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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How broken windows policing changed the legal landscape in ‘Misdemeanorland’How broken windows policing changed the legal landscape in ‘Misdemeanorland’

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

As violent crime in New York City peaked from 1988-1991, policy makers were desperate for ways to combat and prevent it. In 1994, a new theory was embraced by the NYPD: that by controlling low-level “quality-of-life” violations like vandalism, noise complaints, traffic violations and aggressive panhandling, the police would ward off violent crime and more serious property crimes. Violent crime numbers had already begun to dip, but now misdemeanor arrests shot up, pulling in tens of thousands of people with no prior criminal record. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Prof. Issa Kohler-Hausmann explains to the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles the impact this change in tactics had for New York City police, courts and residents, and discusses her new book, “Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing.”

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Lawyerist Podcast : #169: A Recipe for Affordable Legal Services, with Patrick Palace

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

In this episode, we're joined by Patrick Palace to talk about how we—as a profession—can help make legal services affordable to all consumers.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon: Legal Technology Trends with Nita Sanger

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:01:53 +0000

As the various Global Legal Hackathon teams submitted their projects, legal technology trends emerged. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to Wolters Kluwer’s Head of Innovation Nita Sanger about some of these trends like artificial intelligence, blockchain, and machine learning. They discuss the client pain points these technologies could address and the importance of hiring innovation experts experienced in these particular areas.

Nita Sanger is the Global Head of Innovation at Wolters Kluwer where she is responsible for accelerating the division’s global innovation strategy.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon: Final Judges Panel

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:53:38 +0000

Meet the illustrious judges on the Global Legal Hackathon panel! In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to Michal Paprocki, George Beaton, and Leo Elduayen about the technology trends they see both in the hackathon and in the legal industry at large. They discuss the growing importance of client perspectives, the democratization of justice, and common issues that weren’t addressed at the hackathon this year.

Michal Paprocki is a general manager at ING Tech Poland where he is a C-level IT executive with 15 years' experience in creating and managing IT technology centre.

Dr. George Beaton is a partner in Beaton Capital and an associate professor at the University of Melbourne.

Leo Elduayen is a lawyer, RegTech consultant, and co-founder and COO of Koibanx.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon: Making Connections Worldwide

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:20:31 +0000

The Global Legal Hackathon wasn’t simply about creating legal solutions, it was about bringing together a global community dedicated to innovation and technology. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to David Fisher, co-founder of the Global Legal Hackathon, and Dera Nevin about how they used the #ToTheMars Tour to build community and connect groups working on similar products. They also discuss Global Legal Hackathon 2019, which aims to be bigger and better.

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

Dera Nevin is the global ambassador for legal technology for the Global Legal Hackathon and an accomplished e-Discovery lawyer and consultant with a focus on strategic process and technology initiatives.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Global Legal Hackathon Finalists: Spicekit

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:53:54 +0000

As corruption and deception within large companies seems to grow, it feels like there’s a lot to be angry about but not a lot that can be done to stop it. Global Legal Hackathon finalist Spicekit enables people to turn their anger into action. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Laurence Colletti talks to the team behind Spicekit about their platform which allows collective legal action through the vehicle of class actions. They discuss what inspired their project, how the technology works, and even how they came up with the name Spicekit.

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Workers Comp Matters : Changes to Workers Comp Coverage in the Political Climate

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:56:10 +0000

In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to Rick Victor about the major changes the workers compensation system has experienced and the new conflicts injured workers are dealing with. They also look to the future and attempt to interpret how the appeal of Obamacare, the labor shortage, and the current immigration policies will affect the workers’ comp industry.

In 1983, Dr. Richard Victor founded the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) in Cambridge, MA and directed its growth until 2016.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon Finalists: 2Sign

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:54:46 +0000

Sometimes, keeping a deal intact requires more than just a handshake. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to the team behind 2Sign, an app that will allow the average person to use contracts without requiring a lawyer. They discuss the kinds of simple agreements the app formalizes and the technical challenges they faced when creating this app.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Global Legal Hackathon Finalists: Decoding Law and INCO-herent

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:16:54 +0000

An important part of communication is understanding all the terms, but this can be challenging, especially in the legal industry. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to the teams behind Decoding Law and INCO-herent about their projects and how they’re making difficult terms more accessible. Decoding Law is a plugin that makes legislation easier to read by defining terms and providing sentence structure analysis. INCO-herent clarifies international shipping terms by bringing unified terms into a blockchain network.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Global Legal Hackathon Finalists: Helpself

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:55:01 +0000

Global Legal Hackathon finalist Helpself commonly referred to as the “TurboTax for expungements,” specifically automating the expungement process for marijuana cases. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to the team behind Helpself about how they’re providing access to expungement forms and the filing process via an easy to use, step by step process. They also discuss how this same technology could be used in other areas of law besides marijuana use.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Global Legal Hackathon Finalists: Sondier.ai

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:07:18 +0000

Reaching a consensus in a legal dispute like divorce can sometimes seem impossible, but Global Legal Hackathon finalist Sondier.ai addressed this issue head on. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to the team behind Sonder.ai about how their consensus-finding engine works and how it ultimately simplifies the negotiation process. They also discuss the next steps for the project so work can continue even after the hackathon ends.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Global Legal Hackathon Finalists: LexLucid and LemonAid

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:22:30 +0000

What do Denver, Colorado, and Lagos, Nigeria, have in common? They both have finalists participating in the Global Legal Hackathon. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to teams LexLucid and LemonAid about their projects, the challenges they faced, and how they are making their ideas a reality. For team LemonAid from Lagos, Nigeria, their focus is on facilitating access to justice for pre-trial inmates. For LexLucid, they aim to translate various terms of service so that they are more accessible to the average person.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Global Legal Hackathon Finalists: Apresente-se and ANIKA

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:43:30 +0000

From relieving Brazilian prisons to providing online legal services for free, the Global Legal Hackathon finalists have addressed a plethora of legal problems. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Laurence Colletti talks to the teams behind Apresente-se and ANIKA about their experience creating these new technologies and what makes their particular projects special. Coming up with industry-changing technology is a lot of work too so the teams also talk about how they balance their full-time jobs with creating legal solutions for the hackathon.

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Digital Detectives : Fastcase’s Artificial Intelligence Sandbox

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:20:48 +0000

As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more prevalent and useful, most industries are looking for ways it can benefit them; law firms are lagging behind in dedicating the time and resources to make AI work for them. In this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Ed Walters about AI Sandbox, Fastcase’s new artificial intelligence initiative that aims to encourage firms’ experimentation with AI. They discuss common AI projects law firms are working on and why AI is just now beginning to take root in the legal industry even after many years of budding popularity.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Global Legal Hackathon Finalists: Revealu

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:27:18 +0000

Law firms across the world are scrambling to ensure they are well prepared to deal with the new European GDPR data protection regulations. But who’s standing up for the data rights of individuals? In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Alex Muncey talks to the Revealu team about their product which requests data footprint information from companies like Facebook. Stay tuned to hear how it works and where they are looking to take it next.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Global Legal Hackathon: Innovation in Israel

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 22:34:40 +0000

As part of the Global Legal Hackathon, Israel participated in the country’s first legal hackathon which could herald positive change for the country’s legal industry. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, host Aileen Schultz and guest Esther Dediashvili discuss raising awareness about the benefits of technology in Israel and the role the hackathon played in developing tangible solutions to the legal industry’s biggest problems. They also discuss a follow-up event that aims to keep the innovative energy active and what Esther’s looking for as a judge in the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon.

Esther Dediashvili is legal knowledge manager and head of legal technology implementation at Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co (FBC & Co), one of the largest law firms in Israel.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Global Legal Hackathon: Bringing Blockchain to Kenya

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:51:53 +0000

The U.S. isn’t the only country where blockchain could change banking for the better. In this report from On The Road at the final round of the Global Legal Hackathon, hosts Alex Muncey and Amy Braunz talk to Paul Wambua about building trust into the banking system in Kenya using mobile technology and blockchain. They discuss the innovations Paul has seen at the Global Legal Hackathon and obstacles Kenya could face in the implementation of new technology, such as creating awareness among the masses and building a solid legal framework.

Paul Wambua is the executive director with Duis Group Africa, an investment fund that serves credit unions in Africa.

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The Legal Toolkit : How to Vet Outside Counsel and Other Lessons from Corporate Lawyers

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:55:54 +0000

In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia and guest-host Cash Butler talk to Debbie Hoffman and Jeremy Potter about how they run an effective corporate legal department. They go into detail about implementing technology, measuring the value of legal services, and their vetting process for outside counsel. They also discuss working with small law firms and address the question of how small is too small to hire?

Debbie Hoffman is the co-founder and CEO of Symmetry Blockchain Advisors.

Jeremy Potter joined Quicken Loans in 2016 as an associate counsel in the Legal Department.

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

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : How Microsoft's Changes could Affect Windows and other Products

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:14:24 +0000

Haunted by the negative impact of some of their past decisions, Microsoft has decided to refocus their efforts on cloud-based technology. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the reorganization of Microsoft and the implications of their shift in focus. They also share tips for unsubscribing from pesky emails and what makes a newsletter worth receiving. 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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Law Technology Now : Moneyball for Lawyers: Changing the Game with Analytics

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:14:37 +0000

The use of analytics has permeated into various industries, from baseball to banking, but could it be invaluable to lawyers as well? In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Bob Ambrogi talks to Josh Becker from Lex Machina about legal analytics, machine learning, and the impact these new technologies will have on the legal industry. They discuss the various uses of data analytics and machine learning for lawyers including showcasing expertise, determining strategy, and mining data.

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

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New Solo : How to Own your Niche

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:58:12 +0000

Starting your own solo practice in a competitive area is hard enough; raising five kids while running your business is even harder. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to Bill Galione about how he combined research, personal interest, and passion to establish a niche within personal injury law. He also shares how he balances caring for five kids on top of his solo practice, which could potentially qualify as another kid.

Bill Galione, founding attorney for The Galione Law Firm, has been practicing personal injury law for more than 20 years.

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

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:29:48 +0000

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. On April 1, 2001 the U.S. first observed Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) nationally, and in 2009, President Obama was the first United States president to proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi joins attorney Carly N. Mee, the interim executive director at SurvJustice and attorney Colby Bruno from the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) to spotlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and discuss creating awareness and assisting those who are victims of sexual assault.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : That’s the Ticket: Smart Contracts in the Ticketing Industry

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:56:12 +0000

Could smart contracts be the secret to buying tickets without the convenience fee? In this report from On The Road at TechLaw.Fest 2018, host Andrew Arruda talks to Ashton Addison about the purpose and benefits of smart contracts both generally and in the ticketing industry specifically. They also discuss the challenges smart contract technology will face before mainstream adoption.

Ashton Addison is a business degree graduate, entrepreneur, and digital enthusiast and the founder EventChain.io a Smart Ticketing platform on the Ethereum blockchain.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #168: A New Direction for Lawyerist, with Stephanie Everett

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

In this episode with Stephanie Everett, our Community Director, we talk about the big picture of what we [Lawyerist] are trying to do, how the various pieces like the ScorecardInsider, and Lab fit in, and what the one-year road map looks like for Lab members.

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The Digital Edge : The Lean Law Firm

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:52:44 +0000

Lean is a business methodology that’s used by Nike, Toyota, and even John Deere, but what does being a lean organization look like for law firms? In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Larry Port and Dave Maxfield, authors of The Lean Law Firm, about what running a lean law firm looks like and the first steps to adopting lean techniques. They also address common misperceptions about the methodology and share some key takeaways of the book, such as seeing your law firm as a system and having the bravery to experiment.

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.

For over 20 years, Dave Maxfield has represented individual consumers in cases against banks, credit reporting agencies, debt collectors, and insurance companies.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : The Law Firm Journey: From Survival Mode to Stage One Business

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:23:16 +0000

Just like any other kind of journey, the adventure of starting a law firm has to begin somewhere. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Lea Ann Sterling about her experience starting a successful law firm before practice management tools became popular. She discusses the importance of getting advice from reliable experts about things like technology and bookkeeping and how to find such help. She also shares the tools she uses to maintain a successful practice, like surveys that measure customer satisfaction and marketing videos.

Lea Ann Sterling has been the founder and managing attorney of Sterling Law since 2001.

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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : Crush

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

The Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010 was an animal cruelty prevention law aimed at videos showing women in high heels crushing small animals. While the law took aim at these videos, it ended up being used to target Robert Stevens instead. United States v. Stevens is a landmark case that may be the most important First Amendment decision of the 21st Century so far, but not many people have heard of it. It centers around Robert Stevens, a pit bull enthusiast who was charged with violating the crush video law in March 2004. The case eventually led the Supreme Court to make an important clarification about how we decide what speech is protected under the First Amendment.

In this episode of Make No Law, the First Amendment Podcast by Popehat.com, host Ken White examines United States v. Stevens and the question of whether the government can continually come to the Supreme Court with potential exceptions to the First Amendment. The episode features input from Marc Randazza, a nationally-known First Amendment and intellectual property attorney. It also examines other relevant cases including New York v. Ferber, a 1982 case in which the Supreme Court decided that the government could punish distribution of child pornography even if it didn’t meet the Miller test for obscenity.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #167: 4 Law Firm Improvements, with Lori Gonzalez

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

In this episode, we talk with Lori Gonzalez about how to improve your law firm with the simplest of legal technology tools. We cover Lori's approach to using documentation processes, mailing resources, password managers, and different communication channels to boost productivity and efficiency.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Roe v. Wade had a broader impact than the public realizes, says author of 'Beyond Abortion'

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

In the 45 years since Roe v. Wade was decided, it has been a focal point for both anti-abortion and pro-abortion rights groups. But the opinion in the 1973 case has also been used by activists of liberal, libertarian and conservative ideologies to develop privacy arguments for issues ranging from access to experimental drugs to euthanasia to personal data security to sex worker rights. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles speaks with Mary Ziegler, author of the new book Beyond Abortion: Roe v. Wade and the Battle for Privacy. Ziegler discusses what Roe v. Wade's legacy has been, and how it advanced–or failed to advance–Americans' right to privacy.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Harrowing World Of Cybersecurity

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 18:09:50 +0000

Elie and Joe chat with Joshua Lenon, Clio Lawyer-in-Residence, about global cybersecurity threats and what lawyers can do about them -- for both themselves and their clients. We also discuss potty training philosophies, so if you're looking for guidance on that, Elie has you covered.

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Law Technology Now : The Life of a Startup: From Idea to Sale

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 19:32:56 +0000

Starting a startup is only the beginning. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Alma Asay about how she started and sold her legal technology startup and her experience working with lawyers as clients. She also discusses working as a woman in the male-dominated industry of legal tech and shares what she believes will bring more women into the business.

Alma Asay is the chief innovation officer at Integreon and was formerly the founder and CEO of Allegory, a cloud-based litigation management tool.

Special thanks to our sponsor,Thomson Reuters.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Outgoing Adobe GC witnessed changes that digitization, globalization wrought

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Mike Dillon has seen a lot change over his career as general counsel to some of the nation’s largest technology companies. Working for Silver Spring Networks, Sun Microsystems and, most recently, Adobe Systems, he witnessed firsthand how digitization and globalization affected the operation and practice of a general counsel’s office. In this episode of the Legal Rebels podcast, he speaks with the ABA Journal's Jason Taschea about his work.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Answer1.

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@theBar : The Love and Divorce Edition

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this Edition, hosts Jon Amarilio and Jennifer Byrne talk with Chicago-based divorce practitioners from two of the city’s most prominent domestic relations law firms, Miles Beermann, of Beermann, Pritikin, Mirabelli & Swerdove LLP, and Kimberly Cook, of Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck, about the state of marriage and divorce in the U.S., and their experiences on the front lines representing clients in the contentious area of divorce and family law. Miles and Kim also share their thoughts on how they (hypothetically) would have handled some of the issues that came up in recently well publicized celebrity divorce cases, including the “Brangelina” and Johnny Depp divorces.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #166: Conspiracy and Resilience, with Ryan Holiday

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Ryan Holiday joins us this week to talk about the big takeaways for lawyers from the Gawker-Hulk Hogan lawsuit and how lawyers can learn resilience from modern stoicism.

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New Solo : Splitting the Difference: How to Change Locations

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 21:13:42 +0000

In December 2015, Barbara Leach shared how she managed to split office resources without causing office drama. In this follow-up episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to Barbara about how to effectively separate after sharing an office with another firm. She also shares tips on hiring and what she does to create a supportive and creative work environment for her coworkers.

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

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

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The Paralegal Voice : Transitioning from a Law Firm to Government

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 20:04:04 +0000

The transition from a law firm into a corporate or federal legal position can seem like a big leap but it may not be as intimidating as it seems on the outside. In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Andrea Grabow about her experience as a government employee, what law firm knowledge has prepared her for her current position, and what was challenging about the transition from law firm to government. Andrea also shares advice for paralegals interested in making the switch. 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.

Andrea Grabow is a certified paralegal stationed at the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Special thanks to our sponsors NALAThomson Reuters Firm Central, and ServeNow.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Safe Ways to Use Facebook

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 19:10:32 +0000

Facebook and its relationship with Cambridge Analytica have swept through the news and sparked questions about whether Facebook can be trusted with your information. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss why deleting Facebook altogether might be unrealistic and tricks that will help make your Facebook account more secure. They also talk about Instagram and how it both is and isn’t a reliable alternative to Facebook. 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 : Should We Regulate Video Game Violence?

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 18:09:56 +0000

In a world of iPhones, social media, video games, and the latest technology, teenagers and children are captivated by the allure of media and technology. After the recent school shooting in Florida, the topic of video game violence and its impact on children and teenagers was addressed at a listening session at the White House. In searching for answers behind the shooting, President Trump suggested that violent video games be regulated.

In the 2011 Supreme Court ruling of Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, it was decided that California law restricting sales of violent video games to minors violated the right to free speech. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi join Cheryl Olson, internationally-known researcher on video game violence, and Professor Kevin W. Saunders, author of the book Violence as Obscenity: Limiting the Media's First Amendment Protection, to discuss regulation of video game violence, the Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association 2011 ruling, the Supreme Court, and the impact of video games on children and teenagers.

Cheryl K. Olson is an internationally known expert on using media to change behavior (promoting mental and physical health) and effects of electronic media on children. Cheryl co-founded the Center for Mental Health and Media at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Professor Kevin W. Saunders is the Charles Clarke Chair in Constitutional Law at Michigan State University College of Law. Professor Saunders is the author of two books, “Violence as Obscenity: Limiting the Media's First Amendment Protection and “Saving Our Children from the First Amendment.”

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Digital Detectives : Ethical Misadventures in E-Discovery

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 20:49:04 +0000

“It’s all too easy to step off a precipice without ever realizing you were on a precipice.” - Sharon Nelson

The field of e-discovery is constantly changing, and there are many new and old ways to get into trouble as a litigator. In this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek discuss some of the most common reasons lawyers run into e-discovery ethics issues, including social media, Yelp reviews, document manipulation, and “hiding the ball” by giving opposing counsel too much data. And negligence is no excuse; if you’re not qualified for the discovery needs of the case, Sharon and John explain, you must get the education, hire a competent lawyer, or decline representation. They also go over a bunch of high-profile examples and talk about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25th, 2018.

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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Workers Comp Matters : Technology's Impact on the Future of the Labor Force

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:01:19 +0000

The definition of employee might not be as clear cut as you would think. In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to Erica Groshen, head of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about the trends that characterize the future of the U.S. workforce and how robotics and artificial intelligence will also have an impact on employment. Some of the trends they discuss include the fuzzy definition of what an employee is, a growing gig economy, and independent contractors versus traditional employment.

Erica L. Groshen is a visiting senior scholar at the ILR School of Cornell University, and served as the 14th Commissioner of Labor Statistics from January 2013 to January 2017.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : Georgia Valued Policy Law

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Attorney addresses Georgia Valued Policy Law and the impact on various states, jurisdictions and claims.

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

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Approaching Access to Justice with a Designer's Mindset

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:03:54 +0000

Does the access to justice problem need a design solution? At Stanford’s Legal Design Lab, Margaret Hagan and her colleagues use human-centered design and technology to create innovative solutions for legal services. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to Margaret about the use of design thinking to help close the access to justice gap. Together they discuss what design thinking’s methodology is and its application in legal structures, the importance of centering technology around the human experience, and how lawyers can incorporate a creative and empathetic mindset to their work.They also discuss the limitations of technology when it comes to effective communication.

Margaret Hagan is a fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession and a lecturer at Stanford’s Design School.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #165: Designing New Criminal Defense Options, with Jennifer Gerstenzang

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:30:00 +0000

This week Jennifer Gerstenzang joins us to talk about her innovative legal coaching and family advocacy services.

Surrounded by stellar ​criminal defense ​attorneys as a child, ​Jennifer ha​s​ always respected and understood the value of personal freedom and the Constitution's protections​. After her time at the San Diego Public Defender's Office, where she worked with people struggling to navigate the criminal justice system, she opened her own boutique criminal defense firm, Gerstenzang Law, in Encinitas, CA.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Physical Security and Workplace Violence

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:17:53 +0000

While you hope to never experience workplace violence, it’s important to know what to do in such a situation. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk to Deputy M. Dean Crump about the different kinds of workplace violence and the importance of training employees to handle these issues properly. They discuss how to safely deal with terminations, physical security measures, and how to prepare for an active shooter situation.

Dean Crump is the deputy sheriff for Leon County Sheriff's Office.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Filling in the Gaps: Freelance Lawyers to the Rescue

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 17:24:36 +0000

For growing solo and small firms, deciding when to use billable resources to hire new employees can be a challenge. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Greg Garman about when firms should hire freelance lawyers to help them fill in the gaps. They discuss the benefits and functions of freelance lawyers, like providing different levels of expertise and freeing up a firm’s time.

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

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

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : How firms can encourage mental, emotional and physical fitness

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Wellness is not just about eating health food and exercising, Jolene Park tells the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward in this episode of Asked Answered. It’s also getting enough time to relax, getting enough sleep and not being stressed out about your job or finances–and employers can play a big role in all of those things.
Park is the founder of Healthy Discoveries, a corporate wellness company. She says that something to consider when creating employee wellness programs is that people respond more positively when their actions make them feel better, as opposed to when they’re scared into eating better or working out more. A big part of wellness is being kind to yourself, and managers can go a long way in helping the people they supervise recognize that people need to recharge; everything is not always going to be perfect; and making a mistake is not the end of the world.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Is Reddit a Business Tool?

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:31:49 +0000

Reddit claims to be the front page of the internet but what does that look like and how does it apply to lawyers and other business professionals? In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about Reddit, what it is, and how you can and should use it as a tool in your business.

In the audience question section, Dennis and Tom answer an audio question about cybersecurity for solo and small firms from ABA president-elect Bob Carlson. 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 : Uncovering the secret history of how corporations gained their civil rights

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000

When we think of civil rights movements, the first to spring to mind might be the battles against African-American segregation or for women's suffrage. But one of the longest, most successful–and least-known–of these movements in America has been made on behalf of corporations. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Prof. Adam Winkler, author of We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights, shares what he learned from his investigation into how corporations have achieved constitutional protections ranging from the right to sue and be sued, to individual rights like religious liberty protections and freedom of speech.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #164: Ethically Problematic Marketing Strategies, with Megan Zavieh

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:30:00 +0000

This week, Megan Zavieh joins us to discuss the byzantine advertising rules imposed on lawyers. Plus, we also talk about her new chatbot and podcast, Lawyers Gone Ethical.

Megan is a lawyer for lawyers—she represents California attorneys facing ethics investigations and prosecutions. She also writes, speaks, and now hosts a podcast on legal ethics issues, as well as advises lawyers who want to incorporate into their practice new methods of delivering legal services.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Authors of ABA TECHSHOW

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:26:07 +0000

It’s hard enough to be a lawyer, much less a lawyer and a writer, but people have done actually been successful at doing both at the same time. In this report from On The Road at ABA TECHSHOW 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to lawyers/authors Larry Port, Zachary Bambacht, Maria Barbera, Tom Mighell, Dennis Kennedy, and Dave Maxfield about their books and how they have balanced their writing process with their full-time careers.  

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.

Zachary Bambacht is the director of the ABA Law Practice Division where he oversees all facets of law practice and LTRC.

Maria Barbera is a marketing campaign analyst at PracticePanther Law Practice Management Software.

Tom Mighell has been at the front lines of technology development since joining Cowles & Thompson, P.C. in 1990.

Dennis Kennedy is an award-winning leader in applying the internet and technology to law practice.

For over 20 years, Dave Maxfield has represented individual consumers in cases against banks, credit reporting agencies, debt collectors and insurance companies.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Bringing the Access to Justice Twitter Rant Offline

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:18:29 +0000

There are a lot of opinions about access to justice and Twitter happens to be the perfect place for these opinions to come to light. Recently, a discussion about access to justice solutions cropped up among lawyers on the platform and our executive producer, Laurence Colletti, decided it was worth recreating the conversation in podcast form. In this special edition report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti gathers together some of the most vocal #A2J ranters on Twitter so they can share their ideas in real life. The ranters include Billie Tarascio, Catherine Sanders Reach, Dan Lear, Chad Burton, Chas Rampenthal, Mary Juetten, Joshua Lenon, Patrick Palace, and Janet Welch, who talk about regulation, data, LLLTs, and the other aspects that make up the complex problem of access to justice.

Billie Tarascio is the founder of Access Legal and owner of the Modern Law.

Catherine Sanders Reach is the director of law practice management technology for the  Chicago Bar Association.

Dan Lear is currently the director of industry relations for Avvo. He is a technology lawyer, facilitator, and blogger.

Chad Burton is the CEO of Curolegal and is a former litigator who developed one of the nation’s first “new model” law firms.

Chas Rampenthal has served as general counsel for LegalZoom since 2003 and as corporate secretary since 2007.

Mary Juetten is the founder and CEO of Traklight and the co-conspirator behind Evolve Law.

Joshua Lenon is an attorney who serves as lawyer-in-residence for Clio.

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

Janet Welch is the executive director of the State Bar of Michigan.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : On-Demand Staffing for Solo and Small Firms

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:06:45 +0000

Contract staffing has been around for a while, but as the economy has changed so has the hiring process. In this report from On The Road, host Christopher Anderson talks to Michael Spekter about how on-demand staffing is evolving to meet the needs of firms. They also discuss the benefits of using contract employment. Some of these benefits include creating competition, improving work quality, and providing more opportunity for delegation.

Michael Spekter, from the Law Practice Division, is an experienced and distinguished employment litigator.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Jared Kushner's Security Clearance Downgrade

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:16:52 +0000

Last month, Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son in law to President Trump, had his security clearance downgraded. So the questions remain -- what led to Kushner’s security clearance downgrade and is it a threat to our national security to have Jared Kushner remain a senior adviser to the President?

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join national security attorney Bradley P. Moss from the Law Office of Mark S. Zaid, P.C. and Evan Lesser, co-founder and president of ClearanceJobs.com, as they discuss Jared Kushner's recent security clearance downgrade, levels of clearance, the overhauling of the security clearance process by John Kelly, the recent loss of security clearance of 30 of President Trump's aides, and the impact.

Attorney Bradley P. Moss is from the Law Office of Mark S. Zaid, P.C. Brad specializes in litigation on matters relating to national security, federal employment and security clearance law, and the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act.

Evan H. Lesser is co-founder and president of ClearanceJobs.com. Before founding ClearanceJobs, Mr. Lesser managed technical projects with CACI for the U.S. Navy's Science and Technology directorate at the Pentagon, and for the Joint Technology Panel on Electronic Warfare.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Maintaining Mental Health at Law School

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:37:34 +0000

It can be hard to maintain mental wellness as a law student because of established stigmas and a lack of available resources. But, because wellness helps with success, students are taking action to change how law schools approach this subject. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Caitlin Peterson talks to Alexandria Gilbert, Nick DeFiesta, and Caroline Phillips about how the topic of mental health is addressed at law school. Their conversation includes how they are collaborating with their schools to bring attention to the issue and how other schools, divisions, and firms can help get the word out.

Alexandria Gilbert is a third-year student pursuing a joint degree at Stanford's Law School and Graduate School of Education.

Nick DeFiesta is currently a joint degree student working toward a JD from Stanford Law School and an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School, expected 2020.

Caroline Phillips is a juris doctor candidate at American University Washington College of Law, expected 2020.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Linkedin for Lawyers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:21:46 +0000

Are you using Linkedin wrong? In this report from On The Road at ABA TECHSHOW 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Dennis Kennedy and Chuki Obiyo about how to use Linkedin to its full potential. Their discussion of the social platform includes leveraging connections, responding to articles, and the advantages of using the different premium versions.

Chuki Obiyo is an executive advisor of sales solutions at Linkedin.

Dennis Kennedy is an award-winning leader in applying the internet and technology to law practice.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Law Practice Division at ABA TECHSHOW

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:11:27 +0000

The ABA’s Law Practice Division focuses on the areas of practice management, finance, marketing, and technology, which are all brought together at ABA TECHSHOW. In this report from On The Road at ABA TECHSHOW 2018, host Dennis Kennedy talks to Josh Poje and Zachary Bambacht about the conference from a Law Practice Division perspective. They also discuss the different aspects of the Law Practice Division and why lawyers should be interested in joining their community.

Josh Poje is the director of the Law Practice & Technology Group at the American Bar Association.

Zachary Bambacht is the director of the ABA Law Practice Division where he oversees all facets of law practice and the LTRC.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : PDFing for Lawyers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:50:59 +0000

Can PDF software bring you happiness? In this report from On The Road at ABA TECHSHOW 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Nerino Petro and Bryan Sims about how correctly using PDF software can save law firms time, money, and even bring them a little happiness along the way. They recommend tools, expand on the ability to redact, and discuss metadata and why it’s something lawyers should pay attention to.  

Attorney Nerino Petro is president of the Erickson Group of companies in Rockford, IL.

Bryan Sims is a solo attorney who practices commercial litigation in the Chicago area.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Cyber Insurance: Necessary, Expensive, and Confusing as Heck

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:24:53 +0000

Cybersecurity may seem like overkill, especially with how complicated and pricey it can be, but losing data can be significantly more complicated and pricey in the end. In this report from On The Road at ABA TECHSHOW, host Victor Li talks to Judy Selby and Sharon Nelson about cyber risk management and why it’s necessary for a law firm. For those interested in getting started, they also discuss the steps to take in order to choose the right coverage.

Judy Selby brings 25 years of insurance coverage litigation experience on behalf of insurers and policyholders to her insurance consulting work.

Sharon D. Nelson is president of the digital forensics, information technology, and information security firm Sensei Enterprises.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Affordable Technology for Small Firm Productivity

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:15:17 +0000

As a lawyer, it’s heartbreaking to waste potentially billable hours searching for a lost document. Luckily, technology can help maximize time and automate processes, but where should you start when it comes to investing in tech? In this report from On The Road at ABA TECHSHOW 2018, host Patrick Palace talks to Heidi Alexander and Mary Vandenack about basic technologies that every law firm should have that will give them back those wasted hours. They also discuss the importance of process and how figuring out systems should come before buying a bunch of technology.

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

Mary Vandenack is a founding member of Vandenack Williams LLC.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Introducing TECHSHOW 2018

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:57:30 +0000

Who better to talk about TECHSHOW 2018 than the chairs themselves. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Tom Mighell and Debbie Foster about all things TECHSHOW including the move to a new location, the new tracks, and the wellness programs like the twelve step meeting and the 5k. They also discuss the the year-long planning process and the biggest challenges they faced this year.

Tom Mighell is a published author, noted legal technologist, and a senior consultant for Contoural, Inc.

Debbie Foster is the Managing Partner for Affinity Consulting, and is a nationally recognized thought leader on efficiency and innovation in professional legal organizations.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Lawyers and Leads: How to Effectively Develop Business

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:44:00 +0000

It’s hard to know how much time you’re wasting doing things manually until you implement time-saving tools. In this report from On The Road at ABA TECHSHOW 2018, host Christopher Anderson talks to Chelsey Lambert about marketing automation and why it’s worth the investment. Even if you start out using just one new tool, like Calendly or Clio, the ROI could inspire you to invest in more. They also discuss generating leads and how, no matter what, firms need to invest in driving traffic to their business.

Chelsey Lambert is founder of Lex Tech Review, a legal technology blog and learning center.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Overcoming Addiction and Achieving Wellness as a Lawyer

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:27:03 +0000

For lawyers struggling with addiction, stigmas, lack of support, and the fear of consequences can make the situation seem hopeless. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Brian Cuban about what you can do about addiction both as a lawyer and as an employer. He explains that it’s about handling the problem of addiction before you have to deal with its consequences. They also discuss how vital it is to have peer support when you’re struggling with wellness issues and how sometimes stigmas can get in the way of a full recovery.

Brian Cuban the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, is a Dallas based attorney, author and addiction recovery advocate.

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Law Technology Now : Encouraging Collaboration at the ALT Conference

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:16:57 +0000

On February 11, the Association of Legal Technologists (ALT) held a conference called ctrl-ALT-del: Networking Rebooted. The ultimate goal of the event was to promote collaboration within the legal tech community via networking and workshops. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Richard Hellars about the goals of the conference and how ALT worked to achieve these goals through various speakers, workshops, and social events. They also discuss why the conference is important and the role it plays in a changing legal technology landscape.

Rick Hellers is the founder and executive director of the Association of Legal Technologists and the president and CEO of nQueue.

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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : Disparagement, Contempt, and Disrepute

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0000

Simon Tam named his band “The Slants” as a way to fight back against racism and take back the word as a form of self-empowerment. But when he tried to register the name as a trademark, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) denied the application and refused to register the trademark under Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act. This law allowed the PTO to refuse a trademark if it could be considered disparaging. No one outside of the PTO actually found the band name disparaging.

In this episode of Make No Law, the First Amendment Podcast by Popehat.com, host Ken White examines the Matal v. Tam case in which the Supreme Court vindicated Simon Tam and The Slants, finding that Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act -- which allows the PTO to deny trademarks it finds offense -- violates the First Amendment.

In the episode, Simon Tam himself explains how the PTO substituted its own judgment for the advocacy of Asian-Americans trying to highlight and fight back against racism. This episode also features quotes from the justices involved and music from The Slants.

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The Digital Edge : The ABA Journal: Legal Journalism in the Digital Age

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 22:04:33 +0000

Print may seem like it’s going out of style but the ABA Journal is still going strong. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Molly McDonough about news stories lawyers want to read and how the ABA Journal has adapted to changes in media consumption. They also discuss the ABA Journal’s role as the primary source of legal technology information for attorneys.

Molly McDonough, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2001 and has been editor and publisher since Feb. 3, 2017.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Longtime legal tech leader Richard Granat finds a new challenge

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Richard Granat–the creator of MyLawyer.com, SmartLegalForms and the People’s Law Library of Maryland–has joined Intraspexion, a new artificial-intelligence software company, as a strategic adviser. At 75, Richard Granat does not fit the stereotype of a startup entrepreneur. However, he says, although there may be bias against older entrepreneurs, his experience is a benefit, not a detraction.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #163: Sustainable Subscription Fees for Business Clients, with Kim Bennett

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:30:00 +0000

This week, we discuss subscription fees with Kim Bennett, including her process for designing her fee options and responding to clients’ needs.

Kimberly is an avid traveler, lover of technology, legal industry disruptor and an attorney who runs K Bennett Law LLC, a boutique virtual general counsel law practice offering on-demand and subscription operations and legal services.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Excel for Lawyers: Practical Legal Applications

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:50:30 +0000

Excel has proved itself as a valuable tool for lawyers and law firms but there are features and functions that you might not know about that could really change the way you practice. In this report from On The Road at ABA TECHSHOW 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Microsoft Excel pros Ivan Hemmans and Allan Mackenzie about the Excel tips and tricks that will save lawyers money, time, and energy. Tune in for tables, graphs, formulas, and other tips that you can implement the second the podcast ends.

Ivan Hemmans is the manager of technology development and communications at O’Melveny & Myers.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Creating Your Own Legal Tech Startup

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:28:57 +0000

Starting a startup isn’t easy. In this report from On The Road, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Bob Ambrogi and Andrew Arruda who share tip and tricks for those determined to start their own company or launch their own product. From having conversations with target clients to prep before getting started, their tips highlight the common challenges associated with startups and how to overcome them.

Bob Ambrogi is the only person to have held top editorial positions at both National Law Journal and Lawyers Weekly USA.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Lawyer Dodge: Understanding Self-Help Legal Technologies

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:44:03 +0000

When faced with a legal issue, many people don’t turn to an actual lawyer. Instead they choose to seek answers on their own. In this report from On The Road, host Patrick Palace talks to Catherine Sanders and Nicole Bradick about how lawyers and law firms can thrive amidst the rising popularity of self-help legal technology. They discuss the services clients seek from a firm, providing “freemiums” or free perks in order to build trust with potential clients, and how to customize company websites that cater to client needs.

Nicole Bradick is a former lawyer and the founder and CEO of Theory and Principle, a legal technology product development firm.

Catherine Sanders Reach is the director of Law Practice Management and Technology for the Chicago Bar Association.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The New Word of Mouth: Lawyer Ratings and Reviews

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:21:00 +0000

Online reviews have become an incredibly influential part of any business and that includes law firms and lawyers. In this report from On The Road, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Gyi Tsakalakis and Erin Gerstenzang about how lawyers can and should use the reviews their clients leave them, including how to deal with negative reviews. They also discuss creative ways to use reviews, like video testimonials, that will further the reach of your positive feedback.

Gyi Tsakalakis is a former lawyer and the founder of AttorneySync, an online legal marketing agency.

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

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@theBar : The Fear and Loathing in the Law Edition

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:15:00 +0000

In this edition, Brian Cuban, attorney, best-selling author, and brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, discusses his latest book, The Addicted Lawyer, Tales of The Bar, Booze, Blow, & Redemption, which details his struggles with substance abuse and recovery.  Brian reveals how his life-long struggle with low self-esteem and depression led to substance dependency, destroyed his legal career and caused his life to spiral out of control. Brian shares his advice on how the legal community can address its epidemic of substance abuse and his hope to inspire other struggling lawyers.

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@theBar : The Illinois Budget Crisis Edition: How the @#$^! Did This Happen?

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:10:00 +0000

In this edition, our hosts Jon Amarilio and Nykoel Kahn talk with Illinois State Representative Greg Harris about the Illinois budget crisis that spiraled out of control and dominated headlines for Illinoisans throughout much of 2017. Representative Harris, who served on the Illinois Budget Committee, shares his firsthand knowledge of how Illinois (like many other states) reached a point of such financial turmoil, shares his insights on where the state stands financially and how Illinois and states like it can avoid falling into financial distress in the future.

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@theBar : The I’ll Be Dreaming About Donkeys Edition - an Interview with Judge Richard Posner (Ret.)

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:05:00 +0000

In this edition, hosts Jon Amarilio and Carl Newman interview Retired Judge Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals – one of the preeminent legal minds of 20th century. Posner opens up about his unexpected recent retirement from the bench, his views about the treatment of unrepresented litigants in the legal system and his plans for the future. Also, if you’re eager to learn why Judge Posner left our recording session convinced he would be dreaming about donkeys, this edition is a must listen.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA 2018 Paris Sessions

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:04:59 +0000

In case you needed an extra excuse to go to Paris, you can join the ABA as they celebration the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti shares the mic with ABA President Hilarie Bass as she announces the event and talks about the various topics they’ll cover and the featured special events.

Hilarie Bass is currently President of the American Bar Association, the world’s largest voluntary professional organization with more than 400,000 members.

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@theBar : @theBar Trailer

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:00:00 +0000

Welcome to The Chicago Bar Association’s @theBar, a podcast where young and young-ish lawyers have interesting and unscripted conversations with their guests about legal news, events, topics, stories and whatever else strikes our fancy. The guests are prominent figures from the legal community, and legally related communities, and the discussions are informal, like you would have at a bar. Tune in to hear more about this brand new show.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : What’s a Digital Marketing Strategy and how do I get one?

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:51:59 +0000

Learning to market your firm well can seem overwhelming, but there are ways that you can sell yourself without wasting your time and energy. In this report from On The Road, host Heidi Alexander talks to Tim Baran and Julie Tolek about tips lawyers can use if they’re serious about making their marketing matter. Some of these tips include finding your target audience and use the questions your clients are asking for content ideas.

Tim Baran is the chief marketing officer for Good2bSocial, a digital marketing agency for large and small law firms, solo attorneys, and any companies in the legal space.

Julie Tolek is the founder of Think Pink Law, a Massachusetts Law Firm with office locations in Boston, Brookline, and Framingham.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Getting Women Into Legal Tech Leadership Roles

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 23:08:53 +0000

There are more women in law school than ever before, but leadership in the legal industry doesn’t reflect the rise. In this report from On The Road, host Kelsey Johnson talks to Carol Lynn Grow and Hsiaolei Miller about the importance of getting women into legal leadership roles. They discuss the different facets of the issue including holding large institutions accountable in regards to diversity and harassment charges, and focusing energy on teaching legaltech to elementary-age girls.  

Since 2001, Carol Lynn Grow has overseen the marketing and channel partners for Law Toolbox.

Hsiaolei Miller is the vice president of business development for Breaking Media, the company that launched Above the Law.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Backup and Disaster Recovery: DIY or Buy?

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 22:48:25 +0000

Most of the time, it won’t be a tornado that causes you to lose your data. Most data loss is caused by human error, which means you may be more at risk than you think. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Stanley Louissaint about the best and most efficient ways to prevent and recover from a data disaster. They discuss what actions to take both before and after a loss, including resources that firms can turn to when disaster strikes.

Stanley Louissaint is president of Fluid Designs Inc., a full service IT services provider in Union, N.J., as well as a member of The ASCII Group since 2014.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Dark tale of 'The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist' brings wrongful convictions to light

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000

For nearly two decades, Dr. Steven Hayne and Dr. Michael West were the go-to experts that Mississippi law enforcement and prosecutors relied on when there was a potential homicide. Haynes performed the bulk of the autopsies in the state, while West was a dentist who touted his skill in bite-mark analysis. But after years of investigations and countless testimonies from the men, their claims of expertise began to fall apart–and wrongful convictions began coming to light.
In The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South, authors Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington lay out how the state’s legal system aided and abetted the use of flawed forensic evidence; how systemic racism influenced Mississippi’s coroner system; and the stories of some of the innocent people whose lives were derailed. Carrington, the founding director of the Mississippi Innocence Project and Clinic at the University of Mississippi School of Law, joins the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles for this episode of the Modern Law Library.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #162: Designing Your Clients’ Experience, with Joey Coleman

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Joey Coleman, we talk about what client experience really is and why it’s important—especially during the first 100 days.

Joey Coleman helps companies keep their customers. An award-winning speaker, he shares his First 100 Days® methodology for improving customer experience/retention with organizations around the world (e.g., Whirlpool, NASA, and Zappos). His book Never Lose a Customer Again shows how to turn any sale into a lifelong customer.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Demystifying Practice Management Software

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 23:19:01 +0000

There’s a lot of talk about practice management software in legal circles, but what is it and how can it serve your law firm? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson and PracticePanther CEO David Bitton dive into the details of just how practice management software can lead to a more focused and efficient law firm. From client portals to document generation, they discuss the key benefits of practice management software and how they enhance the client experience.

David Bitton is the CEO of PracticePanther, a management and billing software solution that is specially catered to users in the legal profession.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Answer1, Solo Practice University, and Scorpion.

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The Legal Toolkit : How to Name a Law Firm

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 23:15:25 +0000

What’s in a name? A lot, actually, especially for a law firm. In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Andrew Garcia and Megan Zavieh about law firm names and why they don’t have to be boring. Together, they also discuss why lawyers don’t feel free to be creative with their firm names, the ethics to keep in mind when branding your company, and how to spice up a traditional name for attorneys who decide to take that route.

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

Andrew J. Garcia is a life-long member of the SouthCoast community and co-founder of Phillips Garcia Law.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Celebrating the Denver Winners of the Global Legal Hackathon

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 21:28:04 +0000

The winners of the Denver section of the Global Legal Hackathon have been announced! In this report from On The Road, host Yev Muchnik talks to Jeremy Church, Carlos Gochez, Chad Jolly, Nathan Benes, Otto Hanson, and Katherine Snow about their winning experience and their legal solution, LexLucid. They also share tips for other hackathon participants who seek to take the win.

Jeremy Church is a web designer who works in the Denver, Colorado office of Lawgical.

Carlos Gochez is a web developer for Lawgical.

Chad Jolly is the senior software developer for Lawgical.

Nathan Benes is a web applications developer for Lawgical.

Katherine Snow is an associate attorney at Sherman & Howard.

Otto Hanson is an associate in the Fin

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Denver's Global Legal Hackathon Judges Panel

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 21:17:15 +0000

We heard from the participants, we’ve heard from the hosts, now it’s time to hear from the judges who decided which of the Denver hackathoners had the best legal solution. In this report from On The Road, host Yev Muchnik talks to John Tredennick, Scott Sanderson, Laurie Kuhn, Randy Robinson, and Chad Perlov about their favorite proposed solutions, including some common strengths and weaknesses that they saw in the presentations. They also share their advice for future aspiring hackathoners.

John Tredennick is the founder and chief executive officer of Catalyst.

Scott Sanderson is a patent attorney with Sanderson IP Law.

Laurie Kuhn is the COO and cofounder of Flyreel.

Randy Robinson is an attorney, writer, and professor at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.

Chad Perlov is a content manager for Lexis Practice Advisor in its IP & Technology group.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Tech Women of the Denver Global Legal Hackathon

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 21:02:03 +0000

Women are a growing force in the legal technology realm which was made clear by the number of women who attended the Denver section of the Global Legal Hackathon. In this report from On The Road, host Kelsey Johnson talks to Yev Muchnik, Larkin Reynolds, Carol Lynn Grow, and Katherine Snow about their unique perspective of the hackathon as women in tech. They also discuss the potential future for women in technology and the importance of bringing women together as a community.

Yev Muchnik is an entrepreneur, attorney, innovator, and founder of ESQLegal.

Larkin Reynolds is an attorney at Nomos Legal and ESQLegal.

Carol Lynn Grow is the co-owner and VP of marketing and sales at LawToolBox.

Katherine Snow is an associate attorney at Sherman & Howard.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Introducing the Global Legal Hackathon Denver Teams

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:22:02 +0000

Denver made its mark in the Global Legal Hackathon this past weekend in a large part because of talented and dedicated teams that worked tirelessly on their legal solutions. In this report from On The Road at the Global Legal Hackathon in Denver, host Trent Carlyle talks to hackathon participants Jason Crosby, Aiko Cheslin, Nathan Benes, Christopher Osburn and Jake Parker. Get to know the teams and the projects they worked feverishly to produce in a single weekend.

Jason Crosby is a business attorney and privacy law practitioner working in Colorado.

Aiko Cheslin is an entrepreneur, mentor, and the founder and CEO of MentorMatter.

Nathan Benes is a web applications developer at Lawgical.

Christopher Osburn is the director of technology and software development for Answer 1.

Jake Parker is a product advisor at Microsoft, an enterprise enthusiast, and technology guru.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : A Unique Approach to Chronic Pain Management and Addiction Recovery

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 01:27:27 +0000

Protecting the futures of injured parties while offering win-win solutions is Ringler’s core mission. Like Ringler, Adva-Net is leading the cause. In this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Duke Wolpert talk to Bernie McCabe, Chief Sales Officer at Adva-Net about the mission of Adva-Net, their unique approach to chronic pain management, and assisting injured people who are struggling with opioid use.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Rights Now Wins at NYC’s Global Legal Hackathon

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 23:07:31 +0000

On February 25th 2018, Max Paterson and Zeke Hughes won the New York City chapter of the first Global Legal Hackathon with their app called Rights Now. In this episode of On The Road, co-hosts David Fisher and Laurence Colletti sit down with the winners to discuss how their new technology works and their swervey path to victory. Tune in to hear in to hear how this talking app informs people of their rights while getting pulled over by the police. 

Max Paterson is the Senior Director, Education & Community Programs at Neota Logic.

Zeke Hughes is Senior Director of Business Development at Mindcrest.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Checking in from from Toronto, NYC, and Denver

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 22:53:16 +0000

For the first time in On The Road history, guests from three different Global Legal Hackathon locations wired in for this episode. Hosts Laurence Colletti and David Fisher, speaking from New York, chatted with Trent Carlyle and Chad Jolly from Denver, and Aileen Schultz from Toronto, Canada. They discussed the winners of the New York section of the hackathon and the projects in the works for the Denver and Toronto teams.  

Aileen Schultz is the director of network intelligence at Integra Ledger and a co-founder of the Global Legal Hackathon.

Trent Carlyle is the co-founder and chief technology officer for Lawgical, the parent company of Legal Talk Network.

Chad Jolly is the senior software developer for Legal Talk Network and ServeManager.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Dreaming about Blockchain

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 22:10:56 +0000

Andrea Tinianow, of Global Kompass Strategies, stops by to discuss why so many institutions (including the government) are using blockchain technologies with Integra Ledger Founder and CEO David Fisher. Together they review what areas of law could benefit from that technology’s authentication abilities as well as resources to help attorneys learn more about it. 

Andrea Tinianow is the Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Kompass Strategies.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Training AI to Reason and Think Like Lawyers

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 21:56:23 +0000

Co-Founder of IBM Watson Legal, Brian Kuhn, sits down with Integra Ledger founder and CEO, David Fisher to discuss how they are training artificial intelligence to think and reason like lawyers. In addition, they talk about the possibility of saving and preserving the knowledge and expertise of other professionals within the constructs of AI. 

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

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Digital Detectives : Cyber Insurance: Expensive, Complicated, and Necessary

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:20:29 +0000

Cyber threats can often seem like a distant threat and cyber insurance an overzealous safety measure. But as technology becomes more and more a central part of any legal practice, cyber insurance is becoming increasingly vital to a company’s financial health. In this Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Judy Selby about what cyber insurance covers, the different types of coverage, and why it’s an important part of a legal business. She also discusses the key things to keep in mind when investing in coverage and how to find a policy that fits your particular needs.

Judy Selby is an insurance consultant with over 25 years of insurance coverage litigation experience on behalf of insurers and policyholders. 

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : Updates in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000

Attorney Charles (CJ) Haddick, Jr., a shareholder of the Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. law firm discusses recent bad faith decisions and significant insurance coverage developments.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #161: Building an Automated Law Practice, with Conor Malloy

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Conor Malloy, we talk about some of the technologies Conor has built into his firm, and how those tools have changed the structure of his law practice.

Conor Malloy is a partner at Chi City Legal, a law firm dedicated to serving small and medium sized landlords in Chicago. He merges his knowledge of technology and legal processes in order to reduce friction between his clients and the court system.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Certification through the BLSE

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:21:04 +0000

The role of The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE) is to identify the attorneys who have special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in certified areas of practice. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk about the BLSE with Diana Kellogg, Jessica Malloy, and Steven Rubin including what the certification process looks like and why it’s important for attorneys. They discuss the examinations, cost, peer review, ethics evaluations, and other components that make the certification process a valuable learning experience as well as a means for accreditation.

Diana Kellogg is the director of the BLSE.

Jessica R. Malloy is the education compliance and accreditation manager of the BLSE.

Steven D. Rubin is the current chair of BLSE.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Florida School Shooting: Gun Legislation, Mental Health, and Prevention

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 18:38:41 +0000

On February 14, 2018, a shooter opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 and wounding many. We have covered mass shootings over the years here on Lawyer 2 Lawyer. From Sandy Hook to Orlando, and most recently Las Vegas, Mass shootings seem to be becoming the new normal. Gun advocates voice their concerns over a growing problem of individuals with mental health issues, where the anti-gun movement calls for stricter regulations and legislation when it comes to the purchasing of guns.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join attorney Stephen P. Halbrook, senior fellow at the Independent Institute, and professor John J. Donohue III from Stanford Law School, as they discuss this recent tragedy, mental health, gun legislation and gun control, and what can be done to prevent future mass shootings.

Attorney Stephen P. Halbrook is senior fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the forthcoming book, Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France.

Professor John J. Donohue III is from Stanford Law School and has been one of the leading empirical researchers in the legal academy over the past 25 years.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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Law Technology Now : Mastering Deadlines with LawToolBox

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 23:15:14 +0000

Missed deadlines are the number one cause of attorney malpractice claims. Fortunately, LawToolBox, a cloud based deadline management system, has the support and know-how to help. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Bob Ambrogi talks to the co-owners of LawToolBox, Jack and Carol-Lynn Grow, about what problems LawToolBox solves and what sets them apart from their competition. They discuss the importance of their integration with various practice management platforms (like Clio, Rocket Matter, and PracticePanther) and future improvements that are in the works.

Carol-Lynn Grow is the co-owner and VP of marketing and sales at LawToolBox where she manages strategic partnerships with platform companies like Microsoft as well as legal software companies.

Jack Grow developed and delivered Law Toolbox, a product to help lawyers automate deadlines based on rules promulgated by the courts in which they practice.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : How to turn tech savvy into a fulfilling legal career

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000

You love technology, you love the law, and you want a career that combines the two. But what kinds of legal tech jobs will be the most in-demand, and how can you get them?

E-discovery and privacy law should be two areas that legal tech jobseekers look into, Shannon Capone Kirk tells the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward in this episode of Asked and Answered.

Kirk, who is e-discovery counsel at Ropes & Gray, first got her start as an associate after being assigned a case with a warehouse full of digital tapes to be analyzed, she tells Ward. Within a few years, she'd started her own e-discovery practice.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Global Legal Hackathon Leaders from NYC

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 22:31:39 +0000

Leaders emerge early for New York City’s chapter of the first Global Legal Hackathon at American Express headquarters. Hosted by David Fisher and Laurence Colletti, this episode of On The Road features all 5 NYC team leaders (John Scrudato, Christian Lang, Priscilla Fasoro, Olivier Van Borsel, and Max Paterson) as well as the projects they will be working on in the upcoming days and nights. Tune in to get an early glimpse. Who do you think will be the winner?

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Navigating the News

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:18:00 +0000

Finding news that is accurate and easy to access is a challenge in the era of “fake news,” but there are still ways to find the news you want on a daily basis. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the best and worst ways to consume the news. They cover mediums like newspapers, newsletters, apps, and the functionality of algorithms meant to provide you with relevant stories. This month on parting shots, Tom talks about travel apps and Dennis shares about Scribd.

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 : ATL Set To Unveil New Ranking -- What In-House Counsel Really Think About Law Firms

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:47:45 +0000

Next week, Above the Law will unveil its comprehensive law firm brand rankings based on an extensive survey of in-house counsel. Joe and Elie sat down with Above the Law Research Director Brian Dalton to talk a little about the ranking and what clients are looking for in a law firm.

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Workers Comp Matters : Dealing with Chronic Pain in the Workplace

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:25:04 +0000

“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” - George Beilin

When chronic pain hits it feels like the most important thing in your life, but it doesn’t have to control you. In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to George Beilin about the different methods of measuring pain and the importance of coping with pain in a healthy way. George also shares his personal experience with crippling pain and how humor played a role in his recovery.

Dr. George Beilin is a seasoned licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of people with chronic pain, coexisting anxiety, and depression.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : The #MeToo Movement Through a Legal Lens

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:12:07 +0000

What started out as a viral moment has grown into a movement that has resulted in both praise and controversy. But what are the legal considerations of the #MeToo movement? In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to Laura Beth Nielsen and Deb Tuerkheimer about how the #MeToo movement differs from similar assault accusations in the past, the role President Trump may have played in the movement’s growth, and the impact the movement has had on public discussion surrounding sexual harassment and assault. They also look at the movement through the lens of the law, looking at what the law has to say about enablers and witnesses, the importance of modernizing the laws surrounding rape, and the adequacy of societal punishment.

Deborah Tuerkheimer is the Class of 1940 Research Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and an expert in criminal law, evidence, and feminist legal theory.

Laura Beth Nielsen is a research professor at the American Bar Foundation as well as a professor of sociology and director of the Center for Legal Studies at Northwestern University.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : A stalled elevator leads to love in lawyer's best-selling romance novel

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000

Being trapped on an elevator leads to romance for the hero and heroine in The Wedding Date, written by attorney Jasmine Guillory. When a pediatric surgeon impulsively asks the mayor's chief of staff to be his date to his ex-girlfriend's wedding that weekend, sparks fly. But can the two make a long-distance relationship work? In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Guillory tells the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles that writing served as a stress release from her legal work and functioned as her creative outlet. She discusses the challenges of representation for women of color in the romance industry, and the issues she had to consider when writing about an interracial couple falling in love. Guillory also shares how her background in legal aid helped inspire a subplot of the book, as the heroine tries to win funding for a diversionary program for at-risk teens.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #160: Fostering Culture in Your Law Firm, with Paul Spiegelman

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Paul Spiegelman, we talk about what culture in your law firm means, why it is important, and how to create culture deliberately and intentionally.

Paul Spiegelman is the co-founder of the Small Giants Community, a peer-group of purpose-driven business leaders.

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New Solo : The Difficulty of Switching Technology

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:11:45 +0000

Laptops are kind of like that greener grass; they always look shinier in someone else’s hands. But switching around your technology, whether it’s transitioning to using Macs or deciding to use a tablet, could be more work than you think. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to Joe Patrice talk about what it really looks like to switch from Windows to Mac and the advantages and disadvantages of using tablets for your business. Sprinkled into their conversation are tips about buying new tech tools, switching to the cloud, and where you can find small firm content on Above The Law.

Joe Patrice is an Editor at Above the Law where, for him, making snide remarks about other lawyers is at least as fulfilling as motion practice.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:16:07 +0000

While many acknowledge the physical effects of alcohol, few realize the depressive effects that can interrupt your business and your life. In this report from On The Road at ABA Midyear Meeting 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Jeff Keister about functional alcoholism and why it’s important for lawyers to monitor their alcohol consumption. Jeff discusses the common cause of addiction within the legal profession, from culture to the idea that admitting to a problem shows weakness, and provides resources for those who are currently struggling with the effects of alcohol.  

Jeff Keister is a partner at McAngus Goudelock & Courie. Keister has practiced civil litigation and complex litigation for over 14 years.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Challenge of Affordability and Access in Legal Education

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:07:39 +0000

While the common perception is that lawyers make a ton of money, most are still haunted by the student debt left behind by their legal education. In this report from On The Road at ABA Midyear Meeting 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Kyle McEntee, Rachel Van Cleave, and CJ Ryan about the rising cost of law school including what’s driving the price to rise and what makes this a complicated issue to change. They also discuss other relevant issues such as reviewing the tenure process, declining bar passage rates, and the lack of legal jobs for successful graduates.

Kyle McEntee is a co-founder of Law School Transparency and a licensed North Carolina attorney.

Rachel Van Cleave is the former dean and professor of law at Golden Gate University, School of Law.

Christopher J. (CJ) Ryan, Jr. is a Ph.D. student who studies Policy and Legal Issues in Higher Education at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University.

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The Paralegal Voice : Recap and Update: What are LLLTs and How will they Improve Access to Justice?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:02:53 +0000

As solutions to the access to justice gap have been proposed, it has been increasingly clear that there will not be a single solution to the issue. Along with a variety of technology solutions, limited license legal technicians (LLLTs) have emerged as a potential answer to solving access to justice issues. In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Patrick Palace about what LLLTs are and how they provide access to justice in a unique and powerful way. LLLTs provide lower costs, better access to rural areas, and wide-ranging services. There are many situations in which a fully qualified lawyer just isn't necessary; LLLTs can provide legal advice in these cases. 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.

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

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

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Train Your Employees to Use Technology

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:19:21 +0000

Your firm has finally invested in new technology but that’s only half the battle. In order to actually save time and energy, you need to train your firm's employees to use the technology correctly, whether it's Microsoft Office, Adobe, or even an internal software service. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Casey Flaherty about why investing in proper training is an essential part of investing in new technology. Casey recalls his own experiences working with firms’ adoption and productivity problems and discusses what beneficial training actually looks like in practice.

Casey Flaherty is well-known for creating the Legal Technology Audit (LTA), a test of basic technological proficiency for lawyers and in-house corporate departments.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Mary Juetten hopes legal software can help improve access-to-justice problems

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000

What will be a big legal trend for 2018? Mary E. Juetten is putting her hopes on legal technology improving access-to-justice problems.

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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : On The Job

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000

When Richard Ceballos, a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles County, expressed concern about the validity of a search warrant in 2000, he discovered the fuzzy line between free speech rights and the need for government entities to maintain workplace discipline. His case brought to light the question of whether the government can terminate its employees based on their words as well as why acting as a citizen versus an employee is an important distinction.

In this episode, host Ken White explores the Garcetti v. Ceballos case, the results of which saddle government employees with a tough decision. Either they can report misconduct to their superiors and potentially face discipline, or report to media or other sources on the outside and face different discipline.

The episode features recordings and documents from the Ceballos’ case as well as an interview with Richard Ceballos himself. It also includes details from other relevant cases, including the  1968 Supreme Court case Pickering v. Board of Education and the 1983 case Connick v. Myers which resulted in the Pickering-Myers test used in Ceballos’ case.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #159: Augmented Reality in the Courtroom, with Mitch Jackson

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode Mitch Jackson joins us to talk about augmented reality, including what it is and how it can be useful in the courtroom.

Mitch Jackson is a California personal injury lawyer. He enjoys combining law, social media and technology to disrupt, hack, and improve his clients' companies, causes, and professional relationships.

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The Digital Edge : Expanding Access to Justice through Online Dispute Resolution

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:09:16 +0000

Not all legal disputes require the input of a lawyer. Some don’t even need the input of a human. Online dispute resolution (ODR), or the use of technology to solve basic disputes, is considered by some to be an access to justice solution. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Colin Rule how ODR works and how it has the potential to fill access to justice needs. They also discuss where ODR originally came from, the difference between between ODR and alternative dispute resolution, and how mobile access will expand the use of this technology.

Colin Rule is vice president for online dispute resolution at Tyler Technologies. Tyler acquired Modria.com, an ODR provider Colin co-founded, in 2017.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow, Scorpion, Answer1, and Clio.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Hands-On Experience with the National Trial Academy

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:54:49 +0000

There are many aspects of trial work that can’t be practised in a classroom, from witnesses not showing up to interacting with an actual judge. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Laurence Colletti talks to Fred McClure and Chris Marks about the National Trial Academy sponsored by the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) of the American Bar Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). The Academy allows for a select number of students to get authentic experience in a court environment along with mentors that aid with the process. In the episode, Fred and Chris discuss the advantages to such hands-on learning and how interested lawyers can get involved.

Fred McClure is the litigation practice group leader for the Florida offices of DLA Piper and is a past member of the firm's Executive and Policy Committees.

Chris Marks focuses his practice at Tanenbaum Keale on defending high-exposure tort matters, including product liability cases related to asbestos, consumer products, transportation and toxic torts.

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The Legal Toolkit : Legal Printing Isn't Dying, Just Changing

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:50:29 +0000

Is using paper out of style? There are a lot of advantages to making things digital but that doesn’t have to make paper obsolete. In this episode of the Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Ed Walters about the role of print mediums in law. They reexamine when to use paper versus digital mediums; both printed paper and digital copies have their own quality and characteristics that are useful in different cases. Ed also nerds out about font and classic printing methods, which is useful if you want to make your printed documents beautiful.

Ed Walters is the CEO and co-founder of Fastcase, an online legal research software company.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Exploring Health Law

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:21:07 +0000

For lawyers interested in the relatively new specialty area of health law, the ABA Health Law Section provides a plethora of education and networking opportunities. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Laurence Colletti talks to Bill Horton and Simeon Carson about how the Health Law Section of the ABA serves lawyers involved in healthcare with programs and webinars for its members. They also discuss the large number of law students involved in the section and the leadership opportunities aspiring healthcare lawyers can find within the section.

Bill Horton is a partner with Jones Walker. His primary focus is on the representation of individual and institutional healthcare providers.

Simeon Carson is the director of the Health Law Section at the American Bar Association.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Exploring Health Law

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:20:57 +0000

For lawyers interested in the relatively new specialty area of health law, the ABA Health Law Section provides a plethora of education and networking opportunities. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Laurence Colletti talks to Bill Horton and Simeon Carson about how the Health Law Section of the ABA serves lawyers involved in healthcare with programs and webinars for its members. They also discuss the large number of law students involved in the section and the leadership opportunities aspiring healthcare lawyers can find within the section.

Bill Horton is a partner with Jones Walker. His primary focus is on the representation of individual and institutional healthcare providers.

Simeon Carson is the director of the Health Law Section at the American Bar Association.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : FISA and the Nunes Memo

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 20:30:00 +0000

Last week, a controversial 4 page memo created by Republican staffers and House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes alleging abuse of surveillance authority by the Justice Department and FBI was released after being declassified by President Trump. In a nutshell, the Nunes memo alleges that the FBI may have relied on “politically motivated or questionable sources" to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant in the early phases of the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join Robert E. Anderson, Jr., managing director of Navigant and a former national security executive with the FBI, and John Malcolm, vice president of the Institute for Constitutional Government for the Heritage Foundation and former deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice Criminal Division, as they discuss the release of the Nunes memo, impact, the Democrat’s response to the memo, FISA, and the legalities surrounding this release.

Robert E. Anderson, Jr. is managing director of Navigant. After serving with the FBI for over 20 years, Anderson is a recognized expert in cybersecurity, incident response, cyber hacking, counterintelligence, and economic espionage.

John Malcolm is vice president of the Institute for Constitutional Government for the Heritage Foundation, director of the Meese Center for Legal & Judicial Studies, and Senior Legal Fellow.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Teamsters lawyer pens children’s book to show importance of the labor movement

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000

As general counsel for the Teamsters Union Local 810, Mark Torres spends his days arguing for workers' rights. But another of his passions is writing; he published his debut crime novel in 2015. So when he was approached by Hard Ball Press to write a bilingual children's book explaining the importance of labor unions in ways that kids could connect with, Torres agreed.
In this episode of the Modern Law Library, he shares with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles what the process of writing the children's book “Good Guy Jake” was like, why he feels it's necessary for kids to learn about the modern labor movement and how the book has been received by kids and Teamsters alike.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #158: Before You Even Think About Hiring Anyone, Listen to This Episode with Ashley Cox

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this week's episode, we talk with Ashley Cox about what you need to do to prepare to hire, how to find the best applicants for your firm, and how to set up a new employee or independent contractor for success.

Ashley Cox is the founder of SproutHR, where she helps hire, train, and lead happy, productive, and profitable teams. After a decade in the corporate world, she kicked off her heels and burst through layers of red tape to venture out and help small businesses and startups with their HR needs.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Is Online Dispute Resolution a Reality?

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:39:24 +0000

Is online dispute resolution, or using technology to solve a claim or dispute, an access to justice solution? In this report from On The Road, hosts Adriana Linares and John Stewart talk to Colin Rule about the potential uses of online dispute resolution in the legal industry. They also discuss the role it could play in closing the access to justice gap and streamlining the court process.

Colin Rule is vice president for Online Dispute Resolution at Tyler Technologies. Tyler acquired Modria.com, an ODR provider Colin co-founded, in 2017.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Lawyer Wellness Panel

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:33:56 +0000

Lawyers are often seen as lone wolves but when it comes to overcoming stress, mental illness, or addiction, not even lawyers have to go it alone. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Jim Calloway talks to Bree Buchanan, Amanda Richards, Derek LaCroix, and Raul Ayala about the resources currently in place for lawyers who are struggling to maintain their personal and professional wellbeing. They also hit on other topics relating to lawyer wellness, including increasing resources for law students, rallying stakeholders behind mental health, and the fight to destigmatize the issue within the industry.

Bree Buchanan is director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program of the State Bar of Texas and serves as co-chair of the National Task Force on Lawyer Wellbeing.

Amanda Richards is a 1L at the University of British Columbia.

Derek LaCroix, QC, joined LAP as the executive director in 1996.

Raul Ayala is an attorney at Office of the Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles, California.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Rules of Lawyer Advertising

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:25:14 +0000

We’ve all seen the billboards and TV commercials advertising lawyers and their ability to get you money fast. While there aren’t any rules regulating taste, there are many state rules that outline how a lawyer can and can’t market their services. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Linda Shely about the model rules of professional conduct on lawyer advertising. They discuss typical advertising restrictions, rules for social media marketing, and the complexity of complying with the rules when they differ by state.

Lynda Shely, of The Shely Firm, PC, Scottsdale, Arizona, provides ethics and risk management advice to lawyers and law firms.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Compounding Pharmacy Fraud Defense

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:17:06 +0000

Soldiers returning home often need specialized medication for their injuries, the most common of which is scar cream. Unfortunately, some pharmacists have used situations like this to commit fraud, prescribing scar cream to the whole family when it’s only needed for the soldier. The question is, who do the honest pharmacists turn to when they are accused of fraudulence? In this report from On The Road at at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Laurence Colletti talks to Kevin Napper and Nina Marino, lawyers who defend compounding pharmacies accused of prescribing unnecessary medication. They discuss what the investigation typically looks like, investing in a compliance program to prevent suspicion, and how wide-sweeping government actions are negatively impacting honest pharmacies.

Kevin Napper maintains an active trial practice handling a wide array of civil and criminal legal matters in all state and federal courts.

Nina Marino is a 27-year lawyer and a State Bar of California Certified Criminal Law Specialist at Kaplan Marino.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: How Lawyers Can Help Homeless Youths

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:08:16 +0000

During her tenure as president, Hilarie Bass has focused a lot of the American Bar Association’s energies on aiding homeless youth, not just in the U.S., but around the world. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Jim Calloway talks to Casey Trupin, Michael Santos, Angela Vigil, Melanie Redman, Darla Bardine, and Stephen Gaetz about the ABA homeless youth initiatives President Bass has inspired and how lawyers can get involved. Together, they also discuss the biggest legal needs of these homeless children, from finding shelter to getting a license without a birth certificate, and how volunteer lawyers can meet these needs.

Casey Trupin is a program officer for the Raikes Foundation’s youth homelessness strategy.

Michael Santos is an attorney at the National Law Center on Homeless and Poverty whose work focuses on advocating for homeless youth access to education through public education, impact litigation, and policy advocacy.

Angela Vigil is a partner and executive director of the Pro Bono Practice at Baker McKenzie.

Melanie Redman is the co-founder and president & CEO of A Way Home Canada.

Darla Bardine is a public interest attorney serving as executive director of the National Network for Youth (NN4Y).

Stephen Gaetz is a professor in the Faculty of Education at York University and is the director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and the Homeless Hub.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : DRI’s Mission and Settlement Planning from the Defense Perspective

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:50:46 +0000

DRI, the Voice of the Defense Bar is the leading organization of civil defense attorneys and in-house counsel. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and colleague, Gayle S. Christen, welcome President-elect of DRI, Attorney Toyja Kelley, as they discuss the mission of DRI, the challenges in the civil defense attorney/in-house counsel community heading into 2018, and settlement planning from the defense perspective.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: The ABA’s Opioid Summit

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 23:28:21 +0000

The misuse of prescription pain relievers, heroin, fentanyl, and other synthetic opioids has affected numerous facets of American society, including public wellness and the economy. In order to address this issue, the ABA is holding an Opioid Summit on May 4 in Chicago. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Jim Calloway talks to Jack Young about why the summit is important and how it will help lawyers deal with the crisis both professionally and personally. He also addresses what makes this particular crisis different from other societal issues including the punishment of people who suffer from addiction.

Jack Young is the current chair of the American Bar Association Senior Lawyer Division.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Fighting Implicit Bias in Law and Beyond

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 23:16:08 +0000

Most don’t like to admit it but everybody has bias, even if it’s bias towards your favorite football team. But how does bias, especially implicit, affect the legal industry? In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, hosts Jim Calloway and Joe Patrice talk to Rosevelie Marquez Morales, Rhonda Hunter, and Tommy Wells about implicit bias, how it affects the legal industry, and how to overcome it on a daily basis. They also discuss specifically how judges and attorneys can acknowledge and fight their implicit biases.

Rosevelie Marquez Morales is the east coast diversity director of Sidley Austin LLP.

Rhonda Hunter is chief of the juvenile division of the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.

Tommy Wells is a partner and founding member at Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC, in Birmingham, Alabama.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2017: Challenges and Rewards for Women in Politics

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 23:00:34 +0000

Although women often bring unique and invaluable experiences and perspectives to political office, there is a deficit of female politicians. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Laurence Colletti talks to Suzanne Anton and Ellen Rosenblum, both attorneys general, about the professional and personal challenges women face when getting involved in politics. To encourage women who are interested to run, they discuss the rewards of the job, training opportunities for those new to politics, and the necessity of have a diverse range of experience in every office.

Suzanne Anton is the former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of British Columbia.

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.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Getting to Know the National Association of Bar Executives

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:50:00 +0000

The National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) is a independent not-for-profit organization that aims to provide bar members and legal professionals with networking and professional development opportunities. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Jim Calloway talks to Karen Hutchins about what the NABE is and how it serves the legal community. They also discuss the role that bar associations play in the association and how the NABE represents specialty bars.

Karen Hutchins currently serves as the executive director of the Arkansas Bar Association and the president-elect of the National Association of Bar Executives.law lawyer legal podcast attorney practice

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: A Look at Capital Punishment in the U.S.

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:37:19 +0000

In the 1970s, both Canada and Mexico made the decision to abolish the use of capital punishment. The U.S. seemed to be on the same trajectory until the late 1970s when the courts changed course and the use of the death penalty continued. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Laurence Colletti talks to Cassandra Stubbs about the issues that come with using the death penalty, like racial discrimination, geographic discrimination, and potential innocence. They also discuss the extradition agreements between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and how having the death penalty has impacted those agreements.

Cassy Stubbs is the director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Capital Punishment Project.

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Robert Half Legal Report : Tips to Take Your Legal Career to New Heights in 2018

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 20:48:23 +0000

Looking to re-energize your legal career, increase your marketability or boost your earning potential in 2018? In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, attorneys Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal and Billie Moliere, a district president with the company, discuss the latest hiring trends and the hottest practice areas driving demand for attorneys, paralegals and legal support professionals. They offer tips and proven strategies -- including how to enhance your resume, build a professional brand, make a lateral move and boost your networking efforts -- to jumpstart your legal career in a dynamic job market.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: President Hilarie Bass on Homeless Youth, Women in Law, and Education

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:30:14 +0000

The last time Legal Talk Network interviewed Hilarie Bass, she laid out the pillars of her tenure as president of the American Bar Association (ABA). In this report from On The Road at the 2008 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Laurence Colletti talks to her about how she has addressed some of these issues including women leaving the profession, homeless youth, ABA Legal Fact Check, the future of legal education, attorney wellness, and the effects of the recession on the legal market.

Hilarie Bass is currently president of the American Bar Association and co-president of international law firm Greenberg Traurig.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Introducing President-Elect Bob Carlson

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 22:38:08 +0000

Get to know the future president of the American Bar Association, a small-firm owner who has some big ideas for the ABA. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to ABA President-Elect Bob Carlson about what his presidency will look like, his unique perspective as a small firm owner, and what influenced him to take on this role. Together, they also discuss how Rob manages to balance being a leader of the ABA and a small firm owner concurrently.

Robert M. Carlson is president-elect of the American Bar Association and will become president of the 400,000-member organization in August 2018.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Debt and Destruction

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 18:28:20 +0000

Elie and Joe talk to Slate's Jordan Weissman about Trump's plans to change the nature of student debt, how Elie finally paid off his educational debt, and concussions in the NFL. Don't worry, it all fits together.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Attorney Mental Health and Wellness

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:55:51 +0000

According to a Johns Hopkins University study of more than 100 occupations, more lawyers suffer from depression than any other occupation. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt discuss lawyer wellbeing with Larry Krieger, who expands on why attorneys often struggle with depression and the wellbeing factors that may lead to satisfaction in a legal career. Together, they also talk about why firms should care about their employees’ happiness and how to create a positive environment.

Professor Larry Krieger co-directs the Externship Program and supervises criminal justice externships at the Florida State University College of Law.

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Workers Comp Matters : Does Workers' Compensation Cover Hate Crimes in the Workplace?

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000

For those who work at Planned Parenthood, there is increased risk of assault and harassment within the workplace, but if employees are attacked are they covered by workers’ compensation? In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to Kyle Black about what is legally considered a hate crime and the various factors and risks that affect whether or not a hate crime case meets the criteria for compensability. They also discuss a Pennsylvania statute and the significant difference the varied interpretations, whether “reasons personal” is personal to the assailant or victim, really makes.

Kyle Black is an associate in the Pittsburgh office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the commercial litigation, data privacy & cybersecurity, general liability, and employment & labor practices.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : The Schoolhouse Gates

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:00:00 +0000

In late 1965, a 13-year-old student named Mary Beth Tinker wore a black armband to Warren Harding Junior High School in Des Moines, Iowa, to support a truce in the Vietnam war. The school suspended Mary Beth Tinker for violating a a policy the district had enacted to forbid just such protests. Through her parents, Mary sued the school. Tinker v. Des Moines made its way to the Supreme Court. The Court held that the school violated the students’ First Amendment rights by prohibiting armbands without sufficient evidence that they substantially disrupted the regular operation of the school. But in the years since this landmark case, the Supreme Court has sided more and more with a school’s right to restrict or punish speech.

Host Ken White dives into the Tinker v. Des Moines case and how it has impacted freedom of speech for students on campuses today. While Mary Beth Tinker’s rights were upheld, many plaintiffs in First Amendment cases today have faced less sympathetic courts. Ken and his guests discuss the cultural and historic factors that have led to that retreat.

The episode features the thoughts and perspective of Mary Beth Tinker herself, who remains an activist for student free speech. Ken also interviews Frank LoMonte, a professor of journalism and the recent head of the Student Press Law Center, an advocacy group that helps protect the rights of high school and college journalists.

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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : Fighting Words

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:45:00 +0000

On April 6, 1940, a Jehovah's Witness named Walter Chaplinsky was arrested for yelling, “You are a God damned racketeer and a damned Fascist and the whole government of Rochester are Fascists or agents of Fascists” at a Rochester, New Hampshire police officer.  The confrontation launched the case Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, which made it all the way to the Supreme Court.  The Court ruled against Chaplinsky, articulating an exception to the First Amendment for so-called “fighting words.”  But the ruling didn’t come in a vacuum -- it followed a wave of oppression of Jehovah’s Witnesses, some of it encouraged by the Supreme Court itself.

In this inaugural episode host Ken White explores the Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire case and the ensuing “fighting words” doctrine, which is often cited in disputes over free speech in the United States.  As he will throughout this series, he dives into the context and background of the case and some of the most important cases later explaining it.

The episode includes Chaplinsky’s story about what really happened on that day in 1940, as well as stories from other Jehovah’s witnesses in the 1930s and 1940s, including a ten-year-old boy  expelled for refusing to salute the American flag.  It features an interview with Shawn Peters, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of “Judging Jehovah's Witnesses: Religious Persecution and the Dawn of the Rights Revolution.”

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Lawyerist Podcast : #157: Online Dispute Resolution & Public Interest Design, with Shannon Salter

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode Shannon Salter breaks down the technology behind British Columbia’s Online Civil Resolution Tribunal including what it is, its successes and failures, and why designing for the public is different than designing for customers.

Shannon Salter is the Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal, Canada’s first online tribunal resolving small claims and condominium disputes. She is also an adjunct professor at the UBC Allard School of Law, teaching administrative law and legal ethics and professional regulation.

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Digital Detectives : What Makes a Preservation Letter Presidential

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:51:14 +0000

When reading the preservation letter in which President Trump’s lawyer addressed the publication of Fire and Fury, Craig Ball noticed that the writing was very familiar. In fact, the last six pages of the letter were taken straight from Craig’s article “The Sincerest Form of Flattery,” grammar quirks and all. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Craig Ball about what it’s like to have the lawyers of the President of the U.S. use your words in one of his preservation letters and why this was perhaps the wrong move for President Trump’s lawyers. They also discuss what preservation letters accomplish, how to draft a solid letter, and how to respond when you’re on the receiving end of a preservation letter.

Craig Ball is a longtime adjunct professor teaching digital evidence at the University of Texas School of Law and he writes and speaks around the world on e-discovery and computer forensics.

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Systems Keep You Sane

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:00:00 +0000

There are systems to help you run every part of a small law firm, whether it’s billing, marketing, or hiring. But what are systems and how do you implement them in your practice? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Kristen David about the importance of using systems and how they help law firm owners, staff, and even clients. They discuss crafting checklists, freeing up time, and how systems are sometimes resisted. They also share tips on how an owner can free up their time.

Kristen David is law firm management and marketing advisor for How To Manage a Small Law Firm.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Answer1, Solo Practice University, and Scorpion.

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The Paralegal Voice : Why Education is Vital for Paralegals

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 01:08:43 +0000

Being a good paralegal requires more than just an eye for detail and an adaptable personality. Quality education is vital to a successful career as a paralegal. In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Lisa Myers about her experience as a paralegal educator, why she’s passionate about teaching, and why it’s vital for aspiring paralegals to obtain a solid educational foundation. Together they discuss how a successful program can explore innovation by enacting hands-on experience and lab-based teaching styles. They also address the hot-button issue of whether or not state licensing should be required for paralegals.

Lisa Myers is the legal studies program director for Northwest Career College in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Special thanks to our sponsors Boston University, NALA, Thomson Reuters Firm Central, and ServeNow.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Loving life as a lawyer: How to maintain joy in your work

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

Do you dread going to work? If so, maybe it's time to look at the other ways you can flex your legal skills, says Nancy Levit, co-author of The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law.

There are many types of jobs for lawyers, and sometimes what you thought you wanted to do doesn’t work out, Levit tells the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward in this episode of Asked and Answered. She shares tips on how to find the work you want to do, and how to find joy in the work you're already doing.law lawyer legal podcast attorney practice

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Gerrymandering and Impact of Redistricting Litigation

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 21:12:53 +0000

Gerrymandering is the dividing of a state, county, etc. into election districts so as to give one political party a majority in many districts while concentrating the voting strength of the other party into as few districts as possible. This strategy has been deployed by both political parties throughout history. In gerrymandering, “cracking” and “packing” are tactics of drawing peculiarly shaped districts to capture the desired results. Currently redistricting litigation remains pending in eight states and just this week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state’s congressional map, saying it illegally benefits the GOP, violating the state constitution.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams joins professor Edward B. Foley, director of Election Law at Moritz College of Law, and Thomas Wolf, counsel with the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, to discuss the history of gerrymandering, redistricting litigation across the nation, and the impact of gerrymandering on elections.

Professor Edward B. Foley (Ned) is director of Election Law at Moritz College of Law/Ohio State’s law school, where he also holds the Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law.

Thomas (Tom) Wolf is counsel with the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, focusing on redistricting issues.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Using Personal Knowledge Management in Your Practice

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:43:19 +0000

The amount of information humans go through every day is fairly overwhelming. From social media posts and online articles, to podcasts and emails, how can you store and organize all of this information so that it’s actually usable? Enter personal knowledge management. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss their own personal knowledge management systems, analyzing what works and what doesn’t. They also explain the three basic characteristics of a successful knowledge management system. 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 : Introducing the World’s Largest Legal Hackathon

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 20:02:27 +0000

On February 23-25, 2018, Integra Ledger is set up to host the first ever Global Hackathon, the world’s largest legal hackathon with over 10,000 participants spanning six continents. In this report from On the Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to David Fisher and Aileen Schultz, the co-founders of the hackathon, about where the idea for the event came from and what the event will look like. They also explain what a hackathon is and why they are valuable to the legal industry.  

David Fisher is the founder and CEO of Integra Ledger, a permissioned blockchain for the global legal industry. He is also a co-founder of the Global Legal Hackathon.

Aileen Schultz is the director of network intelligence at Integra Ledger. She is also a co-founder of the Global Legal Hackathon.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #156: 2 Critical To-Dos for Your 2018 Marketing Checklist, with Gyi Tsakalakis & Kelly Street

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode, Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street identify two things lawyers should do in 2018 to make a big improvement in their online presence.

Gyi Tsakalakis is the Director at AttorneySync, where he helps lawyers earn meaningful attention online because that’s where clients are looking.

Kelly Street is the Marketing Director at AttorneySync. She is passionate about all things marketing and small business but is recently focused on content creation and social media advertising.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : Defense Strategies Against Business Valuation Tactics

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:58:43 +0000

CPAs Derek Royster and Matthew Curtis address valuation approaches, including the application of the Daubert standard in cases and the impact on claims.

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

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Law Technology Now : What's Happening at Legalweek 2018

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:10:40 +0000

On Monday, January 29, 2018, legal professionals will flood New York for Legalweek 2018, a conference featuring workshops, networking opportunities, and hundreds of exhibitors all designed to address key issues in the legal industry. In this Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Zach Warren about the details of the conference and how newbies can attend without getting overwhelmed. Their discussion includes hot topics that will be covered at the event, like blockchain and cybersecurity, and speakers they’re excited to hear from.

Zach Warren is the editor-in-chief of Legaltech News, a publication that features law technology updates, articles, and technology company press releases for the legal profession.

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The Digital Edge : Preview of ABA TECHSHOW 2018

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:40:50 +0000

ABA TECHSHOW 2018 is just around the corner and, for those of you who can barely contain your excitement, here’s a sneak preview of what this year’s conference will look like. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to ABA TECHSHOW 2018 co-chairs Debbie Foster and Tom Mighell about this year’s conference. They discuss what’s new at TECHSHOW, advice for new attendees, and some of the most beloved extracurricular activities, like Taste of TECHSHOW and morning yoga sessions.

Tom Mighell has been at the front lines of technology development since joining Cowles & Thompson, P.C. in 1990. He is also the co-chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2018.

Debbie Foster is the managing partner of Affinity Consulting Group’s Tampa Bay office. She is also the co-chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2018.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow, Scorpion, Answer1, and Clio.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Cryptocurrency At The Crossroads

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:12:56 +0000

Bitcoin and its ilk enjoyed a surge in value toward the end of 2017, but the pendulum is always poised to swing back dramatically in this largely unregulated market. Joe and Elie chat with Thornton McEnery of Dealbreaker about the cryptocurrency market, the role of big banks (read: our clients) in the crypto landscape and what's on the horizon in the U.S. and abroad to regulate the market.law lawyer legal podcast attorney practice

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The Legal Toolkit : All You Need is New Technology

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:11:26 +0000

Sometimes, one host just isn’t enough. In this special episode of the Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia was joined by guest host and wife Jessica Correia. After establishing Jessica’s indifference towards the Beatles, they talk to Chelsey Lambert about how and why law firms should invest in new technology, from voice activated time and billing to simply updating basic software. They discuss common reasons why law firms hesitate to adopt new technology and who should be involved in the process of choosing and implementing technology. They also geek out about forms automation and the epic software that is changing the document assembly game.

Chelsey Lambert is founder of Lex Tech Review, a legal technology blog and learning center.

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

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : What Hinders Innovation in the Legal Industry?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:37:34 +0000

Committees have been formed, seminars have been taught, and conferences have been hosted — all in an effort to convince lawyers that new technology will save them time and money. Sometimes the message sticks; sometimes attorneys run in the opposite direction. But is it lawyers themselves or the industry's rules and culture that hinder innovation in legal tech? In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to Bill Henderson about innovation in the legal industry, including the cultural and regulatory restraints that keep new technology from impacting the legal industry at large. They discuss the diffusion theory, which explores how innovative ideas percolate within a market; traditional practices in law firms that impede the adoption of new ideas; and the role of law schools in encouraging exploration.

Bill Henderson is the Stephen F. Burns Chair on the Legal Profession at Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a visiting professor at Northwestern Law.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Bryan Garner reflects on his friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia in ‘Nino and Me’

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

To Bryan Garner, editor in chief of Black’s Law Dictionary, Justice Antonin Scalia was a friend, a mentor, a collaborator and a fellow lover of words. In the wake of Scalia’s death on Feb. 13, 2016, Garner reflected back over their relationship, from their first brief introduction in 1988 to the trip they took to Asia together in the last weeks of Scalia’s life. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Garner speaks with the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles about what gave him the confidence to ask a sitting Supreme Court justice to co-author two books; the four style issues he and Scalia were never able to agree on; and what it was like to write his first memoir.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #155: Why Intake is the Key to Law Firm Success, with Billie Tarascio

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode, Billie Tarascio explains why intake is the key to her firm's success, and how her firm uses empathy and data to strategically optimize the intake process.

Billie Tarascio is the principal attorney at Modern Law, a family law firm in greater Phoenix, and Access Legal, a legal technology company providing do it yourself resources for self-representing family law litigants.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Bringing E-filing to Michigan Courts with ImageSoft

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:20:00 +0000

In an effort to increase efficiency and improve the service of trial courts, technological advances are being implemented in the state of Michigan. One of these advances is the introduction of e-filing which will allow litigants to electronically file documents without having to travel to a courthouse. In this episode of On Balance, host Tish Vincent talks to Mary Roush and David Leasure about the statewide e-filing initiative that the state is working on with ImageSoft in order to bring e-filing to the Michigan Courts. Together, they discuss the benefits of e-filing, how they chose ImageSoft, and how the software works.

Mary Roush is the project manager of the statewide e-filing initiative.

David Leasure is the product owner of TrueFiling, a product of ImageSoft.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : How Lawyers can Harness Social Media

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:10:00 +0000

A majority of lawyers know what social media is and the basics of how to use the various platforms, but many don’t realize the potential these platforms have to communicate with potential clients and build community. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Samantha Meinke about how and why lawyers should use social media for their practice. They discuss how to get started, how to maintain social media when you’re busy, and the definition and importance of responsive design.

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.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Bringing Social Media to the Bench

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Lawyers are notoriously slow at adopting technology. Despite this the use of social media in law is becoming more and more common. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Justice McCormack about the benefits to judges using social media. Some of these benefits include communicating with other judges across the state and effectively sharing information with the public. They also explain how to get started with social media, taking proper precautions, and not oversharing personal information.

Justice Bridget Mary McCormack joined the Michigan Supreme Court in January 2013 and is a law professor University of Michigan Law School.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : The Skillsets Involved in Arguing Supreme Court Cases

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:50:00 +0000

What equips a lawyer to effectively argue in the Supreme Court? In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Justice Wilder about what it’s like to argue cases in the Supreme Court and the different skillsets involved. They discuss the difference between trial and appellate lawyers and how trial lawyers can learn more about appellate work, including using the Michigan Supreme Court YouTube channel as a resource.

Justice Kurtis Wilder was appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court by Governor Rick Snyder in May 2017.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : The Tomasik Exoneration Part 2

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:40:00 +0000

In the retrial of Dennis Tomasik, the jury only deliberated for 19 minutes before acquitting Dennis, who had been wrongfully imprisoned for close to nine years. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Takura Nyamfukudza, Mary Chartier, and Dennis and Kim Tomasik themselves about the details of the case. Dennis discusses his experience in prison and what helped him persevere, and the attorneys discuss the evidence, witnesses, and the Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act.

Mary Chartier's advocacy skills are the result of years of experience litigating serious and complex criminal defense cases in federal and state courts around Michigan.

Takura Nyamfukudza is an experienced criminal defense litigator who practices in state and federal courts throughout Michigan.

Dennis Tomasik was acquitted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct after wrongly imprisoned for close to nine years. Kim Tomasik is his wife who aided attorneys in gathering evidence for the case.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : The Tomasik Exoneration Part 1

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:30:00 +0000

Dennis Tomasik was wrongfully imprisoned for close to nine years before his retrial and subsequent exoneration. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Kris and Marty Tieber, the attorneys who helped reconstruct the Tomasik case and free Dennis. They discuss the importance of developing a story, their process of re-gathering the information, and the rewards for diligent legal work.

Martin Tieber is a criminal defense attorney who specializes in criminal appeals, post conviction proceedings, and federal habeas litigation.

Kristoffer Tieber also devotes most of his practice to criminal appeals, post conviction proceedings, and federal habeas litigation.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : An Overview of the 2017 NEXT Conference

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:20:00 +0000

The goal of the NEXT Conference is to bring lawyers together from all across Michigan in order to share ideas, make connections, and discuss the future of law. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Samantha Meinke about the 2017 Next Conference including what’s new and what opportunities are available for attendees. Some of the highlights of this year’s conference included an all-member networking luncheon and reception, the Exhibitor Hall with companies like Clio and MyCase, and the Learning Lounges with educational opportunities for all variety of lawyers.

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.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Exploring the Tension Between Lawyers and the Media with ABC's Dan Abrams

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:10:00 +0000

Lawyers and the media may not be enemies, but they’re certainly not friends. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to ABC’s Dan Abrams about the tension between lawyers and the media. In their discussion, they cover the effect of social media on a trial, finding unbiased jurors, and how this tension affected the Casey Anthony case.
 
Dan Abrams is a web entrepreneur and television presenter who serves as the chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News and as the host of both 60 Days In and Live PD on the A&E cable network.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Teaser: Introducing the State Bar of Michigan’s “On Balance” Podcast

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

Being a lawyer is stressful. Many struggle to balance their physical health and wellbeing with the demands of their profession. On Balance, premiering this week on Legal Talk Network, delivers useful and entertaining ideas on managing life as a lawyer. To hear more about the show and what inspired its creation, tune in as the State Bar of Michigan’s executive director Janet Welch introduces hosts Tish Vincent and JoAnn Hathaway. Stay till the end for a sneak peek at the bonus content and some of the notable guests featured in the early podcasts.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Sessions’ Rescission

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:24:49 +0000

On January 4th, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded Obama-era policy instructing federal prosecutors not to prioritize prosecutions against violators of federal drug laws in states that had decriminalized marijuana at the state level. This announcement came days after new legalization measures took effect in California. While many states have legalized at the state level, the drug is still illegal everywhere in the United States under federal law.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host, Craig Williams joins Paul Armentano, deputy director of NORML and Paul Larkin, senior legal research fellow for the Heritage Foundation's Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, to discuss Attorney General Jeff Sessions' efforts to rescind the Obama-era policies on marijuana, the impact on state’s marijuana legislation, and how this announcement will impact marijuana litigation and the marijuana business.

Paul Armentano is deputy director of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

Paul Larkin is senior legal research fellow for the Heritage Foundation's Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:13:45 +0000

Ten years ago, Dennis and Tom released their co-authored book, The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, about the techniques and technologies lawyers can use to collaborate with both clients and colleagues. A lot has changed in ten years and, in response, Dennis and Tom are releasing a second edition of their book. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss how technology has changed since the first edition of their book was published and what collaboration tools are most commonly used today. They also talk about what has not changed including the strategies lawyers should use in order to collaborate successfully. 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: Legal Rebels : Robert Litt has been out front on online threats for decades

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

Robert Litt has confronted cybersecurity and encryption issues for two presidential administrations. With Russian interference in the 2016 election as a backdrop, Litt, an ABA Journal Legal Rebels Trailblazer, says the U.S. has been facing online threats essentially since the internet's creation.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #154: Why Legal Tech & Design Thinking Can't Solve All of the Legal System's Problems, with Nicole Bradick

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode, we have a conversation with Nicole Bradick, our first three-peat guest on the show, about some of the systemic issues in the legal system. Nicole walks us through how she is using technology and the design process to approach those problems, and what needs to happen in order for justice to be accessible for everyone.

Nicole is a former lawyer and the founder and CEO of Theory and Principle, a legal technology product development firm. Whether it is improving the delivery of legal services, the justice system, lawyer efficiency, legal education, or access to justice for all, Theory and Principle works with clients who are moved to innovate and build to create a better system.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : The Christina Grillo Case and Lessons Learned: Why Families Facing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit need a Structured Settlement

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:17:15 +0000

What was to be a normal baby's delivery for Josephine Grillo Sullivan turned into an emergency c-section, leaving daughter Christina severely brain damaged,  eventually leading to a medical malpractice lawsuit. On this special edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host Anne Lawter speak to Josephine Grillo Sullivan, Executive Director of The Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation, about honoring Christina’s life by assisting families living with brain injuries, and advocating for the long-term benefits of going with a structured settlement. 

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : You’re in a pickle. Can a lawyer assistance program help?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

Confronting someone about a substance abuse problem--or owning that you have one--is not easy, but lawyers assistance programs can help.  Usually referred to as LAPs and offered by attorney regulation agencies, the programs guarantee confidentiality when attorneys reach out to them.  And if an attorney has committed an actionable offense, entering recovery before it comes to light and being able to show commitment to getting better can be a mitigating factor if he or she faces disciplinary charges. In this episode of Asked & Answered, the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward speaks to Bree Buchanan about how LAPs work, and how a person can reach out for assistance.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How a Quaker’s suit against the Secretary of Defense still impacts cases over government surveillance

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

You have reason to believe you’re being monitored by the government, that they are following you and cataloging everywhere you go and everyone you talk to. The knowledge haunts you, and has a chilling effect on everything you do. But can you sue to stop it? In this month’s episode, the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles speaks with Jeffrey Vagle about his new book, Being Watched: Legal Challenges to Government Surveillance about the current challenges to government surveillance, and a seminal Supreme Court case in 1972 whose effects are still being felt today. Vagle tells the story of Arlo Tatum, a Quaker and anti-war activist who went to prison twice as a conscientious objector rather than sign up for the WWII and Korean War drafts. When he discovered in 1970 that U.S. military intelligence had been following and gathering intelligence on him, he sued the Secretary of Defense. What happened next has had lingering ramifications.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #153: Building a Future-Centric Law Firm, with Peter Aprile & Natalie Worsfold

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode, we're joined by Peter Aprile and Natalie Worsfold to talk about the way they think differently about building Counter Tax. Learn how they use a long view, process, and firm culture to make big bets on the future.

Peter Aprile is a tax controversy and litigation lawyer and the founder of Counter Tax Lawyers, a Toronto-based firm that develops innovative strategies for resolving tax disputes. Peter is also the co-host of the podcast Building NewLaw, along with fellow (cult member) Counter lawyer Natalie Worsfold.

A somewhat unconventional lawyer, Natalie spends her days turning the firm into the well-oiled machine of the future, usually by optimizing and building technology that eliminates inefficiency. She's the co-architect behind many of Counter's process workflows and their comprehensive knowledge-base, lovingly named Hank.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Serving the Underserved: BYU’s Immigration Clinic

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 04:51:34 +0000

The rhetoric of the Trump administration has brought a lot of attention to the topic of immigration and refugees. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host John Weber talks to Carl Hernandez about the immigration clinic at Brigham Young University. Their clinic is managed mainly by students and meets a great need in the Utah community which has a large immigrant population. Carl discusses how the clinic got started and how it provides access to justice to immigrants and refugees while also providing experience to the law students that keep it up and running.

Carl Hernandez teaches constitutional litigation and professional skills courses at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU and has initiated and supervises clinical alliances with the Utah State Legislature, non-profit organizations, community-based organizations and economic development agencies.

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Workers Comp Matters : New York Workers’ Compensation Changes in 2017

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 01:01:38 +0000

Workers’ compensation is one area of law that’s constantly adapting to the society around it. Some of the changes it goes through are for the better, while others are challenged by both injured workers and the attorneys that represent them. In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to Michael Gruber about the controversial changes to New York’s workers’ comp rules that were put into place earlier this year. They explain the budget changes that lead to the shift in impairment guidelines, the secrecy of the decision process, and the resulting backlash. They also discuss what national workers’ comp issues will likely draw the most attention in 2018 including marijuana, opioids, and immigration.

Michael Gruber, a partner at Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP, handles workers compensation cases for the firm.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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Digital Detectives : Privacy vs. Protection: Warrantless Phone Searches at the Border

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 21:01:09 +0000

Since Trump’s executive decisions regarding immigration, U.S. border security has taken steps to reflect the changes in legislation. One of the actions taken was the increased search of travelers’ phones and other electronic devices by border agents. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Sophia Cope about the EFF and ACLU challenge against the government’s warrantless searches of cell phones and other devices at the border. They discuss why this is a unacceptable invasion of privacy, the current actions allowed by the Fourth Amendment, and whether you have the right to refuse to unlock your device.

Sophia Cope is a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The non-profit advocacy organization works at the intersection of civil liberties and technology.

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Second Annual Thinking Like A Lawyer Awards Gala

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 16:25:49 +0000

Roll out the red carpet for the second edition of the Thinking Like A Lawyer annual awards. On this star-studded evening, Joe and Elie honored the best — and by that they mean the worst — of the year in law. We laughed, we cried, it was better than Legally Blonde.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : 2018 Goals and Tech Resolutions

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 23:47:53 +0000

A new year means new resolutions for Dennis and Tom. In the final 2017 episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about whether they kept last year’s resolutions, their suggestions for how to keep resolutions throughout the year, and what technology goals they have for 2018. Like their resolution episode last year, they group their goals into themes and share how they want these themes to shape the year. Dennis also makes an important announcement that heralds change for his future. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

Dennis and Tom also have a resolution for their listeners! It’s an easy one too, just call Dennis and Tom’s 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 Florida Bar Podcast : Navigating Ethics and Advertising

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 01:47:42 +0000

If you have questions about professional conduct, conflict of interest, or what information you can include in your advertising, The Florida Bar’s Ethics and Advertising Department is there with answers. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk to Elizabeth Clark Tarbert about the Ethics and Advertising Department, including their role with the Bar, common questions they are asked, and why lawyers shouldn’t be afraid to call them for advice. They also discuss advertising rules and how to keep track of these rules as they change.

Elizabeth Clark Tarbert has been ethics counsel for The Florida Bar since 1997, providing oral and written ethics opinions Bar members.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : 2017 in Review: The Mailbag Episode

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 21:40:02 +0000

Lawyer 2 Lawyer has covered the Mueller investigation, sexual misconduct allegations, the Take a Knee movement, DACA, censorship and hate speech, the Equifax breach, the devastation of Hurricane Irma and Maria, and many legal stories surrounding President Trump. This past year in the law has been anything but boring.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join longtime producer, Kate Nutting, to take a look at the year in review. Bob and Craig answer audience questions from the mailbag and talk about the show, the law, and even themselves!

Kate Nutting is a longtime producer for Lawyer 2 Lawyer on the Legal Talk Network. She also produces Ringler Radio and works closely with hosts and staff to schedule all of Legal Talk Network’s podcasts.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #152: Divorce with Benefits, with Erin Levine

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode Erin Levine explains how her experience as a divorce lawyer led her to build Hello Divorce, a web-based DIY divorce portal that earned Erin a nomination for the ABA's Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access.

Erin Levine is a certified family law specialist, and owner of Oakland’s Levine Family Law Group. In 2016 she launched Hello Divorce, a “modern breakup service” that empowers users to manage the complicated divorce process online with easy to follow, step by step guidance and affordable, fixed fee access to top notch lawyers.

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Law Technology Now : 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms Survey from Thomson Reuters

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 21:39:40 +0000

For the second year in a row, Thomson Reuters released the 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms, a survey with input from over 300 small and solo law firms. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Bob Ambrogi talks to Bill Josten about the results of this survey including the common challenges facing small and solo firms, their biggest sources of competition, and how they are investing in technology to improve efficiency. They also discuss how these firms measure success and tips for improving client intake.

Bill Josten is the senior legal industry analyst for the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute and consults with law firms nationally on issues related to law firm profitability, pricing and cost recovery.

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New Solo : Word Up 2: Creating Tables of Authority with Ease

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 19:00:00 +0000

Microsoft Word has a feature specifically for creating a table of authorities but many are still intimidated when it comes to using the software. In this episode of New Solo, Legal Office Guru Deborah Savadra joins host Adriana Linares to explain the details of creating tables of authority in Word. They review everything from dialog boxes and categories to styles and pagination. They also discuss the complaints they hear the most and the easiest ways for lawyers to save time and prevent mistakes while using Word’s tables of authority software.

Deborah Savadra, over the course of her career, has worked in law offices as a legal secretary, paralegal, and technology “fixer upper.”

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

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New Solo : 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms Survey from Thomson Reuters

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:00:00 +0000

For the second year in a row, Thomson Reuters released the 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms, a survey with input from over 300 small and solo law firms. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Bob Ambrogi talks to Bill Josten about the results of this survey including the common challenges facing small and solo firms, their biggest sources of competition, and how they are investing in technology to improve efficiency. They also discuss how these firms measure success and tips for improving client intake.

Bill Josten is the senior legal industry analyst for the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute and consults with law firms nationally on issues related to law firm profitability, pricing and cost recovery.

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The Digital Edge : When the Bell Tolls for Thee: Disaster Planning and Recovery for Law Firms

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:36:46 +0000

While months have passed, the impact of hurricanes Irma and Maria can still be felt by the businesses affected. For law firms, these intense storms have brought to the forefront thoughts about preparedness and how to react in situations like this. In this episode of The Digital Edge, host Jim Calloway talks to Tom Bolt, whose firm was hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria, about how lawyers can prepare for natural disasters. Their discussion includes what technology he used and needed, the importance of having a disaster recovery and business continuity policy in place, and what types of problems his firm has dealt with in the aftermath.

BoltNagi Firm founder and managing attorney, Tom Bolt, focuses his practice in government relations, banking, real estate, real estate finance, and estate planning.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow, Scorpion, Answer1, and Clio.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Taking a Closer Look at Free Speech

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:53:08 +0000

Whether it’s Milo Yiannopoulos being unable to speak at Berkeley or James Damore being fired for his Google memo, freedom of speech has repeatedly emerged as a topic of controversy, especially in terms of hate speech. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to Marty Redish, a freedom of expression professor, about how the law defines free speech and the right of various institutions, like businesses and universities, to regulate speech. They also discuss what is and isn’t protected by the first amendment, including the defense of hate speech.

Martin H. Redish, the Louis and Harriet Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, teaches and writes on the subjects of federal jurisdiction, civil procedure, freedom of expression and constitutional law.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Barbie v. Bratz: What happened when toy titans took each other to court

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0000

In this month’s Modern Law Library, we read a thrilling tale of dueling toymakers, corporate espionage and a group of brats taking on the queen of the DreamHouse. Prof. Orly Lobel, author of “You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side,” speaks to the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles about how an intellectual property dispute between the maker of Barbie and the creator of Bratz spun into a legal battle that would last more than a decade.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #151: How Westlaw Lost its Copyright, with Alan Sugarman

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode we're joined by Alan Sugarman to talk about the landmark case that opened up access to law and ultimately resulted in more options for online legal research today.

Alan Sugarman founded HyperLaw in 1991 to publish electronic law treatises linked to case law. HyperLaw successfully challenged Westlaw’s copyright claims to the text and citations of court opinions

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Lawyers Giving Back

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:18:07 +0000

As we approach the holidays, giving is the true meaning of the season. Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno once said, “Being a lawyer is not merely a vocation. It is a public trust, and each of us has an obligation to give back to our communities.” And the legal community continues to make strides in assisting clients and mentoring individuals who are in need of assistance.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi joins attorney Jessie Kornberg, president and CEO of Bet Tzedek, attorney Shamika T. Askew-Storay, owner and managing attorney of the Storay Advocacy Group, P.A., and attorney Ricky Patel, partner with the firm Farrell Patel Jomarron & Lopez, as we spotlight three attorneys who are giving back to their community, not only during the holiday season, but year round.

Attorney Jessie Kornberg is the president and CEO of Bet Tzedek, a respected public-interest law firm out of Los Angeles, California.

Attorney Shamika T. Askew-Storay is the owner and managing attorney of the Storay Advocacy Group, P.A. (SAG) located in Brandon, Florida.

Attorney Ricky Patel is partner with the firm, Farrell Patel Jomarron & Lopez.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Pardon the 2017 Interruption: An Annual Recap

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:31:58 +0000

For the final 2017 episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell host an annual recap show in three segments inspired by ESPN’s podcast “Pardon the Interruption”: Toss Up, What’s the Word, and Big Deal, Little Deal, No Deal. In these segments, Dennis and Tom discuss topics like augmented reality, voice-activated technology, and cryptocurrency. They finish up the show by rapidfire answering 6 questions in 60 seconds.

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : The Complexity of Negligent Security Claims

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:27:39 +0000

Jan Simonsen and Tracy Scott from the law firm of Carr Maloney in Washington, D.C. discuss differences between negligent security and premises liability claims, and the legal standards that apply in these cases.


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

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Animals Get Advocates in the Courtroom

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 03:30:07 +0000

From pet food contamination cases to animal cruelty, to claims involving wildlife preservation, animal law covers a wide range of legal issues. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen chats with attorney Randy Turner, and a volunteer attorney with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, to discuss some common legal issues surrounding animals in a field of animal law that is on the rise in a big way.

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The Legal Toolkit : Flirting with Revenue: How to Make Money as a Lawyer

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:00:29 +0000

Making money is a pretty important part of practicing law and, as good as you may be at it, you can always do better at raking in the dough. In this episode of the Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to marketing ninja Dorie Clark about what lawyers can do to bring in more revenue in a chaotic marketplace. They discuss things like building a brand in a saturated field, using the gig economy to your advantage, and marketing yourself through podcasting or online courses. As a bonus, tune into Jared’s Tom Petty playlist on Spotify:

Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of “Entrepreneurial You,” “Reinventing You,” and “Stand Out.”

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

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Law Technology Now : Law Firm Intellectual Property

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:41:15 +0000

Intellectual property plays a big role in your law firm even if you’re not an intellectual property lawyer. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Nicole Shanahan, CEO of ClearAccessIP, about why intellectual property is important to a law firm and how her company is working to reduce the cost of producing assets like patents. They also discuss some of Nicole’s recent projects, like the Stanford OpenData Initiative, and her trip to the White House.

Nicole Shanahan is the founder and CEO of ClearAccessIP and a 2014-2016 Residential CodeX Fellow.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Trailblazer with a nonlawyer past brings the present and future to law firms

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

Adriana Linares considers it a badge of honor to work in the legal profession without being a lawyer. Linares co-founded LawTech Partners with Allan Mackenzie in 2004 after several years in the IT departments of two of the largest firms in Florida. Now she travels across Florida, throughout the country and sometimes abroad as a law practice consultant and legal technology coach. “Lawyers, as far as I’ve ever seen, certainly understand how to research and apply law in a way that helps their clients,” she says. “But where they might need my help is identifying tools and services that will help them with their practice management.”

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Lawyerist Podcast : #150: Business Lessons Learned in the Dead Zone on Mt. Everest, with Dean Cardinale

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:30:00 +0000

Dean Cardinale is no lawyer, but he knows a thing or two about taking informed risks. In this episode, we talk with a professional "adventurer" about achieving big goals, and how you can apply the same knowledge to leverage your own business aspirations.

Dean is an avid mountain climber, outdoors enthusiast, and adventure lover, the founder of World Wide Trekking, and the President and Founder of Human Outreach Project.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Georgetown law prof calls for complete re-imagining of criminal justice system in 'Chokehold'

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0000

As a former federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., Paul Butler once worked to put people in prison. Now, he has come to believe that prisons should be abolished. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Butler speaks with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles about the racial inequities built into the system; his advice for young black men interacting with the police; and his view that radical re-imagining, rather than incremental reform, is the only way to fully address the harm done to civil rights by the criminal justice system.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #149: What Millennials Want from Your Law Firm, with Nicole Abboud

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:30:00 +0000

In this week’s episode, we talk with attorney branding specialist, Nicole Abboud, about the benefits of tailoring your firm to meet the demands of a growing millennial clientele.

Nicole Abboud is the Founder of Abboud Media - a modern video branding and podcasting agency for lawyers. She is a Millennial speaker, former practicing attorney, and producer and host of two podcasts – Leaders Love Company and The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast. The internet is the best thing that happened to Nicole as she has been able to build a strong personal brand and business using digital platforms like social media and her podcast. Now she assists lawyers in doing the same by helping them tell their brand stories and connect with the right clients using videos and podcasts.

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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: 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 Wont 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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Before You Pay a Claim It Is Worth Looking Closely at It

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:20:17 -0600

Not everyone who files a claim has a legitimate reason to. Sadly, there are people out there trying to get money for nothing. They know there is a good chance a settlement offer will be provided. They can get the money and use it for anything they want. Before you agree to pay any such claim, it is worth looking closely at it.

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A Quick Guide to Understanding the 5 Common Types of Harassment

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:52:16 -0600

Harassment of any kind can cause severe psychological trauma. Here are 5 of the most common forms of harassment faced by people on a regular basis.

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Workplace Fashion's Gone Casual - Should Lawyers Be Joining the Trend?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:03:51 -0500

Recently, a local legal event featured a lawyer as its speaker. The speech was intelligent and professional, delivered with confidence and poise. But I have it on good information that many lawyers in attendance ignored the speaker's material and performance.

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What Can You Do While Your Attorney Handles Your Case

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:16:31 -0500

There are some useful things you can do in the interim after hiring a lawyer to handle your personal injury case. Here are the five best things you can do while you wait.

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How Can Laws Be Beneficial for Society?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:51:24 -0500

A law is nothing but a set of rules and regulations which allow the better and easier administration of the community, country or an organisation. It allows the regulation of the activities of the peoples involved. Often, some kind of punishment is given to the defaulters who are breaking the law. These rules and laws may seem harsh, but often they are not like that. They usually have a lot of benefits.

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Civil Law: What It Is, And How It Affects You

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:55:08 -0500

Civil law is one of those subjects many people don't know much about (no, watching those court TV shows is no substitute for actually learning what civil law is), and yet it affects them every day. If you're ever involved in litigation, you may need to hire a civil lawyer.

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Evidence Law in Cyprus

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:59:31 -0500

The evidence law refers to the rules and legal principles that define the proof of facts in a legal proceeding. As the available evidence shapes the judge's decision, the evidence law indicates what evidence should or should not be taken into consideration by the Court. In Cyprus, the proof of facts in a legal proceeding is regulated by the 'Evidence Law' (Cap. 9).

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What a Medical Review Officer Can Do for You

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:43:11 -0500

When you require drug testing of your employees, it can be beneficial to work with a medical review officer. You want to keep the process as simple as possible. You also want to make sure that you have a fully working drug testing program in place.

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Ensuring That You Own Your Content's Copyright

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:56:57 -0500

You have been a prolific writer for your business for a long time and, of course, just like all other writers, you use sources to back up the facts that you write in your content. Of course, there is no reason for you to assume anything other than the fact that you own the copyright of all of the content that you are writing.

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Basics of Navigating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA")

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:35:47 -0500

Due to the proliferation of the Internet, social media platforms, and hosting websites, online service providers have often become unwitting hosts to materials that may potentially infringe on the copyrights of another. Likewise, original content creators have also increasingly found themselves to be targets of unjustified DMCA takedown requests. Sometimes these takedown requests are made for anti-competitive or harassing purposes by competitors of the website operator.

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How To Respond To Settlement Letters In Copyright Infringement Cases

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 06:39:23 -0600

Settlement letters are sent to particular internet subscribers who are identified to have infringed a copyrighted material. Also known as letter of demand (LOD), the letter is usually composed of the name of the infringer, IP address, and all the details about copyright infringement. First of all, getting a demand letter such as a TCYK letter more likely means that you did violate the law and the copyright enforcers have evidence to prove that you have infringed a copyrighted content.

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What Are the Most Common Forms of Intellectual Property?

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:01:29 -0600

There are many types of intellectual property, such as patent, trademark, copyright. Understanding the basics of these subjects is critical to knowing how and when to register them for protection.

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How Digital Technologies Improve Filmmaking

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 07:24:00 -0600

Breaking into the current film industry holds a greater challenge compared to classic filmmaking. The digital era has certainly catered to the universal passion of moviemakers for making motion pictures. Today, digital technology changed the way how movies are made.

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How to Come Up With Your Best Legal Move for Copyright Cases

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 08:49:29 -0600

There are a number of factors that contribute to the success of a copyright case. This article explains the different types of damages that can be calculated and ultimately help people determine their best legal move.

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Copyright Infringement in the Digital World

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:41:02 -0600

In this article, some of the reasons behind copyright infringement in the digital world are briefly discussed. Several basic solutions to reduce the issue are also included.

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Ways to Overcome Copyright Problems

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 06:39:55 -0500

In this age of instant communication, more and more ideas are being born and products created than ever before. With the current entrepreneurial trend, new business owners are creating never-before-seen content and services in order to better the world. With so much going on, it can be easy to create something that copies another person a little too closely.

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Of Film Festivals, Creativity, and Copyrights

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:07:01 -0500

Movies with poor reviews do not necessarily give anyone the excuse to pirate them. Art is subjective and stealing is wrong. These are two truths that should be recalled when dealing with piracy.

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Received a Copyright Infringement Notice? Now What?

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:53:42 -0500

This article talks about what to do when receiving a copyright infringement notice or letter of claim such as the TCYK LLC letter. It has a few FAQs and what-to-do tips in order to prevent getting another piracy letter.

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Film Copyrights In Adaptations

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:04:55 -0500

This article is about film adaptations and their copyrights. A range of examples of some known film adaptations are also enumerated, such as works that come from comics and novels. It also discusses the importance of copyright protection even for film adaptations.

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How to Be Protected From a Copyright Infringement Claim

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:46:56 -0500

Copyright infringement can be avoided by limiting yourself to "fair use" of the copyright. So, to keep from getting a Copyright Collections letter or a lawsuit, check if your use is still under fair use.

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How Does One Track Copyright Infringers?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:38:32 -0500

In the Age of the Internet accessing a limitless wealth of knowledge is at your fingertips. But how this information is tracked and regulated is often a mystery. Usually carried about by government agencies, tracking how people use the Web and access information yields some interesting trends about consumption.

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Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:03:57 -0500

Criminal and civil penalties, damages and fines, and viruses or adware are just some of the disadvantageous factors behind downloading movies illegally. Get to know more consequences of using pirate sites through this informative and comprehensive article about "Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally".

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Film Copyrights On Practical Applications

Tue, 12 May 2015 10:50:07 -0500

In universities, academicians explore new ways of teaching their students. To be more effective in what they do, they come up with ideas on how to make their points come across as clearly as possible. Some do outdoor activities while others give as many exams as possible.

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Email Yourself To Protect Your Own Copyright

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:32:36 -0500

Use a method that is much better than a "poor mans copyright", called Emailer's Copyright! The time-stamp is embedded in the system, so that means the user can't alter it, at least not directly.

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Protect Your Artistic Work - Apply for Copyright Registration Now

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:29:23 -0600

Introduction: Copyright registration can be obtained for original works of art, literature, books, music, films, CDs and computer programs. Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creations, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity. Creativity being the keystone of progress, no civilized society can afford to ignore the basic requirement of encouraging the same. Economic and social development of a society is dependent on creativity.

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Identity Crisis: Protecting Yourself From Image Theft

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:11:48 -0600

Online Image theft poses more than just a threat to photographer's copyrighted works and income. Personal images stolen from online sources present a grave security risk, and can be used as the basis in the creation of fraudulent online profiles. Learn the facts and how to protect yourself from image copyright violation and identity theft.

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All About Copyrights

Thu, 29 May 2014 10:53:44 -0500

All about copyrights, sourced, and basic. In this article I tell you about how to get a copyright, how to upkeep one, and why they exist.

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Unwritten Constitutional Law Of The United Kingdom!

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:12:05 -0500

Constitutions organize, regulate and handle state power. It helps to frame a strong structure of the state, the key state institutions and the fundamentals governing their associations with everyone and with the citizens of the state. The constitution of the United Kingdom is an exception because it is not available in the written form.

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Copyright Fraud

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 09:06:25 -0600

A look at copyright fraud and how a private investigator may be able to help in this increasingly global market. Particular emphasis is given to the South East Asian context of copyright fraud.

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Copyright Part Three: A Work of Authorship

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:24:16 -0600

Part Three of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here why a work of authorship is essential to copyright protection.

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Copyright Part Two: Unprotected Works

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:50:22 -0600

Part Two of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what a copyright does not protect.

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Copyright Part One: The Definition of Protection for Creative Works

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:53:36 -0600

Part One of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what two of the three essential parts of copyright protection are.

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Copyright 101: Understanding Copyright Law and How to License Your Artwork As a Designer

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:15:58 -0500

Understand your rights as a designer for both copyright and licensing your artwork. Many designers don't know the facts on how to protect themselves by regulating artwork usage.

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5 Reasons to Register Your Works With the US Copyright Office

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:18:39 -0500

When you create a work, you automatically own the copyright. No notice or registration is required. However, unregistered works don't have the same protection that registration confers on the owner. Here are 5 reason that you should register your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Entertainment Law - How To Register Your Copyrights

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:47:17 -0500

Although your work is copyrighted as soon as you commit it to paper, tape, etc., there are numerous additional benefits if you register the copyright in your work with the U.S. Copyright Office. This article walks you through the surprisingly simple registration process to save you time and money.

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Copyright For Non-Lawyers

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:43:08 -0500

The Internet, along with the social media networks built on it, has created a plethora of opportunities for those who create video, music, photographs and writing to publish their work in formats with the potential for wide distribution. Copyright questions have suddenly become important to many of us who would never have otherwise considered them.

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Copyright Books and Songs in India

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:17:28 -0500

From the music we listen to and the books we read, to the website, photograph, Video and products we use in our daily lives, each is a product of human creativity, and that creativity is protected. It is these creations of the mind, once expressed, that make up intellectual property.

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Legal-Binding 'Work for Hire' Freelance Jobs

Fri, 10 May 2013 15:43:50 -0500

Work for Hire agreements are becoming more common in the business world for the simple fact that companies want to retain ownership of their works. Complete ownership means companies can keep generating revenue from such works without paying royalties. For any WHF agreement to be legally-binding, both the company and freelancer must sign and date the contract, acknowledging all terms and rights.

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The 5 Steps You Need to Take When You Receive an ISP Subpoena Letter

Fri, 10 May 2013 14:03:10 -0500

What steps should you take if you have received a letter from your ISP notifying you that you have been accused of copying movies, music, software or other content over the Internet? This article provides the beginning of an action plan from an experienced attorney.

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Integrating Copyright Awareness in the Pedagogy of Art in Ghana

Fri, 03 May 2013 08:47:28 -0500

The historical evolution of teaching and learning in class reveals that the creation and use of art remain an integral aspect of education. During the time of the pre-historic man, various art forms were used in many ways to communicate, keep records and pass on information from generation to generation, when there were no written records and texts were not developed.

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What Is Copyright Awareness?

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:43:47 -0500

There is no standard definition for "Copyright Awareness". However, some critics have argued that awareness can only be defined in the light of what is being manifested in all forms of perception, knowledge and consciousness. In each expression, awareness is revealed as the ability to perceive (perception), know (knowledge) or the state of being conscious (consciousness).

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Top 10 Reasons to Register Your Copyright

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:18:26 -0500

The sheer act of creating an original piece of art makes it yours and yours alone. That unique beat, the words to a song, steps to a dance, or outline to a TV pilot: It's your intellectual property. This property, like real estate or a bank account, holds value and you should protect it. Certainly, if someone is to become famous from your musical ideas or reap vast profits from their sale, it should be you and not the person who ripped your ideas off. Just like there are vaults to protect your money and deeds to prove you own land, the law provides a simple way to protect your intellectual property: registering a copyright. With due apologies to David Letterman, and in no specific order, here are the 10 Ten Reasons to Register a Copyright:

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The Importance of Music Licensing Agreements

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:13:00 -0500

Working in the music industry is highly competitive and can oftentimes become stressful when handling money, legalities and costs or fees involved with producing and distributing music. Whether you are an artist trying to earn a living from your music or a producer and distributor looking to generate a profit from helping artists, hiring a music licensing lawyer is often necessary to avoid any potential legal issues from arising in the future.

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Current State of Copyright Awareness in Education

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:48:48 -0500

There are many misconceptions about copyright law. Many people sometimes fail to notice that the use of other peoples' resources without due acknowledgement is offensive. Some also think that using copyrighted materials do not always require permission from the author in all cases.

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What Are Music Publishing Agreements?

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:20:04 -0500

Any time you are working professionally in the music industry, having the right legal assistance is a key factor in finding success financially and when trying to expand your career. Whether you are planning to record and produce music or if you want to share and sell your own records, hiring an entertainment lawyer is highly recommended to keep yourself legally protected and informed at all times.

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What Does GMO Seed Patent Law Have To Do With Copyright Law for 3-D Printing

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:37:20 -0600

Regardless of how you feel about genetically modified crops the Supreme Court is going to hear a case which could affect many future cases in many different industries. The case involves a farmer who paid Monsanto to use their seeds one time, but of course seeds grow into plants which make more seeds and then the farmer used the seeds of those plants without further paying Monsanto for continued use. Monsanto has spent billions of dollars developing specialty seeds and needs to make a return on their investment and has a patent for those genetically modified seeds.

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The Most Crucial Points You Should Know About Music Licensing And Musical Copyright

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:21:26 -0600

Royalty-Free Music, Copyright Free Music, Retail Music, there are many different kinds of music when it comes to Licensing arrangements and copyright issues. Treading carefully is not only a wise thing to do, but essential if you want to stay clear of a costly law suit.

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"No Stairway, Denied!" - The Effect Of Copyright On DVD Releases

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:20:39 -0600

Have you ever been watching one of your favorite TV shows of films on DVD and had the experiences ruined by a poor dubbing of music or blurred images? The reason behind this problem is the huge expense that networks and studios would have to pay for licensing rights to the removed music and images. Prior to the explosion of DVDs, many just didn't think to have broad, extended licensing deals to the music and images used in producing TV shows and films.

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Get Permission When Using Other People's Material

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:52:25 -0600

Everything that somebody publishes to the Internet is covered by copyright automatically, whether or not it says so explicitly. Some copyright holders do make their material available for sharing, and in different ways. Here's a list of the most common types of permission.

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Facts About Copyright: USCO Registration

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:39:37 -0600

Facts about copyright: USCO registration is not required in order to protect your rights, but it does provide important benefits. Here's how copyright registration works--and what doesn't work.

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Does the "Poor Man's Copyright" Really Work?

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:27:12 -0600

The "poor man's copyright"-mailing a copy of your own work to yourself, leaving it sealed, and using the dated postmark to prove legal ownership-is commonly considered legally valid. But does the so-called poor man's copyright really protect your work?

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Understanding the Impact of Duplicate Website Content

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:11:55 -0600

When you begin to create a web presence for your work from home business, it can be tempting to look for short cuts to get things up and running. We all know that the best websites are fantastic sources of information, telling us things we don't know from news to how-to guides and articles. The quickest way to create a rich website that is full of great content is to bring together some of the content that is already available online. But did you know that duplicate content on your website can seriously harm your reputation? Even copying just a few pages from a competing website can result in damage to your reputation, your search engine performance and - ultimately - your success.

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Copyright Law - A Detailed Explanation of the 'Fair Use' Clause

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:32:32 -0500

A claim of Fair Use for copied extracts from a another copyright work is a common plea used by authors, researchers and critics. What is Fair Use and how can it be defined? A brief explanation.

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Public Performance Fees for Songwriters

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:32:50 -0500

We hear music on the radio, while shopping, in clubs, even while on hold on the telephone. Does the songwriter get paid? If so, how do they get paid. Weekly? Or weakly? This article summarizes the situation.

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Copyright Terms - What Is the Legal Definition of a License Agreement?

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:42:59 -0500

Copyright of specific works and the ideal of Intellectual Property are two subjects, especially in our highly technological Internet age with ease of communication, theft and fraud, which are constantly under debate. The discussion on how to protect the rights of an artistic or literary creator from those who would steal works, give them out as their own, or simply market them for profit, has been raging since long before the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was first penned and accepted in 1885 / 1886. The Berne Convention consists of various clauses which define who...

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Internet Law and Copyright Infringement - Where Does the Burden of Proof Lie?

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:20:34 -0500

Copyright laws are constantly being updated to take account of technological and financial changes. The Burden of Proof, however, remains indisputable: a brief explanation.

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What Is Legal and Illegal File Sharing?

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:10:38 -0500

In the world of internet marketing and the internet in general, there is legal file sharing and illegal file sharing. This article discusses the difference between the two.

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All About Works Made for Hire

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:13:46 -0500

Works for hire are work that you create for an employer while under their employ. Generally, the employed owns the copyright for these works, but there are some scenarios where that is not the case.

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Working Interaction Between FSA, FSCS and FOS

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:03:22 -0500

1. Financial Services Authority (FSA) is the official regulator of financial services in the United Kingdom. Financial services included banking, securities and insurance.

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What You Need to Know About Copyright Attorneys

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:15:09 -0500

The common mistake of website owners when buying articles online is that they assume full ownership over the material. Little do they know that the ownership still depends upon the agreement of between the buyer and the writer. To make sure that you don't commit the same mistake, it is important that you have a copyright attorney to write a contract before hand.

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Creative Commons: An Alternative Solution To Copyright Restrictions

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:51 -0500

This report provides an analysis and exhaustive explanation of Copyright restrictions in order to encourage creators to choose Creative Commons licenses. The purpose is not only to give a clear understanding of why authors should chose Creative Commons licenses, but also to raise awareness of the harmful consequences of Copyright for the whole society or the public domain.

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Thing to Remember When Looking for the Best Patent Lawyers

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:01 -0500

If you own a business, you would know how important the uniqueness of your business's name can be. If you are facing an unfortunate situation where someone is illegally using your name, you are probably in dire need of getting legal protection. Before choosing a patent lawyer to handle your case, however, familiarize yourself with the qualities of ideal patent lawyers.

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Copyrights And Copying Off a Screen Print of Google Earth

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:47:16 -0500

Have you ever had one of your friends or family print off a Yahoo or Google Map to tell you how to get to a family event or party? It happens all the time, but did you know there's a good chance they are breaking copyright law? That sounds pretty funny doesn't it? However, you might be doing this in your small business if you are having a sale and you print off directions to your business on a flyer. I've even seen maps in the Yellow Pages which were printed right from Yahoo Maps, they even left in the copyright. That's interesting isn't it?

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Legal Tips for Using Social Media

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:59:12 -0500

Without a doubt, social media has introduced a whole new world of opportunity for citizen journalists, bloggers and others looking to share their stories and ideas in the public arena. Unfortunately, it's also introduced a host of ways to violate intellectual property laws. If you want to participate in social media, here are six things you need to know.

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Save Yourself Against Copyright Infringement

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:45:20 -0500

Copyright infringement is a serious problem in today's world as there is a lot of content that is being developed by companies. The things that one needs to prove to save oneself of copyright is that one holds the copyright for the content in contention and that there has been substantial copying of the same and that has been misappropriated.

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Getty Images and The Next Generation

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:21:41 -0500

Is almost impossible to protect copyrighted work these days - it's just too easy for people to copy what you produced, and you don't have time to chase down everyone who violates your copyrights. Yes, we live in a world of imitators, content thieves, and copyright violators. It appears to be human nature, and no matter how hard we try we cannot overcome this, and we certainly can't do it online or in the digital age. Yes, those that have intellectual property are doing everything they can to lobby Congress to make new laws, but those who would violate such laws always seem to find a way around them.

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Copyright Registration

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:24:03 -0500

We often receive enquiries about how to apply for copyright protection, and many people are surprised to learn that in fact they do not need to apply at all. Copyright subsists automatically in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, films, sound recordings, and the typographical arrangement of published editions. Literary works are taken to include computer programs, databases, and other compilations.

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3 Myths Regarding Internet Copyright Laws Revealed

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:58:37 -0500

"If there isn't any copyright notice, it's not copyrighted" This is among the biggest myths in the field of internet copyright laws. While this was actually true in the past, most regions now follow what is known as the Berne copyright convention. For example, in the US almost everything which was created on or after April 1989 is copyrighted and subsequently under protection. Especially where internet copyright laws are concerned, it is safe to assume that anything you see online is protected by a copyright. While there are a few older works that have lost coverage over time, it is a good move to ask prior to using anything which you see online for your own projects. Though a lot of people make use of the letter "C" in parenthesis, i.e. (C) to show that their work is copyrighted, it has never been given any legal credence. Rather, look for and additionally use the written letter "C" inside of a circle to indicate copyrighted work.

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Some Of The Copyright Laws Internet Companies Can Experience

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 09:41:56 -0500

Copyright laws will have an effect on each and every company eventually, and problems surrounding them can vary from safeguarding your own property to disputes over the use of your property by others. There is a misconception drifting around the internet stating that anything found online is in the "public domain" and therefore it is freely able to be applied in any way that a person deems suitable to use it. This is grossly untrue and is regarded as one of the top kind of copyright laws internet businesses deal with. Of course, traditional companies deal with these issues and, however the ease of sharing online has left businesses working there especially vulnerable.

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How to Write a Cease and Desist Letter and Stop Copyright Infringement

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:50:33 -0500

A cease and desist letter is a low-cost alternative to a time-consuming and potentially costly lawsuit, if someone is using your copyrighted materials without permission. Let's look at how to write a cease and desist letter so that you can maintain and control your copyrights and other intellectual property.

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Why Should I Register My Copyright With the US Copyright Office?

Thu, 31 May 2012 12:06:08 -0500

Copyright registration is voluntary -- you don't NEED to register in order to be protected by copyright law -- but there are very good reasons to officially register with the US Copyright Office. Let's take a closer look at some of them; you may decide that the benefits far outweigh the modest filing fee!

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Why You Need To Place Watermarks On Images You Post Online

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:17:22 -0500

A photography watermark can be another picture as in a logo, words, or the name of the photographer which is placed over the picture. If a photo has a watermark, those looking at it will know that they are not allowed to copy or use your photo without first notifying you or abiding by your requirements.

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:33:27 -0500

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act's principle features focus on limitations on infringement liability for service providers and prohibitions on circumvention of technological protection measures. Online education environments are greatly affected by the act provisions. Instructors should get with their organizations and their legal counsel to become familiar with the complex intricacies of the act.

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A Good License Agreement for Your Music

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:10:26 -0500

Many amateur composers fall victim to a badly drafted licensing agreement that totally stomps on their right over their royalties and possible million dollar career. This scenario does not only affect songwriters but also musical composers for movies and televisions. They write songs and produce music.

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Copyright Protection: 2 Intriguing Objects Eligible for Copyrights

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:12:19 -0500

Copyright protection is afforded to books, movies, music, photographs, and a wide variety of other creative expressions of an idea -- but did you know that vessel hull designs and architectural works are also eligible for copyright protection? This article touches on the history of copyright law to explain how these seeming outliers to intellectual property have been granted the same copyright protections as any other creative work.

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Can You Copyright a Fight Song or a School Motto?

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:46:29 -0500

The other day, I was having a conversation about copyright law, you see I am an online article author, and I produced a number of e-books, and before my stint as a writer, I was quite concerned with protecting our company operations manual from getting in the hands of competitors. I've been mildly successful at all of those things above, and therefore have quite a bit of both positive and negative experiences when it comes to copyright law.

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Defending Copyrights - Challenges With First to Publish Proof in the Information Age

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:42:07 -0500

Just because you wrote something and put one of those little C's at the bottom of the page, and claim the copyright, doesn't mean that you won't find challenges in our information age. After all, you might write something, put it on a website or blog somewhere, perhaps an obscure place, or perhaps you may even write something and put it into a paper newsletter that goes out to your Homeowners Association, soccer team, or school. You wrote it first, and you claim copyright, but then someone else finds it, likes it, puts it on the Internet, or incorporates entire...

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Can Google's New Semantic Search Keep Within Copyright Laws?

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:41:42 -0500

All great companies must evolve, and I believe Google to be a company which wishes to stay on the leading edge of its core business model. It is a search engine after all, it delivers information to the world, which is one of the main reasons the Internet exists in the first place. Today, the web is an accumulation of human knowledge, and it is also one of the greatest communication devices ever created in the history of mankind.

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DMCA Is Definately Your Online Defense Shield

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:41:00 -0500

Copyright is one of the most significant non tangible assets of an organization. Organizations consider copyrighting their entities as an essential legal obligation. This act infers that the organization values the social and ethical rules followed globally.

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Understanding Movie Copyrights

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:27:59 -0600

Outdoor movie events are all about fun; getting together with family and friends in the community and enjoying a new film or an old favorite. If you are the one planning the event, though, you have the responsibility of making sure your event complies with movie copyright law. If you have never put on a movie event before, you might not understand exactly what these rules mean and whether or not your event must be licensed as a public performance. This quick guide will give you a basic understanding of movie copyrights and assist you in determining if one is needed for your event.

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Fighting Against Copyright Infringement Using DMCA

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:11:53 -0600

Copyright infringement has started to emerge as a critical issue in the contemporary market today. Where innovation is optimizing, encroachment of various copyrighted works is becoming a routine. In this anarchy of legislation, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) serves as a copyright law which outlaws conception, production and distribution of ideas, technology and/or services that violate the controls on workings bearing exclusive rights.

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SOPA and PIPA: A Lethal Sister Act?

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:45:40 -0600

From the inception of SOPA and PIPA to the avid protestors, the sister acts have lost some appeal from a lot of their initial supporters (many of them due to the backlash from the public) and has been halted by the government. The voice of the people has never been louder through the wielding of the Internet. The Madison Tool which is associated with OPEN Act, hopes to help the public govern what should be regulated on the Internet - not the government.

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Do We Need More Online Education With Regards to Fair Use Copyright Laws?

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:22:43 -0600

My rule of thumb, and this is what I do for my own personal use, is I always cite the article, the author of the article, the date of the article, the name of the publication, and never more than five lines of text. In doing this generally my articles of four, five, or 600 words, it turns out to be very little, and I know I've satisfied the fair use rules.

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Copyright Law - A Brief Guide to the Basics of Copyright Law

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:06:25 -0600

Copyright protects your original work of expression, such as an article, website, software, cookbook, song or a painting from unauthorized use by others. You get the exclusive rights to sell, display, reproduce your work, and sue those that infringe on those rights.

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Legalities With Non-OEM Ink Cartridges

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:22:28 -0600

The price of ink cartridges is nothing to ignore. Consider the fact that a common brand of printer cartridges, Hewlett-Packard, sells one at a price of $22 for .25 ounces, it comes out to be more expensive that imported and expensive luxury foods such as caviar from Russia.

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What If Google and Wikipedia Disappeared Forever?

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:24:36 -0600

As most know Wikipedia went dark on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in protest of the SOPA bill, and for them with a small staff, they certainly have a point, as their business model could be targeted and shut down. There is no way they could hire enough people to ensure everything posted was original, every sentence, and every picture "duty free" - thus, what if Wikipedia did not exist? Google also blacked out its logo to get us to think also.

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Copyright Law Applies to T-Shirt Designing

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:24:22 -0600

When you hire an artist to create a design for you, you own the product designed once the art work is complete but not the copyright to the design- it still remains the artist's property as it is his creativity. An authority must be granted by the artist in writing to claim that the copyright has been transferred as well.

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Copyright Infringer - Employer or Employee?

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:51:43 -0600

When a piece of work faces plagiarism and the infringer is an employee or a hired contractor, the employer is held responsible for this act. Hence, he is liable of punishment for the violation of the Copyright Law.

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Song Titles, Lyrics, and Copyright Infringement: When Do I Need Permission?

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:36:44 -0600

When quoting song titles or lyrics, it's not always clear when you're required to ask permission from the original author. This article takes a closer look at song titles and lyrics and how they relate to copyright infringement.

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Copyrighting Your Music

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:27:18 -0600

Any original idea that changes into a tangible form becomes copyrightable. Its author then has the right and authority to own his creation. This goes for any work in the field of art, literature, design or research and also music.

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Copyright Infringement and Its Consequences

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 19:49:34 -0600

The author or creator of every original work that is tangible in nature has every right over his project. If this work is reproduced, altered, exhibited, broadcasted or made public in other way without the consent of the owner, it is considered violation of the legal and moral rights of the author.

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Need of Copyrighting for Bloggers

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:29:35 -0600

Bloggers generally want their message to spread across the internet. If you are a blogger and write good content, you must have copied your work and other people across the internet must be copying it too.

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Outdated Copyrights

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:20:44 -0600

I have always been interested in do it yourself plans and worked upon searching for these. Before the internet was commonly used, I searched books and magazines for the same. I discovered many copies of old magazines like Mechanix Illustrated, Science and Mechanics and many others of the kind offered lots of such do it yourself plans.

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Moral Rights of an Author

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:23:54 -0600

The following article states some general information about the moral rights a copyright law provides to the author of a particular piece of copyrightable work. This is not legal or expert advice and for more specific information a professional copyright lawyer should be contacted.

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Copyright and Trademark

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:26:45 -0600

In general, lots of people confuse the words "Copyright" and "Trademark". They do not know how to copyright or rather, trademark their logo, blogs or business names. The word copyright has been used alongside trademark to make things a little easier to understand.

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Avoiding Copyright Infringement When Making a Website

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:22:26 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary. The copyright lawyers help their client in understanding the problem better and finding a good solution.

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Copyright Lawyers, Trademarks and Copyright

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 08:36:00 -0600

Copyright law can sometimes be a bit confusing and there are some things that aren't covered by it. This article looks at the differences between copyright and trademarks to help you determine which would be right for you.

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The Copyright Lawyers

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:07:03 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary.

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Copyrighting a Website

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:49:40 -0600

When a piece of work is brought into a tangible form, it automatically acquires copyright protection. It is still a good idea to preserve each document with time, date and some official stamp. If ever this record has to be reproduced to challenge infringement, this data will be very helpful in influencing the decision in the owner's favour.

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The Difference Between Patents and Copyright - A Copyright Lawyer Explains

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:29:01 -0600

There are a number of ways of protecting your intellectual property rights. In this article, a copyright lawyer explains the differences between copyrights and patents.

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Copyright Act of United Kingdom

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:10:36 -0600

Copyright Law is part of the intellectual property law that assures security of original compositions. The Copyright Act grants protection against plagiarism to all tangible pieces of work.

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Efforts Towards Copyright Policy in China

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:17:58 -0600

Due to plagiarism and infringement of pieces of work in literature; music; drama; art; sound recording; architectural design and government work, copyright policies are much stressed upon all over the world. But some authors and publishers have been surprised by the unlawful reproduction of their copyrighted works.

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Misinterpretation of the Word Copyright

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 15:41:30 -0600

To copyright a certain piece of work means to protect it from being reproduced or altered without the permission of the owner. There is a common misconception that the ownership authority is not attained unless the work is registered with an official organization such as the US Copyright Office (USCO) at the Library of Congress at Washington DC.

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Copyright Protection, Duration, and Registration in South Africa

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:41:22 -0600

Copyright protection in South Africa is governed by the Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978 and its amendments. Under the current intellectual property laws of South Africa, copyright subsists in artistic, literary, musical, broadcast, architectural and related works. As such there is no need to register such as it is automatically assigned once a work takes tangible form.

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Copyright Law - 5 Common Myths About Copyright Law You Should Know

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:53:52 -0600

As a published author, I am amazed and encouraged by the current "independent" publishing boom happening as a result of the popularity of the Kindle and Nook readers. Writers who once papered their walls with rejection slips now take chances by producing their work on their own. Some, like HP Mallory and Amanda Hocking, have succeeded in finding audiences and sales. Others do well enough to cover the monthly grocery bill, but in the end all writers should be concerned about issues involving copyrights.

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Using Copyrighted Material: How to Ask For Permission

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:36:53 -0600

Most people are aware that in most cases, using copyrighted material without permission is considered copyright infringement. But how do you go about getting permission to use this material? This article looks at the various ways we might locate and contact the copyright owner for permission to use the material.

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Copyright Law and Simulation

Wed, 23 Nov 2011 10:58:53 -0600

Copyright is the protection of an original work produced in the field of literature, music or art. As this is the creativity of an individual mind, it deserves all efforts to keep it from being reproduced by anyone illegally. Whether it be photographs, films or simply a piece of writing, Copyright Law applies to all original works.

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Copyright Challenges and Professional Help

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 10:08:35 -0600

For an entertainment attorney who deals on and off with copyright laws and protection policies, it is quite amusing to know how people misjudge the concept of copyright. But then again it becomes the responsibility of those with knowledge to prove this myth wrong.

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TEMPORARY WORK (INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS) VISA (SUBCLASS 403)

Temporary work (international relations) visa (subclass 403) is a type of visa that allows one to come to Australia on a temporary basis to the bilateral agreement, participation in a seasonal work program, for a diplomat in domestic work and to represent a foreign government. The process of temporary work (international relations) visa (subclass 403) varies with time and stream nominated. You are eligible for temporary work (international relations) visa ( subclass 403) if you have genuine...

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TEMPORARY SKILL SHORTAGE VISA (SUBCLASS 482)

Temporary skill shortage visa (subclass 482) is a temporary visa that requires the holder to comply with the visa conditions and Australian laws. Temporary skill shortage visa (subclass 482) is a type of visa that allows the employers to the labor shortage this is by bringing the skilled workers to the proper occupation. The temporary skill shortage visa (subclass 482) targets on using the oversea workers who have genuine skill in addressing the temporary skill shortage. The holders of this ...

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THE STATE OR TERRITORY SPONSORED INVESTOR VISA (SUBCLASS 893)

State or territory sponsored investor visa (subclass 893) is a permanent residence visa. This visa will allow you to travel in and out of Australia for 5 years. State or territory sponsored investor visa ( subclass 893) is a type of visa meant for people who are sponsored by State or territory and these people must have held designated investment for 4 years. To be eligible for State or territory sponsored investor visa (subclass 893) you must be a primary holder of subclass 165 visa, y...

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BUSINESS INNOVATION AND INVESTMENT (PROVISIONAL) VISA (SUBCLASS 188)

Business innovation and investment (provisional) visa (subclass 188) is a type of visa that permits you to own and also manage a business in Australia, it also allows you to conduct a business or investment in Australia and allows you to undertake the entrepreneur activities in Australia. For you to be eligible for business innovation and investment (provisional) visa (subclass188) you must be nominated by the eligible organization, you must be invited to apply, you must meet character and ...

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SKILLED REGIONAL (PROVISIONAL) VISA (SUBCLASS 489)

Skilled regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) is a type of visa that allows the skilled workers to work and live in low populated areas of Australia for a duration of 4 years. The applicant can be in or outside Australia when making application for skilled regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489). The latter pathway entry pathway, invited pathway and extended stay are the major pathways of skilled regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489). Skilled regional (provisional) visa (subcla...

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DISTINGUISHED TALENT VISA (SUBCLASS 124)

Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 124) is a permanent visa that allows one to live in Australia permanently. Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 124) is a visa that is meant for people with distinguished talent. To be eligible for distinguished talent visa (subclass 124) you must be recognized internationally for your achievements. These achievements may be in a certain profession, arts, research, sport or academia. In addition, you can be eligible for distinguished talent visa (subclass1...

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SKILLED REGIONAL VISA (SUBCLASS 887)

Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887) is a permanent visa meant for people who lived and worked in the specified areas of regional Australia. Skilled Regional visa (subclass) requires all the holders to comply with the Australian laws and visa conditions. For as an applicant to be eligible for a skilled regional visa you must be a holder subclass 489, 495, 496, 475 or bridging visa A or B, you must have lived in a specified area of regional Australia. Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887) tak...

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SKILLED INDEPENDENT VISA (SUBCLASS 189)

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) is a permanent visa. The visa starts the day it is granted and visa holders are required to comply with the Australian laws and visa conditions. Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) is a pointed stream for skilled workers who are neither sponsored by employer nor the family member. This pointe stream is also for people who are not nominated by State or Territory government. Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) allows you to live and work in Austral...

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INVESTOR VISA (SUBCLASS 891)

Investor visa (subclass 891) is a permanent residence visa that allows the holders to travel in and out of Australia for 5 years. You are eligible for investor visa (subclass 891) if you are a primary holder of subclass 162 visa, if you lived in Australia for 2 years, if you meet the business requirements and if you meet health and character requirements. You must have lived in Australia for 2 years in four years before you apply investor visa (subclass 891). It is not a must that those two y...

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TRAINING VISA (SUBCLASS 407)

Training visa (subclass 407) allows the applicant after the visa has been granted to take part in the work-based training to improve the skills of the current occupation. Training visa (subclass 407) is not meant to people who their intention is to work. Training visa (subclass 407) guarantees a stay of 2years from when the visa is granted. Training visa (subclass 407) takes 54-88 days to be processed though the processing time varies. The processing is enhanced by whether you as an appli...

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STUDENT GUARDIAN VISA (SUBCLASS 590)

Student Guardian visa (subclass 590) allows the applicant after qualification to stay in Australia as a guardian of a student who is less than 18 years. Student guardian (subclass 590) takes 60 days 4 months to be processed. The processing varies with time as it depends on whether the applicant has lodged a complete application and whether the applicant promptly responded to the requests made. For you to be eligible for student guardian visa (subclass 590) you must be in a place to give ac...

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SUBCLASS 500

Subclass 500 visa is a type of visa that is meant for students. The processing time of the subclass 500 visa varies with the type of stream applied. When applying subclass 500 you are required to provide documentary evidence. If you are intending to apply for subclass 500 visa you are required to check the document checklist tool to be able to know documents that are needed during the application. You are required to enter the country of your passport and education provider to get the a...

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SUBCLASS 890

Subclass 890 visa is a permanent visa that allows one to stay, work and study in Australia indefinitely.in additional, subclass 890 allows the holder to travel in and from Australia for around 5 years, sponsor the eligible relative and apply for Australian citizenship. Subclass 890 visa is known as business owner visa. Subclass 890 visa is meant for people who manage and own businesses in Australia. You might be successful in getting subclass 890 visa if you have either of the following vis...

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SUBCLASS 888

There are many classes of visas. Subclass 888 visa is one type of visa. It is a permanent visa that belongs to business innovation and investment. The subclass 888 visa allows the applicant to continue to manage and own a business in Australia, to continue with the business and the investment activities in Australia and allows the applicant to continue with the entrepreneurial activities. For you to be eligible for subclass 888 visa , you must be a holder of the primary visa of the provisio...

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STATUTORY DECLARATION OR STATEMENT NOT ADMISSIBLE IN EVIDENCE

The alleged matter of the fact of the investigation is proved or disproved through producing of evidence. The evidence that is relevant is referred to as admissible while the evidence that is not relevant is referred to a statement not admissible in evidence. When submitting the documentary evidence, the offeror is required to give the judge with a certain amount of the evidence that is tangible. In some cases, the judge can dismiss any evidence that lack identification. The statutory decla...

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SUBCLASS 573

Subclass 573 visa is a higher education sector visa. If you wish to study in Australia, then subclass 573 visa is the main route to the entry of Australian institutions. Applicants are required to confirm the place first in the Australia University before making an application. Applicants may study the associates degree, diploma, certificate, master degree, higher diploma and bachelors degree. The applicants must give a proof they are eligible for a course in Australia University. The appli...

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SUBCLASS 485

Subclass 485 visa is also referred to as temporary graduate visa. Subclass 485 visa is a visa meant for international students who have graduated from Australian institution recently. Subclass 485 visa helps the applicant to live, study and work in Australia temporary after completing the studies. The subclass 485 visa has two streams namely the graduate work stream and post-study work stream. It takes 4- 5 months for the visa to be processed the graduate work stream while it takes 39- 78 ...

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SUBCLASS 476

The subclass 476 visa is referred to as skilled- recognized graduate visa. Subclass 476 visa allows the graduates who have graduated in engineering course from a recognized university to gain the experience of the skilled work for 18 months. The applicant must be 31 years of age, an applicant must complete the engineering course at a recognized institution and must have a primary visa of subclass 476 of subclass 485. The applicants must prove their English language ability and the applic...

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SAFE THIRD COUNTRY AND PRESCRIBED CONNECTION

The safe third country is a concept for a ground inadmissibility. The country is considered as the safe third country when the life and the liberty of the applicant are not in one way or another threatened for reasons of the race, religion, political opinion or the social group. The applicant is not subjected to risk of suffering from the recast qualifications directive. The country does not allow the removal of the applicant to the country where he/she is likely to suffer and be tortur...

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PERMANENT EMPLOYER SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS

The permanent employer sponsorship options are found in the Employer Nomination Scheme of Australia which is referred to subclass 186. The Employer Nomination Scheme allows the employers to fill the highly skilled positions in Australia with non- Australian citizens. The subclass 186 visa is a permanent visa meant for the skilled workers. The subclass 186 allows one to work in Australia under the direct entry stream, the labor agreement stream and temporary residence transition stream. For...

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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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Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists to Hold No-Cost Program on...

Wharton profs to discuss “Central Banking and Financial Regulation” and “Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Cyberlaw”

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ChaseData Corp Ensures Client Protection With Real Time FTC and FCC...

ChaseData Corp continues to be a leader in voice channel call centers, maintaining 100% compliance with FTC and FCC regulations in real time...

(PRWeb April 25, 2018)

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Two Dickinson Wright Attorneys Named 2018 Washington DC Super Lawyers

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorneys Jeff Craven and Jonathan Redway have been named 2018 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers.

(PRWeb April 25, 2018)

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Target Corp Settlement Highlights Immediate Need for Pre-Employment...

Target Corporation’s recent proposed settlement of a civil action based upon alleged discriminatory pre-employment background screening policies could cost the company $3.7 million dollars. Adam...

(PRWeb April 25, 2018)

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QuisLex’s Joe Polizzotto To Join Panel on “How To Eliminate the Need...

Roundtable discussion will focus on avoiding and/or managing corporate monitors

(PRWeb April 25, 2018)

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Compensation Resources, Inc. on Dodd-Frank CEO Pay Ratio Disclosures

2018 CEO pay ratios will be appearing in proxy statements that meet certain criteria

(PRWeb April 25, 2018)

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Fastcase, BakerHostetler, DLA Piper, Baker Donelson, and AmLaw 100 Law...

Innovative Law Firms Pioneer Mining Unique Insights with Artificial Intelligence and Legal Data.

(PRWeb April 25, 2018)

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Canon and Bluedog Distribution Inc. Have Resolved Their Pending...

Canon and Bluedog Distribution Inc. have resolved their pending lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida regarding Bluedog’s alleged infringement. The resolution will...

(PRWeb April 25, 2018)

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Simple Solutions to Sun Glare Can Help Drivers Save a Life, Says Monge...

Monge & Associates, an Atlanta, Georgia-based law firm, states that sun glare can easily be a contributing factor to tragic motor vehicle accidents. In fact, a recent medical journal study found...

(PRWeb April 24, 2018)

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Mid-Sized Law Firm Selects LexisNexis InterAction

Langlois Lawyers Entrust InterAction CRM Software to Facilitate Aggressive Growth Plan

(PRWeb April 24, 2018)

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New Browser Launch Revolutionizes Shopping and Searching

Earlier today Shopper 21 announced the launch of their revolutionary new internet browser, which features exclusive efficiency technology to streamline shopping and searching online.

(PRWeb April 24, 2018)

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Survey of Consumer Products Companies: In-House Counsel are most...

Morrison & Foerster–commissioned survey reveals drivers affecting consumer products businesses, an evolving risk environment, and litigation trends in 2018

(PRWeb April 24, 2018)

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Omnivere is Pleased to Announce its New Relativity Master

Omnivere’s Nathan Smith has become certified as a Relativity Master, joining an exclusive group of only 66 professionals worldwide.

(PRWeb April 24, 2018)

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FDAnews Announces: The West Coast Symposium on Expanded Access, May...

Integrating expanded access into the drug and device development process could usher in a new era in FDA regulation. Find out more at The West Coast Symposium on Expanded Access, May 10, 2018 in San...

(PRWeb April 24, 2018)

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Greenberg Traurig’s Steven Fleissig Admitted as Fellow to the American...

Steven Fleissig, real estate shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP’s New Jersey office, has been admitted as a Fellow to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).

(PRWeb April 24, 2018)

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Greenberg Traurig's Kemal Hawa and Emily Naughton to Present at...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP attorneys Kemal Hawa and Emily Naughton will be participating in the Data Center Investment Conference & Expo (DICE) Northwest, April 25, at The Westin...

(PRWeb April 24, 2018)

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HaystackID Acquires eDiscovery Providers Inspired Review and Envision...

Acquisitions Augmented by Additional Investment to Accelerate Forensics First, Early Case Insight, and Review Right Services Growth

(PRWeb April 24, 2018)

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Templafy Announces Partnership with iManage, Unlocking a Robust...

The partnership results in a full service, cloud-based package for the enterprise-scale, streamlining the filing, governance and creation of all documents produced by lawyers and support staff.

(PRWeb April 24, 2018)

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QuisLex SVP to Speak at Consero 2018 Financial Services &...

“It's Inevitable - The Next Wave of Financial Services Litigation” will focus on the legal challenges financial services companies are likely to face in the near future.

(PRWeb April 24, 2018)

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Twenty-Three Dickinson Wright Attorneys Named 2018 Southwest Super...

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 23 of the firm's attorneys have been named 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers. Two Dickinson Wright attorneys have been named 2018 Southwest Super...

(PRWeb April 24, 2018)

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Response Technologies' new Centurion® Gateway Offers...

The Centurion® Gateway from Response Technologies, Ltd. offers a single user interface for organizations to manage emergency notification functions at an unlimited number of sites.

(PRWeb April 24, 2018)

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Following a Record Breaking 2017, Vanguard Software's Sales More...

Vanguard Software's steadily expanding partner network, plus continued expansion into manufacturing, distribution, and retail, are fueling growth worldwide.

(PRWeb April 24, 2018)

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Bellefield Welcomes John Blake as Regional Sales Manager

John Blake Brings 25 Years of Business Development Experience to Bellefield

(PRWeb April 24, 2018)

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Innis Billing & Consulting LLC introduces Collection Agency...

Beginning May 1, 2018 Innis Billing & Consulting LLC will offer Fully Bonded Collection Agency services in New York and New Jersey. To enhance their billing package for seamless operation, Innis...

(PRWeb April 24, 2018)

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PIPLA Hosts CLE with Commissioner of Patents Andrew Hirschfield

Intellectual property professionals receive an update on USPTO

(PRWeb April 24, 2018)

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Tenn And Tenn, P.A. Attorney Named 2018 ‘Lawyer Of The Year’ For...

New Hampshire Family Law Attorney Mary Elizabeth Tenn Named 2018 Lawyer of the Year

(PRWeb April 24, 2018)

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Accentcare, Inc., Hit With Lawsuit Filed by Blumenthal Nordrehaug...

The pending class action lawsuit against Accentcare, Inc., alleges the post-acute healthcare service company failed to pay proper Overtime Wages to their California employees.

(PRWeb April 23, 2018)

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A2LA Issues First Accreditation to Newly Published ISO/IEC 17025:2017

This milestone accreditation was completed by Fischer Custom Communications, A2LA certificate number 2393.01.

(PRWeb April 23, 2018)

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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Adds Daniel R. Pote to Phoenix Office...

New Hire Brings Decades of Experience to Phoenix Law Firm

(PRWeb April 23, 2018)

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Guaranteed Removals Has Launched A New User-Friendly Website

Website redesigned with you in mind.

(PRWeb April 23, 2018)

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Greenberg Traurig’s “The Latent Defects” Performs in Law Rocks San...

Members of Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s San Francisco office performed at Law Rocks San Francisco, an annual concert featuring bands of lawyers performing for local charities.

(PRWeb April 23, 2018)

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Greenberg Traurig’s Lucy Lee to Present on Cross-Border Estate...

Greenberg Traurig, LLP Tax Shareholder Lucy S. Lee will participate in an upcoming Strafford live webinar, “Cross-Border Estate Planning After Tax Reform: New Opportunities and Obligations,” April 25,...

(PRWeb April 23, 2018)

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Arizona’s First Med Unit Opens in Casa Grande

Community Medical Services Offers Local Treatment Option for Opioid Addiction

(PRWeb April 23, 2018)

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Introducing a Turn-Key Content Marketing Portal for 401(k) Advisors to...

We believe that when it comes to marketing, 401(k) advisors need help. To support advisors, the team at 401(k) Marketing created Retirement Plan Marketing in a Box, a dynamic marketing portal...

(PRWeb April 23, 2018)

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InCadence Strategic Solutions Named a 2018 “Best Place to Work” by...

InCadence Strategic Solutions was recently recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of its 2018 "Best Places to Work." InCadence and the rest of the honorees will be featured in...

(PRWeb April 23, 2018)

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Greenwich, CT Law Firm, Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara, LLC Names New...

Stephen M. Napier, experienced Trusts & Estates lawyer, named Partner of Law Firm

(PRWeb April 23, 2018)

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Hamline University Professor Announces forthcoming publication of his...

Hamline University Political Science Professor David Schultz announces forthcoming publication of a first-ever book–Money in American Politics: An Encyclopedia–providing important insights on how...

(PRWeb April 23, 2018)

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NAFCU President/CEO to Speak at AACUC Conference

NAFCU President/CEO B. Dan Berger will speak at the AACUC's 20th Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA.

(PRWeb April 23, 2018)

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Cotman IP Law Group Wins Federal Appeal to Protect Inventor’s Patent...

Three-judge panel rules man did not surrender patent rights by working as a contractor for global business cloud services provider

(PRWeb April 23, 2018)

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doeLEGAL Sponsors CLOC 2018 with ASCENT v8.0: Enterprise Legal...

doeLEGAL sponsors the leading gathering of corporate legal operations professionals focused on optimizing legal technology. Featuring ASCENT v8.0, their advanced information management tool that gives...

(PRWeb April 22, 2018)

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BankruptcyData's Industry Best Awards Announced Top-Performing...

BankruptcyData Recognizes and Congratulates All Winners of its Industry Best Awards

(PRWeb April 22, 2018)

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Financial Poise™ Announces Its Media Sponsorship of iGlobal Forum and...

Financial Poise™ announces its media sponsorship of iGlobal Forum and EisnerAmper’s Global Leaders in Real Estate Summit: West, an event that combines insight from thought leaders with opportunities...

(PRWeb April 22, 2018)

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Stop The Killing Website Launched

The Campaign to ban assault weapons in Florida has begun in earnest with the final approval of the Constitutional ballot petition approved by the Secretary of State, launch of the Stop The Killing...

(PRWeb April 22, 2018)

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American College of Tax Counsel Elects New Fellows for 2018

The American College of Tax Counsel elected 16 new Fellows at its February meeting in San Diego. The College also elected four new Regents and re-elected three current Regents to its governing board....

(PRWeb April 22, 2018)

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Lawsuit Against Pawluc and IATSE Local 44 Theatrical Workers Union...

Union employee drops case after retracting claims of sexual favoritism and retaliatory firing

(PRWeb April 22, 2018)

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Greenberg Traurig Participates in 2018 eMerge Americas Conference

Greenberg Traurig Shareholders Jaret L. Davis and Carlos R. Lago will be featured speakers during the 2018 eMerge Americas Conference April 23 – 24 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach,...

(PRWeb April 21, 2018)

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Greenberg Traurig Recognized Across Europe by the 2018 Legal 500 EMEA...

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2018 guide recognizes 21 practices and 47 attorneys from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

(PRWeb April 20, 2018)

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Parent Booster USA -- Athletic Booster Clubs Face Intense Scrutiny: 5...

In a 2013 U.S. Tax Court case, (Capital Gymnastics Booster Club, Inc. v. Comm'r., T.C. Memo 2013-193), a gymnastics booster club was stripped of its 501(c)(3) status because it used the tax-free...

(PRWeb April 20, 2018)

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PROSHRED® is Hosting the Annual "Shred Cancer" Event to...

PROSHRED® Security (PROSHRED®) will be celebrating the fifth anniversary for their annual nationwide “Shred Cancer” event...

(PRWeb April 20, 2018)

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Attorney Justin L. Root Selected for Cybersecurity Docket's 2018...

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Justin L. Root has been named to Cybersecurity Docket's 2018 "Incident Response 30."

(PRWeb April 20, 2018)

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Wed, 12 Mar 2003 04:11:52 GMT

Ephedra Under Fire in California.  On Monday, eight Northern California county district attorneys and a city attorney of San Diego filed a civil lawsuit against Cytodyne Technologies Inc. and its corporate officer, Robert Chinery.  The suit accuses them of unfair business practices and making misleading statements about the effectiveness of the dietary supplement, Xenadrine, which contains ephedra.  The suit seeks to end deceptive advertising and asks for civil penalties.  As reported by Reuters on findlaw.com.

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Wed, 12 Mar 2003 03:50:06 GMT

Pfizer Close to Settling Suit Over Neurontin.  Pfizer is close to settling a whistleblower lawsuit brought by Dr. David Franklin, a medical liaison hired by Warner-Lambert, a company that it acquired in 2000.  In the suit, Dr. Franklin alleged that the company illegally marketed Neurontin, an epilepsy drug, for uses for which it was not approved.  As reported in The New York Times.

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Wed, 12 Mar 2003 03:28:44 GMT

Highly Questionable Practices.  Joseph F. Rice, a well-known class action lawyer, has agreed to accept a $20 million "fee" from the parent of a company that he is suing on behalf of workers exposed to asbestos. This "fee" will be in addition to the fee that he collects from his clients for settling their claims against the same company.  In other words, he is being paid by the plaintiffs, whom he represents, and the defendants, whom he is suing.  Hmmm.  Mr. Rice is reportedly being paid this "fee" to broker settlements with other lawyers handling asbestos claims against the company.  As reported in The New York Times.

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Wed, 12 Mar 2003 02:59:16 GMT

If it Sounds Too Good to be True. . .  Rexall Sundown, Inc agreed to repay consumers up to $12 million to settle charges of deceptive advertising by the Federal Trade Commission.  The company claimed that its dietary supplement, Cellasene, could erase your cellulite and give you "smoother-feeling legs and a firmer-looking appearance of your skin after just eight weeks."  The settlement will become final upon approval by a federal judge in Miami and completion of class action lawsuits in California and Florida.  As reported by The Associated Press in The Washington Post.

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Tue, 11 Mar 2003 03:20:37 GMT

The Fat Lady is About to Sing.  Closing arguments occurred today in an Illinois class action lawsuit against Phillip Morris brought by smokers who alleged that they were deceived by labelling on "light" cigarettes.  The plaintiffs seek $7.1 billion (yes, that's with a "b") in compensatory damages and twice that amount in punitive damages.  As reported by Reuters in The Washington Post.

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Tue, 11 Mar 2003 03:03:13 GMT

Asbestos Workers Can Recover for Fear of Cancer Only.  The United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that workers exposed to asbestos who have asbestosis can recover damages for the fear of cancer if they can document their fears about their health, even though they may never develop cancer.  The six retired railroad workers who brought the lawsuit had obtained a $5.8 million dollar verdict against Norfolk & Western Railway Company in the trial court, which was reduced by the intermediate appellate court to $4.9 million dollars.  The significance of the ruling will be determined when state courts start to determine whether to extend it beyond the context of railroad workers.  The dissent pointed out the important point that allowing these workers to collect money means fewer dollars for those who do develop asbestos related cancer.  The opinion itself can be read here while the article reporting about the case can be read in The Washington Post.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2003 04:41:50 GMT

American University Law Professor Hanging Onto Job By a Thread.  In December, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals upheld a one year suspension of American University law professor Mark Hager from the practice of law and found that he engaged in "conflicts of interest, dishonesty" and "improper conduct" during his representation in 1997 of two women in a class action products liability lawsuit against Warner-Lambert, the maker of Nix lice shampoo.  The women challenged Warner-Lambert's representation that Nix shampoo was 99% effective.  During the suit, Hager and his co-counsel got $225,000 in "secret" fees and expenses from Warner-Lambert, while consumers got $10,000 in coupons.  Worse, Hager and his co-counsel agreed with Warner-Lambert not to tell their clients about the "secret" payments and agreed never again to represent claimants in similar claims.  As reported by The Washington Post.

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Sun, 09 Mar 2003 16:43:44 GMT

FDA Proposes Standards for Supplements.  On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration proposed rules for labelling on dietary supplements.  As reported in The Associated Press

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Sun, 09 Mar 2003 16:35:58 GMT

No Big Surprise.  A study released Saturday has scientifically proven what we already knew --- that a combination of eating fast food and watching television can cause obesity.  As reported by The Associated Press.  We may not have seen the end of lawsuits against food manufacturers seeking to hold them liable for allegedly making people obese.  Despite suffering a defeat earlier this year when a New York City federal judge dismissed a class action lawsuit against McDonald's blaming its food for obesity, plaintiffs' lawyers may take another bite at the apple in another forum and/or venue, especially if the study proves effects that may not have been obvious to us all.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2003 05:19:40 GMT

Cell Phone Class Action Lawsuits Dismissed.  A federal judge dismissed five class action lawsuits against cell phone manufacturers that sought to require them to provide headsets to protect users from radiation emitted by the devices.  The federal judge reportedly dismissed the suits on the grounds that they are pre-empted by federal standards regulating cell phones.  As reported by The Associated Press in The New York Times.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2003 05:13:44 GMT

Federal-Mogul Proposes Settlement.  Federal-Mogul Corp. proposes setting aside one-half of its stock to settle asbestos lawsuits.  As reported by The Associated Press in The New York Times.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2003 05:10:10 GMT

Agency Refuses to Require Product Registration.  Today federal regulators refused a request from the Consumer Federation of America to require manufacturer's of children's products to include registration cards to be filled out by consumers and mailed back to the manufacturer.  The CFA wanted manufacturers to keep the registration information for twenty years to use to notify consumers of potential dangers of the products.  As reported by The Associated Press in The New York Times.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2003 04:54:24 GMT

Victory for Gun Industry.  Today, a California state court dismissed thirty-eight gun manufacturers, distributors, and trade associations from a lawsuit brought against them by major cities, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco.  The municipalities' lawsuit, patterned after the one brought by State attorney generals against the tobacco industry, claimed the industry created a public nuisance by supplying guns to ineligible buyers, violated state business laws by making misleading statements about the dangers of gun ownership, failed to incorporate safety features, and failed to prevent guns from falling into the hands of criminals and juveniles. As reported by Reuters in The New York Times.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2003 04:03:12 GMT

Toyota Settles Clean Air Suit.  To settle a Clean Air Act lawsuit, Toyota has agreed to retrofit up to 3,000 diesel vehicles that it did not manufacture with modern antipollution devices.  The government's lawsuit alleged that in documents certifying compliance with the Clean Air Act, Toyota failed to disclose limitations in a diagnostic system that warns drivers of fluid leaks that can cause pollution.  However, the government does not want Toyota to do anything with the 2.2 million vehicles that triggered the lawsuit because, as the EPA says, "there is nothing wrong with the cars."  Toyota just "didn't follow the proper certification process."  As reported by The Washington Post.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2003 03:43:31 GMT

Compensation Fund for Smallpox Vaccinations

Although not yet a "products liability" issue, I am concerned enough (personally and professionally) about what is happening with smallpox vaccinations to put it on by weblog.  As we all know, the United States government is in the process of immunizing healthcare workers and other emergency response personnel with the smallpox vaccination.  I previously reported that initially only eight persons out of over 7,000 vaccinated had developed what could be considered serious complications therefrom.  

Now, I read in The Washington Post here and here that The White House is supporting the establishment of a "compensation fund" for immunized health care workers.  Those who become sick or die from the vaccination would be entitled to lost wages, medical treatment, and a "one-time $262,100 payment."  All that in addition to the government trying to protect them first from a biological terrorist attack.  Perhaps those healthcare workers should simply be given the choice of either protecting themselves now or running the risk later of either dying a horrible death or becoming permanently disfigured.

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Fri, 07 Mar 2003 04:46:29 GMT

A New Feature For My Blog.  Starting today I will highlight recent opinions rendered by the United States Supreme Court and federal circuit courts of appeal in the area of products liability.  State supreme court decisions to follow soon.  See Recent Decisions to the left.

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Thu, 06 Mar 2003 03:34:11 GMT

Congress Trying to Limit Asbestos Cases.  On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from lawyers, lawmakers, and victims regarding how to handle the more than 600,000 asbestos lawsuits and economic fallout that led to more than sixty bankruptcies since 2000 and a loss of approximately 60,000 jobs.  Senator Don Nickles (R) of Oklahoma seeks legislation requiring claimants to meet certain criteria using American  Medical Association guidelines and removing the statute of limitations so that those who do not have asbestos-related illnesses can retain their rights in the event that they do in the future.  As reported by Associated Press on findlaw.com.

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Thu, 06 Mar 2003 03:24:41 GMT

New York County Bans Sale of Ephedra.  The sale of all dietary supplements containing ephedra was banned on Wednesday in Suffolk County, New York under legislation considered to be the first of its kind.  As reported by Associated Press on Findlaw.com

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Thu, 06 Mar 2003 02:45:35 GMT

The Latest from Corpus.  According to The Associated Press, internal documents and emails released by the plaintiff's lawyers show Bayer executives discussing the possible dangers of Baycol long before it pulled the controversial drug from the market in 2001 after being linked to dozens of deaths.  Bayer's attorney, Phillip Beck, said the emails were taken out of context.  Bayer claims that there are approximately 7,800 lawsuits pending from former Baycol users.  Approximately 450 cases have been settled for $125 million.  Bayer is allegedly in negotiations to settle another 500 cases.  Mr. Beck reportedly said that "the company is taking responsibility for the drug and would rather compensate victims than fight them in court."  As reported in the Houston Chronicle.

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Thu, 06 Mar 2003 02:23:24 GMT

FDA Recommends Warning for Arthritis Drug.  On Tuesday, an FDA advisory panel recommended that manufacturers of three biotech drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis warn patients about a possible link to incurable lymph cancer.  As reported in The Chicago Tribune.

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Wed, 05 Mar 2003 01:48:31 GMT

First Lawsuit Filed As Result of Rhode Island Fire.  Relatives of two persons killed in the fire at The Station nightclub in Rhode Island filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the band, the club owners, the company that manufactured the club's insulation, and the fire inspector.  It is believed to be the first lawsuit filed as a result of the deadly blaze.  As reported by The Associated Press.

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$15,000 reward offered for the return of more than 20 stolen reptiles .. (audio)

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:50:00 +1000

Laura Tchilinguirian is speaking to the curator of the Australian Reptile Park, Liz Vella

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Council on the Ageing says Lateline abuse report shows need for better training in aged-care industry .. (audio)

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:45:00 +1000

Cameron Green spoke to COTA boss Ian Yates

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George Zimmerman's acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin prompts debate over the role of race in the U.S Justice system... (audio)

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:50:00 +1000

Laura Tchilinguirian spoke to Dr David Smith, a lecturer at the U.S Studies Centre in Sydney.

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Inquiry into child abuse due to hear from Hunter Valley's former Catholic Bishop, accused in cover-up of two priests' crimes .. (audio)

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:45:00 +1000

Cameron Green spoke to ABC Reporter Dan Cox

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Has consumer law has kept pace with globalised commerce? We talk to the VP of the International Assn of Consumer Law ..(audio)

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:55:00 +1000

Glen Bartholomew is speaking to The Vice-President of the International Association of Consumer Law, Professor Gail Pearson

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Coalition of NSW emergency services workers on why it opposes opening of so-called 'sobering up' centres. ..(audio)

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:20:00 +1000

Mandy Presland spoke to Director of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association and spokesperson for lobby group LAST DRINKS, Brett Holmes

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Report into whether laws and protections for Aus cruise-line passengers are adequate tabled in Parliament. .. (audio)

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:15:00 +1000

Shon Walker spoke to Committee Chair Graham Perrett

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NSW whistleblower says "there will be panic at Police HQ" after admission that church child-abuse docs were shredded .. (audio)

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:15:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox

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NSW Greens MP confirms senior cop was getting, then shredding, church docs about abuse of kids .. (audio)

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 07:15:00 +1000

Marius Benson spoke to New South Wales Greens MP David Shoebridge

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WA's top cop has alcohol advertising in sport in his sights - and he's telling a Canberra conference why: (audio)

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:45:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callahan

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Australians lost nearly 100 million dollars in scams last year --- and that's just the ones we know about, says ACCC .. (audio)

Mon, 17 Jun 2013 07:55:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard

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What do you if you see a racist incident? Vic Health's Preventing Racism Program looks at that dilemma .. (audio)

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:20:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Dr Peter Streker

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As the search for his body resumes, we look back at the Donald Mackay case .. (audio)

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:20:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Mike Donaldson

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Griffith City mayor on police reopening the search for Donald Mackay's body, 36 years later .. (audio)

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 07:55:00 +1000

Marius Benson is speaking to John Dal Broi

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Former CIA employee Edward Snowden flees his Hong Kong hotel after being named as whistleblower: where does he go now? (audio)

Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:45:00 +1000

Steve Chase asked International Law expert Don Rothwell

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Doctors express growing concern about alcohol related violence - and especially the 'killer punch' .. (audio)

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:20:00 +1000

Glen Bartholomew spoke to Dr Anthony Grabs, Head of Trauma Services at Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital

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Witchcraft and sorcery across Pacific considered very real, and very dangerous .. hence a big Canberra conference: (audio)

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:50:00 +1000

Steve Chase was joined by one of the conference convenors, Dr Miranda Forsyth from the ANU's Research School of Asia and the Pacific

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The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Northern Ireland has launched an international appeal for child abuse victims and survivors .. (audio)

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 07:55:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi got details from Sir Anthony Hart -- the Chairman of Northern Ireland's Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry

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Military trial of U.S soldier Bradley Manning begins near Washington, after he leaked secret files to WikiLeaks - we analyse the case .. (audio)

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:15:00 +1000

Shon Walker was joined by Dr Adam Lockyer, a lecturer in U.S Politics and Foreign Policy at the U.S Studies Centre at the University of Sydney

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Bravehearts group backs plans to decriminalise 'sexting' by teenagers .. (audio)

Wed, 29 May 2013 17:20:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Bravehearts National Operations Manager Leza Sullivan

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Victims support group disappointed by evidence of Cardinal Pell to child sex abuse inquiry .. (audio)

Tue, 28 May 2013 07:50:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to Broken Rites spokesman Bernard Barrett

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Cardinal George Pell before Victoria's parliamentary Inquiry into church sex abuse today - but will his evidence cast much light? (audio)

Mon, 27 May 2013 07:50:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to Judy Courtin from the Faculty of Law at Monash University in Melbourne

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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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HCA decision on dual citizenship; Youth detention in the US and Europe

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

What are the consequences of the High Court's decision on the 'Citizenship 7'? And as the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory prepares to hand down its final report, a look at juvenile detention in the US and Europe.

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High Court rules on Tasmanian protest laws; Is a text message a valid Will?

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

What impact will the High Court's decision to overturn Tasmania's anti-protest laws have on other states who are have or are considering similar laws? And does an unsent text message constitute a valid Will? The Queensland Supreme Court says yes.

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Getting under the skin, laws around Tattoo Parlours in NSW and Japan

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Licence to tattoo in NSW. Japan requires tattooists to be doctors.

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Regional planning 'anarchy' letting down communities

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

The Law Report travels to an abattoir in the deep north of Victoria and Western Australia's South West wine region to find a regional planning system that is 'broken.'

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The uncertain future of Tiny Airports

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Tiny Airports in trouble.

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Health Justice Partnerships

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Taking the pulse of Health Justice Partnerships.

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Retiring Chief Justice of the Family Court Diana Bryant

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Retiring Chief Justice reflects on thirteen years in the Family Court.

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In the political spotlight: same sex marriage and voluntary euthanasia

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

High Court ruling on Same Sex Marriage postal survey . Moves to legalise assisted dying in Victoria and NSW.

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Offensive behaviour or play on words?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Danny Lim's controversial sandwich board.

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China, a land of paradox

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Rule of law in China.

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Abortion laws in NSW and Queensland

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Calls for decriminalisation of pregnancy terminations in NSW and Queensland .

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German legislation targets fake news and hate speech on social media platforms

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

World first German legislation targets social media hate speech.

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Victorian Supreme court rules on Beveridge mobile phone bill

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

The man with the $191,000 phone bill.

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Julian Burnside: Watching Out

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Julian Burnside reflects on justice and injustice.

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National snapshot of legal profession

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Women in the legal profession.

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Is practicing criminal law bad for your mental health?

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Is practising criminal law bad for your mental health?

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What next for the George Pell case, and meet the Australian gun advocate in Guatemala

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 17:30:00 +1000

What next in the George Pell case? Meet the Australian fighting gun violence in Guatemala.

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UNHRC decision on transgender birth certificate and HCA ruling on Photo ID

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Transgender and identity. High Court ruling photo ID .

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Federal Ministers face possible Contempt charges, Parole and terrorism, Manus Island Class Action

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:05:00 +1000

Three Victorian judges and three politicians. Parolees with terrorism links. Manus Island Class Action.

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Women in prison

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Unintended consequences of women in prison.

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Indemnity deal leads to recovery of Matthew Leveson's remains and can Schapelle Corby sell her story?

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Can Michael Atkins face trial again? Schapelle Corby and profiting from crime.

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Islam and Indonesia and Right Wrongs: Mythbusting

Tue, 30 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Right Wrongs: Myth busting. Is Indonesian pluralism under threat?

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Poverty and the law

Tue, 16 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Law and poverty 40 years after the Sackville Report .

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Access to solar energy and family law disputes over schooling

Tue, 09 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Protecting your solar panel sunlight. Family court rulings on how to raise children.

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Ethics and legal implications of drones in the military and police

Tue, 02 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Drones used by military and police.

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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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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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JURISolutions Becomes NGLCC Corporate Partner And Silver National Legal Partner

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:04:19 GMT

JURISolutions is now a Corporate Partner and a Silver National Legal Partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), with plans to attend the first NLIC event of 2018 in Orlando, FL.

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Aperion Global Institute expands footprint with top Entertainment Lawyer Attorney Ricky Anderson

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 03:07:28 GMT

Attorney Ricky Anderson Entertainment Law Institute (ARAELI) expands online continuing education certificate offerings

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Have you been in a car accident? where you a driver, rider, passenger or pedestrian? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, then you could be entitled to claim a significant compensation payout. To find out more please complete your free legal enquiry form.

 

Cyclist Accidents and Injuries

Quite often cyclists are not given proper care and attention by other road users. This can result in accidents occurring between car, trucks and other motor vehicles with bicycle riders. Motorists often fail to give way to cyclists therby causing an accident with the cyclist.

If you are a cyclist who has been involved in an accident, then the chances are you could be entitled to receive a significant compensation payout from the CTP insurer of the driver that caused the accident.

To find out more, please complete your free legal enquiry form.

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