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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Law and Business of Cannabis: Regulation, Taxation, and Banking

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:10:51 +0000

Stoner jokes aside, cannabis is a truly budding industry. In this episode of Planet Lex, Daniel Rodriguez talks to Charlie Bachtell, CEO of Cresco Labs, and Dina Rollman, Chief Counsel at Green Thumb Industries, about the complexities of the marijuana industry, including how Illinois has set a precedent for regulatory programs, the banking challenges facing cultivators, and the battle for more research within the United States. They also discuss the role of lawyers within the cannabis business, and how they each got involved in this new and evolving industry.

Charlie Bachtell is the CEO of Cresco Labs, LLC. In this role, Bachtell ensures that Cresco is an industry leader, setting new standards for a progressive, transparent and reputable medical cannabis community.

Dina Rollman is GTI’s Chief Counsel – Compliance. In this role, she monitors and ensures full compliance with state and federal laws pertaining to GTI’s multi-state cultivation and dispensary operations.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #138: Starting a Legal Non-Profit, with Animal Legal Defense Fund Founder Joyce Tischler

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode Joyce Tischler discusses lessons learned from the founding of Animal Legal Defense Fund, which she founded in 1979. Today its annual budget is nearly $13 million and it has over 200,000 members and supporters. Joyce explains how she founded ALDF, what she learned, and gives some tips to anyone interested in starting a legal nonprofit today.

As founder of the Animal Legal Defense Fund in 1979, Joyce Tischler has helped create and shape the emerging field of animal law. Joyce was the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s first executive director for twenty-five years, and now serves as the agency's general counsel.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Finding Your Career Starts Now, 1L

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:47:11 +0000

Joe and Elie talk with Ray English, Career Services Director at Arizona State Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law, about when to start finding a job. (SPOILER ALERT: Now). And how to start finding yourself.

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Digital Detectives : How Lawyers Should Use Spreadsheets

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:18:56 +0000

Spreadsheets have the potential to be an important part of running a legal business, but not all lawyers have the time to fully understand how to effectively use them. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Ben Kusmin about the proper handling and format of spreadsheets, including a thorough review of all content before sending it. He also discusses the Wells Fargo inadvertent disclosure issue and how it could have been avoided.

Ben Kusmin focuses on complex business litigation in state and federal courts. He also created a CLE training program called Excel Esquire to give attorneys the skill they need to successfully navigate in Excel.

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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The Legal Toolkit : Redefining Couples Court with Dana and Keith Cutler

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:39:29 +0000

Do you suspect that your partner is cheating? Fear not, the Cutlers are here to help! In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Dana and Keith Cutler, stars of the new TV show “Couples Court with the Cutlers.” During their discussion with Jared, the attorney power couple answers common questions asked by suspicious partners, like whether it is legal to snoop through a loved one’s phone or track them via GPS. They also talk about data protection laws and how they are affected by modern day social interaction. Stay tuned to hear the Cutler’s beliefs about where to get the best BBQ in Kansas.

Dana Cutler and Keith Cutler run the law firm, W. Tippin & Associates in Missouri. The two have been married for 27 years and are taking the bench together in a new syndicated daytime court television show, Couples Court with the Cutlers.

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus AttorneyScorpionAnswer1and Thomson Reuters Firm Central.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : DACA, DREAMers, and the Threat of Deportation

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:45:05 +0000

After the recording of this podcast, President Trump mentioned that he would work with Democrats on DACA and immigration policy. As of today, a potential "DACA deal" with Democrats remains unclear. 

Due to the developing nature of this issue, the information in this podcast may be incorrect or outdated though still relevant. Please keep this in mind upon listening.

On September 5th of 2017, President Trump's administration said they would rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Back in June of 2012, DACA was put in place by the Obama Administration to protect immigrants without legal status who came to the United States as children. President Trump’s call to end DACA now heads to Congress to find a solution for the population that was previously eligible under the policy. Just this week, the state of California filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its decision to rescind DACA.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow in the Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and immigration attorney Erin J. Lee, from the Law Offices of Erin J. Lee, as they take a look at DACA and the DREAM Act, the role of Congress, the reality of deportation and potential impact, future litigation, and what the future holds for DREAMers and their families.

Hans von Spakovsky is a senior legal fellow in the Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.

Erin J. Lee, from the Law Offices of Erin J. Lee is an immigration attorney out of San Diego, California.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Introducing the New ABA Law Student Podcast Host, John Weber

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:41:45 +0000

The end of bar exam season results in many happy law grads, an exciting future of career paths, and a new ABA Law Student Podcast host! In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Kareem Aref talks to new host John Weber about why he chose to run for the Law Student Division’s delegate of communications and why it’s important that law students get more involved with the division. John also discusses his time as an AP government teacher during the 2012 election and seeing firsthand the impact of that election on his students. As he says, John has big hosting shoes to fill, but he is excited for the opportunity to discuss the issues that matter most to law students.

John Weber is a rising 3L at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. He is also delegate of communications, publications, and outreach for the ABA Law Student Division.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : The Widening Risk Concerns Surrounding High School Athletics

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Attorney Al Goldberger discusses active areas of risk in interscholastic sports and how carriers are responding to claims involving injuries resulting from assaults and other intentional acts.

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

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : John Tredennick of Catalyst took the lead in the ‘80s to bring tech to his law firm

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000

John Tredennick started a focus on legal technology in 1988—back when law firms saw it as something limited to fancy computers and adding machines. He asked Holland & Hart, the Denver-based firm where he was a partner, to add the words chief information officer to his title. “You need a leader, not just somebody on staff but somebody who understands the bigger vision of the firm—where we fit in the legal landscape and how we can harness technology to get us where we want to be,” Tredennick told partners. “I said, ‘I want to be that leader,’ and they made me the technology partner.”

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Lawyerist Podcast : #137: Career Change for Smart Professionals, with Rikke Hansen

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode, Rikke Hansen explains how lawyers should think about career change—including when to leave the profession or start their own firm. She also explains the ways in which lawyers tend to overthink their career paths and self-sabotage, and how to overcome those blockers.

Rikke Hansen helps smart professionals in their 30s and 40s change careers or start their own business by sharing her proven framework for figuring out what you really want to do next.

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The Digital Edge : How Augmented Intelligence and Cognitive Computing Serves the Legal Profession

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:39:21 +0000

Because they are unfamiliar with the technology, many lawyers are nervous about the growing popularity of artificial and augmented intelligence. However, others are welcoming the changes this technology will bring to the practice of law. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Brian Kuhn, global co-leader for the IBM Watson legal practice, about why lawyers should be interested in cognitive computing (or augmented intelligence) and how legal professionals are currently using IBM Watson and other AI technologies. They also discuss blockchain and how it works together with AI.

Brian Kuhn serves as the global co-leader for the IBM Watson legal practice driving global strategy and execution across clients, legal markets, and internal groups.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : How to Teach Lawyers About Legal Technology

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:55:35 +0000

There are lots of good ways for lawyers to learn about technology, but what’s the best way? In this Kennedy Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about the most effective ways to introduce technology to lawyers. They also discuss what makes a successful technology conference including lecture styles and necessary topics to cover. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

This episode features an audience question about how to propose updates to senior partners and how to justify the expense. If you have your own technology questions, call Dennis and Tom’s Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to all your tech inquiries.

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Turning Your Law Degree Into Writing About College Football

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 17:48:25 +0000

College football is back in all its amazing and absurdist glory. Texas already lost to Maryland?!?! Cam Newton has a little brother?!?! Joe and Elie took advantage of the dawn of another season to examine the ultimate "JD Advantage" job by talking with Shutdown Fullcast co-host and SB Nation contributor Ryan Nanni about college football and how an NYU Law grad transitioned from Biglaw to covering college sports.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How the author of 'The Forgotten Flight' fought to bring justice for terror victims' families

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

If you mention a terrorist attack in which a Libyan suitcase bomb brought down an airliner, most people will be quick to remember Pan Am Flight 103, which crashed on Dec. 21, 1988 in Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people. But there is another, similar attack that happened nine months later, on Sept. 19, 1989. When UTA Flight 772 was downed over the Ténéré Desert in Niger, 170 people lost their lives, including seven Americans. Though it is far less known, it was family members of Flight 772 victims who successfully brought suit against the Libyan government in the American court system. Stuart Newberger, author of “The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy and the Pursuit of Justice,” represented the families in their court case against the Libyan government. He speaks with the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles about the incredible French investigation into the crash, the years he spent representing the families, and how diplomatic decisions complicated the families’ search for justice and recompense.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #136: Meditation and Productivity for Innovators and Entrepreneurs, with Doug Brackman

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode, Doug Brackmann explains why traditional meditation may not work for innovators, entrepreneurs, and other highly driven individuals. Instead he proposes an alternative meditation style and productivity tools better suited to the "Driven" brain.

To find out if you are Driven, take the assessment at HighlyDriven.Life. If you want to learn more, pick up Doug's book, Driven: Understanding and Harnessing the Genetic Gifts Shared by Entrepreneurs, Navy SEALs, Pro Athletes, and Maybe YOU.

Dr. Doug Brackmann is a dual Ph.D. in both clinical and organizational psychology. Over the last 30 years he has developed expertise in Driven individuals, roughly 10% of the population. The Driven exhibit a highly competitive and driven nature, are not averse to risk-taking and may struggle with finding balance in their lives.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Alleviating the Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Process

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:44:26 +0000

The workers’ compensation and disability management process can be complicated for both employers and their workers. In this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert talk about creating a seamless process with founder and President of Risk Acuity, LLCBarry Thompson, a leader in workers compensation program improvement and cost containment.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ILTACON 2017: AI in the Legal Industry

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 22:29:33 +0000

At this point, it’s not a question of whether artificial intelligence (AI) will affect the legal profession, it’s a question of how. In this On The Road report from ILTACON 2017, host Andrew Arruda talks to Martin Tully and Sam Whitman about how AI will help lawyers sift through vast amounts of information more accurately and quickly. They also discuss how AI will continue to grow and mature in the legal industry.

Martin Tully is a partner with the Chicago office of Akerman LLP. He has written and presented extensively on e-discovery, digital evidence, information governance, and legal technology.

Sam Whitman is Mayer Brown’s knowledge management leader and is a member of the firm’s working group on artificial intelligence.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : First Amendment’s Clash with Censorship and Hate Speech

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 20:55:22 +0000

For the past year, the First Amendment, censorship, and hate speech have been at the forefront of the news cycle. From President Trump blocking users on Twitter, to violence at rallies or on college campuses, protections of our First Amendment have been tested. Also, with the rise in popularity of social media, it has become complicated when deciphering what is actually a First Amendment right and what is not.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join First Amendment attorney Robert Bertsche, partner with the firm Prince Lobel Tye, LLP, and Eugene Volokh, founder and co-author of the popular blog, The Volokh Conspiracy, as they define First Amendment, and how it relates to censorship and hate speech. Together, they differentiate and clarify government censorship versus public/private censorship, explore censorship policies on social media platforms, and discuss recent news items related to this topic.

Attorney Robert A. Bertsche is partner with the firm, Prince Lobel Tye, LLP. Rob is devoted to protecting and strengthening his clients’ ability to communicate their content on a wide variety of platforms, including digital, interactive, print, electronic, and social media.

Professor Eugene Volokh teaches free speech law, tort law, religious freedom law, church-state relations law, and a First Amendment amicus brief clinic at UCLA School of Law, where he has also often taught copyright law, criminal law, and a seminar on firearms regulation policy. He is also founder and co-author of the popular blog, The Volokh Conspiracy.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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Workers Comp Matters : The Fact-Driven Complexities of Personal Comfort Doctrine

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:58:07 +0000

In the age-old battle of employee versus vending machine, who wins workers’ comp? In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Judson Pierce talks to Alan Pierce about personal comfort doctrine including what it is, factors that affect the outcome, and what acts are not compensable (like punching vending machines). They also discuss interesting personal comfort doctrine cases and why each case is unique based on the jurisdiction and facts involved .

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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Law Technology Now : A Sneak Peek at the Clio Cloud Conference

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:32:02 +0000

The 2017 Clio Cloud Conference is fast approaching, taking place September 25 and 26 in New Orleans. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Joshua Lenon, lawyer-in-residence for Clio, about the conference including who will be speaking and special announcements like the Legal Trends Report. He also shares what makes his position at Clio unique and what makes Clio stand out as a law practice management software company.

Joshua Lenon is an attorney who currently serves as lawyer-in-residence for Clio, providing legal scholarship and research skills to the cloud-based practice management platform.

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Thomson Reuters: Down the Hall with Practical Law : The Balancing Act of Real Estate Joint Ventures

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:14:51 +0000

Real estate law can involve a lot of moving parts that are complicated to maintain. In this episode of Thomson Reuters: Down the Hall with Practical Law, host Craig Vaughn along with guests Jill Blumberg, Brenda Cooper, and Lori Smith speak as real estate attorneys about the complexities of drafting joint venture agreements and balancing the needs of both investors and developers. They also discuss the different aspects of being a real estate attorney in a joint venture transaction and the art of juggling various disciplines for this type of project.

Jill Blumberg joined Practical Law from Hunton & Williams LLP, where she was a senior attorney in the real estate department focusing on commercial real estate matters. Previously, she was an in-house attorney and the Head of Equity Closings at New York Life Investments. Jill’s practice focused primarily on acquisitions, sales and development of large investment properties and she has in-depth experience structuring and drafting complex real estate joint ventures.

Brenda Cooper joined Practical Law from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, where she was assistant general counsel in the Real Estate Unit of the Investments Department. Brenda was responsible for managing some of its largest real estate joint venture relationships as well as handling sophisticated debt and equity real estate transactions.

Lori Smith joined Practical Law from Andrews Kurth LLP, where she was a partner in the business transactions group. Lori handled many real estate joint ventures, representing developers and investors (as well as lenders) in structuring and documenting deals for multi-family, mixed-use, and assisted living projects.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #135: How to Shop for Malpractice Insurance, with JoAnn Hathaway

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:27:41 +0000

In this episode, Legal Malpractice Insurance in One Hour for Lawyers author JoAnn Hathaway explains why you need malpractice insurance and how to shop for it.

JoAnn L. Hathaway is a practice management advisor for the State Bar of Michigan. She previously worked as a legal liability claims director and risk manager, paralegal, and legal administrator.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : New ABA Law Student Division Chair Takes on Immigration

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 22:42:52 +0000

Immigration is a hot topic both in and outside of the legal realm, but for Thomas Kim it’s more than just a popular subject. Having been taken advantage of by his own immigration lawyer, he has become a passionate immigration rights activist. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Kareem Aref talks to Thomas Kim, the new chair of the ABA’s Law Student Division, about what motivates him, what his goals are for his term, and his latest resolution that claims immigration status shouldn’t keep a student from pursuing a legal education.

Thomas Kim is the 2017-2018 division chair of the ABA’s Law Student Division. He is also a rising 3L at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and currently serves at the secretary-treasurer of the ABA Law Student Division.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : How can lawyers help Hurricane Harvey victims? Disaster response attorneys share tips

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:38:28 +0000

The full scale of the damage from Hurricane Harvey may not be known for weeks or months. But even as the rain is still falling, lawyers in Texas and across the country are mobilizing to meet the legal needs of the people who have been impacted. In this special breaking-news edition of the ABA Journal’s Asked and Answered, Lee Rawles speaks with Saundra Brown of Lone Star Legal Aid, whose Houston office was destroyed Monday. Brown discusses what efforts are already underway, and what kind of legal issues people will be experiencing in the coming months. Rawles also speaks to Andrew VanSingel, the director of the Disaster Legal Services Program for the ABA Young Lawyers Division. VanSingel, who will be traveling to Houston in the next few days, shares the history of the disaster response program, and gives tips for lawyers who want to become involved in relief efforts.

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus Attorney.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: Trial of Two Pizzas

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 20:42:04 +0000

It’s a culinary competition that has raged for millenia. Well, maybe not millenia, but at least since the invention of the pizza. And now, New York’s thin, crispy slices are challenging Chicago’s deep dish, sauce-smothered pies in a whole new way. In this report from On The Road, honorable host Laurence Colletti acts as supreme pizza judge while Deborah Enix Ross and Fred Dixon represent New York, and Michael Bergman and David Whitaker represent Chicago. And, of course, what is a trial without a crusty bailiff, in this case Jerry Cito. Who will win the title of best pizza? Grab a slice and tune in to find out.

Jerry Cito is the senior vice president of convention development at NYC & Company.

Deborah Enix-Ross is Senior Adviser to the International Dispute Resolution Group at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City. She has been a member of the ABA House of Delegates since 2010

Fred Dixon is the president and CEO of NYC & Company.

Michael Bergman is a partner in the firm of Bergman & Song LLP. He practices intellectual property law with a focus on patent and trademark prosecution, licensing, and related transactional matters.

David Whitaker is the president and CEO of Choose Chicago where he leads sales and marketing efforts.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : The Power and Practice of Mindfulness

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 20:00:00 +0000

The practice of law can be filled with stress and conflict that can have a harmful impact on a lawyer’s wellness. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Jonathon Israel talk to Scott Rogers about using mindfulness as a way to maintain well-being as a lawyer. They discuss what mindfulness is not, how it affects the brain, and why mindfulness is relevant to lawyers specifically. They also explore the impact of technology on people’s well-being.

Scott Rogers is founder and director of the University of Miami School of Law’s Mindfulness in Law Program where he teaches Mindful Ethics, Mindful Leadership, and Mindfulness in Law and he co-founded the University of Miami’s Mindfulness Research & Practice Initiative.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Seeking equal pay? Here are some strategies

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Studies have shown that salary and compensation at firms can still be markedly higher for white males than attorneys with a different ethnicity or gender. But if you feel you aren't being paid commensurate with your colleagues and with the value you bring to your firm, how should you proceed? In this episode of Asked & Answered, the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward talks with Jeffrey Lowe of the legal talent management company Major, Lindsey & Africa. Lowe wrote the report on the agency's “2016 Partner Compensation Survey,” and offers insights gleaned from that survey's findings.

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus Attorney.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Integrating Technology into Legal Education

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 22:42:29 +0000

Since interest in law school has been significantly lower than usual, lawyers have been brainstorming why this is and how to fix it. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the effect technology education could have on lower attendance numbers and the industry as a whole. They discuss the importance of teaching basic technology skills and including some of these lessons into regular classes. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

This episode features an audience question about Consumer Reports withdrawing their recommendation from Microsoft Surface devices. If you have your own technology questions, call Dennis and Tom’s Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to all your tech inquiries.

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: Author’s Panel Part 2

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:34:05 +0000

Some people go to law school and find a passion for law. Others go to law school and find a passion for writing. In this On The Road report, host Laurence Colletti talks to Steph Cha, author of ‘Follow Her Home,’ about discovering her passion for writing in law school and how her brief legal experience shaped her talent. They also discuss what both the publishing and writing process look like and Steph shares advice for aspiring writers.

Steph Cha splits her time between writing and working as a temp attorney. Her second book, ‘Beware Beware’ comes out August 12, 2014.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: Author’s Panel Part 1

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:23:22 +0000

A lawyer’s career is filled with conflict which creates plenty of material for lawyers who are also writers. In this On The Road report, host Laurence Colletti talks to Evan Thomas, Jim Conroy, and Talmage Boston about what drives a lawyer to become a writer and the characteristics of the legal profession that make for good storytelling. They also discuss their own writing, including Jim’s book which won the 2017 Lincoln Prize.

Evan Thomas is the author of nine books: ‘The Wise Men’ (with Walter Isaacson), ‘The Man to See’, ‘The Very Best Men’, ‘Robert Kennedy’, ‘John Paul Jones’, ‘Sea of Thunder’, ‘The War Lovers’, ‘Ike’s Bluff’, and ‘Being Nixon’.

A co-founder of Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar, Jim Conroy has argued countless cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He is also author of ‘Lincoln’s Whitehouse: The People’s House in Wartime’.

Talmage Boston has practiced law as a commercial trial and appellate litigator in Dallas, Texas, since 1978. Talmage has also written two critically acclaimed baseball history books, ‘1939: Baseball’s Tipping Point’ and ‘Baseball and the Baby Boomer’.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Is Diversity All Talk?

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Diversity at law firms, especially at the higher levels of partnership continues to be a hot topic of discussion. But is that all that it is, a discussion item?

To this day, fewer than 20 percent of equity partners are women and even fewer are lawyers of color. This has been the case for more than a decade even though there are now more women in law school than men.

Molly McDonough, editor of the ABA Journal, spoke about this issue with Subha Barry, of Working Mother Media, Vivia Chen of the Careerist blog, Lynn Charytan and Jeff Smith of Comcast Cable, and law firm partner Hilary Preston of Vinson & Elkins.

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus Attorney.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #134: Why It's Time for a Civil Right to Counsel, with John Pollock

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:30:00 +0000

On this episode, we discuss the civil right to counsel (sometimes called "civil Gideon") movement with John Pollock. The American Bar Association has endorsed a right to counsel whenever basic needs are threatened, and Pollock leads a national coalition seeking to bring the civil right to counsel to all US jurisdictions.

"It's not about winning or losing. It's about not losing everything."

John Pollock is a Staff Attorney for the Public Justice Center and the Coordinator of the National Coalition for the Civil Right to Counsel. He works to establish the right to counsel for low-income individuals in civil cases involving basic human needs such as child custody, housing, safety, and public benefits.

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New Solo : Using Technology to Sustain a Rural Practice

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:25:54 +0000

Lawyers are often hesitant to set up a practice in a rural area because they believe it will be difficult to find enough clients and sustain a business, but this isn’t necessarily true. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to Jeff Alford about why he chose to set up shop in small-town Kentucky and what technology he uses to help his practice thrive. They also discuss Ernie Svenson’s Small Firm Boot Camp and why conferences are important even for those who run in smaller circles.

Jeffery Alford is the owner of and attorney at Alford Law Office. Jeff has tried numerous divorce, custody, civil and criminal cases to final judgment or verdict.

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

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Presidential Pardon Power

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:12:24 +0000

According to Article II, Section 2, of the United States Constitution, the president "shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.” With the recent investigation into President Trump’s possible collusion with Russia by special counsel Robert Mueller, talk of presidential pardon power has surfaced. So the question remains: if President Trump were to be ever found guilty of a federal crime, could he pardon himself?

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi joins guests Brian C. Kalt, professor of law and the Harold Norris Faculty Scholar at Michigan State University College of Law, and Robert L. Deitz, professor of Public Policy at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, as they take an inside look at presidential pardon power. They discuss limits, take a look back at history, look ahead to see how this all will unfold, and get a deeper look into a possible presidential self-pardon and repercussions.

Brian C. Kalt is professor of law and the Harold Norris Faculty Scholar at Michigan State University College of Law.

Robert L. Deitz is professor of Public Policy at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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The Legal Toolkit : How Can Lawyers Solve the Access to Justice Problem?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:52:35 +0000

Access to justice is a complicated issue. Some can’t afford lawyers, some don’t know how to find a good lawyer, and some are looking for services that not all lawyers provide. In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Keri Norris about this issue, including how technology can facilitate attorney client relationships and what bar associations are doing to solve the problem of access to justice.

Keri Norris is the Senior Vice President for Regulatory Affairs and the Chief Legal Officer at Legal Shield.

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus Attorney, Scorpion, and Answer1.

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Digital Detectives : Crisis Management After a Data Breach

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:05:31 +0000

Hopefully your firm will never experience a data breach, but these days it seems more and more inevitable. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Brian Wommack about common mistakes companies make when dealing with a breach, the correct way to handle the situation, and what you can do to prepare for potential threats. They also discuss the different aspects of creating a contingency plan including drafting beforehand how you would break the news to your clients.

Brian Wommack leads the strategic communications practice of Cameron LLP, often advising on high-profile and high-stakes matters including cyber intrusion and data breach contingency planning and response.

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Cities, States and The Trump Administration: Clashes of Federal and Local Government

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:09:07 +0000

There are looming conflicts between the Trump administration and local governments on a number of issues, including (but not limited to) sanctuary cities and climate change laws. In this episode of Planet Lex, Daniel Rodriguez discusses these hot-button topics with Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law David Dana and Associate Professor of Law Nadav Shoked. Together they discuss the current state of sanctuary cities, response to the Trump administration pulling out of the Paris accord, and the ongoing clash between federal authorities and state and local government.

Nadav Shoked joined the Northwestern faculty in 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Law. His work focuses on the law and theory of property, local government law, and American legal history.

As Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at Northwestern University, David Dana is a leading scholar in the fields of environmental law, property, land use, and professional responsibility.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Election Law Takes Center Stage

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:51:41 +0000

Remember the right to vote? That was a fun right, wasn't it? Elie and Joe talk to Professor Rick Hasen about the voting rights and redistricting battles being waged at the nation's highest courts. Also, apparently you can run a whole course on what's wrong with election law by only using examples from North Carolina. Good job Tar Heels.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : Severity of Trucking Claims Present Workers' Compensation Challenges in North Carolina

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Attorney Nicole Tackett from the law firm of Vernis & Bowling of Charlotte, North Carolina, discusses trucking and workers' compensation claims in North Carolina.

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

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : From C-Suite-Type Post to Legal Service Founder, Mills Has Always Been a Leader.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Michael Mills has been helping law firms figure out their technological needs since before there was an internet. As one of the first of what are now known as chief knowledge officers, Mills played a leading role in educating his fellow lawyers and implementing tools and processes designed to help lawyers do their jobs more effectively. After over two decades in Big Law, Mills decided to stake out on his own, eventually co-founding Neota Logic, a company that allows users to design and create their own tools to fit their needs. Mills talks about his career, as well as what role technology will play in the legal industry going forward.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #133: Why Lawyers Need to Learn Design, with Alix Devendra

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode, Alix Devendra explains why lawyers need to learn and apply design thinking in their law practices. Design is just a process for creative problem solving, and lawyers building client-centered law practices need design thinking as well as legal thinking to build successful client-service models.

Alix Devendra is a co-founder and design strategist at Start Here HQ, a purpose-driven consultancy that helps lawyers harness the tools of modern entrepreneurship to build more scalable and sustainable law practices.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and Universal Claims Certification

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 02:35:13 +0000

The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), the largest professional association in the insurance industry, recently announced a new initiative, the Universal Claims Certification (UCC), which is a certification program with a goal of maintaining a “uniform, high level of professionalism, consistency and protect the public’s interests.”. On Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and Ringler colleague, Erin Muller and hear from AdamPotter, the CEO and Founder of the Claims andLitigation Management Alliance (CLM), about the new UCC program, benefits, recent legislation and nationwide implementation.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: Welcoming ABA President Hilarie Bass

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:31:55 +0000

Another ABA Annual Meeting means another president stepping up to head projects and programs for the next year. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to new ABA President Hilarie Bass about handling criticism and the initiatives she’s taking on during her time as president. A couple of these initiatives include women in the legal profession, homeless youth, and Bar Exam passage rates.

Hilarie Bass is the co-president of Greenberg Traurig and is currently the president of the American Bar Association for the 2017-18 year.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: ABA Center for Innovation Update

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:10:57 +0000

Since its invention less than a year ago, the ABA Center for Innovation has not slowed down its mission to improve access to justice. In this report from On The Road, host Chad Burton talks to Andrew Perlman about the Center for Innovation’s events, initiatives, and programs including its fellows program.

Andrew Perlman is the dean of Suffolk University Law School and was appointed by the president of the American Bar Association to serve as the chair of the governing council of the ABA’s new Center for Innovation.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: Omnibus Crime Reduction and Sentencing Reform Act of 2010

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:52:52 +0000

South Carolina has been the poster-child for criminal justice reform, successfully enacting evidence-based practices, cost-saving sentencing options, and improving public safety among other things. In this On The Road report, host Laurence Colletti talks to Senator Gerald Malloy and William Hubbard about what made South Carolina’s actions successful.

Senator Gerald Malloy is a Democratic member of the South Carolina Senate, representing the 29th District since 2002. He is also currently an attorney at Malloy Law Firm.

William Hubbard is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and was president of the American Bar Association from 2014-2015.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: The Current State of Immigration

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:44:53 +0000

Since the Trump administration took office, immigration has been one of the most highly debated topics, but it’s often more complicated than people realize. In this report from On The Road, host Reid Trautz talks to Greg Siskind and Mary Meg McCarthy about the different aspects of immigration and what they mean for the US society and economy. They also discuss opportunities for lawyers who wish to help underrepresented immigrants.

Reid Trautz is a management advisor to attorneys and law firms in the areas of business processes, technology, marketing, and legal ethics.

Greg Siskind is an immigration lawyer who launched one of the very first law-firm websites and the first law blog, and the author of the ‘Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet.’

Mary Meg McCarthy is the executive director of Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), one of the nation’s leading immigrant and human rights advocacy organizations.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: Trump v. the Press and the First Amendment

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:53:29 +0000

The battle between President Trump and the media has raged since the very beginning of his administration. It’s not unique for the president to have a rough relationship with the media, but the energy Trump has dedicated to criticizing the media is more than any president before him. In this report from On The Road, host Lee Rawles talks to Floyd Abrams, Tom Clare, and George Freeman about the potential impact of Trump’s interaction with the media and his war on “fake news.” Their discussion includes slap laws, leaks, and a plaintiff lawyers perspective on the cost of defamatory accusations.

Floyd Abrams is the author of “The Soul of the First Amendment” and a senior partner in the Cahill Gordon & Reindel law firm.

Tom Clare is a partner at Clare Locke. His practice is devoted to litigating complex business disputes and vindicating clients against high-profile reputational attacks in media.

George Freeman is executive director of the Media Law Resource Center. He was most recently of counsel to the law firm of Jenner & Block.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : BONUS CONTENT: President Trump’s Proposed Ban on Transgender Service Members

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:09:38 +0000

After recording the most recent episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer about President Trump’s proposed ban of transgender people in the military, Bob Ambrogi, Craig Williams, Kris Poppe, and Brynn Tannehill continued their discussion on the topic. We recorded their candid conversation and wanted to share it with our listeners. If you were a fan of last week’s episode, check out this bonus content from the show.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: An Interview with the ABA Medal Recipient

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:21:10 +0000

This is the first Legal Talk Network podcast featuring a guest who directly influenced the United States Constitution. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Matthew Diller, current dean of Fordham University School of Law, and John Feerick, past dean and recipient of the ABA Medal, about John’s influence in the creation of the 25th Amendment and his professional experience.

John Feerick is a law professor at Fordham University School of Law in New York City. He served as the school’s eighth dean from 1982-2002.

Matthew Diller is the current dean and Paul Fuller professor of law at Fordham University School of Law.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: So You Have Student Loans and You Want to Buy A Home?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:54:11 +0000

David Axelrod session may have been canceled but not to worry! We’ve got you covered. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to David Axelrod about managing student debt, mortgage payments, and other important financial responsibilities. Their discussion includes the importance of interacting with professionals early on and realizing that there are other options, including payment programs at Bank of America.

David Axelrod is the retail sales manager and vice president of Bank of America.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: How Cybersecurity and Cyber Intelligence are Changing the Legal Profession

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:57:10 +0000

As technology is becoming more and more ingrained in the legal practice, security has become more important and challenging. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Roy Zur about cybersecurity and cyber intelligence, including why cyber is relevant to attorneys and scams to look out for. They also discuss how cyber includes more than security; it can also be used to collect and organize data.

Roy Zur is a cyber and intelligence expert, the CEO of Cybint, an Israeli cyber company. Roy has over 10 years of experience in cyber and intelligence operations from the Israeli security forces

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: Mark Alcott on the ABA's Relationship with the UN

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:48:43 +0000

The ABA has consultative status as an observer at the United Nations (UN) and was actually active in the creation of the UN. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Mark Alcott about this relationship between the ABA and the UN. They also discuss the definition of the rule of law and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Mark Alcott has spent his professional career at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, focusing on litigation, arbitration and mediation.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: Sustainable Development Goals

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:38:12 +0000

Adopted by world leaders in September 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development address issues like extreme poverty, gender inequality, and climate change. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Elizabeth Andersen, Renee Dopplick, Lee DeHihns, and Richard Field about the details of these goals and how the UN is helping other countries achieve them.

Elizabeth Andersen joined as director of the the ABA Rule of Law Initiative in September 2014. She has more than 20 years of experience in international law, international human rights and rule of law development.

Renee Dopplick is an international lawyer and the global policy director for ACM, an international nonprofit. She serves as vice chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Special Committee on Section, Division, and Forum Coordination.

Lee DeHihns is a member of Alston & Bird’s Environmental and Land Use Group. He has practiced environmental law since 1974.

Richard Field is the past chair of the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law, and is past chair of its Electronic Commerce Payment Committee and its Coordinating Committee on International Policy.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: NYBA's involvement with NABE

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000

You may have heard of the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) and seen their workshops at ABA Annual, but who are they and why should you consider becoming a member? In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Elizabeth Derrico about who the NABE is and how they serve and provide support to their members. They also discuss the New York State Bar Association and its relationship with the NABE.

Elizabeth Derrico is an executive at the American Bar Association (ABA) and an associate executive director of the New York State Bar Association.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: Team Industry v. Team Start-up

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:30:31 +0000

In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Patrick Murck about the effects of blockchain and regulatory technology (RegTech) on the long standing framework for financial regulation. They also discuss the tension of regulation between industries and start-ups. They also talk about how the advancement of both blockchain and RegTech will affect the legal industry at large.

Patrick Murck is special counsel at Cooley LLP and a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard practice. He focuses on the legal and regulatory issues facing fintech and emerging payment systems.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: Artificial Intelligence and the Law

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:22:32 +0000

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly growing in popularity both in and outside of the legal industry and this should excite you, not scare you. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to James Sherer, Shan Thever, Andrew Arruda, Kerri Bent, Emily Fedeles, Kyla Maloney, and Amie Taal about the different aspects of AI - like augmented learning - and how AI can help the legal profession as it grows and matures. They also discuss the ethics behind AI and the responsibilities lawyers maintain when working with this technology.

James Sherer is a litigator with a focus on e-discovery, data privacy, data security, and information governance matters.

Shan Thever is an attorney at Shan Thever Law Firm and the director of the New York City Bar Association’s small law firm center.

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

Kerri Bent is a New York licensed attorney currently working at Barclays.  She works in the Financial Crime department focusing on sanctions, anti-money laundering, and anti-bribery and corruption.

Emily Fedeles maintains a general litigation practice with a focus on the areas of electronic discovery, privacy and data protection, and complex commercial litigation.

Kyla Maloney is the offering manager at IBM Watson. She has worked as a technology and strategy consultant in industries ranging from professional service to entertainment to industrial manufacturing.

Amie Taal is the vice president of Deutsche Bank. She is an internationally regarded expert in forensic investigations, cyber security, eDiscovery, data analytics and artificial intelligence.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: Top Ten Tax Tips for Making Divorce Less Taxing

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 22:46:17 +0000

Filing for divorce is hard enough as it is, but for some couples taxes can sneak up on them and make the experience worse. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Justin Miller about the taxes that trip up clients during the divorce process. Their discussion includes the typical traps that people fall into and a list of professionals to contact early on in the process.

As a national wealth strategist at BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Justin Miller works collaboratively with other advisors to provide comprehensive wealth planning advice to clients and their families.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: National Association of Bar Executives (NABE)

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 22:22:59 +0000

The mission of the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) is to build up the confidence and careers of bar association professionals. In this report from On The Road, host Liz McCausland talks to Robert Craghead about the NABE, including transitions and challenges they are facing, as he enters into his presidency. They also discuss technology issues and how they are working to address them for their members.

Robert Craghead is the executive director of the Illinois State Bar Association and the president of the National Association of Bar Executives.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: Key Business Drivers Affecting Real Estate

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:24:03 +0000

There’s no denying that the practice of law is changing, the question is why and how does this shift affect your practice specifically? In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Sherry Cushman about the Cushman & Wakefield survey that looked at how the business, financial, and operational sides of law affect real estate decision making. They discuss topics such as the key influencers of change in the legal realm and the top business competition factors that firms are talking about.

Sherry Cushman’s focus is on implementing real estate solutions that closely integrate her client’s business, financial, and operational goals for single and multi-office tenants.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: Legal and Policy Issues for Startups and Investors in Financial Technology (FinTech)

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:31:42 +0000

Financial technologies (FinTech) are gradually disrupting traditional financial services more and more, but what are they and why should you pay attention to them? In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Kevin Petrasic about financial technology, including what it is and the challenges that FinTech firms face. They also discuss cryptocurrency and the role of FinTech in a regulatory environment.

Kevin Petrasic is a banking partner in the Washington, DC office of White & Case LLP, and head of the firm’s Global Financial Institutions Advisory practice.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: Winning Litigation Cases at Trial

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:22:01 +0000

For trial lawyers, judges and experienced attorneys can offer significant advice, especially when interacting with juries. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to panelists Brad Brian, Ted Wells, James Quinn, and Judge Barbara Lynn about their session on winning commercial litigation cases. Some of the topics they discuss are jury selection, opening statements, and other practical tips for trial lawyers.

Brad Brian is a national trial lawyer and co-managing partner of Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Barbara M. G. Lynn is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, with chambers in Dallas, Texas.

Ted Wells is a partner and co-chair of the litigation department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Jim Quinn is an accomplished trial lawyer who served for many years as head of the Litigation Department of the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2017: Linda Klein on Her Tenure as ABA President

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:01:59 +0000

Before she steps down as ABA President, Linda Klein talks to host Laurence Colletti about the things she has achieved in the past year in this On The Road report. Together, they discuss CLE in the City, increasing access to justice for veterans, and Public Service Loan Forgiveness, just a few initiatives she addressed during her time as president.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : #Fail: How to Handle Failing Technology Projects

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:44:44 +0000

Even tech gurus can experience failures of technology or tech projects. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss how to deal with failed tech projects, including when to see a struggling endeavor to the end and when to let it go. They also share the biggest causes of project failure based on their experience. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

This episode features an audience question about collaboration tools like time zone calculators. If you have your own technology questions, call the Dennis and Tom’s Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to all your tech inquiries.

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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The Digital Edge : Teaching the Technology of Law Practice to Law Students

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:56:53 +0000

Introducing technology to legal education could be the key to inspiring innovation in the legal industry. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Darin Fox about how he sees technology functioning in legal education. They discuss the program Darin oversees at the University of Oklahoma, how the recession affected the use of legal technology, and potential future uses of courtroom technology.

Darin Fox is an associate dean at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He oversees the law library, information technology, and the school’s law practice technology training program, called the Digital Initiative Project.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #132: In-House v. Outside Counsel, with Adam Losey & Elliot Miller

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode, in-house lawyer Elliot Miller and outside litigation counsel Adam Losey discuss the different perspectives they have in their respective roles, the realities of traditional v. alternative billing structures, the importance of trust, and more.

Adam Losey represents companies and individuals in high-stakes litigation across the country and advises clients on a variety of information security, privacy, electronic discovery, technology contracting, social media, and internet-related matters.

Elliot Miller is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Wowza Media Systems, a global leader in streaming video software and services.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : President Trump’s Proposed Ban on Transgender Service Members

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 20:34:38 +0000

In a series of tweets on July 26th, 2017, President Trump announced that “after consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” Transgender service members have been allowed to openly serve since 2016 when former Defense Secretary Ash Carter ended the ban. According to a Rand Corporation study, it is estimated that there are between 1,320 and 6,630 transgender personnel serving in the active component and between 830 and 4,160 in the Selected Reserve.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join attorney Kris Poppe from the Richardson law firm and Brynn Tannehill, director of Advocacy and founding member of the LGBT military organization SPART*A, as they discuss President’s Trump announcement, reaction by the military and transgender community, legislation, and potential litigation.

Attorney Kris Poppe is from the Richardson law firm. He joined the Richardson Firm in 2016 after nearly 35 years of military service, including over 20 years as an Army Judge Advocate. Kris served as an NCO in the U.S. Marine Corps and as an Army infantry officer before becoming an attorney.

Brynn Tannehill is director of Advocacy and founding member of the LGBT military organization SPART*A.  Over the past 20 years she has held positions of leadership over diverse teams of people as a Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) in the United States Navy, and as a senior research scientist and project manager at the RAND Corporation and others in private industry.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : First Amendment defender warns of threats to free speech in the ‘fake news’ era

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:33:01 +0000

The rights to free speech and freedom of the press guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. But when it was first passed–and for its first hundred or so years–the First Amendment was not the robust defense we think of today. Legendary civil rights attorney Floyd Abrams joins the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles to discuss his book “The Soul of the First Amendment” in this episode of the Modern Law Library. Abrams shares how First Amendment jurisprudence changed over time, and what dangers he sees ahead for free speech in the era of fake news and a presidential administration that is hostile to the press.

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The Paralegal Voice : A Bittersweet Goodbye to Vicki Voisin

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:54:43 +0000

After eight years, the Paralegal Voice is gaining a new host. In this bittersweet episode of the Paralegal Voice, Vicki Voisin hands the hosting reigns over to Carl Morrison who turns the questions on her. In their discussion they talk about the origins of the Paralegal Voice, notable guests, and the challenges she faced in the making of the podcast.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Boston UniversityNALA, and ServeNow.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #131: How to Build an Award-Winning Law Firm Website, with Jess Birken

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode, Jess Birken, whose solo-practice website stands out among the top ten law firm website of 2017, explains how she got that website built while keeping costs low.

Jess Birken focuses on helping nonprofits solve problems and get back to their mission.

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Workers Comp Matters : Constitutional Challenges to State Workers’ Compensation Laws

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:25:05 +0000

In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Judd Pierce talks to Alan Pierce about workers’ compensation laws that are affected by constitutional law. Their conversation dives into notable cases that speak to this issue and how this issue has developed over the years, including how the judiciary, particularly the appellate courts, get involved.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Broken Promises and Public Service Loan Forgiveness - Rebroadcast

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 20:10:24 +0000

Law school is essential to becoming a successful lawyer but it doesn’t come cheap. Public Service Loan Forgiveness was a program put in place to entice young lawyers to take public service positions which have historically paid less than private sector positions. After ten years of making on-time, full payments while in a public service role, the loan would be forgiven. Recently, though, the Department of Education was sued by the ABA for not keeping its promises. Even after declaring those involved in the program to be fully qualified for loan forgiveness, it was later decided later that they were not qualified. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Chris Morgan discusses these events with the president of the ABA, Linda Klein. They dive into the original goals of the program, why the program is necessary, and actions the ABA is currently taking to ensure those relying on the program are compensated. Linda concludes by saying that the Department of Education’s decision will also affect the ability of the ABA to provide legal services to those that need it most.

Linda Klein is the senior managing shareholder at Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz and president of the American Bar Association. Klein’s practice, based in Atlanta, includes most types of business dispute resolution, including contract law, employment law and professional liability, working extensively with clients in the construction, higher education and pharmaceutical industries.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : How Hulk Hogan Ruined America

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:08:39 +0000

When Peter Thiel bankrolled Hulk Hogan's ultimately successful suit against Gawker, he didn't just make every litigation financier look bad, he struck another blow in a systematic war on journalists being waged by the powerful. Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press, a new documentary by Brian Knappenberger, probes the Hogan case and other assaults on the press featuring interviews with Gawker principals, the staff of the Review-Journal -- the Nevada paper taken over by Sheldon Adelson, and free speech guru Floyd Abrams.
 
Oh and we have a very serious talk about robot cops.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Exploring Virtual and Augmented Reality

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:35:44 +0000

Can’t afford a vacation or can’t get the time off of work to explore the world? Maybe there’s another way to transport yourself... without actually transporting yourself at all. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss virtual and augmented reality including the tools that give you the best virtual experience. They also talk about the different ways you can use virtual reality besides video games. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

This episode features an audience question about social media etiquette for lawyers and their clients. If you have your own technology questions, the new Dennis and Tom’s Tech Question Hotline is up and running! Call 720-441-6820 for the answers to all your tech inquiries.

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : What Florida Lawyers Should Know About the Practice Resource Institute

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:14:38 +0000

Did you know that the Practice Resource Institute (PRI) provides free resources for Florida Bar members? Many Florida attorneys don’t realize the scope of what the PRI offers. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, host Christine Bilbrey talks to Scott Westheimer about the future of the PRI, the benefits of being a member, and how the program has grown. They also talk about both the Program Evaluation Committee and the Member Benefits Committee, what they are, and how they function within The Florida Bar.

Scott Westheimer is a partner at Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer and currently serves as the chairman of the Communications Committee and serves on the Executive Committee, Program Evaluation Committee, Technology Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee with The Florida Bar.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : ABA president shares a sneak peek into ABA Annual Meeting in NYC

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Have you considered attending the 2017 ABA Annual Meeting in New York City this August? In this special episode of Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles and Molly McDonough hear about what special events and venues await attendees from ABA President Linda Klein and the associate executive director of Meetings and Travel, Marty Balogh. From a CLE lecture given by IBM Watson to a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Lincoln Center, Klein and Balogh share how this year’s meeting will offer entirely new educational and networking opportunities.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #130: An Introduction to Local Search Marketing, with Gyi Tsakalakis (Replay)

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode, Gyi Tsakalakis explains why local marketing matters online (spoiler alert: “[those] earning more than $150,000 per year were more likely to choose an attorney based on an internet search than via a friend”) and how to do it effectively.

Gyi Tsakalakis helps lawyers earn meaningful attention online because that's where clients are looking. On Lawyerist and elsewhere, he writes and speaks about legal marketing and technology.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : How the radical movements of the 1960s changed the law and challenged the status quo

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000

In this episode of Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal’s Victor Li speaks with attorney and activist Paul Harris about his work stretching back to the 1960s. Harris, one of the radical “movement lawyers” featured in the cover story for the August issue of the ABA Journal, talks about his work defending high-profile clients like Huey Newton, Leonard McNeil and others. Harris also discusses the current political landscape and what today’s generation of aspiring movement lawyers can learn from their predecessors.

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus Attorney.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Supreme Court’s End of Term

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:20:26 +0000

The Supreme Court ended its term on Monday, June 27, 2017. Decisions were handed down in a variety of cases including cases involving big corporations, church and state, voting rights, and most notably, the controversial travel ban, put forth by President Trump.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi joins attorney and constitutional scholar, David J. Shestokas, author of the book, Creating the Declaration of Independence and Carolyn Shapiro, associate professor of law and co-director of the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States at Chicago-Kent College of Law, as they discuss the Supreme Court’s end of term, landmark cases and decisions, the addition of Gorsuch to the high court, and look ahead to upcoming cases on the docket.

Attorney and constitutional scholar David J. Shestokas is author of the new book, Creating the Declaration of Independence, which takes you through the thoughts of the men and the political climate of the day as they forged the bold and barrier breaking document embracing the ‘law of nature and nature’s god’, as a foundation for self-government.

Carolyn Shapiro is an associate professor of law and co-director of the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States at Chicago-Kent College of Law. From 2014 through mid-2016, Professor Shapiro took a leave of absence from Chicago-Kent to serve as Illinois solicitor general.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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Law Technology Now : Brian Cuban on Overcoming Addiction and Stress

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:57:48 +0000

The responsibility and pressure of the legal profession can often leave lawyers feeling overwhelmed and hopeless, but there are healthy ways to face this stress. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Brian Cuban about his own experience as an addict and how he now works to help those with similar struggles. Whether it’s through speaking or writing, Brian aims to share healthy alternatives to drug and alcohol use.

Brian Cuban is an attorney, author, activist, and brother of Mark Cuban. His most recent book, “The Addicted Lawyer,” is about his struggles as a law student and attorney with depression, alcohol and drug addiction.

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New Solo : From Desktop Search to Video Conferencing: Technology for Solo and Small Firms

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:48:51 +0000

In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares, along with guest Todd Smith, cover a wide range of topics, including bar association benefits, outsourcing IT support, and transitioning from large firms to solo practices. While discussing these subjects, they dive into the relevant technology and software that will help your own solo or small firm thrive. This includes full desktop search tools, wireless scanners, and video conferencing software.

Todd Smith is a civil appellate lawyer based in Austin, Texas. He launched the predecessor to Smith Law Group LLLP in 2006 after practicing for nearly a decade with Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

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

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Supreme Court Wrap-Up

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:28:15 +0000

Joe and Elie discuss the relatively sleepy Supreme Court Term with Goldstein & Russell's Tejinder Singh. How has Gorsuch changed the Court? How mad can one guy get over a footnote? What's really happening with that travel ban? We get to the bottom of all these questions.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Merriam-Webster editor shares the 'secret life of dictionaries'

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000

What do lawyers and lexicographers have in common? The main job of both is to argue over the meaning of words. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles talks with Kory Stamper about her work as a lexicographer and editor for Merriam-Webster; her new book, “Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries”; and her position as chief defender of the word "irregardless." We explore the difference between the prescriptivists—whose champion, Bryan A. Garner, writes a column for the ABA Journal—and the descriptivists, and why using the dictionary definition of a word should not end all arguments. We also find out what goes on behind the scenes to produce the newest edition of a Merriam-Webster dictionary.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #129: The Business of Public Access to Law, with Tim Stanley

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode, we discuss the business of public access to law with one of its pioneers, Tim Stanley, and wonder why it's taking so long for courts and legislatures to get on board. Plus, a little karma.

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The Legal Toolkit : How Millennials View the Legal Industry

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:10:43 +0000

At this point, you can’t avoid the millennials. As they enter the legal workforce, it’s important to understand their mindset and what they’ll bring with them. In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Drew Rossow and Elan Fields about their millennial perspective of the legal industry. Their discussion includes technology, access to justice, machine learning, and unbundled legal services. They also talk about current trends that are affecting law practices, including cybersecurity and law school innovation courses.

Andrew Rossow is an Associate Attorney at Gregory M. Gantt Co. LPA where Drew’s passion lies in the areas of Cyberspace Law and Intellectual Property Law.

Elan Fields recently launched his startup, Gideon, a mission-driven legal technology company which leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to help lawyers.

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus AttorneyScorpion, and Answer1.

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Digital Detectives : Cybersecurity 2.0: Creating Order from the Regulatory Landscape to Build a Strategic Advantage

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:41:04 +0000

In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek speak with Denver Edwards about cybersecurity. In their discussion, they address the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) cybersecurity framework and how it relates to the FTC’s work. They also talk about how a company can use the NIST framework along with FTC guidance in order to minimize security risks. They conclude the episode with predictions regarding how the Trump Administration will handle cybersecurity.

Denver Edwards is a principal at Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. in New York and works in the firm’s securities department.

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Sports Concussions on the Field

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:53:15 +0000

Professional athletes in the NFL and other professional sports have concussions on the field, leading to questions about the long-time impact on a player’s health and workers compensation litigation cases. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen along with co-host, Phillip Krause talk to Kenneth Kutner, PhD., neuropsychological consultant to the NFL, as they discuss cases like Mike Webster, Harry Carson and even Aaron Hernandez, plus research and protocols.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : What Lawyers Should Know About Drones

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Are drones a relevant technology for lawyers? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about drones, how they affect the legal market, and the opportunities they create for lawyers. They also discuss a lawyer’s ethical duty of competence and what it means to understand the technology involved in your cases. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

This episode features an audience question about what technology enables lawyers to work from home. If you have your own technology questions, the new Dennis and Tom’s Tech Question Hotline is up and running! Call 720-441-6820 for the answers to all your tech inquiries.

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : The Application of Judicial Estoppel in Insurance Claims

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:17:57 +0000

Attorney Karen Karabinos from the law firm of Drew Eckl & Farnham discusses judicial estoppel and the impact on insurance claims.

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

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Susskind sees ‘rosy future’ for law—if it embraces technology

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:08:24 +0000

For more than three decades, Richard Susskind has been one of the profession’s most prolific voices in support of implementing technology with legal services delivery. The author of more than 10 books on the topic, his next one will focus on technology in the courtroom. “A better way of running state-based dispute resolution is largely using technology, rather than using traditional methods,” says Susskind. “Rather than hiring a lawyer, one might instead have an online dialogue with the other party and a judge and resolve a dispute more rapidly.”

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Lawyerist Podcast : #128: Checking in on Katie Floyd's Mac-Powered Solo Practice

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode we check in with Katie Floyd, co-host of the Mac Power Users podcast, about her experience setting up her solo practice and the tools she uses to run it.

Katie Floyd is a Florida estate planning and landlord-tenant lawyer who believes that technology is the great equalizer for the small firm and solo practitioner. She is nationally recognized for helping individuals and small businesses make the most out of their technology and speaks regularly on the use of technology and the practice of law for the American Bar Association and others.

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The Digital Edge : Evernote for Lawyers: Manage Your Research, Marketing, and Process

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:12:49 +0000

As a lawyer, managing research, marketing, and even organizing your thoughts can potentially result in chaos. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Heidi Alexander about Evernote and how it can help lawyers stay organized. They discuss what Evernote is, what sets it apart from other note-taking programs, and examples of how lawyers are currently using it in their own practices.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Legal Rights of Animals

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:47:54 +0000

There is a great fight over the release of two chimpanzees, Tommy the chimpanzee, caged in a warehouse in Gloversville, New York, and Kiko, caged in a storefront at the Primary Sanctuary in Niagara Falls, New York. In a recent legal ruling by a New York appeals court, the court struck down the habeas appeal by the Nonhuman Rights Project. According to a Nonhuman Rights project press release, “the court held that the NhRP did not have the right to seek second writs of habeas corpus on behalf of Tommy and Kiko then gave certain non-binding opinions about granting legal personhood to nonhuman animals. The NhRP intends to seek appeal of this decision to New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.”

The Nonhuman Rights Project vows to continue to argue that the chimps’ capabilities require that they have the same fundamental rights as humans. Others have disagreed that this is not a “personhood issue” but rather a human responsibility issue.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join guests, Steven M. Wise, president of the Nonhuman Rights Project, and Richard L. Cupp, J.D., the John W. Wade professor of law at Pepperdine University, as they discuss the recent legal ruling involving captive chimpanzees, the debate over animals as "legal persons,” animal rights, animal law, and next steps.

Steven M. Wise is president of the Nonhuman Rights Project, the only civil rights organization in the United States working for the legal rights of nonhuman animals.

Richard L. Cupp, J.D. is the John W. Wade professor of law at Pepperdine University, where he teaches torts, products liability, remedies, and animal law.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #127: Rise of the Robot Lawyers, with Joshua Browder

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 22:47:29 +0000

In this episode, we talk to Joshua Browder about how he built his DoNotPay chatbot—which has already helped thousands an is about to grow into 300+ robot lawyers—has made robot lawyers a reality.

The BBC has called Joshua Browder's DoNotPay robot lawyer the Robin Hood of the internet. Border himself is one of Forbes' 30 under 30 for 2017.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Harper Lee Prize finalists discuss their novels, careers, and the first time they read 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000

In this special mega episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles speaks with all three finalists for this year's Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Jodi Picoult, author of Small Great Things, shares how research for this novel changed her views on race and racism. Graham Moore, author of The Last Days of Night, discusses how he approaches writing historical fiction about real people like Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla. And James Grippando, author of Gone Again, talks about how he's been able to balance his work as a mystery writer with actively practicing law.

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Thomson Reuters: Down the Hall with Practical Law : Why Litigators Should Take E-Discovery Seriously

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 20:02:50 +0000

To a lot of litigators, discovery and especially e-discovery is a time-consuming and expensive process. In this episode of Thomson Reuters: Down the Hall with Practical Law, host Craig Vaughn talks to Kelly Griffith, Senior Legal Editor with Practical Law Litigation, about the relevance of e-discovery and how it has changed since she entered the industry. Their discussion includes social media, the internet of things, and potential pushback from clients who are new or unfamiliar with e-discovery.

Kelly Griffith, is a senior legal editor responsible for e-discovery resources available through Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law service.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Supreme Court Betting On New Jersey

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:05:46 +0000

Lost in the shuffle of big headlines at the end the Supreme Court Term was the decision to take on New Jersey's challenge to PASPA, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, otherwise known as the "why you can only bet on sports in Nevada law." But as guest Steve Silver of The Legal Blitz explains, this is a potentially huge state's rights case directly linked to the Shelby County voting rights opinion.

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Law Technology Now : What lawyers can learn about practice management from MyCase

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:57:59 +0000

In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Bob Ambrogi talks to Tracy Stevens, VP of Product and Design at MyCase, about cloud based practice management software, product design, and what sets MyCase apart from the competition. They also discuss MyCase’s client portal and why this technology is valuable to lawyers.

Tracy Stevens is the vice president of Product and Design at MyCase, where she works directly with the development teams to ensure that they’re building software that will delight customers.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Internet Trends 2017

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:45:57 +0000

Since technology and the internet are changing at such a fast pace, it’s important to keep track of what’s shifting and how it impacts your practice. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about 2017 internet trends by reviewing the highlights of Mary Meeker’s Code Conference Report. They discuss topics like smartphone use, online advertising, the future of internet searching, and much more.

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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Robert Half Legal Report : Ramping Up Retention Strategies in a Competitive Hiring Market

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 21:21:58 +0000

As the demand for legal professionals with specialized expertise increases, law firms and legal departments are increasingly concerned about losing top employees to other job opportunities. As a result, retention efforts as well as strategies to enhance staff satisfaction are becoming front-burner issues. In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, attorney Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, and Judy Hissong, principal at the Legal Leadership Institute, explore key factors that legal professionals value in their work environment and ways legal organizations can use this knowledge to engage, motivate and retain employees. They also discuss legal staffing options being used to help manage rising workloads, boost productivity and enhance retention efforts.

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The Un-Billable Hour : How Your Technology Mindset Affects Your Legal Business - Rebroadcast

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:39:55 +0000

Everyone has had technology issues. Whether it’s yanking paper out of your printer, restarting your computer for the fifth time this week, or struggling to open certain kinds of files, no law firm operates free from technology challenges. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Chris Anderson talks to Tom Lambotte, CEO of GlobalMacIT, about the effect different technology mindsets have on legal businesses. Some of these mindsets include ignoring smaller tech problems, avoiding issues until they are severe, and lawyers acting as their own IT experts. Ultimately, technology can save you time and money but only if you look at it with a healthy mindset.

Tom Lambotte founded GlobalMacIT in 2007. He is renowned nationwide as an author, speaker, trusted IT advisor, and cutting edge, successful provider of the #1 complete end-to-end IT solution for Mac-Based Law Firms in the world.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Answer1 and Solo Practice University.

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Workers Comp Matters : How the Pawlosky Case Redefined Workplace Injury

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:56:46 +0000

Nowadays, if bakers contract asthma due to flour inhalation, they will almost certainly receive workers’ compensation. But this wasn’t always the case as it was a question of pre existing conditions. In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to Justin Beck and Vincent Quatrini about Pawlosky v. W.C.A.B. and how the case set a new precedent for burden of proof and causation standards. They also discuss the outcome and lasting legacy of the case, including how it affects lawyers today.

Justin Beck is a law clerk at Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He concentrates his research and work in the area of workers’ compensation and employers’ defense.

Vincent J. Quatrini, Jr. is a founding partner at Quatrini Rafferty and serves as managing partner. He concentrates his practice in the area of workers' compensation and the representation of injured workers exclusively.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #126: Reinventing Your Law Practice, with Megan Zavieh

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode, Megan Zavieh explains what it takes to reinvent your law practice when you're feeling stuck, and how TBD Law inspired her and gave her the confidence to reinvent her own practice with a new business model for helping self-represented litigants in ethics cases.

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The Paralegal Voice : The Life of a Litigation Paralegal

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:36:05 +0000

Litigation paralegals are an essential cog in the trial machine, but handling this responsibility often comes with a large amount of stress. In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Vicki Voisin talks to Tracy Mosz about her experience as a litigation paralegal, including handling the stress and maintaining all the necessary documents for trial. Together they discuss keeping an organized trial notebook, creating demonstratives, and using technology.

Tracy Mosz, ACP is a certified eDiscovery project manager with Brewster & De Angelis where she has been since March 2011.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Boston University, NALA, and ServeNow.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: The First Amendment and the US Supreme Court

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:23:05 +0000

In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host Barbara Leach talks to Tom Julin, Dana McElroy, Rick Ovelmen, and Howard Wasserman about the First Amendment, including a couple relevant cases and the potential impact of the Trump administration.

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

Tom Julin is a partner at Gunster Yoakley & Stewart and has litigated free speech issues of almost every type in Florida and around the country.

Dana McElroy is a partner in Thomas & LoCicero’s Fort Lauderdale office. She practices at the trial and appellate levels, handling a wide range of matters involving media and communications law.

For more than 30 years, Richard J. Ovelmen has practiced constitutional, land-use, local government, media, class action, and intellectual property law.

Professor Howard Wasserman teaches civil procedure, evidence, federal courts, civil rights, and First Amendment at Florida International University.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Being The Florida Bar President

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:11:42 +0000

In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention, special guest host and future president-elect of The Florida Bar Michelle Suskauer interviews current president and president-elect Bill Schifino and Michael Higer. In their discussion they share experiences, advice, and priorities for this coming year, including a focus on health and wellness.

Michelle Suskauer is a West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer and an AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.

Bill Schifino is managing partner of Burr & Forman LLP’s Tampa office and a board-certified specialist in the area of business litigation.

Michael Higer is a partner of Berger Singerman’s Dispute Resolution Team and is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer who has devoted his practice to commercial litigation and civil trial work.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Social Media Ethics

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:03:12 +0000

In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host Jonathon Israel talks to Joe Corsmeier about social media and the ethical considerations lawyers need to make when using it. They discuss conflicts of interest, maintaining separate professional and personal accounts, and how to effectively use social media to market your legal practice.

Joseph Corsmeier is an AV-rated attorney practicing in Clearwater, Florida.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: The Constitution Revision Showcase

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:29:59 +0000

In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention, special host Michael Higer talks to Judge Michelle Sisco, Richard Levenstein, Stephen Ware, Dean Cannon, and Brian Fitzpatrick about the Constitution Revision Commission and its potential proposals. They cover the selection process for judges and term limits.

Michael Higer is a partner of Berger Singerman’s dispute resolution team and is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer who has devoted his practice to commercial litigation and civil trial work.

Judge Michelle Sisco sits in the 13th Judicial Circuit Court in Tampa, Florida, and is the incoming chair of The Florida Bar’s Constitutional Judiciary Committee.

Richard Levenstein is the past vice chair of the Constitutional Judiciary Committee and a charter original member of the committee.

Stephen Ware is a professor of law at the University of Kansas where his interests include judicial selection, alternative dispute resolution, commercial law, and private law generally.

Dean Cannon is the executive vice president and statewide chair of government affairs at GrayRobinson.

Brian Fitzpatrick is a professor of law at Vanderbilt Law School. His research at Vanderbilt focuses on class action litigation, federal courts, judicial selection, and constitutional law.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Bankruptcy Law Updates

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:18:56 +0000

In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host Liz McCausland reviews updates in the field of bankruptcy with Barbara Leach. They dive into topics like exemptions, debt payment using credit cards, and student loan dischargeability.

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

Liz McCausland is an experienced attorney and Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Employment Law Updates

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:10:22 +0000

In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host Laurence Colletti reviews updates in the field of employment with Kevin Johnson, including a couple specific cases and how they’ve affected the law. They include Schaefer v. Walker Bros, Mercedes-Benz v. International Union, UAW, and other cases that dive into topics like telecommuting, arbitration agreements, and overtime rules.

Kevin Johnson is a labor and employment law attorney with the law firm of Thompson Sizemore Gonzalez & Hearing in Tampa, Florida.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Criminal Law Update

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:56:31 +0000

In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host Laurence Colletti reviews updates in the field of criminal law with Denis deVlaming, including listing a couple specific cases and their effect on the law. Some of these cases include Hurst v. Florida, Miller v. Alabama, and other cases that dig into topics like racial bias and the obtaining of blood samples.

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

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : How to be your own advocate without stepping on toes

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Even trained advocators don’t get everything they want at work. But what are some good strategies for knowing when to accept a manager’s decision, or continue to press for what you want? In this episode of the ABA Journal’s Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with Dr. Artika Tyner, vice president for diversity and inclusion at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Tyner discusses how lawyers can advocate for themselves in the workplace, without getting in their own way.

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus Attorney.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Bill Cosby Mistrial

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:29:36 +0000

Comedian, actor, and America’s TV dad  Bill Cosby has been on trial for the sexual assault of Andrea Constand. Ms. Constand accused Cosby of sexually assaulting her and drugging her in 2004 at Cosby’s Philadelphia mansion. After a six day trial and the jury being “hopelessly deadlocked” after 52 hours of deliberating, the judge finally declared a mistrial on June 17th.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi joins attorney Letitia Quinones from the firm Quinones & Associates and attorney and professor Barbara Lynn Ashcroft from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University to discuss this case, the allegations, the prosecution strategy, the defense strategy, what lead to the mistrial, and what happens next.

Attorney Letitia Quinones is from the firm Quinones & Associates out of Houston, Texas.  Attorney Quinones brings over 18 years of criminal law experience to her clients in Houston, throughout the state of Texas and across the nation.

Attorney and professor Barbara Lynn Ashcroft is from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University. A former Montgomery County assistant district attorney, Ms. Ashcroft spent seven years prosecuting more than 1,500 criminal cases comprising fraud, burglary, domestic violence, sexual assault, felony drug crime, and homicide.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: E-Discovery Resources and Digital Evidence

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:48:05 +0000

In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Jonathon Israel talk to Suzanne Clark and Park McManis about electronic discovery and digital evidence. Their discussion includes why it’s important for lawyers to know about e-discovery and resources for those interested in using e-discovery, including the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists.

Suzanne Clark concentrates her legal practice in commercial and business litigation and cybersecurity law.

Parke McManis is an attorney, MBA, Relativity Certified Administrator (RCA), and Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS).

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Leveraging Your Homepage

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:27:26 +0000

In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Jonathon Israel talk to Wayne Bell about the advantages of making a website homepage more relatable. They discuss the need for personality and human connection even if it is through a screen.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Apps for Practicing Law in the 21st Century

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:14:18 +0000

In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Jonathon Israel talk to Christine Falcicchio, Ian O’Flaherty, and Tara Cheever about their new apps created specifically for lawyers. These apps that assist with things like evidence presentation and document review, are among other easy-to-use technology that can be used by lawyers in court.

Christine Falcicchio is a principal at Strut Legal, Inc. She has been managing the creation of eBrief projects since 2005.

Ian O’Flaherty is the founder and CEO of LIT SOFTWARE, LLC which has designed and developed the leading and award-winning legal specific apps available for iPad: TrialPad, TranscriptPad, and DocReviewPad.

Tara Cheever is the product manager at LIT SOFTWARE, LLC.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Technology for Today’s Lawyers

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:49:56 +0000

In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host Jonathon Israel talks to Richard Granat about having a secure client portal as part of your law firm website. They also discuss how, in order to achieve success in a competitive market, law firms have to take advantage of technology that enables them to reach customers that weren’t previously served.

Richard Granat is a lawyer and a recognized expert on the delivery of legal services over the internet.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Every Firm is a Target for Cyber Security Breaches

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:40:01 +0000

In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Jonathon Israel talk to Lawrence Kunin and Serge Jorgensen about data security breaches and the legal implications of such a breach. They also discuss the ethical obligations of an attorney in regards to data security, as well as signs that reveal when a firm has been breached.

Larry Kunin is a partner in Morris Manning & Martin’s Litigation practice and serves as chair of the firm’s Data Security and Breach practice.

Serge Jorgensen is president and a founding partner of the Sylint Group. He provides strategic guidance and active oversight in computer security.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Insuring Against Cybersecurity Risks and Privacy Perils

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:28:18 +0000

In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention, host Christine Bilbrey talks to Jacey Kaps, Chip Trefry, and Scott Reid about how having cyber and data protection can be just as important as locking your door. They discuss insurance options and prevention methods, including training staff to identify and handle potential threats.

Jacey Kaps is a partner and executive committee member at Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell.

Earl “Chip” Trefry is the owner and CEO of Member Benefits, Inc., a full-service insurance and financial services organization.

Scott Reid is currently the national director of cyber insurance for Gallagher Affinity Insurance Services and the executive director for the American Cyber and Data Security Alliance.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : The Gamble of Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:42:29 +0000

Young lawyers are needed to fill public service roles but often law school debt funnels them into higher paying positions. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program was aimed to help this issue by forgiving student debt after ten years of qualifying employment at the local, state, or federal level. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Chris Morgan talks to ABA President Linda Klein about the PSLF program, how it has fallen short, and the resulting suit that the ABA filed against the Department of Education. She also discusses the future of the trial and how to raise awareness as it continues.

Linda Klein is the current President of the American Bar Association. In her practice life, she is managing shareholder for the Georgia offices of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, LLP.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Internal Government Communication with KeyNote Speaker Justice Labarga

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:45:08 +0000

This year’s coverage of the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention kicks off with host Christine Bilbrey talking to keynote speaker Chief Justice Jorge Labarga about what's included in his speech. The main topic is maintaining open lines of communication between branches of government. They also discuss extending term limits for supreme and appellate court judges and role of the Constitutional Revision Commission.

Jorge Labarga is a Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, taking office on January 6, 2009. On June 30, 2014, he was sworn in as Florida’s 56th Chief Justice and the first Cuban-American to hold the post.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How government actions, not personal choices, created segregated neighborhoods

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Richard Rothstein spent years studying why schools remained de facto segregated after Brown v. Board of Education. He came to believe that the problem of segregated schools could not be solved until the problem of segregated neighborhoods was addressed–and that neighborhoods were de jure segregated, not de facto. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles speaks to Rothstein about his new book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. Rothstein says that federal, state and local governments passed laws and created policies which promoted racial discrimination in housing and destroyed previously integrated neighborhoods. In this interview, Rothstein discusses his findings and proposes remedies to rectify the injustice experienced by generations of African-Americans.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #125: Public Access to Law Under Threat, with Carl Malamud

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this podcast, we talk to Carl Malamud about public access to law and how it is threatened. We discuss how lawyers benefit from public access to law and how they can help increase it.

https://youtu.be/2tOJdGaMvVw

Carl Malamud is an American technologist, author, and public domain advocate, known for his foundation Public.Resource.Org.

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New Solo : Top Tech Tools for Solo Attorneys

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:43:30 +0000

“Solo” may be part of the title when you’re starting your own solo legal career, but that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to JoAnn Holmes about the resources she uses to make her solo law firm successful. Some of these resources include communication tools and automation software. She also shares advice for fellow new solos about allocating resources and not working alone.

JoAnn Holmes is the founder of HOLMES@LAW and a business, tech, and intellectual property attorney.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Driverless Cars Litigation

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:39:01 +0000

On the 1960’s television show, The Jetsons, we saw a future world where people traveled in flying cars. Sound far-fetched? Maybe not – now we have driverless cars.  And with all the advantages also come liability and litigation.  On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host Nicole Swift from Ringler's Austin, Texas office join attorney Gary L. Wickert, an insurance trial lawyer and partner with the law firm of Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. in Wisconsin, as they discuss driverless car litigation, liability, and how claims professionals and attorneys should become familiar with the latest in driverless car technology.

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The Legal Toolkit : Managing Your Law Firm with Key Performance Indicators

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:26:31 +0000

Making sure your law firm experiences stable financial growth sounds like a good idea, but how do lawyers put this into practice? In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Mary Juetten about what key performance indicators (KPIs) are and why lawyers should use them for business management. For those convinced to try KPIs, they also discuss how to get started and potential technology solutions that can supplement the use of KPIs.

Mary Juetten is the founder and CEO of Traklight and the co-conspirator behind Evolve Law. She specializes in helping companies in transition or startup to create sustainable, operational, and financial growth.

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus AttorneyScorpion, and Answer1.

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Digital Detectives : Ethical Issues with Confidential Data

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:11:56 +0000

Because lawyers are constantly handling confidential or sensitive information, cybersecurity and the careful handling of this information are an important part of running a successful firm. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Jim McCauley about some of the ethical issues lawyers face and how the Virginia Bar is helping to educate lawyers on how to handle these issues. Some of these issues include information security and common scams used to hack into confidential data.

James McCauley is the Ethics Counsel for the Virginia State Bar. He teaches professional responsibility at the T.C. Williams School of Law and served on the ABA’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics and Professionalism from 2008-2011.

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : 3D Printing for Lawyers

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:15:35 +0000

Nowadays, you can 3D print almost anything, from piggy banks and food to prosthetic limbs and replacement organs. But how can lawyers use 3D printing technology? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about 3D printing, including what it is, how to get started, and why lawyers should be interested in this growing technology. They also answer a listener question about Apple’s new HomePod and how it compares to other voice activated technology. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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Law Technology Now : Technology and Innovation in Legal Education

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:02:19 +0000

Lawyers don’t have to be tech geniuses to understand that technology is changing the practice. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks with Chris Bentley about the legal innovation program at Ryerson University and the importance of weaving technology courses into legal education. They also discuss how even lawyers who don’t consider themselves tech savvy can still embrace the benefits of innovation in law.

Chris Bentley is the executive director of the Law Practice Program (LPP) at Ryerson University.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Harvard's Accepting The GRE -- How Much Should You Freak Out?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:41:41 +0000

With Harvard following Arizona's lead and accepting GRE scores in the admissions process, more schools are starting to warm to the exam. But is the GRE really as good as the LSAT? Are schools just doing this as a cash grab at the expense of the profession? Elie thinks the GRE is basically filled out in crayon. Joe thinks it's a perfectly acceptable alternative test. Jeff Thomas of Kaplan Test Prep joins the show to say they're both a little right.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : Social Media Claims

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0000

Attorneys from Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. discuss social media and the rise in wrongful termination claims.

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

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Paul Lippe’s ‘new normal’ was always about innovation

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000

For years, Paul Lippe has been a leader in helping corporate law departments adopt the approaches used in the best and most innovative parts of their own companies—and in doing so, significantly changing the relationships with and the work done by their outside lawyers. A Legal Rebels Trailblazer and one of the original New Normal contributors for ABAJournal.com, Lippe’s career path has been all about change and innovation.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #124: The Client-First Future of Law Practice, with Jordan Furlong

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:30:00 +0000

In this episode Jordan Furlong explains why law has become a "buyers market" and how lawyers can take advantage of the opportunities presented by that market by becoming client-centered law practices. You can read more in Jordan's book, Law Is a Buyer's Market: Building A Client-First Law Firm, available as a paperback and for Kindle.

Jordan Furlong is a leading analyst of the global legal market and forecaster of its future development. He helps law firms and legal organizations understand why the legal services environment is undergoing radical change and how to build sustainable and competitive legal enterprises that can dominate the new market for legal services.

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The Digital Edge : Low Bono Legal Services: Working to Provide Access to Justice

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:38:10 +0000

It’s no secret that access to justice is a significant issue within the legal industry, but when did lawyers first recognize the problem and how are they working to solve it? In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway discuss low bono legal services with Shantelle Argyle, executive director of Open Legal Services. Their discussion includes the unintended consequences of the access to justice movement, the biggest barriers to innovation in legal services, and the role of Open Legal Services as a legal aid organization. They also discuss what’s different about today’s legal services consumers and how they affect access to justice.

Shantelle Argyle is co-founder and executive director of Open Legal Services, a sliding scale legal aid organization.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 16:42:10 +0000

On June 1st 2017, President Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. This accord was negotiated in 2015 to limit and reduce global warming.  Environmental organizations voiced their outrage over the decision citing a denial of climate change and a threat to our environment, whereas supporters of the withdrawal praised President Trump’s decision claiming it would create domestic energy production and jobs stateside.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi joins environmental attorney Jeffrey B. Gracer from the firm Sive, Paget & Riesel and Nicolas Loris, an economist from The Heritage Foundation, as they take a look at the Paris Agreement on climate change, President Trump’s withdrawal from the accord, climate change, the impact on international law and relations, and the long-term implications for the economy and the environment.

Attorney Jeffrey B. Gracer is from the firm Sive, Paget & Riesel. Jeff has a vibrant domestic and international environmental law practice.

Nicolas (Nick) Loris is an economist who focuses on energy, environmental, and regulatory issues as the Herbert and Joyce Morgan fellow at The Heritage Foundation.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : David Grann uncovers the deadly conspiracy behind murders of oil-rich Osage tribe members

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Although the Osage tribe had been forced from their ancestral lands by the U.S. government, through shrewd and careful bargaining they retained the mineral rights to one of the richest oil fields in the world: Osage County, Oklahoma. But instead of insuring the prosperity and safety of the tribe, the wealth of the Osage made them targets for what was later known as the Reign of Terror. The task of solving dozens of murders fell in the 1920s to the newly formed FBI and its young director, J. Edgar Hoover. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, author David Grann tells the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles how he first learned of this series of murders and decided to write Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. He also discusses the brave Osage woman at the heart of his story, Mollie Burkhart, who defied the local white-dominated power structure to discover who was responsible for the deaths of her family members.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #123: Why Mentoring Could Be the Key to Your Legal Career, with Marshall Lichty

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode, Minnesota lawyer Marshall Lichty explains why mentoring is important, how lawyers can find a mentor, and how experienced lawyers can find a mentee.

Marshall Lichty is an advisor to Minnesota entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses. He also loves sharing everything he knows about law practice with students and young lawyers to help them meet their people, find their thing, and love their job.

Mentioned in this episode is Contactually and Marshall Lichty's Double Loop.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 22:53:15 +0000

The 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention is fast approaching, taking place on June 21-24 at the Boca Raton Resort. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Jonathon Israel talk to Melanie Griffin, chair of the Annual Convention Committee, about what this year’s convention will look like including technology CLEs, president showcase seminars, and networking opportunities in the form of nightly receptions. They also discuss the different activities planned for the kids that tag along with their parents which involve lots and lots of ice cream. Tune in for details on the new registering process for those interested in attending.

Melanie Griffin is the Tampa Office Managing Shareholder of the Dean Mead Law Firm. In this position she has achieved multiple courtroom and settlement victories including championing commercial litigation, intellectual property, and labor and employment issues for Florida businesses.

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In-House Legal : Cisco GC Mark Chandler on Automation and International Surveillance (Rebroadcast)

Wed, 31 May 2017 21:54:36 +0000

“I don’t measure my relevance or success by the number of people who report to me.” -Mark Chandler

As senior vice president and general counsel at Cisco, Mark Chandler has increased the efficiency and overall success of the legal department while dealing with non-practicing entities (patent trolls) and questions of security, privacy, and surveillance between the U.S. and Europe. His experiences in international business relationship building and working directly with sales departments has given him the skills to develop an in-house legal department that truly focuses on efficiency.

In this rebroadcasted episode of In-House Legal, Randy Milch interviews Mark Chandler about his path to general counsel at Cisco, how living and working in Europe helped him achieve success in a multinational company, and how he approaches the challenges he’s faced. The first half of the podcast follows Mark’s journey after law school, working in-house at the hard disk manufacturing company Maxtor and then transitioning to StrataCom, an IT service management firm later acquired by Cisco. He talks about living in Germany and France, Cisco’s production of internet infrastructure and cloud-based services and products, and what his position as general counsel involves. He also discusses why collaborative relationships between sales and legal departments are very important to the general success of a company.

In the second half of the podcast, Mark and Randy discuss the challenges a multinational technology company like Cisco faces today. Mark explains how he has used automation of repeated legal tasks to greatly reduce the legal department’s burden on the company as a whole. He then talks about potential solutions to the patent litigation issues that have increased exponentially in the past 15 years and U.S. government surveillance in Europe. Stay tuned to the end for Mark’s advice on running an in-house legal department that is truly efficient and works with the rest of the company.

Mark Chandler is senior vice president and general counsel at Cisco, a multinational technology firm based in the United States. In these roles, he oversees Cisco’s global legal activities and policies, as well as ethics, compliance and regulatory affairs, employee relations, investigations, and brand protection. Mark is a leader in the patent, security, and legal innovation spaces.

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Workers Comp Matters : Third Party Liability Waivers

Wed, 31 May 2017 19:17:44 +0000

We’ve all clicked through the terms of agreement without a second glance, which means we’ve also waived some of our rights without a second glance. In this Workers’ Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to Alex Lonnett about third party liability waivers in employee contracts and how both insurance companies and lawyers are reacting to them. They also discuss the Vitale v. Jefferson Insurance Company of New York case and how rights waivers are affected by a modern workforce.

Alex Lonnett is a third-year student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he was the first-place winner of the 2016 College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers' Student Writing Contest. His winning paper extensively examined the issue of third-party liability waivers in employment contracts.

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The Legal Toolkit : The ABA’s Newest Project: Blueprint (Rebroadcast)

Wed, 31 May 2017 17:44:03 +0000

Many lawyers around the country rely on the resources, support, and networking opportunities that the American Bar Association provides to their members. In this rebroadcast episode of The Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks with American Bar Association President Linda Klein about law practice management needs that solo and small firm attorneys struggle with and the new Blueprint initiative that the ABA is rolling out to help meet those needs.

In addition to being president of the ABA, Linda Klein is managing partner for the Georgia offices of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, LLP, where she practices in business dispute resolution including contract law, employment law, and professional liability.

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus AttorneyScorpion, and Answer1.

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The Un-Billable Hour : How Lawyers Get Referrals: The Four "Cs"

Wed, 31 May 2017 17:09:20 +0000

In order to run a law firm successfully, you need clients and one of the most effective ways to get clients is through referrals, but what’s the best way to get referrals? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson and guest Vikram Rajan, co-founder of PhoneBlogger.net, lay out the four Cs of referability, which are:

  • Credibility
  • Customer service
  • Content
  • Connections

They also discuss testimonials, how to get them, and their key benefits in legal marketing.

Vikram Rajan is a co-founder of PhoneBlogger.net. He started Practice Marketing Advisors and its blog because he realized attorneys, CPAs, and related professionals required specialized marketing help.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Answer1 and Solo Practice University.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #122: Dear Landlord, I'll See You in Court, with Daniel Bramzon

Wed, 31 May 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode we learn more about Daniel Bramzon's aggressive tenant-advocacy non-profit, BASTA, and learn how it has changed evictions in LA by demanding a jury trial in every case.

Also, our Deputy Editor, Lisa Needham makes her podcast debut in the intro while we try to figure out what's behind the wave of new legal research platforms.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : 2017 Law School Rankings

Wed, 31 May 2017 08:00:00 +0000

Above the Law unveils its 2017 law school rankings and uncorks a few surprises. Elie and Joe discuss the new rankings, the ATL methodology, and why everyone should consider the Above the Law rankings if they're deciding on law school with special guest Brian Dalton, Above the Law's Director of Research.

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The Paralegal Voice : 30 Tips to Enhance Your Paralegal Career (Rebroadcast)

Tue, 30 May 2017 22:48:12 +0000

It’s common for professionals to confuse having a job with having a career. In this rebroadcast episode of The Paralegal Voice, host Vicki Voisin defines what it means to have a successful paralegal career and gives 30 tips on how to live out your calling. Some of her tips include setting goals, keeping your resume updated, and improving public speaking skills. She concludes the episode with a couple of bonus suggestions, including how to handle unforeseen challenges within your calling and what to consider when changing your career.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Boston UniversityNALA, and ServeNow.

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Robert Half Legal Report : The Trickle-down Effect: Anticipating the Impact of the Trump Administration on the Legal Field

Tue, 30 May 2017 19:21:45 +0000

Even before the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, leaders in the legal field were already anticipating the potential impact of the new administration on the profession. In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, attorneys Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, and Brett Bartlett, partner with Seyfarth Shaw in Atlanta, share their insights on the possible implications for corporate law departments, law firms and the legal workplace over the next four years. They also forecast the practice areas poised for growth and share their expertise on emerging job opportunities for specialized legal professionals.

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Law Technology Now : Startup Bootcamp for Lawyers

Tue, 30 May 2017 19:01:49 +0000

Jay Mandal saw a problem with access to legal information so he sat in a Starbucks for hours until he figured it out. This was how his startup was born. He now helps law firms solve their own problems (minus spending hours in Starbucks). In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Jay Mandal about his own startup experience and how his startup bootcamp for lawyers helps students learn cross-disciplinary skills that can make their legal businesses thrive.

Jay Mandal is an entrepreneur, executive, and lawyer. He was co-founder and CEO of LawPivot, an online legal Q&A solution, which the team sold to Rocket Lawyer.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : How to land government contracts as a minority- or women-owned firm

Mon, 29 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Government entities at all levels often set aside a portion of work for minority and women-owned businesses, including law firms. But many people are unsure about how to land these contracts or receive certification. In this episode of Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward gets tips for program participation from Emery Harlan. Harlan is a Milwaukee employment attorney and a cofounder of the National Association of Minority-Owned Law Firms.

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus Attorney.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Inside the FBI, Comey Firing, and the Russia Connection

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:58:31 +0000

On May 9th, 2017, President Trump fired James Comey, the seventh Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Although the accounts are in dispute, it was reported that days before his dismissal, Comey had requested more resources for an FBI probe into the alleged meddling of Russia in the presidential election. The Justice Department has since denied those allegations.  Many were stunned by the dismissal of Comey and are questioning the reasons behind it.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams joins Ronald Kessler, author of “The FBI: Inside the World's Most Powerful Law Enforcement Agency”, and Asha Rangappa, associate dean at Yale Law School and former special agent for the FBI, as they take an inside look at the FBI, the dismissal of Comey, the legalities triggered by dismissals, and the Russia connection.

Ronald Kessler is the New York Times bestselling author of 20 non-fiction books. For Kessler's eighth book, “The FBI: Inside the World's Most Powerful Law Enforcement Agency”, the FBI gave Kessler unprecedented access to the bureau.

Asha Rangappa is associate dean at Yale Law School. Prior to her current position, Asha served as a special agent in the New York office of the FBI, specializing in counterintelligence investigations.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Tips for Traveling with Technology

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:57:00 +0000

While dealing with cords, adapters, battery life, and public wifi, traveling with technology has the potential to be very stressful. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell offer tips for traveling with technology like iPads, laptops, and phones, including their favorite travel apps. Inspire by Tom’s recent trip to Japan, they discuss using VPNs, acquiring cell phone service, and bringing the right kind and number of adapters. They also answer an audience question about how soon we’ll be able to feel the effects of artificial intelligence. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Bar Exam Woes

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:16:32 +0000

As a new crop of law school graduates prepares for the bar exam, Joe and Elie talk to James Mullen of Law School HQ about the "last test you'll ever take." What is a "UBE" and is it a good development? Why are so many people struggling to pass the bar? And, really, what's California's problem?

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Four Law Firm Business Challenges and Analytics-Based Solutions

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:55:27 +0000

Running a law firm entails a lot more than practicing law; it involves marketing, employee management, and utilizing analytics. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Jonathon Israel talk to Evan Parker, managing director at Lawyer Metrics, about the four common issues he sees law firms struggling with: the business behind law, hiring the right person the first time, managing employees, and lack of diversity. He shares how Lawyer Metrics typically aids with these challenges and how analytic data can be used as a factual foundation to guide toward solutions.

Dr. Evan Parker is managing director of Analytics & Research at Lawyer Metrics, LLC. He is an expert in using large-scale data to produce business insights and inform strategic decision-making.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #121: A "Crossover" Real Estate/Realtor Practice, with Wendy Calvert

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode Wendy Calvert discusses what it means to have a "crossover" practice as a corporate consultant, real estate lawyer, and realtor. She explains where her clients come from, how she juggles her various roles, and how access to justice can still come into play for middle-class clients.

Wendy Calvert is a real estate attorney, business development consultant and realtor in Wisconsin and Illinois.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : O. J. Simpson and Reasonable Doubt with F. Lee Bailey

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:54:46 +0000

The O. J. Simpson trial is still heavy on people’s minds, especially with the release of shows like “O. J. Simpson: Made in America” and FX's “American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson.” In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Chris Morgan talks to F. Lee Bailey, defense lawyer in the O.J. Simpson case, about his most notable cases and the definition of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Bailey also discusses his view on how the media represented the O.J. trial and shares advice for young lawyers and law students aspiring to become trial lawyers.

Francis Lee Bailey is an American former attorney. During his career he worked several high-profile trials and was one of the lawyers for the defense in the O. J. Simpson murder case.

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New Solo : Running Your Firm with Microsoft

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:41:40 +0000

Microsoft products assist lawyers daily in document review and communication. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to Ben Schorr, senior content developer at Microsoft, about the different tools Microsoft provides and how they lend themselves to a successful law firm. Their conversation includes Microsoft Office 365, OneDrive, and Outlook. They also discuss resources you can use to learn even more about Microsoft products.

Ben Schorr is a Senior Content Developer at Microsoft. He was a Microsoft MVP for more than 19 years and involved with management and technology for more than 25.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio, Answer1, PerfectIt, and Unbundled Attorney

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : “Entrepreneurs Are the New Rock Stars”: A Conversation with J.B. Pritzker and Howard Tullman

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:00:00 +0000

Success after law school doesn’t always mean practicing law, and these two guests are renowned examples of how a legal education can offer an advantage in the business world, too. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to J.B Pritzker, co-founder of the Pritzker Group and Illinois Democratic candidate for governor, and Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871 Chicago, about what it takes to pursue innovation in business. They discuss the five must-haves for an entrepreneurial mindset, how law degrees prove helpful in building a business, and a day in the life of 1871. They also dig into the startup tech scene in Chicago, a city abundant in community and support but with its own set of obstacles, and how education needs to change to keep up with technology.

J.B. Pritzker is a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and private business owner based in Chicago. He is a Democratic candidate in the 2018 Illinois gubernatorial race.

Howard Tullman is the CEO of 1871 and the Managing Partner for two early-stage venture capital funds, Chicago High Tech Investment Partners, LLC and G2T3V, LLC.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : The Mission of WILG to Help Injured Workers

Mon, 22 May 2017 02:34:12 +0000

The Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group also known as WILG, is the national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of work-related injuries or occupational illnesses. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert talk to attorney Michael K. Gruber, President of WILG, about his mission for 2017 and what to watch for in legislation that might impact workers.

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Digital Detectives : Cybersecurity for Macs

Fri, 19 May 2017 15:39:56 +0000

If you have a Mac, you might think you’re safe from viruses and hacking. In reality, Mac users still fall victim to malware, adware, and other schemes that can easily slip through the cracks if a user isn’t careful. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Tom Lambotte, CEO of GlobalMac IT, about how cybercrime has evolved and what Mac using lawyers can do to protect their information, including using a password manager and investing in mobile device management.

Tom Lambotte integrated his deep passion for Macs with his successful entrepreneurial skills to create GlobalMac IT, a company that aims to support Mac-based law firms.

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How a Chinese-American family challenged school segregation in 1920s Mississippi

Wed, 17 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Almost 30 years before Linda Brown and her parents took on the Topeka Board of Education in Brown v. Board of Education, Martha Lum's parents Jeu Gong and Katherine sued to try to stop Rosedale, Mississippi, from barring their Chinese-American children from the local "white" school. Their case, Gong Lum v. Rice, made it to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1927, but rather than granting them relief, the unanimous Supreme Court decision led to even stricter school segregation.

For this episode of the Modern Law Library, in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles discusses this little known chapter of history with Adrienne Berard. Berard is the author of “Water Tossing Boulders: How a Family of Chinese Immigrants Led the First Fight to Desegregate Schools in the Jim Crow South.” Berard discusses the bravery of the family's decision, and the complicated state of race relations in 1920s Mississippi in which the debate over whether the "colored" category applied to Asian Americans took place. We also discuss Earl Brewer, a former governor of Mississippi, who took the Lums' case in a bid to regain his reputation, and how the immigration debates of the early 20th century have ugly echoes in today's political environment.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #120: Web Apps for Justice, with Brad Clark (Replay)

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode, former public defender Brad Clark explains how he started his own firm, powered by a criminal expungement web app that lets him start helping people before they even contact him. He also talked about his access-to-justice efforts, from mobile legal clinics to financial aid for criminal expungements.

Brad Clark created Unconvicted to help Kentuckians figure out whether they qualify for an expungement, and Driven Law Group to help those charged with DUIs and traffic offenses learn what options they have. A former public defender, Brad measures his firms success by the number of people he helps, not just by its revenue.

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Law Technology Now : Legal Information Institute: Access to Legal Information for All

Mon, 15 May 2017 20:24:55 +0000

There are a surprising number of nonlawyers who want to know more about the law. While Google may have made access to legal information easier, it hasn’t completely solved legal information availability. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Bob Ambrogi talks to Tom Bruce, co-founder of the Legal Information Institute (LII), about what the LII is and how it has adapted to changing technology, including using natural language processing techniques to identifying defining terms in regulations and statutes and linking together related subjects. They also discuss who the LII serves today and what resources the group offers, including a complete archive of the Supreme Court’s oral argument audio.

Thomas Bruce is the co-founder and director of the Legal Information Institute. An internet and web pioneer, he developed the first web browser for Microsoft Windows.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : Defense Angle of Slip and Fall Accident Claims

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:31:03 +0000

Retail Expert Jerry Birnbach discusses what companies and defense attorneys need to be concerned about regarding slip and fall accident claims.

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

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Assessment Drives Learning: The Solicitors Qualifying Exam Eliminates U.K. Law School Requirement

Fri, 12 May 2017 16:18:03 +0000

The regulatory body that oversees the legal profession in England and Wales, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), has enacted a major overhaul of legal training and solicitor licensure. This will take effect in 2020.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join attorney Mark A. Cohen, CEO of Legal Mosaic and Julie Brannan, Director of Education and Training for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), as they discuss how the U.K. is eliminating the requirement of attending law school in favor of a skills exam. They talk about that exam, its potential impact on law students and the legal community, and whether or not the United States will adopt a similar practice.

Mark Cohen, the CEO of Legal Mosaic, is a Distinguished Lecturer in Law at Georgetown Law School and writes a weekly column on the global legal marketplace for Forbes. Mark recently wrote a piece for Forbes titled, “A British Reboot of Legal Education-- Law School Optional.”

Julie Brannan is the director of education and training for the Solicitors Regulation Authority better known as the SRA out of the U.K. She joined the SRA in October 2013, and since then has been leading the Training for Tomorrow review of legal education and training.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Lisa Solomon found the time was right for her career in online legal research

Wed, 10 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Plenty of lawyers hate to do legal research: It can be tedious and time-consuming, and one mistake can tank an entire case. For lawyers of a certain generation, the very sight of those two-toned, musty-smelling books that all look the same is enough to fill them with dread. For younger lawyers, electronic resources can be just as intimidating and mystifying. Luckily for Lisa Solomon, she loves that kind of work.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #119: How Stress is Sabotaging Your Clients, with Nika Kabiri

Wed, 10 May 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode we talk to Nika Kabiri about how your clients' stress makes it hard for them to make good decisions, and how you can help them work around it.

Nika Kabiri is Director of Strategic Insights at Avvo, where she works alongside law and technology experts to make legal solutions more accessible to the public. A sociologist by training, Nika conducts research as well as leverages learnings from political science, economics, psychology, and sociology to understand what people go through as they navigate their legal issues.

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The Digital Edge : Is Law Really A Buyer's Market? And If So, Now What?

Mon, 08 May 2017 19:29:03 +0000

The legal industry has operated as a seller’s market for so long that some lawyers don’t know how to handle the recent trend towards accommodating clients. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Jordan Furlong about what has driven the shift to a consumer-focused market, the new players that are breaking onto the scene as a result, and how law firms, both big and small, should react to the changes. Their conversation also includes three ways to respond to these market forces as well as how client services, competition, and culture should affect potential business strategies.

Jordan Furlong is a speaker, author, and legal market analyst who forecasts the impact of changing market conditions on lawyers and law firms.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Why Video Conferencing Belongs in the Law Firm

Fri, 05 May 2017 16:04:01 +0000

When it comes to video conferencing, 58% of companies use some form of video chat in their daily activities. As it turns out, most lawyers fall into the remaining 42%. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the advantages of video conferencing for lawyers. Their conversation includes how lawyers are using video chatting, important security aspects, and what reliable software is out there to try. Dennis and Tom also answer an audience question posed by Deborah Savadra of Legal Office Guru about how many lawyers actually use Macs. And, as always, stay tuned for the parting shots, including one that features Heidi Alexander and the women of legal technology.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : The Crime of Complicity: Examining the Role of the Bystander in the Holocaust and Beyond

Wed, 03 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000

If you are a bystander and witness a crime, should intervention to prevent that crime be a legal obligation? Or is moral responsibility enough? These are among the hard-hitting questions discussed in a provocative and moving conversation with author and Holocaust education advocate Amos N. Guiora. In his new book, "The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust," Guiora addresses these profoundly important questions and the bystander-victim relationship from a deeply personal and legal perspective, focusing on the Holocaust and then exploring cases in contemporary society.
 
Sharing the experiences of his parents, who were Holocaust survivors, and his grandparents, who did not survive, Guiora examines the bystander during three distinct events: death marches, the German occupation of Holland, and the German occupation of Hungary. He then brings the issue of intervention into current perspective, discussing sexual assault cases at Vanderbilt and Stanford Universities, as well as the plight of today’s refugees from war-ravaged countries such as Syria.
 
Guiora asserts that a society cannot rely on morals and compassion alone to help another in danger. It is ultimately, he concludes, a legal issue. We must make the obligation to intervene the law, Guiora asserts, and thus non-intervention a crime.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #118: Old-School Virtual Law Practice and E-Brief Best Practices, with Scott Bassett

Wed, 03 May 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode we talk to Scott Bassett, who had a virtual law practice before anyone thought in those terms. We discuss the challenges he had to overcome, like getting insurance, dealing with bona fide office requirements, and what clients think.

We also talk about e-briefing—what it is and how a digital brief might differ from the paper briefs (or PDF facsimiles of paper briefs) that lawyers file now.

Scott Bassett is a lawyer, professor, musician, and tech enthusiast. He is in his 36th year of practicing law, the last 15 as a virtual lawyer handling Michigan family law appeals while residing in Florida.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2017: Women in Antitrust

Mon, 01 May 2017 23:17:37 +0000

It is no secret that historically there have been more men working in antitrust than women, but the proportions have shifted as more and more women are taking on leadership roles in antitrust. In this Special Report, host Jodie Williams discusses issues pertinent to women who practice antitrust law with Tiana Russell, Kristen Anderson, and Lisa Phelan. Together, they talk about how office diversity has increased, what opportunities government roles can offer women, and how the new administration will impact women in antitrust. They also share their stories and advice for young women looking to get involved.

Kristen Anderson is a partner at the firm Scott & Scott. She represents corporations, entrepreneurs, pension funds, institutional investors, and individuals that face commercial disputes in antitrust.

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

Tiana Russell is currently a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Jodie Williams is senior associate at the MoginRubin law firm. Her litigation practice focuses on antitrust, unfair competition, consumer protection, and complex business litigation in federal and state court.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2017: Why Antitrust Laws are Important (and Exciting)

Mon, 01 May 2017 23:08:18 +0000

Some young lawyers have a misconception that antitrust litigation is boring. In reality, antitrust frequently involves conspiracies, bullies, monopolies, and accusations that businesses are trying to crush an underdog to avoid competition. Also, lots of money often is at stake. In this Special Report, host Laurence Colletti talks to Joseph Alioto, owner of Alioto Law Firm, about why antitrust laws are important and why young lawyers should be interested in them. Joe also talks about the most rewarding aspects of his job, including encouraging healthy competition between larger and smaller companies, and shares some of his stand-out cases.

Joseph M. Alioto is an experienced trial attorney representing plaintiffs in some of the largest monetary judgments in the history of the Antitrust Laws and has argued before the United States Supreme Court. He has represented independent companies and corporations of all sizes in every major industry from manufacturing to service, trading to finance, supply to retail, transportation to mining, foreign and domestic.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2017: What’s Going on in Consumer Protection Law?

Mon, 01 May 2017 22:58:22 +0000

Consumer protection lawyers often handle a wide array of cases, from people being affected by scam emails to consumers being prescribed drugs not approved by the FDA. In this Special Report, host Cale Johnson interviews Patricia Conners about her experience in consumer protection and how it compares to her antitrust career. They also discuss future consumer protection trends and Patricia gives advice for young lawyers who want to transition into a government position, including gaining mentors and getting hands-on experience.

Patricia Conners is Chief Deputy Attorney General in the Florida Attorney General’s Office. As part of her responsibilities, she oversees their Antitrust and Consumer Protection Divisions.

Cale Johnson is a member in the litigation practice in Dykema's Bloomfield Hills, Michigan office. Mr. Johnson focuses on all aspects of antitrust and competition law.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2017: What’s Coming Up Next Year in the ABA Antitrust Section?

Mon, 01 May 2017 22:47:24 +0000

In the coming year, the ABA Section of Antitrust Law has a plethora of ways to get involved and stay informed on relevant issues. In this Special Report hosted by Adam Biegel, Jon Jacobson, who will chair the Section beginning in August 2017, shares information about upcoming programing opportunities and the task forces that he’s initiating. These task forces deal with public interest considerations in antitrust law and divergent forms of unilateral conduct analysis between the U.S. and other countries. He also lists ways that young lawyers and anyone else interested can get involved in the Section of Antitrust Law, including assisting with writing articles for Section periodicals and organizing programs.

Adam Biegel leads Alston & Bird’s Washington, D.C., Antitrust Team and is a longtime member of the leadership of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law.

Jonathan Jacobson is a partner in the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's New York office, and the chair-elect of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2017: What is Spring Meeting and Who Should Attend

Mon, 01 May 2017 21:57:46 +0000

The Antitrust Law Spring Meeting is one of the biggest ABA gatherings of lawyers in the United States. In it, attorneys can get a wide variety of programs to satisfy their mandatory and ethics CLEs. Among the many presenters and speakers are 4 star generals, Justice Department officials, FTC commissioners, state enforcers, plaintiff and defense counsel, and in-house counsel of America’s largest corporations. In this Special Report, host Adam Biegel talks with Antitrust Law Spring Meeting co-chairs Paul Friedman and Margaret Ward. Together, they discuss the attendance of antitrust professionals and enforcers from all over the world, how the meeting is planned, and what the numerous sessions have to offer attorneys at all stages of their careers.

Adam Biegel leads Alston & Bird’s Washington, D.C., Antitrust Team where he represents clients in antitrust and litigation matters before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and state attorneys general.

Paul H. Friedman is the managing partner of the Dechert, LLP’s Washington, D.C. office where he represents parties in merger and non-merger investigations and in antitrust litigation. Mr. Friedman regularly serves as lead counsel in multi-defendant class and non-class action matters in federal and state courts as well as in domestic and foreign arbitral tribunals.

Margaret A. Ward is partner at Jones Day where she practices exclusively in antitrust law, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, counseling, compliance programs, and non-merger government investigations. Prior to that, she worked on antitrust matters at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2017: The View from Veteran In-House Antitrust Counsel

Mon, 01 May 2017 21:42:36 +0000

There isn’t just one way to practice antitrust law. In this Special Report, host January Kim talks to the in-house antitrust lawyers of large corporations, including Gary Zanfagna with Honeywell, Brian Henry with Coca-Cola, Rich Wallis with Microsoft, and Paula Martucci with Wal-Mart about the difference between private and in-house practices. Their discussion includes what skills are needed for in-house lawyers and what they enjoy most about their positions. They also talk about how their ABA Antitrust Section leadership positions have helped their careers.

Brian R. Henry is senior managing counsel at Venturing and Emerging Brands and North America competition counsel for The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia.

January Kim is an associate in the Global Competition Practice of White & Case.

Paula C. Martucci is associate general counsel at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Her expertise is in the areas of litigation management, compliance, and information systems security governance.

Richard J. Wallis is vice president and deputy general counsel for the Microsoft Devices Group at Microsoft Corporation, headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

Gary Zanfagna is chief antitrust counsel and Associate General Counsel at Honeywell International Inc.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2017: The Ins and Outs of Advertising Law

Mon, 01 May 2017 21:28:52 +0000

When Joe Camel, the advertising mascot for Camel cigarettes, was threatened, an advertising lawyer had to come to his aid. After the company was accused of encouraging smoking in young adults, the Joe Camel case was brought to court where Camel settled and initiated their current logo as an alternative. John Villafranco was one of the lawyers defending Joe Camel, as he has defended other companies, like Burger King and Herbalife.

In this Special Report, host Melanie Hallas talks to John Villafranco about his experience in advertising law. Their discussion includes the ins and outs of advertising law, his most interesting cases, and what’s currently going on with consumer protection. John also mentions ways young lawyers interested in advertising law can get involved, including joining committees to stay up to speed on current programing.

Melanie A. Hallas is an associate attorney at McDermott Will & Emery where she practices in antitrust and competition matters representing clients before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ).

John Villafranco is a member of Kelley Drye & Warren’s executive committee and provides litigation and counseling services, with a focus on advertising law matters and consumer protection.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2017: Mergers and Acquisitions: The Role of Antitrust

Mon, 01 May 2017 21:17:30 +0000

Mergers of large and prominent corporations can be extremely regulated events requiring the participation of highly skilled attorneys. In this Special Report, host Nathaniel Giddings talks with Alston & Bird LLP partner Leslie Overton about why new lawyers should practice antitrust, challenges to that field, and why mergers and merger reviews are so important to the U.S. economy.

Nathaniel Giddings is an attorney at Hausfeld whose practice focuses on antitrust, consumer, and financial services law. His clients have included small businesses, consumers, recording artists, and local governments.

Leslie Overton is partner at Alston & Bird LLP whose practice encompasses comprehensive antitrust services, including counseling, agency representation and litigation. She previously held senior leadership roles in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division in two separate presidential administrations, including her recent tenure as deputy assistant attorney general for civil enforcement.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2017: From the Perspective of the Plaintiffs’ Bar

Mon, 01 May 2017 20:37:28 +0000

Scott Martin has spent 25 years practicing law. Most of it was on the defense side of things but more recently he’s switched to the plaintiff side. In this Special Report, host Hilla Shimshoni talks to Scott Martin about his switch from defense to plaintiff work and how the new administration will affect the future of the plaintiffs’ antitrust bar. Also mentioned in the episode was the successful mock trial that took place at the Spring Meeting. This mock trial, according to Scott, is a vital opportunity for young lawyers to experience court in a hands-on way. He concludes the episode by sharing his excitement for the ABA’s first Global Private Litigation Conference, which will feature “insights into the continuing path of multi-jurisdictional and collective antitrust redress.”

Scott Martin spent over 25 years principally on the defense side of the bar. He joined Hausfeld in 2015, continuing his corporate counseling and advocacy practice but focusing on claimants’ litigation.

Hilla Shimshoni is an associate at Alston & Bird LLP, focusing on antitrust. Hilla advises clients on a wide range of matters, including mergers & acquisitions clearance and risk analysis, strategic counseling, investigations and compliance, and represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2017: Dawn Raids: What To Do When the Government Knocks

Mon, 01 May 2017 20:26:39 +0000

What happens when the government suddenly shows up at your client’s business to seize materials and interview employees? In this Special Report, host Melanie Hallas discusses “dawn raids” with Douglas Tween and James Mutchnik. Together, they discuss what’s at stake in these relatively rare law enforcement actions as well as why it’s important for clients to have a search warrant response protocol so they can act quickly during the first 48 hours in which cases are often won and lost.

Melanie A. Hallas is an associate attorney at McDermott Will & Emery where she practices in antitrust and competition matters representing clients before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ).

James H. Mutchnik is partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP where he represents corporate and individual clients in antitrust and white collar crime defense matters and related commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States as well as a variety of federal and state investigative agencies.

Douglas Tween is partner at Linklaters where he leads the firm's U.S. Government Enforcement and Cartel practice. He represents companies and individuals in white collar criminal and regulatory investigations, with a particular concentration on antitrust and cartel, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), securities, tax, fraud, and money laundering matters.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2017: Behind the Scenes of a Landmark Supreme Court Case

Mon, 01 May 2017 20:18:04 +0000

In 1975, the Goldfarb v. Virginia State Bar case made antitrust history by deciding lawyers are subject to antitrust laws. Lewis Goldfarb, a lawyer working a day job at the time, filed a class action in federal court challenging bar rules about fee levels and won. In this Special Report, host Stephen Calkins talks to Lewis Goldfarb about the Goldfarb v. Virginia State Bar case, how it happened, and why it is significant. They also discuss the circumstances that led a lawyer to bring a class action against other lawyers and how people reacted to the case.

Stephen Calkins is Professor of Law at the Wayne State University, where he teaches courses and seminars in antitrust and trade regulation, consumer law, and torts.

Lewis Goldfarb is currently an attorney with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2017: Antitrust in Latin America

Mon, 01 May 2017 20:05:24 +0000

In Latin America, antitrust regimes have expanded dramatically in the past several years. They’ve grown so much that they are relevant to every antitrust counselor. In this Special Report, host Laura Collins talks to Mariana Tavares, Miguel Flores Bernes, and Russ Damtoft, co-chairs of this year’s Antitrust in the Americas Conference, about antitrust in Latin America and what topics the conference will cover. Together, they discuss compliance issues, cartel enforcement, and communication between jurisdictions. They also talk about what will make the conference unique, including its highly interactive panels.

Mariana Tavares de Araujo practices in the areas of antitrust and compliance.

Miguel Flores Bernés focuses his practice at Greenberg Traurig on antitrust and competition issues affecting clients in various industries.

Laura Collins is an associate in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s antitrust, competition, and trade group.

Russell Damtoft is the associate director of the Federal Trade Commission's Office of International Affairs.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2017: A Closer Look at the FTC’s Global Role in Consumer Protection

Mon, 01 May 2017 19:43:39 +0000

When you get a sketchy email, you shouldn’t just ignore it, you should report it to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). They are hard at work protecting professionals from scams and data breaches. In this Special Report, host Cale Johnson talks to Deon Woods Bell and Laureen Kapin about their experiences both with the FTC and with the ABA Antitrust Section. Their conversation ranges from what got them interested in the international aspects of their positions originally, to the hottest topics in international privacy. They conclude with what they’re doing to bring more international colleagues into the ABA and advice for those looking to get involved with the FTC.

Deon Woods Bell is Counsel for International Consumer Protection at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, in their Office of International Affairs.

Laureen Kapin is Counsel for International Consumer Protection at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, in their Office of International Affairs.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Drone Liability and Litigation

Mon, 01 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.  Drones were originally associated by the military, but are now used for other purposes, with estimates of over a million sold by 2015! On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host Janet Rosie, talk to Attorneys Bill Bulfer and Bryan Simpson from Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham LLP, about drone liability, litigation and regulation. 

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Law Technology Now : The Evolution of the Digital Courtroom (Rebroadcast)

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:32:24 +0000

In this rebroadcast episode of Law Technology Now, host Bob Ambrogi talks with Opus 2 International, Inc. CEO Graham Smith-Bernal about his career and the evolution of the electronic courtroom. Graham recalls his early interest in becoming a court stenographer and how at the age of 23 he had the opportunity to establish his company Smith Bernal International. At that time he noticed that the legal industry was driven heavily by precedent and tradition and that he could use technology to establish his company as a service differentiator. Graham was also aware that a lot of lawyers are technophobic, so any software he developed had to be easy to use and with the advent of real time transcription he came up with the idea for LiveNote. He shares that there was a lot of pushback and reticence in the early days, but by exercising the ease of use, increase in efficiency, and leveraging end user feature requests the product became mature as a piece of tech. Graham states that success in any business is about timing and your process and the increase in processing speeds and maturity of the stenography systems availability at the time put his company slightly ahead of the technological curve. He discusses the success of LiveNote and explains how he developed the Opus 2 magnum platform. He closes the interview with an analysis of electronic courtroom evolution and the trends he is currently seeing in tech assisted litigation.

Graham Smith-Bernal started his career as a court reporter in the UK, and founded Smith Bernal International, where he created the LiveNote software. Smith Bernal International went on to become the world’s largest international court reporting company and LiveNote became the most widely used litigation support software prior to Smith-Bernal selling LiveNote to Thomson Reuters in 2006. He then founded Opus 2, where he is currently CEO, to continue his work in this area.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Police Have An Image Problem... And This Isn't Helping

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:30:00 +0000

Between fake drug bust prom proposals and pulling people over out Christmas gifts, police departments across the country are trying to improve their image in the worst way possible. Joe and Elie discuss how this isn't so much "cute" as "a glaring violation of the Fourth Amendment."

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Aftermath of the Massachusetts Drug Lab Scandal and the Dismissal of 21,000 Cases

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:00:00 +0000

On April 18th 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court dismissed more than 21,000 low-level drug cases connected to the drug lab scandal that involved Annie Dookhan, a former chemist of a Massachusetts crime lab who admitted to falsifying evidence. After an investigation into Annie Dookhan and her work at the Hinton State Laboratory Institute, Dookhan admitted to altering and faking test results over a period of 8 years.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join Carl Williams, staff attorney for the ACLU of Massachusetts, and Sandra Guerra Thompson, the director of the Criminal Justice Institute at the University of Houston Law Center, to take a look at this drug lab scandal in Massachusetts and its impact on drug cases, attorneys, defendants, as well as take an inside look at what goes on inside a crime lab.

Carl Williams is a staff attorney for the ACLU of Massachusetts. Carl was previously a criminal defense attorney with the Roxbury Defenders Unit of the Committee for Public Counsel Services.

Sandra Guerra Thompson is the director of the Criminal Justice Institute at the University of Houston Law Center. In 2015, Sandra wrote a book entitled “Cops in Lab Coats: Curbing Wrongful Convictions with Independent Forensic Laboratories."

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The Un-Billable Hour : Give Love to Get Love: Social Media Marketing Tips from Kevin O'Keefe

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:00:00 +0000

In order to be a good lawyer, you first need clients. And to get clients, you need good marketing. Unfortunately, there aren’t a whole lot of marketing courses at law school. So in this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson discusses way to market your law firm with LexBlog CEO Kevin O’Keefe, including how to use social media strategically, online networking, and using technology to facilitate and simplify your marketing process. According to Kevin, marketing is a conversation that involves building relevant relationships and setting goals for your particular business. Tune in for insights on various social media platforms and the best times and situations for each.

Kevin O’Keefe is the founder and CEO of LexBlog, a pioneer company that helps lawyers with online marketing and blogs.

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The Paralegal Voice : Become a Paralegal: How to Choose a School and Get Experience

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:43:18 +0000

Aspiring paralegals can get caught on a job carousel. You need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience. In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Vicki Voisin talks to Julia Dunlap, president of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), about how paralegal education has changed, trends in the profession, and what employers are looking for when hiring a paralegal. They also discuss ways for young paralegals to get off the job carousel, including investing in certification and which school to choose.

Julia Dunlap is the American Association for Paralegal Education’s president for 2017 and the director of legal education for UC San Diego Extension.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : The Future of AI in the Practice of Law (Rebroadcast)

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:48:28 +0000

In this rebroadcast episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell consider the increased popularity of artificial intelligence, the usefulness of chatbots, and how both innovations can impact the practice of law. Tom speculates that the current data age and the large volumes of information available for analysis have helped to enable the advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Dennis explores exactly what machine learning means and explains the three current learning types: unsupervised, supervised, and reinforced. Tom finds the technology perplexing and uses the definition of Tenser Flow to illustrate how grasping these advanced concepts requires more education and technology knowledge than the average lawyer possesses. They both discuss the AI lawyer Ross and if legal professionals should gain technical knowledge in order to influence future ethical regulations with emergent technology. They end the first segment with a list of possible ways that these advancements in tech can aid lawyers in their everyday lives.

In the second segment of the podcast, Dennis and Tom talk about chatbots and how they can help lawyers with their daily tasks. Dennis proposes that they get a chatbot for the show and Tom strongly disagrees. Tom emphasizes that there are two ways to create a chatbot: programming one manually or allowing one to learn via data analysis and that he is fine observing what innovations programmers create. They both discuss how chatbots can help lawyers automate their scheduling needs and how utilizing this technology can save law practitioners valuable time. As always, stay tuned for Parting Shots, that one tip, website, or observation you can use the second the podcast ends.

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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In-House Legal : Ford’s GC David Leitch on Leadership During Crisis (Rebroadcast)

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:21:55 +0000

David Leitch is no stranger to crisis. During his career, he was chief counsel for the Federal Aviation Administration during the September 11th terrorist attacks where he was responsible for closing the skies to commercial flights, recruiting qualified Air Marshals, and turning airport security over to TSA. In addition, he was Ford Motor Company’s group vice president and general counsel during the auto industry bailout, when the survival of vital suppliers and General Motors was in doubt. Fortunately, his in-and-out government employment armed him with the tools to manage the legal affairs of our country’s largest and most important institutions during critical times.

In this rebroadcast episode of In-House Legal, Randy Milch interviews David Leitch about his career path, crisis management, and leadership. Tune in to hear his opinions about GM’s bailout and bankruptcy as well as facilitating an ethical company culture.

David Leitch is general counsel and a group vice president to Ford Motor Company where he’s worked since 2005. Prior to that, Leitch served in the White House as deputy counsel to President George W. Bush, chief counsel for the Federal Aviation Administration, and deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel. In his early career, he served as law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist  and worked as a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P. (now Hogan Lovells).

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The Florida Bar Podcast : What it Really Means to be a Virtual Lawyer

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:33:06 +0000

Chances are, you’re at least vaguely familiar with the term “virtual lawyer”, but what is a virtual lawyer and what does it mean to move your practice online? In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Jonathon Israel talk to Richard Granat about what a virtual law practice looks like, the major drivers in the switch to online services, and the learning requirements of making your own practice a virtual one. To clarify, technology should be used in conjunction with a traditional practice rather than lawyers simply disappearing behind a screen. According to Richard, legal professionals should establish their business model and find the online resources to meet their particular needs rather than simply diving into technology.

Richard Granat is a lawyer and a recognized expert on the delivery of legal services over the internet. He has served as Co-Director of the Center for Law Practice Technology, Florida Coastal School of Law.

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Workers Comp Matters : How Frances Perkins Impacted Workers’ Compensation

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:15:00 +0000

Frances Perkins, as FDR’s Secretary of Labor and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet, gave her voice to industrial workers and their safety, helping to establish the New Deal in response to the Great Depression. In this episode of Workers’ Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to Chris Breiseth, chair of the Frances Perkins Center, and Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall, Frances Perkins’ grandson, about the effect she had on worker’s compensation and safety. Also, tune in to hear what made her more than just the Secretary of Labor.

Christopher Breiseth is the board chair of the Frances Perkins Center and the immediate past president and CEO of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.

Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall has worked in publishing and marketing, mostly in the alternative energy field, focusing on hydrogen and clean energy.

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New Solo : Treat Your Solo Practice as a Small Business (Because it is)

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:55:00 +0000

Law schools are gradually catching on, but not a lot of lawyers emerge from law school ready to start their own business, which is what starting a practice is. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to Matthew Moeller, owner of the Moeller Firm, about how he started his practice, what technology he’s using, and how his business experience has helped him. He also talks about the upsides and downsides of a shared office space and why he ended up moving to his own suite.

Matthew Moeller is the owner of the Moeller Firm LLC where he represents shipyards, vessel owners and operators, contractors, and other maritime businesses.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #117: Minimalism, Ethics, and Tech Competence in Solo Practice, with Erin Gerstenzang

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode we talk to Erin Gerstenzang about her solo criminal defense practice and the challenges of going solo, especially for newer lawyers. We also address the importance of tech competence and the role minimalism plays in Erin's personal life and law practice.

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

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Defending Steven Avery, with Making A Murderer’s Dean Strang

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:12:07 +0000

It’s a question that has haunted the nation: did Steven Avery kill Teresa Halbach? The Netflix series Making A Murderer has brought the Steven Avery case to the forefront of everyone’s minds and, in doing so, has also brought attention to the lawyers involved. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Chris Morgan talks to Dean Strang, one of Steven Avery’s defense lawyers, about the case from a lawyer’s perspective, including his take on notable scenes, the burden of proof, and the presence of reasonable doubt. He also talks about whether cameras should be used in court and shares advice for young lawyers aspiring to practice criminal defense.

“Keep track of your own humanity and restore and replenish it by recognizing the humanity in every client you represent and every victim you encounter, and every citizen or witness you have to examine.” - Dean Strang

Dean Strang practices in Madison, Wisconsin, as a shareholder in Strang Bradley, LLC. He was Wisconsin’s first Federal Defender and has argued in the United States Supreme Court, five federal circuits, and the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : How the Government is Handling Online Privacy and Cybersecurity

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:04:38 +0000

The speed of technological developments and change is so rapid that the government can’t craft corresponding rules and regulations fast enough. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to Northwestern Law Professor Jim Speta about net neutrality, online privacy, cybersecurity, and how the government is handling these growing issues. Their discussion dives into the new net neutrality legislation and how the new chair of the FCC will affect this and future regulation.

Jim Speta is a member of the faculty at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and International Initiatives. His research interests include telecommunications and Internet policy, antitrust, administrative law, and market organization.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Are schools that fail to teach children to read violating their Constitutional rights?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000

The 14th Amendment has been used to secure civil rights for a multitude of groups. But does it give children a constitutional right to literacy? Is it the government's responsibility to adequately fund schools, so students learn what they need to reach appropriate reading levels?

In the Detroit public school system, it was recently found that only 7 percent of its 8th grade students were proficient in reading. So in 2016, a group of lawyers filed a federal civil rights claim against the city’s school system. In this episode of Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward discusses the lawsuit with Carter Phillips, one of the attorneys representing the plaintiffs.

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus Attorney.

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Law Technology Now : 5 Ways to Adopt Technology and Improve Access to Justice

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:56:14 +0000

The legal industry has always been the last to catch up with innovation. Technology, however, may help with one of the industry’s biggest problems, access to justice. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to James Sandman about the ten barriers he sees that block the adoption of technology, five strategies to this issue, and how the adoption of technology will help get legal aid to those that need it. He also talks about the Trump Administration’s budget plan which aims to cut the Legal Services Corporation funding.

James Sandman has been president of the Legal Services Corporation since 2011.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Invest in a VPN if You Take Internet Security Seriously

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:09:07 +0000

With recent legislation targeting net neutrality, questions of how to maintain internet privacy have become increasingly relevant. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, host Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell define what a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is and why it might be a good idea to invest in one to ensure your online information is secure. They also talk about fake VPN services to avoid and share which VPN services they use. In the second segment, they answer an audience question from the Honorable Joseph C. Adams regarding how to motivate lawyers to use the technology offered by a court. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Let Us Tell You Where You Should Go To Law School

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:36:33 +0000

Joe and Elie open the mailbag and answer questions from listeners trying to decide where to go to law school. Even if you're not facing the precise decisions these listeners have, they hit on major issues that all students should consider in making a law school decision.

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The Legal Toolkit : Encouraging Innovation in Law School

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:38:53 +0000

A few years ago, having technology courses at law schools was unheard of. But recently schools have been offering more and more tech opportunities. In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Gabe Teninbaum, professor of legal writing at Suffolk Law, about the work Suffolk is doing to encourage innovation, including programs, technology courses, and internship opportunities. In the second segment, they discuss Gabe’s website, Spaced Repetition, and his take on topics like access to justice, process improvement, and legal process innovation.

Gabriel Teninbaum is a professor of legal writing at Suffolk University Law School in 2007, leading Suffolk Law's legal technology and innovation work, including directing the Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation.

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus AttorneyScorpion, and Answer1.

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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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Intellectual Property Law in the Information Age - Book Review

Mon, 06 Jul 2009 10:38:45 -0500

When it comes to Intellectual Property law in the computer age, there are far too many patent infringement cases, and far too much legal maneuvering, which gets in the way of the speed of innovation in the industry. Probably the best book that I've ever read on this subject is the one about how Microsoft changed its strategy and just said; the hell with it, and went all in!

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A Brief Summary of Contract Law: Key Terms, Common Defenses and General Recommendations

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:44:41 -0500

Many individuals and companies enter into contracts without fully understanding the terms. Often, neither party has clarity on what the contract requires in terms of performance standards, remedies for breach and whether unwritten terms can supplement the written contract. This post is intended to provide a quick guide to some key terms and issues that are relevant in the area of contract law.

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Method of Commencing Action in the Magistrate Court in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:01:45 -0500

How proceedings are initiated in the magistrate court. -LAGOS AND ABUJA AS A CASE STUDY. (A) Magistrate Court in Lagos - Under ord 1, Magistrate's Courts (Civil Procedure) Rules, two forms of commencement are provided: A person can institute an action using any of the following:

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Appraisal of Applications Pending Appeal and Enforcement of Judgment in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:04 -0500

Upon judgment, a party may appeal against the judgment or interlocutory order. It becomes necessary to preserve the res ante pending the determination of the appeal. There are three types of applications that can be made for maintenance of the status quo pending appeal.

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What To Do When You Need Quick Inheritance Money

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:12:47 -0500

The departure of a loved one is always a great moment of sadness. Unfortunately, this unpleasant feeling will be aggravated by the immediate financial consequences. If the person who dies was the one earning the most money (or the only one earning money) for the family, the loss of income will be very dangerous for the remaining descendants. Luckily, most of us take this scenario into consideration and formulate wills. In this way, the valuables will be distributed to the loved ones. However, the process of distributing the valuables stipulated in the will can take a lot of time. This may be a big problem in the heirs need urgent money. Find out what to do when you need quick inheritance money.

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Conservatorships and Why You Should Avoid Them

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:20:02 -0500

This article will explain how conservatorships work in the state of California. You will learn about the pitfalls of conservatorships and how to avoid them.

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6 Winning Asset Management Strategies That You Need to Apply Now

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:29:37 -0500

It is all about to understand the 6 winning asset management strategies. It will help help apply now and get satisfactory results from expert asset protection attorney.

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How 'No Win, No Fee' Is on the Verge of Demise

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:44 -0500

Being in the hospital is never easy. It puts everything to a stop and, depending on the seriousness of the issue faced, can make you think seriously about what is really important in life. For those that don't suffer such a serious injury or illness, it can really slow you down in life.

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Police Shortages Threaten Big Cities, Small Towns

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:26:27 -0500

It's never been harder to find a hero. Police departments across the country are struggling to fill their ranks, and it's overworking officers, worrying residents, and frustrating city and state officials. Big cities don't have nearly enough police officers walking the beat. If you are a law enforcement officer that has been injured on the job from a lack of support, visit a Colorado workers comp attorney today.

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The Major Keys of a Legal Service System

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:24:19 -0500

In whichever country we may reside we are bound by the laws of the place. Every country state has its own set of laws that the people, organizations and every alternate system have to abide by. The citizens have to limit their activities according to the demands of the state and country.

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See You In The Court

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:18:01 -0500

Justice hails to be a part of our life and it secures our rights. But in the current world justice has been matched with mere anarchy and destitution.

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Why Is There No Law for Religious Malpractice?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:27 -0500

If a doctor gives a person the wrong prescription or removes the wrong organ, or so forth, he would be up for malpractice and would lose his license. The same does not apply, however, to the priest who upholds the lies and myths of religious tenets and advises incorrectly. The fact that he claims to forgive sins and sends people on their way to do the same again should come under the heading of religious malpractice.

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How To Detect a Lemon Car

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:56:21 -0500

There are few things more exciting than buying a new car and testing it on the road. Owning the car of your dreams is a great feeling. Unfortunately, this feeling can be quickly ruined if the new vehicle begins to act strangely and is plagued by numerous malfunctions in a short time. If the number of repairs is quickly getting higher and you wander why, the answer may be in front of your eyes: you have bought a lemon car. Find out how to detect a lemon car before actually buying the car and contact a lemon law attorney if you need any help.

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What Is Food Safety and How Is It Achieved?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:55:35 -0500

Food security is one big issue that needs to be dealt with no leniency. Everyone has a right to clean food and this is made sure by the strict rules of FSSAI. Also, the consultants play an important part in getting the manufacturers their licenses to make sure only high quality food reaches the masses.

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It's Time We Answered the Call for First Responders

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:58:41 -0500

Under current Colorado law, first responders are not able to receive benefits if a traumatic event that occurred while on the job resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder. However, Colorado House Bill 1229 will allow these heroes to seek claims involving PTSD if diagnosed by a licensed mental healthcare professional. The Colorado Workers Comp attorneys here at Burg Simpson are fighting for your rights to clear this important bill.

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How Lawyers Can Mindfully Cope With Changes Coming To The Legal Profession

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:02:11 -0500

Change on an unprecedented scale is descending upon the legal profession. This article examines what some of those changes are, what other firms have already done and how you can mindfully cope with the changes you will have to make yourself.

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Free Legal Advice

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:27:39 -0500

What is a Founder Agreement (FA)? When a startup company comes into existence, it requires a set of rules between the founders/promoters of that company. "Founder Agreement" is a contract which is drawn between the founders/promoters of a company on key issues in regards to their company.

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Comparison of Minorites Shareholders Rights Under Companies Act 1956 and 2013

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:48:54 -0500

Sec 397 to 409 of companies Act 1956 lays down provision in order to safeguard the interest of shareholders & oppressive act of majority shareholders. Principle of natural justice works under this, it is so necessary because in general "the will of the majority prevails". They control he maximum decisions of the company because of which minority dragged automatically. They misuse their power to exploit the rights of minority. In such a case a proper balance of rights of majority & minority shareholders is essential for the smooth functioning of the company.

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Indian Laws and HIV/AIDS Patients

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:27:01 -0500

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the breakdown of the immune system. It is the final stage of HIV infection, where severe damage is done to the immune system and leads to fatal infections. This article represents the scenario/legal status of the Aids community whose members have been reluctantly drafted from every segment of the society.

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What to Do If the New Car You Bought Is a Lemon

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:57:03 -0500

One of worst nightmares of any newly bought car owner is to discover that the vehicle is not working as it was supposed to. If the car you purchased is a so called "lemon", read the following article and find out what to do.

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The Advantages Of Working With Bail Bonds Agent

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:56:01 -0500

In order to properly deal with your bail bonds, it is best to work with agents. These agents can provide the best features that can accommodate your needs.

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Power of Attorney - What Are the Benefits?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:19:21 -0500

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a document that will state the name of the person who has the power to act on your behalf when they conduct any important transactions for you. The person who is acting in your behalf is referred to as the attorney-in-fact. When utilizing the power of attorney the attorney-in-fact is expected to act with complete integrity and honesty. The most important benefit of being an attorney-in-fact is the relationship of trust that you build with the one gives them the power of attorney.

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498A - A Ground Reality

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:01:32 -0500

The rationalization, which feminists give, when someone talks about misuse of 498A is that all laws are misused. And it is no big issue that the 498A is misused. This rationalization is nothing different of those people who take advantage of other less privileged. Due to this obtuse reasoning (or lack of it), they have been able to derail discussions around any changes in the existing law even when there is a detailed Law Commission report (243rd volume) on misuse of 498A.

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Challenges Faced By CS in Annual Return Filing

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:32:36 -0500

It is a well-known fact that 'annual filing fever' grips all CS (Company Secretary) offices during October & November after corporates hold their AGMs and due dates are triggered for filing of audited financial statements and annual return. However this year, filing has reached a 'feverish' pace and pitch thanks to the late release of e-forms under the new Companies Act, 2013 and also repeated revisions of the same. This has thrown several challenges at CS offices as well as corporates struggling to understand and fill the information correctly.

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Extraterritorial Application of Competition Law

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:31 -0500

This article describes the significane of competition law policies both nationally and internationally; the risks involved in individual competition especially engaging in cross-broader trade activity. It insists upon the need for an effective competition policy at international level and provides possible solution to reduce abuse.

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International Environmental Law and Policy of Sustainable Development

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:29 -0500

This article addresses the concern to create an order of international environmental governance in the light of Sustainable development as this is one significant concern which remains as great as ever and which cannot be considered in isolation from other global concerns. States, International organizations, non-government organizations, networked communities of experts, and administrative secretariats of treaty organizations are accountable for law and policy making in the field of international environmental law.

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The Horse Hair Wig and the Law

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:58:40 -0500

It's a peculiar sight to see when judges enter courts in their robes and horse hair wigs while barristers are similarly dressed. In the Supreme Court under British rule they line up like Santa Clauses in red robes and wigs to administer the law. The question is who are speaking for and what is the meaning behind their garb?

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How to Stop Harassment From Creditors

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:34:49 -0500

Creditors can take action to recover their money if you have unpaid debts and this intent is not illegal by itself. However, if the steps taken to recover the debt amount to harassment or cause you trauma, then you have the right to put an end to it.

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How to Choose a Lemon Law Lawyer for Yourself?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:46:48 -0500

Lemon law is an extremely specialised field of litigation and requires years of experience and expertise. Due to this very reason, choosing a lemon lawyer can be quite a difficult task. So, here are few guidelines as to how you can choose the best lemon lawyer for yourself. Just follow these guidelines and you shall have no problem at all.

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Insurance Lawyers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:47 -0500

This professional specializes in different types of insurance and the lawful upholding of these different insurance policies. During a normal workday, they may work with staff and aides to track any current cases progression, complete continuing education courses like changes in insurance law, or investigate current cases. Some of the more common types of insurance include:

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Assault Defense Lawyer

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:21 -0500

This professional represents a person who has been charged with assault, which could be felony or misdemeanor assaults. They also represent clients that are charged with battery. The combination of assault and battery will often have a penalty of jail time. The job of the assault defense lawyer is to keep their client out of jail or have the amount of time they would be given if they were found guilty reduced. The lawyer will often try to enter into a plea bargain agreement with the prosecutor if their client will have to pay a fine if found guilty.

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What to Know When Searching For Public Records

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:25:00 -0600

Not all public records are free and online. However, there are many great resources for finding public records and court records.

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Legalization of The Powers of Traditional Authorities As Environmental Supervisors

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:48:22 -0600

The traditional authorities are reckoned as landowners and the rightful heirs to the seat of the past forebears. Owing to their ordained position, they are charged with the heinous responsibility of ensuring the conservation and the sustainable use of the resources in the environment. Thus, their powers need to be legalized for them to play their roles effectively as environmental inspectors.

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3 Ways to Search for the Best Whistleblower Lawyer

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:44:36 -0600

Whistleblower lawyers are the one, who exposes wrongdoing in the health care industry and bring unlawful activity to the attention of the court and the government. Whistleblower lawyers who expose crime of an individual that is deemed to be illegal within the healthcare industry.

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Types of Insurance Fraud

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:53:02 -0600

Insurance fraud is when deception is involved in the process of insurance. It could be a case when someone makes a fake claim from an insurance firm. It could also be when the insurer refuses to pay the claimant. Statistics have shown that the number of insurance frauds committed globally is rising.

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Legal Aid Society - What It Is

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:48:18 -0600

This organization offers low-cost or free legal services to residents who have low income. The cases legal aid society handles and the guidelines for qualifying for any legal services differ by jurisdiction. The funding for this organization can come from national, regional, or local services. Legal aid society is usually a not-for-profit organization.

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The Value of Law in Our Lives and Society

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:30:13 -0600

It is known by all that law is an essential part of a society. It helps to make a society trouble free and peaceful. Law is made by humans in order to change the society with the introduction of equality, justice, and fairness.

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My Thoughts on National Court of Appeal - Indian Judiciary

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:56:04 -0600

National Court of Appeal - Mainstream regularization won't be worthy as it would only result to stubborn disobedience. The very right to fight for justice these days is for the poor only when you have Supreme Court taking it up. Violence based on theoretical interference can only force unobstructed structural violence. The Supreme Court's occupational capacity mustn't be increased. Simultaneously, time spent in refusing the court cases should be followed sincerely by reputed structures. And, I have come up with an intermediary solution for this.

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Communicating With Clients: Know Who Your Audience Is

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:40:43 -0600

Communicating with clients and colleagues used to be a simple matter. All you needed was a phone and some stationery. Today you need something more: flexibility.

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How a Private Investigator Could Help Improve Your Retail Business

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 07:25:56 -0600

If you're the manager or owner of a retail company, you'll know how important the customer-facing role of a shop assistant can be. When it comes to your customers, interaction with your staff could make or break their first impression of your business - and a good first impression could secure future visits.

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How to Find a Discreet Detective Agency Online

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 07:25:38 -0600

Personal investigators are usually highly motivated individuals with specialist training that enables them to handle sensitive situations with discretion and professionalism. They are sometimes ex-policeman or security personnel so will possess both understanding and experience of investigative work.

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Lawyers: Phones Are The New Billboards

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:49:03 -0600

What can a lawyer do nowadays to stay in front of clients and brand themselves as leaders of the pack? Simple, stay in front of the thing clients use the most, phones. There has been a trend with mobile devices over the last decade, mainly that they have become ubiquitous.

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How to Find Good Legal Services Abroad

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:23:35 -0600

Advancement in technology has made it quick and easy to set up businesses abroad. Whether the business functions out of a brick-and- mortar office or a virtual one, doing business on an international level has become the norm. Conducting business in a foreign country entails familiarity with the host country's laws. The legal intricacies of international trading could be quite challenging, and without the right legal guidance, a business owner may well end up paying penalties and fines, and saddled with legal hitches. What does it take to find good legal services abroad?

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Tips To Avoid Buying A Lemon

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:42:05 -0600

Very often, car owners might have a car that might turn out to be a lemon. Such cars obviously do not meet the requisite standards, even after a number of repairs have been carried out on them.

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Negotiating a Business Contract? Consider the Other Party's Interests

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:35:29 -0600

People in business are constantly engaged in negotiating: with existing and prospective customers; with suppliers and other vendors; and, with others within their own organizations. Those who are successful in business are quite often those who have developed the skill set necessary to become effective negotiators. Good negotiators recognize that a successful negotiation is about more than just making a deal - it is about making a good deal. Good deals are more apt to result when the parties are able to agree to a contractual arrangement that satisfies one or more of the interests of each of the parties.

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International Humanitarian Law and Philosophy of War

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:04:58 -0600

Law implies order and restraint and can act to deter war, whereas war means the absence of both. History reveals us that the development of a more elaborate legal regime has preceded apace with the increasing savagery and destructiveness of modern war.This article attempts to enlighten the significance of International humanitarian law in constructing a modern philosophy of war where humanitarian claims can only be taken into consideration as far as the nature and object of war permit.

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We Are All Equal Under The Law, So What Is The Problem?

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 07:52:00 -0600

If you have a problem with the buzz-word "Equality" you are not alone. It's being bantered so often now, it's hard to tell if the definition of the word actually means anything. It's even hard to say if it is good or not. Let me explain if you will.

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The Roles of an Employer Defense Attorney in the Business Realm

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:28:58 -0600

An employer defense attorney can help employers to make informed business decisions. Professional legal advice can cushion businesses from potential legal issues.

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I'm Owed Money - Where Do I Start?

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:23:29 -0600

There are a myriad of options available when attempting to collect a debt. This article will help you get started.

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The Need of Hiring a Business Transaction Lawyer is Rising

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:22:08 -0600

A business transaction lawyer makes it probable for the business owners to focus on the business, and is therefore employed in a company to take care of the legal details of a business, and help the company to grow and expand itself largely. Business lawyers are present to take care of the matters of the organization that cannot be handled by the owners themselves and look out for positive perspectives and find out the right direction for the business to expand. A business lawyer is supposed to help out an organization to solve out the complexities that a company may face in its working tenure. Therefore, a company should appoint a proper business lawyer with enough knowledge and proper experience so that it helps in maximizing the profit rather than creating a trouble for the company.

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Before You Pay a Claim It Is Worth Looking Closely at It

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:20:17 -0600

Not everyone who files a claim has a legitimate reason to. Sadly, there are people out there trying to get money for nothing. They know there is a good chance a settlement offer will be provided. They can get the money and use it for anything they want. Before you agree to pay any such claim, it is worth looking closely at it.

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A Quick Guide to Understanding the 5 Common Types of Harassment

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:52:16 -0600

Harassment of any kind can cause severe psychological trauma. Here are 5 of the most common forms of harassment faced by people on a regular basis.

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Workplace Fashion's Gone Casual - Should Lawyers Be Joining the Trend?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:03:51 -0500

Recently, a local legal event featured a lawyer as its speaker. The speech was intelligent and professional, delivered with confidence and poise. But I have it on good information that many lawyers in attendance ignored the speaker's material and performance.

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What Can You Do While Your Attorney Handles Your Case

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:16:31 -0500

There are some useful things you can do in the interim after hiring a lawyer to handle your personal injury case. Here are the five best things you can do while you wait.

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How Can Laws Be Beneficial for Society?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:51:24 -0500

A law is nothing but a set of rules and regulations which allow the better and easier administration of the community, country or an organisation. It allows the regulation of the activities of the peoples involved. Often, some kind of punishment is given to the defaulters who are breaking the law. These rules and laws may seem harsh, but often they are not like that. They usually have a lot of benefits.

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Civil Law: What It Is, And How It Affects You

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:55:08 -0500

Civil law is one of those subjects many people don't know much about (no, watching those court TV shows is no substitute for actually learning what civil law is), and yet it affects them every day. If you're ever involved in litigation, you may need to hire a civil lawyer.

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Evidence Law in Cyprus

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:59:31 -0500

The evidence law refers to the rules and legal principles that define the proof of facts in a legal proceeding. As the available evidence shapes the judge's decision, the evidence law indicates what evidence should or should not be taken into consideration by the Court. In Cyprus, the proof of facts in a legal proceeding is regulated by the 'Evidence Law' (Cap. 9).

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What a Medical Review Officer Can Do for You

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:43:11 -0500

When you require drug testing of your employees, it can be beneficial to work with a medical review officer. You want to keep the process as simple as possible. You also want to make sure that you have a fully working drug testing program in place.

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6 Beneficial MRO Services

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:42:40 -0500

Drug testing and other services can be beneficial. When you work with a medical review officer, there are some very beneficial MRO services you can take advantage of. It's simply a matter of finding out what services you can tap into and knowing how they will be able to help you.

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Why FCRA Background Checks Should Be a Part of Your Hiring Process

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:41:58 -0500

FCRA Background Checks have to be conducted. Otherwise, you don't really know who your employees are, or what they have done in the past. There is an easier way to have these checks conducted, and that involves working with a third-party.

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How Random Drug Testing Can Help to Keep Employees Honest

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:41:54 -0500

Employees need to be drug tested from time to time. It can help you to identify if there are issues that need to be addressed. You want to do everything you can to have a good program in place - having drug free employees can make a world of a difference.

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How to Use a DOT Consortium to Remain DOT Compliant

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:09:44 -0500

Working with a DOT consortium can make a lot of sense for your business. These third-party administrators will be able to manage all aspects of your DOT drug and alcohol program. You can also pick and choose the services you want them to provide.

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How to Set Up DFW On Site Drug Testing

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:08:41 -0500

It's important to take advantage of DFW on-site testing. This will allow you to find out whether your employees are under the influence or not. You don't want to have to send employees to allow because it can result in them not going for the test, because of transportation issues or something else.

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4 Industries to Utilize DFW Drug Testing

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:04:48 -0500

You can learn a lot about employees and candidates with DFW drug testing. Some industries have more dangers on the worksite than others. Trucking Industry The trucking industry is regulated by the DOT.

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DFW Background Checks

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 11:52:04 -0500

What DFW Background Checks Can Tell You - DFW background checks can tell you a lot about your employees as well as candidates for employment. When you take the time to conduct checks, you learn a lot. This insight can guide you to make better decisions.

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Life Is Full Of Surprises And So Is Legal Aid

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 09:33:49 -0500

The article talks about the significance of employing a competent legal team to look after matters that requisite attention. Have you procured the services of a legal aid to take you out of troubled situations?

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Contest A Will In Cyprus

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:21:27 -0500

Challenging a will is a demanding and complex legal procedure. As a result, the assistance of a professional probate lawyer is important. A professional probate lawyer will review thoroughly all the facts provided by you and they will offer you the best possible solution.

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When Is the Right Time to Bring in Education Defense Attorneys?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:59 -0500

If a child becomes injured at school, there might be a legal recourse. It's best to find experienced education defense attorneys to review the merits of a lawsuit.

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Careful Analysis of Different Case Situations

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:09:30 -0500

The article talks about the value of partnering with a legal team to get all-embracing assistance. The crux of the matter is that legal aspects govern every domain of our lives. We cannot remain vulnerable, so that someone takes advantage of us. Lower the propensity of personal and business risks legally.

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Finding The Best Legal Resources And Services

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:00:46 -0500

Injuries that are the result of an accident or mishap are often a more serious matter than many victims might realize. Even seemingly minor injuries can result in considerable expense due to medical costs, lost wages and other concerns. Working alongside a qualified and experienced attorney can ensure that those who have been involved in an accident or who have suffered harm are more likely to obtain a successful ruling or verdict should they elect to take legal action.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Choose Full-Service Law Firms

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:56:35 -0500

There are several reasons why many choose full-service law firms. They offer quality legal services for you and your family that will help you in the long run.

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Enlighten Yourself on the Lemon Law

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:02:53 -0500

Lemon Law states that a car can be replaced or refunded to the customer if purchased with a major mechanical defect as per the allowances of the law. A car can be said to have major mechanical defects if it cannot be repaired after a reasonable number of repairing attempts and that is covered by warranty. In order to get a replacement vehicle, lemon laws can often be used by the consumers only once their original vehicle is said to be a lemon.

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Tips To Hire A Disability Lawyer To Improve Your Success Rates

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:20:39 -0500

Social Security disability claims can be tricky but they can be made easier by hiring disability lawyers to offer needed assistance. A disability lawyer who is competent, specialized and well-equipped and with necessary experience will have a very easy time crafting application for the claim so that your winning chances are increased. In case of a denial for the claim, the same lawyer begins appeal process and reconfigure the claim argument to your favor. But to enjoy a smooth experience when dealing with a disability claim, you would need to be careful with the disability lawyer that you choose.

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Los Angeles Statutory Rape

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:11:37 -0500

In seeking for justice, the law has to get followed to the latter. Cases of rape, especially to the minors, are significantly getting pronounced, and the need to curb them is of great importance. The agencies responsible for the human rights are emphasizing mainly on the minors and other vulnerable groups in the society due to the high likely hood injustices.

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Six Reasons to Hire a Lawyer

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:37:14 -0500

An attorney is required in every legal matter. Two very minor examples, in this case, are - going to small claim courts for claims and fighting a speeding ticket. In many situations, like legal challenges, deals or disputes, nobody wishes to take the risk of going into the courtroom alone. Everyone needs the advice of an experienced lawyer, in order to win such legal battles.

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The Joke's On Us: But Is It Accurate?

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:29:03 -0500

As all lawyers know, we are the butt of an abundance of jokes. Though we know these jokes are not to be taken seriously, it can be hard to think about the plethora of lawyer jokes and not wonder where they stem from.

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What To Do If You Do Not Want To Be An Executor

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:25:28 -0500

If you have been nominated as an executor in someone's Will this means that they want you to take care of their estate after they pass away. However, just because you have been nominated does not mean you have to carry out these duties. This article explains what to do if you have been nominated to be an executor but are not in a position to or do not wish to carry out the duties of an executor.

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DUI in California

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:54:26 -0500

This is an article about DUI defenses. There are many legal defenses to a DUI.

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Pokemon and Legal Implications

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:00:54 -0500

Pokemon GO is an augmented reality game that embeds virtual creatures in the physical space. The intersection of virtual and physical space urged legal professionals to start considering the impact of augmented reality games on privacy, data protection, road accidents, personal injury claims and trespassing.

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The Supreme Court Rules on Letterhead

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 10:39:54 -0500

The Supreme Court recently ruled that it is legal for contracted attorneys in special cases to use Attorney General's letterhead. You may be scratching your head and asking yourself: Why did this case make it all the way up to the Supreme Court of the United States? Don't the Justices have bigger things to worry about?

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Is The Marijuana Growing Business In California About To Be Legalized, Regulated and Taxed?

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 07:40:26 -0500

Years back, I was traveling around our nation by motor home and became smitten with the Northern California coastline, one of the most scenic and beautiful places in the entire United States. During these travels in Northern California I generally picked up a local newspaper at whatever city I was in and stopped into a coffee shop to read it and talk to locals, folks truly living in paradise - and they knew it too.

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Why You Might Not Get A Costs Award When Your Claim Under $40,000 Succeeds In The NSW District Court

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:55:46 -0500

A usual principle of civil litigation in Australian courts is that the winner is entitled to have part of his or her legal costs paid by the loser. However, this is not always the case, and there are specific rules that may affect a claimant's obligation/entitlement to pay or recover costs. The New South Wales Court of Appeal recently made a number of findings that could have significant implications for some claimants who choose to file their proceedings in the District Court of New South Wales at first instance, rather than in the New South Wales Local Court.

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Municipal Court - What Offenses Are Tried There

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:37:02 -0500

The types of offenses that are tried in municipal court are the criminal misdemeanors and civil infractions that can affect the quality of life in the local community. They can include noise and traffic violations. A municipal court has limited jurisdiction. It is a court that is allowed to only handle the offenses that are assigned to the court by local ordinance or local law. The authority of the court will vary by jurisdiction, which is the boundary of authority.

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Learn The Effectiveness Of Employing Adept Lawyers

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:55:42 -0500

Lawyers with their dynamic strategies can solve several sorts of legal hassles with excellence. That is the reason why, whenever the matter is related with FDCPA they are the one considered for a productive assistance.

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Lien Stripping - 522(F) - Motion to Avoid Liens in Bankruptcy

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:50:12 -0500

One of the primary objectives of the United States Bankruptcy Code is to enable Debtors to obtain a fresh start and return to good financial health. Towards that end Congress recognized the needs of Debtors in maintaining certain basic assets enabling them to function comfortably. Exemptions were established under the United States Bankruptcy Code permitting Debtors to retain basics, housing, household furnishings, personal effects, tools of the trade, etc.

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2013 Cincinnati Court of Appeals Decisions

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 11:04:05 -0500

In reviewing the 852 appeals filed in 2013 in the First Appellate District of Ohio, covering Cincinnati and Hamilton County, several results are noteworthy. A total of 153 civil appeals were dismissed, which is 49% of all civil appeals. 14.4% of civil appeals filed in 2013 resulted in reversals or modifications to the trial court. The trial court's decisions were affirmed in 35.8% of civil cases. In criminal cases, the trial court's decisions were affirmed in 57.5% of all appeals filed in 2013; 18.5% were involuntarily dismissed, and 7.4% were voluntarily dismissed for a total dismissal rate of 25.9%. Reversals or modifications to the trial court decision in criminal cases were granted in 16.6% of cases; that is up from the percentage of criminal reversals in 2006 & 2007, when the rate was 10.5% and 10.7% respectively.

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Justice Is Truth In Action - For World Day of International Justice - July 17

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:16:05 -0500

CHARLINE MUSANIWABO had a pretty ordinary life, a beloved member of a loving family, until the Rwandan genocide of 1994. She was eighteen and overnight her life plunged into an abyss. Both her parents, and five of her eight siblings, were killed. She fled with the remaining three, but was raped and forced to marry the Hutu rapist who had violated her, conceiving four children to him, suffering constant abuse to him over fifteen torturous years. With the help of a brave woman neighbour, she finally fled him in 2011. A longer version of her story can be read here.

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The Origins of Modern Day Bankruptcy Law

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:08:42 -0500

This article provides a brief summary of the history of modern day bankruptcy law to familiarize the reader with the theories leading up to our bankruptcy system in the United States. The transition moved from a system created with a primary focus on protecting creditors to protecting both debtors and creditors to promote and incentivize debtor cooperation in the process and permitting discharge of debts as a reward for debtor cooperation.

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Growth and Development of International Law

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:39:21 -0500

International law in an area that has been of great importance in recent times as it regulates the relations of States, IGO's, NGO's and individual persons in their dealings with one another. International law as it is seen in modern times has gone through several developmental states to achieve its present status. There have been several modifications in the scope and subjects of international law as time passes by. This article divides the growth and development of international law into four main phases. The first phase starts with the peace agreement made in Europe after the thirty years war, followed by the second phase with begins after the first Word War and then the third phase which begins after the Second World War and finally the last phase which refers to the aftermath of the Second World War till date. The last part of the article looks at the future of international law and it does this by situating the future of international law in the question as to whether international law is dying or not.

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Legal Disputes of the Future

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:03:27 -0500

The world is unprepared for new legal questions the future holds in store for us. Many of these confrontations will arise from the use of technology.

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LLB Law Revision Tips From Law Tutors

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 07:32:04 -0500

Revising for LLB law exams can be a tough and stressful time for students. Students are often required to digest entire subjects such as contract law, tort law and trusts. This involves memorising the facts and ratios of the leading cases, knowledge of the academic commentary in the area and an understanding of the policies behind the law. There are however a number of techniques to help you with your revision, and this article lists a few, written by law tutors to help you pass your exams.

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Online Law Tuition - Increasingly Popular Among Private Law Tutors

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 07:15:48 -0500

Online law tuition is becoming an increasing popular option both for students and law tutors. Indeed many tutors now prefer to teach their students through Skype and other online services. Some predict that by the year 2017 most LLB tutors will be partaking in online law tuition over traditional localised private tutoring.

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The Rise of High Calibre Law Tutors

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 10:58:01 -0500

Law tutors, especially those involved in LLB tuition, are in increasing demand. University law students often find their LLB law degree challenging and many have found that an effective way to both learn, and later to revise for the LLB is to hire private law tutors.

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Wrongful Death: An Overview

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 09:47:45 -0500

Accidents happen regularly, we all know that, we see it on the evening news each and every day, but it never really hits home until it happens to a loved one. When an accident could have been avoided and was the fault of another party, the loss of someone's life could be defined as 'wrongful death.' When tragedy strikes a loved one, the first thought is to be there for the survivors.

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What Is Mooting?

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:28:42 -0500

University law students are often encouraged by their lecturers and peers to participate in moots, but what is a moot? This article helps answer a question that many law students are asking.

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How to Moot in Easy Steps - Part One - Research

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:26:57 -0500

In this series, we give our tips on how to moot. Many students find mooting a particularly tricky activity to get the hang of, and it can be daunting to start. In these guides we attempt to give you some tips so that you can start mooting yourself.

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Juvenile Hall - What Is It?

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:46:25 -0500

This is a secure facility for juveniles, who are young people under the age of eighteen. In some areas it can also be referred to as a youth detention center. Many times these are offenders who are waiting to go to court. They can also be a long-term disciplinary care program for youths who are accused of crimes like robbery or drug possession. The youth offenders are usually held in a juvenile hall to make sure that they will appear in court on their appointed date. It may also be for public safety reasons.

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What to Look for When Choosing Between Law Tutors

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:16:02 -0500

Law tutors are a valuable commodity to those studying undergraduate or postgraduate law, or professional qualifications such as the LPC and BPTC. It is no secret that these degrees are particularly difficult, and many students opt for tutors to help them get through their exams and coursework, or attain the highest honours. But with no real way of gauging the ways to choose law tutors, some students are at a loss for who to choose. This handy guide lists three factors to look for when choosing a law tutor.

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Lemon Laws Are Applicable For Cars Available For Resale

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:42:49 -0500

Even if your car has become old, you can protect from any damage by getting it insured under Lemon Laws. Generally, used cars are nominated under the Lemon Law. But recently, the government has issued new laws, which covers only new cars under this Law. However, there are certain exceptions to this law.

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Get Redressal On The Consumer Court Online Complaint Registration Forum

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:06:05 -0500

In the present-day era, protecting and safeguarding the interests of the consumers has become the main concern of the sovereign government of India. The Consumer Protection Act 1986 is a government regulation that defends the interests of consumers. The Central Government of India requires business establishments to reveal the detailed information about products, specifically the areas where safety or public health is an issue, for e.g. food. Consumer protection is connected to the idea of consumer rights and this help consumers to make better choices in the marketplace. The government is a body which has the authority, the power to enforce laws within civil, corporate, academic, religious or some other groups. In a broader sense to govern means to manage or administer a group of people or a collection of assets.

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Do a Quick Search for Any Inmate

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:05:50 -0500

There are some situations where you need to find some information about a convicted person. This should not be a problem. You can get easy and conveniently free inmate locator/search services online. These services can help when doing research on criminals' background information. These services also come handy for persons who need to get information on details about prisoners transferred between facilities

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Ensuring That You Own Your Content's Copyright

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:56:57 -0500

You have been a prolific writer for your business for a long time and, of course, just like all other writers, you use sources to back up the facts that you write in your content. Of course, there is no reason for you to assume anything other than the fact that you own the copyright of all of the content that you are writing.

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Basics of Navigating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA")

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:35:47 -0500

Due to the proliferation of the Internet, social media platforms, and hosting websites, online service providers have often become unwitting hosts to materials that may potentially infringe on the copyrights of another. Likewise, original content creators have also increasingly found themselves to be targets of unjustified DMCA takedown requests. Sometimes these takedown requests are made for anti-competitive or harassing purposes by competitors of the website operator.

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How To Respond To Settlement Letters In Copyright Infringement Cases

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 06:39:23 -0600

Settlement letters are sent to particular internet subscribers who are identified to have infringed a copyrighted material. Also known as letter of demand (LOD), the letter is usually composed of the name of the infringer, IP address, and all the details about copyright infringement. First of all, getting a demand letter such as a TCYK letter more likely means that you did violate the law and the copyright enforcers have evidence to prove that you have infringed a copyrighted content.

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What Are the Most Common Forms of Intellectual Property?

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:01:29 -0600

There are many types of intellectual property, such as patent, trademark, copyright. Understanding the basics of these subjects is critical to knowing how and when to register them for protection.

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How Digital Technologies Improve Filmmaking

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 07:24:00 -0600

Breaking into the current film industry holds a greater challenge compared to classic filmmaking. The digital era has certainly catered to the universal passion of moviemakers for making motion pictures. Today, digital technology changed the way how movies are made.

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How to Come Up With Your Best Legal Move for Copyright Cases

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 08:49:29 -0600

There are a number of factors that contribute to the success of a copyright case. This article explains the different types of damages that can be calculated and ultimately help people determine their best legal move.

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Copyright Infringement in the Digital World

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:41:02 -0600

In this article, some of the reasons behind copyright infringement in the digital world are briefly discussed. Several basic solutions to reduce the issue are also included.

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Ways to Overcome Copyright Problems

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 06:39:55 -0500

In this age of instant communication, more and more ideas are being born and products created than ever before. With the current entrepreneurial trend, new business owners are creating never-before-seen content and services in order to better the world. With so much going on, it can be easy to create something that copies another person a little too closely.

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Of Film Festivals, Creativity, and Copyrights

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:07:01 -0500

Movies with poor reviews do not necessarily give anyone the excuse to pirate them. Art is subjective and stealing is wrong. These are two truths that should be recalled when dealing with piracy.

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Received a Copyright Infringement Notice? Now What?

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:53:42 -0500

This article talks about what to do when receiving a copyright infringement notice or letter of claim such as the TCYK LLC letter. It has a few FAQs and what-to-do tips in order to prevent getting another piracy letter.

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Film Copyrights In Adaptations

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:04:55 -0500

This article is about film adaptations and their copyrights. A range of examples of some known film adaptations are also enumerated, such as works that come from comics and novels. It also discusses the importance of copyright protection even for film adaptations.

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How to Be Protected From a Copyright Infringement Claim

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:46:56 -0500

Copyright infringement can be avoided by limiting yourself to "fair use" of the copyright. So, to keep from getting a Copyright Collections letter or a lawsuit, check if your use is still under fair use.

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How Does One Track Copyright Infringers?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:38:32 -0500

In the Age of the Internet accessing a limitless wealth of knowledge is at your fingertips. But how this information is tracked and regulated is often a mystery. Usually carried about by government agencies, tracking how people use the Web and access information yields some interesting trends about consumption.

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Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:03:57 -0500

Criminal and civil penalties, damages and fines, and viruses or adware are just some of the disadvantageous factors behind downloading movies illegally. Get to know more consequences of using pirate sites through this informative and comprehensive article about "Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally".

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Film Copyrights On Practical Applications

Tue, 12 May 2015 10:50:07 -0500

In universities, academicians explore new ways of teaching their students. To be more effective in what they do, they come up with ideas on how to make their points come across as clearly as possible. Some do outdoor activities while others give as many exams as possible.

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Email Yourself To Protect Your Own Copyright

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:32:36 -0500

Use a method that is much better than a "poor mans copyright", called Emailer's Copyright! The time-stamp is embedded in the system, so that means the user can't alter it, at least not directly.

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Protect Your Artistic Work - Apply for Copyright Registration Now

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:29:23 -0600

Introduction: Copyright registration can be obtained for original works of art, literature, books, music, films, CDs and computer programs. Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creations, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity. Creativity being the keystone of progress, no civilized society can afford to ignore the basic requirement of encouraging the same. Economic and social development of a society is dependent on creativity.

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Identity Crisis: Protecting Yourself From Image Theft

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:11:48 -0600

Online Image theft poses more than just a threat to photographer's copyrighted works and income. Personal images stolen from online sources present a grave security risk, and can be used as the basis in the creation of fraudulent online profiles. Learn the facts and how to protect yourself from image copyright violation and identity theft.

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All About Copyrights

Thu, 29 May 2014 10:53:44 -0500

All about copyrights, sourced, and basic. In this article I tell you about how to get a copyright, how to upkeep one, and why they exist.

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Unwritten Constitutional Law Of The United Kingdom!

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:12:05 -0500

Constitutions organize, regulate and handle state power. It helps to frame a strong structure of the state, the key state institutions and the fundamentals governing their associations with everyone and with the citizens of the state. The constitution of the United Kingdom is an exception because it is not available in the written form.

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Copyright Fraud

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 09:06:25 -0600

A look at copyright fraud and how a private investigator may be able to help in this increasingly global market. Particular emphasis is given to the South East Asian context of copyright fraud.

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Copyright Part Three: A Work of Authorship

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:24:16 -0600

Part Three of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here why a work of authorship is essential to copyright protection.

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Copyright Part Two: Unprotected Works

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:50:22 -0600

Part Two of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what a copyright does not protect.

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Copyright Part One: The Definition of Protection for Creative Works

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:53:36 -0600

Part One of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what two of the three essential parts of copyright protection are.

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Copyright 101: Understanding Copyright Law and How to License Your Artwork As a Designer

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:15:58 -0500

Understand your rights as a designer for both copyright and licensing your artwork. Many designers don't know the facts on how to protect themselves by regulating artwork usage.

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5 Reasons to Register Your Works With the US Copyright Office

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:18:39 -0500

When you create a work, you automatically own the copyright. No notice or registration is required. However, unregistered works don't have the same protection that registration confers on the owner. Here are 5 reason that you should register your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Entertainment Law - How To Register Your Copyrights

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:47:17 -0500

Although your work is copyrighted as soon as you commit it to paper, tape, etc., there are numerous additional benefits if you register the copyright in your work with the U.S. Copyright Office. This article walks you through the surprisingly simple registration process to save you time and money.

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Copyright For Non-Lawyers

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:43:08 -0500

The Internet, along with the social media networks built on it, has created a plethora of opportunities for those who create video, music, photographs and writing to publish their work in formats with the potential for wide distribution. Copyright questions have suddenly become important to many of us who would never have otherwise considered them.

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Copyright Books and Songs in India

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:17:28 -0500

From the music we listen to and the books we read, to the website, photograph, Video and products we use in our daily lives, each is a product of human creativity, and that creativity is protected. It is these creations of the mind, once expressed, that make up intellectual property.

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Legal-Binding 'Work for Hire' Freelance Jobs

Fri, 10 May 2013 15:43:50 -0500

Work for Hire agreements are becoming more common in the business world for the simple fact that companies want to retain ownership of their works. Complete ownership means companies can keep generating revenue from such works without paying royalties. For any WHF agreement to be legally-binding, both the company and freelancer must sign and date the contract, acknowledging all terms and rights.

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The 5 Steps You Need to Take When You Receive an ISP Subpoena Letter

Fri, 10 May 2013 14:03:10 -0500

What steps should you take if you have received a letter from your ISP notifying you that you have been accused of copying movies, music, software or other content over the Internet? This article provides the beginning of an action plan from an experienced attorney.

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Integrating Copyright Awareness in the Pedagogy of Art in Ghana

Fri, 03 May 2013 08:47:28 -0500

The historical evolution of teaching and learning in class reveals that the creation and use of art remain an integral aspect of education. During the time of the pre-historic man, various art forms were used in many ways to communicate, keep records and pass on information from generation to generation, when there were no written records and texts were not developed.

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What Is Copyright Awareness?

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:43:47 -0500

There is no standard definition for "Copyright Awareness". However, some critics have argued that awareness can only be defined in the light of what is being manifested in all forms of perception, knowledge and consciousness. In each expression, awareness is revealed as the ability to perceive (perception), know (knowledge) or the state of being conscious (consciousness).

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Top 10 Reasons to Register Your Copyright

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:18:26 -0500

The sheer act of creating an original piece of art makes it yours and yours alone. That unique beat, the words to a song, steps to a dance, or outline to a TV pilot: It's your intellectual property. This property, like real estate or a bank account, holds value and you should protect it. Certainly, if someone is to become famous from your musical ideas or reap vast profits from their sale, it should be you and not the person who ripped your ideas off. Just like there are vaults to protect your money and deeds to prove you own land, the law provides a simple way to protect your intellectual property: registering a copyright. With due apologies to David Letterman, and in no specific order, here are the 10 Ten Reasons to Register a Copyright:

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The Importance of Music Licensing Agreements

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:13:00 -0500

Working in the music industry is highly competitive and can oftentimes become stressful when handling money, legalities and costs or fees involved with producing and distributing music. Whether you are an artist trying to earn a living from your music or a producer and distributor looking to generate a profit from helping artists, hiring a music licensing lawyer is often necessary to avoid any potential legal issues from arising in the future.

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Current State of Copyright Awareness in Education

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:48:48 -0500

There are many misconceptions about copyright law. Many people sometimes fail to notice that the use of other peoples' resources without due acknowledgement is offensive. Some also think that using copyrighted materials do not always require permission from the author in all cases.

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What Are Music Publishing Agreements?

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:20:04 -0500

Any time you are working professionally in the music industry, having the right legal assistance is a key factor in finding success financially and when trying to expand your career. Whether you are planning to record and produce music or if you want to share and sell your own records, hiring an entertainment lawyer is highly recommended to keep yourself legally protected and informed at all times.

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What Does GMO Seed Patent Law Have To Do With Copyright Law for 3-D Printing

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:37:20 -0600

Regardless of how you feel about genetically modified crops the Supreme Court is going to hear a case which could affect many future cases in many different industries. The case involves a farmer who paid Monsanto to use their seeds one time, but of course seeds grow into plants which make more seeds and then the farmer used the seeds of those plants without further paying Monsanto for continued use. Monsanto has spent billions of dollars developing specialty seeds and needs to make a return on their investment and has a patent for those genetically modified seeds.

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The Most Crucial Points You Should Know About Music Licensing And Musical Copyright

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:21:26 -0600

Royalty-Free Music, Copyright Free Music, Retail Music, there are many different kinds of music when it comes to Licensing arrangements and copyright issues. Treading carefully is not only a wise thing to do, but essential if you want to stay clear of a costly law suit.

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"No Stairway, Denied!" - The Effect Of Copyright On DVD Releases

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:20:39 -0600

Have you ever been watching one of your favorite TV shows of films on DVD and had the experiences ruined by a poor dubbing of music or blurred images? The reason behind this problem is the huge expense that networks and studios would have to pay for licensing rights to the removed music and images. Prior to the explosion of DVDs, many just didn't think to have broad, extended licensing deals to the music and images used in producing TV shows and films.

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Get Permission When Using Other People's Material

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:52:25 -0600

Everything that somebody publishes to the Internet is covered by copyright automatically, whether or not it says so explicitly. Some copyright holders do make their material available for sharing, and in different ways. Here's a list of the most common types of permission.

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Facts About Copyright: USCO Registration

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:39:37 -0600

Facts about copyright: USCO registration is not required in order to protect your rights, but it does provide important benefits. Here's how copyright registration works--and what doesn't work.

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Does the "Poor Man's Copyright" Really Work?

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:27:12 -0600

The "poor man's copyright"-mailing a copy of your own work to yourself, leaving it sealed, and using the dated postmark to prove legal ownership-is commonly considered legally valid. But does the so-called poor man's copyright really protect your work?

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Understanding the Impact of Duplicate Website Content

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:11:55 -0600

When you begin to create a web presence for your work from home business, it can be tempting to look for short cuts to get things up and running. We all know that the best websites are fantastic sources of information, telling us things we don't know from news to how-to guides and articles. The quickest way to create a rich website that is full of great content is to bring together some of the content that is already available online. But did you know that duplicate content on your website can seriously harm your reputation? Even copying just a few pages from a competing website can result in damage to your reputation, your search engine performance and - ultimately - your success.

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Copyright Law - A Detailed Explanation of the 'Fair Use' Clause

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:32:32 -0500

A claim of Fair Use for copied extracts from a another copyright work is a common plea used by authors, researchers and critics. What is Fair Use and how can it be defined? A brief explanation.

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Public Performance Fees for Songwriters

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:32:50 -0500

We hear music on the radio, while shopping, in clubs, even while on hold on the telephone. Does the songwriter get paid? If so, how do they get paid. Weekly? Or weakly? This article summarizes the situation.

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Copyright Terms - What Is the Legal Definition of a License Agreement?

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:42:59 -0500

Copyright of specific works and the ideal of Intellectual Property are two subjects, especially in our highly technological Internet age with ease of communication, theft and fraud, which are constantly under debate. The discussion on how to protect the rights of an artistic or literary creator from those who would steal works, give them out as their own, or simply market them for profit, has been raging since long before the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was first penned and accepted in 1885 / 1886. The Berne Convention consists of various clauses which define who...

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Internet Law and Copyright Infringement - Where Does the Burden of Proof Lie?

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:20:34 -0500

Copyright laws are constantly being updated to take account of technological and financial changes. The Burden of Proof, however, remains indisputable: a brief explanation.

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What Is Legal and Illegal File Sharing?

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:10:38 -0500

In the world of internet marketing and the internet in general, there is legal file sharing and illegal file sharing. This article discusses the difference between the two.

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All About Works Made for Hire

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:13:46 -0500

Works for hire are work that you create for an employer while under their employ. Generally, the employed owns the copyright for these works, but there are some scenarios where that is not the case.

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Working Interaction Between FSA, FSCS and FOS

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:03:22 -0500

1. Financial Services Authority (FSA) is the official regulator of financial services in the United Kingdom. Financial services included banking, securities and insurance.

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What You Need to Know About Copyright Attorneys

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:15:09 -0500

The common mistake of website owners when buying articles online is that they assume full ownership over the material. Little do they know that the ownership still depends upon the agreement of between the buyer and the writer. To make sure that you don't commit the same mistake, it is important that you have a copyright attorney to write a contract before hand.

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Creative Commons: An Alternative Solution To Copyright Restrictions

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:51 -0500

This report provides an analysis and exhaustive explanation of Copyright restrictions in order to encourage creators to choose Creative Commons licenses. The purpose is not only to give a clear understanding of why authors should chose Creative Commons licenses, but also to raise awareness of the harmful consequences of Copyright for the whole society or the public domain.

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Thing to Remember When Looking for the Best Patent Lawyers

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:01 -0500

If you own a business, you would know how important the uniqueness of your business's name can be. If you are facing an unfortunate situation where someone is illegally using your name, you are probably in dire need of getting legal protection. Before choosing a patent lawyer to handle your case, however, familiarize yourself with the qualities of ideal patent lawyers.

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Copyrights And Copying Off a Screen Print of Google Earth

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:47:16 -0500

Have you ever had one of your friends or family print off a Yahoo or Google Map to tell you how to get to a family event or party? It happens all the time, but did you know there's a good chance they are breaking copyright law? That sounds pretty funny doesn't it? However, you might be doing this in your small business if you are having a sale and you print off directions to your business on a flyer. I've even seen maps in the Yellow Pages which were printed right from Yahoo Maps, they even left in the copyright. That's interesting isn't it?

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Legal Tips for Using Social Media

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:59:12 -0500

Without a doubt, social media has introduced a whole new world of opportunity for citizen journalists, bloggers and others looking to share their stories and ideas in the public arena. Unfortunately, it's also introduced a host of ways to violate intellectual property laws. If you want to participate in social media, here are six things you need to know.

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Save Yourself Against Copyright Infringement

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:45:20 -0500

Copyright infringement is a serious problem in today's world as there is a lot of content that is being developed by companies. The things that one needs to prove to save oneself of copyright is that one holds the copyright for the content in contention and that there has been substantial copying of the same and that has been misappropriated.

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Getty Images and The Next Generation

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:21:41 -0500

Is almost impossible to protect copyrighted work these days - it's just too easy for people to copy what you produced, and you don't have time to chase down everyone who violates your copyrights. Yes, we live in a world of imitators, content thieves, and copyright violators. It appears to be human nature, and no matter how hard we try we cannot overcome this, and we certainly can't do it online or in the digital age. Yes, those that have intellectual property are doing everything they can to lobby Congress to make new laws, but those who would violate such laws always seem to find a way around them.

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Copyright Registration

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:24:03 -0500

We often receive enquiries about how to apply for copyright protection, and many people are surprised to learn that in fact they do not need to apply at all. Copyright subsists automatically in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, films, sound recordings, and the typographical arrangement of published editions. Literary works are taken to include computer programs, databases, and other compilations.

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3 Myths Regarding Internet Copyright Laws Revealed

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:58:37 -0500

"If there isn't any copyright notice, it's not copyrighted" This is among the biggest myths in the field of internet copyright laws. While this was actually true in the past, most regions now follow what is known as the Berne copyright convention. For example, in the US almost everything which was created on or after April 1989 is copyrighted and subsequently under protection. Especially where internet copyright laws are concerned, it is safe to assume that anything you see online is protected by a copyright. While there are a few older works that have lost coverage over time, it is a good move to ask prior to using anything which you see online for your own projects. Though a lot of people make use of the letter "C" in parenthesis, i.e. (C) to show that their work is copyrighted, it has never been given any legal credence. Rather, look for and additionally use the written letter "C" inside of a circle to indicate copyrighted work.

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Some Of The Copyright Laws Internet Companies Can Experience

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 09:41:56 -0500

Copyright laws will have an effect on each and every company eventually, and problems surrounding them can vary from safeguarding your own property to disputes over the use of your property by others. There is a misconception drifting around the internet stating that anything found online is in the "public domain" and therefore it is freely able to be applied in any way that a person deems suitable to use it. This is grossly untrue and is regarded as one of the top kind of copyright laws internet businesses deal with. Of course, traditional companies deal with these issues and, however the ease of sharing online has left businesses working there especially vulnerable.

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How to Write a Cease and Desist Letter and Stop Copyright Infringement

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:50:33 -0500

A cease and desist letter is a low-cost alternative to a time-consuming and potentially costly lawsuit, if someone is using your copyrighted materials without permission. Let's look at how to write a cease and desist letter so that you can maintain and control your copyrights and other intellectual property.

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Why Should I Register My Copyright With the US Copyright Office?

Thu, 31 May 2012 12:06:08 -0500

Copyright registration is voluntary -- you don't NEED to register in order to be protected by copyright law -- but there are very good reasons to officially register with the US Copyright Office. Let's take a closer look at some of them; you may decide that the benefits far outweigh the modest filing fee!

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Why You Need To Place Watermarks On Images You Post Online

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:17:22 -0500

A photography watermark can be another picture as in a logo, words, or the name of the photographer which is placed over the picture. If a photo has a watermark, those looking at it will know that they are not allowed to copy or use your photo without first notifying you or abiding by your requirements.

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:33:27 -0500

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act's principle features focus on limitations on infringement liability for service providers and prohibitions on circumvention of technological protection measures. Online education environments are greatly affected by the act provisions. Instructors should get with their organizations and their legal counsel to become familiar with the complex intricacies of the act.

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A Good License Agreement for Your Music

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:10:26 -0500

Many amateur composers fall victim to a badly drafted licensing agreement that totally stomps on their right over their royalties and possible million dollar career. This scenario does not only affect songwriters but also musical composers for movies and televisions. They write songs and produce music.

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Copyright Protection: 2 Intriguing Objects Eligible for Copyrights

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:12:19 -0500

Copyright protection is afforded to books, movies, music, photographs, and a wide variety of other creative expressions of an idea -- but did you know that vessel hull designs and architectural works are also eligible for copyright protection? This article touches on the history of copyright law to explain how these seeming outliers to intellectual property have been granted the same copyright protections as any other creative work.

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Can You Copyright a Fight Song or a School Motto?

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:46:29 -0500

The other day, I was having a conversation about copyright law, you see I am an online article author, and I produced a number of e-books, and before my stint as a writer, I was quite concerned with protecting our company operations manual from getting in the hands of competitors. I've been mildly successful at all of those things above, and therefore have quite a bit of both positive and negative experiences when it comes to copyright law.

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Defending Copyrights - Challenges With First to Publish Proof in the Information Age

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:42:07 -0500

Just because you wrote something and put one of those little C's at the bottom of the page, and claim the copyright, doesn't mean that you won't find challenges in our information age. After all, you might write something, put it on a website or blog somewhere, perhaps an obscure place, or perhaps you may even write something and put it into a paper newsletter that goes out to your Homeowners Association, soccer team, or school. You wrote it first, and you claim copyright, but then someone else finds it, likes it, puts it on the Internet, or incorporates entire...

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Can Google's New Semantic Search Keep Within Copyright Laws?

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:41:42 -0500

All great companies must evolve, and I believe Google to be a company which wishes to stay on the leading edge of its core business model. It is a search engine after all, it delivers information to the world, which is one of the main reasons the Internet exists in the first place. Today, the web is an accumulation of human knowledge, and it is also one of the greatest communication devices ever created in the history of mankind.

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DMCA Is Definately Your Online Defense Shield

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:41:00 -0500

Copyright is one of the most significant non tangible assets of an organization. Organizations consider copyrighting their entities as an essential legal obligation. This act infers that the organization values the social and ethical rules followed globally.

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Understanding Movie Copyrights

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:27:59 -0600

Outdoor movie events are all about fun; getting together with family and friends in the community and enjoying a new film or an old favorite. If you are the one planning the event, though, you have the responsibility of making sure your event complies with movie copyright law. If you have never put on a movie event before, you might not understand exactly what these rules mean and whether or not your event must be licensed as a public performance. This quick guide will give you a basic understanding of movie copyrights and assist you in determining if one is needed for your event.

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Fighting Against Copyright Infringement Using DMCA

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:11:53 -0600

Copyright infringement has started to emerge as a critical issue in the contemporary market today. Where innovation is optimizing, encroachment of various copyrighted works is becoming a routine. In this anarchy of legislation, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) serves as a copyright law which outlaws conception, production and distribution of ideas, technology and/or services that violate the controls on workings bearing exclusive rights.

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SOPA and PIPA: A Lethal Sister Act?

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:45:40 -0600

From the inception of SOPA and PIPA to the avid protestors, the sister acts have lost some appeal from a lot of their initial supporters (many of them due to the backlash from the public) and has been halted by the government. The voice of the people has never been louder through the wielding of the Internet. The Madison Tool which is associated with OPEN Act, hopes to help the public govern what should be regulated on the Internet - not the government.

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Do We Need More Online Education With Regards to Fair Use Copyright Laws?

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:22:43 -0600

My rule of thumb, and this is what I do for my own personal use, is I always cite the article, the author of the article, the date of the article, the name of the publication, and never more than five lines of text. In doing this generally my articles of four, five, or 600 words, it turns out to be very little, and I know I've satisfied the fair use rules.

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Copyright Law - A Brief Guide to the Basics of Copyright Law

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:06:25 -0600

Copyright protects your original work of expression, such as an article, website, software, cookbook, song or a painting from unauthorized use by others. You get the exclusive rights to sell, display, reproduce your work, and sue those that infringe on those rights.

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Legalities With Non-OEM Ink Cartridges

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:22:28 -0600

The price of ink cartridges is nothing to ignore. Consider the fact that a common brand of printer cartridges, Hewlett-Packard, sells one at a price of $22 for .25 ounces, it comes out to be more expensive that imported and expensive luxury foods such as caviar from Russia.

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What If Google and Wikipedia Disappeared Forever?

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:24:36 -0600

As most know Wikipedia went dark on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in protest of the SOPA bill, and for them with a small staff, they certainly have a point, as their business model could be targeted and shut down. There is no way they could hire enough people to ensure everything posted was original, every sentence, and every picture "duty free" - thus, what if Wikipedia did not exist? Google also blacked out its logo to get us to think also.

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Copyright Law Applies to T-Shirt Designing

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:24:22 -0600

When you hire an artist to create a design for you, you own the product designed once the art work is complete but not the copyright to the design- it still remains the artist's property as it is his creativity. An authority must be granted by the artist in writing to claim that the copyright has been transferred as well.

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Copyright Infringer - Employer or Employee?

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:51:43 -0600

When a piece of work faces plagiarism and the infringer is an employee or a hired contractor, the employer is held responsible for this act. Hence, he is liable of punishment for the violation of the Copyright Law.

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Song Titles, Lyrics, and Copyright Infringement: When Do I Need Permission?

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:36:44 -0600

When quoting song titles or lyrics, it's not always clear when you're required to ask permission from the original author. This article takes a closer look at song titles and lyrics and how they relate to copyright infringement.

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Copyrighting Your Music

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:27:18 -0600

Any original idea that changes into a tangible form becomes copyrightable. Its author then has the right and authority to own his creation. This goes for any work in the field of art, literature, design or research and also music.

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Copyright Infringement and Its Consequences

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 19:49:34 -0600

The author or creator of every original work that is tangible in nature has every right over his project. If this work is reproduced, altered, exhibited, broadcasted or made public in other way without the consent of the owner, it is considered violation of the legal and moral rights of the author.

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Need of Copyrighting for Bloggers

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:29:35 -0600

Bloggers generally want their message to spread across the internet. If you are a blogger and write good content, you must have copied your work and other people across the internet must be copying it too.

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Outdated Copyrights

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:20:44 -0600

I have always been interested in do it yourself plans and worked upon searching for these. Before the internet was commonly used, I searched books and magazines for the same. I discovered many copies of old magazines like Mechanix Illustrated, Science and Mechanics and many others of the kind offered lots of such do it yourself plans.

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Moral Rights of an Author

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:23:54 -0600

The following article states some general information about the moral rights a copyright law provides to the author of a particular piece of copyrightable work. This is not legal or expert advice and for more specific information a professional copyright lawyer should be contacted.

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Copyright and Trademark

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:26:45 -0600

In general, lots of people confuse the words "Copyright" and "Trademark". They do not know how to copyright or rather, trademark their logo, blogs or business names. The word copyright has been used alongside trademark to make things a little easier to understand.

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Avoiding Copyright Infringement When Making a Website

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:22:26 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary. The copyright lawyers help their client in understanding the problem better and finding a good solution.

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Copyright Lawyers, Trademarks and Copyright

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 08:36:00 -0600

Copyright law can sometimes be a bit confusing and there are some things that aren't covered by it. This article looks at the differences between copyright and trademarks to help you determine which would be right for you.

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The Copyright Lawyers

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:07:03 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary.

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Copyrighting a Website

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:49:40 -0600

When a piece of work is brought into a tangible form, it automatically acquires copyright protection. It is still a good idea to preserve each document with time, date and some official stamp. If ever this record has to be reproduced to challenge infringement, this data will be very helpful in influencing the decision in the owner's favour.

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The Difference Between Patents and Copyright - A Copyright Lawyer Explains

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:29:01 -0600

There are a number of ways of protecting your intellectual property rights. In this article, a copyright lawyer explains the differences between copyrights and patents.

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Copyright Act of United Kingdom

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:10:36 -0600

Copyright Law is part of the intellectual property law that assures security of original compositions. The Copyright Act grants protection against plagiarism to all tangible pieces of work.

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Efforts Towards Copyright Policy in China

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:17:58 -0600

Due to plagiarism and infringement of pieces of work in literature; music; drama; art; sound recording; architectural design and government work, copyright policies are much stressed upon all over the world. But some authors and publishers have been surprised by the unlawful reproduction of their copyrighted works.

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Misinterpretation of the Word Copyright

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 15:41:30 -0600

To copyright a certain piece of work means to protect it from being reproduced or altered without the permission of the owner. There is a common misconception that the ownership authority is not attained unless the work is registered with an official organization such as the US Copyright Office (USCO) at the Library of Congress at Washington DC.

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Copyright Protection, Duration, and Registration in South Africa

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:41:22 -0600

Copyright protection in South Africa is governed by the Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978 and its amendments. Under the current intellectual property laws of South Africa, copyright subsists in artistic, literary, musical, broadcast, architectural and related works. As such there is no need to register such as it is automatically assigned once a work takes tangible form.

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Copyright Law - 5 Common Myths About Copyright Law You Should Know

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:53:52 -0600

As a published author, I am amazed and encouraged by the current "independent" publishing boom happening as a result of the popularity of the Kindle and Nook readers. Writers who once papered their walls with rejection slips now take chances by producing their work on their own. Some, like HP Mallory and Amanda Hocking, have succeeded in finding audiences and sales. Others do well enough to cover the monthly grocery bill, but in the end all writers should be concerned about issues involving copyrights.

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Using Copyrighted Material: How to Ask For Permission

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:36:53 -0600

Most people are aware that in most cases, using copyrighted material without permission is considered copyright infringement. But how do you go about getting permission to use this material? This article looks at the various ways we might locate and contact the copyright owner for permission to use the material.

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Copyright Law and Simulation

Wed, 23 Nov 2011 10:58:53 -0600

Copyright is the protection of an original work produced in the field of literature, music or art. As this is the creativity of an individual mind, it deserves all efforts to keep it from being reproduced by anyone illegally. Whether it be photographs, films or simply a piece of writing, Copyright Law applies to all original works.

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Copyright Challenges and Professional Help

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 10:08:35 -0600

For an entertainment attorney who deals on and off with copyright laws and protection policies, it is quite amusing to know how people misjudge the concept of copyright. But then again it becomes the responsibility of those with knowledge to prove this myth wrong.

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ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM

English legal law has been spread to many countries including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. English law has an evolving history from Anglo-Saxons which survived until 1925. Judicial precedents are unique features of the English law where the court forms a binding of law to be used in future. English legal system constitutes of common law, legislation, and other legal norms established by the parliament and the judiciary. The statutory law becomes commonest since the seventh centur...

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MEDIA LAW

Media law encompasses all the legal issues which affect the media like the entertainment industry, broadcasting, internet services as well as telecommunications. These may include the copyright, speech issues, and defamation. Media law mainly affects the journalist and the telephone companies. Media law protects the rights of individuals and ensures peace among the residents. The media laws draws lines between the legally permissible forms of speech and unprotected opinion. Students in ...

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HOW TO WRITE LAW COURSEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Law coursework assignment is a part of a law course. it is a requirement of every student to write law coursework at the end of course. Students intending to meet higher grades in law coursework should familiarize with applicable writing skills. In addition, students should be well equipped with research, management and analyzing skills. Students in another hand must be well equipped with legal knowledge and must also have interest on the same. How to write law coursework assignment W...

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HOW TO WRITE A LAW PAPER

College students who are in law field are sometimes assigned with the assignment on how to write a law paper . Law paper writing is somehow tricky as the law keeps on evolving. To write a good law paper, the student must be well equipped with the legal skills. There are many types of the law paper in the academic course. When writing a law paper, proper planning and research are the key requirements. Read and understand the instructions before engaging in any writing. Sometimes students a...

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INVESTMENT LAW

International government agreements set aside the rules and regulations that govern the government and foreign investors. Investment is a branch of law that has rules that govern the investment. Investment governed can either be an international investment or national investment. investment law governing the international investment is economic, political and historical factors. Mostly the capital exporting and capital-importing states have clashed regularly. National investment is gover...

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Everything About Hiring a Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyer

The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be complicated. Apart from the physical pain and injuries suffered, you may have to deal with work loss and other damages, as well. This is exactly when you might need the assistance of a lawyer, who can help with the intricate legal matters. Here are some points to consider. When You Need a Lawyer Ideally, you should hire a lawyer right after the accident. However, there are certain situations in which legal help is even more essential. If l...

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HOW TO WRITE ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM ESSAY

English legal system is the legal system that governs both England and Wales. English legal system essay is written using the basic of law essay writing. General legal essay writing is somehow tricky to students if at all they are not conversant with writing skills needed. To secure a higher grade, a thorough research is carried out and the information is well argued. A quality English legal system essay is enhanced by proper planning and a thorough research. Be specific when writing and rem...

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HOW TO WRITE GENERAL LAW ESSAY

There is no difference between General Law essay writing and any other type of law essay writing. To write a quality law essay, a college student has to be well equipped with law essay writing knowledge. On how to write general law essays, a student must read through the set guidelines and understand them fully. Use professional language in general law essay writing. A good essay is free from any grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors. College students panic when asked how to wr...

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HOW TO WRITE FOREIGN RELATION LAW ESSAY

Foreign relation law consists of the law that determines the rights and obligations of both State and International organizations. Students understanding of foreign law writing skills determines How To write Foreign Relation Law Essay. Essay writing is the first assignment a student is required to undertake in college. Guidelines on How To write Foreign Relation Law Essay When writing a foreign relation law essay, the first need is a student must have interest in the law field. Scru...

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HOW TO WRITE CRIMINOLOGY LAW ESSAY

Criminology essay addresses factors related to the crime. A student in a law field is at one point assigned with an assignment on Criminology law essay writing. For students to get higher grade in this type of essay, one has to be well equipped with the suitable writing skills. Before writing, it is advisable for a student to read and understand instructions given. Point out the keywords used and come up with a suitable topic. Formulating a thesis statement is very important before beginning...

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HOW TO WRITE A CRIMINAL LAW ESSAY

Criminal law essay writing is a task to every student whose interest lies on law field. Criminal law essays show how well students are conversant with criminal law. To write a quality criminal law essay, one has to adapt necessary writing skills required in the criminal essay. There are various types of criminal law essays, therefore each essay depends on the instructions given. Crimes may include theft, murder, and fraud to name but a few. The first step when writing a criminal law ess...

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HOW TO ANALYZE A LAW CASE

The main aim of studying law cases is to understand what law entails so that knowledge is used in resolving conflicts when they arise. One needs to be well equipped with knowledge relating to law in order to be able to analyze the case in a suitable manner. When analyzing a law case, one has to read and re-read it again in order to ensure that there are no important matters that have been omitted. The analyzed law case acts as a tool for self- instruction. There are four elements that are f...

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HOW TO WRITE A CONSTITUTIONAL LAW ESSAY

Constitutional law is a law that entails the Federal and State constitutions. Constitutional law highlights the duties, rights of the residents and the powers of the government. Constitutional law essay is meant for students who are studying law course. Constitutional law knowledge is very important when writing a constitutional law essay. The essay must have a clear flow and well-argued arguments. A good constitutional law essay is free from grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors. Li...

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HOW TO WRITE EUROPEAN LAW ESSAY

European law is the law that governs the countries which are found in Europe. The European law consists of historical and intellectual elements of European legal system. European law essay writing is one of the assignments for students who are studying law. For a student to excel in a law course, interest, proper planning, and experience are very important. Law essay writing can sometimes be tricky as law keeps on evolving. To secure a higher grade in law essay writing, a thorough research ...

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HOW TO WRITE EMPLOYMENT LAW ESSAY

Employment law essay is the law that governs the relationship between the employer and employee leaving the negotiation as it is covered under labor law. Mostly lawyers represent their parties in case of wages discrimination and in cases of firing. There are various forms of employment law such as federal and state statutes and judicial decisions. Law study is quite broad and students are well equipped in all areas for them to excel in academics. Essay writing is one of the need that a studen...

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HOW TO WRITE EDUCATION LAW ESSAY

The education law is the law that governs educational bodies. Education bodies include both public and private schools and universities. Mainly education law deals with the source of funds that the institutions acquired to get resources as well as other requirements which tutors and teachers require to meet like training, hiring and firing. In United State government both State and Federal enforce education law. Sometimes students undertaking law course are required to write an essay about ed...

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HOW TO WRITE A FINANCE LAW ESSAY

Finance law is a law which deals with financial matters. This law regulates financial transactions like loan application, asset buying like in case of a mortgage. Students undertaking law course might at one time be required to write a finance law essay. Finance law is regulated by both federal and state law. Students life becomes hard in learning institutions when one fails exams. Finance law essay needs total commitment and interest. Creative thinking is one of the requirements of fin...

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HOW TO WRITE FAMILY LAW ESSAY

Certain rules that affect the family life are sort out by the court. Family law is a law that deals with legal issues about the family relationships which are divorce and child custody among others. It deals with people who have similar domestic issues. The main aim of the family law is to prevent emotional and physical abuse among the family members. The family law protects the elderly in the family and in the community. Most families have hired family lawyers to represent them in the court o...

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Why Hire a Criminal Law Attorney?

There are many different reasons to hire a criminal law attorney Carrollton, GA, such as knowing what to expect after being charged with a crime and making sure that you get the best outcome possible. The three major reasons that you will want to hire an attorney are so that you can be prepared, be represented and be confident in your criminal case. These reasons can also be good ways to narrow down your choices in representation because the more you know about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, t...

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3 Things Alabama Family Courts Consider When Determining Child Custody

Few things are harder than divorce, especially for the children. Nobody gets married with the intent of separating later, but it does happen. If you had children during your union, or if you adopted your spouses children, custody lawyers in Fairhope, AL, are a tremendous help during the difficult dissolution process. You might think who gets custody is cut and dry, but the court considers many things when approving parenting/child arrangements, including the following three. 1. Your Childre...

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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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FirstAlign Announces the Release of Its Newly Revamped Online Presence

Transformation – Centers of Excellence – Artificial Intelligence

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Traffic Ticket Office, A Law Firm Commemorates 20 Year Anniversary

Traffic Ticket Office, A Law Firm marks twenty years serving clients in Miami and South Florida with their civil and criminal traffic violations.

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Seventeen Phillips Nizer Attorneys Named to the 2017 Super...

Attorneys selected to appear on the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars listings represent a diverse group of practice areas and industry teams.

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Family Law Attorney Larry Hance Selected for The Best Lawyers in...

Larry Hance of Hance Law Group was recently chosen by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 for his expertise in Family Law.

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Association Management Group, Inc. to Sponsor Majestic Floor...

AMG to Serve as a Driving Range Sponsor, Donating Funds So Disabled Children Can Attend Camp

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FAM International Security to Exhibit at This Year’s ASIS...

Fort Lauderdale-based, FAM International, a pioneer in the provision of global risk management and security solutions for Fortune 100 and multinational companies; government agencies and at-risk...

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VTIER Announces New Client Win with National Institute of Health(NIH)

Today VTIER Systems announced that the VTIER-S50 data management and scalable storage system has been selected for use as a storage solution at NIH to improve storage utilization, energy efficiency,...

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All Traffic Solutions Spotlights Ground-Breaking Parking Counting...

ParkTrak is First Plug-and-Play Counting Device to Deliver Over 98% Accuracy

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Contoural Delivers Most Advanced, Compliant, and Easiest-to-Execute...

New Legal Review and Always-Compliant Evergreen Options Lead Industry

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Attorney Nick Liermann Speaks about Team Foster on CBS News

Veteran and Associate at Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano, Nick Liermann, was recently featured on CBS News for his charity, Team Foster.

(PRWeb September 20, 2017)

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Trial-Bound Lawsuits: Predicting Litigation Settlement Failure

A new legal metric quantifies the likelihood of a lawsuit failing to end in a settlement agreement. Advanced legal-economic model developed by SettlementAnalytics provides a vital early-warning...

(PRWeb September 19, 2017)

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The Christmas Carolers to Bring Holiday Cheer to the City of Angels in...

Celebrating 20 Successful Years, the Nationwide Carolers Want to Increase Their Presence in Los Angeles

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Social Media and Personal Injury Law: Vermont law firm Brady/Callahan...

Vermont personal injury attorneys cite key reasons why social media could damage your personal injury case.

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LexisNexis Announces Updates to Lexis Practice Advisor That Redefine...

Interface optimized for ease of use and infused with expert-crafted content and tools, including Transactions Search powered by Intelligize, a comprehensive and versatile precedent search tool for...

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Celine Tischler Joins OmniVere’s Finance Department as Controller

Joining OmniVere as Controller, Celine will oversee all the finance and accounting functions of the organization

(PRWeb September 19, 2017)

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DC Personal Injury Attorney Joseph Cammarata Receives Albert Nelson...

Washington, DC Personal Injury Attorney and Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. Partner Joseph Cammarata is a 2017 recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

(PRWeb September 19, 2017)

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Robert J. Scott Presents “Litigating Software Audit Disputes” at ITAM...

Software attorney Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner of technology law firm, Scott & Scott, LLP, will share real world examples of what happens when...

(PRWeb September 19, 2017)

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QuisLex Approved for EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks

Leading legal services provider QuisLex certifies compliance with EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield.

(PRWeb September 19, 2017)

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17 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named “Life Science Stars” in LMG Life...

The LMG Life Sciences 2017 Guide’s “Life Science Stars” includes 17 attorneys from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

(PRWeb September 19, 2017)

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Netmail Solves the Problems Associated with Dark Data with its New...

With Netmail’s new multi-cloud management platform, Hadron, organizations like The Weitz Company can now find, discover, audit, and sanitize their data across all of their cloud platforms

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CreditAssociates, LLC Announces New Debt Relief Milestones

Trusted debt-reduction firm CreditAssociates, LLC has announced two important milestones. To date, the agency has settled over 175,000 debt accounts, translating to in excess of $835 million in...

(PRWeb September 19, 2017)

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Birman Law Files $10m USD Lawsuit Against Binary Options Company

Birman Law was established as a boutique firm, offering a range of legal services for individuals and businesses, specializing in financial fraud, and corporate law.

(PRWeb September 19, 2017)

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September is Baby Safety Month: Brands Should Improve Warning Labels

Increase Safety Awareness with Custom Labels from Lightning Labels

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Corra Group’s Gordon Basichis to Attend the 2017 Osmosis Conference...

Gordon Basichis, Co-founder of Corra Group will be discussing the best ways to retrieve public access records background checks at the 2017 Osmosis Conference, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Dali Wireless and Fiplex Communications Settle Patent Dispute, Fiplex...

Dali Wireless, Inc. (“Dali”) and Fiplex Communications, Inc. (“Fiplex”) resolve patent infringement lawsuit between the two companies, with Fiplex agreeing to license the three patents at issue for...

(PRWeb September 19, 2017)

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QBI Appoints Aaron Cook as Payroll District Sales Manager

Aaron Cook brings years of experience in account management and sales to help service existing QBI clients and expand client relationships.

(PRWeb September 19, 2017)

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Tylden Shaeffer Named a 2017 Top San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer

San Antonio criminal defense lawyer, Tylden Shaeffer selected as one of the Top S.A....

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The Most Dangerous Intersections In The North Country

A new report by Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® detailing which local intersections carry the highest risk for Plattsburgh drivers

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Elegrity Releases New Functionality with E-Valuate V.5 Conflicts of...

The new version of E-Valuate™ includes expanded Conflicts Clearance capabilities and new document attribute tracking features.

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TrainingToday Selected for Training Industry’s Top 20 Health and...

TrainingToday is currently undergoing a course redesign for its 650-plus course library. The updated courses will still have the same engaging, relevant content TrainingToday customers love, and they...

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ktMINE to Sponsor IAM Patent Licensing 2017

ktMINE will be a Network Sponsor at IAM’s Patent Licensing Conference 2017, the business of responsible deal-making.

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Utah Immigration Attorney Vinh K. Ly Provides Pro Bono Consultations...

Salt Lake City immigration attorney Vinh K. Ly helps DACA recipients renew their status applications.

(PRWeb September 19, 2017)

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iNSERViO3 enters into exclusive licensing agreement for marketing and...

eDepoze - "Deposition Exhibits Outside The Box," launches their new website with nationwide marketing and technology distribution partner iNSERViO3.

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Parker Hannifin, Global Engineering Leader, Selects Seal Software to...

Fortune 250 Company Looks to Seal Software Platform for Contract Discovery and Analytics With Parker Aerospace Group

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Neal Ashmore Family Law Group Announces Sponsorship of Denton County...

Lewisville-based Neal Ashmore Family Law Group has launched their sponsorship of Denton County Friends of the Family, a nonprofit that supports victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, with a...

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Financial Poise™ Announces “LEGAL ETHICS – BEST PRACTICES 2017,"...

Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the September 27th premiere of a new webinar series “LEGAL ETHICS – BEST PRACTICES 2017," designed to introduce attorneys...

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Financial Poise™ Announces “MBA IN A DAY - ESSENTIALS OF FINANCE &...

Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the September 28th premiere of a new webinar series “MBA IN A DAY- ESSENTIALS OF FINANCE & ACCOUNTING 2017," designed...

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27 Tannenbaum Helpern Attorneys Recognized in the 2017 New York Metro...

Two Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys selected to Top 100 Super Lawyers list, 15 to Super Lawyers and 10 to Rising Stars.

(PRWeb September 19, 2017)

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President Vows to Increase ‘Desktop Raids’ for I-9 Violations

Attorneys Bruce Buchanan and Greg Siskind have authored a new book designed to walk HR professionals and others through the intricacies of the new I-9 form and the use of E-Verify, while providing...

(PRWeb September 19, 2017)

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John Markis and John Maragoudakis of Trusted Traditions Announce a...

John Markis of Trusted Traditions commented, “This sale is a lifetime thrill that will not wear off for the buyer or myself for a very long time. My specialty is finding the ‘Holy Grails’ of banknotes...

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Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik File a Class Action Lawsuit...

The class action lawsuit alleges the non-profit organization violated various California Labor Code provisions by failing to pay its California employees the proper amount of overtime wages.

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Schwartz Injury Law Opens Office in Orland Park, Illinois

Personal injury attorney Allen Schwartz takes over practice.

(PRWeb September 18, 2017)

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Lighthouse Bolsters Executive Leadership Team with Addition of David...

Company hires proven financial industry veteran to lead its finance department.

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IRA Financial Group Announces It Will Spend $25,000 to Help Florida...

A large number of employees in IRA Financial Group’s Miami office were impacted by Hurricane Irma

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Natural Astaxanthin Suppliers Resolve Lawsuit

AstaReal, Inc. v. Algae Health Sciences, Inc., et al. U.S. Dist. Court, C.D. Cal., Civil Action No.: 8:16-cv-01664

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Winscribe Achieves ISO 27001 Certification

Winscribe has received ISO 27001:2013 certification, the highest possible standard for information management systems.

(PRWeb September 18, 2017)

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FP Mailing Solutions Launches MailOne IMI Software Solution

FP introduces new MailOne IMI software solution that redefines the way customers ship packages

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Court Reporting Firm Depo International Participates in Hennepin...

Minneapolis firm focused on giving back and raising funds for justice

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Director of Business Development for Depo International Serving as...

Chicago court reporting firm raising awareness about gratitude

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Financial Poise™ Premieres “REAL ESTATE INVESTING DUMBED DOWN - SO YOU...

Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the September 26th premiere of a new webinar series “REAL ESTATE INVESTING DUMBED DOWN - SO YOU WANT TO BE A LANDLORD?...

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Wed, 12 Mar 2003 04:11:52 GMT

Ephedra Under Fire in California.  On Monday, eight Northern California county district attorneys and a city attorney of San Diego filed a civil lawsuit against Cytodyne Technologies Inc. and its corporate officer, Robert Chinery.  The suit accuses them of unfair business practices and making misleading statements about the effectiveness of the dietary supplement, Xenadrine, which contains ephedra.  The suit seeks to end deceptive advertising and asks for civil penalties.  As reported by Reuters on findlaw.com.

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Wed, 12 Mar 2003 03:50:06 GMT

Pfizer Close to Settling Suit Over Neurontin.  Pfizer is close to settling a whistleblower lawsuit brought by Dr. David Franklin, a medical liaison hired by Warner-Lambert, a company that it acquired in 2000.  In the suit, Dr. Franklin alleged that the company illegally marketed Neurontin, an epilepsy drug, for uses for which it was not approved.  As reported in The New York Times.

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Wed, 12 Mar 2003 03:28:44 GMT

Highly Questionable Practices.  Joseph F. Rice, a well-known class action lawyer, has agreed to accept a $20 million "fee" from the parent of a company that he is suing on behalf of workers exposed to asbestos. This "fee" will be in addition to the fee that he collects from his clients for settling their claims against the same company.  In other words, he is being paid by the plaintiffs, whom he represents, and the defendants, whom he is suing.  Hmmm.  Mr. Rice is reportedly being paid this "fee" to broker settlements with other lawyers handling asbestos claims against the company.  As reported in The New York Times.

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Wed, 12 Mar 2003 02:59:16 GMT

If it Sounds Too Good to be True. . .  Rexall Sundown, Inc agreed to repay consumers up to $12 million to settle charges of deceptive advertising by the Federal Trade Commission.  The company claimed that its dietary supplement, Cellasene, could erase your cellulite and give you "smoother-feeling legs and a firmer-looking appearance of your skin after just eight weeks."  The settlement will become final upon approval by a federal judge in Miami and completion of class action lawsuits in California and Florida.  As reported by The Associated Press in The Washington Post.

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Tue, 11 Mar 2003 03:20:37 GMT

The Fat Lady is About to Sing.  Closing arguments occurred today in an Illinois class action lawsuit against Phillip Morris brought by smokers who alleged that they were deceived by labelling on "light" cigarettes.  The plaintiffs seek $7.1 billion (yes, that's with a "b") in compensatory damages and twice that amount in punitive damages.  As reported by Reuters in The Washington Post.

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Tue, 11 Mar 2003 03:03:13 GMT

Asbestos Workers Can Recover for Fear of Cancer Only.  The United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that workers exposed to asbestos who have asbestosis can recover damages for the fear of cancer if they can document their fears about their health, even though they may never develop cancer.  The six retired railroad workers who brought the lawsuit had obtained a $5.8 million dollar verdict against Norfolk & Western Railway Company in the trial court, which was reduced by the intermediate appellate court to $4.9 million dollars.  The significance of the ruling will be determined when state courts start to determine whether to extend it beyond the context of railroad workers.  The dissent pointed out the important point that allowing these workers to collect money means fewer dollars for those who do develop asbestos related cancer.  The opinion itself can be read here while the article reporting about the case can be read in The Washington Post.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2003 04:41:50 GMT

American University Law Professor Hanging Onto Job By a Thread.  In December, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals upheld a one year suspension of American University law professor Mark Hager from the practice of law and found that he engaged in "conflicts of interest, dishonesty" and "improper conduct" during his representation in 1997 of two women in a class action products liability lawsuit against Warner-Lambert, the maker of Nix lice shampoo.  The women challenged Warner-Lambert's representation that Nix shampoo was 99% effective.  During the suit, Hager and his co-counsel got $225,000 in "secret" fees and expenses from Warner-Lambert, while consumers got $10,000 in coupons.  Worse, Hager and his co-counsel agreed with Warner-Lambert not to tell their clients about the "secret" payments and agreed never again to represent claimants in similar claims.  As reported by The Washington Post.

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Sun, 09 Mar 2003 16:43:44 GMT

FDA Proposes Standards for Supplements.  On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration proposed rules for labelling on dietary supplements.  As reported in The Associated Press

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Sun, 09 Mar 2003 16:35:58 GMT

No Big Surprise.  A study released Saturday has scientifically proven what we already knew --- that a combination of eating fast food and watching television can cause obesity.  As reported by The Associated Press.  We may not have seen the end of lawsuits against food manufacturers seeking to hold them liable for allegedly making people obese.  Despite suffering a defeat earlier this year when a New York City federal judge dismissed a class action lawsuit against McDonald's blaming its food for obesity, plaintiffs' lawyers may take another bite at the apple in another forum and/or venue, especially if the study proves effects that may not have been obvious to us all.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2003 05:19:40 GMT

Cell Phone Class Action Lawsuits Dismissed.  A federal judge dismissed five class action lawsuits against cell phone manufacturers that sought to require them to provide headsets to protect users from radiation emitted by the devices.  The federal judge reportedly dismissed the suits on the grounds that they are pre-empted by federal standards regulating cell phones.  As reported by The Associated Press in The New York Times.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2003 05:13:44 GMT

Federal-Mogul Proposes Settlement.  Federal-Mogul Corp. proposes setting aside one-half of its stock to settle asbestos lawsuits.  As reported by The Associated Press in The New York Times.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2003 05:10:10 GMT

Agency Refuses to Require Product Registration.  Today federal regulators refused a request from the Consumer Federation of America to require manufacturer's of children's products to include registration cards to be filled out by consumers and mailed back to the manufacturer.  The CFA wanted manufacturers to keep the registration information for twenty years to use to notify consumers of potential dangers of the products.  As reported by The Associated Press in The New York Times.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2003 04:54:24 GMT

Victory for Gun Industry.  Today, a California state court dismissed thirty-eight gun manufacturers, distributors, and trade associations from a lawsuit brought against them by major cities, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco.  The municipalities' lawsuit, patterned after the one brought by State attorney generals against the tobacco industry, claimed the industry created a public nuisance by supplying guns to ineligible buyers, violated state business laws by making misleading statements about the dangers of gun ownership, failed to incorporate safety features, and failed to prevent guns from falling into the hands of criminals and juveniles. As reported by Reuters in The New York Times.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2003 04:03:12 GMT

Toyota Settles Clean Air Suit.  To settle a Clean Air Act lawsuit, Toyota has agreed to retrofit up to 3,000 diesel vehicles that it did not manufacture with modern antipollution devices.  The government's lawsuit alleged that in documents certifying compliance with the Clean Air Act, Toyota failed to disclose limitations in a diagnostic system that warns drivers of fluid leaks that can cause pollution.  However, the government does not want Toyota to do anything with the 2.2 million vehicles that triggered the lawsuit because, as the EPA says, "there is nothing wrong with the cars."  Toyota just "didn't follow the proper certification process."  As reported by The Washington Post.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2003 03:43:31 GMT

Compensation Fund for Smallpox Vaccinations

Although not yet a "products liability" issue, I am concerned enough (personally and professionally) about what is happening with smallpox vaccinations to put it on by weblog.  As we all know, the United States government is in the process of immunizing healthcare workers and other emergency response personnel with the smallpox vaccination.  I previously reported that initially only eight persons out of over 7,000 vaccinated had developed what could be considered serious complications therefrom.  

Now, I read in The Washington Post here and here that The White House is supporting the establishment of a "compensation fund" for immunized health care workers.  Those who become sick or die from the vaccination would be entitled to lost wages, medical treatment, and a "one-time $262,100 payment."  All that in addition to the government trying to protect them first from a biological terrorist attack.  Perhaps those healthcare workers should simply be given the choice of either protecting themselves now or running the risk later of either dying a horrible death or becoming permanently disfigured.

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Fri, 07 Mar 2003 04:46:29 GMT

A New Feature For My Blog.  Starting today I will highlight recent opinions rendered by the United States Supreme Court and federal circuit courts of appeal in the area of products liability.  State supreme court decisions to follow soon.  See Recent Decisions to the left.

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Thu, 06 Mar 2003 03:34:11 GMT

Congress Trying to Limit Asbestos Cases.  On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from lawyers, lawmakers, and victims regarding how to handle the more than 600,000 asbestos lawsuits and economic fallout that led to more than sixty bankruptcies since 2000 and a loss of approximately 60,000 jobs.  Senator Don Nickles (R) of Oklahoma seeks legislation requiring claimants to meet certain criteria using American  Medical Association guidelines and removing the statute of limitations so that those who do not have asbestos-related illnesses can retain their rights in the event that they do in the future.  As reported by Associated Press on findlaw.com.

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Thu, 06 Mar 2003 03:24:41 GMT

New York County Bans Sale of Ephedra.  The sale of all dietary supplements containing ephedra was banned on Wednesday in Suffolk County, New York under legislation considered to be the first of its kind.  As reported by Associated Press on Findlaw.com

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Thu, 06 Mar 2003 02:45:35 GMT

The Latest from Corpus.  According to The Associated Press, internal documents and emails released by the plaintiff's lawyers show Bayer executives discussing the possible dangers of Baycol long before it pulled the controversial drug from the market in 2001 after being linked to dozens of deaths.  Bayer's attorney, Phillip Beck, said the emails were taken out of context.  Bayer claims that there are approximately 7,800 lawsuits pending from former Baycol users.  Approximately 450 cases have been settled for $125 million.  Bayer is allegedly in negotiations to settle another 500 cases.  Mr. Beck reportedly said that "the company is taking responsibility for the drug and would rather compensate victims than fight them in court."  As reported in the Houston Chronicle.

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Thu, 06 Mar 2003 02:23:24 GMT

FDA Recommends Warning for Arthritis Drug.  On Tuesday, an FDA advisory panel recommended that manufacturers of three biotech drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis warn patients about a possible link to incurable lymph cancer.  As reported in The Chicago Tribune.

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Wed, 05 Mar 2003 01:48:31 GMT

First Lawsuit Filed As Result of Rhode Island Fire.  Relatives of two persons killed in the fire at The Station nightclub in Rhode Island filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the band, the club owners, the company that manufactured the club's insulation, and the fire inspector.  It is believed to be the first lawsuit filed as a result of the deadly blaze.  As reported by The Associated Press.

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$15,000 reward offered for the return of more than 20 stolen reptiles .. (audio)

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:50:00 +1000

Laura Tchilinguirian is speaking to the curator of the Australian Reptile Park, Liz Vella

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Council on the Ageing says Lateline abuse report shows need for better training in aged-care industry .. (audio)

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:45:00 +1000

Cameron Green spoke to COTA boss Ian Yates

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George Zimmerman's acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin prompts debate over the role of race in the U.S Justice system... (audio)

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:50:00 +1000

Laura Tchilinguirian spoke to Dr David Smith, a lecturer at the U.S Studies Centre in Sydney.

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Inquiry into child abuse due to hear from Hunter Valley's former Catholic Bishop, accused in cover-up of two priests' crimes .. (audio)

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:45:00 +1000

Cameron Green spoke to ABC Reporter Dan Cox

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Has consumer law has kept pace with globalised commerce? We talk to the VP of the International Assn of Consumer Law ..(audio)

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:55:00 +1000

Glen Bartholomew is speaking to The Vice-President of the International Association of Consumer Law, Professor Gail Pearson

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Coalition of NSW emergency services workers on why it opposes opening of so-called 'sobering up' centres. ..(audio)

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:20:00 +1000

Mandy Presland spoke to Director of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association and spokesperson for lobby group LAST DRINKS, Brett Holmes

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Report into whether laws and protections for Aus cruise-line passengers are adequate tabled in Parliament. .. (audio)

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:15:00 +1000

Shon Walker spoke to Committee Chair Graham Perrett

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NSW whistleblower says "there will be panic at Police HQ" after admission that church child-abuse docs were shredded .. (audio)

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:15:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox

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NSW Greens MP confirms senior cop was getting, then shredding, church docs about abuse of kids .. (audio)

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 07:15:00 +1000

Marius Benson spoke to New South Wales Greens MP David Shoebridge

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WA's top cop has alcohol advertising in sport in his sights - and he's telling a Canberra conference why: (audio)

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:45:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callahan

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Australians lost nearly 100 million dollars in scams last year --- and that's just the ones we know about, says ACCC .. (audio)

Mon, 17 Jun 2013 07:55:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard

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What do you if you see a racist incident? Vic Health's Preventing Racism Program looks at that dilemma .. (audio)

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:20:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Dr Peter Streker

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As the search for his body resumes, we look back at the Donald Mackay case .. (audio)

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:20:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Mike Donaldson

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Griffith City mayor on police reopening the search for Donald Mackay's body, 36 years later .. (audio)

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 07:55:00 +1000

Marius Benson is speaking to John Dal Broi

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Former CIA employee Edward Snowden flees his Hong Kong hotel after being named as whistleblower: where does he go now? (audio)

Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:45:00 +1000

Steve Chase asked International Law expert Don Rothwell

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Doctors express growing concern about alcohol related violence - and especially the 'killer punch' .. (audio)

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:20:00 +1000

Glen Bartholomew spoke to Dr Anthony Grabs, Head of Trauma Services at Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital

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Witchcraft and sorcery across Pacific considered very real, and very dangerous .. hence a big Canberra conference: (audio)

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:50:00 +1000

Steve Chase was joined by one of the conference convenors, Dr Miranda Forsyth from the ANU's Research School of Asia and the Pacific

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The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Northern Ireland has launched an international appeal for child abuse victims and survivors .. (audio)

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 07:55:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi got details from Sir Anthony Hart -- the Chairman of Northern Ireland's Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry

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Military trial of U.S soldier Bradley Manning begins near Washington, after he leaked secret files to WikiLeaks - we analyse the case .. (audio)

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:15:00 +1000

Shon Walker was joined by Dr Adam Lockyer, a lecturer in U.S Politics and Foreign Policy at the U.S Studies Centre at the University of Sydney

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Bravehearts group backs plans to decriminalise 'sexting' by teenagers .. (audio)

Wed, 29 May 2013 17:20:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Bravehearts National Operations Manager Leza Sullivan

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Victims support group disappointed by evidence of Cardinal Pell to child sex abuse inquiry .. (audio)

Tue, 28 May 2013 07:50:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to Broken Rites spokesman Bernard Barrett

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Cardinal George Pell before Victoria's parliamentary Inquiry into church sex abuse today - but will his evidence cast much light? (audio)

Mon, 27 May 2013 07:50:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to Judy Courtin from the Faculty of Law at Monash University in Melbourne

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Retiring Chief Justice of the Family Court Diana Bryant

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Retiring Chief Justice reflects on thirteen years in the Family Court.

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In the political spotlight: same sex marriage and voluntary euthanasia

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

High Court ruling on Same Sex Marriage postal survey . Moves to legalise assisted dying in Victoria and NSW.

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Offensive behaviour or play on words?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Danny Lim's controversial sandwich board.

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China, a land of paradox

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Rule of law in China.

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Abortion laws in NSW and Queensland

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Calls for decriminalisation of pregnancy terminations in NSW and Queensland .

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German legislation targets fake news and hate speech on social media platforms

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

World first German legislation targets social media hate speech.

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Victorian Supreme court rules on Beveridge mobile phone bill

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

The man with the $191,000 phone bill.

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Julian Burnside: Watching Out

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Julian Burnside reflects on justice and injustice.

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National snapshot of legal profession

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Women in the legal profession.

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Is practicing criminal law bad for your mental health?

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Is practising criminal law bad for your mental health?

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What next for the George Pell case, and meet the Australian gun advocate in Guatemala

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 17:30:00 +1000

What next in the George Pell case? Meet the Australian fighting gun violence in Guatemala.

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UNHRC decision on transgender birth certificate and HCA ruling on Photo ID

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Transgender and identity. High Court ruling photo ID .

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Federal Ministers face possible Contempt charges, Parole and terrorism, Manus Island Class Action

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:05:00 +1000

Three Victorian judges and three politicians. Parolees with terrorism links. Manus Island Class Action.

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Women in prison

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Unintended consequences of women in prison.

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Indemnity deal leads to recovery of Matthew Leveson's remains and can Schapelle Corby sell her story?

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Can Michael Atkins face trial again? Schapelle Corby and profiting from crime.

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Islam and Indonesia and Right Wrongs: Mythbusting

Tue, 30 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Right Wrongs: Myth busting. Is Indonesian pluralism under threat?

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Poverty and the law

Tue, 16 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Law and poverty 40 years after the Sackville Report .

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Access to solar energy and family law disputes over schooling

Tue, 09 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Protecting your solar panel sunlight. Family court rulings on how to raise children.

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Ethics and legal implications of drones in the military and police

Tue, 02 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Drones used by military and police.

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Drones and regulations

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Regulating 'Eyes in the sky'.

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Restorative justice in sexual assault cases

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Restorative justice for survivors of sexual assault.

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The Court of Disputed Returns; Juvenile justice in the US

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Senator Bob Day's disqualification. Lessons from youth detention in the US.

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Advocates Immunity; 3D hand guns

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Advocates Immunity defence is refined. 3D guns and regulation.

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European Court rules on headscarves at work

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Hijabs and high heels.

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Class Actions

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +1100

25 years of Class Actions in Australia.

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Criminal records and deportation, Seeking custody of grandchildren

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Deportation of non citizens with criminal record. Grandparents seeking custody of grandchildren.

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Voices of children in the Family Court

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +1100

The views of children in Family Court disputes.

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Tasers and police

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Courts consider use of tasers by police.

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Teaching civics to primary school students

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Taking the democracy tour .

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Institutional abuse Lawyers; US Climate Change case

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Institutional abuse lawyers. Youth sue the US government for failing to protect them from climate change.

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Meet Australia's first school lawyer

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Vincent Shin, Australia's first school lawyer.

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Chief Justice Susan Kiefel, indigenous prisoner art

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Australia's first female Chief Justice. Art in prison.

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The cost of capital punishment

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

The art of Myuran Sukumaran . 50 years since Ronald Ryan's execution.

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Law Report - 2017-01-17

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Can video or audio recordings be used in the Family Court?

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Law Report - 2017-01-10

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Community values and sentencing.

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Law Report - 2017-01-03

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Prisoners living with Acquired Brain Injury.

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Law Report - 2016-12-27

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:53:31 +1100

Citizen's arrests.

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Law Report - 2016-12-20

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Using sound as crowd control.

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Law Report - 2016-12-13

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Retiring Chief Justice Robert French.

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Law Report - 2016-12-06

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:30:00 +1100

The Christmas work party and the law.

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Law Report - 2016-11-29

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Digital disrupters and industrial law.

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Future of ICC, Rwanda community courts and prosecuting sexual violence as war crimes

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Is the ICC in crisis? Rwanda's 'justice on the grass'. Prosecuting sexual violence as a war crime.

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Law Report - 2016-11-15

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Donald Trump and the US legal landscape .

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Law Report - 2016-11-08

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Exploitation in the workplace of temporary visa holders and new arrivals.

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Law Report - 2016-11-01

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:30:00 +1100

President Duterte's 'war on drugs' in the Philippines.

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Law Report - 2016-10-25

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Spotlight on superannuation life insurance.

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Regulating pro-anorexia websites; the pitfalls of social media and the workplace

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Eating disorders and online forums. Social media in the workplace.

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Law Report - 2016-10-11

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:30:00 +1100

The Deaf community in the court room.

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Mooning criminalised in Victoria; Comic contracts

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Victorian reforms to mooning, streaking and sexual offences . Comic contracts.

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Law and emotions

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Judges and emotions. Judging remorse.

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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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Innovative Computing Systems Sponsors Greater LA Association of Legal Administrators Justice Jog

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:03:42 GMT

Innovative Computing Systems, a Los Angeles-based legal technology company, is a proud sponsor of the Greater Los Angeles-area Association of Legal Administrators' 10th Annual Justice Jog being held September 24, 2017, in Century City.

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Few Seats Remain for Yerra Conference APAC in Singapore

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 23:09:00 GMT

The one-day conference on 12 September 2017 is the exclusive event for in-house legal, IP, eDiscovery and compliance professionals.

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EDRM Announces Cross-Border E-Discovery Initiative to Help Organizations Comply with GDPR

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:23:05 GMT

Experienced e-discovery professionals are invited to contribute to guidelines for GDPR-compliant cross-border transfer of information

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Innovative Computing Systems Sponsors ALA Regional Legal Management Conference

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 13:11:28 GMT

Innovative Computing Systems is a proud sponsor of the Association of Legal Administrators 2017 Regional Legal Management Conference in Las Vegas. Innovative professionals will be at the conference to answer questions.

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TRU Staffing Partners Named on the 36th Annual Inc. 5000 List, Ranking at #1189

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:19:36 GMT

Company named for second consecutive year on the list of America's fastest-growing private companies with three-year sales growth of 348 percent

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Robert J. Becerra of Becerra Law, P.A. named to "The Best Lawyers in America" 2018 Edition

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:03:45 GMT

Becerra Recognized in the Field of "Criminal Defense-White Collar"

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ABA Journal Recognizes Christopher J. Berry of the Elder Care Firm Among its Top 10% Attorneys

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:42:48 GMT

Attorney Christopher J. Berry of the Elder Care Firm has earned one more laurel for his famed legal services for the elderly. He has been named by the renowned ABA Journal as a top 10% attorney and lawyer of distinction.

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California Assembly District 15 Candidate - CHERYL SUDDUTH

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 22:37:13 GMT

Cheryl Sudduth, one of Bay Area's highly regarded and respected hidden treasures, launches her campaign to represent the people of California's 15th Assembly District.

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Yerra Solutions Wins Gold And Silver Stevie® Awards In 2017 International Business Awards

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:30:00 GMT

Winners to Be Celebrated at Gala Event on 21 October in Barcelona, Spain

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AAC Consulting Announces the Expansion of its Financial System Selection Group

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:20:27 GMT

AAC Consulting announced today the expansion of its Financial System Selection Group (FSSG), to meet the increasing demands of law firms.

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Our new family law section covers every legal aspect of family law. If you are going through a separation and would like to know your rights entitlements with respect to property and children, then please complete your Free Legal Enquiry Form to be put in contact with the best lawyer for your legal matter.
A new family law section covers all aspects of Family Law & Relationships including:
We also cover all Other family law and legal relationship issues including:
  • Resolving problems with your relationship
  • Counselling and other support for your relationship
  • Domestic violence: protecting yourself and getting help
  • Ending a marriage or civil partnership
  • Planning and getting a divorce
  • Ending a civil partnership
  • Legal separation
  • Money, property and possessions when your relationship ends
  • If you're ending a marriage or civil partnership
  • If you're not married or in a civil partnership
  • Financial planning when your relationship ends
  • Working out money and property using financial orders - 'ancillary relief'
  • Looking after children if you divorce or separate
  • Looking after children if your relationship ends
  • Children, divorce, separation and courts
To seek legal advice and assistance from a specialist family lawyer regarding your particular legal situation, please complete your FREE legal enquiry form on the left, or click here.
Our Free legal enquiry service extends to every State and Territory Capital including:
  • Sydney Legal Advice
  • Darwin Legal Advice
  • Brisbane Legal Advice
  • Adelaide Legal Advice
  • Hobart Legal Advice
  • Melbourne Legal Advice
  • Perth Legal Advice
  • Canberra Legal Advice
IF you have a legal matter, whether it be family law, conveyancing, property law, compensation law or any other matter requiring personal legal services, then enquiry today - and get the legal help you deserve!

Conveyancing legal advice

Are you looking at buying or selling real estate? If so, then you need legal advice from a
Conveyancing Solicitor. A conveyancing solicitor will help guide you through the process of buying and selling real estate. If you are a purchaser or vendor then it's important you get legal advice regarding your contractual rights and obligations.  To seek legal advice pertaining to conveyancing, please complete free legal enquiry form or click on the following link for further information regarding conveyancing:

Family Law Legal Advice - Divorce Legal Advice
Do you need legal advice regarding any aspect of
family law? are you thinking about having a divorce?  If so then you need legal advice from a qualified family lawyer.  Family laws can be quite complex and difficult to navigate which is why it is important to obtain sound legal advice in order to protect your position. Our free legal enquiry service covers all aspects of family law. So if you need a family lawyer to give you the best legal advice regarding your legal situation, then don't delay enquire today!

Have you been in a car accident?

If you have been involved in a car accident, then the chances are that you could be entitled to claim compensation. It is important you seek legal advice immediately following are car accident as there are stringent time limits that apply to the making of CTP claims.

If you have suffered a personal injury in a car accident, either as a:  driver, passenger, cyclist, motor cycle rider or pedestrian, you could be entitled to claim compensation, whether you have minor soft tissue injuries, whiplash, broken limbs, head injuries or far more serious injuries. It is important you obtain sound legal advice without any delay. Enquire today to find out what compensation you could be entitled to.

To find out what compensation entitlements you could receive for your injuries please complete our no obligation, FREE Online legal Enquiry Form

Car accidents happen every day. If you have been affected from a road related incident, the chances are you could be entitled to claim a compensation payout. You should seek legal advice immediately. even if you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident you could still be eligible to claim compensation. Please complete your free legal enquiry form to find out more.

There are time limits that apply to CTP claims and it is important to seek legal advice immediately to ensure that your rights entitlements are protected.

Have you been involved in an accident with uninsured vehicle?

If so then you could be Eligible to claim compensation against the nominal defendant.

It is important to seek legal advice immediately. - please complete your free legal enquiry form to be put in contact with a lawyer who can help you with your claim.

If you have been injured in a Road related accident either as a driver, passenger, pedestrian, motorcyclist or cyclist, you could be entitled to claim a significant compensation payout. You should seek legal advice immediately to find out what you could be entitled to claim.

Legal advice for family law matters

Do you need legal advice regarding family law? If so, please complete your free legal enquiry form. Going through a separation and divorce can be a difficult time for those involved and that's why the process needs to run as smoothly as possible. It is therefore important that proper legal advice be obtained from a qualified legal practitioner practising family law who can help you and give you the legal advice you need to guide you through your difficult situation and ensure that the matter is dealt with as fairly as possible. Please complete your free legal enquiry form to find out more.

Car Accident Compensation

Have you been in a car accident? where you a driver, rider, passenger or pedestrian? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, then you could be entitled to claim a significant compensation payout. To find out more please complete your free legal enquiry form.

 

Cyclist Accidents and Injuries

Quite often cyclists are not given proper care and attention by other road users. This can result in accidents occurring between car, trucks and other motor vehicles with bicycle riders. Motorists often fail to give way to cyclists therby causing an accident with the cyclist.

If you are a cyclist who has been involved in an accident, then the chances are you could be entitled to receive a significant compensation payout from the CTP insurer of the driver that caused the accident.

To find out more, please complete your free legal enquiry form.

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