On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Environmental Law Section

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:05:18 +0000

From the California Lawyers Association 2019 Annual Meeting, On The Road host Jennifer Novak talks with Environmental Law Section members Allison Smith, Miles Hogan, and Paige Samblanet about their involvement in the section and the CLE topics covered at this year’s meeting. They discuss the opportunities for education and networking within the section and also highlight the topics, programs, and speakers for the 2019 Yosemite Environmental Law Conference. For members who can’t attend Yosemite, conference content will be made available in the CLA online CLE catalog.

Allison Smith is an environmental and energy law attorney with Stoel Rives LLP in Sacramento, California.

Paige Samblanet is a third-year law student at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

Miles Hogan is an assistant city attorney at the City Attorney's Office in Ventura, California.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Inside Impeachment

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

On September 24, 2019, House speaker Nancy Pelosi initiated an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Unsurprisingly, the White House and its allies have been vocally opposed to the inquiry, and in many cases have sought to impede the investigation, with some officials and connected actors refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas. Despite these efforts, Democrats continue to work to build a case of impeachment by gathering evidence through the testimony of various players connected to the whistleblower complaint.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by returning guest attorney Frank O. Bowman III, professor of law at the University of Missouri School of Law and attorney Gene Healy, a vice president at the Cato Institute, as they spotlight impeachment, discuss the inquiry, the process, the players, and what this means for the presidency.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Blue J Legal.

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New Solo : Did You Really Read Those Terms of Service?

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 22:27:01 +0000

They may be long and tedious, but examining terms of service agreements is the only way to ensure your cloud services are trustworthy places for your data. That being said, many lawyers don’t actually know what to look for as they sift through these documents. In this edition of New Solo, Adriana Linares brings in Daniel Whitehouse to help lawyers understand common red flags in terms of service agreements. Daniel breaks down the terms of several commonly used vendors, explains the importance of encryption, and offers guidance for choosing ethically compliant cloud services and apps.

Daniel D. Whitehouse is the founding attorney of Whitehouse & Cooper, PLLC.

Check out the recommended Quick Start Guide On Cloud Computing from the Florida Bar.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioNexaLawclerk, and ROSS.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Updates from CLA Leadership

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:38:47 +0000

Leaders of the California Lawyers Association gather at the 2019 Annual Meeting to discuss updates following their first year of operation. On the Road host Laurence Colletti talks with Ona Dosunmu, Heather Rosing, Emilio Varanini, Jim Hill, Chip Wilkins, and Jeremy Evans about the CLA’s offerings for members, its mission for encouraging collaboration amongst its sections, and its future goals.

Ona Alston Dosunmu is the executive director of the California Lawyers Association.

Heather L. Rosing serves as the chairperson of the Professional Liability Department at Klinedinst and immediate past president of the CLA.

Emilio Varanini is deputy attorney general with the California Attorney General’s Office and the president of the CLA.

Jim Hill is a founding member of Sullivan Hill and the immediate past chair of the CLA.

Chip Wilkins is a partner at the firm Remy Moose Manley, LLP and chair of the CLA.

Jeremy M. Evans is the founder & managing attorney at California Sports Lawyer® and vice president of the CLA.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #246: Small Firm Profile, with Justie Nicol

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Justie Nicol, we talk about her transition from a solo to small firm, KPI’s, and her Harry Potter-style House Cup system.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky–“Closing the Courthouse Door”

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:29:08 +0000

At the 2019 California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, Laurence Colletti sat down with Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of Berkeley Law to discuss his lecture titled, “Closing the Courthouse Door.” Dean Chemerinsky shares highlights of his talk, which focused on the many decisions and doctrines upheld by the Supreme Court that have kept injured parties from ever getting their day in court.

Erwin Chemerinsky is dean at the University of California Berkeley Law.

Find Dean Chemerinsky’s book, “Closing the Courthouse Door,” on Amazon.

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The Digital Edge : What Lawyers Need to Know to Succeed in the Marketplace

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:05:08 +0000

Success isn’t just about numbers! If you are operating under continuous stress with little meaningful connection to the work you do, it might be time to rethink your approach. In this edition of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway are joined by Katy Goshtasbi to explore some of the more intrinsic challenges lawyers face in the process of business development. Katy explains the importance of reducing stress and defining your values in order to create business goals that serve both your personal and professional needs.

Katy Goshtasbi is a change and branding expert and founder of Puris Consulting.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowNexaAnswer1, and Clio.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Insight, Intake, Discovery: Making Less Equal More

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:43:38 +0000

Many attorneys’ marketing strategies focus on generating a high volume of leads, but is that really the best way to grow a business? Chris Anderson and Karin Conroy think not! Karin shares her key steps for helping lawyers connect with the right clients: insight, intake, and discovery. They outline how to filter down leads to find the best matches for your firm, what to do when you progress from lead to client, and how to curate meaningful client relationships throughout the process.

Karin Conroy is a legal marketing consultant at Conroy Creative Counsel.

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

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Criminal justice experts hope tech can more easily help people expunge prior convictions and arrests

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:00:00 +0000

In the United States, an estimated 70 million people have a criminal record. Being tagged with this scarlet letter can affect a person’s ability to find employment, housing and even potential relationships. Meanwhile, the expansion of freedom of information laws and the internet has changed how criminal records are used and who has access to them. These changes raise questions around the purpose of criminal records and the limits of legal remedies like expungement and sealing. To make better sense of these issues, Colleen Chien, a professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, and Sarah Lageson, an assistant professor at Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice, came together and talked to ABA Journal Legal Affairs Writer Jason Tashea about their research into the modern trials and tribulations of expungement, sealing and criminal records.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Nexa.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Challenges Facing In-House Counsel In 2019

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:05:26 +0000

Joe and Elie discuss the in-house world. Lawyers and law students often daydream about what they perceive as the cushy world of going in-house. But these lawyers face their own challenges. A recent comprehensive survey of corporate legal departments reveals confusion over privacy requirements and complaints over outside counsel costs.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Labor & Employment Law Section

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:48:25 +0000

At the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, On The Road host Laurence Colletti takes a deep dive into California employment law legislative updates with guests Adam Fiss and Ramit Mizrahi. They focus most of their discussion on how legislative bill AB 5 (which will reclassify hundreds of thousands of independent contractors as employees) will affect the state’s employers and workers. Adam and Ramit also give a small overview of bills SB 142, AB 9, and AB 51 and tell listeners about the Labor & Employment Law Section’s upcoming programs.

Adam J. Fiss is a partner and shareholder at Littler Mendelson, PC.

Ramit Mizrahi is the founder of Mizrahi Law, APC, a firm which represents employees exclusively.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Solo & Small Firm Section

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:29:17 +0000

Whether or not they have support staff, solo lawyers still have many hats to wear. At the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, host Renee Stackhouse talks with Jeremy Evans and Nancy Goldstein about their CLE program that advised solos on how to manage their many roles from both legal and business perspectives. They also highlight current projects for the CLA Solo & Small Firm Section and tell listeners about the many resources available through their website.

Jeremy M. Evans is the founder & managing attorney at California Sports Lawyer®, representing entertainment, media, and sports clientele.

Nancy Goldstein works in real property law with an emphasis on easements and access rights.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Key Takeaways from our First 10 Episodes

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:00:00 +0000

If we wanted to create a podcast that held real value for legal professionals, what would that look like? Who would be our guests, what would we talk about, and how would we deliver something different than what was currently available?

When we set out to launch a new legal podcast, these were the questions we asked. Through ten episodes, we’ve learned a lot about how the practice of law is changing, and how law firms can keep pace with that change. In this episode, join us as we look back and share the most important learnings with you again—or, if you’re a new listener, for the first time.

We’ve categorized our episodes along the lines of a few core themes: the client experience, the people behind law firms, and the data and tech tools that are changing the industry.

Take a listen to hear what’s “Mattered” the most so far.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Trusts & Estates Section

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:46:33 +0000

There has been a great deal of conversation about the Barefoot v. Jennings case amongst state practitioners, but what is all the excitement really about? At the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, Herb Stroh hosts a discussion with Howard Kipnis and Ciarán O'Sullivan on the details of the Barefoot case, its potential impacts on trust law, and when the court is expected to make its decision. Herb also talks with Mary K. deLeo about the current activities of the Trusts & Estates Section, including monitoring legislation, drafting legislative proposals, creating educational programs for members, and more!

Ciarán O'Sullivan is a civil litigation attorney in San Francisco, California.

Howard Kipnis is an attorney at Hickson Kipnis & Barnes LLP in San Diego, California.

Mary K. deLeo is a shareholder with the law firm of Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation in Sacramento, California.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Workers’ Comp Section

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:30:59 +0000

Maria Sager hosts this conversation on hot topic litigation and emerging trends in workers’ compensation law with Judge Sharon Velzy and CLE presenter Randy Pollak at the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting. Listeners can find the entire presentation and upcoming educational opportunities at calawyers.org. Maria later turns to executive committee member Jack Goodchild to discuss the benefits of joining the CLA Workers’ Compensation Section and an overview of its nine subcommittees.

Judge Sharon Velzy is a workers’ compensation judge in Van Nuys, California.

Randy Pollak is a certified specialist in workers’ compensation law and is the managing attorney of the in house legal department at Pacific Compensation Insurance Company.

Jack Goodchild is an applicants attorney and specialist in workers’ compensation law.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: The Intersection of Criminal and Family Law in Domestic Violence Cases

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:07:18 +0000

Domestic violence cases often lead to consequences in both criminal and family courts. At the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, a co-sponsored CLE by the Criminal Law and Family Law Sections helped lawyers understand these cases from both perspectives. On The Road host Laurence Colletti talks with Albert Camacho about his portion of the presentation focused on protective orders and the considerations lawyers should be aware of when domestic violence cases also involve immigration issues. Albert also discusses some Criminal Law Section Executive Committee goals for the coming year, the efforts to reach out to rural lawyers to increase their representation in the section, and the opportunity for law students to enter the Marshall M. Schulman Annual Competition for Student Papers in Criminal Law.

Albert Camacho Jr. has been an attorney with the Los Angeles County Office of the Public Defender since 1994.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Recent Developments in Family Law

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 17:07:19 +0000

At the 2019 California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, host Stephen Montagna sits down with Judge Mark Juhas to discuss developments in family law over the past year. As family law is constantly evolving, Judge Juhas shares outcomes from recent cases to help lawyers be aware of notable changes and trends. They also discuss Judge Juhas’ involvement in the upcoming family lawyer CLE program One Fell Swoop and his role as chair of the California Commission on Access to Justice.

Judge Mark A. Juhas sits in a general family law assignment on the Los Angeles Superior Court and has done so since November 2002.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Business Law Section

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:34:55 +0000

International trade practices continue to evolve as technology makes transactions faster and more secure. How do these changes affect the law? At the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, On The Road host Monique Jewett-Brewster talks with Walter Oetzell about how cutting edge international trade practices call for increasingly regular evaluation of dated statutes and legal processes. Later in the interview, Monique turns to incoming chair of the CLA Business Law Section, Corey Weber, for a discussion of his goals for increasing the section’s involvement in the community in the coming year.

Walter K. Oetzell is a partner with Danning, Gill, Diamond & Kollitz LLP.

Corey Weber is a Partner at Brutzkus Gubner Rozansky Seror Weber LLP.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Antitrust Section

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 21:02:18 +0000

The call for greater individual control over personal data and increased privacy protections has been getting louder in recent years. The GDPR has already made considerable impacts in Europe and, on January 1, 2020, California’s own consumer privacy act, the CCPA, will take effect. How this greater focus on privacy will interact with existing antitrust regulations is still an open question, but at the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, On the Road host Jeewon Kim Serrato sits down with Jose Lopez from Samsung Next, Njeri Mutura from Microsoft, and Alisa Hall from eBay to discuss how this new legislation and this larger cultural shift will likely affect both incumbent players and new entrants alike, and what new considerations counsel should be thinking about when providing guidance.

Jose Lopez is the senior director of M&A legal at Samsung Next.

Njeri Mutura is a senior corporate attorney at Microsoft.

Alisa Hall is the director of privacy and compliance at eBay.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: CYLA–Evidence Strategy Tips and Section Updates

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 18:43:25 +0000

Martin Behn, outgoing chair of the California Young Lawyers Association, hosts this interview from the 2019 Annual Meeting with section updates from incoming chair Nick Oliver and CLE highlights from presenter Lydia Lockett. Lydia offers evidentiary strategy tips for all phases of litigation in the areas of estate planning, trusts, and probate law.

Lydia Lockett is an associate attorney at Holland & Knight LLP in Pasadena, California.

Nick Oliver is an attorney at the California Energy Commission and incoming chair of CYLA.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Intellectual Property Law Section

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 17:53:07 +0000

Find out all the benefits that intellectual property law has to offer and more on this On The Road. From the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, guest Heather Antoine tells host Erica Bristol what the Intellectual Property Law Section is doing to get more involved with education, talks about their new program ‘IP Without Borders’, and mentions their interest groups and how to be a part of one. Heather also talks about their publications and how they can benefit their members’ practices.

Heather Antoine is a partner and chair of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP’s trademark & brand protection practice and co-chair of the privacy & data security practice group.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Litigation Section–CLE Highlights and Section Updates

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 21:04:31 +0000

A jury is much more likely to be open to an argument if they feel a connection with the attorney, but many litigators struggle to gain the trust of their jurors. In this conversation from the California Lawyers Association's 2019 Annual Meeting, host Norman Rodich talks with Jennifer Keller about her CLE presentation focused on teaching lawyers how to build a relationship with a jury through authentic human connection. Later in the podcast, Norman talks to Thomas Greene about Litigation Section updates for future events and projects.

Jennifer Keller is a business trial lawyer and partner at Keller/Anderle LLP in Irvine, California.

Thomas Greene is a trial attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Real Property Law–California’s Varied Short-Term Rental Regulations

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 20:59:09 +0000

From the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, Real Property Law Section co-chair Tara Burd hosts fellow executive committee members Ashley Peterson and Anna Liu in a discussion of current short-term rental regulations in a number of California cities. They also share rental property horror stories and explain how lawyers can help property owners protect themselves and remain compliant with current rules.

Ashley Peterson is a real estate, business and probate attorney in San Diego, California.

Anna Liu is a partner at Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C. in San Francisco, California.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Did Social Media Kill Blogs?

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 19:01:34 +0000

Once a vibrant part of legal academia, blogging seems to be trending downward as writers move toward creating content for other social media platforms. But is blogging really dying out? Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell think not. They discuss the factors affecting blog trends and why they believe blogs continue to be a relevant content medium for lawyers. In their second segment, Dennis & Tom offer tips and tricks for finding reliable tech reviews.

As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation 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 answers to your most burning tech questions.

Don’t forget to check out the second edition of Dennis and Tom’s book, “The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together.”

Find Dennis’ free pdf here: 57 Tips for Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law.And keep an eye out for Dennis’ newest book, co-authored with Allison Shields: “Make LinkedIn Work for You: A Practical Handbook for Lawyers and Other Legal Professionals.

Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Branding for Lawyers: What You Should and Shouldn’t Do

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:32:46 +0000

What can you do to stand out to consumers in your community? State Bar of Texas podcast host Rocky Dhir talks to Amy Boardman Hunt, a content marketing and public relations pro, and Gene Major, a state bar compliance officer, about their unique perspectives on branding for lawyers. Amy offers advice for effective approaches to legal marketing and Gene goes over what lawyers need to keep in mind to ensure their marketing adheres to compliance rules. They also discuss how the Texas Senate’s newly enacted Bill 1189 (addressing deceptive advertising of legal services) is intended to provide greater clarity and protection for consumers. 

Amy Boardman Hunt is the president of Muse Communications LLC, which provides content marketing and public relations services to the legal profession.

Gene Major has served as a compliance officer with the State Bar of Texas since 1998.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Dealing With the Pressures of Law School

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 22:15:09 +0000

The pressures of law school are intense, leading to inordinate amounts of stress and mental health issues for law students. So how can students remain productive without losing themselves in the heavy workload? Podcast host Ashley Baker welcomes licensed professional counselor Dionne Smith to discuss strategies for law students to manage their mental health and well-being through the rigors of law school

Dionne Smith is a licensed professional counselor and the owner of Made Whole Counseling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #245: The One Thing, with Geoff Woods

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Geoff Woods, we talk about what the ONE thing means, why we shouldn’t focus on more than one thing, how to pick a “thing”, and how to overcome the challenges along the way.

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@theBar : The Keep Calm and Lawyer On Edition: A Candid Discussion about Mental Health and Addiction in the Legal Profession

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 23:44:55 +0000

Lawyers tend to bury themselves in work and focus solely on getting through the day. The result is that lawyers all too often ignore their own well-being and carry a sense of ambivalence about the legal profession’s problems with mental health and wellness. In recognition of World Mental Health day, host Jonathan Amarilio is joined by special guest host Stephanie Villinski of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, along with guests Dr. Diana Uchiyama, Executive Director of Illinois’ Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP) and Chicago-based lawyer and wellness expert, Jonathan Beitner. The group has a candid discussion about lawyer mental health and addiction, as well as ways the legal profession can collectively cultivate a greater sense of wellness so that all lawyers can be as happy and successful as possible.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : New book addresses critical legal issues, policies and strategies surrounding smart technology

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 11:00:00 +0000

From connected cars and industrial systems to toothbrushes and refrigerators, "internet of things" technology seems to be everywhere in the daily lives of consumers. With these modern conveniences, there are also privacy violations and security risks that must be considered while using them. The first comprehensive legal text focused on IoT, The Internet of Things: Legal Issues, Policy, and Practical Strategies, provides perspectives on public policy and assesses the broad range of legal issues, such as licensing, liability, electronic discovery and intellectual property, while addressing the current lack of regulation. In this new episode of the Modern Law Library podcast, Olivia Aguilar of ABA Publishing speaks with co-editor Cynthia H. Cwik about why IoT devices are some of the most vulnerable hacker targets, the impact of these devices on national security, and potential future regulatory measures.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Law Technology Now : Proactive Law: Improving Your Legal Service Delivery

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 21:01:38 +0000

What exactly is proactive law and how do lawyers use it? Law Technology Now host Dan Linna talks to Helena Haapio and George Siedel about how proactive law’s principles help lawyers practice both preventive and promotive law. They outline how this future-oriented approach uses legal knowledge to create value, strengthen relationships, and manage risks. To help listeners better understand, Helena and George give real-world examples illustrating its benefits and give strategies for bringing proactive law principles into any law firm or business.

Check out Helena and George’s two co-authored books:

Helena Haapio is a lawyer, contract innovator at Lexpert Ltd, and a pioneer of the proactive approach where contracts and the law are seen as enablers rather than obstacles.

George Siedel is the Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration and the Thurnau Professor of Business Law at the University of Michigan.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Lawyers On TV

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 20:47:37 +0000

Joe and Kathryn have a spontaneous chat about lawyers on television. From game shows to reality competitions, lawyers were all over the place last week. In a sense though, aren't these shows metaphors for the legal profession? No, they're probably not -- but that's not going to stop us from trying to explain how they might be.

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The Legal Toolkit : The Small Firm Roadmap with Sam Glover

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:01:24 +0000

Feeling uncertain about how to keep your firm up to date with ever-changing legal trends? Jared Correia brings in Sam Glover, co-author of “The Small Firm Roadmap: A Survival Guide to the Future of Your Law Practice,” to discuss the nuts and bolts of adapting your firm to the modern practice of law. They discuss how the small firm scorecard found in his book helps determine a firm’s strengths and weaknesses, and offer strategies for equipping your firm for success.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Whistleblower Complaint

Fri, 04 Oct 2019 18:59:23 +0000

On August 12, 2019, an unnamed whistleblower filed a complaint about information they received from other officials regarding a July 25th call with President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky. This complaint has led to the instigation of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump by the House of Representatives.

The release of the complaint, the identity of the whistleblower, and an impeachment inquiry has rocked D.C. and the current Presidential Administration. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by attorney John R. Phillips, a founding partner of Phillips & Cohen and former U.S. Ambassador to Italy and attorney Bradley P. Moss, from the Law Office of Mark S. Zaid, P.C. as they spotlight whistleblowers. They will take a look at their rights and the legal mechanisms in place to protect them, and with these in mind, closely examine the latest developments in this ongoing story.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Blue J Legal.

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Workers Comp Matters : Peter Rousmaniere: Reflections from a Career in Workers’ Comp

Fri, 04 Oct 2019 18:38:37 +0000

In this edition of Workers’ Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce welcomes Peter Rousmaniere to discuss his prolific career as a workers’ comp consultant and journalist. They survey the ways systems, insurance, and workplace risks have changed over the last 30 years and discuss their thoughts on the decline of labor unions. With a wealth of knowledge in this area of the law, Peter also offers his predictions for future trends.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #244: Tech Savvier Lawyers, with Adriana Linares

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Adriana Linares, we talk about how lawyers can “level up” their tech savviness. We talk about transitioning to the cloud, dropbox versus document management, basic automation, and outsourcing simple tasks to make work and life easier.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Sure Impeachment Is Serious, But Look At This Lawyer Cat!

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 19:20:17 +0000

Brazil has officially made a cat an attorney and this week Kathryn and Joe explore the feline's new career serving as both legal mascot and a symbolic advocate for animal legal concerns in the country. Meanwhile, Elie tries to speculate about impeachment and mostly fails because who cares about hearings that haven't even started yet when there's A LAWYER CAT TO TALK ABOUT!

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Digital Detectives : How Lawyers Collect and Properly Authenticate Evidence from the Web

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 20:09:13 +0000

The collection of critical web-based evidence could make or break a case, but many lawyers aren’t quite sure how to go about it. Digital Detectives' Sharon Nelsonand John Simekget expert advice from Brett Burney on best practices for collection and authentication of online evidence. They discuss several real-world examples of major collection mistakes lawyers have made and offer suggestions for tools that can preserve and produce evidence properly.

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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New Solo : Marco Brown’s Eight Commandments for Getting Paid

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 19:54:40 +0000

The recent Legal Trends Report by Clio showed that the average lawyer only gets paid for 22-28% of the time they put in. Unacceptable! New Solo host Adriana Linares brings in Marco Brown to teach lawyers how to change their mindset and prioritize getting paid for the great work they do. Based on a CLE presentation he gave, Marco outlines eight commandments that help layers rethink the way they handle billing and put themselves, their families, and their firms first.

Check out Brown Law LLC’s site to read Marco’s blog posts on each commandment. 

Marco Clayton Brown is managing partner at Brown Law LLC in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Pay Attention: CPA serves up financial tips for lawyers

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Gary M. DuBoff says he’s very big on paying quarterly tax estimates on time. For many years, he kept a spreadsheet of everything that he spent money on, including coffee. After a year, he says, you may discover that you spend $1,200 on coffee. When it comes to retirement savings, DuBoff, a certified public accountant and a principal at Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra in its New York City office, says if you have an employer, be sure to know about all the benefits offered and take advantage of them. In this episode of Asked and Answered, Stephanie Francis Ward talks to DuBoff about how to live within your means, how to figure out your set costs, and how to budget with what’s left over.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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The Digital Edge : Cybersecurity Basics for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 18:53:19 +0000

In the cybersecurity world, ransomware and business email compromise are the two most commonly seen issues. Is your law firm safe from these attacks? If you’re not sure, tune in to learn cybersecurity basics from John Simek, vice president of Sensei Enterprises. Digital Edge hosts Jim and Sharon talk to John about the ways cyber attacks happen and the essential security practices needed to protect your law firm.

Check out That One Privacy Site, John’s recommended resource for unbiased VPN comparisons.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowNexaAnswer1, and Clio.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Member Benefits Episode 2: Fastcase, ROSS Intelligence, and LegalFuel

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 16:00:00 +0000

The Florida Bar wants you to get the most out of your membership, so tune in for this second installment in this series focusing on member benefits! Podcast hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt spotlight three prominent services available for free or with discounts through the Bar’s member benefits program: Fastcase, ROSS Intelligence, and LegalFuel. 

Segment 1: Fastcase - Ed Walters and Damien Riel share the driving forces behind the creation of Fastcase and offer insights into their ongoing goal to make legal research easily accessible for all lawyers. They also explain how to gain free access to Fastcase with your Florida Bar membership.

Segment 2: ROSS Intelligence - Andrew Arruda discusses how ROSS’s artificial intelligence features come alongside lawyers to offer faster, easier legal research processes. Andrew also highlights the value of ROSS’s document analyzer. Florida Bar members can take advantage of a 14-day free trial and then receive a 10% discount. 

Segment 3: LegalFuel - Jonathon Israel, director of the Florida Bar’s Practice Resource Center, gives members an in-depth look at the programs available to them, including LegalFuel and its free practice management CLEs, the Lawyer Referral Service, and Lawyers Advising Lawyers.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Legacy Technologies: Knowing the Right Time to Move On

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 15:00:00 +0000

The Kennedy-Mighell Report is all about keeping you up to date with new tech, but sometimes Dennis and Tom are left wondering—is there too much focus on the new and not enough on the old? Lots of attorneys feel most comfortable using old technology standbys and struggle to give them up, but these old friends are putting firms at risk. Dennis and Tom unpack the security and efficiency problems associated with legacy technologies and urge lawyers to be mindful of their ethical obligations for technology competency. In their second segment, they shift back to present tech to discuss the growing popularity of dark mode and its impact on user experience.

As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation 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 answers to your most burning tech questions.

Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Michigan’s New Civil Discovery Rules

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 18:07:03 +0000

The Michigan Supreme Court recently adopted amendments to the civil discovery process, and with these rules becoming effective on January 1, 2020, Michigan lawyers need to be prepared. On Balance podcast hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Katie Hennessey, public policy counsel at the bar, about the drivers behind these amendments and the resources available to help lawyers get up to speed on the changes. Check out the Civil Discovery Resource Center on the State Bar of Michigan website for rule explanations, webinars, practice tips, and more! 

Katie Loncarich Hennessey is public policy counsel at the State Bar of Michigan.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : How Vocational Rehabilitation Impacts Claims

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000

Expert Service Provider Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies addresses vocational rehabilitation in the US and Canada and the impact on claims.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #243: Audience, Attention, and SEO, with Rand Fishkin

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Rand Fishkin, we talk about Moz, Rand’s book, Lost and Founder, and SparkToro. We go back to the basics about SEO on this podcast, and also discuss how most law firms are bootstrapped and how firms should think about structure services in the age of Uber and Amazon. Lastly, we dive into the difference between having an audience versus retaining attention.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Member Benefits Episode 1: Trust Account Compliance with TrustBooks

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 18:45:41 +0000

The episode offers 1.0 hour of General or 1.0 hour of Ethics CLE credit and it is course number 3694.

Did you know the Florida Bar offers its members over 70 free or discounted products and services? Check them all out, including its newest member benefit: TrustBooks. In part one of this two part series on member benefits, podcast hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk with Tom Boyle, CPA and TrustBooks co-founder, about what led him to develop trust accounting software tailored to lawyers’ needs. They discuss the importance of ensuring your accounting is compliant with current state bar rules and how TrustBooks helps lawyers avoid common pitfalls. Tom also shares details on how TrustBooks can seamlessly integrate with both Clio and LawPay.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Suicide in the Law: A Problem We Can’t Keep Ignoring

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 18:05:40 +0000

Mental health issues disproportionately affect the legal profession, and stark data on suicide rates amongst attorneys calls our attention to the great need for increased awareness. In this State Bar of Texas podcast, host Rocky Dhir talks to Terry Bentley Hill and Chris Ritter about their passion for helping attorneys learn how to recognize and get help for mental health issues. Terry and Chris openly share their painful personal experiences with these matters, shedding light on the types of symptoms in yourself, colleagues, or loved ones that signal a need for intervention. They discuss the services offered through the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program and encourage lawyers to seek their confidential support at 1-800-343-TLAP.

Chris Ritter is the director of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program.

Terry Bentley Hill is a nationally recognized mental health advocate and a criminal defense attorney in Dallas.

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The Legal Toolkit : Centralizing Your Digital Workspace

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 16:00:00 +0000

What should a modern law firm workspace look like? Jared Correiaand Dan Hauck, chief product officer at NetDocuments, walk listeners through best practices for setting up your firm’s virtual workspace. Converting your legal practice to a digital space allows more secure access for colleagues, safer communications with clients, and the ability to aggregate all your firm’s data. Tune in to hear how you can transition your firm to today's most effective digital practices.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexa, TimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Opioid Suits

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Joe and Elie are joined by Alaric Dearment of MedCity News to discuss the legal framework surrounding the opioid lawsuits. How does something like this become a stunning breakdown of regulation in the face of industry greed? This is your overview.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : African American farmer’s legal battle to save his family farm is focus of ‘Catfish Dream’

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Ed Scott was the first ever non-white owner and operator of a catfish plant in the nation. The former sharecropper-turned-landowner was part of a class-action lawsuit that resulted in upon one of the largest civil rights settlements in U.S. history. With the settlement of Pigford v. Glickman in 1999, almost $1 billion dollars has been issued to over 13,000 African American farmers to date. In 2010, the second half of the case was settled for another $1.2 billion in Pigford II. Scott’s legal battle and personal history inspired Julian Rankin to write Catfish Dream: Ed Scott’s Fight for his Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta. In this episode, Rankin speaks with his cousin, the ABA Journal’s Brenan Sharp, about how Rankin came to meet Scott; how his background in visual arts informs his writing; and what Scott’s story shows us about the struggle for racial and economic justice in the Mississippi Delta.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Law Technology Now : From Judiciary to Private Practice with Judge Andrew Peck

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 15:00:00 +0000

In this edition of Law Technology Now, host Sean LaRoque-Doherty talks to Judge Andrew Peck about his post-retirement career shift from the judiciary to private practice. Judge Peck discusses how he moved into his new role as senior counsel at DLA Piper in New York City. Together, they examine how some of his former rulings on eDiscovery affect his practice on the other side of the bench as senior Counsel at DLA Piper in New York, and how, through his wealth of experience, he works to develop better practices through mentoring and training of young lawyers.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : California's AB5 Gig Work Bill

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 20:05:26 +0000

This month, California State Senators passed California Assembly Bill 5 better known as AB5, California’s Gig Economy Worker Bill. AB5 requires workers previously classified as independent contractors to be classified as employees. AB5 now heads to Governor Gavin Newsom’s office.

Supporters of the bill praise the minimum wage and sick leave benefits of AB5, affording them greater labor protections, whereas opponents, like Uber & Lyft, argue that AB5 would impact the flexibility and freedom of workers. States like Massachusetts, Virginia and New Jersey, already have laws similar to AB5 in place. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Diane Mulcahy, an adjunct lecturer in the Entrepreneurship division at Babson College and author of The Gig Economy, and William B. Gould IV, the Charles A. Beardsley professor of law, Emeritus, at Stanford Law School, to discuss California's AB5 gig work bill, the gig-economy, and the impact on the workplace.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Blue J Legal.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : JUUL Litigation

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 18:47:11 +0000

With the threat of a ban on flavored e-cigarettes and teenagers hospitalized after vaping, the popular e-cigarette, JUUL, is facing litigation across the country. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host Ford Swift, talks with attorney Joseph VanZandt from the Beasley Allen law firm, as they discuss the claims of false and deceptive sales, marketing, and labeling against JUUL, and the failure to warn of the products’ highly addictive levels of nicotine, all targeting young people.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Lunch Hour Legal Marketing: Mailbag Edition!

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:08:44 +0000

In this special edition of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, Gyi and Kelly take time to answer listeners’ most pressing questions. Tune in to hear their thoughts on whether you actually need a LinkedIn marketing plan, how to blog with purpose, why you (probably) don’t need your own legal podcast, and how to handle bad &/or fake reviews for your law firm. Gyi and Kelly also offer their own earnest queries, but we won’t give them all away. Tune in for more!

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Lawyerist Podcast : #242: Brave, Not Perfect, with Reshma Saujani

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code and author of Brave, Not Perfect, we talk about the importance of reframing the messages society delivers to girls and women.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : The Bluhm Legal Clinic: Celebrating 50 Years of Clinical Legal Education

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:05:53 +0000

As Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic approaches its 50th anniversary, Planet Lex host Vice Dean Jim Speta talks with Thomas Geraghty, the Clinic’s director from 1976-2017, about the clinic’s beginnings and how it evolved into what it is today. Geraghty shares how engaging students directly in the practice of law provides vital training and makes legal education more meaningful. They also discuss Geraghty’s work bringing clinical education to law schools around the world and the new innovations coming to this area of legal education.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Labor Eats Profits

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:54:44 +0000

It's hard to grow your business alone, but hiring more help often comes post-growth. So, how can you balance providing the quality service your clients deserve without prematurely burning through all your capital? In this Un-Billable Hour, Christopher Anderson addresses this common dilemma with guest Liz Goddard. As co-owner of Cc: My Admin, Liz offers insights into the value of utilizing virtual assistants for your law firm. Together, they discuss the administrative problems many small firm owners experience, the pros and cons of outsourcing, and how to ensure security when employing virtual assistants.

Liz Goddard is co-owner of Cc: My Admin, a staffing and recruiting company that connects virtual assistants to small business owners.

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

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Exploring new frontiers in research for the legal industry

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000

In the latest episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast, ABA Journal Legal Affairs Writer Jason Tashea talks to legal tech blogger Bob Ambrogi and Andrew Arruda, CEO of artificial intelligence company Ross Intelligence, about what new technology and artificial intelligence can do for legal research.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Nexa.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Revenge Is A Dish Best Not Served To Guests In Weil's Cafeteria

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:22:55 +0000

Joe and Kathryn discuss the top stories of the week at Above the Law including the rise and fall of Judge Posner's pro se organization, Weil Gotshal's cafeteria cold shoulder, and the California Bar's good news. Plus we talk a bit about Emory's struggles with racial slurs. Just another week in the annals of the legal industry.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why Tech Competence Matters

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000

Technology is changing countless industries, shifting paradigms, and restructuring the way organizations operate. In legal, technology has ushered in a new era of innovation, giving lawyers and law firms new ways to deliver services to clients. Now and in the years to come, legal professionals and practices that adopt these new innovations will be the ones that succeed in the long run.

In Episode 10 of the Matters podcast by Clio, we explore the concept of tech competence—a.k.a. tech savviness—to illustrate why legal professionals need technological skills, what’s at stake for firms that don’t embrace new tools, how lawyers can improve their familiarity and proficiency with legal software, and more.

Joining us are two experts—Bob Ambrogi and Monica Goyal—who bring in-depth legal and technological perspectives to the discussion.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Cyber “Insecurity”: Why You Need to Rethink your Security Practices

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:20:28 +0000

Cybersecurity issues continue to increase for the legal profession, and many lawyers’ cavalier attitudes about these problems fail to reflect the need for better practices. Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell give their insights into the results of the recent ABA technology survey and how the findings relate to security practices in law firms. What they see is a huge need for improvement. They discuss and explain the basic security measures all lawyers should employ and offer their best practices for personal and collaborative technology use. They also talk about the importance of cybersecurity CLEs and suggest the need to shift to more mandatory training for all lawyers.

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.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : The 2019-2020 Goals of the ABA's Law Student Division Council

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:59:10 +0000

Ashley Baker is joined by the ABA Law Student Division’s newly elected national chair Johnnie Nguyen and delegate of communications Julie Merow to discuss the council’s goals for the coming year. They talk about the issues the council hopes to address including student debt, mental health awareness, and sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. They also highlight the council’s plans to connect more law students to the Law Student Division through social media campaigns and the rollout of new opportunities to get students more personally involved.

Johnnie Nguyen is national chair of the ABA’s Law Student Division and a 2L at the University of Colorado Law School.

Julie Merow is delegate of communications for the ABA’s Law Student Division and a 3L at West Virginia University College of Law.

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The Paralegal Voice : Becoming “The Indispensable Paralegal” with Candess Zona-Mendola

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:03:22 +0000

The paralegal profession is often very stressful, but experienced paralegal Candess Zona-Mendola has a wealth of insights to help the harried professional stay on track and work more effectively. Host Carl Morrison talks with Candess about her book, “The Indispensable Paralegal: Your Guide to Getting It All Done, which addresses many common issues faced in the profession and offers practice tips alongside candid life lessons. They also discuss the importance of pursuing paralegal certifications and offer guidance for elevating your practice to the next level. For all this and more, purchase a copy of Candess’s book from Trial Guides or on Amazon.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, NALAServeNowCourtFiling.net and Legalinc.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #241: The Small Firm Roadmap, with Stephanie Everett

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Stephanie Everett, we talk about our new book, The Small Firm Roadmap and why we wrote it. This podcast outlines major points from the book including why law practice is broken and how we can create successful, future-oriented small and solo law firms.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How power dynamics in the workplace shield perpetrators of sexual harassment

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000

We often associate the #MeToo movement with the entertainment industry, but sexual harassment is a widespread problem in all industries. The hierarchical nature of the workplace influences victims’ fear that reporting harassment will result in retaliation, and they do not feel protected by the very systems that are in place to protect them.

Lauren Stiller Rikleen addresses these structural issues in her new book, The Shield of Silence: How Power Perpetuates a Culture of Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace. This new release combines thought-provoking research, extensive interviews and strategic recommendations for addressing misconduct in a wide range of scenarios. Rikleen argues that if we are to move forward, all sectors must recognize the systemic problems that have left victims unprotected and work to create a culture of respect in the workplace.

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, ABA Publishing’s Olivia Aguilar speaks with Rikleen about how workplace structures protect those accused of misconduct, why the study of unconscious bias is critical when discussing sexual harassment, and what is next for the #MeToo movement.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Many, Many Obstacles To Biglaw Diversity

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 22:06:38 +0000

Kathryn Rubino joins Joe for a discussion of the latest Mansfield Rule efforts and the problem of lagging Biglaw diversity generally. From reputational rankings to deequitization to bar exam shenanigans the obstacles to building a truly diverse workforce in law are more baked into the system than current reforms seem able to handle.

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The Legal Toolkit : Raise Your Productivity: Picking the Right Tools for Your Small Law Firm

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:31:50 +0000

What does upping productivity actually look like for your law firm? Many lawyers find themselves at a loss when considering first steps, but Jared Correia welcomes Jane Oxley, president of Smokeball, to demystify the process. They discuss best practices for assessing your firm’s particular needs and offer tips for how to go about choosing a vendor for practice management software. They also talk about specific solutions to lawyers’ common pain points, including automatic time tracking, email management, and legal document automation.

Jane Oxley is president of Smokeball.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexa, and TimeSolv.

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Law Technology Now : Re-Regulating Lawyers: Updating Rules for Modern Law

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 16:42:30 +0000

State regulations for lawyers are meant to serve two main purposes: protecting the public and increasing access to justice. But with an estimated 50-80% of Americans unable to obtain legal help when needed, many regulations are in the crosshairs for reform. Dan Linna welcomes Jayne Reardon to discuss current trends toward updating regulations for legal-services delivery. Jayne describes some of the changes proposed in California, Utah, Arizona, and other states and offers insight into the drivers behind new recommendations.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Space Law

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 18:22:25 +0000

Space law is defined as the body of law governing space-related activities, encompassing both international and domestic agreements, rules, and principles. Recently, NASA astronaut Anne McClain was accused of illegally accessing her wife’s bank account during her stay on the International Space Station, bringing up a variety of legal issues and questions as to how to litigate a crime committed in space. NASA is currently investigating the matter.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Michelle Hanlon, president of For All Moonkind, Inc. and Mark Sundahl, director of the Global Space Law Center at Cleveland State University, to discuss pertinent case law, what legal frameworks exist for crime committed in space, and other legal issues associated with space law.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Blue J Legal.

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@theBar : The Scarlet A Edition

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 23:39:14 +0000

At least one in four American women will have an abortion in her lifetime, and the Supreme Court deemed it a constitutional right in Roe v. Wade nearly five decades ago, yet the stigma is such that we’re unable to have a civil conversation about the topic. In this edition, co-hosts Jon Amarilio and Chastidy Burns are joined by Katie Watson, a lawyer, professor, bioethicist, and the author of “Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law and Politics of Ordinary Abortion.” Katie makes the argument that we need to start having real conversations about ordinary abortion because it impacts millions of Americans, and can help us unpack many other social issues, including civil rights, religion, socioeconomic stratification and more.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #240: Law in Context, with Larry Lessig

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Larry Lessig, we talk about law and context. Larry shares with us the two phases of his work: intellectual property and its impact on culture, and then his focus on political reform with Change Congress, Mayday PAC, Rootstrikers and his presidential campaign. We dive into Larry’s book, Fidelity and Constraint, and how it can help lawyers think about how the Supreme Court decides cases. Lastly, we ask Larry about his fairy novel style of doing slideshow presentations.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : When Are Lawyers To Blame For Their Clients?

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 20:50:12 +0000

With election season prematurely upon us, lawyers across the country will gear up to run for office, and their opponents will gear up to bash them for the clientele they've served. Should lawyers ever be criticized for zealously defending clients? Is the justice system undermined if attorneys feel some clients are too toxic to represent?

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Legal Technology and the Structured Settlement Industry

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 16:42:34 +0000

Technology impacts every aspect of our lives, professionally and personally today. It is imperative that we are up to date and in-the-know when it comes to the latest in technology that can benefit our clients and hopefully make it easier to navigate the legal landscape. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen is joined by Dennis Kennedy, a well-known and award-winning legal tech and innovation advisor, as they discuss the importance of legal technology to our industry, reducing costs, and use of video and tech for dispute resolution and mediation.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : The Insurance Impact of Class Action Settlements

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 16:26:28 +0000

Attorneys Matthew Berkowitz, Brian O'Shea and Samantha Lewis from the law firm Carr Maloney P.C. in Washington, D.C. address class action settlements and impact on claims.

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New Solo : Money Management 101 for Solo and Small Firm Professionals

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 23:12:48 +0000

Just because your talents as an attorney are beyond reproach doesn’t mean you’re expected to be a financial wizard, too. Host Adriana Linares is joined by Amanda Moore, CPA, to share some indispensable wisdom on handling your practice’s finances, overseeing your bookkeeper, and keeping your account balance in the positive and yourself off the IRS’ radar.

Amanda Moore is a licenced CPA in the state of Florida.

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

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Workers Comp Matters : Examining State Variations in Opioid Dispensation with WCRI’s Dr. Vennela Thumula

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 21:17:31 +0000

Efforts to track opioid dispensation across the nation show many state workers’ compensation systems produce significantly varied data. What factors are currently at play in these state-to-state differences? Returning guest Dr. Vennela Thumula joins host Alan Pierce to discuss the study she co-authored, Interstate Variations in Dispensing of Opioids, 5th Edition. Dr. Thumula describes the research questions addressed in the study and offers insight into the effect certain state policies may have on opioid use.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : The Coming of the 5G Networking Standard

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 21:05:14 +0000

The fifth generation of cellular technology is in the works—what do lawyers need to know about it? Dennis and Tom discuss the enhanced network capabilities we can expect to see and how these developments will spur new innovation. Conversely, they share the issues surrounding the rollout of this complex technology and advise consumers to wait before switching to 5G devices. In their second segment, they talk about LinkedIn’s Showcase Pages and how lawyers can use them to share more tailored content with targeted audiences.

As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation 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 answers to your most burning tech questions.

Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : How Loneliness Impacts the Practice of Law

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 18:15:56 +0000

Focusing on a new aspect of attorney mental health, On Balance Podcast hosts Tish Vincent and JoAnn Hathaway are joined by Olivia Ash and Jeff Zapor to discuss the prevalence of loneliness in the profession and its effect on lawyers. Olivia shares her research on loneliness in legal professionals and describes the drivers behind their sense of isolation. Jeff talks about his personal experience with loneliness and addiction during law school and as a young lawyer and shares his story of recovery. Together, they offer insight into this issue and the need to promote healthy, connected relationships in the profession.

Olivia Ash is an ERISA compliance consultant at Compliancedashboard, LLC and is adjunct faculty at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis.

Jeff Zapor is an attorney and licensed professional counselor and a clinical case manager at the Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program at the State Bar of Michigan.

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The Paralegal Voice : NALA Annual 2019: First-Timer Experience with Sherron Brightharp and NALA VP Melissa Hamilton

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:58:29 +0000

Recorded at NALA’s 2019 Conference and Expo in July, host Carl Morrison provides a unique look at the Conference by sitting down both with a seasoned veteran and a first time attendee, Melissa Hamilton and Sherron Brightharp. Sherron shares her motivation for coming to this year’s conference and describes her favorite parts of the experience. Carl also talks to Melissa about her many years of attendance, how her involvement in NALA shaped her career, and her tips for paralegals hoping to attend in the future.

Melissa Hamilton is vice president of NALA and a paralegal at North Dakota’s Office of the Attorney General.

Sherron Brightharp is the in-house paralegal to the general counsel for the Charleston County School District.

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Digital Detectives : ABA Passes Resolution Urging Legal Profession to Study Legal and Ethical Issues of AI

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:31:20 +0000

Lawyers are excited by the potential of new tech tools using AI, but how can they be sure they're legal and ethical? This lack of clarity has led the ABA to call for a deeper look at these tools and their use in the profession. In this Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek are joined by Ed Walters to discuss the recently passed resolution urging the study of issues surrounding artificial intelligence. They discuss the importance of moving forward with technology in the profession while still ensuring that new tech is held accountable through audits and product transparency. They also review some of the positive and negative things going on in the AI space and give their take on its future.

Ed Walters is CEO and co-founder of Fastcase.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #239: Radical Candor, Lawyers & Clients, with Jason Rosoff

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 10:30:00 +0000

On this week's Lawyerist podcast, Sam Glover talks with Jason Rosoff about how to become a better leader and manager by using radical candor. Jason shares how to care personally and challenge directly to break the barrier between employees, clients, and customers to create real, human relationships and a thriving workplace environment.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Social Media Marketing: Strategy Tips for Law Firms

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 21:32:14 +0000

Skeptical about starting a social media ad campaign? Gyi and Kelly welcome Traci Reuter to discuss the immense value of social media marketing for lawyers. They talk about the process of crafting marketing that connects attorneys to their target clients and offer easy, actionable strategies for increasing the visibility of a law firm. They also mention the benefits of utilizing a tool like ClickFunnels to help convert site visitors to new customers.

Traci Reuter is the founder and CEO of Divine Social, LLC.

Thank you to our sponsor, Nexa.

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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : Deplatformed: Social Media Censorship and the First Amendment

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 18:33:46 +0000

Politically conservative voices have been arguing recently that social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube have been illegally censoring their views. They claim, as a result of their political leanings, that they are being “deplatformed”, or having their accounts suspended or removed. These allegations have led to congressional hearings, complaints from the President, and claims that these platforms are a serious threat to Americans’ freedom of speech. Critics and pundits argue that Twitter bans and videos pulled from Youtube amount to censorship and nothing less than an unconstitutional abridgement of their First Amendment rights. Are they right? Is there something to the argument that these services serve as the modern day “public forum” and are therefore required to be neutral?

In this episode of Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast from Popehat.com, host Ken White reviews the common arguments made by critics of these moderation policies by highlighting the legal foundations on which they’re made: the First Amendment right to free speech; Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act; and anti-discrimation law. With the help of professor Eric Goldman, Ken pulls these arguments apart, demonstrating that these companies are not breaking the law when they ban, block, or demonetize an individual due to their political beliefs.

Eric Goldman is a professor at Santa Clarita University School of Law where he teaches, amongst other subjects, Internet Law. He is also the author of the Technology and Marketing Law blog

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Debut novelist's tale of Sri Lankan refugees wins the Harper Lee Prize

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0000

In 2009 and 2010, two cargo ships packed with refugees fleeing the Sri Lankan civil war arrived on the shores of Canada. Those refugees inspired Sharon Bala's debut novel, "The Boat People," which won the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Told through the eyes of a Sri Lankan man seeking asylum for himself and his son; a young Sri Lankan-Canadian law student reluctantly assigned to help with his case; and the granddaughter of Japanese immigrants to Canada interned during World War II, who will have to decide whether the details of his story add up. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Bala speaks with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles about the true stories behind her fictional novel, and what winning the prize named for the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" means to her.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : What Your Law Firm Administrator Should Know to Run Your Firm: Benefits of the Association of Legal Administrators

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 20:26:48 +0000

Is your practice in need of a firm administrator? You may be reticent to pass the baton, but it could help your firm become significantly more efficient and profitable. Florida Bar podcast hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt sit down with Debra Elsbury, president-elect of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), to discuss what lawyers need to know about the successful management of their law firms. They talk about how legal administrators save attorneys time and money and describe what the relationship between an administrator and managing partner should look like. Debra shares many of her personal experiences and offers insight into how administrative roles may differ from firm to firm.

Debra Elsbury is the firm administrator for Threlkeld Stevenson in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : From the Archives: The Future of the Law Firm (Rebroadcast)

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 20:06:21 +0000

Disclaimer: This episode was originally aired on Dec 11, 2018.

The International Legal Technology Association's annual conference came and went this past week, so we were unable to record a podcast. But we have a treat from the archives -- a conversation with Intapp board member and all-around law firm business expert Ralph Baxter about what the future holds for law firms.

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The Un-Billable Hour : How to Become Niche

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 19:45:47 +0000

Jacob Slowik found incredible success through niche specialization in his legal career. Many lawyers want to know–can his success story be replicated? Christopher Anderson talks with Jacob about the strategies found in his book, Small Law; Big Success: How to Use Business Niche Specialization to Grow a Multi-Million Dollar Law Practice, co-authored with Yussuf Aleem. Jacob explains the characteristics of profitable niche specializations, pinpoints business elements lawyers should focus on for sustainability, and talks about what marketing looks like when operating in a niche area of the law.

Jacob Slowik is of counsel at Joseph, Aleem & Slowik, LLC.

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

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The Digital Edge : The ”Big Ideas” of Law Practice - and Emerging Practice Areas

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 19:20:45 +0000

Are you up on the latest from the ABA’s Law Practice magazine? In this edition of the Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway are joined by contributing features editor Lance Johnson to talk through recent articles in the magazine’s Big Ideas Issue. Lance shares the process the magazine goes through when choosing these “big ideas,” and gives an overview of its current focus on automation, AI, and emerging practice areas. They also discuss developing trends in the delivery of online legal services, current issues in the cannabis industry, and the quickly growing practice areas of privacy and data breach-related law.

Lance Johnson is an IP attorney and the principal of Johnson Legal PLLC in Fairfax, VA. He is also the contributing features editor of the ABA’s Law Practice magazine.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowNexaAnswer1, and Clio.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: The Intersection of the Space Industry and Government Contracts

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Danny Cook, Shawn Cheadle, Kelli Hooke, Skip Smith, and Sumara Thompson-King join host Laurence Colletti to discuss their CLE at the ABA Annual Meeting on the significant distinctions in government contracts for work in the space industry. They discuss the various ways the government works with contractors and outline some of the risks these contractors face when operating in space.

Danny Cook is a government contracts attorney at the law firm of DLA Piper in Washington, D.C.

Shawn Cheadle is general counsel of operations at Lockheed Martin Space.

Kelli Hooke is senior corporate counsel in legal compliance at T-Mobile.

Milton “Skip” Smith is head of the space law practice group at Sherman & Howard.

Sumara Thompson-King is general counsel at NASA and has worked in the area of government contracts for over 30 years

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: ABA Medal Winner Dale Minami

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 21:38:10 +0000

At the 2019 ABA Annual Meeting, host Michele Wong Krause welcomes ABA Medal winner Dale Minami to discuss his legal career and passion for using the law to empower the Asian Pacific American community. They talk about Dale’s most exceptional professional accomplishments, including his work to overturn the conviction in a 1942 case, Korematsu v. United States. They also discuss current issues of immigration, racism, and inequality, and Dale cautions lawmakers against repeating egregious mistakes of the past.

Dale Minami is senior counsel with the law firm Minami Tamaki LLP in San Francisco, CA.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: Practice Tips for Construction Litigation

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 21:14:17 +0000

From the ABA Annual Meeting 2019, Laurence Colletti hosts a panel of esteemed judges, Hon. Margaret M. Sweeney, Hon. Thomas C. Wheeler, and Hon. Mary Ellen Coster Williams, along with panel moderator Kathryn Muldoon Griffin. They discuss their CLE on best practices in the area of construction litigation and each guest offers their top tips for lawyers. They also give insights into how to obtain persuasive and credible experts for construction cases and discuss the benefits of alternative dispute resolution.

Judge Margaret Sweeney, Judge Thomas Wheeler and Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams are judges of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Kathryn Muldoon Griffin is a member of the law firm Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: The Taskforce on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS)

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 20:50:34 +0000

Recent reports indicate as many as 85% of Americans don’t have access to justice. While many factors contribute to this problem, the one thing that shouldn’t be standing in the way is the legal industry itself. The Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS) is reviewing existing regulatory frameworks, such as ethics rules regarding the unauthorized practice of law and the sharing of legal fees, as well as exploring the opportunities afforded by new technologies to see what changes could be made to provide higher quality and more accessible legal services to millions of underserved Americans.

Tara Burd is a probate litigation attorney in San Diego, CA and the founder of the T.Burd Law Group. She is part of the California Lawyers Association leadership.

Kevin Mohr is a professor at Western State College of Law in Irvine, CA. He recently retired from his role as reporter and consultant to the California Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct.

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

Joanna Mendoza is a solo practitioner and is on the board of trustees of the California State Bar.

Daniel W. Linna Jr. is a visiting professor of law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Allen Rodriguez, co-founder of the One400 digital agency, has 15 years experience marketing for lawyers and legal tech startups.

Ralph Baxter advises legal technology companies, law firms, corporate legal departments, and law schools, to help modernize the way legal services are delivered.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Speak Up: Tips for lawyers on how to give an impactful public speech

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0000

If you want to give a good speech that will resonate with people, you should not use notes or an outline, says Gerard Gregoire, vice president of litigation services for the West region at Allstate. Instead, he says, know what you want to say forward and backward—much like you would a case file before trial—and practice on your own, so that you know the information so well you don’t have to rely on notes as a reminder. In this episode of Asked and Answered with the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward, Gregoire offers public speaking tips for lawyers and why it’s important to be authentic and connect with an audience.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Inside New York’s Child Victims Act

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:00:00 +0000

As of August 14, 2019, New York’s Child Victims Act has opened a one year window allowing child abuse survivors, who would otherwise be barred from filing claims due to the statute of limitations, to file civil suits against their abuser, as well as against individuals and organizations that failed to protect them. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who signed the Child Victims Act on February 14, 2019, has stated that "[t]his bill brings justice to people who were abused, and rights the wrongs that went unacknowledged and unpunished for too long".

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by attorney Jeff Dion, CEO of the Zero Abuse Project, and attorney Jeff Anderson, a pioneer in sexual abuse litigation, to discuss the NY Child Victims Act (CVA), its impact, and the subsequent wave of litigation.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Blue J Legal.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #238: What You Should’ve Learned in Law School, , with Neil Tyra

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Neil Tyra, we talk about the difference between being an entrepreneur and being a lawyer, all the things they didn’t teach you in law school, and some of the mistakes Neil made along the way in his own practice that helped him grow. We also talk about real estate planning, the future prospects of that practice area, and Neil’s own podcast, The Law Entrepreneur podcast.

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Law Technology Now : Practicing Modern Law—Using Innovation to Deliver Superior Legal Services

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:58:33 +0000

How can firms define and measure their innovative efforts? In this edition of Law Technology Now, host Dan Linna talks with Lucy Dillon and Nick Long of Reed Smith LLP about how to practice law with modern tools and in-depth metrics. They discuss how they approach new projects within their firm’s innovation program and stress the importance of listening to clients’ needs. They touch on how Reed Smith’s Summer Technology Associate Program works to equip new lawyers with tech skills needed to practice modern law and also discuss possible changes in technology regulations for lawyers.

Lucy Dillon is chief knowledge officer at Reed Smith LLP.

Nick Long is senior director of legal operation at Reed Smith LLP and director at Gravity Stack LLC.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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The Legal Toolkit : Tech Structure & Culture in Law Firms

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:30:41 +0000

How is legal tech affecting the inner workings of law firms? Host Jared Correia talks with Stuart Barr and Rob MacAdam of HighQ about how law firms can intelligently use technology to solve genuine problems in daily processes. They delve into the various ways firm culture can influence the collaborative use of legal tech and outline the benefits of choosing a platform that allows for experimentation and creativity. They also discuss common pitfalls in the implementation of new technology and offer guidance for lawyers on ways to overcome these issues.

Stuart Barr is the chief product and strategy officer at HighQ.

Rob MacAdam is the vice president of corporate legal solutions at HighQ.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexa, and TimeSolv.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Scintillating Sports Law Takes

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:23:22 +0000

As we prepare to enter another football season, Elie and Joe discuss some high-profile sports law stories making the rounds and focus on the most important intellectual property question that you would have thought was too dumb to ask: can you trademark the word, "the"?

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Bar Leaders Conference 2019: Q&A with Leaders of TYLA

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:28:10 +0000

From the State Bar of Texas Bar Leaders Conference, Texas Young Lawyers Association President Victor Flores hosts a Q&A with President-Elect Britney Harrison and former President Sally Pretorius. They answer questions submitted at the Bar’s new lawyers swearing-in ceremony—providing helpful tips on litigation preparation, work-life balance, and overcoming fears as a new lawyer.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : The Unconference—A Viable Conference Alternative?

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0000

What’s the idea behind an unconference, and could it be a suitable alternative to a traditional conference? In this episode, Dennis Kennedy & Tom Mighell circle back to their thoughts about the need for innovation in the conference arena. They share some common types of unconference approaches and share the pros and cons of these more informal, interactive events. In their second segment, they talk about the utility of a classic whiteboard and how new high-tech versions offer enhanced whiteboard collaboration for users.

As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation 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 answers to your most burning tech questions.

Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow and TextExpander.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: Legal Services Corporation Concert

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 21:59:45 +0000

For the third year in a row, the Legal Services Corporation held a fundraiser concert at the ABA Annual Meeting. Before the performance, co-hosts Laurence Colletti and Marty Balogh sat down with John Levi, Joey Jackson, Nancy Hays, and Robert Sims to discuss the purpose and goals of the fundraiser and their personal involvement in the event. They also highlight impactful stories of how life-changing legal help can be to those in need and encourage listeners to partner with Legal Services Corporation.

John Levi is a longtime partner at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago and chairman of the board of directors for the Legal Services Corporation.

Joey Jackson is a criminal defense lawyer and legal analyst for CNN and HLN.

Robert Sims is a professional baritone who performed for the LSC fundraiser concert.

Nancy Hays is president of Nancy Hays Entertainment & Speakers, Inc.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #237: Scaling While Solo, with Erin Gerstenzang

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with criminal defense lawyer Erin Gerstenzang, we talk about how her firm has evolved since the last time she was on the podcast two years ago. Erin fills us in on her vision, what success looks like for scaling, and what is working versus what is not.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Fairness and Equality: The Current Landscape of Antidiscrimination Law

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:54:41 +0000

If fairness doesn’t always mean treating everyone the same, then what does it really mean? In this edition of Northwestern Law’s Planet Lex, host Vice Dean Jim Speta is joined by Kimberly Yuracko, Dean and Judd and Mary Morris Leighton Professor of Law, to discuss her extensive research on gender equity. Speta and Yuracko survey current social issues and discuss how laws surrounding these matters are changing. They also examine gender equity in the legal profession, and discuss the responsibility of law schools and law firms to create a more equitable profession, especially at the top.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : How experiential learning became the norm

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Ten years ago, Rodney Smolla was featured as a Legal Rebel for leading an innovative plan at Washington and Lee University School of Law to eliminate traditional third-year coursework and replace it with experiential learning. Many law schools opened clinics in the 1970s and 1980s, according to Smolla, but when Washington and Lee revised its 3L coursework in 2009, legal education for the most part had been unchanged for the past century. People had long thought that it was time for change, regardless of whether they were for or against experiential learning, Smolla tells the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward.

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

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Would You Rather? But Legal

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 20:42:07 +0000

Joe and Elie address some hypothetical situations about the legal industry and discuss which path they'd rather take knowing what they know. Imagine Thinking Like A Lawyer's "The Decision" series helping students choose a law school, but applied to a bunch of random legal questions.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : What Can You Do with Your Law Degree?

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:09:39 +0000

Many law students are motivated by the desire to make a difference, but how can they hone in on opportunities that align with their personal and professional goals? Host Ashley Baker talks to Gaylynn Burroughs about her work at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and ways law students can get involved in similar areas of the law. Gaylynn encourages students to seek out experiences early and often through student organizations, advocacy groups, political groups, and internships.

Gaylynn Burroughs is senior policy counsel at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: Taking a Bite Out of Blight

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 21:49:25 +0000

Post-industrial cities like Philadelphia, Detroit, and New Orleans are each plagued by tens of thousands of blighted properties, but remedying the problem is rarely straightforward. At the ABA’s Annual Meeting, host Laurence Colletti is joined by Lin Chin, Amber Knee, and Jessica Bacher to discuss the multitude of causes for these blighted properties, the scale of the problem, and some of the ways cities and private organizations are addressing the issue.

Find out how you can get involved in the solution through the resources they share, including the book Vacant and Problem Properties: A Guide to Legal Strategies and Remedies, available through the ABA and Amazon.

Amber Knee is an urban planner with the Division of Traffic Planning and Management at the New York City Department of Transportation

Jessica Bacher is the Executive Direct at the Land Use Law Center.

Lin Chin is the Special Projects Manager at Hello Housing

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Product Liability and 3M Earplugs

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:12:57 +0000

Recently, a 9.1 million dollar settlement was reached in litigation surrounding a defective earplug (3M Earplugs) that was touted to prevent hearing damage, but instead caused it among members of the armed services on active duty. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen talks with cohost, Bryan Goff and attorney Neil F. Nazareth, a principal at Martzell, Bickford & Centola, as they take a look at the 2016 whistleblower lawsuit that started it all, how these earplugs have impaired its users, and future litigation.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why Client Feedback Matters

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Providing a positive client experience is essential to the success of your firm—but how do you know if you’re delivering a good client experience? How do you get inside the minds of your clients to know whether they’d recommend you to friends, family, and colleagues?

Feedback, that’s how.

In this episode of Matters, we’ll look at why collecting, analyzing, and acting on feedback is an essential practice for law firms. We’ll discuss some of the best, most practical ways for you to gather feedback from your clients, and how to make good use of it. We’ll also touch on why many attorneys shy away from feedback—and how even negative feedback can actually be a major positive.

Joining us are Anu Sethee, the Senior Director of Attorney Services and Product Counsel for Legal Plans at LegalZoom, and Josh Valentine, a partner at the Caulder & Valentine Law Firm in North Carolina.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: President-Elect Patricia Lee Refo

Sun, 11 Aug 2019 00:19:49 +0000

Co-hosts Ralph Baxter and Laurence Colletti sit down with new ABA President-elect Patricia Lee Refo to hear about her many years of involvement in the association. They talk about the current state of the ABA and emphasize its work toward increasing diversity and inclusion in the profession. Patricia also talks about how she plans to support current efforts for innovation that will provide greater efficiency in the practice of law.

Patricia Lee Refo, a partner with Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix, is the president-elect of the American Bar Association.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: Due Process Issues Facing the U.S. Immigration Courts

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 17:11:15 +0000

With limited resources and difficult systemic restrictions for both immigrants and judges, those inside the immigration court system don’t think those brought before their courts are receiving real due process. At the ABA Annual Meeting, host Laurence Colletti is joined by Judge Joan V. Churchill, Judge Dana Leigh Marks and Karen Grisez to hear about the pervasive issues causing serious difficulties for all parties involved, some ways in which the system could be improved, and ways lawyers can get involved to make a meaningful difference for those facing the potentially severe consequences of a ruling against them.

Judge Dana Marks is an immigration judge in San Francisco California who has been on the bench since 1987. She is also the President Emerita of the National Association of Immigration Judges.

Judge Joan Churchill is a retired immigration judge, having served from 1980 to 2005. She is a past president of the National Association of Women Judges and she currently works with the ABA section on National Conference of the Administrative Law Judiciary.

Karen T. Grisez is a member of the Litigation Department and is resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office. She joined the Firm in 1990 and became Public Service Counsel in 1996. She serves on the ABA Commission on Immigration and is a past chair of the commission.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: Top 10 Ways for Family Law Attorneys to Avoid Malpractice

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 00:24:25 +0000

At the ABA Annual Meeting 2019 in San Francisco, California, host Laurence Colletti welcomes Mark Chinn to the table to talk about ways to avoid malpractice for family law attorneys. Mark takes an unorthodox approach to family law by contacting insurance carriers who handle malpractice claims and discovers most malpractices are filed as claims versus lawsuits. He also explains that divorce is broken into three components -- legal, psychological, and financial -- and although lawyers understand those parts, they should never handle a case without the help of a CPA or certified financial planner. Lastly, he breaks down his top 10 ways to avoid malpractice.

Mark Chinn is founder and principal at Chinn & Associates, PC, practicing family law.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: Equal Pay - Trends in Litigation, Emerging Legislation, & Corporate Equity Initiatives

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 22:41:16 +0000

The US has been grappling with disparities in pay for longer than anyone can remember. Yet for all the talk and all the efforts made to date, the problem still exists and those fighting for change continue on undeterred. Host Laurence Colletti is at the ABA Annual Meeting 2019 in San Francisco, California with Fred Alvarez, Jessica James, and Lori Andrus to talk about the state of equal pay as to the law and the gender pay gap. They discuss the issue arising out of employers asking about prior salary at the time of hiring, rather than evaluating people's skills and experience levels to calculate more appropriate compensation. They also argue employers should conduct an annual self audit to minimize any possible pay gaps that develop within their company. To finish off, they each give their practical advice and any resources they believe can help others understand the true meaning of equal pay.

Fred Alvarez is a partner with Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP.

Jessica James is an employment litigation attorney with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

Lori Andrus runs her own law firm called Andrus Anderson, LLP and she specializes in fighting for equal pay.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: Uncomfortable Conversations About Legal Education Student Debt, Diversity, and More

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 21:59:36 +0000

Kyle Fry, Kyle McEntee, and Benjamin Barros join host Laurence Colletti to discuss the big issue of legal education student debt, what’s causing it, and how lawyers can help address the student debt crisis. They explain how high rankings for law schools have become an obsession for deans, and, with rankings often correlating with expenditures, those deans are being driven to increase tuition rates to compete. In response to their frustration with the existing ranking systems, they also talk about how their respective groups are exploring new models that better reflect the quality of legal education as opposed to rewarding bigger budgets. For instance, the models they are developing seek to reward schools that secure employment for their graduates while spending less money. Tune in with us at the ABA Annual Meeting 2019 in San Francisco, California, and hear how we can all address the uncomfortable subject of rising student debt.

Kyle Fry is in-house counsel for a large manufacturer in Iowa, and is the chair of the student debt task force at the Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

Kyle McEntee has served as Law School Transparency's executive director since 2009, when he co-founded the organization with Patrick Lynch.

D. Benjamin Barros joined the University of Toledo, College of Law as dean in July 2015.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: Five Big Cash Flow Mistakes to Avoid in Divorce

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 17:21:36 +0000

At the ABA Annual Meeting 2019 in San Francisco, California, host Laurence Colletti gets an overview of Justin Miller’s presentation about cash flow mistakes that people need to understand when going through a divorce. He breaks down the five mistakes people need to pay attention to: liquidity and volatility, long term needs, inflation, taxes, and spending. Justin also suggests clients should know who they’re working with because not all family lawyers have the right answers

Justin Miller is a national wealth strategist at BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: Protecting Employees of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 16:54:18 +0000

At the ABA Annual Meeting 2019 in San Francisco, California, host Laurence Colletti chats with Protima Pandey and Jennifer Reisch about workplace laws and how to protect victims of domestic and sexual violence. They discuss how employers can better serve their affected and vulnerable workforce by providing guidance on improving responsiveness, identifying proper handling of sensitive problems, and highlighting ways companies frequently fail their employees through improper practices. They also encourage lawyers to evaluate these workplace issues through the lenses of equality, respect, and safety and to encourage learning through healthy engagement.

Protima Pandey has been an advocate for gender justice and is the newly appointed director for the Office of Women’s Policy at Santa Clara County.

Jennifer Reisch is the legal director of Equal Rights Advocates where she’s responsible for directing ERA’s efforts to seek equality and justice for women and girls in schools and workplaces across the country.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Website Accessibility and the ADA

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 14:00:00 +0000

In a highly watched case, Robles, v. Domino Pizza LLC, Guillermo Robles, who is blind, filed a lawsuit against Domino’s back in 2016 after he was unable to order a custom pizza from the company’s website and mobile app. His attorneys argued that Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which entitles those with disabilities to equally partake in and benefit from goods and services from businesses such as restaurants, applies to the online sales platforms of those companies with brick-and-mortar locations. In January of 2019, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in support of Robles' argument. Now, Domino’s is petitioning the Supreme Court of the United States to hear the case.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by disability rights attorney Eve Hill from the law firm of Brown, Goldstein & Levy and attorney Minh Vu, partner and ADA Title III Team Leader at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, as they discuss website accessibility litigation, how the ADA impacts these cases, the role DOJ regulations may play in this matter, and whether or not Robles v. Domino’s will reach the high court.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: ABA President-Elect, Judy Perry Martinez

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 22:58:14 +0000

Host Laurence Colletti sits down with ABA President-elect Judy Perry Martinez at the ABA Annual Meeting 2019 in San Francisco, California to talk about her involvement with the ABA and legal issues that the ABA plans to resolve. She also discusses how the ABA is involved with innovation and education, gun violence as well as immigration, and what she plans to do when she becomes the next president. To close it out, ABA President-elect Martinez touches on the subject of wellness with lawyers and encourages those who need help to not be afraid because the ABA will be there to support them every step of the way.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: A Chat With ABA President, Bob Carlson

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 21:57:40 +0000

Missed ABA’s annual meeting this year? Don’t fret, On The Road has you covered. Host Laurence Colletti catches up with ABA President Bob Carlson about what’s new at this year’s ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. ABA President Carlson gives an overview of the four primary topics talked about during the meeting: lawyer/law student wellness, immigration, pro bono, and membership benefits. He also discusses whether this will be the last annual meeting in SF.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #236: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, with Haben Girma

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Haben Girma, we talk about her new book The Deaflind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law. We also talk about the state of accessibility and what barriers we still need to remove, the theme of “exclusion” in Haben’s book, and how to change the ableist mindset.

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@theBar : The Future of the Profession Crossfire Edition

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 21:41:34 +0000

In this edition, co-hosts Jon Amarilio and Jeff Moskowitz are joined by Bob Glaves and Jessica Bednarz from The Chicago Bar Foundation for a lively crossfire about the future of the legal profession and attorney regulation. Bob and Jess argue that the legal profession needs to make dramatic changes to the way it does business and regulates itself in order to adapt to the rapidly changing economy and solve the access to justice problem, while Jon and Jeff question whether the proposed changes will create a race to the bottom that will undermine the quality of legal services and attorneys’ lives in the long run. Tune in to figure out where you stand in this ongoing debate.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How to train your expert

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0000

When it comes to working with an expert or expert witness, there can be a lot of moving parts to keep track of. Navigating a relationship with an expert can be challenging, but it can be done successfully if both you and your expert pay attention to each other throughout the process. Author and attorney Janet S. Kole examines the complex issue of expert witnesses in her new book How to Train Your Expert: Making Your Client’s Case. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, ABA Publishing’s Olivia Aguilar speaks with Kole about common mistakes that young lawyers make while working with an expert, the ins and outs of the written report and how to avoid “impermissible ventriloquism.”

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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The Legal Toolkit : Taking Ownership of Your Legal Career

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 01:11:54 +0000

Many lawyers believe simply doing good work gives them complete job security, but in the end, much of your career may be in the hands of others. Kimberly Rice joins Jared Correia to share tactics lawyers can use to take command of their professional lives. Kimberly explains the basics of business for lawyers and gives concrete steps for developing a business owner mentality. Later, Kim reveals her “secret sauce” for marketing that helps lawyers create a prosperous personal brand in the business world.

Kimberly Rice is the president and chief strategist at KLA Marketing Associates.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexa, and TimeSolv.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : What A Week In Legal News

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 15:37:48 +0000

Joe and Kathryn do another rapidfire rundown of the biggest stories in legal news this week. Bar exam horror stories! Jones Day's salary and discrimination suit woes! The imminent collapse of a national Biglaw firm! All that and more. Plus sound effects!!!

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : AALL 2019: How AILA Integrates Tech into the Practice of Immigration Law

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 14:00:00 +0000

From AALL 2019, host Nina Jack talks to Torey Carter-Conneen, Reid Trautz, and Danielle Polen of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) about their efforts to integrate more technology into the practice of immigration law. They survey AILA’s tech priorities for members and highlight their tool, AILALink–a comprehensive searchable immigration law library. Later, they discuss AILA’s future goals that aim to keep members ahead of the rapid pace of immigration law with easily accessible, tech-forward resources.

Torey Carter-Conneen is the chief operating officer at the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Reid Trautz is the director of the Practice & Professionalism Center of the American Association of Immigration Lawyers.

Danielle Polen is the director of publications and online resources at the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Special thanks to Fastcase for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : AALL 2019: Does Georgia Hold a Copyright To Its Annotated Code?

Fri, 02 Aug 2019 17:33:29 +0000

In this panel hosted by Ed Walters, guests Kyle Courtney, Kim Nayyer, and Todd Melnick discuss Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org–a case The US Supreme Court has recently agreed to hear. They explain the possible implications of the case, particularly its potential effects on the openness and accessibility of public law. They also examine current trends in what they call the “Golden Age of Legal Research Innovation”–Legal materials are more public than ever, and the innovation surrounding this availability helps all consumers have a greater understanding of how law works in our country.

Kyle K. Courtney is the copyright advisor for Harvard University.

Kim Nayyer is an associate dean at Cornell Law School where she oversees library operations and represents the law school library within the Cornell University Library system.

Todd Melnick is clinical associate professor of law and director of the law library at Fordham University School of Law.

Special thanks to Fastcase for sponsoring this episode.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : The Benefits of the Professional Administration and Structured Settlement Combination

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 16:28:39 +0000

When designing a structured settlement for an injured person, we spend a lot of time pre-determining how much money should be set aside for medical costs. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and Ringler colleague, “Jack” McGintee are joined by Johnny Meyer, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Ametros, to discuss the benefits of combining a structured settlement with professional administration and managing the injured party’s medical settlement funds or Medicare Set Aside (MSA) post-settlement.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #235: Storytelling, with Matthew Dicks

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Matthew Dicks, we talk about storytelling, and why it’s an important skill to learn in business. Matthew shares tips for better storytelling, how to approach storytelling as a lawyer, and how it can help lawyers teach witnesses how to tell better stories on the stand.

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New Solo : Take Control of Your Work and Life with New Apps, Bots, and Services.

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 02:07:50 +0000

Sitting down with some familiar faces, Adriana Linares is joined by guest co-host Renée Thompson in this conversation with Liz McCausland to discuss the many tools she uses to optimize her work and her life. From services to help in the office, like Fancy Hands, Trello, and Upwork, to others that can help anywhere, like Alexa, Shipt, and Thumbtack, find out how the new landscape of apps and services can help improve both your work and personal life.

Renée Thompson is a mediator at Upchurch Watson White & Max and a member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors.

Liz McCausland started her career as a civil litigator and now does bankruptcy and mediations in Orlando, Florida. She is a past president of the Orange County Bar Association.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio, Nexa, Lawclerk and Courtfiling.net.

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Law Technology Now : Ingrained Innovation: Creating a Resilient, Efficient Law Firm

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:22:57 +0000

The legal industry is not immune from the basic economic trends affecting every other business. Firms must get better, faster, and more efficient to keep up with modern demands for legal services. Stephen Poor of Seyfarth Shaw LLC joins Law Technology Now’s Dan Linna to discuss how implementing beneficial thinking methodologies can help law firms ingrain innovation into their culture. They explain the process firms should go through when choosing the methodology that best suits their needs, and Stephen particularly recommends Six Sigma, Lean, and Design Thinking. Together, they highlight ways the most innovative firms exhibit natural resilience in the face of industry changes. Later, they discuss how technology solutions create more value for clients and allow lawyers to practice with greater efficiency and accuracy.

Stephen Poor is chair emeritus at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : How AI Helps Lawyers Do Their Best Work

Wed, 31 Jul 2019 21:20:23 +0000

How is artificial intelligence infiltrating the practice of law? Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street welcome Thomas Hamilton for an examination of current AI tech and trends in the legal industry. From legal-specific to general business applications, they discuss the impact of AI and explain its value for lawyers. They also focus on dispelling fears associated with AI by addressing common myths and illustrating how this tech is becoming a necessary element of the modern law practice.

Thomas J. Hamilton is vice president of Strategy & operations at ROSS Intelligence in San Francisco, California.

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Workers Comp Matters : Health Insurance and Outcomes of Injured Workers

Wed, 31 Jul 2019 17:04:02 +0000

The landscape of health insurance has changed significantly in recent years, and some of these changes have created new challenges in workers’ compensation systems. In this episode, host Alan Pierce is joined by Bogdan Savych, author of the study, “Health Insurance and Outcomes of Injured Workers.” They explore how the study was conducted and how workers’ access to personal health insurance coverage affects the care they receive after an injury on the job.

Dr. Bogdan Savych is a public policy analyst at the Workers Compensation Research Institute.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Breaking Down The Mueller Hearings

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 20:17:18 +0000

Joe and Elie watched some of these hearings everyone's talking about and break down some of the key legal issues that got lost in the spectacle. This is just what happens when a careful, conscientious attorney tries to talk to a bunch of local dry cleaner magnates who've managed to fall backward into Congress and then it all gets ciphered by talking heads churning a 24-hour news cycle.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : The Rewarding Practice of Personal Quarterly Off-Sites

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 16:40:00 +0000

We’re all familiar with the idea of corporate off-sites, but how does this concept scale down to an individual professional? In this episode, Tom Mighell interviews Dennis Kennedy about his practice of personal quarterly off-sites. Dennis explains the benefits of implementing a habit of this kind, both personally and professionally, and gives specific examples of how to plan a well-structured off-site session with measurable goals. In their second segment, Dennis & Tom offer their lists of cool travel tools for vacationing lawyers.

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 Insurance Law Podcast : The Internet is Forever: Social Media's Role in Claims Litigation

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 14:00:00 +0000

Attorneys Jim Boyers and Robert Simmons from the law firm Wooden McLaughlin discuss the importance of social media in cases and the ethical obligations attorneys have with respect to preserving clients' social media ESI.

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

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The Un-Billable Hour : The Power of Empowered Teams

Mon, 29 Jul 2019 23:37:36 +0000

Your team has the ability to multiply your effectiveness and make your firm great. But, if improperly managed, your team could also be the thing that undermines you. Host Christopher Anderson hears strategies from Helen Bukulmez for aligning the goals of your firm with those of your team. Together, they dig into ways you can improve firm culture with impactful training and support for employees—converting your team into ambassadors for your business.

Helen Bukulmez is the founder and CEO of ECEROI.com, a global consulting company that helps lawyers and law firms find the best ROI in their law practice while building strong, motivated, effective teams.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Nexa, Solo Practice UniversityScorpion, and Lawclerk.

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The Legal Toolkit : Why You Should Make the Switch to Virtual Bookkeeping

Mon, 29 Jul 2019 17:51:42 +0000

Virtual bookkeeping may actually make you feel more human. Host Jared Correia chats with Louie Balasny about how modern law firms can leverage virtual bookkeeping software. They address the typical concerns lawyers may have when considering making the switch and share the many advantages including increased security, efficiency, and support. They also touch on how automated bookkeeping helps lawyers better understand their finances through dashboards and reports.

Louie Balasny is the cofounder and vice president of strategic accounts at Botkeeper, a virtual bookkeeping service.

Special thanks to our sponsors Scorpion, Nexa, and TimeSolv.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : First-year lawyer offers self-care tips and shares how he learned to quiet his mind post-law school

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

When Michael R. Anspach attended Marquette University Law School, yoga, meditation and being active in a 12-step community helped him succeed. But once the 2018 graduate started practicing at Anspach Law, those techniques didn’t work. This was because the demands of litigation made it impossible to quiet his mind, even on evenings and weekends, he says. In this episode of Asked and Answered with the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward, Anspach talks about his road to success after law school, his self-care tips and how he learned to quiet his mind.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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Robert Half Legal Report : Succession Planning: Transition Strategies for Law Firms and Exiting Lawyers Session

Fri, 26 Jul 2019 19:05:32 +0000

Succession planning is top of mind for today’s legal leaders, for good reason. Nearly 65 percent of equity partners are projected to retire during the next decade, according to research cited in a report from the ABA and the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, while corporate law departments expect a similar exodus from their leadership ranks. In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, Ida Abbott, principal of Ida Abbott Consulting, joins host Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, to discuss critical components of succession planning that can position law firms or legal departments, their clients and departing leaders for future success. They provide insights to assist firms in respectfully supporting senior-level lawyers as they prepare to exit the practice and offer strategies to help lawyers identify and plan a positive transition into retirement or their next career post.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Natural Disasters and Dealing with the Aftermath

Fri, 26 Jul 2019 14:00:00 +0000

Natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes are awe inspiring forces that can cause extreme levels of destruction and devastation to the communities they impact. In recent months, Hurricane Barry caused flooding and disruption of vital services in New Orleans and the surrounding areas; and two powerful earthquakes rattled southern California. And nearly two years later. Puerto Rico is still reeling and recovering from the tragic effects of Hurricane Maria.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by attorney Daniel Wade, coordinator of the Disaster Legal Services Program, attorney Jeanne Ortiz-Ortiz, Pro Bono Net’s Disaster Response Legal Fellow, and attorney Alejandro Figueroa-Quevedo, deputy executive director of the non-profit organization Puerto Rico Legal Services, to discuss what an individual can do to prepare themselves for natural disasters, how lawyers can assist in the aftermath, and their experiences working as lawyers during and after these catastrophic events.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : How She Did It: Judge Nina Ashenafi Richardson’s Path to Leadership

Thu, 25 Jul 2019 20:54:02 +0000

In this special edition of the Florida Bar Podcast recorded at the Annual Convention in June, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt sit down with Judge Nina Ashenafi Richardson to hear about her personal journey in the legal profession. She describes the path she took to eventually become Leon County Judge and shares valuable wisdom for lawyers on breaking through self-imposed barriers and creating personal meaning in the practice of law.

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The Digital Edge : Building a Cutting Edge Virtual Law Firm

Thu, 25 Jul 2019 20:34:20 +0000

What does it look like to operate an entirely web-based law firm? Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Brooke Moore about her expertise as a virtual practitioner. She explains the advantages of moving to this highly tech-driven method of practicing law, including greater efficiency, flexibility, and convenience in interactions with clients. Brooke also gives listeners a rundown of how her firm operates and addresses common concerns lawyers may have about starting their own virtual law firms.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow, NexaAnswer1, and Clio.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #234: Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, with Amy Morin

Thu, 25 Jul 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this week’s episode with Amy Morin, we talk about what it means to be mentally strong and the steps it takes to get there. Some key points we cover are finding independence and resilience, practicing optimism, and learning how to think, feel, and behave as someone who is mentally strong. 

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Founder of The Slants talks about the band's free-speech fight

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

When Simon Tam booked the first gig for The Slants, there was a major obstacle to overcome: The band did not technically have any other members yet. There was just Tam and his dream of creating a rock band made up entirely of Asian American musicians. The bassist soon recruited enough musicians to perform the gig, but that would not turn out to be The Slants' biggest challenge. That would come with a trademark battle over the band's "disparaging" name that dragged on for more than a decade until it finally reached the U.S. Supreme Court. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Tam joins the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles to discuss his band and his new book, Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Academia Means Never Having To Say, 'I Got Fired'

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 19:20:51 +0000

Joe and Elie react to the news that UPenn Law School's Amy Wax has stepped up her efforts to be noticed by right-wing media by appearing at a "nationalism" conference and explicitly stating, that America would be "better off with more whites and fewer nonwhites." Who is this Amy Wax person, and why does she still have a job at this point? The answer is a toxic blend of tenure and cowardice.

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Digital Detectives : Digital Dilemma: Your IoT Device May Be Testifying Against You

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:24:56 +0000

It’s been estimated that about 8 billion “things” are connected to the Internet, and that the number of connected “things” could exceed 20 billion by the end of 2020. Sharon Nelson and John Simek are joined by Gail Gottehrer to explore the scope of the Internet of Things. It is critical to understand what data these devices collect, the privacy and security issues associated with them, and how IoT data can be, and has been, used as evidence in court. They also discuss recent legislative efforts to regulate the IoT at the state and federal level and the litigation that may result from them.

Gail Gottehrer is the founder of the Law Office of Gail Gottehrer LLC in Stamford, CT. Her practice focuses on emerging technologies as well as the digital security laws and ethical issues arising from them.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : AALL 2019: Legal Analytics—Products & Best Practices

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:44:41 +0000

Ed Walters is joined by panelists Diana Koppang, Jean O'Grady, Michael Sander, and Josh Becker to review the legal analytics discussed in their 3-part “super session” at AALL 2019. They talk about the results of the law librarians’ comparison test for analytics products, best practices for the use of these products in firms, and what they believe is on the frontier of the legal analytics space. 

Diana Koppang is director of research and competitive intelligence at Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg LLC.

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

Michael Sanders is managing director of Docket Alarm and director of analytics at Fastcase.

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

Special thanks to Fastcase for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : AALL 2019: Makers in Law Libraries

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:27:36 +0000

Host Phil Rosenthal talks to Laura Chance, Cynthia Brown, and Nina Jack about how the unique challenges in law libraries push librarians to develop their own solutions. As experts in research and organization, librarians are well-poised to become innovators. Together, this panel discusses the ways librarians use data, tech tools, and vendor partnerships to bring renewed vitality to their profession and better library services to lawyers. 

Laura Chance is Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s project manager for research & library technology.

Cynthia Brown is director of research services for Littler Mendelson.

Nina Jack is the director of product at Fastcase. 

Special thanks to Fastcase for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : AALL 2019: “On Legal AI” Book Launch with Author Joshua Walker

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:19:37 +0000

From the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting and Conference, Ed Walters talks with Damien Riehl and Joshua Walker, author of the book. “On Legal AI.” They discuss the book’s launch (marking the first treatise from Fastcase’s Full Court Press) and offer their thoughts on the current landscape of legal AI. They examine the many ways AI can be applied in legal markets and differentiate between the tendency toward AI “hype” versus the real work AI is doing to increase access to justice and create better legal services.

Damien Riehl is managing director of the Fastcase Legal Research Platform.

Joshua Walker is chief operating officer at Aon and author of “On Legal AI.”

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : AALL 2019: How to Build the Case for Legal Innovation

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:30:01 +0000

Phil Rosenthal hosts this panel including Dean Sonderegger, Steve Lastres, Gabe Teninbaum, and Catherine Monte in a discussion of the ongoing challenge of convincing legal organizations to invest in new technology. They spell out ways to build the case for innovation in your firm, including examining priorities and culture, considering the stakeholders involved in the process, and studying your organization’s competitors. They emphasize the importance of developing a means of measuring the success of new innovation and offer strategies for encouraging adoption of new tools. 

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

Steve Lastres is director of knowledge management services for Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

Gabe Teninbaum is a professor of legal writing at Suffolk University Law School, where he directs the Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation.

Catherine Monte is the chief knowledge and innovation officer for Fox Rothschild LLP.

Special thanks to Fastcase for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : AALL 2019: State of the Profession Report

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0000

Co-hosts Phil Rosenthal and Chuck Lowry are joined by current and former AALL presidents Femi Cadmus and Greg Lambert to discuss the inaugural State of the Profession Report. They review the details of how its data was aggregated, survey some of the more notable trends, and talk about new opportunities arising outside of traditional law librarian roles. They also examine the goals of the report moving forward, including when the association hopes to repeat the survey and what additional trends they plan to track in the future.

Femi Cadmus is the Archibald C. and Frances Fulk Rufty research professor of law, associate dean of Information Services and Technology, director of the Michael J. Goodson Library at Duke University School of Law, and current president of the American Association of Law Libraries.

Greg Lambert is the chief knowledge services officer at Jackson Walker and is the former president of American Association of Law Libraries.

Special thanks to Fastcase for sponsoring this episode.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #233: Giving Gifts to Build Your Business, with John Ruhlin

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with John Ruhlin, we talk about the overall theory of gift giving, including when to give and how much, the ethics of giving, what makes a good gift for your clients, and lastly, what makes a shitty gift.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : What's your brand? Max Miller has some thoughts

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

It's good to be seen as a "thought leader," but don't call yourself that in marketing materials, says lawyer, professor and small business owner Max Miller. "It should be evident," Miller told the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward in this episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast. "You shouldn't have to put it in your LinkedIn profile."

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

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Jeffrey Epstein's Legal Aftermath

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:01:57 +0000

Joe and Elie discuss Alex Acosta's resignation, Alan Dershowitz's underwear and more while covering the lawyers whose careers could end up demolished by their proximity to the Jeffrey Epstein. At every step lawyers enabled Epstein and as the SDNY brings new charges against him, a lot of lawyers are starting to face the music.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : AALL 2019: Fastcase 20th Anniversary

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:47:03 +0000

At the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting & Convention, host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Ed Walters and Phil Rosenthal for this special episode celebrating the 20th anniversary of Fastcase. Ed and Phil reminisce about the beginnings of their company and highlight how the expertise and vision of law librarians was instrumental in their initial stages of development. They share some of their most memorable high points from the last 20 years, and talk about Fastcase’s future goals and ongoing efforts to empower users with data-driven law.

Ed Walters is CEO and co-founder of Fastcase.

Phil Rosenthal is president, chairman, and co-founder of Fastcase.

Thanks to Fastcase for sponsoring this episode. 

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The Paralegal Voice : NALA Annual 2019: A Changing Industry—New Opportunities for Paralegals

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 21:08:59 +0000

Paralegals’ roles have evolved significantly as the industry has changed. Vicki Kunz joins host Carl Morrison to discuss the developments they have seen in the profession over the past several decades. They cover NALA’s past and future as an organization and encourage young paralegals to explore the many opportunities becoming available in the field.

Vicki Kunz recently retired from her role as insurance risk manager of MDU Resources Group, Inc.

Special thanks to our sponsors, NALAServeNowCourtFiling.net and Legalinc.

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The Paralegal Voice : NALA Annual 2019: Membership Engagement with NALA CEO and Executive Director Greta Zeimetz

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:54:14 +0000

NALA CEO and Executive Director Greta Zeimetz sits down with host Carl Morrison at the 2019 NALA Conference & Expo to discuss both the value NALA gives its members and the value its members bring to NALA. They also talk about the future of legal associations and how NALA plans to improve membership engagement over the coming years.

Greta Zeimetz, CAE is the Executive Director of the National Association of Legal Assistants.

Special thanks to our sponsors, NALAServeNowCourtFiling.net and Legalinc.

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The Paralegal Voice : NALA Annual 2019: Benefits of Paralegal Certification

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:42:08 +0000

Former NALA president Kelly LaGrave joins host Carl Morrison to discuss the benefits of paralegal certification. Kelly shares her background and her personal journey in the paralegal profession. Later, they examine the advantages of becoming a certified paralegal and suggest many study strategies and resources for those who wish to take the exam.

Visit NALA’s site to learn more about the Certified Paralegal Exam.

Special thanks to our sponsors, NALAServeNowCourtFiling.net and Legalinc.

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The Paralegal Voice : NALA Annual 2019: Accident Reconstruction & Recording with Ken & Anna Buchner

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:40:31 +0000

From NALA’s 2019 Convention & Expo, host Carl Morrison welcomes Ken and Anna Buchner for a detailed survey of the practical aspects of motor vehicle event recording and reconstruction. They discuss how a reconstructionist goes about their examination of an accident and the role paralegals play in the process.

Ken Buchner is the owner of Collision Reconstruction Associates, LLC, a full service motor vehicle traffic accident consultation and reconstruction firm.

Anna Buchner is a paralegal and case manager for Collision Reconstruction Associates, LLC.

Special thanks to our sponsors, NALAServeNowCourtFiling.net and Legalinc.

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The Paralegal Voice : NALA Annual 2019: eDiscovery with Jeffrey Wolff of ZyLAB

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:13:43 +0000

Jeffrey Wolff of ZyLAB sits down with host Carl Morrison at the 2019 NALA Conference & Expo to discuss eDiscovery: what it is, what it covers, and how it works. They also discuss how new solutions like machine learning help attorneys and paralegals process the growing expanse of data faster and more effectively than ever before.

Special thanks to our sponsors, NALAServeNowCourtFiling.net and Legalinc.

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The Paralegal Voice : NALA Annual 2019: Opening Coverage

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 20:43:58 +0000

It's time for the 2019 NALA Conference & Expo! In this opening mini-episode, Carl reports what he’s seen on his first day at the conference and teases a bit of what’s to come. More coverage and interviews are coming as the event unfolds, so be sure to keep your eyes (and ears) on this channel.

Special thanks to our sponsors, NALAServeNowCourtFiling.net and Legalinc.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The 2020 Census Citizenship Question and Gerrymandering

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 19:14:35 +0000

Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in two highly-watched cases. In Rucho v. Common Cause/ Lamone v. Benisek, the high court ruled federal courts do not have a role in deciding partisan gerrymandering claims. In Department of Commerce v. New York , SCOTUS blocked the Trump administration’s request to add a controversial citizenship question to the U.S. census.

So what kind of legal implications could these two rulings have on the legal and political landscape of the United States? On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Nicholas Stephanopoulos, professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School and Dale Ho, the director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project, as they discuss these two cases, take a look at gerrymandering, the 2020 census citizenship question, President Trump’s fight, how the census affects gerrymandering and next steps.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Pro Bono Scholars and Increased Representation: Dissecting Law Student Division Resolutions

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 16:46:08 +0000

This year, the law student division is bringing three resolutions for consideration before the ABA House of Delegates at the Annual Meeting. In this episode, Ashley Baker is joined by Matthew Wallace for a deeper look at two of these resolutions and what law students hope to achieve through them. First, they discuss the resolution calling for the ABA to encourage widespread adoption of pro bono scholars programs. Matthew explains the benefits of programs of this kind and offers insight into what this type of opportunity would look like for a typical law student. Later, they discuss how the resolution for increasing the number of law student division delegates from three to six would give law students the voice they deserve in the ABA House of Delegates.

Matthew Wallace is a 3L at Syracuse University College of Law.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : The Mindful Law Firm—Using Positivity to Increase Well-Being

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 17:27:12 +0000

How can firms create a culture that prioritizes health and well-being? In this On Balance Podcast, Tish Vincent and Rob Mathis talk to Anne Brafford about positive strategies for supporting well-being in the workplace. They focus on concrete ways firms can address problems and emphasize the positive effects that result from investing in a healthier work environment, including better productivity, increased client satisfaction, and greater profitability.

Anne Brafford (JD, MAPP, PhD in progress) is a former equity partner at Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius LLP and the founder of Aspire, an educational and consultancy firm for the legal profession.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Forms of Address with Judge Roy Ferguson

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:30:00 +0000

Getting a rare peek into an often overlooked corner of the legal profession, host Rocky Dhir sits down with Judge Roy Ferguson to discuss the social challenges that arise after becoming a judge. Ranging from how lawyers and laypeople should address a judge in public to the impacts ascending to the bench has on friends and family, Judge Ferguson talks about the lesser known impacts that most new judges don’t anticipate and few outsiders can truly understand.

Judge Roy B. Ferguson presides over Texas’ 394th Judicial District Court.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #232: Training the Lawyers of the Future at Emory Law, with Nicole Morris

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Nicole Morris, we talk about the Ti:GER program, what it is, how it works, and how it helps law students after graduation. Nicole shares the vision that the Ti:GER program is designed to help prepare students for and the unique skills the program gives law students that other lawyers might not have.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How the Great Recession changed American law firms

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

There’s no denying that law firms have gone through significant changes in the last decade. These changes continue to create unprecedented challenges for modern law firms today. So, what’s next? Randy Kiser, author of American Law Firms in Transition: Trends, Threads, and Strategies, pinpoints why the Great Recession of 2008 marked a defining moment for law firms and how the economic shift transformed the legal services landscape. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, ABA Publishing’s Olivia Aguilar speaks to Kiser about the impact of the recession on law firms, why law firm culture is crucial in today’s world and what lawyers have in common with the Pirahã tribe in Brazil.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Law Technology Now : Access for All: How Justis Connection Brings Lawyers and Clients Together

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 20:58:03 +0000

Kisha Brown’s goals are twofold—empowering communities with access to justice and enriching the practice of law for attorneys of color. Kisha joins Monica Bay and Sean La Roque-Doherty to discuss the challenges minorities face in the legal system. She describes what led her to develop Justis Connection, a platform for connecting lawyers of color to new clients, and together they explore how new legal technology is increasing access to justice for all.

Kisha A. Brown is CEO and founder of Justis Connection.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : All Those Lower Courts You've Been Sleeping On

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 16:33:40 +0000

People like to talk about Merrick Garland's stolen seat and Keggy McAssaulterton's dubious ascent to the Supreme Court, but people are largely sleeping on the lower courts that have been systematically restocked with FedSoc Pizza Managers. Elie, working on a big upcoming piece on this subject in The Nation, shares some of his thoughts on the state of the judicial system.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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The Legal Toolkit : From Lawyer to Tech Entrepreneur

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 15:30:00 +0000

Some lawyers dealing with pain points in the legal system day in, day out are inspired to develop technology solutions. But how do they make the leap into the legal tech space? In this Legal Toolkit, Jared Correia talks to Pieter Gunst about how he transitioned from lawyer to legal tech entrepreneur. They delve into strategies for aspiring tech founders, and Pieter shares resources he thinks are invaluable to legal tech start-ups, including Stanford’s Tech Index and the Crunchbase investor list. Additionally, Pieter offers advice on how legal tech companies can develop relationships with bar associations.

Pieter Gunst is CEO and co-founder of Legal.io.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionAnswer1, and TimeSolv.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why Having a Mission Matters

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 14:00:00 +0000

In this episode of Matters, we’re joined by John Kassel, Managing Partner of one of Vermont’s leading law firms, and Sam Glover, Founder of Lawyerist.com, to discuss what it means to be mission-driven. For modern law firms, missions are more than just words or ideas—they are “the why” behind your legal practice, your reason for doing the work that you do.

John and Sam have implemented strong mission and value statements with their colleagues, leading to growth, success, and greater employee satisfaction. In this episode, they’ll speak to the impact that being mission-oriented can have for firms, and they’ll dispense practical advice on how to align your practice with your “why.”

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Exploring Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends Report

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 14:00:00 +0000

Did you know that more than half of the world’s population is now online? Or that there are 70 million podcast listeners in the US? Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell explore these statistics and more as they list highlights from the 2019 Internet Trends report from analyst Mary Meeker. They examine the trends that sparked their interest and envision how current changes in usage could affect the future of the internet. In their second segment, they discuss the pros and cons of writing for web vs. print publications.

As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation 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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@theBar : The Chocolate Covered Edition

Wed, 03 Jul 2019 17:00:38 +0000

Our guest Valerie Beck proves that a legal career can be just like a box of chocolates—you never know what you’re going to get. Valerie graduated from Harvard Law School and practiced in “Big Law” before leaving her legal practice to become a chocolate expert and entrepreneur. In this unique edition, co-hosts Jonathan Amarilio and Trisha Rich join Valerie on a tasting tour through the world of craft, artisan chocolate. They also chat about Valerie’s unique career path, how consumers can influence and encourage major chocolate brands to become more ethical and sustainable, and Valerie’s Chocolate Freedom Project, which is committed to ending child slave labor in the chocolate industry.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #231: Creating Micro-Experiences for Your Clients, with Stephanie Everett

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

In this episode with Stephanie Everett, we talk about a few ways you can create micro-experiences for your clients. We cover retainers, graphics and video, and drafting briefs all as ways you can offer your unique value proposition and personal touch to win with your clients.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : An Independence Day Lesson In Interviewing

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 17:09:45 +0000

Joe and Elie are off for the Independence Day holiday but wanted to leave you with something to listen to while you enjoy your holiday. Last year, we spoke with Vanderbilt Law School’s Associate Director of Career Services Nick Alexiou to discuss the on-campus interviewing process. A good guide for those of you preparing for the interview of your lives.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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The Paralegal Voice : Paralegal Grab Bag: Court Rulings, Crisis Management, and the Corporate HR Guide to the Paralegal Profession

Mon, 01 Jul 2019 19:51:05 +0000

Carl decides to “mix it up”, skip the interview, and pull out his proverbial Paralegal Grab Bag to expand the conversation to a blend of news, issues, and tips. He also covers an interesting recent ruling from the Supreme Court; why your firm needs a well thought out crisis management plan and how to help accomplish that; plus his Corporate HR Guide to the Paralegal Profession. Keeping with the “mix it up” theme, Carl also takes the Listener’s Voice in a new direction for this episode, so stick around!

Special thanks to our sponsors, NALAServeNowCourtFiling.net and Legalinc.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Historic Verdict in the Roundup/Pilliod Case

Mon, 01 Jul 2019 16:43:21 +0000

The jury in Pilliod, et al. v. Monsanto determined that Roundup exposure caused Alva and Alberta Pilliod’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and in a historic verdict awarded the couple with a record $2 billion in punitive damages. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Manny J. Valdez, Jr. and guest, attorney Pedram Esfandiary of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC., discuss this verdict, the legal strategy in the case, and the current status on recalling Roundup.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Victim’s Rights with Stephanie Cagnet Myron

Fri, 28 Jun 2019 23:17:00 +0000

When we talk about technology, we like to focus on the innumerable benefits afforded to us, our businesses and our clients, but it’s worth remembering that technology is a double-edged sword. Joining host Laurence Colletti at this year’s Florida Bar’s Annual Conference, victim’s rights attorney Stephanie Cagnet Myron provides a chilling portrait of the dangers technology poses not only to our children but to all of us, in the form of cyberstalking, harassment, and more. They also discuss ways we, and parents especially, can work to protect ourselves and the ones we love from the potentially lasting impacts of bad actors online.

Stephanie Cagnet Myron is an attorney and founder of Cagnet Myron Law.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Blockchain and its Role in Litigation Today and Tomorrow

Fri, 28 Jun 2019 22:30:00 +0000

Do you have any sense of how the law will address the testimony of a conscious AI? The panelists from the Florida Bar’s eDiscovery committee and the Digital Currency Taskforce have been, as well as exploring and educating on issues related to technologies like blockchain. Zachary Catanzano, Daniel Maland, and Darren Spielman join host Jonathon Israel at the Florida Bar’s Annual Convention to talk about their work and the impacts these cutting edge technologies could have on the practice of law.

Zachary L. Catanzaro is a small business and entrepreneurship lawyer who focuses on intellectual property and emergent technologies, including cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Daniel Maland is a member of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton’s complex litigation department.

Darren Spielman is a shareholder of Kain Spielman, P.A.


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The Florida Bar Podcast : Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Data Breach Update with Chris Dix and Ryan Bilbrey

Fri, 28 Jun 2019 21:47:18 +0000

Data breaches are a regrettably routine occurrence in our increasingly digital economy. Yet, many companies are still woefully underprepared to respond to a breach of their own data. At this years Annual Convention of the Florida Bar, host Laurence Colletti hears from Chris Dix and Ryan Bilbrey about who is at risk (everyone), how much a breach costs (more than you think), and the first steps to recovery (hint: don’t keep your digital breach incident plan only on your computer). Tune in to learn how to protect yourself, your business, and your clients.

Ryan Bilbrey is the founder of Reckoning Consulting Partners.

Chris Dix is a technology-focused lawyer and CPA working at Smith Hulsey & Busey

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Jason Silver on Student Education and Admissions to the Bar

Fri, 28 Jun 2019 21:03:47 +0000

The future of any state bar rests in the hands of the next generation. At the Florida Bar’s Annual Convention, Jason Silver, outgoing chair of the Student Education and Admissions to the Bar committee, shares with host Laurence Colletti a bit about what his committee has been doing to help law students achieve their best in law school, while taking the bar, and when they start their practices.

Jason Silver is an associate at Greenspoon Marder in their Financial Services group.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: A Conversation with Chief Justice Charles T. Canady

Fri, 28 Jun 2019 20:05:10 +0000

Following a Judicial Luncheon with Governor DeSantis at this year’s Florida Bar’s Annual Convention, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles T. Canady joins host Renee Thompson to discuss the recent appointment of three new justices to his court, the influx of funding to help the court attract and retain a talented staff, and the steps the court is taking to better serve the community through new technology programs.

Charles T. Canady is the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: A Year in Review with Past President Michelle Suskauer

Fri, 28 Jun 2019 19:45:02 +0000

Host Laurence Colletti is joined by the Florida Bar’s departing president Michelle Suskauer to discuss her path to the presidency and accomplishments during the past year. She emphasizes the priorities her presidency held including supporting small/solo firms through LegalFuel, continuing support of lawyer mental health and wellness initiatives, and encouraging gender equality and diversity in leadership. Michelle also highlights her favorite accomplishment–the bar’s summit on criminal justice at which the bar collaborated with stakeholders in the criminal justice system on important issues to encourage much needed reform.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Criminal Law Updates with Denis deVlaming

Fri, 28 Jun 2019 18:11:19 +0000

Continuing with updates on case law in this series from the Florida Bar Annual Convention, host Laurence Colletti talks to Denis deVlaming about his presentation on criminal law. Together, they review some of the noteworthy cases from 2018 and 2019 and discuss how they affect the practice of criminal law. They survey a wide variety of cases, including Madison vs Alabama, which dealt with a defendant suffering from dementia on death row and Carpenter vs United States, a case on privacy rights relating to warrantless searches of cell phone location data. Tune in to hear Denis’s full inventory of interesting criminal cases.

Denis deVlaming is a criminal defense attorney in Clearwater, Florida.

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

Fri, 28 Jun 2019 17:54:56 +0000

Disclaimer: This episode was originally aired on May 17, 2018.

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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Workers Comp Matters : The Evolution of Workers’ Compensation with Alan Pierce

Fri, 28 Jun 2019 17:11:51 +0000

Workers’ compensation systems have existed in our country for over a hundred years, and the laws affecting these systems have changed drastically over time. In this episode honoring his 50th anniversary working in the field, Alan Pierce reflects on his professional career and features the notable changes he has witnessed in workers’ comp systems. Additionally, Alan takes us through the history of this area of law—from the Code of Ur, to 16th-century piracy, then all the way up to our modern systems in the United States. With all this in mind, Alan lays out the defects he sees in current systems and offers insights into needed changes.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Looking Ahead with President-Elect Dori Foster-Morales

Fri, 28 Jun 2019 16:35:35 +0000

Leadership of the Florida Bar is changing! In this episode from the Annual Convention, host Christine Bilbrey talks to Dori Foster-Morales about her role as president-elect in the year ahead. Dori talks about her support of bar president John Stewart’s planned focus on technology and then shares goals for her own presidency beginning in June 2020. They also discuss how she maintains a healthy work-life balance when managing multiple commitments.

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

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Elder Law and Estate Planning Updates

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 23:23:25 +0000

Doing estate planning early and often helps families avoid uncomfortable issues later in life. Florida Bar Annual Convention co-presenters Peggy Hoyt and Alex Douglas join host Geoff Probst in a discussion of the latest elder law and estate planning updates. They survey case law and practice tips in many areas including qualified beneficiaries, homestead issues, guardianship, irrevocable trust, and even estate planning for pets. They encourage listeners to find their entire presentation in the solo/small firm section of the Florida Bar site after the convention ends.

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 : Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Chapter 9 and Prepaid Legal Insurance Plans

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 20:28:21 +0000

Need legal assistance but don’t have out-of-pocket money for a lawyer? Fear not, there are prepaid legal insurance plans that can help you. At this year’s Annual Convention of the Florida Bar, host Laurence Colletti welcomes legal insurance expert Howard Rosenblatt to talk about affordable access to the legal system. They begin the discussion explaining the difference between Chapter 9 and Chapter 642, and then dive into why legal insurance can be very beneficial for those seeking legal assistance and for attorneys. Howard then continues to breakdown the types of legal matters the insurance does and doesn’t cover and why quality of service matters for both parties.

Howard M. Rosenblatt is an attorney specializing in estate planning, probate, and elder law.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Employment Law Updates

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 19:54:39 +0000

Recent Supreme Court decisions are creating significant changes in the practice of employment law. Hosted by Geoff Probst at the Florida Bar Annual Convention, Kevin Johnson discusses what lawyers need to know about these developments. They highlight recent cases and examine how Kisor vs. Wilkie affects the balance of power between courts and agencies. Later, they briefly discuss employment law developments around the classification of gig economy employees and the impacts of medical marijuana in drug-free workplaces.

Kevin D. Johnson is a shareholder of Johnson Jackson LLC and has represented management in labor and employment law matters for 25 years.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Practicing Better with the Technologies of Today and Beyond

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 17:49:31 +0000

Lawyers in Florida are expected to be competent with technology; the Florida Supreme Court has even made it a CLE requirement. But meeting the bare minimum requirements shouldn’t be enough. At the Florida Bar’s Annual Convention, panelists Janette Smith, Christine Senne, and Anessa Allen Santos join host Jonathan Israel to share some of their insights on the tools lawyers should be using to improve their practice; where they can find resources on how to work smarter and not harder; and how the bar is taking a leading role in facilitating this training.

Janette Smith is an attorney providing consulting services to local governments, non-profit entities, and law firms interested in streamlining technology.

Christine Senne is vice president of legal and compliance for Fluent and serves as of counsel with Manson Bolves Donaldson Varn, PA, with whom she practices environmental law.

Anessa Allen Santos is the founder and managing attorney of IntelliLaw.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Developments in Business Litigation Law with Paige Greenlee

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 17:29:03 +0000

Keep current on the latest developments in business case law with this overview from CLE presenter Paige Greenlee at the 2019 Florida Bar Annual Convention. Paige and host Laurence Colletti discuss the Florida case law updates from June 2018 to May 2019. They quickly review each case and its outcome and highlight some of the more colorful situations that led to litigation. From a cruise ship diamond purchase gone wrong to a dispute over a real estate deal at a tailgate party that may have never happened–tune in for this CLE overview!

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

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The Digital Edge : Digital Detoxing for Lawyers

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 17:10:19 +0000

One estimate claims the number of lawyers with digital addiction could be as high as 40%, and lawyers’ need to constantly engage with technology makes it difficult to set boundaries. What can they do to unplug? In this edition of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Roberta Tepper about digital addiction in the legal profession and her tips for spending less time on mobile devices. Together, they discuss the signs and symptoms of addiction, caution against “text neck”, and talk about ways lawyers can mindfully put their phones down and reduce dependence, step-by-step.

Roberta Tepper has been the lawyer assistance programs director at the State Bar of Arizona since 2013.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : The Approaching Wave of Autonomous Vehicles Drives New Risks to Insurers

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 16:42:43 +0000

Attorneys Heather Fine and Vlada Tasich from the law firm Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin examine the expected impact of autonomous vehicles and how it will change the risk environment for insurers.

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

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Law Technology Now : Innovation: Legal Industry Trends and Opportunities

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 16:21:59 +0000

Some think the word ‘innovation’ has become a meaningless buzzword, but Dan Linna and David Curle believe its meaning simply needs to be more clearly defined. In this episode, they discuss the scope of current innovation practices in different areas of the legal industry. Together, they survey trends in the legal space and give their take on the most effective and profitable ways firms can pursue innovation. Later, they discuss the landscape of data-driven practice, artificial intelligence, and predictive analytics—outlining trends and talking about the tremendous opportunities for growth in these areas of the industry.

David Curle is the director of enterprise content in the technology & innovation platform at Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Anessa Allen Santos / Blockchain for Lawyers and Its Impacts on the World

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 22:27:43 +0000

Even years after we first heard of blockchain technologies, many of us don’t really ‘get’ it. “Isn’t it just some currency thing?” Far from it. Anessa Allen Santos joins hosts Karla Eckhardt and Renee Thompson at this year’s Annual Convention of the Florida Bar to share her expertise on what blockchain is, what impact it will have on the practice of law, and how it will soon be just as pervasive across our lives as the internet.

Anessa Allen Santos is the founder and managing attorney of IntelliLaw.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Bar President John Stewart

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 21:44:23 +0000

With over 107,000 members, taking the reins of the Florida Bar can be a daunting job. At the State Bar’s Annual Convention newly appointed president John M. Stewart feels ready to dive right in. President Stewart shares with host Laurence Colletti his plans to make sure the bar navigates the influence of technology’s proliferation intelligently and efficiently. He also seeks to institute a new pilot program in coordination with the State Supreme Court to help them determine the effectiveness of existing court rules.

John M. Stewart is president of the Florida Bar and a partner at Rossway Swan.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #230: Podcasting as a Marketing Tactic, with Megan Zavieh

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Megan Zavieh, we check in on The Playbook as well talk about her content marketing strategies, including her own podcast is going. Megan shares advice for lawyers thinking about starting podcasts, and a few tips about what has worked in her marketing plan and what hasn’t.

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Digital Detectives : Guidance for Lawyers with Cybersecurity Paralysis

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 23:57:59 +0000

Many lawyers fear the topic of cybersecurity simply because they don’t understand it. What developments do they need to know about? What protections to they need to put in place? In this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek offer guidance for lawyers with cybersecurity paralysis. They discuss the reasonable steps to take to improve security based on firm size and types of information held. Additionally, they encourage firms to invest in staff training and outline the steps to take if a breach has occurred.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Facing Consequences And Moving On

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:22:34 +0000

Admissions consultant Hanna Stotland stops by to talk about Kyle Kashuv's now-revoked Harvard admission -- why it was the right move for Harvard and where Kashuv can go from here. Stotland's practice focuses on students facing admissions hurdles -- generally of their own making. We discuss Kashuv's case, Title IX, and why it might be easier to get back on track as a former drug addict.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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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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Implementation of Foreign Arbitral Awards in UAE

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 13:16:17 -0500

Obtaining an arbitral award is not the end of the road to redress. Execution or recognition is the subsequent phase, and this phase can be complex and prodigious especially if enforcement is supposed to be beyond the jurisdiction from where the award was obtained...

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Guide in Commercial Dispute Resolution

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 08:52:29 -0500

UAE has seen a considerable increase in the business opportunities and foreign investors in last decade. Accordingly, the lawmakers have amended the laws in order to have an effective dispute resolution mechanism. Such strong and stable institutions can accommodate both foreign and domestic investors in accordance with their requirements.

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Three Tips for Surviving Your Deposition

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 12:58:54 -0500

Some quick and easy tips on how to survive a deposition. If you have an upcoming deposition, this is a great resource.

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What Really Are Human Rights?

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 10:32:14 -0500

What are Human Rights, and what are Natural Rights, and why are they confused. They both exist and how does one use them?

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How to Choose the Right Law School in the US

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 12:55:57 -0500

Typically, international students have to choose from many schools if they want to to get admission in a US law school. For them, it is a challenge to choose the best law school. They have to perform a lot of research before making the ultimate decision.

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What Are The Pros and Cons of Government Surveillance?

Tue, 28 May 2019 08:20:08 -0500

Do you wonder what are the good points of government surveillance? Of course, you must realize there must be some bad points as well.

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Does the FBI Use Drones & Helicopters for Aerial Suveillance?

Tue, 28 May 2019 08:19:48 -0500

Do you get the impression the FBI is spying on you from the sky? Do you hear a plane or a helicopter flying sometimes above your home?

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Have You Seen a FBI Surveillance Van Parked in Your Street?

Mon, 27 May 2019 15:08:41 -0500

Do you suspect the FBI is spying on you? Have you noticed a van parking for lengthy periods around your neighborhood?

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Facts Every Lawyer Should Know About Hispanic Marketing

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:52:53 -0500

Hispanics remain one of the fastest growing segments of the population. As a result, Latino communities across the United States have a rising need for legal representation. Are you doing enough to effectively market your law firm to the Hispanic community?

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Why to Get a PF Registration Done - The Benefits of a Provident Fund

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:55:27 -0500

There are several ways an individual can save for the future, but the Employee Provident Fund is one of the easiest and safest option. The write-up aims to elaborate a few primary paybacks of registering for Provident Fund. It explains who PF can be utilised in case of emergency or life in general.

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The GST Bill and the GST Return - The Eight Pros and Cons of It

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:03:16 -0500

India recently switched to a single Goods and Service Tax also known as GST. In this writeup, a brief introduction to the tax is given. It is followed by the benefits it affords consumers and business. In conclusion, the obstacles the tax creates are also listed.

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Udyog Aadhar Registration - Answering What, Who, How and Why of It

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:48:27 -0500

The Government of India supports and aids medium, small and micro enterprises. To get that help, a business has to register under Udyog Aadhar. This article explains what it is and who can register for it. It then talks about the process of registration and the benefits that can be availed after it.

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Professional Tax Registration - The Benefits of Hiring Experts to Do It

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 10:11:01 -0500

The writeup explains, in brief, what is the professional tax. It then clarifies in which states is it levied, how the tax is paid and who is responsible for paying it. In conclusion, the benefits of employing a service provider for registering for professional tax payment are elucidated extensively.

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Selecting the Business Structure and the Process of Company Registration in India

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 08:08:26 -0500

The article explains the necessity of picking a company structure before registering it in India. It elucidates the types of constitutions a business can form and the importance of it. Followed by it, is an essential guide that helps new owners decide the structure of their ventures. Finally, described is the process of company registrations.

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Everything You Need to Know Before You Fill an NGO Online Registration Form

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:30:36 -0500

Starting an NGO is admirable work, but it comes with its responsibility. This article aims to provide all the information a person may need before registering an NGO. Starting from what an NGO is and ending with how to get the organisation registered, it explains every step of the way. The writeup even tackles the methods of finding financial support for the agency.

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Simplifying the Process of Name Change on a Birth Certificate for Children and Adults

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:52:53 -0500

A birth certificate is a notable document that needs to be unconditionally correct. There is no scope for error in it. The article helps simplify the process of correcting any mistake that may have occurred in the certificate. It also explains how a person can get the name changed on a birth certificate.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Safeguard Yourself Against Burnout

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:33:07 -0500

Being a legal assistant is a high stress position. We are the last step in a long line of steps that ensures pleadings and documents get filed and out on time to whomever they need to go. Everyone wants everything done yesterday, even if they only got their part of it to you ten minutes ago. It's commonplace for us to take on all responsibility for a project and get it done in an unreasonably short amount of time. We, simply, are magicians; however, it sometimes comes at a steep cost.

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Deposition FAQs, Tips and Tricks

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:39:36 -0500

You have been called upon to give sworn testimony via deposition. Thorough preparation on your part is essential. Following are answers to frequently asked questions along with some tips and tricks to make your deposition go smoothly.

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6 Qualities to Expect From a Good Solicitor

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:38:48 -0500

A successful solicitor must posses the right skills to match their particular area of law. Many of these skills will be developed over time, but it is also necessary to hold the right professional qualifications to enter this career path.

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Off-Body Carry: The Complete Guide [2018]

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:12:05 -0500

Carrying your pistol or revolver off your body in a concealed carry bag, or in any purse, fanny pack, backpack, concealed carry day planner, messenger bag or sling bag that places it away from your body may be a problem and a risk for some, but is a common style of carrying your firearm. This article will help you understand the pros of this style of carry and guide you between belt pouches, shoulder bags and purses for women.

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BigLaw And Millennials: Peas In A Pod

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:07:42 -0500

Almost every day, we see yet another article on millennials; they are examined, poked, and prodded to determine just exactly what they are and why they are not like the rest of us. I would argue to the contrary. They are just like the rest of us - only better.

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How to Get Access to the Public Records With Ease

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 20:36:42 -0500

In the United States of America, public records refer to the records that the government collected and archived. And these records are available for the common people to access for free. In simple terms, these records consist of country, state or federal info on a public domain. Anyone who has access to the internet can check out these records. Let's find out how you can find these public records with ease.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Do Know What We Know

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:02:40 -0500

One of the readers of my previous article commented: "While I don't know everything, I do know what I know." Despite my admission that legal assistants don't know everything related to law, there are circumstances in which we do know everything. Legal assistants are the detailers of the legal profession. We make the attorney's vision of their solution to a client's problem come to fruition. We get 'er done.

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The Thin Line Between Morality & Law

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:09:09 -0500

If one eats meat, in a place where majority abstain from taking it, would that person be liable to punishment? What if one takes part in a protest for more Democratic space, which has been proscribed by the Government, is that person justified in his/her cause? Are the police justified to kill in the commission of crime so as to protect innocent lives, with many viewing taking of another life no matter the situation as wrong?

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Don't Know It All

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:25:35 -0500

I work in a small general practice law firm. Despite that description, I am not familiar with every area of law. There are dozens of areas of law, some broad in scope and others very specific. Some law firms opt to practice in limited areas of law while others, like the one I work in, practice in several areas of law. There are benefits and drawbacks to each law firm model; however, I prefer working in general practice firms because they provide diversity each day. Forrest Gump famously said, "... life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." The same is true with general practice law firms.

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'DAYA-MARAN' (Euthanasia) AND 'ICHCHHA-MARAN' (Willfully Embracing a Dignified Death)

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:39:58 -0500

'Euthanasia' has been under great discussion recently, as the Govt. of India is planning to bring out a Law on this subject. Very recently, in March 2018, the Supreme Court of India rendered a very important decision on this issue. * This article, of 2016, discusses issues related with 'Euthanasia' as well as 'Willfully embracing an Honourable Death'; & talks about what is the position in Law (In India) & what it should be legally & morally. The basic principle discussed will be applicable everywhere in the World, as the Laws may differ from Country to country, but the issues related with Morality are the same everywhere

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Does My Dog Have Rights? Why Do Courts Value Pets As Property?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:12:03 -0500

We love our pets. They feel like part of the family, and Americans spend billions of dollars on them yearly - specifically $61 billion. With so much love for our furry friends, why do our courts still value pets as simple property?

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Why You Should Have a Corporate Lawyer on Staff

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:25:57 -0500

Corporations and small businesses are sites of expertise in their own industries. Business executives are highly specialized professionals whose primary focus is on the efficient and profitable management of their businesses.

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Tips For Lemon Car Cases

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:22:52 -0500

When a car fails to meets its warranty parameters and either does not function or poses a serious safety problem, we usually deal with what's called a "lemon". Being the unlucky owner of a lemon is certainly a pill hard to swallow. Luckily, each state has specially designed consumer laws. Ask the local DMV about lemon laws in your state. You surely want to get your money back or to have it replaced with a fully functional one. Check the following tips for lemon car cases:

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Legal Assistant's Corner: I Really Do (Mostly) Love My Job

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:49:02 -0500

Legal assistants are notoriously stressed out and we sometimes focus too much on the negative things that rear their head throughout each day - and negative things do happen every day. On the flip side, the majority of us absolutely love what we do and have no desire to do anything else professionally.

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How Inheritance Funding Works

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:05:23 -0500

The passing of a beloved person is always a sad moment. Some of us cope better with this new reality. Things get really complicated when that person was an important source of income for the family. Furthermore, deciding what will happen with the remaining belongings is usually a legal matter. The entire process of distributing the goods to the rightful inheritors is called a probate and it can take even years before things get sorted out. Of course, not all of us can afford waiting several years. If you need urgent money, you can always get advance inheritance funding from advance inheritance loan companies.

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Tips to Hire a Private Investigator

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:38 -0500

If you need to hire a private detective to spy on your cheating spouse or some other family member who you are responsible for, make sure you consider the tips given below. License It's very important to opt for a licensed detective. In fact, hiring an unlicensed one may lead to a negative outcome.

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What To Do After Buying A Lemon Car

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:00 -0500

For many, buying a car is a major investment. Unfortunately, not everything planned goes well. There are many hidden lemons, waiting for the unaware buyer. And by "lemon" we refer to cars which have serious malfunctions. If you suspect that you have bought a lemon, you should immediately take action. Find out more about what to do after realizing that the vehicle has serious problems.

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Understanding UK Average Weight Legislation

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:55:47 -0500

Current average weight legislation exists to ensure that packages contain, on average, no more (or less) than the weight or volume specified on the packaging. It affects all pre-packaged products, of a predetermined weight or volume that are produced without the customer being present.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: The Sticky Wicket of Conferring With Clients

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:09:50 -0500

Clients and legal assistants often build a strong and friendly relationship during the course of a case. Legal assistants act as a go between for the client and the attorney, obtaining and passing along information about the case for both. While legal assistants exist to make a case run smoothly for both the client and the attorney, discussing the case directly with a client sometimes gets sticky for us. Legally, we aren't allowed to provide you with legal advice. It's ACTUALLY a crime that we can be personally charged with. So, we generally pass you along to the attorney when you tread into those waters.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Please Respect Our Time

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:17:50 -0600

The average legal assistant works for two or three attorneys. Among other things, our job description includes drafting/editing/formatting/reviewing documents, obtaining records from various sources, disseminating documentation to all required parties, electronically filing documents with the court, knowing local/state/federal court rules, maintaining/organizing client files, scheduling appointments/hearings/depositions and interfacing with clients. In smaller firms, it's common that legal assistants wear additional hats such as receptionist, bookkeeper, office manager, marketing manager and countless more. Our days are spent constantly evaluating where in our priority list each new task ought to fall and accomplishing those tasks accordingly. To say we are crazy busy is a huge understatement.

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How to Settle a Court Case

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 20:17:50 -0600

"Money makes the world spin". It's a phrase that we all know very well. Credit cards, alimony, child-support, mortgages, student loans, business loans,.

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5 Easy Steps To Obtain a Grant of Probate

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:33:32 -0600

When disposing of an estate, you will sometimes need to obtain a document called a Grant of Probate, or, depending on the situation Letters of Administration. This article shows you how to obtain a Grant in five easy steps.

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What to Do If You've Been Left a Gift Under the Will But the Solicitors Won't Speak to You

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:04:27 -0600

If you believe that you may have been left a gift under a Will it is only natural to be curious as to what that gift is, or when you can expect to receive it. You may try talking to a solicitor who is dealing with the estate, but they may not always be able to speak with you. This article explains why and what you can do about it.

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4 Easy Steps to Value an Estate

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:58:33 -0600

When someone passes away, if they left a Will they will have nominated an executor, if they didn't leave a Will the next of kin will be able to deal with the estate. Part of sorting out the Estate means valuing it and this can be daunting. But this article explains in four easy steps how to manage this.

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Top 5 Solutions for Dealing With HMRC Winding-Up Petitions

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:11:55 -0600

I've previously written an article explaining how to get winding up petitions dismissed and withdrawn and another, five months later, revealing how HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was responsible for issuing the vast majority of winding up petitions in Britain. Sadly, very little has changed over the past three years and today, HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month. HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month.

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How to Ensure Your Winding Up Petition Is Not Dismissed or Withdrawn

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:09:59 -0600

Some time ago, we presented a winding up petition to a company that owed one of our clients 50k. Upon receipt, the respondent company threatened to apply for a court injunction to restrain us from proceeding and dismiss the petition on the grounds the debt was disputed. The respondent company falsely alleged that 49k of the debt was disputed, but in accordance with section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986, the petition remained in force as the undisputed sum (1k) was more than ?750.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Be Nice to Your Attorney's Legal Assistant

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:41:20 -0600

I can't count the number of times I've been the brunt of a client's anger or irritation just to hear that same client interact completely respectfully towards the attorney just one minute later. We understand that you are likely going through one of the most stressful and traumatic periods of your life; however, it doesn't give you license to treat us poorly during the process.

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Steps of Inheritance Probate

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:12:12 -0600

We all have to go, sooner or later. And many of us choose to leave more than memories to the loved ones. This is why making a will and specifying the inheritors has become of utmost importance. If you care about your spouse and children, make sure that their future is secured long after you are gone. Before receiving any money and access to estate, the beneficiaries will have to wait for the probate process to finish and the inheritance distributed. There are several steps for any typical probate.

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Technology in the Legal Sector

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:41:58 -0600

It is safe to say that we are firmly into 2018 now. The first month of this year has been filled with brand new technology. That is set to change the way we live our day to day lives.

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Preparing For A Lie Detector Test - The Dos

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:32:04 -0600

The lie detector test is very common, especially where police investigations are involved. There are however very many other situations where the tests can be applied, including in job application, especially government jobs and during investigations at the place of work. Some couples also opt for the tests when they are uncertain about the aspects in their relationships and feel the only way to get closure is by putting their partners to the test.

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Limits of Human Laws

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:18:28 -0600

The evolution of man necessitates that he form communities where he can live in relation with his neighbors. And since human beings are of varied in nature, it became pertinent that each community must organize itself to take care of both the weak and strong, and therefore a legal system gradually evolved in each society based on the spiritual maturity of the people.But the more mankind fell from grace, the more removed the laws became from natural laws that govern all creation.

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Starting a Tax Exempt Organization

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:56:23 -0600

The term 501(c)(3) refers to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, where the rules and regulations governing exempt organizations are found. Tax exempt organizations are commonly referred to as 501(c)(3). 501(c)(3) includes both public charities and private foundations.

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The Top Business Lawyers Mean Business

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:30:26 -0600

Business owners need to abide by the laws of business from day one. These laws govern various aspects of a business - organization, taxation, advertising policies, pricing, human resources, infrastructure, and others. They also provide protection to business owners from liabilities.

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Evolution of Military Law in the United States

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:34:18 -0600

While in service I visited the United States as a guest of the US Air Force. As I was sometimes a presiding officer of Court Martial in India (being legally qualified), I was interested how the US military law functions. One significant difference is that in the US, there is at the moment one Unified Military Code which is applicable to all the 4 service arms namely the army, airforce, navy and coast guard, while in India we have a separate military code for each service.

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DUI Lawyer - What They Do

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 07:32:05 -0600

DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence but in some states it is called DWI, Driving While Intoxicated. There are strict laws in all of fifty states for those that are caught doing driving when they are intoxicated. If you are stopped for suspicious behavior the law enforcement officer can do a field sobriety test if the drive has slurred speech, has a strong odor of alcohol on them or general incoherence. They can also ask permission to do a BAC, which stands for Blood Alcohol Content test if the driver does not demonstrate good motor skills or judgment during the field tests.

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Probate Attorney - What You Should Know

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 07:38:43 -0600

This is the attorney that you would hire to administer the last will and testament of a deceased person. They will also help to guide the heirs through the probate process in court, which is when a person files a petition for probate. This is the process to determine if the will the deceased left behind is valid. In the probate process the assets that the deceased left behind are distributed to pay any bills and what is left is divided among the heirs as the will states.

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How Home Insurance Lawyers Can Help Resolve Your Case

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:47:44 -0600

Home insurance lawyers do the fighting that you are not able to do. Terri-Lynn Robinson's entire life was turned upside down when a dispute with her ex-husband went disastrously wrong. As he packed to move out, he decided to take revenge. He retrieved a BBQ lighter and lit the entire length of their bed skirt on fire.

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Do Current Law Students Need: Remedial Study - And Different External Bar Preparation?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:12:37 -0600

Law school enrollment and bar examination pass rates are on the decline for various reasons. There is a solution to help students and protect the public too.

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Why The Probate Process Takes A Long Time To Decide Inheritance Distribution

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:02:31 -0600

Without proper planning, a person's estates will be distributed through a probate process after the person's death. This judicial-administrative process is lengthy and it may take years until a final resolution is reached. Hiring specialized lawyers and consultants is recommended and will greatly speed up the process, since experts know what documents are needed and the exact steps of the probate. But first, let's analyze the reasons for which a probate process lasts so long.

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5 Things to Consider While Building a Remote Legal Team

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:26:07 -0600

Thinking of building a remote legal team? Read this article and learn about a few things, which you need to consider for your venture's success.

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Law Enforcement Investigator

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:21:01 -0600

When a crime is committed, it is essential to uncover all the evidence associated with it in order to find the culprit. It is the law enforcement authorities who make the arrest. But they require a complete analysis of the motive behind the crime, methods involved in committing the crime, prime suspects, etc. This can be done either in-house or professional private investigators can be hired. He is known as a law enforcement investigator.

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How to Best Prepare for Attending Court

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:20:03 -0600

It can be difficult to know how to behave and act to reduce the stress of attending court and present yourself in the best possible light to the Judge. This article will discuss some of the most practical advice to present yourself well at Court.

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Why I Sued an Elephant

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:05:24 -0600

15 million lawsuits were filed in America last year. I urge you to protect yourself, and the first step is researching how you can lawyer-proof your life.

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Getting Good Legal Advice

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:22:59 -0500

You have to make a decision that can cost many thousands of dollars. You want good legal advice. This article shares how one attorney analyses a case for his clients.

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Five Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Attorney

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:35:30 -0500

Learn how to find the right attorney for your needs. Identify the steps you should take to ensure you choose the attorney who will best represent you.

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Looking 40 Years Back - A Circle Closes

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:59:07 -0500

We learn the meaning of a career by looking back over the decades of struggles and successes. But even at the end of a work life, we are called to create outstanding results with energy and imagination. I just attended my law school 40-year reunion. What I learned surprised me, and it was seeing into my own soul, the parts of me that account for both my progress and my missteps after 40 years of court battles.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Parking Lot Compliant With Fire Lane and ADA Striping

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:54:32 -0500

When your parking lot needs to be compliant with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Standards of Accessible Design, there are a few things to keep in mind. To begin with, when you need to provide spaces for parking, you have an immediate obligation to remove any barriers to accessibility that may exist in your facility of parking. It is relatively inexpensive to do ADA striping and thus, quite achievable. Here are a few tips to ensure you get it right the first time.

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HOA Attorney Job Description

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:22:57 -0500

This type of attorney is the one that represents and advises the homeowner's association board members on many different matters regarding property rights and contracts. A HOA attorney (homeowners association) is generally in charge of drafting the community rules so that they comply with the governing law.

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Are We Sinking the Jones Act?

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:39:42 -0500

As a former merchant mariner, I continue to follow issues relating to the shipping industry in general with a particular interest as to matters touching on the survival of America's merchant marine. I was surprised to recently learn that Senator John McCain, a man whom I admire, has introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Jones Act restrictions against foreign flag vessels carrying cargo between U.S. ports. His bill, entitled the Open America's Waters Act of 2017, would allow foreign flag vessels to compete within U.S. waters for goods moving between American ports. I can't help wonder why the Senator believes such a repeal is good policy, maritime or otherwise.

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What Are Lemon Law Attorneys?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:27:07 -0500

When we buy a new car, we make sure to get a car that works fine and we feel comfortable in it. This is why most of us opt for test-driving a car before purchasing it. It is a smart thing to do. But even so, our hopes and dreams will be shattered if the car we bought starts to act strangely and it stops running. Even more troublesome is when after repeated repair attempts, the car still has the same problem. In this case, we are sad to announce you, but you've stumbled upon a lemon. The best thing to do is to get your car replaced with a working one or have your money returned. Hire a lemon law attorney if things do not go well with the car dealer.

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Scope of Corporate Law in India

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:25:41 -0500

Gone are the times when litigation and a robe clad barrister used to be the only meaning and face of law in India. Today the scene is such that the corporate law practice is truly international in nature thanks to the fact that India is one of the most fastest growing economies in the world and a signatory to the WTO or world trade organization.

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A Brief Summary of Contract Law: Key Terms, Common Defenses and General Recommendations

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:44:41 -0500

Many individuals and companies enter into contracts without fully understanding the terms. Often, neither party has clarity on what the contract requires in terms of performance standards, remedies for breach and whether unwritten terms can supplement the written contract. This post is intended to provide a quick guide to some key terms and issues that are relevant in the area of contract law.

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Method of Commencing Action in the Magistrate Court in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:01:45 -0500

How proceedings are initiated in the magistrate court. -LAGOS AND ABUJA AS A CASE STUDY. (A) Magistrate Court in Lagos - Under ord 1, Magistrate's Courts (Civil Procedure) Rules, two forms of commencement are provided: A person can institute an action using any of the following:

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Appraisal of Applications Pending Appeal and Enforcement of Judgment in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:04 -0500

Upon judgment, a party may appeal against the judgment or interlocutory order. It becomes necessary to preserve the res ante pending the determination of the appeal. There are three types of applications that can be made for maintenance of the status quo pending appeal.

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What To Do When You Need Quick Inheritance Money

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:12:47 -0500

The departure of a loved one is always a great moment of sadness. Unfortunately, this unpleasant feeling will be aggravated by the immediate financial consequences. If the person who dies was the one earning the most money (or the only one earning money) for the family, the loss of income will be very dangerous for the remaining descendants. Luckily, most of us take this scenario into consideration and formulate wills. In this way, the valuables will be distributed to the loved ones. However, the process of distributing the valuables stipulated in the will can take a lot of time. This may be a big problem in the heirs need urgent money. Find out what to do when you need quick inheritance money.

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Conservatorships and Why You Should Avoid Them

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:20:02 -0500

This article will explain how conservatorships work in the state of California. You will learn about the pitfalls of conservatorships and how to avoid them.

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6 Winning Asset Management Strategies That You Need to Apply Now

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:29:37 -0500

It is all about to understand the 6 winning asset management strategies. It will help help apply now and get satisfactory results from expert asset protection attorney.

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How 'No Win, No Fee' Is on the Verge of Demise

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:44 -0500

Being in the hospital is never easy. It puts everything to a stop and, depending on the seriousness of the issue faced, can make you think seriously about what is really important in life. For those that don't suffer such a serious injury or illness, it can really slow you down in life.

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Police Shortages Threaten Big Cities, Small Towns

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:26:27 -0500

It's never been harder to find a hero. Police departments across the country are struggling to fill their ranks, and it's overworking officers, worrying residents, and frustrating city and state officials. Big cities don't have nearly enough police officers walking the beat. If you are a law enforcement officer that has been injured on the job from a lack of support, visit a Colorado workers comp attorney today.

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The Major Keys of a Legal Service System

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:24:19 -0500

In whichever country we may reside we are bound by the laws of the place. Every country state has its own set of laws that the people, organizations and every alternate system have to abide by. The citizens have to limit their activities according to the demands of the state and country.

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See You In The Court

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:18:01 -0500

Justice hails to be a part of our life and it secures our rights. But in the current world justice has been matched with mere anarchy and destitution.

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Why Is There No Law for Religious Malpractice?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:27 -0500

If a doctor gives a person the wrong prescription or removes the wrong organ, or so forth, he would be up for malpractice and would lose his license. The same does not apply, however, to the priest who upholds the lies and myths of religious tenets and advises incorrectly. The fact that he claims to forgive sins and sends people on their way to do the same again should come under the heading of religious malpractice.

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How To Detect a Lemon Car

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:56:21 -0500

There are few things more exciting than buying a new car and testing it on the road. Owning the car of your dreams is a great feeling. Unfortunately, this feeling can be quickly ruined if the new vehicle begins to act strangely and is plagued by numerous malfunctions in a short time. If the number of repairs is quickly getting higher and you wander why, the answer may be in front of your eyes: you have bought a lemon car. Find out how to detect a lemon car before actually buying the car and contact a lemon law attorney if you need any help.

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What Is Food Safety and How Is It Achieved?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:55:35 -0500

Food security is one big issue that needs to be dealt with no leniency. Everyone has a right to clean food and this is made sure by the strict rules of FSSAI. Also, the consultants play an important part in getting the manufacturers their licenses to make sure only high quality food reaches the masses.

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It's Time We Answered the Call for First Responders

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:58:41 -0500

Under current Colorado law, first responders are not able to receive benefits if a traumatic event that occurred while on the job resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder. However, Colorado House Bill 1229 will allow these heroes to seek claims involving PTSD if diagnosed by a licensed mental healthcare professional. The Colorado Workers Comp attorneys here at Burg Simpson are fighting for your rights to clear this important bill.

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How Lawyers Can Mindfully Cope With Changes Coming To The Legal Profession

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:02:11 -0500

Change on an unprecedented scale is descending upon the legal profession. This article examines what some of those changes are, what other firms have already done and how you can mindfully cope with the changes you will have to make yourself.

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Free Legal Advice

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:27:39 -0500

What is a Founder Agreement (FA)? When a startup company comes into existence, it requires a set of rules between the founders/promoters of that company. "Founder Agreement" is a contract which is drawn between the founders/promoters of a company on key issues in regards to their company.

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Comparison of Minorites Shareholders Rights Under Companies Act 1956 and 2013

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:48:54 -0500

Sec 397 to 409 of companies Act 1956 lays down provision in order to safeguard the interest of shareholders & oppressive act of majority shareholders. Principle of natural justice works under this, it is so necessary because in general "the will of the majority prevails". They control he maximum decisions of the company because of which minority dragged automatically. They misuse their power to exploit the rights of minority. In such a case a proper balance of rights of majority & minority shareholders is essential for the smooth functioning of the company.

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Indian Laws and HIV/AIDS Patients

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:27:01 -0500

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the breakdown of the immune system. It is the final stage of HIV infection, where severe damage is done to the immune system and leads to fatal infections. This article represents the scenario/legal status of the Aids community whose members have been reluctantly drafted from every segment of the society.

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What to Do If the New Car You Bought Is a Lemon

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:57:03 -0500

One of worst nightmares of any newly bought car owner is to discover that the vehicle is not working as it was supposed to. If the car you purchased is a so called "lemon", read the following article and find out what to do.

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The Advantages Of Working With Bail Bonds Agent

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:56:01 -0500

In order to properly deal with your bail bonds, it is best to work with agents. These agents can provide the best features that can accommodate your needs.

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Power of Attorney - What Are the Benefits?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:19:21 -0500

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a document that will state the name of the person who has the power to act on your behalf when they conduct any important transactions for you. The person who is acting in your behalf is referred to as the attorney-in-fact. When utilizing the power of attorney the attorney-in-fact is expected to act with complete integrity and honesty. The most important benefit of being an attorney-in-fact is the relationship of trust that you build with the one gives them the power of attorney.

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498A - A Ground Reality

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:01:32 -0500

The rationalization, which feminists give, when someone talks about misuse of 498A is that all laws are misused. And it is no big issue that the 498A is misused. This rationalization is nothing different of those people who take advantage of other less privileged. Due to this obtuse reasoning (or lack of it), they have been able to derail discussions around any changes in the existing law even when there is a detailed Law Commission report (243rd volume) on misuse of 498A.

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Challenges Faced By CS in Annual Return Filing

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:32:36 -0500

It is a well-known fact that 'annual filing fever' grips all CS (Company Secretary) offices during October & November after corporates hold their AGMs and due dates are triggered for filing of audited financial statements and annual return. However this year, filing has reached a 'feverish' pace and pitch thanks to the late release of e-forms under the new Companies Act, 2013 and also repeated revisions of the same. This has thrown several challenges at CS offices as well as corporates struggling to understand and fill the information correctly.

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Extraterritorial Application of Competition Law

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:31 -0500

This article describes the significane of competition law policies both nationally and internationally; the risks involved in individual competition especially engaging in cross-broader trade activity. It insists upon the need for an effective competition policy at international level and provides possible solution to reduce abuse.

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International Environmental Law and Policy of Sustainable Development

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:29 -0500

This article addresses the concern to create an order of international environmental governance in the light of Sustainable development as this is one significant concern which remains as great as ever and which cannot be considered in isolation from other global concerns. States, International organizations, non-government organizations, networked communities of experts, and administrative secretariats of treaty organizations are accountable for law and policy making in the field of international environmental law.

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The Horse Hair Wig and the Law

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:58:40 -0500

It's a peculiar sight to see when judges enter courts in their robes and horse hair wigs while barristers are similarly dressed. In the Supreme Court under British rule they line up like Santa Clauses in red robes and wigs to administer the law. The question is who are speaking for and what is the meaning behind their garb?

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How to Stop Harassment From Creditors

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:34:49 -0500

Creditors can take action to recover their money if you have unpaid debts and this intent is not illegal by itself. However, if the steps taken to recover the debt amount to harassment or cause you trauma, then you have the right to put an end to it.

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How to Choose a Lemon Law Lawyer for Yourself?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:46:48 -0500

Lemon law is an extremely specialised field of litigation and requires years of experience and expertise. Due to this very reason, choosing a lemon lawyer can be quite a difficult task. So, here are few guidelines as to how you can choose the best lemon lawyer for yourself. Just follow these guidelines and you shall have no problem at all.

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Insurance Lawyers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:47 -0500

This professional specializes in different types of insurance and the lawful upholding of these different insurance policies. During a normal workday, they may work with staff and aides to track any current cases progression, complete continuing education courses like changes in insurance law, or investigate current cases. Some of the more common types of insurance include:

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Assault Defense Lawyer

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:21 -0500

This professional represents a person who has been charged with assault, which could be felony or misdemeanor assaults. They also represent clients that are charged with battery. The combination of assault and battery will often have a penalty of jail time. The job of the assault defense lawyer is to keep their client out of jail or have the amount of time they would be given if they were found guilty reduced. The lawyer will often try to enter into a plea bargain agreement with the prosecutor if their client will have to pay a fine if found guilty.

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What to Know When Searching For Public Records

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:25:00 -0600

Not all public records are free and online. However, there are many great resources for finding public records and court records.

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Legalization of The Powers of Traditional Authorities As Environmental Supervisors

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:48:22 -0600

The traditional authorities are reckoned as landowners and the rightful heirs to the seat of the past forebears. Owing to their ordained position, they are charged with the heinous responsibility of ensuring the conservation and the sustainable use of the resources in the environment. Thus, their powers need to be legalized for them to play their roles effectively as environmental inspectors.

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3 Ways to Search for the Best Whistleblower Lawyer

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:44:36 -0600

Whistleblower lawyers are the one, who exposes wrongdoing in the health care industry and bring unlawful activity to the attention of the court and the government. Whistleblower lawyers who expose crime of an individual that is deemed to be illegal within the healthcare industry.

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Protect Your Work With Copyrights

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:46:19 -0500

Literary works, musicals, artwork, sculptures and other creative works are generally concern to copyright protection. A copyright protects the shape of expression, as opposed to the subject depending on the expression. There must be some element of creativity and originality inside the paintings.

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Advantages of Copyright Registration

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:44:10 -0500

When running a business, you need to be cautious and make certain every small interest of your organization is blanketed. When you manufacture a product or float a design and even think of a suggestion for the betterment of what you are promoting, it is vital for you to copyright it.

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How To Avoid Copyright Infringement

Thu, 31 May 2018 06:56:38 -0500

Copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secrets are all ways in which people can protect their intellectual property. However, there are key differences in each of the protective instruments in regard to what exactly they're protecting.

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Ensuring That You Own Your Content's Copyright

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:56:57 -0500

You have been a prolific writer for your business for a long time and, of course, just like all other writers, you use sources to back up the facts that you write in your content. Of course, there is no reason for you to assume anything other than the fact that you own the copyright of all of the content that you are writing.

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Basics of Navigating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA")

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:35:47 -0500

Due to the proliferation of the Internet, social media platforms, and hosting websites, online service providers have often become unwitting hosts to materials that may potentially infringe on the copyrights of another. Likewise, original content creators have also increasingly found themselves to be targets of unjustified DMCA takedown requests. Sometimes these takedown requests are made for anti-competitive or harassing purposes by competitors of the website operator.

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How To Respond To Settlement Letters In Copyright Infringement Cases

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 06:39:23 -0600

Settlement letters are sent to particular internet subscribers who are identified to have infringed a copyrighted material. Also known as letter of demand (LOD), the letter is usually composed of the name of the infringer, IP address, and all the details about copyright infringement. First of all, getting a demand letter such as a TCYK letter more likely means that you did violate the law and the copyright enforcers have evidence to prove that you have infringed a copyrighted content.

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What Are the Most Common Forms of Intellectual Property?

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:01:29 -0600

There are many types of intellectual property, such as patent, trademark, copyright. Understanding the basics of these subjects is critical to knowing how and when to register them for protection.

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How Digital Technologies Improve Filmmaking

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 07:24:00 -0600

Breaking into the current film industry holds a greater challenge compared to classic filmmaking. The digital era has certainly catered to the universal passion of moviemakers for making motion pictures. Today, digital technology changed the way how movies are made.

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How to Come Up With Your Best Legal Move for Copyright Cases

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 08:49:29 -0600

There are a number of factors that contribute to the success of a copyright case. This article explains the different types of damages that can be calculated and ultimately help people determine their best legal move.

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Copyright Infringement in the Digital World

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:41:02 -0600

In this article, some of the reasons behind copyright infringement in the digital world are briefly discussed. Several basic solutions to reduce the issue are also included.

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Ways to Overcome Copyright Problems

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 06:39:55 -0500

In this age of instant communication, more and more ideas are being born and products created than ever before. With the current entrepreneurial trend, new business owners are creating never-before-seen content and services in order to better the world. With so much going on, it can be easy to create something that copies another person a little too closely.

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Of Film Festivals, Creativity, and Copyrights

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:07:01 -0500

Movies with poor reviews do not necessarily give anyone the excuse to pirate them. Art is subjective and stealing is wrong. These are two truths that should be recalled when dealing with piracy.

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Received a Copyright Infringement Notice? Now What?

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:53:42 -0500

This article talks about what to do when receiving a copyright infringement notice or letter of claim such as the TCYK LLC letter. It has a few FAQs and what-to-do tips in order to prevent getting another piracy letter.

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Film Copyrights In Adaptations

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:04:55 -0500

This article is about film adaptations and their copyrights. A range of examples of some known film adaptations are also enumerated, such as works that come from comics and novels. It also discusses the importance of copyright protection even for film adaptations.

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How to Be Protected From a Copyright Infringement Claim

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:46:56 -0500

Copyright infringement can be avoided by limiting yourself to "fair use" of the copyright. So, to keep from getting a Copyright Collections letter or a lawsuit, check if your use is still under fair use.

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How Does One Track Copyright Infringers?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:38:32 -0500

In the Age of the Internet accessing a limitless wealth of knowledge is at your fingertips. But how this information is tracked and regulated is often a mystery. Usually carried about by government agencies, tracking how people use the Web and access information yields some interesting trends about consumption.

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Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:03:57 -0500

Criminal and civil penalties, damages and fines, and viruses or adware are just some of the disadvantageous factors behind downloading movies illegally. Get to know more consequences of using pirate sites through this informative and comprehensive article about "Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally".

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Film Copyrights On Practical Applications

Tue, 12 May 2015 10:50:07 -0500

In universities, academicians explore new ways of teaching their students. To be more effective in what they do, they come up with ideas on how to make their points come across as clearly as possible. Some do outdoor activities while others give as many exams as possible.

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Email Yourself To Protect Your Own Copyright

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:32:36 -0500

Use a method that is much better than a "poor mans copyright", called Emailer's Copyright! The time-stamp is embedded in the system, so that means the user can't alter it, at least not directly.

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Protect Your Artistic Work - Apply for Copyright Registration Now

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:29:23 -0600

Introduction: Copyright registration can be obtained for original works of art, literature, books, music, films, CDs and computer programs. Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creations, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity. Creativity being the keystone of progress, no civilized society can afford to ignore the basic requirement of encouraging the same. Economic and social development of a society is dependent on creativity.

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Identity Crisis: Protecting Yourself From Image Theft

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:11:48 -0600

Online Image theft poses more than just a threat to photographer's copyrighted works and income. Personal images stolen from online sources present a grave security risk, and can be used as the basis in the creation of fraudulent online profiles. Learn the facts and how to protect yourself from image copyright violation and identity theft.

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All About Copyrights

Thu, 29 May 2014 10:53:44 -0500

All about copyrights, sourced, and basic. In this article I tell you about how to get a copyright, how to upkeep one, and why they exist.

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Unwritten Constitutional Law Of The United Kingdom!

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:12:05 -0500

Constitutions organize, regulate and handle state power. It helps to frame a strong structure of the state, the key state institutions and the fundamentals governing their associations with everyone and with the citizens of the state. The constitution of the United Kingdom is an exception because it is not available in the written form.

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Copyright Fraud

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 09:06:25 -0600

A look at copyright fraud and how a private investigator may be able to help in this increasingly global market. Particular emphasis is given to the South East Asian context of copyright fraud.

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Copyright Part Three: A Work of Authorship

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:24:16 -0600

Part Three of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here why a work of authorship is essential to copyright protection.

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Copyright Part Two: Unprotected Works

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:50:22 -0600

Part Two of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what a copyright does not protect.

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Copyright Part One: The Definition of Protection for Creative Works

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:53:36 -0600

Part One of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what two of the three essential parts of copyright protection are.

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Copyright 101: Understanding Copyright Law and How to License Your Artwork As a Designer

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:15:58 -0500

Understand your rights as a designer for both copyright and licensing your artwork. Many designers don't know the facts on how to protect themselves by regulating artwork usage.

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5 Reasons to Register Your Works With the US Copyright Office

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:18:39 -0500

When you create a work, you automatically own the copyright. No notice or registration is required. However, unregistered works don't have the same protection that registration confers on the owner. Here are 5 reason that you should register your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Entertainment Law - How To Register Your Copyrights

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:47:17 -0500

Although your work is copyrighted as soon as you commit it to paper, tape, etc., there are numerous additional benefits if you register the copyright in your work with the U.S. Copyright Office. This article walks you through the surprisingly simple registration process to save you time and money.

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Copyright For Non-Lawyers

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:43:08 -0500

The Internet, along with the social media networks built on it, has created a plethora of opportunities for those who create video, music, photographs and writing to publish their work in formats with the potential for wide distribution. Copyright questions have suddenly become important to many of us who would never have otherwise considered them.

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Copyright Books and Songs in India

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:17:28 -0500

From the music we listen to and the books we read, to the website, photograph, Video and products we use in our daily lives, each is a product of human creativity, and that creativity is protected. It is these creations of the mind, once expressed, that make up intellectual property.

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Legal-Binding 'Work for Hire' Freelance Jobs

Fri, 10 May 2013 15:43:50 -0500

Work for Hire agreements are becoming more common in the business world for the simple fact that companies want to retain ownership of their works. Complete ownership means companies can keep generating revenue from such works without paying royalties. For any WHF agreement to be legally-binding, both the company and freelancer must sign and date the contract, acknowledging all terms and rights.

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The 5 Steps You Need to Take When You Receive an ISP Subpoena Letter

Fri, 10 May 2013 14:03:10 -0500

What steps should you take if you have received a letter from your ISP notifying you that you have been accused of copying movies, music, software or other content over the Internet? This article provides the beginning of an action plan from an experienced attorney.

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Integrating Copyright Awareness in the Pedagogy of Art in Ghana

Fri, 03 May 2013 08:47:28 -0500

The historical evolution of teaching and learning in class reveals that the creation and use of art remain an integral aspect of education. During the time of the pre-historic man, various art forms were used in many ways to communicate, keep records and pass on information from generation to generation, when there were no written records and texts were not developed.

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What Is Copyright Awareness?

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:43:47 -0500

There is no standard definition for "Copyright Awareness". However, some critics have argued that awareness can only be defined in the light of what is being manifested in all forms of perception, knowledge and consciousness. In each expression, awareness is revealed as the ability to perceive (perception), know (knowledge) or the state of being conscious (consciousness).

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Top 10 Reasons to Register Your Copyright

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:18:26 -0500

The sheer act of creating an original piece of art makes it yours and yours alone. That unique beat, the words to a song, steps to a dance, or outline to a TV pilot: It's your intellectual property. This property, like real estate or a bank account, holds value and you should protect it. Certainly, if someone is to become famous from your musical ideas or reap vast profits from their sale, it should be you and not the person who ripped your ideas off. Just like there are vaults to protect your money and deeds to prove you own land, the law provides a simple way to protect your intellectual property: registering a copyright. With due apologies to David Letterman, and in no specific order, here are the 10 Ten Reasons to Register a Copyright:

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The Importance of Music Licensing Agreements

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:13:00 -0500

Working in the music industry is highly competitive and can oftentimes become stressful when handling money, legalities and costs or fees involved with producing and distributing music. Whether you are an artist trying to earn a living from your music or a producer and distributor looking to generate a profit from helping artists, hiring a music licensing lawyer is often necessary to avoid any potential legal issues from arising in the future.

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Current State of Copyright Awareness in Education

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:48:48 -0500

There are many misconceptions about copyright law. Many people sometimes fail to notice that the use of other peoples' resources without due acknowledgement is offensive. Some also think that using copyrighted materials do not always require permission from the author in all cases.

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What Are Music Publishing Agreements?

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:20:04 -0500

Any time you are working professionally in the music industry, having the right legal assistance is a key factor in finding success financially and when trying to expand your career. Whether you are planning to record and produce music or if you want to share and sell your own records, hiring an entertainment lawyer is highly recommended to keep yourself legally protected and informed at all times.

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What Does GMO Seed Patent Law Have To Do With Copyright Law for 3-D Printing

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:37:20 -0600

Regardless of how you feel about genetically modified crops the Supreme Court is going to hear a case which could affect many future cases in many different industries. The case involves a farmer who paid Monsanto to use their seeds one time, but of course seeds grow into plants which make more seeds and then the farmer used the seeds of those plants without further paying Monsanto for continued use. Monsanto has spent billions of dollars developing specialty seeds and needs to make a return on their investment and has a patent for those genetically modified seeds.

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The Most Crucial Points You Should Know About Music Licensing And Musical Copyright

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:21:26 -0600

Royalty-Free Music, Copyright Free Music, Retail Music, there are many different kinds of music when it comes to Licensing arrangements and copyright issues. Treading carefully is not only a wise thing to do, but essential if you want to stay clear of a costly law suit.

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"No Stairway, Denied!" - The Effect Of Copyright On DVD Releases

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:20:39 -0600

Have you ever been watching one of your favorite TV shows of films on DVD and had the experiences ruined by a poor dubbing of music or blurred images? The reason behind this problem is the huge expense that networks and studios would have to pay for licensing rights to the removed music and images. Prior to the explosion of DVDs, many just didn't think to have broad, extended licensing deals to the music and images used in producing TV shows and films.

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Get Permission When Using Other People's Material

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:52:25 -0600

Everything that somebody publishes to the Internet is covered by copyright automatically, whether or not it says so explicitly. Some copyright holders do make their material available for sharing, and in different ways. Here's a list of the most common types of permission.

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Facts About Copyright: USCO Registration

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:39:37 -0600

Facts about copyright: USCO registration is not required in order to protect your rights, but it does provide important benefits. Here's how copyright registration works--and what doesn't work.

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Does the "Poor Man's Copyright" Really Work?

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:27:12 -0600

The "poor man's copyright"-mailing a copy of your own work to yourself, leaving it sealed, and using the dated postmark to prove legal ownership-is commonly considered legally valid. But does the so-called poor man's copyright really protect your work?

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Understanding the Impact of Duplicate Website Content

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:11:55 -0600

When you begin to create a web presence for your work from home business, it can be tempting to look for short cuts to get things up and running. We all know that the best websites are fantastic sources of information, telling us things we don't know from news to how-to guides and articles. The quickest way to create a rich website that is full of great content is to bring together some of the content that is already available online. But did you know that duplicate content on your website can seriously harm your reputation? Even copying just a few pages from a competing website can result in damage to your reputation, your search engine performance and - ultimately - your success.

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Copyright Law - A Detailed Explanation of the 'Fair Use' Clause

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:32:32 -0500

A claim of Fair Use for copied extracts from a another copyright work is a common plea used by authors, researchers and critics. What is Fair Use and how can it be defined? A brief explanation.

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Public Performance Fees for Songwriters

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:32:50 -0500

We hear music on the radio, while shopping, in clubs, even while on hold on the telephone. Does the songwriter get paid? If so, how do they get paid. Weekly? Or weakly? This article summarizes the situation.

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Copyright Terms - What Is the Legal Definition of a License Agreement?

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:42:59 -0500

Copyright of specific works and the ideal of Intellectual Property are two subjects, especially in our highly technological Internet age with ease of communication, theft and fraud, which are constantly under debate. The discussion on how to protect the rights of an artistic or literary creator from those who would steal works, give them out as their own, or simply market them for profit, has been raging since long before the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was first penned and accepted in 1885 / 1886. The Berne Convention consists of various clauses which define who...

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Internet Law and Copyright Infringement - Where Does the Burden of Proof Lie?

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:20:34 -0500

Copyright laws are constantly being updated to take account of technological and financial changes. The Burden of Proof, however, remains indisputable: a brief explanation.

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What Is Legal and Illegal File Sharing?

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:10:38 -0500

In the world of internet marketing and the internet in general, there is legal file sharing and illegal file sharing. This article discusses the difference between the two.

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All About Works Made for Hire

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:13:46 -0500

Works for hire are work that you create for an employer while under their employ. Generally, the employed owns the copyright for these works, but there are some scenarios where that is not the case.

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Working Interaction Between FSA, FSCS and FOS

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:03:22 -0500

1. Financial Services Authority (FSA) is the official regulator of financial services in the United Kingdom. Financial services included banking, securities and insurance.

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What You Need to Know About Copyright Attorneys

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:15:09 -0500

The common mistake of website owners when buying articles online is that they assume full ownership over the material. Little do they know that the ownership still depends upon the agreement of between the buyer and the writer. To make sure that you don't commit the same mistake, it is important that you have a copyright attorney to write a contract before hand.

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Creative Commons: An Alternative Solution To Copyright Restrictions

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:51 -0500

This report provides an analysis and exhaustive explanation of Copyright restrictions in order to encourage creators to choose Creative Commons licenses. The purpose is not only to give a clear understanding of why authors should chose Creative Commons licenses, but also to raise awareness of the harmful consequences of Copyright for the whole society or the public domain.

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Thing to Remember When Looking for the Best Patent Lawyers

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:01 -0500

If you own a business, you would know how important the uniqueness of your business's name can be. If you are facing an unfortunate situation where someone is illegally using your name, you are probably in dire need of getting legal protection. Before choosing a patent lawyer to handle your case, however, familiarize yourself with the qualities of ideal patent lawyers.

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Copyrights And Copying Off a Screen Print of Google Earth

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:47:16 -0500

Have you ever had one of your friends or family print off a Yahoo or Google Map to tell you how to get to a family event or party? It happens all the time, but did you know there's a good chance they are breaking copyright law? That sounds pretty funny doesn't it? However, you might be doing this in your small business if you are having a sale and you print off directions to your business on a flyer. I've even seen maps in the Yellow Pages which were printed right from Yahoo Maps, they even left in the copyright. That's interesting isn't it?

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Legal Tips for Using Social Media

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:59:12 -0500

Without a doubt, social media has introduced a whole new world of opportunity for citizen journalists, bloggers and others looking to share their stories and ideas in the public arena. Unfortunately, it's also introduced a host of ways to violate intellectual property laws. If you want to participate in social media, here are six things you need to know.

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Save Yourself Against Copyright Infringement

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:45:20 -0500

Copyright infringement is a serious problem in today's world as there is a lot of content that is being developed by companies. The things that one needs to prove to save oneself of copyright is that one holds the copyright for the content in contention and that there has been substantial copying of the same and that has been misappropriated.

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Getty Images and The Next Generation

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:21:41 -0500

Is almost impossible to protect copyrighted work these days - it's just too easy for people to copy what you produced, and you don't have time to chase down everyone who violates your copyrights. Yes, we live in a world of imitators, content thieves, and copyright violators. It appears to be human nature, and no matter how hard we try we cannot overcome this, and we certainly can't do it online or in the digital age. Yes, those that have intellectual property are doing everything they can to lobby Congress to make new laws, but those who would violate such laws always seem to find a way around them.

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Copyright Registration

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:24:03 -0500

We often receive enquiries about how to apply for copyright protection, and many people are surprised to learn that in fact they do not need to apply at all. Copyright subsists automatically in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, films, sound recordings, and the typographical arrangement of published editions. Literary works are taken to include computer programs, databases, and other compilations.

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3 Myths Regarding Internet Copyright Laws Revealed

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:58:37 -0500

"If there isn't any copyright notice, it's not copyrighted" This is among the biggest myths in the field of internet copyright laws. While this was actually true in the past, most regions now follow what is known as the Berne copyright convention. For example, in the US almost everything which was created on or after April 1989 is copyrighted and subsequently under protection. Especially where internet copyright laws are concerned, it is safe to assume that anything you see online is protected by a copyright. While there are a few older works that have lost coverage over time, it is a good move to ask prior to using anything which you see online for your own projects. Though a lot of people make use of the letter "C" in parenthesis, i.e. (C) to show that their work is copyrighted, it has never been given any legal credence. Rather, look for and additionally use the written letter "C" inside of a circle to indicate copyrighted work.

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Some Of The Copyright Laws Internet Companies Can Experience

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 09:41:56 -0500

Copyright laws will have an effect on each and every company eventually, and problems surrounding them can vary from safeguarding your own property to disputes over the use of your property by others. There is a misconception drifting around the internet stating that anything found online is in the "public domain" and therefore it is freely able to be applied in any way that a person deems suitable to use it. This is grossly untrue and is regarded as one of the top kind of copyright laws internet businesses deal with. Of course, traditional companies deal with these issues and, however the ease of sharing online has left businesses working there especially vulnerable.

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How to Write a Cease and Desist Letter and Stop Copyright Infringement

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:50:33 -0500

A cease and desist letter is a low-cost alternative to a time-consuming and potentially costly lawsuit, if someone is using your copyrighted materials without permission. Let's look at how to write a cease and desist letter so that you can maintain and control your copyrights and other intellectual property.

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Why Should I Register My Copyright With the US Copyright Office?

Thu, 31 May 2012 12:06:08 -0500

Copyright registration is voluntary -- you don't NEED to register in order to be protected by copyright law -- but there are very good reasons to officially register with the US Copyright Office. Let's take a closer look at some of them; you may decide that the benefits far outweigh the modest filing fee!

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Why You Need To Place Watermarks On Images You Post Online

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:17:22 -0500

A photography watermark can be another picture as in a logo, words, or the name of the photographer which is placed over the picture. If a photo has a watermark, those looking at it will know that they are not allowed to copy or use your photo without first notifying you or abiding by your requirements.

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:33:27 -0500

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act's principle features focus on limitations on infringement liability for service providers and prohibitions on circumvention of technological protection measures. Online education environments are greatly affected by the act provisions. Instructors should get with their organizations and their legal counsel to become familiar with the complex intricacies of the act.

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A Good License Agreement for Your Music

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:10:26 -0500

Many amateur composers fall victim to a badly drafted licensing agreement that totally stomps on their right over their royalties and possible million dollar career. This scenario does not only affect songwriters but also musical composers for movies and televisions. They write songs and produce music.

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Copyright Protection: 2 Intriguing Objects Eligible for Copyrights

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:12:19 -0500

Copyright protection is afforded to books, movies, music, photographs, and a wide variety of other creative expressions of an idea -- but did you know that vessel hull designs and architectural works are also eligible for copyright protection? This article touches on the history of copyright law to explain how these seeming outliers to intellectual property have been granted the same copyright protections as any other creative work.

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Can You Copyright a Fight Song or a School Motto?

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:46:29 -0500

The other day, I was having a conversation about copyright law, you see I am an online article author, and I produced a number of e-books, and before my stint as a writer, I was quite concerned with protecting our company operations manual from getting in the hands of competitors. I've been mildly successful at all of those things above, and therefore have quite a bit of both positive and negative experiences when it comes to copyright law.

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Defending Copyrights - Challenges With First to Publish Proof in the Information Age

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:42:07 -0500

Just because you wrote something and put one of those little C's at the bottom of the page, and claim the copyright, doesn't mean that you won't find challenges in our information age. After all, you might write something, put it on a website or blog somewhere, perhaps an obscure place, or perhaps you may even write something and put it into a paper newsletter that goes out to your Homeowners Association, soccer team, or school. You wrote it first, and you claim copyright, but then someone else finds it, likes it, puts it on the Internet, or incorporates entire...

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Can Google's New Semantic Search Keep Within Copyright Laws?

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:41:42 -0500

All great companies must evolve, and I believe Google to be a company which wishes to stay on the leading edge of its core business model. It is a search engine after all, it delivers information to the world, which is one of the main reasons the Internet exists in the first place. Today, the web is an accumulation of human knowledge, and it is also one of the greatest communication devices ever created in the history of mankind.

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DMCA Is Definately Your Online Defense Shield

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:41:00 -0500

Copyright is one of the most significant non tangible assets of an organization. Organizations consider copyrighting their entities as an essential legal obligation. This act infers that the organization values the social and ethical rules followed globally.

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Understanding Movie Copyrights

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:27:59 -0600

Outdoor movie events are all about fun; getting together with family and friends in the community and enjoying a new film or an old favorite. If you are the one planning the event, though, you have the responsibility of making sure your event complies with movie copyright law. If you have never put on a movie event before, you might not understand exactly what these rules mean and whether or not your event must be licensed as a public performance. This quick guide will give you a basic understanding of movie copyrights and assist you in determining if one is needed for your event.

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Fighting Against Copyright Infringement Using DMCA

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:11:53 -0600

Copyright infringement has started to emerge as a critical issue in the contemporary market today. Where innovation is optimizing, encroachment of various copyrighted works is becoming a routine. In this anarchy of legislation, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) serves as a copyright law which outlaws conception, production and distribution of ideas, technology and/or services that violate the controls on workings bearing exclusive rights.

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SOPA and PIPA: A Lethal Sister Act?

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:45:40 -0600

From the inception of SOPA and PIPA to the avid protestors, the sister acts have lost some appeal from a lot of their initial supporters (many of them due to the backlash from the public) and has been halted by the government. The voice of the people has never been louder through the wielding of the Internet. The Madison Tool which is associated with OPEN Act, hopes to help the public govern what should be regulated on the Internet - not the government.

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Do We Need More Online Education With Regards to Fair Use Copyright Laws?

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:22:43 -0600

My rule of thumb, and this is what I do for my own personal use, is I always cite the article, the author of the article, the date of the article, the name of the publication, and never more than five lines of text. In doing this generally my articles of four, five, or 600 words, it turns out to be very little, and I know I've satisfied the fair use rules.

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Copyright Law - A Brief Guide to the Basics of Copyright Law

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:06:25 -0600

Copyright protects your original work of expression, such as an article, website, software, cookbook, song or a painting from unauthorized use by others. You get the exclusive rights to sell, display, reproduce your work, and sue those that infringe on those rights.

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Legalities With Non-OEM Ink Cartridges

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:22:28 -0600

The price of ink cartridges is nothing to ignore. Consider the fact that a common brand of printer cartridges, Hewlett-Packard, sells one at a price of $22 for .25 ounces, it comes out to be more expensive that imported and expensive luxury foods such as caviar from Russia.

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What If Google and Wikipedia Disappeared Forever?

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:24:36 -0600

As most know Wikipedia went dark on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in protest of the SOPA bill, and for them with a small staff, they certainly have a point, as their business model could be targeted and shut down. There is no way they could hire enough people to ensure everything posted was original, every sentence, and every picture "duty free" - thus, what if Wikipedia did not exist? Google also blacked out its logo to get us to think also.

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Copyright Law Applies to T-Shirt Designing

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:24:22 -0600

When you hire an artist to create a design for you, you own the product designed once the art work is complete but not the copyright to the design- it still remains the artist's property as it is his creativity. An authority must be granted by the artist in writing to claim that the copyright has been transferred as well.

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Copyright Infringer - Employer or Employee?

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:51:43 -0600

When a piece of work faces plagiarism and the infringer is an employee or a hired contractor, the employer is held responsible for this act. Hence, he is liable of punishment for the violation of the Copyright Law.

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Song Titles, Lyrics, and Copyright Infringement: When Do I Need Permission?

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:36:44 -0600

When quoting song titles or lyrics, it's not always clear when you're required to ask permission from the original author. This article takes a closer look at song titles and lyrics and how they relate to copyright infringement.

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Copyrighting Your Music

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:27:18 -0600

Any original idea that changes into a tangible form becomes copyrightable. Its author then has the right and authority to own his creation. This goes for any work in the field of art, literature, design or research and also music.

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Copyright Infringement and Its Consequences

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 19:49:34 -0600

The author or creator of every original work that is tangible in nature has every right over his project. If this work is reproduced, altered, exhibited, broadcasted or made public in other way without the consent of the owner, it is considered violation of the legal and moral rights of the author.

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Need of Copyrighting for Bloggers

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:29:35 -0600

Bloggers generally want their message to spread across the internet. If you are a blogger and write good content, you must have copied your work and other people across the internet must be copying it too.

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Outdated Copyrights

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:20:44 -0600

I have always been interested in do it yourself plans and worked upon searching for these. Before the internet was commonly used, I searched books and magazines for the same. I discovered many copies of old magazines like Mechanix Illustrated, Science and Mechanics and many others of the kind offered lots of such do it yourself plans.

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Moral Rights of an Author

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:23:54 -0600

The following article states some general information about the moral rights a copyright law provides to the author of a particular piece of copyrightable work. This is not legal or expert advice and for more specific information a professional copyright lawyer should be contacted.

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Copyright and Trademark

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:26:45 -0600

In general, lots of people confuse the words "Copyright" and "Trademark". They do not know how to copyright or rather, trademark their logo, blogs or business names. The word copyright has been used alongside trademark to make things a little easier to understand.

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Avoiding Copyright Infringement When Making a Website

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:22:26 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary. The copyright lawyers help their client in understanding the problem better and finding a good solution.

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Copyright Lawyers, Trademarks and Copyright

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 08:36:00 -0600

Copyright law can sometimes be a bit confusing and there are some things that aren't covered by it. This article looks at the differences between copyright and trademarks to help you determine which would be right for you.

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The Copyright Lawyers

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:07:03 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary.

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Copyrighting a Website

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:49:40 -0600

When a piece of work is brought into a tangible form, it automatically acquires copyright protection. It is still a good idea to preserve each document with time, date and some official stamp. If ever this record has to be reproduced to challenge infringement, this data will be very helpful in influencing the decision in the owner's favour.

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The Difference Between Patents and Copyright - A Copyright Lawyer Explains

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:29:01 -0600

There are a number of ways of protecting your intellectual property rights. In this article, a copyright lawyer explains the differences between copyrights and patents.

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Copyright Act of United Kingdom

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:10:36 -0600

Copyright Law is part of the intellectual property law that assures security of original compositions. The Copyright Act grants protection against plagiarism to all tangible pieces of work.

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Efforts Towards Copyright Policy in China

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:17:58 -0600

Due to plagiarism and infringement of pieces of work in literature; music; drama; art; sound recording; architectural design and government work, copyright policies are much stressed upon all over the world. But some authors and publishers have been surprised by the unlawful reproduction of their copyrighted works.

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Misinterpretation of the Word Copyright

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 15:41:30 -0600

To copyright a certain piece of work means to protect it from being reproduced or altered without the permission of the owner. There is a common misconception that the ownership authority is not attained unless the work is registered with an official organization such as the US Copyright Office (USCO) at the Library of Congress at Washington DC.

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Copyright Protection, Duration, and Registration in South Africa

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:41:22 -0600

Copyright protection in South Africa is governed by the Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978 and its amendments. Under the current intellectual property laws of South Africa, copyright subsists in artistic, literary, musical, broadcast, architectural and related works. As such there is no need to register such as it is automatically assigned once a work takes tangible form.

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Copyright Law - 5 Common Myths About Copyright Law You Should Know

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:53:52 -0600

As a published author, I am amazed and encouraged by the current "independent" publishing boom happening as a result of the popularity of the Kindle and Nook readers. Writers who once papered their walls with rejection slips now take chances by producing their work on their own. Some, like HP Mallory and Amanda Hocking, have succeeded in finding audiences and sales. Others do well enough to cover the monthly grocery bill, but in the end all writers should be concerned about issues involving copyrights.

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How to Decide on Child Custody Lawyer in Singapore

Child custody is the most contentious issue when it comes to a divorce case. A child is defined in the Womens Charter as a child of a marriage who is presently under 21 years of age. Child custody is the most contentious issue when it comes to a divorce case. A child is defined in the Womens Charter as a child of a marriage who is presently under 21 years of age. The main statute that governs child custody in Singapore is the Guardianship of Infants Act. This is also supplemented by the Wom...

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Why should you hire a child adoption lawyer?

When you make the decision to adopt a child, it comes with many ramifications. The experience can be an emotional one for you and affect the child and the birth parents. In order to protect your rights and to prevent things from going awry, it is in your best interests to hire an adoption lawyer. Listed below are some of the reasons where you can benefit from their services. If you are adopting a child that was previously with the birth mother, a lawyer of repute can work with you to ensure ...

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Home Owner Must Know Few Things Before Buying or Selling A Home

Home is an amazing place every human wants to relax. Not only humans, every living organism needs a home to have a private space and to rest. Homeowners face a pretty number of issues that make them irritated with the tenants, present condition of the house etc. One must take care of the home whether it is ones own or rented house. There are a few terms and conditions to be followed as per the Homeowners Association present here. Corporate Formation Lawis the most trusted and worth sharing to th...

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Entire Legal Issues Are Handled Clearly and Cleverly

Legal issues are to be carried out by the professional attorney. Human life is all about many issues such and each one needs attention to lead a happy and contented life. Legal advisors explain things pretty well by putting forth pros and cons of issue. Legal issues comprise of financial, non-financial, family matters, sale and resale of land or vehicles etc., Preventing litigations and disputes with the help of Chicago Hedge Fund Lawyer is easy and simple. Legal advice is provided whenever the ...

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Finding the Divorce Lawyer in Singapore

Are you a resident of Singapore looking for a divorce lawyer? There are more than 400 law firms in Singapore that handle divorce cases. Are you a resident of Singapore looking for a divorce lawyer? There are more than 400 law firms in Singapore that handle divorce cases. Hence, you have a choice. Some people might take references from their family and friends and settle on the first name that comes up. Others might check it out online. First of all, you should know about the procedure...

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Noticeable Benefits of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

Divorce is no doubt a tiring legal process and to get success in this legal case without spending much time, it is therefore necessary to hire a divorce lawyer in order to make your divorce a hassle-free process. Divorce is no doubt a tiring legal process and to get success in this legal case without spending much time, it is therefore necessary to hire a divorce lawyer in order to make your divorce a hassle-free process. To be honest it is quite difficult to understand the legal terminolog...

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Find best criminal lawyers to help you clear the criminal records?

Do you live in Singapore and charged for a crime? If yes, then it is best to seek help from the criminal lawyer who can rescue you from the criminal changes and clear your name from the criminal record. Do you live in Singapore and charged for a crime? If yes, then it is best to seek help from the criminal lawyer who can rescue you from the criminal changes and clear your name from the criminal record. Due to their extensive experience and thorough knowledge about the Criminal code, they ar...

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How to file for the divorce in Singapore?

Divorce is never desired activity in the life of married couples. However, the complex lifestyle, stress, attitude, behaviour and other important matters lead to the path of ending the marriage. Divorce is never desired activity in the life of married couples. However, the complex lifestyle, stress, attitude, behaviour and other important matters lead to the path of ending the marriage. If you think that you have finally crossed the lines and cannot retrieve to the happy married life, divor...

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Why Hire Top Divorce Lawyer Before Filing for the Divorce?

Do you know that the process of filing for the divorce in Singapore is long and complex? Do you know that the process of filing for the divorce in Singapore is long and complex? No one likes to get involved in this stressful procedure to fall in a difficult satiation for a longer period of time. In order to understand their legal right and to make the filing of divorce easy, divorcing couples look out for the top divorce lawyer who can counsel and represent an individual in the entire divor...

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California Money Bail Reform Act, better known as SB10.

For all those that dont know or havent heard of this bill please read carefully. Democratic Party State Senator Bob Hertzberg, wrote a bill called SB10 designed to eliminate cash bail replacing it with what they call Risk Assessment tool. This bill will primarily change our justice system once implemented and was set to go into effect in October 2019. For the past two years, the Democratic Party was in support of SB10, joined with the ACLU; they both recently have changed their positions. Moving...

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Why Family Legal Services are so Demanded in Singapore?

Singapore is the house for different people from the across the world. The culture, lifestyle and living standard of this country are appealing for the people. However, there is another side of the life here, people file divorce cases and avail family legal services to handle the complex family issues. This may be due to the concept of life for each individual and their financial independence. Along with this, there are few more family issues that lead to the end of the marriage. However, if the...

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Are you in need of a Singapore Divorce Coach?

Are you stressed with your marriage and thinking of a divorce in Singapore? There may be a situation when you need to take a tough decision in life when you are in the separating from your spouse. The are several important matters involved when you divorce; issues pertaining to child custody, assets divisions, maintenance and others. For all these concerns you need the best guide by your side, and who better than a divorce coach. Seeking expert guidance from the Singapore divorce coach will help...

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Why it's a bad idea to jump bail

Lending yourself in a Los Angeles County Jail is a very physical and mentally challenging situation. But people make mistakes and mistakes may be forgiven. Before you ask a family member or friend to go and post a bail bond on your behalf, make sure you are aware, that you are asking for a huge favor. When a loved one goes to a bail bonds company and agrees to post a bond for an inmate at a County Jail, they are a green to be responsible for the entire bond amount. For example if your bond ...

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Why you need an Intellectual Property Lawyer

Intellectual property can range from logos and corporate identity to products, services and processes that differentiate your business from others. Virtually all businesses have undoubtedly benefited from the internet, where products, services and marketing communications can reach large audiences at relatively low costs; however, this has also increased the chances of intellectual property theft. Companies of all sizes are at risk of having their ideas, products or services infringed upon, even...

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How to Determine And End Search For The Right Criminal Lawyer For You?

Even though there are a large number of criminal lawyers in Singapore, there is still a need to look for the best option as per your criminal case. No two cases are same, lawyers well understand this and use their experience, skill and knowledge to serve the client in the best possible way. All you require is to look for the factors and your needs before you find the right lawyer. Each area of law has different criminal procedure code and only an experienced lawyer can understand it better. The ...

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All About Divorce - Services and Cost Involved in Divorce in Singapore

Is your married life not working? There are chances in life when all the doors are closed to save a wedding life. If you have decided to end it and live a separate life, it is best to seek help from professionals. For this, look for the suitable and experienced family lawyer in Singapore who will help you to file for divorce or even save the marriage if possible. These experts also help the client when your life is messed up due to family problems and even after you are separated from your partn...

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How much does a Criminal Lawyer Cost?

This is a common question and factor that you need considering when looking for a criminal attorney. When you look for the best lawyer, this is an important factor that you need considering before finalizing the best one. Here are a few factors that decide the overall cost of the lawyer. Billing method: When you look for the best criminal lawyers, you need considering their billing method. This will help you to know the actual cost of hiring. Some of the law firms calculate charges hourly and s...

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Why you need a Medicaid planning attorney, Toms River

Today people are living longer and one of the biggest challenges they are facing is finding affordable living arrangements when they are no longer able to stay independent. There are various options: nursing homes or long term care facilities, assisted living arrangements and so on. But this is hard not just financially, it means giving up a lot of things. With the high emotion, the stress and the legal challenges this makes bringing in a Medicaid planning attorney Toms River or wherever you are...

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How Can an Elder Law Attorney Make Life Easier for You

How Can an Elder Law Attorney Make Life Easier for You? Nowadays people are living for far longer than before and more people are needing attorneys to handle the range of legal matters that can affect older people. If you or your family member or loved one needs an advocate and you need an elder law attorney in New Jersey or Toms River, this article might help you understand what they can help you with and what issues can come up with older people. What can an elder lawyer help you wit...

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Criminal Lawyer Helps to Resolve Criminal Charges Effectively

Are you facing a tough time in your life and caught in any criminal charge in Singapore? If yes, then you need to get out of it quickly to settle your life. For this, you have to look and seek help from the best Singapore criminal lawyer who can help you to get freed from all the allegation and charges labelled against you and provide you justice from the court of law so that you may live your life freely with pride in the society once again. You may not be aware but the criminal law in Singapor...

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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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LSU Grant for High-Tech Safety Research Underlines the Importance of...

The Baton Rouge-based law firm comments on a recent article that, while artificial intelligence can help point the way to improved auto safety, it’s ultimately drivers who need to do the thinking.

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Harralson Law Advises Kentuckians To Seek Legal Counsel In Traffic...

After a recent court decision in a division of Jefferson County District Court, John H. Harralson, III, a criminal defense attorney with extensive experience representing traffic cases, warns that...

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RESIDE Worldwide Bolsters Technology to Bring Curation and Compliance...

Alternative accommodations leader, RESIDE Worldwide, Inc. announced today the continued growth of its fully vetted and globally compliant 3SIXTY technology platform which offers corporate clients and...

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Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Barbara Kaplan and Michelle Ferreira to...

Greenberg Traurig, LLP shareholders Barbara T. Kaplan, co-chair of the firm’s Global Tax Practice and chair of its New York Tax Practice, and G. Michelle Ferreira, co-managing shareholder of the...

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Greenberg Traurig's Terence McCourt to Present at 2019 NCSHA...

Terence P. McCourt, managing shareholder of the Boston office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP,, chairman of the office’s Labor & Employment practice, and co-chair of the firm’s Labor-Management...

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Navy Veteran Ian Hutter awarded 2019 Chisholm Chisholm &...

Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD is proud to announce the recipient of our $1500 scholarship for veterans.

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Attorney Carlos Sandoval Publishes New Guide Providing Information for...

Attorney Carlos Sandoval has created a guide to answer the questions most frequently asked by persons who are facing the risk of being deported from the United States.

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Female PPA Photographers “Stunned” to see ACLU “Siding Against Small...

Group of artists takes stand for copyright, against ACLU opposition.

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Docket Alarm Announces New Clio Integrations

Platform Allows Tracking and Management of Cases in Multiple Courts from Clio

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Florida’s Response to Annual Sugar Cane Burning Fails to Protect...

Russell Berman of The Berman Law Group, which has filed a class action lawsuit against sugar growers in federal court on behalf of western Palm Beach County Residents, releases statement

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Salisbury, McLister and Foley announced winner of the 2019 Best of the...

Real Estate Law Firm wins contest

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Traliant Announces Human Trafficking Awareness Training

Traliant, an innovator in online sexual harassment training, today announced a new training course, Recognizing and Preventing Human Trafficking for Hotels. The interactive training is designed for...

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Greenberg Traurig’s John L. Mascialino to Speak at City & State’s...

John L. Mascialino, chair of the New York City Government Law & Policy Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will speak on a panel titled, “What to Know about Doing Business in New...

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Greenberg Traurig’s Thomas Leslie recognized on City & State’s...

Thomas Leslie, managing shareholder of the Westchester County office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will be recognized on City & State’s 2019 Westchester Power 100 list.

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Greenberg Traurig Presents “Collaboration in Global Life Sciences”...

Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group is co-hosting the seminar, “Collaboration in Global Life Sciences,” with Korean law firm, Jipyong LLC, and German biotech...

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New Orleans Law Firms File Motions to Preserve Evidence and Enroll...

The legal team of Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys, Delise & Hall, and Leger & Shaw files motion for non-destruction and preservation of evidence and documents relating to the incident that...

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Seton Hall Law Now Accepting Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Seton Hall University School of Law is pleased to announce that it is now accepting the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in addition to or in place of the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) for J.D....

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Greenberg Traurig Furthers its Commitment to Poland, Announces...

Furthering its commitment to Poland, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has created a base in Warsaw for its most innovative alternative legal services venture to date, "Recurve."

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Portner & Shure Opens New Office in Glen Burnie: The firm’s newest...

With 25 years of experience within the county, local lawyers are ready to handle Anne Arundel’s needs in personal injury lawsuits and DUI defense. The convenient new location ensures that residents...

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Financial Poise™ Announces "Post-Closing Issues," a New...

This webinar is co-produced by West LegalEdCenter™ and part of the "Private Company M&A Boot Camp" series. It will feature Robert Londin (Jaspan Schlesinger LLP); Jacqueline Brooks (Saul...

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Financial Poise™ Announces "Introduction to EU General Data...

This webinar is co-produced by West LegalEdCenter™ and part of the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy 2019" series. It will feature Lisa Vandesteeg (Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP);...

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HomeTown Health LLC First Approved Board Education Provider in State...

HomeTown Health, LLC's Hospital Board and Leadership Program first approved provider of board education for healthcare boards in state of Georgia

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EAS Expense Allocation Integration for Workday® Now Available

IntegriDATA EAS integration automates expense allocation for private equity and hedge fund managers using Workday

(PRWeb October 17, 2019)

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Farrin Latino Outreach Committee Connects with Hundreds of People at...

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin sponsored the Fiesta 2019 event held in downtown Winston-Salem, presented by the non-profit group Hispanic League of the Piedmont Triad. The annual multi-cultural...

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Atascadero Attorney Reports About The Perils Of Doing Business Without...

Misunderstandings are annoying at best and, especially in business, can have serious business setbacks. Atascadero attorney, Adam Daner, has recently released important information to help businesses...

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Fenway Health Warns Recent Federal Ruling Denies Transgender People...

On Tuesday, a federal judge overturned the Affordable Care Act’s explicit prohibition of gender identity discrimination. The judge ruled that the gender identity nondiscrimination regulation put in...

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New Minneapolis Law Governing Tenant Screening Could Be a Game Changer...

New tenant screening law in Minneapolis will challenge landlords and property managers and severely restricts ability to fully vet potential renters while city maintains law will further improve...

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Elder Law to be discussed on an episode of "Behind The...

The popular program will highlight the importance of Elder Law.

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Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys Files First Lawsuit Against Defendants...

Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys announces the names of three clients the law firm is representing for injuries received in the incident that collapsed the Hard Rock Hotel construction project in New...

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FRA and Infinnium Announce Exclusive Agreement to Deliver AI-Powered...

Forensic Risk Alliance -- a global market leader in forensic accounting and consulting – is pleased to announce an exclusive agreement with Infinnium, a software company delivering innovative...

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Greenberg Traurig Represents Eltel in the Completion of the Divestment...

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has advised its Eltel AB on the completion of the divestment of its Polish Communication business to VINCI Energies.

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Greenberg Traurig Represents WING in an Agreement to Acquire Echo...

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has advised the WING Group, one of the largest privately-owned real estate companies in Hungary, specializing in office, industrial, retail, residential, hotel and special...

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Greenberg Traurig and UNLV Announce Speakers for Summit for Corporate...

UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have announced the list of speakers and panelists for the “Summit for Corporate Governance,” Nov. 8, in Las Vegas, NV.

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Appellate Attorney Dennis Temko Secures Stay in Proceedings in...

Appellate attorney Dennis Temko has convinced a California appellate court to stay a custody order while an appeal of the order is pending.

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Radix Law is pleased to welcome Associate, Dylan Wright to the firm.

Dylan Wright is a native of Arizona. He did his undergraduate work at ASU and received a Bachelor of Art in English Literature. He attended the University of Virginia and earned his J.D. in 2016.

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NC 279 Road Widening to Bring Traffic to Homeowner’s Doorsteps Amid...

The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is available to explain property owners’ rights and a possible “second check” at a free seminar on October 24, 2019 in Dallas, North Carolina.

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Leslee Lewis Named a "Woman Worth Watching" by Profiles in...

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Leslee Lewis has been named a "Woman Worth Watching" by Profiles in Diversity Journal.

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Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard listed among top three Illinois law...

The firm was one of only three firms whose total number of settlements amounted to more than $100 million.

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A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds Celebrates the One-Year Anniversary of its...

The office in DeKalb County has performed exceptionally well, becoming a bail bond agency of choice in the area

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PKF O’Connor Davies Family Office Expands Offering with Launch of...

Industry Leader Steve Prostano to Head Enhanced Offering Focused on Evolving Needs of Ultra-High-Net-Worth Families and Private Business Owners.

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30 Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys recognized in Super Lawyers 2019

19 Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys selected to the Supers Lawyers list, including one attorney to Top 100 Super Lawyers, and 11 to Rising Stars.

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Pioneer Aviatrix Wang Zheng Lands Another Victory in Lawsuit to...

California Courts Clear Way For Solo Circumnavigator’s Suit Against Promoter’s Estate, Rejecting Executor's Argument that Aviatrix Must First First File Claim in Probate Court. Plaintiff Wang...

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FPP, LLC Inks ANDA Generic Deal

Florida Pharmaceutical Products, LLC and Impopharma Canada Limited sign license for niche generic, pending FDA approval.

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Gumbiner Savett Inc. and BKR International Award Scholarship to...

The Santa Monica CPA firm chooses a University of Southern California (USC) student as the recipient.

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Adjuster Licensing Made Easier: CLM Launches Universal Claims...

The CLM, a member of The Institutes, has launched the Universal Claims Certification (UCC), allowing claims adjusters to more easily secure licenses in multiple states. Both currently licensed and...

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Joins the Mile-High Market and Opens an...

MLA expands the firm’s footprint in the West and grows the organization to 27 offices globally.

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Attorney Eric J. Vogel and Paralegal Kari Unthank Join Law Offices of...

The Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II P.C. recently welcomed new Associate Attorney Eric J. Vogel and Paralegal Kari Unthank. The firm focuses its practice on divorce, family law, estate planning,...

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Towson Based Consumer Protection Firm Named "Law Firm of the...

Santoni, Vocci, & Ortega, LLC, a Towson Maryland based consumer protection and victims' rights Firm is recognized as Law Firm of the Year by the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

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Maura Miller Joins Greenberg Traurig in New York as a Shareholder in...

Continuing to strategically grow its New York office, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added Maura E. Miller as a shareholder and Sylvia E. Simson as of counsel in its Global Litigation...

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Greenberg Traurig Collaborates With Mexico's Human Rights...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Mexico City collaborated with Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on a pro bono basis in the preparation of a study of the legal process needed...

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Does video surveillance of psychiatric compo claimants tell us anything?

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A Border Force Officer diagnosed with PTSD is in danger of having his Comcare payments suspended partly because surveillance footage recorded him walking his therapy dog, buying milk and looking happy while speaking on his mobile. How fair is our worker's compensation system, especially when it comes to claims for psychiatric injuries?

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How to de-radicalise juvenile terror offenders. And speech pathologists unpacking legal jargon.

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A rare insight into how to de-program young offenders with extremist views. And meet a speech pathologist who helps translate legal gobbledy-gook, especially for youth in the criminal justice system.

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Climate change litigation targets super fund

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1000

In a world first, a 24 year-old Brisbane man is taking legal action against his superannuation fund for not factoring climate change into its investment decision. This month the case against REST, the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust, will be back before the Federal Court, where the Judge is expected to set a hearing date.

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Neutral legal observers at protests. And digital estates after death.

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

At both the recent Climate Change marches around Australia and the continuing Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, neutral legal observers document security and protest behaviours in the name of maintaining the rule of law. And, the mysterious case of the Canadian crypto currency trader and the missing millions. It raises the question: when someone dies what happens to their digital assets?

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Profiling an arsonist, and an unusual inheritance battle

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A number of people have been arrested and charged in connection with lighting fires in Queensland. Why do people light bushfires? Can we prevent someone going down that path? And, an elderly couple are tragically found dead in their English cottage. Two stepsisters battle in court over which parent died first in order to get the inheritance.

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Drug testing welfare recipients; US Opioid litigation and over-prescribing painkillers in Australia

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Litigation around the opioid crisis in the US, medical negligence cases involving over prescription in Australia and VAADA's response to the Federal government's desire to trial mandatory drug testing for some welfare recipients.

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Sandwich boards and skywriting: what's legal and what's not?

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Danny Lim is well known for wearing sandwich boards emblazoned with provocative word plays. A Sydney Magistrate has overturned a $500 fine imposed on the 75-year-old pensioner for offensive behaviour. Also, what are the regulations around political messages in the sky? And Vale: Justice Jane Matthews.

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Is Pell off to the High Court of Australia?

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Cardinal George Pell's legal team have confirmed that they will seek leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia. This follows the majority two to one decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal which upheld Pell's conviction on child sex offences. So what exactly did the three judges of the Victorian Court of Appeal decide and what are the prospects of any High Court appeal?

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Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A global study across 135 countries by the International Bar Association has found that bullying and sexual harassment is widespread in the legal profession. The report makes a number of recommendations to change the culture and work environment in the law office.

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Is the High Court gagging Australia's public servants?

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A former public servant has lost her free speech argument in the High Court over tweets that were critical of her department's policies. Will this change the way you use social media? Plus, a new study has found that Indigenous people in the Northern Territory found guilty of driving offences are more likely to go to jail than non-Indigenous offenders.

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As the Laws of War turn 70, what's to celebrate? And a case of unpaid rent

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The Laws of War are designed to protect civilians and to place some limits on what combatants can do to each other. 70 years on, how relevant are the Geneva Conventions? And the case of the landlord who was owed $7000 in unpaid rent on a small factory. In retaliation, he kept his tenant's property and equipment.

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Who judges the judges?

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The behaviour of three controversial judges raises questions about addressing incompetence and incapacity in the judiciary.

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Youth justice, Maori style

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Sit in on a Rangatahi, one of the Maori Youth Courts of New Zealand. Find out how they compare to Indigenous courts in Australia.

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No handcuffs, no uniform: a different approach to youth justice

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Come on a tour of Korowai Manaaki Youth Residence in Auckland. Meet the troubled young offenders and the people who care for them. What can we learn from NZ and what can they learn from us?

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Can the law help reduce the risk of suicide for international students?

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A Victorian coroner is calling for universities and the federal government to work together to help international students at risk of suicide.

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A selfie, credit card and CCTV: a burglar's digital trail

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

It was a case of 'guilty by social media' when a burglar's twelve day, $58,000 crime spree was brought undone by his glaring digital fingerprints.

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The dog helping survivors give harrowing evidence

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

In an Australian first, highly trained Labradors are supporting vulnerable witnesses in Victorian criminal trials.

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Controversial repayment scheme found to be legal in remote SA and a draft bill to curb tertiary cheating

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A remote store owner who ran a Book-up credit scheme for Indigenous customers has had his conviction for unconscionable conduct thrown out by the High Court. And the Federal Government is proposing new laws that would make it an offence to provide or advertise academic cheating services in tertiary education.

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Reforming family law in Australia

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The Australian family law system is to be overhauled, so what reforms are required to meet the needs of Australian families?

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Killings and coverups: Can a killer inherit a victim's estate?

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A convicted murderer can never inherit their victim's estate, but what about someone who helps cover up the killing?

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Oliver Yates claims 2019 electoral signage misleading, Victorian Law Reform Commission reviews contempt of court laws

Tue, 28 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Oliver Yates, the unsuccessful independent candidate for the seat of Kooyong plans to take the Liberal Party to the Court of Disputed Returns over Chinese language how to vote signage. And the Victorian Law Reform Commission has just released a consultation paper exploring the many complex issues around contempt of court, seeking input on its review of contempt of court laws.

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Sawmill worker who refused to clock in with fingerprints wins unfair dismissal claim

Tue, 21 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Jeremy Lee, an employee at a Queensland timber mill was sacked for refusing to use a finger print scanner to sign-in to work. He represented himself at the full bench of the Fair Work Commission and won his unfair dismissal case.

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Social media influencer wins case against client, and an elderly yachty overturns appointment of guardian

Tue, 14 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A Melbourne cafe has been ordered to pay an Instagram 'influencer' $1,600 after a verbal contract between the parties sours.

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Minneapolis policeman found guilty of killing Australian woman. Also two disputes around packaging

Tue, 07 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Nor has been found guilty of the third degree murder and second degree manslaughter of Australian Justine Damond Ruszczyk. Also on the program, the Federal Court has ordered Australia Rush Rich Winery pay the owners of Penfolds $400,000 for trademark infringement. And in a separate case, the Federal Court has ruled that Bega has the exclusive right to sell peanut butter in a jar with a distinctive yellow lid and a distinctive yellow label.

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Miscarriages of justice and compensation

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

If you are serving a prison sentence and an appeal court quashes your conviction and sets you free, will you receive compensation for the time you spent behind bars? It depends on where you live.

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Where does the evidence go after its legal life is over?

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Evidence is used to prove or disprove the facts of a case, but what happens to it after the legal process is over? A new book In crimes archives; the cultural afterlife of evidence provides some intriguing clues.

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Federal Court rules on Geoffrey Rush defamation case, High Court upholds protest exclusion zones at abortion clinics

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Justice Wigney of the Federal Court has ruled that the Daily Telegraph newspaper defamed actor Geoffrey Rush by claiming he had sexually harassed an actor later to be revealed as Eryn Jean Norvill. And the High Court of Australia has upheld the constitutional validity of protest exclusion zones around abortion clinics.

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Is a sperm donor a parent? And the role of victims of crime in German trials

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The High Court of Australia is about to hear a case that asks big questions about families and parentage. And Private Accessory Prosecutors, the role of victims in German courts and trials.

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Meet Tara Schultz

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1100

From the age of twelve Tara Schultz was groomed by a much older man, sexually abused and became addicted to drugs. Now 31 she survived, sought justice through the courts and has completed a university degree.

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Should drug or alcohol addicted children be forced into rehab?

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Mandatory rehabilitation for children and young people with serious substance abuse problems is being debated in both South Australia and Victoria.

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Public servants and political expression. Argentina's Women Police Stations.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

For the first time, the High Court of Australia will hear a case that focuses on the extent to which public servants can freely express their political views. And Argentina's Women Police Stations, designed around the needs of survivors of gender-violence. Could they work in Australia?

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The last warning shot: family violence and strangulation

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Strangulation is sometimes fatal, often causes permanent injury and is a strong predictor of future violence and death. What are the current laws and strategies in place to deal with strangulation in family violence cases?

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Witness X revealed and journalist awarded damages for work related PTSD

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Veteran journalist John Silvester discusses underworld lawyer Nicola Gobbo who has been revealed as a police informer. And in a world first, a Victorian judge has awarded damages to a former Age journalist who suffered PSTD while working as a crime reporter.

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Cardinal George Pell jury verdict revealed

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Australia's most senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal George Pell, has been found guilty of multiple child sexual offences.

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Victorian Sentencing Council reports on animal cruelty. The law and ethics around tissue donors for sick siblings

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council has released a report that shines a light on Victorian animal cruelty offenders and the sentences they receive. And Dr Shih-Ning Then's new book explores the ethics and legal issues around tissue donors for sick siblings.

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Employers in Victoria and Queensland jailed over workplace deaths. And NSW court ruling on proposed Rocky Hill coal mine

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Two employers sent to jail for breach of OHS laws. Climate change takes front seat in NSW court.

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The final report of the Banking Royal Commission. Also, a Queensland worker gets compensation for injury after a smoko break

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

How well has the Banking Royal Commission served the interests of consumers? Also on the program in Queensland the Industrial Court has ruled that a former employee of McDonalds who broke her leg during a break is entitled to Workers Compensation.

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How effective is the coronial system?

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

When a death is not straight forward, a coronial inquest can play a crucial role in addressing unanswered questions and it can also make recommendations that might prevent future fatalities. But how well does our coronial system serve the needs of grieving families?

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Beaming prisoners into courtrooms; the pros and cons of Audio Visual Links

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

In recent years there has been an explosion in the use of Audio Visual Links (AVLs) between prisons and courtrooms. This development has been welcomed by many prisoners, but some don't like being 'reduced to a bunch of pixels'.

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Should dead men become fathers?

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

In the age of Artificial Reproductive Technology extracting sperm from dead men is possible, and it happens more often than you think.

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Calls for transparency around the use of solitary confinement in Victorian prisons

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

The Jesuit Social Services report, All Alone - Young Adults in the Victorian Justice System, calls for radical reforms around the use of solitary confinement.

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Economic abuse in violent relationships

Tue, 01 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A collaboration between a Victorian community legal centre and a family violence support service addresses the financial fall-out that often comes when escaping a violent relationship.

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Disputes between neighbours over trees are as common as they are personal, and can get so bad that some property owners sell up to avoid conflict.

Tue, 25 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Poisonings, uprootings and court stoushes: the toxic world of neighbourhood tree disputes.

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Hiring and firing by an automated system

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Is it possible to be hired or fired without any human interaction? Meet the man who was fired by an automated system.

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Man feels burdened by 'not guilty' verdict

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Thirteen years after a violent brawl at a warehouse party led to the death of a partygoer, the two men charged with his murder give their version of the events of that night. One accused served 13 years in jail, the other was found not guilty, but remains burdened by his role.

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Why do some young Australian Muslim men choose extremism?

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Families of extremists speak-up over terror warning signs.

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Dissecting the Eastman retrial

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

ABC Canberra court reporter Elizabeth Byrne describes the twists and turns of the jury trials of David Eastman. The recent retrial found him not guilty of the murder of AFP Assistant Police Commissioner Colin Winchester.

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The world's only nationwide prison radio station

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

National Prison Radio, the world's first national 24 hour radio station produced by and for prisoners beams into all jail cells across England and Wales.

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The Federal Government's Indigenous Procurement Program. Also Israel Supreme Court.

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

How effective is the Indigenous Procurement Program? Who is benefitting? And a leading Israeli civil rights lawyer warns that the 'democratic space' in her country is in danger of shrinking.

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Beaming prisoners into courtrooms; the pros and cons of Audio Visual Links

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

In recent years there has been an explosion in the use of Audio Visual Links (AVLs) between prisons and courtrooms. This development has been welcomed by many prisoners, but some don't like being 'reduced to a bunch of pixels'.

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Kroll CEO Statement

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:40:36 -0400

"Kroll is a robust, international business -- the largest in the risk mitigation and investigations industry -- and the gold standard for investigations, with over 2,000 employees across 53 offices in 28 countries. We have been in the computer forensics business for decades, and our team includes professionals from the highest levels of cyber law enforcement agencies, including the FBI. We offer the full spectrum of cyber security solutions with laboratories around the world. Additionally, we have global data analytics capabilities, operating five data centers on four continents through which we provide structured and unstructured data analytics services. When confronted with legal and business challenges, our clients know where to turn, and we look forward to providing them the same unparalleled service they have come to expect for years to come." -- Kroll CEO Emanuele Conti


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The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

Fri, 04 May 2012 15:17:06 -0400

If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am Law Daily.

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Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:59:23 -0400

The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.

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Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:03:57 -0400

Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.

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Covington Takes Lead on Pair of Health Care Deals as Sector Stays Hot

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:23:15 -0400

Two transactions announced Monday--Thomson Reuters's $1.25 billion sale of its health care unit to a Veritas Capital affiliate, and AstraZeneca's $1.26 billion acquisition of Ardea Biosciences--generated assignments for Covington & Burling, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Paul Hastings.

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Fenwick, Covington Advise as Facebook Snags Chunk of AOL Patent Portfolio From Microsoft

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:32:03 -0400

The social networking leader and the software giant turn to familiar firms for representation on a $550 million deal involving intellectual property assets.

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D.C. Dewey Partner Heads to Allen & Overy

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:43:31 -0400

Project finance partner Gregory Smith's departure for Allen & Overy pushes Dewey & LeBoeuf's partner losses so far this year to an even 70.

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The Careerist: Latham & Watkins's Women Go Back to the Kitchen

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:10:44 -0400

Will master classes in canapé making help women in business development? Latham's London office seems to think so.

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Dealmaker of the Week: Iain Wagstaff of Linklaters

Sun, 22 Apr 2012 12:38:39 -0400

Wagstaff and fellow M&A partner Marc Loy, respectively, led the Linklaters teams in London and Paris advising multinational utility GDF Suez on its $10.8 billion acquisition of the stake in Britain’s International Power that GDF does not already own.

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Amid Bankruptcy Reports, Dewey Says It’s Eyeing All Options; Greenberg Confirms Possible Interest

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:30:00 -0400

The drama swirling around Dewey & LeBoeuf took a new turn Friday when Greenberg Traurig said it has had "preliminary discussions relating to lawyers at Dewey & LeBoeuf," but has "made no commitments" nor "reached agreements." The statement came on the heels of reports that Dewey leaders are considering a prepackaged bankruptcy plan in order to keep intact what remains of the rapidly shrinking firm.

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Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Announces Ruth A. Schoenmeyer's Admission to ACREL

Mon, 07 May 2018 21:15:03 GMT

Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, a national real estate law firm with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles, is proud to announce partner Ruth A. Schoenmeyer's recent admission into the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).

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J2advisors and Liebman Group Announce Strategic Partnership

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 20:04:17 GMT

J2advisors and Liebman Group are pleased to announce their strategic partnership.

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We'll Be Attending the Mass Torts Made Perfect Convention

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:03:23 GMT

Partners Russell C. Friedman, Bruce M. Klein and David J. Zwerling from The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP will be attending the Mass Tort Convention to be held April 11-13, 2018 at The Wynn, Las Vegas, NV.

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Morae Global Announces New Southwest Director Jon Gross

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 15:32:36 GMT

Morae Global is pleased to announce and welcome Jon Gross as Southwest Director of Sales.

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DUKE EDRM Releases Agenda for 2018 Workshop, May 23-25 at Duke University

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 17:55:19 GMT

Workshop to Focus on TAR and GDPR Projects and Introduce New Initiatives in Electronic Discovery

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Zapproved®'s Market-Leading Legal Hold Pro® Software Achieves FedRAMP "In Process" Status

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:22:01 GMT

Zapproved LLC, the leading e-discovery software provider for managing corporate litigation readiness, announced today that is has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) "In Process" status.

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Qualmet to Participate in the 2018 National Bar Association Gateway to Success Conference

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:11:47 GMT

CEO James Beckett to moderate the opening session, "The Pitch and Book of Business – Get the Most of the Outside Counsel and Corporate Counsel Relationship"

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Women Owned Law Celebrates First Full Year

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:00:00 GMT

WOL Has Grown Into A Nationally Recognized Group Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in the Law

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Personalised Immigration Guidance Now Freely Available In Minutes With New Visa Wizard

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:36:58 GMT

Immigration Advice Service has now launched their all-new Visa Wizard: an online resource which asks the individual a selection of questions, processes their answers and generates a detailed, tailored solution to their personal immigration issues.

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Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Welcomes Attorney Arthur Zittell

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 04:02:35 GMT

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP (FCOP), Ventura County's largest law firm, recently announced that attorney Arthur Zittell has joined the firm.

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