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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Could 80 percent of cases be resolved through online dispute resolution?

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:00:00 +0000

Perhaps in five to seven years, as Colin Rule sees it, half of U.S. citizens who file court cases will have access to online dispute resolution software walking them step by step through their matters, resolving up to 80 percent of cases. Rule, a nonlawyer mediator, is vice president for online dispute resolution at Tyler Technologies. In this episode of the ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels Podcast, Rule speaks with Angela Morris about the possibilities–and pitfalls–for this technology.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #194: How Technology Makes New Career Options Available to Women Lawyers, with Lee Holcomb

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Lee Holcomb, we talk about her career path, her new book Lawyer Lifestyle, and how, with technology, women lawyers can find a voice and position in a challenging and constantly changing legal market.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA Annual Meeting 2018: Selecting the Right Jurors

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 01:08:06 +0000

Tune in for all things jury selection. In this On the Road report from the California Lawyers Association (CLA) Annual Meeting, host Sara Rief talks to Jim Lambe and Janet Hong about what makes jury selection a crucial part of the trial process and how attorneys can efficiently handle the different aspects of jury voir dire. They discuss the tools they use, how to deal with the jury’s preconceptions, and helpful hints on research and peremptory challenges.

James P. Lambe has been a Fresno criminal defense lawyer since 1986.

Janet Hong has a wealth of experience in criminal defense, having conducted over 40 jury trials in New York and California.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA Annual Meeting 2018: Environmental Law Section

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:37:36 +0000

Get updated on what the CLA is doing to help protect the environment. In this On the Road report from the California Lawyers Association (CLA) Annual Meeting, hosts Chip Wilkins and Eric Adair talk to Suma Peesapati, Jennifer Novak, and Jon Rohrer about the CLA’s Environmental Law Section and enforcement issues that non-environmental lawyers should pay attention to. They discuss how those unfamiliar with the laws and regulations can deal with actions brought against them and what to do when you see others not complying.

Suma Peesapati is an environmental attorney at Peesapati Law and a Deputy Attorney General at California DOJ's Environmental Justice Bureau.

Jennifer F. Novak is a second-generation attorney experienced in successfully representing private businesses, individuals, and government agencies for more than 20 years.

Jon Rohrer is a principal hydrogeologist at Roux with 20 years of experience.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA Annual Meeting 2018: California Rules of Professional Conduct Update

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:19:53 +0000

How will the changes to the California Rules of Professional Conduct affect you? In this On the Road report from the California Lawyers Association (CLA) Annual Meeting, host Jim Ham talks to Neil Wertlieb about imminent changes to the California Rules of Professional Conduct. They discuss the biggest changes to the rules, who will be affected the most, and the potential concerns that some already have. Some of the most notable changes include the barring of any sexual relationship between attorney and client, allowing unlawful discrimination cases to be investigated before reaching the court, and requiring that advanced fee retainers must stay in client trust account until the service is completed.

Neil Wertlieb is an experienced transactional lawyer who provides expert witness services in litigation and arbitration matters.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA Annual Meeting 2018: Ways to Avoid Employment Lawsuits

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:47 +0000

In this On the Road report from the California Lawyers Association (CLA) Annual Meeting, host Phil Horowitz talks to Shirin Forootan and Tamara Freeze who share the top things companies should do in order to avoid employment lawsuits. Their advice includes not taking away unemployment benefits, heavily documenting the behavior of problem employees, properly handling requests for accommodation, and more.

Shirin Forootan represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation and counseling at Call & Jensen.

Tamara S. Freeze is a founding shareholder of Workplace Justice Advocates, Professional Law Corporation, where she exclusively represents employees in employment-related matters.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA Annual Meeting 2018: Lawyers who Tweet

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:47:05 +0000

Want to make a splash in the Twitter-sphere? In this On the Road report from the California Lawyers Association (CLA) Annual Meeting, hosts Laurence Colletti and Jennifer Gerstenzang talk to Erin Gerstenzang and Megan Zavieh about how lawyers can use Twitter and other forms of social media the right way. Tune in for advice like be authentic, don’t brag, and, maybe above all, know the rules. Social media ethics for lawyers can be complicated but it’s worth knowing.

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

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA Annual Meeting 2018: Securing Your Law Firm The Right Way

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:33:15 +0000

Is your law firm and your client’s data secure enough? In this On the Road report from the California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, host Laurence Colletti is joined by Michael Iseri to talk about the change of cyber security, whether biometric passwords (i.e fingerprint scan and face id) are secure enough, and how law firms can be more safe with their data and client data. He also raises awareness about where your information is, how you’re presenting that information when putting it in a new program and how to be mindful of your data.

Michael Iseri is the sole founder of LAWPP, tech Law and disability rights attorney, cyber security professional, tech accessibility adviser, and software engineer.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA Annual Meeting 2018: Cross Examining Experts

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:22:03 +0000

What are the tips and tricks trial lawyers use against their opponents? In this On the Road report from the California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, host Norman Rodich welcomes guests Larry Wayte and Juanita Brooks to talk about examining an expert at trial, how they approach it, and what questions or words to avoid. They also talk about their process when they’re in trial.

Larry Wayte is a trial lawyer at the McCormick Bartow Law Firm in Fresno, California.

Juanita Brooks is a Principal at Fish & Richardson Law Firm and an elected member of the firm’s Management Committee in San Diego, California.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA Annual Meeting 2018: Solo and Small Firm Section

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:12:23 +0000

In this On the Road report from the California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, host Laurence Colletti talks to five executive committees of the Solo & Small Firms Section, Robert Klein, Sabrina Green, Steven Mayer, Philip Shapiro, and Sarah Redparth, about the recent separation of the State Bar of California and the Sections, the benefits of being a member of the Solo and Small Firm Section, and what to expect at the solo and small firms summit.

Robert Klein is an accomplished civil litigator focused on resolving personal injury cases at the Law office of Robert Klein.

Sabrina Green is the managing partner of Stratton & Green in San Diego, with emphasis on employment and complex business litigation.

Steven Mayer is a Southern California lawyer with a general business practice emphasizing the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency law at Mayer Law Group.

Philip Shapiro is a criminal defense attorney at the Law office of Philip Shapiro.

Sarah Redparth is the owner and attorney at Agape Law Firm in San Diego.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA Annual Meeting 2018: Independent Contractors and the Perils of Misclassification

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:46:09 +0000

Why should you hire an independent contractor to work for your company? In this On the Road report from the California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, host Laurence Colletti is joined with Cynthia Elkins to talk about the role of an independent contractor, classifying the difference between them and regular employees, and attributes of being an employee w2. They also mention the Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court: California’s adoption of the ABC Test for Purposes of the Wage Orders.

Cynthia Elkins is an employment attorney, representing defense side management only, and the principal of Elkins Employment Law.

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Law Technology Now : Integrating Technology and Encouraging Innovation

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:35:32 +0000

In this episode of Law Technology Now, new host Dan Linna talks to Connie Brenton about her experience as a legal innovation expert who integrates technology into Corporate Legal Departments. They discuss the benefits of having a multidisciplinary team, creating a culture that accepts mistakes as opportunities to improve, and the different aspects of data-driven lawyering. She also shares advice for successful collaboration between legal departments and law firms.

Connie Brenton is chief of staff and sr. director of Legal Operations at NetApp and the CEO of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC).

Special thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Fighting For The Innocent

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:57:09 +0000

Joe and Elie take a serious turn, talking to University of Cincinnati Law Professor Mark Godsey, director of the Ohio Innocence Project, and author of Blind Injustice about the scourge of wrongful convictions, prosecutorial misconduct, and the trouble with local elections. Professor Godsey, a former prosecutor himself, discusses his conversion to an advocate for the wrongfully convicted and his grasp of the psychology that consistently lands the wrong people in prison. Speaking of psychology, Elie discusses whatever's going on in Kanye's head.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA Annual Meeting 2018: The California Young Lawyers Association

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 22:21:05 +0000

If you’re a budding lawyer in California and you’re feeling overwhelmed, you’re not alone. In this On the Road report from the California Lawyers Association (CLA) Annual Meeting, host Laurence Colletti talks to Lauren Powe about the California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) and what they offer to attorneys in their first eight years of practice. From CLEs and leadership opportunities to webinars and e-news, hear how being an active member of the CYLA benefits young lawyers.

Lauren Powe is a Deputy Attorney General III at the California Department of Justice and the outgoing chair of the California Young Lawyers Association.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA Annual Meeting 2018: Believing in Facts with Congressman Brian Baird

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 22:09:42 +0000

In this On the Road report from the California Lawyers Association (CLA) Annual Meeting, host Laurence Colletti talks to Congressman Brian Baird about Americans' ability to distinguish facts from opinions and the effect this is having on our democracy. He discusses the Americans' ability to InfoWars and other mediums that feed paranoia, the buried but prevalent presence of authoritarian beliefs, and the attack that arbiters of fact and reason, namely the press, are facing. He also shares the responsibility of attorneys to recognize and support reason.

Brian Norton Baird is a former United States Representative for Washington's 3rd congressional district, serving from 1999 to 2011 as a member of the Democratic Party.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA Annual Meeting 2018: Hear from the Leaders of the Bar

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:50:14 +0000

Meet the leaders of the newly formed CLA. In this On the Road report from the CLA Annual Meeting, host Laurence Colletti talks to Heather Rosing, Pam Wilson, Jim Hill, Chip Wilkins, and Emilio Varanini about what the CLA leadership looks like after their split from the State Bar and the goals they have for the future of the association. They discuss the responsibilities they’re taking on in terms of furthering diversity and access to justice and the membership benefits they offer to their active members.

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

Pam Wilson is the interim executive director of the CLA and the principal attorney at Pam Wilson & Associates.

Jim Hill is a founding member of Sullivan Hill and the inaugural chair of the Board of Representatives of the CLA.

Chip Wilkins joined the firm Remy Moose Manley in 2005 and became a partner in 2010. His practice focuses on land use and environmental law.

Emilio Varanini is the vice president of the CLA.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Oklahoma Summit on A2J: Why Civil Justice Reform Matters

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:15:21 +0000

Data shows that nearly 75% of people in the civil justice system are unrepresented. From the Oklahoma Summit on Access to Justice, On the Road host Jim Calloway talks to Katherine Alteneder, the executive director of the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN). They discuss how her organization aims to create an environment in the civil justice system that is supportive of unrepresented litigants. The legal professionals involved in SLRN work to develop plain language forms, implement legal triage processes, and direct people to limited scope or full representation when needed.

Katherine Alteneder is the executive director of the Self-Represented Litigation Network.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Oklahoma Summit on A2J: Free Legal Answers

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:04:50 +0000

One of the easiest ways lawyers can get involved in the access to justice movement is by signing up for the Free Legal Answers program. In this On The Road episode, host John Williams talks to Rod Ring, chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association Access to Justice Committee, about what the committee is doing to help low-income people have greater access to legal services. They explain how the Oklahoma Free Legal Answers program allows lawyers to donate small amounts of time online to anonymously answer legal questions for low-income people. They also talk about opportunities for lawyers to take on clients in a lesser capacity through limited scope representation.

Rod Ring is the chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association Access to Justice Committee and was an Oklahoma judge for 20 years.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Oklahoma Summit on A2J: The New Reality of Eviction and Homelessness

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:53:19 +0000

Eviction is a terribly destabilizing event that often leads people to a series of further difficulties. In this On The Road episode, host John Williams talks to Eric Hallett, Richard Klinge, Dillon Turman, and Michael Figgins about access to justice in housing law. This panel of housing law experts all provide free legal services to clients facing housing and eviction crises. They discuss what their unique roles look like as they serve their clients and talk about the need for more legal professionals to offer their time to this issue.

Eric Hallett is the statewide coordinator of housing advocacy at Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma.

Dillon R. Turman is a paralegal at Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma.

Richard Klinge is the director of the Pro-Bono Housing Eviction Assistance Program at Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Michael Figgins is the chair of the Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission and executive director of Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Oklahoma Summit on A2J: How Data Deepens Our Understanding of Access to Justice

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:37:47 +0000

Studying civil legal data increases understanding of access to justice problems and helps lawyers and laypeople alike see how they can be part of the solution. In this On The Road episode from The Oklahoma Summit on A2J, host John Williams talks to Ryan Gentzler, director of open justice Oklahoma, and Anna Carpenter, associate clinical professor of law at the University of Tulsa College of Law. They discuss the ways data helps them advocate for fair policies and services for low-income people. They also talk about how clinical study of law helps students see what access to justice looks like in real-life civil legal cases.

Anna E. Carpenter is associate clinical professor of law and director of the Lobeck Taylor Community Advocacy Clinic.

Ryan Gentzler is the director of open justice Oklahoma.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : ABA Young Lawyers Help Hurricane Florence Victims

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:35:01 +0000

Hurricane Florence left devastation in its path for North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia residents. The American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division alongside the FEMA responded quickly to provide immediate legal assistance at no charge. Hear about it with Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host Kevin Caple discussing details with attorney Dan Wade, coordinator of the Disaster Legal Services Program, and Alia S. Graham, program specialist for the ABA's Young Lawyers Division.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Oklahoma Summit on A2J: Getting Legal Help for Families

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 21:53:20 +0000

Many Oklahomans navigating family law issues are unaware of how to get the legal services they need. In this On The Road episode, host John Williams talks to Kimberly Hays, president of the Oklahoma Bar Association, about justice gap issues in family law and how they can be addressed. They discuss the innovative ways the summit is working to provide more access, and talk about the Oklahoma Free Legal Answers program where lawyers can volunteer to answer legal questions for low-income residents.

Kimberly Hays is president of the Oklahoma Bar Association and a family law practitioner in Tulsa, OK.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Oklahoma Summit on A2J: Is it Time for Civil Gideon?

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 21:50:57 +0000

Civil Gideon is a national movement that explores ways to provide civil legal services to low-income Americans. On The Road host John Williams discusses the ideals behind the civil Gideon movement with Michael Turpen, speaker at the Oklahoma Summit on Access to Justice. They talk about how civil legal access for the poor brings benefits to the whole of society and discuss some of the creative ways access to justice strategies are being implemented in Oklahoma.

Michael Turpen is a partner in the law firm of Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis. He previously served as attorney general for the state of Oklahoma and as district attorney for Muskogee County, Oklahoma.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Oklahoma Summit on A2J: Changing the Dialogue on Equal Justice

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 21:44:35 +0000

Access to justice is more than just a way to help the poor; it also serves the bottom line of society. In this On The Road Episode, host John Williams talks to Judge Jonathan Lippman, former Chief Judge of New York, about his work and views on equal access to justice. Judge Lippman explains the importance of making people understand that equal access to civil legal services not only changes lives, but also serves our society and economy. Meaningful legal help often drastically reduces social services costs and lowers incarceration rates. The best investment in our society is in civil legal services for those in need.

Judge Jonathan Lipmann is Of Counsel at Latham & Watkins LLP, and is former chief judge of New York and chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Oklahoma Summit on A2J: The Justice Gap

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 21:42:57 +0000

Millions of Americans try to navigate the civil justice system without representation because they cannot afford legal services. At the Oklahoma Summit on Access to Justice, host John Williams talks to Jim Sandman, president of Legal Services Corporation, about the justice gap: the difference between the civil legal needs of low-income Americans and the resources available to meet those needs. They discuss raising awareness of the issue and highlight that studies on legal aid funding show a huge return on the investment. It makes good financial sense for our society to provide equal access to justice for all Americans, regardless of economic status.

Jim Sandman is president of Legal Services Corporation, the country’s largest funder of civil legal aid programs.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Oklahoma Summit on A2J: Access to Justice Commission Goals

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 21:41:08 +0000

The Oklahoma Summit on Access to Justice seeks to develop and implement policy initiatives designed to expand access to and enhance the quality of justice in civil legal matters for low-income Oklahoma residents. In this On The Road Report, host John Williams talks to Chief Justice Douglas Combs and Judge Rick Bozarth about their plans to revitalize Oklahoma’s Access to Justice Commission. They discuss the commission’s desire to educate Oklahomans on the importance of access to civil justice and how it affects all residents. They also talk about the ways the commission works to improve access: offering certified interpretation services, coordinating niche services under one umbrella for easier access, and possibly developing programs for educating pro se litigants.

Douglas Combs is currently serving as Chief Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Rick Bozarth is the Associate District Judge of Dewey County, Oklahoma.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Technology Personalization

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:41:16 +0000

There’s a lot of technology out there, from apps, to devices, to software. This means there is a plethora of different ways you can make your technology work specifically for you. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about how the personalization of technology has made it hard to make recommendations about technology solutions. They discuss how different technologies accomplish different goals for people and how some have increasingly stronger opinions about which technologies they will and won’t use. Tom and Dennis also share a moment of silence for the death of Google Plus. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow and TextExpander.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : We need to talk about abortion, says author of 'Scarlet A'

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 11:00:00 +0000

Three in 10 American women who are 45 or older have had an abortion, Katie Watson, author of “Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law & Politics of Ordinary Abortion,” tells the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles. For women 44 and younger, one in four are projected to have an abortion in their lifetime. Yet for all the fiery rhetoric about the legality of abortion, Watson–who teaches bioethics, medical humanities and constitutional law at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine–has found a reluctance by people to discuss their own personal experiences with abortion, or even the nuances of their views on its ethics. While the overwhelming majority of people feel comfortable claiming the labels of either “pro-life” or “pro-choice,” when she polls people about the legality and the morality of abortion at different stages of development, there’s a lot more nuance than those binary labels suggest. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Watson talks about ways to have productive discussions about abortion; the emerging areas of contention which could be coming before the Supreme Court; and why she thinks that doctors have been shouldering a disproportionate burden in advocating for reproductive rights and abortion access.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #193: Bringing the Four Seasons Experience to Law Practice, with John Strohmeyer

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode, we talk with John Strohmeyer about his time working at The Four Seasons Hotel, and how he is using his experience working there to shape the culture and model of his law firm.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : An Inside Look at In-House Counsel

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 21:02:16 +0000

For a lot of law students, the goal is to end up in-house, but is it really as ideal as it seems? In this episode of the State Bar of Texas Podcast, host Rocky Dhir talks to William Kruse and Shruti Krishnan about their experiences as in-house counsels. They also share insights for those hoping to go in-house, from fully understanding your role to having a business-minded focus.

William Kruse is Gallup's regulatory compliance officer and in-house counsel, working primarily in support of the Government Division.

Shruti Krishnan is associate legal counsel at Tabletop Media, LLC d/b/a Ziosk, which owns and manufactures a proprietary suite of tablet devices for use in casual dining restaurants.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Getting Paid As A Lawyer Really Shouldn't Be So Hard

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 17:54:06 +0000

Joe attended this year's Clio Cloud Conference and sat down with Sarah Schaff of Headnote to discuss her legal career and how she's shifted to become an entrepreneur with a product that helps attorneys collect on their bills within hours instead of months.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2018: Human-Centered Design for Lawyers

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 22:41:43 +0000

How is curiosity a tool for innovation in law? In this On The Road report from the Clio Cloud Conference 2018, host Jason Tashea talks to Cat Moon about a human-centered design for law and the power of curiosity to drive innovation in the legal profession. She shares why thinking like a lawyer isn’t always the most effective way to solve problems and how lawyers can better cultivate their own curiosity.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2018: How Data Can Make Legal Services Less Risky

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 22:12:20 +0000

If you’re traveling without a map, you might get lost, and if you’re litigating without data, you very well may lose your case. In this On The Road episode, host Joe Patrice talks to Ed Walters and Michael Sander about how data analytics make legal services less risky for clients and give a strategic advantage to lawyers in litigation. They discuss how data analytics show the large-scale trends in different areas of the law. Lawyers can use this information to set client expectations and potentially expand their services.

Ed Walters is CEO at Fastcase, adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University, and is the editor of the recently-released “Data-Driven Law.”

Michael Sander is the founder of Docket Alarm, director of analytics at Fastcase, and a former IP litigator and software engineer.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2018: Digital Marketing with SEM & SEO

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 21:57:59 +0000

Get digital legal marketing advice from the pros. In this On The Road episode, Jared Correia hosts legal marketing experts Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street of AttorneySync. They discuss content marketing, the differences between SEM and SEO, and the importance of using free Google My Business listings to maximize your presence on Google. There’s also a healthy dose of goats, Netflix recommendations, karaoke, laundry talk, and general mirth. Gyi and Kelly are also hosts of the Lunch Hour Legal Marketing podcast on Legal Talk Network.

Gyi Tskakalakis is the founder of AttorneySync and EPL Digital.

Kelly Street is the marketing director at AttorneySync.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2018: Productizing Your Law Practice

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 19:35:09 +0000

Productizing is turning information you know into a digital information product that is scalable and available online. This could be anything from a Kindle book to a DIY YouTube video. In this On The Road report from the Clio Cloud Conference 2018, host Jared Correia talks with the speakers Jess Birken and Megan Zavieh about what it means to productize the practice of law. They give tips on how lawyers can get started and provide practical examples of ways digital information products can enhance a lawyer’s practice. They also discuss Jess Birken’s side project, Hack Your Practice, in which she offers tech help to lawyers.

Jess Birken is the owner of Birken Law Office, a firm designed to help nonprofits and the arts.

Megan Zavieh is the owner of Zavieh Law and principal of State Bar Playbook, LLC.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2018: Advanced Automation With Zapier

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 19:23:24 +0000

Zapier is a platform that connects two different apps to increase efficiency using automation. For example, lawyers can automatically trigger events in Clio from a created matter. At Clio Cloud Conference 2018, On The Road host Joe Patrice talks to Tara Cain and Jordan Raine about how lawyers can use Zapier to connect apps and automate processes. They discuss how lawyers don't need to be able to write a single line of code to create custom workflows with Zapier. It automates basic tasks for lawyers, giving them greater efficiency and reliability.

Tara Cain is a team lead in customer support at Clio, and also has 15 years experience working in law firms.

Jordan Raine is a staff software developer at Clio with a passion for building efficient and reliable systems.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2018: Building a Modern Law Firm

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 18:25:43 +0000

Ever thought about starting your own modern law firm? In this On the Road report from the Clio Cloud Conference 2018, host Jason Tashea talks to Billie Tarascio about what it’s like to work for a modern law firm, the steps to create one, and questions to ask when getting started. She also discusses the process she went through and processes she found immutable.

Billie Tarascio is a family law attorney in Phoenix, Arizona. She also is the founder of Access Legal and owner of Modern Law Practice.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2018: How to Integrate with Clio

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 17:37:07 +0000

How is Clio using platform development and how can you partner with them? In this On the Road report from the Clio Cloud Conference 2018, host Gyi Tsakalakis talks to Tys von Gaza and Andrew Gay about the recent developments coming out of Clio, how partners working with their API differ, and what developers can do if they want to partner with Clio. They also talk about Clio's Code/Launch contest, in which they gave away $100,000 to the most creative and useful Clio integration.

Tys von Gaza is the director of development at Clio.

Andrew Gay is the manager of product partnerships at Clio.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2018: Law and Code

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 21:40:32 +0000

Programming may become a necessary skill for lawyers, but the shift won’t be as dramatic as you think. In this On The Road report from the Clio Cloud Conference 2018, host Victor Li talks to Jason Morris from Round Table Law about his views on the future of law and coding and how new tools can be made to suit the way lawyers think. They discuss how future legal technology will not simply automate basic legal tasks, but instead make it possible for lawyers to provide services that never existed before.

Jason Morris is lead legendary counsel at Round Table Law, is pursuing an LLM in computational law from the University of Alberta, and was named an ABA Clio innovation fellow for 2018-2019.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2018: Every Lawyer is Also a Salesperson

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 20:25:49 +0000

There are so many lawyers trying to sell their services to clients, so how can one lawyer stand out in the crowd? In this On The Road report from the Clio Cloud Conference 2018, host Kelly Street talks to Steven Silberbach, Senior VP of Global Sales at Clio, about helping lawyers become great salespeople. They also discuss the ways lawyers can learn to articulate their value to potential clients and how to not just sell a service, but sell the experience beyond that service.

Steven Silberbach is the senior VP of global sales at Clio.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2018: Legal Accounting Insights

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 20:01:55 +0000

How can lawyers get their lost time back? In this On The Road episode from the Clio Cloud Conference 2018, host Gyi Tsakalakis talks with professional accountant Gale Kirsopp about using realization rates as a tool for measuring revenue and productivity in law firms. Clio’s Legal Trends Report has consistently shown lawyers that they may not be utilizing their time well. Gale discusses the importance of documenting time usage for every member in the firm, both lawyers and support staff. This determination of time usage helps firms address problem areas and increase profits.

Gale Kirsopp is CEO of 4700 Group, an accounting firm that works exclusively with law firms.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2018: The 2018 Legal Trends Report

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:02:19 +0000

What is the Legal Trends Report and how can this report help law firms better their practice? In this On the Road report from the Clio Cloud Conference 2018, host Laurence Colletti and Joe Patrice welcome George Psiharis to discuss how much time lawyers lose everyday on average, Clio’s three basic components, and why less billing could help a firm earn more money. Psiharis also explains where the data comes from when reporting about lawyers and how that data differs from client expectations.

George Psiharis is the chief operating officer at Clio.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2018: Blockchain and AI used in the Legal Industry

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 16:46:22 +0000

What’s going on with blockchain and why is artificial intelligence (AI) use growing in the legal industry? In this On the Road report from the Clio Cloud Conference 2018, host Jared Correia joins Joshua Lenon and Jake Heller to talk about how blockchain and AI play a role in their companies, what they are seeing with AI today, and how to spot a product that is not worth using. They also talk about how big law firms use AI differently than smaller firms.

Joshua Lenon is the lawyer in residence at Clio, an intuitive cloud-based legal practice management solution.

Jake Heller is the CEO and co-founder of Casetext, a legal research company that employs AI to help lawyers find cases and other authorities that are better and faster than traditional means.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2018: Legal Ethics and Running A Modern Law Firm

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 16:30:51 +0000

How can you keep your firm ethically safe and secure? In this On the Road report from the Clio Cloud Conference 2018, host Kelly Street welcomes Erin Gerstenzang and Kimberly Bennett to talk about legal ethics and how it collides with modern law firms, how lawyers better secure their documents and data with clients who don’t use gmail, and the do’s and don’ts of posting on social media. They also discuss technology that they believe works for small firms and which add on services to choose.

Erin Gerstenzang is the owner of EHG law firm and practices criminal defense.

Kimberly Bennett is the founder and attorney at K Bennett Law LLC, and a virtual general counsel to small businesses and serial entrepreneurs.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2018: What's New with Clio

Thu, 04 Oct 2018 19:01:38 +0000

What new features has Clio brought this year and are there more to come? In this On the Road report from the Clio Cloud Conference 2018, hosts Laurence Colletti and Victor Li talk to Jack Newton and Rian Gauvreau about how Clio has improved over the last 6 years, the software’s new products, and the future Clio experience for all lawyers. They also talk about their acquisition of Lexicata and new developments coming in 2019.

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

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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@theBar : The Amanda Knox Again Edition: An Interview with the Defense Team

Wed, 03 Oct 2018 11:00:00 +0000

Amanda Knox, the American college student charged with killing her British roommate while studying abroad in Italy, spent four years in jail before her murder conviction was overturned. Was the media's portrayal of the murderous "Foxy Knoxy" accurate or was she just an innocent college student caught in a nightmare? In this episode, hosts Jon Amarilio and Trisha Rich speak with Amanda Knox's lead Italian defense lawyer, Carlo Dalla Vedova, and her media consultant, Alex Guittieres, getting a behind-the-scenes look at the trial that gripped the world.

Special thanks to One Legal for sponsoring this episode.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #192: Thinking in Bets, with Annie Duke

Wed, 03 Oct 2018 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Annie Duke, we talk about the cognitive science behind decision making, how poker is similar to the decision-making process in business, and some of the decision-making traps we fall into.

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The Legal Toolkit : How Lawyers Find Outsourced Help

Wed, 03 Oct 2018 01:35:39 +0000

Should law firms start to adopt freelance attorneys to work for them? In this Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Talitha Kozlowski about the practical consideration of freelancing, how the process works, and the potential risk law firms could face with freelance attorneys. They also discuss business model changes and why solo and small firm attorneys could benefit from outsourcing their work.

Talitha Kozlowski is the co-founder and COO of Lawclerk.

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

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : The Power of Real-Life Connections

Tue, 02 Oct 2018 21:12:18 +0000

For most people networking feels like a chore, but strong connections can impact every facet of your life, especially your business. In this episode of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, hosts Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street talk to Jayson Gaignard about how he builds himself up by building up his connections. He shares networking tips that can apply to the most introverts as well as advice on how to build successful relationships with mentors and peers.

Jayson Gaignard is a Canadian entrepreneur, networking specialist, and author who founded MastermindTalks, an invitation-only conference for entrepreneurs, in 2013.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Kavanaugh Hearings Were Something Else, Weren't They

Tue, 02 Oct 2018 20:49:50 +0000

Joe and Above the Law's Kathryn Rubino react in real-time to the Kavanaugh hearings, recapping the morning testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and watching the Kavanaugh opening statement in all its ripe-for-SNL-parody glory. Since this recording, the vote's been delayed pending an investigation but it's worth taking a step back and ruminating on what we saw.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: The 2018 Legal Trends Report

Fri, 28 Sep 2018 18:33:16 +0000

The Legal Trends Report collects legal industry data and uses it to determine how law firms can improve their business. In this episode of On Balance from the NEXT Conference 2018, hosts Rob Mathis, Samantha Meinke, and Laurence Colletti talk to Clio CEO Jack Newton about 2018 Legal Trends Report and what it reflects about the legal industry. They discuss the data that’s included in the report and how attorneys can use this information to improve the business side of their practice.

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

Samantha Meinke is the communications manager at the State Bar of Michigan. In this role, she creates and oversees communications, marketing, social media and media relations strategies.

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

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The Paralegal Voice : NALS 67th Annual Education and Networking Conference

Fri, 28 Sep 2018 18:00:24 +0000

The magic of paralegal conferences is that you can learn new things about your profession and make connections that you couldn’t have otherwise, all while actually having fun. In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Lauren Rentz and Tara Hughes about their experiences of the NALS 67th Annual Education and Networking Conference. Lauren, a new paralegal, and Tara, a seasoned paralegal, discuss about the sessions that stood out to them as well as tips and tricks for new attendees. Stay tuned to the end for Listener’s Voice, Carl’s recurring segment featuring audio questions or comments from a listener. To send in your own question, email Carl at devoted2law@gmail.com.

Tara Hughes, PP-SC, ACP is employed as a paralegal at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PC, in Phoenix, Arizona where she specializes in family law.

Lauren Rentz is a paralegal in Greenville, South Carolina. 

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

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Workers Comp Matters : Controversy Over the AMA Guides, Sixth Edition

Fri, 28 Sep 2018 17:37:56 +0000

The AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment is used in workers’ compensation to rate impairment, but the most recent edition is causing some to question its reliability. In this special edition of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce debates with Chris Brigham about the sixth edition of the AMA Guides Impairment and whether it is a valid measure of disability ratings in the workers’ compensation setting. They cover the primary objectives of both sides and highlight the difference between impairment and disability, including what factors are relevant in determining the outcome of a case.

Christopher R. Brigham, MD is a leading international expert on human potential, impairment, and disability assessment and management.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Using Websites as Tools

Fri, 28 Sep 2018 17:19:21 +0000

As the internet has matured, the way we use websites has gradually shifted. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss how they use websites and how RSS and social media are eliminating the use of destination sites. They share some of the websites they use, what they use them for, and the shift websites have made from just sources of information to tools you can use. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow and TextExpander.

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The Digital Edge : The Wizardry of Law Librarians

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 17:33:18 +0000

The job of a librarian involves a lot more than books. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Marlene Gebauer and Greg Lambert about the skills of law librarians and the roles they play in different areas of the law. They discuss the different facets of being a law librarian and how they can help with analytics, risk management, and streamlining processes.

Marlene Gebauer is the director of knowledge solutions at Greenberg Traurig.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : Toxicology: A Small Dose of Science for Attorneys and Insurance Claims Professionals

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Expert Service Provider Dr. Allison Muller from Acri Muller Consulting, LLC discusses toxicology and common pitfalls that attorneys should be aware of when looking at test results.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #191: Shannon Montgomery

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with powerlifting badass Shannon Montgomery, we talk about the differences between building a business around a brand versus building a brand around your business. We also talk about social media influencing and how to create a niche doing something you love.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Office Space

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:22:56 +0000

It’s not the most glamourous topic, but your office space is important for running your practice efficiently. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Andrew Lechter about how lawyers can be wise about leasing their work space. From maintaining a healthy relationship with your landlord to trends in the real estate market, there’s a lot that goes into leasing your own office space. Andrew shares tips about what lawyers should look for in a law firm lease, how to maximize the space you have, and what to do with office space that isn’t working for your business.

As vice chairman in the Savills Studley Atlanta office, Andrew Lechter brings more than 30 years of experience dedicated exclusively to representing tenants.

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

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Lawyer Discipline

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:09:56 +0000

When Florida lawyers behave unethically, The Florida Bar steps in to ensure that justice is served. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk to Adria Quintela about The Florida Bar’s Department of Lawyer Regulation and attorney discipline. She shares how an investigation works, from the filing of a complaint all the way to what happens after the trial. The episode also features tips for lawyers who have received complaints or wish to avoid them.

Adria Quintela is staff counsel and director of Lawyer Regulation for The Florida Bar.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Changing Legal Office

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:58:03 +0000

The legal workplace would be almost unrecognizable to a lawyer of the past. The typewriters are gone, WordPerfect is gone, the fax machines are going, and a whole host of new platforms providing services that those older lawyers could never have imagined. Joe and Elie chat with Casepoint CEO Haresh Bhungalia and Casepoint Chief Strategy Officer David Carns about the legal technology landscape generally and Casepoint specifically and how each are changing the legal workflow.

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Law Technology Now : Harnessing Innovation for the Legal Industry

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 19:41:09 +0000

Real change in the industry will happen with commitment and discipline, not just good ideas. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Dan Linna about how lawyers should think about technology and innovation. He shares his experience demystifying technology for students and what lawyers should think about when they approach the idea of innovation.

Daniel W. Linna Jr. is a visiting professor of law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. His teaching and research focus on innovation and technology.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Election Protection: How lawyers can help uphold voters’ rights this November

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:00:00 +0000

Want to protect democracy and ensure voters’ rights? If you are looking to ways to volunteer during the midterm elections, there are opportunities available, especially for attorneys. In this episode of the ABA Journal’s Asked & Answered, Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with Marsha Johnson-Blanco, co-director of the Voting Rights Project for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, about how attorneys can help on Nov. 6. Lawyers are needed to answer hotline calls in a variety of cities, answering questions at polling places and filing emergency motions. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is hoping to have about 4,000 volunteers for the midterm elections, which are expected to be incredibly hard fought. Training can be done online or in person, and volunteer work the day of the election usually takes as little as three hours. There is still time to sign up as a volunteer and complete the training program at: https://lawyerscommittee.org/election-protection-volunteer/

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Bail Reform & Controversy & SB10

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:03:18 +0000

The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution states: “Excessive bail will not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted.” On August 28th, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law the California Money Bail Reform Act, more commonly known as SB10. This legislation eliminates cash bail replacing it with a “risk assessment” of an individual and will go into effect in October of 2019. After a 2 year push, SB10 was approved with largely Democratic support, but faced heavy opposition from many including the bail industry. In addition, original co-sponsors of the bill, including the ACLU of California, changed positions after an eleventh hour change to SB10, stating that the bill granted too much power to the courts, thus creating “racial biases and disparities that permeate our justice system.”

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams joins attorney Jeff Clayton, the executive director of the American Bail Coalition and attorney Shima Baradaran Baughman, a professor at the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law, for a discussion about bail reform, the recently signed California Money Bail Reform Act (SB10), and the future impact.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : SOLID East 2018: Creating Innovative Roles in a Law Firm

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:20:22 +0000

In this On The Road report from the Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption (SOLID) East 2018, host Abby Rosenbloom talks to Peter Geovanes, Dera Nevin, and Andrew Sprogis about their innovative roles and how to set a precedent when you’re the first one in their position. For law firms looking to add new roles, they offer their advice from establishing strategic goals to firm leadership providing resources and support. In addition, they discuss how random acts of innovation don’t exist. Rather, true innovation comes from a combination of people, processes, and technology.

Peter Geovanes is head of data strategy, AI, and analytics officer and has been a scientist and business executive with over 25 years of experience.

Dera J. Nevin is an accomplished e-Discovery lawyer and consultant with a focus on strategic process and technology initiatives and matter and program cost containment.

Andrew Sprogis is Katten Muchin Rosenman’s chief innovation officer and drives the firm’s strategy to be a leader in the changing legal industry.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : SOLID East 2018: Thoughts from the Sponsors

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:04:26 +0000

The sponsors of this year’s the Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption (SOLID) East 2018 chime in about some of the conference’s hot topics. In this On The Road report from SOLID East 2018, host Abby Rosenbloom talks to Daniel Pelc, Bryant Isbell, Adam Rubinger and Julia Hasenzahl about their main takeaways from the conference. They discuss how technology doesn’t accomplish much on its own and needs experienced people and processes behind it in order to bring about change. They also dive into the conversation surrounding the big four accounting firms and the control they have in the industry.

Daniel Pelc is senior manager of industry marketing at Relativity. He has more than 15 years of experience in the legal and e-discovery fields.

Bryant Isbell is the managing director of the Global eDiscovery and Data Advisory Group at Baker McKenzie.

Adam Rubinger is the chief client officer for NightOwl Discovery.

Julia Hasenzahl is responsible for defining the vision and long-term strategy for Prosearch Strategies, and overseeing the day-to-day operations.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : SOLID East 2018: Advice from In-House Counsel

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:51:18 +0000

Get the in-house counsel perspective of this year’s Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption (SOLID). In this On The Road report from the Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption (SOLID) East 2018, host Abby Rosenbloom talks to Bob Taylor and Jeff Marple about their impressions of the conference and stand-out discussion topics as in-house professionals. Some of these include the end of traditional methods of legal service delivery, the use of AI, and how to differentiate your firm to in-house buyers.

Robert Taylor is the vice president, senior corporate counsel and manager in the Legal Strategic Services organization at Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Jeffrey Marple is the director of innovation for corporate legal at Liberty Mutual Insurance.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : SOLID East 2018: Session 1 Speakers on Innovative Market Drivers

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:36:16 +0000

In this On The Road report from the Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption (SOLID) East 2018, host Abby Rosenbloom talks to Stephen Poor, Mark Smolik, and Bobbi Basile about the topics they covered in their keynote presentation. They discuss how law firms and legal departments are addressing innovative market drivers, the challenges and advantages related to the Big Four moving into the legal space, and the importance of understanding customer needs before investing in new technology and processes. They also share their thoughts about the rate of change in the industry due to innovation that is driving this change.

Stephen Poor is chair emeritus of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, serving as an advisor to the firm’s leadership and as an executive sponsor of strategic initiatives focused on innovation and growth.

Mark Smolik leads the DHL Supply Chain Americas' legal, commercial contracts management, compliance, and economic development teams.

Bobbi Basile serves as a managing director for HBR Consulting and has over 25 years of experience delivering strategic, operations and technology services to Fortune 500 law departments and law firms.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : SOLID East 2018: Tech Showcase Participants Part 2

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:04:14 +0000

Meet some of the brilliant startups that took the stage in the Tech Showcase during the Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption (SOLID) East 2018 at Hogan Lovells in New York City. In this On The Road report from the conference, host Abby Rosenbloom talks to showcase participants Trent Carlyle of ServeManager, Alma Asay of Allegory Law, Mike Dalewitz of Review Right, and Rob Feigenbaum of vTestify about how their companies are encouraging innovation. They also discussed how much they appreciated the captive, engaged audience during their presentations.

Trent Carlyle is the co-founder and chief technology officer for ServeManager, a business management software used by process servers and lawyers.

Alma Asay is the founder and CEO of Allegory Law, a legal technology company that provides a software platform for litigation management.

Mike Dalewitz is the president of HaystackID’s Review Services (ReviewRight) and was the founder and CEO of Inspired Review, now a HaystackID company.

Rob Feigenbaum is the VP of sales and strategy at vTestify where he specializes in complex issues related to electronic data discovery, review and production.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : SOLID East 2018: Tech Showcase Participants Part 1

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:22:48 +0000

Meet some of the brilliant startups that took the stage in the Tech Showcase. In this On The Road report from the Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption (SOLID) East 2018 at Hogan Lovells in New York City, host Abby Rosenbloom talks to Tech Showcase participants Alia Luria of InFront Compliance, Jim Delkousis of PERSUIT, Basha Rubin of Priori Legal, Michael Faraci of Vista Analytics, George Tziahanas of Luminance, and Jay Leib of NexLP. They discuss the benefits of the presentation format and the problems that their companies are working to solve in the legal industry.

Alia Luria is the co-founder and COO of InFront Compliance as well as a privacy, technology, and corporate attorney.

Jim Delkousis is the founder and CEO of PERSUIT, an outside counsel management platform.

Basha Rubin is CEO and co-founder of Priori Legal. She is also a speaker and writer on how technology is changing the legal industry.

Michael Faraci is a co-founder and managing partner of Vista Analytics.

George Tziahanas is responsible for U.S. Operations of Luminance.

Jay Leib is the managing member of NexLP, Inc. Jay has successfully founded and led software start-ups throughout his career.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : SOLID East 2018: The Tech Showcase as a Herald of Change

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:28:42 +0000

Startups who are acting on innovative ideas best reflect the impact technology has on the legal industry. In this On The Road report from the Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption (SOLID) East 2018 at Hogan Lovells in New York City, host David Cowen talks to Chris Mammen about The Tech Showcase and how innovation is driving change in the legal profession. They discuss the significance of the showcase, the rate of change in the legal market in terms of investment in technology, and where this change is coming from.

Chris Mammen is partner at Hogan Lovells in San Francisco where he specializes in intellectual property litigation and appeals.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Should We Reform the Supreme Court?

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:35:05 +0000

With Brett Kavanaugh’s ongoing confirmation battle, the Supreme Court and the partisan polarization of the nomination process has been fresh in the minds of many. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel B. Rodriguez talks to Tonja Jacobi and Sarah Schrup about major issues facing the Supreme Court and the implications they have on our democracy. They discuss possible reforms, like term limits and court packing, as well as topics like oral advocacy and the tendency for female justices to be interrupted more often when making arguments.

Editor’s Note: This podcast was recorded on August 14, before the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings began and before Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations were public.

Tonja Jacobi is a professor of law at Northwestern Pritzker Law School where her research focuses on judicial politics, behavior, and strategy.

Sarah Schrup is the founder and director of Northwestern's Appellate Advocacy Center, which includes the Federal Appellate Clinic and the Supreme Court Clinic.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How to be (sort of) happy in law school

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:00:00 +0000

Law school can be a lonely, stressful time, and it’s easy to feel like you're failing to fit the model of the perfect law student. But there’s no one right way to go to law school, says Professor Kathryne M. Young, author of How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School; you can craft your own experience. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Young talks with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles about tackling imposter syndrome; advice that alumni wish they could give their younger selves; and techniques for getting along with your fellow students. Young uses lessons from her own law school experience and a sociological study she conducted to give practical tips for keeping a mental balance; choosing which courses and activities to pursue; managing the practical aspects of your household and budget; forming relationships with mentors and peers–and even deciding when if it's time to leave law school altogether. Young’s book offers a holistic approach to surviving–and thriving–under the social, academic and economic pressures of law school.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #190: How to Advertise on Facebook, with Nic Kusmich

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:30:00 +0000

In this week’s episode, we talk with Nic Kusmich about how to advertise on Facebook. Nic walks us through his 4-step process for creating successful Facebook ads, and he also talks about how to give value to your clients and customers every step of the way.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : How to Set Up a Lean Law Firm

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:36:12 +0000

There’s a lot more to running a lean law firm than just cutting costs. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Larry Port about what it means to be a lean law firm, addressing common misconceptions and the core ideas that make the system successful. These include constantly striving for perfection, measuring success, and removing bottlenecks, to name a few.

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

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Digital Detectives : Securing Office 365: An Ethical Imperative for Lawyers

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:10:46 +0000

Just because you get Office 365 installed and working properly doesn’t mean that it’s automatically secure. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Brandon Koeller about the Office 365 Secure Score and other best practices to keep you secure in the cloud. While the Secure Score can help, they also discuss where the score falls short and how lawyers can tend to high level risks in order to address key threats within the cloud.

As a principal program manager lead for customer-facing security, Brandon Koeller is responsible for delivering a core set of security capabilities to every Office 365 customer.

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Transparency In The Courts

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:04:32 +0000

Before the Kavanaugh nomination took its decidedly darker turn, the nominee spoke tentatively but positively of opening up the courts to cameras and same-day audio. The House has also put forward a bill to expand this transparency. Joe and Elie talk to Andrew Eisbrouch and Jesse Weber of the Guys Who Law podcast and the Law & Crime network. Law & Crime is dedicated to broadcasting live courtroom telecasts to inform the public about the judicial system, so we wanted to know their thoughts on transparency.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : GLBC Annual Meeting 2018: Meeting Client Needs with Blockchain

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:27:48 +0000

In this On The Road report from the GLBC Annual Meeting 2018, hosts Pierson Grider and David Berger talk to Nita Sanger about how Wolters Kluwer is using blockchain technology to address client pain points. They discuss what initiated the company’s interest in blockchain and how their research into the technology is driven by the needs of their customers. They also share their excitement about how blockchain could potentially transform the entire legal industry in the future.

Nita Sanger is the Global Head of Innovation at Wolters Kluwer.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : GLBC Annual Meeting 2018: NetDocuments and Blockchain

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:52:00 +0000

In this On The Road report from the GLBC Annual Meeting 2018, hosts Pierson Grider and David Berger talk to Brad Clements and Peter Buck about NetDocuments and its use of blockchain technology. They discuss some of the specifics of using blockchain technology, from giving documents authority via smart contracts to tying identities to transactions, and how these capabilities will mature in the company’s future. They also address establishing blockchain guidelines and how consortiums are essential to this process.

Brad Clements has been working on the NetDocuments software architecture since 1999.

Peter Buck is the vice president of product strategy at NetDocuments where he creates solutions at the intersection of business and technology.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : GLBC Annual Meeting 2018: A Blockchain Enabled Legaler

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:37:17 +0000

In this On The Road report from the GLBC Annual Meeting 2018, host Pierson Grider talks to Stevie Ghiassi about what blockchain technology has made possible for Legaler, an Australian legal tech company. He shares what goals the company has that have been enabled by blockchain like increasing contract privacy, decentralized applications, and access to legal services. He also discusses what groups, events, and companies are changing the conversation about blockchain in the legal industry.

Stevie Ghiassi is the CEO and co-founder of Legaler.com, an Australian legal technology company focused on advancing the delivery of legal services and expanding access to justice through the blockchain.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : GLBC Annual Meeting 2018: Creating a Cryptocurrency Marketplace

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:20:31 +0000

In this On The Road report from the GLBC Annual Meeting 2018, hosts Pierson Grider and David Berger talk to Elizabeth White and Edgar Radjabli about how their company, The White Company, is combating negative ideas about blockchain by creating a cryptocurrency marketplace and wallet system. They discuss the potential of quick and easy payment facilitation, the future of blockchain, and how the company integrates with the legal field via smart contracts.

Elizabeth White has worked with luxury brands around the world from the LVMH group to Formula 1 and McLaren Automotive over 12 years.

Dr. Edgar Radjabli currently serves as the managing partner of Apis Capital Management, directing the overall investment strategy of the firm, and managing daily trading operations.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Saying Good-Buy: What to Think about when Buying Technology

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 19:45:50 +0000

Before running out and buying the new iPhone XS, there are a couple things to consider besides its being the newest and shiniest thing. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss buying new technology like laptops, tablets, and phones and what should drive your purchasing decisions. They talk about how different technology has different capabilities so it’s important to find the tech that fits you and the job to be done. Then, ranting Tom returns to talk about presence indicators and how they can help with business efficiency. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow and TextExpander.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Woodward Book, the NY Times Op-Ed & Freedom of the Press

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 18:03:08 +0000

On September 11, 2018, the highly anticipated book, “Fear: Trump in the White House” by Bob Woodward was released. Woodward is an author and associate editor at the Washington Post who has covered eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama.Prior to the release, excerpts from the book were released to the public describing chaos inside the walls of the White House. In addition, on September 5th, 2018, the NY Times published an anonymous Op-Ed, titled, “I Am Part of the Resistance inside the Trump Administration.” The author, a senior official in the Trump administration, discusses the current state of affairs in the White House and their quest to protect the country.

Are words against President Trump libelous? Are they even a threat to national security? Or are they protected by the First Amendment? On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams joins attorney George Freeman and Robert Corn-Revere, as they discuss Bob Woodward’s book, the recent anonymous NY Times article on President Trump from a senior official, freedom of the press, the President/press relationship, and the political impact this could have on the presidency.

Attorney George Freeman is executive director of the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC), a post he assumed in September 2014.

Attorney Robert Corn-Revere is partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, specializing in First Amendment, Internet and communications law

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : SDCBA: Letting Technology Work for You

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 21:27:52 +0000

For lawyers who are hesitant to fully embrace technology into their practice, they could be accomplishing so much more by embracing it. In this On The Road report from the the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA), host Adriana Linares talks to Jeff Joseph about what drove the SDCBA to focus on technology and why innovation should matter to all lawyers. Jeff shares which apps he uses and how he inspires the lawyers around him to explore technologies like AI and the cloud.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : SDCBA: Helping Members use Technology

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 20:55:03 +0000

The San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) has recently focused on helping members understand the technology that could improve their practice. To do this, they’ve brought on Adriana Linares as a member technology officer. In this On The Road report from the SDCBA, host Laurence Colletti talks to Adriana about her new role and how she will serve members who seek to better understand technology. From choosing practice management software to transitioning to the cloud, she shares the most common questions she answers and her plans to create helpful webinars and a podcast in the future.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : SDCBA: Maximizing Technology

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 20:11:50 +0000

Most lawyers use popular software like Microsoft Word and Excel, but few take advantage of everything these programs have to offer. In this On The Road report from the The San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA), host Renee Stackhouse talks to Lilys McCoy the importance of maximizing the technology you already use. They talk about how using shortcuts with commonly used software could save lawyers a significant amount of time and where lawyers can go to learn these shortcuts.

Lilys McCoy is vice president of the San Diego County Bar Association Board of Directors and is the director of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Center for Solo Practitioners.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : SDCBA: The Technology Committee

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 19:42:01 +0000

In 2017, the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) decided to create a committee focused on meeting the technology needs of its members. In this On The Road report from the SDCBA, host Adriana Linares talks to Renee Stackhouse, chair of the SDCBA’s Technology Committee about how the committee serves its members. They share what projects they’re working on, like rejuvenating the bar’s phone app and website, and why they decided to hire a member technology officer, a role that now belongs to Adriana.

Renee Stackhouse is chair of the San Diego County Bar Association Technology Committee while serving as an attorney at Galente Law.

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New Solo : The Solo Essentials

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 18:34:23 +0000

One of our listeners has decided to launch his own solo practice. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to Taylor Darcy about what made him want to go solo and the technology that has helped make his practice successful. They discuss integrating automated systems and how the tools he uses allows him to focus on the important things while technology takes care of the rest.

Taylor Darcy is a business/corporate attorney that focuses on helping entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses navigate the legal minefield of owning their own business.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioAnswer1Lawclerk, and Unbundled Attorney.

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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : Bonus: The Mailbag Episode

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:05:00 +0000

While the idea of free speech seems straightforward enough, its execution can be a little messy. Current events especially have underscored the complexity of what is protected by law and what is a punishable offense. Luckily, there are First Amendment lawyers that can answer our questions.

In this episode of Make No Law, the First Amendment Podcast by Popehat.com, host Ken White answers common questions his listeners have about freedom of speech and the First Amendment. He addresses the misleading claim that “hate speech is not free speech,”, explains the case that challenged President Trump’s ability to block people on Twitter, and talks about how anti-SLAPP statutes work. Ken also takes advantage of the opportunity to discuss yelling on the internet and the constitutional right to petition the government.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Legal writing pro is helping teach AI to draft contracts

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:00:00 +0000

Ken Adams has brought his contract expertise to LegalSifter, a Pittsburgh artificial intelligence startup. The 2009 Legal Rebel and author of “A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting” sat down to discuss his new venture with the ABA Journal’s Jason Taschea. Adams says LegalSifter is a system built with human expertise to address the fact that many customers are doing the same tasks when dealing with contracts. It’s a system that will excel at flagging issues that keep coming up, and he thinks the technology will be sophisticated enough to flag the issues for any one user.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Answer1.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #189: Blockchain 101 for Lawyers, with Nathana Sharma

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:00:00 +0000

In this episode with Nathana Sharma, we talk about what blockchain is, what it does, why it is so interesting, and what it has to do with the legal industry.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:09:14 +0000

Joe and Elie review the week that was in the Kavanaugh confirmation fight. Procedural fights! Threatened explusion! Giving false testimony to the Senate! Mysterious Kasowitz connections! After a wild week, will Brett Kavanaugh still have the votes to narrowly get confirmed to the Supreme Court? We'll just have to wait and find out. But the answer is yes.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Non-Qualified Structured Settlements Part 1: Tax Reform Impact

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 11:09:46 +0000

Unlike physical injury cases which receive tax-free status in a structured settlement, cases such as age and race discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and divorce do not. Yet claimants can still structure these non-qualified cases and do so with an advantageous tax outcome. On this first part of a 2-part edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes co-host Cindy Chanley and returning guest, tax attorney Robert Wood from Wood LLP, to explore the arena of non-qualified settlements and how the recent tax reform act is having an impact. Visit Ringler to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Demystifying Legal Technology Trends

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 19:27:19 +0000

For lawyers who want to use technology in their firm but are overwhelmed by options and implementation challenges, this episode is for you. In this Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, hosts Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street talk to Chad Burton about legal technology trends and how law firms can step up their tech game. They challenge the idea that lawyers are generally tech-averse and talk about the regulatory issues that affect client communication through technology. Stay tuned for app tips for law firms and how apps can help lawyers facilitate client communication.

Chad Burton is the CEO of Curolegal and is a former litigator who developed one of the nation’s first “new model” law firms, leveraging cloud-based technology and modern business practices to develop a lean virtual law firm.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Pro Bono Work at the Border

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 19:06:27 +0000

Many lawyers have a passion for pro bono work but few make it their life. In this episode of the State Bar of Texas Podcast, host Rocky Dhir talks to Kimi Jackson about the work she does for the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) which provides pro bono legal services to asylum seekers detained at the border. They discuss family separation and other immigration issues that isn't necessarily covered by the media and share how volunteers can get involved.

Kimi Jackson is the director of ProBAR, a south Texas pro bono asylum representation project.

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@theBar : The Brexit Brouhaha Edition

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 18:00:00 +0000

What’s all the brouhaha about Brexit? In this episode, host Jonathan Amarilio and Andrew Walker, Queen’s Counsel and the 2018 Chair of the Bar of England and Wales, break it down for us with a rousing discussion about practice of law across the pond, how the legal community is impacted by Brexit and much more.

Special thanks to One Legal for sponsoring this episode.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #188: The Key to Better Family Relationships, with Jim Sheils

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode, we talk with Jim Sheils about why family sometimes falls to the wayside as a working professional, and how to balance success at work with success at home. We also talk about a few ideas you can implement in your family and work life to help keep balance between the two.

Jim Sheils is dedicated to fixing the epidemic of entrepreneurs/busy working professionals with broken homes, by teaching parents how to reconnect with their spouse and children, and hold that connection forever.

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The Legal Toolkit : Building Confidence for a Better Practice

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 18:33:59 +0000

Lawyers, especially those newer to the industry, can often suffer from “imposter syndrome” or feeling like their experience doesn’t qualify them to serve their clients. In this Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Jeremy W. Richter about how lawyers can build confidence both in their practice and business skills. Jeremy, author of Building a Better Law Practice, shares his best tips for staying organized with personalized systems and maintaining consistent communication with clients.

Jeremy Richter is an associate with Webster Henry in Birmingham, Alabama.

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

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Step Inside The Octagon -- Law And MMA

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 18:14:55 +0000

Joe and Elie talk to Jason Cruz, a Seattle attorney and writer for MMA Payout covering the law and business side of MMA fighting. We discuss just how someone gets from a law degree to this world and walk through the lawsuit against Conor McGregor for throwing cans into the crowd. Elie also shares his theory for the unwritten social contract all sports fans should agree to and it's safe to say Elie wants us all to live in a dystopian nightmare.

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The Paralegal Voice : Getting the Most out of Networking at Paralegal Conferences

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:52:45 +0000

Paralegal conferences can be overwhelming even for proud extroverts, but building relationships with other legal professionals is an important practice for every paralegal. In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Linda McGrath-Cruz about how to get the most out of paralegal conference networking. Whether you need advice as a first time conference-goer or you’re a conference veteran who just needs a refresher, tune in for tips on topics like how to choose between conflicting seminars and make yourself more approachable. Linda shares how networking has directly impacted her paralegal career for the better. The end of the podcast features Listener’s Voice, Carl’s recurring segment featuring audio questions or comments from a listener. To send in your own question, email Carl at devoted2law@gmail.com.

Linda McGrath-Cruz has been a litigation paralegal from Miami, Florida since 1997.

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

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Lawyer 2 Lawyer Says Farewell to Bob Ambrogi

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:43:43 +0000

Back in 2005, podcasting could have been seen as a flash in the pan or the latest craze, but in 2018, podcasts are everywhere and an outlet for many. According to Edison Research‘s 2018 podcast statistics, in 2018 six million more Americans listen to podcasts weekly versus 2017! That’s impressive. 64 percent of Americans have heard of podcasts and more than twice as many Americans listen to podcasts weekly vs. watching Sunday Night Football. A far cry from 2005!

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer’s 13th anniversary show, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams discuss what they have learned about podcasting after 13 Years, where they began, and the art of podcasting. They take a look at how far podcasting has come and bid farewell to host Bob Ambrogi with a walk down memory lane.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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The Un-Billable Hour : If I Could only Find Good People: Hiring for a Law Firm

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Hiring the right employee involves a lot more than looking at a resume. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Molly Hall about the best ways to find and hire quality employees. She shares tips on how to conduct interviews, weed out ill-fitting candidates, and compete with larger firms for talent. She also discusses best practices when letting go of employees that don’t fit.

Molly Hall has coached, consulted, and directed presidents and founders of national organizations and over 400 law firms.

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

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Collaborating with Cybersecurity in Mind

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 23:45:32 +0000

One employee with bad cybersecurity habits can leave your whole firm in danger which is why, as important as collaboration is, it’s important to share and communicate wisely. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk how the use of collaboration tools can impact your cybersecurity. They cover the different aspects of collaboration that have the potential to leave your firm vulnerable and share basic tips on how to prevent cyber attacks. They also discuss linkrot and provide resources for keeping your links working properly. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : GLBC Annual Meeting 2018: Real World Applications of Blockchain Technology

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 22:02:18 +0000

Blockchain seems like a great idea but what can it actually do? In this On The Road report from the GLBC Annual Meeting 2018, hosts Amy Braunz and Cori Goudchaux talks to Andrea Tinianow, Kirsten Albers-Fiedler, and Christen Bartelt about how blockchain technology solves problems in the real world. They discuss the areas of law that need this technology the most, like family law and access to justice, and why those willing to embrace blockchain will soar above those dragging their feet.

Andrea Tinianow is the chief innovation officer and senior vice president of Global Kompass Strategies.

Kirsten Albers-Fiedler works as a law associate/legal engineer for OpenLaw, a blockchain-based protocol for the creation and execution of legal agreements.

Christen Bartelt is co-founder and CEO of Abakos, a SaaS company using advances in blockchain and cloud-based technology to streamline private investing.

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The Digital Edge : The Cloudy Ethics of Cloud Computing

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 21:31:20 +0000

No lawyer should assume their firm's technology is secure. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Lucian Pera about the ethics of lawyers using the cloud and how they can use it with confidence. They break down the different cloud providers, the dangers that can potentially crop up when using the cloud, and the importance of having a technology mentor that lawyers can turn to with questions whenever they need it.

Lucian T. Pera joined Adams and Reese in 2006 and focuses his practice on commercial litigation, media law, and legal ethics work.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : GLBC Annual Meeting 2018: Blockchain Technology Real-Life Examples

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 20:50:40 +0000

Blockchain is not just a theory, it is a technology that real life lawyers and law firms are implementing into their practices. In this On The Road report from the GLBC Annual Meeting 2018, hosts Amy Braunz and Cori Goudchaux talk to Trent Carlyle, Kate Briscoe, James Cornell, and Brian Kuhn about how their companies are utilizing blockchain technology and the problems this technology could address to improve the experience of consumers. They discuss the issues that motivated them to pursue an interest in blockchain and how they are ensuring that they apply this technology in the most efficient way.

Trent Carlyle is the co-founder and chief technology officer for Lawgical, the parent company of Legal Talk Network, ServeManager and a number of other brands that serve the legal industry.

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.

Kate Briscoe is the co-founder LegalBeagles, a small company whose directors believe strongly in community, independence and ethics.

James Cornell is a strategic leader focused on creating and implementing innovative ideas and solutions that allow legal organizations and their personnel to perform at their best.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : GLBC Annual Meeting 2018: Developing A Blockchain App

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:50:09 +0000

Developing blockchain is still considered the Wild West and the key to navigating this new technological terrain is to keep things brutally simple. Amy Braunz and Cori Goudchaux of Integra Ledger go behind the curtain to discuss getting practical about simplifying when developing a blockchain app. They talk to Trent Carlyle of Lawgical, Brad Clements and Peter Buck of NetDocuments, and David Berger of Integra Ledger about their experiences building effective blockchain apps. They also share about the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium's newly formed Technical Committee and how it will set standards for the formats of transactions recorded on the blockchain. Find out about blockchain applications being developed for the legal and medical fields and the importance of establishing a trusted network to create interoperability across applications.

Trent Carlyle is the co-founder and chief technology officer for Lawgical, the parent company of Legal Talk Network, ServeManager and a number of other brands that serve the legal industry.

David Berger is the CTO at Integra Ledger, a Permissioned Blockchain for the Global Legal Industry.

Brad Clements is chief architect at NetDocuments where he has been since 1999.

Peter Buck is the VP of product strategy at NetDocuments where he focuses on the art and science of product design, with an emphasis on machine learning and expert systems.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : GLBC Annual Meeting 2018: A Sneak Peek at Blockchain 101

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:15:25 +0000

Blockchain is more than just Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, there are other exciting business applications this emerging technology is being used for. In this On The Road report from the GLBC Annual Meeting 2018, host Cori Goudchaux of Integra Ledger talks about the upcoming four-part conference event called Blockchain 101 with Glynna Christian of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and business owner Jay D. Hull. The conference features explanations on how blockchain works, common misunderstandings, and the innovative ways the technology is being integrated into the fabric of business. Jay tells us what to expect from the event and Glynna gives lawyers some tips on dipping their toes into blockchain knowledge.

Glynna Christian is co-head of Orrick’s Global Technology Transactions practice where she helps clients mitigate business risks associated with emerging and transformative technology and data.

Jay D. Hull owns Jay D. Hull Legal and Consulting Services and is a recognized leader in legal innovation and change management.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : GLBC Annual Meeting 2018: The Future of Blockchain

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 18:38:45 +0000

The future of blockchain technology holds the potential to solve security and efficiency issues in many fields, including legal. In this On The Road report from the GLBC Annual Meeting 2018, hosts Amy Braunz and Cori Goudchaux talk to David Fisher, Dean Sonderegger, Brian Kuhn, and Katherine Lowry about the current state of blockchain technology and how it will likely progress in the coming years. They discuss the problems that blockchain could solve like security and accuracy and existing platforms that are likely to get the blockchain upgrade.

David Fisher is the founder and CEO of Integra Ledger, a permissioned blockchain for the global legal industry.

Dean Sonderegger directs the Legal Markets Group of Wolters Kluwer Legal and Regulatory U.S.

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.

Katherine Lowry is the director of practice services at BakerHostetler.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : Vehicle Modification and Impact on Claims

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Expert Service Provider Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies discusses vehicle modifications in the US and Canada 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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Lawyerist Podcast : #187: Why You Need a Mastermind, with Stephanie Everett

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this week’s episode with Stephanie Everett, we talk about what a mastermind group is and some of the benefits of both joining and creating one. We talk about how to implement a mastermind in your business and how to decide who should be in it.

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Workers Comp Matters : The Attorney's Role in Workers Compensation

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 18:48:55 +0000

Employees who are confronted by workers’ compensation claims for the first time can be overwhelmed by the legal process, but attorneys are there to help. In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to certified specialist Bob Wisniewski about the experience of a workers’ compensation attorney and the most common reasons why an injured worker would seek out legal representation for a claim. They discuss managing client expectations, how to educate clients about the legal process, and when it’s appropriate to turn down certain clients.

Robert E. Wisniewski is one of the premier workers’ compensation attorneys in Arizona dedicated to providing justice for injured workers throughout Arizona.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Just How Smart Are You?

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 18:32:24 +0000

Joe and Elie hit the road, coming to DC to ask some bar trivia questions to benefit the DC Bar Pro Bono Project. The winning score was 19/30... can you do better?

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Digital Detectives : Cyber Security Awareness Training

Mon, 27 Aug 2018 20:46:33 +0000

You might think that all you need to avoid cyber schemes is common sense, but even the biggest law firms require employee training to avoid attacks. In 2017, DLA Piper, the largest law firm in the world, suffered a catastrophic cyber attack. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk about how important cyber security awareness training is and potential training methods firms can use to instruct employees and partners. They share basic training tips and expand on the different kinds of common schemes, like phishing, ransomware, and social media attacks.

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Halting the Hover: Dealing with helicopter parents in law school

Mon, 27 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0000

As an associate dean of the University of Houston Law Center, Sondra Tennessee has witnessed her share of helicopter parents. She’s seen parents ask law schools to switch their child’s professor, because they didn’t think he or she was a good fit. She’s seen them try to get an extended finals date, without their child knowing that they contacted the school.  She’s also heard of parents contacting potential employers for law students to get more detail about offered benefits packages. As the academic year begins, Tennessee shares her advice with the ABA Journal’s Asked and Answered on how students, parents and school administrators can halt the hover and foster students’ independence and success.

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Law Technology Now : Managing Your Legal Marketing

Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:31:04 +0000

Marketing can be intimidating for lawyers, but companies exist that can help practices manage their communications department. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Christy Burke about what drove her to start her own legal technology marketing company. She discusses her involvement with the Legal Technology Media Group, her experience running a company as a mother, and her advice for other legal tech companies like hers.

Christy Burke founded Burke & Company LLC in 2004, deciding to focus the firm specifically on legal technology communications.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Becoming the Tweeter Laureate of Texas with Judge Willett

Thu, 23 Aug 2018 18:54:53 +0000

It’s one of the greatest honors a judge can receive during his career, to be named Tweeter Laureate. In this episode of the State Bar of Texas Podcast, host Rocky Dhir talks to Judge Don Willett about how he became the Tweeter Laureate of Texas and an example for other judges who want to use social media as a platform. He shares some tips for using social media and speaks to whether users are over-engaged. He also discusses the role judges should play in our judicial system and the importance of educating the masses about their government.

Don Ray Willett is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #186: Networking Tips, with Jordan Harbinger

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this episode with Jordan Harbinger, we talk about how Jordan went from being a pick-up artist to being a thought leader on social dynamics. We also talk with Jordan about networking best practices, including how to approach networking events and maintain those relationships.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Can you become a better lawyer in 5 minutes a day? This author thinks so

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0000

Many people promote a daily practice of meditation, spiritual contemplation and mindfulness as a way to improve your personal life and wellbeing. Attorney Jeremy Richter argues that creating a similar daily ritual to focus on developing your professional skills can be just as helpful to your clients, career and your law practice. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles speaks with Richter, author of the new book “Building a Better Law Practice: Become a Better Lawyer in Five Minutes a Day.” The book is structured to provide a daily reading on personal and professional development over a seven-week time period. Richter discusses why he decided to channel energy into blogging during the early years of his practice as an insurance litigator, and shares some lessons from that time that became inspirations for the book.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : A Banner Week For Legal Gossip

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:31:20 +0000

The Washington Post's Style section isn't normally where you'd go for your lawyerly insights, but last week they graced us with not one, but two legal stories. Joe Patrice and guest host Kathryn Rubino dive into Tiffany Trump's alleged law school woes and the hilariously grumpy life of Wachtell's George Conway as he navigates his days married to Kellyanne. There's also some Brett Kavanaugh talk, because why not?

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New Solo : Using Chatbot Technology to Automate your Firm

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:19:51 +0000

A chatbot is a form of artificial intelligence software that can participate in conversation and websites use them to engage with site viewers. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to Tom Martin about how small firm lawyers can implement chatbots on their own websites. They discuss how the technology works and address some of the common hesitations lawyers have when considering the use of a chatbot.

Tom Martin created LawDroid, a chatbot that drafts and files California incorporations over Facebook Messenger.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioAnswer1Lawclerk, and Unbundled Attorney.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Cohen Tapes

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:51:27 +0000

Back in 2016, months before the Presidential election, attorney Michael Cohen secretly recorded a conversation with his client, Donald Trump, discussing the payment to a former Playboy model, Karen McDougal, who alleged she had an affair with Trump.

These recordings bring up a myriad of legal issues when it comes to attorneys and their clients, but it also breaches the question—could the content collected from these recordings be a violation of federal campaign finance law? On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join attorney and professor Rebecca Roiphe from New York Law School and attorney and professor Bennett Gershman from Pace Law to discuss the Michael Cohen tapes, legal ethics, attorney-client privilege, campaign finance law, the impact of these tapes, and what lies ahead for attorney Cohen and the President.

Rebecca Roiphe is an attorney and professor from New York Law School. Rebecca worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office where she prosecuted money laundering, securities fraud, and corporate crime.

Bennett Gershman is an attorney and professor from Pace Law. While in private practice he specialized in criminal defense litigation. He served for four years with the Special State Prosecutor investigating corruption in the judicial system. He is one of the nation’s leading experts on prosecutorial misconduct.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Why Antitrust?

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:22:34 +0000

An interview with several antitrust lawyers from different backgrounds to discover what attracted them to antitrust, and advice for young lawyers considering a career in antitrust.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Antitrust Exemptions in Sports—& More!

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:57:11 +0000

A distinguished set of panelists discuss their views on the course of antitrust exemptions in sports as well as offer key insight into their careers as antitrust lawyers litigating sports cases.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Big Appetite for Big Data

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:41:42 +0000

Members of the Agriculture and Food Committee discuss the American, European Union and Canadian antitrust reviews of the recent Bayer-Monsanto merger, with a focus on digital agriculture and the possible reasons behind the EU’s initial acceptance of a license remedy as compared to the US Department of Justice's required divestiture of Bayer's digital agriculture platform.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Legislative Policy & Antitrust's 'New Left'

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:24:09 +0000

A conversation among three former government officials covering, among other topics: how existing law can more consistently address labor harms; lessons to be drawn from non-consumer welfare jurisdictions; key methods for retrospectively evaluating merger enforcement; and grading enforcement in the Obama years.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : International Antitrust

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:03:24 +0000

A discussion of key global competition developments and issues, including antitrust reforms in Argentina and China, international cooperation, and procedural fairness, and the numerous ways the ABA Section of Antitrust Law can enhance one’s career and help international practitioners stay on top of global antitrust developments.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Cartel Enforcement Update 2018

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:14:40 +0000

Price-fixing: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly! Join antitrust practitioners and enforcers for a discussion of the state of criminal antitrust enforcement and related actions in the United States and Brazil. What is price-fixing? How do governments detect cartels? And what happens to companies and individuals who find themselves in the crosshairs of a criminal antitrust investigation?

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Thomson Reuters: Down the Hall with Practical Law : Representing Vulnerable Investors

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:29:41 +0000

Elderly investors or those with a mental or physical disability may be unable to make sound financial decisions on their own and are more vulnerable to exploitation. In this episode of Thomson Reuters: Down the Hall with Practical Law, host Haile Arrindell talks to Kelly Brennan about the new laws and regulations that empower financial institutions to act when they suspect financial exploitation of elderly or otherwise impaired investors. They discuss what this new legal framework looks like and what they require from financial professionals. They also share how financial professionals can recognize which investors have a diminished capacity to make important monetary decisions.

Kelly Brennan is an experienced JD offering 17 years of experience in investigations, regulation, regulatory relations, risk management, and compliance in the financial services industry.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Reforming the Chicago Police Department

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:16:30 +0000

The violence that grips the streets of Chicago has been the subject of news outlets and even the President’s tweets, but what is actually being done to address the issue? In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel B. Rodriguez talks to Alexa Van Brunt, an attorney on the MacArthur Justice Center, about police brutality and bias in Chicago and the draft consent decree to reform the Chicago Police Department. They discuss the Justice Department’s report on police misconduct during the Obama Administration, how new policies might impact law enforcement, and the challenges of reform. They also talk about the MacArthur Justice Center’s role in combating police misconduct in Chicago.

Alexa Van Brunt serves as a clinical associate professor at Northwestern Law and an attorney on the MacArthur Justice Center team where she works on key cases, including litigating on behalf of victims of the Jon Burge police torture scandal and other police misconduct.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #185: Acting Like a Law Firm Owner, with Jordan Furlong

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this week's episode, Sam talks with Jordan Furlong about the difference between owning a law firm and working for one, and why that may be the single biggest explanation for why some law firms can't seem to get out of their own way.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Legal services innovator moves on to app development

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0000

It’s too easy for attorneys to be aware that something isn’t perfect in their practices and accept the situation instead of pushing back. So says longtime legal innovator Nicole Bradick. “What it’s all about is identifying something not working as well as it should be and thinking of possible solutions,” says Bradick, who in January launched a legal technology company, Theory and Principle, that aims to do just that: “Ask why is this happening, and are there any changes we can make to fix the problem?”

Special thanks to our sponsor, Answer1.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Must-Do Business Development and Marketing Activities

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:20:42 +0000

While both can benefit a practice, lawyers often get marketing and business development confused. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to John Reed about essential marketing strategies for lawyers and how marketing differs from business development. They discuss important marketing and business development activities that are important depending on your practice areas. Stay tuned for tips on using social media like Linkedin, building a blog, and whether or not TV commercials are a viable investment.

John F. Reed is the founder of Rain BDM, a consultancy that helps law firms of all sizes build outstanding client relationships.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Mastering On-Campus Interviewing

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:12:48 +0000

As on-campus interviewing season begins, Joe and Elie welcome Vanderbilt Law School's Associate Director of Career Services Nick Alexiou to discuss the on-campus interviewing process. Learn to master the arcane art of speed dating with law firms and answering the difficult question, "why do you want to work here?".

And the event details are here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trivia-challenge-at-iltacon-tickets-46580583780

Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.

 

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Tips for Ethically Using Social Media Marketing

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:09:55 +0000

Navigating social media can be murky territory for lawyers, especially in regards to ethics. But using it as a communication and marketing tool could make the payoff worth it. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk to Ethan Wall about how lawyers can use social media efficiently and ethically to promote their practice. For those hesitant to invest the time in social media, they share tips like separating your professional and personal accounts, focusing on the most relevant channels rather than trying to tackle all of them, and buying domains related to your practice even if you don’t plan on using them.

Ethan Wall is a social media law attorney, author, professor, consultant, and keynote speaker in Miami, Florida.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: Lawyers Helping Families Divided at the Border

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 22:11:27 +0000

The faces of children being separated from their families at the border have been plastered on the news. What you don’t see are the lawyers on the ground are doing everything they can to help these families. In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Lee Rawles talks to Kimi Jackson, Maria Woltjen, and Anne Chandler about the common legal issues that are facing immigrants at the border such as family separation. They discuss what makes this such a hot topic in the media, less commonly addressed problems like working with non-biological families, and what the ABA is doing to help.

Kimi Jackson is the director of Probar, a south Texas pro bono asylum representation project.

Maria Woltjen is the founder and executive director of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights at the University of Chicago Law School.

Anne Chandler is the executive director of Tahirih Justice Center’s Houston office.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: Temporary Law Licenses for Military Spouses

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 21:56:32 +0000

For lawyers who are military spouses, the inevitable move from state to state can be a nightmare for licensing reasons. In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Linda Klein, Michelle Suskauer, Nan DeRenzi, Karen Scanlan, and Katherine Lee Goyette about the jurisdiction issues faced by lawyer military spouses and the work that’s being done in both Florida and Georgia to provide temporary law licenses. They also discuss the Veterans Legal Service Initiative and the law service clinics that are partnering legal help along with medical help for veterans.

Linda Klein is managing shareholder for the Georgia offices of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, LLP.

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

Nan DeRenzi is the chief operating officer of Jefferson Consulting Group and is a former United States Navy officer.

Karen Scanlan is an attorney licensed in Illinois and is a native of Chicago.

Katherine Lee Goyette is an associate attorney for Fendley & Etson, Attorneys at Law, in Clarksville, Tennessee, focusing on personal injury, criminal defense, and family law matters.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Hypes and Lows: Breaking Down the Technology Hype Cycle

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 20:21:01 +0000

We’ve all seen the explosion of energy that follows new technology but it’s rare that technology actually lives up to the hype. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about the technology hype cycle and why you should be wary about the excitement surrounding emerging technologies. Specifically, they discuss the different phases of the Gartner Hype Cycle from inflated expectations to the trough of disillusionment. They also share tips on how you can avoid getting sucked into the cycle yourself. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors,  ServeNow and TextExpander.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : On the Right Track: Test, Analyze, and Track Your Campaigns

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 18:28:53 +0000

For lawyers who are investing a lot of time and money into marketing your firm, how can you tell whether that marketing is working? In this episode of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, hosts Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street explore the topic of testing and analyzing your marketing techniques in order to make informed and data-based decisions about where you’re investing your time and money. They discuss establishing your marketing goals and the different methods of tracking your success rate, from web analytics to call tracking.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Ohio State Football... A Quick Primer On Internal Investigations

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 19:35:23 +0000

THE Ohio State University, as they prefer to be called, has commissioned a Biglaw firm to look into its head coach's handling of domestic abuse allegations against his staff. But what is an internal investigation? What exactly is it going to mean when Mary Jo White gets mentioned on ESPN? Joe and Elie give a quick, high-level rundown on the internal investigation process and Ohio State's situation. Sorry, I mean "The Ohio State's situation."

Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: Introducing ABA President Bob Carlson

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 19:24:56 +0000

As of this ABA Annual Meeting, Bob Carlson became president of the ABA. In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to new ABA President Bob Carlson about the projects he will be working on during his presidency. He plans to make a toolkit for firms and bar organizations that combats lawyer depression, addiction, and suicide. As president, he will also be working on content for solo, small, and medium sized firms that will help them run their businesses more effectively.

Robert M. Carlson is a shareholder with the Butte, Montana, law firm of Corette Black Carlson & Mickelson, P.C., and is president of the American Bar Association.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: International Human Rights in the Trump Administration

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 19:13:29 +0000

Headlines about family separation and border walls have dominated the media and beg the question of where the current administration stands on international human rights. In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Elisa Massimino about international human rights and how these rights have fared under the Trump Administration. They discuss how this administration differs from other administrations in regards to refugees and the treatment of immigrants and what it could potentially do differently to encourage better international relations.

Elisa Massimino is president and chief executive officer of Human Rights First.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #184: Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, with Amy Morin

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: Trial Preparation and Practice

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 21:29:05 +0000

The courtroom can be intimidating for young lawyers, but with the right preparation and organization, they can overcome nervousness and be primed for success.. In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Rocky Dhir talks to Latanishia Watters, Sarah Rogers, and Judge Terry Ruckriegle about the importance of properly preparing for a trial. They discuss the best tactics for litigators like maintaining a solid relationship with the opposing counsel, building credibility with both judge and jury, and setting realistic expectations for your client. They also share the best and worst things they’ve seen litigators do during trials.

Latanishia Watters is an attorney at Hand Arendall where she has developed a commercial litigation practice across a spectrum of focused practice areas.

Sarah Rogers brings 13 years of litigation experience to Crain Lewis Brogdon.

Honorable W. Terry Ruckriegle was appointed to the District Court in August 1984 and presided as Chief Judge of the Fifth Judicial District from 1994-2010.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: The Miranda Rights Warnings Project

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 21:10:23 +0000

Miranda Rights are a vital part of our criminal justice system but not everyone facing arrest fully understands what these rights entail due to language barriers. In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Lee Rawles talks to Melba Pearson, Richard Pena, Moire Corcoran, Matt Redle, and Jeremy Alexis about the Miranda Rights Warnings Project, a project that seeks to use technology to translate Miranda Warnings for people who don't speak English. They discuss the origins of the project, design challenges, and how they to create an efficient and beneficial product.

Melba Pearson is the deputy director for the ACLU of Florida and is also on the Governing Council of the ABA Center for Innovation.

Richard Pena is president and CEO of the Law Offices of Richard Pena and served as President of the American Bar Foundation.

Moire Corcoran is a master of design student at IIT Institute of Design and the design team leader on the Miranda Rights Warnings Project.

Matt Redle is the county and prosecuting attorney for Sheridan County, Wyoming and is first vice-chair and member of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Council.

Jeremy Alexis is a senior lecturer at IIT Institute of Design, director of IPRO, and the director of the Idea Shop.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: The Legacy of Hilarie Bass

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 20:57:02 +0000

Hilarie Bass's time as ABA president may be coming to an end, but her work to improve the legal profession will continue through her initiatives. In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Hilarie Bass about some of the initiatives that defined her presidency. Her biggest focus was on increasing the number of women lawyers who pursue long-term careers in the law. She also dedicated her time as president to Legal Fact Check, homeless youth, and diversity inclusion. Learn about how these initiatives will continue in the coming years.

Hilarie Bass is co-president of international law firm Greenberg Traurig and a prolific trial attorney with a highly successful 30-plus year career.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: The National Conference of Bar Presidents

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 20:40:18 +0000

The National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP)provides information and training to state and local bar association leaders. In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Patrick Palace talks to Jennifer Parent about the NCBP and their focus on leadership, innovation, and collaboration. They discuss the diverse perspectives of the conference’s attendees, how NABE prepares leaders for trends and changes, and what they are doing to help with the access to justice issue. Patrick and Jennifer also share how the NCBP supports those who are interested in pursuing bar leadership in order to make a difference.

Jennifer Parent is a director and chair of the McLane Middleton's litigation department and the president of the NCBP.

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The Legal Toolkit : New Tactics to Improve Client Performance in the Courtroom

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 19:40:04 +0000

How a client acts in the courtroom has a large impact on how a case pans out, but communicating effectively with clients can sometimes be a challenge. In this Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Alan Fanger about what lawyers can do in order to improve their client’s performance within the litigation process. They discuss currently used tactics, how they fail, and the importance of sitting down with clients in order to explain the process to them. They also talk about how online learning works and the benefits of using videos to instruct your clients.

Alan Fanger has served Boston area clients in a wide variety of matters including persons who have been disinherited from wills or excluded from trusts, and heirs or beneficiaries who claim that an executor or trustee abused their powers.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: ABA Section of Litigation

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 18:39:27 +0000

With a membership of 47,000 litigators, associates, and law students, the ABA Section of Litigation has a diverse range of opportunities for its members. In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Koji Fukumura and Barb Dawson about the ABA Section of Litigation and the benefits it provides to its members. They discuss the value of their content, from their publications to their podcast, and current and future programs that address issues from helping children at the border to mentoring law students.

Koji Fukumura is chair of Cooley’s securities litigation practice and serves on the firm’s management committee.

Barb Dawson serves on Snell & Wilmer’s elected Executive Committee and co-chairs the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group and its International Practice Group.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: The Legal Services Corporation in Concert

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 18:24:18 +0000

In an effort to bring more awareness to funding legal services for the underrepresented, Legal Services Corporation hosted their second annual concert. In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Marty Balogh, John G. Levi, E. Faye Butler, Zachary Stevenson, and Judge Lora J. Livingston about the importance of properly funding legal services. They discuss the kinds of issues the Legal Services Corporation addresses and opportunities to volunteer legal representation to those who can't afford it.

Marty Balogh is the associate executive director of Meetings and Travel Group at the American Bar Association.

John G. Levi is a partner in Sidley’s Chicago office and was confirmed by the Senate and elected as chairman of the Legal Services Board of Directors on April 7, 2010.

E. Faye Butler is an accomplished and decorated theater actress and singer who is proud to call Chicago her home.

Best known for his acclaimed tribute to Buddy Holly, Vancouver Island native, Zachary Stevenson, channels the spirit and sounds of the past in dynamic performance that is uniquely his own.

Honorable Lora J. Livingston is the judge of the 261st District Court in Travis County, Texas.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: State Attorneys General and Federalism in the Obama/Trump Eras

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:01:02 +0000

In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Victor Li talks to Dan Rodriguez, Ellen Rosenblum, William Hurd, and Misha Tseytlin about the actions and prerogatives of the state attorneys general in the current political climate. They discuss some of the lawsuits brought against the current administration, how they compare to lawsuits in the past, and whether judges with different political affiliations will deter attorneys general from filing these suits.

Daniel B. Rodriguez was appointed Dean and Harold Washington Professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in January 2012.

A former federal prosecutor and state trial and appellate judge, Ellen Rosenblum was first elected to a four-year term as Oregon’s 17th Attorney General in November, 2012.

Bill Hurd is a partner in the Richmond office of Troutman Sanders and focused on his firm’s Appellate practice.

Misha Tseytlin became Wisconsin Solicitor General in December 2015.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: Approaching the Opioid Crisis at the Source

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 23:42:03 +0000

If you want to know more about the opioid crisis, who better to ask then those who prescribe the drugs in the first place. In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Liane Jackson talks to Dave Preble, a dentist who seeks to improve the way medical professionals handle the prescription of opioids for pain. He discusses how to identify drug-seeking behavior, methods of solving the issue that aren’t incarceration, and avoiding the complete demonization of using opioids.

Dr. Dave Preble is the senior vice president of the Practice Institute where he provides strategic vision and leadership for developing ADA policy.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: Managing Student Loans

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 22:56:42 +0000

A solid education is a vital part of being a lawyer, but student loan debt can leave young lawyers crippled long after their education ends and their career begins. In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Jason Tashea talks to Bruce Brotine, Lyssa Thaden, and Zach Weber about how young lawyers can manage student loan debt during and after law school. They also discuss why students should look at refinancing as an option, the responsibility of schools to their students, and the realities of Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Bruce Brotine is the director of business development at SoFi, a finance company taking a radical approach to lending and wealth management.

Lyssa L. Thaden is the managing director of the Center for Education and Financial Capability at AccessLex Institute.

Zach Weber is the assistant director of financial aid at Northwestern University.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: The Future of Arbitration

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 18:56:42 +0000

In Epic Systems v. Lewis, the Supreme Court ruled that employment contracts can legally bar employees from collective arbitration. In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Adam Fuller, Heidi Roll, Maya Ewing, and Daniel Hemel about how the Epic Systems v. Lewis case has changed the use of arbitration clauses in employment agreements. They discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this decision and how employees, employers, and even law students have reacted to the use of arbitration clauses.

Maya Ewing is the senior corporate counsel at Allstate.

Adam Fuller is a Principal and Co-founder at Bregal Sagemount.

Heidi Roll is a Financial and Professional Lines Claims Manager for Starr Companies with eight years of claims handling experience.

Daniel Hemel is an assistant professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: How the NABE Helps Leadership

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 18:39:04 +0000

What is the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) and why should bar leaders be interested in joining? In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Karen Hutchins and Julie Armstrong about the NABE and the resources they provide for bar executives, like networking and collaboration. They also discuss the NABE’s focus on change and innovation and the programs they offer to help with regular shifts in leadership.

Karen Hutchins currently serves as the executive director of the Arkansas Bar Association and the immediate past president of the National Association of Bar Executives.

Julie Armstrong is the executive director at the Indianapolis Bar Association & Foundation and the current president of the National Association of Bar Executives.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Roundup (Weedkiller) Litigation

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 01:01:50 +0000

A San Francisco federal judge gave the green light for hundreds of lawsuits to go forward claiming Monsanto's popular glyphosate weed killer, Roundup, causes cancer. Monsanto challenges all the evidence proving linkage between glyphosate and cancer. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host Manny J. Valdez talk about this litigation with attorney Brent Wisner, partner at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC, taking a look at how many people may have been adversely affected, and whether or not we will see settlements in these cases.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: Blockbuster Supreme Court Decisions in a Partisan Era

Fri, 03 Aug 2018 22:48:56 +0000

In this time of division within the U.S., the decisions of the government seem to carry more weight than ever. In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Laurence Colletti along with guests Kevin Davis and Dean Erwin Chemerinsky take a look at the state of the Supreme Court during this time of intense polarization. To cover such a complex topic they discuss the long term effects of this session’s blockbuster cases, the cases they anticipate will carry importance during the next term, and the role a justice’s ideology plays in their decision making.

Kevin Davis is an award-winning journalist, author and magazine writer based in Chicago.

Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding dean, distinguished professor of law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: Climate Resilience and Legal Adaptation

Fri, 03 Aug 2018 21:10:43 +0000

Changes in the environment also herald changes in the laws that protect the environment. In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Tina Campbell Hebert, Brian Daly, David Silverman, Hari Osofsky, and Dan Rees about climate change and the law. They discuss how courts are playing an important role in framing adaptation and mitigation policy, how communities are adapting to changes in their environment, and whether laws are keeping up with the changes.

Tina Campbell Hebert assists clients with corporate, business, and commercial real estate matters.

Brian Daly is an associate planner at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.

David Silverman is co-chair of Ancel Glink’s Zoning and Land Use Group and co-editor of the group’s e-newsletter, In the Zone.

Hari M. Osofsky is dean of Penn State Law and the Penn State School of International Affairs and Distinguished Professor of Law, professor of international affairs, and professor of geography.

Dan Rees has served as legal counsel for the State of Louisiana’s Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit for more than nine years, since hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck in 2005.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: The Criminal Justice Tussle with Technology

Fri, 03 Aug 2018 20:13:14 +0000

As technology is quickly advancing, laws are needed to address problems created by new tech. In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Jason Tashea talks to Andrew Grosso, Judge Bernice Donald, Alan Butler, and Lorraine Kisselburgh about how technology is gradually changing aspects of the law. They discuss how the Fourth Amendment applies to new technologies, the Carpenter case, and the use of algorithms in law.

Judge Bernice Donald is currently serving on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Andrew Grosso is a former assistant U.S. attorney who started his law practice in Washington, D.C. in 1994.

Lorraine Kisselburgh joins the Department of Communication at Purdue University as an assistant professor after receiving her Ph.D. in 2008.

Alan Butler is senior counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: #MeToo in the Legal Industry

Fri, 03 Aug 2018 19:13:59 +0000

Thanks to the #MeToo Movement, sexual harassment in the legal sphere is being addressed more openly. In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Stephanie Francis Ward talks to Nicole VanderDoes about the #MeToo movement and workplace sexual harassment in the legal industry. She shares advice for attorneys whose superiors make them feel uncomfortable and how men of integrity shouldn’t fear hiring or being in the same room with women attorneys.

Nicole VanderDoes is Chief Counsel for the ABA Standing Committee on the American Judicial System.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: How Aggressive Should We Get in Pleadings?

Fri, 03 Aug 2018 19:06:12 +0000

Pleadings can often be overlooked but are an essential part of the trial process. In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Rocky Dhir talks to Michael Panter, Matthew Moeller, David Pardue, and Michael Weber about the purpose of pleadings and how to craft them successfully. They discuss how pleadings reflects a lawyer’s competency and professionality and why attorneys should aim for clean-cut pleadings.

Hon. Michael R. Panter (Ret.) is a highly regarded senior mediator and arbitrator with nearly 40 years of legal experience.

Matthew Moeller is the owner of the Moeller Firm LLC. His experience and practice primarily includes the representation of shipyards, vessel owners and operators and contractors.

David Pardue has practiced for 23 years focusing on intellectual property and business litigation, especially trade secrets and trademark litigation.

Michael Weber focuses his practice on fidelity and surety bond claims/litigation, complex litigation, commercial law, transactional matters, general business matters/litigation, and construction law.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: Introducing GPSolo

Fri, 03 Aug 2018 18:52:38 +0000

Did you know that the Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Division of the ABA (GPSolo) includes military and government lawyers, and offers portals, platforms, programs, and collaborations that support the personal and professional lives of all their lawyers? In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Melanie Bragg about the assistance programs and upcoming events in GPSolo and why lawyers should be interested. Throughout their discussion, they dive regularly into the theme of where tradition meets innovation.

Melanie Bragg practices mediation, arbitration, probate, guardianships, small business work including business entity formation, real estate, employment law, and securities arbitration at Bragg Law.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2018: Young Lawyers Division Update

Thu, 02 Aug 2018 19:10:13 +0000

What’s up with the young lawyers of the American Bar Association? In this report from On The Road at ABA Annual Meeting 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Young Lawyers Division (YLD) outgoing Chair Dana Hrelic about membership opportunities and the advantages of joining the YLD. She also shares about both current and future programs that address issues from disaster relief to lawyer wellness.

Attorney Dana Hrelic is a principal of Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque and is the immediate past chair of the ABA Young Lawyers Division.

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@theBar : The Financing the Fight Edition

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 20:39:37 +0000

In this edition, our hosts Jon Amarilio and Jack Sanker are joined by Ajit Singh of the Law Finance Group and Travis Lenkner of Burford Capital to discuss how litigation financing is changing the face of modern litigation, the business of lawsuits, how litigation financing can be used by both the plaintiff’s and defense bar in creative ways, why increasing numbers of lawyers and their clients are turning to litigation financing and much more.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #183: Rethinking Substance Abuse & Addiction, with Jeff Glover

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this episode of The Lawyerist Podcast, Jeff Glover joins us to talk about substance abuse and addiction—what it is and what treatment looks like. Sam and Jeff move away from the typical black-and-white/AA perspective and talk through some of the sensitivities and stigmas around the subject. They also talk about how lawyers—and anyone else—struggling with abuse and addiction can identify whether they have a problem and get the help they need.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : Emerging Global Cyber Ransom Threats Require a Strategic Response From the C-Suite

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Attorneys Ed Lewis from Weightmans LLP, David Mackenzie from Blaney McMurtry LLP and David Shannon with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin discuss emerging cyber threats and associated global risks.

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

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The Paralegal Voice : The Important Role of a Trial Consultant

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 06:30:30 +0000

A successful trial team involves more than just a good lawyer, it includes a strong trial consultant. In this Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to April Ferguson about trial consultants and the important role they play in the courtroom. They discuss the basics of what a trial consultant does, how they interact with paralegals, and the education a paralegal needs in order to transition into trial consulting. Stay tuned until the end for Listener’s Voice, Carl’s recurring segment featuring audio questions or comments from a listener. To send in your own question, email Carl at devoted2law@gmail.com.

April Ferguson is the chief executive officer of Opveon Litigation Services and is the head of Opveon’s jury consulting practice.

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

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The Digital Edge : Addressing Lawyer Mental Wellness at the Virginia Bar

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 06:24:40 +0000

Is practicing law bad for your mental health? In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Len Heath about lawyer mental wellness and why it’s an issue worthy of attention in today’s legal industry. They discuss what both the ABA and Virginia Bar Association are doing to address lawyer wellness and, as the president of the Virginia Bar, what wellness goals Len hopes to achieve while in office.

Len Heath is a partner in the firm of Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old and currently serves as the president of the Virginia State Bar.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Above the Law Goes To The Movies

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 06:13:41 +0000

Elie can't make it to today's podcast, so Joe goes on an extended rant about movies with legal mistakes in them that drive him crazy. If you've ever watched Jaws and thought the movie should have really followed a string of lawsuits to put Amity out of business, this is the episode for you.

Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Infamous Skyjacker D.B. Cooper

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 17:15:28 +0000

On November 24th, 1971, an unidentified man hijacked a commercial airliner heading out of Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon. According to reports, the man had checked in as "Dan Cooper" later referred to, by the press, as D.B. Cooper, and purchased a one way ticket to Seattle, Washington. After his list of demands had been met in Seattle, D.B. Cooper let the passengers go but kept the flight crew on board to make his way to Mexico. Somewhere between Washington and Reno, Nevada, Cooper parachuted out of the back of the Boeing 727, never to be seen again.

The actual identity of D.B. Cooper has mystified the public for decades. To this day his remains have never been found. So who is D. B. Cooper? And will his true identity ever be revealed? Today on Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Laurence Colletti, guest co-host Jared Correia, and special guest, attorney Mark Zaid, founding partner of Mark S. Zaid, PC., discuss the mystery behind D.B. Cooper. Mark speaks about representing the team of private investigators looking to unlock the mystery, and talk about how the notorious D.B. Cooper continues to be an intriguing figure to so many.

Attorney Mark S. Zaid is founding partner of Mark S. Zaid, PC. Mark represents the 40 independent private investigators working on the D.B. Cooper case.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Mounting a defense: Security expert shares tips on avoiding violence

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 11:00:00 +0000

One of many lawyers’ worst fears is that a client, opposing party or even a random stranger may try to physically hurt them, often for nothing more than the attorney doing his or her job. In this episode of the ABA Journal's Asked and Answered, Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with Ty Smith, a retired Navy SEAL who founded Vigilance Risk Solutions Inc., a security consulting business that focuses on workplace violence prevention.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Nursing Home Litigation

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 10:11:42 +0000

Elder abuse often is a silent and unreported but growing problem. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen with co-host, Heather Anderson and the Beasley Allen law firm’s attorney Chris Boutwell, take a look at the rising rate of nursing home abuse complaints, arbitration agreements, and what can be done to protect the safety of our seniors.

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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : Fighting Faiths

Fri, 27 Jul 2018 15:01:37 +0000

Everyone loves a good redemption story. Maybe that's because it helps us believe it's never too late to change. But how does the same Justice who decided Schenck v. United States, a low point for First Amendment jurisprudence, become the ultimate source of famous First Amendment concepts and rhetoric?

In this episode of Make No Law, the First Amendment Podcast by Popehat.com, host Ken White explores Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’s transformation into the First Amendment hero we know him as today. To do this, Ken discusses the Sedition Act of 1918, Holmes’s dissension in United States v. Abrams, and the discourse with his friends and colleagues that ultimately swayed his opinion on free speech. He also talks to Professor Thomas Healy, First Amendment and constitutional law professor at Seton Hall and author of “The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind And Changed The History Of Free Speech In America.”

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New Solo : How Freelance Lawyering Works

Fri, 27 Jul 2018 12:55:20 +0000

If you’ve ever wondered about using freelance lawyers and the process involved, this may be the episode for you. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to Greg Garman about New Solo’s new sponsor Lawclerk and what it offers to solo and small firm lawyers. They discuss how posting and responding to projects works within Lawclerk and address common ethical and practical questions lawyers have about using the site.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioAnswer1Lawclerk, and Unbundled Attorney.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018: A Conversation with Frank Stevenson

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 22:49:34 +0000

In this episode of the State Bar of Texas Podcast from the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, host Rocky Dhir talks to Frank Stevenson as he steps down from his role as immediate past president of the State Bar of Texas. They discuss what makes the State Bar of Texas a particularly strong bar association and what Frank’s plans are as he leaves bar leadership. They also talk about the Texas Opportunity & Justice Incubator, one of Frank’s projects that seeks to close the access to justice gap and meet the needs of both lawyers and clients.

Frank Stevenson is a partner at Locke Lord and is a past president of the State Bar of Texas.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Bonus Coverage of the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 22:30:50 +0000

The energy of the State Bar Annual Meeting 2018 continues in these next three episodes of the State Bar of Texas Podcast. Tune in for some of the most notable guests interviewed by Rocky Dhir on the conference floor including legal tech pro Craig Ball, new president of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, Sally Pretorius, and 2016-17 State Bar of Texas President Frank Stevenson. These guests cover important topics like access to justice, young lawyer mentorship, and obtaining evidence in a digital age. Catch all of this and more in the newest episodes of the State Bar of Texas Podcast.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018: The New Face of the Texas Young Lawyers Association

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 22:23:02 +0000

In this episode of the State Bar of Texas Podcast from the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, host Rocky Dhir talks to Sally Pretorius, the new president of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, about the projects she will be working on during her term. She plans to provide mentorship to women in law and young lawyers fresh out of law school, educate on healthy ways to handle stress, and create a K-12 program that talks about the rights and duties we have as Americans.

Sally Pretorius is an associate attorney with KoonsFuller Family Law.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018: Preserving Mobile Device Data

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 22:08:39 +0000

Our dependence on our mobile devices means they are significant forms of evidence that need to be preserved in case of a lawsuit. In this episode of the State Bar of Texas Podcast from the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, host Rocky Dhir talks to Craig Ball about the importance of evidence preservation for tablets and smart phones. They discuss the kinds of evidence these and similar devices can provide and the best methods of obtaining this data.

Craig Ball is a Texas lawyer living in New Orleans and a longtime adjunct professor teaching Digital Evidence at the University of Texas School of Law.

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Law Technology Now : Using Technology to Balance your Workload

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 20:00:25 +0000

Working at a law firm doesn’t have to be all-consuming; technology can help you balance all your tasks. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Jeffrey Brandt about how he manages to write a daily newsletter while working full-time with a firm and the automation that allows him to practice law efficiently. They also discuss the Association of Legal Technologists (ALT) conference, the types of content the conference covers, and what differentiates it from ILTA conference.

Jeffrey Brandt is the chief information officer at Jackson Kelly PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Depression in the Legal Industry

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 17:59:27 +0000

Lawyers are often seen as protectors, helping others recover and attain justice after trauma. But even protectors need help sometimes. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Shawn Healy about the prevalence of depression in the legal profession, why it’s so common, and how to practice wellness in a way that addresses depression before it reaches a crisis point. They discuss overcoming the legal industry stigma that sees mental illness as weakness and the difference between sadness and clinical depression. They also address law students directly, urging them to invest in mental wellness early on to mitigate future struggles.

Dr. Shawn Healy joined Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers in March of 2014 following his work in a private group practice in Cambridge.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #182: The State of the Legal Profession, with Hilarie Bass

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

In this episode with Hilarie Bass, we talk about some of issues facing the legal industry in 2018 and how the ABA is responding those issues. We also discuss the ABA’s recent restructuring plan and what the organization could look like in ten years time.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : What would it mean to impeach a president?

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 11:00:00 +0000

The authority to impeach and remove a U.S. president is one of the legislative branch's most powerful weapons. But in the country's history, despite many periods of open hostility between Congress and the executive branch, no president has been removed from office through the impeachment procedure. Why is that? In this episode of the Modern Law Library, constitutional litigator Joshua Matz discusses "To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment," a book he co-wrote with Laurence Tribe. Matz explains the debates the founders had over including impeachment in the Constitution; some of the lesser-known 19th-century impeachment controversies; and why he believes that the partisan use of impeachment rhetoric over the past 40 years has not been positive for U.S. democracy.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Revisiting the Internet of Things

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 05:32:10 +0000

It’s estimated that by the year 2020, 20 billion devices will be connected to the internet. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell update their conversation about the internet of things (IOT). They discuss not only how the IOT has grown and developed, but the problems with it and how it has affected our expectations about smart technology. Dennis also shares about his entrepreneurial lawyering class that will be part of Michigan State University College of Law’s LegalRnD program this fall. And as always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Danger Of For-Profit Law Schools

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 22:27:28 +0000

After years of giving them a pass, the ABA is cracking down on flagging for-profit law schools that consistently produce few graduates with legal jobs while raking in huge bucks. But how did these schools manage to make it this far? Social anthropologist Dr. Riaz Tejani spent three years working at a for-profit law school and has compiled his research in LawMart: Justice, Access, And For-Profit Law Schools. He joins Joe and Elie this week to talk about his work.

Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.

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Digital Detectives : Is the California Consumer Privacy Act Part of a Trend?

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 21:42:47 +0000

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has garnered a lot of attention in a time where data protection has become a hot topic. But the GDPR isn’t the only privacy law deserving of attention. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Scott Pink about the California Consumer Privacy Act, a law that aims to give consumers more control over their privacy and data usage. They discuss the rights formally recognized by this act, what kind of businesses it applies to, and whether other states are likely to adopt similar legislation.

Scott W. Pink is special counsel in the Data Security & Privacy practice at O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Artificial Intelligence: Just Plain Smart Marketing

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 21:20:05 +0000

More clients for less ad spend seems like a distant ideal, but artificial intelligence (AI) may be the tool lawyers need to get their ads in front of the right people. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Keith Dyer about how law firms can use AI to improve their marketing efforts. They discuss the three different types of AI (robotics, natural language processing, and machine learning), their capabilities, and how they could impact the future of legal marketing.

Keith Dyer started Market4Law to help law firms leverage digital technology and in particular artificial intelligence technology to grow their practices.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #181: Legal Bots for Your Law Practice, with Tom Martin

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

In this episode with Tom Martin, we talk about the chatbot fad, and how we are starting to see chatbots being implemented, and not just as gimmicks. Tom helps us understand when you should use a simple form over a chatbot, and how to make room for users to tell their story with these tools.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Entrepreneur Amy Porter’s theme is finding what lawyers need

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000

When Amy Porter founded the online payment platform AffiniPay, she drew on her experience as a college athlete—cheerleading while majoring in merchandising at the University of Texas at Austin—which led to work as a sales representative with Varsity Brands, an athletic clothing company. Her businesses now include LawPay, an online payment platform for attorneys, and CPACharge, which she developed after discovering accountants were using LawPay for online payments.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Answer1.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : How The Media Miffed Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:41:25 +0000

Barring some unforeseen parliamentary math, Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the DC Circuit will be the next associate justice of the Supreme Court. But as we come to the end of a whirlwind couple of weeks leading up to this announcement... did anything in we talked about matter? We all thought Kavanaugh was going to be the pick and after a ton of wild coverage Kavanaugh was still the pick. Joe and Elie discuss how the media got duped into following a horse race that never existed.

Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.

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Thomson Reuters: Down the Hall with Practical Law : Introducing Practical Law The Journal

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:11:02 +0000

Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law The Journal earned its circulation of approximately 95,000 by providing valuable insight on the latest legal trends and law practice management to firms of all sizes. In this episode of Thomson Reuters: Down the Hall with Practical Law, host Haile Arrindell talks to Meagan Crowley Hsu about what readers can expect to see in the current issue of Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law, The Journal: Litigation. They discuss the featured articles about trademark litigation and data security and delve into their favorite recurring sections that cover topics like ediscovery.

Meagan Crowley-Hsu is the deputy editor of Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law The Journal: Litigation.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Justice Anthony Kennedy Retires -- Judge Brett Kavanaugh Nominated for SCOTUS

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:36:47 +0000

At the end of last month, Justice Anthony Kennedy, announced he would be retiring and stepping down effective July 31st, 2018. On the evening of July 9th, President Trump announced his top pick to fill Justice Kennedy’s vacant seat: Judge Brett Kavanaugh currently presides in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

This recent news regarding Kennedy’s retirement comes just after the 2017-2018 Supreme Court session. He is also widely known as the "swing vote" in many Supreme Court decisions. So what will happen next and what does this mean for the future? Today on Lawyer 2 Lawyer, guest host Laurence Colletti, Elizabeth Slattery, a legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, and David Lat, editor at large and founding editor of Above the Law, discuss Justice Kennedy's retirement and Judge Kavanaugh's nomination. In addition, they explore the subsequent reaction to Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination, bias and ideology at SCOTUS, the recent Supreme Court session and Landmark cases therein, and the upcoming Supreme Court session.

Elizabeth Slattery is a legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. She analyzes cases before the Supreme Court, judicial nominations, and the proper role of the courts.

David Lat is editor at large and founding editor of Above the Law, as well as the author of Supreme Ambitions: A Novel.

The "Marshall's Cry" provided by Oyez, a free law project by Justia and the Legal Information Institute of Cornell Law School.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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The Legal Toolkit : How to be a Better Law Firm Associate

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:21:51 +0000

As an associate at a law firm, it can be a challenge balancing marketing yourself while also giving your best to the firm. In this Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Jay Harrington about how young associates can take ownership of their careers and build their brand while also being accountable to a firm. They discuss overcoming marketing challenges, in-person versus web marketing, and finding your identity both in and out of the office.

Jay Harrington runs Harrington, a brand strategy and content marketing agency that helps lawyers and law firms across the country increase market awareness and improve business development efforts.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #180: Onboarding New Employees, with Ashley Cox

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

In this episode with Ashley Cox, we talk about what onboarding new employees means, why it matters, and what it looks like in a business.

If you're interested in hearing more about onboarding and hiring, check out this episode with Ashley from earlier this year: "Podcast #158: Before You Even Think About Hiring Anyone, Listen to This Episode with Ashley Cox."

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Spotlighting Your “Whys” in Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:00:00 +0000

Why did you start a law practice? Was it to help people struggling with family law issues or to work for yourself in a strong business? It is important to understand your “whys” -- the essential reasons for becoming a lawyer -- to build a foundation for your firm’s marketing. In this inaugural reboot episode of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, new hosts Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street, are joined with lawyer, speaker and consultant Mitch Jackson. He talks about his marketing success in his own firm and how he has helped other lawyers grow their businesses. Mitch goes in depth about how to build a digital footprint using newsjacking, in which lawyers can become experts using their knowledge to comment on current events.

Mitch Jackson is a senior partner and founding attorney of Jackson & Wilson in Orange County, California. He was the 2013 Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year, is an investor, speaker, consultant, and founder of LegalMinds Mastermind.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : I’m Off A Boat

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 18:36:17 +0000

Police accused a Vinson & Elkins partner of fleeing the scene after swimming away from a boat crash — ostensibly to get help — that left a number of V&E partners injured and then disappearing for five hours. Is this a good use of prosecutorial resources?

Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.

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Robert Half Legal Report : Strengthening Legal Workplace Diversity and Inclusion with Pipeline Programs

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 18:21:58 +0000

Maintaining and engaging a diverse workforce isn’t just a matter of equal opportunity – it’s an essential business strategy, with value tied to a broad range of perspectives, knowledge and skills. In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, attorneys Charles Volkert, senior district president at Robert Half Legal, and Joy Dingle, the director of legal diversity pipeline programs at Street Law, Inc., examine how legal community partnerships are being used to expose youth in underrepresented groups to the legal profession and help build a diverse pipeline of students who are interested in legal careers.

Charles Volkert, senior district president, Robert Half Legal.

Joy Dingle, director, legal diversity pipeline programs, Street Law, Inc.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Disruptive Innovation in a Law Practice

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 19:55:50 +0000

Disruption may sound like a bad thing to have at your law firm, but it could be the key to inspiring innovation among your employees. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk to guest Whitney Johnson about disruption, the s-curve of innovation, and how these techniques can help you manage your law firm effectively. They discuss how to mentor employees based on where they land on the learning curve, including building up their strengths and pushing them to take risks. And as always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

Whitney Johnson is an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption; specifically, a framework which she codifies in the critically acclaimed book “Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work.”

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Introducing the New Lunch Hour Legal Marketing

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 11:30:00 +0000

We are excited to announce the relaunch of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing with legal marketing experts Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street as hosts. This new show, which can be consumed during your lunch break, will feature high-profile marketing gurus as guests, both within the legal industry and across all fields of professional services.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Structured Settlements in Wrongful Incarceration Cases

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 09:30:43 +0000

How many people are wrongfully convicted of a crime in America? The answer is a record number of people were exonerated in 2015 for crimes they did not commit. Some were on death row, and the average time served was 14.5 years. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins co-host, Herb Spencer and special guest, criminal defense attorney David Raybin from the law firm Raybin & Weissman, PC, as they take a look at wrongful incarceration cases, the benefit of a structured settlement in these cases after compensation, and the impact on the client and their family.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #179: From Child Actor to Entertainment Lawyer, with Jeff Cohen

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

In this episode, we sat down with Jeff Cohen—most popularly known for his role as Chunk in “The Goonies” (1985)—and talked about some of the successes, road bumps, and stories (like the time he slept in his law office for a whole year!) from his journey as a child actor to owning a successful entertainment law practice.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Anthony Kennedy Retires — What’s Next

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 16:34:27 +0000

Joe and Elie chat with Above the Law Founder David Lat about Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announced retirement. What is Kennedy’s legacy? Where will the Court go from here? And handicapping Kennedy’s potential successors.

David Lat is editor at large and founding editor of Above the Law.

Special thanks to our sponsor Major, Lindsey & Africa.

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Powerful Book Blind Injustice Should Open Eyes To False Imprisonment

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:52:36 -0600

Whenever it is proven that an innocent person was wrongfully convicted, which occurs way more frequently than any of us would like to admit, we are quick to pin the blame on some evil authority figure. According to Mark Godsey, a former prosecutor now heading the Ohio Innocence Project, there is no such sinister antagonist, only humans behaving as humans. In his new book Blind Injustice, Godsey not only explains how and wrongful convictions occur, but also provides some relatively simple, inexpensive ways to greatly reduce these tragic cases.

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The "Baby Mama Syndrome": Book Review

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 08:42:46 -0500

Judge Robert Doyel's book "The Baby Mama Syndrome" examines how the problems of single mothers and their "fragile families" affect all of us. Doyel, who spent 16 years as a Florida judge, mostly in family court, has dealt with thousands of cases involving violence, custody, dependency, and paternity issues. This book will be especially useful to professionals who deal with single mothers and their children: police officers, social workers, teachers, and medical personnel.

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Book Review: Bully by Emme Dun

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:52:36 -0500

"Bully" is the debut novel of Emme Dun with which she made quite an entrance. This gay/lesbian, legal thriller based on true events will reveal to you the more dismal tones of the American justice system.

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Book Review: The Ten Prison Coach Commandments

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:27:54 -0600

Definitive Psychological Insight into the Prison Systems Book Review by Carla M. Paton The Ten Prison Coach Commandments, by John "Doc" Fuller offers a tremendous public service.

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Book Review: Don't Alienate The Kids! By Bill Eddy

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:41:38 -0500

I've been doing quite a bit of reading lately - some professional and some personal. I recently read Don't Alienate the Kids! by Bill Eddy, LCSW Esq. upon a recommendation from a good friend of mine. Eddy covers a great deal of ground in this book about high-conflict divorces/separations, alienation, abuse, how families and other professionals can help or harm a situation, and (most importantly) about using the idea of "1,000 Little Bricks" to help build a "foundation of resilience" instead of a wall of alienation for their children. Exceptional book!

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Book Review: High Conflict People In Legal Disputes By Bill Eddy, LCSW, ESQ

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:20:41 -0500

It was suggested to me that I should read High Conflict People in Legal Disputes by Bill Eddy, LCSW, ESQ. This book is meant for professionals (i.e. counselors, attorneys, judges, etc.), but can be useful for anyone looking for more information on the DSM-IV-TR Cluster B personality disorders: Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial, and Histrionic. It is very informative, insightful, and an easy read that I recommend for anyone in a legal dispute or relationship with a high conflict personality, or for anyone just looking for more information.

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Book Review of "My Beloved World"

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:56:01 -0600

Sonia Sotomayor is a United States Supreme Court Justice. In her memoir, "My Beloved World", she shares her humble Puerto Rican heritage. This was an inspiring book to read. Character is the essence of her success.

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Is U.S. Immigration Reform Necessary?

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:58:52 -0600

The United States is the first preference for international students and employees who wish to pursue higher education and better opportunities. Though the US is a great place to take one's education and career to new heights, one of the biggest issues faced is obtaining an immigration visa. International students and new employees are finding it difficult as their visas are routinely rejected for no apparent reason.

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Just Cause: A Union Guide to Winning Discipline Cases by Robert M Schwartz

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:08:19 -0600

This book not only covers the nuts and bolts of a grievance, it lifts the hood and shows you how things work and how to work you and your members. Required reading not only for the Shop Steward or the Local Leader but for anyone working in the field of Labor.

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John Grisham's "The King Of Torts" And The Process Server

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:03:45 -0600

John Grisham is one of the prolific legal fiction writers of our time. Though the novels may be categorized as fiction and the characters are of course fictional, it depicts real emotions and possible scenarios that anyone can relate to. This may be the key, why all his books had received such rave reviews.

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Book Review: The Legal Rights of Union Stewards by Robert M. Schwartz

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:57:35 -0600

Mr. Schwartz brings to the average Joe Steward a handy and informative guide to the trials and tribulations of being a union steward. Originally published in 1986, in its fourth edition it continues to bring well written and easy to understand information to the shop floor.

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How to Pick the Best Lawyer or a Legal Firm

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:50:21 -0600

There's a myth that you are in a trouble if you need a lawyer. Well, that's partially true. Lawyers can really help you solve big problems or even avoid them. Yet, you may need legal services in everyday situations, for example when buying or selling real estate or an auto. A good lawyer is like a good doctor: either you are 100% honest with him/her or things may get even worse. So, what are the most important considerations when hiring a lawyer?

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Distributive Justice

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 10:10:42 -0600

Distributive Justice defines a set of rules that should be followed by everyone. These rules should give all people equal opportunity. But is everyone treated equally? Is justice applied in an equivalent manner? Read my take - then tell me your opinion!

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The Best Books For Bar Exam Preparation

Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:51:50 -0500

I know One way to pass the California Bar Exam and Five ways to fail. After six rounds at the California Bar exam, I learned the hard way so you don't have to. Bar exam prep doesn't have to be overwhelming with stress. Here are my recommendations for the best bar exam prep materials you can use.

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DOJ Retaining Its Position on GPS Tracking

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:45:38 -0500

In a surprise move on Thursday, the federal government notified an appeals court that it reserves the right to secretly place GPS tracking devices on privately owned vehicles without first obtaining a warrant. Many wonder what the Department Of Justice is thinking since the long-anticipated ruling in January by the Supreme Court on just this issue.

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GPS Tracking Ruling Brings Privacy Discussions To The Forefront

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:12:11 -0500

For months, supporters and opponents have argued the warrantless GPS tracking issue. With the Supreme Court unanimously agreeing that warrantless placement of a GPS tracking device was unconstitutional, law enforcement agencies will have to adapt while still benefitting from the GPS tracking technology.

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The New PIP Statute

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:37:49 -0500

The New PIP Statute and its Effects on Accident Victims: The new Personal Injury Protection PIP Statute that was recently passed in Florida may be a triumph for insurance companies. The law places new limits on the amount of benefits a person can receive as well as the amount of money awarded during a claim.

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Killed by Cars

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:34:50 -0500

Motorcycle riders are an example of innocent people who can be killed by cars. According to RideSmartFlorida.com, 415 motorcycle riders were killed in 2009 due to fatal injuries from traffic crashes. Like pedestrians and bicyclists, motorcyclists are at an unfair disadvantage when a driver loses control of his vehicle due to negligence like texting and distracted driving. They are no match for a car, truck, or van's impact.

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Utilizing the "Wired" Court Reporter

Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:41:28 -0500

(The original of the below article was published in the Milwaukee Law Journal in 2002. Footnoted below are innovative changes to the technology and process since the original publication.) The introduction of computers to the court reporting industry in the mid-seventies opened the door for many new reporting products and services and is ultimately creating greater capability for litigators.

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Avoid Excessive Court Costs - Do Enduring Powers Of Attorney

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:49:32 -0500

Losing mental capacity can be an expensive exercise if you do not have your house in order. It can also be a stressful time for family and loved ones already trying to deal with your often sudden loss of mental capacity.

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No Soliciting

Tue, 08 May 2012 13:29:02 -0500

"No Soliciting" This is the message given to most people who approach my front door. There are many others as well that have such a warning posted.

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Physician Heal Thyself - Attorney Gregory Piche' Releases a New Book on Sham Medical Peer Reviews

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:45:41 -0500

In his new book "SHAM PEER REVIEW: The Power of Immunity and The Abuse of Trust," Denver attorney and author Gregory Piche' offers several effective ways to bypass the current system known as the Medical Peer Review. This is an informative, provocative and timely book for an enormous profession that shadows American life, offering valuable insights for anyone working in today's healthcare industry.

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Using Ebooks for Learning About Legal Practice

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:06:08 -0500

Legal terms and procedures include complex laws and practices that a layman cannot understand easily. Thus, there is a demand for eBooks that teach the most difficult terms conveniently. Such eBooks provide accurate information about each and every law, allowing the general public to grasp legal terminologies easily.

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Book Review: The Path Of The Law

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:06:07 -0600

The Path of the Law presents the conclusions drawn by Holmes after more than 30 years of legal observation, thought, and practice of law. He probably wrote this essay to further discuss what he began in his most famous publication, The Common Law. The Path of The Law was written not as a manual about the practice of law, but a manual to show students how to think like a lawyer; what it means to be a good lawyer; and what it means to have a successful law career.

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Can I Discharge Federal or State Taxes in Bankruptcy?

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 08:03:53 -0600

"I heard that I can discharge my tax debt, is that true?"? The preceding question is one that is frequently posed in our Utah bankruptcy practice.

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The 10 Most Popular Books From the Criminal Justice Field

Wed, 21 Dec 2011 14:18:25 -0600

Criminal justice is a serious matter for those who work in the field. For the general public, however, it stirs up a great deal of morbid curiosity. Many popular books have been ripped straight from the nation's most grisly headlines, revealing a glimpse of what goes into solving a gruesome crime.

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The Volunteers' Guide To Fundraising By Ilona Bray

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 15:04:40 -0500

"The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising: Raise Money for Your School, Team, Library or Community Group" by Ilona Bray is a very good book for those that are looking for ideas to help with fundraising efforts for various causes or community groups. It is published by Nolo, a publisher that prides itself on making the law accessible to everyone through quality books and resources. And Ilona Bray has authored a number of books for Nolo, including "Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits."

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Under Fire Written By Margaret McLean

Tue, 05 Jul 2011 13:14:17 -0500

The author makes you actually feel as though you are in the story whether it is as a cop, a fireman, a defense or prosecuting attorney, a person on trial, the witnesses of the alleged crime, or just in the presence of all of the afore mentioned. "Under Fire" is written so you can't get lost, as some stories seem to do intentionally! You will find you are placing yourself in the capacity of a small storeowner as you discover your store is on fire and you think your son is trapped upstairs in his bedroom.

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All In Against the IRS: Every Gambler's Tax Guide by Attorney and Tax Professional Stephen Fishman

Mon, 18 Apr 2011 14:31:08 -0500

I am not really a gambler, and while I provided basic tax information to clients that I helped with business matters, I'm not a tax attorney, and therefore referred my clients to tax professionals for their tax needs. With that said, I enjoyed reading "All In Against the IRS: Every Gambler's Tax Guide" by attorney and tax professional Stephen Fishman, J.D. The book is short, very readable, and believe it or not, very interesting, even though the subject is one that most people would consider boring - taxes.

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The Corporate Records Handbook: Meetings, Minutes and Resolutions by Attorney Anthony Mancuso

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 14:33:29 -0500

"The Corporate Records Handbook: Meetings, Minutes & Resolutions" by attorney Anthony Mancuso is a six hundred page resource book that contains just what the cover says it does. It is a very good book of forms that will allow the reader to use the book to document everything you need to keep records of to maintain your incorporated business. This is not a book to help you incorporate your business, in fact, Mancuso wrote a separate book titled "Incorporate Your Business" to assist with the business formation. This book is for after your corporation is formed and you need help conducting the business matters on an ongoing basis. The book is published by Nolo, which means it is in general language that is easily understood by everyone, not just attorneys. Even though I am a licenses attorney, I still really like the books that Nolo puts out. They are good for the layperson and attorney alike. And this book really is a great book of forms.

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US Immigration Made Easy by Attorney Ilona Bray

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:25:33 -0500

I helped my wife, at the time my fiance, emigrate to the U.S. while I was attending law school. I was not yet an attorney, nor had I taken any classes on international law or immigration. Unfortunately, finances were such that it necessitated that I do the work myself, rather than hire an experienced immigration attorney to assist me. That proves that it can be done by yourself. As an attorney, I assisted a number of people with immigration matters, and it varied from doing just about everything for them, and just having them sign where I told them to at times, to reviewing self-done work to offer limited advice due to the finances of my clients. I provided the services they needed, or wanted to pay for. While I found a number of websites, including the official government website, to be quite helpful, I wish I would have had "U.S. Immigration Made Easy" by Attorney Ilona Bray when I was a law student working at getting my fiance to the U.S.

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The Employee Rights Handbook by Steven Mitchell Sack

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:53:45 -0600

Steven Mitchell Sack is called The Employee's Lawyer for a reason. It is his mission to protect employee rights, and he's been enforcing workplace rights of employees, executives, and sales representatives for over thirty years. With his book "The Employee Rights Handbook: Effective Legal Strategies to Protect Your Job From Interview to Pink Slip" he's created an excellent resource for employees, providing the information to understand job rights, and to protect and assert oneself to collect what is due. If you are wondering about your rights at work, this book has the answers.

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Professor Kingsfield

Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:55:59 -0600

In the novel The Paper Chase by John Osborn one of the most important characters was Professor Kingsfield. The setting was law school and the professor was instrumental in teaching the young students to become good lawyers. The student's feelings were obviously no concern to Kingsfield as he sole focus is on providing the most value as possible as a teacher to his students. His lectures were so well planed and precise that they were able to finish the last page of the reading material during the last minute of class time which meant they never fell behind or got ahead of his planned schedule.

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Rigors of Law School

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:45:15 -0600

Law School can be seen as one of the most difficult academic rigors anyone could go through. It is vital for every law student to find someone that can mentor them through these hard times. Whether the student chooses a professor or perhaps a past Law School graduate it does not matter. In The Paper Chase by John Osborn he ironically emphasize the point that the professor is the almighty character that these students really do need to be modeling their lives after him. It is good that Kingsfield's genius shines through to Hart because his mind was truly sharpened after a year of rigorous studies under his favorite professor.

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Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:44:43 -0600

Nolo, the publisher that is passionate about making the law accessible to everyone has published one of the best guides to Social Security retirement and medical benefits for the layperson. Like other Nolo books, "Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions: Get the Most Out of Your Retirement & Medical Benefits" by Joseph L. Matthews with Dorothy Matthews Berman is written by an attorney, but in language anyone can understand.

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Right of First Refusal Is Not a Restriction on Free Transferability Under Section 111A

Fri, 18 Feb 2011 16:29:03 -0600

The concept of free transferability of shares in a public company under section 111A of the Companies Act, 1956 is perhaps the most significant unresolved controversy in contemporary Indian corporate law. Time and again the issue has arisen whether the right of first refusal (pre-emptive rights) in the shareholders' agreement and joint venture agreement constitute restriction on the free transferability of shares. Right of first refusal is a commonly used device in the corporate world.

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Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions

Tue, 08 Feb 2011 14:07:59 -0600

As a publisher, NOLO does a great job at publishing books that allow everyone access to legal information. Most are written by attorneys, but in language that everyone can understand and benefit from. And while I still believe that there are issues where a person needs to hire an attorney, the books by NOLO allow people to do many things themselves, or to have a better understanding of things when they do hire an attorney. The 8th Edition of "Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions" by Shae Irving, J.D. & the editors of Nolo is a book that will help you do things yourself, and provide a general working knowledge of topics that you might want assistance with from an attorney.

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Kendall Coffey Book, Spinning the Law, Examines the Media's Role in Today's High Profile Trials

Thu, 03 Feb 2011 19:24:01 -0600

Kendall Coffey draws from his years of experience with high-profile cases, both as a witness and game-changing participant in the art of spinning and winning in the court of public opinion and media influence. He offers a riveting analysis of the significance of media strategies and public relations in major courtroom battles through press conferences, media interviews, and online publicity efforts, and other tactics that have become a critical part of setting up a case to win.

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When It Comes to Lawsuit Funding, Give Your Attorney a Break

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:11:10 -0600

Applicants for lawsuit funding, otherwise known as lawsuit loans or litigation cash advances, have wide and assorted reasons for seeking pre-settlement cash against the potential recovery of their legal proceeding. In many instances, applicants require funding as quick as possible.

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Is Law School Worth the Investment?

Mon, 17 Jan 2011 15:03:56 -0600

When you commit to going to law school, you know that you will be studying long-hours to learn the law. What many students ignore is the mountain of debt it takes to pay the super-high tuition rates of law school. Unless you are on a rare graduate scholarship, law school tuition is not cheap. This post examines the unfortunate intersection between the high-tuition and the lack of jobs for an entire generation of law students.

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Lawsuit Funding - The Use of Credit and Background Checks

Thu, 13 Jan 2011 15:02:34 -0600

At Fair Rate Funding, we are frequently asked whether we run credit checks in connection with the funding process. The answer to this question is "no".

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Examining the Cost of Lawsuit Funding

Fri, 07 Jan 2011 15:40:00 -0600

In the last article, we examined the historical pricing models in the lawsuit cash advance funding industry.?We also discussed the business dynamics that often change pricing in any business which puts capital at risk for profit.

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Lawsuit Funding - The Evolution of Pricing

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 17:53:04 -0600

Much is spoken/written about the "costs" associated with obtaining a cash advance against the future proceeds of a pending lawsuit. Otherwise known as a lawsuit loan or pre-settlement funding, many companies offer cash now against the future resolution of a case.

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"Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference," by Attorney Richard Stim

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 09:29:56 -0600

Many people don't realize just how important contract law is to our everyday lives. Contracts are not something reserved for lawyers and business executives, but govern many transactions from buying a house or car, signing up for a credit card, or insuring that car or house you purchased. If you purchase anything at a store you've entered a contractual transaction. We are constantly entering into, enjoying the benefits of, and possibly violating, contracts each and every day. If you run or manage a business, you will deal with even more contracts. Because of this, it is important for everyone to understand the basics of contracts, and essential for business owners to be able to interpret and draft contracts. This is where NOLO comes in. NOLO is the leader in publishing books that allow everyone to access legal information. "Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference" by attorney Richard Stim is an extremely useful resource text on contracts.

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Lawsuit Funding Brokers - Examining the Cost

Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:34:18 -0600

In any endeavor in which the origination of new business involves work and/or expertise, there will be persons willing to offer such service/expertise for profit.?The business of lawsuit loans or cash advance funding for pending cases is really no different in this regard.

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Lawsuit Funding Brokers - The Good News

Wed, 22 Dec 2010 12:50:43 -0600

The purpose of this and all articles posted by the undersigned is to educate the public about the lawsuit funding business as a whole. The premise is that if the public is more aware of the business and how it works, it will benefit the lawsuit loan industry and clients alike.

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Arrested - What to Do When Your Loved One's in Jail by Wes Denham

Mon, 20 Dec 2010 13:05:37 -0600

The copy on the back of the book starts out, "When someone close to you is arrested, things get crazy fast." That is surely an understatement, things will get extremely crazy blindingly fast. In "Arrested: What to Do When Your Loved One's in Jail" by Wes Denham, coauthor of "Arrest-Proof Yourself," you learn how to make decisions that are in the best interests of the entire family, not just the defendant who was arrested. In an easy to read style, without a lot of legal jargon, the book walks your through the process and includes checklists of what to do, and in what order. There is also a lot of information on topics you might not think about when someone is first arrested, but you really should.

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Hazardous Waste, and Hazardous Material Law - Book Review

Sat, 18 Dec 2010 11:09:34 -0600

Do you run a business or a local government agency and find yourself utterly baffled by the myriad of hazardous material laws. Confused about MSDS, cradle to grave policies, and what on Earth the inspectors and even your own bosses are expecting? Well, you are not alone, and coming from an industry where we had to deal with all this even though we only barely class one material.

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Effective Fundraising For Nonprofits - Real-World Strategies That Work by Ilona Bray

Tue, 14 Dec 2010 10:30:53 -0600

Nonprofit organizations rely on fundraising to exist. Success or failure of many nonprofits depends on the ability to raise funds, because with the money to operate, the charitable mission and the tax-exempt status won't mean much. An organization may have the best intentions, but without capital, and that means money, the success of the organization will be minimal if at all. That's where a book like "Effective Fundraising For Nonprofits: Real-World Strategies That Work" by Ilona Bray, J.D., comes in. It is an extremely informative book, written in plain English, that features advice and stories from over fifty experienced fundraisers, foundation staffers, journalists, and more, regarding everything you need to know to get fundraising for your organization.

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Nonprofit Fundraising Registration - The 50-State Guide

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 14:55:12 -0600

When it comes to money, the IRS is going to be involved. And unfortunately, tax law is complicated and confusing. What some nonprofits do not know is that there are nonprofit state fundraising registration rules that if you don't follow, the IRS can get involved and make a huge headache for the unknowing and unsuspecting nonprofit. Fines, public embarrassment and even returning donations can result from not following the rules. To assist with this quagmire of rules and regulations, Stephen Fishman, J.D., wrote "Nonprofit Fundraising Registration: The 50-State Guide." This book will show you how to fundraise legally in all states, complete the Unified Registration Statement, and understand Internet fundraising rules.

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The Technique to Choose Appropriate Commercial Litigation Lawyers for Your Company

Fri, 10 Dec 2010 13:48:47 -0600

Ever required some sort of commercial litigation lawyers for settling some related matters of your company? If you own a company or an organization then there certain circumstances which may lead you to seek some legal advice from commercial litigation solicitors in regard to certain issues concerning your business venture. But before approaching that perfect lawyer for your organization, how will become ensure for the fact that the one you are going to hire will be the best one for your company?

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Building a Parenting Agreement That Works - Child Custody Agreements Step by Step

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 12:38:22 -0600

As a mediator, I've spent a lot of time helping divorcing parents work out a fair and realistic parenting plan or custody agreement that works for them and their children. The plan needs to protect the best interests of the children, and it is the parents who know the children best. Absent any abuse, it really is the parents, not the court or other experts, who need to work together to create a parenting plan that will work for everyone involved. That is where this book comes in. "Building a Parenting Agreement That Works: Child Custody Agreements Step by Step" by Mimi Lyster Zemmelman contains practical solutions and sample language to assist divorcing parents overcome obstacles and build win-win custody agreements that allow everyone, parents and children, to live in their new arrangement.

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Corporate Law Adviser - Justification of Criminal Sanctions For Violations of Corporate Governance

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 13:41:50 -0500

The system through which those involved in the company's management are held accountable for their performance, with the aim of ensuring that they adhere to the company's proper objectives. Corporate governance is concerned with the separation of ownership and control that results when a company is publicly listed and, therefore, has too many owners who cannot all control the company at once, and as such, they hire professional managers to do so. It has been defined, thus: "The system through which those involved in the company's management are held accountable for their performance, with the aim of ensuring that they adhere to the company's proper objectives".

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Drive: Tapping Into Lawyers' Intrinsic Motivation

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:45:42 -0500

This is a book review of Daniel H. Pink's "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us", adapted to the perspective of practicing lawyers. Daniel H. Pink's 2009 book entitled "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" ("Drive") is filled with information that is highly relevant to the legal profession today.

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Your Limited Liability Company: An Operating Manual by Attorney Anthony Mancuso

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 14:25:20 -0500

If you are looking for a book to assist you with making business decisions regarding your LLC, this is not necessarily the right book for you. However, if you would like a book to assist with keeping the proper records of your meetings with forms to help you keep minutes and memorialize the decisions you do make, this book, "Your Limited Liability Company: An Operating Manual" by Attorney Anthony Mancuso, is the book you are looking for. The book includes a CD-ROM that contains 70 forms for you to use.

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Filing a Product Liability Compensation Claim

Wed, 13 Oct 2010 21:10:42 -0500

Injuries by defective products are claimable as they are mistake on part of the manufacturer/retailer. Be it out of court settlement or verdict through a court, everyone wants it quick and easy.

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Parental Alienation Memoir Review - A Father's Heartbreak

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 10:23:16 -0500

Father's rights attorney reviews one man's memoir of the effects of Parental Alienation on his life and his relationship with his children. This book is an excellent primer for parents, lawyers, therapists and judges on the damage that an alienating parent can inflict.

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Product Liability Compensation Claims For Consumers

Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:39:39 -0500

As you all know, the law and order of the country are for the protection of individual rights. Legal rules are meant for the protection of the rights of every citizen.

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Crooks Can Make a Career for Themselves After All

Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:47:59 -0500

This book is based on morals and ethics. Who has them and who doesn't is the interesting part of this fast action financial thriller. Would you be able to tell a story being told as it was being told? There are many they can't and believe every word out of someone's mouth to be true. This is who they look for and that is the person that wants to pull the lever to the one arm bandit.

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Ramaiya - Guide to the Companies Act (With a Thorough Discussion of SEBI Guidelines)

Wed, 01 Sep 2010 20:00:00 -0500

There are few books that have made history in their respective fields and have developed an unusual crave for them amongst their patrons. This encyclopedic work of RAMAIYA'S is undoubtedly one in the Company Law field.

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Book Review on Consumer, Personal, Cell Phone and Internet Privacy Issues

Wed, 11 Aug 2010 10:16:31 -0500

People have been talking about the Internet and online privacy for quite a while, for as long as I've used that is. I can remember some folks discussing it back in 1993 even, and by 1996 some folks were getting alarmed, and with good reason. It was clear back then, that this was going to become a huge problem, especially as public records were being put online.

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The Lone Star Writ of Garnishment

Thu, 29 Jul 2010 16:23:52 -0500

Even today, some Texas lawyers- particularly those representing garnishees- take the position that privates are not authorized to serve the writ of garnishment. Given the fact that?my service of the writ has been challenged twice in the last two years, one could reasonably assume it happens regularly throughout the state.

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The Middle Voice - Mediating Conflict Successfully by Joseph B Stulberg and Lela P Love

Tue, 27 Jul 2010 14:35:30 -0500

I had the opportunity to hear Joseph 'Josh' Stulberg speak at a mediation conference that I was also speaking at this spring. I purchased "The Middle Voice: Mediating Conflict Successfully" by Joseph B. Stulberg and Lela P. Love at the conference, and now after reading it, am glad that I did. It is a very good book on the basic mediation process and the skills needed to mediation conflict and find resolution. The book is appropriate for those who mediate professionally or for community dispute centers, as well as for those who have to mediation conflict in work, family, or community settings.

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Methods of Service - Follow the Rules

Mon, 17 May 2010 12:53:43 -0500

As process servers, most of us will occasionally find ourselves in possession of a citation or writ of which service may appear problematic. When you find yourself in this situation, it may prove beneficial to do bit of research.

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Keeping Our Heads When Others Are Losing Theirs!

Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:35:30 -0500

Marcy Jones, (JD), attorney, divorce coach, lecturer and first-time author has written a superbly informative and emotionally supportive book entitled "Graceful Divorce Solutions: A Comprehensive and Pro-active Guide to Saving You Time, Money and Your Sanity." Jones understands firsthand that facing divorce can feel equal to experiencing one of the greatest losses of your life: the loss of your hopes and dreams as a couple. Jones's stated mission for her book is not small, she wants to see the transformation of a faulty legal system which she says is "broken." She goes on to claim, "Right now, we don't do divorce, it does us. Simply stated, the whole system is illogical and out of control."

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Books For Attorneys - Three Resource Books For Every Lawyer

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 20:29:36 -0500

If you're a lawyer or getting into law these books are indispensable. Check them out if you haven't already.

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New Book Offers a Kinder, Gentler Divorce For Everyone Involved

Fri, 26 Mar 2010 08:55:56 -0500

After going through her own divorce, Marcy Jones decided there had to be an easier way. She decided to become a lawyer herself and soon became interested in how collaborative law can help families, especially divorcing couples, come to a solution that does not tear apart the family but instead allows people to work together. Jones' new book Graceful Divorce Solutions looks at divorce from every angle and situation and provides practical advice that will make divorcing couples breath a sigh of relief that they do not have to have their lawyers fight in court to come to an agreement.

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Book Review - For the Life O'Reilly Written by Brian Cohen

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 13:48:49 -0600

Nicholas O'Reilly was a partner in a huge New York law firm, Williams Gardner & Schmidt. He was going places with this firm and had much prestige even though he knew this type of firm was a cutthroat kind of firm. He had many friends in the firm.

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Law School Admissions Calculator - There is a 95% Chance This Will Be Accurate

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:43:25 -0600

Try more than one and average all the results. Most of all, remember this is only 95% accurate. If you are close to being on the bubble, your personal statement along with your letters of recommendation could still help you get accepted.

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Law School Financial Aid - Almost Every Law Student Must Have This to Complete the Courses

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:43:15 -0600

Available to graduate students are the Stanford Loan and the Perkins Loan which are federally funded loans that must be paid back after graduation. There is also the Graduate PLUS System that connects private lenders with students that need the necessary resources to continue their education in law.

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Law School Scholarship - They Are Out There, Just Keep Looking

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 16:30:52 -0600

There is a law school scholarship for those that look hard enough. Many institutions of higher learning offer them not only to minority students, but to those that do not have the financial resources to pursue this challenging career.

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Law School Essay - This is Your Personal Statement

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:24:22 -0600

Explain your experiences, but get to the point. Remember, these reviews do nothing but read applications all day. Do what you can to set yourself apart without boring them.

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Requirements For Law School - Get it Right

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 17:38:39 -0600

While your LSAT score is critical, a commendable GPA and course load are important. An admission board is more likely to look favorably on an applicant that has double majored in biology and philosophy with a GPA of 3.25 than someone who majored in political science with the same GPA.

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Child Custody For Fathers to Help Dads in Their Case

Fri, 08 Jan 2010 17:25:07 -0600

It is crucial that dads establish themselves prior to acquiring custody. The moment you lose custody, your chances of maintaining an active role in your child's life decrease. Allowing full control by your ex-spouse can be tragic if the divorce was fiercely fought since...

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The Manager's Legal Handbook by Attorneys Amy Delpo and Lisa Guerin

Tue, 29 Dec 2009 15:43:39 -0600

"The Manager's Legal Handbook" by Attorneys Amy Delpo and Lisa Guerin is another informative text published by Nolo, the publisher that is passionate about making law accessible to everyone. This book is a resource for those who supervise employees and independent contractors. It contains a plethora of advice on important topics to managers.

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Running a Side Business - How to Create a Second Income

Wed, 09 Dec 2009 11:22:02 -0600

"Running a Side Business: How to Create a Second Income" by Attorney Richard Stim and Lisa Guerin, J.D. is a great little book containing the basics of starting a business on the side, while keeping your day job. It is one of the Nolo and USA Today collaborations, so it brings legal information in an easy to understand format with the checklists, tips, and USA Today Snapshots. It's an interesting and informative book.

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Crazy in America

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 14:11:43 -0600

"A national scandal" is the coined phrase Ms. Pfeiffer, an investigative reporter, uses to describe mentally ill persons and their shockingly tragic encounters with the criminal justice system. In this heartrending book she meticulously documents the stories of six mentally ill individuals who came into contact with the criminal justice system because of aberrant psychotic behaviors related to their illnesses and suffered tragic experiences in jails and prisons.

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Business Loans From Family & Friends - How to Ask, Make it Legal, & Make it Work

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 11:47:44 -0600

The first thing I noticed about "Business Loans From Family & Friends: How to Ask, Make It Legal, & Make It Work" by Asheesh Advani was that the book had a foreword by Richard Branson. Having admired the founder and chairman of the Virgin Group, I figured if he'd endorsed it, I'd take a look. I was not disappointed.

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Setting Up a Private Foundation - A Legal Book Review

Mon, 07 Dec 2009 09:18:10 -0600

A good many folks would like to leave money to the common good when they retire or after they have completed their life experience. Some folks would like to set up private foundations because they would like to give back to the world that has given them so much. Today, there are nearly 76,000 private foundations in the US and that number grows each and every year.

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101 Law Forms For Personal Use

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 09:50:41 -0600

Regardless of what we do, paper and forms are a huge part of our life. Some are simple and some complex. Others seem unnecessary, while certain documents are worth more than you can imagine at certain times and during certain circumstances. For anyone who wants a head start with drafting forms, Attorney Ralph Warner & Robin Leonad's book "101 Law Forms for Personal Use" is a handy reference.

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What If There Really Was Equal Justice For All - A Book Review

Sat, 28 Nov 2009 00:31:31 -0600

The civil rights movement in the United States was nothing short of epic. And it really was befitting of the United States considering what we claim to stand for. Some say that we went too far, and actually in many cases promoted those who had been pushed down before above those races and nationalities who once controlled everything. They call it reverse discrimination.

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Legal Book Review - Incorporating Your Small Business

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 22:46:04 -0600

If you own a small business and you wish to protect your assets, and stretch your tax dollar to the fullest then you might wish to consider incorporating your business. Maybe you don't know a lot about how to incorporate your business, or why you should. Perhaps, you'd like to know the history behind the reasons people have incorporated their businesses in the past, or how that relates to the same needs, challenges, and issues of our present time and your particular business.

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For the Hobby Inventor and Innovator, Patent Law is Paramount - Book Review

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 20:25:51 -0600

Inventors, dreamers, innovators, and concept designers have a visually enhanced brain, and they can create and conceive of nearly anything. They are creative geniuses, and we are lucky to have them in our civilization and society. Unfortunately with this incredible gift, they often lack the incessant details, and inability to work within a structured environment of forms, law, and filing the patents they need to protect their genius.

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Avoiding Legal Pitfalls That Can Come Back to Bite You at Work, at Home, and at Play

Thu, 05 Nov 2009 16:04:18 -0600

So Sue Me, JACKASS! by Amy Epstein Feldman and Robin Epstein is a book that will answer all the legal questions you've been afraid to ask - no matter how outlandish they may be - and it does it in a practical, easy to understand and humorous way.

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Form Your Own Limited Liability Company by Attorney Anthony Mancuso

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:48:04 -0500

Overall, this is a good basic book for someone who is looking to learn more about LLCs and how to form them. Again, the most important chapters are those that help with creating Operating Agreements.

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Leases & Rental Agreements by Marcia Stewart and Attorneys Ralph Warner & Janet Portman

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:38:14 -0500

Why start from scratch and reinvent the wheel all by yourself? If you are a landlord, regardless if you own one rental or many, there are a variety of forms and agreements you will need. "Leases & Rental Agreements" by Marcia Stewart and Attorneys Ralph Warner & Janet Portman is a Nolo publication that is billed as your lease and rental documents companion. It's a good reference to get you started.

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The Criminal Law Handbook - Know Your Rights, Survive the System

Thu, 08 Oct 2009 20:21:16 -0500

"The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System" by Attorneys Paul Bergman & Sara J. Berman is an impressive 678 page tome of information all about criminal law. The book sets out to assist you with understanding the confusing rules and procedures involved with criminal offences and to teach you how the system works, why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do, and most importantly, what you can do to limit the harm. I feel it accomplishes that goal very well. Most of the book is written in an understandable question-and-answer format...

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Legal Research - How to Find & Understand the Law

Mon, 28 Sep 2009 21:01:33 -0500

"Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law" by Attorney Stephen Elias and the Editors of Nolo is another book in the huge legal library published by Nolo, a publisher that prides itself on making the law accessible to everyone. I'm an attorney, and I still like the books put out by Nolo, especially the ones on areas I'm not as familiar with, but want a little knowledge. Nolo always delivers.

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How Cyber Law by Brett Trout is an Example of POD Publishing

Sun, 20 Sep 2009 11:37:04 -0500

As the publishing industry undergoes violent upheavals of change, it is useful to track that change through the very books that are riding that change, and implementing it, through how they are created, published, distributed and sold. Cyber Law by Brett Trout is a perfect example of such a book.

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Save Your Small Business - 10 Crucial Strategies to Survive Hard Times Or Close Down & Move On

Fri, 18 Sep 2009 19:45:55 -0500

If there were ever a timely business book, "Save Your Small Business: 10 Crucial Strategies To Survive Hard Times or Close Down & Move On" by Ralph Warner and Bethany K. Laurence is certainly it. Promoted as a road map to small business survival, Warner and Laurence provide simple, no-nonsense, steps that can make a huge difference in running, saving, or if needed closing, your small business. Running a small business has always been hard, but currently it can be brutally agonizing, if not downright scary.

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A Review of Law School Confidential

Tue, 15 Sep 2009 13:59:58 -0500

Review of the popular law book, Law School Confidential, and whether it is worth its hype or not. Law School Confidential has built up a formidable reputation since its publication as a must read book for every aspiring or current law student. If you ask an actual law student, you will find that most, if not all, have a copy of this book sitting in their book library.

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Divorce Without Court - A Guide to Mediation & Collaborative Divorce

Wed, 09 Sep 2009 22:41:55 -0500

Going through a divorce is an emotionally and financially taxing time. To make matters worse, the complexities of the unknown process and the adversarial conflict that often accompanies divorces increase the stresses tenfold. One has to ask, "can you have a civilized divorce and minimize the financial and emotional conflict?" Attorney - Mediator Katherine E. Stoner answers this question with an unflinching, "Yes!" Her book, "Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation & Collaborative Divorce, 2nd Edition" provides a guide to the steps necessary to negotiate a divorce settlement using divorce mediation or the new innovative approach called collaborative divorce.

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Law School Confidential Review

Fri, 04 Sep 2009 09:02:57 -0500

We review the Law School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience, By Students, For Students - long considered essential reading for anyone thinking of applying to law school, and see if it is worth the hype.

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Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants by Janet Portman

Tue, 25 Aug 2009 23:53:20 -0500

I just read the 2nd Edition of "Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants" by Janet Portman, the author of "Every Landlord's Legal Guide." This book is a great resource for the new landlord who will do everything him or herself.

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IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans - Taking Your Money Out by Twila Slesnick and John Suttle

Fri, 14 Aug 2009 22:27:51 -0500

There are many books on investing that include chapters on IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement plans. However these books usually give the advice to ensure you are contributing to these plans and offer suggestions on what investment vehicles to use to help save a nest egg for a person's retirement years. This book is different. "IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans: Taking Your Money Out 9th Edition" by Twila Slesnick and John C. Suttle is not for the person wanting to invest for retirement, it is for the person who has reached retirement, or about to, and wants to take money out of these types of accounts. There are various rules, and this Nolo legal guide helps the reader navigate them.

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Learn the Legalities of Income Property and Home Rental Business - A Book Review

Mon, 03 Aug 2009 09:50:10 -0500

Have you ever consider owning rental properties, but were unsure about the issues and legalities of the rental business? If so, I sure have the perfect book for you, one that will help keep you out of trouble and prevent you from getting taken to the cleaners. The book is called; "Managing Rental Properties for Maximum Profits; Save Time and Money with Greg Perry's Foolproof System for Buying the Right Properties, Finding and Keeping Good Tenants, Getting Paid On Time, Fixing and Maintaining Your Properties, Handling Tenant Complaints, Keeping Good Records and So Much More," by Greg Perry; Prima ...

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Drowning Accident - Should You Sue?

Mon, 13 Jul 2009 11:53:58 -0500

A drowning accident is scary for any family. Sadly there are a large number of drowning accidents every year. A drowning accident can happen quickly.

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Estate Planning For Blended Families - Providing For Your Spouse & Children in a Second Marriage

Thu, 09 Jul 2009 09:18:15 -0500

Estate planning can be difficult enough, but for those in their second marriage, it can be even more complex. "Estate Planning for Blended Families: Providing for Your Spouse & Children in a Second Marriage" by Attorney Richard E. Barnes guides you through the process of planning your estate to be fair with everyone and minimize family fights.

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Saving the Family Cottage - A Guide to Succession Planning

Wed, 08 Jul 2009 11:48:01 -0500

I first learned of "Saving the Family Cottage: A Guide to Succession Planning for Your Cottage, Cabin, Camp or Vacation Home" by Stuart J. Hollander, Rose Hollander, & David S. Fry a couple of years ago from a fellow attorney who recommended it. This is a very good book if you plan on passing on a cottage or vacation home to your children, if you have inherited a cabin with siblings or other relatives, or you just want to know how to keep property in the family and reduce or avoid the squabbles over it.

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MS-13 is a Real Threat - They Are Serious, Powerful and Have the Numbers to Raise Hell

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 09:30:04 -0500

Most folks that live in America do not fully comprehend the MS-13 Gang, but regardless we are all effected in some way by their actions and endeavors. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is working with local jurisdictions in nearly every state in the US to try to stop this entrenched group. How are they doing?

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Safeguard Yourself Against Burnout

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:33:07 -0500

Being a legal assistant is a high stress position. We are the last step in a long line of steps that ensures pleadings and documents get filed and out on time to whomever they need to go. Everyone wants everything done yesterday, even if they only got their part of it to you ten minutes ago. It's commonplace for us to take on all responsibility for a project and get it done in an unreasonably short amount of time. We, simply, are magicians; however, it sometimes comes at a steep cost.

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Deposition FAQs, Tips and Tricks

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:39:36 -0500

You have been called upon to give sworn testimony via deposition. Thorough preparation on your part is essential. Following are answers to frequently asked questions along with some tips and tricks to make your deposition go smoothly.

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6 Qualities to Expect From a Good Solicitor

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:38:48 -0500

A successful solicitor must posses the right skills to match their particular area of law. Many of these skills will be developed over time, but it is also necessary to hold the right professional qualifications to enter this career path.

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Off-Body Carry: The Complete Guide [2018]

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:12:05 -0500

Carrying your pistol or revolver off your body in a concealed carry bag, or in any purse, fanny pack, backpack, concealed carry day planner, messenger bag or sling bag that places it away from your body may be a problem and a risk for some, but is a common style of carrying your firearm. This article will help you understand the pros of this style of carry and guide you between belt pouches, shoulder bags and purses for women.

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BigLaw And Millennials: Peas In A Pod

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:07:42 -0500

Almost every day, we see yet another article on millennials; they are examined, poked, and prodded to determine just exactly what they are and why they are not like the rest of us. I would argue to the contrary. They are just like the rest of us - only better.

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How to Get Access to the Public Records With Ease

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 20:36:42 -0500

In the United States of America, public records refer to the records that the government collected and archived. And these records are available for the common people to access for free. In simple terms, these records consist of country, state or federal info on a public domain. Anyone who has access to the internet can check out these records. Let's find out how you can find these public records with ease.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Do Know What We Know

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:02:40 -0500

One of the readers of my previous article commented: "While I don't know everything, I do know what I know." Despite my admission that legal assistants don't know everything related to law, there are circumstances in which we do know everything. Legal assistants are the detailers of the legal profession. We make the attorney's vision of their solution to a client's problem come to fruition. We get 'er done.

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The Thin Line Between Morality & Law

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:09:09 -0500

If one eats meat, in a place where majority abstain from taking it, would that person be liable to punishment? What if one takes part in a protest for more Democratic space, which has been proscribed by the Government, is that person justified in his/her cause? Are the police justified to kill in the commission of crime so as to protect innocent lives, with many viewing taking of another life no matter the situation as wrong?

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Don't Know It All

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:25:35 -0500

I work in a small general practice law firm. Despite that description, I am not familiar with every area of law. There are dozens of areas of law, some broad in scope and others very specific. Some law firms opt to practice in limited areas of law while others, like the one I work in, practice in several areas of law. There are benefits and drawbacks to each law firm model; however, I prefer working in general practice firms because they provide diversity each day. Forrest Gump famously said, "... life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." The same is true with general practice law firms.

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'DAYA-MARAN' (Euthanasia) AND 'ICHCHHA-MARAN' (Willfully Embracing a Dignified Death)

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:39:58 -0500

'Euthanasia' has been under great discussion recently, as the Govt. of India is planning to bring out a Law on this subject. Very recently, in March 2018, the Supreme Court of India rendered a very important decision on this issue. * This article, of 2016, discusses issues related with 'Euthanasia' as well as 'Willfully embracing an Honourable Death'; & talks about what is the position in Law (In India) & what it should be legally & morally. The basic principle discussed will be applicable everywhere in the World, as the Laws may differ from Country to country, but the issues related with Morality are the same everywhere

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Does My Dog Have Rights? Why Do Courts Value Pets As Property?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:12:03 -0500

We love our pets. They feel like part of the family, and Americans spend billions of dollars on them yearly - specifically $61 billion. With so much love for our furry friends, why do our courts still value pets as simple property?

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Why You Should Have a Corporate Lawyer on Staff

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:25:57 -0500

Corporations and small businesses are sites of expertise in their own industries. Business executives are highly specialized professionals whose primary focus is on the efficient and profitable management of their businesses.

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Tips For Lemon Car Cases

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:22:52 -0500

When a car fails to meets its warranty parameters and either does not function or poses a serious safety problem, we usually deal with what's called a "lemon". Being the unlucky owner of a lemon is certainly a pill hard to swallow. Luckily, each state has specially designed consumer laws. Ask the local DMV about lemon laws in your state. You surely want to get your money back or to have it replaced with a fully functional one. Check the following tips for lemon car cases:

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Legal Assistant's Corner: I Really Do (Mostly) Love My Job

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:49:02 -0500

Legal assistants are notoriously stressed out and we sometimes focus too much on the negative things that rear their head throughout each day - and negative things do happen every day. On the flip side, the majority of us absolutely love what we do and have no desire to do anything else professionally.

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How Inheritance Funding Works

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:05:23 -0500

The passing of a beloved person is always a sad moment. Some of us cope better with this new reality. Things get really complicated when that person was an important source of income for the family. Furthermore, deciding what will happen with the remaining belongings is usually a legal matter. The entire process of distributing the goods to the rightful inheritors is called a probate and it can take even years before things get sorted out. Of course, not all of us can afford waiting several years. If you need urgent money, you can always get advance inheritance funding from advance inheritance loan companies.

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Tips to Hire a Private Investigator

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:38 -0500

If you need to hire a private detective to spy on your cheating spouse or some other family member who you are responsible for, make sure you consider the tips given below. License It's very important to opt for a licensed detective. In fact, hiring an unlicensed one may lead to a negative outcome.

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What To Do After Buying A Lemon Car

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:00 -0500

For many, buying a car is a major investment. Unfortunately, not everything planned goes well. There are many hidden lemons, waiting for the unaware buyer. And by "lemon" we refer to cars which have serious malfunctions. If you suspect that you have bought a lemon, you should immediately take action. Find out more about what to do after realizing that the vehicle has serious problems.

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Understanding UK Average Weight Legislation

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:55:47 -0500

Current average weight legislation exists to ensure that packages contain, on average, no more (or less) than the weight or volume specified on the packaging. It affects all pre-packaged products, of a predetermined weight or volume that are produced without the customer being present.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: The Sticky Wicket of Conferring With Clients

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:09:50 -0500

Clients and legal assistants often build a strong and friendly relationship during the course of a case. Legal assistants act as a go between for the client and the attorney, obtaining and passing along information about the case for both. While legal assistants exist to make a case run smoothly for both the client and the attorney, discussing the case directly with a client sometimes gets sticky for us. Legally, we aren't allowed to provide you with legal advice. It's ACTUALLY a crime that we can be personally charged with. So, we generally pass you along to the attorney when you tread into those waters.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Please Respect Our Time

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:17:50 -0600

The average legal assistant works for two or three attorneys. Among other things, our job description includes drafting/editing/formatting/reviewing documents, obtaining records from various sources, disseminating documentation to all required parties, electronically filing documents with the court, knowing local/state/federal court rules, maintaining/organizing client files, scheduling appointments/hearings/depositions and interfacing with clients. In smaller firms, it's common that legal assistants wear additional hats such as receptionist, bookkeeper, office manager, marketing manager and countless more. Our days are spent constantly evaluating where in our priority list each new task ought to fall and accomplishing those tasks accordingly. To say we are crazy busy is a huge understatement.

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How to Settle a Court Case

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 20:17:50 -0600

"Money makes the world spin". It's a phrase that we all know very well. Credit cards, alimony, child-support, mortgages, student loans, business loans,.

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5 Easy Steps To Obtain a Grant of Probate

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:33:32 -0600

When disposing of an estate, you will sometimes need to obtain a document called a Grant of Probate, or, depending on the situation Letters of Administration. This article shows you how to obtain a Grant in five easy steps.

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What to Do If You've Been Left a Gift Under the Will But the Solicitors Won't Speak to You

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:04:27 -0600

If you believe that you may have been left a gift under a Will it is only natural to be curious as to what that gift is, or when you can expect to receive it. You may try talking to a solicitor who is dealing with the estate, but they may not always be able to speak with you. This article explains why and what you can do about it.

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4 Easy Steps to Value an Estate

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:58:33 -0600

When someone passes away, if they left a Will they will have nominated an executor, if they didn't leave a Will the next of kin will be able to deal with the estate. Part of sorting out the Estate means valuing it and this can be daunting. But this article explains in four easy steps how to manage this.

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Top 5 Solutions for Dealing With HMRC Winding-Up Petitions

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:11:55 -0600

I've previously written an article explaining how to get winding up petitions dismissed and withdrawn and another, five months later, revealing how HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was responsible for issuing the vast majority of winding up petitions in Britain. Sadly, very little has changed over the past three years and today, HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month. HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month.

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How to Ensure Your Winding Up Petition Is Not Dismissed or Withdrawn

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:09:59 -0600

Some time ago, we presented a winding up petition to a company that owed one of our clients 50k. Upon receipt, the respondent company threatened to apply for a court injunction to restrain us from proceeding and dismiss the petition on the grounds the debt was disputed. The respondent company falsely alleged that 49k of the debt was disputed, but in accordance with section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986, the petition remained in force as the undisputed sum (1k) was more than ?750.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Be Nice to Your Attorney's Legal Assistant

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:41:20 -0600

I can't count the number of times I've been the brunt of a client's anger or irritation just to hear that same client interact completely respectfully towards the attorney just one minute later. We understand that you are likely going through one of the most stressful and traumatic periods of your life; however, it doesn't give you license to treat us poorly during the process.

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Steps of Inheritance Probate

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:12:12 -0600

We all have to go, sooner or later. And many of us choose to leave more than memories to the loved ones. This is why making a will and specifying the inheritors has become of utmost importance. If you care about your spouse and children, make sure that their future is secured long after you are gone. Before receiving any money and access to estate, the beneficiaries will have to wait for the probate process to finish and the inheritance distributed. There are several steps for any typical probate.

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Technology in the Legal Sector

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:41:58 -0600

It is safe to say that we are firmly into 2018 now. The first month of this year has been filled with brand new technology. That is set to change the way we live our day to day lives.

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Preparing For A Lie Detector Test - The Dos

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:32:04 -0600

The lie detector test is very common, especially where police investigations are involved. There are however very many other situations where the tests can be applied, including in job application, especially government jobs and during investigations at the place of work. Some couples also opt for the tests when they are uncertain about the aspects in their relationships and feel the only way to get closure is by putting their partners to the test.

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Limits of Human Laws

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:18:28 -0600

The evolution of man necessitates that he form communities where he can live in relation with his neighbors. And since human beings are of varied in nature, it became pertinent that each community must organize itself to take care of both the weak and strong, and therefore a legal system gradually evolved in each society based on the spiritual maturity of the people.But the more mankind fell from grace, the more removed the laws became from natural laws that govern all creation.

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Starting a Tax Exempt Organization

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:56:23 -0600

The term 501(c)(3) refers to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, where the rules and regulations governing exempt organizations are found. Tax exempt organizations are commonly referred to as 501(c)(3). 501(c)(3) includes both public charities and private foundations.

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The Top Business Lawyers Mean Business

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:30:26 -0600

Business owners need to abide by the laws of business from day one. These laws govern various aspects of a business - organization, taxation, advertising policies, pricing, human resources, infrastructure, and others. They also provide protection to business owners from liabilities.

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Evolution of Military Law in the United States

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:34:18 -0600

While in service I visited the United States as a guest of the US Air Force. As I was sometimes a presiding officer of Court Martial in India (being legally qualified), I was interested how the US military law functions. One significant difference is that in the US, there is at the moment one Unified Military Code which is applicable to all the 4 service arms namely the army, airforce, navy and coast guard, while in India we have a separate military code for each service.

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DUI Lawyer - What They Do

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 07:32:05 -0600

DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence but in some states it is called DWI, Driving While Intoxicated. There are strict laws in all of fifty states for those that are caught doing driving when they are intoxicated. If you are stopped for suspicious behavior the law enforcement officer can do a field sobriety test if the drive has slurred speech, has a strong odor of alcohol on them or general incoherence. They can also ask permission to do a BAC, which stands for Blood Alcohol Content test if the driver does not demonstrate good motor skills or judgment during the field tests.

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Probate Attorney - What You Should Know

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 07:38:43 -0600

This is the attorney that you would hire to administer the last will and testament of a deceased person. They will also help to guide the heirs through the probate process in court, which is when a person files a petition for probate. This is the process to determine if the will the deceased left behind is valid. In the probate process the assets that the deceased left behind are distributed to pay any bills and what is left is divided among the heirs as the will states.

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How Home Insurance Lawyers Can Help Resolve Your Case

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:47:44 -0600

Home insurance lawyers do the fighting that you are not able to do. Terri-Lynn Robinson's entire life was turned upside down when a dispute with her ex-husband went disastrously wrong. As he packed to move out, he decided to take revenge. He retrieved a BBQ lighter and lit the entire length of their bed skirt on fire.

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Do Current Law Students Need: Remedial Study - And Different External Bar Preparation?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:12:37 -0600

Law school enrollment and bar examination pass rates are on the decline for various reasons. There is a solution to help students and protect the public too.

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Why The Probate Process Takes A Long Time To Decide Inheritance Distribution

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:02:31 -0600

Without proper planning, a person's estates will be distributed through a probate process after the person's death. This judicial-administrative process is lengthy and it may take years until a final resolution is reached. Hiring specialized lawyers and consultants is recommended and will greatly speed up the process, since experts know what documents are needed and the exact steps of the probate. But first, let's analyze the reasons for which a probate process lasts so long.

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5 Things to Consider While Building a Remote Legal Team

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:26:07 -0600

Thinking of building a remote legal team? Read this article and learn about a few things, which you need to consider for your venture's success.

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Law Enforcement Investigator

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:21:01 -0600

When a crime is committed, it is essential to uncover all the evidence associated with it in order to find the culprit. It is the law enforcement authorities who make the arrest. But they require a complete analysis of the motive behind the crime, methods involved in committing the crime, prime suspects, etc. This can be done either in-house or professional private investigators can be hired. He is known as a law enforcement investigator.

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How to Best Prepare for Attending Court

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:20:03 -0600

It can be difficult to know how to behave and act to reduce the stress of attending court and present yourself in the best possible light to the Judge. This article will discuss some of the most practical advice to present yourself well at Court.

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Why I Sued an Elephant

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:05:24 -0600

15 million lawsuits were filed in America last year. I urge you to protect yourself, and the first step is researching how you can lawyer-proof your life.

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Getting Good Legal Advice

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:22:59 -0500

You have to make a decision that can cost many thousands of dollars. You want good legal advice. This article shares how one attorney analyses a case for his clients.

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Five Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Attorney

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:35:30 -0500

Learn how to find the right attorney for your needs. Identify the steps you should take to ensure you choose the attorney who will best represent you.

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Looking 40 Years Back - A Circle Closes

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:59:07 -0500

We learn the meaning of a career by looking back over the decades of struggles and successes. But even at the end of a work life, we are called to create outstanding results with energy and imagination. I just attended my law school 40-year reunion. What I learned surprised me, and it was seeing into my own soul, the parts of me that account for both my progress and my missteps after 40 years of court battles.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Parking Lot Compliant With Fire Lane and ADA Striping

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:54:32 -0500

When your parking lot needs to be compliant with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Standards of Accessible Design, there are a few things to keep in mind. To begin with, when you need to provide spaces for parking, you have an immediate obligation to remove any barriers to accessibility that may exist in your facility of parking. It is relatively inexpensive to do ADA striping and thus, quite achievable. Here are a few tips to ensure you get it right the first time.

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HOA Attorney Job Description

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:22:57 -0500

This type of attorney is the one that represents and advises the homeowner's association board members on many different matters regarding property rights and contracts. A HOA attorney (homeowners association) is generally in charge of drafting the community rules so that they comply with the governing law.

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Are We Sinking the Jones Act?

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:39:42 -0500

As a former merchant mariner, I continue to follow issues relating to the shipping industry in general with a particular interest as to matters touching on the survival of America's merchant marine. I was surprised to recently learn that Senator John McCain, a man whom I admire, has introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Jones Act restrictions against foreign flag vessels carrying cargo between U.S. ports. His bill, entitled the Open America's Waters Act of 2017, would allow foreign flag vessels to compete within U.S. waters for goods moving between American ports. I can't help wonder why the Senator believes such a repeal is good policy, maritime or otherwise.

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What Are Lemon Law Attorneys?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:27:07 -0500

When we buy a new car, we make sure to get a car that works fine and we feel comfortable in it. This is why most of us opt for test-driving a car before purchasing it. It is a smart thing to do. But even so, our hopes and dreams will be shattered if the car we bought starts to act strangely and it stops running. Even more troublesome is when after repeated repair attempts, the car still has the same problem. In this case, we are sad to announce you, but you've stumbled upon a lemon. The best thing to do is to get your car replaced with a working one or have your money returned. Hire a lemon law attorney if things do not go well with the car dealer.

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Scope of Corporate Law in India

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:25:41 -0500

Gone are the times when litigation and a robe clad barrister used to be the only meaning and face of law in India. Today the scene is such that the corporate law practice is truly international in nature thanks to the fact that India is one of the most fastest growing economies in the world and a signatory to the WTO or world trade organization.

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A Brief Summary of Contract Law: Key Terms, Common Defenses and General Recommendations

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:44:41 -0500

Many individuals and companies enter into contracts without fully understanding the terms. Often, neither party has clarity on what the contract requires in terms of performance standards, remedies for breach and whether unwritten terms can supplement the written contract. This post is intended to provide a quick guide to some key terms and issues that are relevant in the area of contract law.

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Method of Commencing Action in the Magistrate Court in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:01:45 -0500

How proceedings are initiated in the magistrate court. -LAGOS AND ABUJA AS A CASE STUDY. (A) Magistrate Court in Lagos - Under ord 1, Magistrate's Courts (Civil Procedure) Rules, two forms of commencement are provided: A person can institute an action using any of the following:

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Appraisal of Applications Pending Appeal and Enforcement of Judgment in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:04 -0500

Upon judgment, a party may appeal against the judgment or interlocutory order. It becomes necessary to preserve the res ante pending the determination of the appeal. There are three types of applications that can be made for maintenance of the status quo pending appeal.

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What To Do When You Need Quick Inheritance Money

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:12:47 -0500

The departure of a loved one is always a great moment of sadness. Unfortunately, this unpleasant feeling will be aggravated by the immediate financial consequences. If the person who dies was the one earning the most money (or the only one earning money) for the family, the loss of income will be very dangerous for the remaining descendants. Luckily, most of us take this scenario into consideration and formulate wills. In this way, the valuables will be distributed to the loved ones. However, the process of distributing the valuables stipulated in the will can take a lot of time. This may be a big problem in the heirs need urgent money. Find out what to do when you need quick inheritance money.

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Conservatorships and Why You Should Avoid Them

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:20:02 -0500

This article will explain how conservatorships work in the state of California. You will learn about the pitfalls of conservatorships and how to avoid them.

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6 Winning Asset Management Strategies That You Need to Apply Now

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:29:37 -0500

It is all about to understand the 6 winning asset management strategies. It will help help apply now and get satisfactory results from expert asset protection attorney.

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How 'No Win, No Fee' Is on the Verge of Demise

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:44 -0500

Being in the hospital is never easy. It puts everything to a stop and, depending on the seriousness of the issue faced, can make you think seriously about what is really important in life. For those that don't suffer such a serious injury or illness, it can really slow you down in life.

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Police Shortages Threaten Big Cities, Small Towns

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:26:27 -0500

It's never been harder to find a hero. Police departments across the country are struggling to fill their ranks, and it's overworking officers, worrying residents, and frustrating city and state officials. Big cities don't have nearly enough police officers walking the beat. If you are a law enforcement officer that has been injured on the job from a lack of support, visit a Colorado workers comp attorney today.

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The Major Keys of a Legal Service System

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:24:19 -0500

In whichever country we may reside we are bound by the laws of the place. Every country state has its own set of laws that the people, organizations and every alternate system have to abide by. The citizens have to limit their activities according to the demands of the state and country.

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See You In The Court

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:18:01 -0500

Justice hails to be a part of our life and it secures our rights. But in the current world justice has been matched with mere anarchy and destitution.

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Why Is There No Law for Religious Malpractice?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:27 -0500

If a doctor gives a person the wrong prescription or removes the wrong organ, or so forth, he would be up for malpractice and would lose his license. The same does not apply, however, to the priest who upholds the lies and myths of religious tenets and advises incorrectly. The fact that he claims to forgive sins and sends people on their way to do the same again should come under the heading of religious malpractice.

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How To Detect a Lemon Car

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:56:21 -0500

There are few things more exciting than buying a new car and testing it on the road. Owning the car of your dreams is a great feeling. Unfortunately, this feeling can be quickly ruined if the new vehicle begins to act strangely and is plagued by numerous malfunctions in a short time. If the number of repairs is quickly getting higher and you wander why, the answer may be in front of your eyes: you have bought a lemon car. Find out how to detect a lemon car before actually buying the car and contact a lemon law attorney if you need any help.

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What Is Food Safety and How Is It Achieved?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:55:35 -0500

Food security is one big issue that needs to be dealt with no leniency. Everyone has a right to clean food and this is made sure by the strict rules of FSSAI. Also, the consultants play an important part in getting the manufacturers their licenses to make sure only high quality food reaches the masses.

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It's Time We Answered the Call for First Responders

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:58:41 -0500

Under current Colorado law, first responders are not able to receive benefits if a traumatic event that occurred while on the job resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder. However, Colorado House Bill 1229 will allow these heroes to seek claims involving PTSD if diagnosed by a licensed mental healthcare professional. The Colorado Workers Comp attorneys here at Burg Simpson are fighting for your rights to clear this important bill.

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How Lawyers Can Mindfully Cope With Changes Coming To The Legal Profession

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:02:11 -0500

Change on an unprecedented scale is descending upon the legal profession. This article examines what some of those changes are, what other firms have already done and how you can mindfully cope with the changes you will have to make yourself.

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Free Legal Advice

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:27:39 -0500

What is a Founder Agreement (FA)? When a startup company comes into existence, it requires a set of rules between the founders/promoters of that company. "Founder Agreement" is a contract which is drawn between the founders/promoters of a company on key issues in regards to their company.

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Comparison of Minorites Shareholders Rights Under Companies Act 1956 and 2013

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:48:54 -0500

Sec 397 to 409 of companies Act 1956 lays down provision in order to safeguard the interest of shareholders & oppressive act of majority shareholders. Principle of natural justice works under this, it is so necessary because in general "the will of the majority prevails". They control he maximum decisions of the company because of which minority dragged automatically. They misuse their power to exploit the rights of minority. In such a case a proper balance of rights of majority & minority shareholders is essential for the smooth functioning of the company.

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Indian Laws and HIV/AIDS Patients

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:27:01 -0500

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the breakdown of the immune system. It is the final stage of HIV infection, where severe damage is done to the immune system and leads to fatal infections. This article represents the scenario/legal status of the Aids community whose members have been reluctantly drafted from every segment of the society.

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What to Do If the New Car You Bought Is a Lemon

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:57:03 -0500

One of worst nightmares of any newly bought car owner is to discover that the vehicle is not working as it was supposed to. If the car you purchased is a so called "lemon", read the following article and find out what to do.

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The Advantages Of Working With Bail Bonds Agent

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:56:01 -0500

In order to properly deal with your bail bonds, it is best to work with agents. These agents can provide the best features that can accommodate your needs.

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Power of Attorney - What Are the Benefits?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:19:21 -0500

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a document that will state the name of the person who has the power to act on your behalf when they conduct any important transactions for you. The person who is acting in your behalf is referred to as the attorney-in-fact. When utilizing the power of attorney the attorney-in-fact is expected to act with complete integrity and honesty. The most important benefit of being an attorney-in-fact is the relationship of trust that you build with the one gives them the power of attorney.

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498A - A Ground Reality

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:01:32 -0500

The rationalization, which feminists give, when someone talks about misuse of 498A is that all laws are misused. And it is no big issue that the 498A is misused. This rationalization is nothing different of those people who take advantage of other less privileged. Due to this obtuse reasoning (or lack of it), they have been able to derail discussions around any changes in the existing law even when there is a detailed Law Commission report (243rd volume) on misuse of 498A.

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Challenges Faced By CS in Annual Return Filing

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:32:36 -0500

It is a well-known fact that 'annual filing fever' grips all CS (Company Secretary) offices during October & November after corporates hold their AGMs and due dates are triggered for filing of audited financial statements and annual return. However this year, filing has reached a 'feverish' pace and pitch thanks to the late release of e-forms under the new Companies Act, 2013 and also repeated revisions of the same. This has thrown several challenges at CS offices as well as corporates struggling to understand and fill the information correctly.

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Extraterritorial Application of Competition Law

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:31 -0500

This article describes the significane of competition law policies both nationally and internationally; the risks involved in individual competition especially engaging in cross-broader trade activity. It insists upon the need for an effective competition policy at international level and provides possible solution to reduce abuse.

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International Environmental Law and Policy of Sustainable Development

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:29 -0500

This article addresses the concern to create an order of international environmental governance in the light of Sustainable development as this is one significant concern which remains as great as ever and which cannot be considered in isolation from other global concerns. States, International organizations, non-government organizations, networked communities of experts, and administrative secretariats of treaty organizations are accountable for law and policy making in the field of international environmental law.

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The Horse Hair Wig and the Law

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:58:40 -0500

It's a peculiar sight to see when judges enter courts in their robes and horse hair wigs while barristers are similarly dressed. In the Supreme Court under British rule they line up like Santa Clauses in red robes and wigs to administer the law. The question is who are speaking for and what is the meaning behind their garb?

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How to Stop Harassment From Creditors

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:34:49 -0500

Creditors can take action to recover their money if you have unpaid debts and this intent is not illegal by itself. However, if the steps taken to recover the debt amount to harassment or cause you trauma, then you have the right to put an end to it.

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How to Choose a Lemon Law Lawyer for Yourself?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:46:48 -0500

Lemon law is an extremely specialised field of litigation and requires years of experience and expertise. Due to this very reason, choosing a lemon lawyer can be quite a difficult task. So, here are few guidelines as to how you can choose the best lemon lawyer for yourself. Just follow these guidelines and you shall have no problem at all.

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Insurance Lawyers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:47 -0500

This professional specializes in different types of insurance and the lawful upholding of these different insurance policies. During a normal workday, they may work with staff and aides to track any current cases progression, complete continuing education courses like changes in insurance law, or investigate current cases. Some of the more common types of insurance include:

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Assault Defense Lawyer

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:21 -0500

This professional represents a person who has been charged with assault, which could be felony or misdemeanor assaults. They also represent clients that are charged with battery. The combination of assault and battery will often have a penalty of jail time. The job of the assault defense lawyer is to keep their client out of jail or have the amount of time they would be given if they were found guilty reduced. The lawyer will often try to enter into a plea bargain agreement with the prosecutor if their client will have to pay a fine if found guilty.

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What to Know When Searching For Public Records

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:25:00 -0600

Not all public records are free and online. However, there are many great resources for finding public records and court records.

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Legalization of The Powers of Traditional Authorities As Environmental Supervisors

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:48:22 -0600

The traditional authorities are reckoned as landowners and the rightful heirs to the seat of the past forebears. Owing to their ordained position, they are charged with the heinous responsibility of ensuring the conservation and the sustainable use of the resources in the environment. Thus, their powers need to be legalized for them to play their roles effectively as environmental inspectors.

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3 Ways to Search for the Best Whistleblower Lawyer

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:44:36 -0600

Whistleblower lawyers are the one, who exposes wrongdoing in the health care industry and bring unlawful activity to the attention of the court and the government. Whistleblower lawyers who expose crime of an individual that is deemed to be illegal within the healthcare industry.

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Types of Insurance Fraud

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:53:02 -0600

Insurance fraud is when deception is involved in the process of insurance. It could be a case when someone makes a fake claim from an insurance firm. It could also be when the insurer refuses to pay the claimant. Statistics have shown that the number of insurance frauds committed globally is rising.

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Legal Aid Society - What It Is

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:48:18 -0600

This organization offers low-cost or free legal services to residents who have low income. The cases legal aid society handles and the guidelines for qualifying for any legal services differ by jurisdiction. The funding for this organization can come from national, regional, or local services. Legal aid society is usually a not-for-profit organization.

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The Value of Law in Our Lives and Society

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:30:13 -0600

It is known by all that law is an essential part of a society. It helps to make a society trouble free and peaceful. Law is made by humans in order to change the society with the introduction of equality, justice, and fairness.

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My Thoughts on National Court of Appeal - Indian Judiciary

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:56:04 -0600

National Court of Appeal - Mainstream regularization won't be worthy as it would only result to stubborn disobedience. The very right to fight for justice these days is for the poor only when you have Supreme Court taking it up. Violence based on theoretical interference can only force unobstructed structural violence. The Supreme Court's occupational capacity mustn't be increased. Simultaneously, time spent in refusing the court cases should be followed sincerely by reputed structures. And, I have come up with an intermediary solution for this.

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Communicating With Clients: Know Who Your Audience Is

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:40:43 -0600

Communicating with clients and colleagues used to be a simple matter. All you needed was a phone and some stationery. Today you need something more: flexibility.

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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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Protect Your Work With Copyrights

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:46:19 -0500

Literary works, musicals, artwork, sculptures and other creative works are generally concern to copyright protection. A copyright protects the shape of expression, as opposed to the subject depending on the expression. There must be some element of creativity and originality inside the paintings.

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Advantages of Copyright Registration

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:44:10 -0500

When running a business, you need to be cautious and make certain every small interest of your organization is blanketed. When you manufacture a product or float a design and even think of a suggestion for the betterment of what you are promoting, it is vital for you to copyright it.

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How To Avoid Copyright Infringement

Thu, 31 May 2018 06:56:38 -0500

Copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secrets are all ways in which people can protect their intellectual property. However, there are key differences in each of the protective instruments in regard to what exactly they're protecting.

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Ensuring That You Own Your Content's Copyright

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:56:57 -0500

You have been a prolific writer for your business for a long time and, of course, just like all other writers, you use sources to back up the facts that you write in your content. Of course, there is no reason for you to assume anything other than the fact that you own the copyright of all of the content that you are writing.

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Basics of Navigating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA")

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:35:47 -0500

Due to the proliferation of the Internet, social media platforms, and hosting websites, online service providers have often become unwitting hosts to materials that may potentially infringe on the copyrights of another. Likewise, original content creators have also increasingly found themselves to be targets of unjustified DMCA takedown requests. Sometimes these takedown requests are made for anti-competitive or harassing purposes by competitors of the website operator.

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How To Respond To Settlement Letters In Copyright Infringement Cases

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 06:39:23 -0600

Settlement letters are sent to particular internet subscribers who are identified to have infringed a copyrighted material. Also known as letter of demand (LOD), the letter is usually composed of the name of the infringer, IP address, and all the details about copyright infringement. First of all, getting a demand letter such as a TCYK letter more likely means that you did violate the law and the copyright enforcers have evidence to prove that you have infringed a copyrighted content.

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What Are the Most Common Forms of Intellectual Property?

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:01:29 -0600

There are many types of intellectual property, such as patent, trademark, copyright. Understanding the basics of these subjects is critical to knowing how and when to register them for protection.

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How Digital Technologies Improve Filmmaking

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 07:24:00 -0600

Breaking into the current film industry holds a greater challenge compared to classic filmmaking. The digital era has certainly catered to the universal passion of moviemakers for making motion pictures. Today, digital technology changed the way how movies are made.

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How to Come Up With Your Best Legal Move for Copyright Cases

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 08:49:29 -0600

There are a number of factors that contribute to the success of a copyright case. This article explains the different types of damages that can be calculated and ultimately help people determine their best legal move.

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Copyright Infringement in the Digital World

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:41:02 -0600

In this article, some of the reasons behind copyright infringement in the digital world are briefly discussed. Several basic solutions to reduce the issue are also included.

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Ways to Overcome Copyright Problems

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 06:39:55 -0500

In this age of instant communication, more and more ideas are being born and products created than ever before. With the current entrepreneurial trend, new business owners are creating never-before-seen content and services in order to better the world. With so much going on, it can be easy to create something that copies another person a little too closely.

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Of Film Festivals, Creativity, and Copyrights

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:07:01 -0500

Movies with poor reviews do not necessarily give anyone the excuse to pirate them. Art is subjective and stealing is wrong. These are two truths that should be recalled when dealing with piracy.

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Received a Copyright Infringement Notice? Now What?

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:53:42 -0500

This article talks about what to do when receiving a copyright infringement notice or letter of claim such as the TCYK LLC letter. It has a few FAQs and what-to-do tips in order to prevent getting another piracy letter.

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Film Copyrights In Adaptations

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:04:55 -0500

This article is about film adaptations and their copyrights. A range of examples of some known film adaptations are also enumerated, such as works that come from comics and novels. It also discusses the importance of copyright protection even for film adaptations.

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How to Be Protected From a Copyright Infringement Claim

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:46:56 -0500

Copyright infringement can be avoided by limiting yourself to "fair use" of the copyright. So, to keep from getting a Copyright Collections letter or a lawsuit, check if your use is still under fair use.

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How Does One Track Copyright Infringers?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:38:32 -0500

In the Age of the Internet accessing a limitless wealth of knowledge is at your fingertips. But how this information is tracked and regulated is often a mystery. Usually carried about by government agencies, tracking how people use the Web and access information yields some interesting trends about consumption.

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Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:03:57 -0500

Criminal and civil penalties, damages and fines, and viruses or adware are just some of the disadvantageous factors behind downloading movies illegally. Get to know more consequences of using pirate sites through this informative and comprehensive article about "Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally".

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Film Copyrights On Practical Applications

Tue, 12 May 2015 10:50:07 -0500

In universities, academicians explore new ways of teaching their students. To be more effective in what they do, they come up with ideas on how to make their points come across as clearly as possible. Some do outdoor activities while others give as many exams as possible.

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Email Yourself To Protect Your Own Copyright

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:32:36 -0500

Use a method that is much better than a "poor mans copyright", called Emailer's Copyright! The time-stamp is embedded in the system, so that means the user can't alter it, at least not directly.

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Protect Your Artistic Work - Apply for Copyright Registration Now

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:29:23 -0600

Introduction: Copyright registration can be obtained for original works of art, literature, books, music, films, CDs and computer programs. Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creations, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity. Creativity being the keystone of progress, no civilized society can afford to ignore the basic requirement of encouraging the same. Economic and social development of a society is dependent on creativity.

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Identity Crisis: Protecting Yourself From Image Theft

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:11:48 -0600

Online Image theft poses more than just a threat to photographer's copyrighted works and income. Personal images stolen from online sources present a grave security risk, and can be used as the basis in the creation of fraudulent online profiles. Learn the facts and how to protect yourself from image copyright violation and identity theft.

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All About Copyrights

Thu, 29 May 2014 10:53:44 -0500

All about copyrights, sourced, and basic. In this article I tell you about how to get a copyright, how to upkeep one, and why they exist.

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Unwritten Constitutional Law Of The United Kingdom!

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:12:05 -0500

Constitutions organize, regulate and handle state power. It helps to frame a strong structure of the state, the key state institutions and the fundamentals governing their associations with everyone and with the citizens of the state. The constitution of the United Kingdom is an exception because it is not available in the written form.

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Copyright Fraud

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 09:06:25 -0600

A look at copyright fraud and how a private investigator may be able to help in this increasingly global market. Particular emphasis is given to the South East Asian context of copyright fraud.

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Copyright Part Three: A Work of Authorship

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:24:16 -0600

Part Three of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here why a work of authorship is essential to copyright protection.

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Copyright Part Two: Unprotected Works

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:50:22 -0600

Part Two of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what a copyright does not protect.

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Copyright Part One: The Definition of Protection for Creative Works

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:53:36 -0600

Part One of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what two of the three essential parts of copyright protection are.

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Copyright 101: Understanding Copyright Law and How to License Your Artwork As a Designer

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:15:58 -0500

Understand your rights as a designer for both copyright and licensing your artwork. Many designers don't know the facts on how to protect themselves by regulating artwork usage.

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5 Reasons to Register Your Works With the US Copyright Office

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:18:39 -0500

When you create a work, you automatically own the copyright. No notice or registration is required. However, unregistered works don't have the same protection that registration confers on the owner. Here are 5 reason that you should register your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Entertainment Law - How To Register Your Copyrights

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:47:17 -0500

Although your work is copyrighted as soon as you commit it to paper, tape, etc., there are numerous additional benefits if you register the copyright in your work with the U.S. Copyright Office. This article walks you through the surprisingly simple registration process to save you time and money.

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Copyright For Non-Lawyers

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:43:08 -0500

The Internet, along with the social media networks built on it, has created a plethora of opportunities for those who create video, music, photographs and writing to publish their work in formats with the potential for wide distribution. Copyright questions have suddenly become important to many of us who would never have otherwise considered them.

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Copyright Books and Songs in India

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:17:28 -0500

From the music we listen to and the books we read, to the website, photograph, Video and products we use in our daily lives, each is a product of human creativity, and that creativity is protected. It is these creations of the mind, once expressed, that make up intellectual property.

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Legal-Binding 'Work for Hire' Freelance Jobs

Fri, 10 May 2013 15:43:50 -0500

Work for Hire agreements are becoming more common in the business world for the simple fact that companies want to retain ownership of their works. Complete ownership means companies can keep generating revenue from such works without paying royalties. For any WHF agreement to be legally-binding, both the company and freelancer must sign and date the contract, acknowledging all terms and rights.

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The 5 Steps You Need to Take When You Receive an ISP Subpoena Letter

Fri, 10 May 2013 14:03:10 -0500

What steps should you take if you have received a letter from your ISP notifying you that you have been accused of copying movies, music, software or other content over the Internet? This article provides the beginning of an action plan from an experienced attorney.

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Integrating Copyright Awareness in the Pedagogy of Art in Ghana

Fri, 03 May 2013 08:47:28 -0500

The historical evolution of teaching and learning in class reveals that the creation and use of art remain an integral aspect of education. During the time of the pre-historic man, various art forms were used in many ways to communicate, keep records and pass on information from generation to generation, when there were no written records and texts were not developed.

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What Is Copyright Awareness?

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:43:47 -0500

There is no standard definition for "Copyright Awareness". However, some critics have argued that awareness can only be defined in the light of what is being manifested in all forms of perception, knowledge and consciousness. In each expression, awareness is revealed as the ability to perceive (perception), know (knowledge) or the state of being conscious (consciousness).

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Top 10 Reasons to Register Your Copyright

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:18:26 -0500

The sheer act of creating an original piece of art makes it yours and yours alone. That unique beat, the words to a song, steps to a dance, or outline to a TV pilot: It's your intellectual property. This property, like real estate or a bank account, holds value and you should protect it. Certainly, if someone is to become famous from your musical ideas or reap vast profits from their sale, it should be you and not the person who ripped your ideas off. Just like there are vaults to protect your money and deeds to prove you own land, the law provides a simple way to protect your intellectual property: registering a copyright. With due apologies to David Letterman, and in no specific order, here are the 10 Ten Reasons to Register a Copyright:

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The Importance of Music Licensing Agreements

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:13:00 -0500

Working in the music industry is highly competitive and can oftentimes become stressful when handling money, legalities and costs or fees involved with producing and distributing music. Whether you are an artist trying to earn a living from your music or a producer and distributor looking to generate a profit from helping artists, hiring a music licensing lawyer is often necessary to avoid any potential legal issues from arising in the future.

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Current State of Copyright Awareness in Education

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:48:48 -0500

There are many misconceptions about copyright law. Many people sometimes fail to notice that the use of other peoples' resources without due acknowledgement is offensive. Some also think that using copyrighted materials do not always require permission from the author in all cases.

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What Are Music Publishing Agreements?

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:20:04 -0500

Any time you are working professionally in the music industry, having the right legal assistance is a key factor in finding success financially and when trying to expand your career. Whether you are planning to record and produce music or if you want to share and sell your own records, hiring an entertainment lawyer is highly recommended to keep yourself legally protected and informed at all times.

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What Does GMO Seed Patent Law Have To Do With Copyright Law for 3-D Printing

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:37:20 -0600

Regardless of how you feel about genetically modified crops the Supreme Court is going to hear a case which could affect many future cases in many different industries. The case involves a farmer who paid Monsanto to use their seeds one time, but of course seeds grow into plants which make more seeds and then the farmer used the seeds of those plants without further paying Monsanto for continued use. Monsanto has spent billions of dollars developing specialty seeds and needs to make a return on their investment and has a patent for those genetically modified seeds.

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The Most Crucial Points You Should Know About Music Licensing And Musical Copyright

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:21:26 -0600

Royalty-Free Music, Copyright Free Music, Retail Music, there are many different kinds of music when it comes to Licensing arrangements and copyright issues. Treading carefully is not only a wise thing to do, but essential if you want to stay clear of a costly law suit.

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"No Stairway, Denied!" - The Effect Of Copyright On DVD Releases

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:20:39 -0600

Have you ever been watching one of your favorite TV shows of films on DVD and had the experiences ruined by a poor dubbing of music or blurred images? The reason behind this problem is the huge expense that networks and studios would have to pay for licensing rights to the removed music and images. Prior to the explosion of DVDs, many just didn't think to have broad, extended licensing deals to the music and images used in producing TV shows and films.

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Get Permission When Using Other People's Material

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:52:25 -0600

Everything that somebody publishes to the Internet is covered by copyright automatically, whether or not it says so explicitly. Some copyright holders do make their material available for sharing, and in different ways. Here's a list of the most common types of permission.

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Facts About Copyright: USCO Registration

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:39:37 -0600

Facts about copyright: USCO registration is not required in order to protect your rights, but it does provide important benefits. Here's how copyright registration works--and what doesn't work.

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Does the "Poor Man's Copyright" Really Work?

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:27:12 -0600

The "poor man's copyright"-mailing a copy of your own work to yourself, leaving it sealed, and using the dated postmark to prove legal ownership-is commonly considered legally valid. But does the so-called poor man's copyright really protect your work?

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Understanding the Impact of Duplicate Website Content

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:11:55 -0600

When you begin to create a web presence for your work from home business, it can be tempting to look for short cuts to get things up and running. We all know that the best websites are fantastic sources of information, telling us things we don't know from news to how-to guides and articles. The quickest way to create a rich website that is full of great content is to bring together some of the content that is already available online. But did you know that duplicate content on your website can seriously harm your reputation? Even copying just a few pages from a competing website can result in damage to your reputation, your search engine performance and - ultimately - your success.

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Copyright Law - A Detailed Explanation of the 'Fair Use' Clause

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:32:32 -0500

A claim of Fair Use for copied extracts from a another copyright work is a common plea used by authors, researchers and critics. What is Fair Use and how can it be defined? A brief explanation.

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Public Performance Fees for Songwriters

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:32:50 -0500

We hear music on the radio, while shopping, in clubs, even while on hold on the telephone. Does the songwriter get paid? If so, how do they get paid. Weekly? Or weakly? This article summarizes the situation.

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Copyright Terms - What Is the Legal Definition of a License Agreement?

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:42:59 -0500

Copyright of specific works and the ideal of Intellectual Property are two subjects, especially in our highly technological Internet age with ease of communication, theft and fraud, which are constantly under debate. The discussion on how to protect the rights of an artistic or literary creator from those who would steal works, give them out as their own, or simply market them for profit, has been raging since long before the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was first penned and accepted in 1885 / 1886. The Berne Convention consists of various clauses which define who...

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Internet Law and Copyright Infringement - Where Does the Burden of Proof Lie?

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:20:34 -0500

Copyright laws are constantly being updated to take account of technological and financial changes. The Burden of Proof, however, remains indisputable: a brief explanation.

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What Is Legal and Illegal File Sharing?

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:10:38 -0500

In the world of internet marketing and the internet in general, there is legal file sharing and illegal file sharing. This article discusses the difference between the two.

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All About Works Made for Hire

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:13:46 -0500

Works for hire are work that you create for an employer while under their employ. Generally, the employed owns the copyright for these works, but there are some scenarios where that is not the case.

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Working Interaction Between FSA, FSCS and FOS

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:03:22 -0500

1. Financial Services Authority (FSA) is the official regulator of financial services in the United Kingdom. Financial services included banking, securities and insurance.

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What You Need to Know About Copyright Attorneys

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:15:09 -0500

The common mistake of website owners when buying articles online is that they assume full ownership over the material. Little do they know that the ownership still depends upon the agreement of between the buyer and the writer. To make sure that you don't commit the same mistake, it is important that you have a copyright attorney to write a contract before hand.

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Creative Commons: An Alternative Solution To Copyright Restrictions

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:51 -0500

This report provides an analysis and exhaustive explanation of Copyright restrictions in order to encourage creators to choose Creative Commons licenses. The purpose is not only to give a clear understanding of why authors should chose Creative Commons licenses, but also to raise awareness of the harmful consequences of Copyright for the whole society or the public domain.

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Thing to Remember When Looking for the Best Patent Lawyers

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:01 -0500

If you own a business, you would know how important the uniqueness of your business's name can be. If you are facing an unfortunate situation where someone is illegally using your name, you are probably in dire need of getting legal protection. Before choosing a patent lawyer to handle your case, however, familiarize yourself with the qualities of ideal patent lawyers.

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Copyrights And Copying Off a Screen Print of Google Earth

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:47:16 -0500

Have you ever had one of your friends or family print off a Yahoo or Google Map to tell you how to get to a family event or party? It happens all the time, but did you know there's a good chance they are breaking copyright law? That sounds pretty funny doesn't it? However, you might be doing this in your small business if you are having a sale and you print off directions to your business on a flyer. I've even seen maps in the Yellow Pages which were printed right from Yahoo Maps, they even left in the copyright. That's interesting isn't it?

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Legal Tips for Using Social Media

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:59:12 -0500

Without a doubt, social media has introduced a whole new world of opportunity for citizen journalists, bloggers and others looking to share their stories and ideas in the public arena. Unfortunately, it's also introduced a host of ways to violate intellectual property laws. If you want to participate in social media, here are six things you need to know.

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Save Yourself Against Copyright Infringement

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:45:20 -0500

Copyright infringement is a serious problem in today's world as there is a lot of content that is being developed by companies. The things that one needs to prove to save oneself of copyright is that one holds the copyright for the content in contention and that there has been substantial copying of the same and that has been misappropriated.

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Getty Images and The Next Generation

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:21:41 -0500

Is almost impossible to protect copyrighted work these days - it's just too easy for people to copy what you produced, and you don't have time to chase down everyone who violates your copyrights. Yes, we live in a world of imitators, content thieves, and copyright violators. It appears to be human nature, and no matter how hard we try we cannot overcome this, and we certainly can't do it online or in the digital age. Yes, those that have intellectual property are doing everything they can to lobby Congress to make new laws, but those who would violate such laws always seem to find a way around them.

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Copyright Registration

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:24:03 -0500

We often receive enquiries about how to apply for copyright protection, and many people are surprised to learn that in fact they do not need to apply at all. Copyright subsists automatically in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, films, sound recordings, and the typographical arrangement of published editions. Literary works are taken to include computer programs, databases, and other compilations.

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3 Myths Regarding Internet Copyright Laws Revealed

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:58:37 -0500

"If there isn't any copyright notice, it's not copyrighted" This is among the biggest myths in the field of internet copyright laws. While this was actually true in the past, most regions now follow what is known as the Berne copyright convention. For example, in the US almost everything which was created on or after April 1989 is copyrighted and subsequently under protection. Especially where internet copyright laws are concerned, it is safe to assume that anything you see online is protected by a copyright. While there are a few older works that have lost coverage over time, it is a good move to ask prior to using anything which you see online for your own projects. Though a lot of people make use of the letter "C" in parenthesis, i.e. (C) to show that their work is copyrighted, it has never been given any legal credence. Rather, look for and additionally use the written letter "C" inside of a circle to indicate copyrighted work.

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Some Of The Copyright Laws Internet Companies Can Experience

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 09:41:56 -0500

Copyright laws will have an effect on each and every company eventually, and problems surrounding them can vary from safeguarding your own property to disputes over the use of your property by others. There is a misconception drifting around the internet stating that anything found online is in the "public domain" and therefore it is freely able to be applied in any way that a person deems suitable to use it. This is grossly untrue and is regarded as one of the top kind of copyright laws internet businesses deal with. Of course, traditional companies deal with these issues and, however the ease of sharing online has left businesses working there especially vulnerable.

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How to Write a Cease and Desist Letter and Stop Copyright Infringement

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:50:33 -0500

A cease and desist letter is a low-cost alternative to a time-consuming and potentially costly lawsuit, if someone is using your copyrighted materials without permission. Let's look at how to write a cease and desist letter so that you can maintain and control your copyrights and other intellectual property.

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Why Should I Register My Copyright With the US Copyright Office?

Thu, 31 May 2012 12:06:08 -0500

Copyright registration is voluntary -- you don't NEED to register in order to be protected by copyright law -- but there are very good reasons to officially register with the US Copyright Office. Let's take a closer look at some of them; you may decide that the benefits far outweigh the modest filing fee!

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Why You Need To Place Watermarks On Images You Post Online

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:17:22 -0500

A photography watermark can be another picture as in a logo, words, or the name of the photographer which is placed over the picture. If a photo has a watermark, those looking at it will know that they are not allowed to copy or use your photo without first notifying you or abiding by your requirements.

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:33:27 -0500

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act's principle features focus on limitations on infringement liability for service providers and prohibitions on circumvention of technological protection measures. Online education environments are greatly affected by the act provisions. Instructors should get with their organizations and their legal counsel to become familiar with the complex intricacies of the act.

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A Good License Agreement for Your Music

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:10:26 -0500

Many amateur composers fall victim to a badly drafted licensing agreement that totally stomps on their right over their royalties and possible million dollar career. This scenario does not only affect songwriters but also musical composers for movies and televisions. They write songs and produce music.

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Copyright Protection: 2 Intriguing Objects Eligible for Copyrights

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:12:19 -0500

Copyright protection is afforded to books, movies, music, photographs, and a wide variety of other creative expressions of an idea -- but did you know that vessel hull designs and architectural works are also eligible for copyright protection? This article touches on the history of copyright law to explain how these seeming outliers to intellectual property have been granted the same copyright protections as any other creative work.

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Can You Copyright a Fight Song or a School Motto?

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:46:29 -0500

The other day, I was having a conversation about copyright law, you see I am an online article author, and I produced a number of e-books, and before my stint as a writer, I was quite concerned with protecting our company operations manual from getting in the hands of competitors. I've been mildly successful at all of those things above, and therefore have quite a bit of both positive and negative experiences when it comes to copyright law.

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Defending Copyrights - Challenges With First to Publish Proof in the Information Age

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:42:07 -0500

Just because you wrote something and put one of those little C's at the bottom of the page, and claim the copyright, doesn't mean that you won't find challenges in our information age. After all, you might write something, put it on a website or blog somewhere, perhaps an obscure place, or perhaps you may even write something and put it into a paper newsletter that goes out to your Homeowners Association, soccer team, or school. You wrote it first, and you claim copyright, but then someone else finds it, likes it, puts it on the Internet, or incorporates entire...

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Can Google's New Semantic Search Keep Within Copyright Laws?

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:41:42 -0500

All great companies must evolve, and I believe Google to be a company which wishes to stay on the leading edge of its core business model. It is a search engine after all, it delivers information to the world, which is one of the main reasons the Internet exists in the first place. Today, the web is an accumulation of human knowledge, and it is also one of the greatest communication devices ever created in the history of mankind.

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DMCA Is Definately Your Online Defense Shield

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:41:00 -0500

Copyright is one of the most significant non tangible assets of an organization. Organizations consider copyrighting their entities as an essential legal obligation. This act infers that the organization values the social and ethical rules followed globally.

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Understanding Movie Copyrights

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:27:59 -0600

Outdoor movie events are all about fun; getting together with family and friends in the community and enjoying a new film or an old favorite. If you are the one planning the event, though, you have the responsibility of making sure your event complies with movie copyright law. If you have never put on a movie event before, you might not understand exactly what these rules mean and whether or not your event must be licensed as a public performance. This quick guide will give you a basic understanding of movie copyrights and assist you in determining if one is needed for your event.

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Fighting Against Copyright Infringement Using DMCA

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:11:53 -0600

Copyright infringement has started to emerge as a critical issue in the contemporary market today. Where innovation is optimizing, encroachment of various copyrighted works is becoming a routine. In this anarchy of legislation, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) serves as a copyright law which outlaws conception, production and distribution of ideas, technology and/or services that violate the controls on workings bearing exclusive rights.

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SOPA and PIPA: A Lethal Sister Act?

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:45:40 -0600

From the inception of SOPA and PIPA to the avid protestors, the sister acts have lost some appeal from a lot of their initial supporters (many of them due to the backlash from the public) and has been halted by the government. The voice of the people has never been louder through the wielding of the Internet. The Madison Tool which is associated with OPEN Act, hopes to help the public govern what should be regulated on the Internet - not the government.

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Do We Need More Online Education With Regards to Fair Use Copyright Laws?

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:22:43 -0600

My rule of thumb, and this is what I do for my own personal use, is I always cite the article, the author of the article, the date of the article, the name of the publication, and never more than five lines of text. In doing this generally my articles of four, five, or 600 words, it turns out to be very little, and I know I've satisfied the fair use rules.

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Copyright Law - A Brief Guide to the Basics of Copyright Law

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:06:25 -0600

Copyright protects your original work of expression, such as an article, website, software, cookbook, song or a painting from unauthorized use by others. You get the exclusive rights to sell, display, reproduce your work, and sue those that infringe on those rights.

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Legalities With Non-OEM Ink Cartridges

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:22:28 -0600

The price of ink cartridges is nothing to ignore. Consider the fact that a common brand of printer cartridges, Hewlett-Packard, sells one at a price of $22 for .25 ounces, it comes out to be more expensive that imported and expensive luxury foods such as caviar from Russia.

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What If Google and Wikipedia Disappeared Forever?

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:24:36 -0600

As most know Wikipedia went dark on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in protest of the SOPA bill, and for them with a small staff, they certainly have a point, as their business model could be targeted and shut down. There is no way they could hire enough people to ensure everything posted was original, every sentence, and every picture "duty free" - thus, what if Wikipedia did not exist? Google also blacked out its logo to get us to think also.

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Copyright Law Applies to T-Shirt Designing

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:24:22 -0600

When you hire an artist to create a design for you, you own the product designed once the art work is complete but not the copyright to the design- it still remains the artist's property as it is his creativity. An authority must be granted by the artist in writing to claim that the copyright has been transferred as well.

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Copyright Infringer - Employer or Employee?

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:51:43 -0600

When a piece of work faces plagiarism and the infringer is an employee or a hired contractor, the employer is held responsible for this act. Hence, he is liable of punishment for the violation of the Copyright Law.

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Song Titles, Lyrics, and Copyright Infringement: When Do I Need Permission?

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:36:44 -0600

When quoting song titles or lyrics, it's not always clear when you're required to ask permission from the original author. This article takes a closer look at song titles and lyrics and how they relate to copyright infringement.

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Copyrighting Your Music

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:27:18 -0600

Any original idea that changes into a tangible form becomes copyrightable. Its author then has the right and authority to own his creation. This goes for any work in the field of art, literature, design or research and also music.

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Copyright Infringement and Its Consequences

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 19:49:34 -0600

The author or creator of every original work that is tangible in nature has every right over his project. If this work is reproduced, altered, exhibited, broadcasted or made public in other way without the consent of the owner, it is considered violation of the legal and moral rights of the author.

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Need of Copyrighting for Bloggers

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:29:35 -0600

Bloggers generally want their message to spread across the internet. If you are a blogger and write good content, you must have copied your work and other people across the internet must be copying it too.

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Outdated Copyrights

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:20:44 -0600

I have always been interested in do it yourself plans and worked upon searching for these. Before the internet was commonly used, I searched books and magazines for the same. I discovered many copies of old magazines like Mechanix Illustrated, Science and Mechanics and many others of the kind offered lots of such do it yourself plans.

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Moral Rights of an Author

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:23:54 -0600

The following article states some general information about the moral rights a copyright law provides to the author of a particular piece of copyrightable work. This is not legal or expert advice and for more specific information a professional copyright lawyer should be contacted.

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Copyright and Trademark

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:26:45 -0600

In general, lots of people confuse the words "Copyright" and "Trademark". They do not know how to copyright or rather, trademark their logo, blogs or business names. The word copyright has been used alongside trademark to make things a little easier to understand.

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Avoiding Copyright Infringement When Making a Website

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:22:26 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary. The copyright lawyers help their client in understanding the problem better and finding a good solution.

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Copyright Lawyers, Trademarks and Copyright

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 08:36:00 -0600

Copyright law can sometimes be a bit confusing and there are some things that aren't covered by it. This article looks at the differences between copyright and trademarks to help you determine which would be right for you.

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The Copyright Lawyers

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:07:03 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary.

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Copyrighting a Website

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:49:40 -0600

When a piece of work is brought into a tangible form, it automatically acquires copyright protection. It is still a good idea to preserve each document with time, date and some official stamp. If ever this record has to be reproduced to challenge infringement, this data will be very helpful in influencing the decision in the owner's favour.

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The Difference Between Patents and Copyright - A Copyright Lawyer Explains

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:29:01 -0600

There are a number of ways of protecting your intellectual property rights. In this article, a copyright lawyer explains the differences between copyrights and patents.

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Copyright Act of United Kingdom

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:10:36 -0600

Copyright Law is part of the intellectual property law that assures security of original compositions. The Copyright Act grants protection against plagiarism to all tangible pieces of work.

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Efforts Towards Copyright Policy in China

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:17:58 -0600

Due to plagiarism and infringement of pieces of work in literature; music; drama; art; sound recording; architectural design and government work, copyright policies are much stressed upon all over the world. But some authors and publishers have been surprised by the unlawful reproduction of their copyrighted works.

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Misinterpretation of the Word Copyright

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 15:41:30 -0600

To copyright a certain piece of work means to protect it from being reproduced or altered without the permission of the owner. There is a common misconception that the ownership authority is not attained unless the work is registered with an official organization such as the US Copyright Office (USCO) at the Library of Congress at Washington DC.

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Copyright Protection, Duration, and Registration in South Africa

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:41:22 -0600

Copyright protection in South Africa is governed by the Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978 and its amendments. Under the current intellectual property laws of South Africa, copyright subsists in artistic, literary, musical, broadcast, architectural and related works. As such there is no need to register such as it is automatically assigned once a work takes tangible form.

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Copyright Law - 5 Common Myths About Copyright Law You Should Know

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:53:52 -0600

As a published author, I am amazed and encouraged by the current "independent" publishing boom happening as a result of the popularity of the Kindle and Nook readers. Writers who once papered their walls with rejection slips now take chances by producing their work on their own. Some, like HP Mallory and Amanda Hocking, have succeeded in finding audiences and sales. Others do well enough to cover the monthly grocery bill, but in the end all writers should be concerned about issues involving copyrights.

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Divorce in Singapore- Financial Questions to Keep in Mind

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Any time you need to find lawyers in Vegas it is important that you do some research so that you can get value for your money. Should anyone threaten you with legal action, you want to do your best so that you find an attorney that will ensure that you have the highest chance of winning your case. If you fail to find an attorney for whatever reason, you will actually be risking paying some heavy court fines and depending the accusations you could even end up spending time in jail; you need to kn...

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Whether you plan for it or not, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to find an attorney at one point or another in your life. You will need the services of Miley Law LV any time you face a legal issue that you may not be able to handle on your own. Lawyers in Vegas will have gone through some years of legal training as well as more training on the job to give them so much experience; this means that they know how the law works and they will be able to defend your rights. When you...

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5 Reasons Why a Collection Agency Shouldn't Hold Back Your Money!

To know why a debt collection company shouldnt hold back your fund, read this article properly. In todays world, when you are hiring an agency for getting your dues back from the market, you need to trust the professionals. And in todays high-speed digital world, trust is indeed a very delicate thing. Now there are several levels of understanding trust and establishing it. And needless to say, that like various other industries, commercial debt collection industry also has a few fraudu...

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Think You Might Have Whiplash? Know The Symptoms and Why You Need a Neck Injury Attorney

One of the biggest risks that car accident represents for drivers and passengers is the damage of the neck, such as whiplash. If you are in an auto accident, be it a minor collision or a major wreck, the more you understand about the possible damage your body may sustain, the better you will be able to recognize the symptoms. This detailed examination of the whiplash, the most common spinal injury, will help you stay aware of what your body is feeling and how it can be affected by an accident. K...

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You have to be confident about what you are looking for. Miley law firm has everything with them which can peacefully solve your problem but you have to look for them properly. There are various kind of attorneys and their job profiles are included to their site but first you need to understand what kind of lawyer you need to look for. You can get their whole biography including education, area of practice, their years of practice, their office location and office hour. You can even read the rec...

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How to Negotiate the Right Way with Your Debtors?

"Do you know how to negotiate with the debtors so that your bad debts do not keep rising? If no, then please keep reading." So, have you been struggling to get your dues back from your default payers? You have sent them a lot of emails, reminders and messages, but alas they are not responding! On the other hand, there would be a few debtors who would tell you stories about their bankruptcies and that they are not ready to pay at the moment. There are also defaulters who would say th...

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How to Choose the Right Workers' Compensation Lawyer?

There are workers compensation laws that allow an employee to receive a certain amount of compensation or the injury received at work. All workers must be covered in a job when they have an accident since most employees are required by law to carry a workers compensation insurance policy. Some benefits a worker may receive include payment for medical expenses, total disability benefits, permanent and partial disability benefits, temporary and total disability benefits as well as death benefits. ...

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Fitbit, Fun, Forensics, and Foes

Fitbit, Fun, Forensics, and Foes Have you tracked your 10,000 steps today? Has anyone else tracked them? Fitness trackers are big business, helping people get and stay fit, and helping them share their progress with friends - and sometimes with strangers. Probably the most well-known of these devices (and apps) are the FitBit and apps paired with the Apple Watch, but also include the Moov Now, Samsung Gear Fit, Huawei Band, Tom Tom Spark, and about 350 others. The ability to map ...

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3 Methods to Get Back Your Dues from Debtors

andquot; To know about the ways to get back your dues from your default payers, please keep reading this article.andquot; Getting back dues from the default payers can be really painful for business owners. While at times you will be really fed up with it, at other times you will feel frustrated and want to take strict actions against them. However, doing it all on your own is not at all recommended. You must always go through few blogs, research and find out the best possible ways ...

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How To Find Estate Planning Attorney In Your Local

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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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Cullen and Dykman Attorneys Win Dismissal of a Major Real Estate...

A team of Cullen and Dykman litigators led by partner Scott Greenspan, along with partners James Ryan and Jennifer McLaughlin and associates Ariel Ronneburger and Ryan Soebke successfully represented...

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Dickinson Wright to Host Sunrise Seminar on "The Top 10 Insider...

Dickinson Wright is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Sunrise Seminar entitled "The Top 10 Insider Tips for Operating a Gold Standard 401(k) and 403(b) Retirement Plan" on...

(PRWeb October 17, 2018)

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A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds Opens Its First DeKalb County, Georgia...

A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds will be hosting an Open House to celebrate the opening of their DeKalb County, Georgia location.

(PRWeb October 17, 2018)

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Attorney Suzanne Lafleur Klok Providing Outreach and Legal Services...

South Carolina attorney Suzanne Lafleur Klok, of Klok Law Firm LLC, obtains 501(c)(3) non-profit status for Clauses4Causes Until There Is a Cure INC, which matches people with cancer with law firms in...

(PRWeb October 17, 2018)

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Batta Fulkerson Law Group Takes Personal Injury Law Firm Top Honors

Batta Fulkerson Law Group voted best Personal Injury Law Firm in San Diego by readers of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

(PRWeb October 17, 2018)

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Accu-Image: The Retail Apocalypse May Pose Threats to Employees and...

As retail stores fight to compete with ecommerce and ICE increases I-9 audits, employers should be aware of potential risks and penalties relating to unsecure employee personal information and HR...

(PRWeb October 17, 2018)

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Indiana Realtor Mallorie Wilson Helping Sellers Get Homes Showroom...

Team Leader Mallorie Wilson, of Century 21 Diversified, lists the top eight surefire tips for selling a home.

(PRWeb October 17, 2018)

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California Lawyers Association Partners with Fastcase

Members Gain Free Access to Leading Legal Research Library

(PRWeb October 17, 2018)

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Maryland Workers Compensation & Personal Injury Firm: Hollie S....

The Pinder Plotkin Legal Team is pleased to announce that it has acquired the law practice of Hollie S. Cutler, Esq. in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

(PRWeb October 17, 2018)

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Immicompliance – The Best Choice For Immigration Software

Immicompliance is a comprehensive immigration case management software solution developed for streamlining the immigration practice as it scales up.

(PRWeb October 17, 2018)

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New York Medical Spa Laws Can All Be Found In One Place

Find Easy Access to New York’s Med Spa Laws With The American Med Spa Association’s Medical Aesthetic Legal Summary

(PRWeb October 16, 2018)

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Attorney Dion U. Davi Named Third Vice-President of the Justinian...

Wheaton, Illinois, Lawyer Dion Davi Will Be Chapter President in 2021.

(PRWeb October 16, 2018)

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Ideal Tax Solution Is Informing Taxpayers That The IRS Can No Longer...

The changes in how IRS tax liens are reported means Americans with tax problems may gain a higher credit score.

(PRWeb October 16, 2018)

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Portland Family Law Attorney Launches Do-it-Yourself Divorce Site:...

New platform empowers Oregon residents to file for divorce for a fraction of the cost and hassle

(PRWeb October 16, 2018)

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Tulsa Law Firm Joins Other Claims Against Massage Envy For Concealment...

The Tulsa law firm Graves McLain PLLC, in conjunction with Philadelphia law firm Laffey, Bucci, and Kent LLP, filed a petition last week alleging that Mrs. Jenny Lawless, formerly of Oklahoma, was...

(PRWeb October 16, 2018)

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Morrison & Foerster Partner John P. Carlin Authors “Dawn of the...

The book tells the inside story of how the United States learned to fight back against its enemies after the launch of a cyberwar

(PRWeb October 16, 2018)

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EraseMugshots.com Partners with Local Law Firms to Offer Expungement...

EraseMugshots.com Partners with Local Law Firms to Offer Expungement Services

(PRWeb October 16, 2018)

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Greenberg Traurig's Wendy Johnson Lario Named Among New Jersey Law...

Wendy Johnson Lario, shareholder and chair of Greenberg Traurig LLP's New Jersey Labor & Employment Practice, has been named by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of its 2018 Top Women in the...

(PRWeb October 16, 2018)

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Florida's Personal Injury Protection Insurance (PIP) Explained

Notable Florida injury lawyer Paul A. Meissner, Jr., of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. weighs in on Florida’s personal injury protection insurance (PIP) requirement.

(PRWeb October 16, 2018)

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Brawley School Road Widening to Bring Traffic to Homeowner’s Doorsteps

The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is available to explain property owners’ rights and a possible “second check”

(PRWeb October 16, 2018)

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Shearman & Sterling Continues Its Partnership with Ellevate...

Shearman & Sterling continues partnership with Ellevate Network as a part of their commitment to advancing high potential women at the firm.

(PRWeb October 16, 2018)

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Trial Attorney Terry K. Davis Files Suit in Negligence and Sexual...

Orange County personal injury attorney Terry K. Davis, of the Law Offices of Terry K. Davis, files suit on behalf of teenager who was allegedly sexually assaulted at a party.

(PRWeb October 16, 2018)

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16 Texas Charities are Finalists for the $200,000 KoonsFuller Family...

KoonsFuller Family Law today announced the names of 16 local charities in North Texas and Houston that have been selected as finalists for the KoonsFuller Family Law Foundation awards. These will be...

(PRWeb October 16, 2018)

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Cory Watson Attorneys Win Trial Victory in Fatal Hit-and-Run Lawsuit –...

Today, a Birmingham, Ala. jury found in the favor of hit-and-run victim’s family, awarding her children and family a $10 million verdict. Cory Watson Attorneys trial team consisted of Principal Jerome...

(PRWeb October 16, 2018)

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University of La Verne College of Law, Local Attorneys to Provide Free...

Law Day, which is co-sponsored by the College of Law and the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the College of Law, 320 E. D St. in Ontario.

(PRWeb October 16, 2018)

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Findmyhome Launched To Help Individuals Find the Property of Their...

FindMyHome, a comprehensive solution for property finders, has been launched to make the home and office-space finding process as simple and convenient as possible.

(PRWeb October 15, 2018)

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Retired DuPage County Judge John W. Demling Joins Mirabella, Kincaid,...

Hon. John W. Demling (Ret.) Serving Clients in Divorce, Family Law Cases

(PRWeb October 15, 2018)

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Former Prosecutor and Industry-Leading Compliance Executive Christine...

Ms. Wong further builds out MoFo’s global investigations practice; brings substantial in-house, government, and private practice experience

(PRWeb October 15, 2018)

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Greenberg Traurig’s Tomás Leonard Participates in the 24th Annual...

Tomás Leonard, a shareholder in the International Arbitration & Litigation Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, spoke at the 24th Annual U.S.-Mexico Bar Conference titled...

(PRWeb October 15, 2018)

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Mercy Corps Adds Twitter's Chief Legal Officer, Vijaya Gadde, to...

Gadde is Twitter’s Chief Legal Officer

(PRWeb October 15, 2018)

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Traffic Accident Spike Following First Edmonton Snowfall Holds a...

The Los Angeles-based personal injury law firm comments on a recent article that, while Los Angeles area residents need to make peace with the fact that the proper response to wet roads it to slow...

(PRWeb October 15, 2018)

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Sheba Vine Contributes to Health Care Compliance Professional’s Manual...

Sheba Vine, JD, CPCO, Vice President and General Counsel of First Healthcare Compliance, an attorney experienced in employment law, writes frequently on employment law matters and has contributed...

(PRWeb October 15, 2018)

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Award-Winning MSP Executive to Lead Sales and Marketing Team at Secure...

Russell Suzuki Named to Vice Presidential Post at Leading Cybersecurity Services Firm for the IT Channel

(PRWeb October 15, 2018)

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Morae Global Managing Director Heidi Rudolph Speaks on Expert Panel at...

Panel discussion also included in-house counsel from Conagra, PulteGroup and Mastercard and was moderated by Morae’s Chuki Obiyo

(PRWeb October 15, 2018)

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CourtFiling.net Expands to Offer eFiling in Los Angeles’ Superior...

Los Angeles Civil eFiling Available November 13th, 2018

(PRWeb October 15, 2018)

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Financial Poise™ Announces “Introduction to EU General Data Protection...

Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the October 22nd premiere of a new webinar, Introduction to EU General Data Protection Regulation: Planning, Implementation,...

(PRWeb October 14, 2018)

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Financial Poise™ Announces “Patent Prosecution" a New Webinar...

Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the October 16th premiere of a new webinar, Patent Prosecution, which explains how to efficiently manage those carrying out the...

(PRWeb October 14, 2018)

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Financial Poise™ Announces “Navigating Credit Agreements" a New...

Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the October 18th premiere of a new webinar, Navigating Credit Agreements, which gives a basic overview of leveraged finance...

(PRWeb October 14, 2018)

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Financial Poise™ Announces “Negotiating a Commercial Lease" a New...

Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the October 18th premiere of a new webinar, Negotiating a Commercial Lease, which highlights important considerations for the...

(PRWeb October 14, 2018)

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First-Ever Virtual Law Firm Puts Clients First

Let 2nd Law Do All the Heavy Lifting

(PRWeb October 14, 2018)

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FindMyHome Launches Website with Comprehensive Database of Rentals and...

Gurgaon based company, FindMyHome, recently launched a website to ease the pain of home buyers in the city. Integrated with a database featuring interesting properties available for rent and sale in...

(PRWeb October 12, 2018)

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Intellectual Property / Tech Law Firm Welcomes New Marketing...

McBee, Moore, Woodward & Vanik IP, LLC appoints Lauren Pogue, firm increases by 38 percent in three years

(PRWeb October 12, 2018)

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Greenberg Traurig’s Tomás Leonard Speaks at the 2nd ICC Peruvian...

Tomás Leonard, a shareholder in the International Arbitration and Litigation Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, spoke at the 2nd International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Peruvian...

(PRWeb October 12, 2018)

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Cross & Smith, LLC Announces the Creation of a New Annual College...

Cross & Smith, a Tuscaloosa law firm that handles personal injury, wrongful death and insurance cases across the State of Alabama, is proud to announce the establishment of a new annual...

(PRWeb October 12, 2018)

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Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Listed Among Top Two Illinois Law...

The annual survey was based on settlements reported to the Jury Verdict Reporter between July 2017 and June 2018 that were $500,000 or more.

(PRWeb October 12, 2018)

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Cory Watson Attorney Andrew Jones Named BBJ Rising Star Lawyer for...

Cory Watson Attorneys is pleased to announce that attorney Andrew Jones has been recognized by the Birmingham Business Journal as one of Birmingham’s “Rising Stars of Law” for 2018.

(PRWeb October 12, 2018)

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The Weil Law Group, P.A. Opens in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Specializing in civil law issues for small businesses, estate planning and tax matters, The Weil Law Group, P.A. has opened for business in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It was announced today by Jacob A....

(PRWeb October 12, 2018)

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doeLEGAL is Sponsoring The 2018 ACC Annual Meeting in Austin, TX to...

doeLEGAL will demonstrate how technology is enabling Corporate Legal to rethink data and boost legal performance up to 65%. They offer two sessions at ACC. Stop by booth 110.

(PRWeb October 11, 2018)

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Jackson Kelly PLLC and Modus Discovery Execute National Multi-Year...

Arrangement provides support for Jackson Kelly clients across the United States.

(PRWeb October 11, 2018)

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California Couple Files Faulty Brakes Lawsuit against General Motors

A California couple has filed a class action lawsuit against General Motors (GM) claiming the company allegedly installed defective braking systems in thousands of Chevrolet, Cadillac, and GMC Trucks...

(PRWeb October 11, 2018)

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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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Questions over social housing plan in Victoria and research into social drug suppliers

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Victoria is rebuilding its public housing, but could existing public housing tenants become worse off? And new research explores what we know about small time 'social' drug dealers and raises questions about how the law should deal with them.

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Law Report 9th October 2018

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Anti-abortion protesters face High Court. US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sworn in.

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Law Report 10th October 2018

Tue, 02 Oct 2018 17:46:00 +1000

Families of victims in the 911 attacks and crash of flight MH17 are pursuing legal action over their deaths.

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Should dead men become fathers?

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:07:03 +1000

In the age of Artificial Reproductive Technology extracting sperm from dead men is possible, and it happens more often than you think.

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Alan Jones defamation ruling. And why XX won't face a re-trial for murder

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Radio broadcaster Alan Jones has been ordered to pay damages of 3.7 million dollars for defaming the Wagner brothers And the High Court of Australia allowed the use of previously recorded evidence involving a man known as Dennis Bauer convicted of multiple child sex offences and in NSW, the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal appeal refused to re-try a man for murder of three indigenous children, saying there wasn't sufficient 'fresh and compelling evidence' to overturn the principle of double jeopardy.

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Calls for transparency around the use of solitary confinement in Victorian prisons

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 17:30:00 +1000

The Jesuit Social Services report, All Alone - Young Adults in the Victorian Justice System, calls for radical reforms around the use of solitary confinement.

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Economic abuse in violent relationships

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:30:00 +1000

A collaboration between a Victorian community legal centre and a family violence support service addresses the financial fall-out that often comes when escaping a violent relationship.

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MP Peter Dutton's parliamentary eligibility; The Justice Project Final Report; The first Chinese-Australian barrister

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Analysis of Peter Dutton's parliamentary eligibility under Section 44(v), some of the recommendations of the Law Council's Justice Project Final Report and the first Chinese-Australian barrister

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Electronic monitoring in the criminal justice system

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

In Australia around 1,000 people are wearing electronic monitoring ankle bracelets as a condition of either parole, bail, home detention or extended supervision orders. Do they deter further crimes and how reliable is the technology?

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Is it possible to be hired or fired without any human interaction? Meet the man who was fired by an automated system.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Meet the man fired by an automated system.

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South Australia's workers compensation legislation treats psychiatric and physical injuries very differently. Also a look at the latest Currency Press Platform Paper on the welfare of performance artists

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Workers compensation for psychiatric injuries in South Australia. Performance artists, the ultimate gig economy workers.

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Balancing freedom of religion and freedom from religion

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Edited highlights of an expert panel debating whether our laws strong enough to protect people who hold sincere religious beliefs.

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NSW Supreme Court decision on Colleen McCullough's estate; What follows Malaysia's miracle moment?

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

NSW Supreme Court judge rules that popular Australian author Colleen McCullough's estate belongs to widower. And Malaysian civil and women's rights activist Ivy Josiah on building robust institutions following the landslide victory of former strongman, now reformist leader, Mahathir Mohamad.

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Facebook faces potential Australian law suit over data breach

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

There have been reports social media network Facebook is facing multiple lawsuits on behalf of users whose personal data was improperly leaked to Cambridge Analytica. Its next legal challenge could take place here in Australia.

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Who’s responsible when someone dies at work? A senate inquiry is looking at the prevention, investigation and prosecution of industrial deaths in Australia.

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

How does the law prevent deaths at work?

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Crop Houses and stopping the cycle of drug addiction and offending

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Cannabis grow house syndicates are rampant across Australia. And former addicts helping to break the cycle of drug addiction and drug related crime.

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Canadian university loses right to open law school and Portugal's policy on drugs and addiction

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Freedom of religion versus equal rights is tested in the Canadian and US Supreme Courts, and Portugal's unique approach to drug addiction.

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Two important decisions on defamation. Getting into rough legal waters on holiday cruises

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Australian courts have ruled on two prominent defamation cases, Rebel Wilson v Bauer and Milorad Trkulja v Google. And what laws apply if something goes wrong when travelling on a holiday cruise in international waters?

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Tips for Beauty salons to support clients who experience family violence; Victorian Supreme Court responds to legal costs blowout

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

An innovative program HaiR-3R's aims to help hairdressers recognise and support Victorian clients who may be experiencing family violence. Also on the program, what is a reasonable legal fee in a relatively straightforward wills and estate case? A Victorian Supreme Court Judge had some strong words to say in a dispute about lawyers costs.

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When can authorities seize your mobile device?

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Can Border Patrol demand your mobile devices at an airport without a warrant? In the US, this question may go to the Supreme Court, but in Australia, the laws are very clear. And what powers do police have to search and seize on suburban streets?

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Inside the Jury Room part four: Juror misbehaviour

Tue, 29 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Jurors can misbehave, threatening the right to a fair trial in many ways: Google searches; social media rants, contacting an accused, visiting a crime scene, even playing Sudoku in the jury box. How do we convince jurors to follow the rules?

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Inside the Jury Room part three: Juror bias

Tue, 22 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

When juries retire to the deliberation room, should they leave all of their personal beliefs and prejudices at the door? And is this even possible?

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Inside the Jury Room part two: Juror stress

Tue, 15 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Hearing and seeing gruesome evidence in criminal trials can take a terrible toll on jurors, sometimes leading to stress and trauma. What harm can juror stress then cause trials? And what can we do to minimise its impact?

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Inside the Jury Room part one: The Ouija board jurors

Tue, 08 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

It’s the most notorious case ever of jury misbehaviour. In the 1994 double murder trial of Stephen Young, drunk jurors used a Ouija board to ask the murder victims, "who killed you?". But is there more to this story than just hapless, irresponsible jurors?

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Extradition processes in the 21st century and Victoria parliament soon to debate treaty advancing legislation

Tue, 01 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Victoria introduces legislation to enable treaty negotiations. Do extradition laws need to evolve?

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Over-medication in aged care and blockchain contracts

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Examining the laws governing the use of anti-psychotic and other drugs to sedate residents in aged-care facilities in the US and Australia. And smart contracts are an emerging area of the law, but exactly what are they and what happens if they go rogue?

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Space law in the 21st century

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Corporations, as well as nations are venturing into space for satellite technology, mining even tourism. Are the laws created over fifty years ago up to speed in this new space race?

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Commonwealth Redress Scheme restrictions and South African jailed for racist tirade

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Why will some survivors of institutional sexual abuse be locked out of the Commonwealth Redress Scheme? And when using a really offensive word in South Africa multiple times lands you in jail.

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Anne Buist on writing her life's work

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Perinatal psychiatrist Anne Buist is a women's mental health advocate and expert witness who works with protective services, and as an expert witness in the courts, in cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide and murder. She is also a novelist who explores many of the darker aspects of her work in fiction.

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Seeking compensation for family violence and chat bot wills

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

There are a number of avenues for those seeking compensation for family violence including the civil courts but at least one state, a mechanism for assisting survivors with compensation has come under criticism. And a South Australian law firm is selling chatbot generated wills for $150. How different is it from the will kits purchased from a newsagency, what are the safeguards and is it a way of providing a much needed service in remote communities?

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Defamation in Australia and modern warfare and challenges for IHL

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

A study finds that that the rich and famous are not the your usual plaintiffs when it comes to defamation cases. Nor are media companies the usual suspects when it comes to defending defamation claims. And in a time of conflict, defining what constitutes a cyber attack, a potential act of war, is tricky. So is international humanitarian law keeping up with the new battlefields of the 21st century?

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Debt and road tolls: the dilemma and solutions

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Toll fines are one of the major issues dealt with in Victorian and Queensland courts, with some debts as high as $200,000. Why are such massive debts accrued and what can be done about it?

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Do the walls have ears? Smart devices, privacy and the law

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

The Internet of Things are those objects that are connected to the web, such as home appliances, fitness or health devices, even some toys. But there is a dark side to this clever connectivity and data collection.

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ACT's unique approach to Family Violence Orders

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 17:30:00 +1100

In the ACT, mediation is mandatory if you are seeking a permanent order to keep a violent ex partner away. How does it work and how successful is this unique system?

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Neighbourhood tree disputes and the law

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Disputes between neighbours over trees are as common as they are personal, and can get so bad that some property owners sell up to avoid conflict.

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Damning report on treatment of prisoners with disabilities; The 'slayer rule' and elder abuse

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Human Rights Watch reports that prisoners with disabilities in Queensland and WA are particularly at risk of neglect and abuse. Also on the program, could an expanded American style 'slayer law', be a way to deter elder abuse?

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Federal court declares 'Dr Droop' bankrupt; Jewish divorce, the complicated nexus between religious and secular law

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:30:00 +1100

After mulitiple run ins with regulators, the man behind the 'bonk longer' billboards has been declared bankrupt. And Gett recalcitrance, that's when a Jewish marriage falls apart and one spouse refuses to grant a religious divorce.

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Lloyd Rayney's defamation win and an alternative to medical negligence litigation

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

It's the second largest defamation damages payout in Australia. Why did the WA Supreme Court award Lloyd Rayney $2.6 million? Also, 'open disclosure', an alternative to costly and stressful medical malpractice lawsuits.

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Australia and early settler law

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

From the capital offence of stealing food to property rights and cases involving swine, an insight into how the First Fleeters managed to create what is now considered 'the land of the fair go'.

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Australia's first school lawyer

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Meet the first in-house school lawyer in Australia. Vincent Shin provides legal advice to students and their families who attend a Victorian school.

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Health Justice Partnerships

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Health Justice Partnerships provide legal help to hospital patients. We look at the collaboration between three major hospitals and Inner Melbourne Community Legal.

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South Australia's Gambling Court

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

A visit to the first court in Australia to deal with criminal offenders with a gambling addiction.

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A civics education

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +1100

A tour of Canberra exploring Australian democracy with St Kilda Primary School grade six students.

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Restorative Justice

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Only a small percentage of sexual assaults are reported to police and only a small percentage lead to a conviction. The South East Centre Against Sexual Assault is addressing the needs of survivors in a different way.

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Questions over Commonwealth Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional sexual abuse

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +1100

There are concerns that the Commonwealth Redress Scheme, one of the key recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, will never get off the ground.

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US Supreme Court hears Masterpiece Cakeshop case, Australia's Family Court rules on children seeking gender reassignment and celebraties and defamation law

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +1100

In this program, the US Supreme Court hears arguments for and against a baker refusing to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple. Also, The Family Court rules that Transgender children no longer need a judge's for permission to have irreversible medical treatment, and in light of the allegations about Don Burke's inappropriate behavior over many, many years, we ask are Australia's defamation laws too restrictive?

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Sentencing models in the UK and Australia

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Sentencing is a complex and controversial area, where there are constant debates over how best to ensure transparency and consistancy. What models best help judges make informed decisions?

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Australia's prescription opioid crisis

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Overdose deaths from prescription pharmaceuticals now outstrip overdose deaths from heroin. But just who is getting addicted to prescription opioids — and what can be done?

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HCA rules on prenup and US Opioid crisis

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court of Australia unanimously agreed that a pre-nup signed between a Gold Coast Property developer and his fiancee was not fair or reasonable. And in 2016, 60,000 American deaths are linked to opoids. What are the regulations and policies to tackle the crisis?

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Acquired Brain Injury and the criminal justice system

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Hear first hand experiences from former prisoners living with ABI. They are part of a project advocating for people Acquired Brain Injuries, a group who are massively over-represented in the criminal justice system.

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Kroll CEO Statement

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:40:36 -0400

"Kroll is a robust, international business -- the largest in the risk mitigation and investigations industry -- and the gold standard for investigations, with over 2,000 employees across 53 offices in 28 countries. We have been in the computer forensics business for decades, and our team includes professionals from the highest levels of cyber law enforcement agencies, including the FBI. We offer the full spectrum of cyber security solutions with laboratories around the world. Additionally, we have global data analytics capabilities, operating five data centers on four continents through which we provide structured and unstructured data analytics services. When confronted with legal and business challenges, our clients know where to turn, and we look forward to providing them the same unparalleled service they have come to expect for years to come." -- Kroll CEO Emanuele Conti

 

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The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

Fri, 04 May 2012 15:17:06 -0400

If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am Law Daily.

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Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:59:23 -0400

The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.

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Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:03:57 -0400

Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.

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Covington Takes Lead on Pair of Health Care Deals as Sector Stays Hot

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:23:15 -0400

Two transactions announced Monday--Thomson Reuters's $1.25 billion sale of its health care unit to a Veritas Capital affiliate, and AstraZeneca's $1.26 billion acquisition of Ardea Biosciences--generated assignments for Covington & Burling, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Paul Hastings.

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Fenwick, Covington Advise as Facebook Snags Chunk of AOL Patent Portfolio From Microsoft

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:32:03 -0400

The social networking leader and the software giant turn to familiar firms for representation on a $550 million deal involving intellectual property assets.

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D.C. Dewey Partner Heads to Allen & Overy

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:43:31 -0400

Project finance partner Gregory Smith's departure for Allen & Overy pushes Dewey & LeBoeuf's partner losses so far this year to an even 70.

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The Careerist: Latham & Watkins's Women Go Back to the Kitchen

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:10:44 -0400

Will master classes in canapé making help women in business development? Latham's London office seems to think so.

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Dealmaker of the Week: Iain Wagstaff of Linklaters

Sun, 22 Apr 2012 12:38:39 -0400

Wagstaff and fellow M&A partner Marc Loy, respectively, led the Linklaters teams in London and Paris advising multinational utility GDF Suez on its $10.8 billion acquisition of the stake in Britain’s International Power that GDF does not already own.

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Amid Bankruptcy Reports, Dewey Says It’s Eyeing All Options; Greenberg Confirms Possible Interest

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:30:00 -0400

The drama swirling around Dewey & LeBoeuf took a new turn Friday when Greenberg Traurig said it has had "preliminary discussions relating to lawyers at Dewey & LeBoeuf," but has "made no commitments" nor "reached agreements." The statement came on the heels of reports that Dewey leaders are considering a prepackaged bankruptcy plan in order to keep intact what remains of the rapidly shrinking firm.

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Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Announces Ruth A. Schoenmeyer's Admission to ACREL

Mon, 07 May 2018 21:15:03 GMT

Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, a national real estate law firm with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles, is proud to announce partner Ruth A. Schoenmeyer's recent admission into the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).

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J2advisors and Liebman Group Announce Strategic Partnership

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 20:04:17 GMT

J2advisors and Liebman Group are pleased to announce their strategic partnership.

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We'll Be Attending the Mass Torts Made Perfect Convention

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:03:23 GMT

Partners Russell C. Friedman, Bruce M. Klein and David J. Zwerling from The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP will be attending the Mass Tort Convention to be held April 11-13, 2018 at The Wynn, Las Vegas, NV.

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Morae Global Announces New Southwest Director Jon Gross

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 15:32:36 GMT

Morae Global is pleased to announce and welcome Jon Gross as Southwest Director of Sales.

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DUKE EDRM Releases Agenda for 2018 Workshop, May 23-25 at Duke University

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 17:55:19 GMT

Workshop to Focus on TAR and GDPR Projects and Introduce New Initiatives in Electronic Discovery

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Zapproved®'s Market-Leading Legal Hold Pro® Software Achieves FedRAMP "In Process" Status

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:22:01 GMT

Zapproved LLC, the leading e-discovery software provider for managing corporate litigation readiness, announced today that is has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) "In Process" status.

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Qualmet to Participate in the 2018 National Bar Association Gateway to Success Conference

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:11:47 GMT

CEO James Beckett to moderate the opening session, "The Pitch and Book of Business – Get the Most of the Outside Counsel and Corporate Counsel Relationship"

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Women Owned Law Celebrates First Full Year

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:00:00 GMT

WOL Has Grown Into A Nationally Recognized Group Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in the Law

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Personalised Immigration Guidance Now Freely Available In Minutes With New Visa Wizard

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:36:58 GMT

Immigration Advice Service has now launched their all-new Visa Wizard: an online resource which asks the individual a selection of questions, processes their answers and generates a detailed, tailored solution to their personal immigration issues.

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Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Welcomes Attorney Arthur Zittell

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 04:02:35 GMT

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP (FCOP), Ventura County's largest law firm, recently announced that attorney Arthur Zittell has joined the firm.

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