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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Mental Wellness through Vulnerability

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:52:10 +0000

Part of what makes lawyer wellness so hard to achieve is the association of vulnerability with weakness. Attorneys feel they can’t ask for help or even admit they have a problem. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host Christine Bilbrey talks to Dori Foster-Morales and Mark Eiglarsh about attorney mental health and the importance of being vulnerable and open about your struggles as a lawyer. They discuss the advantages of meditation and how the Special Committee on Mental Health and Wellness of Florida Lawyers is helping attorneys learn how to be happier and healthier.

Dori Foster-Morales is a board certified marital and family lawyer and partner at Foster-Morales Sockel-Stone.

Mark Eiglarsh is the owner of the Law Offices of Mark Eiglarsh and also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Masters Seminar on Ethics

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:03:02 +0000

Abiding by all ethical standards can be complex for lawyers, but with the resources available it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host Karla Eckhardt talks to Richard Bush, Steven Teppler, Henry Paul, Judy Rushlow, and John Berry about the 2018 Masters Seminar on Ethics including the most common ethics issues lawyers encounter. They discuss issues such as sole practitioners who don’t have as much accountability, internal cybersecurity issues in law firms, and how lawyers can often feel isolated both in and outside of ethics issues.

Richard Bush is the senior partner of Bush & Augspurger where he has been practicing law for 37 years.

Steven Teppler leads Abbott’s electronic discovery and technology based litigation practice and frequently co-counsels with other attorneys on electronic discovery issues.

Henry Paul primarily represents lawyers in all matters before The Florida Bar, and applicants before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.

Judy Rushlow, who served as the assistant director of Florida Lawyers Assistance Inc. for twenty-two years, was appointed executive director by the Florida Bar Board of Directors in October 2017.

John Berry serves as The Florida Bar’s Legal Division Director supervising the lawyer regulation and professionalism efforts.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Opioid Litigation Update

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:34:46 +0000

Two-thirds of the deaths from drug overdoses in the U.S. involve opioids. This has been declared a crisis in America. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Heather Anderson discuss how the Beasley Allen law firm’s attorney Rhon Jones is joining forces with the Attorney General of Alabama in litigation to put a halt to this devastating crisis that touches so many lives today.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Wellness Through Meditation

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 22:06:35 +0000

Meditation could be a helpful tool for lawyers struggling with crippling stress and anxiety, but most are intimidated by the idea or don’t know where to start. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host Christine Bilbrey talks to Jeena Cho about how meditation helped her with her stress and how other attorneys can implement it in their practice. She ends the episode with a two minute meditation practice for those who want to see what typical meditation feels like.

Jeena Cho is the author of two books: The Anxious Lawyer, An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation, and How to Manage Your Law Office.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : The 2018 LinkedIn Connection Competition Results

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 21:49:24 +0000

After a couple weeks of collecting connections, it’s time to declare the winner of the 2018 LinkedIn Connection Competition! In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell announce the winner of the competition as well as what they learned about LinkedIn while participating in the contest. They share what surprised them most, their best connection stories, and advice for other attorneys looking to use LinkedIn as a tool. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

Laurence Colletti serves as the executive producer at Legal Talk Network where he combines his passion for web-based media with his experience as a lawyer.

Julie Tolek is the founder of Think Pink Law, a Massachusetts Law Firm where she practices in fire armed law, family law, adoption, wills, trusts and estates, and limited scope representation and legal research.

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 Florida Bar Podcast : 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: President Michael Higer

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 21:18:15 +0000

As his two years as president comes to an end, there’s a lot for Michael Higer to reflect on. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host and president-elect John Stewart talks to Florida Bar President Michael Higer about his position. They discuss his initiatives, including his focus on lawyer health and wellness, and the challenges he overcame dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: 2018 Federal Judicial Roundtable

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:53:12 +0000

For this year’s annual Federal Judicial Roundtable, 28 judges from multiple districts allowed practitioners the unique experience of discussing hypothetical cases with experienced judges. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host Renee Thompson talks to John Barkett about the event and topics of hypotheticals practitioners discussed, which ranged from document possession to draft expert reports.

John Barkett is a commercial and environmental lawyer with x.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Elder Law Update

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:39:31 +0000

In honor of Elder Abuse Awareness Day, update yourself on what’s happening on the elder law forefront. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host Karla Eckhardt talks to Peggy Hoyt and Alex Douglas about the different forms of elder abuse and what advanced age persons can do to protect themselves. They discuss resources, including the elder abuse hotline, and the complexities of guardianship.

Peggy Hoyt is a founding partner of Hoyt & Bryan where she practices in the areas of family wealth and legacy counselling, including elder law.

Alex Douglas handles a wide variety of probate and trust litigation, fiduciary litigation, and contested guardianship cases with Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Florida Courts E-Filing Portal

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:21:04 +0000

For those confused or curious about how The Florida Bar’s e-filing portal works, here’s the information that you need to get started. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host Jonathon Israel talks to Amy Borman and Murray Silverstein about the Florida Bar’s e-filing portal, how it works, and how attorneys can get their documents properly e-filed. They explain document submission standards and offer resources to help Florida attorneys stay current on all things e-filing.

Amy Borman currently serves as the 15th Judicial Circuit’s first general counsel.

Murray Silverstein is managing partner in Greenspoon Marder’s Tampa office.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Animal Law Update

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:59:20 +0000

Most of the time our pets provide us with love and support, but sometimes our pets and other animals need legal support. That’s when animal lawyers step in. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host Karla Eckhardt talks to Ralph DeMeo, Matthew Deitz, and Gregg Morton about hot topics in animal law and the growing success of the Animal Law Section of the Florida Bar. They discuss programs the section is investing time in and the real difference they’re making in the banning of greyhound racing.

Ralph DeMeo is a shareholder at Baker Donelson with a concentrated practice on environmental and land use law.

Matthew Dietz is a founding member and current litigation director of Disability Independence Group.

Gregg Morton is chair of the Animal Law Section of The Florida Bar.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Criminal Law Update

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:44:59 +0000

Criminal law saw some game-changing cases this year that cracked down on jury bias and developed exceptions to the exclusionary rule. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host Karla Eckhardt talks to Denis deVlaming about a couple important US Supreme Court cases including Pena Rodriguez v. Colorado, Birchfield v. North Dakota, and Utah v. Strieff and what their outcomes mean for future criminal law cases in Florida.

Denis deVlaming is a criminal defense lawyer. He is board certified in criminal law and has been approved by the Florida Bar to give continuing legal education seminars on every aspect of the criminal trial.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Florida Lawyer Assistance

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:55:32 +0000

The Florida Bar has recently focused increasingly on health and wellness and how struggling lawyers can overcome the stigma that keeps them from asking for help. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host Christine Bilbrey talks to Judy Rushlow and Molly Paris about Florida Lawyers Assistance Inc. (FLA) and the resources it provides to attorneys with mental health or substance abuse problems. Florida lawyers can find help for any situations, no matter how serious, by calling the hotline.

For lawyers seeking help with wellness issues, call the FLA hotline: 1-800-282-8981

Judy Rushlow, who served as the assistant director of FLA for twenty-two years, was appointed executive director by the Florida Bar Board of Directors in October 2017.

Molly Paris began her work with FLA in September 2017 in the newly and much needed role of outreach coordinator, but transitioned into the assistant director position in October 2017.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Integrating AI into Law Firms

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:39:03 +0000

The conversation surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) is shifting from the fear of it replacing human jobs to how firms are using it to streamline their processes. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host Jonathon Israel talks to Eric Ostroff about the impact artificial intelligence will have on the legal profession. They discuss how it can augment your practice by shortening time spent on things like document review and share tips on how to integrate AI into your practice.

Eric Ostroff, a partner at Meland Russin & Budwick, focuses his practice on business litigation and trade-secrets/noncompete law and litigation.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Cryptocurrencies in the Legal Industry

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:13:48 +0000

Cryptocurrency is quickly rising in popularity but should lawyers accept it as payment? In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host Jonathon Israel talks to Drew Hinkes and David Silver about how lawyers can and should interact with cryptocurrency. They discuss the volatile aspects of the technology, how attorneys go about accepting cryptocurrency as payment, and the potential for a legal community coin in the future.

Drew Hinkes is the general counsel, chief legal officer, and co-founder of Athena Blockchain, a financial services advisory firm focused on the tokenization of investments.

David Silver is a founding partner of Silver Miller and is focused exclusively on representing aggrieved investors and cryptocurrency users worldwide who seek to recover their financial losses.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Will Smart Contracts Outsmart Lawyers?

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:44:38 +0000

Though they are still in the early adoption phase, blockchain and smart contract technologies have the potential to change the practice of law. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2018 Florida Bar Annual Convention, host Jonathon Israel talks to Anessa Santos and Scott AllendeVaux about what blockchain and smart contracts are and how they will automate processes and address problems within the legal profession. They also discuss resources for lawyers interested in incorporating these technologies in their practice and what’s happening in the near future of blockchain and smart contracts.

Attorney Anessa Santos has 15 plus years' experience in the technology field of UC&C, specializing in providing legal and business consulting services.

Scott AllendeVaux is currently the senior partner at Allendevaux & Company, a risk management and regulatory compliance firm.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Tech is not the only answer to legal aid issues, Joyce Raby says

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000

Since the late 1990s, Joyce Raby has spent a career bringing technology to legal aid. While a booster and believer in technology’s potential to improve America’s legal system, her experience is tempering. “We’ve been saying for a very long time that technology was going to be the saving grace for the justice ecosystem,” she says. “I don’t think it is.” Having worked with the Legal Services Corp. and the Washington State Bar Association, she continues her legal technology trajectory as executive director of the Florida Justice Technology Center.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #176: How to Rehearse for Your Next Oral Argument, with Michael Port

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:30:00 +0000

In this episode of The Lawyerist Podcast, Michael Port shares seven steps for mapping out your next oral argument. We talk about how to plan your content, when to make meaningful transitions, and how to make the most out of rewriting and rehearsing.

Michael Port is a bestselling author of six books, including Book Yourself Solid and Steal the Show, and co-founder of Heroic Public Speaking.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Managing your Firm like a Champion

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 21:26:42 +0000

For lawyers managing their own firm, being successful involves more than ordering people around. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Andrew Elowitt about the qualities of a successful law firm manager such as handling employee frustration and communicating goals and expectations well. They also discuss the challenges involved in managing superstar employees and how this differs from other employees.

Andrew Elowitt, JD, MBA, PCC, brings over 25 year’s experience as both an executive and business lawyer to New Actions.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Baby Making Music

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 21:05:30 +0000

Joe and Elie talk to Ellen Trachman, an attorney specializing in all things baby, about artificial insemination, custody conundrums, and how twins can be citizens of different countries.

Ellen E. Trachman is the founded Trachman Law Center, LLC, a company that is dedicated and compassionate about legal representation to those who wish to build a family through adoption or assisted reproductive technology.

Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : 2018 Equal Justice Conference: The Criminalization of Poverty

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:05:11 +0000

On any given night, 600,000 Americans are sleeping on the streets and struggling under the weight of extreme poverty. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference, host Kimberly Sanchez talks to Samantha Howell and Tristia Bauman about the criminalization of those struggling with poverty. They discuss what lawyers can do to help, from recognizing and respecting homeless people they see to providing pro bono services. They also address some of the most prevalent issues the homeless face, from overly severe punishment of small crimes to over-incarceration.

Samantha Howell is the executive director of the New York State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

Tristia Bauman is a senior attorney at the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty where she combines litigation, legal education, and legislative advocacy strategies to prevent and end homelessness.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : 2018 Equal Justice Conference: ABA Retirees Discuss Access to Justice

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:41:18 +0000

As Steve Scudder, Will Hornsby, Beverly Groudine, and Terry Brooks retire from the ABA, they reflect on their careers and the difference they’ve made within access to justice. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference, host Kimberly Sanchez talks to these ABA legends about their time at the ABA including their successes and the impact they’ve seen the ABA have on the expansion of legal services for all. They also discuss how they’ve seen the conversation around access to justice grow and how the ABA will continue to address the problem in the future.

Terry Brooks is formerly the director of the American Bar Association Division for Legal Services, and chief counsel to the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid & Indigent Defendants (SCLAID).

Beverly Groudine was formerly a staff member of the American Bar Association, working on a wide range of issues regarding access to justice including Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) and other funding initiatives for legal aid.

Will Hornsby served as staff counsel at the American Bar Association for more than 25 years and supported the Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services.

Steven Scudder is currently a consultant and was recently counsel to the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : 2018 Equal Justice Conference: Storytelling Through Digital Media

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:24:33 +0000

For the impoverished in need of legal services, their stories are often full of heartache. Lawyers can provide hope and guidance but they often don’t know how they can help. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference, host Kimberly Sanchez talks to Eve Stotland, Angela Vigil, and Jeremy Addis-Mills about how to leverage digital media as a tool to guide conversation towards legal services for low income clients. They discuss what it looks like being an advocate and how to engage people using the social media platforms they are familiar with.

Jeremy Addis-Mills launched a consulting firm, Digital Impact, a full-service communications and electoral consulting and implementation firm with a specialty in telling the progressive story online.

Eve Stotland is the director of legal services at The Door. Each year The Door serves more than 10,000 young people with a wide range of legal services.

Angela Vigil is a partner and executive director of the Pro Bono Practice at Baker & McKenzie.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : 2018 Equal Justice Conference: Civil Right to Counsel in the Trump Era

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:31:53 +0000

There is no legal right to access counsel in most types of civil cases. But with changes initiated by the Trump Administration, the need for civil rights to counsel are essential in protecting vulnerable people, especially in immigration and housing cases. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference, host Kimberly Sanchez talks to John Pollock and Andrew Sherer about their panel titled “Civil Right to Counsel in the Trump Era: Protecting Vulnerable Communities from Fees/Fines, Deportation, Increased Inequity, and More.” They discuss when the right to counsel is granted, how the Trump administration’s attitude towards immigration is affecting change, and the local-level governmental response.

John Pollock is the coordinator of the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel and is an attorney at the Public Justice Center.

Andrew Scherer is the policy direc­tor of the Impact Center for Public Interest Law at New York Law School and a distinguished adjunct professor at the law school, where he teaches Land Use Regulation. He also directs the Impact Center’s Right to Counsel Project.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : 2018 Equal Justice Conference: Anti-Human Trafficking Litigation

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:20:41 +0000

For millions of trafficking victims worldwide, pro bono lawyers may be their chance to reclaim freedom and dignity. But for the attorneys providing pro bono, these cases can be complex and resources can be hard to find. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference, host Kimberly Sanchez talks to Patrick Arenz, Faith Morse, Vincent Nappo, and Martina Vandenberg about what makes taking on human trafficking cases as a pro bono attorney worthwhile. They discuss the kinds of cases they’ve experienced and provide resources and tips for lawyers interested in anti-human trafficking litigation.

Patrick Arenz is a trial lawyer with Robins Kaplan who litigates and tries high-stakes cases, including cases involving patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and other commercial disputes.

Faith Morse is an associate attorney at Kelly Andersen Law where she has worked on cases involving nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, and more.

Vincent Nappo fights hard for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to obtain justice against abusers and the entities who facilitate such atrocities.

Martina E. Vandenberg is the founder and president of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center (HT Pro Bono).

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : 2018 Equal Justice Conference: Developing Partnership for Legal Field Research

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:01:46 +0000

Although innovation in the legal field is present, its ability to provide solutions to access to justice issues is progressing slowly. Is the legal profession’s adverse response to empirical research and evidence-based thinking to blame? In this report from On The Road, Kimberly Sanchez interviews Ellen Lawton, April Faith-Slaker, and Amy Johnson about research in legal innovation, why it’s important for access to justice, and current research methodologies they’re using.

Ellen Lawton is the co-director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership which is in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, Washington, DC.

April Faith-Slaker is at the Harvard Access to Justice Lab, a research lab that broadly focuses on access to justice issues.

Amy Johnson is the executive director of the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission, which does research on legal needs and gathers empirical data on how the state allocates resources.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : 2018 Equal Justice Conference: Pro Bono Legal Services in Disaster Relief

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:02:01 +0000

Many lawyers and law students are passionate about assisting in disaster relief, but two things keep them from offering pro bono: they don’t have the time and resources to help and they feel insecure about representing in a different legal specialty. But lawyer volunteers are enormously important in helping victims who are struggling with many different disaster-related legal issues. So how do we bridge the gap? In this report from On The Road at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference, host Kimberly Sanchez interviews Michael Hofrichter, Pablo Almaguer, and Jeff Baker about their panel titled “The Disaster is Gone -- so Are My Volunteers! Strategies for Pro Bono Engagement During the Response and Recovery Process.” They discuss the importance of pro bono lawyers in disaster relief and how lawyers (and other legal professionals) can get involved.

Michael Hofrichter is director of operations for Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, the pro bono arm of the Houston Bar Association.

Pablo Almaguer is attorney at law and group coordinator at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Inc. in Edinburg, TX.

Jeff Baker associate clinical professor of law and director of clinical education at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, CA.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : 2018 Equal Justice Conference: Educating Legislators About Legal Aid 2.0

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:48:15 +0000

Government funding is one of the principle sources of funding for legal aid programs but convincing politicians to fund these programs can seem like a huge obstacle. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference, host Kimberly Sanchez talks to Jim Sandman, Betty Balli Torres, Carol Bergman, Nikole Nelson, and Vicky Selkowe about the complex issue of educating donors about what legal aid is and why they should care about it. They share advice about how to develop relationships with donors including seeing legislators as people and fully understanding the difference between educating and lobbying.

James Sandman is president of the Legal Services Corporation, the single largest U.S. funder of civil legal aid programs for low-income people.

Betty Balli Torres has served as the executive director of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, the largest Texas-based funder for legal services to the poor, since October 2001.

Carol Bergman has served at Legal Services Corporation since March 2012 and is responsible for managing LSC's communications and relationship with Congress, the executive branch, the media, and the general public.

Nikole Nelson is the executive director of Alaska Legal Services Corporation, Alaska’s only LSC-funded program and the only statewide provider of free civil legal assistance to low-income Alaskans.

Vicky Selkowe is the director of legislative, rulemaking and training compliance at Legal Action of Wisconsin and lead instructor at Wisconsin Women's Network.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : 2018 Equal Justice Conference: Ethics in the Age of Innovation

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:30:51 +0000

Innovation in the form of artificial intelligence and other self-help enabling technologies was created to help with the access to justice crisis. But with no one regulating these complex technologies, disconnects can arise between technology and the legal professionals that use it. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference, host Kimberly Sanchez talks to Jonathan Pyle, Abhijeet Chavan, and Angela Tripp about establishing guiding principles of ethics in legal technology in order to close the communication gap between tech companies and the justice system. They discuss the four areas the guidelines focus on including transparency, accountability, reliability, and unbiased design, and how these areas will address potential biases and inaccuracies before technology is implemented in the legal industry.

Jonathan Pyle is the contract performance officer at Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA), where he is responsible for implementing new uses of technology to expand service delivery.

Abhijeet Chavan is the chief technology officer at Urban Insight and creator of DLAW, an open source website management platform for public information websites.

Angela Tripp has been the project manager of the Michigan Legal Help Program since 2011, and co-managing attorney of the Michigan Poverty Law Program since 2010.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Attending the ABA Annual Meeting? Here’s a sneak peek

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000

This August, lawyers from around the country will come to Chicago for the ABA Annual Meeting. Wondering whether to make the trip yourself? In this special bonus episode of Asked and Answered, we’re joined by ABA President Hilarie Bass and Marty Balogh of the Meetings and Travel Department to discuss the new offerings, event highlights and local attractions attendees should be sure to check out in the ABA’s hometown from Aug. 2-7.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Illinois Disciplinary Agency's Report on Client-Lawyer Matching

Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:06:14 +0000

Last week, the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, better known as ARDC, published its report on client-lawyer matching services and attorneys’ participation in for-profit referral services. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi joins Jerome (Jerry) Larkin, administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) and author of the recently-published report, as they take a look at the ARDC's recent report on client-lawyer matching services, lawyer participation in these services, and regulation of for-profit referral services.

Jerome (Jerry) E. Larkin is administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC). Jerry is responsible for administering the agency, which registers Illinois lawyers and investigates and prosecutes allegations of ethical violations.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Emergency Podcast: Milbank Raises Salaries

Fri, 08 Jun 2018 15:48:00 +0000

Milbank surprised everyone this week by boosting associate salaries over their 2016 levels. While we wait to see if others will follow suit, Joe and Elie break down what's happened and what this might mean for the industry at large.

Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.
 

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Diary of a Part-Time Special Education Lawyer

Fri, 08 Jun 2018 02:32:34 +0000

Being a lawyer can sometimes seem like an all-consuming profession, but for lawyers with external responsibilities, part-time practice is a good option. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Caitlin Peterson talks to Melissa Waugh about her experience as a mother to hyphenated kids and a part-time lawyer specializing in special education law. She discusses how being a mother helps her connect with her clients and and the advantages of specializing in a niche area of the law. She also shares a plethora of resources for young lawyers who are interested in special education law including books, courses, and the requirements they would need to meet.

Melissa Waugh specializes in the legal needs of children with disabilities, with a focus on special education law.

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@theBar : The Peaking Beneath the Blindfold Edition

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 19:05:10 +0000

This edition features Joel Cohen, a prominent New York white-collar criminal defense attorney and frequent contributor to The Hill, HuffPost, Slate, and the New York Law Journal, as he discusses his recent books Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide, which lifts the veil of secrecy surrounding judicial decision-making, and In Broken Scales: Reflections on Injustice, in which Joel interviewed individuals ill served by our justice system. Our hosts Jon Amarilio and Jennifer Byrne unpack Joel’s reflections on what motivates judges to make the decisions they make, and how injustices in our legal system can come to define our society and its perceptions of the judicial system as a whole.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #175: Getting Organized at Home and Work, with Merlin Mann

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this week’s episode with Merlin Mann, we talk about what it means to actually get organized. We discuss the relationship—and conflict—between personal productivity and organizational productivity and how they relate to work-life balance.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How Anthony Comstock's anti-obscenity crusade changed American law

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000

From 1873 until his death in 1915, Anthony Comstock was the most powerful shaper of American censorship and obscenity laws. Although he was neither an attorney nor an elected official, Comstock used an appointed position as a special agent of the U.S. Post Office Department and legislation known as the Comstock Laws to order the arrests and prosecutions of hundreds of artists, publishers, doctors and anyone else he felt was promoting vice. For decades, Comstock was the sole arbiter and definer in the United States of what was obscene–and his definition was expansive. In Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock, author Amy Werbel explains how Comstock’s religious fervor and backing by wealthy New York society members led to a raft of harsh federal and state censorship laws–and how the backlash to Comstock’s actions helped create a new civil liberties movement among defense lawyers.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law: Dialogue on Developments in African Consumer Protection Law

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 21:24:48 +0000

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is using the African Consumer Protection Dialogue to build cooperation and sharing of best practices among consumer protection agencies within Africa and the U.S. In this interview from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2018, host Adam Biegel talks to Deon Woods Bell, Hugh Stevenson, Babatunde Irukera, David Ong’Olo, Atef Amin Yacoub, and Luyamba Mpamba Kapembwa about the consumer protection priorities and trends for Egypt, Nigeria, Zambia, and Kenya. From complaint resolution reform and consumer education to measure regulation and consumer protection, each country has different goals that they’re working to achieve with the help of the FTC.

Deon Woods Bell is counsel for international consumer protection at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, in its Office of International Affairs.

Hugh Stevenson is the deputy director for International Consumer Protection in the Federal Trade Commission's Office of International Affairs.

Babatunde Irukera is the director general/chief executive of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) in Nigeria.

David Ong’olo is the chairman of the Competition Authority of Kenya.

Atef Amin Yacoub is the Chairman of the Consumer Protection Agency of Egypt.

Luyamba Mpamba Kapembwa is the director of mergers and monopolies for Zambia.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law: Data, Data and More Data: What’s Going on in the US and EU in Data Protection Law

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 20:48:41 +0000

From Facebook to Equifax, data privacy is a topic that is heavy on the minds of many as breaches occupy headlines more and more. In this interview from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2018, host Alex Brown talks to Kevin O’Connor and Phyllis Marcus about data protection laws in the US and EU and how current events have affected regulation. Specifically, they discuss the General Data Protection Regulation that will drastically change data regulation in the EU and what US state and federal governments are doing to protect the privacy of children, including the Children Online Privacy Protection Act.

Kevin O’Connor is chair of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Group at Godfrey & Kahn and has offices in both Madison and Milwaukee. He has more than twenty years of experience in antitrust, trade regulation, and consumer litigation and counseling.

Phyllis Marcus is a partner in the firm’s Competition and Consumer Protection group at Hunton & Williams, where her practice focuses on advertising, marketing and consumer protection issues. She also counsels clients on compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule and managing related enforcement actions.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law: Updates from Asia

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 20:21:13 +0000

U.S. antitrust lawyers benefit immensely from keeping up with antitrust regulation changes in other countries. In this interview from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2018, host Jana Seidl talks to Subrata Bhattacharjee, Ian Simmons, and Hill Wellford about how Asian countries and other jurisdictions apply antitrust laws, and the impact this has on U.S. antitrust lawyers. They discuss enforcement of antitrust laws, implementation vs. innovation, and the Qualcomm case. They also emphasize the importance for dedicated antitrust lawyers to physically visit foreign countries in order to learn their laws, industries, and economies.

Subrata Bhattacharjee is a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais’ Toronto office and national vice chair of the Competition and Foreign Investment Review Group.

As co-chair of O'Melveny & Myers’s Antitrust and Competition Practice, Ian Simmons has been lead counsel in more than 30 multi-district litigation (MDL) antitrust proceedings and has achieved precedent-setting results.

Hill Wellford is a partner at Vinson & Elkins where he advises clients on antitrust matters, especially where the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and foreign agency enforcement intersects with energy, telecom, media, technology, standard-setting, pharmaceuticals, or patents.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law: What it’s Like on the Plaintiff Side of the “v”

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 19:58:44 +0000

In this interview from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2018, host Melissa Whitehead talks to Scott Martin and Bruce Simon about their transition from representing defendants to plaintiffs, how they find worthwhile cases, and obstacles plaintiff attorneys face like class certification. They also discuss the importance of providing opportunities for younger lawyers to help them fully understand the litigation process. Stay tuned to hear about the Global Private Litigation Conference taking place this year in Berlin.

Scott Martin is a partner at Hausfeld and has played a major role in defending many of the largest antitrust class action cases of the last two decades and has negotiated resolutions of numerous regulatory investigations and actions on behalf of corporate clients.
Bruce L. Simon has led Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP to national prominence. Mr. Simon specializes in complex cases involving antitrust, consumer fraud and securities. He has served as lead counsel in many business cases with national and global impact.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law: Advice from Prominent In-House Counsel

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 19:22:24 +0000

Hosted by Gregory McLean, associate at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, this report from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law features experts from leading corporate legal departments including Suzanne Wachsstock of American Express, Forrest Treat of Microsoft, and Gail Levine of Uber. Together they talk about their experience and education leading up to their current roles and advice for students and lawyers entering the field. In addition, they predict important new antitrust issues that will have an impact in the near future. If you are thinking about practicing in antitrust, you should definitely tune in.

Suzanne Wachsstock is the VP and Chief Antitrust Counsel for American Express.

Forrest Treat is Senior Attorney at the Competition Law Group for Microsoft.

Gail Levine is Head of U.S. Regulatory Affairs for Uber.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law: The State Attorneys General Update

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 19:07:36 +0000

Ever wonder about the role of attorneys general in antitrust cases? In this report from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2018, host Anna Aryankalayil talks with lawyers from three state AG offices, Vic Domen at the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, Gwendolyn Cooley at the Wisconsin Department of Justice, and Trish Conners at the Florida Attorney General’s Office about the role they play when it comes to antitrust and consumer protection law, changes in administrations--both on the state and federal levels--and what it’s like to work with other AGs as multistate investigations continue to increase. Additionally, the three AG officials give tips to any law students or lawyers interested in learning more about antitrust and how to get involved.

Vic Domen is the senior antitrust counsel at the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office.

Gwendolyn Cooley is the assistant attorney general for antitrust at the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Trish Conners is chief deputy attorney general at the Florida Attorney General’s Office and the co-chair of the Consumer Protection Committee for the ABA Antitrust Section.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law: Are You Ready for Your Checkup? An Update on Health Care Antitrust Enforcement

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 18:54:05 +0000

What new developments has health care antitrust law undergone in recent years and what has caused it to change? In this report from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2018, host Hilla Shimshoni discusses with Doug Ross and Jeff Brennan their opinions about what’s going on with health care antitrust, whether the Trump Administration has changed any enforcement trends and what the Federal Trade Commission is doing today. They also cover current topics, such as the California v. Sutter Health System case and the AT&T Time Warner merger.

Douglas C. Ross is a partner in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine, where he concentrates his practice in antitrust and litigation, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington Law School, where he teaches the antitrust course and a seminar on competition in health care.

Jeffrey W. Brennan (Jeff) is a partner at McDermott Will & Emery and has practiced exclusively antitrust law for three decades, including more than 20 years in private practice and nearly 10 years over two tours at the Federal Trade Commission, from 1985 to 1990 as a staff attorney handling mergers and from 2001 to 2006 as assistant director, then associate director, of the Bureau of Competition.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law: What’s the Point of Antitrust?

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 18:09:29 +0000

There is an ongoing debate about the appropriate role and objectives of antitrust law. Although there have been debates on these subjects for 50 years, how have recent events like the rise in technology and the great recession shaped the current role of antitrust? In this report from the ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting 2018, hosts Anora Wang and Tom York interview antitrust professors Bill Kovacic and Andy Gavil about the new policy debate. They discuss the forces that have shaped the field over time, where it is now, and where it’s headed in the future.

Anora Wang serves as the American Bar Association law student liaison to its Section of Antitrust Law and is currently attending the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.

Bill Kovacic teaches at George Washington University in D.C. and King's College London. He is the former chair of the Federal Trade Commission and is on the board of the United Kingdom’s competition agency, The Competition and Markets Authority.

Andy Gavil is a professor at the Howard University School of Law, where he has been teaching civil procedure and antitrust since 1989. Previously, he was a litigator for 8 years, working for firms in Chicago and Denver. He’s also senior of counsel at Crowell & Moring LLP.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law: What it Can Do For You and Your Career

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:21:04 +0000

Balancing a career and your life can already be complicated and time consuming, so why should you join or become engaged in the ABA Section of Antitrust Law? In this report from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2018, host Chris Yook interviews April Tabor from the Federal Trade Commission and Paula Martucci, in-house counsel at Walmart, about the ways the Section of Antitrust Law has helped them in their careers and otherwise. According to April and Paula, the benefits include gaining a community and mentors, keeping up on trends, getting CLE credit, practicing skills to use at work, and it’s fun!

April Tabor is the acting director for records and information management at the FTC and co-chair of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Membership & Diversity Committee.

Paula Martucci is in-house counsel at Walmart, where she has been for 22 years. Currently she is managing litigation for product liability and consumer protection issues.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law: The Latest in Consumer Protection Law

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:03:37 +0000

How are the federal government and private antitrust lawyers working to protect consumers and businesses in the fields of advertising and marketing? In this report from the ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting 2018, Matt Joseph interviews Christie Grymes Thompson from Kelley Drye’s Advertising, Marketing, and Consumer Product Safety practice groups and Lesley Fair, senior attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection, about what’s new and interesting in the world of consumer protection law. Thompson and Fair each discuss how they got into the area, offer their tips for other lawyers looking to be successful in consumer protection law, and how the ABA Antitrust Section has brought together FTC lawyers and the attorneys representing businesses to benefit their clients and America’s consumers.

Matt Joseph is an antitrust and litigation associate resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office.

Christie Grymes Thompson is partner and chair of Kelley Drye & Warren’s Advertising, Marketing, and Consumer Product Safety practice groups.

Lesley Fair is a senior attorney in the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law: Early Career Advice

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:23:49 +0000

Becoming an antitrust lawyer can come with its own unique set of challenges and rewards. In this interview from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2018, host Hilla Shimshoni talks to Rani Habash and Danielle Haugland about their advice for young lawyers seeking a career in antitrust, and career and related resources that the ABA provides. They also discuss why they are passionate about antitrust and what skills are needed to make a good antitrust practitioner.

Hilla Shimshoni is an associate at Alston & Bird LLP where she advises clients on a wide range of litigation matters, including antitrust.

Rani A. Habash advises clients on the antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures at Dechert LLP.

Danielle Haugland is the Global Director of Business Development at Integreon.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law – Law & Order – What’s Going on in Criminal Cartel Enforcement?

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 15:51:45 +0000

In this interview from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2018, host Joseph Vardner talks to Lisa Phelan and Niall Lynch about the latest trends in criminal cartel enforcement including the reasons behind the lull in fines, changes in federal policy, and international antitrust cartel patterns. They also discuss the recent changes they’ve witnessed within the Department of Justice (DOJ) including lawyers finding evidence on social media, the targeting of no-poach agreements, and the DOJ pursuing damages in criminal matters.

Lisa M. Phelan is chief of the Washington Criminal I Section (formerly National Criminal Enforcement Section) of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.

Niall E. Lynch is a partner in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins and is the local co-chair of the firm's litigation and trial department.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law: Mergers and Acquisitions Update

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 15:40:14 +0000

There have been plenty of developments in the federal government since the beginning of 2017, but how has the new administration affected antitrust reviews of mergers and acquisitions? In this report from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2018, host Lindsey Champlin interviews Paula Render, partner at Jones Day, and John Snyder, partner at Alston & Bird, about the developments and trends in merger and acquisition antitrust law. They discuss deal flow, the effect of not having a full panel of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) members on the review process, and policy shifts. Stay tuned for Render and Snyder’s thoughts on the amount of cases that are won by the Department of Justice and the FTC and their advice for law students looking to go into antitrust.

Paula Render is an antitrust trial lawyer in the Chicago office of Jones Day who has argued in most of the federal appellate courts, numerous federal and state trial courts, and has tried cases in federal courts and before arbitration panels.

John Snyder is a partner at Alston & Bird in Washington, D.C., who provides comprehensive antitrust services, including merger clearance, litigation, and counseling. He regularly represents industry-leading clients before the U.S. Justice Department Antitrust Division, the Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general, including clients seeking antitrust clearance for strategic mergers and acquisitions.

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The Paralegal Voice : Paralegals in Pop Culture (Rebroadcast)

Thu, 31 May 2018 20:40:00 +0000

Disclaimer: This episode was originally aired on September 29, 2017.

From Erin Brockovich to My Cousin Vinny, paralegals have often been depicted in movies and TV, but is it an accurate picture of the life of a paralegal? In this Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Lisa Stone about paralegal representation in pop culture, whether it’s accurate, and where it could improve. They also discuss whether these depictions help or hurt the profession they represent.

Lisa Stone is a senior paralegal for T.D. Williamson and the NALA Liaison​ on the board of the Tulsa Area Paralegal Association where she also maintains a blog.

Special thanks to our sponsors, NALAServeNow, and Thomson Reuters Firm Central.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Digital Spring Cleaning

Thu, 31 May 2018 19:48:19 +0000

Having a disorganized computer can slow down your whole system but storage is more than a set it and forget it issue. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Tom Mighell and Dennis Kennedy talk about both manual and automated processes to clean out the storage on your computer and mobile devices. They discuss reasons not to hoard files and the importance of finding your own method of organization and storage and sticking with it.

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 Un-Billable Hour : Decoding Search Engine Optimization

Wed, 30 May 2018 18:24:23 +0000

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is vital if you want your website to be found by the right clients. But SEO can be difficult to understand to those who don’t specialize in online marketing. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Seth Price about the four main components of SEO including high quality content, authoritative links, correct coding, and local. They also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of taking on a website redesign and identify the differences between good and bad links.

Seth Price is a founding partner of Price Benowitz LLP as well as the founder and CEO of BluShark Digital.

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

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Digital Detectives : The FBI’s Access to iPhone Data: Apple Fights Back

Wed, 30 May 2018 18:10:40 +0000

Having the ability to break into a terrorist’s phone sounds good, but what happens when the FBI’s access to your phone leaves you vulnerable to cyber attacks? In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Nate Cardozo about the FBI’s stance on encryption including their desired ability to access our phones, the First Amendment issues involved, and the implications of the FBI vs Apple San Bernardino confrontation. They also discuss the role of public and policy maker ignorance about technology and encryption in the struggle between the FBI and privacy.

Nate Cardozo is a senior staff attorney on Electronic Frontier Foundation’s civil liberties team where he focuses on cybersecurity policy and defending coders’ rights.

Special thanks to our sponsors,  PInow and SiteLock.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : How Social Media is Changing Insurance Claims Subrogation

Wed, 30 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Attorneys Jason Sullivan and Rebecca Wright from the Rathbone Group, LLC law firm discuss how social media is changing and impacting business dealings.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #174: How Lawyers Can Get More from Their iPhones, with David Sparks

Wed, 30 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000

David Sparks shares ten ways lawyers can get more from their iPhones in this episode of The Lawyerist Podcast. From security hacks to email and notification optimization, David reveals myriad hidden iPhone features every lawyer can use.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Quest for Perfection: Brian Cuban talks about lawyers and body image

Wed, 30 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000

Lawyers' mental health has been a topic of increasing discussion and awareness, combined with efforts to help lawyers deal with anxiety, depression and addiction issues. But an aspect of mental health that is sometimes overlooked is body image, and the consequences of body dysmorphia and eating disorders. In this episode of Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with lawyer Brian Cuban about his decades long struggle with body dysmorphic disorder, and how he learned to address it. Cuban is the author of "Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder," a memoir about his recovery.

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New Solo : The Secret Life of a Mobile Lawyer

Tue, 29 May 2018 19:13:07 +0000

You don’t have to have a physical office to be a lawyer. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to Greg McLawsen about the lifestyle of the nomadic attorney. Greg shares how he decided to wander the globe and how he built his law firm around his desire to travel. He also discusses the technology that enables him to run a mobile law office, from chatbots to visual project management.

Greg McLawsen is the founder of Sound Immigration where his job is to work behind the scenes to ensure their clients have an outstanding experience with the firm.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioAnswer1PerfectIt, and Unbundled Attorney.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Mental Health First Aid Training

Tue, 29 May 2018 18:34:06 +0000

Various committees within the legal profession, such as the ABA’s Mental Health Committee and the Florida Bar’s Special Committee on Mental Health and Wellness, are brainstorming methods to address the increasingly sobering statistics of depression, severe anxiety, and substance abuse among lawyers . In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, host Christine Bilbrey talks to Joe Ankus about mental health first aid training and how it could positively impact the law firms that use it. They discuss the benefits of non-judgemental and undivided listening and give various other tips for mental health first aid.

Joe Ankus has been a legal search consultant since 1991 and is the president of Ankus Consulting, Inc.

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The Digital Edge : The Case for Collaboration

Tue, 29 May 2018 18:15:58 +0000

Collaboration is becoming increasingly important within the legal field especially with emerging technology that makes it easier than ever. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell, authors of The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, about collaboration, why it’s necessary for lawyers, and the tools attorneys need to make their teamwork efficient. They also discuss what has been driving lawyers more and more towards collaboration techniques and how collaboration can assist with case management.

Tom Mighell is a published author, noted legal technologist, and runs his own blog, Inter Alia. He is currently senior consultant for Contoural, Inc.

Dennis Kennedy is an award-winning leader in applying the internet and technology to law practice.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Inside the Post-Settlement Process

Mon, 28 May 2018 10:48:49 +0000

The post-settlement process can be complex, especially when it comes to medical care for injured parties and their families. Finding a reliable team of people to make the process seamless is key. RinglerRadio host, Larry Cohen with Porter Leslie, President of Ametros, and Attorney Paolo Longo, Jr., a partner in the Orlando office of Bichler, Oliver, Longo & Fox, discuss how to simplify ongoing medical expenses and ease the hassle of the healthcare system.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Analyzing Eric Schneiderman: A New York Attorney General's Abuse Allegations

Fri, 25 May 2018 20:45:48 +0000

On May 7th 2018, The New Yorker published a piece written by Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow about physical abuse allegations by 4 women against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Shortly after publication, Schneiderman denied the allegations, but then still resigned.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams joins lawyer and psychologist Karla Fischer, Joan Meier, attorney and professor from George Washington University Law School, and Julie Owens, a survivor of domestic violence and domestic violence expert witness, to discuss the abuse allegations against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. They take a look inside domestic violence and sexual misconduct cases and the psychology behind the obvious conflict between Schneiderman’s support of the #MeToo movement and women’s issues on the outside and his private behavior as an alleged abuser.

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The Legal Toolkit : Putting your Firm on Autopilot

Thu, 24 May 2018 23:54:44 +0000

As a solo lawyer or small firm lawyer, running your firm can involve many repetitive marketing, management, or even accounting tasks that seem to take up a lot of potentially billable time. But many of these tasks can be easily automated. In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Ernie Svenson about automation and setting up systems that can help attorneys run their firms more efficiently. They discuss these systems, how to manage business changes, and marketing automation for law firm newsletters.

Ernie Svenson is a New Orleans lawyer and regular industry speaker who has been running the Ernie the Attorney blog since 2002.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionAnswer1, and Thomson Reuters Firm Central.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Prenuptials, Post-nuptials, And No Judgements

Wed, 23 May 2018 21:26:20 +0000

Elie and Joe talk to author and analyst Lisa Green about Trump family nuptials, and some common pitfalls in the asset protection game.

Lisa Green is a lawyer, author of On Your Case, A Comprehensive, Compassionate And Only Slightly Bossy Legal Guide for Every Stage of a Woman's Life, TV legal analyst (just like Elie, but striving for his level of on-air excellence.)

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Lawyerist Podcast : #173: Using Trello in a Law Practice, Jordan Couch

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this episode with Jordan Couch, we talk about how he uses Trello in his law firm. Jordan walks us through what his workflow used to look like without Trello, what it looks like now, and how he balances his workflow using Trello and a host of other tools, like Clio.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How Nixon used a law firm stint to resurrect his political career and win the presidency

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000

After losing both the 1960 presidential election and the 1962 California governor’s race, Richard Milhouse Nixon vowed at a press conference, “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore” and seemed to have written the epitaph to his political career. He left for New York and became a partner in a white shoe law firm. Yet six years later, he would win the White House, in no small part because of that firm. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Victor Li explains how Nixon leveraged his time at Nixon, Mudge, Rose, Guthrie & Alexander to resurrect both his political viability and the firm’s financial standing. He discusses his new book, “Nixon in New York: How Wall Street Helped Richard Nixon Win the White House,” and shares what it was like to have Nixon as a law partner, from piano/clarinet jam sessions to landing a huge client by getting Khrushchev to drink a Pepsi.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Wellness Resources for Lawyers

Wed, 23 May 2018 00:34:49 +0000

Multiple surveys conducted by the ABA have identified an elevated risk of anxiety and substance abuse within the legal community. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Patrick Krill about anxiety and substance abuse within the legal profession including relevant studies and resources for both lawyers and employers that help cultivate wellbeing in the workplace. They also discuss the common issue of lawyers and law students being unwilling to ask for help and what the industry can do as a whole to address this issue.

Patrick Krill is director of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Legal Professionals Program. In that role, he helps addicted attorneys, judges and law students to prepare for and overcome the distinctive challenges they face in their recovery from chemical dependency.

Mentioned: The Path to Lawyer Well Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change

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Workers Comp Matters : Are Student Athletes Eligible for Workers Comp?

Mon, 21 May 2018 20:02:19 +0000

Are there any situations in which an injured student athlete could be awarded workers’ compensation? In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to Taylor O’Toole about the debate on whether student athletes at larger universities should be considered employees and, as such, should be entitled to workers’ comp. To cover the topic they take a look at significant cases that have challenged the NCAA’s tradition of amateurism and address the arguments that have been made both for and against student athletes as employees.

Taylor O'Toole is a J.D. Candidate at Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Dissecting the Phrase “People, Process, and Technology”

Fri, 18 May 2018 20:22:04 +0000

When it comes to incorporating technology into a business, there are three aspects to consider in order for the solution to be successful: people, process, and technology. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the pros and cons of the commonly used technology phrase, “people, process, and technology.” They talk about the three different elements of the phrase, why they are each equally important in the adoption of new technology, and the prioritization of the different aspects based on the problem at hand. They also explore the growing popularity and efficiency of facial recognition and the potential end of the password era. 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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Law Technology Now : The Life of a Startup Part 2: Prepping for Acquisition

Fri, 18 May 2018 20:13:00 +0000

Bringing a legal technology startup into today’s market comes with its own set of unique challenges. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Haley Altman about what it takes to grow a legal tech company and position it for acquisition in today’s market. Haley also describes her experience building her own company, Doxly, and how she balances being a professional with fostering a healthy family.

Haley Altman is the CEO of Doxly. She has over a decade of experience working on complicated transactions in the corporate, private equity, and venture capital verticals.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Solving Legal Problems at the Summit on Law and Innovation

Thu, 17 May 2018 22:31:22 +0000

The goal of the Summit on Law and Innovation (SoLi) is to bring together leaders from every aspect of law in order to drive legal innovation forward. In this report from On The Road, host Aileen Schultz talks to one of the co-organizers of SoLi Cat Moon about how the conference is encouraging legal problem solving, their plans for SoLi next year, and how changes in Vanderbilt’s curriculum is pushing innovation with a new program.

Cat Moon works with law firms, legal departments, and law schools across the U.S. to bring a human-centered design perspective to firms and legal services companies as they re-imagine the delivery of legal services and education.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon: A Conversation with AIG's Wendy Callaghan

Thu, 17 May 2018 22:10:24 +0000

What is special about being a Global Legal Hackathon judge? In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to Wendy Callaghan about the significance of the hackathon in creating technology to improve accessibility. She also discusses why being a judge is meaningful to her and her role as a technology advocate in the legal industry.

Wendy Callaghan is chief innovation legal officer and associate general counsel at American International Group, Inc. (AIG).

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Golden State Killer, Genealogical Sites & Privacy

Thu, 17 May 2018 21:43:57 +0000

After decades of searching, Joseph James DeAngelo, whom authorities suspect is the so-called Golden State Killer or East Area Rapist, was arrested and suspected of committing a dozen murders and 50 rapes from 1976 to 1984. Prosecutors and law enforcement praised new DNA techniques used to catch the suspect, while defense attorneys and DNA experts voiced concern over the privacy and ethical concerns over customer data.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join attorney Bicka Barlow from the Law Office of Bicka Barlow, and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, as they take a look at the Golden State Killer. They discuss the latest DNA techniques used in cases, the controversy over tracking down alleged perpetrators through genealogy websites, law enforcement's vantage point, the investigation process, and privacy and ethical concerns over data.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Facing the Challenges of the Global Legal Industry

Wed, 16 May 2018 21:35:46 +0000

The legal ecosystem is undergoing a massive transformation around the world, prompting some legal professionals to wonder if the industry is in a crisis. Others, though, argue that the legal community can start to fix problems within the industry by first recognizing them. As a prelude to Beyond Our Borders, a two-day summit on global legal innovation, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to Mark Cohen, the CEO of LegalMosaic, and Eva Bruch, Founder of AlterWork, about what’s broken within the legal industry around the world. Topics include the access to justice crisis, outdated performance metrics, and the rise of alternative business structures. They also discuss addressing these problems at the source by developing business management, technology, culture, and people skills at law schools.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #172: Law Firm Profile: MyVirtual.Lawyer, with Brooke Moore

Wed, 16 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this episode, Brooke Moore gives us a snapshot of her client-centric, virtual law firm. Brooke discusses how she uses automation, the approach she uses to make improvements, and how she measures success with her business model.

We also mention a previous podcast episode with Josie Beets, which you listen to here.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : From paper to digital documents, Judge Andrew Peck traveled (and set) the discovery trail

Wed, 16 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000

As electronic data became more prevalent in the 1990s, Judge Andrew Peck, an ABA Journal Legal Rebels Trailblazer, wrote a line that would be quoted by judges and lawyers for generations to come. “It is black-letter law that computerized data is discoverable if relevant,” he wrote in Anti-Monopoly Inc. v. Hasbro Inc. It was one of Peck’s earliest decisions from the bench. In this episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast, Peck discusses his career and the technological changes he experienced with the ABA Journal’s Victor Li.

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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : Street

Wed, 16 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000

What pushes a 51 year-old decorated World War II veteran to burn the American flag? In June of 1966, Sidney Street heard the news that James Meredith, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement, had been shot on the second day of his March Against Fear. Street, an African American himself, burned the flag and was arrested. Street declared, “If they let that happen to Meredith, we don’t need an American flag.” So sparked the question of whether the government can punish someone for using words to defile or disrespect an American flag.

In this episode of Make No Law, the First Amendment Podcast by Popehat.com, host Ken White examines Street v. New York, the Supreme Court case which concluded that the First Amendment allows freedom of expression towards the American flag -- if not yet the right to burn it. The episode features the input of Professor Aram Goudsouzian, the chair of the History Department at the University of Memphis, and the author of the book “Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear.”

The episode also features a listener question from Ben Olson about the inclusion of the word “Congress” in the First Amendment -- if the First Amendment says it only applies to Congress, why is it applied to protect us from action by state and local government? This question leads Ken to discuss the Fourteenth Amendment and the Incorporation Doctrine. If there’s a case you want to hear about, or a First Amendment question you’d like answered on the podcast, email Ken at ken@popehat.com.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : Hurricane Harvey's Impact on Insurance Claims

Wed, 16 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Attorney Laura Grabouski from the law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC examines the impact of Hurricane Harvey and how insurance claims in Texas were settled and litigated.

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

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ABA Law Student Podcast : How to Overcome Barriers as a Young, Aspiring Judge

Thu, 10 May 2018 23:12:55 +0000

Judge Wilhelmina Wright is the first African American woman to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Caitlin Peterson talks to Judge Wilhelmina Wright, who shares advice with young, aspiring judges about building confidence, taking responsibility, and overcoming barriers in their careers. She also shares what it was like growing up with the lingering effects of segregation and the support she found in her community.

Judge Wilhelmina Marie Wright is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. She is the first African American woman to serve on the court.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How can we fight to reduce bias? 6th Circuit judge shares her thoughts

Thu, 10 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Studies have shown that implicit bias is something that affects everyone to some degree. So what steps can legal professionals at all ranks take to make the justice system fairer and more equitable? In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles speaks with Judge Bernice Donald of the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Prof. Sarah E. Redfield about Enhancing Justice: Reducing Bias, a book which Redfield edited and Donald contributed to. They discuss the latest research on bias, and give concrete tips for managing it.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #171: A Law Firm Website Audit Checklist, with Karin Conroy

Wed, 09 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this episode with Karin Conroy, we talk about the key factors in making your website both functional and effective. From SEO, design, and content tips—this podcast covers everything you need to conduct your very own website audit.

We also talk about various website and SEO tools, including Moz.com for SEO tracking, gtmetrix.com to monitor and improve your website's page speed, a WordPress Security Plugin called iThemes Security, a responsiveness checker called the Mobile-Friendly Test by Google, webaim.org to check your website's accessibilty, a Hubspot resource page to learn more about Inbound Marketing, Lawyerist's Best Websites page to check out the law firm websites we think are doing it right, and lastly—our Website Design Guide to help kickstart your audit.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : How To Decide On A Law School: We Answer Even More Questions

Tue, 08 May 2018 23:05:47 +0000

Last time, Elie and Joe tackled a number of audience emails asking for counsel on where they should attend law school. That episode triggered a deluge of follow-up emails from listeners with their own questions, so the guys put their "Decision" hats back on and talked through even more law school scenarios. Can you get to Biglaw from a second-tier school? Have you spread your applications too thin? Are you deciding between Harvard and Stanford? We address all these questions and more.

Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.

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@theBar : The Chicago Gun Violence Edition

Tue, 08 May 2018 16:32:47 +0000

In this edition, our hosts Jon Amarilio, Jack Sanker and Mghnon Martin ponder the question: What the heck is going on in Chicago and gun violence? They’re joined by Amy Thompson from the Office of the Cook County Public Defender and Max Kapustin from the University of Chicago Crime Lab to discuss the severity and root causes of Chicago’s gun violence problem, whether recent discourse in the national media and by President Trump accurately characterizes the problem, and how we can find workable solutions to make a difference.

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Law Technology Now : Client-First Technology for Client-First Firms

Mon, 07 May 2018 17:19:20 +0000

Could efforts to make the legal industry more client-based really make this the best time to be a lawyer? In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Larry Bridgesmith about how law is shifting to a client-first business model and the technology that will enable lawyers to run their firms better, faster, and cheaper. They also discuss productivity management, blockchain, and the Vanderbilt Law School Summit.

Larry Bridgesmith is the co-founder and CEO of Legal Alignment and the mastermind behind DASH, the world's first interoperable, AI-powered platform for aligning people, projects, and processes for optimum results.

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The Legal Toolkit : Talking TECHSHOW: Interviews from the TECHSHOW Floor

Mon, 07 May 2018 17:05:56 +0000

When you give Jared Correia a mic and let him wander around ABA TECHSHOW, you’re bound to get off the cuff conversations, intriguing guests, and only a couple awkward silences. In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia walks the floor of ABA TECHSHOW 2018 and interviews students, vendors, and attendees about everything from Rhode Island food items to spirit animals. The guests also share what they love about TECHSHOW and their favorite parts of the conference.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionAnswer1, and Thomson Reuters Firm Central.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Controversial Proposed Changes to the ADA Education and Reform Act

Mon, 07 May 2018 00:08:20 +0000

The House of Representatives has passed the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, better known as HR 620, that some say would restrict the rights of disabled Americans due to what some call the need to curtail ‘frivolous’ lawsuits. RinglerRadio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Peter Early join Robyn Powell, attorney, writer, and scholar whose work focuses on disability law and policy, to discuss the controversial change to the ADA, and the potential impact this could have for disabled people.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #170: What's Stopping Lawyers From Addressing Challenges, with Natalie Kelly

Wed, 02 May 2018 15:29:34 +0000

In this episode with Natalie Kelly, we discuss some of the roadblocks that are stopping lawyers from addressing challenges in their firms. We also talk about some of the technology solutions that exist, and why some lawyers are hesitant to use those technologies.

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The Paralegal Voice : Paralegal Leadership Skills

Mon, 30 Apr 2018 21:40:41 +0000

Being a successful leader involves more than just being bossy. In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Lisa Vessels about the characteristics that make a paralegal a strong leader. From volunteering with the Girl Scouts to effectively communicating with subordinates, they discuss Lisa’s experience becoming an effective leader. Additionally, Lisa gives her tips and tricks to improve leadership skills through understanding people’s personality type. Stay tuned until 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.

Lisa Vessels lives in Miami, Florida, and is employed by Duane Morris LLP as manager of the rules-based docketing software program utilized by her firm's U.S. offices.

Special thanks to our sponsors NALAThomson Reuters Firm Central, and ServeNow.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Addressing Access to Justice with Blockchain

Mon, 30 Apr 2018 20:53:56 +0000

By now you’ve probably heard about blockchain and you’ve definitely heard about access to justice, but could blockchain potentially help close the access to justice gap? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Tyler Todd about the access to justice problem and how blockchain and other technology could be the key to solving it. They discuss the common issues within access to justice like lawyers not being able to connect with consumers, and how blockchain addresses these issues with transparency, efficiency, and accountability.

Tyler Todd is the COO of 1Law and a partner with The Cochran Firm – Utah and has been practicing law since 2005.

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

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : The 2018 LinkedIn Connection Competition

Mon, 30 Apr 2018 20:29:03 +0000

LinkedIn isn’t just another social media, it’s a way to build professional connections. But are you using LinkedIn to its full potential? In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell introduce a LinkedIn connection competition with guests Julie Tolek and Laurence Colletti. While explaining the game, Dennis also shares LinkedIn tips, from investing in premium to using groups, and the various benefits of dedicating time into growing your profile. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

Laurence Colletti serves as the executive producer at Legal Talk Network where he combines his passion for web-based media with his experience as a lawyer.

Julie Tolek is the founder of Think Pink Law, a Massachusetts Law Firm where she practices in fire armed law, family law, adoption, wills, trusts and estates, and limited scope representation and legal research.

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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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Where are the jobs for the class of 2018?

Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Newly minted law grads will soon be entering the job market, but where are they most likely to find employment? In this episode of Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with Valerie Fontaine, founding partner of the legal search firm SeltzerFontaine, about which in-demand areas of law have open job positions–and how law grads can secure them.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Where Should You Go To Law School?

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 20:18:54 +0000

The latest in Thinking Like A Lawyer's ongoing -- if intermittent -- series asking prospective law students where they're thinking about going to law school and offering our advice. Offers from Penn and Berkeley? Elie and Joe got thoughts about it.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The 2018 Am Law 100

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 15:26:55 +0000

The American Lawyer’s Am Law 100 has been recognized as the definitive public ranking of financial performance for the nation’s largest law firms since its introduction in 1987. According to the press release, The American Lawyer has released the 2018 Am Law 100 data, providing a detailed look at the financial health of an industry that exhibited its highest growth in key financial metrics since the fiscal year 2010!

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams joins Gina Passarella, editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer and Nicholas Bruch, senior analyst at ALM Intelligence, as they take a look at the 2018 Am Law 100, analysis of data, the process, what this means for law firms, and comparisons to prior years.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Attorney Identity Theft

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 23:10:21 +0000

Identity theft doesn’t just apply to stolen credit cards or social security numbers. For attorneys, scammers can steal names and even bar numbers in order to trick consumers. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk to Shanell Schuyler about attorney identity theft scams, what they look like, and what both lawyers and clients can do to prevent them. For victims of identity theft, they also share resources within and outside of the Florida Bar that can help attorneys recover from and report identity theft.

Shanell Schuyler is director of the Attorney Consumer Assistance Program (ACAP) and Intake Department of The Florida Bar.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : Attendant Care Impact

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Expert Service Provider Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies discusses attendant care in the US and Canada, associated costs and the impact on the insurance industry. 

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

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Documenting an Icon: The RBG Documentary

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:18:35 +0000

The documentary RBG explores the quiet rise of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg into a pop culture icon and, more importantly, a powerful voice in the nation’s highest court. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, hosts Caitlin Peterson and John Weber talk about the movie with the people who made it, Betsy West and Julie Cohen. They discuss what makes the film unique, from music choice to why they chose the subject, as well as what makes Justice Ginsburg worthy of her own documentary.

Betsy West is a video journalist and filmmaker with three decades experience in news and documentaries. Most recently, she directed RBG.

Julie Cohen is an award-winning filmmaker and producer with eight feature-length documentaries to her credit including her most recent project RBG.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How broken windows policing changed the legal landscape in ‘Misdemeanorland’How broken windows policing changed the legal landscape in ‘Misdemeanorland’

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

As violent crime in New York City peaked from 1988-1991, policy makers were desperate for ways to combat and prevent it. In 1994, a new theory was embraced by the NYPD: that by controlling low-level “quality-of-life” violations like vandalism, noise complaints, traffic violations and aggressive panhandling, the police would ward off violent crime and more serious property crimes. Violent crime numbers had already begun to dip, but now misdemeanor arrests shot up, pulling in tens of thousands of people with no prior criminal record. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Prof. Issa Kohler-Hausmann explains to the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles the impact this change in tactics had for New York City police, courts and residents, and discusses her new book, “Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing.”

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Lawyerist Podcast : #169: A Recipe for Affordable Legal Services, with Patrick Palace

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this episode, we're joined by Patrick Palace to talk about how we—as a profession—can help make legal services affordable to all consumers.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Inside Litigation against Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:39:34 +0000

Class action lawsuits have been filed against Facebook, and UK firm Cambridge Analytica on behalf of 85 million users and individual shareholders in response to allegedly obtaining user information without permission. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and colleague, Ryan Christen Oliphant talk with Attorney Zachary Heck, about the litigation against Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, data mining, privacy laws, and the impact this will have on the social media giant, Facebook and you.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon: Legal Technology Trends with Nita Sanger

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:01:53 +0000

As the various Global Legal Hackathon teams submitted their projects, legal technology trends emerged. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to Wolters Kluwer’s Head of Innovation Nita Sanger about some of these trends like artificial intelligence, blockchain, and machine learning. They discuss the client pain points these technologies could address and the importance of hiring innovation experts experienced in these particular areas.

Nita Sanger is the Global Head of Innovation at Wolters Kluwer where she is responsible for accelerating the division’s global innovation strategy.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon: Final Judges Panel

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:53:38 +0000

Meet the illustrious judges on the Global Legal Hackathon panel! In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to Michal Paprocki, George Beaton, and Leo Elduayen about the technology trends they see both in the hackathon and in the legal industry at large. They discuss the growing importance of client perspectives, the democratization of justice, and common issues that weren’t addressed at the hackathon this year.

Michal Paprocki is a general manager at ING Tech Poland where he is a C-level IT executive with 15 years' experience in creating and managing IT technology centre.

Dr. George Beaton is a partner in Beaton Capital and an associate professor at the University of Melbourne.

Leo Elduayen is a lawyer, RegTech consultant, and co-founder and COO of Koibanx.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon: Making Connections Worldwide

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:20:31 +0000

The Global Legal Hackathon wasn’t simply about creating legal solutions, it was about bringing together a global community dedicated to innovation and technology. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to David Fisher, co-founder of the Global Legal Hackathon, and Dera Nevin about how they used the #ToTheMars Tour to build community and connect groups working on similar products. They also discuss Global Legal Hackathon 2019, which aims to be bigger and better.

David Fisher is the founder and CEO of Integra Ledger, a permissioned blockchain for the global legal industry that facilitates secure and efficient interoperability among law firms and their clients.

Dera Nevin is the global ambassador for legal technology for the Global Legal Hackathon and an accomplished e-Discovery lawyer and consultant with a focus on strategic process and technology initiatives.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Global Legal Hackathon Finalists: Spicekit

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:53:54 +0000

As corruption and deception within large companies seems to grow, it feels like there’s a lot to be angry about but not a lot that can be done to stop it. Global Legal Hackathon finalist Spicekit enables people to turn their anger into action. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Laurence Colletti talks to the team behind Spicekit about their platform which allows collective legal action through the vehicle of class actions. They discuss what inspired their project, how the technology works, and even how they came up with the name Spicekit.

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Workers Comp Matters : Changes to Workers Comp Coverage in the Political Climate

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:56:10 +0000

In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to Rick Victor about the major changes the workers compensation system has experienced and the new conflicts injured workers are dealing with. They also look to the future and attempt to interpret how the appeal of Obamacare, the labor shortage, and the current immigration policies will affect the workers’ comp industry.

In 1983, Dr. Richard Victor founded the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) in Cambridge, MA and directed its growth until 2016.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon Finalists: 2Sign

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:54:46 +0000

Sometimes, keeping a deal intact requires more than just a handshake. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to the team behind 2Sign, an app that will allow the average person to use contracts without requiring a lawyer. They discuss the kinds of simple agreements the app formalizes and the technical challenges they faced when creating this app.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon Finalists: Decoding Law and INCO-herent

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:16:54 +0000

An important part of communication is understanding all the terms, but this can be challenging, especially in the legal industry. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to the teams behind Decoding Law and INCO-herent about their projects and how they’re making difficult terms more accessible. Decoding Law is a plugin that makes legislation easier to read by defining terms and providing sentence structure analysis. INCO-herent clarifies international shipping terms by bringing unified terms into a blockchain network.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Global Legal Hackathon Finalists: Helpself

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:55:01 +0000

Global Legal Hackathon finalist Helpself commonly referred to as the “TurboTax for expungements,” specifically automating the expungement process for marijuana cases. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to the team behind Helpself about how they’re providing access to expungement forms and the filing process via an easy to use, step by step process. They also discuss how this same technology could be used in other areas of law besides marijuana use.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Global Legal Hackathon Finalists: Sondier.ai

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:07:18 +0000

Reaching a consensus in a legal dispute like divorce can sometimes seem impossible, but Global Legal Hackathon finalist Sondier.ai addressed this issue head on. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to the team behind Sonder.ai about how their consensus-finding engine works and how it ultimately simplifies the negotiation process. They also discuss the next steps for the project so work can continue even after the hackathon ends.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Global Legal Hackathon Finalists: LexLucid and LemonAid

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:22:30 +0000

What do Denver, Colorado, and Lagos, Nigeria, have in common? They both have finalists participating in the Global Legal Hackathon. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to teams LexLucid and LemonAid about their projects, the challenges they faced, and how they are making their ideas a reality. For team LemonAid from Lagos, Nigeria, their focus is on facilitating access to justice for pre-trial inmates. For LexLucid, they aim to translate various terms of service so that they are more accessible to the average person.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Global Legal Hackathon Finalists: Apresente-se and ANIKA

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:43:30 +0000

From relieving Brazilian prisons to providing online legal services for free, the Global Legal Hackathon finalists have addressed a plethora of legal problems. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Laurence Colletti talks to the teams behind Apresente-se and ANIKA about their experience creating these new technologies and what makes their particular projects special. Coming up with industry-changing technology is a lot of work too so the teams also talk about how they balance their full-time jobs with creating legal solutions for the hackathon.

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Digital Detectives : Fastcase’s Artificial Intelligence Sandbox

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:20:48 +0000

As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more prevalent and useful, most industries are looking for ways it can benefit them; law firms are lagging behind in dedicating the time and resources to make AI work for them. In this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Ed Walters about AI Sandbox, Fastcase’s new artificial intelligence initiative that aims to encourage firms’ experimentation with AI. They discuss common AI projects law firms are working on and why AI is just now beginning to take root in the legal industry even after many years of budding popularity.

Ed Walters is the CEO and co-founder of Fastcase, an online legal research software company based in Washington, D.C.

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Global Legal Hackathon Finalists: Revealu

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:27:18 +0000

Law firms across the world are scrambling to ensure they are well prepared to deal with the new European GDPR data protection regulations. But who’s standing up for the data rights of individuals? In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to the Revealu team about their product which requests data footprint information from companies like Facebook. Stay tuned to hear how it works and where they are looking to take it next.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Global Legal Hackathon: Innovation in Israel

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 22:34:40 +0000

As part of the Global Legal Hackathon, Israel participated in the country’s first legal hackathon which could herald positive change for the country’s legal industry. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Aileen Schultz and guest Esther Dediashvili discuss raising awareness about the benefits of technology in Israel and the role the hackathon played in developing tangible solutions to the legal industry’s biggest problems. They also discuss a follow-up event that aims to keep the innovative energy active and what Esther’s looking for as a judge in the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Global Legal Hackathon: Bringing Blockchain to Kenya

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:51:53 +0000

The U.S. isn’t the only country where blockchain could change banking for the better. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, hosts Alex Muncey and Amy Braunz talk to Paul Wambua about building trust into the banking system in Kenya using mobile technology and blockchain. They discuss the innovations Paul has seen at the Global Legal Hackathon and obstacles Kenya could face in the implementation of new technology, such as creating awareness among the masses and building a solid legal framework.

Paul Wambua is the executive director with Duis Group Africa, an investment fund that serves credit unions in Africa.

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The Legal Toolkit : How to Vet Outside Counsel and Other Lessons from Corporate Lawyers

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:55:54 +0000

In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia and guest-host Cash Butler talk to Debbie Hoffman and Jeremy Potter about how they run an effective corporate legal department. They go into detail about implementing technology, measuring the value of legal services, and their vetting process for outside counsel. They also discuss working with small law firms and address the question of how small is too small to hire?

Debbie Hoffman is the co-founder and CEO of Symmetry Blockchain Advisors.

Jeremy Potter joined Quicken Loans in 2016 as an associate counsel in the Legal Department.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionAnswer1, and Thomson Reuters Firm Central.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : How Microsoft's Changes could Affect Windows and other Products

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:14:24 +0000

Haunted by the negative impact of some of their past decisions, Microsoft has decided to refocus their efforts on cloud-based technology. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the reorganization of Microsoft and the implications of their shift in focus. They also share tips for unsubscribing from pesky emails and what makes a newsletter worth receiving. 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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Law Technology Now : Moneyball for Lawyers: Changing the Game with Analytics

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:14:37 +0000

The use of analytics has permeated into various industries, from baseball to banking, but could it be invaluable to lawyers as well? In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Bob Ambrogi talks to Josh Becker from Lex Machina about legal analytics, machine learning, and the impact these new technologies will have on the legal industry. They discuss the various uses of data analytics and machine learning for lawyers including showcasing expertise, determining strategy, and mining data.

Josh Becker is the CEO of Lex Machina, a company that provides intellectual property litigation data and analytics to companies and law firms.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

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New Solo : How to Own your Niche

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:58:12 +0000

Starting your own solo practice in a competitive area is hard enough; raising five kids while running your business is even harder. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to Bill Galione about how he combined research, personal interest, and passion to establish a niche within personal injury law. He also shares how he balances caring for five kids on top of his solo practice, which could potentially qualify as another kid.

Bill Galione, founding attorney for The Galione Law Firm, has been practicing personal injury law for more than 20 years.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioAnswer1PerfectIt, and Unbundled Attorney.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:29:48 +0000

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. On April 1, 2001 the U.S. first observed Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) nationally, and in 2009, President Obama was the first United States president to proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi joins attorney Carly N. Mee, the interim executive director at SurvJustice and attorney Colby Bruno from the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) to spotlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and discuss creating awareness and assisting those who are victims of sexual assault.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : That’s the Ticket: Smart Contracts in the Ticketing Industry

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:56:12 +0000

Could smart contracts be the secret to buying tickets without the convenience fee? In this report from On The Road at TechLaw.Fest 2018, host Andrew Arruda talks to Ashton Addison about the purpose and benefits of smart contracts both generally and in the ticketing industry specifically. They also discuss the challenges smart contract technology will face before mainstream adoption.

Ashton Addison is a business degree graduate, entrepreneur, and digital enthusiast and the founder EventChain.io a Smart Ticketing platform on the Ethereum blockchain.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #168: A New Direction for Lawyerist, with Stephanie Everett

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this episode with Stephanie Everett, our Community Director, we talk about the big picture of what we [Lawyerist] are trying to do, how the various pieces like the ScorecardInsider, and Lab fit in, and what the one-year road map looks like for Lab members.

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The Digital Edge : The Lean Law Firm

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:52:44 +0000

Lean is a business methodology that’s used by Nike, Toyota, and even John Deere, but what does being a lean organization look like for law firms? In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Larry Port and Dave Maxfield, authors of The Lean Law Firm, about what running a lean law firm looks like and the first steps to adopting lean techniques. They also address common misperceptions about the methodology and share some key takeaways of the book, such as seeing your law firm as a system and having the bravery to experiment.

Larry Port, CEO of Rocket Matter, is also a speaker and award winning writer at the crossroads of the legal profession and cutting edge technology.

For over 20 years, Dave Maxfield has represented individual consumers in cases against banks, credit reporting agencies, debt collectors, and insurance companies.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : The Law Firm Journey: From Survival Mode to Stage One Business

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:23:16 +0000

Just like any other kind of journey, the adventure of starting a law firm has to begin somewhere. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Lea Ann Sterling about her experience starting a successful law firm before practice management tools became popular. She discusses the importance of getting advice from reliable experts about things like technology and bookkeeping and how to find such help. She also shares the tools she uses to maintain a successful practice, like surveys that measure customer satisfaction and marketing videos.

Lea Ann Sterling has been the founder and managing attorney of Sterling Law since 2001.

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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : Crush

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

The Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010 was an animal cruelty prevention law aimed at videos showing women in high heels crushing small animals. While the law took aim at these videos, it ended up being used to target Robert Stevens instead. United States v. Stevens is a landmark case that may be the most important First Amendment decision of the 21st Century so far, but not many people have heard of it. It centers around Robert Stevens, a pit bull enthusiast who was charged with violating the crush video law in March 2004. The case eventually led the Supreme Court to make an important clarification about how we decide what speech is protected under the First Amendment.

In this episode of Make No Law, the First Amendment Podcast by Popehat.com, host Ken White examines United States v. Stevens and the question of whether the government can continually come to the Supreme Court with potential exceptions to the First Amendment. The episode features input from Marc Randazza, a nationally-known First Amendment and intellectual property attorney. It also examines other relevant cases including New York v. Ferber, a 1982 case in which the Supreme Court decided that the government could punish distribution of child pornography even if it didn’t meet the Miller test for obscenity.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #167: 4 Law Firm Improvements, with Lori Gonzalez

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this episode, we talk with Lori Gonzalez about how to improve your law firm with the simplest of legal technology tools. We cover Lori's approach to using documentation processes, mailing resources, password managers, and different communication channels to boost productivity and efficiency.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Roe v. Wade had a broader impact than the public realizes, says author of 'Beyond Abortion'

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In the 45 years since Roe v. Wade was decided, it has been a focal point for both anti-abortion and pro-abortion rights groups. But the opinion in the 1973 case has also been used by activists of liberal, libertarian and conservative ideologies to develop privacy arguments for issues ranging from access to experimental drugs to euthanasia to personal data security to sex worker rights. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles speaks with Mary Ziegler, author of the new book Beyond Abortion: Roe v. Wade and the Battle for Privacy. Ziegler discusses what Roe v. Wade's legacy has been, and how it advanced–or failed to advance–Americans' right to privacy.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Harrowing World Of Cybersecurity

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 18:09:50 +0000

Elie and Joe chat with Joshua Lenon, Clio Lawyer-in-Residence, about global cybersecurity threats and what lawyers can do about them -- for both themselves and their clients. We also discuss potty training philosophies, so if you're looking for guidance on that, Elie has you covered.

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Law Technology Now : The Life of a Startup: From Idea to Sale

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 19:32:56 +0000

Starting a startup is only the beginning. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Alma Asay about how she started and sold her legal technology startup and her experience working with lawyers as clients. She also discusses working as a woman in the male-dominated industry of legal tech and shares what she believes will bring more women into the business.

Alma Asay is the chief innovation officer at Integreon and was formerly the founder and CEO of Allegory, a cloud-based litigation management tool.

Special thanks to our sponsor,Thomson Reuters.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Outgoing Adobe GC witnessed changes that digitization, globalization wrought

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Mike Dillon has seen a lot change over his career as general counsel to some of the nation’s largest technology companies. Working for Silver Spring Networks, Sun Microsystems and, most recently, Adobe Systems, he witnessed firsthand how digitization and globalization affected the operation and practice of a general counsel’s office. In this episode of the Legal Rebels podcast, he speaks with the ABA Journal's Jason Taschea about his work.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Answer1.

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@theBar : The Love and Divorce Edition

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this Edition, hosts Jon Amarilio and Jennifer Byrne talk with Chicago-based divorce practitioners from two of the city’s most prominent domestic relations law firms, Miles Beermann, of Beermann, Pritikin, Mirabelli & Swerdove LLP, and Kimberly Cook, of Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck, about the state of marriage and divorce in the U.S., and their experiences on the front lines representing clients in the contentious area of divorce and family law. Miles and Kim also share their thoughts on how they (hypothetically) would have handled some of the issues that came up in recently well publicized celebrity divorce cases, including the “Brangelina” and Johnny Depp divorces.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #166: Conspiracy and Resilience, with Ryan Holiday

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Ryan Holiday joins us this week to talk about the big takeaways for lawyers from the Gawker-Hulk Hogan lawsuit and how lawyers can learn resilience from modern stoicism.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Repeal on Medicaid Recovery Rights in Structured Settlements

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 21:51:14 +0000

Buried in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed by President Trump, is one standout change pertaining to cases with a Medicaid lien that repeals Medicaid’s expanded third-party recovery rights. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins co-host Cindy Chanley and returning guest, Eric Vaughn, Executive Director of National Structured Settlements Trade Association, (NSSTA) to discuss this huge development and what it means for Medicaid recipients in a structured settlement, plaintiff and defense attorneys, and settlement consultants.

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New Solo : Splitting the Difference: How to Change Locations

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 21:13:42 +0000

In December 2015, Barbara Leach shared how she managed to split office resources without causing office drama. In this follow-up episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to Barbara about how to effectively separate after sharing an office with another firm. She also shares tips on hiring and what she does to create a supportive and creative work environment for her coworkers.

Barbara J. Leach is the managing attorney of Barbara Leach Law, PL. She practices family law, consumer bankruptcy, and civil litigation.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioAnswer1PerfectIt, and Unbundled Attorney.

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The Paralegal Voice : Transitioning from a Law Firm to Government

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 20:04:04 +0000

The transition from a law firm into a corporate or federal legal position can seem like a big leap but it may not be as intimidating as it seems on the outside. In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Andrea Grabow about her experience as a government employee, what law firm knowledge has prepared her for her current position, and what was challenging about the transition from law firm to government. Andrea also shares advice for paralegals interested in making the switch. Stay tuned until 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.

Andrea Grabow is a certified paralegal stationed at the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Special thanks to our sponsors NALAThomson Reuters Firm Central, and ServeNow.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Safe Ways to Use Facebook

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 19:10:32 +0000

Facebook and its relationship with Cambridge Analytica have swept through the news and sparked questions about whether Facebook can be trusted with your information. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss why deleting Facebook altogether might be unrealistic and tricks that will help make your Facebook account more secure. They also talk about Instagram and how it both is and isn’t a reliable alternative to Facebook. 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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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Should We Regulate Video Game Violence?

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 18:09:56 +0000

In a world of iPhones, social media, video games, and the latest technology, teenagers and children are captivated by the allure of media and technology. After the recent school shooting in Florida, the topic of video game violence and its impact on children and teenagers was addressed at a listening session at the White House. In searching for answers behind the shooting, President Trump suggested that violent video games be regulated.

In the 2011 Supreme Court ruling of Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, it was decided that California law restricting sales of violent video games to minors violated the right to free speech. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi join Cheryl Olson, internationally-known researcher on video game violence, and Professor Kevin W. Saunders, author of the book Violence as Obscenity: Limiting the Media's First Amendment Protection, to discuss regulation of video game violence, the Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association 2011 ruling, the Supreme Court, and the impact of video games on children and teenagers.

Cheryl K. Olson is an internationally known expert on using media to change behavior (promoting mental and physical health) and effects of electronic media on children. Cheryl co-founded the Center for Mental Health and Media at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Professor Kevin W. Saunders is the Charles Clarke Chair in Constitutional Law at Michigan State University College of Law. Professor Saunders is the author of two books, “Violence as Obscenity: Limiting the Media's First Amendment Protection and “Saving Our Children from the First Amendment.”

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Digital Detectives : Ethical Misadventures in E-Discovery

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 20:49:04 +0000

“It’s all too easy to step off a precipice without ever realizing you were on a precipice.” - Sharon Nelson

The field of e-discovery is constantly changing, and there are many new and old ways to get into trouble as a litigator. In this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek discuss some of the most common reasons lawyers run into e-discovery ethics issues, including social media, Yelp reviews, document manipulation, and “hiding the ball” by giving opposing counsel too much data. And negligence is no excuse; if you’re not qualified for the discovery needs of the case, Sharon and John explain, you must get the education, hire a competent lawyer, or decline representation. They also go over a bunch of high-profile examples and talk about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25th, 2018.

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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Workers Comp Matters : Technology's Impact on the Future of the Labor Force

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:01:19 +0000

The definition of employee might not be as clear cut as you would think. In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to Erica Groshen, head of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about the trends that characterize the future of the U.S. workforce and how robotics and artificial intelligence will also have an impact on employment. Some of the trends they discuss include the fuzzy definition of what an employee is, a growing gig economy, and independent contractors versus traditional employment.

Erica L. Groshen is a visiting senior scholar at the ILR School of Cornell University, and served as the 14th Commissioner of Labor Statistics from January 2013 to January 2017.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : Georgia Valued Policy Law

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Attorney addresses Georgia Valued Policy Law and the impact on various states, jurisdictions and claims.

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

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Approaching Access to Justice with a Designer's Mindset

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:03:54 +0000

Does the access to justice problem need a design solution? At Stanford’s Legal Design Lab, Margaret Hagan and her colleagues use human-centered design and technology to create innovative solutions for legal services. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to Margaret about the use of design thinking to help close the access to justice gap. Together they discuss what design thinking’s methodology is and its application in legal structures, the importance of centering technology around the human experience, and how lawyers can incorporate a creative and empathetic mindset to their work.They also discuss the limitations of technology when it comes to effective communication.

Margaret Hagan is a fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession and a lecturer at Stanford’s Design School.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #165: Designing New Criminal Defense Options, with Jennifer Gerstenzang

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:30:00 +0000

This week Jennifer Gerstenzang joins us to talk about her innovative legal coaching and family advocacy services.

Surrounded by stellar ​criminal defense ​attorneys as a child, ​Jennifer ha​s​ always respected and understood the value of personal freedom and the Constitution's protections​. After her time at the San Diego Public Defender's Office, where she worked with people struggling to navigate the criminal justice system, she opened her own boutique criminal defense firm, Gerstenzang Law, in Encinitas, CA.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Physical Security and Workplace Violence

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:17:53 +0000

While you hope to never experience workplace violence, it’s important to know what to do in such a situation. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk to Deputy M. Dean Crump about the different kinds of workplace violence and the importance of training employees to handle these issues properly. They discuss how to safely deal with terminations, physical security measures, and how to prepare for an active shooter situation.

Dean Crump is the deputy sheriff for Leon County Sheriff's Office.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Filling in the Gaps: Freelance Lawyers to the Rescue

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 17:24:36 +0000

For growing solo and small firms, deciding when to use billable resources to hire new employees can be a challenge. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Greg Garman about when firms should hire freelance lawyers to help them fill in the gaps. They discuss the benefits and functions of freelance lawyers, like providing different levels of expertise and freeing up a firm’s time.

Greg Garman is the CEO of Lawclerk and a partner at Garman Turner Gordon.

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

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : How firms can encourage mental, emotional and physical fitness

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Wellness is not just about eating health food and exercising, Jolene Park tells the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward in this episode of Asked Answered. It’s also getting enough time to relax, getting enough sleep and not being stressed out about your job or finances–and employers can play a big role in all of those things.
Park is the founder of Healthy Discoveries, a corporate wellness company. She says that something to consider when creating employee wellness programs is that people respond more positively when their actions make them feel better, as opposed to when they’re scared into eating better or working out more. A big part of wellness is being kind to yourself, and managers can go a long way in helping the people they supervise recognize that people need to recharge; everything is not always going to be perfect; and making a mistake is not the end of the world.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Is Reddit a Business Tool?

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:31:49 +0000

Reddit claims to be the front page of the internet but what does that look like and how does it apply to lawyers and other business professionals? In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about Reddit, what it is, and how you can and should use it as a tool in your business.

In the audience question section, Dennis and Tom answer an audio question about cybersecurity for solo and small firms from ABA president-elect Bob Carlson. 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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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Uncovering the secret history of how corporations gained their civil rights

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000

When we think of civil rights movements, the first to spring to mind might be the battles against African-American segregation or for women's suffrage. But one of the longest, most successful–and least-known–of these movements in America has been made on behalf of corporations. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Prof. Adam Winkler, author of We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights, shares what he learned from his investigation into how corporations have achieved constitutional protections ranging from the right to sue and be sued, to individual rights like religious liberty protections and freedom of speech.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #164: Ethically Problematic Marketing Strategies, with Megan Zavieh

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:30:00 +0000

This week, Megan Zavieh joins us to discuss the byzantine advertising rules imposed on lawyers. Plus, we also talk about her new chatbot and podcast, Lawyers Gone Ethical.

Megan is a lawyer for lawyers—she represents California attorneys facing ethics investigations and prosecutions. She also writes, speaks, and now hosts a podcast on legal ethics issues, as well as advises lawyers who want to incorporate into their practice new methods of delivering legal services.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Authors of ABA TECHSHOW

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:26:07 +0000

It’s hard enough to be a lawyer, much less a lawyer and a writer, but people have done actually been successful at doing both at the same time. In this report from On The Road at ABA TECHSHOW 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to lawyers/authors Larry Port, Zachary Bambacht, Maria Barbera, Tom Mighell, Dennis Kennedy, and Dave Maxfield about their books and how they have balanced their writing process with their full-time careers.  

Larry Port, CEO of Rocket Matter, is also a speaker and award winning writer at the crossroads of the legal profession and cutting edge technology.

Zachary Bambacht is the director of the ABA Law Practice Division where he oversees all facets of law practice and LTRC.

Maria Barbera is a marketing campaign analyst at PracticePanther Law Practice Management Software.

Tom Mighell has been at the front lines of technology development since joining Cowles & Thompson, P.C. in 1990.

Dennis Kennedy is an award-winning leader in applying the internet and technology to law practice.

For over 20 years, Dave Maxfield has represented individual consumers in cases against banks, credit reporting agencies, debt collectors and insurance companies.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Bringing the Access to Justice Twitter Rant Offline

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:18:29 +0000

There are a lot of opinions about access to justice and Twitter happens to be the perfect place for these opinions to come to light. Recently, a discussion about access to justice solutions cropped up among lawyers on the platform and our executive producer, Laurence Colletti, decided it was worth recreating the conversation in podcast form. In this special edition report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti gathers together some of the most vocal #A2J ranters on Twitter so they can share their ideas in real life. The ranters include Billie Tarascio, Catherine Sanders Reach, Dan Lear, Chad Burton, Chas Rampenthal, Mary Juetten, Joshua Lenon, Patrick Palace, and Janet Welch, who talk about regulation, data, LLLTs, and the other aspects that make up the complex problem of access to justice.

Billie Tarascio is the founder of Access Legal and owner of the Modern Law.

Catherine Sanders Reach is the director of law practice management technology for the  Chicago Bar Association.

Dan Lear is currently the director of industry relations for Avvo. He is a technology lawyer, facilitator, and blogger.

Chad Burton is the CEO of Curolegal and is a former litigator who developed one of the nation’s first “new model” law firms.

Chas Rampenthal has served as general counsel for LegalZoom since 2003 and as corporate secretary since 2007.

Mary Juetten is the founder and CEO of Traklight and the co-conspirator behind Evolve Law.

Joshua Lenon is an attorney who serves as lawyer-in-residence for Clio.

Patrick Palace is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer with an emphasis on workers’ compensation, personal injury, civil rights, and social security matters.

Janet Welch is the executive director of the State Bar of Michigan.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : On-Demand Staffing for Solo and Small Firms

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:06:45 +0000

Contract staffing has been around for a while, but as the economy has changed so has the hiring process. In this report from On The Road, host Christopher Anderson talks to Michael Spekter about how on-demand staffing is evolving to meet the needs of firms. They also discuss the benefits of using contract employment. Some of these benefits include creating competition, improving work quality, and providing more opportunity for delegation.

Michael Spekter, from the Law Practice Division, is an experienced and distinguished employment litigator.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Jared Kushner's Security Clearance Downgrade

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:16:52 +0000

Last month, Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son in law to President Trump, had his security clearance downgraded. So the questions remain -- what led to Kushner’s security clearance downgrade and is it a threat to our national security to have Jared Kushner remain a senior adviser to the President?

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join national security attorney Bradley P. Moss from the Law Office of Mark S. Zaid, P.C. and Evan Lesser, co-founder and president of ClearanceJobs.com, as they discuss Jared Kushner's recent security clearance downgrade, levels of clearance, the overhauling of the security clearance process by John Kelly, the recent loss of security clearance of 30 of President Trump's aides, and the impact.

Attorney Bradley P. Moss is from the Law Office of Mark S. Zaid, P.C. Brad specializes in litigation on matters relating to national security, federal employment and security clearance law, and the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act.

Evan H. Lesser is co-founder and president of ClearanceJobs.com. Before founding ClearanceJobs, Mr. Lesser managed technical projects with CACI for the U.S. Navy's Science and Technology directorate at the Pentagon, and for the Joint Technology Panel on Electronic Warfare.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Maintaining Mental Health at Law School

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:37:34 +0000

It can be hard to maintain mental wellness as a law student because of established stigmas and a lack of available resources. But, because wellness helps with success, students are taking action to change how law schools approach this subject. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Caitlin Peterson talks to Alexandria Gilbert, Nick DeFiesta, and Caroline Phillips about how the topic of mental health is addressed at law school. Their conversation includes how they are collaborating with their schools to bring attention to the issue and how other schools, divisions, and firms can help get the word out.

Alexandria Gilbert is a third-year student pursuing a joint degree at Stanford's Law School and Graduate School of Education.

Nick DeFiesta is currently a joint degree student working toward a JD from Stanford Law School and an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School, expected 2020.

Caroline Phillips is a juris doctor candidate at American University Washington College of Law, expected 2020.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Linkedin for Lawyers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:21:46 +0000

Are you using Linkedin wrong? In this report from On The Road at ABA TECHSHOW 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Dennis Kennedy and Chuki Obiyo about how to use Linkedin to its full potential. Their discussion of the social platform includes leveraging connections, responding to articles, and the advantages of using the different premium versions.

Chuki Obiyo is an executive advisor of sales solutions at Linkedin.

Dennis Kennedy is an award-winning leader in applying the internet and technology to law practice.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Law Practice Division at ABA TECHSHOW

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:11:27 +0000

The ABA’s Law Practice Division focuses on the areas of practice management, finance, marketing, and technology, which are all brought together at ABA TECHSHOW. In this report from On The Road at ABA TECHSHOW 2018, host Dennis Kennedy talks to Josh Poje and Zachary Bambacht about the conference from a Law Practice Division perspective. They also discuss the different aspects of the Law Practice Division and why lawyers should be interested in joining their community.

Josh Poje is the director of the Law Practice & Technology Group at the American Bar Association.

Zachary Bambacht is the director of the ABA Law Practice Division where he oversees all facets of law practice and the LTRC.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : PDFing for Lawyers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:50:59 +0000

Can PDF software bring you happiness? In this report from On The Road at ABA TECHSHOW 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Nerino Petro and Bryan Sims about how correctly using PDF software can save law firms time, money, and even bring them a little happiness along the way. They recommend tools, expand on the ability to redact, and discuss metadata and why it’s something lawyers should pay attention to.  

Attorney Nerino Petro is president of the Erickson Group of companies in Rockford, IL.

Bryan Sims is a solo attorney who practices commercial litigation in the Chicago area.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Cyber Insurance: Necessary, Expensive, and Confusing as Heck

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:24:53 +0000

Cybersecurity may seem like overkill, especially with how complicated and pricey it can be, but losing data can be significantly more complicated and pricey in the end. In this report from On The Road at ABA TECHSHOW, host Victor Li talks to Judy Selby and Sharon Nelson about cyber risk management and why it’s necessary for a law firm. For those interested in getting started, they also discuss the steps to take in order to choose the right coverage.

Judy Selby brings 25 years of insurance coverage litigation experience on behalf of insurers and policyholders to her insurance consulting work.

Sharon D. Nelson is president of the digital forensics, information technology, and information security firm Sensei Enterprises.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Affordable Technology for Small Firm Productivity

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:15:17 +0000

As a lawyer, it’s heartbreaking to waste potentially billable hours searching for a lost document. Luckily, technology can help maximize time and automate processes, but where should you start when it comes to investing in tech? In this report from On The Road at ABA TECHSHOW 2018, host Patrick Palace talks to Heidi Alexander and Mary Vandenack about basic technologies that every law firm should have that will give them back those wasted hours. They also discuss the importance of process and how figuring out systems should come before buying a bunch of technology.

Heidi Alexander is the director of the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (MassLOMAP).

Mary Vandenack is a founding member of Vandenack Williams LLC.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Introducing TECHSHOW 2018

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:57:30 +0000

Who better to talk about TECHSHOW 2018 than the chairs themselves. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Tom Mighell and Debbie Foster about all things TECHSHOW including the move to a new location, the new tracks, and the wellness programs like the twelve step meeting and the 5k. They also discuss the the year-long planning process and the biggest challenges they faced this year.

Tom Mighell is a published author, noted legal technologist, and a senior consultant for Contoural, Inc.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Lawyers and Leads: How to Effectively Develop Business

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:44:00 +0000

It’s hard to know how much time you’re wasting doing things manually until you implement time-saving tools. In this report from On The Road at ABA TECHSHOW 2018, host Christopher Anderson talks to Chelsey Lambert about marketing automation and why it’s worth the investment. Even if you start out using just one new tool, like Calendly or Clio, the ROI could inspire you to invest in more. They also discuss generating leads and how, no matter what, firms need to invest in driving traffic to their business.

Chelsey Lambert is founder of Lex Tech Review, a legal technology blog and learning center.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Overcoming Addiction and Achieving Wellness as a Lawyer

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:27:03 +0000

For lawyers struggling with addiction, stigmas, lack of support, and the fear of consequences can make the situation seem hopeless. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Brian Cuban about what you can do about addiction both as a lawyer and as an employer. He explains that it’s about handling the problem of addiction before you have to deal with its consequences. They also discuss how vital it is to have peer support when you’re struggling with wellness issues and how sometimes stigmas can get in the way of a full recovery.

Brian Cuban the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, is a Dallas based attorney, author and addiction recovery advocate.

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Law Technology Now : Encouraging Collaboration at the ALT Conference

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:16:57 +0000

On February 11, the Association of Legal Technologists (ALT) held a conference called ctrl-ALT-del: Networking Rebooted. The ultimate goal of the event was to promote collaboration within the legal tech community via networking and workshops. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Richard Hellars about the goals of the conference and how ALT worked to achieve these goals through various speakers, workshops, and social events. They also discuss why the conference is important and the role it plays in a changing legal technology landscape.

Rick Hellers is the founder and executive director of the Association of Legal Technologists and the president and CEO of nQueue.

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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : Disparagement, Contempt, and Disrepute

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0000

Simon Tam named his band “The Slants” as a way to fight back against racism and take back the word as a form of self-empowerment. But when he tried to register the name as a trademark, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) denied the application and refused to register the trademark under Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act. This law allowed the PTO to refuse a trademark if it could be considered disparaging. No one outside of the PTO actually found the band name disparaging.

In this episode of Make No Law, the First Amendment Podcast by Popehat.com, host Ken White examines the Matal v. Tam case in which the Supreme Court vindicated Simon Tam and The Slants, finding that Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act -- which allows the PTO to deny trademarks it finds offense -- violates the First Amendment.

In the episode, Simon Tam himself explains how the PTO substituted its own judgment for the advocacy of Asian-Americans trying to highlight and fight back against racism. This episode also features quotes from the justices involved and music from The Slants.

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The Digital Edge : The ABA Journal: Legal Journalism in the Digital Age

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 22:04:33 +0000

Print may seem like it’s going out of style but the ABA Journal is still going strong. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Molly McDonough about news stories lawyers want to read and how the ABA Journal has adapted to changes in media consumption. They also discuss the ABA Journal’s role as the primary source of legal technology information for attorneys.

Molly McDonough, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2001 and has been editor and publisher since Feb. 3, 2017.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Longtime legal tech leader Richard Granat finds a new challenge

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Richard Granat–the creator of MyLawyer.com, SmartLegalForms and the People’s Law Library of Maryland–has joined Intraspexion, a new artificial-intelligence software company, as a strategic adviser. At 75, Richard Granat does not fit the stereotype of a startup entrepreneur. However, he says, although there may be bias against older entrepreneurs, his experience is a benefit, not a detraction.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #163: Sustainable Subscription Fees for Business Clients, with Kim Bennett

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:30:00 +0000

This week, we discuss subscription fees with Kim Bennett, including her process for designing her fee options and responding to clients’ needs.

Kimberly is an avid traveler, lover of technology, legal industry disruptor and an attorney who runs K Bennett Law LLC, a boutique virtual general counsel law practice offering on-demand and subscription operations and legal services.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Excel for Lawyers: Practical Legal Applications

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:50:30 +0000

Excel has proved itself as a valuable tool for lawyers and law firms but there are features and functions that you might not know about that could really change the way you practice. In this report from On The Road at ABA TECHSHOW 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Microsoft Excel pros Ivan Hemmans and Allan Mackenzie about the Excel tips and tricks that will save lawyers money, time, and energy. Tune in for tables, graphs, formulas, and other tips that you can implement the second the podcast ends.

Ivan Hemmans is the manager of technology development and communications at O’Melveny & Myers.

Allan Mackenzie is a 25-year veteran of the legal technology world whose experience ranges from that of a former night-shift word processor to a Wall Street IT director with a specialty in litigation technology.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Creating Your Own Legal Tech Startup

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:28:57 +0000

Starting a startup isn’t easy. In this report from On The Road, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Bob Ambrogi and Andrew Arruda who share tip and tricks for those determined to start their own company or launch their own product. From having conversations with target clients to prep before getting started, their tips highlight the common challenges associated with startups and how to overcome them.

Bob Ambrogi is the only person to have held top editorial positions at both National Law Journal and Lawyers Weekly USA.

Andrew Arruda is the chief executive officer and co-founder of the artificial intelligence company ROSS Intelligence, a leader in the legal technology industry.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Lawyer Dodge: Understanding Self-Help Legal Technologies

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:44:03 +0000

When faced with a legal issue, many people don’t turn to an actual lawyer. Instead they choose to seek answers on their own. In this report from On The Road, host Patrick Palace talks to Catherine Sanders and Nicole Bradick about how lawyers and law firms can thrive amidst the rising popularity of self-help legal technology. They discuss the services clients seek from a firm, providing “freemiums” or free perks in order to build trust with potential clients, and how to customize company websites that cater to client needs.

Nicole Bradick is a former lawyer and the founder and CEO of Theory and Principle, a legal technology product development firm.

Catherine Sanders Reach is the director of Law Practice Management and Technology for the Chicago Bar Association.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The New Word of Mouth: Lawyer Ratings and Reviews

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:21:00 +0000

Online reviews have become an incredibly influential part of any business and that includes law firms and lawyers. In this report from On The Road, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Gyi Tsakalakis and Erin Gerstenzang about how lawyers can and should use the reviews their clients leave them, including how to deal with negative reviews. They also discuss creative ways to use reviews, like video testimonials, that will further the reach of your positive feedback.

Gyi Tsakalakis is a former lawyer and the founder of AttorneySync, an online legal marketing agency.

Erin Gerstenzang is a criminal defense attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. She primarily handles DUI and other drug- and alcohol-related offenses.

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@theBar : The Fear and Loathing in the Law Edition

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:15:00 +0000

In this edition, Brian Cuban, attorney, best-selling author, and brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, discusses his latest book, The Addicted Lawyer, Tales of The Bar, Booze, Blow, & Redemption, which details his struggles with substance abuse and recovery.  Brian reveals how his life-long struggle with low self-esteem and depression led to substance dependency, destroyed his legal career and caused his life to spiral out of control. Brian shares his advice on how the legal community can address its epidemic of substance abuse and his hope to inspire other struggling lawyers.

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@theBar : The Illinois Budget Crisis Edition: How the @#$^! Did This Happen?

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:10:00 +0000

In this edition, our hosts Jon Amarilio and Nykoel Kahn talk with Illinois State Representative Greg Harris about the Illinois budget crisis that spiraled out of control and dominated headlines for Illinoisans throughout much of 2017. Representative Harris, who served on the Illinois Budget Committee, shares his firsthand knowledge of how Illinois (like many other states) reached a point of such financial turmoil, shares his insights on where the state stands financially and how Illinois and states like it can avoid falling into financial distress in the future.

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@theBar : The I’ll Be Dreaming About Donkeys Edition - an Interview with Judge Richard Posner (Ret.)

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:05:00 +0000

In this edition, hosts Jon Amarilio and Carl Newman interview Retired Judge Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals – one of the preeminent legal minds of 20th century. Posner opens up about his unexpected recent retirement from the bench, his views about the treatment of unrepresented litigants in the legal system and his plans for the future. Also, if you’re eager to learn why Judge Posner left our recording session convinced he would be dreaming about donkeys, this edition is a must listen.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA 2018 Paris Sessions

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:04:59 +0000

In case you needed an extra excuse to go to Paris, you can join the ABA as they celebration the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti shares the mic with ABA President Hilarie Bass as she announces the event and talks about the various topics they’ll cover and the featured special events.

Hilarie Bass is currently President of the American Bar Association, the world’s largest voluntary professional organization with more than 400,000 members.

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@theBar : @theBar Trailer

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:00:00 +0000

Welcome to The Chicago Bar Association’s @theBar, a podcast where young and young-ish lawyers have interesting and unscripted conversations with their guests about legal news, events, topics, stories and whatever else strikes our fancy. The guests are prominent figures from the legal community, and legally related communities, and the discussions are informal, like you would have at a bar. Tune in to hear more about this brand new show.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : What’s a Digital Marketing Strategy and how do I get one?

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:51:59 +0000

Learning to market your firm well can seem overwhelming, but there are ways that you can sell yourself without wasting your time and energy. In this report from On The Road, host Heidi Alexander talks to Tim Baran and Julie Tolek about tips lawyers can use if they’re serious about making their marketing matter. Some of these tips include finding your target audience and use the questions your clients are asking for content ideas.

Tim Baran is the chief marketing officer for Good2bSocial, a digital marketing agency for large and small law firms, solo attorneys, and any companies in the legal space.

Julie Tolek is the founder of Think Pink Law, a Massachusetts Law Firm with office locations in Boston, Brookline, and Framingham.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Getting Women Into Legal Tech Leadership Roles

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 23:08:53 +0000

There are more women in law school than ever before, but leadership in the legal industry doesn’t reflect the rise. In this report from On The Road, host Kelsey Johnson talks to Carol Lynn Grow and Hsiaolei Miller about the importance of getting women into legal leadership roles. They discuss the different facets of the issue including holding large institutions accountable in regards to diversity and harassment charges, and focusing energy on teaching legaltech to elementary-age girls.  

Since 2001, Carol Lynn Grow has overseen the marketing and channel partners for Law Toolbox.

Hsiaolei Miller is the vice president of business development for Breaking Media, the company that launched Above the Law.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Backup and Disaster Recovery: DIY or Buy?

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 22:48:25 +0000

Most of the time, it won’t be a tornado that causes you to lose your data. Most data loss is caused by human error, which means you may be more at risk than you think. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Stanley Louissaint about the best and most efficient ways to prevent and recover from a data disaster. They discuss what actions to take both before and after a loss, including resources that firms can turn to when disaster strikes.

Stanley Louissaint is president of Fluid Designs Inc., a full service IT services provider in Union, N.J., as well as a member of The ASCII Group since 2014.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Dark tale of 'The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist' brings wrongful convictions to light

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000

For nearly two decades, Dr. Steven Hayne and Dr. Michael West were the go-to experts that Mississippi law enforcement and prosecutors relied on when there was a potential homicide. Haynes performed the bulk of the autopsies in the state, while West was a dentist who touted his skill in bite-mark analysis. But after years of investigations and countless testimonies from the men, their claims of expertise began to fall apart–and wrongful convictions began coming to light.
In The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South, authors Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington lay out how the state’s legal system aided and abetted the use of flawed forensic evidence; how systemic racism influenced Mississippi’s coroner system; and the stories of some of the innocent people whose lives were derailed. Carrington, the founding director of the Mississippi Innocence Project and Clinic at the University of Mississippi School of Law, joins the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles for this episode of the Modern Law Library.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #162: Designing Your Clients’ Experience, with Joey Coleman

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Joey Coleman, we talk about what client experience really is and why it’s important—especially during the first 100 days.

Joey Coleman helps companies keep their customers. An award-winning speaker, he shares his First 100 Days® methodology for improving customer experience/retention with organizations around the world (e.g., Whirlpool, NASA, and Zappos). His book Never Lose a Customer Again shows how to turn any sale into a lifelong customer.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Demystifying Practice Management Software

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 23:19:01 +0000

There’s a lot of talk about practice management software in legal circles, but what is it and how can it serve your law firm? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson and PracticePanther CEO David Bitton dive into the details of just how practice management software can lead to a more focused and efficient law firm. From client portals to document generation, they discuss the key benefits of practice management software and how they enhance the client experience.

David Bitton is the CEO of PracticePanther, a management and billing software solution that is specially catered to users in the legal profession.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Answer1, Solo Practice University, and Scorpion.

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The Legal Toolkit : How to Name a Law Firm

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 23:15:25 +0000

What’s in a name? A lot, actually, especially for a law firm. In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Andrew Garcia and Megan Zavieh about law firm names and why they don’t have to be boring. Together, they also discuss why lawyers don’t feel free to be creative with their firm names, the ethics to keep in mind when branding your company, and how to spice up a traditional name for attorneys who decide to take that route.

Megan Zavieh is an attorney with a broad range of litigation experience now focusing on attorney defense in the California State Bar disciplinary system.

Andrew J. Garcia is a life-long member of the SouthCoast community and co-founder of Phillips Garcia Law.

Special thanks to our sponsors Scorpion, Answer1, and Thomson Reuters Firm Central.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Celebrating the Denver Winners of the Global Legal Hackathon

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 21:28:04 +0000

The winners of the Denver section of the Global Legal Hackathon have been announced! In this report from On The Road, host Yev Muchnik talks to Jeremy Church, Carlos Gochez, Chad Jolly, Nathan Benes, Otto Hanson, and Katherine Snow about their winning experience and their legal solution, LexLucid. They also share tips for other hackathon participants who seek to take the win.

Jeremy Church is a web designer who works in the Denver, Colorado office of Lawgical.

Carlos Gochez is a web developer for Lawgical.

Chad Jolly is the senior software developer for Lawgical.

Nathan Benes is a web applications developer for Lawgical.

Katherine Snow is an associate attorney at Sherman & Howard.

Otto Hanson is an associate in the Fin

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Denver's Global Legal Hackathon Judges Panel

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 21:17:15 +0000

We heard from the participants, we’ve heard from the hosts, now it’s time to hear from the judges who decided which of the Denver hackathoners had the best legal solution. In this report from On The Road, host Yev Muchnik talks to John Tredennick, Scott Sanderson, Laurie Kuhn, Randy Robinson, and Chad Perlov about their favorite proposed solutions, including some common strengths and weaknesses that they saw in the presentations. They also share their advice for future aspiring hackathoners.

John Tredennick is the founder and chief executive officer of Catalyst.

Scott Sanderson is a patent attorney with Sanderson IP Law.

Laurie Kuhn is the COO and cofounder of Flyreel.

Randy Robinson is an attorney, writer, and professor at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.

Chad Perlov is a content manager for Lexis Practice Advisor in its IP & Technology group.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Tech Women of the Denver Global Legal Hackathon

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 21:02:03 +0000

Women are a growing force in the legal technology realm which was made clear by the number of women who attended the Denver section of the Global Legal Hackathon. In this report from On The Road, host Kelsey Johnson talks to Yev Muchnik, Larkin Reynolds, Carol Lynn Grow, and Katherine Snow about their unique perspective of the hackathon as women in tech. They also discuss the potential future for women in technology and the importance of bringing women together as a community.

Yev Muchnik is an entrepreneur, attorney, innovator, and founder of ESQLegal.

Larkin Reynolds is an attorney at Nomos Legal and ESQLegal.

Carol Lynn Grow is the co-owner and VP of marketing and sales at LawToolBox.

Katherine Snow is an associate attorney at Sherman & Howard.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Introducing the Global Legal Hackathon Denver Teams

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:22:02 +0000

Denver made its mark in the Global Legal Hackathon this past weekend in a large part because of talented and dedicated teams that worked tirelessly on their legal solutions. In this report from On The Road at the Global Legal Hackathon in Denver, host Trent Carlyle talks to hackathon participants Jason Crosby, Aiko Cheslin, Nathan Benes, Christopher Osburn and Jake Parker. Get to know the teams and the projects they worked feverishly to produce in a single weekend.

Jason Crosby is a business attorney and privacy law practitioner working in Colorado.

Aiko Cheslin is an entrepreneur, mentor, and the founder and CEO of MentorMatter.

Nathan Benes is a web applications developer at Lawgical.

Christopher Osburn is the director of technology and software development for Answer 1.

Jake Parker is a product advisor at Microsoft, an enterprise enthusiast, and technology guru.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : A Unique Approach to Chronic Pain Management and Addiction Recovery

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 01:27:27 +0000

Protecting the futures of injured parties while offering win-win solutions is Ringler’s core mission. Like Ringler, Adva-Net is leading the cause. In this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert talk to Bernie McCabe, Chief Sales Officer at Adva-Net about the mission of Adva-Net, their unique approach to chronic pain management, and assisting injured people who are struggling with opioid use.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Rights Now Wins at NYC’s Global Legal Hackathon

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 23:07:31 +0000

On February 25th 2018, Max Paterson and Zeke Hughes won the New York City chapter of the first Global Legal Hackathon with their app called Rights Now. In this episode of On The Road, co-hosts David Fisher and Laurence Colletti sit down with the winners to discuss how their new technology works and their swervey path to victory. Tune in to hear in to hear how this talking app informs people of their rights while getting pulled over by the police. 

Max Paterson is the Senior Director, Education & Community Programs at Neota Logic.

Zeke Hughes is Senior Director of Business Development at Mindcrest.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Checking in from from Toronto, NYC, and Denver

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 22:53:16 +0000

For the first time in On The Road history, guests from three different Global Legal Hackathon locations wired in for this episode. Hosts Laurence Colletti and David Fisher, speaking from New York, chatted with Trent Carlyle and Chad Jolly from Denver, and Aileen Schultz from Toronto, Canada. They discussed the winners of the New York section of the hackathon and the projects in the works for the Denver and Toronto teams.  

Aileen Schultz is the director of network intelligence at Integra Ledger and a co-founder of the Global Legal Hackathon.

Trent Carlyle is the co-founder and chief technology officer for Lawgical, the parent company of Legal Talk Network.

Chad Jolly is the senior software developer for Legal Talk Network and ServeManager.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Dreaming about Blockchain

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 22:10:56 +0000

Andrea Tinianow, of Global Kompass Strategies, stops by to discuss why so many institutions (including the government) are using blockchain technologies with Integra Ledger Founder and CEO David Fisher. Together they review what areas of law could benefit from that technology’s authentication abilities as well as resources to help attorneys learn more about it. 

Andrea Tinianow is the Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Kompass Strategies.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Training AI to Reason and Think Like Lawyers

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 21:56:23 +0000

Co-Founder of IBM Watson Legal, Brian Kuhn, sits down with Integra Ledger founder and CEO, David Fisher to discuss how they are training artificial intelligence to think and reason like lawyers. In addition, they talk about the possibility of saving and preserving the knowledge and expertise of other professionals within the constructs of AI. 

Brian Kuhn serve as global co-leaders for the IBM Cognitive Legal Practice driving global strategy and execution across clients, legal markets, and internal groups.

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Digital Detectives : Cyber Insurance: Expensive, Complicated, and Necessary

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:20:29 +0000

Cyber threats can often seem like a distant threat and cyber insurance an overzealous safety measure. But as technology becomes more and more a central part of any legal practice, cyber insurance is becoming increasingly vital to a company’s financial health. In this Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Judy Selby about what cyber insurance covers, the different types of coverage, and why it’s an important part of a legal business. She also discusses the key things to keep in mind when investing in coverage and how to find a policy that fits your particular needs.

Judy Selby is an insurance consultant with over 25 years of insurance coverage litigation experience on behalf of insurers and policyholders. 

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : Updates in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000

Attorney Charles (CJ) Haddick, Jr., a shareholder of the Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. law firm discusses recent bad faith decisions and significant insurance coverage developments.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #161: Building an Automated Law Practice, with Conor Malloy

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Conor Malloy, we talk about some of the technologies Conor has built into his firm, and how those tools have changed the structure of his law practice.

Conor Malloy is a partner at Chi City Legal, a law firm dedicated to serving small and medium sized landlords in Chicago. He merges his knowledge of technology and legal processes in order to reduce friction between his clients and the court system.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Certification through the BLSE

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:21:04 +0000

The role of The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE) is to identify the attorneys who have special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in certified areas of practice. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk about the BLSE with Diana Kellogg, Jessica Malloy, and Steven Rubin including what the certification process looks like and why it’s important for attorneys. They discuss the examinations, cost, peer review, ethics evaluations, and other components that make the certification process a valuable learning experience as well as a means for accreditation.

Diana Kellogg is the director of the BLSE.

Jessica R. Malloy is the education compliance and accreditation manager of the BLSE.

Steven D. Rubin is the current chair of BLSE.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Florida School Shooting: Gun Legislation, Mental Health, and Prevention

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 18:38:41 +0000

On February 14, 2018, a shooter opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 and wounding many. We have covered mass shootings over the years here on Lawyer 2 Lawyer. From Sandy Hook to Orlando, and most recently Las Vegas, Mass shootings seem to be becoming the new normal. Gun advocates voice their concerns over a growing problem of individuals with mental health issues, where the anti-gun movement calls for stricter regulations and legislation when it comes to the purchasing of guns.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join attorney Stephen P. Halbrook, senior fellow at the Independent Institute, and professor John J. Donohue III from Stanford Law School, as they discuss this recent tragedy, mental health, gun legislation and gun control, and what can be done to prevent future mass shootings.

Attorney Stephen P. Halbrook is senior fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the forthcoming book, Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France.

Professor John J. Donohue III is from Stanford Law School and has been one of the leading empirical researchers in the legal academy over the past 25 years.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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Law Technology Now : Mastering Deadlines with LawToolBox

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 23:15:14 +0000

Missed deadlines are the number one cause of attorney malpractice claims. Fortunately, LawToolBox, a cloud based deadline management system, has the support and know-how to help. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Bob Ambrogi talks to the co-owners of LawToolBox, Jack and Carol-Lynn Grow, about what problems LawToolBox solves and what sets them apart from their competition. They discuss the importance of their integration with various practice management platforms (like Clio, Rocket Matter, and PracticePanther) and future improvements that are in the works.

Carol-Lynn Grow is the co-owner and VP of marketing and sales at LawToolBox where she manages strategic partnerships with platform companies like Microsoft as well as legal software companies.

Jack Grow developed and delivered Law Toolbox, a product to help lawyers automate deadlines based on rules promulgated by the courts in which they practice.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : How to turn tech savvy into a fulfilling legal career

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000

You love technology, you love the law, and you want a career that combines the two. But what kinds of legal tech jobs will be the most in-demand, and how can you get them?

E-discovery and privacy law should be two areas that legal tech jobseekers look into, Shannon Capone Kirk tells the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward in this episode of Asked and Answered.

Kirk, who is e-discovery counsel at Ropes & Gray, first got her start as an associate after being assigned a case with a warehouse full of digital tapes to be analyzed, she tells Ward. Within a few years, she'd started her own e-discovery practice.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Global Legal Hackathon Leaders from NYC

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 22:31:39 +0000

Leaders emerge early for New York City’s chapter of the first Global Legal Hackathon at American Express headquarters. Hosted by David Fisher and Laurence Colletti, this episode of On The Road features all 5 NYC team leaders (John Scrudato, Christian Lang, Priscilla Fasoro, Olivier Van Borsel, and Max Paterson) as well as the projects they will be working on in the upcoming days and nights. Tune in to get an early glimpse. Who do you think will be the winner?

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Navigating the News

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:18:00 +0000

Finding news that is accurate and easy to access is a challenge in the era of “fake news,” but there are still ways to find the news you want on a daily basis. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the best and worst ways to consume the news. They cover mediums like newspapers, newsletters, apps, and the functionality of algorithms meant to provide you with relevant stories. This month on parting shots, Tom talks about travel apps and Dennis shares about Scribd.

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 : ATL Set To Unveil New Ranking -- What In-House Counsel Really Think About Law Firms

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:47:45 +0000

Next week, Above the Law will unveil its comprehensive law firm brand rankings based on an extensive survey of in-house counsel. Joe and Elie sat down with Above the Law Research Director Brian Dalton to talk a little about the ranking and what clients are looking for in a law firm.

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Workers Comp Matters : Dealing with Chronic Pain in the Workplace

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:25:04 +0000

“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” - George Beilin

When chronic pain hits it feels like the most important thing in your life, but it doesn’t have to control you. In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to George Beilin about the different methods of measuring pain and the importance of coping with pain in a healthy way. George also shares his personal experience with crippling pain and how humor played a role in his recovery.

Dr. George Beilin is a seasoned licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of people with chronic pain, coexisting anxiety, and depression.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : The #MeToo Movement Through a Legal Lens

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:12:07 +0000

What started out as a viral moment has grown into a movement that has resulted in both praise and controversy. But what are the legal considerations of the #MeToo movement? In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to Laura Beth Nielsen and Deb Tuerkheimer about how the #MeToo movement differs from similar assault accusations in the past, the role President Trump may have played in the movement’s growth, and the impact the movement has had on public discussion surrounding sexual harassment and assault. They also look at the movement through the lens of the law, looking at what the law has to say about enablers and witnesses, the importance of modernizing the laws surrounding rape, and the adequacy of societal punishment.

Deborah Tuerkheimer is the Class of 1940 Research Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and an expert in criminal law, evidence, and feminist legal theory.

Laura Beth Nielsen is a research professor at the American Bar Foundation as well as a professor of sociology and director of the Center for Legal Studies at Northwestern University.

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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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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 Wont 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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How to Find Good Legal Services Abroad

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:23:35 -0600

Advancement in technology has made it quick and easy to set up businesses abroad. Whether the business functions out of a brick-and- mortar office or a virtual one, doing business on an international level has become the norm. Conducting business in a foreign country entails familiarity with the host country's laws. The legal intricacies of international trading could be quite challenging, and without the right legal guidance, a business owner may well end up paying penalties and fines, and saddled with legal hitches. What does it take to find good legal services abroad?

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Tips To Avoid Buying A Lemon

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:42:05 -0600

Very often, car owners might have a car that might turn out to be a lemon. Such cars obviously do not meet the requisite standards, even after a number of repairs have been carried out on them.

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Negotiating a Business Contract? Consider the Other Party's Interests

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:35:29 -0600

People in business are constantly engaged in negotiating: with existing and prospective customers; with suppliers and other vendors; and, with others within their own organizations. Those who are successful in business are quite often those who have developed the skill set necessary to become effective negotiators. Good negotiators recognize that a successful negotiation is about more than just making a deal - it is about making a good deal. Good deals are more apt to result when the parties are able to agree to a contractual arrangement that satisfies one or more of the interests of each of the parties.

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International Humanitarian Law and Philosophy of War

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:04:58 -0600

Law implies order and restraint and can act to deter war, whereas war means the absence of both. History reveals us that the development of a more elaborate legal regime has preceded apace with the increasing savagery and destructiveness of modern war.This article attempts to enlighten the significance of International humanitarian law in constructing a modern philosophy of war where humanitarian claims can only be taken into consideration as far as the nature and object of war permit.

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We Are All Equal Under The Law, So What Is The Problem?

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 07:52:00 -0600

If you have a problem with the buzz-word "Equality" you are not alone. It's being bantered so often now, it's hard to tell if the definition of the word actually means anything. It's even hard to say if it is good or not. Let me explain if you will.

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The Roles of an Employer Defense Attorney in the Business Realm

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:28:58 -0600

An employer defense attorney can help employers to make informed business decisions. Professional legal advice can cushion businesses from potential legal issues.

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I'm Owed Money - Where Do I Start?

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:23:29 -0600

There are a myriad of options available when attempting to collect a debt. This article will help you get started.

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The Need of Hiring a Business Transaction Lawyer is Rising

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:22:08 -0600

A business transaction lawyer makes it probable for the business owners to focus on the business, and is therefore employed in a company to take care of the legal details of a business, and help the company to grow and expand itself largely. Business lawyers are present to take care of the matters of the organization that cannot be handled by the owners themselves and look out for positive perspectives and find out the right direction for the business to expand. A business lawyer is supposed to help out an organization to solve out the complexities that a company may face in its working tenure. Therefore, a company should appoint a proper business lawyer with enough knowledge and proper experience so that it helps in maximizing the profit rather than creating a trouble for the company.

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Before You Pay a Claim It Is Worth Looking Closely at It

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:20:17 -0600

Not everyone who files a claim has a legitimate reason to. Sadly, there are people out there trying to get money for nothing. They know there is a good chance a settlement offer will be provided. They can get the money and use it for anything they want. Before you agree to pay any such claim, it is worth looking closely at it.

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A Quick Guide to Understanding the 5 Common Types of Harassment

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:52:16 -0600

Harassment of any kind can cause severe psychological trauma. Here are 5 of the most common forms of harassment faced by people on a regular basis.

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Workplace Fashion's Gone Casual - Should Lawyers Be Joining the Trend?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:03:51 -0500

Recently, a local legal event featured a lawyer as its speaker. The speech was intelligent and professional, delivered with confidence and poise. But I have it on good information that many lawyers in attendance ignored the speaker's material and performance.

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What Can You Do While Your Attorney Handles Your Case

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:16:31 -0500

There are some useful things you can do in the interim after hiring a lawyer to handle your personal injury case. Here are the five best things you can do while you wait.

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How Can Laws Be Beneficial for Society?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:51:24 -0500

A law is nothing but a set of rules and regulations which allow the better and easier administration of the community, country or an organisation. It allows the regulation of the activities of the peoples involved. Often, some kind of punishment is given to the defaulters who are breaking the law. These rules and laws may seem harsh, but often they are not like that. They usually have a lot of benefits.

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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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Using Copyrighted Material: How to Ask For Permission

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:36:53 -0600

Most people are aware that in most cases, using copyrighted material without permission is considered copyright infringement. But how do you go about getting permission to use this material? This article looks at the various ways we might locate and contact the copyright owner for permission to use the material.

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Why should you outsource the Debt Collection of Your Business?

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You are eligible for this visa if you are or former international student who holds subclass 485, if you are a holder of subclass 471, 417,442 and 476. Skilled regional sponsored (subclass 487) is a type of visa that permits you to live, study and work in Australia particularly in specified regional areas for a duration of three months. You can only qualify to be a permanent resident if you have stayed in specified regional areas for about 2 years and if you have worked for one year on a f...

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You were eligible to medical treatment long stay visa (subclass 685) if you were planning to travel to Australia for medical treatment, to give organ, if you were accompanying to offer support to the person in need of medical attention and if you were above 50 years and at the same time you are in Australia and you are not in a position of possessing a permanent visa as a result of health issues. Though medical treatment long stay (subclass 685) visa closed doors for new applications in 201...

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ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORITY (BUSINESS ENTRANT) VISA (SUBCLASS 956 AND 977)

The electronic travel authority (business entrant) visa (subclass 956 and 977) has closed doors for new applications in 2013. The visa is meant for the people who intend to visit Australia for short-term business purposes like to attend a business-related seminar, conferences or to attend informal studies. Subclass 956 allows you to stay in Australia in every visit while subclass 977 allows you to stay 3 months of each visit within 12 months from the day when the visa was granted or the lif...

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BUSINESS SKILLS (PROVISIONAL) VISA (SUBCLASS 160 AND 165)

Business skills (provisional) visa (subclass 160 and 165) has closed doors for new applications. The visa was meant for the people who are termed to be successful in businesses or the investment career. The visa was also meant for people who had a genuine commitment in the business in Australia. Business skills(provisional) visa( subclass 160 and 165) allowed you to start a business in Australia, you were allowed to travel to and fro as many times as wished, you were allowed to have your ...

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MEDICAL PRACTITIONER VISA (SUBCLASS 422)

Medical practitioner visa (subclass 422) has closed door for new applications, you cannot be able to apply for this visa. Medical practitioner visa (subclass 422) was valid between three months and four years after the date you first entered Australia. Medical practitioner visa (subclass 422) allowed you to work for four years, you were allowed to bring you relative to Australia and you were allowed to travel in and out of Australia many times as you wished as long as your visa was still va...

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SKILLED INDEPENDENT REGIONAL (PROVISIONAL) VISA (SUBCLASS 495)

The skilled independent regional (provisional) visa (subclass 495) did not allow you to enroll in Medicare or any other benefits enjoyed by Australia citizens. Skilled independent regional (provisional) visa (subclass 495) closed doors for new application in September 2007. Skilled independent regional (provisional) visa (subclass 495). Your family members are eligible for subclass 489 which is s skilled regional (provisional) visa if you a holder of skilled independent regional (provision...

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SKILLED INDEPENDENT VISA (SUBCLASS 175)

You were eligible for skilled independent visa (subclass 175) if you had competent English that would attribute to the Australian economy. You were also eligible for skilled independent visa (subclass 175) if you were below 50 years and if you had qualifications and skills that met the Australian standards. You were required to give information about any changes that have occurred this may be changes of names, new passports, and change in marital status and residence. You were required to gi...

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SKILLED DESIGNATED AREA SPONSORED VISA (SUBCLASS 496)

Skilled designated area sponsored visa (subclass 496) has currently closed the doors for the new applications. Skilled designated area sponsored visa (subclass 496) allowed people to live, study and work in Australia. The visa also allowed people to be eligible for permanent residence. As an applicant, you were eligible for skilled designated area sponsored visa (subclass 496) if you were below 45 years, if you had perfect English skills, if you had recent working experience and if you ha...

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SPORT VISA (SUBCLASS 421)

Sport visa (subclass 421) is a type of visa meant for professions sports people, the adjudicators and the judges who wanted to come to Australia with an aim of participating in sport. Sport visa (subclass 421) is a type of visa that closed the doors for new application but you can apply subclass 408 which is a temporary visa. Sport visa (subclass 421) allowed you to bring your family members to Australia either to work or study. Sport visa (subclass 421) was valid for the period dated on the...

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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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Goostree Law Group, P.C., Honored as a 10 Best Family Law Firm in...

American Institute of Family Law Attorneys Recognizes Kane County Firm

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Title Alliance Appoints Bill O’Connell as Pennsylvania Relationship...

Title Alliance appoints former Affiliated Business Specialist Bill O'Connell to Pennsylvania Relationship Manager. O'Connell has an extensive background in the title industry and will work...

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Monge and Associates Law Firm Announces Scott Monge’s Informative Book...

In order to better educate people who undergo a serious accident understand what they should and should not do in order to protect their rights under personal injury law, Scott Monge, Leading Attorney...

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Southfield, Michigan, Attorney Loren Dickstein Receives 2018 Elite...

Attorney Loren Dickstein has been honored with a 2018 Elite Lawyer Award for the area of criminal defense.

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Cullen and Dykman LLP Named Top Law Firm for Female Attorneys by...

For the second year in a row, Cullen and Dykman LLP, is pleased to announce it has been named one of the “Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys” by Law360

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Perrin Conferences Live Webinar: An Update Construction Defect...

On July 26, 2018 at 2:00-3:30pm EST, Perrin Conferences will host a webinar titled “Update on Construction Defect Coverage Issues.” Register at...

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Two Dickinson Wright Attorneys Recognized in Florida Super Lawyers

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorneys Vijay Brijbasi and Alan Perlman have been listed in the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers.

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Founders Specialty Launches Unique Insurance Solution for Georgia...

LegalFeeGuard will offer Insurance for Liability under Georgia's Offer of Settlement Statute

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Arthur Nathan Joins Houston Office of Kane Russell Coleman Logan

Board-certified tax law/corporate law/M&A specialist Arthur Nathan joins Kane Russell Coleman Logan as a Director in the Houston office.

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Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP Files Class Action...

Baker Concrete Construction is the target of a proposed class action Complaint filed by a California employee who alleges the company failed to provide meal and rest periods to its employees.

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Pullano Law Offices Represents Victims of Exploding Vaping Products

Chicago Attorney Matthew Siporin Secures Significant Judgment in e-Cigarette Case

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Greenberg Traurig Celebrates 2018 Community Service Week in New York

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s New York office held its annual 2018 Community Service week, June 4– 8. Attorneys and business staff participated in several events to benefit local community...

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Greenberg Traurig’s Barbara T. Kaplan to Participate in NYU’s 10th...

Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholder Barbara T. Kaplan, Global Tax Practice co-chair and New York Tax Practice chair, will participate in the New York University School of Professional Studies 10th...

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Systems East, Inc. (Xpress-pay) To Attend North Carolina Bar...

NCBA Programming to Focus on “The Future of Law” and How Technology is Transforming the Business of Law

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Former Alaska Governor Sean Parnell Joins Holland & Hart’s...

Holland & Hart announced today the addition of Sean Parnell, former Governor of Alaska, to the firm’s Anchorage office.

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Recent Ruling Highlights Potential of Explosive Change to...

Disparate impact is a confusing legal term, one that hiring managers should be well aware of in order to avoid the potential of being brought to court over alleged discrimination. Adam Almeida,...

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Robin Miskell Appointed to Arizona Probate and Trust Section Executive...

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Robin L. Miskell, member partner in our Phoenix office, has been appointed to the State Bar of Arizona Probate and Trust Section Executive Council.

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Ball Janik LLP Attorneys Evan Small and Kelly Corcoran Selected to...

Super Lawyers Magazine announced today that Evan Small and Kelly Corcoran from Ball Janik LLP’s Orlando, Florida office were selected to the 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

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Conventus Adds Ron Lupi As Director of Sales

Conventus Inter-Insurance Exchange, New Jersey’s premier professional liability insurer formed by and governed through an alliance of independent physicians, is pleased to announce the addition of Ron...

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Counsel Financial Fosters Year-Round Community Involvement and...

Financing company promotes fitness and team building through local business event

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Docu-Style TV Series ADDICTION UNPLUGGED films Military Focused...

Slated to air this fall on major US cable channel and other global outlets, "ADDICTION UNPLUGGED" aims to de-stigmatize substance use disorders. The show is filming a military & veteran...

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Mark Zisholtz Named ClubVMSA Legal Chair

Zisholtz - a partner at BakerHostetler named ClubVMSA Legal Chair

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McCann & Wall, LLC Announces New Website

The legal team of McCann & Wall, LLC is pleased to announce the launch of their new and improved website.

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Louisiana Oystermen and Hilcorp Energy File Consent Judgment

The consent judgment, if approved, will settle a lawsuit for dredging in a coastal zone without a permit. The agreement includes a project designed to spur the development of a Louisiana oyster...

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Billings-based EBMS Adds Two Executives to Leadership Team

EBMS, a national leader in innovative healthcare solutions, has added two experienced leaders to its team – Alex Schott, Chief Financial Officer, and Matt Johnson, Corporate Counsel and Vice President...

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Author’s Book Series Ripped from the Headlines

What happens when real-life crime and injustice read like works of fiction? That is the inspiration for author Mark M. Bello’s Zachary Blake Betrayal Series.

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Greenberg Traurig Energy Attorney John DeTore Presents at BBA Energy...

John DeTore, a Boston shareholder in the Energy & Natural Resources Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, will speak at the Boston Bar Association’s (BBA) Energy Conference on June...

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Litigation Services Strengthens Utah Presence

Ali Rizvi, CEO of Litigation Services, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada is proud to announce and welcome new team members bringing our Utah location to a new level of excellence by creating separate...

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17 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in the 2018 Edition of IAM...

The 2018 edition of Intellectual Asset Management’s (IAM) Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals recognized 17 attorneys from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. The firm was also...

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RJ. Hilton To Launch World's First AI Powered Bio-metric...

World's First AI Powered Multi-Step Bio-metric Authentication Platform Creating Personalized CYBER CLONE

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The Beliz Law Firm Graded the 50 Biggest Cities in California on...

The Beliz Law Firm is a personal injury firm in Long Beach. The firm graded the biggest cities in California to compare their performance.

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Attorney Scott A. Petz Selected to America's Top 100 High Stakes...

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Scott A. Petz has been selected among America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2018.

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Carolyn Lee Named Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers...

Miller Mayer is pleased to announce that partner Carolyn Lee will serve as Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) EB-5 Committee. Carolyn’s advocacy focuses on long-term...

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Financial Poise™ Announces “REAL ESTATE LAW DUMBED DOWN 2018," a...

Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the June 21st premiere of a new webinar series, REAL ESTATE LAW DUMBED DOWN 2018, which gives the lawyer, broker, investor,...

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Appleton, Wisconsin, Attorney Michael S. Siddall Recertified by...

Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd., Managing Partner Recognized as Outstanding Civil Lawyer

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Lawyaw Announces Custom Form Bundling for Accelerated Document...

New feature speeds document automation in the cloud and protects against inadvertent errors

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Greenberg Traurig's Frank Citera Spoke on the Northern District of...

Francis A. Citera, a shareholder in the Chicago office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, spoke at the “Updates and Evaluations of the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program” panel...

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Greenberg Traurig’s Kelly Bunting Speaks at 35th Annual Warns-Render...

Labor & Employment Shareholder Kelly Dobbs Bunting of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will be speaking at the 35th Annual Carl A. Warns, Jr. and Edwin R. Render Labor & Employment Law...

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Greenberg Traurig’s Anthony Robinson Speaks at CHFA East

Anthony Robinson, of counsel at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) East conference, held September 13-16, 2018, in Toronto.

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Latino Community Fund Joins Lawsuit Against Trump Administration Over...

Latino Community Fund of Washington State (LCF) is joining other organizations, in filing a suit challenging the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census and arguing it violates the U.S....

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Estate Planning Attorney, Daner Law Firm, Launches New Website

The Daner Law Firm, a Professional Law Firm (APLC), an estate planning law firm in Atascadero, California announces the launch of a new website by...

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All Traffic Solutions Names Andy Souders Chief Executive Officer

All Traffic Solutions appoints IoT visionary Andy Souders Chief Executive Officer, former CEO Jim Weaver continues an active role as the smart parking and transportation technology leader's...

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Financial Poise™ Announces “LAWYERING MADE EASY 2018," a New...

Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the June 19th premiere of a new webinar series, LAWYERING MADE EASY 2018, which provides specialized learning in four distinct...

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Lavis Law Firm Releases Interactive Map of New Orleans Car Accidents

Online Map Allows People to See Where Auto Accidents Happen in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Undnyable Launches the “De-Alcohol-Orizer;” Humorous Campaign Effort...

Undnyable, the new outsourced in-house agency founded by former 72andSunny Alumni, Justin Hooper, recently completed its first 360º campaign for “1-800-No-Cuffs” celebrity attorney Darren...

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15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed as 2018 Mountain States Super...

Ten attorneys from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Las Vegas office were recognized as 2018 Mountain States Super Lawyers, and five attorneys were listed as “Rising Stars.”

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Greenberg Traurig’s Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group Hosts...

The Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP hosted attendees of the 2018 BIO International Convention at two events in the firm’s Boston office last...

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Allen Barron, Inc. Implements S-Corporation Concierge Services

San Diego tax and business law firm Allen Barron, Inc. now offering concierge legal services for S-Corporation shareholders, minimizing the likelihood of a California or IRS tax audit.

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Perrin Conferences Announces Environmental Issues in Construction -...

On June 27, 2018 at 2:30-3:30pm EST, Perrin Conferences will host the Environmental Issues in Construction - Identifying and Insuring the Risk Webinar. Register at...

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The National Women’s Business Council Announces the Appointment of an...

Nina Roque named Executive Director, NWBC

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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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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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When can authorities seize your mobile device?

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Can Border Patrol demand your mobile devices at an airport without a warrant? In the US, this question may go to the Supreme Court, but in Australia, the laws are very clear. And what powers do police have to search and seize on suburban streets?

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Inside the Jury Room part four: Juror misbehaviour

Tue, 29 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Jurors can misbehave, threatening the right to a fair trial in many ways: Google searches; social media rants, contacting an accused, visiting a crime scene, even playing Sudoku in the jury box. How do we convince jurors to follow the rules?

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Inside the Jury Room part three: Juror bias

Tue, 22 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

When juries retire to the deliberation room, should they leave all of their personal beliefs and prejudices at the door? And is this even possible?

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Inside the Jury Room part two: Juror stress

Tue, 15 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Hearing and seeing gruesome evidence in criminal trials can take a terrible toll on jurors, sometimes leading to stress and trauma. What harm can juror stress then cause trials? And what can we do to minimise its impact?

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Inside the Jury Room part one: The Ouija board jurors

Tue, 08 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

It’s the most notorious case ever of jury misbehaviour. In the 1994 double murder trial of Stephen Young, drunk jurors used a Ouija board to ask the murder victims, "who killed you?". But is there more to this story than just hapless, irresponsible jurors?

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Extradition processes in the 21st century and Victoria parliament soon to debate treaty advancing legislation

Tue, 01 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Victoria introduces legislation to enable treaty negotiations. Do extradition laws need to evolve?

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Over-medication in aged care and blockchain contracts

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Examining the laws governing the use of anti-psychotic and other drugs to sedate residents in aged-care facilities in the US and Australia. And smart contracts are an emerging area of the law, but exactly what are they and what happens if they go rogue?

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Space law in the 21st century

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Corporations, as well as nations are venturing into space for satellite technology, mining even tourism. Are the laws created over fifty years ago up to speed in this new space race?

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Commonwealth Redress Scheme restrictions and South African jailed for racist tirade

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Why will some survivors of institutional sexual abuse be locked out of the Commonwealth Redress Scheme? And when using a really offensive word in South Africa multiple times lands you in jail.

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Anne Buist on writing her life's work

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Perinatal psychiatrist Anne Buist is a women's mental health advocate and expert witness who works with protective services, and as an expert witness in the courts, in cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide and murder. She is also a novelist who explores many of the darker aspects of her work in fiction.

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Seeking compensation for family violence and chat bot wills

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

There are a number of avenues for those seeking compensation for family violence including the civil courts but at least one state, a mechanism for assisting survivors with compensation has come under criticism. And a South Australian law firm is selling chatbot generated wills for $150. How different is it from the will kits purchased from a newsagency, what are the safeguards and is it a way of providing a much needed service in remote communities?

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Defamation in Australia and modern warfare and challenges for IHL

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

A study finds that that the rich and famous are not the your usual plaintiffs when it comes to defamation cases. Nor are media companies the usual suspects when it comes to defending defamation claims. And in a time of conflict, defining what constitutes a cyber attack, a potential act of war, is tricky. So is international humanitarian law keeping up with the new battlefields of the 21st century?

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Debt and road tolls: the dilemma and solutions

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Toll fines are one of the major issues dealt with in Victorian and Queensland courts, with some debts as high as $200,000. Why are such massive debts accrued and what can be done about it?

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Do the walls have ears? Smart devices, privacy and the law

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

The Internet of Things are those objects that are connected to the web, such as home appliances, fitness or health devices, even some toys. But there is a dark side to this clever connectivity and data collection.

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ACT's unique approach to Family Violence Orders

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 17:30:00 +1100

In the ACT, mediation is mandatory if you are seeking a permanent order to keep a violent ex partner away. How does it work and how successful is this unique system?

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Neighbourhood tree disputes and the law

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:30:00 +1100

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.

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Damning report on treatment of prisoners with disabilities; The 'slayer rule' and elder abuse

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Human Rights Watch reports that prisoners with disabilities in Queensland and WA are particularly at risk of neglect and abuse. Also on the program, could an expanded American style 'slayer law', be a way to deter elder abuse?

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Federal court declares 'Dr Droop' bankrupt; Jewish divorce, the complicated nexus between religious and secular law

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:30:00 +1100

After mulitiple run ins with regulators, the man behind the 'bonk longer' billboards has been declared bankrupt. And Gett recalcitrance, that's when a Jewish marriage falls apart and one spouse refuses to grant a religious divorce.

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Lloyd Rayney's defamation win and an alternative to medical negligence litigation

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

It's the second largest defamation damages payout in Australia. Why did the WA Supreme Court award Lloyd Rayney $2.6 million? Also, 'open disclosure', an alternative to costly and stressful medical malpractice lawsuits.

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Australia and early settler law

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

From the capital offence of stealing food to property rights and cases involving swine, an insight into how the First Fleeters managed to create what is now considered 'the land of the fair go'.

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Australia's first school lawyer

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Meet the first in-house school lawyer in Australia. Vincent Shin provides legal advice to students and their families who attend a Victorian school.

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Health Justice Partnerships

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Health Justice Partnerships provide legal help to hospital patients. We look at the collaboration between three major hospitals and Inner Melbourne Community Legal.

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South Australia's Gambling Court

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

A visit to the first court in Australia to deal with criminal offenders with a gambling addiction.

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A civics education

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +1100

A tour of Canberra exploring Australian democracy with St Kilda Primary School grade six students.

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Restorative Justice

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Only a small percentage of sexual assaults are reported to police and only a small percentage lead to a conviction. The South East Centre Against Sexual Assault is addressing the needs of survivors in a different way.

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Questions over Commonwealth Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional sexual abuse

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +1100

There are concerns that the Commonwealth Redress Scheme, one of the key recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, will never get off the ground.

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US Supreme Court hears Masterpiece Cakeshop case, Australia's Family Court rules on children seeking gender reassignment and celebraties and defamation law

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +1100

In this program, the US Supreme Court hears arguments for and against a baker refusing to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple. Also, The Family Court rules that Transgender children no longer need a judge's for permission to have irreversible medical treatment, and in light of the allegations about Don Burke's inappropriate behavior over many, many years, we ask are Australia's defamation laws too restrictive?

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Sentencing models in the UK and Australia

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Sentencing is a complex and controversial area, where there are constant debates over how best to ensure transparency and consistancy. What models best help judges make informed decisions?

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Australia's prescription opioid crisis

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Overdose deaths from prescription pharmaceuticals now outstrip overdose deaths from heroin. But just who is getting addicted to prescription opioids — and what can be done?

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HCA rules on prenup and US Opioid crisis

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court of Australia unanimously agreed that a pre-nup signed between a Gold Coast Property developer and his fiancee was not fair or reasonable. And in 2016, 60,000 American deaths are linked to opoids. What are the regulations and policies to tackle the crisis?

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Acquired Brain Injury and the criminal justice system

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Hear first hand experiences from former prisoners living with ABI. They are part of a project advocating for people Acquired Brain Injuries, a group who are massively over-represented in the criminal justice system.

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HCA decision on dual citizenship; Youth detention in the US and Europe

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

What are the consequences of the High Court's decision on the 'Citizenship 7'? And as the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory prepares to hand down its final report, a look at juvenile detention in the US and Europe.

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High Court rules on Tasmanian protest laws; Is a text message a valid Will?

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

What impact will the High Court's decision to overturn Tasmania's anti-protest laws have on other states who are have or are considering similar laws? And does an unsent text message constitute a valid Will? The Queensland Supreme Court says yes.

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Getting under the skin, laws around Tattoo Parlours in NSW and Japan

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Licence to tattoo in NSW. Japan requires tattooists to be doctors.

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Regional planning 'anarchy' letting down communities

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

The Law Report travels to an abattoir in the deep north of Victoria and Western Australia's South West wine region to find a regional planning system that is 'broken.'

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The uncertain future of Tiny Airports

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Tiny Airports in trouble.

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Health Justice Partnerships

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Taking the pulse of Health Justice Partnerships.

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Retiring Chief Justice of the Family Court Diana Bryant

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Retiring Chief Justice reflects on thirteen years in the Family Court.

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In the political spotlight: same sex marriage and voluntary euthanasia

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

High Court ruling on Same Sex Marriage postal survey . Moves to legalise assisted dying in Victoria and NSW.

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Offensive behaviour or play on words?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Danny Lim's controversial sandwich board.

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China, a land of paradox

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Rule of law in China.

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Abortion laws in NSW and Queensland

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Calls for decriminalisation of pregnancy terminations in NSW and Queensland .

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German legislation targets fake news and hate speech on social media platforms

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

World first German legislation targets social media hate speech.

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Victorian Supreme court rules on Beveridge mobile phone bill

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

The man with the $191,000 phone bill.

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Julian Burnside: Watching Out

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Julian Burnside reflects on justice and injustice.

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National snapshot of legal profession

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Women in the legal profession.

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Is practicing criminal law bad for your mental health?

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Is practising criminal law bad for your mental health?

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What next for the George Pell case, and meet the Australian gun advocate in Guatemala

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 17:30:00 +1000

What next in the George Pell case? Meet the Australian fighting gun violence in Guatemala.

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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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