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Lawyerist Podcast : #147: Accessible Justice, with Haben Girma

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode, we talk with deaf-blind civil rights lawyer and accessibility advocate Haben Girma about accessible justice and how designing courts, law firms, and the attorney-client relationship for people with disabilities can increase access to justice for everyone.

The first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma is a civil rights lawyer and she advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change, and Forbes recognized her in its *30 Under 30* list. Haben travels the world consulting and public speaking, teaching clients the benefits of fully accessible products and services. She is a talented storyteller who helps people frame difference as an asset.

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The Legal Toolkit : Diversity (or Lack Thereof) in the Legal Profession

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:28:33 +0000

The lack of minorities like people of color, women, and people with disabilities working within the legal industry has long been a topic of discussion but there has been very little progress when it comes to inclusion. In the episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Jeena Cho about why there’s a lack of diversity in the legal industry, what both individual lawyers and firms are doing about it, and why it’s important for legal professionals to care. They also discuss unconscious bias including what it is and how to address it.

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

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

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Digital Detectives : Kaspersky Lab: Friend or Foe?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:00:00 +0000

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab is considered a leader in the cybersecurity field, but recently they experienced some controversy when they were accused of working with Russian military and intelligence. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to David Ries about whether Kaspersky Lab is safe for lawyers to use, diving into where the controversy started and what the results have been so far. David also provides suggestions for lawyers who are interested in changing from one security software to another, whether they mistrust Kaspersky Lab or are simply unhappy with their current software.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : MIT Legal Forum 2017: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Blockchain

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:39:03 +0000

Recently, blockchain has been discussed in a way that makes it seem like the solution to all of the problems lawyers didn’t even know they had. In reality, blockchain will help with a lot of issues, but there are also problems it won’t solve and we’re still in the early stages in its development. In this report from On The Road, host Trent Carlyle talks to Christian Smith about what blockchain is and what problems it does and doesn’t solve. They discuss the potential downfalls of blockchain, like cost and lack of privacy, and caution against falling for scams that target those who don’t fully understand what blockchain is.

Christian Smith is the technical manager at MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC) and the founder of Anvil Research.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : MIT Legal Forum 2017: Technological Decentralization in the Legal Industry

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:27:23 +0000

Technology has emerged that allows you to send money without needing a bank or getting your license without going to the DMV. These are just two advantages provided by decentralized technology which is the transferring of goods or value without the use of a middleman. In this report from On The Road, hosts Trent Carlyle and Laurence Colletti talk to Chris Jagers about decentralized technology and its implications for the legal industry and beyond. They discuss the advantages to having digital documents, like licenses and diplomas, and the use and standardization of cryptocurrency.

Chris Jagers is the CEO of Learning Machine an enterprise software company serving verticals in higher education, nonprofits, and mission driven organizations.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : MIT Legal Forum 2017: Blockchain in Ireland

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:02:14 +0000

Blockchain technology may have originated in the US, but firms all over the world are currently researching its implications. In this report from On The Road, host David Fisher talks to Rebecca Ryan and Barry O’Connor from Matheson Dublin about how Ireland views blockchain and how their firm encourages collaboration and innovation. They also discuss what is going to be the first hackathon in Ireland and what it means for their legal industry.

Rebecca Ryan is a partner in the Healthcare Group in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department at Matheson.

Barry O’Connor is a partner in the Asset Management and Investment Funds Group at Matheson.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : MIT Legal Forum 2017: An Introduction to the New Certification Program at Suffolk

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:46:59 +0000

If you’re a legal professional who wants to learn how to deliver legal services better, faster, and cheaper, Suffolk University School of Law has rolled out a program that might interest you. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Andrew Perlman and David Colarusso about the new certification program at Suffolk which looks at innovation, technology, and new ways to provide legal services. They discuss who the courses were made for, the industry experts teaching them, and how the online aspect allows students to complete the courses without sacrificing other commitments.

Dean Andrew Perlman is a nationally recognized voice on the future of legal education and law practice.

David Colarusso is an attorney, software engineer, and former high school physics teacher living in the greater Boston area.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : MIT Legal Forum 2017: Deconstructing Self-Sovereign Identity

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:27:46 +0000

For most of us, we have an obscene amount of usernames and passwords that we use to access social media, bank accounts, and pretty much everything else on the internet. But what if we had one key or identity to unlock all our accounts? In this report from On The Road, host Amy ter Haar talks to Drummond Reed about self-sovereign identity, how it works, and what it could mean for the future of law. He clarifies what problems a decentralized identifier solves and how this emerging technology has been standardized.

Drummond Reed has spent over two decades working on internet identity, security, privacy, and trust frameworks.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Litigation Against Big Pharma in the Opioid Crisis

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:57:25 +0000

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that an alarming number of Americans now die from opioid overdoses - 145 every day. Litigation across the U.S. is claiming pharmaceutical companies are to blame, alleging deceptive marketing resulting in over-prescribing of opioid drugs. RinglerRadio host, Larry Cohen and Peter Early from Ringler discuss this crisis and litigation in New Hampshire with special guest, James T. Boffetti, Senior Assistant Attorney General in New Hampshire, including litigation against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and the fight against the opioid epidemic.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : MIT Legal Forum 2017: The Legal Hackers Movement

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:10:37 +0000

Legal Hackers may sound deviant, but in reality they are a group of lawyers, academics, and tech nerds that are exploring technology solutions to the most relevant legal issues. In this report from On The Road, host Jonathan Askin talks to Tony Lai and Mark Potkewitz about the legal hackers movement including how it helps with access to justice and the potential of open data. They also discuss the unexpected allies they’ve found outside of the hacker community that have helped with collaboration and sponsorship, one of these allies being the government itself.

Tony Lai is a lawyer, entrepreneur, and evangelist for processes and systems that support openness and innovation, engagement, and sharing.

Mark Potkewitz is a legal technology fellow at Brooklyn Law School and the communications director at the Foundation for Fund Governance.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : MIT Legal Forum 2017: Using AI as Augmentation not a Replacement

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:13:17 +0000

It’s a question that has increasingly haunted lawyers: will artificial intelligence take legal jobs away from human lawyers? In this report from On The Road, host Jonathan Askin talks to IBM Watson Legal's Shawnna Hoffman and Brian Kuhn about the potential and future of AI in the legal industry. They explore whether AI will replace human lawyers and provide an answer for access to justice. They also discuss the role of law students as thought leaders, project managers, and solution architects.

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

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Law Technology Now : How Legal.io Aims to Close the Access to Justice Gap

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:48:38 +0000

“The access to justice gap is huge -- something like 80% of low-income people who seek legal help do not get that help. We see this as a technology infrastructure challenge.” - Tony Lai

As the legal industry continues to strive towards providing access to justice for all, companies are emerging that aim to solve this specific problem. One of these companies is Legal.io, a legal technology company that provides referral management and legal empowerment systems to legal organizations. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Tony Lai, CEO of Legal.io, about the company and how it’s working to close the access to justice gap including its partnership with large firms, legal aid networks, and bar associations. Tony also shares his predictions for which technologies will most impact the future of the legal profession.

Tony Lai is a lawyer, entrepreneur and evangelist for processes and systems that support openness and innovation, engagement, and sharing.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : MIT Legal Forum 2017: Lawyers Outsmarting their Smart Contacts

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:27:00 +0000

A smart contract is an automatically executing document that allows the exchange of goods, services, or currency without the use of a middleman. Many lawyers are concerned that this is one of the technologies that will take the job of lawyers. In this report from On The Road, host Jonathan Askin talks to Casey Kuhlman about what smart contracts really are, how they work, and how dual integration can maintain the role of lawyers within the process. They also discuss the greatest opportunities for both seasoned and young lawyers in a tech-enabled legal industry and share tools for those who consider themselves “tech-weary.”

Casey Kuhlman is the CEO of Monax which is building a platform for smart contracts and legal applications of blockchain technology.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : MIT Legal Forum 2017: A Glimpse at the Tech-Enabled Firm

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:34:45 +0000

In this report from On The Road, host Daniel Linna talks to Bob Craig about how the application of new technologies, like blockchain and smart contracts, could affect the way law firms function, improving problem solving and technical understanding. While lawyers don’t need to become coders, by expanding their knowledge of new tech, they can save time and energy, improve the quality of their work, and anticipate client needs. Daniel and Bob also discuss the role of law school in preparing students to enter an industry enabled by technology.

Bob Craig is the chief information officer at BakerHostetler where he oversees all aspects of the firms technology investments and information services.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : A Look at the Presidency with Neil Eggleston and Newt Minow

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:39:31 +0000

The Trump administration is constantly in the news but what's going on behind the scenes? In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to former White House Counsel Neil Eggleston and former FCC Chairman Newt Minow about their experiences working for past presidents and their concerns about the Trump administration. They discuss the way we elect our presidents, the failings of the media, and whether or not the government is currently experiencing a moment of constitutional crisis.

Newton Minow is senior counsel in Sidley Austin’s Chicago office. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed him chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2016.

Neil Eggleston is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He was White House counsel to President Obama from 2014 to 2017.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : MIT Legal Forum 2017: The Future of Lawyers and Technology

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:48:11 +0000

This October, MIT celebrated the inaugural MIT Legal Forum on AI & Blockchain which aimed to provide a space in which legal professionals could discuss the future of AI and blockchain in the legal industry. In this report from On The Road, host Jonathan Askin talks to Professor Alex Pentland about several of the hot topics at the conference including the role of a lawyer in a tech-enabled legal industry, smart contracts, and how technology has both emerged from and provided opportunities for the next generation of lawyers.

Professor Alex "Sandy" Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Will big data tools make policing less biased--or violate people’s rights?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000

With resource-strapped police departments facing pressure to avert crime and end racially discriminatory police practices, many are turning to data-driven surveillance technology with the thought that it could be both more objective and more effective. But without transparency into what technology police are using and how the data is gathered, can the public have confidence that these tools will be used responsibly or effectively?

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles speaks with Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, author of The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement. Ferguson discusses how these tools became popular, how they can be used and misused, how implicit bias can taint results, and the limits of predictive technology. He also shares suggestions for how citizens can have an impact on how data is used to police their community.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : How Schools Can Prevent and Defend Against Bullying Claims

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Attorney John J. Cloherty III from the law firm of Pierce Davis & Perritano discusses defense of schools in claims of failure to prevent bullying and what schools can do to prevent bullying students.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #146: Practicing Law as an Legal Technician (LLLT) in Washington State, with Laura Genoves

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode, we talk with Laura Genoves and her experiences as one of the first Limited Licensed Legal Technicians in Washington State. We also discuss the differences between a legal technician and a practicing attorney, including everything from education costs to how each can practice.

Laura is one of Washington State’s newest form of Legal Professionals, a Limited License Legal Technician and has a solo family law practice in Seattle. Laura is excited to be on the cutting edge of providing affordable legal services to those who otherwise might not seek out legal assistance.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Evolve Law's Access to Justice Through Technology Event in Denver

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:34:13 +0000

Recently, Evolve Law held its Access to Justice Through Technology event in our Denver offices which focused on potential technological solutions to the access to justice gap. In this report from On The Road, host Mary Juetten talks to Keri Norris, Dona Playton, Sarah Kieny, and Pat Monks about access to justice and how technology can help lawyers bridge the gap. They also discuss the importance of maintaining a relationship with clients so attorneys can figure out which services will best help their specific needs.

Dona Playton is the Director of the Honoring Families Initiative at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS).

Pat Monks is an attorney at Monks Law Firm and the founder member of the Municipal Justice Bar of Texas founded in 1992.

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

Sarah Kieny is an attorney at Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison and Lewis where she has worked for 15 years.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Evolve Law's Access to Justice Through Technology Event in Denver Live

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:14:51 +0000

In October 2017, Evolve Law hosted an event in Lawgical’s Denver office in which a panel discussed potential technological solutions to the access to justice gap. In this report from On The Road, Mary Juetten moderates the panel which includes Richard Granat, Dona Playton, Pat Monks, and Keri Norris. They discuss topics like merging technology with legal services, adjusting services to meet consumer needs, and whether basic legal services can be offered by non-lawyers. The live recording also includes short, “Darwin” talks from Adam Camras and Sarah Kieny.

Richard Granat created one of the first virtual law firms in the United States and also was the Founder of DirectLaw, Inc., a virtual law firm platform provider.

Dona Playton is the Director of the Honoring Families Initiative at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS).

Pat Monks is an attorney at Monks Law Firm and the founder member of the Municipal Justice Bar of Texas founded in 1992.

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

Adam Camras is the CEO of LAWgical, the company that owns and operates leading legal brands, including Legal Talk Network.

Sarah Kieny is an attorney at Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison and Lewis where she has worked for 15 years.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #145: Why it's Hard for Financial Advisors to Build Referral Networks with Lawyers, with Brad Johnson

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:28:48 +0000

In this podcast, we ask Brad Johnson why financial advisors find it so difficult to build referral networks with lawyers. We also discovered some interesting parallels between financial advising firms and small law firms.

Brad Johnson is VP of Advisor Development at Advisors Excel and mentors a small group of the country’s most elite financial advisors, teaching them to maximize their marketing ROI, streamline their client acquisition process, and run their business like a CEO not a salesperson.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Robert Ambrogi’s blog points lawyers to tech’s opportunities

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Legal journalist and blogger Bob Ambrogi recounts his unorthodox path towards legal journalism, as well as where he sees the legal industry heading – especially as it relates to technology.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : OSHA's Volks Rule Controversy

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 02:28:40 +0000

This year, a measure was signed into law nullifying the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule regarding an employer's obligation to keep accurate injury and illness records, known as the Volks Rule. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen and co‑host, Robert P. Caples, Jr. discuss this controversy with Alan S. Pierce, from Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano, to find out what impact this could potentially have on the health and safety of workers.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #144: How Stress is Sabotaging Your Clients, with Nika Kabiri (Replay)

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode we talk with Nika Kabiri about the ways stress may be sabotaging your clients and getting in the way of your ability to represent them. You’ll also learn how to empathize with your clients the way lawyers who are building truly client-centered law firms must do.

Nika Kabiri is a sociologist who conducts research and leverages learnings from political science, economics, psychology, and sociology to understand what people go through as they navigate their legal issues.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Is It Okay To Talk About Women In Law Now?

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 19:35:52 +0000

Elie and Joe talk with Above the Law's Kathryn Rubino about the challenges faced by women who go into Biglaw. From the struggle for equitable leave policies to hazing to sexual harassment, the legal industry is fraught with obstacles. Kathryn's new project, The Jabot aims to bring together a community to discuss these and other issues facing women and minorities.

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Workers Comp Matters : Social Security Disability Claims

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:22:22 +0000

For people with long term medical conditions that are expected to keep them from working for more than a year, Social Security will sometimes pay disability benefits. In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to Janice Skillings-Goff about social security disability claims including who’s qualified to make these claims, eligibility requirements, and what to do if a social security claim is denied. They also discuss the role of an attorney in challenging a denial and how an average hearing is conducted.

Janice Skillings-Goff is a workers compensation attorney at Alan S. Pierce & Associates in Salem, Massachusetts.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : The Dangers of Benzene Exposure

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 02:03:39 +0000

Benzene is a chemical widely used in a number of industries and products. Exposure to the chemical has been linked to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), lymphomas and aplastic anemia. Many of these cases involving benzene exposure link back to the workplace. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie talk with attorney John Tomlinson, from the Beasley Allen law firm, about benzene exposure, litigation, and how exposure to benzene can be controlled, reduced or prevented.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Take a Knee Movement, the NFL, and the First Amendment

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 21:04:57 +0000

Last football season, the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, famously took a knee during the National Anthem as a silent protest against police violence against people of color. Many were outraged by Kaepernick’s stance and saw it as a sign of disrespect for the country,  flag, military, and police, where others applauded the movement, including fellow NFL players who supported Kaepernick's gesture of racial equality by also taking a knee in solidarity during the National Anthem.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams joins attorney Alan Milstein from Sherman, Silverstein, Kohl, Rose & Podolsky, P.A and attorney Marc Randazza, the managing partner of Randazza Legal Group, as they discuss the controversy over #takeaknee, players’ rights, the First Amendment, President Trump reaction, and the NFL’s role in this controversy, as well as the potential impact on the NFL and other sports.

Alan Milstein is an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and Temple University as well as a shareholder and chairman of the litigation department at Sherman, Silverstein, Kohl, Rose & Podolsky, P.A. in Moorestown, New Jersey.

Attorney Marc Randazza is the managing partner of Randazza Legal Group and is a nationally-known First Amendment and intellectual property attorney.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Why Lawyers Don’t Use Document Assembly (and Why They Should)

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 20:47:01 +0000

A lot of lawyers use document assembly, but it hasn’t turned into the game-changing technology that some predicted it would be. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss why lawyers aren’t using document assembly and why this should probably change. In addition, they discuss both the benefits and pitfalls of using this technology, why standardized templates don’t really work as a replacement, and tools that make diving into document assembly software more manageable. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

If you have technology questions, call Dennis and Tom’s Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to all your tech inquiries.

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: What Lawyers Need to Know

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:28:02 +0000

Currently, there are at least 900 different kinds of cryptocurrencies being traded on the internet. As they have grown in popularity, it has become clear that cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology will inevitably impact the way law is practiced. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Joshua Lenon about blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and why it is essential for lawyers to know what these technologies are and how they work. They discuss how blockchain can perfect the authentication of digital files and how lawyers can start to accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Answer1Solo Practice University, and Scorpion.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #143: The Past, Present, and Future of Unbundled Legal Services, with Forrest Mosten

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode, the "Father of Unbundling," Forrest ("Woody") Mosten explains how unbundled services came to law practice, discusses the future of unbundling and its potential for closing the access-to-justice gap, and lays out some best practices for lawyers who want to offer unbundled services.

Forrest (“Woody”) Mosten is internationally recognized as the “Father of Unbundling” for his pioneering work in limited scope representation to provide affordable and understandable legal services to the underserved members of our society. He is in solo private practice as a family lawyer and mediator in Los Angeles in which unbundling, collaborative practice, representing clients in mediation, and other non-litigation conflict prevention activities are the foundation of his work with clients.

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Digital Detectives : A Breach of Trust: The Aftermath of the Equifax Hack

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:02:51 +0000

As many as 143 million Americans were left vulnerable by the Equifax breach when hackers accessed personal information like names, addresses, and even social security numbers. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek discuss the Equifax breach including who was affected, the resulting lawsuits, and whether or not the hack was preventable. They also explain the difference between locking and freezing your credit and why taking action to protect yourself is important but complicated.

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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Law Technology Now : Changing the Legal Game with Blockchain

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:11:53 +0000

Blockchain has recently emerged as one of the technologies that will most change the way lawyers practice law and yet a lot of people still don’t fully understand what blockchain is. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Bob Ambrogitalks to David Fisher, CEO of Integra Ledger, about what blockchain is and its application in the legal industry. They discuss the benefits to using blockchain including having data security, your own digital identity, and maintaining integrity in documents like contracts, signatures, and more.

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

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Should I stay or should I go? When partners should make a lateral move

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Switching law firms doesn’t only cause partner anxiety, it’s hard on clients too. Lawyers need to really evaluate whether a move will best serve the people and businesses they represent. In this month’s Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with Karen Kaplowitz, a former BigLaw rainmaker who now leads a business-development consulting firm. Much of her work centers on working with partners after a firm merger, and in this podcast, she shares tips about how they can best serve clients after a move or figure out ways to make a place for themselves at a new firm if their book of business is small.

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus Attorney.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Legal Issues Stemming from the Las Vegas Tragedy

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:44:13 +0000

On the night of October 1, 2017, a shooter opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino onto a crowd attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. This tragedy left 58 people dead and more than 500 wounded. With terrible tragedies like this one, victims and their families are left to pick up the pieces and face a host of very real legal issues, anywhere from probate and wills to benefits and insurance claims.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi joins attorney Tennille Pereira from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and attorney Kristin Tyler, founding partner with the law firm of Garman Turner Gordon LLP in Las Vegas, Nevada, to discuss the legal issues stemming from the Las Vegas tragedy. Together they discuss how the surrounding legal community is assisting the victims and their families and the next steps lawyers are taking.

Tennille Pereira is a staff attorney from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

Kristin M. Tyler is a founding partner with the law firm of Garman Turner Gordon LLP in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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New Solo : Polish and Perfect Your Legal Writing Skills

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:33:17 +0000

As a lawyer, you write a lot. Whether it’s a contract, report, proposal, or even just a long email, your writing needs to be professional and clear of errors. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to Ivy Grey and Daniel Heuman of Intelligent Editing’s PerfectIt about the editing services that their product offers and how it helps lawyers on a daily basis. They also discuss the importance of technology competence for lawyers and share their favorite apps and tips to saving time and effort in your business.

Ivy B. Grey is the author of “American Legal Style for PerfectIt,” and is a senior attorney at Griffin Hamersky LLP.

Daniel Heuman developed PerfectIt, an add-in for MS Word that finds mistakes that spelling and grammar checkers can’t find.

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

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : How To Explain The World To Non-Lawyers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:15:30 +0000

Joe and Elie talk to Cristian Farias about producing a legal podcast non-lawyers listen to, and explaining the Supreme Court to a law audience. 

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Robert Half Legal Report : Escalating cyber threats demand heightened security practices for law firms

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:19:08 +0000

As the volume and sophistication level of data breaches grow, law firms are shifting greater attention and resources to address information security and cyber threat matters. In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, attorneys Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal and Scott Giordano, a director with the company's consulting solutions practice, examine why law firms are among the most vulnerable for cyberattacks. They discuss the expanding role that data privacy and security specialists are playing within the legal workplace and share insights on current strategies that are helping law firms mitigate risks and bolster cybersecurity.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Scott Turow on Where Law and Literature Collide

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:04:07 +0000

Bestselling author and lawyer Scott Turow has written 13 books, including the law school must-read One L, and Presumed Innocent, the novel credited with creating the legal fiction genre. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to Scott about legal fiction, his career as a writer and lawyer, and the nature of legal education. They also touch on Scott’s work to reform capital punishment and the legal complexities of being an author in the age of technology.

Scott Turow is the author of 11 bestselling novels and two nonfiction books, including One L, about his experience as a law student.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #142: How to Energize Your Speaking Engagements, with Pete Vargas

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode, Pete Vargas explains how lawyers can use speaking engagements to generate new clients and referrals. Plus, Pete outlines a three-part presentation outline (heart, head, and hands) designed to get the audience to take action.

Pete Vargas has been educating speakers for over a decade, helping speakers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and small business owners land speaking engagements and leverage the stage to grow their businesses.

Also, we've got a special offer from Westlaw: a free webinar on cybersecurity for small law firms. If you can attend on Wednesday, November 8th, at 12pm Central, email Carissa.Stimpfel@tr.com to register.

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The Digital Edge : The Apple Product Cheat Sheet for Lawyers

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:10:21 +0000

68-73% of lawyers use iPhones and those aren’t the only Apple products pervading the legal industry. The use of iPads for law has also become more and more common. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Brett Burney about the latest Apple products and how they can serve lawyers. From face ID to the benefits of iOS 11, they share which Apple tools will save lawyers time and effort in their business. They also discuss the top apps that attorneys who use Apple products should download. Check out links to those apps below.

Brett Burney is Principal of Burney Consultants LLC and is active in the Mac-using lawyer community, working with lawyers who want to integrate Macs, iPhones, and iPads into their practice.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : The Electronic Logging Device Mandate and Effect on Future Trucking Litigation

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Attorneys Jennifer Parrot and Melody Kiella of the law firm Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP in Atlanta, GA address the impact of electronic data devices on defense litigation and their effect on future trucking cases.

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

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Making Strides in the Fight for People with Disabilities

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 03:21:42 +0000

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is “a convener, connector, and catalyst for change,” when it comes to people with disabilities. And Ringler is a major supporter of AAPD initiatives nationwide. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host and Ringler Associate, Cindy Chanley, talk the President and CEO of the AAPD, Helena Berger, as they discuss Helena’s thoughts on the recent healthcare repeal effort, the importance of the disability vote, and making strides in the fight for the disabled.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Celebrating the 200th Episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:29:08 +0000

In celebration of their 200th episode, this special Kennedy-Mighell Report is composed entirely of listener questions. Hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell answer questions about a wide array of topics like client portals, misused technology, and (Tom’s favorite) Bluetooth speakers. They also talk about why they continue to podcast and what motivates them to share their legal technology knowledge. Tune in for questions from Sharon Nelson, Patrick Palace, Chad Burton, Bob Ambrogi, Kevin O’Keefe, Andrew LeGrand, Liz McCausland, Scott Bassett, Adam Lockwood, Franklin Graves, and Jim Calloway. And, as always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

 

If you have your own technology question, call Dennis and Tom’s Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to all your tech inquiries.


Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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Law Technology Now : Revolutionizing the Procurement of Legal Services

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:16:48 +0000

Legal procurement is the entire process of buying legal services including the decision to purchase, the selection of which services, and paying the supplier. Working as a legal procurement professional is a relatively new concept, but when properly utilized, procurement professionals can contribute to decreased spending and well-managed relationships with legal services providers. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Silvia Hodges Silverstein about legal services procurement, including what it is and how it changes the way legal services are bought and sold. They discuss managing the relationships between legal services suppliers and clients, as well as why companies invest in legal procurement professionals.

Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein is the executive director of the Buying Legal Council, the international trade organization for legal procurement, and adjunct professor at Columbia Law School and Fordham Law School.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Bruce MacEwen diagnoses and prescribes for law practice ills

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Bruce MacEwen is both a doctor and an epidemiologist in the world of BigLaw firms. A Legal Rebels Trailblazer, the Adam Smith, Esq. founder can diagnose structural illnesses, including aspects of the partner-as-owner model, and he can point to unhealthy customs and practices, such as when aversion to failure becomes its cause. He also can give advice and guidance for getting better and surviving or, in some instances, provide a dispassionately detailed autopsy.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #141: How Lawyers Can (and Should) Use Pinterest for Marketing, with Christina Scalera

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode Christina Scalera explains why Pinterest really is a great place for lawyers to build business, and how to approach it. The gist of it is this: people go to Pinterest to find things, which presents an opportunity to get yourself in front of your potential clients. Learn more on the podcast, but you should also download Christina's Pinterest for Lawyers guide.

Christina Scalera is the attorney + millennial behind the Contract Shop for creative entrepreneurs, and Ruckus, which explains how she built her IP practice and become an influencer in the creative community.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : CRC 2017: The History and Process of Revising the Florida Constitution

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:39:35 +0000

The 2017-2018 Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) is the third of its kind in Florida history. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, host Christine Bilbrey talks to Mary Adkins, author of the book Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New Constitution (University Press of Florida, 2016). Professor Adkins has researched the history of the 1968 Florida Constitution and its revisions. Florida is the only state in the nation that offers a process for individuals to speak directly to Commissioners to propose constitutional amendments that could potentially be placed onto Florida’s 2018 General Election ballot for voter consideration. 

Mary Adkins is the director of Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy and a Master Legal Skills Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : What can we learn from the history of interracial relationships in America?

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Fifty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws against interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia. But Richard and Mildred Loving were not the first American couple to love across race boundaries. The history of what we would now consider interracial relationships in America extends back to the first European explorations of the continent. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles speaks with Sheryll Cashin, a professor of law at Georgetown University and author of Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy. Cashin discusses how the concept of race was introduced in America; how the doctrine of white supremacy was used as a method to divide slaves and free blacks from indentured servants; how flimsy the rationale for racial classification was; and the stories of some men and women who ignored those barriers and formed relationships anyway. She also shares her thoughts on how a younger generation's "cultural dexterity" could help battle the forces of racism and white supremacy.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #140: Making a Case for a Primary Care Lawyer, with Melissa Hall

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode, Melissa Hall argues that lawyers can learn from healthcare, where a primary care doctor diagnoses and treats common health problems and sends patients to specialists as necessary. As with doctors, primary care lawyers could be the primary user interface for law. It's the approach Melissa has taken with her own practice, Smol Law.

Melissa Hall is a general practice, "primary care" attorney who helps clients navigate the legal system by solving legal problems, helping clients solve their legal problems, or helping them find someone who can.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : The Legal Impact of Hurricane Harvey

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 01:22:37 +0000

Hurricane Harvey devastated the city of Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. FEMA claims, lost legal documents, the complexities of flood insurance, are just a few of the legal issues facing the people of Houston now. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host and Ringler colleague, Robert P. Caples, Jr. welcome attorney Paul Skrabanek from the firm, Pierce/Skrabanek PLLC in Houston, to discuss how the legal community can alleviate the loss left by the storm and guide some through the complexities of litigation.

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The Paralegal Voice : Paralegals in Pop Culture

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 21:32:28 +0000

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

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

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

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Workers Comp Matters : Workers’ Compensation for Performing Artists

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:05:16 +0000

In 2011, opera singer Wendy White fell from a platform eight feet above the stage during a performance. She suffered no broken bones, but resulting nerve damage prevented her from singing professionally and, because of these injuries, she moved to sue. But the Metropolitan opera claimed she was an employee that was simply doing her normal duties. Her case reflects some of the complexities surrounding workers’ compensation for performing artists. In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to Justin Beck about the entitlement of performing artists to workers’ compensation. Their discussion incorporates exclusions in commercial general liability policy, the difference between star performers and the ensemble, and relevant cases, like Wendy White’s.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Legal Implications of the Equifax Data Breach

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 18:21:35 +0000

The credit-reporting agency Equifax experienced a massive data breach, exposing the personal and financial data of 143 million U.S. consumers, including names, birthdates, addresses, and even social security numbers and license numbers.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join Attorney Drew Rossow, from the firm Gregory M. Gantt Co. LPA,  and attorney Ben Meiselas, from Geragos & Geragos, APC, to discuss the Equifax data breach, what went wrong, litigation, the potential impact, and what customers need to do if they discover that they are victims of this breach.

Andrew Rossow is an associate attorney at Gregory M. Gantt Co. LPA where, in addition to their general practice, Drew’s passion lies in the areas of cyberspace law and technology law.

Attorney Ben Meiselas is an associate at Geragos & Geragos, APC. His practice includes personal injury law, civil rights, class actions, and complex business disputes.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Lead Conversion for Attorneys

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 17:21:30 +0000

Everybody hates those merciless sales emails that fill up your already packed inbox, but marketing via emails and phone calls is an important part of bringing clients through the door. As the owner of a legal business, what’s the best way to balance selling your services and being a lawyer? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Chris Anderson talks to Michael Chasin about what lawyers should be doing to turn leads into clients. They discuss how important it is to create internal processes to handle incoming clients and provide them with the best legal experience possible in order to keep them coming back.

Michael Chasin is CEO of Lexicata, a CRM and client intake software designed to help law firms and lawyers increase client satisfaction.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Answer1Solo Practice University, and Scorpion.

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Law Technology Now : How Axiom is Using AI to Modernize Legal Services

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 20:31:10 +0000

We keep hearing "artificial intelligence (AI) won't take the jobs of lawyers." But the growing field of AI is bound to affect the legal industry in other ways. The tech-enabled legal service company Axiom recently announced their own AI and, according to Paul Carr, president of global strategic projects, this technology and AI in general could be transformative for the legal industry. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Bob Ambrogi talks to Paul Carr about how Axiom uses technology, including AI, to modernize legal services and streamline processes which enables them to better serve their clients. They also discusses how to broach the topic of using AI and other newer technology with their corporate clients.

Paul Carr is the president of global strategic projects at Axiom. Axiom is the leading alternative legal services provider.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2017: LawyerSlack: Once you Slack, There's no Going Back

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 20:23:31 +0000

If you have a question about your legal business, who can give you a better answer than fellow lawyers? That’s the idea behind LawyerSlack, an online community where lawyers can network, get advice, or even just hang out in the presence of other lawyers. In this On the Road report from the 2017 Clio Cloud conference, host Jason Tashea discusses LawyerSlack, what it is and how it works, with Keith Lee and Brian Lynch. They discuss the benefits and pitfalls of this community including getting quick, helpful answers directly from another lawyer and building human connections.

Keith Lee writes for Above The Law while he practices law at Hamer Law Group, LLC in Birmingham, Alabama.

Brian Lynch started Lynch Legal Consulting where he helps small businesses launch, develop a web presence, and comply with State and Federal laws.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Member Benefits Providers Offer Services to Irma Victims

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:12:26 +0000

As Hurricane Irma swept through Florida, it left a number of lawyers stranded without their usual resources so the providers of The Florida Bar’s member benefits stepped up, offering free services and access to resources during this time of need. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast recorded at the 2017 Clio Cloud conference, host John Stewart talks to ServeManager’s Trent Carlyle, Fastcase’s Ed Walters, Clio’s Andrew Gay, and Ruby Receptionist’s Austin Lindsey about their products and what their companies are providing to those affected by hurricane Irma. For more details on what services are being provided, see the list below or check out The Florida Bar’s website.

ServeManager

  • 6 months free
  • Concierge service

Fastcase

  • Access to full National Law Library (3 months)

Clio

  • Free 3 month access to Clio

Ruby Receptionists

  • 269 dollars off service
  • Unlimited outbound calling

NetDocuments

  • 3 months free

Trent Carlyle is the CTO and co-founder of Lawgical, parent company of ServeManager.

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

Andrew Gay is a Stanford graduate who was hired by Clio initially as a Support Specialist in 2015, and is now responsible for the leadership and vision of Clio’s Partnerships team.

Austin Lindsey is the corporate concierge at Ruby Receptionist.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Bar Complaints: Understanding the Process and How to Avoid Them

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:01:42 +0000

The Attorney Consumer Assistance Program (ACAP) receives around 19,000 to 20,000 calls a year regarding a plethora of complaints like fee disputes or lack of communication. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Jonathon Israel talk to Shanell Schuyler, director of ACAP, about the most common complaints her office receives and how lawyers can avoid being the cause of these complaints. She also discusses how to handle payment disputes and what to do if clients refuse to pay.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2017: Increasing Accessibility for Disabled Lawyers with Haben Girma

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 21:36:44 +0000

As the first deafblind person to graduate Harvard, Haben Girma understands limitations for people with disabilities in the legal profession. In her TEDx talk in Baltimore, Haben Girma asked a question that a lot of people with disabilities ask themselves: do I accept the limitations and challenges set before me or do I do something about it? As well as being the first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard, Haben actively works to increase accessibility for disabled people in the legal profession. In this On the Road report from the 2017 Clio Cloud conference, host Rian Gauvreau talks to Haben Girma about how to increase accessibility in websites, applications, education, and law firms. She discusses how technology innovations are helping those with disabilities and her most frustrating and rewarding experiences as an advocate and lawyer.

The first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2017: The Perks of being a Demand-Driven Organization

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 21:21:46 +0000

It’s sometimes hard to see your law firm as a business, especially one driven by the customer, but the success of companies like Avvo has shown that using demand-driven tactics can sometimes be what allows a business to thrive. In this On the Road report from the 2017 Clio Cloud conference, host Chris Anderson talks to Mark Britton, founder of Avvo, about what it means to be a demand-driven organization and why more lawyers should invest in client feedback. Mark gives his tips on the best way to communicate with clients and questions you can ask them to get truly honest, valuable information.

Mark Britton is the founder, CEO, and President of Avvo, an online legal forum and directory.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2017: Building a Complete Law Firm

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 18:36:56 +0000

Counter Tax Lawyers is a law firm that’s driven to succeed and is doing so in a way that differs from a lot of other firms. They are future-oriented and have even created their own software in order to improve the quality of their services. Peter Aprile and Natalie Worsfold, both leaders at the company, gave their presentation at the 2017 Clio Cloud conference about their unique work processes and what makes them efficient. In this On the Road report, host Sam Glover talks to them about their presentation and the three things lawyers should be doing or thinking about along with tech adoption. These three things include having goals, mapping out processes, and thinking deeply about these processes and how they will impact the future of your company.

Peter Aprile is a senior lawyer specializing in tax dispute resolution and litigation and founder of Counter Tax Lawyers.

Natalie Worsfold is a tax lawyer at Counter Tax Lawyers. He represents individual taxpayers and owner-managed businesses in disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

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Lawyerist Podcast : #139: 14 Low-Cost Ways to Improve Your SEO Profile, with Jeff Skrysak

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:30:00 +0000

 

In this episode, Jeff Skrysak lists 14 things you can do to improve your SEO profile that don’t cost much money. (They do require a bit of effort, though.)

  1. Give each page a good, relevant title (HTML tag).
  2. Write good content for each page, and give each a good meta description.
  3. If you use Wordpress, install the Yoast SEO plugin.
  4. Create a directory structure for your pages that is descriptive and makes sense.
  5. Get listed on Google Maps for better local search.
  6. Ask your clients to leave a review on your Google listing (need a Google+ account).
  7. Match your Google+ account to your website.
  8. Create content around topics that are rarely discussed on other websites about your practice area.
  9. Create Facebook and LinkedIn pages for your law firm, and update them regularly, including with links back to your website.
  10. Write blog posts.
  11. Link to other websites.
  12. Use photos on every page and post.
  13. Do not make your law firm website all about you.
  14. Use headings in your pages and posts!

Jeff is a former IT professional who practices in estate planning and business law in Oregon. He is both an attorney and legal solutions architect, which means he uses his software engineering skills to automate and improve all aspects of a lawyers's business.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2017: A Sneak Peek at New Clio

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 22:19:08 +0000

Clio fans rejoice! The company has spent over 600 hours interviewing customers in order to implement around 220 feature improvements, dubbing this epic redesign New Clio or project Apollo. In this On the Road report from the 2017 Clio Cloud conference, host Joshua Lenon discusses New Clio with Eric and Ernie Bin. They talk about the steps they have taken to ensure changes customers want to see are implemented and what has driven them to make certain design decisions.

Eric Bin is the director of product management at Clio. He and his team are responsible for setting the product strategy and building the roadmap that keeps a 60+ person engineering organization humming and a 230+ person company growing.

Ernie Bin is the director of product design at Clio. He has spent over 15 years working with leading companies like Nike, Starbucks, EA, Microsoft, Lululemon, The North Face, along with provincial governments and crown corporations.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2017: Why Lawyers Should be like Astronauts

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:45:45 +0000

“Leadership is the art of influencing human behavior to accomplish a mission in the manner desired by the leader.” - Canadian Forces definition of leadership

So it's too late to be the first Canadian to walk around in space, but as lawyers we should take a leaf out of his book; excelling as leaders and adapting to unforeseen challenges benefits astronauts and lawyers alike. In this On the Road report from the 2017 Clio Cloud conference, Jack Newton, Phil Brown, and Rian Gauvreau talk to retired Canadian astronaut and International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield about what molds a true leader and how to anticipate failure without letting it overwhelm you. He also discusses his experiences in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and how they shaped his ideas of leadership and self discipline.

Chris Hadfield is a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. An engineer and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station.

Jack Newton is the founder of Clio, a pioneer in the cloud-based practice management industry.

Phil Brown is currently a member of the Ontario Criminal Lawyers Association and is the Photo Editor of “For The Defence” magazine.

Rian Gauvreau is the co-founder and chief operating officer for Clio where he combines his years of experience in law firm IT with his in-depth software development experience.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2017: Data Driven Decision Making & Process

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:46:59 +0000

In 2016, Mary Juetten published a book about the data lawyers need to look at to improve their processes. “Small Law Firm KPIs: How to Measure Your Way to Greater Profits,” edited by Sam Glover, leaves out unnecessary spreadsheets, pretentious acronyms, and business jargon, while focusing on using the right data to be more efficient and profitable so you can enjoy practicing law. In this report from On the Road, the ABA Journal’s Jason Tashea interviews Mary and Sam about their presentation at the 2017 Clio Cloud conference, how to use data for law firm management and marketing, and the limitations on data as a source of information.

Mary Juetten is a recovering accountant with a JD. She has been writing and speaking about key performance indicators and data for a few years.

Sam Glover is the editor and chief of Lawyerist.com, a blog that helps innovative and entrepreneurial solo and small firm lawyers start, manage, and grow their firms.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2017: Implementing Bitcoin in the Legal Industry

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:35:29 +0000

A number of big-name companies, like Microsoft and Starbucks, are now accepting cryptocurrencies as a form of payment. In Russia, you can even buy a burger at Burger King using Whopper Tokens, but is this a technology lawyers should implement? In this On the Road report from the 2017 Clio Cloud conference, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Jonathon Israel talk to Joshua Lenon about cryptocurrencies including what it is and how to implement them into your own law practice. They also discuss other advantages to using blockchain technology, like creating an unalterable record and authenticating documents.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2017: Takeaways from Clio’s 2017 Legal Trends Report

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 03:03:52 +0000

According to Clio’s 2016 Legal Trends Report, “the average lawyer only bills 28% of an eight-hour workday.” So, what has changed since last year and what do lawyers still need to work on? George Psiharis, VP of business operations, and Steven Silberbach, senior vice president of global sales at Clio, get together with Kimberly Sanchez and Patrick Palace in this On the Road report from the 2017 Clio Cloud conference. Together, they go over this year’s Legal Trends Report, how the data is collected, it’s benefit to Clio clients and law firms of all sizes, and actionable data from the report that can improve a lawyer’s practice. They also discuss the future trends of law in the areas of low bono services and access to justice.

George Psiharis is the vice president of business development at Clio. His business operations team created Clio’s Legal Trends Report.

Steven Silberbach is the senior vice president of global sales at Clio. He works closely with George Psiharis and his team to find ways to provide more value to lawyers who use Clio.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2017: Working with Millennial Lawyers and Clients

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:38:49 +0000

When hiring millennial lawyers and working with millennial clients, law firm owners often struggle to understand the motivation and values of this younger generation. Although flexibility, feedback, and growth/development aren’t new or surprising terms to older generations, their meaning can get lost in translation. In this report from On the Road, Lawyerist Podcast host Sam Glover interviews Nicole Abboud, host of “The Gen Why Lawyer,” about her panel at the 2017 Clio Cloud conference. In this panel titled “Millennials: Understanding Your New Clients and Colleagues for Law Firm Growth,” Nicole touches on the changing culture of business in general, why a genuine online presence is important for lawyers, what millennial employees are looking for in employment and management, and how to offer them flexibility.

Nicole Abboud is the founder of Abboud Media, a company that creates videos and podcasts for lawyers and law firms. Also a host of “The Gen Why Lawyer,” a podcast about millennial lawyers.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2017: The Future of Clio with CEO Jack Newton

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:14:37 +0000

The cloud-based practice management software, Clio, was launched nine years ago. During the fifth annual Clio Cloud conference, Clio CEO Jack Newton introduced in his keynote speech new projects and a future philosophical roadmap for the software, the company, and the way lawyers practice law. In this report from On the Road, Bob Ambrogi interviews Jack about his keynote speech. They discuss bringing law practice to the cloud, results from Clio’s Legal Trends Report, Project Hermes, Project Apollo, and the expanding future of Clio through API integrations. Tune in for a truly progressive picture of the future of law practice.

Jack Newton is the founder of Clio, one of the pioneers of cloud-based practice management. Jack has spearheaded efforts to educate the legal community on the security-, ethics- and privacy-related issues surrounding cloud computing, and has become an internationally recognized writer and speaker on these topics.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Drowning in debt? Here are some potential lifelines

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Six-figure student loans can be a terrifying burden, and one of the top challenges for many law grads. But even if you’ve fallen in arrears, you still may have options to turn your financial situation around. In this month’s Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with Adam Minsky, author of "Student Loan Debt 101." As an attorney with a practice devoted entirely to helping student loan borrowers, Minsky has had many clients who’ve felt hopeless about their financial futures. In this podcast, he shares tips and tricks for managing debt and regaining control of your personal finances.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Origins, Progression, and the Future of the Kennedy-Mighell Report

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:59:51 +0000

Dennis and Tom may currently be podcast pros, but there was a time when the Kennedy-Mighell Report was just an idea created in hopes to teach the latest technology trends to the legal industry. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell, in anticipation of their 200th episode, reminisce on the origins of the show, including how they know so much about legal technology, getting picked up by Legal Talk Network, and the evolution of the B segment. They also discuss the direction in which they want to take the show in the future. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

For their 200th episode, Dennis and Tom would like to make the entire episode centered around audience questions. If you or a friend has a technology question, call Dennis and Tom’s Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to all your tech inquiries.

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New Solo : Word Up: Using Microsoft Word Like a Pro

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:43:33 +0000

If you’ve ever experienced frustration with Microsoft Word or other word processors, you’re in luck. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares and guest Allan Mackenzie go in depth about how to use Microsoft Word effectively, including tips and tricks you can put into practice before the podcast ends. They cover keyboard shortcuts, setting defaults, and how to set up the quick access toolbar to meet your specific needs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Digital Detectives : How Lawyers Should Use Spreadsheets

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus Attorney.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Florida Bar Podcast : The Power and Practice of Mindfulness

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus Attorney.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Integrating Technology into Legal Education

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus Attorney.

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

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

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

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

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

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New Solo : Using Technology to Sustain a Rural Practice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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

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

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

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

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

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Digital Detectives : Crisis Management After a Data Breach

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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

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

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

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The Paralegal Voice : A Bittersweet Goodbye to Vicki Voisin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Exploring Virtual and Augmented Reality

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus Attorney.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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Law Technology Now : Brian Cuban on Overcoming Addiction and Stress

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Legal Toolkit : How Millennials View the Legal Industry

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus AttorneyScorpion, and Answer1.

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Internet Trends 2017

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Workers Comp Matters : How the Pawlosky Case Redefined Workplace Injury

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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

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

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

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The Paralegal Voice : The Life of a Litigation Paralegal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus Attorney.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://youtu.be/2tOJdGaMvVw

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

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New Solo : Top Tech Tools for Solo Attorneys

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus AttorneyScorpion, and Answer1.

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Digital Detectives : Ethical Issues with Confidential Data

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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The "Baby Mama Syndrome": Book Review

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 08:42:46 -0500

Judge Robert Doyel's book "The Baby Mama Syndrome" examines how the problems of single mothers and their "fragile families" affect all of us. Doyel, who spent 16 years as a Florida judge, mostly in family court, has dealt with thousands of cases involving violence, custody, dependency, and paternity issues. This book will be especially useful to professionals who deal with single mothers and their children: police officers, social workers, teachers, and medical personnel.

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Book Review: Bully by Emme Dun

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:52:36 -0500

"Bully" is the debut novel of Emme Dun with which she made quite an entrance. This gay/lesbian, legal thriller based on true events will reveal to you the more dismal tones of the American justice system.

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Book Review: The Ten Prison Coach Commandments

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:27:54 -0600

Definitive Psychological Insight into the Prison Systems Book Review by Carla M. Paton The Ten Prison Coach Commandments, by John "Doc" Fuller offers a tremendous public service.

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Book Review: Don't Alienate The Kids! By Bill Eddy

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:41:38 -0500

I've been doing quite a bit of reading lately - some professional and some personal. I recently read Don't Alienate the Kids! by Bill Eddy, LCSW Esq. upon a recommendation from a good friend of mine. Eddy covers a great deal of ground in this book about high-conflict divorces/separations, alienation, abuse, how families and other professionals can help or harm a situation, and (most importantly) about using the idea of "1,000 Little Bricks" to help build a "foundation of resilience" instead of a wall of alienation for their children. Exceptional book!

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Book Review: High Conflict People In Legal Disputes By Bill Eddy, LCSW, ESQ

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:20:41 -0500

It was suggested to me that I should read High Conflict People in Legal Disputes by Bill Eddy, LCSW, ESQ. This book is meant for professionals (i.e. counselors, attorneys, judges, etc.), but can be useful for anyone looking for more information on the DSM-IV-TR Cluster B personality disorders: Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial, and Histrionic. It is very informative, insightful, and an easy read that I recommend for anyone in a legal dispute or relationship with a high conflict personality, or for anyone just looking for more information.

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Book Review of "My Beloved World"

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:56:01 -0600

Sonia Sotomayor is a United States Supreme Court Justice. In her memoir, "My Beloved World", she shares her humble Puerto Rican heritage. This was an inspiring book to read. Character is the essence of her success.

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Is U.S. Immigration Reform Necessary?

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:58:52 -0600

The United States is the first preference for international students and employees who wish to pursue higher education and better opportunities. Though the US is a great place to take one's education and career to new heights, one of the biggest issues faced is obtaining an immigration visa. International students and new employees are finding it difficult as their visas are routinely rejected for no apparent reason.

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Just Cause: A Union Guide to Winning Discipline Cases by Robert M Schwartz

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:08:19 -0600

This book not only covers the nuts and bolts of a grievance, it lifts the hood and shows you how things work and how to work you and your members. Required reading not only for the Shop Steward or the Local Leader but for anyone working in the field of Labor.

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John Grisham's "The King Of Torts" And The Process Server

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:03:45 -0600

John Grisham is one of the prolific legal fiction writers of our time. Though the novels may be categorized as fiction and the characters are of course fictional, it depicts real emotions and possible scenarios that anyone can relate to. This may be the key, why all his books had received such rave reviews.

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Book Review: The Legal Rights of Union Stewards by Robert M. Schwartz

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:57:35 -0600

Mr. Schwartz brings to the average Joe Steward a handy and informative guide to the trials and tribulations of being a union steward. Originally published in 1986, in its fourth edition it continues to bring well written and easy to understand information to the shop floor.

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How to Pick the Best Lawyer or a Legal Firm

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:50:21 -0600

There's a myth that you are in a trouble if you need a lawyer. Well, that's partially true. Lawyers can really help you solve big problems or even avoid them. Yet, you may need legal services in everyday situations, for example when buying or selling real estate or an auto. A good lawyer is like a good doctor: either you are 100% honest with him/her or things may get even worse. So, what are the most important considerations when hiring a lawyer?

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Distributive Justice

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 10:10:42 -0600

Distributive Justice defines a set of rules that should be followed by everyone. These rules should give all people equal opportunity. But is everyone treated equally? Is justice applied in an equivalent manner? Read my take - then tell me your opinion!

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The Best Books For Bar Exam Preparation

Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:51:50 -0500

I know One way to pass the California Bar Exam and Five ways to fail. After six rounds at the California Bar exam, I learned the hard way so you don't have to. Bar exam prep doesn't have to be overwhelming with stress. Here are my recommendations for the best bar exam prep materials you can use.

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DOJ Retaining Its Position on GPS Tracking

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:45:38 -0500

In a surprise move on Thursday, the federal government notified an appeals court that it reserves the right to secretly place GPS tracking devices on privately owned vehicles without first obtaining a warrant. Many wonder what the Department Of Justice is thinking since the long-anticipated ruling in January by the Supreme Court on just this issue.

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GPS Tracking Ruling Brings Privacy Discussions To The Forefront

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:12:11 -0500

For months, supporters and opponents have argued the warrantless GPS tracking issue. With the Supreme Court unanimously agreeing that warrantless placement of a GPS tracking device was unconstitutional, law enforcement agencies will have to adapt while still benefitting from the GPS tracking technology.

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The New PIP Statute

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:37:49 -0500

The New PIP Statute and its Effects on Accident Victims: The new Personal Injury Protection PIP Statute that was recently passed in Florida may be a triumph for insurance companies. The law places new limits on the amount of benefits a person can receive as well as the amount of money awarded during a claim.

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Killed by Cars

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:34:50 -0500

Motorcycle riders are an example of innocent people who can be killed by cars. According to RideSmartFlorida.com, 415 motorcycle riders were killed in 2009 due to fatal injuries from traffic crashes. Like pedestrians and bicyclists, motorcyclists are at an unfair disadvantage when a driver loses control of his vehicle due to negligence like texting and distracted driving. They are no match for a car, truck, or van's impact.

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Utilizing the "Wired" Court Reporter

Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:41:28 -0500

(The original of the below article was published in the Milwaukee Law Journal in 2002. Footnoted below are innovative changes to the technology and process since the original publication.) The introduction of computers to the court reporting industry in the mid-seventies opened the door for many new reporting products and services and is ultimately creating greater capability for litigators.

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Avoid Excessive Court Costs - Do Enduring Powers Of Attorney

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:49:32 -0500

Losing mental capacity can be an expensive exercise if you do not have your house in order. It can also be a stressful time for family and loved ones already trying to deal with your often sudden loss of mental capacity.

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No Soliciting

Tue, 08 May 2012 13:29:02 -0500

"No Soliciting" This is the message given to most people who approach my front door. There are many others as well that have such a warning posted.

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Physician Heal Thyself - Attorney Gregory Piche' Releases a New Book on Sham Medical Peer Reviews

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:45:41 -0500

In his new book "SHAM PEER REVIEW: The Power of Immunity and The Abuse of Trust," Denver attorney and author Gregory Piche' offers several effective ways to bypass the current system known as the Medical Peer Review. This is an informative, provocative and timely book for an enormous profession that shadows American life, offering valuable insights for anyone working in today's healthcare industry.

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Using Ebooks for Learning About Legal Practice

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:06:08 -0500

Legal terms and procedures include complex laws and practices that a layman cannot understand easily. Thus, there is a demand for eBooks that teach the most difficult terms conveniently. Such eBooks provide accurate information about each and every law, allowing the general public to grasp legal terminologies easily.

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Book Review: The Path Of The Law

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:06:07 -0600

The Path of the Law presents the conclusions drawn by Holmes after more than 30 years of legal observation, thought, and practice of law. He probably wrote this essay to further discuss what he began in his most famous publication, The Common Law. The Path of The Law was written not as a manual about the practice of law, but a manual to show students how to think like a lawyer; what it means to be a good lawyer; and what it means to have a successful law career.

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Can I Discharge Federal or State Taxes in Bankruptcy?

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 08:03:53 -0600

"I heard that I can discharge my tax debt, is that true?"? The preceding question is one that is frequently posed in our Utah bankruptcy practice.

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The 10 Most Popular Books From the Criminal Justice Field

Wed, 21 Dec 2011 14:18:25 -0600

Criminal justice is a serious matter for those who work in the field. For the general public, however, it stirs up a great deal of morbid curiosity. Many popular books have been ripped straight from the nation's most grisly headlines, revealing a glimpse of what goes into solving a gruesome crime.

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The Volunteers' Guide To Fundraising By Ilona Bray

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 15:04:40 -0500

"The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising: Raise Money for Your School, Team, Library or Community Group" by Ilona Bray is a very good book for those that are looking for ideas to help with fundraising efforts for various causes or community groups. It is published by Nolo, a publisher that prides itself on making the law accessible to everyone through quality books and resources. And Ilona Bray has authored a number of books for Nolo, including "Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits."

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Under Fire Written By Margaret McLean

Tue, 05 Jul 2011 13:14:17 -0500

The author makes you actually feel as though you are in the story whether it is as a cop, a fireman, a defense or prosecuting attorney, a person on trial, the witnesses of the alleged crime, or just in the presence of all of the afore mentioned. "Under Fire" is written so you can't get lost, as some stories seem to do intentionally! You will find you are placing yourself in the capacity of a small storeowner as you discover your store is on fire and you think your son is trapped upstairs in his bedroom.

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All In Against the IRS: Every Gambler's Tax Guide by Attorney and Tax Professional Stephen Fishman

Mon, 18 Apr 2011 14:31:08 -0500

I am not really a gambler, and while I provided basic tax information to clients that I helped with business matters, I'm not a tax attorney, and therefore referred my clients to tax professionals for their tax needs. With that said, I enjoyed reading "All In Against the IRS: Every Gambler's Tax Guide" by attorney and tax professional Stephen Fishman, J.D. The book is short, very readable, and believe it or not, very interesting, even though the subject is one that most people would consider boring - taxes.

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The Corporate Records Handbook: Meetings, Minutes and Resolutions by Attorney Anthony Mancuso

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 14:33:29 -0500

"The Corporate Records Handbook: Meetings, Minutes & Resolutions" by attorney Anthony Mancuso is a six hundred page resource book that contains just what the cover says it does. It is a very good book of forms that will allow the reader to use the book to document everything you need to keep records of to maintain your incorporated business. This is not a book to help you incorporate your business, in fact, Mancuso wrote a separate book titled "Incorporate Your Business" to assist with the business formation. This book is for after your corporation is formed and you need help conducting the business matters on an ongoing basis. The book is published by Nolo, which means it is in general language that is easily understood by everyone, not just attorneys. Even though I am a licenses attorney, I still really like the books that Nolo puts out. They are good for the layperson and attorney alike. And this book really is a great book of forms.

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US Immigration Made Easy by Attorney Ilona Bray

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:25:33 -0500

I helped my wife, at the time my fiance, emigrate to the U.S. while I was attending law school. I was not yet an attorney, nor had I taken any classes on international law or immigration. Unfortunately, finances were such that it necessitated that I do the work myself, rather than hire an experienced immigration attorney to assist me. That proves that it can be done by yourself. As an attorney, I assisted a number of people with immigration matters, and it varied from doing just about everything for them, and just having them sign where I told them to at times, to reviewing self-done work to offer limited advice due to the finances of my clients. I provided the services they needed, or wanted to pay for. While I found a number of websites, including the official government website, to be quite helpful, I wish I would have had "U.S. Immigration Made Easy" by Attorney Ilona Bray when I was a law student working at getting my fiance to the U.S.

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The Employee Rights Handbook by Steven Mitchell Sack

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:53:45 -0600

Steven Mitchell Sack is called The Employee's Lawyer for a reason. It is his mission to protect employee rights, and he's been enforcing workplace rights of employees, executives, and sales representatives for over thirty years. With his book "The Employee Rights Handbook: Effective Legal Strategies to Protect Your Job From Interview to Pink Slip" he's created an excellent resource for employees, providing the information to understand job rights, and to protect and assert oneself to collect what is due. If you are wondering about your rights at work, this book has the answers.

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Professor Kingsfield

Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:55:59 -0600

In the novel The Paper Chase by John Osborn one of the most important characters was Professor Kingsfield. The setting was law school and the professor was instrumental in teaching the young students to become good lawyers. The student's feelings were obviously no concern to Kingsfield as he sole focus is on providing the most value as possible as a teacher to his students. His lectures were so well planed and precise that they were able to finish the last page of the reading material during the last minute of class time which meant they never fell behind or got ahead of his planned schedule.

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Rigors of Law School

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:45:15 -0600

Law School can be seen as one of the most difficult academic rigors anyone could go through. It is vital for every law student to find someone that can mentor them through these hard times. Whether the student chooses a professor or perhaps a past Law School graduate it does not matter. In The Paper Chase by John Osborn he ironically emphasize the point that the professor is the almighty character that these students really do need to be modeling their lives after him. It is good that Kingsfield's genius shines through to Hart because his mind was truly sharpened after a year of rigorous studies under his favorite professor.

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Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:44:43 -0600

Nolo, the publisher that is passionate about making the law accessible to everyone has published one of the best guides to Social Security retirement and medical benefits for the layperson. Like other Nolo books, "Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions: Get the Most Out of Your Retirement & Medical Benefits" by Joseph L. Matthews with Dorothy Matthews Berman is written by an attorney, but in language anyone can understand.

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Right of First Refusal Is Not a Restriction on Free Transferability Under Section 111A

Fri, 18 Feb 2011 16:29:03 -0600

The concept of free transferability of shares in a public company under section 111A of the Companies Act, 1956 is perhaps the most significant unresolved controversy in contemporary Indian corporate law. Time and again the issue has arisen whether the right of first refusal (pre-emptive rights) in the shareholders' agreement and joint venture agreement constitute restriction on the free transferability of shares. Right of first refusal is a commonly used device in the corporate world.

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Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions

Tue, 08 Feb 2011 14:07:59 -0600

As a publisher, NOLO does a great job at publishing books that allow everyone access to legal information. Most are written by attorneys, but in language that everyone can understand and benefit from. And while I still believe that there are issues where a person needs to hire an attorney, the books by NOLO allow people to do many things themselves, or to have a better understanding of things when they do hire an attorney. The 8th Edition of "Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions" by Shae Irving, J.D. & the editors of Nolo is a book that will help you do things yourself, and provide a general working knowledge of topics that you might want assistance with from an attorney.

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Kendall Coffey Book, Spinning the Law, Examines the Media's Role in Today's High Profile Trials

Thu, 03 Feb 2011 19:24:01 -0600

Kendall Coffey draws from his years of experience with high-profile cases, both as a witness and game-changing participant in the art of spinning and winning in the court of public opinion and media influence. He offers a riveting analysis of the significance of media strategies and public relations in major courtroom battles through press conferences, media interviews, and online publicity efforts, and other tactics that have become a critical part of setting up a case to win.

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When It Comes to Lawsuit Funding, Give Your Attorney a Break

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:11:10 -0600

Applicants for lawsuit funding, otherwise known as lawsuit loans or litigation cash advances, have wide and assorted reasons for seeking pre-settlement cash against the potential recovery of their legal proceeding. In many instances, applicants require funding as quick as possible.

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Is Law School Worth the Investment?

Mon, 17 Jan 2011 15:03:56 -0600

When you commit to going to law school, you know that you will be studying long-hours to learn the law. What many students ignore is the mountain of debt it takes to pay the super-high tuition rates of law school. Unless you are on a rare graduate scholarship, law school tuition is not cheap. This post examines the unfortunate intersection between the high-tuition and the lack of jobs for an entire generation of law students.

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Lawsuit Funding - The Use of Credit and Background Checks

Thu, 13 Jan 2011 15:02:34 -0600

At Fair Rate Funding, we are frequently asked whether we run credit checks in connection with the funding process. The answer to this question is "no".

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Examining the Cost of Lawsuit Funding

Fri, 07 Jan 2011 15:40:00 -0600

In the last article, we examined the historical pricing models in the lawsuit cash advance funding industry.?We also discussed the business dynamics that often change pricing in any business which puts capital at risk for profit.

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Lawsuit Funding - The Evolution of Pricing

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 17:53:04 -0600

Much is spoken/written about the "costs" associated with obtaining a cash advance against the future proceeds of a pending lawsuit. Otherwise known as a lawsuit loan or pre-settlement funding, many companies offer cash now against the future resolution of a case.

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"Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference," by Attorney Richard Stim

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 09:29:56 -0600

Many people don't realize just how important contract law is to our everyday lives. Contracts are not something reserved for lawyers and business executives, but govern many transactions from buying a house or car, signing up for a credit card, or insuring that car or house you purchased. If you purchase anything at a store you've entered a contractual transaction. We are constantly entering into, enjoying the benefits of, and possibly violating, contracts each and every day. If you run or manage a business, you will deal with even more contracts. Because of this, it is important for everyone to understand the basics of contracts, and essential for business owners to be able to interpret and draft contracts. This is where NOLO comes in. NOLO is the leader in publishing books that allow everyone to access legal information. "Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference" by attorney Richard Stim is an extremely useful resource text on contracts.

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Lawsuit Funding Brokers - Examining the Cost

Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:34:18 -0600

In any endeavor in which the origination of new business involves work and/or expertise, there will be persons willing to offer such service/expertise for profit.?The business of lawsuit loans or cash advance funding for pending cases is really no different in this regard.

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Lawsuit Funding Brokers - The Good News

Wed, 22 Dec 2010 12:50:43 -0600

The purpose of this and all articles posted by the undersigned is to educate the public about the lawsuit funding business as a whole. The premise is that if the public is more aware of the business and how it works, it will benefit the lawsuit loan industry and clients alike.

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Arrested - What to Do When Your Loved One's in Jail by Wes Denham

Mon, 20 Dec 2010 13:05:37 -0600

The copy on the back of the book starts out, "When someone close to you is arrested, things get crazy fast." That is surely an understatement, things will get extremely crazy blindingly fast. In "Arrested: What to Do When Your Loved One's in Jail" by Wes Denham, coauthor of "Arrest-Proof Yourself," you learn how to make decisions that are in the best interests of the entire family, not just the defendant who was arrested. In an easy to read style, without a lot of legal jargon, the book walks your through the process and includes checklists of what to do, and in what order. There is also a lot of information on topics you might not think about when someone is first arrested, but you really should.

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Hazardous Waste, and Hazardous Material Law - Book Review

Sat, 18 Dec 2010 11:09:34 -0600

Do you run a business or a local government agency and find yourself utterly baffled by the myriad of hazardous material laws. Confused about MSDS, cradle to grave policies, and what on Earth the inspectors and even your own bosses are expecting? Well, you are not alone, and coming from an industry where we had to deal with all this even though we only barely class one material.

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Effective Fundraising For Nonprofits - Real-World Strategies That Work by Ilona Bray

Tue, 14 Dec 2010 10:30:53 -0600

Nonprofit organizations rely on fundraising to exist. Success or failure of many nonprofits depends on the ability to raise funds, because with the money to operate, the charitable mission and the tax-exempt status won't mean much. An organization may have the best intentions, but without capital, and that means money, the success of the organization will be minimal if at all. That's where a book like "Effective Fundraising For Nonprofits: Real-World Strategies That Work" by Ilona Bray, J.D., comes in. It is an extremely informative book, written in plain English, that features advice and stories from over fifty experienced fundraisers, foundation staffers, journalists, and more, regarding everything you need to know to get fundraising for your organization.

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Nonprofit Fundraising Registration - The 50-State Guide

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 14:55:12 -0600

When it comes to money, the IRS is going to be involved. And unfortunately, tax law is complicated and confusing. What some nonprofits do not know is that there are nonprofit state fundraising registration rules that if you don't follow, the IRS can get involved and make a huge headache for the unknowing and unsuspecting nonprofit. Fines, public embarrassment and even returning donations can result from not following the rules. To assist with this quagmire of rules and regulations, Stephen Fishman, J.D., wrote "Nonprofit Fundraising Registration: The 50-State Guide." This book will show you how to fundraise legally in all states, complete the Unified Registration Statement, and understand Internet fundraising rules.

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The Technique to Choose Appropriate Commercial Litigation Lawyers for Your Company

Fri, 10 Dec 2010 13:48:47 -0600

Ever required some sort of commercial litigation lawyers for settling some related matters of your company? If you own a company or an organization then there certain circumstances which may lead you to seek some legal advice from commercial litigation solicitors in regard to certain issues concerning your business venture. But before approaching that perfect lawyer for your organization, how will become ensure for the fact that the one you are going to hire will be the best one for your company?

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Building a Parenting Agreement That Works - Child Custody Agreements Step by Step

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 12:38:22 -0600

As a mediator, I've spent a lot of time helping divorcing parents work out a fair and realistic parenting plan or custody agreement that works for them and their children. The plan needs to protect the best interests of the children, and it is the parents who know the children best. Absent any abuse, it really is the parents, not the court or other experts, who need to work together to create a parenting plan that will work for everyone involved. That is where this book comes in. "Building a Parenting Agreement That Works: Child Custody Agreements Step by Step" by Mimi Lyster Zemmelman contains practical solutions and sample language to assist divorcing parents overcome obstacles and build win-win custody agreements that allow everyone, parents and children, to live in their new arrangement.

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Corporate Law Adviser - Justification of Criminal Sanctions For Violations of Corporate Governance

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 13:41:50 -0500

The system through which those involved in the company's management are held accountable for their performance, with the aim of ensuring that they adhere to the company's proper objectives. Corporate governance is concerned with the separation of ownership and control that results when a company is publicly listed and, therefore, has too many owners who cannot all control the company at once, and as such, they hire professional managers to do so. It has been defined, thus: "The system through which those involved in the company's management are held accountable for their performance, with the aim of ensuring that they adhere to the company's proper objectives".

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Drive: Tapping Into Lawyers' Intrinsic Motivation

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:45:42 -0500

This is a book review of Daniel H. Pink's "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us", adapted to the perspective of practicing lawyers. Daniel H. Pink's 2009 book entitled "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" ("Drive") is filled with information that is highly relevant to the legal profession today.

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Your Limited Liability Company: An Operating Manual by Attorney Anthony Mancuso

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 14:25:20 -0500

If you are looking for a book to assist you with making business decisions regarding your LLC, this is not necessarily the right book for you. However, if you would like a book to assist with keeping the proper records of your meetings with forms to help you keep minutes and memorialize the decisions you do make, this book, "Your Limited Liability Company: An Operating Manual" by Attorney Anthony Mancuso, is the book you are looking for. The book includes a CD-ROM that contains 70 forms for you to use.

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Filing a Product Liability Compensation Claim

Wed, 13 Oct 2010 21:10:42 -0500

Injuries by defective products are claimable as they are mistake on part of the manufacturer/retailer. Be it out of court settlement or verdict through a court, everyone wants it quick and easy.

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Parental Alienation Memoir Review - A Father's Heartbreak

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 10:23:16 -0500

Father's rights attorney reviews one man's memoir of the effects of Parental Alienation on his life and his relationship with his children. This book is an excellent primer for parents, lawyers, therapists and judges on the damage that an alienating parent can inflict.

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Product Liability Compensation Claims For Consumers

Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:39:39 -0500

As you all know, the law and order of the country are for the protection of individual rights. Legal rules are meant for the protection of the rights of every citizen.

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Crooks Can Make a Career for Themselves After All

Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:47:59 -0500

This book is based on morals and ethics. Who has them and who doesn't is the interesting part of this fast action financial thriller. Would you be able to tell a story being told as it was being told? There are many they can't and believe every word out of someone's mouth to be true. This is who they look for and that is the person that wants to pull the lever to the one arm bandit.

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Ramaiya - Guide to the Companies Act (With a Thorough Discussion of SEBI Guidelines)

Wed, 01 Sep 2010 20:00:00 -0500

There are few books that have made history in their respective fields and have developed an unusual crave for them amongst their patrons. This encyclopedic work of RAMAIYA'S is undoubtedly one in the Company Law field.

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Book Review on Consumer, Personal, Cell Phone and Internet Privacy Issues

Wed, 11 Aug 2010 10:16:31 -0500

People have been talking about the Internet and online privacy for quite a while, for as long as I've used that is. I can remember some folks discussing it back in 1993 even, and by 1996 some folks were getting alarmed, and with good reason. It was clear back then, that this was going to become a huge problem, especially as public records were being put online.

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The Lone Star Writ of Garnishment

Thu, 29 Jul 2010 16:23:52 -0500

Even today, some Texas lawyers- particularly those representing garnishees- take the position that privates are not authorized to serve the writ of garnishment. Given the fact that?my service of the writ has been challenged twice in the last two years, one could reasonably assume it happens regularly throughout the state.

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The Middle Voice - Mediating Conflict Successfully by Joseph B Stulberg and Lela P Love

Tue, 27 Jul 2010 14:35:30 -0500

I had the opportunity to hear Joseph 'Josh' Stulberg speak at a mediation conference that I was also speaking at this spring. I purchased "The Middle Voice: Mediating Conflict Successfully" by Joseph B. Stulberg and Lela P. Love at the conference, and now after reading it, am glad that I did. It is a very good book on the basic mediation process and the skills needed to mediation conflict and find resolution. The book is appropriate for those who mediate professionally or for community dispute centers, as well as for those who have to mediation conflict in work, family, or community settings.

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Methods of Service - Follow the Rules

Mon, 17 May 2010 12:53:43 -0500

As process servers, most of us will occasionally find ourselves in possession of a citation or writ of which service may appear problematic. When you find yourself in this situation, it may prove beneficial to do bit of research.

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Keeping Our Heads When Others Are Losing Theirs!

Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:35:30 -0500

Marcy Jones, (JD), attorney, divorce coach, lecturer and first-time author has written a superbly informative and emotionally supportive book entitled "Graceful Divorce Solutions: A Comprehensive and Pro-active Guide to Saving You Time, Money and Your Sanity." Jones understands firsthand that facing divorce can feel equal to experiencing one of the greatest losses of your life: the loss of your hopes and dreams as a couple. Jones's stated mission for her book is not small, she wants to see the transformation of a faulty legal system which she says is "broken." She goes on to claim, "Right now, we don't do divorce, it does us. Simply stated, the whole system is illogical and out of control."

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Books For Attorneys - Three Resource Books For Every Lawyer

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 20:29:36 -0500

If you're a lawyer or getting into law these books are indispensable. Check them out if you haven't already.

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New Book Offers a Kinder, Gentler Divorce For Everyone Involved

Fri, 26 Mar 2010 08:55:56 -0500

After going through her own divorce, Marcy Jones decided there had to be an easier way. She decided to become a lawyer herself and soon became interested in how collaborative law can help families, especially divorcing couples, come to a solution that does not tear apart the family but instead allows people to work together. Jones' new book Graceful Divorce Solutions looks at divorce from every angle and situation and provides practical advice that will make divorcing couples breath a sigh of relief that they do not have to have their lawyers fight in court to come to an agreement.

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Book Review - For the Life O'Reilly Written by Brian Cohen

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 13:48:49 -0600

Nicholas O'Reilly was a partner in a huge New York law firm, Williams Gardner & Schmidt. He was going places with this firm and had much prestige even though he knew this type of firm was a cutthroat kind of firm. He had many friends in the firm.

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Law School Admissions Calculator - There is a 95% Chance This Will Be Accurate

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:43:25 -0600

Try more than one and average all the results. Most of all, remember this is only 95% accurate. If you are close to being on the bubble, your personal statement along with your letters of recommendation could still help you get accepted.

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Law School Financial Aid - Almost Every Law Student Must Have This to Complete the Courses

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:43:15 -0600

Available to graduate students are the Stanford Loan and the Perkins Loan which are federally funded loans that must be paid back after graduation. There is also the Graduate PLUS System that connects private lenders with students that need the necessary resources to continue their education in law.

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Law School Scholarship - They Are Out There, Just Keep Looking

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 16:30:52 -0600

There is a law school scholarship for those that look hard enough. Many institutions of higher learning offer them not only to minority students, but to those that do not have the financial resources to pursue this challenging career.

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Law School Essay - This is Your Personal Statement

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:24:22 -0600

Explain your experiences, but get to the point. Remember, these reviews do nothing but read applications all day. Do what you can to set yourself apart without boring them.

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Requirements For Law School - Get it Right

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 17:38:39 -0600

While your LSAT score is critical, a commendable GPA and course load are important. An admission board is more likely to look favorably on an applicant that has double majored in biology and philosophy with a GPA of 3.25 than someone who majored in political science with the same GPA.

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Child Custody For Fathers to Help Dads in Their Case

Fri, 08 Jan 2010 17:25:07 -0600

It is crucial that dads establish themselves prior to acquiring custody. The moment you lose custody, your chances of maintaining an active role in your child's life decrease. Allowing full control by your ex-spouse can be tragic if the divorce was fiercely fought since...

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The Manager's Legal Handbook by Attorneys Amy Delpo and Lisa Guerin

Tue, 29 Dec 2009 15:43:39 -0600

"The Manager's Legal Handbook" by Attorneys Amy Delpo and Lisa Guerin is another informative text published by Nolo, the publisher that is passionate about making law accessible to everyone. This book is a resource for those who supervise employees and independent contractors. It contains a plethora of advice on important topics to managers.

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Running a Side Business - How to Create a Second Income

Wed, 09 Dec 2009 11:22:02 -0600

"Running a Side Business: How to Create a Second Income" by Attorney Richard Stim and Lisa Guerin, J.D. is a great little book containing the basics of starting a business on the side, while keeping your day job. It is one of the Nolo and USA Today collaborations, so it brings legal information in an easy to understand format with the checklists, tips, and USA Today Snapshots. It's an interesting and informative book.

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Crazy in America

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 14:11:43 -0600

"A national scandal" is the coined phrase Ms. Pfeiffer, an investigative reporter, uses to describe mentally ill persons and their shockingly tragic encounters with the criminal justice system. In this heartrending book she meticulously documents the stories of six mentally ill individuals who came into contact with the criminal justice system because of aberrant psychotic behaviors related to their illnesses and suffered tragic experiences in jails and prisons.

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Business Loans From Family & Friends - How to Ask, Make it Legal, & Make it Work

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 11:47:44 -0600

The first thing I noticed about "Business Loans From Family & Friends: How to Ask, Make It Legal, & Make It Work" by Asheesh Advani was that the book had a foreword by Richard Branson. Having admired the founder and chairman of the Virgin Group, I figured if he'd endorsed it, I'd take a look. I was not disappointed.

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Setting Up a Private Foundation - A Legal Book Review

Mon, 07 Dec 2009 09:18:10 -0600

A good many folks would like to leave money to the common good when they retire or after they have completed their life experience. Some folks would like to set up private foundations because they would like to give back to the world that has given them so much. Today, there are nearly 76,000 private foundations in the US and that number grows each and every year.

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101 Law Forms For Personal Use

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 09:50:41 -0600

Regardless of what we do, paper and forms are a huge part of our life. Some are simple and some complex. Others seem unnecessary, while certain documents are worth more than you can imagine at certain times and during certain circumstances. For anyone who wants a head start with drafting forms, Attorney Ralph Warner & Robin Leonad's book "101 Law Forms for Personal Use" is a handy reference.

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What If There Really Was Equal Justice For All - A Book Review

Sat, 28 Nov 2009 00:31:31 -0600

The civil rights movement in the United States was nothing short of epic. And it really was befitting of the United States considering what we claim to stand for. Some say that we went too far, and actually in many cases promoted those who had been pushed down before above those races and nationalities who once controlled everything. They call it reverse discrimination.

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Legal Book Review - Incorporating Your Small Business

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 22:46:04 -0600

If you own a small business and you wish to protect your assets, and stretch your tax dollar to the fullest then you might wish to consider incorporating your business. Maybe you don't know a lot about how to incorporate your business, or why you should. Perhaps, you'd like to know the history behind the reasons people have incorporated their businesses in the past, or how that relates to the same needs, challenges, and issues of our present time and your particular business.

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For the Hobby Inventor and Innovator, Patent Law is Paramount - Book Review

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 20:25:51 -0600

Inventors, dreamers, innovators, and concept designers have a visually enhanced brain, and they can create and conceive of nearly anything. They are creative geniuses, and we are lucky to have them in our civilization and society. Unfortunately with this incredible gift, they often lack the incessant details, and inability to work within a structured environment of forms, law, and filing the patents they need to protect their genius.

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Avoiding Legal Pitfalls That Can Come Back to Bite You at Work, at Home, and at Play

Thu, 05 Nov 2009 16:04:18 -0600

So Sue Me, JACKASS! by Amy Epstein Feldman and Robin Epstein is a book that will answer all the legal questions you've been afraid to ask - no matter how outlandish they may be - and it does it in a practical, easy to understand and humorous way.

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Form Your Own Limited Liability Company by Attorney Anthony Mancuso

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:48:04 -0500

Overall, this is a good basic book for someone who is looking to learn more about LLCs and how to form them. Again, the most important chapters are those that help with creating Operating Agreements.

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Leases & Rental Agreements by Marcia Stewart and Attorneys Ralph Warner & Janet Portman

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:38:14 -0500

Why start from scratch and reinvent the wheel all by yourself? If you are a landlord, regardless if you own one rental or many, there are a variety of forms and agreements you will need. "Leases & Rental Agreements" by Marcia Stewart and Attorneys Ralph Warner & Janet Portman is a Nolo publication that is billed as your lease and rental documents companion. It's a good reference to get you started.

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The Criminal Law Handbook - Know Your Rights, Survive the System

Thu, 08 Oct 2009 20:21:16 -0500

"The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System" by Attorneys Paul Bergman & Sara J. Berman is an impressive 678 page tome of information all about criminal law. The book sets out to assist you with understanding the confusing rules and procedures involved with criminal offences and to teach you how the system works, why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do, and most importantly, what you can do to limit the harm. I feel it accomplishes that goal very well. Most of the book is written in an understandable question-and-answer format...

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Legal Research - How to Find & Understand the Law

Mon, 28 Sep 2009 21:01:33 -0500

"Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law" by Attorney Stephen Elias and the Editors of Nolo is another book in the huge legal library published by Nolo, a publisher that prides itself on making the law accessible to everyone. I'm an attorney, and I still like the books put out by Nolo, especially the ones on areas I'm not as familiar with, but want a little knowledge. Nolo always delivers.

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How Cyber Law by Brett Trout is an Example of POD Publishing

Sun, 20 Sep 2009 11:37:04 -0500

As the publishing industry undergoes violent upheavals of change, it is useful to track that change through the very books that are riding that change, and implementing it, through how they are created, published, distributed and sold. Cyber Law by Brett Trout is a perfect example of such a book.

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Save Your Small Business - 10 Crucial Strategies to Survive Hard Times Or Close Down & Move On

Fri, 18 Sep 2009 19:45:55 -0500

If there were ever a timely business book, "Save Your Small Business: 10 Crucial Strategies To Survive Hard Times or Close Down & Move On" by Ralph Warner and Bethany K. Laurence is certainly it. Promoted as a road map to small business survival, Warner and Laurence provide simple, no-nonsense, steps that can make a huge difference in running, saving, or if needed closing, your small business. Running a small business has always been hard, but currently it can be brutally agonizing, if not downright scary.

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A Review of Law School Confidential

Tue, 15 Sep 2009 13:59:58 -0500

Review of the popular law book, Law School Confidential, and whether it is worth its hype or not. Law School Confidential has built up a formidable reputation since its publication as a must read book for every aspiring or current law student. If you ask an actual law student, you will find that most, if not all, have a copy of this book sitting in their book library.

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Divorce Without Court - A Guide to Mediation & Collaborative Divorce

Wed, 09 Sep 2009 22:41:55 -0500

Going through a divorce is an emotionally and financially taxing time. To make matters worse, the complexities of the unknown process and the adversarial conflict that often accompanies divorces increase the stresses tenfold. One has to ask, "can you have a civilized divorce and minimize the financial and emotional conflict?" Attorney - Mediator Katherine E. Stoner answers this question with an unflinching, "Yes!" Her book, "Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation & Collaborative Divorce, 2nd Edition" provides a guide to the steps necessary to negotiate a divorce settlement using divorce mediation or the new innovative approach called collaborative divorce.

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Law School Confidential Review

Fri, 04 Sep 2009 09:02:57 -0500

We review the Law School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience, By Students, For Students - long considered essential reading for anyone thinking of applying to law school, and see if it is worth the hype.

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Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants by Janet Portman

Tue, 25 Aug 2009 23:53:20 -0500

I just read the 2nd Edition of "Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants" by Janet Portman, the author of "Every Landlord's Legal Guide." This book is a great resource for the new landlord who will do everything him or herself.

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IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans - Taking Your Money Out by Twila Slesnick and John Suttle

Fri, 14 Aug 2009 22:27:51 -0500

There are many books on investing that include chapters on IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement plans. However these books usually give the advice to ensure you are contributing to these plans and offer suggestions on what investment vehicles to use to help save a nest egg for a person's retirement years. This book is different. "IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans: Taking Your Money Out 9th Edition" by Twila Slesnick and John C. Suttle is not for the person wanting to invest for retirement, it is for the person who has reached retirement, or about to, and wants to take money out of these types of accounts. There are various rules, and this Nolo legal guide helps the reader navigate them.

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Learn the Legalities of Income Property and Home Rental Business - A Book Review

Mon, 03 Aug 2009 09:50:10 -0500

Have you ever consider owning rental properties, but were unsure about the issues and legalities of the rental business? If so, I sure have the perfect book for you, one that will help keep you out of trouble and prevent you from getting taken to the cleaners. The book is called; "Managing Rental Properties for Maximum Profits; Save Time and Money with Greg Perry's Foolproof System for Buying the Right Properties, Finding and Keeping Good Tenants, Getting Paid On Time, Fixing and Maintaining Your Properties, Handling Tenant Complaints, Keeping Good Records and So Much More," by Greg Perry; Prima ...

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Drowning Accident - Should You Sue?

Mon, 13 Jul 2009 11:53:58 -0500

A drowning accident is scary for any family. Sadly there are a large number of drowning accidents every year. A drowning accident can happen quickly.

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Estate Planning For Blended Families - Providing For Your Spouse & Children in a Second Marriage

Thu, 09 Jul 2009 09:18:15 -0500

Estate planning can be difficult enough, but for those in their second marriage, it can be even more complex. "Estate Planning for Blended Families: Providing for Your Spouse & Children in a Second Marriage" by Attorney Richard E. Barnes guides you through the process of planning your estate to be fair with everyone and minimize family fights.

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Saving the Family Cottage - A Guide to Succession Planning

Wed, 08 Jul 2009 11:48:01 -0500

I first learned of "Saving the Family Cottage: A Guide to Succession Planning for Your Cottage, Cabin, Camp or Vacation Home" by Stuart J. Hollander, Rose Hollander, & David S. Fry a couple of years ago from a fellow attorney who recommended it. This is a very good book if you plan on passing on a cottage or vacation home to your children, if you have inherited a cabin with siblings or other relatives, or you just want to know how to keep property in the family and reduce or avoid the squabbles over it.

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MS-13 is a Real Threat - They Are Serious, Powerful and Have the Numbers to Raise Hell

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 09:30:04 -0500

Most folks that live in America do not fully comprehend the MS-13 Gang, but regardless we are all effected in some way by their actions and endeavors. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is working with local jurisdictions in nearly every state in the US to try to stop this entrenched group. How are they doing?

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Intellectual Property Law in the Information Age - Book Review

Mon, 06 Jul 2009 10:38:45 -0500

When it comes to Intellectual Property law in the computer age, there are far too many patent infringement cases, and far too much legal maneuvering, which gets in the way of the speed of innovation in the industry. Probably the best book that I've ever read on this subject is the one about how Microsoft changed its strategy and just said; the hell with it, and went all in!

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5 Things to Consider While Building a Remote Legal Team

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:26:07 -0600

Thinking of building a remote legal team? Read this article and learn about a few things, which you need to consider for your venture's success.

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Law Enforcement Investigator

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:21:01 -0600

When a crime is committed, it is essential to uncover all the evidence associated with it in order to find the culprit. It is the law enforcement authorities who make the arrest. But they require a complete analysis of the motive behind the crime, methods involved in committing the crime, prime suspects, etc. This can be done either in-house or professional private investigators can be hired. He is known as a law enforcement investigator.

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How to Best Prepare for Attending Court

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:20:03 -0600

It can be difficult to know how to behave and act to reduce the stress of attending court and present yourself in the best possible light to the Judge. This article will discuss some of the most practical advice to present yourself well at Court.

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Why I Sued an Elephant

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:05:24 -0600

15 million lawsuits were filed in America last year. I urge you to protect yourself, and the first step is researching how you can lawyer-proof your life.

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Getting Good Legal Advice

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:22:59 -0500

You have to make a decision that can cost many thousands of dollars. You want good legal advice. This article shares how one attorney analyses a case for his clients.

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Five Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Attorney

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:35:30 -0500

Learn how to find the right attorney for your needs. Identify the steps you should take to ensure you choose the attorney who will best represent you.

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Looking 40 Years Back - A Circle Closes

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:59:07 -0500

We learn the meaning of a career by looking back over the decades of struggles and successes. But even at the end of a work life, we are called to create outstanding results with energy and imagination. I just attended my law school 40-year reunion. What I learned surprised me, and it was seeing into my own soul, the parts of me that account for both my progress and my missteps after 40 years of court battles.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Parking Lot Compliant With Fire Lane and ADA Striping

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:54:32 -0500

When your parking lot needs to be compliant with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Standards of Accessible Design, there are a few things to keep in mind. To begin with, when you need to provide spaces for parking, you have an immediate obligation to remove any barriers to accessibility that may exist in your facility of parking. It is relatively inexpensive to do ADA striping and thus, quite achievable. Here are a few tips to ensure you get it right the first time.

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HOA Attorney Job Description

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:22:57 -0500

This type of attorney is the one that represents and advises the homeowner's association board members on many different matters regarding property rights and contracts. A HOA attorney (homeowners association) is generally in charge of drafting the community rules so that they comply with the governing law.

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Are We Sinking the Jones Act?

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:39:42 -0500

As a former merchant mariner, I continue to follow issues relating to the shipping industry in general with a particular interest as to matters touching on the survival of America's merchant marine. I was surprised to recently learn that Senator John McCain, a man whom I admire, has introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Jones Act restrictions against foreign flag vessels carrying cargo between U.S. ports. His bill, entitled the Open America's Waters Act of 2017, would allow foreign flag vessels to compete within U.S. waters for goods moving between American ports. I can't help wonder why the Senator believes such a repeal is good policy, maritime or otherwise.

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What Are Lemon Law Attorneys?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:27:07 -0500

When we buy a new car, we make sure to get a car that works fine and we feel comfortable in it. This is why most of us opt for test-driving a car before purchasing it. It is a smart thing to do. But even so, our hopes and dreams will be shattered if the car we bought starts to act strangely and it stops running. Even more troublesome is when after repeated repair attempts, the car still has the same problem. In this case, we are sad to announce you, but you've stumbled upon a lemon. The best thing to do is to get your car replaced with a working one or have your money returned. Hire a lemon law attorney if things do not go well with the car dealer.

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Scope of Corporate Law in India

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:25:41 -0500

Gone are the times when litigation and a robe clad barrister used to be the only meaning and face of law in India. Today the scene is such that the corporate law practice is truly international in nature thanks to the fact that India is one of the most fastest growing economies in the world and a signatory to the WTO or world trade organization.

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A Brief Summary of Contract Law: Key Terms, Common Defenses and General Recommendations

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:44:41 -0500

Many individuals and companies enter into contracts without fully understanding the terms. Often, neither party has clarity on what the contract requires in terms of performance standards, remedies for breach and whether unwritten terms can supplement the written contract. This post is intended to provide a quick guide to some key terms and issues that are relevant in the area of contract law.

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Method of Commencing Action in the Magistrate Court in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:01:45 -0500

How proceedings are initiated in the magistrate court. -LAGOS AND ABUJA AS A CASE STUDY. (A) Magistrate Court in Lagos - Under ord 1, Magistrate's Courts (Civil Procedure) Rules, two forms of commencement are provided: A person can institute an action using any of the following:

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Appraisal of Applications Pending Appeal and Enforcement of Judgment in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:04 -0500

Upon judgment, a party may appeal against the judgment or interlocutory order. It becomes necessary to preserve the res ante pending the determination of the appeal. There are three types of applications that can be made for maintenance of the status quo pending appeal.

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What To Do When You Need Quick Inheritance Money

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:12:47 -0500

The departure of a loved one is always a great moment of sadness. Unfortunately, this unpleasant feeling will be aggravated by the immediate financial consequences. If the person who dies was the one earning the most money (or the only one earning money) for the family, the loss of income will be very dangerous for the remaining descendants. Luckily, most of us take this scenario into consideration and formulate wills. In this way, the valuables will be distributed to the loved ones. However, the process of distributing the valuables stipulated in the will can take a lot of time. This may be a big problem in the heirs need urgent money. Find out what to do when you need quick inheritance money.

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Conservatorships and Why You Should Avoid Them

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:20:02 -0500

This article will explain how conservatorships work in the state of California. You will learn about the pitfalls of conservatorships and how to avoid them.

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6 Winning Asset Management Strategies That You Need to Apply Now

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:29:37 -0500

It is all about to understand the 6 winning asset management strategies. It will help help apply now and get satisfactory results from expert asset protection attorney.

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How 'No Win, No Fee' Is on the Verge of Demise

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:44 -0500

Being in the hospital is never easy. It puts everything to a stop and, depending on the seriousness of the issue faced, can make you think seriously about what is really important in life. For those that don't suffer such a serious injury or illness, it can really slow you down in life.

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Police Shortages Threaten Big Cities, Small Towns

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:26:27 -0500

It's never been harder to find a hero. Police departments across the country are struggling to fill their ranks, and it's overworking officers, worrying residents, and frustrating city and state officials. Big cities don't have nearly enough police officers walking the beat. If you are a law enforcement officer that has been injured on the job from a lack of support, visit a Colorado workers comp attorney today.

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The Major Keys of a Legal Service System

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:24:19 -0500

In whichever country we may reside we are bound by the laws of the place. Every country state has its own set of laws that the people, organizations and every alternate system have to abide by. The citizens have to limit their activities according to the demands of the state and country.

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See You In The Court

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:18:01 -0500

Justice hails to be a part of our life and it secures our rights. But in the current world justice has been matched with mere anarchy and destitution.

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Why Is There No Law for Religious Malpractice?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:27 -0500

If a doctor gives a person the wrong prescription or removes the wrong organ, or so forth, he would be up for malpractice and would lose his license. The same does not apply, however, to the priest who upholds the lies and myths of religious tenets and advises incorrectly. The fact that he claims to forgive sins and sends people on their way to do the same again should come under the heading of religious malpractice.

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How To Detect a Lemon Car

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:56:21 -0500

There are few things more exciting than buying a new car and testing it on the road. Owning the car of your dreams is a great feeling. Unfortunately, this feeling can be quickly ruined if the new vehicle begins to act strangely and is plagued by numerous malfunctions in a short time. If the number of repairs is quickly getting higher and you wander why, the answer may be in front of your eyes: you have bought a lemon car. Find out how to detect a lemon car before actually buying the car and contact a lemon law attorney if you need any help.

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What Is Food Safety and How Is It Achieved?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:55:35 -0500

Food security is one big issue that needs to be dealt with no leniency. Everyone has a right to clean food and this is made sure by the strict rules of FSSAI. Also, the consultants play an important part in getting the manufacturers their licenses to make sure only high quality food reaches the masses.

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It's Time We Answered the Call for First Responders

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:58:41 -0500

Under current Colorado law, first responders are not able to receive benefits if a traumatic event that occurred while on the job resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder. However, Colorado House Bill 1229 will allow these heroes to seek claims involving PTSD if diagnosed by a licensed mental healthcare professional. The Colorado Workers Comp attorneys here at Burg Simpson are fighting for your rights to clear this important bill.

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How Lawyers Can Mindfully Cope With Changes Coming To The Legal Profession

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:02:11 -0500

Change on an unprecedented scale is descending upon the legal profession. This article examines what some of those changes are, what other firms have already done and how you can mindfully cope with the changes you will have to make yourself.

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Free Legal Advice

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:27:39 -0500

What is a Founder Agreement (FA)? When a startup company comes into existence, it requires a set of rules between the founders/promoters of that company. "Founder Agreement" is a contract which is drawn between the founders/promoters of a company on key issues in regards to their company.

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Comparison of Minorites Shareholders Rights Under Companies Act 1956 and 2013

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:48:54 -0500

Sec 397 to 409 of companies Act 1956 lays down provision in order to safeguard the interest of shareholders & oppressive act of majority shareholders. Principle of natural justice works under this, it is so necessary because in general "the will of the majority prevails". They control he maximum decisions of the company because of which minority dragged automatically. They misuse their power to exploit the rights of minority. In such a case a proper balance of rights of majority & minority shareholders is essential for the smooth functioning of the company.

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Indian Laws and HIV/AIDS Patients

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:27:01 -0500

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the breakdown of the immune system. It is the final stage of HIV infection, where severe damage is done to the immune system and leads to fatal infections. This article represents the scenario/legal status of the Aids community whose members have been reluctantly drafted from every segment of the society.

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What to Do If the New Car You Bought Is a Lemon

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:57:03 -0500

One of worst nightmares of any newly bought car owner is to discover that the vehicle is not working as it was supposed to. If the car you purchased is a so called "lemon", read the following article and find out what to do.

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The Advantages Of Working With Bail Bonds Agent

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:56:01 -0500

In order to properly deal with your bail bonds, it is best to work with agents. These agents can provide the best features that can accommodate your needs.

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Power of Attorney - What Are the Benefits?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:19:21 -0500

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a document that will state the name of the person who has the power to act on your behalf when they conduct any important transactions for you. The person who is acting in your behalf is referred to as the attorney-in-fact. When utilizing the power of attorney the attorney-in-fact is expected to act with complete integrity and honesty. The most important benefit of being an attorney-in-fact is the relationship of trust that you build with the one gives them the power of attorney.

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498A - A Ground Reality

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:01:32 -0500

The rationalization, which feminists give, when someone talks about misuse of 498A is that all laws are misused. And it is no big issue that the 498A is misused. This rationalization is nothing different of those people who take advantage of other less privileged. Due to this obtuse reasoning (or lack of it), they have been able to derail discussions around any changes in the existing law even when there is a detailed Law Commission report (243rd volume) on misuse of 498A.

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Challenges Faced By CS in Annual Return Filing

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:32:36 -0500

It is a well-known fact that 'annual filing fever' grips all CS (Company Secretary) offices during October & November after corporates hold their AGMs and due dates are triggered for filing of audited financial statements and annual return. However this year, filing has reached a 'feverish' pace and pitch thanks to the late release of e-forms under the new Companies Act, 2013 and also repeated revisions of the same. This has thrown several challenges at CS offices as well as corporates struggling to understand and fill the information correctly.

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Extraterritorial Application of Competition Law

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:31 -0500

This article describes the significane of competition law policies both nationally and internationally; the risks involved in individual competition especially engaging in cross-broader trade activity. It insists upon the need for an effective competition policy at international level and provides possible solution to reduce abuse.

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International Environmental Law and Policy of Sustainable Development

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:29 -0500

This article addresses the concern to create an order of international environmental governance in the light of Sustainable development as this is one significant concern which remains as great as ever and which cannot be considered in isolation from other global concerns. States, International organizations, non-government organizations, networked communities of experts, and administrative secretariats of treaty organizations are accountable for law and policy making in the field of international environmental law.

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The Horse Hair Wig and the Law

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:58:40 -0500

It's a peculiar sight to see when judges enter courts in their robes and horse hair wigs while barristers are similarly dressed. In the Supreme Court under British rule they line up like Santa Clauses in red robes and wigs to administer the law. The question is who are speaking for and what is the meaning behind their garb?

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How to Stop Harassment From Creditors

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:34:49 -0500

Creditors can take action to recover their money if you have unpaid debts and this intent is not illegal by itself. However, if the steps taken to recover the debt amount to harassment or cause you trauma, then you have the right to put an end to it.

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How to Choose a Lemon Law Lawyer for Yourself?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:46:48 -0500

Lemon law is an extremely specialised field of litigation and requires years of experience and expertise. Due to this very reason, choosing a lemon lawyer can be quite a difficult task. So, here are few guidelines as to how you can choose the best lemon lawyer for yourself. Just follow these guidelines and you shall have no problem at all.

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Insurance Lawyers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:47 -0500

This professional specializes in different types of insurance and the lawful upholding of these different insurance policies. During a normal workday, they may work with staff and aides to track any current cases progression, complete continuing education courses like changes in insurance law, or investigate current cases. Some of the more common types of insurance include:

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Assault Defense Lawyer

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:21 -0500

This professional represents a person who has been charged with assault, which could be felony or misdemeanor assaults. They also represent clients that are charged with battery. The combination of assault and battery will often have a penalty of jail time. The job of the assault defense lawyer is to keep their client out of jail or have the amount of time they would be given if they were found guilty reduced. The lawyer will often try to enter into a plea bargain agreement with the prosecutor if their client will have to pay a fine if found guilty.

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What to Know When Searching For Public Records

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:25:00 -0600

Not all public records are free and online. However, there are many great resources for finding public records and court records.

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Legalization of The Powers of Traditional Authorities As Environmental Supervisors

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:48:22 -0600

The traditional authorities are reckoned as landowners and the rightful heirs to the seat of the past forebears. Owing to their ordained position, they are charged with the heinous responsibility of ensuring the conservation and the sustainable use of the resources in the environment. Thus, their powers need to be legalized for them to play their roles effectively as environmental inspectors.

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3 Ways to Search for the Best Whistleblower Lawyer

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:44:36 -0600

Whistleblower lawyers are the one, who exposes wrongdoing in the health care industry and bring unlawful activity to the attention of the court and the government. Whistleblower lawyers who expose crime of an individual that is deemed to be illegal within the healthcare industry.

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Types of Insurance Fraud

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:53:02 -0600

Insurance fraud is when deception is involved in the process of insurance. It could be a case when someone makes a fake claim from an insurance firm. It could also be when the insurer refuses to pay the claimant. Statistics have shown that the number of insurance frauds committed globally is rising.

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Legal Aid Society - What It Is

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:48:18 -0600

This organization offers low-cost or free legal services to residents who have low income. The cases legal aid society handles and the guidelines for qualifying for any legal services differ by jurisdiction. The funding for this organization can come from national, regional, or local services. Legal aid society is usually a not-for-profit organization.

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The Value of Law in Our Lives and Society

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:30:13 -0600

It is known by all that law is an essential part of a society. It helps to make a society trouble free and peaceful. Law is made by humans in order to change the society with the introduction of equality, justice, and fairness.

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My Thoughts on National Court of Appeal - Indian Judiciary

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:56:04 -0600

National Court of Appeal - Mainstream regularization won't be worthy as it would only result to stubborn disobedience. The very right to fight for justice these days is for the poor only when you have Supreme Court taking it up. Violence based on theoretical interference can only force unobstructed structural violence. The Supreme Court's occupational capacity mustn't be increased. Simultaneously, time spent in refusing the court cases should be followed sincerely by reputed structures. And, I have come up with an intermediary solution for this.

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Communicating With Clients: Know Who Your Audience Is

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:40:43 -0600

Communicating with clients and colleagues used to be a simple matter. All you needed was a phone and some stationery. Today you need something more: flexibility.

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How a Private Investigator Could Help Improve Your Retail Business

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 07:25:56 -0600

If you're the manager or owner of a retail company, you'll know how important the customer-facing role of a shop assistant can be. When it comes to your customers, interaction with your staff could make or break their first impression of your business - and a good first impression could secure future visits.

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How to Find a Discreet Detective Agency Online

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 07:25:38 -0600

Personal investigators are usually highly motivated individuals with specialist training that enables them to handle sensitive situations with discretion and professionalism. They are sometimes ex-policeman or security personnel so will possess both understanding and experience of investigative work.

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Lawyers: Phones Are The New Billboards

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:49:03 -0600

What can a lawyer do nowadays to stay in front of clients and brand themselves as leaders of the pack? Simple, stay in front of the thing clients use the most, phones. There has been a trend with mobile devices over the last decade, mainly that they have become ubiquitous.

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How to Find Good Legal Services Abroad

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:23:35 -0600

Advancement in technology has made it quick and easy to set up businesses abroad. Whether the business functions out of a brick-and- mortar office or a virtual one, doing business on an international level has become the norm. Conducting business in a foreign country entails familiarity with the host country's laws. The legal intricacies of international trading could be quite challenging, and without the right legal guidance, a business owner may well end up paying penalties and fines, and saddled with legal hitches. What does it take to find good legal services abroad?

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Tips To Avoid Buying A Lemon

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:42:05 -0600

Very often, car owners might have a car that might turn out to be a lemon. Such cars obviously do not meet the requisite standards, even after a number of repairs have been carried out on them.

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Negotiating a Business Contract? Consider the Other Party's Interests

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:35:29 -0600

People in business are constantly engaged in negotiating: with existing and prospective customers; with suppliers and other vendors; and, with others within their own organizations. Those who are successful in business are quite often those who have developed the skill set necessary to become effective negotiators. Good negotiators recognize that a successful negotiation is about more than just making a deal - it is about making a good deal. Good deals are more apt to result when the parties are able to agree to a contractual arrangement that satisfies one or more of the interests of each of the parties.

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International Humanitarian Law and Philosophy of War

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:04:58 -0600

Law implies order and restraint and can act to deter war, whereas war means the absence of both. History reveals us that the development of a more elaborate legal regime has preceded apace with the increasing savagery and destructiveness of modern war.This article attempts to enlighten the significance of International humanitarian law in constructing a modern philosophy of war where humanitarian claims can only be taken into consideration as far as the nature and object of war permit.

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We Are All Equal Under The Law, So What Is The Problem?

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 07:52:00 -0600

If you have a problem with the buzz-word "Equality" you are not alone. It's being bantered so often now, it's hard to tell if the definition of the word actually means anything. It's even hard to say if it is good or not. Let me explain if you will.

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The Roles of an Employer Defense Attorney in the Business Realm

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:28:58 -0600

An employer defense attorney can help employers to make informed business decisions. Professional legal advice can cushion businesses from potential legal issues.

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I'm Owed Money - Where Do I Start?

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:23:29 -0600

There are a myriad of options available when attempting to collect a debt. This article will help you get started.

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The Need of Hiring a Business Transaction Lawyer is Rising

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:22:08 -0600

A business transaction lawyer makes it probable for the business owners to focus on the business, and is therefore employed in a company to take care of the legal details of a business, and help the company to grow and expand itself largely. Business lawyers are present to take care of the matters of the organization that cannot be handled by the owners themselves and look out for positive perspectives and find out the right direction for the business to expand. A business lawyer is supposed to help out an organization to solve out the complexities that a company may face in its working tenure. Therefore, a company should appoint a proper business lawyer with enough knowledge and proper experience so that it helps in maximizing the profit rather than creating a trouble for the company.

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Before You Pay a Claim It Is Worth Looking Closely at It

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:20:17 -0600

Not everyone who files a claim has a legitimate reason to. Sadly, there are people out there trying to get money for nothing. They know there is a good chance a settlement offer will be provided. They can get the money and use it for anything they want. Before you agree to pay any such claim, it is worth looking closely at it.

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A Quick Guide to Understanding the 5 Common Types of Harassment

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:52:16 -0600

Harassment of any kind can cause severe psychological trauma. Here are 5 of the most common forms of harassment faced by people on a regular basis.

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Workplace Fashion's Gone Casual - Should Lawyers Be Joining the Trend?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:03:51 -0500

Recently, a local legal event featured a lawyer as its speaker. The speech was intelligent and professional, delivered with confidence and poise. But I have it on good information that many lawyers in attendance ignored the speaker's material and performance.

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What Can You Do While Your Attorney Handles Your Case

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:16:31 -0500

There are some useful things you can do in the interim after hiring a lawyer to handle your personal injury case. Here are the five best things you can do while you wait.

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How Can Laws Be Beneficial for Society?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:51:24 -0500

A law is nothing but a set of rules and regulations which allow the better and easier administration of the community, country or an organisation. It allows the regulation of the activities of the peoples involved. Often, some kind of punishment is given to the defaulters who are breaking the law. These rules and laws may seem harsh, but often they are not like that. They usually have a lot of benefits.

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Civil Law: What It Is, And How It Affects You

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:55:08 -0500

Civil law is one of those subjects many people don't know much about (no, watching those court TV shows is no substitute for actually learning what civil law is), and yet it affects them every day. If you're ever involved in litigation, you may need to hire a civil lawyer.

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Evidence Law in Cyprus

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:59:31 -0500

The evidence law refers to the rules and legal principles that define the proof of facts in a legal proceeding. As the available evidence shapes the judge's decision, the evidence law indicates what evidence should or should not be taken into consideration by the Court. In Cyprus, the proof of facts in a legal proceeding is regulated by the 'Evidence Law' (Cap. 9).

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What a Medical Review Officer Can Do for You

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:43:11 -0500

When you require drug testing of your employees, it can be beneficial to work with a medical review officer. You want to keep the process as simple as possible. You also want to make sure that you have a fully working drug testing program in place.

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6 Beneficial MRO Services

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:42:40 -0500

Drug testing and other services can be beneficial. When you work with a medical review officer, there are some very beneficial MRO services you can take advantage of. It's simply a matter of finding out what services you can tap into and knowing how they will be able to help you.

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Why FCRA Background Checks Should Be a Part of Your Hiring Process

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:41:58 -0500

FCRA Background Checks have to be conducted. Otherwise, you don't really know who your employees are, or what they have done in the past. There is an easier way to have these checks conducted, and that involves working with a third-party.

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How Random Drug Testing Can Help to Keep Employees Honest

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:41:54 -0500

Employees need to be drug tested from time to time. It can help you to identify if there are issues that need to be addressed. You want to do everything you can to have a good program in place - having drug free employees can make a world of a difference.

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How to Use a DOT Consortium to Remain DOT Compliant

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:09:44 -0500

Working with a DOT consortium can make a lot of sense for your business. These third-party administrators will be able to manage all aspects of your DOT drug and alcohol program. You can also pick and choose the services you want them to provide.

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How to Set Up DFW On Site Drug Testing

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:08:41 -0500

It's important to take advantage of DFW on-site testing. This will allow you to find out whether your employees are under the influence or not. You don't want to have to send employees to allow because it can result in them not going for the test, because of transportation issues or something else.

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4 Industries to Utilize DFW Drug Testing

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:04:48 -0500

You can learn a lot about employees and candidates with DFW drug testing. Some industries have more dangers on the worksite than others. Trucking Industry The trucking industry is regulated by the DOT.

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DFW Background Checks

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 11:52:04 -0500

What DFW Background Checks Can Tell You - DFW background checks can tell you a lot about your employees as well as candidates for employment. When you take the time to conduct checks, you learn a lot. This insight can guide you to make better decisions.

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Life Is Full Of Surprises And So Is Legal Aid

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 09:33:49 -0500

The article talks about the significance of employing a competent legal team to look after matters that requisite attention. Have you procured the services of a legal aid to take you out of troubled situations?

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Contest A Will In Cyprus

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:21:27 -0500

Challenging a will is a demanding and complex legal procedure. As a result, the assistance of a professional probate lawyer is important. A professional probate lawyer will review thoroughly all the facts provided by you and they will offer you the best possible solution.

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When Is the Right Time to Bring in Education Defense Attorneys?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:59 -0500

If a child becomes injured at school, there might be a legal recourse. It's best to find experienced education defense attorneys to review the merits of a lawsuit.

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Careful Analysis of Different Case Situations

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:09:30 -0500

The article talks about the value of partnering with a legal team to get all-embracing assistance. The crux of the matter is that legal aspects govern every domain of our lives. We cannot remain vulnerable, so that someone takes advantage of us. Lower the propensity of personal and business risks legally.

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Finding The Best Legal Resources And Services

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:00:46 -0500

Injuries that are the result of an accident or mishap are often a more serious matter than many victims might realize. Even seemingly minor injuries can result in considerable expense due to medical costs, lost wages and other concerns. Working alongside a qualified and experienced attorney can ensure that those who have been involved in an accident or who have suffered harm are more likely to obtain a successful ruling or verdict should they elect to take legal action.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Choose Full-Service Law Firms

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:56:35 -0500

There are several reasons why many choose full-service law firms. They offer quality legal services for you and your family that will help you in the long run.

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Enlighten Yourself on the Lemon Law

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:02:53 -0500

Lemon Law states that a car can be replaced or refunded to the customer if purchased with a major mechanical defect as per the allowances of the law. A car can be said to have major mechanical defects if it cannot be repaired after a reasonable number of repairing attempts and that is covered by warranty. In order to get a replacement vehicle, lemon laws can often be used by the consumers only once their original vehicle is said to be a lemon.

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Tips To Hire A Disability Lawyer To Improve Your Success Rates

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:20:39 -0500

Social Security disability claims can be tricky but they can be made easier by hiring disability lawyers to offer needed assistance. A disability lawyer who is competent, specialized and well-equipped and with necessary experience will have a very easy time crafting application for the claim so that your winning chances are increased. In case of a denial for the claim, the same lawyer begins appeal process and reconfigure the claim argument to your favor. But to enjoy a smooth experience when dealing with a disability claim, you would need to be careful with the disability lawyer that you choose.

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Los Angeles Statutory Rape

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:11:37 -0500

In seeking for justice, the law has to get followed to the latter. Cases of rape, especially to the minors, are significantly getting pronounced, and the need to curb them is of great importance. The agencies responsible for the human rights are emphasizing mainly on the minors and other vulnerable groups in the society due to the high likely hood injustices.

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Six Reasons to Hire a Lawyer

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:37:14 -0500

An attorney is required in every legal matter. Two very minor examples, in this case, are - going to small claim courts for claims and fighting a speeding ticket. In many situations, like legal challenges, deals or disputes, nobody wishes to take the risk of going into the courtroom alone. Everyone needs the advice of an experienced lawyer, in order to win such legal battles.

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The Joke's On Us: But Is It Accurate?

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:29:03 -0500

As all lawyers know, we are the butt of an abundance of jokes. Though we know these jokes are not to be taken seriously, it can be hard to think about the plethora of lawyer jokes and not wonder where they stem from.

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What To Do If You Do Not Want To Be An Executor

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:25:28 -0500

If you have been nominated as an executor in someone's Will this means that they want you to take care of their estate after they pass away. However, just because you have been nominated does not mean you have to carry out these duties. This article explains what to do if you have been nominated to be an executor but are not in a position to or do not wish to carry out the duties of an executor.

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DUI in California

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:54:26 -0500

This is an article about DUI defenses. There are many legal defenses to a DUI.

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Pokemon and Legal Implications

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:00:54 -0500

Pokemon GO is an augmented reality game that embeds virtual creatures in the physical space. The intersection of virtual and physical space urged legal professionals to start considering the impact of augmented reality games on privacy, data protection, road accidents, personal injury claims and trespassing.

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The Supreme Court Rules on Letterhead

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 10:39:54 -0500

The Supreme Court recently ruled that it is legal for contracted attorneys in special cases to use Attorney General's letterhead. You may be scratching your head and asking yourself: Why did this case make it all the way up to the Supreme Court of the United States? Don't the Justices have bigger things to worry about?

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Is The Marijuana Growing Business In California About To Be Legalized, Regulated and Taxed?

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 07:40:26 -0500

Years back, I was traveling around our nation by motor home and became smitten with the Northern California coastline, one of the most scenic and beautiful places in the entire United States. During these travels in Northern California I generally picked up a local newspaper at whatever city I was in and stopped into a coffee shop to read it and talk to locals, folks truly living in paradise - and they knew it too.

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Why You Might Not Get A Costs Award When Your Claim Under $40,000 Succeeds In The NSW District Court

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:55:46 -0500

A usual principle of civil litigation in Australian courts is that the winner is entitled to have part of his or her legal costs paid by the loser. However, this is not always the case, and there are specific rules that may affect a claimant's obligation/entitlement to pay or recover costs. The New South Wales Court of Appeal recently made a number of findings that could have significant implications for some claimants who choose to file their proceedings in the District Court of New South Wales at first instance, rather than in the New South Wales Local Court.

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Municipal Court - What Offenses Are Tried There

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:37:02 -0500

The types of offenses that are tried in municipal court are the criminal misdemeanors and civil infractions that can affect the quality of life in the local community. They can include noise and traffic violations. A municipal court has limited jurisdiction. It is a court that is allowed to only handle the offenses that are assigned to the court by local ordinance or local law. The authority of the court will vary by jurisdiction, which is the boundary of authority.

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Learn The Effectiveness Of Employing Adept Lawyers

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:55:42 -0500

Lawyers with their dynamic strategies can solve several sorts of legal hassles with excellence. That is the reason why, whenever the matter is related with FDCPA they are the one considered for a productive assistance.

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Lien Stripping - 522(F) - Motion to Avoid Liens in Bankruptcy

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:50:12 -0500

One of the primary objectives of the United States Bankruptcy Code is to enable Debtors to obtain a fresh start and return to good financial health. Towards that end Congress recognized the needs of Debtors in maintaining certain basic assets enabling them to function comfortably. Exemptions were established under the United States Bankruptcy Code permitting Debtors to retain basics, housing, household furnishings, personal effects, tools of the trade, etc.

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Justice Is Truth In Action - For World Day of International Justice - July 17

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:16:05 -0500

CHARLINE MUSANIWABO had a pretty ordinary life, a beloved member of a loving family, until the Rwandan genocide of 1994. She was eighteen and overnight her life plunged into an abyss. Both her parents, and five of her eight siblings, were killed. She fled with the remaining three, but was raped and forced to marry the Hutu rapist who had violated her, conceiving four children to him, suffering constant abuse to him over fifteen torturous years. With the help of a brave woman neighbour, she finally fled him in 2011. A longer version of her story can be read here.

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The Origins of Modern Day Bankruptcy Law

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:08:42 -0500

This article provides a brief summary of the history of modern day bankruptcy law to familiarize the reader with the theories leading up to our bankruptcy system in the United States. The transition moved from a system created with a primary focus on protecting creditors to protecting both debtors and creditors to promote and incentivize debtor cooperation in the process and permitting discharge of debts as a reward for debtor cooperation.

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Growth and Development of International Law

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:39:21 -0500

International law in an area that has been of great importance in recent times as it regulates the relations of States, IGO's, NGO's and individual persons in their dealings with one another. International law as it is seen in modern times has gone through several developmental states to achieve its present status. There have been several modifications in the scope and subjects of international law as time passes by. This article divides the growth and development of international law into four main phases. The first phase starts with the peace agreement made in Europe after the thirty years war, followed by the second phase with begins after the first Word War and then the third phase which begins after the Second World War and finally the last phase which refers to the aftermath of the Second World War till date. The last part of the article looks at the future of international law and it does this by situating the future of international law in the question as to whether international law is dying or not.

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Legal Disputes of the Future

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:03:27 -0500

The world is unprepared for new legal questions the future holds in store for us. Many of these confrontations will arise from the use of technology.

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Ensuring That You Own Your Content's Copyright

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:56:57 -0500

You have been a prolific writer for your business for a long time and, of course, just like all other writers, you use sources to back up the facts that you write in your content. Of course, there is no reason for you to assume anything other than the fact that you own the copyright of all of the content that you are writing.

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Basics of Navigating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA")

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:35:47 -0500

Due to the proliferation of the Internet, social media platforms, and hosting websites, online service providers have often become unwitting hosts to materials that may potentially infringe on the copyrights of another. Likewise, original content creators have also increasingly found themselves to be targets of unjustified DMCA takedown requests. Sometimes these takedown requests are made for anti-competitive or harassing purposes by competitors of the website operator.

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How To Respond To Settlement Letters In Copyright Infringement Cases

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 06:39:23 -0600

Settlement letters are sent to particular internet subscribers who are identified to have infringed a copyrighted material. Also known as letter of demand (LOD), the letter is usually composed of the name of the infringer, IP address, and all the details about copyright infringement. First of all, getting a demand letter such as a TCYK letter more likely means that you did violate the law and the copyright enforcers have evidence to prove that you have infringed a copyrighted content.

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What Are the Most Common Forms of Intellectual Property?

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:01:29 -0600

There are many types of intellectual property, such as patent, trademark, copyright. Understanding the basics of these subjects is critical to knowing how and when to register them for protection.

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How Digital Technologies Improve Filmmaking

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 07:24:00 -0600

Breaking into the current film industry holds a greater challenge compared to classic filmmaking. The digital era has certainly catered to the universal passion of moviemakers for making motion pictures. Today, digital technology changed the way how movies are made.

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How to Come Up With Your Best Legal Move for Copyright Cases

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 08:49:29 -0600

There are a number of factors that contribute to the success of a copyright case. This article explains the different types of damages that can be calculated and ultimately help people determine their best legal move.

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Copyright Infringement in the Digital World

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:41:02 -0600

In this article, some of the reasons behind copyright infringement in the digital world are briefly discussed. Several basic solutions to reduce the issue are also included.

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Ways to Overcome Copyright Problems

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 06:39:55 -0500

In this age of instant communication, more and more ideas are being born and products created than ever before. With the current entrepreneurial trend, new business owners are creating never-before-seen content and services in order to better the world. With so much going on, it can be easy to create something that copies another person a little too closely.

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Of Film Festivals, Creativity, and Copyrights

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:07:01 -0500

Movies with poor reviews do not necessarily give anyone the excuse to pirate them. Art is subjective and stealing is wrong. These are two truths that should be recalled when dealing with piracy.

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Received a Copyright Infringement Notice? Now What?

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:53:42 -0500

This article talks about what to do when receiving a copyright infringement notice or letter of claim such as the TCYK LLC letter. It has a few FAQs and what-to-do tips in order to prevent getting another piracy letter.

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Film Copyrights In Adaptations

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:04:55 -0500

This article is about film adaptations and their copyrights. A range of examples of some known film adaptations are also enumerated, such as works that come from comics and novels. It also discusses the importance of copyright protection even for film adaptations.

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How to Be Protected From a Copyright Infringement Claim

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:46:56 -0500

Copyright infringement can be avoided by limiting yourself to "fair use" of the copyright. So, to keep from getting a Copyright Collections letter or a lawsuit, check if your use is still under fair use.

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How Does One Track Copyright Infringers?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:38:32 -0500

In the Age of the Internet accessing a limitless wealth of knowledge is at your fingertips. But how this information is tracked and regulated is often a mystery. Usually carried about by government agencies, tracking how people use the Web and access information yields some interesting trends about consumption.

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Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:03:57 -0500

Criminal and civil penalties, damages and fines, and viruses or adware are just some of the disadvantageous factors behind downloading movies illegally. Get to know more consequences of using pirate sites through this informative and comprehensive article about "Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally".

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Film Copyrights On Practical Applications

Tue, 12 May 2015 10:50:07 -0500

In universities, academicians explore new ways of teaching their students. To be more effective in what they do, they come up with ideas on how to make their points come across as clearly as possible. Some do outdoor activities while others give as many exams as possible.

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Email Yourself To Protect Your Own Copyright

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:32:36 -0500

Use a method that is much better than a "poor mans copyright", called Emailer's Copyright! The time-stamp is embedded in the system, so that means the user can't alter it, at least not directly.

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Protect Your Artistic Work - Apply for Copyright Registration Now

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:29:23 -0600

Introduction: Copyright registration can be obtained for original works of art, literature, books, music, films, CDs and computer programs. Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creations, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity. Creativity being the keystone of progress, no civilized society can afford to ignore the basic requirement of encouraging the same. Economic and social development of a society is dependent on creativity.

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Identity Crisis: Protecting Yourself From Image Theft

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:11:48 -0600

Online Image theft poses more than just a threat to photographer's copyrighted works and income. Personal images stolen from online sources present a grave security risk, and can be used as the basis in the creation of fraudulent online profiles. Learn the facts and how to protect yourself from image copyright violation and identity theft.

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All About Copyrights

Thu, 29 May 2014 10:53:44 -0500

All about copyrights, sourced, and basic. In this article I tell you about how to get a copyright, how to upkeep one, and why they exist.

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Unwritten Constitutional Law Of The United Kingdom!

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:12:05 -0500

Constitutions organize, regulate and handle state power. It helps to frame a strong structure of the state, the key state institutions and the fundamentals governing their associations with everyone and with the citizens of the state. The constitution of the United Kingdom is an exception because it is not available in the written form.

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Copyright Fraud

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 09:06:25 -0600

A look at copyright fraud and how a private investigator may be able to help in this increasingly global market. Particular emphasis is given to the South East Asian context of copyright fraud.

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Copyright Part Three: A Work of Authorship

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:24:16 -0600

Part Three of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here why a work of authorship is essential to copyright protection.

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Copyright Part Two: Unprotected Works

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:50:22 -0600

Part Two of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what a copyright does not protect.

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Copyright Part One: The Definition of Protection for Creative Works

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:53:36 -0600

Part One of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what two of the three essential parts of copyright protection are.

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Copyright 101: Understanding Copyright Law and How to License Your Artwork As a Designer

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:15:58 -0500

Understand your rights as a designer for both copyright and licensing your artwork. Many designers don't know the facts on how to protect themselves by regulating artwork usage.

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5 Reasons to Register Your Works With the US Copyright Office

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:18:39 -0500

When you create a work, you automatically own the copyright. No notice or registration is required. However, unregistered works don't have the same protection that registration confers on the owner. Here are 5 reason that you should register your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Entertainment Law - How To Register Your Copyrights

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:47:17 -0500

Although your work is copyrighted as soon as you commit it to paper, tape, etc., there are numerous additional benefits if you register the copyright in your work with the U.S. Copyright Office. This article walks you through the surprisingly simple registration process to save you time and money.

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Copyright For Non-Lawyers

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:43:08 -0500

The Internet, along with the social media networks built on it, has created a plethora of opportunities for those who create video, music, photographs and writing to publish their work in formats with the potential for wide distribution. Copyright questions have suddenly become important to many of us who would never have otherwise considered them.

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Copyright Books and Songs in India

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:17:28 -0500

From the music we listen to and the books we read, to the website, photograph, Video and products we use in our daily lives, each is a product of human creativity, and that creativity is protected. It is these creations of the mind, once expressed, that make up intellectual property.

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Legal-Binding 'Work for Hire' Freelance Jobs

Fri, 10 May 2013 15:43:50 -0500

Work for Hire agreements are becoming more common in the business world for the simple fact that companies want to retain ownership of their works. Complete ownership means companies can keep generating revenue from such works without paying royalties. For any WHF agreement to be legally-binding, both the company and freelancer must sign and date the contract, acknowledging all terms and rights.

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The 5 Steps You Need to Take When You Receive an ISP Subpoena Letter

Fri, 10 May 2013 14:03:10 -0500

What steps should you take if you have received a letter from your ISP notifying you that you have been accused of copying movies, music, software or other content over the Internet? This article provides the beginning of an action plan from an experienced attorney.

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Integrating Copyright Awareness in the Pedagogy of Art in Ghana

Fri, 03 May 2013 08:47:28 -0500

The historical evolution of teaching and learning in class reveals that the creation and use of art remain an integral aspect of education. During the time of the pre-historic man, various art forms were used in many ways to communicate, keep records and pass on information from generation to generation, when there were no written records and texts were not developed.

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What Is Copyright Awareness?

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:43:47 -0500

There is no standard definition for "Copyright Awareness". However, some critics have argued that awareness can only be defined in the light of what is being manifested in all forms of perception, knowledge and consciousness. In each expression, awareness is revealed as the ability to perceive (perception), know (knowledge) or the state of being conscious (consciousness).

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Top 10 Reasons to Register Your Copyright

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:18:26 -0500

The sheer act of creating an original piece of art makes it yours and yours alone. That unique beat, the words to a song, steps to a dance, or outline to a TV pilot: It's your intellectual property. This property, like real estate or a bank account, holds value and you should protect it. Certainly, if someone is to become famous from your musical ideas or reap vast profits from their sale, it should be you and not the person who ripped your ideas off. Just like there are vaults to protect your money and deeds to prove you own land, the law provides a simple way to protect your intellectual property: registering a copyright. With due apologies to David Letterman, and in no specific order, here are the 10 Ten Reasons to Register a Copyright:

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The Importance of Music Licensing Agreements

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:13:00 -0500

Working in the music industry is highly competitive and can oftentimes become stressful when handling money, legalities and costs or fees involved with producing and distributing music. Whether you are an artist trying to earn a living from your music or a producer and distributor looking to generate a profit from helping artists, hiring a music licensing lawyer is often necessary to avoid any potential legal issues from arising in the future.

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Current State of Copyright Awareness in Education

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:48:48 -0500

There are many misconceptions about copyright law. Many people sometimes fail to notice that the use of other peoples' resources without due acknowledgement is offensive. Some also think that using copyrighted materials do not always require permission from the author in all cases.

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What Are Music Publishing Agreements?

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:20:04 -0500

Any time you are working professionally in the music industry, having the right legal assistance is a key factor in finding success financially and when trying to expand your career. Whether you are planning to record and produce music or if you want to share and sell your own records, hiring an entertainment lawyer is highly recommended to keep yourself legally protected and informed at all times.

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What Does GMO Seed Patent Law Have To Do With Copyright Law for 3-D Printing

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:37:20 -0600

Regardless of how you feel about genetically modified crops the Supreme Court is going to hear a case which could affect many future cases in many different industries. The case involves a farmer who paid Monsanto to use their seeds one time, but of course seeds grow into plants which make more seeds and then the farmer used the seeds of those plants without further paying Monsanto for continued use. Monsanto has spent billions of dollars developing specialty seeds and needs to make a return on their investment and has a patent for those genetically modified seeds.

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The Most Crucial Points You Should Know About Music Licensing And Musical Copyright

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:21:26 -0600

Royalty-Free Music, Copyright Free Music, Retail Music, there are many different kinds of music when it comes to Licensing arrangements and copyright issues. Treading carefully is not only a wise thing to do, but essential if you want to stay clear of a costly law suit.

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"No Stairway, Denied!" - The Effect Of Copyright On DVD Releases

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:20:39 -0600

Have you ever been watching one of your favorite TV shows of films on DVD and had the experiences ruined by a poor dubbing of music or blurred images? The reason behind this problem is the huge expense that networks and studios would have to pay for licensing rights to the removed music and images. Prior to the explosion of DVDs, many just didn't think to have broad, extended licensing deals to the music and images used in producing TV shows and films.

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Get Permission When Using Other People's Material

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:52:25 -0600

Everything that somebody publishes to the Internet is covered by copyright automatically, whether or not it says so explicitly. Some copyright holders do make their material available for sharing, and in different ways. Here's a list of the most common types of permission.

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Facts About Copyright: USCO Registration

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:39:37 -0600

Facts about copyright: USCO registration is not required in order to protect your rights, but it does provide important benefits. Here's how copyright registration works--and what doesn't work.

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Does the "Poor Man's Copyright" Really Work?

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:27:12 -0600

The "poor man's copyright"-mailing a copy of your own work to yourself, leaving it sealed, and using the dated postmark to prove legal ownership-is commonly considered legally valid. But does the so-called poor man's copyright really protect your work?

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Understanding the Impact of Duplicate Website Content

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:11:55 -0600

When you begin to create a web presence for your work from home business, it can be tempting to look for short cuts to get things up and running. We all know that the best websites are fantastic sources of information, telling us things we don't know from news to how-to guides and articles. The quickest way to create a rich website that is full of great content is to bring together some of the content that is already available online. But did you know that duplicate content on your website can seriously harm your reputation? Even copying just a few pages from a competing website can result in damage to your reputation, your search engine performance and - ultimately - your success.

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Copyright Law - A Detailed Explanation of the 'Fair Use' Clause

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:32:32 -0500

A claim of Fair Use for copied extracts from a another copyright work is a common plea used by authors, researchers and critics. What is Fair Use and how can it be defined? A brief explanation.

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Public Performance Fees for Songwriters

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:32:50 -0500

We hear music on the radio, while shopping, in clubs, even while on hold on the telephone. Does the songwriter get paid? If so, how do they get paid. Weekly? Or weakly? This article summarizes the situation.

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Copyright Terms - What Is the Legal Definition of a License Agreement?

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:42:59 -0500

Copyright of specific works and the ideal of Intellectual Property are two subjects, especially in our highly technological Internet age with ease of communication, theft and fraud, which are constantly under debate. The discussion on how to protect the rights of an artistic or literary creator from those who would steal works, give them out as their own, or simply market them for profit, has been raging since long before the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was first penned and accepted in 1885 / 1886. The Berne Convention consists of various clauses which define who...

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Internet Law and Copyright Infringement - Where Does the Burden of Proof Lie?

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:20:34 -0500

Copyright laws are constantly being updated to take account of technological and financial changes. The Burden of Proof, however, remains indisputable: a brief explanation.

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What Is Legal and Illegal File Sharing?

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:10:38 -0500

In the world of internet marketing and the internet in general, there is legal file sharing and illegal file sharing. This article discusses the difference between the two.

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All About Works Made for Hire

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:13:46 -0500

Works for hire are work that you create for an employer while under their employ. Generally, the employed owns the copyright for these works, but there are some scenarios where that is not the case.

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Working Interaction Between FSA, FSCS and FOS

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:03:22 -0500

1. Financial Services Authority (FSA) is the official regulator of financial services in the United Kingdom. Financial services included banking, securities and insurance.

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What You Need to Know About Copyright Attorneys

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:15:09 -0500

The common mistake of website owners when buying articles online is that they assume full ownership over the material. Little do they know that the ownership still depends upon the agreement of between the buyer and the writer. To make sure that you don't commit the same mistake, it is important that you have a copyright attorney to write a contract before hand.

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Creative Commons: An Alternative Solution To Copyright Restrictions

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:51 -0500

This report provides an analysis and exhaustive explanation of Copyright restrictions in order to encourage creators to choose Creative Commons licenses. The purpose is not only to give a clear understanding of why authors should chose Creative Commons licenses, but also to raise awareness of the harmful consequences of Copyright for the whole society or the public domain.

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Thing to Remember When Looking for the Best Patent Lawyers

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:01 -0500

If you own a business, you would know how important the uniqueness of your business's name can be. If you are facing an unfortunate situation where someone is illegally using your name, you are probably in dire need of getting legal protection. Before choosing a patent lawyer to handle your case, however, familiarize yourself with the qualities of ideal patent lawyers.

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Copyrights And Copying Off a Screen Print of Google Earth

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:47:16 -0500

Have you ever had one of your friends or family print off a Yahoo or Google Map to tell you how to get to a family event or party? It happens all the time, but did you know there's a good chance they are breaking copyright law? That sounds pretty funny doesn't it? However, you might be doing this in your small business if you are having a sale and you print off directions to your business on a flyer. I've even seen maps in the Yellow Pages which were printed right from Yahoo Maps, they even left in the copyright. That's interesting isn't it?

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Legal Tips for Using Social Media

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:59:12 -0500

Without a doubt, social media has introduced a whole new world of opportunity for citizen journalists, bloggers and others looking to share their stories and ideas in the public arena. Unfortunately, it's also introduced a host of ways to violate intellectual property laws. If you want to participate in social media, here are six things you need to know.

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Save Yourself Against Copyright Infringement

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:45:20 -0500

Copyright infringement is a serious problem in today's world as there is a lot of content that is being developed by companies. The things that one needs to prove to save oneself of copyright is that one holds the copyright for the content in contention and that there has been substantial copying of the same and that has been misappropriated.

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Getty Images and The Next Generation

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:21:41 -0500

Is almost impossible to protect copyrighted work these days - it's just too easy for people to copy what you produced, and you don't have time to chase down everyone who violates your copyrights. Yes, we live in a world of imitators, content thieves, and copyright violators. It appears to be human nature, and no matter how hard we try we cannot overcome this, and we certainly can't do it online or in the digital age. Yes, those that have intellectual property are doing everything they can to lobby Congress to make new laws, but those who would violate such laws always seem to find a way around them.

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Copyright Registration

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:24:03 -0500

We often receive enquiries about how to apply for copyright protection, and many people are surprised to learn that in fact they do not need to apply at all. Copyright subsists automatically in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, films, sound recordings, and the typographical arrangement of published editions. Literary works are taken to include computer programs, databases, and other compilations.

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3 Myths Regarding Internet Copyright Laws Revealed

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:58:37 -0500

"If there isn't any copyright notice, it's not copyrighted" This is among the biggest myths in the field of internet copyright laws. While this was actually true in the past, most regions now follow what is known as the Berne copyright convention. For example, in the US almost everything which was created on or after April 1989 is copyrighted and subsequently under protection. Especially where internet copyright laws are concerned, it is safe to assume that anything you see online is protected by a copyright. While there are a few older works that have lost coverage over time, it is a good move to ask prior to using anything which you see online for your own projects. Though a lot of people make use of the letter "C" in parenthesis, i.e. (C) to show that their work is copyrighted, it has never been given any legal credence. Rather, look for and additionally use the written letter "C" inside of a circle to indicate copyrighted work.

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Some Of The Copyright Laws Internet Companies Can Experience

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 09:41:56 -0500

Copyright laws will have an effect on each and every company eventually, and problems surrounding them can vary from safeguarding your own property to disputes over the use of your property by others. There is a misconception drifting around the internet stating that anything found online is in the "public domain" and therefore it is freely able to be applied in any way that a person deems suitable to use it. This is grossly untrue and is regarded as one of the top kind of copyright laws internet businesses deal with. Of course, traditional companies deal with these issues and, however the ease of sharing online has left businesses working there especially vulnerable.

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How to Write a Cease and Desist Letter and Stop Copyright Infringement

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:50:33 -0500

A cease and desist letter is a low-cost alternative to a time-consuming and potentially costly lawsuit, if someone is using your copyrighted materials without permission. Let's look at how to write a cease and desist letter so that you can maintain and control your copyrights and other intellectual property.

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Why Should I Register My Copyright With the US Copyright Office?

Thu, 31 May 2012 12:06:08 -0500

Copyright registration is voluntary -- you don't NEED to register in order to be protected by copyright law -- but there are very good reasons to officially register with the US Copyright Office. Let's take a closer look at some of them; you may decide that the benefits far outweigh the modest filing fee!

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Why You Need To Place Watermarks On Images You Post Online

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:17:22 -0500

A photography watermark can be another picture as in a logo, words, or the name of the photographer which is placed over the picture. If a photo has a watermark, those looking at it will know that they are not allowed to copy or use your photo without first notifying you or abiding by your requirements.

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:33:27 -0500

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act's principle features focus on limitations on infringement liability for service providers and prohibitions on circumvention of technological protection measures. Online education environments are greatly affected by the act provisions. Instructors should get with their organizations and their legal counsel to become familiar with the complex intricacies of the act.

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A Good License Agreement for Your Music

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:10:26 -0500

Many amateur composers fall victim to a badly drafted licensing agreement that totally stomps on their right over their royalties and possible million dollar career. This scenario does not only affect songwriters but also musical composers for movies and televisions. They write songs and produce music.

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Copyright Protection: 2 Intriguing Objects Eligible for Copyrights

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:12:19 -0500

Copyright protection is afforded to books, movies, music, photographs, and a wide variety of other creative expressions of an idea -- but did you know that vessel hull designs and architectural works are also eligible for copyright protection? This article touches on the history of copyright law to explain how these seeming outliers to intellectual property have been granted the same copyright protections as any other creative work.

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Can You Copyright a Fight Song or a School Motto?

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:46:29 -0500

The other day, I was having a conversation about copyright law, you see I am an online article author, and I produced a number of e-books, and before my stint as a writer, I was quite concerned with protecting our company operations manual from getting in the hands of competitors. I've been mildly successful at all of those things above, and therefore have quite a bit of both positive and negative experiences when it comes to copyright law.

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Defending Copyrights - Challenges With First to Publish Proof in the Information Age

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:42:07 -0500

Just because you wrote something and put one of those little C's at the bottom of the page, and claim the copyright, doesn't mean that you won't find challenges in our information age. After all, you might write something, put it on a website or blog somewhere, perhaps an obscure place, or perhaps you may even write something and put it into a paper newsletter that goes out to your Homeowners Association, soccer team, or school. You wrote it first, and you claim copyright, but then someone else finds it, likes it, puts it on the Internet, or incorporates entire...

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Can Google's New Semantic Search Keep Within Copyright Laws?

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:41:42 -0500

All great companies must evolve, and I believe Google to be a company which wishes to stay on the leading edge of its core business model. It is a search engine after all, it delivers information to the world, which is one of the main reasons the Internet exists in the first place. Today, the web is an accumulation of human knowledge, and it is also one of the greatest communication devices ever created in the history of mankind.

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DMCA Is Definately Your Online Defense Shield

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:41:00 -0500

Copyright is one of the most significant non tangible assets of an organization. Organizations consider copyrighting their entities as an essential legal obligation. This act infers that the organization values the social and ethical rules followed globally.

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Understanding Movie Copyrights

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:27:59 -0600

Outdoor movie events are all about fun; getting together with family and friends in the community and enjoying a new film or an old favorite. If you are the one planning the event, though, you have the responsibility of making sure your event complies with movie copyright law. If you have never put on a movie event before, you might not understand exactly what these rules mean and whether or not your event must be licensed as a public performance. This quick guide will give you a basic understanding of movie copyrights and assist you in determining if one is needed for your event.

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Fighting Against Copyright Infringement Using DMCA

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:11:53 -0600

Copyright infringement has started to emerge as a critical issue in the contemporary market today. Where innovation is optimizing, encroachment of various copyrighted works is becoming a routine. In this anarchy of legislation, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) serves as a copyright law which outlaws conception, production and distribution of ideas, technology and/or services that violate the controls on workings bearing exclusive rights.

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SOPA and PIPA: A Lethal Sister Act?

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:45:40 -0600

From the inception of SOPA and PIPA to the avid protestors, the sister acts have lost some appeal from a lot of their initial supporters (many of them due to the backlash from the public) and has been halted by the government. The voice of the people has never been louder through the wielding of the Internet. The Madison Tool which is associated with OPEN Act, hopes to help the public govern what should be regulated on the Internet - not the government.

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Do We Need More Online Education With Regards to Fair Use Copyright Laws?

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:22:43 -0600

My rule of thumb, and this is what I do for my own personal use, is I always cite the article, the author of the article, the date of the article, the name of the publication, and never more than five lines of text. In doing this generally my articles of four, five, or 600 words, it turns out to be very little, and I know I've satisfied the fair use rules.

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Copyright Law - A Brief Guide to the Basics of Copyright Law

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:06:25 -0600

Copyright protects your original work of expression, such as an article, website, software, cookbook, song or a painting from unauthorized use by others. You get the exclusive rights to sell, display, reproduce your work, and sue those that infringe on those rights.

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Legalities With Non-OEM Ink Cartridges

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:22:28 -0600

The price of ink cartridges is nothing to ignore. Consider the fact that a common brand of printer cartridges, Hewlett-Packard, sells one at a price of $22 for .25 ounces, it comes out to be more expensive that imported and expensive luxury foods such as caviar from Russia.

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What If Google and Wikipedia Disappeared Forever?

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:24:36 -0600

As most know Wikipedia went dark on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in protest of the SOPA bill, and for them with a small staff, they certainly have a point, as their business model could be targeted and shut down. There is no way they could hire enough people to ensure everything posted was original, every sentence, and every picture "duty free" - thus, what if Wikipedia did not exist? Google also blacked out its logo to get us to think also.

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Copyright Law Applies to T-Shirt Designing

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:24:22 -0600

When you hire an artist to create a design for you, you own the product designed once the art work is complete but not the copyright to the design- it still remains the artist's property as it is his creativity. An authority must be granted by the artist in writing to claim that the copyright has been transferred as well.

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Copyright Infringer - Employer or Employee?

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:51:43 -0600

When a piece of work faces plagiarism and the infringer is an employee or a hired contractor, the employer is held responsible for this act. Hence, he is liable of punishment for the violation of the Copyright Law.

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Song Titles, Lyrics, and Copyright Infringement: When Do I Need Permission?

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:36:44 -0600

When quoting song titles or lyrics, it's not always clear when you're required to ask permission from the original author. This article takes a closer look at song titles and lyrics and how they relate to copyright infringement.

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Copyrighting Your Music

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:27:18 -0600

Any original idea that changes into a tangible form becomes copyrightable. Its author then has the right and authority to own his creation. This goes for any work in the field of art, literature, design or research and also music.

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Copyright Infringement and Its Consequences

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 19:49:34 -0600

The author or creator of every original work that is tangible in nature has every right over his project. If this work is reproduced, altered, exhibited, broadcasted or made public in other way without the consent of the owner, it is considered violation of the legal and moral rights of the author.

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Need of Copyrighting for Bloggers

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:29:35 -0600

Bloggers generally want their message to spread across the internet. If you are a blogger and write good content, you must have copied your work and other people across the internet must be copying it too.

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Outdated Copyrights

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:20:44 -0600

I have always been interested in do it yourself plans and worked upon searching for these. Before the internet was commonly used, I searched books and magazines for the same. I discovered many copies of old magazines like Mechanix Illustrated, Science and Mechanics and many others of the kind offered lots of such do it yourself plans.

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Moral Rights of an Author

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:23:54 -0600

The following article states some general information about the moral rights a copyright law provides to the author of a particular piece of copyrightable work. This is not legal or expert advice and for more specific information a professional copyright lawyer should be contacted.

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Copyright and Trademark

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:26:45 -0600

In general, lots of people confuse the words "Copyright" and "Trademark". They do not know how to copyright or rather, trademark their logo, blogs or business names. The word copyright has been used alongside trademark to make things a little easier to understand.

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Avoiding Copyright Infringement When Making a Website

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:22:26 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary. The copyright lawyers help their client in understanding the problem better and finding a good solution.

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Copyright Lawyers, Trademarks and Copyright

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 08:36:00 -0600

Copyright law can sometimes be a bit confusing and there are some things that aren't covered by it. This article looks at the differences between copyright and trademarks to help you determine which would be right for you.

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The Copyright Lawyers

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:07:03 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary.

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Copyrighting a Website

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:49:40 -0600

When a piece of work is brought into a tangible form, it automatically acquires copyright protection. It is still a good idea to preserve each document with time, date and some official stamp. If ever this record has to be reproduced to challenge infringement, this data will be very helpful in influencing the decision in the owner's favour.

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The Difference Between Patents and Copyright - A Copyright Lawyer Explains

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:29:01 -0600

There are a number of ways of protecting your intellectual property rights. In this article, a copyright lawyer explains the differences between copyrights and patents.

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Copyright Act of United Kingdom

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:10:36 -0600

Copyright Law is part of the intellectual property law that assures security of original compositions. The Copyright Act grants protection against plagiarism to all tangible pieces of work.

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Efforts Towards Copyright Policy in China

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:17:58 -0600

Due to plagiarism and infringement of pieces of work in literature; music; drama; art; sound recording; architectural design and government work, copyright policies are much stressed upon all over the world. But some authors and publishers have been surprised by the unlawful reproduction of their copyrighted works.

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Misinterpretation of the Word Copyright

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 15:41:30 -0600

To copyright a certain piece of work means to protect it from being reproduced or altered without the permission of the owner. There is a common misconception that the ownership authority is not attained unless the work is registered with an official organization such as the US Copyright Office (USCO) at the Library of Congress at Washington DC.

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Copyright Protection, Duration, and Registration in South Africa

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:41:22 -0600

Copyright protection in South Africa is governed by the Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978 and its amendments. Under the current intellectual property laws of South Africa, copyright subsists in artistic, literary, musical, broadcast, architectural and related works. As such there is no need to register such as it is automatically assigned once a work takes tangible form.

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Copyright Law - 5 Common Myths About Copyright Law You Should Know

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:53:52 -0600

As a published author, I am amazed and encouraged by the current "independent" publishing boom happening as a result of the popularity of the Kindle and Nook readers. Writers who once papered their walls with rejection slips now take chances by producing their work on their own. Some, like HP Mallory and Amanda Hocking, have succeeded in finding audiences and sales. Others do well enough to cover the monthly grocery bill, but in the end all writers should be concerned about issues involving copyrights.

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Using Copyrighted Material: How to Ask For Permission

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:36:53 -0600

Most people are aware that in most cases, using copyrighted material without permission is considered copyright infringement. But how do you go about getting permission to use this material? This article looks at the various ways we might locate and contact the copyright owner for permission to use the material.

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Copyright Law and Simulation

Wed, 23 Nov 2011 10:58:53 -0600

Copyright is the protection of an original work produced in the field of literature, music or art. As this is the creativity of an individual mind, it deserves all efforts to keep it from being reproduced by anyone illegally. Whether it be photographs, films or simply a piece of writing, Copyright Law applies to all original works.

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Copyright Challenges and Professional Help

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 10:08:35 -0600

For an entertainment attorney who deals on and off with copyright laws and protection policies, it is quite amusing to know how people misjudge the concept of copyright. But then again it becomes the responsibility of those with knowledge to prove this myth wrong.

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Elder law is a broad area of law but generally speaking it can include any legal issue that an older adult and their family are facing. An elder law attorney in Red Bank may cover one or more particular areas of law. When looking for this type of lawyer make sure that they practice the specific experience you need. These attorneys should also have some knowledge of the elder network, which means that they should be able to show you private and public agencies that can assist you. Focus ...

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Bed bugs symptoms; do you know them?

Bed bugs are generally called the tiny insects that are reddish brown in color and normally cause great discomfort to everyone, basically through their strong bed bug bites. These bites are actually quite itchy and create redness in your skin. Though there is no serious known health problem associated with bed bug bites, but it is typically unwelcome to everyone because of such uneasiness they bring. Therefore if you are living in Kansas City, then it comes important to deal with the issue and f...

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Assault by choking; a third degree felony in family violence

Family violence lawyers must have some perfect understanding of every aspect of law, its trial strategy, and have detailed information about the local practices. Texas has extremely strict policies when it comes to family violence charges or cases, especially the felony assault domestic violence penalties. Texas assault family violence charges have always some serious kinds of consequences, if they are some felony assault cases.Some of the most popular ways the assault case could be elevated to ...

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Considerable things you need to know about family violence

Family violence cases generally arise from different underlying family law situations like child custody or divorce issues. Usually, all of these bad accusations are false and sometimes do made intentionally as well. But family violence cases are now taken much seriously and normal but still they are completely investigated by the law enforcement officers, even if there is no witnesses present or there is no such evidence of abuse found. In these situations, people are required to protect their ...

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Different Types of Consumer Fraud

Consumer fraud can be carried out in many ways. Auto fraud, insurance fraud, false and misleading advertising, undue debt collection, deceiving internet practices, and defective products sales are only a few types of various consumer fraud which exist. This is a broad term familiar with describe any purposely deceptive act or practice that harms consumers. People with consumer fraud may chase both criminal and civil penalties up against the person accountable for. A complaint might be made ...

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UNILATERAL CONTRACT

The contract is an agreement between two or more parties, where one party makes an offer and the other party accepts the offer. Unilateral is a type of a contract that is created by the offer and can only be accepted through performance. In a unilateral contract, the party to the contract is not obligated to act when the contract is sought. The unilateral contract is performed by the express performance. The offeror is legally obligated to fulfill the contract if the offeree acts on the prom...

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ACTUS REUS

Actus reus is a Latin word which in simpler terms means the element of criminal responsibility. Actus reus consist of the conduct, an omission, result and the state of affairs. Actus reus literally means the guilty act which refers to the overt act. The actus Reus is a summary of the circumstances and repercussions that are recognized for the liability of the committed offense. In actus reus, the accused conduct must be voluntary and incur liability. In order to constitute a criminal act...

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JUDICIAL PRECEDENT

Judicial precedent is the past laws where judges follow to make a judgment in future cases. Judicial precedent is a legal case that the court may apply when making the rule of a similar case in future. The judges are required in some cases to set down principles which were laid down by the superiors in the past. The judicial precedent is based on stare decisis principle. The judicial precedents are both authoritative and binding and must be well followed. For a judicial precedent to work, i...

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PROMISSORY ESTOPPEL

A contract requires a person to receive consideration after making a promise. Consideration is normally a valuable asset that is exchanged between two parties where one party is the promisor while the other party is the promisee. The promissory doctrine is a doctrine that stops a person from going back to the promise which was not supported by the consideration. The promissory estoppel plays a role in stopping the promisor from the argument that the underlying promise made should not be lega...

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FEDERAL SYSTEM

The federal system is known to divide the powers of the government between the national, state and the local governments. The local government is known to impose taxes. The federal system is applicable in large countries where there is a diverse group of people. The federal system addresses the variety of needs in the specified countries. The federal system is the main structure of the American government. The federal system was established by the constitution in the United State. The fede...

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EXPRESS TERMS OF A CONTRACT

The contract arises from a contractual obligation. Every contract consist of various types of terms. Terms of the contract are simply the terms of the contract. Express terms of a contract are the terms which are mentioned and agreed upon by both parties in a contract. The express terms of a contract can either be oral or written. The main terms of the contract are the price paid and the subject of the contract. If an express term is not fulfilled, the concerned party may bring the act of...

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PRIVITY OF CONTRACT

The privity contract is defined as the relationship between the parties in a contract that allows them to sue each other but which prevents the third-party. In case you want to file a case in the court of law involving a contract, show that you were in a privity contract. A contract is a binding agreement between two parties where each party has promised something to each other. The doctrine of privity states that the contract confers the right which arises on any person apart from the par...

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US THIRD AMENDMENT

The origin of the third amendment is English law despite the dislikes of the standing armies. The US third amendment has no direct constitutional relevance. The Supreme Court has never ruled a case of it. The US third amendment has implications like the people have right of the domestic privacy. However, the constitutional deals with the relationship of the rights of people and military. The scholars have at times argued that the amendment might respond to the natural disasters and the terr...

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THREE STRIKES LAW

It was in early 1990s where the State started to enact mandatory sentencing laws to the criminal offenders. According to the violent crime and the law enforcement act of 1994, the three strikes law provides the compulsory life imprisonment if one has been convicted in the federal court for a serious violent felony. The reason the three strike laws were put in place was that the State was evoked when the offenders committed their third crime. However, the main aim of the three strike law was...

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US FOURTH AMENDMENTS

The US fourth amendment of the United State constitution prohibits the unreasonable searches. The US fourth amendments give the right of the people to secure their persons, papers, and houses against unreasonable searches. That is, it provides right of people from searching their homes and their private properties without executed searches warrants. They have no warranties issued and they are supported by an oath upon probable cause. Citizens have right to secure their persons, papers, and...

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US SECOND AMENDMENTS

The US second amendment applied to the federal government. US second amendment is like a badge and a bumper sticker for the gun activist in the United State. According to the US second amendment, the rights for citizens of United State are created as an individual constitutional. The US second amendment has conceded nothing to the anti-federalist desire which is sharply the curtail of the military power, where this power required the changes in the original constitutional. The US second amend...

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US FIRST AMENDMENTS

The US first amendment normally guarantees the freedom of speech, right to petition and religion. The US first amendment forbids the Congress from promoting religion over others and it also forbids restriction of individuals religious practice. The US first amendment prohibits the government from establishing, however, the US first amendment prohibits any law that establishes a national religion and that impede the religious exercise. The Supreme Court has interpreted the extent of protec...

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Probation violations; what can happen to you

The main reason and the purpose of the probation is to assess the criminal's behaviors and his basic ability to become the active members of the society and this culture once again. So while the offender is on his probation period, they are simply ordered to follow some most reliable conditions which have been set forth by the law, in most of the times under this supervision of the probation officer. Choosing probations violations officer: There are certain popular conditions of the probation ...

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When to Hire a Knee Injury Attorney?

Workplace accidents and injuries are quite common, and every year, a number of cases (often counting to thousands) are filed in most states of the US. While the laws are meant to protect the workers, workplace injury claims are not settled as expected. If you have suffered a knee injury at work, you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney, who specializes in handling cases related to workers compensation. In this post, we will discuss some of the aspects related to hiring a knee injury...

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ELEMENTS OF A CONTRACT

For a contract to be legally binding, offer, intention, price, and acceptance must be in place. A contract is made when an offer of one party is accepted by the other party. Not all people are allowed to a valid contract. There are a group of people that are supposed to be dealt separately, they include young people, people with mental impairment, bankrupts, prisoners, and corporations. A contract has four elements namely the offer, consideration, acceptance, and mutuality. Offer is defined...

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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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Trade Group Files Billion Dollar Class Action Lawsuit Against Indiana...

The Small Business in Transportation Coalition ("SBTC") files BILLION DOLLAR class action lawsuit in Indiana state court against the Indiana Department of Revenue allegedly for unlawfully...

(PRWeb November 22, 2017)

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Ranjini Poddar Honored at the International Women's...

Ranjini Poddar, Co-Founder and CEO of Artech Information Systems LLC (“Artech”) receives the 2017 IWEC Award during the organization’s 10th annual conference, held on November 12-14, 2017 in Redmond,...

(PRWeb November 22, 2017)

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Super Lawyers Honors 11 Attorneys at Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd.

Appleton, Wisconsin Firm’s President Kevin Lonergan Named Top 50 Lawyer in State.

(PRWeb November 22, 2017)

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MarijuanaDoctors.com to Sponsor Affinity Bio Partners Medical Cannabis...

MarijuanaDoctors.com is proud to sponsor the first ever Clinical Research Industry Leaders Conference for Medical Cannabis Clinical Research, hosted by Affinity Bio Partners and Affinity BioCeuticals.

(PRWeb November 22, 2017)

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Levine & Gilbert win $455K for Retired Fire Fighter Injured During...

Law firm Levine & Gilbert recently won a $455K settlement in Manhattan Supreme Court for a retired fire fighter who suffered injuries during an unlawful arrest by the New York Police Department.

(PRWeb November 22, 2017)

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Winners Announced in The Expert Institute’s Third Annual Best Legal...

The Expert Institute concludes the third iteration of its popular Best Legal Blog Contest.

(PRWeb November 22, 2017)

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O’Donnell Law Team Helps Co-Worker’s Relatives in Puerto Rico

The team at O’Donnell Law Offices of Kingston, Pennsylvania, is helping families who are related to a fellow co-worker.

(PRWeb November 22, 2017)

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C Corporation UBTI/UBIT Tax Blocker Strategy To Gain Popularity for...

Reduction in maximum corporate tax rate to 20% expected to increase use of C Corporation blocker for self-directed IRA private equity and real estate investment deals

(PRWeb November 21, 2017)

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Kester Law Group: An Injury Firm in Phoenix, Arizona, takes on Toyota

Kester Law Group takes on injury cases relating to...

(PRWeb November 21, 2017)

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Financial Poise™ Premieres “Green/LEED Building Opportunities," a...

Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the November 28th premiere of a new webinar “REAL ESTATE INVESTING DUMBED DOWN - SO YOU WANT TO BE A LANDLORD? - Green/LEED...

(PRWeb November 21, 2017)

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November is Gluten Free Diet Awareness Month

Use Lightning Labels to Create Awareness During Gluten Free Diet Awareness Month

(PRWeb November 21, 2017)

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Boulevard Books Author Frank Vetro Fights Back in his New Book

Frank Vetro, the author of "Standing on Principal" details his fight against the corrupt machine that tried to take his life away, and his ongoing crusade to make sure people are treated...

(PRWeb November 21, 2017)

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FP Mailing Solutions Announces Fourth Consecutive Year of Turkey...

FP works with Addison Community Switchboard to donate turkeys to families in need for Thanksgiving

(PRWeb November 21, 2017)

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Venio Systems Presents at Technology in Practice 2017 eDiscovery...

“The Evolution of eDiscovery to the Cloud” Workshop captivated attendees with valuable insights garnered from VenioOne OnDemand.

(PRWeb November 21, 2017)

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Financial Poise™ Premieres “Federal Equity Receiverships: Recent...

Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the November 29th premiere of a new webinar “Federal Equity Receiverships: Recent Trends and Evolving Case Law," which...

(PRWeb November 21, 2017)

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Canton GA Law Firm Adds Two Attorneys

Attorneys Lance Patrick and Jennifer Townsend have joined the legal team at J. M. Heller, Attorney at Law, P.C., one of Northwest Georgia’s premier law firms.

(PRWeb November 21, 2017)

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ICMCP Announces Dates and Location for Third Annual National...

The Diversity Game: Changing the Cybersecurity Workforce Landscape, September 18-19, 2018 in Atlanta, GA.

(PRWeb November 21, 2017)

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With SPS “Dual 6” Module, Smart Card Manufacturers Are Ready To...

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) “Dual 6” module and “S-Lams®” are now in full steam production allowing smart card manufacturers to integrate them seamlessly in their production process, in order...

(PRWeb November 21, 2017)

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Trusted Objects Introduces Its Personalization Tool Kit for IoT Secure...

Trusted Objects, a security expert for the Internet of Things (IoT), is transforming IoT end-to-end security development with a new personalization tool kit designed for Secure Element. This tool kit...

(PRWeb November 21, 2017)

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Scripophily is offering Free Shipping and Seatrain Lines. Stock...

Samuel Prescott Bush was the President of Buckeye Steel Castings. He is the Grandfather of President George H. W. Bush, and the Great Grandfather of President George W. Bush and Governor Jeb Bush.

(PRWeb November 20, 2017)

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ECPI University Earns Regions' Top Ranking in Best Colleges for...

Honor Marks 7 Straight Years on Military Times List

(PRWeb November 20, 2017)

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Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Sue Knight Transportation, Inc.,...

Truck drivers working for Knight Transportation, Inc. allege the transportation services company misclassified them as independent contractors and failed to provide them with access to company benefit...

(PRWeb November 20, 2017)

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Litigator Ronald Tomassi Joins Greenberg Traurig’s Growing Denver...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues to strengthen its presence in Denver with the addition of Shareholder Ronald J. Tomassi, Jr. He joins from Bryan Cave.

(PRWeb November 20, 2017)

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Emens & Wolper Opens Second Office to Serve Clients in Eastern...

Full array of legal services will be available at the St. Clairsville location, with an emphasis on issues landowners often face.

(PRWeb November 20, 2017)

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Santa Clara Family Health Plan Recognized for Strategic Focus on...

Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP) announced today that it received the 2017 award for Greatest Improvement in Quality Strategy Focus Areas from the California Department of Health Care Services...

(PRWeb November 20, 2017)

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All Traffic Solutions Releases White Paper on New Technologies for...

Paper shares solutions to optimize parking availability, safety and revenue

(PRWeb November 20, 2017)

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Oppenheim Law Announces Launch of New Website

South Florida law firm, Oppenheim Law announces the launch of their new, comprehensive, mobile-friendly website.

(PRWeb November 20, 2017)

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Arizona Law Offices of Lerner and Rowe Host Fourth Semi-Annual 25...

Lerner and Rowe celebrates the season of giving by granting Christmas and Hanukkah wishes during their fourth semi-annual 25 Days of Giving Contest.

(PRWeb November 19, 2017)

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Elyctis Introduces ID TAB Suite, a Software Environment That Makes...

With ID TAB Suite, software developers benefit now from a new development environment that makes it easy to develop ID control applications for the ID TAB – 9” series tablet and other Elyctis readers...

(PRWeb November 19, 2017)

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Phoenix Court Reporting Firm Herder and Associates Offers Advice to...

Marty Herder, a veteran court reporter offers advice to first-time deponents.

(PRWeb November 18, 2017)

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ECPI University Launches New Online Store

All Net Proceeds to Benefit Student Scholarship Fund

(PRWeb November 17, 2017)

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FDAnews Announces — Implementing Risk Strategies for the Supply Chain,...

Risk management tools promise greater control over far-flung suppliers. Anthony Parise shows drug and devicemakers new ways to deal with far-flung suppliers, using risk-management tools to boost...

(PRWeb November 17, 2017)

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Adam Bergman – IRA Financial Group Partner – Highlights House Tax Plan...

Podcast examines new House tax plan and highlights how big business and real estate passive investors are the big winners

(PRWeb November 17, 2017)

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Chad Van Horn Named Legal Aid of Broward County's 2017 Pro Bono...

Chad Van Horn, the founding partner of Van Horn Law Group, P.A., was recognized as Attorney of the...

(PRWeb November 17, 2017)

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Marketing Veteran Cusick Joins SilversJacobson as Principal

Professional services marketing and branding executive joins Denver and Washington, D.C. based senior-level strategic communications practice specializing in corporate reputation and crisis...

(PRWeb November 17, 2017)

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Ventura Law Attorney Appointed to The Connecticut Judicial Branch...

Ventura Law Attorney Patricia Cruz Fragoso has been appointed to serve as a member of the Connecticut Judicial Branch’s Access to Justice Commission.

(PRWeb November 17, 2017)

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American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity Announces...

Association of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Professionals examines the state of the profession and challenges faced by EO professionals nationwide

(PRWeb November 17, 2017)

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EDI and Duke Law Join Forces to Offer Advanced Discovery Education

Expansion of EDI Distance Learning Program to Offer Advanced Topics in Defendant and Plaintiff Litigation Strategy and Practices

(PRWeb November 17, 2017)

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Information Governance Leader Contoural Debuts Innovative On-Site...

Contoural, the largest independent provider of Information Governance consulting services, today announced the expansion of its consulting portfolio offerings which will now include an interim on-site...

(PRWeb November 17, 2017)

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Administrative Law Judge Accepts Legality Of Union Entities Claiming...

A California Department of Insurance Administrative Judge has created historic legal standing for all Entities Claiming Exception (ECE) (unions whose benefit programs are written into bona fide...

(PRWeb November 16, 2017)

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Immigration Law Firm Delgado Rompf Bruen LLC Opens in Chicago

Lawyers Marta Delgado and Elizabeth Rompf Bruen recently created their new law firm, Delgado Rompf Bruen LLC, to help clients in all aspects of immigration law.

(PRWeb November 16, 2017)

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Surveyor 1.0 Begins a New Era in Defensible e-Discovery Processing

With the release of Surveyor 1.0 Portable and Server editions, Pinpoint...

(PRWeb November 16, 2017)

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To Combat the Threat of Cyber Attacks, iSign International and TIPAAA...

iSign’s proprietary technology prevents cyber attacks so your doctor’s computer network stays safe from hackers and health information exchanges with patients and other health care professionals...

(PRWeb November 16, 2017)

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FDAnews Announces — European Drug Assessment Policy for Biological...

Some biologics makers may view the EU’s new CMC policy as a hurdle. Here’s why it’s also a golden sales opportunity.

(PRWeb November 16, 2017)

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Greenberg Traurig Earns Top Score in HRC 2018 Corporate Equality Index

Greenberg Traurig, LLP received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), published by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

(PRWeb November 16, 2017)

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Class Action Filed Against Tesla by CCRLG and Bryan Schwartz Law, Two...

California Civil Rights Law Group and Bryan Schwartz Law have filed a class action lawsuit against Tesla, Inc., on behalf of current and former African-American Employees. Details of the lawsuit can...

(PRWeb November 16, 2017)

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Attorney Scott McCullough Pairs the Finest Young Minds with the...

Florida personal injury attorney Scott McCullough brings together the Lighthouse of Broward for the Blind and Visually Impaired and American Heritage School Plantation to create innovative solutions...

(PRWeb November 16, 2017)

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New Tech Replacing Real Estate Agents...No Way, Says Movoto’s Max Diez

Learn how technology affects real estate from industry professionals at NAHREP Fresno's Tech Summit

(PRWeb November 16, 2017)

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Inspired Review Sponsors the 2017 Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery...

Hosted by Georgetown Law, the Institute will provide Advanced Level eDiscovery Learning, Trends and Case Law

(PRWeb November 16, 2017)

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Attorneys Anabel Rosa and Ryan Bliss Shareholders of James Scott...

Personal Injury Attorney Anabel Rosa and Workers’ Compensation Attorney Ryan Bliss were recently named shareholders of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin.

(PRWeb November 16, 2017)

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Wed, 12 Mar 2003 04:11:52 GMT

Ephedra Under Fire in California.  On Monday, eight Northern California county district attorneys and a city attorney of San Diego filed a civil lawsuit against Cytodyne Technologies Inc. and its corporate officer, Robert Chinery.  The suit accuses them of unfair business practices and making misleading statements about the effectiveness of the dietary supplement, Xenadrine, which contains ephedra.  The suit seeks to end deceptive advertising and asks for civil penalties.  As reported by Reuters on findlaw.com.

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Wed, 12 Mar 2003 03:50:06 GMT

Pfizer Close to Settling Suit Over Neurontin.  Pfizer is close to settling a whistleblower lawsuit brought by Dr. David Franklin, a medical liaison hired by Warner-Lambert, a company that it acquired in 2000.  In the suit, Dr. Franklin alleged that the company illegally marketed Neurontin, an epilepsy drug, for uses for which it was not approved.  As reported in The New York Times.

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Wed, 12 Mar 2003 03:28:44 GMT

Highly Questionable Practices.  Joseph F. Rice, a well-known class action lawyer, has agreed to accept a $20 million "fee" from the parent of a company that he is suing on behalf of workers exposed to asbestos. This "fee" will be in addition to the fee that he collects from his clients for settling their claims against the same company.  In other words, he is being paid by the plaintiffs, whom he represents, and the defendants, whom he is suing.  Hmmm.  Mr. Rice is reportedly being paid this "fee" to broker settlements with other lawyers handling asbestos claims against the company.  As reported in The New York Times.

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Wed, 12 Mar 2003 02:59:16 GMT

If it Sounds Too Good to be True. . .  Rexall Sundown, Inc agreed to repay consumers up to $12 million to settle charges of deceptive advertising by the Federal Trade Commission.  The company claimed that its dietary supplement, Cellasene, could erase your cellulite and give you "smoother-feeling legs and a firmer-looking appearance of your skin after just eight weeks."  The settlement will become final upon approval by a federal judge in Miami and completion of class action lawsuits in California and Florida.  As reported by The Associated Press in The Washington Post.

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Tue, 11 Mar 2003 03:20:37 GMT

The Fat Lady is About to Sing.  Closing arguments occurred today in an Illinois class action lawsuit against Phillip Morris brought by smokers who alleged that they were deceived by labelling on "light" cigarettes.  The plaintiffs seek $7.1 billion (yes, that's with a "b") in compensatory damages and twice that amount in punitive damages.  As reported by Reuters in The Washington Post.

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Tue, 11 Mar 2003 03:03:13 GMT

Asbestos Workers Can Recover for Fear of Cancer Only.  The United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that workers exposed to asbestos who have asbestosis can recover damages for the fear of cancer if they can document their fears about their health, even though they may never develop cancer.  The six retired railroad workers who brought the lawsuit had obtained a $5.8 million dollar verdict against Norfolk & Western Railway Company in the trial court, which was reduced by the intermediate appellate court to $4.9 million dollars.  The significance of the ruling will be determined when state courts start to determine whether to extend it beyond the context of railroad workers.  The dissent pointed out the important point that allowing these workers to collect money means fewer dollars for those who do develop asbestos related cancer.  The opinion itself can be read here while the article reporting about the case can be read in The Washington Post.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2003 04:41:50 GMT

American University Law Professor Hanging Onto Job By a Thread.  In December, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals upheld a one year suspension of American University law professor Mark Hager from the practice of law and found that he engaged in "conflicts of interest, dishonesty" and "improper conduct" during his representation in 1997 of two women in a class action products liability lawsuit against Warner-Lambert, the maker of Nix lice shampoo.  The women challenged Warner-Lambert's representation that Nix shampoo was 99% effective.  During the suit, Hager and his co-counsel got $225,000 in "secret" fees and expenses from Warner-Lambert, while consumers got $10,000 in coupons.  Worse, Hager and his co-counsel agreed with Warner-Lambert not to tell their clients about the "secret" payments and agreed never again to represent claimants in similar claims.  As reported by The Washington Post.

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Sun, 09 Mar 2003 16:43:44 GMT

FDA Proposes Standards for Supplements.  On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration proposed rules for labelling on dietary supplements.  As reported in The Associated Press

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Sun, 09 Mar 2003 16:35:58 GMT

No Big Surprise.  A study released Saturday has scientifically proven what we already knew --- that a combination of eating fast food and watching television can cause obesity.  As reported by The Associated Press.  We may not have seen the end of lawsuits against food manufacturers seeking to hold them liable for allegedly making people obese.  Despite suffering a defeat earlier this year when a New York City federal judge dismissed a class action lawsuit against McDonald's blaming its food for obesity, plaintiffs' lawyers may take another bite at the apple in another forum and/or venue, especially if the study proves effects that may not have been obvious to us all.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2003 05:19:40 GMT

Cell Phone Class Action Lawsuits Dismissed.  A federal judge dismissed five class action lawsuits against cell phone manufacturers that sought to require them to provide headsets to protect users from radiation emitted by the devices.  The federal judge reportedly dismissed the suits on the grounds that they are pre-empted by federal standards regulating cell phones.  As reported by The Associated Press in The New York Times.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2003 05:13:44 GMT

Federal-Mogul Proposes Settlement.  Federal-Mogul Corp. proposes setting aside one-half of its stock to settle asbestos lawsuits.  As reported by The Associated Press in The New York Times.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2003 05:10:10 GMT

Agency Refuses to Require Product Registration.  Today federal regulators refused a request from the Consumer Federation of America to require manufacturer's of children's products to include registration cards to be filled out by consumers and mailed back to the manufacturer.  The CFA wanted manufacturers to keep the registration information for twenty years to use to notify consumers of potential dangers of the products.  As reported by The Associated Press in The New York Times.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2003 04:54:24 GMT

Victory for Gun Industry.  Today, a California state court dismissed thirty-eight gun manufacturers, distributors, and trade associations from a lawsuit brought against them by major cities, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco.  The municipalities' lawsuit, patterned after the one brought by State attorney generals against the tobacco industry, claimed the industry created a public nuisance by supplying guns to ineligible buyers, violated state business laws by making misleading statements about the dangers of gun ownership, failed to incorporate safety features, and failed to prevent guns from falling into the hands of criminals and juveniles. As reported by Reuters in The New York Times.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2003 04:03:12 GMT

Toyota Settles Clean Air Suit.  To settle a Clean Air Act lawsuit, Toyota has agreed to retrofit up to 3,000 diesel vehicles that it did not manufacture with modern antipollution devices.  The government's lawsuit alleged that in documents certifying compliance with the Clean Air Act, Toyota failed to disclose limitations in a diagnostic system that warns drivers of fluid leaks that can cause pollution.  However, the government does not want Toyota to do anything with the 2.2 million vehicles that triggered the lawsuit because, as the EPA says, "there is nothing wrong with the cars."  Toyota just "didn't follow the proper certification process."  As reported by The Washington Post.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2003 03:43:31 GMT

Compensation Fund for Smallpox Vaccinations

Although not yet a "products liability" issue, I am concerned enough (personally and professionally) about what is happening with smallpox vaccinations to put it on by weblog.  As we all know, the United States government is in the process of immunizing healthcare workers and other emergency response personnel with the smallpox vaccination.  I previously reported that initially only eight persons out of over 7,000 vaccinated had developed what could be considered serious complications therefrom.  

Now, I read in The Washington Post here and here that The White House is supporting the establishment of a "compensation fund" for immunized health care workers.  Those who become sick or die from the vaccination would be entitled to lost wages, medical treatment, and a "one-time $262,100 payment."  All that in addition to the government trying to protect them first from a biological terrorist attack.  Perhaps those healthcare workers should simply be given the choice of either protecting themselves now or running the risk later of either dying a horrible death or becoming permanently disfigured.

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Fri, 07 Mar 2003 04:46:29 GMT

A New Feature For My Blog.  Starting today I will highlight recent opinions rendered by the United States Supreme Court and federal circuit courts of appeal in the area of products liability.  State supreme court decisions to follow soon.  See Recent Decisions to the left.

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Thu, 06 Mar 2003 03:34:11 GMT

Congress Trying to Limit Asbestos Cases.  On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from lawyers, lawmakers, and victims regarding how to handle the more than 600,000 asbestos lawsuits and economic fallout that led to more than sixty bankruptcies since 2000 and a loss of approximately 60,000 jobs.  Senator Don Nickles (R) of Oklahoma seeks legislation requiring claimants to meet certain criteria using American  Medical Association guidelines and removing the statute of limitations so that those who do not have asbestos-related illnesses can retain their rights in the event that they do in the future.  As reported by Associated Press on findlaw.com.

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Thu, 06 Mar 2003 03:24:41 GMT

New York County Bans Sale of Ephedra.  The sale of all dietary supplements containing ephedra was banned on Wednesday in Suffolk County, New York under legislation considered to be the first of its kind.  As reported by Associated Press on Findlaw.com

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Thu, 06 Mar 2003 02:45:35 GMT

The Latest from Corpus.  According to The Associated Press, internal documents and emails released by the plaintiff's lawyers show Bayer executives discussing the possible dangers of Baycol long before it pulled the controversial drug from the market in 2001 after being linked to dozens of deaths.  Bayer's attorney, Phillip Beck, said the emails were taken out of context.  Bayer claims that there are approximately 7,800 lawsuits pending from former Baycol users.  Approximately 450 cases have been settled for $125 million.  Bayer is allegedly in negotiations to settle another 500 cases.  Mr. Beck reportedly said that "the company is taking responsibility for the drug and would rather compensate victims than fight them in court."  As reported in the Houston Chronicle.

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Thu, 06 Mar 2003 02:23:24 GMT

FDA Recommends Warning for Arthritis Drug.  On Tuesday, an FDA advisory panel recommended that manufacturers of three biotech drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis warn patients about a possible link to incurable lymph cancer.  As reported in The Chicago Tribune.

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Wed, 05 Mar 2003 01:48:31 GMT

First Lawsuit Filed As Result of Rhode Island Fire.  Relatives of two persons killed in the fire at The Station nightclub in Rhode Island filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the band, the club owners, the company that manufactured the club's insulation, and the fire inspector.  It is believed to be the first lawsuit filed as a result of the deadly blaze.  As reported by The Associated Press.

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$15,000 reward offered for the return of more than 20 stolen reptiles .. (audio)

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:50:00 +1000

Laura Tchilinguirian is speaking to the curator of the Australian Reptile Park, Liz Vella

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Council on the Ageing says Lateline abuse report shows need for better training in aged-care industry .. (audio)

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:45:00 +1000

Cameron Green spoke to COTA boss Ian Yates

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George Zimmerman's acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin prompts debate over the role of race in the U.S Justice system... (audio)

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:50:00 +1000

Laura Tchilinguirian spoke to Dr David Smith, a lecturer at the U.S Studies Centre in Sydney.

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Inquiry into child abuse due to hear from Hunter Valley's former Catholic Bishop, accused in cover-up of two priests' crimes .. (audio)

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:45:00 +1000

Cameron Green spoke to ABC Reporter Dan Cox

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Has consumer law has kept pace with globalised commerce? We talk to the VP of the International Assn of Consumer Law ..(audio)

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:55:00 +1000

Glen Bartholomew is speaking to The Vice-President of the International Association of Consumer Law, Professor Gail Pearson

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Coalition of NSW emergency services workers on why it opposes opening of so-called 'sobering up' centres. ..(audio)

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:20:00 +1000

Mandy Presland spoke to Director of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association and spokesperson for lobby group LAST DRINKS, Brett Holmes

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Report into whether laws and protections for Aus cruise-line passengers are adequate tabled in Parliament. .. (audio)

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:15:00 +1000

Shon Walker spoke to Committee Chair Graham Perrett

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NSW whistleblower says "there will be panic at Police HQ" after admission that church child-abuse docs were shredded .. (audio)

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:15:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox

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NSW Greens MP confirms senior cop was getting, then shredding, church docs about abuse of kids .. (audio)

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 07:15:00 +1000

Marius Benson spoke to New South Wales Greens MP David Shoebridge

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WA's top cop has alcohol advertising in sport in his sights - and he's telling a Canberra conference why: (audio)

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:45:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callahan

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Australians lost nearly 100 million dollars in scams last year --- and that's just the ones we know about, says ACCC .. (audio)

Mon, 17 Jun 2013 07:55:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard

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What do you if you see a racist incident? Vic Health's Preventing Racism Program looks at that dilemma .. (audio)

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:20:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Dr Peter Streker

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As the search for his body resumes, we look back at the Donald Mackay case .. (audio)

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:20:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Mike Donaldson

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Griffith City mayor on police reopening the search for Donald Mackay's body, 36 years later .. (audio)

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 07:55:00 +1000

Marius Benson is speaking to John Dal Broi

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Former CIA employee Edward Snowden flees his Hong Kong hotel after being named as whistleblower: where does he go now? (audio)

Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:45:00 +1000

Steve Chase asked International Law expert Don Rothwell

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Doctors express growing concern about alcohol related violence - and especially the 'killer punch' .. (audio)

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:20:00 +1000

Glen Bartholomew spoke to Dr Anthony Grabs, Head of Trauma Services at Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital

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Witchcraft and sorcery across Pacific considered very real, and very dangerous .. hence a big Canberra conference: (audio)

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:50:00 +1000

Steve Chase was joined by one of the conference convenors, Dr Miranda Forsyth from the ANU's Research School of Asia and the Pacific

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The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Northern Ireland has launched an international appeal for child abuse victims and survivors .. (audio)

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 07:55:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi got details from Sir Anthony Hart -- the Chairman of Northern Ireland's Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry

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Military trial of U.S soldier Bradley Manning begins near Washington, after he leaked secret files to WikiLeaks - we analyse the case .. (audio)

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:15:00 +1000

Shon Walker was joined by Dr Adam Lockyer, a lecturer in U.S Politics and Foreign Policy at the U.S Studies Centre at the University of Sydney

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Bravehearts group backs plans to decriminalise 'sexting' by teenagers .. (audio)

Wed, 29 May 2013 17:20:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Bravehearts National Operations Manager Leza Sullivan

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Victims support group disappointed by evidence of Cardinal Pell to child sex abuse inquiry .. (audio)

Tue, 28 May 2013 07:50:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to Broken Rites spokesman Bernard Barrett

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Cardinal George Pell before Victoria's parliamentary Inquiry into church sex abuse today - but will his evidence cast much light? (audio)

Mon, 27 May 2013 07:50:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to Judy Courtin from the Faculty of Law at Monash University in Melbourne

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Australia's prescription opioid crisis

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Overdose deaths from prescription pharmaceuticals now outstrip overdose deaths from heroin. But just who is getting addicted to prescription opioids — and what can be done?

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HCA rules on prenup and US Opioid crisis

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court of Australia unanimously agreed that a pre-nup signed between a Gold Coast Property developer and his fiancee was not fair or reasonable. And in 2016, 60,000 American deaths are linked to opoids. What are the regulations and policies to tackle the crisis?

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Acquired Brain Injury and the criminal justice system

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Hear first hand experiences from former prisoners living with ABI. They are part of a project advocating for people Acquired Brain Injuries, a group who are massively over-represented in the criminal justice system.

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HCA decision on dual citizenship; Youth detention in the US and Europe

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

What are the consequences of the High Court's decision on the 'Citizenship 7'? And as the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory prepares to hand down its final report, a look at juvenile detention in the US and Europe.

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High Court rules on Tasmanian protest laws; Is a text message a valid Will?

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

What impact will the High Court's decision to overturn Tasmania's anti-protest laws have on other states who are have or are considering similar laws? And does an unsent text message constitute a valid Will? The Queensland Supreme Court says yes.

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Getting under the skin, laws around Tattoo Parlours in NSW and Japan

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Licence to tattoo in NSW. Japan requires tattooists to be doctors.

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Regional planning 'anarchy' letting down communities

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

The Law Report travels to an abattoir in the deep north of Victoria and Western Australia's South West wine region to find a regional planning system that is 'broken.'

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The uncertain future of Tiny Airports

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Tiny Airports in trouble.

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Health Justice Partnerships

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Taking the pulse of Health Justice Partnerships.

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Retiring Chief Justice of the Family Court Diana Bryant

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Retiring Chief Justice reflects on thirteen years in the Family Court.

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In the political spotlight: same sex marriage and voluntary euthanasia

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

High Court ruling on Same Sex Marriage postal survey . Moves to legalise assisted dying in Victoria and NSW.

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Offensive behaviour or play on words?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Danny Lim's controversial sandwich board.

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China, a land of paradox

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Rule of law in China.

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Abortion laws in NSW and Queensland

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Calls for decriminalisation of pregnancy terminations in NSW and Queensland .

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German legislation targets fake news and hate speech on social media platforms

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

World first German legislation targets social media hate speech.

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Victorian Supreme court rules on Beveridge mobile phone bill

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

The man with the $191,000 phone bill.

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Julian Burnside: Watching Out

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Julian Burnside reflects on justice and injustice.

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National snapshot of legal profession

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Women in the legal profession.

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Is practicing criminal law bad for your mental health?

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Is practising criminal law bad for your mental health?

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What next for the George Pell case, and meet the Australian gun advocate in Guatemala

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 17:30:00 +1000

What next in the George Pell case? Meet the Australian fighting gun violence in Guatemala.

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UNHRC decision on transgender birth certificate and HCA ruling on Photo ID

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Transgender and identity. High Court ruling photo ID .

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Federal Ministers face possible Contempt charges, Parole and terrorism, Manus Island Class Action

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:05:00 +1000

Three Victorian judges and three politicians. Parolees with terrorism links. Manus Island Class Action.

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Women in prison

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Unintended consequences of women in prison.

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Indemnity deal leads to recovery of Matthew Leveson's remains and can Schapelle Corby sell her story?

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Can Michael Atkins face trial again? Schapelle Corby and profiting from crime.

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Islam and Indonesia and Right Wrongs: Mythbusting

Tue, 30 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Right Wrongs: Myth busting. Is Indonesian pluralism under threat?

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Poverty and the law

Tue, 16 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Law and poverty 40 years after the Sackville Report .

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Access to solar energy and family law disputes over schooling

Tue, 09 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Protecting your solar panel sunlight. Family court rulings on how to raise children.

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Ethics and legal implications of drones in the military and police

Tue, 02 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Drones used by military and police.

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Drones and regulations

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Regulating 'Eyes in the sky'.

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Restorative justice in sexual assault cases

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Restorative justice for survivors of sexual assault.

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The Court of Disputed Returns; Juvenile justice in the US

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Senator Bob Day's disqualification. Lessons from youth detention in the US.

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Advocates Immunity; 3D hand guns

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Advocates Immunity defence is refined. 3D guns and regulation.

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European Court rules on headscarves at work

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Hijabs and high heels.

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Class Actions

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +1100

25 years of Class Actions in Australia.

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Criminal records and deportation, Seeking custody of grandchildren

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Deportation of non citizens with criminal record. Grandparents seeking custody of grandchildren.

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Voices of children in the Family Court

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +1100

The views of children in Family Court disputes.

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Tasers and police

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Courts consider use of tasers by police.

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Teaching civics to primary school students

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Taking the democracy tour .

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Institutional abuse Lawyers; US Climate Change case

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Institutional abuse lawyers. Youth sue the US government for failing to protect them from climate change.

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Meet Australia's first school lawyer

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Vincent Shin, Australia's first school lawyer.

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Chief Justice Susan Kiefel, indigenous prisoner art

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Australia's first female Chief Justice. Art in prison.

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The cost of capital punishment

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

The art of Myuran Sukumaran . 50 years since Ronald Ryan's execution.

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Law Report - 2017-01-17

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Can video or audio recordings be used in the Family Court?

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Law Report - 2017-01-10

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Community values and sentencing.

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Law Report - 2017-01-03

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Prisoners living with Acquired Brain Injury.

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Law Report - 2016-12-27

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:53:31 +1100

Citizen's arrests.

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Law Report - 2016-12-20

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Using sound as crowd control.

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Law Report - 2016-12-13

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Retiring Chief Justice Robert French.

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Law Report - 2016-12-06

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:30:00 +1100

The Christmas work party and the law.

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Law Report - 2016-11-29

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Digital disrupters and industrial law.

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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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Kolleen McWilliams Named 2017 Drug Lawsuit Source College Scholarship Winner

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:27:53 GMT

Drug Lawsuit Source is pleased to announce Kolleen McWilliams as the recipient of the 2017 Drug Lawsuit Source College Fund Scholarship.

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LLM Inc. Increases Efficiency by Streamlining Case Management with Self-Service Case Document Upload

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Liquid Lit Manager™ Users Have Control Over Case Management Documents Through Self-Service Case Document Upload and Objective Coding

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Hamilton Duncan Hires Barbara Janzen To Lead Dynamic Growth In Their Estate & Trust Department

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 23:03:45 GMT

Hamilton Duncan adds Barbara Janzen, a former Vancouver lawyer with 20 years of estate planning and administration experience, to their growing Surrey law firm.

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Spicer Rudstrom Collaborates with Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton on New Initiative

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:47:10 GMT

Local law firm partners with a Mexico City based firm to help local companies expand business into Mexico

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eDiscovery Industry Veteran Dan Cohen Joins Sandline Discovery Leadership Team

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:13:29 GMT

In newly created role, Cohen consults with clients on litigation and eDiscovery matters and oversees Sandline's strategic growth

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South Florida Legal Guide October Edition

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:21:37 GMT

John Leighton – Crusader for Safety AMIkids is helping at risk children succeed in life

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Six Attorneys from Icard Merrill Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:52:13 GMT

Three Icard Merrill Attorneys Also Earn "Lawyer of the Year" Awards

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Change in leadership at Pallett Valo guarantees an exciting future for the firm

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:10:00 GMT

John Russo has been appointed Managing Partner at Pallett Valo LLP effective immediately.

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TRU Staffing Partners CEO to Speak at Relativity Fest 2017

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:55:32 GMT

Jared Coseglia and Sean Neilsen of Relativity to offer Relativity Certifications Overview

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The MCS Group to Exhibit at ALA's Regional Legal Management Conference in Nashville

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:43:21 GMT

The MCS Group, Inc., a national provider of outsourcing solutions, announced today the company will be exhibiting at ALA's Regional Legal Management Conference taking place October 12-14 at Renaissance Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Do you need legal advice regarding family law? If so, please complete your free legal enquiry form. Going through a separation and divorce can be a difficult time for those involved and that's why the process needs to run as smoothly as possible. It is therefore important that proper legal advice be obtained from a qualified legal practitioner practising family law who can help you and give you the legal advice you need to guide you through your difficult situation and ensure that the matter is dealt with as fairly as possible. Please complete your free legal enquiry form to find out more.

Car Accident Compensation

Have you been in a car accident? where you a driver, rider, passenger or pedestrian? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, then you could be entitled to claim a significant compensation payout. To find out more please complete your free legal enquiry form.

 

Cyclist Accidents and Injuries

Quite often cyclists are not given proper care and attention by other road users. This can result in accidents occurring between car, trucks and other motor vehicles with bicycle riders. Motorists often fail to give way to cyclists therby causing an accident with the cyclist.

If you are a cyclist who has been involved in an accident, then the chances are you could be entitled to receive a significant compensation payout from the CTP insurer of the driver that caused the accident.

To find out more, please complete your free legal enquiry form.

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