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

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

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

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

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

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

Lucy Dillon is chief knowledge officer at Reed Smith LLP.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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The Legal Toolkit : Tech Structure & Culture in Law Firms

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexa, and TimeSolv.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow and TextExpander.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lin Chin is the Special Projects Manager at Hello Housing

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

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

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

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why Client Feedback Matters

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

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

Feedback, that’s how.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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@theBar : The Future of the Profession Crossfire Edition

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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The Legal Toolkit : Taking Ownership of Your Legal Career

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexa, and TimeSolv.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to Fastcase for sponsoring this episode.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to Fastcase for sponsoring this episode.

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

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

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

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #235: Storytelling, with Matthew Dicks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stephen Poor is chair emeritus at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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

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

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

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

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Workers Comp Matters : Health Insurance and Outcomes of Injured Workers

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow and TextExpander.

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

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

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

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

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The Un-Billable Hour : The Power of Empowered Teams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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

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

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

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The Digital Edge : Building a Cutting Edge Virtual Law Firm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to Fastcase for sponsoring this episode.

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

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

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

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

Cynthia Brown is director of research services for Littler Mendelson.

Nina Jack is the director of product at Fastcase. 

Special thanks to Fastcase for sponsoring this episode.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to Fastcase for sponsoring this episode.

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to Fastcase for sponsoring this episode.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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

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

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

Ed Walters is CEO and co-founder of Fastcase.

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

Thanks to Fastcase for sponsoring this episode. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Paralegal Voice : NALA Annual 2019: Opening Coverage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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The Legal Toolkit : From Lawyer to Tech Entrepreneur

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionAnswer1, and TimeSolv.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow and TextExpander.

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@theBar : The Chocolate Covered Edition

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Ryan Bilbrey is the founder of Reckoning Consulting Partners.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Digital Edge : Digital Detoxing for Lawyers

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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

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

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

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

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Law Technology Now : Innovation: Legal Industry Trends and Opportunities

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Digital Detectives : Guidance for Lawyers with Cybersecurity Paralysis

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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

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

Admissions consultant Hanna Stotland stops by to talk about Kyle Kashuv's now-revoked Harvard admission -- why it was the right move for Harvard and where Kashuv can go from here. Stotland's practice focuses on students facing admissions hurdles -- generally of their own making. We discuss Kashuv's case, Title IX, and why it might be easier to get back on track as a former drug addict.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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New Solo : The Journey from a Big Firm to Solo Practice

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:53:18 +0000

Making the move into solo practice may seem intimidating, but for some, the transition brings freedom that makes it worth the risk. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to David Leatherberry about how his work in a niche area of healthcare law led him to start his solo firm. They discuss David’s background in the legal industry and he talks about his current passion for helping behavioral health practitioners with their legal needs. He also shares the story of his move to solo practice and how it helped him prioritize his professional goals and personal well-being.

David Leatherberry is a healthcare attorney and owner of Leatherberry Law in San Diego, CA.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Elevate 2019: LegalShield Provider Stories and A2J

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 23:00:35 +0000

What does it look like to be a daily provider of access to justice? In this On The Road episode from Elevate 2019, host Jared Correia talks to attorneys Ben Farrow, Joy Webb, and Kevin Almeroth about their experiences working in LegalShield provider firms. They discuss what it means to be a LegalShield firm–each specifically highlighting the advantage of being able to work with clients who might not otherwise have access to counsel. They also share their most memorable cases and talk about the challenges and enjoyment derived from working on legal matters in many different areas of law.

Ben Farrow is a shareholder and attorney at The Anderson Law Firm, LLC in Jackson, Mississippi.

Joy Rhyne Webb is an attorney at Merritt, Webb, Wilson, & Caruso, PLLC in Durham, North Carolina.

Kevin Almeroth is a principal at Deming, Parker, Hoffman, Campbell & Daly in Norcross, Georgia.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Elevate 2019: Using Data, Process Review & KPIs to Drive Growth and Productivity

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 22:49:30 +0000

Undoubtedly, no lawyer wants a client to be dissatisfied with their legal services, but innovative thinkers see this all too common scenario as an opportunity for growth. From Elevate 2019 in Denver, On The Road host Keri Norris talks to Jack Newton, Mary Juetten, and Patrick Palace about their insights into how data, processes, and KPIs can help law firms drive growth and productivity. Referencing findings from the Clio Legal Trends Report, they discuss the common gaps seen in lawyer/client expectations for legal services and offer strategies for more effective service delivery. Through the measurement of KPIs, firms see what actionable steps can be taken to make positive changes in daily operations and client relationships. They go on to talk about ways firms can use technology for measuring data and end with their predictions for what changes they foresee in legal industry service delivery.

Jack Newton is the founder of Clio, one of the pioneers of cloud-based practice management.

Mary Juetten is the principal attorney at Juetten Law and is of counsel to Nimbus Legal.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Elevate 2019: Cannabis Law

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 21:57:27 +0000

Cannabis laws and regulations are changing on a daily basis. Tune in for a survey of the legal trends in the industry. From Elevate 2019 in Denver, CO, host Vince Imhoff talks to a panel of guests about cannabis law. Their discussion begins with a review of the varying laws and regulations around the country and then focuses in on matters related to Colorado’s legalization of cannabis. They canvass the many social, economic, legal, and medical implications of legalization and talk about their predictions for the future of cannabis law. Additionally, they discuss the banking rules affecting the industry and the challenges for businesses in this space. Later, they talk to two Colorado defense attorneys about their experience in representing clients accused of crimes related to THC impairment.

Andrew Livingston is director of economics and research for Vicente Sederberg, providing analysis on legal and regulatory matters as well as economic market projections for adult-use and medical marijuana laws in Colorado and around the world.

Barb Brohl is currently a principal at BJ Brohl Strategies, where she consults on drug policy strategies for the 21st century.

Jason Searns is general counsel for Grok and of counsel to the Hoban Law Group, the largest canna-business law firm in the world.

Amanda Ostrowitz is a regulatory attorney and founder of RegsTechnology and its current product, CannaRegs–a tool to aid attorneys, business people, and governments with localized tracking of regulatory issues.

Leonard Frieling is the first ever chair of the Colorado Bar Association’s Marijuana Law Committee and a criminal defense attorney with over 38 years of experience.

Damon Cassens is a trial lawyer at Waters, Kubik, & Cassens who has practiced law in Colorado Springs since 1994.

(Host) Vince Imhoff is managing director of Imhoff & Associates.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Elevate 2019: Legal Services and the Future

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 20:15:53 +0000

Most lawyers are driven to the practice of law by their desire to help people, but approximately 80% of people can’t afford typical legal fees. LegalShield works to close that gap through their network–connecting people with legal professionals at an affordable cost. In this On The Road report, host Keri Norris talks to Jeff Bell and Mike Turpen about the future of legal services and how LegalShield is working to close the justice gap. They discuss their future goals for developing high-touch/high-tech legal services and explain how the LegalShield app allows members to gain a better understanding of their legal matters for greater confidence when talking to a lawyer. Jeff and Mike also stress the importance of encouraging schedule flexibility in law firms so clients can connect with a lawyer whenever and wherever they need help.

Jeff Bell is CEO of LegalShield.

Michael Turpen was a LegalShield provider attorney for 30 years and is a partner in the law firm of Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Elevate 2019: Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 18:20:35 +0000

From Elevate 2019 by LegalShield in Denver, CO, On The Road host Keri Norris talks to Glen Mulready about his service as insurance commissioner in Oklahoma. They discuss his background, what led him to pursue public office, and the recent severe weather events that have affected Oklahomans. As insurance commissioner, Glen works to educate Oklahoma’s residents on the types of protection they need and provides resources for those affected by storms and flooding. Later, they talk about Oklahoma’s innovative project on insurance business transfers–something that has drawn international interest to the state.

Glen Mulready is the current insurance commissioner for the state of Oklahoma.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Want to go to law school? This teen has some tips

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Rather than relying on one prep course for the Law School Admission Test, Haley Taylor Schlitz, a 16-year-old recent college graduate, took three within a five-month period. She was accepted at nine law schools and says having study organization plans, coupled with finding her true self as a homeschooler, helped lead to her success. In this episode of Asked and Answered with the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward, she details some of those organization plans, as well as how she’ll be spending the summer before starting law school at Southern Methodist University this fall. Not surprisingly, plans include various programs on preparing for life as a 1L.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Abortion Legislation and the Diverging States

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 20:12:01 +0000

In recent months, there has been a rise in abortion legislation within the United States. Notably, Alabama and Georgia have passed pro-life laws like the “hearbeat bill”, while conversly, New York and Vermont have passed pro-choice legislation like the The Reproductive Health Act.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, guest host Laurence Colletti is joined by Amy Swearer, senior legal policy analyst in the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation, and reproductive rights attorney Farah Diaz-Tello, senior counsel for If/When/How. The panel will reexamine the historic Supreme Court jurisprudence that looms large in the abortion rights debate, and explore the differing perspectives currently influencing this heated and pressing conflict.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Josh Team and the Adaptable Lawyer

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 18:02:02 +0000

Smaller firms and solo practitioners may think big companies like Keller Williams Realty are out of their reach, but these companies are more eager for their help than they realize. State Bar of Texas Podcast host Rocky Dhir sits down with Keller Williams Realty President Josh Team in front of a live audience at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019 to discuss the impacts of disruption across all industries, why an organization like Keller Williams needs attorneys to help them keep pace with changing technologies, and the best ways lawyers can get noticed by large corporations. This episode qualifies as one hour of self-study MCLE credit for State Bar of Texas members. (To claim self-study, attorneys should log in to My Bar Page at www.texasbar.com and click on the link to “View/Report MCLE Hours.” From the MCLE homepage, click on “Add Attendance” and go to the tab to add self-study.)

Josh Team is the president of Keller Williams.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : The Essential Summer Reading List: Best Beach Reads for Lawyers

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 16:44:47 +0000

Taking a break from your busy life of lawyering? Get ready to relax with some beach read recommendations from Dennis and Tom! In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, listeners hear Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell’s top picks for their summer reading lists. They discuss their thoughts on how reading is changing and ponder whether the mode of consuming books (i.e. digital, audio, or paper) affects the reader’s experience. In their second segment, they talk about some of their favorite tools for automating standard tasks, including If This Then That, Zapier, and Microsoft Flow. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation you can use the second the podcast ends.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow and TextExpander.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Your Clients are Humans, Be One Too

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 23:00:25 +0000

Gyi and Kelly are joined by Rebecca Harding of Saltwhistle, a business development, marketing and communications consultancy based in the UK. They discuss how to connect better with clients on a human level, how firms can address the generational divide on digital literacy, and the most common problems Rebecca’s seen in law firm marketing.

Rebecca Harding is a marketing and business development specialist and founder of Saltwhistle communications.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : The Science Behind the Attorney Mental Health Crisis

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 20:23:16 +0000

We are all well-aware of the mental health crisis in the legal profession, but how much do you know about the work being done to improve attorney well-being? In this episode from The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk to Anne Brafford about her shift from big law to the study of positive organizational psychology. They talk about Anne’s book, “Positive Professionals,” and delve into many studies on various aspects of lawyer health and well-being. The findings show that firms that cultivate more support for their employees have better outcomes and greater profitability. Later, they discuss the ABA’s Well-Being Pledge, and Anne explains how its different elements are meant to inspire cultural changes in the profession.

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

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The Legal Toolkit : The Power of Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:25:40 +0000

Are you slipping on keeping up with your clients and meeting important deadlines? For many lawyers, they use paralegals and legal assistants to help them practice law with superior organization and efficiency. In this Legal Toolkit, Jared Correia hosts Keith Shannon in a discussion about the importance of paralegals and legal assistants in the legal profession. They define both roles and the types of work they can and cannot do according to ABA guidelines for paralegal services. They also talk about the types of law office technology and training that lawyers should invest in for their paralegals to help maximize skills in needed tech and e-Discovery. Finishing up, they address how to hire qualified paralegals and avoid paralegal burnout.

Keith Shannon is an instructor in the paralegal technology training program at Central Piedmont Community College in North Carolina.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionAnswer1, and TimeSolv.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Law and Sports: A Conversation with Jerry Reinsdorf

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:23:36 +0000

When it comes to sports, the legal landscape is constantly evolving, and this episode’s guest knows that better than anyone. Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox, has been a franchise owner for over 25 years and has seen his sports teams through a number of critical changes. The Northwestern Law alum joins host Jim Speta to talk about going from law student to franchise owner, the impact of the law and technology on the future of sports, cheering on Jackie Robinson, and why he and his teams prioritize giving back.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How to become a federal criminal

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +0000

The good news for anyone aspiring to a life of crime is that you may be a multiple offender of federal criminal laws without even being aware of it. Mike Chase, a white-collar defense attorney, launched his popular Twitter account @CrimeADay in an attempt to begin counting how many federal crimes are on the books in the Unites States. Five years later, he's still going strong, and the exercise led him to write How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender. In this episode, Chase talks with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles about crimes like impersonating a mailman; importing pregnant polar bears; selling mail-order dentures; and letting your falcon be filmed for a movie.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #229: Small Firm Profile: Daily General Counsel, with Jan Glassmann

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Jan Glassman, we talk about her law firm business model, her flexible service options, and what challenges she has faced growing a law firm focused on social impact and innovation.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : The Benefits of Pooled Trusts in Structured Settlements

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:58:59 +0000

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen is joined by guest host and Ringler colleague Phillip Krause and guest Denise A. Lettau, VP of Advancement for Secured Futures, to explore the benefits of pooled trusts. Denise discusses the advantages of working with a non-profit organization that prioritizes the physical and mental health needs of clients, all while providing trustee and trust administration services to the disabled, the elderly and minor children.

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

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : So Many Mistakes, So Little Time

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:00:58 +0000

 Joe and Kathryn have a freewheeling chat about legal news, which is a more professional way of saying they improvised for 30 minutes after Elie Mystal overslept and failed to show up for the scheduled recording. Above the Law is basically a late-stage rock band.

But the pair carry on and discuss Alan Dershowitz bumbling through the early stages of the defamation case he's asked for, Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court clerk hiring, Alabama Law School throwing away millions, and many more of the week's screwups.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Bar Presidents Randy Sorrels and Benny Agosto, Jr.

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:41:53 +0000

Host Rocky Dhir is joined by special guest co-host, Victor Flores, president of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, to interview State Bar of Texas president Randy Sorrels and Houston Bar Association president Benny Agosto, Jr. They cover some of the initiatives the new presidents will aim to accomplish during their tenure as well as why they’re so passionate about developing a more diverse bar.

Randy Sorrels is the managing partner of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, and is the 2019-2020 President of the State Bar of Texas.

Benny Agosto is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz and is the 2019-2020 President of the Houston Bar Association.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Conversation with Keynote Speaker Asha Rangappa

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:13:21 +0000

Asha Rangappa, senior lecturer at Yale University and former FBI counterintelligence Special Agent, sees the rise and impact of disinformation in America as a symptom of an increase in tribalism within our society. She and host Rocky Dhir sit down at the State Bar’s 2019 Annual Meeting to discuss how we came to this point; how, if left unchecked, this could undermine our democracy; and how we can still come together to protect ourselves and our country.

Asha Rangappa is a senior lecturer at the Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a former associate dean at Yale Law School, and formerly a special agent in the New York Division of the FBI, specializing in counterintelligence investigations.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Bench Bar Breakfast with Wil Haygood

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 21:30:09 +0000

At the State Bar of Texas’ 2019 Annual Meeting, host Laurence Colletti sits down with award winning American author Wil Haygood to hear about everything going on in his life and his writing. They take a journey down memory lane through the books he wrote, but dive deepest into Showdown, a book about famed lawyer and Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall and his impact on America. Wil gives an in depth look at key parts of his book, why he chose it for his presentation, and shares anecdotes about the good fortune he's received since writing it.

Wil Haygood is the broadway distinguished scholar-in-residence in the department of media, journalism & film at Miami University.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Fooding in Austin

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 20:13:40 +0000

We hope you’re hungry because in this special edition, host Rocky Dhir sits down with the staffers from the State Bar of Texas for insider tips on the best spots to eat in Austin. They cover the top spots for asian comfort fusion food, classic burgers, next level tacos, and the best sweets you can find, like gourmet doughnuts and specialty chocolate confections. And, no shock here, they definitely cover the food truck scene. Tune in at the State Bar of Texas’ 2019 Annual Meeting for a mouth watering conversation with Amy Starnes, Hannah Allison, Jennifer Dunham, and Eric Quitugua.

Amy Starnes is the public information director for the State Bar of Texas.

Hannah Allison is the pro bono programs administrator for the State Bar of Texas.

Jennifer Dunham is the web content specialist and webcast coordinator for the Texas Bar CLE website

Eric Quitugua is the assistant editor for the Texas Bar Journal.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Ted Boutrous and Tom Leatherbury on Open Government Law and Fake News

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 17:23:39 +0000

Half of Americans perceive made-up news as a big problem for our country; fewer are as worried about the effects of racism. Tom Leatherbury and Ted Boutrous sit down with host Rocky Dhir following their panel at the State Bar’s 2019 Annual Meeting to discuss the legal ramifications of “fake news”, the factors leading to the overuse of the phrase, and how more transparency both in government and journalism could help undercut this worrying trend.

Tom Leatherbury is co-leader of Vinson & Elkins’ Appellate Practice Group.

Ted Boutrous is a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: ‘Get Paid and Have a Life’ with Judge Audrey Moorehead

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:30:00 +0000

Hosts Sally Pretorius and Baili Rhodes sit down with Judge Audrey Moorehead of Dallas County Criminal Court #3 to share the lessons she’s learned over her years of practice on how to ‘Get Paid and Have a Life’. They cover how juggling bar service, networking, and a career can lead not only to more clients but better paying clients; how young lawyers should value their work; and how to do a better job selling your services. All that and more from this year’s Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Texas.

Judge Audrey Moorehead presides over Dallas County Criminal Court #3.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Ethical Use of Contract Lawyers with Penny Robe

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 22:43:00 +0000

How can you ethically use a contract lawyer? Host Rocky Dhir talks to Penny Robe about what it means to be a contract lawyer at the State Bar of Texas’ 2019 Annual Meeting. The two discuss how her interest in law practice management inspired her to become a contract lawyer, how the ABA and Texas rules differ, and the appropriate steps to legally and ethically bring on a contract lawyer.

Penny Robe currently serves as the principal attorney at Robe Law Firm.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: The US National Debt with Larry Gibbs

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 22:00:00 +0000

The US national debt today is about 22 trillion dollars and each day it continues to rise. Rocky Dhir hosting from the State Bar of Texas’ 2019 Annual Meeting, is joined by Larry Gibbs to talk about America’s national debt crisis. They discuss the difference between the national deficit and the national debt; how other countries, such as China, are financing our debt (for now); and what could happen if we default on our loans. Larry strongly urges our listeners and everyone out there to educate themselves about our debts, deficits, and spending programs and to reach out to their politicians and to make our debt a principle issue in this country.

Larry Gibbs is a senior counsel at Miller & Chevalier

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: What Kanye Can Teach Us About Litigation

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:47:00 +0000

Kanye West draws a lot of attention, but maybe not enough from litigators. Rocky Dhir hosts a conversation at the State Bar of Texas’ 2019 Annual Meeting with Elliot Mayén and Brent Turman. Their discussion focuses on the attributes, lifestyle, and public persona of Kanye West. They talk about the strategies the rap artist uses, such as the way he communicates through his albums, the challenges he faced while rising to fame, and how he found his voice through his style in music.

Elliot Mayén is a filmmaker and marketing consultant with a background in photography, design and music at DHD Films.

Brent Turman is a senior associate at Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Free Press and the First Amendment with David McCraw

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Hosts Rocky Dhir and Laurence Colletti are joined by New York Times Deputy General Counsel David McCraw at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Texas. Following his presentation on The Free Press Free-for-All: Rethinking the First Amendment in the Age of Twitter, David talks about how a campaign to delegitimize the press, an echo chamber obsessed news consumption culture, and the rise of social media present existential threats to the First Amendment that lead to some tough but inevitable questions regarding free speech.

David McCraw is the deputy general counsel of the New York Times Company.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Connecting with Your Clients

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:45:00 +0000

Disconnects in lawyer/client communication often lead to unhappy clients or even the loss of their business. But the State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast has good news—better relationships with clients can be achieved! Hosts Tish Vincent and JoAnn Hathaway talk to Dr. Noelle Nelson about her book, “Connecting with Your Client: Success Through Improved Client Communication Techniques.” Dr. Nelson offers simple techniques for connecting with clients of all personalities and temperaments and teaches lawyers how to be an ally, even if they disagree with their client. Later, they also discuss communication within law firms and offer strategies for creating supportive, respectful workplaces.

Dr. Noelle Nelson is a respected psychologist, speaker, author, and trial consultant who provides trial/jury strategy, witness preparation and focus groups to attorneys.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: A View from the Bench with Judge Roy Ferguson

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 22:40:41 +0000

Judge Roy B. Ferguson, Judicial District Judge for the Texas 394th district, sees lawyers make mistakes, but three in particular have caught his attention. Judge Ferguson talks with host Rocky Dhir at the State Bar of Texas 2019 Annual Meeting about how lawyers can render a judgment void by mishandling citation by publication, default judgement, and failing to correct mistakes made in judgments.

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: Representing Diverse Clients

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:45:52 +0000

Recording at the State Bar of Texas’ 2019 Annual Meeting, host Rocky Dhir sits down with panelists Lia S. Davis, senior litigation attorney at Disability Rights Texas, and Jake Monty, managing partner at Monty & Ramirez LLP fresh off the stage from their presentation Representing Diverse Clients: Issues of Culture, Disability, and Lifestyle. Together, they cover common mistakes people make when dealing with disabled clients, and the issues that frequently arise when businesses hire minorities.

Lia S. Davis is a senior litigation attorney at Disability Rights Texas.

Jake Monty is the managing partner at Monty & Ramirez LLP.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019: The Science of Speaking With Noah Zandan

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:21:25 +0000

Noah Zandan, CEO of Quantified Communications, joins host Laurence Colletti at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2019. They discuss how Noah’s frustration over the lack of data in measuring the effectiveness of communication led him to start a company that applies data and advanced AI to help communicators become more effective and engaging.

Noah Zandan is the CEO and co-founder of Quantified Communications.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Planning for Profit

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:56:21 +0000

Sales minus expenses equals profit, right? Wrong! This formula may not be as correct as we thought. Small business profit guru Ron Saharyan joins Un-Billable Hour host Christopher Anderson to discuss how putting profit first helps lawyers be more focused on their clients’ needs. Ron explains the importance of setting aside money for profit, pay, and taxes; then using what is left to run your business. They discuss how this profit-first mindset removes financial stress—freeing up time for honing your craft and delivering better services to your clients.

Ron Saharyan is co-founder and managing partner of Profit First Professionals.

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

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Avvo founder Mark Britton unwinds as he thinks about next step

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Mark Britton, who founded and sold the online attorney ratings site Avvo, is taking a break. This helps with creativity but does cause him some discomfort. After his years of making money from attorneys on his site, he has some business development advice for the profession—zero in on groups of people who might hire you and figure out how they want to be spoken to, he tells the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #228: The Real Access-to-Justice Problem and How We Might Solve It, with Rebecca Sandefur

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Rebecca Sandefur, we talk about why people rarely turn to lawyers or courts for assistance with their problems, how to properly educate civilians on obtaining legal help, and what role small and solo firm lawyers play in the solution.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Making Legal Technology Intuitive

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:21:44 +0000

Joe and Elie chat with Ryan Steadman of Zero about legal technology and how to drive adoption among a profession that's notoriously averse to tech. Zero manages email retention by automatically filing communications with the help of a practical AI system -- the sort of inbox management that used to require an afternoon of labor or setting up a million rules. Ultimately, the key to legal tech adoption may be gravitating toward the familiar rather than loading up on flash.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Wisdom from Immediate Past ABA President Hilarie Bass

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 19:12:34 +0000

In this edition of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Kris Butler sits down with Hilarie Bass to discuss her career highlights and advice for today’s law students. Together, they explore her chosen path and what led her to become president of the American Bar Association. In addition, Hilarie reviews some of her notable cases, encourages young lawyers to pursue pro bono work, and offers insight into the issue of mental well-being in the legal profession. They end with a brief talk about her 2018 shift from lawyer to founder of the Bass Institute for Diversity and Inclusion, which works with C-Suite professionals to develop strategies for creating gender parity in the workplace.

Hilarie Bass is the immediate past president of the American Bar Association and current president and founder of the Bass Institute for Diversity and Inclusion.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why Robots Matter

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 15:00:00 +0000

When most people think of robots, they envision large metal contraptions that move about awkwardly. In recent years, the idea of robots has broadened to encompass all sorts of automated technological systems, such as virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa.

In this episode, we’ll explore legal robots. We’ll focus primarily on arguably the most common kind of legal robot—automated chatbots—which deserve special attention because, despite being relatively un-utilized by the majority of the legal community, they have the potential to drastically change the future of the industry.

Three legal technology experts will discuss what chatbots are, why they’re valuable to modern lawyers and legal clients, and how they can be designed to automate a wide variety of legal services. They’ll also take us through some of the limitations of chatbots, and some of the ethical concerns they may pose. Then they’ll touch on some other types of legal robots in the marketplace, and they’ll provide a glimpse of robots in the law firms of tomorrow—including your own.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Deep Fakes: Preparing Lawyers to Combat Counterfeits

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 22:05:02 +0000

How easy has it become to fake photos, video, audio, and other data, and how will this affect your practice of law? In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss what lawyers need to know about the deep fake phenomenon. They canvass the increasingly sophisticated fakes cropping up online and give their take on the implications of this issue for the legal industry. In their second segment, Dennis and Tom respond to comments they received on their previous episode about digital mindfulness.

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow and TextExpander.

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@theBar : The Best Speech in Life is Free Edition: An Interview with Professor Geoffrey Stone

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 21:10:05 +0000

In this edition, host Jonathan Amarilio is joined by distinguished constitutional law scholar and University of Chicago Law School Professor Geoffrey Stone for a discussion about current challenges surrounding the First Amendment and free speech. They talk about what constitutes a public forum on social media, whether private social media companies like Twitter, Facebook and Google have the right to censor speech, President Trump’s Twitter feed, speech on college campuses, campaign financing and more.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.


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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Fostering a Stronger State Bar through Social Media

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 15:52:29 +0000

In a state with roughly one hundred thousand lawyers, one might be surprised how disconnected and alone a practitioner can feel in Texas. But when you spread those numbers across more than a quarter million square miles, it becomes easy to understand why many attorneys struggle to connect with the larger community, find mentors, or receive meaningful support from an understanding community. Leveraging the power of social media, attorneys Andrew Tolchin and Michelle Cheng help to bridge the chasm by operating the Texas Lawyers Facebook group, which currently counts more than twelve thousand active Texas attorneys in its membership. State Bar of Texas Podcast host Rocky Dhir speaks with Andrew and Michelle to discuss the meaning of such a large, connected community, why it has succeeded, and some of the surprising things they’ve learned along the way.

Andrew Tolchin is the founder of the Texas Lawyers Facebook group. He is also a solo attorney and mediator and has previously served on the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors.

Michelle Cheng is an administrator of the Texas Lawyers Facebook group. She is also a partner at Whitehurst, Harkness, Brees, Cheng, Alssafar, Higginbotham, and Jacob, PLLC and has previously served on the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : A curmudgeon's guide to surviving and thriving in BigLaw

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Who’s afraid of the big bad partner? For new law graduates and associates going into the world of BigLaw, the stakes have never been higher and neither have the expectations. As an attorney with Jones Day for over 20 years, Mark Herrmann is willing to tell you everything you wish that stoic senior lawyer would say. His book—The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law, Second Edition­—explains how to succeed with a little bit of snark and a whole lot of laughs. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, ABA Publishing’s Ashley Alfirevic speaks to Herrmann about what they didn’t tell you in law school, how to work with your assistant and what’s changed in this new edition.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #227: The State of Legal Blogging & Podcasting, with Bob Ambrogi

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Bob Ambrogi, we talk about the state of legal blogging and podcasting in 2019 and whether or not blogging and podcasting can still be influential. Bob also shares advice for new legal bloggers and podcasters.

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The Legal Toolkit : Macs in Law: IT Support for the Mac-Based Law Firm

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 19:56:01 +0000

Apple computers are commonly regarded as easy to use and relatively virus-free, so why do you need IT support in a Mac-based law firm? In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Tom Lambotte about best practices for Mac usage and security in the legal industry. They discuss the ways Mac- and PC-based firms differ and share how firms can develop technology strategies that reduce risk, create stability, and increase productivity. Tom also talks about his upcoming projects that aim to create resources for small firms and DIY lawyers who want to bring the world of Apple into their law firms.

Tom Lambotte is the CEO and founder of GlobalMac IT.

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

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Law Technology Now : Innovating on a Global Scale

Fri, 31 May 2019 18:38:17 +0000

Sometimes innovation is born in someone's garage. Other times, it takes the resources of a huge multinational law firm. Baker McKenzie senior associate Danielle Benecke joins Law Technology Now host Dan Linna to discuss the innovation strategy Baker McKenzie employs to evaluate and address legal and tech issues today and anticipate those of the coming years. They also cover the impact AI will have on the legal practice, what law students should think about when choosing a firm, and how working with clients instead of just for them can lead to powerful insights.

Danielle Benecke is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie’s IP and Technology practices.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters and Headnote.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Congressional Subpoena Power & Executive Privilege

Fri, 31 May 2019 04:07:16 +0000

A subpoena is a writ issued by a government agency, most often a court, to compel testimony by a witness or production of evidence under a penalty for failure to comply. In recent months, with the release of the redacted Mueller Report, Congress has used its power to subpoena individuals and companies connected to the Trump Administration, the Trump Organization, and the Mueller report, as they seek additional evidence. Some subpoenas have been ignored, where others have been blocked or put on hold through litigation.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Steven D. Schwinn, professor of law at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago and attorney Michael Stern, who specializes in legal issues affecting Congress, to discuss Congressional subpoena power, executive privilege, recent litigation and decisions, and whether President Trump can use executive privilege to block congressional subpoenas.

Steven D. Schwinn is a professor of law at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Attorney Michael Stern specializes in legal issues affecting Congress, including congressional ethics, elections, investigations, and lobbying.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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The Paralegal Voice : A Conversation with NALA President Jill Francisco

Thu, 30 May 2019 23:20:52 +0000

In the buildup to the 2019 NALA Conference & Expo, the Paralegal Voice host Carl Morrison talks with NALA president Jill Francisco to discuss why NALA is a valuable resource to paralegals, how paralegals can participate in leadership, and what obstacles NALA and the paralegal community will face in the coming years. As Jill prepares for the conclusion of her tenure as President in 2020, they also look back on her career path, her leadership style, and what legacy she hopes to leave.

Stick around for Listener’s Voice, Carl’s recurring segment featuring questions and comments from listeners like you. Send in your own question by emailing Carl at devoted2law@gmail.com.

Jill Francisco is an advanced certified paralegal, a paralegal for Dinsmore & Shohl in Huntington, West Virginia, and the president of NALA.

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

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Workers Comp Matters : Putting Workers Comp Policies Under the Microscope

Thu, 30 May 2019 21:39:31 +0000

Every year, the Workers Compensation Research Institute releases its CompScope Benchmarks report, measuring the performance of workers’ compensation systems across 18 states. The data found therein provides insights into how the different systems compare and reveals trends that can be invaluable to policymakers. WCRI executive vice president Ramona Tanabe joins host Alan Pierce to discuss WCRI’s work and to share some of the most interesting trends her organization is seeing in the field today. This and more on this episode of Workers Comp Matters.

Ramona Tanabe is the executive vice president and counsel for the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Can I Afford to Retire?

Thu, 30 May 2019 20:02:16 +0000

Retirement requires planning, but not all plans are created equal. The Florida Bar Podcast hosts Christine and Karla talk with business valuation expert Gary Trugman and financial advisor Michael Davino about how best to prepare and effectuate your retirement. Together, they explore the pitfalls to avoid, and the best practices to explore to maximize your return and ensure yourself a comfortable future.

This episode qualifies for 1.5 hours of CLE credit for members of the Florida Bar.

Gary Trugman is a CPA, an accredited business valuer, and the president of Trugman Valuation Associates Inc.

Michael Davino is a financial advisor with Waddell & Reed Inc.

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New Solo : Balancing Solo Practice with Bar Leadership with the Right Tech Tools

Thu, 30 May 2019 18:39:01 +0000

Balancing a solo practice while being involved in an overwhelming number of bar committees is only possible thanks to the great tech tools available to lawyers today. New Solo host Adriana Linares sits down with Renée Thompson, mediator and member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors, to discuss what tools enable her to accomplish her goals, to review her accomplishments during her time on numerous bar committees, and to look forward towards her planned run for Florida Bar president (and why being a solo practitioner is an asset for the role).

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

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

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The Digital Edge : How Can Chatbots Help Your Law Firm?

Wed, 29 May 2019 22:49:45 +0000

Many lawyers are curious about chatbots but have little knowledge of how they can be applied in their legal practice. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Tom Martin about how chatbots are being put to work in the legal industry. Tom talks about his background as a lawyer and shares what spurred his interest in developing chatbots. They discuss how this technology frees up lawyers’ time and helps them connect with more clients. Tom also offers his advice for lawyers interested in getting into the legal tech space.

Tom Martin is CEO and founder of LawDroid Ltd.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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The Legal Toolkit : The Future of Transactional Law Practice

Wed, 29 May 2019 16:28:49 +0000

It can be daunting for a law practice to adopt new technologies: there is inevitably a learning curve, and change can introduce new risks for making mistakes. However, every day the old ways of doing things become more and more out of date and inefficient, and clients won’t stand for it. Wasim Quadir, co-founder of DraftLens, a contract drafting platform, joins Legal Toolkit host, Jared Correia, to discuss how he left the practice of law to fix not only the inefficiencies in contract drafting, but to reduce risk for clients by helping firms create better products. They also discuss the impediments to tech adoption in the legal industry, the tools lawyers should be looking at, and how lawyers shouldn’t see new tech as a threat.

Wasim Quadir is the founder of DraftLens.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #226: It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Your Law Firm, with Jason Fried

Wed, 29 May 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Jason Fried, we talk about what it means to be a calm company, how to think about remote work and accountability, and how less can be more when it comes to productivity.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Checking In On The Plaintiffs' Side

Tue, 28 May 2019 19:13:22 +0000

With all the Biglaw news to cover, we sometimes forget about the high-stakes plaintiffs' side firms out there. So this week, we're checking in with Jay Edelson of Edelson, a "plaintiffs' class action powerhouse," as Law360 puts it, involved in matters as disparate as electronic privacy, college football safety, and the California wildfires. Edelson also talks about one of the all-time law firm pranks he pulled off...

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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Digital Detectives : Data Breach Lawyers: A View from the Trenches

Tue, 28 May 2019 19:00:57 +0000

We hear plenty about data breaches and cyber crimes in the news, but most of us don’t know much about the day to day practice of those trusted to deal with them. Darius Davenport joins Digital Detective hosts, John Simek and Sharon Nelson, to discuss how he helps his clients deal with cybersecurity concerns and privacy matters. He shares the path that led him to this specialized practice, the kind of matters he deals with, and the advice he has for his clients and any business that needs to protect its data.

Darius Davenport is a partner and chairman of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group of Crenshaw, Ware & Martin.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Amped Up: ADHD med abuse in the legal profession

Tue, 28 May 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Some people diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder need prescription stimulants to function at the best of their abilities. But there are others who don’t have the diagnosis, but take the medicine illegally because they think it will help them perform better. It's a problem that law schools and the legal profession need to become more aware of, says Patrick Krill, an attorney and licensed and board-certified alcohol and drug counselor. Krill speaks with the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward about the extent of the issue and the dangers of illegal prescription stimulants.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Taking Back Control: Managing Your Tech Addiction the Smart Way

Fri, 24 May 2019 22:04:08 +0000

The addictive quality of technology and social media is now well recognized, but the trend of going cold turkey is probably not the best solution. The Kennedy-Mighell Report hosts, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell, share their thoughts on why a tech detox, even just for the duration of a vacation, is overkill compared to addressing the problem with digital mindfulness. They discuss tools available to help you manage your device usage and how they prefer to compartmentalize the use of digital devices in their own lives to afford the greatest benefit while minimizing the social harm. In their second segment, Dennis and Tom dive into the bias found in artificial intelligence and how it occurs.

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : Managing the Difficult Claim

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Civics beyond Schoolhouse Rock

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Un-Billable Hour : The Crème Brûlée Latte Shop

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

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

Deborah Farone is the owner of Farone Advisors LLC.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wendy Butler Curtis is the Chief Innovation Officer at Orrick.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tudor Coltan is a senior associate at Suciu Popa.

Petrus Balasa is a full-stack developer at AVstore.

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

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

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

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

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

Tomasz Żmuda is a software developer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pierre-Falk Matthäs is a freelance software developer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daniele Briggi is CTO at Snuplace in Milan, Italy.

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

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

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

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@theBar : The Chief Justices Edition

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why You Matter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Powerful Book Blind Injustice Should Open Eyes To False Imprisonment

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:52:36 -0600

Whenever it is proven that an innocent person was wrongfully convicted, which occurs way more frequently than any of us would like to admit, we are quick to pin the blame on some evil authority figure. According to Mark Godsey, a former prosecutor now heading the Ohio Innocence Project, there is no such sinister antagonist, only humans behaving as humans. In his new book Blind Injustice, Godsey not only explains how and wrongful convictions occur, but also provides some relatively simple, inexpensive ways to greatly reduce these tragic cases.

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The "Baby Mama Syndrome": Book Review

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 08:42:46 -0500

Judge Robert Doyel's book "The Baby Mama Syndrome" examines how the problems of single mothers and their "fragile families" affect all of us. Doyel, who spent 16 years as a Florida judge, mostly in family court, has dealt with thousands of cases involving violence, custody, dependency, and paternity issues. This book will be especially useful to professionals who deal with single mothers and their children: police officers, social workers, teachers, and medical personnel.

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Book Review: Bully by Emme Dun

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:52:36 -0500

"Bully" is the debut novel of Emme Dun with which she made quite an entrance. This gay/lesbian, legal thriller based on true events will reveal to you the more dismal tones of the American justice system.

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Book Review: The Ten Prison Coach Commandments

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:27:54 -0600

Definitive Psychological Insight into the Prison Systems Book Review by Carla M. Paton The Ten Prison Coach Commandments, by John "Doc" Fuller offers a tremendous public service.

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Book Review: Don't Alienate The Kids! By Bill Eddy

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:41:38 -0500

I've been doing quite a bit of reading lately - some professional and some personal. I recently read Don't Alienate the Kids! by Bill Eddy, LCSW Esq. upon a recommendation from a good friend of mine. Eddy covers a great deal of ground in this book about high-conflict divorces/separations, alienation, abuse, how families and other professionals can help or harm a situation, and (most importantly) about using the idea of "1,000 Little Bricks" to help build a "foundation of resilience" instead of a wall of alienation for their children. Exceptional book!

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Book Review: High Conflict People In Legal Disputes By Bill Eddy, LCSW, ESQ

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:20:41 -0500

It was suggested to me that I should read High Conflict People in Legal Disputes by Bill Eddy, LCSW, ESQ. This book is meant for professionals (i.e. counselors, attorneys, judges, etc.), but can be useful for anyone looking for more information on the DSM-IV-TR Cluster B personality disorders: Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial, and Histrionic. It is very informative, insightful, and an easy read that I recommend for anyone in a legal dispute or relationship with a high conflict personality, or for anyone just looking for more information.

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Book Review of "My Beloved World"

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:56:01 -0600

Sonia Sotomayor is a United States Supreme Court Justice. In her memoir, "My Beloved World", she shares her humble Puerto Rican heritage. This was an inspiring book to read. Character is the essence of her success.

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Is U.S. Immigration Reform Necessary?

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:58:52 -0600

The United States is the first preference for international students and employees who wish to pursue higher education and better opportunities. Though the US is a great place to take one's education and career to new heights, one of the biggest issues faced is obtaining an immigration visa. International students and new employees are finding it difficult as their visas are routinely rejected for no apparent reason.

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Just Cause: A Union Guide to Winning Discipline Cases by Robert M Schwartz

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:08:19 -0600

This book not only covers the nuts and bolts of a grievance, it lifts the hood and shows you how things work and how to work you and your members. Required reading not only for the Shop Steward or the Local Leader but for anyone working in the field of Labor.

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John Grisham's "The King Of Torts" And The Process Server

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:03:45 -0600

John Grisham is one of the prolific legal fiction writers of our time. Though the novels may be categorized as fiction and the characters are of course fictional, it depicts real emotions and possible scenarios that anyone can relate to. This may be the key, why all his books had received such rave reviews.

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Book Review: The Legal Rights of Union Stewards by Robert M. Schwartz

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:57:35 -0600

Mr. Schwartz brings to the average Joe Steward a handy and informative guide to the trials and tribulations of being a union steward. Originally published in 1986, in its fourth edition it continues to bring well written and easy to understand information to the shop floor.

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How to Pick the Best Lawyer or a Legal Firm

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:50:21 -0600

There's a myth that you are in a trouble if you need a lawyer. Well, that's partially true. Lawyers can really help you solve big problems or even avoid them. Yet, you may need legal services in everyday situations, for example when buying or selling real estate or an auto. A good lawyer is like a good doctor: either you are 100% honest with him/her or things may get even worse. So, what are the most important considerations when hiring a lawyer?

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Distributive Justice

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 10:10:42 -0600

Distributive Justice defines a set of rules that should be followed by everyone. These rules should give all people equal opportunity. But is everyone treated equally? Is justice applied in an equivalent manner? Read my take - then tell me your opinion!

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The Best Books For Bar Exam Preparation

Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:51:50 -0500

I know One way to pass the California Bar Exam and Five ways to fail. After six rounds at the California Bar exam, I learned the hard way so you don't have to. Bar exam prep doesn't have to be overwhelming with stress. Here are my recommendations for the best bar exam prep materials you can use.

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DOJ Retaining Its Position on GPS Tracking

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:45:38 -0500

In a surprise move on Thursday, the federal government notified an appeals court that it reserves the right to secretly place GPS tracking devices on privately owned vehicles without first obtaining a warrant. Many wonder what the Department Of Justice is thinking since the long-anticipated ruling in January by the Supreme Court on just this issue.

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GPS Tracking Ruling Brings Privacy Discussions To The Forefront

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:12:11 -0500

For months, supporters and opponents have argued the warrantless GPS tracking issue. With the Supreme Court unanimously agreeing that warrantless placement of a GPS tracking device was unconstitutional, law enforcement agencies will have to adapt while still benefitting from the GPS tracking technology.

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The New PIP Statute

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:37:49 -0500

The New PIP Statute and its Effects on Accident Victims: The new Personal Injury Protection PIP Statute that was recently passed in Florida may be a triumph for insurance companies. The law places new limits on the amount of benefits a person can receive as well as the amount of money awarded during a claim.

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Killed by Cars

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:34:50 -0500

Motorcycle riders are an example of innocent people who can be killed by cars. According to RideSmartFlorida.com, 415 motorcycle riders were killed in 2009 due to fatal injuries from traffic crashes. Like pedestrians and bicyclists, motorcyclists are at an unfair disadvantage when a driver loses control of his vehicle due to negligence like texting and distracted driving. They are no match for a car, truck, or van's impact.

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Utilizing the "Wired" Court Reporter

Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:41:28 -0500

(The original of the below article was published in the Milwaukee Law Journal in 2002. Footnoted below are innovative changes to the technology and process since the original publication.) The introduction of computers to the court reporting industry in the mid-seventies opened the door for many new reporting products and services and is ultimately creating greater capability for litigators.

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Avoid Excessive Court Costs - Do Enduring Powers Of Attorney

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:49:32 -0500

Losing mental capacity can be an expensive exercise if you do not have your house in order. It can also be a stressful time for family and loved ones already trying to deal with your often sudden loss of mental capacity.

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No Soliciting

Tue, 08 May 2012 13:29:02 -0500

"No Soliciting" This is the message given to most people who approach my front door. There are many others as well that have such a warning posted.

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Physician Heal Thyself - Attorney Gregory Piche' Releases a New Book on Sham Medical Peer Reviews

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:45:41 -0500

In his new book "SHAM PEER REVIEW: The Power of Immunity and The Abuse of Trust," Denver attorney and author Gregory Piche' offers several effective ways to bypass the current system known as the Medical Peer Review. This is an informative, provocative and timely book for an enormous profession that shadows American life, offering valuable insights for anyone working in today's healthcare industry.

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Using Ebooks for Learning About Legal Practice

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:06:08 -0500

Legal terms and procedures include complex laws and practices that a layman cannot understand easily. Thus, there is a demand for eBooks that teach the most difficult terms conveniently. Such eBooks provide accurate information about each and every law, allowing the general public to grasp legal terminologies easily.

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Book Review: The Path Of The Law

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:06:07 -0600

The Path of the Law presents the conclusions drawn by Holmes after more than 30 years of legal observation, thought, and practice of law. He probably wrote this essay to further discuss what he began in his most famous publication, The Common Law. The Path of The Law was written not as a manual about the practice of law, but a manual to show students how to think like a lawyer; what it means to be a good lawyer; and what it means to have a successful law career.

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Can I Discharge Federal or State Taxes in Bankruptcy?

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 08:03:53 -0600

"I heard that I can discharge my tax debt, is that true?"? The preceding question is one that is frequently posed in our Utah bankruptcy practice.

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The 10 Most Popular Books From the Criminal Justice Field

Wed, 21 Dec 2011 14:18:25 -0600

Criminal justice is a serious matter for those who work in the field. For the general public, however, it stirs up a great deal of morbid curiosity. Many popular books have been ripped straight from the nation's most grisly headlines, revealing a glimpse of what goes into solving a gruesome crime.

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The Volunteers' Guide To Fundraising By Ilona Bray

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 15:04:40 -0500

"The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising: Raise Money for Your School, Team, Library or Community Group" by Ilona Bray is a very good book for those that are looking for ideas to help with fundraising efforts for various causes or community groups. It is published by Nolo, a publisher that prides itself on making the law accessible to everyone through quality books and resources. And Ilona Bray has authored a number of books for Nolo, including "Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits."

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Under Fire Written By Margaret McLean

Tue, 05 Jul 2011 13:14:17 -0500

The author makes you actually feel as though you are in the story whether it is as a cop, a fireman, a defense or prosecuting attorney, a person on trial, the witnesses of the alleged crime, or just in the presence of all of the afore mentioned. "Under Fire" is written so you can't get lost, as some stories seem to do intentionally! You will find you are placing yourself in the capacity of a small storeowner as you discover your store is on fire and you think your son is trapped upstairs in his bedroom.

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All In Against the IRS: Every Gambler's Tax Guide by Attorney and Tax Professional Stephen Fishman

Mon, 18 Apr 2011 14:31:08 -0500

I am not really a gambler, and while I provided basic tax information to clients that I helped with business matters, I'm not a tax attorney, and therefore referred my clients to tax professionals for their tax needs. With that said, I enjoyed reading "All In Against the IRS: Every Gambler's Tax Guide" by attorney and tax professional Stephen Fishman, J.D. The book is short, very readable, and believe it or not, very interesting, even though the subject is one that most people would consider boring - taxes.

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The Corporate Records Handbook: Meetings, Minutes and Resolutions by Attorney Anthony Mancuso

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 14:33:29 -0500

"The Corporate Records Handbook: Meetings, Minutes & Resolutions" by attorney Anthony Mancuso is a six hundred page resource book that contains just what the cover says it does. It is a very good book of forms that will allow the reader to use the book to document everything you need to keep records of to maintain your incorporated business. This is not a book to help you incorporate your business, in fact, Mancuso wrote a separate book titled "Incorporate Your Business" to assist with the business formation. This book is for after your corporation is formed and you need help conducting the business matters on an ongoing basis. The book is published by Nolo, which means it is in general language that is easily understood by everyone, not just attorneys. Even though I am a licenses attorney, I still really like the books that Nolo puts out. They are good for the layperson and attorney alike. And this book really is a great book of forms.

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US Immigration Made Easy by Attorney Ilona Bray

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:25:33 -0500

I helped my wife, at the time my fiance, emigrate to the U.S. while I was attending law school. I was not yet an attorney, nor had I taken any classes on international law or immigration. Unfortunately, finances were such that it necessitated that I do the work myself, rather than hire an experienced immigration attorney to assist me. That proves that it can be done by yourself. As an attorney, I assisted a number of people with immigration matters, and it varied from doing just about everything for them, and just having them sign where I told them to at times, to reviewing self-done work to offer limited advice due to the finances of my clients. I provided the services they needed, or wanted to pay for. While I found a number of websites, including the official government website, to be quite helpful, I wish I would have had "U.S. Immigration Made Easy" by Attorney Ilona Bray when I was a law student working at getting my fiance to the U.S.

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The Employee Rights Handbook by Steven Mitchell Sack

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:53:45 -0600

Steven Mitchell Sack is called The Employee's Lawyer for a reason. It is his mission to protect employee rights, and he's been enforcing workplace rights of employees, executives, and sales representatives for over thirty years. With his book "The Employee Rights Handbook: Effective Legal Strategies to Protect Your Job From Interview to Pink Slip" he's created an excellent resource for employees, providing the information to understand job rights, and to protect and assert oneself to collect what is due. If you are wondering about your rights at work, this book has the answers.

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Professor Kingsfield

Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:55:59 -0600

In the novel The Paper Chase by John Osborn one of the most important characters was Professor Kingsfield. The setting was law school and the professor was instrumental in teaching the young students to become good lawyers. The student's feelings were obviously no concern to Kingsfield as he sole focus is on providing the most value as possible as a teacher to his students. His lectures were so well planed and precise that they were able to finish the last page of the reading material during the last minute of class time which meant they never fell behind or got ahead of his planned schedule.

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Rigors of Law School

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:45:15 -0600

Law School can be seen as one of the most difficult academic rigors anyone could go through. It is vital for every law student to find someone that can mentor them through these hard times. Whether the student chooses a professor or perhaps a past Law School graduate it does not matter. In The Paper Chase by John Osborn he ironically emphasize the point that the professor is the almighty character that these students really do need to be modeling their lives after him. It is good that Kingsfield's genius shines through to Hart because his mind was truly sharpened after a year of rigorous studies under his favorite professor.

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Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:44:43 -0600

Nolo, the publisher that is passionate about making the law accessible to everyone has published one of the best guides to Social Security retirement and medical benefits for the layperson. Like other Nolo books, "Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions: Get the Most Out of Your Retirement & Medical Benefits" by Joseph L. Matthews with Dorothy Matthews Berman is written by an attorney, but in language anyone can understand.

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Right of First Refusal Is Not a Restriction on Free Transferability Under Section 111A

Fri, 18 Feb 2011 16:29:03 -0600

The concept of free transferability of shares in a public company under section 111A of the Companies Act, 1956 is perhaps the most significant unresolved controversy in contemporary Indian corporate law. Time and again the issue has arisen whether the right of first refusal (pre-emptive rights) in the shareholders' agreement and joint venture agreement constitute restriction on the free transferability of shares. Right of first refusal is a commonly used device in the corporate world.

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Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions

Tue, 08 Feb 2011 14:07:59 -0600

As a publisher, NOLO does a great job at publishing books that allow everyone access to legal information. Most are written by attorneys, but in language that everyone can understand and benefit from. And while I still believe that there are issues where a person needs to hire an attorney, the books by NOLO allow people to do many things themselves, or to have a better understanding of things when they do hire an attorney. The 8th Edition of "Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions" by Shae Irving, J.D. & the editors of Nolo is a book that will help you do things yourself, and provide a general working knowledge of topics that you might want assistance with from an attorney.

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Kendall Coffey Book, Spinning the Law, Examines the Media's Role in Today's High Profile Trials

Thu, 03 Feb 2011 19:24:01 -0600

Kendall Coffey draws from his years of experience with high-profile cases, both as a witness and game-changing participant in the art of spinning and winning in the court of public opinion and media influence. He offers a riveting analysis of the significance of media strategies and public relations in major courtroom battles through press conferences, media interviews, and online publicity efforts, and other tactics that have become a critical part of setting up a case to win.

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When It Comes to Lawsuit Funding, Give Your Attorney a Break

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:11:10 -0600

Applicants for lawsuit funding, otherwise known as lawsuit loans or litigation cash advances, have wide and assorted reasons for seeking pre-settlement cash against the potential recovery of their legal proceeding. In many instances, applicants require funding as quick as possible.

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Is Law School Worth the Investment?

Mon, 17 Jan 2011 15:03:56 -0600

When you commit to going to law school, you know that you will be studying long-hours to learn the law. What many students ignore is the mountain of debt it takes to pay the super-high tuition rates of law school. Unless you are on a rare graduate scholarship, law school tuition is not cheap. This post examines the unfortunate intersection between the high-tuition and the lack of jobs for an entire generation of law students.

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Lawsuit Funding - The Use of Credit and Background Checks

Thu, 13 Jan 2011 15:02:34 -0600

At Fair Rate Funding, we are frequently asked whether we run credit checks in connection with the funding process. The answer to this question is "no".

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Examining the Cost of Lawsuit Funding

Fri, 07 Jan 2011 15:40:00 -0600

In the last article, we examined the historical pricing models in the lawsuit cash advance funding industry.?We also discussed the business dynamics that often change pricing in any business which puts capital at risk for profit.

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Lawsuit Funding - The Evolution of Pricing

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 17:53:04 -0600

Much is spoken/written about the "costs" associated with obtaining a cash advance against the future proceeds of a pending lawsuit. Otherwise known as a lawsuit loan or pre-settlement funding, many companies offer cash now against the future resolution of a case.

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"Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference," by Attorney Richard Stim

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 09:29:56 -0600

Many people don't realize just how important contract law is to our everyday lives. Contracts are not something reserved for lawyers and business executives, but govern many transactions from buying a house or car, signing up for a credit card, or insuring that car or house you purchased. If you purchase anything at a store you've entered a contractual transaction. We are constantly entering into, enjoying the benefits of, and possibly violating, contracts each and every day. If you run or manage a business, you will deal with even more contracts. Because of this, it is important for everyone to understand the basics of contracts, and essential for business owners to be able to interpret and draft contracts. This is where NOLO comes in. NOLO is the leader in publishing books that allow everyone to access legal information. "Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference" by attorney Richard Stim is an extremely useful resource text on contracts.

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Lawsuit Funding Brokers - Examining the Cost

Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:34:18 -0600

In any endeavor in which the origination of new business involves work and/or expertise, there will be persons willing to offer such service/expertise for profit.?The business of lawsuit loans or cash advance funding for pending cases is really no different in this regard.

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Lawsuit Funding Brokers - The Good News

Wed, 22 Dec 2010 12:50:43 -0600

The purpose of this and all articles posted by the undersigned is to educate the public about the lawsuit funding business as a whole. The premise is that if the public is more aware of the business and how it works, it will benefit the lawsuit loan industry and clients alike.

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Arrested - What to Do When Your Loved One's in Jail by Wes Denham

Mon, 20 Dec 2010 13:05:37 -0600

The copy on the back of the book starts out, "When someone close to you is arrested, things get crazy fast." That is surely an understatement, things will get extremely crazy blindingly fast. In "Arrested: What to Do When Your Loved One's in Jail" by Wes Denham, coauthor of "Arrest-Proof Yourself," you learn how to make decisions that are in the best interests of the entire family, not just the defendant who was arrested. In an easy to read style, without a lot of legal jargon, the book walks your through the process and includes checklists of what to do, and in what order. There is also a lot of information on topics you might not think about when someone is first arrested, but you really should.

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Hazardous Waste, and Hazardous Material Law - Book Review

Sat, 18 Dec 2010 11:09:34 -0600

Do you run a business or a local government agency and find yourself utterly baffled by the myriad of hazardous material laws. Confused about MSDS, cradle to grave policies, and what on Earth the inspectors and even your own bosses are expecting? Well, you are not alone, and coming from an industry where we had to deal with all this even though we only barely class one material.

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Effective Fundraising For Nonprofits - Real-World Strategies That Work by Ilona Bray

Tue, 14 Dec 2010 10:30:53 -0600

Nonprofit organizations rely on fundraising to exist. Success or failure of many nonprofits depends on the ability to raise funds, because with the money to operate, the charitable mission and the tax-exempt status won't mean much. An organization may have the best intentions, but without capital, and that means money, the success of the organization will be minimal if at all. That's where a book like "Effective Fundraising For Nonprofits: Real-World Strategies That Work" by Ilona Bray, J.D., comes in. It is an extremely informative book, written in plain English, that features advice and stories from over fifty experienced fundraisers, foundation staffers, journalists, and more, regarding everything you need to know to get fundraising for your organization.

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Nonprofit Fundraising Registration - The 50-State Guide

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 14:55:12 -0600

When it comes to money, the IRS is going to be involved. And unfortunately, tax law is complicated and confusing. What some nonprofits do not know is that there are nonprofit state fundraising registration rules that if you don't follow, the IRS can get involved and make a huge headache for the unknowing and unsuspecting nonprofit. Fines, public embarrassment and even returning donations can result from not following the rules. To assist with this quagmire of rules and regulations, Stephen Fishman, J.D., wrote "Nonprofit Fundraising Registration: The 50-State Guide." This book will show you how to fundraise legally in all states, complete the Unified Registration Statement, and understand Internet fundraising rules.

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The Technique to Choose Appropriate Commercial Litigation Lawyers for Your Company

Fri, 10 Dec 2010 13:48:47 -0600

Ever required some sort of commercial litigation lawyers for settling some related matters of your company? If you own a company or an organization then there certain circumstances which may lead you to seek some legal advice from commercial litigation solicitors in regard to certain issues concerning your business venture. But before approaching that perfect lawyer for your organization, how will become ensure for the fact that the one you are going to hire will be the best one for your company?

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Building a Parenting Agreement That Works - Child Custody Agreements Step by Step

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 12:38:22 -0600

As a mediator, I've spent a lot of time helping divorcing parents work out a fair and realistic parenting plan or custody agreement that works for them and their children. The plan needs to protect the best interests of the children, and it is the parents who know the children best. Absent any abuse, it really is the parents, not the court or other experts, who need to work together to create a parenting plan that will work for everyone involved. That is where this book comes in. "Building a Parenting Agreement That Works: Child Custody Agreements Step by Step" by Mimi Lyster Zemmelman contains practical solutions and sample language to assist divorcing parents overcome obstacles and build win-win custody agreements that allow everyone, parents and children, to live in their new arrangement.

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Corporate Law Adviser - Justification of Criminal Sanctions For Violations of Corporate Governance

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 13:41:50 -0500

The system through which those involved in the company's management are held accountable for their performance, with the aim of ensuring that they adhere to the company's proper objectives. Corporate governance is concerned with the separation of ownership and control that results when a company is publicly listed and, therefore, has too many owners who cannot all control the company at once, and as such, they hire professional managers to do so. It has been defined, thus: "The system through which those involved in the company's management are held accountable for their performance, with the aim of ensuring that they adhere to the company's proper objectives".

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Drive: Tapping Into Lawyers' Intrinsic Motivation

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:45:42 -0500

This is a book review of Daniel H. Pink's "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us", adapted to the perspective of practicing lawyers. Daniel H. Pink's 2009 book entitled "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" ("Drive") is filled with information that is highly relevant to the legal profession today.

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Your Limited Liability Company: An Operating Manual by Attorney Anthony Mancuso

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 14:25:20 -0500

If you are looking for a book to assist you with making business decisions regarding your LLC, this is not necessarily the right book for you. However, if you would like a book to assist with keeping the proper records of your meetings with forms to help you keep minutes and memorialize the decisions you do make, this book, "Your Limited Liability Company: An Operating Manual" by Attorney Anthony Mancuso, is the book you are looking for. The book includes a CD-ROM that contains 70 forms for you to use.

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Filing a Product Liability Compensation Claim

Wed, 13 Oct 2010 21:10:42 -0500

Injuries by defective products are claimable as they are mistake on part of the manufacturer/retailer. Be it out of court settlement or verdict through a court, everyone wants it quick and easy.

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Parental Alienation Memoir Review - A Father's Heartbreak

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 10:23:16 -0500

Father's rights attorney reviews one man's memoir of the effects of Parental Alienation on his life and his relationship with his children. This book is an excellent primer for parents, lawyers, therapists and judges on the damage that an alienating parent can inflict.

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Product Liability Compensation Claims For Consumers

Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:39:39 -0500

As you all know, the law and order of the country are for the protection of individual rights. Legal rules are meant for the protection of the rights of every citizen.

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Crooks Can Make a Career for Themselves After All

Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:47:59 -0500

This book is based on morals and ethics. Who has them and who doesn't is the interesting part of this fast action financial thriller. Would you be able to tell a story being told as it was being told? There are many they can't and believe every word out of someone's mouth to be true. This is who they look for and that is the person that wants to pull the lever to the one arm bandit.

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Ramaiya - Guide to the Companies Act (With a Thorough Discussion of SEBI Guidelines)

Wed, 01 Sep 2010 20:00:00 -0500

There are few books that have made history in their respective fields and have developed an unusual crave for them amongst their patrons. This encyclopedic work of RAMAIYA'S is undoubtedly one in the Company Law field.

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Book Review on Consumer, Personal, Cell Phone and Internet Privacy Issues

Wed, 11 Aug 2010 10:16:31 -0500

People have been talking about the Internet and online privacy for quite a while, for as long as I've used that is. I can remember some folks discussing it back in 1993 even, and by 1996 some folks were getting alarmed, and with good reason. It was clear back then, that this was going to become a huge problem, especially as public records were being put online.

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The Lone Star Writ of Garnishment

Thu, 29 Jul 2010 16:23:52 -0500

Even today, some Texas lawyers- particularly those representing garnishees- take the position that privates are not authorized to serve the writ of garnishment. Given the fact that?my service of the writ has been challenged twice in the last two years, one could reasonably assume it happens regularly throughout the state.

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The Middle Voice - Mediating Conflict Successfully by Joseph B Stulberg and Lela P Love

Tue, 27 Jul 2010 14:35:30 -0500

I had the opportunity to hear Joseph 'Josh' Stulberg speak at a mediation conference that I was also speaking at this spring. I purchased "The Middle Voice: Mediating Conflict Successfully" by Joseph B. Stulberg and Lela P. Love at the conference, and now after reading it, am glad that I did. It is a very good book on the basic mediation process and the skills needed to mediation conflict and find resolution. The book is appropriate for those who mediate professionally or for community dispute centers, as well as for those who have to mediation conflict in work, family, or community settings.

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Methods of Service - Follow the Rules

Mon, 17 May 2010 12:53:43 -0500

As process servers, most of us will occasionally find ourselves in possession of a citation or writ of which service may appear problematic. When you find yourself in this situation, it may prove beneficial to do bit of research.

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Keeping Our Heads When Others Are Losing Theirs!

Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:35:30 -0500

Marcy Jones, (JD), attorney, divorce coach, lecturer and first-time author has written a superbly informative and emotionally supportive book entitled "Graceful Divorce Solutions: A Comprehensive and Pro-active Guide to Saving You Time, Money and Your Sanity." Jones understands firsthand that facing divorce can feel equal to experiencing one of the greatest losses of your life: the loss of your hopes and dreams as a couple. Jones's stated mission for her book is not small, she wants to see the transformation of a faulty legal system which she says is "broken." She goes on to claim, "Right now, we don't do divorce, it does us. Simply stated, the whole system is illogical and out of control."

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Books For Attorneys - Three Resource Books For Every Lawyer

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 20:29:36 -0500

If you're a lawyer or getting into law these books are indispensable. Check them out if you haven't already.

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New Book Offers a Kinder, Gentler Divorce For Everyone Involved

Fri, 26 Mar 2010 08:55:56 -0500

After going through her own divorce, Marcy Jones decided there had to be an easier way. She decided to become a lawyer herself and soon became interested in how collaborative law can help families, especially divorcing couples, come to a solution that does not tear apart the family but instead allows people to work together. Jones' new book Graceful Divorce Solutions looks at divorce from every angle and situation and provides practical advice that will make divorcing couples breath a sigh of relief that they do not have to have their lawyers fight in court to come to an agreement.

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Book Review - For the Life O'Reilly Written by Brian Cohen

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 13:48:49 -0600

Nicholas O'Reilly was a partner in a huge New York law firm, Williams Gardner & Schmidt. He was going places with this firm and had much prestige even though he knew this type of firm was a cutthroat kind of firm. He had many friends in the firm.

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Law School Admissions Calculator - There is a 95% Chance This Will Be Accurate

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:43:25 -0600

Try more than one and average all the results. Most of all, remember this is only 95% accurate. If you are close to being on the bubble, your personal statement along with your letters of recommendation could still help you get accepted.

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Law School Financial Aid - Almost Every Law Student Must Have This to Complete the Courses

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:43:15 -0600

Available to graduate students are the Stanford Loan and the Perkins Loan which are federally funded loans that must be paid back after graduation. There is also the Graduate PLUS System that connects private lenders with students that need the necessary resources to continue their education in law.

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Law School Scholarship - They Are Out There, Just Keep Looking

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 16:30:52 -0600

There is a law school scholarship for those that look hard enough. Many institutions of higher learning offer them not only to minority students, but to those that do not have the financial resources to pursue this challenging career.

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Law School Essay - This is Your Personal Statement

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:24:22 -0600

Explain your experiences, but get to the point. Remember, these reviews do nothing but read applications all day. Do what you can to set yourself apart without boring them.

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Requirements For Law School - Get it Right

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 17:38:39 -0600

While your LSAT score is critical, a commendable GPA and course load are important. An admission board is more likely to look favorably on an applicant that has double majored in biology and philosophy with a GPA of 3.25 than someone who majored in political science with the same GPA.

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Child Custody For Fathers to Help Dads in Their Case

Fri, 08 Jan 2010 17:25:07 -0600

It is crucial that dads establish themselves prior to acquiring custody. The moment you lose custody, your chances of maintaining an active role in your child's life decrease. Allowing full control by your ex-spouse can be tragic if the divorce was fiercely fought since...

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The Manager's Legal Handbook by Attorneys Amy Delpo and Lisa Guerin

Tue, 29 Dec 2009 15:43:39 -0600

"The Manager's Legal Handbook" by Attorneys Amy Delpo and Lisa Guerin is another informative text published by Nolo, the publisher that is passionate about making law accessible to everyone. This book is a resource for those who supervise employees and independent contractors. It contains a plethora of advice on important topics to managers.

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Running a Side Business - How to Create a Second Income

Wed, 09 Dec 2009 11:22:02 -0600

"Running a Side Business: How to Create a Second Income" by Attorney Richard Stim and Lisa Guerin, J.D. is a great little book containing the basics of starting a business on the side, while keeping your day job. It is one of the Nolo and USA Today collaborations, so it brings legal information in an easy to understand format with the checklists, tips, and USA Today Snapshots. It's an interesting and informative book.

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Crazy in America

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 14:11:43 -0600

"A national scandal" is the coined phrase Ms. Pfeiffer, an investigative reporter, uses to describe mentally ill persons and their shockingly tragic encounters with the criminal justice system. In this heartrending book she meticulously documents the stories of six mentally ill individuals who came into contact with the criminal justice system because of aberrant psychotic behaviors related to their illnesses and suffered tragic experiences in jails and prisons.

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Business Loans From Family & Friends - How to Ask, Make it Legal, & Make it Work

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 11:47:44 -0600

The first thing I noticed about "Business Loans From Family & Friends: How to Ask, Make It Legal, & Make It Work" by Asheesh Advani was that the book had a foreword by Richard Branson. Having admired the founder and chairman of the Virgin Group, I figured if he'd endorsed it, I'd take a look. I was not disappointed.

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Setting Up a Private Foundation - A Legal Book Review

Mon, 07 Dec 2009 09:18:10 -0600

A good many folks would like to leave money to the common good when they retire or after they have completed their life experience. Some folks would like to set up private foundations because they would like to give back to the world that has given them so much. Today, there are nearly 76,000 private foundations in the US and that number grows each and every year.

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101 Law Forms For Personal Use

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 09:50:41 -0600

Regardless of what we do, paper and forms are a huge part of our life. Some are simple and some complex. Others seem unnecessary, while certain documents are worth more than you can imagine at certain times and during certain circumstances. For anyone who wants a head start with drafting forms, Attorney Ralph Warner & Robin Leonad's book "101 Law Forms for Personal Use" is a handy reference.

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What If There Really Was Equal Justice For All - A Book Review

Sat, 28 Nov 2009 00:31:31 -0600

The civil rights movement in the United States was nothing short of epic. And it really was befitting of the United States considering what we claim to stand for. Some say that we went too far, and actually in many cases promoted those who had been pushed down before above those races and nationalities who once controlled everything. They call it reverse discrimination.

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Legal Book Review - Incorporating Your Small Business

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 22:46:04 -0600

If you own a small business and you wish to protect your assets, and stretch your tax dollar to the fullest then you might wish to consider incorporating your business. Maybe you don't know a lot about how to incorporate your business, or why you should. Perhaps, you'd like to know the history behind the reasons people have incorporated their businesses in the past, or how that relates to the same needs, challenges, and issues of our present time and your particular business.

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For the Hobby Inventor and Innovator, Patent Law is Paramount - Book Review

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 20:25:51 -0600

Inventors, dreamers, innovators, and concept designers have a visually enhanced brain, and they can create and conceive of nearly anything. They are creative geniuses, and we are lucky to have them in our civilization and society. Unfortunately with this incredible gift, they often lack the incessant details, and inability to work within a structured environment of forms, law, and filing the patents they need to protect their genius.

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Avoiding Legal Pitfalls That Can Come Back to Bite You at Work, at Home, and at Play

Thu, 05 Nov 2009 16:04:18 -0600

So Sue Me, JACKASS! by Amy Epstein Feldman and Robin Epstein is a book that will answer all the legal questions you've been afraid to ask - no matter how outlandish they may be - and it does it in a practical, easy to understand and humorous way.

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Form Your Own Limited Liability Company by Attorney Anthony Mancuso

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:48:04 -0500

Overall, this is a good basic book for someone who is looking to learn more about LLCs and how to form them. Again, the most important chapters are those that help with creating Operating Agreements.

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Leases & Rental Agreements by Marcia Stewart and Attorneys Ralph Warner & Janet Portman

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:38:14 -0500

Why start from scratch and reinvent the wheel all by yourself? If you are a landlord, regardless if you own one rental or many, there are a variety of forms and agreements you will need. "Leases & Rental Agreements" by Marcia Stewart and Attorneys Ralph Warner & Janet Portman is a Nolo publication that is billed as your lease and rental documents companion. It's a good reference to get you started.

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The Criminal Law Handbook - Know Your Rights, Survive the System

Thu, 08 Oct 2009 20:21:16 -0500

"The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System" by Attorneys Paul Bergman & Sara J. Berman is an impressive 678 page tome of information all about criminal law. The book sets out to assist you with understanding the confusing rules and procedures involved with criminal offences and to teach you how the system works, why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do, and most importantly, what you can do to limit the harm. I feel it accomplishes that goal very well. Most of the book is written in an understandable question-and-answer format...

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Legal Research - How to Find & Understand the Law

Mon, 28 Sep 2009 21:01:33 -0500

"Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law" by Attorney Stephen Elias and the Editors of Nolo is another book in the huge legal library published by Nolo, a publisher that prides itself on making the law accessible to everyone. I'm an attorney, and I still like the books put out by Nolo, especially the ones on areas I'm not as familiar with, but want a little knowledge. Nolo always delivers.

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How Cyber Law by Brett Trout is an Example of POD Publishing

Sun, 20 Sep 2009 11:37:04 -0500

As the publishing industry undergoes violent upheavals of change, it is useful to track that change through the very books that are riding that change, and implementing it, through how they are created, published, distributed and sold. Cyber Law by Brett Trout is a perfect example of such a book.

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Save Your Small Business - 10 Crucial Strategies to Survive Hard Times Or Close Down & Move On

Fri, 18 Sep 2009 19:45:55 -0500

If there were ever a timely business book, "Save Your Small Business: 10 Crucial Strategies To Survive Hard Times or Close Down & Move On" by Ralph Warner and Bethany K. Laurence is certainly it. Promoted as a road map to small business survival, Warner and Laurence provide simple, no-nonsense, steps that can make a huge difference in running, saving, or if needed closing, your small business. Running a small business has always been hard, but currently it can be brutally agonizing, if not downright scary.

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A Review of Law School Confidential

Tue, 15 Sep 2009 13:59:58 -0500

Review of the popular law book, Law School Confidential, and whether it is worth its hype or not. Law School Confidential has built up a formidable reputation since its publication as a must read book for every aspiring or current law student. If you ask an actual law student, you will find that most, if not all, have a copy of this book sitting in their book library.

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Divorce Without Court - A Guide to Mediation & Collaborative Divorce

Wed, 09 Sep 2009 22:41:55 -0500

Going through a divorce is an emotionally and financially taxing time. To make matters worse, the complexities of the unknown process and the adversarial conflict that often accompanies divorces increase the stresses tenfold. One has to ask, "can you have a civilized divorce and minimize the financial and emotional conflict?" Attorney - Mediator Katherine E. Stoner answers this question with an unflinching, "Yes!" Her book, "Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation & Collaborative Divorce, 2nd Edition" provides a guide to the steps necessary to negotiate a divorce settlement using divorce mediation or the new innovative approach called collaborative divorce.

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Law School Confidential Review

Fri, 04 Sep 2009 09:02:57 -0500

We review the Law School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience, By Students, For Students - long considered essential reading for anyone thinking of applying to law school, and see if it is worth the hype.

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Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants by Janet Portman

Tue, 25 Aug 2009 23:53:20 -0500

I just read the 2nd Edition of "Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants" by Janet Portman, the author of "Every Landlord's Legal Guide." This book is a great resource for the new landlord who will do everything him or herself.

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IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans - Taking Your Money Out by Twila Slesnick and John Suttle

Fri, 14 Aug 2009 22:27:51 -0500

There are many books on investing that include chapters on IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement plans. However these books usually give the advice to ensure you are contributing to these plans and offer suggestions on what investment vehicles to use to help save a nest egg for a person's retirement years. This book is different. "IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans: Taking Your Money Out 9th Edition" by Twila Slesnick and John C. Suttle is not for the person wanting to invest for retirement, it is for the person who has reached retirement, or about to, and wants to take money out of these types of accounts. There are various rules, and this Nolo legal guide helps the reader navigate them.

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Learn the Legalities of Income Property and Home Rental Business - A Book Review

Mon, 03 Aug 2009 09:50:10 -0500

Have you ever consider owning rental properties, but were unsure about the issues and legalities of the rental business? If so, I sure have the perfect book for you, one that will help keep you out of trouble and prevent you from getting taken to the cleaners. The book is called; "Managing Rental Properties for Maximum Profits; Save Time and Money with Greg Perry's Foolproof System for Buying the Right Properties, Finding and Keeping Good Tenants, Getting Paid On Time, Fixing and Maintaining Your Properties, Handling Tenant Complaints, Keeping Good Records and So Much More," by Greg Perry; Prima ...

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Drowning Accident - Should You Sue?

Mon, 13 Jul 2009 11:53:58 -0500

A drowning accident is scary for any family. Sadly there are a large number of drowning accidents every year. A drowning accident can happen quickly.

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Estate Planning For Blended Families - Providing For Your Spouse & Children in a Second Marriage

Thu, 09 Jul 2009 09:18:15 -0500

Estate planning can be difficult enough, but for those in their second marriage, it can be even more complex. "Estate Planning for Blended Families: Providing for Your Spouse & Children in a Second Marriage" by Attorney Richard E. Barnes guides you through the process of planning your estate to be fair with everyone and minimize family fights.

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Saving the Family Cottage - A Guide to Succession Planning

Wed, 08 Jul 2009 11:48:01 -0500

I first learned of "Saving the Family Cottage: A Guide to Succession Planning for Your Cottage, Cabin, Camp or Vacation Home" by Stuart J. Hollander, Rose Hollander, & David S. Fry a couple of years ago from a fellow attorney who recommended it. This is a very good book if you plan on passing on a cottage or vacation home to your children, if you have inherited a cabin with siblings or other relatives, or you just want to know how to keep property in the family and reduce or avoid the squabbles over it.

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MS-13 is a Real Threat - They Are Serious, Powerful and Have the Numbers to Raise Hell

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 09:30:04 -0500

Most folks that live in America do not fully comprehend the MS-13 Gang, but regardless we are all effected in some way by their actions and endeavors. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is working with local jurisdictions in nearly every state in the US to try to stop this entrenched group. How are they doing?

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What Are The Pros and Cons of Government Surveillance?

Tue, 28 May 2019 08:20:08 -0500

Do you wonder what are the good points of government surveillance? Of course, you must realize there must be some bad points as well.

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Does the FBI Use Drones & Helicopters for Aerial Suveillance?

Tue, 28 May 2019 08:19:48 -0500

Do you get the impression the FBI is spying on you from the sky? Do you hear a plane or a helicopter flying sometimes above your home?

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Have You Seen a FBI Surveillance Van Parked in Your Street?

Mon, 27 May 2019 15:08:41 -0500

Do you suspect the FBI is spying on you? Have you noticed a van parking for lengthy periods around your neighborhood?

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Facts Every Lawyer Should Know About Hispanic Marketing

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:52:53 -0500

Hispanics remain one of the fastest growing segments of the population. As a result, Latino communities across the United States have a rising need for legal representation. Are you doing enough to effectively market your law firm to the Hispanic community?

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Why to Get a PF Registration Done - The Benefits of a Provident Fund

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:55:27 -0500

There are several ways an individual can save for the future, but the Employee Provident Fund is one of the easiest and safest option. The write-up aims to elaborate a few primary paybacks of registering for Provident Fund. It explains who PF can be utilised in case of emergency or life in general.

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The GST Bill and the GST Return - The Eight Pros and Cons of It

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:03:16 -0500

India recently switched to a single Goods and Service Tax also known as GST. In this writeup, a brief introduction to the tax is given. It is followed by the benefits it affords consumers and business. In conclusion, the obstacles the tax creates are also listed.

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Udyog Aadhar Registration - Answering What, Who, How and Why of It

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:48:27 -0500

The Government of India supports and aids medium, small and micro enterprises. To get that help, a business has to register under Udyog Aadhar. This article explains what it is and who can register for it. It then talks about the process of registration and the benefits that can be availed after it.

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Professional Tax Registration - The Benefits of Hiring Experts to Do It

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 10:11:01 -0500

The writeup explains, in brief, what is the professional tax. It then clarifies in which states is it levied, how the tax is paid and who is responsible for paying it. In conclusion, the benefits of employing a service provider for registering for professional tax payment are elucidated extensively.

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Selecting the Business Structure and the Process of Company Registration in India

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 08:08:26 -0500

The article explains the necessity of picking a company structure before registering it in India. It elucidates the types of constitutions a business can form and the importance of it. Followed by it, is an essential guide that helps new owners decide the structure of their ventures. Finally, described is the process of company registrations.

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Everything You Need to Know Before You Fill an NGO Online Registration Form

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:30:36 -0500

Starting an NGO is admirable work, but it comes with its responsibility. This article aims to provide all the information a person may need before registering an NGO. Starting from what an NGO is and ending with how to get the organisation registered, it explains every step of the way. The writeup even tackles the methods of finding financial support for the agency.

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Simplifying the Process of Name Change on a Birth Certificate for Children and Adults

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:52:53 -0500

A birth certificate is a notable document that needs to be unconditionally correct. There is no scope for error in it. The article helps simplify the process of correcting any mistake that may have occurred in the certificate. It also explains how a person can get the name changed on a birth certificate.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Safeguard Yourself Against Burnout

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:33:07 -0500

Being a legal assistant is a high stress position. We are the last step in a long line of steps that ensures pleadings and documents get filed and out on time to whomever they need to go. Everyone wants everything done yesterday, even if they only got their part of it to you ten minutes ago. It's commonplace for us to take on all responsibility for a project and get it done in an unreasonably short amount of time. We, simply, are magicians; however, it sometimes comes at a steep cost.

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Deposition FAQs, Tips and Tricks

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:39:36 -0500

You have been called upon to give sworn testimony via deposition. Thorough preparation on your part is essential. Following are answers to frequently asked questions along with some tips and tricks to make your deposition go smoothly.

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6 Qualities to Expect From a Good Solicitor

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:38:48 -0500

A successful solicitor must posses the right skills to match their particular area of law. Many of these skills will be developed over time, but it is also necessary to hold the right professional qualifications to enter this career path.

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Off-Body Carry: The Complete Guide [2018]

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:12:05 -0500

Carrying your pistol or revolver off your body in a concealed carry bag, or in any purse, fanny pack, backpack, concealed carry day planner, messenger bag or sling bag that places it away from your body may be a problem and a risk for some, but is a common style of carrying your firearm. This article will help you understand the pros of this style of carry and guide you between belt pouches, shoulder bags and purses for women.

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BigLaw And Millennials: Peas In A Pod

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:07:42 -0500

Almost every day, we see yet another article on millennials; they are examined, poked, and prodded to determine just exactly what they are and why they are not like the rest of us. I would argue to the contrary. They are just like the rest of us - only better.

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How to Get Access to the Public Records With Ease

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 20:36:42 -0500

In the United States of America, public records refer to the records that the government collected and archived. And these records are available for the common people to access for free. In simple terms, these records consist of country, state or federal info on a public domain. Anyone who has access to the internet can check out these records. Let's find out how you can find these public records with ease.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Do Know What We Know

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:02:40 -0500

One of the readers of my previous article commented: "While I don't know everything, I do know what I know." Despite my admission that legal assistants don't know everything related to law, there are circumstances in which we do know everything. Legal assistants are the detailers of the legal profession. We make the attorney's vision of their solution to a client's problem come to fruition. We get 'er done.

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The Thin Line Between Morality & Law

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:09:09 -0500

If one eats meat, in a place where majority abstain from taking it, would that person be liable to punishment? What if one takes part in a protest for more Democratic space, which has been proscribed by the Government, is that person justified in his/her cause? Are the police justified to kill in the commission of crime so as to protect innocent lives, with many viewing taking of another life no matter the situation as wrong?

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Don't Know It All

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:25:35 -0500

I work in a small general practice law firm. Despite that description, I am not familiar with every area of law. There are dozens of areas of law, some broad in scope and others very specific. Some law firms opt to practice in limited areas of law while others, like the one I work in, practice in several areas of law. There are benefits and drawbacks to each law firm model; however, I prefer working in general practice firms because they provide diversity each day. Forrest Gump famously said, "... life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." The same is true with general practice law firms.

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'DAYA-MARAN' (Euthanasia) AND 'ICHCHHA-MARAN' (Willfully Embracing a Dignified Death)

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:39:58 -0500

'Euthanasia' has been under great discussion recently, as the Govt. of India is planning to bring out a Law on this subject. Very recently, in March 2018, the Supreme Court of India rendered a very important decision on this issue. * This article, of 2016, discusses issues related with 'Euthanasia' as well as 'Willfully embracing an Honourable Death'; & talks about what is the position in Law (In India) & what it should be legally & morally. The basic principle discussed will be applicable everywhere in the World, as the Laws may differ from Country to country, but the issues related with Morality are the same everywhere

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Does My Dog Have Rights? Why Do Courts Value Pets As Property?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:12:03 -0500

We love our pets. They feel like part of the family, and Americans spend billions of dollars on them yearly - specifically $61 billion. With so much love for our furry friends, why do our courts still value pets as simple property?

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Why You Should Have a Corporate Lawyer on Staff

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:25:57 -0500

Corporations and small businesses are sites of expertise in their own industries. Business executives are highly specialized professionals whose primary focus is on the efficient and profitable management of their businesses.

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Tips For Lemon Car Cases

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:22:52 -0500

When a car fails to meets its warranty parameters and either does not function or poses a serious safety problem, we usually deal with what's called a "lemon". Being the unlucky owner of a lemon is certainly a pill hard to swallow. Luckily, each state has specially designed consumer laws. Ask the local DMV about lemon laws in your state. You surely want to get your money back or to have it replaced with a fully functional one. Check the following tips for lemon car cases:

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Legal Assistant's Corner: I Really Do (Mostly) Love My Job

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:49:02 -0500

Legal assistants are notoriously stressed out and we sometimes focus too much on the negative things that rear their head throughout each day - and negative things do happen every day. On the flip side, the majority of us absolutely love what we do and have no desire to do anything else professionally.

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How Inheritance Funding Works

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:05:23 -0500

The passing of a beloved person is always a sad moment. Some of us cope better with this new reality. Things get really complicated when that person was an important source of income for the family. Furthermore, deciding what will happen with the remaining belongings is usually a legal matter. The entire process of distributing the goods to the rightful inheritors is called a probate and it can take even years before things get sorted out. Of course, not all of us can afford waiting several years. If you need urgent money, you can always get advance inheritance funding from advance inheritance loan companies.

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Tips to Hire a Private Investigator

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:38 -0500

If you need to hire a private detective to spy on your cheating spouse or some other family member who you are responsible for, make sure you consider the tips given below. License It's very important to opt for a licensed detective. In fact, hiring an unlicensed one may lead to a negative outcome.

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What To Do After Buying A Lemon Car

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:00 -0500

For many, buying a car is a major investment. Unfortunately, not everything planned goes well. There are many hidden lemons, waiting for the unaware buyer. And by "lemon" we refer to cars which have serious malfunctions. If you suspect that you have bought a lemon, you should immediately take action. Find out more about what to do after realizing that the vehicle has serious problems.

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Understanding UK Average Weight Legislation

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:55:47 -0500

Current average weight legislation exists to ensure that packages contain, on average, no more (or less) than the weight or volume specified on the packaging. It affects all pre-packaged products, of a predetermined weight or volume that are produced without the customer being present.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: The Sticky Wicket of Conferring With Clients

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:09:50 -0500

Clients and legal assistants often build a strong and friendly relationship during the course of a case. Legal assistants act as a go between for the client and the attorney, obtaining and passing along information about the case for both. While legal assistants exist to make a case run smoothly for both the client and the attorney, discussing the case directly with a client sometimes gets sticky for us. Legally, we aren't allowed to provide you with legal advice. It's ACTUALLY a crime that we can be personally charged with. So, we generally pass you along to the attorney when you tread into those waters.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Please Respect Our Time

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:17:50 -0600

The average legal assistant works for two or three attorneys. Among other things, our job description includes drafting/editing/formatting/reviewing documents, obtaining records from various sources, disseminating documentation to all required parties, electronically filing documents with the court, knowing local/state/federal court rules, maintaining/organizing client files, scheduling appointments/hearings/depositions and interfacing with clients. In smaller firms, it's common that legal assistants wear additional hats such as receptionist, bookkeeper, office manager, marketing manager and countless more. Our days are spent constantly evaluating where in our priority list each new task ought to fall and accomplishing those tasks accordingly. To say we are crazy busy is a huge understatement.

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How to Settle a Court Case

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 20:17:50 -0600

"Money makes the world spin". It's a phrase that we all know very well. Credit cards, alimony, child-support, mortgages, student loans, business loans,.

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5 Easy Steps To Obtain a Grant of Probate

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:33:32 -0600

When disposing of an estate, you will sometimes need to obtain a document called a Grant of Probate, or, depending on the situation Letters of Administration. This article shows you how to obtain a Grant in five easy steps.

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What to Do If You've Been Left a Gift Under the Will But the Solicitors Won't Speak to You

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:04:27 -0600

If you believe that you may have been left a gift under a Will it is only natural to be curious as to what that gift is, or when you can expect to receive it. You may try talking to a solicitor who is dealing with the estate, but they may not always be able to speak with you. This article explains why and what you can do about it.

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4 Easy Steps to Value an Estate

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:58:33 -0600

When someone passes away, if they left a Will they will have nominated an executor, if they didn't leave a Will the next of kin will be able to deal with the estate. Part of sorting out the Estate means valuing it and this can be daunting. But this article explains in four easy steps how to manage this.

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Top 5 Solutions for Dealing With HMRC Winding-Up Petitions

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:11:55 -0600

I've previously written an article explaining how to get winding up petitions dismissed and withdrawn and another, five months later, revealing how HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was responsible for issuing the vast majority of winding up petitions in Britain. Sadly, very little has changed over the past three years and today, HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month. HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month.

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How to Ensure Your Winding Up Petition Is Not Dismissed or Withdrawn

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:09:59 -0600

Some time ago, we presented a winding up petition to a company that owed one of our clients 50k. Upon receipt, the respondent company threatened to apply for a court injunction to restrain us from proceeding and dismiss the petition on the grounds the debt was disputed. The respondent company falsely alleged that 49k of the debt was disputed, but in accordance with section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986, the petition remained in force as the undisputed sum (1k) was more than ?750.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Be Nice to Your Attorney's Legal Assistant

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:41:20 -0600

I can't count the number of times I've been the brunt of a client's anger or irritation just to hear that same client interact completely respectfully towards the attorney just one minute later. We understand that you are likely going through one of the most stressful and traumatic periods of your life; however, it doesn't give you license to treat us poorly during the process.

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Steps of Inheritance Probate

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:12:12 -0600

We all have to go, sooner or later. And many of us choose to leave more than memories to the loved ones. This is why making a will and specifying the inheritors has become of utmost importance. If you care about your spouse and children, make sure that their future is secured long after you are gone. Before receiving any money and access to estate, the beneficiaries will have to wait for the probate process to finish and the inheritance distributed. There are several steps for any typical probate.

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Technology in the Legal Sector

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:41:58 -0600

It is safe to say that we are firmly into 2018 now. The first month of this year has been filled with brand new technology. That is set to change the way we live our day to day lives.

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Preparing For A Lie Detector Test - The Dos

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:32:04 -0600

The lie detector test is very common, especially where police investigations are involved. There are however very many other situations where the tests can be applied, including in job application, especially government jobs and during investigations at the place of work. Some couples also opt for the tests when they are uncertain about the aspects in their relationships and feel the only way to get closure is by putting their partners to the test.

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Limits of Human Laws

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:18:28 -0600

The evolution of man necessitates that he form communities where he can live in relation with his neighbors. And since human beings are of varied in nature, it became pertinent that each community must organize itself to take care of both the weak and strong, and therefore a legal system gradually evolved in each society based on the spiritual maturity of the people.But the more mankind fell from grace, the more removed the laws became from natural laws that govern all creation.

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Starting a Tax Exempt Organization

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:56:23 -0600

The term 501(c)(3) refers to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, where the rules and regulations governing exempt organizations are found. Tax exempt organizations are commonly referred to as 501(c)(3). 501(c)(3) includes both public charities and private foundations.

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The Top Business Lawyers Mean Business

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:30:26 -0600

Business owners need to abide by the laws of business from day one. These laws govern various aspects of a business - organization, taxation, advertising policies, pricing, human resources, infrastructure, and others. They also provide protection to business owners from liabilities.

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Evolution of Military Law in the United States

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:34:18 -0600

While in service I visited the United States as a guest of the US Air Force. As I was sometimes a presiding officer of Court Martial in India (being legally qualified), I was interested how the US military law functions. One significant difference is that in the US, there is at the moment one Unified Military Code which is applicable to all the 4 service arms namely the army, airforce, navy and coast guard, while in India we have a separate military code for each service.

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DUI Lawyer - What They Do

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 07:32:05 -0600

DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence but in some states it is called DWI, Driving While Intoxicated. There are strict laws in all of fifty states for those that are caught doing driving when they are intoxicated. If you are stopped for suspicious behavior the law enforcement officer can do a field sobriety test if the drive has slurred speech, has a strong odor of alcohol on them or general incoherence. They can also ask permission to do a BAC, which stands for Blood Alcohol Content test if the driver does not demonstrate good motor skills or judgment during the field tests.

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Probate Attorney - What You Should Know

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 07:38:43 -0600

This is the attorney that you would hire to administer the last will and testament of a deceased person. They will also help to guide the heirs through the probate process in court, which is when a person files a petition for probate. This is the process to determine if the will the deceased left behind is valid. In the probate process the assets that the deceased left behind are distributed to pay any bills and what is left is divided among the heirs as the will states.

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How Home Insurance Lawyers Can Help Resolve Your Case

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:47:44 -0600

Home insurance lawyers do the fighting that you are not able to do. Terri-Lynn Robinson's entire life was turned upside down when a dispute with her ex-husband went disastrously wrong. As he packed to move out, he decided to take revenge. He retrieved a BBQ lighter and lit the entire length of their bed skirt on fire.

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Do Current Law Students Need: Remedial Study - And Different External Bar Preparation?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:12:37 -0600

Law school enrollment and bar examination pass rates are on the decline for various reasons. There is a solution to help students and protect the public too.

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Why The Probate Process Takes A Long Time To Decide Inheritance Distribution

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:02:31 -0600

Without proper planning, a person's estates will be distributed through a probate process after the person's death. This judicial-administrative process is lengthy and it may take years until a final resolution is reached. Hiring specialized lawyers and consultants is recommended and will greatly speed up the process, since experts know what documents are needed and the exact steps of the probate. But first, let's analyze the reasons for which a probate process lasts so long.

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5 Things to Consider While Building a Remote Legal Team

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:26:07 -0600

Thinking of building a remote legal team? Read this article and learn about a few things, which you need to consider for your venture's success.

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Law Enforcement Investigator

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:21:01 -0600

When a crime is committed, it is essential to uncover all the evidence associated with it in order to find the culprit. It is the law enforcement authorities who make the arrest. But they require a complete analysis of the motive behind the crime, methods involved in committing the crime, prime suspects, etc. This can be done either in-house or professional private investigators can be hired. He is known as a law enforcement investigator.

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How to Best Prepare for Attending Court

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:20:03 -0600

It can be difficult to know how to behave and act to reduce the stress of attending court and present yourself in the best possible light to the Judge. This article will discuss some of the most practical advice to present yourself well at Court.

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Why I Sued an Elephant

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:05:24 -0600

15 million lawsuits were filed in America last year. I urge you to protect yourself, and the first step is researching how you can lawyer-proof your life.

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Getting Good Legal Advice

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:22:59 -0500

You have to make a decision that can cost many thousands of dollars. You want good legal advice. This article shares how one attorney analyses a case for his clients.

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Five Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Attorney

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:35:30 -0500

Learn how to find the right attorney for your needs. Identify the steps you should take to ensure you choose the attorney who will best represent you.

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Looking 40 Years Back - A Circle Closes

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:59:07 -0500

We learn the meaning of a career by looking back over the decades of struggles and successes. But even at the end of a work life, we are called to create outstanding results with energy and imagination. I just attended my law school 40-year reunion. What I learned surprised me, and it was seeing into my own soul, the parts of me that account for both my progress and my missteps after 40 years of court battles.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Parking Lot Compliant With Fire Lane and ADA Striping

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:54:32 -0500

When your parking lot needs to be compliant with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Standards of Accessible Design, there are a few things to keep in mind. To begin with, when you need to provide spaces for parking, you have an immediate obligation to remove any barriers to accessibility that may exist in your facility of parking. It is relatively inexpensive to do ADA striping and thus, quite achievable. Here are a few tips to ensure you get it right the first time.

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HOA Attorney Job Description

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:22:57 -0500

This type of attorney is the one that represents and advises the homeowner's association board members on many different matters regarding property rights and contracts. A HOA attorney (homeowners association) is generally in charge of drafting the community rules so that they comply with the governing law.

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Are We Sinking the Jones Act?

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:39:42 -0500

As a former merchant mariner, I continue to follow issues relating to the shipping industry in general with a particular interest as to matters touching on the survival of America's merchant marine. I was surprised to recently learn that Senator John McCain, a man whom I admire, has introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Jones Act restrictions against foreign flag vessels carrying cargo between U.S. ports. His bill, entitled the Open America's Waters Act of 2017, would allow foreign flag vessels to compete within U.S. waters for goods moving between American ports. I can't help wonder why the Senator believes such a repeal is good policy, maritime or otherwise.

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What Are Lemon Law Attorneys?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:27:07 -0500

When we buy a new car, we make sure to get a car that works fine and we feel comfortable in it. This is why most of us opt for test-driving a car before purchasing it. It is a smart thing to do. But even so, our hopes and dreams will be shattered if the car we bought starts to act strangely and it stops running. Even more troublesome is when after repeated repair attempts, the car still has the same problem. In this case, we are sad to announce you, but you've stumbled upon a lemon. The best thing to do is to get your car replaced with a working one or have your money returned. Hire a lemon law attorney if things do not go well with the car dealer.

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Scope of Corporate Law in India

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:25:41 -0500

Gone are the times when litigation and a robe clad barrister used to be the only meaning and face of law in India. Today the scene is such that the corporate law practice is truly international in nature thanks to the fact that India is one of the most fastest growing economies in the world and a signatory to the WTO or world trade organization.

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A Brief Summary of Contract Law: Key Terms, Common Defenses and General Recommendations

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:44:41 -0500

Many individuals and companies enter into contracts without fully understanding the terms. Often, neither party has clarity on what the contract requires in terms of performance standards, remedies for breach and whether unwritten terms can supplement the written contract. This post is intended to provide a quick guide to some key terms and issues that are relevant in the area of contract law.

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Method of Commencing Action in the Magistrate Court in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:01:45 -0500

How proceedings are initiated in the magistrate court. -LAGOS AND ABUJA AS A CASE STUDY. (A) Magistrate Court in Lagos - Under ord 1, Magistrate's Courts (Civil Procedure) Rules, two forms of commencement are provided: A person can institute an action using any of the following:

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Appraisal of Applications Pending Appeal and Enforcement of Judgment in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:04 -0500

Upon judgment, a party may appeal against the judgment or interlocutory order. It becomes necessary to preserve the res ante pending the determination of the appeal. There are three types of applications that can be made for maintenance of the status quo pending appeal.

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What To Do When You Need Quick Inheritance Money

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:12:47 -0500

The departure of a loved one is always a great moment of sadness. Unfortunately, this unpleasant feeling will be aggravated by the immediate financial consequences. If the person who dies was the one earning the most money (or the only one earning money) for the family, the loss of income will be very dangerous for the remaining descendants. Luckily, most of us take this scenario into consideration and formulate wills. In this way, the valuables will be distributed to the loved ones. However, the process of distributing the valuables stipulated in the will can take a lot of time. This may be a big problem in the heirs need urgent money. Find out what to do when you need quick inheritance money.

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Conservatorships and Why You Should Avoid Them

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:20:02 -0500

This article will explain how conservatorships work in the state of California. You will learn about the pitfalls of conservatorships and how to avoid them.

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6 Winning Asset Management Strategies That You Need to Apply Now

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:29:37 -0500

It is all about to understand the 6 winning asset management strategies. It will help help apply now and get satisfactory results from expert asset protection attorney.

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How 'No Win, No Fee' Is on the Verge of Demise

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:44 -0500

Being in the hospital is never easy. It puts everything to a stop and, depending on the seriousness of the issue faced, can make you think seriously about what is really important in life. For those that don't suffer such a serious injury or illness, it can really slow you down in life.

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Police Shortages Threaten Big Cities, Small Towns

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:26:27 -0500

It's never been harder to find a hero. Police departments across the country are struggling to fill their ranks, and it's overworking officers, worrying residents, and frustrating city and state officials. Big cities don't have nearly enough police officers walking the beat. If you are a law enforcement officer that has been injured on the job from a lack of support, visit a Colorado workers comp attorney today.

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The Major Keys of a Legal Service System

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:24:19 -0500

In whichever country we may reside we are bound by the laws of the place. Every country state has its own set of laws that the people, organizations and every alternate system have to abide by. The citizens have to limit their activities according to the demands of the state and country.

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See You In The Court

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:18:01 -0500

Justice hails to be a part of our life and it secures our rights. But in the current world justice has been matched with mere anarchy and destitution.

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Why Is There No Law for Religious Malpractice?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:27 -0500

If a doctor gives a person the wrong prescription or removes the wrong organ, or so forth, he would be up for malpractice and would lose his license. The same does not apply, however, to the priest who upholds the lies and myths of religious tenets and advises incorrectly. The fact that he claims to forgive sins and sends people on their way to do the same again should come under the heading of religious malpractice.

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How To Detect a Lemon Car

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:56:21 -0500

There are few things more exciting than buying a new car and testing it on the road. Owning the car of your dreams is a great feeling. Unfortunately, this feeling can be quickly ruined if the new vehicle begins to act strangely and is plagued by numerous malfunctions in a short time. If the number of repairs is quickly getting higher and you wander why, the answer may be in front of your eyes: you have bought a lemon car. Find out how to detect a lemon car before actually buying the car and contact a lemon law attorney if you need any help.

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What Is Food Safety and How Is It Achieved?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:55:35 -0500

Food security is one big issue that needs to be dealt with no leniency. Everyone has a right to clean food and this is made sure by the strict rules of FSSAI. Also, the consultants play an important part in getting the manufacturers their licenses to make sure only high quality food reaches the masses.

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It's Time We Answered the Call for First Responders

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:58:41 -0500

Under current Colorado law, first responders are not able to receive benefits if a traumatic event that occurred while on the job resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder. However, Colorado House Bill 1229 will allow these heroes to seek claims involving PTSD if diagnosed by a licensed mental healthcare professional. The Colorado Workers Comp attorneys here at Burg Simpson are fighting for your rights to clear this important bill.

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How Lawyers Can Mindfully Cope With Changes Coming To The Legal Profession

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:02:11 -0500

Change on an unprecedented scale is descending upon the legal profession. This article examines what some of those changes are, what other firms have already done and how you can mindfully cope with the changes you will have to make yourself.

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Free Legal Advice

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:27:39 -0500

What is a Founder Agreement (FA)? When a startup company comes into existence, it requires a set of rules between the founders/promoters of that company. "Founder Agreement" is a contract which is drawn between the founders/promoters of a company on key issues in regards to their company.

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Comparison of Minorites Shareholders Rights Under Companies Act 1956 and 2013

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:48:54 -0500

Sec 397 to 409 of companies Act 1956 lays down provision in order to safeguard the interest of shareholders & oppressive act of majority shareholders. Principle of natural justice works under this, it is so necessary because in general "the will of the majority prevails". They control he maximum decisions of the company because of which minority dragged automatically. They misuse their power to exploit the rights of minority. In such a case a proper balance of rights of majority & minority shareholders is essential for the smooth functioning of the company.

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Indian Laws and HIV/AIDS Patients

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:27:01 -0500

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the breakdown of the immune system. It is the final stage of HIV infection, where severe damage is done to the immune system and leads to fatal infections. This article represents the scenario/legal status of the Aids community whose members have been reluctantly drafted from every segment of the society.

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What to Do If the New Car You Bought Is a Lemon

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:57:03 -0500

One of worst nightmares of any newly bought car owner is to discover that the vehicle is not working as it was supposed to. If the car you purchased is a so called "lemon", read the following article and find out what to do.

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The Advantages Of Working With Bail Bonds Agent

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:56:01 -0500

In order to properly deal with your bail bonds, it is best to work with agents. These agents can provide the best features that can accommodate your needs.

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Power of Attorney - What Are the Benefits?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:19:21 -0500

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a document that will state the name of the person who has the power to act on your behalf when they conduct any important transactions for you. The person who is acting in your behalf is referred to as the attorney-in-fact. When utilizing the power of attorney the attorney-in-fact is expected to act with complete integrity and honesty. The most important benefit of being an attorney-in-fact is the relationship of trust that you build with the one gives them the power of attorney.

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498A - A Ground Reality

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:01:32 -0500

The rationalization, which feminists give, when someone talks about misuse of 498A is that all laws are misused. And it is no big issue that the 498A is misused. This rationalization is nothing different of those people who take advantage of other less privileged. Due to this obtuse reasoning (or lack of it), they have been able to derail discussions around any changes in the existing law even when there is a detailed Law Commission report (243rd volume) on misuse of 498A.

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Challenges Faced By CS in Annual Return Filing

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:32:36 -0500

It is a well-known fact that 'annual filing fever' grips all CS (Company Secretary) offices during October & November after corporates hold their AGMs and due dates are triggered for filing of audited financial statements and annual return. However this year, filing has reached a 'feverish' pace and pitch thanks to the late release of e-forms under the new Companies Act, 2013 and also repeated revisions of the same. This has thrown several challenges at CS offices as well as corporates struggling to understand and fill the information correctly.

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Extraterritorial Application of Competition Law

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:31 -0500

This article describes the significane of competition law policies both nationally and internationally; the risks involved in individual competition especially engaging in cross-broader trade activity. It insists upon the need for an effective competition policy at international level and provides possible solution to reduce abuse.

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International Environmental Law and Policy of Sustainable Development

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:29 -0500

This article addresses the concern to create an order of international environmental governance in the light of Sustainable development as this is one significant concern which remains as great as ever and which cannot be considered in isolation from other global concerns. States, International organizations, non-government organizations, networked communities of experts, and administrative secretariats of treaty organizations are accountable for law and policy making in the field of international environmental law.

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The Horse Hair Wig and the Law

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:58:40 -0500

It's a peculiar sight to see when judges enter courts in their robes and horse hair wigs while barristers are similarly dressed. In the Supreme Court under British rule they line up like Santa Clauses in red robes and wigs to administer the law. The question is who are speaking for and what is the meaning behind their garb?

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How to Stop Harassment From Creditors

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:34:49 -0500

Creditors can take action to recover their money if you have unpaid debts and this intent is not illegal by itself. However, if the steps taken to recover the debt amount to harassment or cause you trauma, then you have the right to put an end to it.

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How to Choose a Lemon Law Lawyer for Yourself?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:46:48 -0500

Lemon law is an extremely specialised field of litigation and requires years of experience and expertise. Due to this very reason, choosing a lemon lawyer can be quite a difficult task. So, here are few guidelines as to how you can choose the best lemon lawyer for yourself. Just follow these guidelines and you shall have no problem at all.

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Insurance Lawyers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:47 -0500

This professional specializes in different types of insurance and the lawful upholding of these different insurance policies. During a normal workday, they may work with staff and aides to track any current cases progression, complete continuing education courses like changes in insurance law, or investigate current cases. Some of the more common types of insurance include:

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Assault Defense Lawyer

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:21 -0500

This professional represents a person who has been charged with assault, which could be felony or misdemeanor assaults. They also represent clients that are charged with battery. The combination of assault and battery will often have a penalty of jail time. The job of the assault defense lawyer is to keep their client out of jail or have the amount of time they would be given if they were found guilty reduced. The lawyer will often try to enter into a plea bargain agreement with the prosecutor if their client will have to pay a fine if found guilty.

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What to Know When Searching For Public Records

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:25:00 -0600

Not all public records are free and online. However, there are many great resources for finding public records and court records.

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Legalization of The Powers of Traditional Authorities As Environmental Supervisors

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:48:22 -0600

The traditional authorities are reckoned as landowners and the rightful heirs to the seat of the past forebears. Owing to their ordained position, they are charged with the heinous responsibility of ensuring the conservation and the sustainable use of the resources in the environment. Thus, their powers need to be legalized for them to play their roles effectively as environmental inspectors.

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3 Ways to Search for the Best Whistleblower Lawyer

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:44:36 -0600

Whistleblower lawyers are the one, who exposes wrongdoing in the health care industry and bring unlawful activity to the attention of the court and the government. Whistleblower lawyers who expose crime of an individual that is deemed to be illegal within the healthcare industry.

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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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Protect Your Work With Copyrights

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:46:19 -0500

Literary works, musicals, artwork, sculptures and other creative works are generally concern to copyright protection. A copyright protects the shape of expression, as opposed to the subject depending on the expression. There must be some element of creativity and originality inside the paintings.

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Advantages of Copyright Registration

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:44:10 -0500

When running a business, you need to be cautious and make certain every small interest of your organization is blanketed. When you manufacture a product or float a design and even think of a suggestion for the betterment of what you are promoting, it is vital for you to copyright it.

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How To Avoid Copyright Infringement

Thu, 31 May 2018 06:56:38 -0500

Copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secrets are all ways in which people can protect their intellectual property. However, there are key differences in each of the protective instruments in regard to what exactly they're protecting.

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Ensuring That You Own Your Content's Copyright

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:56:57 -0500

You have been a prolific writer for your business for a long time and, of course, just like all other writers, you use sources to back up the facts that you write in your content. Of course, there is no reason for you to assume anything other than the fact that you own the copyright of all of the content that you are writing.

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Basics of Navigating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA")

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:35:47 -0500

Due to the proliferation of the Internet, social media platforms, and hosting websites, online service providers have often become unwitting hosts to materials that may potentially infringe on the copyrights of another. Likewise, original content creators have also increasingly found themselves to be targets of unjustified DMCA takedown requests. Sometimes these takedown requests are made for anti-competitive or harassing purposes by competitors of the website operator.

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How To Respond To Settlement Letters In Copyright Infringement Cases

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 06:39:23 -0600

Settlement letters are sent to particular internet subscribers who are identified to have infringed a copyrighted material. Also known as letter of demand (LOD), the letter is usually composed of the name of the infringer, IP address, and all the details about copyright infringement. First of all, getting a demand letter such as a TCYK letter more likely means that you did violate the law and the copyright enforcers have evidence to prove that you have infringed a copyrighted content.

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What Are the Most Common Forms of Intellectual Property?

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:01:29 -0600

There are many types of intellectual property, such as patent, trademark, copyright. Understanding the basics of these subjects is critical to knowing how and when to register them for protection.

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How Digital Technologies Improve Filmmaking

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 07:24:00 -0600

Breaking into the current film industry holds a greater challenge compared to classic filmmaking. The digital era has certainly catered to the universal passion of moviemakers for making motion pictures. Today, digital technology changed the way how movies are made.

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How to Come Up With Your Best Legal Move for Copyright Cases

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 08:49:29 -0600

There are a number of factors that contribute to the success of a copyright case. This article explains the different types of damages that can be calculated and ultimately help people determine their best legal move.

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Copyright Infringement in the Digital World

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:41:02 -0600

In this article, some of the reasons behind copyright infringement in the digital world are briefly discussed. Several basic solutions to reduce the issue are also included.

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Ways to Overcome Copyright Problems

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 06:39:55 -0500

In this age of instant communication, more and more ideas are being born and products created than ever before. With the current entrepreneurial trend, new business owners are creating never-before-seen content and services in order to better the world. With so much going on, it can be easy to create something that copies another person a little too closely.

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Of Film Festivals, Creativity, and Copyrights

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:07:01 -0500

Movies with poor reviews do not necessarily give anyone the excuse to pirate them. Art is subjective and stealing is wrong. These are two truths that should be recalled when dealing with piracy.

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Received a Copyright Infringement Notice? Now What?

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:53:42 -0500

This article talks about what to do when receiving a copyright infringement notice or letter of claim such as the TCYK LLC letter. It has a few FAQs and what-to-do tips in order to prevent getting another piracy letter.

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Film Copyrights In Adaptations

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:04:55 -0500

This article is about film adaptations and their copyrights. A range of examples of some known film adaptations are also enumerated, such as works that come from comics and novels. It also discusses the importance of copyright protection even for film adaptations.

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How to Be Protected From a Copyright Infringement Claim

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:46:56 -0500

Copyright infringement can be avoided by limiting yourself to "fair use" of the copyright. So, to keep from getting a Copyright Collections letter or a lawsuit, check if your use is still under fair use.

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How Does One Track Copyright Infringers?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:38:32 -0500

In the Age of the Internet accessing a limitless wealth of knowledge is at your fingertips. But how this information is tracked and regulated is often a mystery. Usually carried about by government agencies, tracking how people use the Web and access information yields some interesting trends about consumption.

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Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:03:57 -0500

Criminal and civil penalties, damages and fines, and viruses or adware are just some of the disadvantageous factors behind downloading movies illegally. Get to know more consequences of using pirate sites through this informative and comprehensive article about "Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally".

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Film Copyrights On Practical Applications

Tue, 12 May 2015 10:50:07 -0500

In universities, academicians explore new ways of teaching their students. To be more effective in what they do, they come up with ideas on how to make their points come across as clearly as possible. Some do outdoor activities while others give as many exams as possible.

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Email Yourself To Protect Your Own Copyright

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:32:36 -0500

Use a method that is much better than a "poor mans copyright", called Emailer's Copyright! The time-stamp is embedded in the system, so that means the user can't alter it, at least not directly.

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Protect Your Artistic Work - Apply for Copyright Registration Now

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:29:23 -0600

Introduction: Copyright registration can be obtained for original works of art, literature, books, music, films, CDs and computer programs. Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creations, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity. Creativity being the keystone of progress, no civilized society can afford to ignore the basic requirement of encouraging the same. Economic and social development of a society is dependent on creativity.

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Identity Crisis: Protecting Yourself From Image Theft

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:11:48 -0600

Online Image theft poses more than just a threat to photographer's copyrighted works and income. Personal images stolen from online sources present a grave security risk, and can be used as the basis in the creation of fraudulent online profiles. Learn the facts and how to protect yourself from image copyright violation and identity theft.

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All About Copyrights

Thu, 29 May 2014 10:53:44 -0500

All about copyrights, sourced, and basic. In this article I tell you about how to get a copyright, how to upkeep one, and why they exist.

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Unwritten Constitutional Law Of The United Kingdom!

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:12:05 -0500

Constitutions organize, regulate and handle state power. It helps to frame a strong structure of the state, the key state institutions and the fundamentals governing their associations with everyone and with the citizens of the state. The constitution of the United Kingdom is an exception because it is not available in the written form.

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Copyright Fraud

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 09:06:25 -0600

A look at copyright fraud and how a private investigator may be able to help in this increasingly global market. Particular emphasis is given to the South East Asian context of copyright fraud.

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Copyright Part Three: A Work of Authorship

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:24:16 -0600

Part Three of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here why a work of authorship is essential to copyright protection.

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Copyright Part Two: Unprotected Works

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:50:22 -0600

Part Two of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what a copyright does not protect.

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Copyright Part One: The Definition of Protection for Creative Works

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:53:36 -0600

Part One of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what two of the three essential parts of copyright protection are.

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Copyright 101: Understanding Copyright Law and How to License Your Artwork As a Designer

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:15:58 -0500

Understand your rights as a designer for both copyright and licensing your artwork. Many designers don't know the facts on how to protect themselves by regulating artwork usage.

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5 Reasons to Register Your Works With the US Copyright Office

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:18:39 -0500

When you create a work, you automatically own the copyright. No notice or registration is required. However, unregistered works don't have the same protection that registration confers on the owner. Here are 5 reason that you should register your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Entertainment Law - How To Register Your Copyrights

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:47:17 -0500

Although your work is copyrighted as soon as you commit it to paper, tape, etc., there are numerous additional benefits if you register the copyright in your work with the U.S. Copyright Office. This article walks you through the surprisingly simple registration process to save you time and money.

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Copyright For Non-Lawyers

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:43:08 -0500

The Internet, along with the social media networks built on it, has created a plethora of opportunities for those who create video, music, photographs and writing to publish their work in formats with the potential for wide distribution. Copyright questions have suddenly become important to many of us who would never have otherwise considered them.

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Copyright Books and Songs in India

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:17:28 -0500

From the music we listen to and the books we read, to the website, photograph, Video and products we use in our daily lives, each is a product of human creativity, and that creativity is protected. It is these creations of the mind, once expressed, that make up intellectual property.

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Legal-Binding 'Work for Hire' Freelance Jobs

Fri, 10 May 2013 15:43:50 -0500

Work for Hire agreements are becoming more common in the business world for the simple fact that companies want to retain ownership of their works. Complete ownership means companies can keep generating revenue from such works without paying royalties. For any WHF agreement to be legally-binding, both the company and freelancer must sign and date the contract, acknowledging all terms and rights.

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The 5 Steps You Need to Take When You Receive an ISP Subpoena Letter

Fri, 10 May 2013 14:03:10 -0500

What steps should you take if you have received a letter from your ISP notifying you that you have been accused of copying movies, music, software or other content over the Internet? This article provides the beginning of an action plan from an experienced attorney.

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Integrating Copyright Awareness in the Pedagogy of Art in Ghana

Fri, 03 May 2013 08:47:28 -0500

The historical evolution of teaching and learning in class reveals that the creation and use of art remain an integral aspect of education. During the time of the pre-historic man, various art forms were used in many ways to communicate, keep records and pass on information from generation to generation, when there were no written records and texts were not developed.

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What Is Copyright Awareness?

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:43:47 -0500

There is no standard definition for "Copyright Awareness". However, some critics have argued that awareness can only be defined in the light of what is being manifested in all forms of perception, knowledge and consciousness. In each expression, awareness is revealed as the ability to perceive (perception), know (knowledge) or the state of being conscious (consciousness).

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Top 10 Reasons to Register Your Copyright

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:18:26 -0500

The sheer act of creating an original piece of art makes it yours and yours alone. That unique beat, the words to a song, steps to a dance, or outline to a TV pilot: It's your intellectual property. This property, like real estate or a bank account, holds value and you should protect it. Certainly, if someone is to become famous from your musical ideas or reap vast profits from their sale, it should be you and not the person who ripped your ideas off. Just like there are vaults to protect your money and deeds to prove you own land, the law provides a simple way to protect your intellectual property: registering a copyright. With due apologies to David Letterman, and in no specific order, here are the 10 Ten Reasons to Register a Copyright:

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The Importance of Music Licensing Agreements

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:13:00 -0500

Working in the music industry is highly competitive and can oftentimes become stressful when handling money, legalities and costs or fees involved with producing and distributing music. Whether you are an artist trying to earn a living from your music or a producer and distributor looking to generate a profit from helping artists, hiring a music licensing lawyer is often necessary to avoid any potential legal issues from arising in the future.

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Current State of Copyright Awareness in Education

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:48:48 -0500

There are many misconceptions about copyright law. Many people sometimes fail to notice that the use of other peoples' resources without due acknowledgement is offensive. Some also think that using copyrighted materials do not always require permission from the author in all cases.

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What Are Music Publishing Agreements?

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:20:04 -0500

Any time you are working professionally in the music industry, having the right legal assistance is a key factor in finding success financially and when trying to expand your career. Whether you are planning to record and produce music or if you want to share and sell your own records, hiring an entertainment lawyer is highly recommended to keep yourself legally protected and informed at all times.

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What Does GMO Seed Patent Law Have To Do With Copyright Law for 3-D Printing

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:37:20 -0600

Regardless of how you feel about genetically modified crops the Supreme Court is going to hear a case which could affect many future cases in many different industries. The case involves a farmer who paid Monsanto to use their seeds one time, but of course seeds grow into plants which make more seeds and then the farmer used the seeds of those plants without further paying Monsanto for continued use. Monsanto has spent billions of dollars developing specialty seeds and needs to make a return on their investment and has a patent for those genetically modified seeds.

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The Most Crucial Points You Should Know About Music Licensing And Musical Copyright

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:21:26 -0600

Royalty-Free Music, Copyright Free Music, Retail Music, there are many different kinds of music when it comes to Licensing arrangements and copyright issues. Treading carefully is not only a wise thing to do, but essential if you want to stay clear of a costly law suit.

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"No Stairway, Denied!" - The Effect Of Copyright On DVD Releases

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:20:39 -0600

Have you ever been watching one of your favorite TV shows of films on DVD and had the experiences ruined by a poor dubbing of music or blurred images? The reason behind this problem is the huge expense that networks and studios would have to pay for licensing rights to the removed music and images. Prior to the explosion of DVDs, many just didn't think to have broad, extended licensing deals to the music and images used in producing TV shows and films.

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Get Permission When Using Other People's Material

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:52:25 -0600

Everything that somebody publishes to the Internet is covered by copyright automatically, whether or not it says so explicitly. Some copyright holders do make their material available for sharing, and in different ways. Here's a list of the most common types of permission.

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Facts About Copyright: USCO Registration

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:39:37 -0600

Facts about copyright: USCO registration is not required in order to protect your rights, but it does provide important benefits. Here's how copyright registration works--and what doesn't work.

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Does the "Poor Man's Copyright" Really Work?

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:27:12 -0600

The "poor man's copyright"-mailing a copy of your own work to yourself, leaving it sealed, and using the dated postmark to prove legal ownership-is commonly considered legally valid. But does the so-called poor man's copyright really protect your work?

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Understanding the Impact of Duplicate Website Content

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:11:55 -0600

When you begin to create a web presence for your work from home business, it can be tempting to look for short cuts to get things up and running. We all know that the best websites are fantastic sources of information, telling us things we don't know from news to how-to guides and articles. The quickest way to create a rich website that is full of great content is to bring together some of the content that is already available online. But did you know that duplicate content on your website can seriously harm your reputation? Even copying just a few pages from a competing website can result in damage to your reputation, your search engine performance and - ultimately - your success.

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Copyright Law - A Detailed Explanation of the 'Fair Use' Clause

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:32:32 -0500

A claim of Fair Use for copied extracts from a another copyright work is a common plea used by authors, researchers and critics. What is Fair Use and how can it be defined? A brief explanation.

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Public Performance Fees for Songwriters

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:32:50 -0500

We hear music on the radio, while shopping, in clubs, even while on hold on the telephone. Does the songwriter get paid? If so, how do they get paid. Weekly? Or weakly? This article summarizes the situation.

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Copyright Terms - What Is the Legal Definition of a License Agreement?

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:42:59 -0500

Copyright of specific works and the ideal of Intellectual Property are two subjects, especially in our highly technological Internet age with ease of communication, theft and fraud, which are constantly under debate. The discussion on how to protect the rights of an artistic or literary creator from those who would steal works, give them out as their own, or simply market them for profit, has been raging since long before the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was first penned and accepted in 1885 / 1886. The Berne Convention consists of various clauses which define who...

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Internet Law and Copyright Infringement - Where Does the Burden of Proof Lie?

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:20:34 -0500

Copyright laws are constantly being updated to take account of technological and financial changes. The Burden of Proof, however, remains indisputable: a brief explanation.

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What Is Legal and Illegal File Sharing?

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:10:38 -0500

In the world of internet marketing and the internet in general, there is legal file sharing and illegal file sharing. This article discusses the difference between the two.

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All About Works Made for Hire

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:13:46 -0500

Works for hire are work that you create for an employer while under their employ. Generally, the employed owns the copyright for these works, but there are some scenarios where that is not the case.

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Working Interaction Between FSA, FSCS and FOS

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:03:22 -0500

1. Financial Services Authority (FSA) is the official regulator of financial services in the United Kingdom. Financial services included banking, securities and insurance.

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What You Need to Know About Copyright Attorneys

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:15:09 -0500

The common mistake of website owners when buying articles online is that they assume full ownership over the material. Little do they know that the ownership still depends upon the agreement of between the buyer and the writer. To make sure that you don't commit the same mistake, it is important that you have a copyright attorney to write a contract before hand.

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Creative Commons: An Alternative Solution To Copyright Restrictions

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:51 -0500

This report provides an analysis and exhaustive explanation of Copyright restrictions in order to encourage creators to choose Creative Commons licenses. The purpose is not only to give a clear understanding of why authors should chose Creative Commons licenses, but also to raise awareness of the harmful consequences of Copyright for the whole society or the public domain.

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Thing to Remember When Looking for the Best Patent Lawyers

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:01 -0500

If you own a business, you would know how important the uniqueness of your business's name can be. If you are facing an unfortunate situation where someone is illegally using your name, you are probably in dire need of getting legal protection. Before choosing a patent lawyer to handle your case, however, familiarize yourself with the qualities of ideal patent lawyers.

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Copyrights And Copying Off a Screen Print of Google Earth

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:47:16 -0500

Have you ever had one of your friends or family print off a Yahoo or Google Map to tell you how to get to a family event or party? It happens all the time, but did you know there's a good chance they are breaking copyright law? That sounds pretty funny doesn't it? However, you might be doing this in your small business if you are having a sale and you print off directions to your business on a flyer. I've even seen maps in the Yellow Pages which were printed right from Yahoo Maps, they even left in the copyright. That's interesting isn't it?

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Legal Tips for Using Social Media

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:59:12 -0500

Without a doubt, social media has introduced a whole new world of opportunity for citizen journalists, bloggers and others looking to share their stories and ideas in the public arena. Unfortunately, it's also introduced a host of ways to violate intellectual property laws. If you want to participate in social media, here are six things you need to know.

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Save Yourself Against Copyright Infringement

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:45:20 -0500

Copyright infringement is a serious problem in today's world as there is a lot of content that is being developed by companies. The things that one needs to prove to save oneself of copyright is that one holds the copyright for the content in contention and that there has been substantial copying of the same and that has been misappropriated.

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Getty Images and The Next Generation

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:21:41 -0500

Is almost impossible to protect copyrighted work these days - it's just too easy for people to copy what you produced, and you don't have time to chase down everyone who violates your copyrights. Yes, we live in a world of imitators, content thieves, and copyright violators. It appears to be human nature, and no matter how hard we try we cannot overcome this, and we certainly can't do it online or in the digital age. Yes, those that have intellectual property are doing everything they can to lobby Congress to make new laws, but those who would violate such laws always seem to find a way around them.

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Copyright Registration

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:24:03 -0500

We often receive enquiries about how to apply for copyright protection, and many people are surprised to learn that in fact they do not need to apply at all. Copyright subsists automatically in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, films, sound recordings, and the typographical arrangement of published editions. Literary works are taken to include computer programs, databases, and other compilations.

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3 Myths Regarding Internet Copyright Laws Revealed

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:58:37 -0500

"If there isn't any copyright notice, it's not copyrighted" This is among the biggest myths in the field of internet copyright laws. While this was actually true in the past, most regions now follow what is known as the Berne copyright convention. For example, in the US almost everything which was created on or after April 1989 is copyrighted and subsequently under protection. Especially where internet copyright laws are concerned, it is safe to assume that anything you see online is protected by a copyright. While there are a few older works that have lost coverage over time, it is a good move to ask prior to using anything which you see online for your own projects. Though a lot of people make use of the letter "C" in parenthesis, i.e. (C) to show that their work is copyrighted, it has never been given any legal credence. Rather, look for and additionally use the written letter "C" inside of a circle to indicate copyrighted work.

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Some Of The Copyright Laws Internet Companies Can Experience

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 09:41:56 -0500

Copyright laws will have an effect on each and every company eventually, and problems surrounding them can vary from safeguarding your own property to disputes over the use of your property by others. There is a misconception drifting around the internet stating that anything found online is in the "public domain" and therefore it is freely able to be applied in any way that a person deems suitable to use it. This is grossly untrue and is regarded as one of the top kind of copyright laws internet businesses deal with. Of course, traditional companies deal with these issues and, however the ease of sharing online has left businesses working there especially vulnerable.

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How to Write a Cease and Desist Letter and Stop Copyright Infringement

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:50:33 -0500

A cease and desist letter is a low-cost alternative to a time-consuming and potentially costly lawsuit, if someone is using your copyrighted materials without permission. Let's look at how to write a cease and desist letter so that you can maintain and control your copyrights and other intellectual property.

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Why Should I Register My Copyright With the US Copyright Office?

Thu, 31 May 2012 12:06:08 -0500

Copyright registration is voluntary -- you don't NEED to register in order to be protected by copyright law -- but there are very good reasons to officially register with the US Copyright Office. Let's take a closer look at some of them; you may decide that the benefits far outweigh the modest filing fee!

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Why You Need To Place Watermarks On Images You Post Online

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:17:22 -0500

A photography watermark can be another picture as in a logo, words, or the name of the photographer which is placed over the picture. If a photo has a watermark, those looking at it will know that they are not allowed to copy or use your photo without first notifying you or abiding by your requirements.

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:33:27 -0500

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act's principle features focus on limitations on infringement liability for service providers and prohibitions on circumvention of technological protection measures. Online education environments are greatly affected by the act provisions. Instructors should get with their organizations and their legal counsel to become familiar with the complex intricacies of the act.

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A Good License Agreement for Your Music

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:10:26 -0500

Many amateur composers fall victim to a badly drafted licensing agreement that totally stomps on their right over their royalties and possible million dollar career. This scenario does not only affect songwriters but also musical composers for movies and televisions. They write songs and produce music.

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Copyright Protection: 2 Intriguing Objects Eligible for Copyrights

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:12:19 -0500

Copyright protection is afforded to books, movies, music, photographs, and a wide variety of other creative expressions of an idea -- but did you know that vessel hull designs and architectural works are also eligible for copyright protection? This article touches on the history of copyright law to explain how these seeming outliers to intellectual property have been granted the same copyright protections as any other creative work.

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Can You Copyright a Fight Song or a School Motto?

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:46:29 -0500

The other day, I was having a conversation about copyright law, you see I am an online article author, and I produced a number of e-books, and before my stint as a writer, I was quite concerned with protecting our company operations manual from getting in the hands of competitors. I've been mildly successful at all of those things above, and therefore have quite a bit of both positive and negative experiences when it comes to copyright law.

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Defending Copyrights - Challenges With First to Publish Proof in the Information Age

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:42:07 -0500

Just because you wrote something and put one of those little C's at the bottom of the page, and claim the copyright, doesn't mean that you won't find challenges in our information age. After all, you might write something, put it on a website or blog somewhere, perhaps an obscure place, or perhaps you may even write something and put it into a paper newsletter that goes out to your Homeowners Association, soccer team, or school. You wrote it first, and you claim copyright, but then someone else finds it, likes it, puts it on the Internet, or incorporates entire...

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Can Google's New Semantic Search Keep Within Copyright Laws?

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:41:42 -0500

All great companies must evolve, and I believe Google to be a company which wishes to stay on the leading edge of its core business model. It is a search engine after all, it delivers information to the world, which is one of the main reasons the Internet exists in the first place. Today, the web is an accumulation of human knowledge, and it is also one of the greatest communication devices ever created in the history of mankind.

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DMCA Is Definately Your Online Defense Shield

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:41:00 -0500

Copyright is one of the most significant non tangible assets of an organization. Organizations consider copyrighting their entities as an essential legal obligation. This act infers that the organization values the social and ethical rules followed globally.

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Understanding Movie Copyrights

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:27:59 -0600

Outdoor movie events are all about fun; getting together with family and friends in the community and enjoying a new film or an old favorite. If you are the one planning the event, though, you have the responsibility of making sure your event complies with movie copyright law. If you have never put on a movie event before, you might not understand exactly what these rules mean and whether or not your event must be licensed as a public performance. This quick guide will give you a basic understanding of movie copyrights and assist you in determining if one is needed for your event.

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Fighting Against Copyright Infringement Using DMCA

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:11:53 -0600

Copyright infringement has started to emerge as a critical issue in the contemporary market today. Where innovation is optimizing, encroachment of various copyrighted works is becoming a routine. In this anarchy of legislation, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) serves as a copyright law which outlaws conception, production and distribution of ideas, technology and/or services that violate the controls on workings bearing exclusive rights.

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SOPA and PIPA: A Lethal Sister Act?

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:45:40 -0600

From the inception of SOPA and PIPA to the avid protestors, the sister acts have lost some appeal from a lot of their initial supporters (many of them due to the backlash from the public) and has been halted by the government. The voice of the people has never been louder through the wielding of the Internet. The Madison Tool which is associated with OPEN Act, hopes to help the public govern what should be regulated on the Internet - not the government.

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Do We Need More Online Education With Regards to Fair Use Copyright Laws?

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:22:43 -0600

My rule of thumb, and this is what I do for my own personal use, is I always cite the article, the author of the article, the date of the article, the name of the publication, and never more than five lines of text. In doing this generally my articles of four, five, or 600 words, it turns out to be very little, and I know I've satisfied the fair use rules.

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Copyright Law - A Brief Guide to the Basics of Copyright Law

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:06:25 -0600

Copyright protects your original work of expression, such as an article, website, software, cookbook, song or a painting from unauthorized use by others. You get the exclusive rights to sell, display, reproduce your work, and sue those that infringe on those rights.

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Legalities With Non-OEM Ink Cartridges

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:22:28 -0600

The price of ink cartridges is nothing to ignore. Consider the fact that a common brand of printer cartridges, Hewlett-Packard, sells one at a price of $22 for .25 ounces, it comes out to be more expensive that imported and expensive luxury foods such as caviar from Russia.

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What If Google and Wikipedia Disappeared Forever?

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:24:36 -0600

As most know Wikipedia went dark on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in protest of the SOPA bill, and for them with a small staff, they certainly have a point, as their business model could be targeted and shut down. There is no way they could hire enough people to ensure everything posted was original, every sentence, and every picture "duty free" - thus, what if Wikipedia did not exist? Google also blacked out its logo to get us to think also.

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Copyright Law Applies to T-Shirt Designing

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:24:22 -0600

When you hire an artist to create a design for you, you own the product designed once the art work is complete but not the copyright to the design- it still remains the artist's property as it is his creativity. An authority must be granted by the artist in writing to claim that the copyright has been transferred as well.

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Copyright Infringer - Employer or Employee?

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:51:43 -0600

When a piece of work faces plagiarism and the infringer is an employee or a hired contractor, the employer is held responsible for this act. Hence, he is liable of punishment for the violation of the Copyright Law.

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Song Titles, Lyrics, and Copyright Infringement: When Do I Need Permission?

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:36:44 -0600

When quoting song titles or lyrics, it's not always clear when you're required to ask permission from the original author. This article takes a closer look at song titles and lyrics and how they relate to copyright infringement.

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Copyrighting Your Music

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:27:18 -0600

Any original idea that changes into a tangible form becomes copyrightable. Its author then has the right and authority to own his creation. This goes for any work in the field of art, literature, design or research and also music.

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Copyright Infringement and Its Consequences

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 19:49:34 -0600

The author or creator of every original work that is tangible in nature has every right over his project. If this work is reproduced, altered, exhibited, broadcasted or made public in other way without the consent of the owner, it is considered violation of the legal and moral rights of the author.

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Need of Copyrighting for Bloggers

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:29:35 -0600

Bloggers generally want their message to spread across the internet. If you are a blogger and write good content, you must have copied your work and other people across the internet must be copying it too.

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Outdated Copyrights

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:20:44 -0600

I have always been interested in do it yourself plans and worked upon searching for these. Before the internet was commonly used, I searched books and magazines for the same. I discovered many copies of old magazines like Mechanix Illustrated, Science and Mechanics and many others of the kind offered lots of such do it yourself plans.

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Moral Rights of an Author

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:23:54 -0600

The following article states some general information about the moral rights a copyright law provides to the author of a particular piece of copyrightable work. This is not legal or expert advice and for more specific information a professional copyright lawyer should be contacted.

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Copyright and Trademark

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:26:45 -0600

In general, lots of people confuse the words "Copyright" and "Trademark". They do not know how to copyright or rather, trademark their logo, blogs or business names. The word copyright has been used alongside trademark to make things a little easier to understand.

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Avoiding Copyright Infringement When Making a Website

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:22:26 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary. The copyright lawyers help their client in understanding the problem better and finding a good solution.

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Copyright Lawyers, Trademarks and Copyright

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 08:36:00 -0600

Copyright law can sometimes be a bit confusing and there are some things that aren't covered by it. This article looks at the differences between copyright and trademarks to help you determine which would be right for you.

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The Copyright Lawyers

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:07:03 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary.

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Copyrighting a Website

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:49:40 -0600

When a piece of work is brought into a tangible form, it automatically acquires copyright protection. It is still a good idea to preserve each document with time, date and some official stamp. If ever this record has to be reproduced to challenge infringement, this data will be very helpful in influencing the decision in the owner's favour.

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The Difference Between Patents and Copyright - A Copyright Lawyer Explains

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:29:01 -0600

There are a number of ways of protecting your intellectual property rights. In this article, a copyright lawyer explains the differences between copyrights and patents.

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Copyright Act of United Kingdom

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:10:36 -0600

Copyright Law is part of the intellectual property law that assures security of original compositions. The Copyright Act grants protection against plagiarism to all tangible pieces of work.

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Efforts Towards Copyright Policy in China

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:17:58 -0600

Due to plagiarism and infringement of pieces of work in literature; music; drama; art; sound recording; architectural design and government work, copyright policies are much stressed upon all over the world. But some authors and publishers have been surprised by the unlawful reproduction of their copyrighted works.

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Misinterpretation of the Word Copyright

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 15:41:30 -0600

To copyright a certain piece of work means to protect it from being reproduced or altered without the permission of the owner. There is a common misconception that the ownership authority is not attained unless the work is registered with an official organization such as the US Copyright Office (USCO) at the Library of Congress at Washington DC.

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Copyright Protection, Duration, and Registration in South Africa

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:41:22 -0600

Copyright protection in South Africa is governed by the Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978 and its amendments. Under the current intellectual property laws of South Africa, copyright subsists in artistic, literary, musical, broadcast, architectural and related works. As such there is no need to register such as it is automatically assigned once a work takes tangible form.

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Copyright Law - 5 Common Myths About Copyright Law You Should Know

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:53:52 -0600

As a published author, I am amazed and encouraged by the current "independent" publishing boom happening as a result of the popularity of the Kindle and Nook readers. Writers who once papered their walls with rejection slips now take chances by producing their work on their own. Some, like HP Mallory and Amanda Hocking, have succeeded in finding audiences and sales. Others do well enough to cover the monthly grocery bill, but in the end all writers should be concerned about issues involving copyrights.

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Why it's a bad idea to jump bail

Lending yourself in a Los Angeles County Jail is a very physical and mentally challenging situation. But people make mistakes and mistakes may be forgiven. Before you ask a family member or friend to go and post a bail bond on your behalf, make sure you are aware, that you are asking for a huge favor. When a loved one goes to a bail bonds company and agrees to post a bond for an inmate at a County Jail, they are a green to be responsible for the entire bond amount. For example if your bond ...

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Why you need an Intellectual Property Lawyer

Intellectual property can range from logos and corporate identity to products, services and processes that differentiate your business from others. Virtually all businesses have undoubtedly benefited from the internet, where products, services and marketing communications can reach large audiences at relatively low costs; however, this has also increased the chances of intellectual property theft. Companies of all sizes are at risk of having their ideas, products or services infringed upon, even...

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How to Determine And End Search For The Right Criminal Lawyer For You?

Even though there are a large number of criminal lawyers in Singapore, there is still a need to look for the best option as per your criminal case. No two cases are same, lawyers well understand this and use their experience, skill and knowledge to serve the client in the best possible way. All you require is to look for the factors and your needs before you find the right lawyer. Each area of law has different criminal procedure code and only an experienced lawyer can understand it better. The ...

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All About Divorce - Services and Cost Involved in Divorce in Singapore

Is your married life not working? There are chances in life when all the doors are closed to save a wedding life. If you have decided to end it and live a separate life, it is best to seek help from professionals. For this, look for the suitable and experienced family lawyer in Singapore who will help you to file for divorce or even save the marriage if possible. These experts also help the client when your life is messed up due to family problems and even after you are separated from your partn...

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How much does a Criminal Lawyer Cost?

This is a common question and factor that you need considering when looking for a criminal attorney. When you look for the best lawyer, this is an important factor that you need considering before finalizing the best one. Here are a few factors that decide the overall cost of the lawyer. Billing method: When you look for the best criminal lawyers, you need considering their billing method. This will help you to know the actual cost of hiring. Some of the law firms calculate charges hourly and s...

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Why you need a Medicaid planning attorney, Toms River

Today people are living longer and one of the biggest challenges they are facing is finding affordable living arrangements when they are no longer able to stay independent. There are various options: nursing homes or long term care facilities, assisted living arrangements and so on. But this is hard not just financially, it means giving up a lot of things. With the high emotion, the stress and the legal challenges this makes bringing in a Medicaid planning attorney Toms River or wherever you are...

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How Can an Elder Law Attorney Make Life Easier for You

How Can an Elder Law Attorney Make Life Easier for You? Nowadays people are living for far longer than before and more people are needing attorneys to handle the range of legal matters that can affect older people. If you or your family member or loved one needs an advocate and you need an elder law attorney in New Jersey or Toms River, this article might help you understand what they can help you with and what issues can come up with older people. What can an elder lawyer help you wit...

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Criminal Lawyer Helps to Resolve Criminal Charges Effectively

Are you facing a tough time in your life and caught in any criminal charge in Singapore? If yes, then you need to get out of it quickly to settle your life. For this, you have to look and seek help from the best Singapore criminal lawyer who can help you to get freed from all the allegation and charges labelled against you and provide you justice from the court of law so that you may live your life freely with pride in the society once again. You may not be aware but the criminal law in Singapor...

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Three Questions You Should Ask A Potential Wrongful Death Attorney

Even though it sends a chill through your spine, it may be possible that you or a loved on may lose your life at a time when it doesnt seem as though it should have happened. It is at times like these when emotions run high and hot, but one of the most important things to keep in mind is knowing how and when it is best to hire a rock-solid wrongful death attorney. Lawyering up, as some have labeled it, comes across as opportunistic and downright shady in the minds of many people. For a lot ...

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How to Choose The Right Slip And Fall Attorney

Youd never believe in a million years you would need a slip and fall attorney. Walking is second-nature to you, and no matter the condition of the surface you are on, your feet are steady and unwavering in their ability to keep you upright. If there were an academic study on physical balance in the face of various obstacles, youd be the model of stability. Then, when you least expect it, you didnt see a small drip from the ceiling of your local supermarket, and BAM! Youre on your back, and it hu...

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Five Secrets Every Good Car Accident Attorney Knows

If were lucky, well go through our entire lives without having had a car accident, and thats something to be truly thankful for. Unfortunately, with as much traffic as there is and with as many cars out on the road as there are, chances are youre going to get into at least one fender-bender, which means youll need a good car accident attorney. From the get-go, you may have that moment at the time of your accident that makes you believe you really dont need to involve the authorities, insura...

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Changing Your Name Legally In India

A lot of people do not know about the various steps that they must take to change their name. Before you go ahead and change your name you must understand the process. You should get to know that the reason for your name change always determines the things that you will need to do. At the same time, your age is a vital consideration at such a time. If you want to change the name of your child, then it is best that you do it in her first year. Changing their name after they complete a year ...

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In the Know- Health and Wellness Website Legalities

When Health Consulting Businesses are Legally Responsible One thing the internet is infamous for is being a source of advice for our health and well-being. It doesnt matter where we turn there is someone with a website telling us what to do to lose weight, slow down ageing or treat our illnesses. We all do it. We arent feeling well so we type our symptoms into Dr. Google and voila, thousands of results telling us we have everything from a common cold to 6 months to live. We t...

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Searching for a good DUI defense attorney?

Are you hoping to find an attorney? If that's the case you might be having a defense attorney. When people want someone to represent themselves in the court at a DUI 17, they are hired. You have the right in case you think it was a wrongful arrest. Continue reading to learn. DUI Case is not simple. Their degree attempts best to penalize the quantity of DUIU offenders. The lawyer ought to be able to kick off his defense with a good argument. Remember: you have to have a start with something y...

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Top 3 Excuses of the Debtors and How to Deal With Them

andquot;Are you wondering how a collection agency deals with the excuses of a debtor? Read the article to know more.andquot; The job of debt collection is not at all easy. Making a debtor pay the money when he or she is completely unwilling can be a hell of a challenge. But when the collector is approaching the debtor, it is important that he is using all his resources and tactics to make them pay. The whole process of commercial debt recovery can become very difficult when the ...

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What does an Elder Lawyer in Toms River really do

Many people may not have heard of the term Elder lawyer or Elder Attorney. This term is relatively new but the practice itself is not. Who is an Elder Lawyer? Simply put, an elder lawyer in Toms River is a legal advocate and social advisor all rolled up into one. They provide support services to both individuals and communities with special needs. There have always been lawyers all over the world who provide support to the weak and vulnerable of their societies but the term elder lawyer ha...

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Divorce Law- Common Mistakes in Divorce that make Men Lose out

In a Singapore divorce, it would appear that the law protects the women and men are often left with the shorter end of the stick. The women in any divorce typically walk away with more as compared to men. However, if you seek to have an understanding of your legal rights and options, the process of divorce can be made simpler and less painful, allowing you to minimise losses. Here are some common divorce mistakes that husbands made which cause them to lose more than they need to. Choo...

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Should I divorce if my spouse is suffering from a serious illness?

The marital vows taken by a husband and wife are often embodied in the ideals: for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, until death do us apart. Marriage starts with an emotional connection between a man and woman and evolves into a serious commitment between them. It carries vastly different and greater responsibilities than prior stages in the relationship that lead up to marriage. Inevitably, disagreements and differences of opinion over decisions in the marriage can and do arise. ...

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Divorce in Singapore- Financial Questions to Keep in Mind

The divorce process can be financially and emotionally demanding on divorcing couples. What matters is that you make decisions based on sound financial advice Singapore divorce specialists can help analyse your financial standing, help formulate a divorce settlement and identify weaknesses and obligations in your case so that you can make informed decisions. Experienced Divorce Lawyers can help you to answer these questions: What steps can I take to protect my financial s...

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Tips for Choosing the Right Lawyers

Any time you need to find lawyers in Vegas it is important that you do some research so that you can get value for your money. Should anyone threaten you with legal action, you want to do your best so that you find an attorney that will ensure that you have the highest chance of winning your case. If you fail to find an attorney for whatever reason, you will actually be risking paying some heavy court fines and depending the accusations you could even end up spending time in jail; you need to kn...

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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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Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC Named Best Law Firm...

Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC (MKFM Law) was recently named the best law firm in the 2019 Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Poll.

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Keystone Strategy Moves Higher on List of Top 50 Consulting Firms

Now Ranks in Top 25 in Five Categories

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IdentityMind Awarded New Patent For Digital Identity-Based Automated...

The IdentityMind Platform Enables Companies to Automate Reviews of Flagged Individuals

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Texas Center for Legal Ethics Awards Greenberg Traurig’s Charles...

Charles “Skip” Watson, a shareholder in the Austin office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been honored with the 2019 Chief Justice Jack Pope Professionalism Award by the Texas Center...

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BlackStone Discovery Bolsters Cyber Investigations Group

BlackStone Discovery Bolsters Cyber Investigations Group

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Five Dickinson Wright Lawyers Named Best Lawyers in Canada® 2020

Dickinson Wright LLP, Canada’s leading full-service business law firm specializing in cross-border counsel, is pleased to announce that five of the firm’s lawyers have been included in the Best...

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Chaffin Luhana Foundation Announces Winner of 2019 Anti-Distracted...

The Chaffin Luhana Foundation has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Kelsey Delauter, a North Carolina State University student, for her effort to increase awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.

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Best Lawyers 2020 Recognizes Nine Tannenbaum Helpern Attorneys

The Best Lawyers in America ® 2020 edition lists Kenneth Block, Robert Helpern, Andre R. Jaglom, Joel Klarreich, Donald Prutzman, Paul Sarkozi, Eric Schoenfeld, Vincent Syracuse and Michael...

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William F. Neal and L. James Ashmore Listed in The Best Lawyers in...

The two founding partners of Neal Ashmore Family Law Group have been recognized in the 2020 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” for their excellence in Family Law. The peer-reviewed list names...

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Denver-Based Tech Company, Aureus Tech Systems, Modernizes the Legal...

Aureus Tech Systems, LLC among the Inc. 5,000 fastest growing companies releases e-Discovery tool.

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North American Title Insurance Co. Hires Begg as State Agency Manager...

Previously an account manager for ASK Services, Tara Begg has local, regional and national experience in title, escrow, closings and mortgage banking.

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Attorney Aaron A. Herbert Recognized as a Founding Member of Elite...

Attorney Aaron Herbert has been recognized as a Founding Member of Elite Lawyer. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding attorneys throughout the United States in a multitude of practice areas....

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The AACUC Announces 2019– 2020 Executive Committee and Two New Board...

The African-American Credit Union Coalition elected the Executive Committee for 2019 – 2020 immediately after their 21st Annual Conference that was held in Charlotte, North Carolina, August 7-10,...

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Radix Law Partner, Michelle Swann named to the Most Influential Women...

Radix Law Partner, Michelle Swann, has been recognized as one of Arizona’s most influential women

(PRWeb August 21, 2019)

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Willig, Williams & Davidson Welcomes New Workers’ Compensation...

Attorney Kurt Kwak joins labor and employment firm.

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Escaroo Submits Patent, Raising the Security Bar for Blockchain Based...

The move represents a huge step towards making cryptocurrency a commonplace means of exchange for all types of real-world transactions. Escaroo is creating the Next Generation of Escrow.

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J. Alex Grimsley Joins Dickinson Wright's Phoenix Office as a...

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney J. Alex Grimsley has joined the firm's Phoenix office as a Member.

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Bienert | Katzman PC Recognized as One of America’s Best Law Firms

The Firm has been designated one of America's “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report, with five of its Attorneys also Selected as Best Lawyers® for 2019-2020, including one who has...

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McCarthyFinch Empowers Legal Teams with Artificial Intelligence...

Announces authorDOCS Business Edition powered by authorAI for Faster Contract Drafting and Review

(PRWeb August 20, 2019)

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E-COMP Names Robert Campbell as Director of Partner Relations

E-COMP is excited to announce that Robert Campbell has been named Director of Partner Relations to strengthen its award winning team that serves its channel partners, business customers nationwide.

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Tikit announce calendar-view functionality in new version of their...

Tikit, a global provider of technology solutions to legal firms, today announced a new version of their time recording solution, Carpe Diem version 7.3, with some enhanced features that include a new...

(PRWeb August 20, 2019)

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Succession Resource Group Ranks on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List of...

Succession Resource Group (SRG) is named as the third largest Oregon company in the financial services industry on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing...

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NanoValent Pharmaceuticals Announces Issuance of United States Patent...

NanoValent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced the acceptance and formal publication of United States Patent No. 10,369,104 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office relating to its application of...

(PRWeb August 20, 2019)

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NPG Forum Paper Tackles Current U.S. Asylum Practices By Examining The...

Who, exactly, is eligible for protection under asylum policies?

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North Shore Author Explores Workplace Sex Discrimination, Harassment...

For first-time author Judy Foley, the groundbreaking societal movements of "Me Too" and "Times Up" brought to light the pervasive instances of sexual harassment and discrimination...

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Tikit Partners With Enable to Enhance Its Marketing and Business...

Tikit, a global provider of technology solutions to legal firms, today announced a new partnership with Enable to resell their PitchPerfect solution.

(PRWeb August 20, 2019)

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Greenberg Traurig’s Shari Heyen Named to List of ‘Women Who Mean...

The Houston Business Journal has selected Shari L. Heyen, Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Houston office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice, among...

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Greenberg Traurig’s Pallav Raghuvanshi Leads Webinar on Principles of...

Pallav Raghuvanshi, an associate in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Tax Practice, will speak on Lorman’s live webinar titled, “Principles of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Taxation.”

(PRWeb August 20, 2019)

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Greenberg Traurig's David Freylikhman Recognized as a 2019 NJBIZ...

David Freylikhman, a shareholder in the New Jersey office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been recognized as one of NJBIZ's “40 Under 40” winners.

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Financial Poise™ Announces "Key Provisions in M&A...

This webinar is co-produced by West LegalEdCenter™ and part of the "Private Company M&A Boot Camp" series. It will feature Robert Londin (Jaspan Schlesinger LLP); Jacqueline Brooks (Saul...

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Financial Poise™ Announces "Making Cash with Cannabis," a...

This webinar is co-produced by West LegalEdCenter™ and part of the "Hot Topics 2019" series. It will feature Chris Cahill (Lowis & Gellen LLP); Ruth Rauls (Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr...

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Twenty-Eight Dickinson Wright Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in...

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 28 of the firm's lawyers have been identified as the leading practitioner in their practice areas as a Best Lawyers in America® 2020...

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Nonprofit Alliance of Consumer Advocates Helps a Distraught La Quinta...

Distraught California resident receives a Foreclosure Trustee Sale Reversal thru the help of the Nonprofit Alliance of Consumer Advocates after being denied meaningful assistance for over a decade.

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PossibleNOW™ Survey: As California Consumer Privacy Act Enforcement...

Companies Say Compliance Requirements Too Costly; Face Risks Associated With Fines

(PRWeb August 20, 2019)

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CobbleStone Software Holds Training in NYC/NJ Metro Area to Deliver...

CobbleStone Software, a leading provider of contract management and eProcurement software, is holding their 2019 Seminar Series and Group Training Tour in the NYC/NJ Metro area on August 23rd, 2019....

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K&R Negotiation’s CEO Accepted into Forbes Business Development...

Mladen Kresic joins Invitation-Only Community for Senior-Level Sales and Business Development Executives

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Financial Poise™ Announces "Making Cash with Cannabis," a...

This webinar is co-produced by West LegalEdCenter™ and part of the "Hot Topics 2019" series. It will feature Chris Cahill (Lowis & Gellen LLP); Ruth Rauls (Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr...

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Blake Willson Group, LLC Ranks No. 793 on the 2019 Inc. Magazine Top...

Inc. 5000 is the most prestigious ranking of America's independent private companies. Blake Willson Group, LLC experienced 542% growth from 2015 to 2018.

(PRWeb August 19, 2019)

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Carnegie Council Announces its International Student Essay Contest for...

This annual essay contest from Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is open to students of all nationalities anywhere in the world. This year's topic: "Is there an ethical...

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Uptime Legal Named to Inc. 5000 List for Sixth Consecutive Year

Nation’s leading legal technology provider recognized among America’s fastest growing companies for the sixth year in a row.

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Los Angeles Daily Journal Recognizes Bienert | Katzman’s Litigation...

In a recent article, the Los Angeles Daily Journal wrote about Bienert | Katzman’s litigation power and national reach.

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183 Dickinson Wright Attorneys Ranked in Best Lawyers in America®...

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 183 of the firm's attorneys have been included in Best Lawyers in America® 2020 edition.

(PRWeb August 19, 2019)

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TorkLaw Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

TorkLaw, a plaintiffs-only personal injury law firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California, announced today that two of their firm’s lawyers have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in...

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Former Executive Assistant of Jeffrey Epstein Had No Knowledge of...

A former executive assistant of the now deceased Jeffrey Epstein was part of his professional staff and had no knowledge of his alleged wrongdoings.

(PRWeb August 19, 2019)

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Bitcoin Oil Corp. Announces the Engagement of FRORIEP LEGAL AG for the...

Froriep will contribute continued guidance to BTCO in regards to compliance with Swiss securities law for the creation and issuance of the company’s (BitcoinOil) cryptocurrency (BTCO).

(PRWeb August 19, 2019)

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Gianelli & Morris files Class Action Complaint Against Aetna...

California insurance law firm files suit against Aetna alleging systematic denial of lumbar artificial disc replacement surgery

(PRWeb August 19, 2019)

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DWI Attorney in Austin TX, Jason Katims Now Offers Drug Crime Defense

New 2019 Texas law legalizing low-THC hemp has made marijuana and THC concentrate prosecution very difficult. This includes oil, hash, BHO, shatter, gummies and other edibles.

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Legal Professionals Rely on NetDocuments to Deliver Safe Growth in the...

38% annual growth, unprecedented ‘go-lives’, trust site transparency and continued security leadership underscore NetDocuments’ platform maturity and cloud acceptance.

(PRWeb August 18, 2019)

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Signature Bank Named to Inc. Magazine’s List of America’s...

Signature Bank Ranks No. 4,149 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 76 Percent

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NetDocuments OCR Powered by contentCrawler Cloud Available in Europe...

NetDocuments, the leading secure cloud-based content services platform for law firms, corporate legal teams and compliance departments, today announced that NetDocuments OCR, its exclusive integration...

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Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A global study across 135 countries by the International Bar Association has found that bullying and sexual harassment is widespread in the legal profession. The report makes a number of recommendations to change the culture and work environment in the law office.

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Is the High Court gagging Australia's public servants?

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A former public servant has lost her free speech argument in the High Court over tweets that were critical of her department's policies. Will this change the way you use social media? Plus, a new study has found that Indigenous people in the Northern Territory found guilty of driving offences are more likely to go to jail than non-Indigenous offenders.

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As the Laws of War turn 70, what's to celebrate? And a case of unpaid rent

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The Laws of War are designed to protect civilians and to place some limits on what combatants can do to each other. 70 years on, how relevant are the Geneva Conventions? And the case of the landlord who was owed $7000 in unpaid rent on a small factory. In retaliation, he kept his tenant's property and equipment.

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Who judges the judges?

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The behaviour of three controversial judges raises questions about addressing incompetence and incapacity in the judiciary.

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Youth justice, Maori style

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Sit in on a Rangatahi, one of the Maori Youth Courts of New Zealand. Find out how they compare to Indigenous courts in Australia.

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No handcuffs, no uniform: a different approach to youth justice

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Come on a tour of Korowai Manaaki Youth Residence in Auckland. Meet the troubled young offenders and the people who care for them. What can we learn from NZ and what can they learn from us?

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Can the law help reduce the risk of suicide for international students?

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A Victorian coroner is calling for universities and the federal government to work together to help international students at risk of suicide.

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A selfie, credit card and CCTV: a burglar's digital trail

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

It was a case of 'guilty by social media' when a burglar's twelve day, $58,000 crime spree was brought undone by his glaring digital fingerprints.

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The dog helping survivors give harrowing evidence

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

In an Australian first, highly trained Labradors are supporting vulnerable witnesses in Victorian criminal trials.

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Controversial repayment scheme found to be legal in remote SA and a draft bill to curb tertiary cheating

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A remote store owner who ran a Book-up credit scheme for Indigenous customers has had his conviction for unconscionable conduct thrown out by the High Court. And the Federal Government is proposing new laws that would make it an offence to provide or advertise academic cheating services in tertiary education.

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Reforming family law in Australia

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The Australian family law system is to be overhauled, so what reforms are required to meet the needs of Australian families?

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Killings and coverups: Can a killer inherit a victim's estate?

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A convicted murderer can never inherit their victim's estate, but what about someone who helps cover up the killing?

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Oliver Yates claims 2019 electoral signage misleading, Victorian Law Reform Commission reviews contempt of court laws

Tue, 28 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Oliver Yates, the unsuccessful independent candidate for the seat of Kooyong plans to take the Liberal Party to the Court of Disputed Returns over Chinese language how to vote signage. And the Victorian Law Reform Commission has just released a consultation paper exploring the many complex issues around contempt of court, seeking input on its review of contempt of court laws.

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Sawmill worker who refused to clock in with fingerprints wins unfair dismissal claim

Tue, 21 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Jeremy Lee, an employee at a Queensland timber mill was sacked for refusing to use a finger print scanner to sign-in to work. He represented himself at the full bench of the Fair Work Commission and won his unfair dismissal case.

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Social media influencer wins case against client, and an elderly yachty overturns appointment of guardian

Tue, 14 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A Melbourne cafe has been ordered to pay an Instagram 'influencer' $1,600 after a verbal contract between the parties sours.

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Minneapolis policeman found guilty of killing Australian woman. Also two disputes around packaging

Tue, 07 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Nor has been found guilty of the third degree murder and second degree manslaughter of Australian Justine Damond Ruszczyk. Also on the program, the Federal Court has ordered Australia Rush Rich Winery pay the owners of Penfolds $400,000 for trademark infringement. And in a separate case, the Federal Court has ruled that Bega has the exclusive right to sell peanut butter in a jar with a distinctive yellow lid and a distinctive yellow label.

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Miscarriages of justice and compensation

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

If you are serving a prison sentence and an appeal court quashes your conviction and sets you free, will you receive compensation for the time you spent behind bars? It depends on where you live.

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Where does the evidence go after its legal life is over?

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Evidence is used to prove or disprove the facts of a case, but what happens to it after the legal process is over? A new book In crimes archives; the cultural afterlife of evidence provides some intriguing clues.

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Federal Court rules on Geoffrey Rush defamation case, High Court upholds protest exclusion zones at abortion clinics

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Justice Wigney of the Federal Court has ruled that the Daily Telegraph newspaper defamed actor Geoffrey Rush by claiming he had sexually harassed an actor later to be revealed as Eryn Jean Norvill. And the High Court of Australia has upheld the constitutional validity of protest exclusion zones around abortion clinics.

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Is a sperm donor a parent? And the role of victims of crime in German trials

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The High Court of Australia is about to hear a case that asks big questions about families and parentage. And Private Accessory Prosecutors, the role of victims in German courts and trials.

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Meet Tara Schultz

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1100

From the age of twelve Tara Schultz was groomed by a much older man, sexually abused and became addicted to drugs. Now 31 she survived, sought justice through the courts and has completed a university degree.

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Should drug or alcohol addicted children be forced into rehab?

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Mandatory rehabilitation for children and young people with serious substance abuse problems is being debated in both South Australia and Victoria.

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Public servants and political expression. Argentina's Women Police Stations.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

For the first time, the High Court of Australia will hear a case that focuses on the extent to which public servants can freely express their political views. And Argentina's Women Police Stations, designed around the needs of survivors of gender-violence. Could they work in Australia?

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The last warning shot: family violence and strangulation

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Strangulation is sometimes fatal, often causes permanent injury and is a strong predictor of future violence and death. What are the current laws and strategies in place to deal with strangulation in family violence cases?

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Witness X revealed and journalist awarded damages for work related PTSD

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Veteran journalist John Silvester discusses underworld lawyer Nicola Gobbo who has been revealed as a police informer. And in a world first, a Victorian judge has awarded damages to a former Age journalist who suffered PSTD while working as a crime reporter.

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Cardinal George Pell jury verdict revealed

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Australia's most senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal George Pell, has been found guilty of multiple child sexual offences.

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Victorian Sentencing Council reports on animal cruelty. The law and ethics around tissue donors for sick siblings

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council has released a report that shines a light on Victorian animal cruelty offenders and the sentences they receive. And Dr Shih-Ning Then's new book explores the ethics and legal issues around tissue donors for sick siblings.

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Employers in Victoria and Queensland jailed over workplace deaths. And NSW court ruling on proposed Rocky Hill coal mine

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Two employers sent to jail for breach of OHS laws. Climate change takes front seat in NSW court.

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The final report of the Banking Royal Commission. Also, a Queensland worker gets compensation for injury after a smoko break

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

How well has the Banking Royal Commission served the interests of consumers? Also on the program in Queensland the Industrial Court has ruled that a former employee of McDonalds who broke her leg during a break is entitled to Workers Compensation.

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How effective is the coronial system?

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

When a death is not straight forward, a coronial inquest can play a crucial role in addressing unanswered questions and it can also make recommendations that might prevent future fatalities. But how well does our coronial system serve the needs of grieving families?

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Beaming prisoners into courtrooms; the pros and cons of Audio Visual Links

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

In recent years there has been an explosion in the use of Audio Visual Links (AVLs) between prisons and courtrooms. This development has been welcomed by many prisoners, but some don't like being 'reduced to a bunch of pixels'.

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Should dead men become fathers?

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

In the age of Artificial Reproductive Technology extracting sperm from dead men is possible, and it happens more often than you think.

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Calls for transparency around the use of solitary confinement in Victorian prisons

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

The Jesuit Social Services report, All Alone - Young Adults in the Victorian Justice System, calls for radical reforms around the use of solitary confinement.

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Economic abuse in violent relationships

Tue, 01 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A collaboration between a Victorian community legal centre and a family violence support service addresses the financial fall-out that often comes when escaping a violent relationship.

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Disputes between neighbours over trees are as common as they are personal, and can get so bad that some property owners sell up to avoid conflict.

Tue, 25 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Poisonings, uprootings and court stoushes: the toxic world of neighbourhood tree disputes.

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Hiring and firing by an automated system

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Is it possible to be hired or fired without any human interaction? Meet the man who was fired by an automated system.

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Man feels burdened by 'not guilty' verdict

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Thirteen years after a violent brawl at a warehouse party led to the death of a partygoer, the two men charged with his murder give their version of the events of that night. One accused served 13 years in jail, the other was found not guilty, but remains burdened by his role.

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Why do some young Australian Muslim men choose extremism?

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Families of extremists speak-up over terror warning signs.

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Dissecting the Eastman retrial

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

ABC Canberra court reporter Elizabeth Byrne describes the twists and turns of the jury trials of David Eastman. The recent retrial found him not guilty of the murder of AFP Assistant Police Commissioner Colin Winchester.

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The world's only nationwide prison radio station

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

National Prison Radio, the world's first national 24 hour radio station produced by and for prisoners beams into all jail cells across England and Wales.

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The Federal Government's Indigenous Procurement Program. Also Israel Supreme Court.

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

How effective is the Indigenous Procurement Program? Who is benefitting? And a leading Israeli civil rights lawyer warns that the 'democratic space' in her country is in danger of shrinking.

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Beaming prisoners into courtrooms; the pros and cons of Audio Visual Links

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

In recent years there has been an explosion in the use of Audio Visual Links (AVLs) between prisons and courtrooms. This development has been welcomed by many prisoners, but some don't like being 'reduced to a bunch of pixels'.

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Are our Crimes Confiscation laws fair?

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Western Australia's Attorney-General John Quigley recently announced a review into the state's Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 saying there are some cases that are 'harsh to the point of being unjust'.

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Tertiary students in the courts

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Most students, at some point are disappointed by an academic result, but how far would you go to get a better grade?

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Questions over social housing plan in Victoria and research into social drug suppliers

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Victoria is rebuilding its public housing, but could existing public housing tenants become worse off? And new research explores what we know about small time 'social' drug dealers and raises questions about how the law should deal with them.

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Law Report 9th October 2018

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Anti-abortion protesters face High Court. US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sworn in.

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Law Report 10th October 2018

Tue, 02 Oct 2018 17:46:00 +1000

Families of victims in the 911 attacks and crash of flight MH17 are pursuing legal action over their deaths.

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Should dead men become fathers?

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:07:03 +1000

In the age of Artificial Reproductive Technology extracting sperm from dead men is possible, and it happens more often than you think.

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Alan Jones defamation ruling. And why XX won't face a re-trial for murder

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Radio broadcaster Alan Jones has been ordered to pay damages of 3.7 million dollars for defaming the Wagner brothers And the High Court of Australia allowed the use of previously recorded evidence involving a man known as Dennis Bauer convicted of multiple child sex offences and in NSW, the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal appeal refused to re-try a man for murder of three indigenous children, saying there wasn't sufficient 'fresh and compelling evidence' to overturn the principle of double jeopardy.

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Calls for transparency around the use of solitary confinement in Victorian prisons

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 17:30:00 +1000

The Jesuit Social Services report, All Alone - Young Adults in the Victorian Justice System, calls for radical reforms around the use of solitary confinement.

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Kroll CEO Statement

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:40:36 -0400

"Kroll is a robust, international business -- the largest in the risk mitigation and investigations industry -- and the gold standard for investigations, with over 2,000 employees across 53 offices in 28 countries. We have been in the computer forensics business for decades, and our team includes professionals from the highest levels of cyber law enforcement agencies, including the FBI. We offer the full spectrum of cyber security solutions with laboratories around the world. Additionally, we have global data analytics capabilities, operating five data centers on four continents through which we provide structured and unstructured data analytics services. When confronted with legal and business challenges, our clients know where to turn, and we look forward to providing them the same unparalleled service they have come to expect for years to come." -- Kroll CEO Emanuele Conti


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The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

Fri, 04 May 2012 15:17:06 -0400

If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am Law Daily.

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Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:59:23 -0400

The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.

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Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:03:57 -0400

Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.

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Covington Takes Lead on Pair of Health Care Deals as Sector Stays Hot

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:23:15 -0400

Two transactions announced Monday--Thomson Reuters's $1.25 billion sale of its health care unit to a Veritas Capital affiliate, and AstraZeneca's $1.26 billion acquisition of Ardea Biosciences--generated assignments for Covington & Burling, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Paul Hastings.

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Fenwick, Covington Advise as Facebook Snags Chunk of AOL Patent Portfolio From Microsoft

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:32:03 -0400

The social networking leader and the software giant turn to familiar firms for representation on a $550 million deal involving intellectual property assets.

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D.C. Dewey Partner Heads to Allen & Overy

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:43:31 -0400

Project finance partner Gregory Smith's departure for Allen & Overy pushes Dewey & LeBoeuf's partner losses so far this year to an even 70.

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The Careerist: Latham & Watkins's Women Go Back to the Kitchen

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:10:44 -0400

Will master classes in canapé making help women in business development? Latham's London office seems to think so.

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Dealmaker of the Week: Iain Wagstaff of Linklaters

Sun, 22 Apr 2012 12:38:39 -0400

Wagstaff and fellow M&A partner Marc Loy, respectively, led the Linklaters teams in London and Paris advising multinational utility GDF Suez on its $10.8 billion acquisition of the stake in Britain’s International Power that GDF does not already own.

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Amid Bankruptcy Reports, Dewey Says It’s Eyeing All Options; Greenberg Confirms Possible Interest

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:30:00 -0400

The drama swirling around Dewey & LeBoeuf took a new turn Friday when Greenberg Traurig said it has had "preliminary discussions relating to lawyers at Dewey & LeBoeuf," but has "made no commitments" nor "reached agreements." The statement came on the heels of reports that Dewey leaders are considering a prepackaged bankruptcy plan in order to keep intact what remains of the rapidly shrinking firm.

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Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Announces Ruth A. Schoenmeyer's Admission to ACREL

Mon, 07 May 2018 21:15:03 GMT

Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, a national real estate law firm with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles, is proud to announce partner Ruth A. Schoenmeyer's recent admission into the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).

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J2advisors and Liebman Group Announce Strategic Partnership

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 20:04:17 GMT

J2advisors and Liebman Group are pleased to announce their strategic partnership.

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We'll Be Attending the Mass Torts Made Perfect Convention

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:03:23 GMT

Partners Russell C. Friedman, Bruce M. Klein and David J. Zwerling from The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP will be attending the Mass Tort Convention to be held April 11-13, 2018 at The Wynn, Las Vegas, NV.

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Morae Global Announces New Southwest Director Jon Gross

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 15:32:36 GMT

Morae Global is pleased to announce and welcome Jon Gross as Southwest Director of Sales.

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DUKE EDRM Releases Agenda for 2018 Workshop, May 23-25 at Duke University

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 17:55:19 GMT

Workshop to Focus on TAR and GDPR Projects and Introduce New Initiatives in Electronic Discovery

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Zapproved®'s Market-Leading Legal Hold Pro® Software Achieves FedRAMP "In Process" Status

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:22:01 GMT

Zapproved LLC, the leading e-discovery software provider for managing corporate litigation readiness, announced today that is has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) "In Process" status.

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Qualmet to Participate in the 2018 National Bar Association Gateway to Success Conference

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:11:47 GMT

CEO James Beckett to moderate the opening session, "The Pitch and Book of Business – Get the Most of the Outside Counsel and Corporate Counsel Relationship"

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Women Owned Law Celebrates First Full Year

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:00:00 GMT

WOL Has Grown Into A Nationally Recognized Group Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in the Law

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Personalised Immigration Guidance Now Freely Available In Minutes With New Visa Wizard

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:36:58 GMT

Immigration Advice Service has now launched their all-new Visa Wizard: an online resource which asks the individual a selection of questions, processes their answers and generates a detailed, tailored solution to their personal immigration issues.

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Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Welcomes Attorney Arthur Zittell

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 04:02:35 GMT

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP (FCOP), Ventura County's largest law firm, recently announced that attorney Arthur Zittell has joined the firm.

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