three Questions You Should Ask A Potential Wrongful Death Attorney

Even though it sends a chill through your spine, it may be possible that you or a loved on may lose your life at a time when it doesnt seem as though it should have happened. It is at times like these when emotions run high and hot, but one of the most important things to keep in mind is knowing how and when it is best to hire a rock-solid wrongful death attorney. Lawyering up, as some have labeled it, comes across as opportunistic and downright shady in the minds of many people. For a lot ...

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How to Choose The Right Slip And Fall Attorney

Youd never believe in a million years you would need a slip and fall attorney. Walking is second-nature to you, and no matter the condition of the surface you are on, your feet are steady and unwavering in their ability to keep you upright. If there were an academic study on physical balance in the face of various obstacles, youd be the model of stability. Then, when you least expect it, you didnt see a small drip from the ceiling of your local supermarket, and BAM! Youre on your back, and it hu...

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Five Secrets Every Good Car Accident Attorney Knows

If were lucky, well go through our entire lives without having had a car accident, and thats something to be truly thankful for. Unfortunately, with as much traffic as there is and with as many cars out on the road as there are, chances are youre going to get into at least one fender-bender, which means youll need a good car accident attorney. From the get-go, you may have that moment at the time of your accident that makes you believe you really dont need to involve the authorities, insura...

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Changing Your Name Legally In India

A lot of people do not know about the various steps that they must take to change their name. Before you go ahead and change your name you must understand the process. You should get to know that the reason for your name change always determines the things that you will need to do. At the same time, your age is a vital consideration at such a time. If you want to change the name of your child, then it is best that you do it in her first year. Changing their name after they complete a year ...

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In the Know- Health and Wellness Website Legalities

When Health Consulting Businesses are Legally Responsible One thing the internet is infamous for is being a source of advice for our health and well-being. It doesnt matter where we turn there is someone with a website telling us what to do to lose weight, slow down ageing or treat our illnesses. We all do it. We arent feeling well so we type our symptoms into Dr. Google and voila, thousands of results telling us we have everything from a common cold to 6 months to live. We t...

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Searching for a good DUI defense attorney?

Are you hoping to find an attorney? If that's the case you might be having a defense attorney. When people want someone to represent themselves in the court at a DUI 17, they are hired. You have the right in case you think it was a wrongful arrest. Continue reading to learn. DUI Case is not simple. Their degree attempts best to penalize the quantity of DUIU offenders. The lawyer ought to be able to kick off his defense with a good argument. Remember: you have to have a start with something y...

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Top 3 Excuses of the Debtors and How to Deal With Them

andquot;Are you wondering how a collection agency deals with the excuses of a debtor? Read the article to know more.andquot; The job of debt collection is not at all easy. Making a debtor pay the money when he or she is completely unwilling can be a hell of a challenge. But when the collector is approaching the debtor, it is important that he is using all his resources and tactics to make them pay. The whole process of commercial debt recovery can become very difficult when the ...

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What does an Elder Lawyer in Toms River really do

Many people may not have heard of the term Elder lawyer or Elder Attorney. This term is relatively new but the practice itself is not. Who is an Elder Lawyer? Simply put, an elder lawyer in Toms River is a legal advocate and social advisor all rolled up into one. They provide support services to both individuals and communities with special needs. There have always been lawyers all over the world who provide support to the weak and vulnerable of their societies but the term elder lawyer ha...

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Divorce Law- Common Mistakes in Divorce that make Men Lose out

In a Singapore divorce, it would appear that the law protects the women and men are often left with the shorter end of the stick. The women in any divorce typically walk away with more as compared to men. However, if you seek to have an understanding of your legal rights and options, the process of divorce can be made simpler and less painful, allowing you to minimise losses. Here are some common divorce mistakes that husbands made which cause them to lose more than they need to. Choo...

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Should I divorce if my spouse is suffering from a serious illness?

The marital vows taken by a husband and wife are often embodied in the ideals: for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, until death do us apart. Marriage starts with an emotional connection between a man and woman and evolves into a serious commitment between them. It carries vastly different and greater responsibilities than prior stages in the relationship that lead up to marriage. Inevitably, disagreements and differences of opinion over decisions in the marriage can and do arise. ...

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Divorce in Singapore- Financial Questions to Keep in Mind

The divorce process can be financially and emotionally demanding on divorcing couples. What matters is that you make decisions based on sound financial advice Singapore divorce specialists can help analyse your financial standing, help formulate a divorce settlement and identify weaknesses and obligations in your case so that you can make informed decisions. Experienced Divorce Lawyers can help you to answer these questions: What steps can I take to protect my financial s...

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Tips for Choosing the Right Lawyers

Any time you need to find lawyers in Vegas it is important that you do some research so that you can get value for your money. Should anyone threaten you with legal action, you want to do your best so that you find an attorney that will ensure that you have the highest chance of winning your case. If you fail to find an attorney for whatever reason, you will actually be risking paying some heavy court fines and depending the accusations you could even end up spending time in jail; you need to kn...

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The Benefits of Hiring an Criminal Law Attorney

Whether you plan for it or not, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to find an attorney at one point or another in your life. You will need the services of Miley Law LV any time you face a legal issue that you may not be able to handle on your own. Lawyers in Vegas will have gone through some years of legal training as well as more training on the job to give them so much experience; this means that they know how the law works and they will be able to defend your rights. When you...

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5 Reasons Why a Collection Agency Shouldn't Hold Back Your Money!

To know why a debt collection company shouldnt hold back your fund, read this article properly. In todays world, when you are hiring an agency for getting your dues back from the market, you need to trust the professionals. And in todays high-speed digital world, trust is indeed a very delicate thing. Now there are several levels of understanding trust and establishing it. And needless to say, that like various other industries, commercial debt collection industry also has a few fraudu...

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Think You Might Have Whiplash? Know The Symptoms and Why You Need a Neck Injury Attorney

One of the biggest risks that car accident represents for drivers and passengers is the damage of the neck, such as whiplash. If you are in an auto accident, be it a minor collision or a major wreck, the more you understand about the possible damage your body may sustain, the better you will be able to recognize the symptoms. This detailed examination of the whiplash, the most common spinal injury, will help you stay aware of what your body is feeling and how it can be affected by an accident. K...

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Miley Law Firm will help you in many ways

You have to be confident about what you are looking for. Miley law firm has everything with them which can peacefully solve your problem but you have to look for them properly. There are various kind of attorneys and their job profiles are included to their site but first you need to understand what kind of lawyer you need to look for. You can get their whole biography including education, area of practice, their years of practice, their office location and office hour. You can even read the rec...

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How to Negotiate the Right Way with Your Debtors?

"Do you know how to negotiate with the debtors so that your bad debts do not keep rising? If no, then please keep reading." So, have you been struggling to get your dues back from your default payers? You have sent them a lot of emails, reminders and messages, but alas they are not responding! On the other hand, there would be a few debtors who would tell you stories about their bankruptcies and that they are not ready to pay at the moment. There are also defaulters who would say th...

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How to Choose the Right Workers' Compensation Lawyer?

There are workers compensation laws that allow an employee to receive a certain amount of compensation or the injury received at work. All workers must be covered in a job when they have an accident since most employees are required by law to carry a workers compensation insurance policy. Some benefits a worker may receive include payment for medical expenses, total disability benefits, permanent and partial disability benefits, temporary and total disability benefits as well as death benefits. ...

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Introducing the Friday Tech Fix

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 22:40:20 +0000

I will wager that most of you don’t have a lot of time to keep up with the latest tech gadgets, apps, sites, and services. While I probably don’t have a lot of time for that either, I have come to recognize my tech addiction for what it is, and have accepted my need to [...]

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Back to Blogging, and a Pivot

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:33:10 +0000

From the looks of it, this is my first official blog post in over 6 months, and only the second post in more than a year. From the days when I used to track law bloggers, I definitely qualify as an “inactive.” I’ve been trying to get back into the blogging swing [...]

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The iPad Pro vs. Windows Surface Pro 3: An Early Look

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 16:30:09 +0000

If you happened to be sleeping or otherwise absent last week, you may have missed that Apple announced a few products. Being an iPad fan, I was of course interested to see the much-rumored announcement of the iPad Pro, a much larger tablet that Apple says “lets you be more creative and productive [...]

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Do Lawyers Use Technology To Collaborate?

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:59:40 +0000

Way back in 2008, Dennis Kennedy and I wrote The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together – hard to believe it has been 7 years since we wrote that book! We recently decided to revisit the topic on our podcast, so in our latest episode of The [...]

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Are Technology Resolutions Important for Lawyers?

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:50:20 +0000

At this time of year, every year, you can count on a regular deluge of articles on New Year’s Resolutions, “getting a fresh start,” and all types of advice to suggest that everything you did last year was a failure, and to make sure this year is not a similar disaster, you’d better get started [...]

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Review: Logitech Keys-to-Go Bluetooth Keyboard

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:14:46 +0000

For years, I have used (and recommended) two Bluetooth keyboards, primarily when I am using my iPad. I tend to use Apple’s Wireless Keyboard more; it’s reasonably thin and light, and I like that it’s a full-size keyboard, which is not the case with most of the other portable keyboards for the iPad. If I [...]

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iPads and “The Art of Being Solo”

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:40:19 +0000

I am a firm believer that there can never be too many practice management resources for solo lawyers. As the name implies, solo lawyers don’t have the colleagues to help them when it comes to technology, marketing, finance, and overall management of a law practice. That’s why I was pleased and flattered to participate in The [...]

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Why are Passwords So Hard for Lawyers?

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:49:44 +0000

The subject of passwords is one that is both fascinating and frustrating to me. We know that it’s getting easier and easier for hackers to crack our passwords; just three years ago, a nine-digit password would take 44,530 years to crack, but today that same password can be cracked in less than a [...]

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The Increasing Automation of Technology: A Good or Bad Thing?

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:03:42 +0000

The latest episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report is called Automation or Control: Why Attorneys Must Choose (I didn’t choose the title) – in it, we discuss the fact that technology services are increasingly connecting to each other, automating things that we used to have to do ourselves. For example, my Fitbit now talks to my [...]

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Blawg of the Day – Blawgletter

Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:00:06 +0000

We’ll end the week with a fun blog – Blawgletter is published by Dallas lawyer Barry Barnett, and it features “legal bits you can hold onto.”  He talks about a number of legal topics – recent posts have discussed Peer-to-Peer movie sharing opinions, the Supreme Court’s “first sale” decision, and other recent decisions of [...]

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NPG Calls for Trump to Lower Legal Immigration Numbers as Part of...

Holds that 1 Million+ Legal Immigrants Annually is Too Many

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How to Correct a Deed in California, Tip Sheet by Deed and Record

Mistakes are made on deeds in California. Tip Sheet by Deed and Record how to rectify mistakes with either a re-recording, a correction deed or an “affidavit of minor corrections.”

(PRWeb May 23, 2019)

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Kane Russell Coleman Logan Adds OSHA Employment Law Veteran

Kane Russell Coleman Logan has hired prominent OSHA defense attorney, Darren S. Harrington, to join the Firm's employment group in Dallas. Harrington will expand the firm’s employment litigation...

(PRWeb May 23, 2019)

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ARMA New Jersey INFORM Conference Hosts Gina Rubel for Surviving a...

Rubel to present with FBI-Newark Agent and Robinson + Cole attorney on how to protect a company from a data breach and what to do if a company falls victim of a cyberattack

(PRWeb May 23, 2019)

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Appellate Attorney Dennis Temko Takes Family Law Appeal Reversals to a...

The Law Office of Dennis Temko obtained an impressive seven reversals in family law appeals last year.

(PRWeb May 23, 2019)

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Andrew Lattimer Named blumshapiro’s Connecticut Office Managing...

blumshapiro names Andrew Lattimer as Connecticut Office Managing Partner

(PRWeb May 22, 2019)

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Compass Bank Is Facing A Lawsuit Filed By Blumenthal Nordrehaug...

Compass Bank is the target of a proposed class action Complaint filed by its California non-exempt employee who is alleging the company violated various California Labor Codes

(PRWeb May 22, 2019)

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Venminder Joins The RSA Ready Technology Partner Program

Venminder joins the RSA Ready Technology Partner Program to offer third party risk management data and in-app due diligence services documentation to RSA Archer Third Party Governance solution – helps...

(PRWeb May 22, 2019)

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Greenberg Traurig is Finalist for 6 Diversity & Inclusion Awards...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP and four of its attorneys are finalists for Chambers 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Awards from Chambers and Partners. The firm is a finalist for Most Inclusive...

(PRWeb May 22, 2019)

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Financial Poise™ Announces "Focus on Health Care," a New...

This webinar is co-produced by West LegalEdCenter™ and part of the "Chapter 11 - Special Issues" series. It will feature Thad Wilson (King & Spalding LLP,); Marshall Glade (GlassRatner...

(PRWeb May 22, 2019)

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Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and Specialty Technical...

Latest EHS Regulations Updates Assist Companies to Achieve EHS Compliance

(PRWeb May 22, 2019)

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Benton Bodamer Selected as a "40 Under 40" Honoree by...

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Benton Bodamer has been selected as a "40 Under 40" honoree by Columbus Business First.

(PRWeb May 22, 2019)

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Marcella Arthur of Trusted Data Solutions Honored as One of CRN’s 2019...

Marcella Arthur, global vice president of marketing and channel operations, has been named to CRN's prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list for her contributions to channel advocacy, channel...

(PRWeb May 22, 2019)

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AmLaw 50 to Law Firm 2.0®: Real Estate Team from Paul Hastings...

FisherBroyles LLP, the first and world's largest distributed law firm partnership, welcomes Karen Michail Shah, Ken Krug, and John Opgenorth to its Los Angeles office. The attorneys will practice...

(PRWeb May 22, 2019)

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Sumner Schick Featured in Newsweek’s 2019 Premier Law Firms

The 2019 Premier Law Firms list has just been published by Newsweek and Sumner Schick is included for the firm’s work in whistleblower and Qui Tam litigation.

(PRWeb May 22, 2019)

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Book Traces the History of Land One Man Bought Unravelling a History...

Robert V. Smart releases “All in the Record: One Couple’s Fight to Expose Deceit in Lancaster County, Virginia’

(PRWeb May 22, 2019)

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Morrison & Foerster Adds Partners Across its Three China Offices;...

Ke Huang, Ruomu Li, and Lucy Lu further broaden the firm’s capital markets, corporate, and private equity and venture capital capabilities in China

(PRWeb May 21, 2019)

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Bittrex Partners with IdentityMind for Anti-Money Laundering (AML)...

The IdentityMind Platform Provides Bittrex with Automated Transaction Monitoring

(PRWeb May 21, 2019)

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Naperville Attorney Mark W. Mathys Receives Elite Lawyer Recognition

Attorney Mark W. Mathys, founding partner at the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid, has been awarded the designation of Elite Lawyer in the field of personal injury law.

(PRWeb May 21, 2019)

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Harris Poll Shows Military Service Members, Spouses and Partners Rely...

NFCC survey reveals personal financial struggles of active duty military and their spouses, and how they cope with each.

(PRWeb May 21, 2019)

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Winston Privacy Launches on Kickstarter to Finally Bring Privacy to...

Winston is the only device that empowers users to retake control of their online privacy, delivering a faster, cleaner, and safer browsing experience on every device.

(PRWeb May 21, 2019)

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Seal Software's AI-Driven Technology to Advance Companywide...

Global Leader in Aerospace and Aeronautics Taps Seal’s Contract Discovery and Analytics Platform to Achieve Greater Operational Efficiency and Risk Reduction

(PRWeb May 21, 2019)

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FFVA Mutual Joins TrustedChoice.com's National Referral Program

Florida-based FFVA Mutual, an insurance company that specializes in workers’ compensation insurance in 10 states, joins TrustedChoice.com, the nation’s largest digital marketing platform for...

(PRWeb May 21, 2019)

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Labor Relations Expert Joins F&H Solutions Group

Jeff Bennett, a labor relations expert with experience under the Railway Labor Act and National Labor Relations Act, joins F&H Solutions Group.

(PRWeb May 21, 2019)

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Gray Reed Selects and Implements NetDocuments’ Cloud Platform

NetDocuments, today announced, that Gray Reed has selected NetDocuments as its secure cloud-based content services platform.

(PRWeb May 21, 2019)

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Attorney Tony J. Tyre Educates People on Essential Estate Planning...

Tony J. Tyre, founder of The Law Offices of Tony J. Tyre, Esq., APC, lists the four essential estate planning documents that most attorneys recommend to ensure all of a client’s bases are covered.

(PRWeb May 21, 2019)

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MGO Brings on New Assurance Partner in New York City to Lead Firm’s...

MGO adds Assurance Partner to Lead Firm’s SEC Services out of New York

(PRWeb May 21, 2019)

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PICA Simplifies Contracting for Independent Consultants with New...

Professional Independent Consultants of America, Inc. (PICA) announces its partnership with Lawgood, an online platform to generate and review legal contracts. PICA is dedicated to helping...

(PRWeb May 21, 2019)

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Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP Announces New Partner Scott E. Kitchens

Firm Adds New Denver Office to Expand Practice

(PRWeb May 21, 2019)

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American College of Tax Counsel Files Brief Urging Supreme Court to...

Nationwide non-profit association of tax lawyers filed a “friend of the court” brief in the United States Supreme Court case of Rodriguez v. FDIC (No. 18-1269), asking the court to accept the case and...

(PRWeb May 21, 2019)

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Fairfax Software Successfully Achieves SOC 2 Type 2 Compliance

Fairfax Software, leading provider of business re-engineering services to government agencies and companies throughout the United States and Canada, has successfully completed its System and...

(PRWeb May 20, 2019)

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Greenberg Traurig Houston Expands Corporate Practice with Addition of...

The Houston office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues the expansion of its corporate, finance and private equity capabilities with the addition of corporate finance attorney Steven Rubin.

(PRWeb May 20, 2019)

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Globanet Announces Compatibility with New Relativity Short Message...

London, May 20, 2019 -- Globanet today expanded its partnership with proactive compliance monitoring application Relativity Trace by announcing its compatibility with the new Relativity Short Message...

(PRWeb May 20, 2019)

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Greenberg Traurig’s Marcella C. Ducca Speaks at International Society...

Topic: ‘Proactive Post-Market Surveillance, 510(K) Update, and Real-World Evidence: Can It Improve Patient Safety, Outcomes and Provide a Competitive Edge?’

(PRWeb May 20, 2019)

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Greenberg Traurig Makes Strategic Addition to its Real Estate Practice...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP strategically grew its Real Estate Practice with the addition of David C. Freinberg in its New Jersey office as of counsel.

(PRWeb May 20, 2019)

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ASCP Lends Global Health Expertise to Puerto Rico Forensics Mission

Puerto Rico Bureau of Forensic Science Working to Improve Services in Post-Hurricane Maria Era

(PRWeb May 20, 2019)

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Is a Broken Legal System to Blame for Bill Cosby’s Conviction?

Author Barbara Hagen Publishes a Collection of Poems in Support of the Former Comedian in Her New Book

(PRWeb May 20, 2019)

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Cory Watson Attorneys $25 Million Nissan Faulty Brake Verdict Upheld...

The California Supreme Court has denied Nissan’s petition to appeal a $25 million verdict that Cory Watson Attorneys helped secure in a lawsuit blaming faulty brakes for a car crash that killed three...

(PRWeb May 20, 2019)

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eDiscovery Services Provider HaystackID Appoints CISO as Part of...

Cybersecurity Authority John Wilson to Direct Expanded Information Security Program with Sergio Garcia Taking Leadership of Forensics First Practice

(PRWeb May 20, 2019)

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Lump Sum Payment Option for Current Retirees Adds to Defined Benefit...

Elliot N. Dinkin: As the retirement benefit landscape changes, employers should scrutinize their alternatives and communicate clearly and candidly with affected employees.

(PRWeb May 20, 2019)

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Rick Citron, Veteran Lawyer, Wins Best of Los Angeles Award- “Best...

“We're honored to include Rick Citron of Citron & Deutsch into our BoLAA family.” ~Aurora DeRose

(PRWeb May 20, 2019)

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Criminal Record Search Tool - Just Released By SearchQuarry.com

Finding information about a person’s criminal past is usually difficult without expensive software. People who want to find out about a criminal record or criminal charge usually have to manually...

(PRWeb May 20, 2019)

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World’s Largest Trademark Gathering Gets Underway in Boston,...

More than 11,100 brand owners, trademark practitioners, and intellectual property professionals from 150+ countries are gathering today through May 22 in Boston for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the...

(PRWeb May 18, 2019)

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Attorney Meaghann Ligori Admitted in the Middle District of Florida...

Associate Attorney Meaghann Ligori of Ligori & Sanders in Tampa, FL, has recently been admitted in the United States Middle District of Florida Federal Court, where she will leverage her skill and...

(PRWeb May 17, 2019)

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Greenberg Traurig Assists in $39.6 Million Sale Of Palm House to LR...

Marci H. Langley, a shareholder in the Boca Raton office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., represented 160 Royal Palm LLC in the May 15 sale of the Palm House condominium/hotel on the island...

(PRWeb May 17, 2019)

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Intellectual Property Attorney Jacqueline Lu Joins Dickinson...

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Jacqueline Lu has joined the firm's Austin office as Of Counsel.

(PRWeb May 17, 2019)

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ExtensionEngine Developing Online Learning Program for Center for...

Pretrial Justice Initiative Supported by Arnold Ventures

(PRWeb May 17, 2019)

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Houston Business Litigation Lawyers Offer $1,000 Scholarship For...

The Houston law firm of Burford Perry LLP has announced that it is offering a $1,000 educational scholarship for those who have been diagnosed with Autism.

(PRWeb May 16, 2019)

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Nashville Personal Injury Firm Announces Autism Scholarship

Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP, a Nashville personal injury law firm, has announced a $1,000 educational scholarship for individuals diagnosed with Autism.

(PRWeb May 16, 2019)

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Burger Law Secures a $113 Million Verdict for the Correctional...

In a landmark case, a Cole County Jury awarded the Correctional Officers of the Missouri Department of Corrections $113,714,632.00 in back pay for mandatory pre and post-shift activities.

(PRWeb May 16, 2019)

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$15,000 reward offered for the return of more than 20 stolen reptiles .. (audio)

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:50:00 +1000

Laura Tchilinguirian is speaking to the curator of the Australian Reptile Park, Liz Vella

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Council on the Ageing says Lateline abuse report shows need for better training in aged-care industry .. (audio)

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:45:00 +1000

Cameron Green spoke to COTA boss Ian Yates

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George Zimmerman's acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin prompts debate over the role of race in the U.S Justice system... (audio)

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:50:00 +1000

Laura Tchilinguirian spoke to Dr David Smith, a lecturer at the U.S Studies Centre in Sydney.

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Inquiry into child abuse due to hear from Hunter Valley's former Catholic Bishop, accused in cover-up of two priests' crimes .. (audio)

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:45:00 +1000

Cameron Green spoke to ABC Reporter Dan Cox

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Has consumer law has kept pace with globalised commerce? We talk to the VP of the International Assn of Consumer Law ..(audio)

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:55:00 +1000

Glen Bartholomew is speaking to The Vice-President of the International Association of Consumer Law, Professor Gail Pearson

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Coalition of NSW emergency services workers on why it opposes opening of so-called 'sobering up' centres. ..(audio)

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:20:00 +1000

Mandy Presland spoke to Director of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association and spokesperson for lobby group LAST DRINKS, Brett Holmes

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Report into whether laws and protections for Aus cruise-line passengers are adequate tabled in Parliament. .. (audio)

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:15:00 +1000

Shon Walker spoke to Committee Chair Graham Perrett

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NSW whistleblower says "there will be panic at Police HQ" after admission that church child-abuse docs were shredded .. (audio)

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:15:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox

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NSW Greens MP confirms senior cop was getting, then shredding, church docs about abuse of kids .. (audio)

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 07:15:00 +1000

Marius Benson spoke to New South Wales Greens MP David Shoebridge

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WA's top cop has alcohol advertising in sport in his sights - and he's telling a Canberra conference why: (audio)

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:45:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callahan

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Australians lost nearly 100 million dollars in scams last year --- and that's just the ones we know about, says ACCC .. (audio)

Mon, 17 Jun 2013 07:55:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard

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What do you if you see a racist incident? Vic Health's Preventing Racism Program looks at that dilemma .. (audio)

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:20:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Dr Peter Streker

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As the search for his body resumes, we look back at the Donald Mackay case .. (audio)

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:20:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Mike Donaldson

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Griffith City mayor on police reopening the search for Donald Mackay's body, 36 years later .. (audio)

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 07:55:00 +1000

Marius Benson is speaking to John Dal Broi

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Former CIA employee Edward Snowden flees his Hong Kong hotel after being named as whistleblower: where does he go now? (audio)

Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:45:00 +1000

Steve Chase asked International Law expert Don Rothwell

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Doctors express growing concern about alcohol related violence - and especially the 'killer punch' .. (audio)

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:20:00 +1000

Glen Bartholomew spoke to Dr Anthony Grabs, Head of Trauma Services at Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital

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Witchcraft and sorcery across Pacific considered very real, and very dangerous .. hence a big Canberra conference: (audio)

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:50:00 +1000

Steve Chase was joined by one of the conference convenors, Dr Miranda Forsyth from the ANU's Research School of Asia and the Pacific

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The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Northern Ireland has launched an international appeal for child abuse victims and survivors .. (audio)

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 07:55:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi got details from Sir Anthony Hart -- the Chairman of Northern Ireland's Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry

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Military trial of U.S soldier Bradley Manning begins near Washington, after he leaked secret files to WikiLeaks - we analyse the case .. (audio)

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:15:00 +1000

Shon Walker was joined by Dr Adam Lockyer, a lecturer in U.S Politics and Foreign Policy at the U.S Studies Centre at the University of Sydney

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Bravehearts group backs plans to decriminalise 'sexting' by teenagers .. (audio)

Wed, 29 May 2013 17:20:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Bravehearts National Operations Manager Leza Sullivan

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Victims support group disappointed by evidence of Cardinal Pell to child sex abuse inquiry .. (audio)

Tue, 28 May 2013 07:50:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to Broken Rites spokesman Bernard Barrett

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Cardinal George Pell before Victoria's parliamentary Inquiry into church sex abuse today - but will his evidence cast much light? (audio)

Mon, 27 May 2013 07:50:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to Judy Courtin from the Faculty of Law at Monash University in Melbourne

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Sawmill worker who refused to clock in with fingerprints wins unfair dismissal claim

Tue, 21 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Jeremy Lee, an employee at a Queensland timber mill was sacked for refusing to use a finger print scanner to sign-in to work. He represented himself at the full bench of the Fair Work Commission and won his unfair dismissal case.

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Social media influencer wins case against client, and an elderly yachty overturns appointment of guardian

Tue, 14 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A Melbourne cafe has been ordered to pay an Instagram 'influencer' $1,600 after a verbal contract between the parties sours.

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Minneapolis policeman found guilty of killing Australian woman. Also two disputes around packaging

Tue, 07 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Nor has been found guilty of the third degree murder and second degree manslaughter of Australian Justine Damond Ruszczyk. Also on the program, the Federal Court has ordered Australia Rush Rich Winery pay the owners of Penfolds $400,000 for trademark infringement. And in a separate case, the Federal Court has ruled that Bega has the exclusive right to sell peanut butter in a jar with a distinctive yellow lid and a distinctive yellow label.

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Miscarriages of justice and compensation

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

If you are serving a prison sentence and an appeal court quashes your conviction and sets you free, will you receive compensation for the time you spent behind bars? It depends on where you live.

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Where does the evidence go after its legal life is over?

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Evidence is used to prove or disprove the facts of a case, but what happens to it after the legal process is over? A new book In crimes archives; the cultural afterlife of evidence provides some intriguing clues.

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Federal Court rules on Geoffrey Rush defamation case, High Court upholds protest exclusion zones at abortion clinics

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Justice Wigney of the Federal Court has ruled that the Daily Telegraph newspaper defamed actor Geoffrey Rush by claiming he had sexually harassed an actor later to be revealed as Eryn Jean Norvill. And the High Court of Australia has upheld the constitutional validity of protest exclusion zones around abortion clinics.

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Is a sperm donor a parent? And the role of victims of crime in German trials

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The High Court of Australia is about to hear a case that asks big questions about families and parentage. And Private Accessory Prosecutors, the role of victims in German courts and trials.

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Meet Tara Schultz

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1100

From the age of twelve Tara Schultz was groomed by a much older man, sexually abused and became addicted to drugs. Now 31 she survived, sought justice through the courts and has completed a university degree.

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Should drug or alcohol addicted children be forced into rehab?

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Mandatory rehabilitation for children and young people with serious substance abuse problems is being debated in both South Australia and Victoria.

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Public servants and political expression. Argentina's Women Police Stations.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

For the first time, the High Court of Australia will hear a case that focuses on the extent to which public servants can freely express their political views. And Argentina's Women Police Stations, designed around the needs of survivors of gender-violence. Could they work in Australia?

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The last warning shot: family violence and strangulation

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Strangulation is sometimes fatal, often causes permanent injury and is a strong predictor of future violence and death. What are the current laws and strategies in place to deal with strangulation in family violence cases?

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Witness X revealed and journalist awarded damages for work related PTSD

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Veteran journalist John Silvester discusses underworld lawyer Nicola Gobbo who has been revealed as a police informer. And in a world first, a Victorian judge has awarded damages to a former Age journalist who suffered PSTD while working as a crime reporter.

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Cardinal George Pell jury verdict revealed

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Australia's most senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal George Pell, has been found guilty of multiple child sexual offences.

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Victorian Sentencing Council reports on animal cruelty. The law and ethics around tissue donors for sick siblings

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council has released a report that shines a light on Victorian animal cruelty offenders and the sentences they receive. And Dr Shih-Ning Then's new book explores the ethics and legal issues around tissue donors for sick siblings.

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Employers in Victoria and Queensland jailed over workplace deaths. And NSW court ruling on proposed Rocky Hill coal mine

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Two employers sent to jail for breach of OHS laws. Climate change takes front seat in NSW court.

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The final report of the Banking Royal Commission. Also, a Queensland worker gets compensation for injury after a smoko break

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

How well has the Banking Royal Commission served the interests of consumers? Also on the program in Queensland the Industrial Court has ruled that a former employee of McDonalds who broke her leg during a break is entitled to Workers Compensation.

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How effective is the coronial system?

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

When a death is not straight forward, a coronial inquest can play a crucial role in addressing unanswered questions and it can also make recommendations that might prevent future fatalities. But how well does our coronial system serve the needs of grieving families?

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Beaming prisoners into courtrooms; the pros and cons of Audio Visual Links

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

In recent years there has been an explosion in the use of Audio Visual Links (AVLs) between prisons and courtrooms. This development has been welcomed by many prisoners, but some don't like being 'reduced to a bunch of pixels'.

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Should dead men become fathers?

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

In the age of Artificial Reproductive Technology extracting sperm from dead men is possible, and it happens more often than you think.

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Calls for transparency around the use of solitary confinement in Victorian prisons

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

The Jesuit Social Services report, All Alone - Young Adults in the Victorian Justice System, calls for radical reforms around the use of solitary confinement.

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Economic abuse in violent relationships

Tue, 01 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A collaboration between a Victorian community legal centre and a family violence support service addresses the financial fall-out that often comes when escaping a violent relationship.

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Disputes between neighbours over trees are as common as they are personal, and can get so bad that some property owners sell up to avoid conflict.

Tue, 25 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Poisonings, uprootings and court stoushes: the toxic world of neighbourhood tree disputes.

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Hiring and firing by an automated system

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Is it possible to be hired or fired without any human interaction? Meet the man who was fired by an automated system.

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Man feels burdened by 'not guilty' verdict

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Thirteen years after a violent brawl at a warehouse party led to the death of a partygoer, the two men charged with his murder give their version of the events of that night. One accused served 13 years in jail, the other was found not guilty, but remains burdened by his role.

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Why do some young Australian Muslim men choose extremism?

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Families of extremists speak-up over terror warning signs.

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Dissecting the Eastman retrial

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

ABC Canberra court reporter Elizabeth Byrne describes the twists and turns of the jury trials of David Eastman. The recent retrial found him not guilty of the murder of AFP Assistant Police Commissioner Colin Winchester.

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The world's only nationwide prison radio station

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

National Prison Radio, the world's first national 24 hour radio station produced by and for prisoners beams into all jail cells across England and Wales.

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The Federal Government's Indigenous Procurement Program. Also Israel Supreme Court.

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

How effective is the Indigenous Procurement Program? Who is benefitting? And a leading Israeli civil rights lawyer warns that the 'democratic space' in her country is in danger of shrinking.

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Beaming prisoners into courtrooms; the pros and cons of Audio Visual Links

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

In recent years there has been an explosion in the use of Audio Visual Links (AVLs) between prisons and courtrooms. This development has been welcomed by many prisoners, but some don't like being 'reduced to a bunch of pixels'.

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Are our Crimes Confiscation laws fair?

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Western Australia's Attorney-General John Quigley recently announced a review into the state's Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 saying there are some cases that are 'harsh to the point of being unjust'.

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Tertiary students in the courts

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Most students, at some point are disappointed by an academic result, but how far would you go to get a better grade?

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Questions over social housing plan in Victoria and research into social drug suppliers

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Victoria is rebuilding its public housing, but could existing public housing tenants become worse off? And new research explores what we know about small time 'social' drug dealers and raises questions about how the law should deal with them.

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Law Report 9th October 2018

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Anti-abortion protesters face High Court. US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sworn in.

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Law Report 10th October 2018

Tue, 02 Oct 2018 17:46:00 +1000

Families of victims in the 911 attacks and crash of flight MH17 are pursuing legal action over their deaths.

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Should dead men become fathers?

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:07:03 +1000

In the age of Artificial Reproductive Technology extracting sperm from dead men is possible, and it happens more often than you think.

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Alan Jones defamation ruling. And why XX won't face a re-trial for murder

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Radio broadcaster Alan Jones has been ordered to pay damages of 3.7 million dollars for defaming the Wagner brothers And the High Court of Australia allowed the use of previously recorded evidence involving a man known as Dennis Bauer convicted of multiple child sex offences and in NSW, the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal appeal refused to re-try a man for murder of three indigenous children, saying there wasn't sufficient 'fresh and compelling evidence' to overturn the principle of double jeopardy.

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Calls for transparency around the use of solitary confinement in Victorian prisons

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 17:30:00 +1000

The Jesuit Social Services report, All Alone - Young Adults in the Victorian Justice System, calls for radical reforms around the use of solitary confinement.

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Economic abuse in violent relationships

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:30:00 +1000

A collaboration between a Victorian community legal centre and a family violence support service addresses the financial fall-out that often comes when escaping a violent relationship.

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MP Peter Dutton's parliamentary eligibility; The Justice Project Final Report; The first Chinese-Australian barrister

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Analysis of Peter Dutton's parliamentary eligibility under Section 44(v), some of the recommendations of the Law Council's Justice Project Final Report and the first Chinese-Australian barrister

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Electronic monitoring in the criminal justice system

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

In Australia around 1,000 people are wearing electronic monitoring ankle bracelets as a condition of either parole, bail, home detention or extended supervision orders. Do they deter further crimes and how reliable is the technology?

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Is it possible to be hired or fired without any human interaction? Meet the man who was fired by an automated system.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Meet the man fired by an automated system.

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South Australia's workers compensation legislation treats psychiatric and physical injuries very differently. Also a look at the latest Currency Press Platform Paper on the welfare of performance artists

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Workers compensation for psychiatric injuries in South Australia. Performance artists, the ultimate gig economy workers.

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Balancing freedom of religion and freedom from religion

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Edited highlights of an expert panel debating whether our laws strong enough to protect people who hold sincere religious beliefs.

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NSW Supreme Court decision on Colleen McCullough's estate; What follows Malaysia's miracle moment?

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

NSW Supreme Court judge rules that popular Australian author Colleen McCullough's estate belongs to widower. And Malaysian civil and women's rights activist Ivy Josiah on building robust institutions following the landslide victory of former strongman, now reformist leader, Mahathir Mohamad.

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Facebook faces potential Australian law suit over data breach

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

There have been reports social media network Facebook is facing multiple lawsuits on behalf of users whose personal data was improperly leaked to Cambridge Analytica. Its next legal challenge could take place here in Australia.

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Who’s responsible when someone dies at work? A senate inquiry is looking at the prevention, investigation and prosecution of industrial deaths in Australia.

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

How does the law prevent deaths at work?

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Crop Houses and stopping the cycle of drug addiction and offending

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Cannabis grow house syndicates are rampant across Australia. And former addicts helping to break the cycle of drug addiction and drug related crime.

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Canadian university loses right to open law school and Portugal's policy on drugs and addiction

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Freedom of religion versus equal rights is tested in the Canadian and US Supreme Courts, and Portugal's unique approach to drug addiction.

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Two important decisions on defamation. Getting into rough legal waters on holiday cruises

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Australian courts have ruled on two prominent defamation cases, Rebel Wilson v Bauer and Milorad Trkulja v Google. And what laws apply if something goes wrong when travelling on a holiday cruise in international waters?

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Tips for Beauty salons to support clients who experience family violence; Victorian Supreme Court responds to legal costs blowout

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

An innovative program HaiR-3R's aims to help hairdressers recognise and support Victorian clients who may be experiencing family violence. Also on the program, what is a reasonable legal fee in a relatively straightforward wills and estate case? A Victorian Supreme Court Judge had some strong words to say in a dispute about lawyers costs.

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Kroll CEO Statement

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:40:36 -0400

"Kroll is a robust, international business -- the largest in the risk mitigation and investigations industry -- and the gold standard for investigations, with over 2,000 employees across 53 offices in 28 countries. We have been in the computer forensics business for decades, and our team includes professionals from the highest levels of cyber law enforcement agencies, including the FBI. We offer the full spectrum of cyber security solutions with laboratories around the world. Additionally, we have global data analytics capabilities, operating five data centers on four continents through which we provide structured and unstructured data analytics services. When confronted with legal and business challenges, our clients know where to turn, and we look forward to providing them the same unparalleled service they have come to expect for years to come." -- Kroll CEO Emanuele Conti

 

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The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

Fri, 04 May 2012 15:17:06 -0400

If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am Law Daily.

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Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:59:23 -0400

The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.

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Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:03:57 -0400

Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.

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Covington Takes Lead on Pair of Health Care Deals as Sector Stays Hot

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:23:15 -0400

Two transactions announced Monday--Thomson Reuters's $1.25 billion sale of its health care unit to a Veritas Capital affiliate, and AstraZeneca's $1.26 billion acquisition of Ardea Biosciences--generated assignments for Covington & Burling, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Paul Hastings.

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Fenwick, Covington Advise as Facebook Snags Chunk of AOL Patent Portfolio From Microsoft

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:32:03 -0400

The social networking leader and the software giant turn to familiar firms for representation on a $550 million deal involving intellectual property assets.

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D.C. Dewey Partner Heads to Allen & Overy

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:43:31 -0400

Project finance partner Gregory Smith's departure for Allen & Overy pushes Dewey & LeBoeuf's partner losses so far this year to an even 70.

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The Careerist: Latham & Watkins's Women Go Back to the Kitchen

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:10:44 -0400

Will master classes in canapé making help women in business development? Latham's London office seems to think so.

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Dealmaker of the Week: Iain Wagstaff of Linklaters

Sun, 22 Apr 2012 12:38:39 -0400

Wagstaff and fellow M&A partner Marc Loy, respectively, led the Linklaters teams in London and Paris advising multinational utility GDF Suez on its $10.8 billion acquisition of the stake in Britain’s International Power that GDF does not already own.

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Amid Bankruptcy Reports, Dewey Says It’s Eyeing All Options; Greenberg Confirms Possible Interest

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:30:00 -0400

The drama swirling around Dewey & LeBoeuf took a new turn Friday when Greenberg Traurig said it has had "preliminary discussions relating to lawyers at Dewey & LeBoeuf," but has "made no commitments" nor "reached agreements." The statement came on the heels of reports that Dewey leaders are considering a prepackaged bankruptcy plan in order to keep intact what remains of the rapidly shrinking firm.

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Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Announces Ruth A. Schoenmeyer's Admission to ACREL

Mon, 07 May 2018 21:15:03 GMT

Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, a national real estate law firm with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles, is proud to announce partner Ruth A. Schoenmeyer's recent admission into the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).

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J2advisors and Liebman Group Announce Strategic Partnership

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 20:04:17 GMT

J2advisors and Liebman Group are pleased to announce their strategic partnership.

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We'll Be Attending the Mass Torts Made Perfect Convention

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:03:23 GMT

Partners Russell C. Friedman, Bruce M. Klein and David J. Zwerling from The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP will be attending the Mass Tort Convention to be held April 11-13, 2018 at The Wynn, Las Vegas, NV.

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Morae Global Announces New Southwest Director Jon Gross

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 15:32:36 GMT

Morae Global is pleased to announce and welcome Jon Gross as Southwest Director of Sales.

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DUKE EDRM Releases Agenda for 2018 Workshop, May 23-25 at Duke University

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 17:55:19 GMT

Workshop to Focus on TAR and GDPR Projects and Introduce New Initiatives in Electronic Discovery

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Zapproved®'s Market-Leading Legal Hold Pro® Software Achieves FedRAMP "In Process" Status

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:22:01 GMT

Zapproved LLC, the leading e-discovery software provider for managing corporate litigation readiness, announced today that is has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) "In Process" status.

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Qualmet to Participate in the 2018 National Bar Association Gateway to Success Conference

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:11:47 GMT

CEO James Beckett to moderate the opening session, "The Pitch and Book of Business – Get the Most of the Outside Counsel and Corporate Counsel Relationship"

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Women Owned Law Celebrates First Full Year

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:00:00 GMT

WOL Has Grown Into A Nationally Recognized Group Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in the Law

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Personalised Immigration Guidance Now Freely Available In Minutes With New Visa Wizard

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:36:58 GMT

Immigration Advice Service has now launched their all-new Visa Wizard: an online resource which asks the individual a selection of questions, processes their answers and generates a detailed, tailored solution to their personal immigration issues.

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Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Welcomes Attorney Arthur Zittell

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 04:02:35 GMT

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP (FCOP), Ventura County's largest law firm, recently announced that attorney Arthur Zittell has joined the firm.

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