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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Inside the Vegas Shootings Settlement

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:12:39 +0000

Two years after the shootings at the 91 Harvest Music Festival when a gunman opened fire from the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International agreed on a settlement valued between $735 million and $800 million.  On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host, Robert P. Caples, Jr. , joined by attorney Mo Aziz of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, discuss this settlement, the liability and negligence of MGM, and how this human tragedy led to a relatively quick settlement.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why Criminal Justice Reform Matters (Part 2)

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:00:00 +0000

How do we move past “an eye for an eye” in a way that benefits and honors communities and victims? And what role do physical spaces have to play in better justice solutions?

In this episode, Deanna Van Buren—an award-winning architect, activist for criminal justice reform, and Keynote Speaker from the 2019 Clio Cloud Conference—joins us for an in-depth discussion on restorative justice, and the role legal professionals can play in transforming the justice system.

The Design Director and Executive Director of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces—an architecture and real estate development firm that is building the infrastructure to end mass incarceration—Deanna shares the lessons she’s learned about punishment and justice with the Matters team.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Even More Cool Tools!

Sat, 07 Dec 2019 00:54:30 +0000

Just in time for the holidays, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell bring you their latest list of must-have cool tools! They offer a variety of recommendations for inexpensive (or even free!) products that will make life just a little bit easier. In their second segment, they return to one of their favorite discussion topics–cybersecurity issues in collaboration tools. The people you collaborate with may have differing standards for security, but Dennis & Tom have tips for assessing risks and maintaining your cybersecurity safety while working with others.

Don’t forget to check out Dennis & Tom’s, “The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, Second Edition” on Amazon.

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow.

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@theBar : The Murder of Innocence Edition: A Look Back on the Laurie Dann School Shooting with Eric Zorn

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:32:10 +0000

On May 20, 1988, Laurie Dann, a babysitter with a history of disturbing behavior and deteriorating psychological health, shot 6 children in a second-grade classroom in Winnetka, Illinois, killing one and severely wounding the others. The hostage situation and police stand-off that followed ended with Dann taking her own life. At the time, before school shootings were common, the incident rocked the country and dominated the news cycle for weeks. But what seemed unthinkable in 1988 has become tragically commonplace today—a school shooting now occurs every single week in America. In this edition, co-hosts Jonathan Amarilio and Jennifer Byrne are joined by Chicago Tribune journalist Eric Zorn for a look back on Dann’s life, tragic crimes, and legacy. They discuss what’s changed, what hasn’t changed, and what we can learn from the Dann case that could help us stop the violence and restore peace in our schools.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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Digital Detectives : Why the Cloud is the New Electricity–and What it Means to Lawyers

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:45:01 +0000

The electricity revolution of the late 1800s may have begun slowly, but once its technology became mainstream, it fueled innovation in every aspect of life. The same is true of cloud technology today! However, even with huge amounts of cloud innovations making processes faster and more efficient, many lawyers still reluctant to make full use of it. In this edition of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Andy Wilson to discuss the impacts of the cloud on the legal profession and his tips for making better use of this increasingly vital technology.

Andy Wilson is the co-founder & CEO of Logikcull.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #253: Meditation & Productivity for Entrepreneurs, with Doug Brackman (Replay)

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:30:00 +0000

Disclaimer: This episode was originally aired on September 6, 2017.

According to Dr. Doug Brackmann, traditional meditation may not work for innovators, entrepreneurs, and other highly “Driven” individuals who may possess characteristics commonly associated ADHD or OCD. Instead he proposes an alternative meditation style and productivity tools better suited to the Driven brain.

If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free!

Thanks to the Law Firm Growth Summit, ROSS Intelligence, Sanebox, and Alert Communications for sponsoring this episode!

Show notes:

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

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Law Technology Now : ABA Projects and Pursuits: A Conversation with President Judy Perry Martinez

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 20:43:31 +0000

In this edition of Law Technology Now, Ralph Baxter hosts an in-depth conversation with President Judy Perry Martinez on the many ongoing projects at the American Bar Association. The ABA is committed to improving the practice of law through collaboration and innovation. Ralph and Judy discuss the many issues of concern at the ABA, including the efforts of the Commission on the Future of Legal Services, current recommendations for improving access to justice, projects at the ABA Center for Innovation, voter rights, law student debt, and more!

Judy Perry Martinez of Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn in New Orleans is president of the American Bar Association.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : What goes on in the mind of a sentencing judge?

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:00:00 +0000

A new book by Judge Frederic Block gives a behind-the-scenes look at a judge’s thoughts and feelings when imposing punishments. Block is candid and self-reflective in the book and also wonders where the line should be drawn in exercising judicial powers. In this new episode of the Modern Law Library podcast, Olivia Aguilar of ABA Publishing speaks with Block about sentencing issues, the details surrounding the cases covered in the book, and the most important case that he has ever handled.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 18:58:04 +0000

Disclaimer: This episode was originally aired on October 16, 2018.

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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Workers Comp Matters : Defining Employment Relationships in the Gig Economy–Can It Be Done?

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 17:44:55 +0000

As we continue to shift further into gig economy employment, defining employee-employer relationships is increasingly challenging in the area of workers’ compensation. Workers’ Comp Matters host Alan Pierce talks with Roger Finderson about what the term “gig economy” really means and how to draw the distinction between employees and independent contractors. They explain the use of factors tests, the need for adaptations in workers’ comp law, and how the advent of “Handy” legislation is creating problems for injured workers.

Roger Finderson is managing attorney at Finderson Law LLC in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Sandy Hook Families' Lawsuit against Remington Arms

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 18:31:46 +0000

On November 12th, 2019 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims can proceed with a lawsuit against Remington Arms Co., maker of the Bushmaster firearm used in the Newtown shootings. Remington Arms had sought to block the lawsuit, but was denied.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Timothy D. Lytton, associate dean for Research & Faculty Development at Georgia State University College of Law, and attorney Stephen P. Halbrook, senior fellow at the Independent Institute, to discuss the Supreme Court's ruling in this matter and the potential impact this lawsuit may have for victims of gun violence and the gun industry as a whole.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Blue J Legal.

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The Paralegal Voice : Highlight Reel: The Paralegal Voice’s Year in Review

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 17:21:02 +0000

At the beginning of the year, host Carl Morrison challenged listeners to set professional goals that would help them grow as paralegals. Now he wants to know—how are you doing with your resolutions? There’s still a bit of 2019 left! Carl gives an update on the progress he’s made toward his personal goals and takes the time to highlight the most memorable moments in Paralegal Voice interviews throughout the past year.

Stay tuned to the end for Listener’s Voice, Carl’s recurring segment featuring audio questions or comments from a listener. To send in your own question, or to let Carl know how your goals are progressing, email him at devoted2law@gmail.com.

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

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : The Education of Brett Kavanaugh

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 12:00:00 +0000

One year after Brett Kavanaugh's tumultuous nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, questions that arose during the nomination hearings still linger. In this episode, the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles speaks with New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly about their book The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation. Progrebin and Kelly discuss what it was like to report on Kavanaugh's nomination in real time, and to speak with the women who accused him of sexual assaults dating back to his high school and college years. They discuss what they learned from people who'd known him at various points in his life, and the conclusions they came to at the end of their year-long investigation.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #252: The Science of Charisma & Awkwardness, with Vanessa Van Edwards

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 11:30:00 +0000

According to Vanessa Van Edwards, charisma is charisma is “a compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.” In this episode she explains what factors into charisma—and awkwardness—and how everyone can learn to be more charismatic.

Thanks to PwC Insights Officer, Alert Communications, Sanebox, and ROSS Intelligence for sponsoring this episode!

Take the Charisma Quiz and find out where you fall on the charisma scale.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Bring Your Human to Work with You: Using Your Strengths to Grow Your Business

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:36:31 +0000

Tapping into your personal strengths could certainly bring new levels of success to your business, but that may be easier said than done! What are your natural talents? What is unique about you? How do you best connect with other people? Katy Goshtasbi helps lawyers identify their most relevant strengths and employ them in the business and practice of law. Join Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street as they hear the essentials of Katy’s unique take on personal branding for lawyers in this Lunch Hour Legal Marketing.

Katy Goshtasbi is a change and branding expert, founder of Puris Consulting, and a former securities/compliance lawyer.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nexa.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Roberts Court Is Here

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 20:39:51 +0000

It's cliché to say that the addition of every new Justice should be considered the beginning of a whole new Supreme Court. But with Kavanaugh's controversial arrival on the bench, there's reason to believe the Roberts Court really did become something fundamentally different. Slate's Mark Joseph Stern joins the show to discuss his new book American Justice 2019: The Roberts Court arrives, tracking the Chief Justice as he navigates "the political fray without abandoning his conservative instincts."

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull and Themis.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Change Waves in Small Law: Surf or Drown? - Part 2

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 17:42:58 +0000

In the previous edition of The Un-Billable Hour, Christopher Anderson and Greg Garman discussed the challenges and problems in current small firm business models. How can legal professionals overcome these issues? Christopher and Greg continue their conversation and offer hope for a brighter future for small law firms. With 50-80 percent of legal needs going unmet in the marketplace, there are huge opportunities for lawyers to adapt and serve more clients. Greg highlights tools for building efficiencies into the practice of law and offers guidance for bringing small firm business models into the future.

If you missed it, be sure to check out part one of Christopher and Greg’s conversation from earlier this month!

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

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

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Introverted lawyer offers tips for office holiday parties

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:00:00 +0000

Holiday parties can be hard if you’re introverted, and they can be worse if you have social anxiety. But skipping them is not a great idea, says lawyer and author Heidi K. Brown, an associate professor of law and director of legal writing at Brooklyn Law School. In this new episode of the ABA Journal's Asked and Answered podcast, Brown talks to Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward about how to navigate the office holiday party and still appear to be having fun and how to come out of your shell when you'd rather be alone.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : What’s Your Favorite Cool Tool? (Rebroadcast)

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 19:33:17 +0000

Disclaimer: This episode was originally aired on April 5, 2019.

We all have certain tools that make life easier and become essential to our daily routine. In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about cool tools— the tools they can’t live without. They discuss what makes a tool “cool” and talk about some of their favorites. They also want listeners and lawyers to learn about new tools, gadgets, and websites that will help get the job done easily, and they’re not just talking about tech tools. Check out cool-tool.org.

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.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #251: Trauma, Stress, & Keeping Your Sh*t Together, with Sherry Walling

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:30:00 +0000

Dr. Sherry Walling helps smart people do hard things, but trauma can get in the way. In this episode she explains what trauma is and where it comes from, how to find out if you have trauma, and how it can be linked to other mental health issues, like depression and anxiety.

Thanks to PwC Insights Officer, Alert Communications, Sanebox, and ROSS Intelligence for sponsoring this episode!

Sherry’s book is The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together: How to Run Your Business Without Letting it Run You.

To learn more about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research, visit the CDC resource portal.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Tech Competency: Core Technologies For Your Law Firm

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000

Michigan has now become the 37th state to adopt the ethical duty of technology competence, which will go into effect on January 1, 2020. What exactly does this mean for Michigan lawyers? Hosts Tish Vincent and JoAnn Hathaway welcome Barron Henley to the State Bar of Michigan's On Balance podcast to explore the implications of these new rules and learn what core technologies and training firms need to ensure compliance.

Barron Henley is an attorney and a legal technologist with Affinity Consulting Group.

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The Legal Toolkit : Decrypting Cryptocurrency for Lawyers

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 21:24:06 +0000

Cryptocurrency continues to grow in acceptance, but most lawyers have paid little attention to its growth. And really, do they need to bother taking it seriously? You better believe they should! With slow but steady consumer movement toward using cryptocurrency, lawyers who understand and utilize it will be afforded a big advantage over those who don't. Jared Correia and Felix Shipkevich give listeners a primer on this topic and discuss the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space.

Felix Shipkevich is a principal of Shipkevich PLLC and CEO and founder of Hotspot Law.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : Navigating Florida Workers' Compensation Claims

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 17:53:23 +0000

Attorney Jeff Kerley from the law firm of Vernis & Bowling in Florida discusses the complexity of handling Florida Workers' Compensation Claims.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Preparing For The Bar Exam -- The Last Test You'll Ever Take

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 17:49:39 +0000

Joe and Elie chat with Rich Douglas, COO of Themis, about the bar exam and how to conquer it. Rich also tells us about the Themis Law School Essentials program of free review materials for law school courses and we discuss the impact the GRE is going to have on law school admissions.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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Law Technology Now : Exploring the Benefits and Impacts of Online Dispute Resolution

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:28:54 +0000

Don’t make the mistake of thinking the judicial system isn’t ripe for disruption. Law Technology Now host Dan Linna is joined by Shannon Salter, the Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal in British Columbia, to discuss the impacts and benefits of the Online Dispute Resolution system they’ve rolled out and the broader implications of rethinking how claims get resolved. Together they explore why the CRT’s rollout of this system has been successful, why we can’t just throw technology at the problem without rethinking the culture, and how the idea of Online Dispute Resolution is gaining support in more jurisdictions.

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.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Technology in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Arena

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:21:32 +0000

Technology has changed just about every aspect of the practice of law, and the use of technology has increased dramatically even in the courtroom. Host Larry Cohen and co-host Cindy Chanley talk with the Honorable Elizabeth Bonina, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Kings County, New York, and a neutral for NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), as they take a look at the use of technology in the Alternative Dispute Resolution arena and discuss how technology is improving the process.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : The Texas Lawyer’s Creed: Conduct Above Reproach

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 23:44:07 +0000

The Texas Lawyer’s Creed has been a source of aspirational guidance for Texas lawyers for the past thirty years, and when it was reaffirmed by the Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of Criminal Appeals in 2013, lawyers were reminded of its continued relevance. But how exactly did this document come to be, and how has it helped Texas lawyers? In this edition of the State Bar of Texas Podcast, host Rocky Dhir welcomes Buck Files and Kenda Culpepper to discuss the history of the creed and its aim to help lawyers conduct themselves with the highest degree of professionalism.

Kenda Culpepper is the Rockwall County criminal district attorney.

Buck Files practices law with the firm of Bain, Files, Jarrett and Harrison in Tyler, Texas.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Inside the Liability of Selfies

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:05:52 +0000

Social media and the ubiquity of technology have created a culture in which people feel compelled to capture a moment and immediately share it with their friends, family, and followers. Oftentimes this takes the form of a "selfie". A “selfie” is defined as a photograph that one has taken of oneself, usually with a smartphone or webcam. Unfortunately, in pursuit of the perfect “selfie”, some have put themselves in extreme danger, resulting in injury and even death. According to a study in India’s Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, between 2011 and 2017, 259 people were reported killed worldwide in selfie-related incidents. Drownings, falls, fires and automobile accidents have been just some of the leading causes of death according to the report.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Mitch Jackson, a California trial lawyer who has written a book, “The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Business Owners, Professionals and Entrepreneurs”. Mitch and Craig discuss the liability that has arisen around selfies, the dangers people put themselves in to meet society’s obsession with capturing the perfect moment, and what may need to change.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Blue J Legal.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Career in Focus: Colorado’s U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:22:30 +0000

Learning from seasoned lawyers truly helps law students gain perspective on where they want to take their legal career in the future. In this edition of the Law Student Podcast, New ABA Law Student Division Chair Johnnie Nguyen talks with Colorado’s U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn about his career experiences and how he came into his current role. He offers valuable insights on how to pursue what you love, the importance of finding good mentors, and how to handle inevitable professional missteps with integrity.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Change Waves in Small Law: Surf or Drown? - Part 1

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 20:27:00 +0000

A tidal wave of supply is outstripping demand in the business of law, and some firms are struggling to handle the imbalances in the marketplace. Are too many people entering the profession? Is the law firm business model in need of an overhaul? Un-Billable Hour host Christopher Anderson welcomes Greg Garman to examine broad trends in legal business and discuss challenges the profession faces as it moves into the future.

Be sure to tune in for part two of Christopher and Greg’s conversation, airing later this month!

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

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #250: Making a Remote Workplace Work, with Maryellen Stockton

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:30:00 +0000

Maryellen Stockton helps companies figure out how to build healthy, productive remote or hybrid workplaces. In this episode she explains the different kinds of remote workplace arrangements, discusses some of the biggest challenges, and how to hire and manage effectively. Plus, she shares some of her favorite software tools for collaborating remotely.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Innovation & Trends in Intellectual Property & Patent Law

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 22:59:44 +0000

Northwestern Law’s intellectual property and patent law scholars are truly leaders in their field. In this edition of Planet Lex, host Jim Speta welcomes Laura Pedraza-Fariña and David Schwartz to discuss the study of innovation and the law in an era of rapid technological change. The guests share their individual paths to intellectual property and patent law and offer insights on how patents affect innovation. They also discuss their current research projects and outline the unique advantages of pursuing their scholarship with an interdisciplinary team.

Laura Pedraza-Fariña is an assistant professor of law and a faculty affiliate of the science in human culture program at Northwestern University.

David Schwartz is a professor of law and associate dean of research and intellectual life at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Diversity in the legal tech community

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:00:00 +0000

The year 2017 was hailed as the "Year of Women in Legal Tech" based on a few high-profile acquisitions and hires. Kristen Sonday, the co-founder of Paladin, a pro bono management platform, however, took a look around and noticed that there were few other founders in the legal tech world who looked like her. So, Sonday set out to understand what the reality was: Was she blind to a cohort of female and minority founders, or did legal tech have a diversity problem? She talks to the ABA Journal’s Jason Tashea in this new episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Nexa.

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The Digital Edge : ‘Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2019

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:23:15 +0000

It’s that time of year again! Get ready to make some quirky additions to your wishlist. Digital Edge hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway bring you their much-anticipated annual episode – Tech Toys for the Holidays! This year’s list includes another healthy variety of practical and not-so practical gift ideas, ranging from Rocketbooks to flash drives to your very own Death Star fire pit–just what you didn’t know you needed! Tune in for ideas for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowNexaAnswer1, and Clio.

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New Solo : Shifting to Neutral: Kristin Rizzo’s Journey From Litigation to Mediation

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:21:59 +0000

As lawyers gain more experience in the profession, some feel the desire to shift their practice into other areas of law or even to mediation, but career shifts are no small task! In this edition of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks with Kristin Rizzo about her professional journey from litigator to mediator. They talk tips and tactics for pursuing new career goals and walk through the practical details of launching a new business. They also discuss some of the most helpful tech tools available for solo lawyers and mediators.

Kristin Rizzo is a mediator and workplace investigator at Rizzo Resolution.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioNexaLawclerk, and ROSS.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Making The Profession Work For Military Spouses

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:52:02 +0000

With Veteran's Day this week, we decided to focus on a group that faces professional hurdles that most lawyers don't. Attorneys married into the military find themselves moving around the country or overseas every couple of years, which presents a problem in a practice still largely geographically fixed. Joe chats with Michelle Richart, a military spouse who finds an avenue to keep her career moving as a freelance attorney. Kristin Tyler of Lawclerk also joins the show to talk specifically about how Lawclerk helps connect freelancers with projects.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why Criminal Justice Reform Matters (Part 1)

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000

What role does trauma play in shaping us as human beings? How do the flaws in our criminal justice system harm vulnerable populations? And how can legal professionals shift their perspectives on justice reform in order to help improve the system?

Shaka Senghor, criminal justice reform advocate and 2019 Clio Cloud Conference keynote speaker, joins us for a candid discussion on his personal story of redemption, the trauma of gun violence, and what legal professionals can do to start changing the conversation.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : A Conversation About Professionalism

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:46:52 +0000

Legal professionalism continually evolves alongside changes to the practice of law and advances in technology. What should be done to help lawyers maintain necessary and even exceptional levels of professionalism? In this edition of the Florida Bar podcast, host Jonathan Israel welcomes Mike Tanner to moderate a panel discussion between Ashlea Edwards, Judge Paul Huck, Judge Nelly Khouzam, and Kara Rockenbach on lawyer professionalism. They review the current definition of professionalism per the Florida Bar’s Professionalism Expectations and give their take on what teaching strategies would encourage optimal professional behavior in Florida lawyers. To close out their conversation, they also discuss best practices for handling instances of unprofessional behavior.

Ashlea Edwards is an associate attorney at Akerman LLP.

Paul C. Huck is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Judge Khouzam is a judge for Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal.

Kara Rockenbach is a founding partner of Link & Rockenbach.

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Robert Half Legal Report : Beyond the GDPR and CCPA: Leveraging Data Privacy Strategies to Comply with Multiple Regulatory Mandates

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 18:57:53 +0000

While countless companies address the ongoing challenge of maintaining compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), many are also preparing for obligations set forth by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), scheduled to become law next year. And the work doesn’t stop there – governments worldwide, including federal, state and provincial jurisdictions in North American, continue to embrace stricter security and privacy laws, raising the bar to safeguard individuals’ information and provide consumers more control of their personal data.

How can organizations stay current on rapidly evolving regulations? How can they effectively prioritize and satisfy new data policy and compliance requirements and importantly, protect their customers’ trust?

In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, Joel Wuesthoff, JD, managing director of consulting solutions with Robert Half Legal, offer strategies to help companies stay ahead of the curve and adjust security and privacy practices to manage the growing volume of data regulations. Join these experts to gain key insights on:

  • Key steps to develop and maintain a comprehensive data privacy compliance framework
  • Leveraging data policies and processes to comply with security/privacy requirements from multiple jurisdictions
  • Determining if a data protection officer is required – or warranted
  • Integrating data security and privacy practices into an organization’s risk management and operational infrastructure
  • Staying current with changing regulations – what’s coming and how to prepare

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Highlights from the Association of Corporate Counsel 2019 Annual Meeting

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 18:38:48 +0000

Fresh from the Association of Corporate Counsel 2019 Annual Meeting, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell offer insights on the current landscape of legal tech & law practice from a corporate counsel perspective. They share the hottest topics from this year’s meeting and discuss their respective conference experiences. In their second segment, Tom brings Dennis up to speed on the uses of the Google Home Mini.

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

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

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Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #249: The Alter Ego Effect, with Todd Herman

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:30:00 +0000

Todd Herman’s book, The Alter Ego Effect, offers a tool for getting more out of “the six inches between your ears,” as he likes to say. In this episode he explains what the alter ego effect is, and how to use an alter ego to overcome your biggest challenges.

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@theBar : The Angel of Death Row Edition

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 22:28:01 +0000

In this edition, co-hosts Jonathan Amarilio and Nykoel Kahn are joined by renowned death penalty defense lawyer, author, speaker, professor and former Dean of the Valparaiso University Law School, Andrea Lyon, for a discussion about the politics, sociology and personal stories behind the death penalty in America. Dubbed “The Angel of Death Row” by the Chicago Tribune, Andrea was the first woman to serve as lead attorney in a death penalty case, and today holds an unparalleled 19 wins against the application of the death penalty in 19 capital cases. Andrea shares her experiences and candidly discusses the challenges of a career spent advocating for justice for those on death row, and why to this day, she remains steadfast in her belief in the power of redemption.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How to master the jury selection process

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:00:00 +0000

As director of the National Legal Research Group’s jury research services division, Jeffrey T. Frederick is an expert on jury selection strategies. His new book, Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection, Fourth Edition: Gain an Edge in Questioning and Selecting Your Jury, shares how to develop and ask the questions to uncover information. In this new episode of the Modern Law Library podcast, Olivia Aguilar of ABA Publishing talks to Frederick about the significance of nonverbal cues during questioning, why open-ended questioning is the best way to secure necessary information, and how you can break the ice with a conversational tone.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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The Legal Toolkit : Data Literacy Guidance for Law Firms

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 23:54:22 +0000

Data is indispensable to modern lawyering, but there are still many attorneys who aren’t leveraging it to its full potential. So what does it really take to become both data literate and data competent? Jared Correia and LexisNexis CPO Jeff Pfeifer discuss the types of tools and training that can help lawyers gain deeper insights into the data they use on a daily basis. Jeff explains data literacy’s competitive benefits for law firms, how it helps attorneys win in the courtroom, and why today’s firms should offer in-depth data literacy training.

Jeff Pfeifer is chief product officer for LexisNexis.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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Law Technology Now : Innovations in the Future of Law Practice with Bill Henderson

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 22:25:47 +0000

Law Technology Now host Ralph Baxter welcomes Bill Henderson to discuss his career and current work as co-founder of the Institute for the Future of Law Practice (IFLP). Bill shares highlights from his professional journey from blue collar worker to law professor and legal researcher and writer and then discusses the motivation behind the founding of IFLP. In today’s quickly changing legal landscape, IFLP facilitates programs and internships that help both law students and practicing lawyers develop skills that complement traditional legal education.

Bill Henderson is a professor and Stephen F. Burns Chair if the Profession at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, editor of Legal Evolution, and co-founder of the Institute for the Future of Law Practice

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Birds, Books, And Blogs. Oh My!

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 20:09:44 +0000

There's a bird loose in the Harvard Law School library, prompting Joe and Elie to have an impromptu debate over whether or not libraries are still essential in a world of digital research. Speaking of the internet, Deadspin's entire staff resigned last week and the duo discuss the legal and policy implications of the blogosphere's loss. Labor law, private equity business models, the bankruptcy code... it's all involved in the otherwise straightforward demise of a venerable publication.

And Elie complains about Halloween.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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Workers Comp Matters : Pooled Special Needs Trusts: Low-Cost Asset Management for Injured Workers

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 20:02:24 +0000

In instances of certain disabilities, injured workers may need assets from a workers’ comp settlement to be managed by a trust with a third-party administrator. One such type of trust, a special needs trust, is unique in that it allows an injured worker to qualify for Medicaid and other government programs, but, for all its benefits, many find these trusts to be too expensive to set up. In this edition of Workers’ Comp Matters, Alan Pierce sits down with attorney Andrew Reinhardt and executive director of Commonwealth Community Trust Joanne Marcus to discuss the advantages of pooled special needs trusts. Joanne explains how her organization alleviates the financial burden for injured workers through their low cost methods for managing assets for injured workers, and Andrew shares insights on the benefits of pooled special needs trusts from his many years as a workers’ comp attorney.

Andrew Reinhardt is a partner at Reinhardt, Harper, Davc, PLC in Richmond, VA.

Joanne Marcus is executive director at Commonwealth Community Trust.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Inside the Controversial Purdue Pharma Settlement

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 18:10:14 +0000

Twenty-four states and thousands of local governments agreed to a multibillion-dollar proposed settlement by Oxycontin maker, Purdue Pharmaceuticals LP, and its owners, the Sackler family, while a number of Attorney Generals in 25 states have refused. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host, Robert P. Caples, Jr. are joined by attorney Jonathan Novak from the Fears Nachawati Law Firm, as they discuss this proposed settlement, Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy filing, and whether the remaining 25 states will agree to a settlement or take their fight to the courts.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Exploring Gambling Addiction and the Path to Recovery

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 22:15:40 +0000

Many legal professionals struggle with addiction issues, but while a great deal of attention gets put on the use of alcohol and drugs, addiction to gambling is often overlooked. To help shed some light on this important and frequently devastating issue, On Balance podcast hosts Tish Vincent and JoAnn Hathaway are joined by former attorney Jeff Wasserman, Judicial Outreach and Development Director for the Delaware Council on Gambling Problems and a recovering gambling addict. Jeff shares a wealth of information, such as his own path from the beginning stages of his addiction in school, its career ending conclusion, and his new life in abstinence; the four factors that put lawyers and law students at particular risk; and the work he’s doing now to help others, like his Skype-based support group, his podcast All In: The Addicted Gambler’s Podcast, and his involvement with the Delaware Council on Gambling Problems.

Jeff P. Wasserman works for the Delaware Council on Gambling Problems as the Judicial Outreach and Development Director. Jeff is a former attorney and a recovering gambling addict.

Check out Jeff’s podcast through Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcasting app.

Learn more through the Delaware Council on Gambling Problems.

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Law Technology Now : US Companies Operating in the UK – Are you ready for Brexit?

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 21:57:03 +0000

In this edition of Law Technology Now, host Ralph Baxter talks with a panel of guests from London-based law firm Bird & Bird about the implications of Brexit for US businesses operating in the United Kingdom. They begin by offering listeners an overview of Brexit basics and discuss what may happen if no deal is made before the UK’s withdrawal. Ralph then drills down on four time-sensitive issues: immigration law and new work requirements for EU nationals, changes in privacy law and GDPR, fundamental changes to trade laws and practices, and export control rules related to software exports. Each panelist offers recommendations for US companies regarding these key issues.

Panelists:

  • Roger Bickerstaff is a partner at Bird & Bird and a leading technology lawyer and advisor on tech infrastructure and outsourcing projects.
  • Yuichi Sekine is head of Bird & Bird’s business immigration team in the UK and a member of Bird & Bird's international HR services group.
  • Elizabeth Upton is legal director of Bird & Bird’s privacy and data protection practice in the UK.
  • Richard Eccles is a partner at Bird & Bird advising on competition law (EU and UK), telecommunications regulation, and trade and customs matters.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : The Law Student Roundtable: Examining Stress–Offering Hope

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:00:00 +0000

Why do law students experience such high levels of stress compared to students in other areas of graduate study? Following on from a recent episode where host Ashley Baker and new Law Student Division chair Johnnie Nguyen discussed the division’s upcoming mental health initiatives, Ashley now convenes a roundtable discussion to highlight the factors driving student mental health issues. This diverse group of guests offers perspectives geared toward helping fellow students manage stress and finding assistance when needed.

Rachel Gentry is a 3L at Southern University Law Center.

Kennedy LeJeune is a 3L at Southern University Law Center.

KyMara Guidry is a 3L at the University of Mississippi School of Law.

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The Paralegal Voice : Is that Ethical?: What You Need to Know about Paralegal Ethics

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:00:00 +0000

What exactly are paralegal ethics and why do they matter? In this edition of the Paralegal Voice, Carl Morrison talks with Keith Shannon about the heavy weight of ethics in the paralegal profession. Because paralegals hold vulnerable information in trust, competence in ethical rules is crucial to protecting their firm, clients, and even themselves. Carl and Keith begin their discussion with a broad overview of basic ethics definitions and then zero in on best practices for conscientious adherence to ethics rules.

Keith Shannon is a lawyer and paralegal faculty member at Central Piedmont Community College in North Carolina.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #248: Hiring on Values & Unscheduled Phone Calls, with Ben Hudson

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 10:30:00 +0000

Ben Hudson made a hire for his small firm that really didn’t work out. So he went back to the drawing board on his hiring process. He took the time to outline his core values and build a thoughtful, slow-moving hiring process around them to make sure his replacement was the right person.

Ben doesn’t take unscheduled calls, either, because it’s better for him and his clients.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Fighting for 9/11's first responders

Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Tens of thousands of people worked at Ground Zero after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001, looking for survivors, sifting for human remains and breathing in the dust of the pulverized buildings. Their actions were heroic and lauded at the time, but as the months and years passed, many began to become gravely ill. William Groner was part of a legal team who brought a mass tort case that secured settlements for more than 10,000 such clients. In 9/12: The Epic Battle of the Ground Zero Responders, Groner and journalist Tom Teicholz tell stories about the individuals involved and the twists and turns of a legal battle with billion-dollar stakes. Groner speaks with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles about how this battle changed him personally, the challenge of "being ahead of the science," and why the heroism his clients showed is now more important than ever.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2019: Daniel Pink

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 19:21:21 +0000

According to New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink, timing is everything. At the 2019 Clio Cloud Conference, On the Road host Patrick Palace talks with Daniel about his keynote address focused on tactics from his new book, “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.” He discusses his research into people’s typical peak performance times, and talks about how lawyers can utilize this information to more effectively plan their day and optimize their practice of law.

Daniel H. Pink is the author of six provocative books — including his newest, “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.

Special thanks to Clio for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2019: Launch//Code Competition

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 19:07:19 +0000

On The Road host Jared Correia welcomes Andrew Gay, Jesse Harink, and Molly McDonough to discuss the Launch//Code Competition at the 2019 Clio Cloud Conference. They give an overview of the finalists and their Clio-integrated projects and discuss the ways this competition is intended to encourage increased legal tech/lawyer collaboration for a more seamless practice of law.

Check out the winners here!

Andrew Gay is manager of Clio's App & Developer Ecosystem.

Jesse Harink is an employee experience team lead at Clio.

Molly McDonough is the former editor and publisher of the ABA Journal and a longtime legal affairs journalist. She was a judge for the 2019 Launch//Code competition.

Special thanks to Clio for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2019: Personal Branding in a Changing World

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 18:50:21 +0000

At the 2019 Clio Cloud Conference, On The Road host Gyi Tsakalakis talks to Katy Goshtasbi about her presentation titled, “Personal Branding in a Changing World.” Katy’s approach to personal branding focuses on using an individual's unique talents as the foundation for their business. She encourages lawyers to consider their business strategies through the lens of personally defined vision, rather than being driven by external expectations.

Katy Goshtasbi is a change and branding expert, founder of Puris Consulting, and a former securities/compliance lawyer.

Special thanks to Clio for sponsoring this episode.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Let's Get Wildly Off Topic

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:29:19 +0000

This week's discussion of law firm growth trajectories never gets to happen as Elie's irritation with Trump's lawyers spills into the entire show. Becoming a bag man for the Ukraine deal raises ethical concerns, but is merely representing Trump an ethical problem? More to the point, is it something bar disciplinary committees should really be looking into?

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2019: Legal Trends Retort Game Show!

Mon, 28 Oct 2019 20:16:05 +0000

It’s a very special edition of On The Road . . . welcome to the brand new game show, Legal Trends Retort!  At the 2019 Clio Cloud Conference in sunny San Diego, Clio COO George Psiharis hosts contestants Chad Burton, Erin Gerstenzang, Jennifer Reynolds, and John Strohmeyer in this game show based entirely on the thrilling data in the 2019 Legal Trends Report. Who will win? Tune in for more.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : What seasoned and new lawyers can learn from each other

Mon, 28 Oct 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Much has been said about getting rewarding mentoring and work opportunities from more-seasoned lawyers. But newer lawyers can also bring knowledge to the table. In this new episode of the ABA Journal’s Asked and Answered podcast, Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward talks to Karen Kaplowitz, founder and president of the New Ellis Group, a business-development consulting firm in New Hope, Pennsylvania, about ways the experience pairing works well—for things like discovering unique business development opportunities—having more diverse legal teams, and finding better ways to use social media in marketing.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : “Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law” with Dennis Kennedy

Fri, 25 Oct 2019 15:00:00 +0000

The Kennedy-Mighell Report is always looking for exciting interview guests for the show, so this time, they, er, well, Tom, welcomes . . . Dennis! Dennis has been busily writing away on several books, and his latest, “Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law: A Practical Guide for Law Firms, Law Departments, and Other Legal Organizations,” is now available on Amazon. Tom questions Dennis about what motivated him to add his thoughts on innovation to the legal space and how his unique “portfolio approach” offers a different take on innovation strategy. In their second segment, they revisit the question of what lawyers need to know about coding in light of recent thoughts on technology competency standards.

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

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

Don’t forget to check out Dennis & Tom’s, “The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, Second Edition” on Amazon.

Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow.

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Digital Detectives : Dos and Don'ts of a 30(b)(6) Witness Deposition

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 20:59:28 +0000

Ambiguities under current rules often lead to a variety of problems with 30(b)(6) witness depositions. Sharon and John talk with nationally known litigation consultant Tom O’Connor about the scope of these issues and his tips for avoiding common pitfalls on both sides of the deposition process. Tom offers colorful examples from his many years as a consultant, addressing matters surrounding witness qualification, hostile witnesses, preservation, and more!

Check out Tom’s blog series on this topic: The Dos and Don’ts of a 30(b)(6) Witness Deposition

Tom O’Connor is a nationally known consultant, speaker and writer in the field of computerized litigation support systems.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Labor Shifts Impact on the Workers' Compensation Industry

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 16:39:03 +0000

The workers’ compensation industry has an extremely rich history dating back to biblical times, but the workers’ compensation arena has changed and is changing as the current workplace changes. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen is joined by attorney Alan S. Pierce, from Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano, as they look at the history of workers’ comp and discuss technology’s impact on the workplace, how workers’ comp is keeping up with the millennial generation and protecting them, and what all of this mean for workers’ comp litigation and structured settlements for workers.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #247: Work-Life Balance and Raising Entrepreneurial Kids, with Jim and Jamie Sheils

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 16:28:18 +0000

In this episode with Jim and Jamie Sheils, we talk about work-life balance and what it’s like raising entrepreneurial kids.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2019: Shaka Senghor

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:37:59 +0000

On The Road host Michael Semanchik talks with 2019 Clio Cloud Conference keynote speaker Shaka Senghor about how his experience in the criminal justice system led him to become a writer and voice for criminal justice reform. He describes what life has been like since being free from prison and calls attention to the great need for lawyers and society at large to remember the humanity of those who have been incarcerated.

Shaka Senghor is a leading voice in criminal justice reform and a senior fellow with the Dream Corps.

Special thanks to Clio for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2019: Jack Newton

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:08:59 +0000

On The Road host Laurence Colletti sits down with Clio co-founder Jack Newton to discuss his keynote address at the 2019 Clio Cloud Conference. Jack’s theme for this year’s address, “Thrive,” was a two-dimensional approach to innovation focused on greater productivity and exceptional client experience. Clio works to provide the core tech law firms need to improve performance, provide easier connections with clients, and increase access to legal services. Laurence and Jack also talk through Clio’s latest innovations and future goals.

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

Special thanks to Clio for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2019: Media Panel

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:30:00 +0000

At the 2019 Clio Cloud Conference, On The Road host Laurence Colletti talks with a panel of media representatives about why they attended the conference and the content they hope to bring back to their audiences.

Panelists include:

Keith Lee of Lawyer Smack

Gregory Pang of Legal Cut Pro 

Chelsey Lambert of Lex Tech Review

Cathy Kenton of Legal Tech Media Group

Joe Patrice of Above the Law and Thinking Like a Lawyer

Special thanks to Clio for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2019: Restorative Justice through Architecture with Deanna Van Buren

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:30:00 +0000

At the 2019 Clio Cloud Conference, host Laurence Colletti is joined by Deanna Van Buren to talk about how architecture-assisted restorative justice can transform people and communities. She talks about her company Designing Justice + Designing Space, what they envision for a healing/peacemaking center, and how specific colors and sound can create calming environments. DJDS’s goal is to build an environment that represents equality and support through their restorative justice, education, and workforce development programs.

Deanna Van Buren is co-founder of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, a nonprofit harnessing the power of design and development to transform people and communities.

Special thanks to Clio for sponsoring this episode.

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Law Technology Now : Welcoming New Host Ralph Baxter

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:30:00 +0000

In this edition of Law Technology Now, Dan Linna welcomes Ralph Baxter, who joins Dan as a new host of the podcast. Dan and Ralph take a deep dive into trends and changes in the legal industry and consider the outlook of the profession. They also discuss Ralph’s career as the longtime Chair and CEO of the Orrick law firm, his run for Congress in West Virginia, and his continuing efforts to bring innovative business strategies and technology to legal services.

Ralph Baxter advises legal technology companies, law firms, corporate legal departments, and law schools, to help modernize the way legal services are delivered.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Law School Students Need To Figure Out Where They're Going To Work

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:47:14 +0000

With offers for summer employment going out to law students around the country, Thinking Like A Lawyer unveils its annual "The Offer" series. If you're wondering which of your offers you should take, Joe and Elie are happy to anonymously discuss them. Just send them to tips@abovethelaw.com subject line "The Offer." In the meantime, here are some general thoughts on the job hunt process.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2019: The Win-Win Legal Services Model

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:47:32 +0000

Burnout is real, and attorneys really don’t talk about it enough. Is there a way to keep lawyering without the constant drain? In this edition of On The Road at the 2019 Clio Cloud Conference, host Renee Stackhouse talks with Erin Levine about her win-win legal services model. She describes how this model helps lawyers live the life they want while offering clients the affordable legal services they need.

Erin Levine is the founder of Hello Divorce and owner of Levine Family Law Group in Oakland, California.

Special thanks to Clio for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2019: Affinity Partners Workshop

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:27:52 +0000

At Clio Cloud Conference 2019, host Jared Correia welcomes Rio Peterson, Nefra MacDonald, and Jonathon Israel to discuss the inner workings of partnerships between Clio’s Affinity program and bar associations. Rio and Nefra explain how the Affinity team helps bar associations evaluate and improve their offerings and provide greater value for members. They also outline the benefits of Affinity partnerships, and Jonathan offers tips for collaborating with vendors from the perspective of a bar association.

Rio Peterson is the Affinity Programs coordinator at Clio.

Nefra MacDonald is the Affinity Programs manager at Clio.

Jonathon Israel is the director of LegalFuel: The Practice Resource Center of the Florida Bar.

Special thanks to Clio for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2019: Interview with Mark Britton

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:05:34 +0000

How can the legal industry open the gateway to make legal services more user-friendly for consumers? At Clio Cloud Conference 2019, Christopher Anderson hosts this interview with new Clio board member Mark Britton about efforts within the profession to help consumers understand and more easily utilize legal services.

Mark Britton is the founder of Avvo and is a member of Clio’s board of directors.

Special thanks to Clio for sponsoring this episode.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Is Your Firm a Hostile Work Environment? and Other Employment Law Violations

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:42:37 +0000

Employment law violations happen in all businesses— even law firms. How can you protect your firm and, more importantly, your employees from harassment and other workplace issues? In this edition of the Florida Bar Podcast, Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt welcome employment law expert Deborah Minnis to help lawyers understand the applications of Title VII and other antidiscrimination statutes within the law firm setting. They share examples of misconduct in law firms, offer advice on preventative training, and discuss the elements of harassment claims. Deborah also surveys current employment law trends to help law firms stay up to date on developments in this area of the law.

Deborah Minnis is an attorney and shareholder at Ausley & McMullen in Tallahassee, Florida.

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The Legal Toolkit : Level Up Your Digital Marketing Game

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:00:01 +0000

Many lawyers shy away from advertising, believing the profession at large gets a bad rap because of the marketing campaigns of a select few. We’ve all seen some cringe-worthy lawyer TV ads, but is this method of advertising really bad? And what about social media ads, geo-fenced ads, and the innumerable other options? Legal Toolkit host Jared Correia talks with Jake Sanders and Paul Julius of Consultwebs about digital advertising tactics for law firms. They dive in to a variety of approaches to digital marketing and help lawyers understand how to hone in on the best strategy their firm.

Check out Consultwebs Legal Marketing Nutrition Guide to gauge the effectiveness of your current marketing strategy.

Paul Julius is the marketing manager at Consultwebs.

Jake Sanders is the content strategist at Consultwebs.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2019: The Importance of the Client Experience

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 22:46:44 +0000

At Clio Cloud Conference 2019, host Gyi Tsakalakis talks with John Strohmeyer about his tips for delivering an exceptional client experience. He encourages lawyers to carefully consider who their client population is in the marketplace and then develop an experience based around this target. Gyi and John also discuss the importance of obtaining meaningful feedback from clients and utilizing technology that promotes easier interactions.

John Strohmeyer is an international tax and estate planning attorney who focuses on foreign tax compliance and high-net-worth estate planning for individuals.

Special thanks to Clio for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Clio Cloud 2019: Time Keeping 2.0: Measuring What Matters

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 21:23:39 +0000

Without an accurate account of their time, attorneys really can't measure the profitability of their firm and may not even be in compliance with ethical standards. At Clio Cloud Conference 2019, host Christopher Anderson talks with Madison Goddyn and Sarah Greig about their presentation on tracking time with new tools from Clio. They discuss the most common pain points lawyers face and the unique timekeeping solutions offered through Clio’s software.

Madison Goddyn is a junior product designer at Clio.

Sarah Greig is a product manager at Clio.

Special thanks to Clio for sponsoring this episode.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : Enterprise Risk Management Strategies

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Expert Service Providers Sean Murphy and LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers from Courtroom Sciences, Inc. discuss Enterprise Risk Management and challenges facing insurance carriers and other corporations.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Environmental Law Section

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:05:18 +0000

From the California Lawyers Association 2019 Annual Meeting, On The Road host Jennifer Novak talks with Environmental Law Section members Allison Smith, Miles Hogan, and Paige Samblanet about their involvement in the section and the CLE topics covered at this year’s meeting. They discuss the opportunities for education and networking within the section and also highlight the topics, programs, and speakers for the 2019 Yosemite Environmental Law Conference. For members who can’t attend Yosemite, conference content will be made available in the CLA online CLE catalog.

Allison Smith is an environmental and energy law attorney with Stoel Rives LLP in Sacramento, California.

Paige Samblanet is a third-year law student at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

Miles Hogan is an assistant city attorney at the City Attorney's Office in Ventura, California.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Inside Impeachment

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:00:00 +0000

On September 24, 2019, House speaker Nancy Pelosi initiated an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Unsurprisingly, the White House and its allies have been vocally opposed to the inquiry, and in many cases have sought to impede the investigation, with some officials and connected actors refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas. Despite these efforts, Democrats continue to work to build a case of impeachment by gathering evidence through the testimony of various players connected to the whistleblower complaint.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by returning guest attorney Frank O. Bowman III, professor of law at the University of Missouri School of Law and attorney Gene Healy, a vice president at the Cato Institute, as they spotlight impeachment, discuss the inquiry, the process, the players, and what this means for the presidency.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Blue J Legal.

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New Solo : Did You Really Read Those Terms of Service?

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 22:27:01 +0000

They may be long and tedious, but examining terms of service agreements is the only way to ensure your cloud services are trustworthy places for your data. That being said, many lawyers don’t actually know what to look for as they sift through these documents. In this edition of New Solo, Adriana Linares brings in Daniel Whitehouse to help lawyers understand common red flags in terms of service agreements. Daniel breaks down the terms of several commonly used vendors, explains the importance of encryption, and offers guidance for choosing ethically compliant cloud services and apps.

Daniel D. Whitehouse is the founding attorney of Whitehouse & Cooper, PLLC.

Check out the recommended Quick Start Guide On Cloud Computing from the Florida Bar.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioNexaLawclerk, and ROSS.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Updates from CLA Leadership

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:38:47 +0000

Leaders of the California Lawyers Association gather at the 2019 Annual Meeting to discuss updates following their first year of operation. On the Road host Laurence Colletti talks with Ona Dosunmu, Heather Rosing, Emilio Varanini, Jim Hill, Chip Wilkins, and Jeremy Evans about the CLA’s offerings for members, its mission for encouraging collaboration amongst its sections, and its future goals.

Ona Alston Dosunmu is the executive director of the California Lawyers Association.

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

Emilio Varanini is deputy attorney general with the California Attorney General’s Office and the president of the CLA.

Jim Hill is a founding member of Sullivan Hill and the immediate past chair of the CLA.

Chip Wilkins is a partner at the firm Remy Moose Manley, LLP and chair of the CLA.

Jeremy M. Evans is the founder & managing attorney at California Sports Lawyer® and vice president of the CLA.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #246: Small Firm Profile, with Justie Nicol

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Justie Nicol, we talk about her transition from a solo to small firm, KPI’s, and her Harry Potter-style House Cup system.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky–“Closing the Courthouse Door”

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:29:08 +0000

At the 2019 California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, Laurence Colletti sat down with Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of Berkeley Law to discuss his lecture titled, “Closing the Courthouse Door.” Dean Chemerinsky shares highlights of his talk, which focused on the many decisions and doctrines upheld by the Supreme Court that have kept injured parties from ever getting their day in court.

Erwin Chemerinsky is dean at the University of California Berkeley Law.

Find Dean Chemerinsky’s book, “Closing the Courthouse Door,” on Amazon.

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The Digital Edge : What Lawyers Need to Know to Succeed in the Marketplace

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:05:08 +0000

Success isn’t just about numbers! If you are operating under continuous stress with little meaningful connection to the work you do, it might be time to rethink your approach. In this edition of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway are joined by Katy Goshtasbi to explore some of the more intrinsic challenges lawyers face in the process of business development. Katy explains the importance of reducing stress and defining your values in order to create business goals that serve both your personal and professional needs.

Katy Goshtasbi is a change and branding expert and founder of Puris Consulting.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowNexaAnswer1, and Clio.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Insight, Intake, Discovery: Making Less Equal More

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:43:38 +0000

Many attorneys’ marketing strategies focus on generating a high volume of leads, but is that really the best way to grow a business? Chris Anderson and Karin Conroy think not! Karin shares her key steps for helping lawyers connect with the right clients: insight, intake, and discovery. They outline how to filter down leads to find the best matches for your firm, what to do when you progress from lead to client, and how to curate meaningful client relationships throughout the process.

Karin Conroy is a legal marketing consultant at Conroy Creative Counsel.

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

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Criminal justice experts hope tech can more easily help people expunge prior convictions and arrests

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:00:00 +0000

In the United States, an estimated 70 million people have a criminal record. Being tagged with this scarlet letter can affect a person’s ability to find employment, housing and even potential relationships. Meanwhile, the expansion of freedom of information laws and the internet has changed how criminal records are used and who has access to them. These changes raise questions around the purpose of criminal records and the limits of legal remedies like expungement and sealing. To make better sense of these issues, Colleen Chien, a professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, and Sarah Lageson, an assistant professor at Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice, came together and talked to ABA Journal Legal Affairs Writer Jason Tashea about their research into the modern trials and tribulations of expungement, sealing and criminal records.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Nexa.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Challenges Facing In-House Counsel In 2019

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:05:26 +0000

Joe and Elie discuss the in-house world. Lawyers and law students often daydream about what they perceive as the cushy world of going in-house. But these lawyers face their own challenges. A recent comprehensive survey of corporate legal departments reveals confusion over privacy requirements and complaints over outside counsel costs.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Labor & Employment Law Section

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:48:25 +0000

At the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, On The Road host Laurence Colletti takes a deep dive into California employment law legislative updates with guests Adam Fiss and Ramit Mizrahi. They focus most of their discussion on how legislative bill AB 5 (which will reclassify hundreds of thousands of independent contractors as employees) will affect the state’s employers and workers. Adam and Ramit also give a small overview of bills SB 142, AB 9, and AB 51 and tell listeners about the Labor & Employment Law Section’s upcoming programs.

Adam J. Fiss is a partner and shareholder at Littler Mendelson, PC.

Ramit Mizrahi is the founder of Mizrahi Law, APC, a firm which represents employees exclusively.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Solo & Small Firm Section

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:29:17 +0000

Whether or not they have support staff, solo lawyers still have many hats to wear. At the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, host Renee Stackhouse talks with Jeremy Evans and Nancy Goldstein about their CLE program that advised solos on how to manage their many roles from both legal and business perspectives. They also highlight current projects for the CLA Solo & Small Firm Section and tell listeners about the many resources available through their website.

Jeremy M. Evans is the founder & managing attorney at California Sports Lawyer®, representing entertainment, media, and sports clientele.

Nancy Goldstein works in real property law with an emphasis on easements and access rights.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Key Takeaways from our First 10 Episodes

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:00:00 +0000

If we wanted to create a podcast that held real value for legal professionals, what would that look like? Who would be our guests, what would we talk about, and how would we deliver something different than what was currently available?

When we set out to launch a new legal podcast, these were the questions we asked. Through ten episodes, we’ve learned a lot about how the practice of law is changing, and how law firms can keep pace with that change. In this episode, join us as we look back and share the most important learnings with you again—or, if you’re a new listener, for the first time.

We’ve categorized our episodes along the lines of a few core themes: the client experience, the people behind law firms, and the data and tech tools that are changing the industry.

Take a listen to hear what’s “Mattered” the most so far.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Trusts & Estates Section

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:46:33 +0000

There has been a great deal of conversation about the Barefoot v. Jennings case amongst state practitioners, but what is all the excitement really about? At the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, Herb Stroh hosts a discussion with Howard Kipnis and Ciarán O'Sullivan on the details of the Barefoot case, its potential impacts on trust law, and when the court is expected to make its decision. Herb also talks with Mary K. deLeo about the current activities of the Trusts & Estates Section, including monitoring legislation, drafting legislative proposals, creating educational programs for members, and more!

Ciarán O'Sullivan is a civil litigation attorney in San Francisco, California.

Howard Kipnis is an attorney at Hickson Kipnis & Barnes LLP in San Diego, California.

Mary K. deLeo is a shareholder with the law firm of Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation in Sacramento, California.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Workers’ Comp Section

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:30:59 +0000

Maria Sager hosts this conversation on hot topic litigation and emerging trends in workers’ compensation law with Judge Sharon Velzy and CLE presenter Randy Pollak at the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting. Listeners can find the entire presentation and upcoming educational opportunities at calawyers.org. Maria later turns to executive committee member Jack Goodchild to discuss the benefits of joining the CLA Workers’ Compensation Section and an overview of its nine subcommittees.

Judge Sharon Velzy is a workers’ compensation judge in Van Nuys, California.

Randy Pollak is a certified specialist in workers’ compensation law and is the managing attorney of the in house legal department at Pacific Compensation Insurance Company.

Jack Goodchild is an applicants attorney and specialist in workers’ compensation law.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: The Intersection of Criminal and Family Law in Domestic Violence Cases

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:07:18 +0000

Domestic violence cases often lead to consequences in both criminal and family courts. At the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, a co-sponsored CLE by the Criminal Law and Family Law Sections helped lawyers understand these cases from both perspectives. On The Road host Laurence Colletti talks with Albert Camacho about his portion of the presentation focused on protective orders and the considerations lawyers should be aware of when domestic violence cases also involve immigration issues. Albert also discusses some Criminal Law Section Executive Committee goals for the coming year, the efforts to reach out to rural lawyers to increase their representation in the section, and the opportunity for law students to enter the Marshall M. Schulman Annual Competition for Student Papers in Criminal Law.

Albert Camacho Jr. has been an attorney with the Los Angeles County Office of the Public Defender since 1994.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Recent Developments in Family Law

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 17:07:19 +0000

At the 2019 California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, host Stephen Montagna sits down with Judge Mark Juhas to discuss developments in family law over the past year. As family law is constantly evolving, Judge Juhas shares outcomes from recent cases to help lawyers be aware of notable changes and trends. They also discuss Judge Juhas’ involvement in the upcoming family lawyer CLE program One Fell Swoop and his role as chair of the California Commission on Access to Justice.

Judge Mark A. Juhas sits in a general family law assignment on the Los Angeles Superior Court and has done so since November 2002.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Business Law Section

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:34:55 +0000

International trade practices continue to evolve as technology makes transactions faster and more secure. How do these changes affect the law? At the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, On The Road host Monique Jewett-Brewster talks with Walter Oetzell about how cutting edge international trade practices call for increasingly regular evaluation of dated statutes and legal processes. Later in the interview, Monique turns to incoming chair of the CLA Business Law Section, Corey Weber, for a discussion of his goals for increasing the section’s involvement in the community in the coming year.

Walter K. Oetzell is a partner with Danning, Gill, Diamond & Kollitz LLP.

Corey Weber is a Partner at Brutzkus Gubner Rozansky Seror Weber LLP.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Antitrust Section

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 21:02:18 +0000

The call for greater individual control over personal data and increased privacy protections has been getting louder in recent years. The GDPR has already made considerable impacts in Europe and, on January 1, 2020, California’s own consumer privacy act, the CCPA, will take effect. How this greater focus on privacy will interact with existing antitrust regulations is still an open question, but at the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, On the Road host Jeewon Kim Serrato sits down with Jose Lopez from Samsung Next, Njeri Mutura from Microsoft, and Alisa Hall from eBay to discuss how this new legislation and this larger cultural shift will likely affect both incumbent players and new entrants alike, and what new considerations counsel should be thinking about when providing guidance.

Jose Lopez is the senior director of M&A legal at Samsung Next.

Njeri Mutura is a senior corporate attorney at Microsoft.

Alisa Hall is the director of privacy and compliance at eBay.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: CYLA–Evidence Strategy Tips and Section Updates

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 18:43:25 +0000

Martin Behn, outgoing chair of the California Young Lawyers Association, hosts this interview from the 2019 Annual Meeting with section updates from incoming chair Nick Oliver and CLE highlights from presenter Lydia Lockett. Lydia offers evidentiary strategy tips for all phases of litigation in the areas of estate planning, trusts, and probate law.

Lydia Lockett is an associate attorney at Holland & Knight LLP in Pasadena, California.

Nick Oliver is an attorney at the California Energy Commission and incoming chair of CYLA.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Intellectual Property Law Section

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 17:53:07 +0000

Find out all the benefits that intellectual property law has to offer and more on this On The Road. From the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, guest Heather Antoine tells host Erica Bristol what the Intellectual Property Law Section is doing to get more involved with education, talks about their new program ‘IP Without Borders’, and mentions their interest groups and how to be a part of one. Heather also talks about their publications and how they can benefit their members’ practices.

Heather Antoine is a partner and chair of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP’s trademark & brand protection practice and co-chair of the privacy & data security practice group.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Litigation Section–CLE Highlights and Section Updates

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 21:04:31 +0000

A jury is much more likely to be open to an argument if they feel a connection with the attorney, but many litigators struggle to gain the trust of their jurors. In this conversation from the California Lawyers Association's 2019 Annual Meeting, host Norman Rodich talks with Jennifer Keller about her CLE presentation focused on teaching lawyers how to build a relationship with a jury through authentic human connection. Later in the podcast, Norman talks to Thomas Greene about Litigation Section updates for future events and projects.

Jennifer Keller is a business trial lawyer and partner at Keller/Anderle LLP in Irvine, California.

Thomas Greene is a trial attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Real Property Law–California’s Varied Short-Term Rental Regulations

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 20:59:09 +0000

From the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, Real Property Law Section co-chair Tara Burd hosts fellow executive committee members Ashley Peterson and Anna Liu in a discussion of current short-term rental regulations in a number of California cities. They also share rental property horror stories and explain how lawyers can help property owners protect themselves and remain compliant with current rules.

Ashley Peterson is a real estate, business and probate attorney in San Diego, California.

Anna Liu is a partner at Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C. in San Francisco, California.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Did Social Media Kill Blogs?

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 19:01:34 +0000

Once a vibrant part of legal academia, blogging seems to be trending downward as writers move toward creating content for other social media platforms. But is blogging really dying out? Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell think not. They discuss the factors affecting blog trends and why they believe blogs continue to be a relevant content medium for lawyers. In their second segment, Dennis & Tom offer tips and tricks for finding reliable tech reviews.

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

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

Don’t forget to check out the second edition of Dennis and Tom’s book, “The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together.”

Find Dennis’ free pdf here: 57 Tips for Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law.And keep an eye out for Dennis’ newest book, co-authored with Allison Shields: “Make LinkedIn Work for You: A Practical Handbook for Lawyers and Other Legal Professionals.

Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Branding for Lawyers: What You Should and Shouldn’t Do

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:32:46 +0000

What can you do to stand out to consumers in your community? State Bar of Texas podcast host Rocky Dhir talks to Amy Boardman Hunt, a content marketing and public relations pro, and Gene Major, a state bar compliance officer, about their unique perspectives on branding for lawyers. Amy offers advice for effective approaches to legal marketing and Gene goes over what lawyers need to keep in mind to ensure their marketing adheres to compliance rules. They also discuss how the Texas Senate’s newly enacted Bill 1189 (addressing deceptive advertising of legal services) is intended to provide greater clarity and protection for consumers. 

Amy Boardman Hunt is the president of Muse Communications LLC, which provides content marketing and public relations services to the legal profession.

Gene Major has served as a compliance officer with the State Bar of Texas since 1998.


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ABA Law Student Podcast : Dealing With the Pressures of Law School

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 22:15:09 +0000

The pressures of law school are intense, leading to inordinate amounts of stress and mental health issues for law students. So how can students remain productive without losing themselves in the heavy workload? Podcast host Ashley Baker welcomes licensed professional counselor Dionne Smith to discuss strategies for law students to manage their mental health and well-being through the rigors of law school

Dionne Smith is a licensed professional counselor and the owner of Made Whole Counseling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #245: The One Thing, with Geoff Woods

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Geoff Woods, we talk about what the ONE thing means, why we shouldn’t focus on more than one thing, how to pick a “thing”, and how to overcome the challenges along the way.

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@theBar : The Keep Calm and Lawyer On Edition: A Candid Discussion about Mental Health and Addiction in the Legal Profession

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 23:44:55 +0000

Lawyers tend to bury themselves in work and focus solely on getting through the day. The result is that lawyers all too often ignore their own well-being and carry a sense of ambivalence about the legal profession’s problems with mental health and wellness. In recognition of World Mental Health day, host Jonathan Amarilio is joined by special guest host Stephanie Villinski of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, along with guests Dr. Diana Uchiyama, Executive Director of Illinois’ Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP) and Chicago-based lawyer and wellness expert, Jonathan Beitner. The group has a candid discussion about lawyer mental health and addiction, as well as ways the legal profession can collectively cultivate a greater sense of wellness so that all lawyers can be as happy and successful as possible.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : New book addresses critical legal issues, policies and strategies surrounding smart technology

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 11:00:00 +0000

From connected cars and industrial systems to toothbrushes and refrigerators, "internet of things" technology seems to be everywhere in the daily lives of consumers. With these modern conveniences, there are also privacy violations and security risks that must be considered while using them. The first comprehensive legal text focused on IoT, The Internet of Things: Legal Issues, Policy, and Practical Strategies, provides perspectives on public policy and assesses the broad range of legal issues, such as licensing, liability, electronic discovery and intellectual property, while addressing the current lack of regulation. In this new episode of the Modern Law Library podcast, Olivia Aguilar of ABA Publishing speaks with co-editor Cynthia H. Cwik about why IoT devices are some of the most vulnerable hacker targets, the impact of these devices on national security, and potential future regulatory measures.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Law Technology Now : Proactive Law: Improving Your Legal Service Delivery

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 21:01:38 +0000

What exactly is proactive law and how do lawyers use it? Law Technology Now host Dan Linna talks to Helena Haapio and George Siedel about how proactive law’s principles help lawyers practice both preventive and promotive law. They outline how this future-oriented approach uses legal knowledge to create value, strengthen relationships, and manage risks. To help listeners better understand, Helena and George give real-world examples illustrating its benefits and give strategies for bringing proactive law principles into any law firm or business.

Check out Helena and George’s two co-authored books:

Helena Haapio is a lawyer, contract innovator at Lexpert Ltd, and a pioneer of the proactive approach where contracts and the law are seen as enablers rather than obstacles.

George Siedel is the Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration and the Thurnau Professor of Business Law at the University of Michigan.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Lawyers On TV

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 20:47:37 +0000

Joe and Kathryn have a spontaneous chat about lawyers on television. From game shows to reality competitions, lawyers were all over the place last week. In a sense though, aren't these shows metaphors for the legal profession? No, they're probably not -- but that's not going to stop us from trying to explain how they might be.

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The Legal Toolkit : The Small Firm Roadmap with Sam Glover

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:01:24 +0000

Feeling uncertain about how to keep your firm up to date with ever-changing legal trends? Jared Correia brings in Sam Glover, co-author of “The Small Firm Roadmap: A Survival Guide to the Future of Your Law Practice,” to discuss the nuts and bolts of adapting your firm to the modern practice of law. They discuss how the small firm scorecard found in his book helps determine a firm’s strengths and weaknesses, and offer strategies for equipping your firm for success.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Whistleblower Complaint

Fri, 04 Oct 2019 18:59:23 +0000

On August 12, 2019, an unnamed whistleblower filed a complaint about information they received from other officials regarding a July 25th call with President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky. This complaint has led to the instigation of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump by the House of Representatives.

The release of the complaint, the identity of the whistleblower, and an impeachment inquiry has rocked D.C. and the current Presidential Administration. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by attorney John R. Phillips, a founding partner of Phillips & Cohen and former U.S. Ambassador to Italy and attorney Bradley P. Moss, from the Law Office of Mark S. Zaid, P.C. as they spotlight whistleblowers. They will take a look at their rights and the legal mechanisms in place to protect them, and with these in mind, closely examine the latest developments in this ongoing story.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Blue J Legal.

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Workers Comp Matters : Peter Rousmaniere: Reflections from a Career in Workers’ Comp

Fri, 04 Oct 2019 18:38:37 +0000

In this edition of Workers’ Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce welcomes Peter Rousmaniere to discuss his prolific career as a workers’ comp consultant and journalist. They survey the ways systems, insurance, and workplace risks have changed over the last 30 years and discuss their thoughts on the decline of labor unions. With a wealth of knowledge in this area of the law, Peter also offers his predictions for future trends.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #244: Tech Savvier Lawyers, with Adriana Linares

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Adriana Linares, we talk about how lawyers can “level up” their tech savviness. We talk about transitioning to the cloud, dropbox versus document management, basic automation, and outsourcing simple tasks to make work and life easier.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Sure Impeachment Is Serious, But Look At This Lawyer Cat!

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 19:20:17 +0000

Brazil has officially made a cat an attorney and this week Kathryn and Joe explore the feline's new career serving as both legal mascot and a symbolic advocate for animal legal concerns in the country. Meanwhile, Elie tries to speculate about impeachment and mostly fails because who cares about hearings that haven't even started yet when there's A LAWYER CAT TO TALK ABOUT!

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Digital Detectives : How Lawyers Collect and Properly Authenticate Evidence from the Web

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 20:09:13 +0000

The collection of critical web-based evidence could make or break a case, but many lawyers aren’t quite sure how to go about it. Digital Detectives' Sharon Nelsonand John Simekget expert advice from Brett Burney on best practices for collection and authentication of online evidence. They discuss several real-world examples of major collection mistakes lawyers have made and offer suggestions for tools that can preserve and produce evidence properly.

Brett Burneyis Principal of Burney Consultants LLC, and focuses the bulk of his time on bridging the chasm between the legal and technology frontiers of electronic discovery. He is also the author of the free download eDiscovery Buyers Guide at www.ediscoverybuyersguide.com.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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New Solo : Marco Brown’s Eight Commandments for Getting Paid

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 19:54:40 +0000

The recent Legal Trends Report by Clio showed that the average lawyer only gets paid for 22-28% of the time they put in. Unacceptable! New Solo host Adriana Linares brings in Marco Brown to teach lawyers how to change their mindset and prioritize getting paid for the great work they do. Based on a CLE presentation he gave, Marco outlines eight commandments that help layers rethink the way they handle billing and put themselves, their families, and their firms first.

Check out Brown Law LLC’s site to read Marco’s blog posts on each commandment. 

Marco Clayton Brown is managing partner at Brown Law LLC in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Pay Attention: CPA serves up financial tips for lawyers

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Gary M. DuBoff says he’s very big on paying quarterly tax estimates on time. For many years, he kept a spreadsheet of everything that he spent money on, including coffee. After a year, he says, you may discover that you spend $1,200 on coffee. When it comes to retirement savings, DuBoff, a certified public accountant and a principal at Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra in its New York City office, says if you have an employer, be sure to know about all the benefits offered and take advantage of them. In this episode of Asked and Answered, Stephanie Francis Ward talks to DuBoff about how to live within your means, how to figure out your set costs, and how to budget with what’s left over.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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The Digital Edge : Cybersecurity Basics for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 18:53:19 +0000

In the cybersecurity world, ransomware and business email compromise are the two most commonly seen issues. Is your law firm safe from these attacks? If you’re not sure, tune in to learn cybersecurity basics from John Simek, vice president of Sensei Enterprises. Digital Edge hosts Jim and Sharon talk to John about the ways cyber attacks happen and the essential security practices needed to protect your law firm.

Check out That One Privacy Site, John’s recommended resource for unbiased VPN comparisons.

John Simek is vice president of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., an information technology, digital forensics and information security firm located in Fairfax, VA.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowNexaAnswer1, and Clio.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Member Benefits Episode 2: Fastcase, ROSS Intelligence, and LegalFuel

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 16:00:00 +0000

The Florida Bar wants you to get the most out of your membership, so tune in for this second installment in this series focusing on member benefits! Podcast hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt spotlight three prominent services available for free or with discounts through the Bar’s member benefits program: Fastcase, ROSS Intelligence, and LegalFuel. 

Segment 1: Fastcase - Ed Walters and Damien Riel share the driving forces behind the creation of Fastcase and offer insights into their ongoing goal to make legal research easily accessible for all lawyers. They also explain how to gain free access to Fastcase with your Florida Bar membership.

Segment 2: ROSS Intelligence - Andrew Arruda discusses how ROSS’s artificial intelligence features come alongside lawyers to offer faster, easier legal research processes. Andrew also highlights the value of ROSS’s document analyzer. Florida Bar members can take advantage of a 14-day free trial and then receive a 10% discount. 

Segment 3: LegalFuel - Jonathon Israel, director of the Florida Bar’s Practice Resource Center, gives members an in-depth look at the programs available to them, including LegalFuel and its free practice management CLEs, the Lawyer Referral Service, and Lawyers Advising Lawyers.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Legacy Technologies: Knowing the Right Time to Move On

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 15:00:00 +0000

The Kennedy-Mighell Report is all about keeping you up to date with new tech, but sometimes Dennis and Tom are left wondering—is there too much focus on the new and not enough on the old? Lots of attorneys feel most comfortable using old technology standbys and struggle to give them up, but these old friends are putting firms at risk. Dennis and Tom unpack the security and efficiency problems associated with legacy technologies and urge lawyers to be mindful of their ethical obligations for technology competency. In their second segment, they shift back to present tech to discuss the growing popularity of dark mode and its impact on user experience.

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Michigan’s New Civil Discovery Rules

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 18:07:03 +0000

The Michigan Supreme Court recently adopted amendments to the civil discovery process, and with these rules becoming effective on January 1, 2020, Michigan lawyers need to be prepared. On Balance podcast hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Katie Hennessey, public policy counsel at the bar, about the drivers behind these amendments and the resources available to help lawyers get up to speed on the changes. Check out the Civil Discovery Resource Center on the State Bar of Michigan website for rule explanations, webinars, practice tips, and more! 

Katie Loncarich Hennessey is public policy counsel at the State Bar of Michigan.


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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : How Vocational Rehabilitation Impacts Claims

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000

Expert Service Provider Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies addresses vocational rehabilitation in the US and Canada and the impact on claims.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #243: Audience, Attention, and SEO, with Rand Fishkin

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Rand Fishkin, we talk about Moz, Rand’s book, Lost and Founder, and SparkToro. We go back to the basics about SEO on this podcast, and also discuss how most law firms are bootstrapped and how firms should think about structure services in the age of Uber and Amazon. Lastly, we dive into the difference between having an audience versus retaining attention.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Member Benefits Episode 1: Trust Account Compliance with TrustBooks

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 18:45:41 +0000

The episode offers 1.0 hour of General or 1.0 hour of Ethics CLE credit and it is course number 3694.

Did you know the Florida Bar offers its members over 70 free or discounted products and services? Check them all out, including its newest member benefit: TrustBooks. In part one of this two part series on member benefits, podcast hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk with Tom Boyle, CPA and TrustBooks co-founder, about what led him to develop trust accounting software tailored to lawyers’ needs. They discuss the importance of ensuring your accounting is compliant with current state bar rules and how TrustBooks helps lawyers avoid common pitfalls. Tom also shares details on how TrustBooks can seamlessly integrate with both Clio and LawPay.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Suicide in the Law: A Problem We Can’t Keep Ignoring

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 18:05:40 +0000

Mental health issues disproportionately affect the legal profession, and stark data on suicide rates amongst attorneys calls our attention to the great need for increased awareness. In this State Bar of Texas podcast, host Rocky Dhir talks to Terry Bentley Hill and Chris Ritter about their passion for helping attorneys learn how to recognize and get help for mental health issues. Terry and Chris openly share their painful personal experiences with these matters, shedding light on the types of symptoms in yourself, colleagues, or loved ones that signal a need for intervention. They discuss the services offered through the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program and encourage lawyers to seek their confidential support at 1-800-343-TLAP.

Chris Ritter is the director of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program.

Terry Bentley Hill is a nationally recognized mental health advocate and a criminal defense attorney in Dallas.

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The Legal Toolkit : Centralizing Your Digital Workspace

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 16:00:00 +0000

What should a modern law firm workspace look like? Jared Correiaand Dan Hauck, chief product officer at NetDocuments, walk listeners through best practices for setting up your firm’s virtual workspace. Converting your legal practice to a digital space allows more secure access for colleagues, safer communications with clients, and the ability to aggregate all your firm’s data. Tune in to hear how you can transition your firm to today's most effective digital practices.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexa, TimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Opioid Suits

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Joe and Elie are joined by Alaric Dearment of MedCity News to discuss the legal framework surrounding the opioid lawsuits. How does something like this become a stunning breakdown of regulation in the face of industry greed? This is your overview.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : African American farmer’s legal battle to save his family farm is focus of ‘Catfish Dream’

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000

Ed Scott was the first ever non-white owner and operator of a catfish plant in the nation. The former sharecropper-turned-landowner was part of a class-action lawsuit that resulted in upon one of the largest civil rights settlements in U.S. history. With the settlement of Pigford v. Glickman in 1999, almost $1 billion dollars has been issued to over 13,000 African American farmers to date. In 2010, the second half of the case was settled for another $1.2 billion in Pigford II. Scott’s legal battle and personal history inspired Julian Rankin to write Catfish Dream: Ed Scott’s Fight for his Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta. In this episode, Rankin speaks with his cousin, the ABA Journal’s Brenan Sharp, about how Rankin came to meet Scott; how his background in visual arts informs his writing; and what Scott’s story shows us about the struggle for racial and economic justice in the Mississippi Delta.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Law Technology Now : From Judiciary to Private Practice with Judge Andrew Peck

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 15:00:00 +0000

In this edition of Law Technology Now, host Sean LaRoque-Doherty talks to Judge Andrew Peck about his post-retirement career shift from the judiciary to private practice. Judge Peck discusses how he moved into his new role as senior counsel at DLA Piper in New York City. Together, they examine how some of his former rulings on eDiscovery affect his practice on the other side of the bench as senior Counsel at DLA Piper in New York, and how, through his wealth of experience, he works to develop better practices through mentoring and training of young lawyers.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : California's AB5 Gig Work Bill

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 20:05:26 +0000

This month, California State Senators passed California Assembly Bill 5 better known as AB5, California’s Gig Economy Worker Bill. AB5 requires workers previously classified as independent contractors to be classified as employees. AB5 now heads to Governor Gavin Newsom’s office.

Supporters of the bill praise the minimum wage and sick leave benefits of AB5, affording them greater labor protections, whereas opponents, like Uber & Lyft, argue that AB5 would impact the flexibility and freedom of workers. States like Massachusetts, Virginia and New Jersey, already have laws similar to AB5 in place. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Diane Mulcahy, an adjunct lecturer in the Entrepreneurship division at Babson College and author of The Gig Economy, and William B. Gould IV, the Charles A. Beardsley professor of law, Emeritus, at Stanford Law School, to discuss California's AB5 gig work bill, the gig-economy, and the impact on the workplace.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Blue J Legal.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : JUUL Litigation

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 18:47:11 +0000

With the threat of a ban on flavored e-cigarettes and teenagers hospitalized after vaping, the popular e-cigarette, JUUL, is facing litigation across the country. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host Ford Swift, talks with attorney Joseph VanZandt from the Beasley Allen law firm, as they discuss the claims of false and deceptive sales, marketing, and labeling against JUUL, and the failure to warn of the products’ highly addictive levels of nicotine, all targeting young people.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Lunch Hour Legal Marketing: Mailbag Edition!

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:08:44 +0000

In this special edition of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, Gyi and Kelly take time to answer listeners’ most pressing questions. Tune in to hear their thoughts on whether you actually need a LinkedIn marketing plan, how to blog with purpose, why you (probably) don’t need your own legal podcast, and how to handle bad &/or fake reviews for your law firm. Gyi and Kelly also offer their own earnest queries, but we won’t give them all away. Tune in for more!

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Lawyerist Podcast : #242: Brave, Not Perfect, with Reshma Saujani

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code and author of Brave, Not Perfect, we talk about the importance of reframing the messages society delivers to girls and women.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : The Bluhm Legal Clinic: Celebrating 50 Years of Clinical Legal Education

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:05:53 +0000

As Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic approaches its 50th anniversary, Planet Lex host Vice Dean Jim Speta talks with Thomas Geraghty, the Clinic’s director from 1976-2017, about the clinic’s beginnings and how it evolved into what it is today. Geraghty shares how engaging students directly in the practice of law provides vital training and makes legal education more meaningful. They also discuss Geraghty’s work bringing clinical education to law schools around the world and the new innovations coming to this area of legal education.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Labor Eats Profits

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:54:44 +0000

It's hard to grow your business alone, but hiring more help often comes post-growth. So, how can you balance providing the quality service your clients deserve without prematurely burning through all your capital? In this Un-Billable Hour, Christopher Anderson addresses this common dilemma with guest Liz Goddard. As co-owner of Cc: My Admin, Liz offers insights into the value of utilizing virtual assistants for your law firm. Together, they discuss the administrative problems many small firm owners experience, the pros and cons of outsourcing, and how to ensure security when employing virtual assistants.

Liz Goddard is co-owner of Cc: My Admin, a staffing and recruiting company that connects virtual assistants to small business owners.

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

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Exploring new frontiers in research for the legal industry

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000

In the latest episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast, ABA Journal Legal Affairs Writer Jason Tashea talks to legal tech blogger Bob Ambrogi and Andrew Arruda, CEO of artificial intelligence company Ross Intelligence, about what new technology and artificial intelligence can do for legal research.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Nexa.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Revenge Is A Dish Best Not Served To Guests In Weil's Cafeteria

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:22:55 +0000

Joe and Kathryn discuss the top stories of the week at Above the Law including the rise and fall of Judge Posner's pro se organization, Weil Gotshal's cafeteria cold shoulder, and the California Bar's good news. Plus we talk a bit about Emory's struggles with racial slurs. Just another week in the annals of the legal industry.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why Tech Competence Matters

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000

Technology is changing countless industries, shifting paradigms, and restructuring the way organizations operate. In legal, technology has ushered in a new era of innovation, giving lawyers and law firms new ways to deliver services to clients. Now and in the years to come, legal professionals and practices that adopt these new innovations will be the ones that succeed in the long run.

In Episode 10 of the Matters podcast by Clio, we explore the concept of tech competence—a.k.a. tech savviness—to illustrate why legal professionals need technological skills, what’s at stake for firms that don’t embrace new tools, how lawyers can improve their familiarity and proficiency with legal software, and more.

Joining us are two experts—Bob Ambrogi and Monica Goyal—who bring in-depth legal and technological perspectives to the discussion.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Cyber “Insecurity”: Why You Need to Rethink your Security Practices

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:20:28 +0000

Cybersecurity issues continue to increase for the legal profession, and many lawyers’ cavalier attitudes about these problems fail to reflect the need for better practices. Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell give their insights into the results of the recent ABA technology survey and how the findings relate to security practices in law firms. What they see is a huge need for improvement. They discuss and explain the basic security measures all lawyers should employ and offer their best practices for personal and collaborative technology use. They also talk about the importance of cybersecurity CLEs and suggest the need to shift to more mandatory training for all lawyers.

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : The 2019-2020 Goals of the ABA's Law Student Division Council

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:59:10 +0000

Ashley Baker is joined by the ABA Law Student Division’s newly elected national chair Johnnie Nguyen and delegate of communications Julie Merow to discuss the council’s goals for the coming year. They talk about the issues the council hopes to address including student debt, mental health awareness, and sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. They also highlight the council’s plans to connect more law students to the Law Student Division through social media campaigns and the rollout of new opportunities to get students more personally involved.

Johnnie Nguyen is national chair of the ABA’s Law Student Division and a 2L at the University of Colorado Law School.

Julie Merow is delegate of communications for the ABA’s Law Student Division and a 3L at West Virginia University College of Law.

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The Paralegal Voice : Becoming “The Indispensable Paralegal” with Candess Zona-Mendola

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:03:22 +0000

The paralegal profession is often very stressful, but experienced paralegal Candess Zona-Mendola has a wealth of insights to help the harried professional stay on track and work more effectively. Host Carl Morrison talks with Candess about her book, “The Indispensable Paralegal: Your Guide to Getting It All Done, which addresses many common issues faced in the profession and offers practice tips alongside candid life lessons. They also discuss the importance of pursuing paralegal certifications and offer guidance for elevating your practice to the next level. For all this and more, purchase a copy of Candess’s book from Trial Guides or on Amazon.

Stay tuned to the end for Listener’s Voice, Carl’s recurring segment featuring questions or comments from a listener. To send in your own question, email Carl at devoted2law@gmail.com.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #241: The Small Firm Roadmap, with Stephanie Everett

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Stephanie Everett, we talk about our new book, The Small Firm Roadmap and why we wrote it. This podcast outlines major points from the book including why law practice is broken and how we can create successful, future-oriented small and solo law firms.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How power dynamics in the workplace shield perpetrators of sexual harassment

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000

We often associate the #MeToo movement with the entertainment industry, but sexual harassment is a widespread problem in all industries. The hierarchical nature of the workplace influences victims’ fear that reporting harassment will result in retaliation, and they do not feel protected by the very systems that are in place to protect them.

Lauren Stiller Rikleen addresses these structural issues in her new book, The Shield of Silence: How Power Perpetuates a Culture of Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace. This new release combines thought-provoking research, extensive interviews and strategic recommendations for addressing misconduct in a wide range of scenarios. Rikleen argues that if we are to move forward, all sectors must recognize the systemic problems that have left victims unprotected and work to create a culture of respect in the workplace.

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, ABA Publishing’s Olivia Aguilar speaks with Rikleen about how workplace structures protect those accused of misconduct, why the study of unconscious bias is critical when discussing sexual harassment, and what is next for the #MeToo movement.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Many, Many Obstacles To Biglaw Diversity

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 22:06:38 +0000

Kathryn Rubino joins Joe for a discussion of the latest Mansfield Rule efforts and the problem of lagging Biglaw diversity generally. From reputational rankings to deequitization to bar exam shenanigans the obstacles to building a truly diverse workforce in law are more baked into the system than current reforms seem able to handle.

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The Legal Toolkit : Raise Your Productivity: Picking the Right Tools for Your Small Law Firm

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:31:50 +0000

What does upping productivity actually look like for your law firm? Many lawyers find themselves at a loss when considering first steps, but Jared Correia welcomes Jane Oxley, president of Smokeball, to demystify the process. They discuss best practices for assessing your firm’s particular needs and offer tips for how to go about choosing a vendor for practice management software. They also talk about specific solutions to lawyers’ common pain points, including automatic time tracking, email management, and legal document automation.

Jane Oxley is president of Smokeball.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexa, and TimeSolv.

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Law Technology Now : Re-Regulating Lawyers: Updating Rules for Modern Law

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 16:42:30 +0000

State regulations for lawyers are meant to serve two main purposes: protecting the public and increasing access to justice. But with an estimated 50-80% of Americans unable to obtain legal help when needed, many regulations are in the crosshairs for reform. Dan Linna welcomes Jayne Reardon to discuss current trends toward updating regulations for legal-services delivery. Jayne describes some of the changes proposed in California, Utah, Arizona, and other states and offers insight into the drivers behind new recommendations.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Space Law

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 18:22:25 +0000

Space law is defined as the body of law governing space-related activities, encompassing both international and domestic agreements, rules, and principles. Recently, NASA astronaut Anne McClain was accused of illegally accessing her wife’s bank account during her stay on the International Space Station, bringing up a variety of legal issues and questions as to how to litigate a crime committed in space. NASA is currently investigating the matter.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Michelle Hanlon, president of For All Moonkind, Inc. and Mark Sundahl, director of the Global Space Law Center at Cleveland State University, to discuss pertinent case law, what legal frameworks exist for crime committed in space, and other legal issues associated with space law.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Blue J Legal.

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@theBar : The Scarlet A Edition

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 23:39:14 +0000

At least one in four American women will have an abortion in her lifetime, and the Supreme Court deemed it a constitutional right in Roe v. Wade nearly five decades ago, yet the stigma is such that we’re unable to have a civil conversation about the topic. In this edition, co-hosts Jon Amarilio and Chastidy Burns are joined by Katie Watson, a lawyer, professor, bioethicist, and the author of “Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law and Politics of Ordinary Abortion.” Katie makes the argument that we need to start having real conversations about ordinary abortion because it impacts millions of Americans, and can help us unpack many other social issues, including civil rights, religion, socioeconomic stratification and more.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #240: Law in Context, with Larry Lessig

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Larry Lessig, we talk about law and context. Larry shares with us the two phases of his work: intellectual property and its impact on culture, and then his focus on political reform with Change Congress, Mayday PAC, Rootstrikers and his presidential campaign. We dive into Larry’s book, Fidelity and Constraint, and how it can help lawyers think about how the Supreme Court decides cases. Lastly, we ask Larry about his fairy novel style of doing slideshow presentations.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : When Are Lawyers To Blame For Their Clients?

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 20:50:12 +0000

With election season prematurely upon us, lawyers across the country will gear up to run for office, and their opponents will gear up to bash them for the clientele they've served. Should lawyers ever be criticized for zealously defending clients? Is the justice system undermined if attorneys feel some clients are too toxic to represent?

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Legal Technology and the Structured Settlement Industry

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 16:42:34 +0000

Technology impacts every aspect of our lives, professionally and personally today. It is imperative that we are up to date and in-the-know when it comes to the latest in technology that can benefit our clients and hopefully make it easier to navigate the legal landscape. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen is joined by Dennis Kennedy, a well-known and award-winning legal tech and innovation advisor, as they discuss the importance of legal technology to our industry, reducing costs, and use of video and tech for dispute resolution and mediation.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : The Insurance Impact of Class Action Settlements

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 16:26:28 +0000

Attorneys Matthew Berkowitz, Brian O'Shea and Samantha Lewis from the law firm Carr Maloney P.C. in Washington, D.C. address class action settlements and impact on claims.

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New Solo : Money Management 101 for Solo and Small Firm Professionals

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 23:12:48 +0000

Just because your talents as an attorney are beyond reproach doesn’t mean you’re expected to be a financial wizard, too. Host Adriana Linares is joined by Amanda Moore, CPA, to share some indispensable wisdom on handling your practice’s finances, overseeing your bookkeeper, and keeping your account balance in the positive and yourself off the IRS’ radar.

Amanda Moore is a licenced CPA in the state of Florida.

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

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Workers Comp Matters : Examining State Variations in Opioid Dispensation with WCRI’s Dr. Vennela Thumula

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 21:17:31 +0000

Efforts to track opioid dispensation across the nation show many state workers’ compensation systems produce significantly varied data. What factors are currently at play in these state-to-state differences? Returning guest Dr. Vennela Thumula joins host Alan Pierce to discuss the study she co-authored, Interstate Variations in Dispensing of Opioids, 5th Edition. Dr. Thumula describes the research questions addressed in the study and offers insight into the effect certain state policies may have on opioid use.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : The Coming of the 5G Networking Standard

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 21:05:14 +0000

The fifth generation of cellular technology is in the works—what do lawyers need to know about it? Dennis and Tom discuss the enhanced network capabilities we can expect to see and how these developments will spur new innovation. Conversely, they share the issues surrounding the rollout of this complex technology and advise consumers to wait before switching to 5G devices. In their second segment, they talk about LinkedIn’s Showcase Pages and how lawyers can use them to share more tailored content with targeted audiences.

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : How Loneliness Impacts the Practice of Law

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 18:15:56 +0000

Focusing on a new aspect of attorney mental health, On Balance Podcast hosts Tish Vincent and JoAnn Hathaway are joined by Olivia Ash and Jeff Zapor to discuss the prevalence of loneliness in the profession and its effect on lawyers. Olivia shares her research on loneliness in legal professionals and describes the drivers behind their sense of isolation. Jeff talks about his personal experience with loneliness and addiction during law school and as a young lawyer and shares his story of recovery. Together, they offer insight into this issue and the need to promote healthy, connected relationships in the profession.

Olivia Ash is an ERISA compliance consultant at Compliancedashboard, LLC and is adjunct faculty at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis.

Jeff Zapor is an attorney and licensed professional counselor and a clinical case manager at the Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program at the State Bar of Michigan.

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The Paralegal Voice : NALA Annual 2019: First-Timer Experience with Sherron Brightharp and NALA VP Melissa Hamilton

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:58:29 +0000

Recorded at NALA’s 2019 Conference and Expo in July, host Carl Morrison provides a unique look at the Conference by sitting down both with a seasoned veteran and a first time attendee, Melissa Hamilton and Sherron Brightharp. Sherron shares her motivation for coming to this year’s conference and describes her favorite parts of the experience. Carl also talks to Melissa about her many years of attendance, how her involvement in NALA shaped her career, and her tips for paralegals hoping to attend in the future.

Melissa Hamilton is vice president of NALA and a paralegal at North Dakota’s Office of the Attorney General.

Sherron Brightharp is the in-house paralegal to the general counsel for the Charleston County School District.

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Digital Detectives : ABA Passes Resolution Urging Legal Profession to Study Legal and Ethical Issues of AI

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:31:20 +0000

Lawyers are excited by the potential of new tech tools using AI, but how can they be sure they're legal and ethical? This lack of clarity has led the ABA to call for a deeper look at these tools and their use in the profession. In this Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek are joined by Ed Walters to discuss the recently passed resolution urging the study of issues surrounding artificial intelligence. They discuss the importance of moving forward with technology in the profession while still ensuring that new tech is held accountable through audits and product transparency. They also review some of the positive and negative things going on in the AI space and give their take on its future.

Ed Walters is CEO and co-founder of Fastcase.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #239: Radical Candor, Lawyers & Clients, with Jason Rosoff

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 10:30:00 +0000

On this week's Lawyerist podcast, Sam Glover talks with Jason Rosoff about how to become a better leader and manager by using radical candor. Jason shares how to care personally and challenge directly to break the barrier between employees, clients, and customers to create real, human relationships and a thriving workplace environment.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Social Media Marketing: Strategy Tips for Law Firms

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 21:32:14 +0000

Skeptical about starting a social media ad campaign? Gyi and Kelly welcome Traci Reuter to discuss the immense value of social media marketing for lawyers. They talk about the process of crafting marketing that connects attorneys to their target clients and offer easy, actionable strategies for increasing the visibility of a law firm. They also mention the benefits of utilizing a tool like ClickFunnels to help convert site visitors to new customers.

Traci Reuter is the founder and CEO of Divine Social, LLC.

Thank you to our sponsor, Nexa.

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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : Deplatformed: Social Media Censorship and the First Amendment

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 18:33:46 +0000

Politically conservative voices have been arguing recently that social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube have been illegally censoring their views. They claim, as a result of their political leanings, that they are being “deplatformed”, or having their accounts suspended or removed. These allegations have led to congressional hearings, complaints from the President, and claims that these platforms are a serious threat to Americans’ freedom of speech. Critics and pundits argue that Twitter bans and videos pulled from Youtube amount to censorship and nothing less than an unconstitutional abridgement of their First Amendment rights. Are they right? Is there something to the argument that these services serve as the modern day “public forum” and are therefore required to be neutral?

In this episode of Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast from Popehat.com, host Ken White reviews the common arguments made by critics of these moderation policies by highlighting the legal foundations on which they’re made: the First Amendment right to free speech; Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act; and anti-discrimation law. With the help of professor Eric Goldman, Ken pulls these arguments apart, demonstrating that these companies are not breaking the law when they ban, block, or demonetize an individual due to their political beliefs.

Eric Goldman is a professor at Santa Clarita University School of Law where he teaches, amongst other subjects, Internet Law. He is also the author of the Technology and Marketing Law blog

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Debut novelist's tale of Sri Lankan refugees wins the Harper Lee Prize

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0000

In 2009 and 2010, two cargo ships packed with refugees fleeing the Sri Lankan civil war arrived on the shores of Canada. Those refugees inspired Sharon Bala's debut novel, "The Boat People," which won the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Told through the eyes of a Sri Lankan man seeking asylum for himself and his son; a young Sri Lankan-Canadian law student reluctantly assigned to help with his case; and the granddaughter of Japanese immigrants to Canada interned during World War II, who will have to decide whether the details of his story add up. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Bala speaks with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles about the true stories behind her fictional novel, and what winning the prize named for the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" means to her.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : What Your Law Firm Administrator Should Know to Run Your Firm: Benefits of the Association of Legal Administrators

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 20:26:48 +0000

Is your practice in need of a firm administrator? You may be reticent to pass the baton, but it could help your firm become significantly more efficient and profitable. Florida Bar podcast hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt sit down with Debra Elsbury, president-elect of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), to discuss what lawyers need to know about the successful management of their law firms. They talk about how legal administrators save attorneys time and money and describe what the relationship between an administrator and managing partner should look like. Debra shares many of her personal experiences and offers insight into how administrative roles may differ from firm to firm.

Debra Elsbury is the firm administrator for Threlkeld Stevenson in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : From the Archives: The Future of the Law Firm (Rebroadcast)

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 20:06:21 +0000

Disclaimer: This episode was originally aired on Dec 11, 2018.

The International Legal Technology Association's annual conference came and went this past week, so we were unable to record a podcast. But we have a treat from the archives -- a conversation with Intapp board member and all-around law firm business expert Ralph Baxter about what the future holds for law firms.

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The Un-Billable Hour : How to Become Niche

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 19:45:47 +0000

Jacob Slowik found incredible success through niche specialization in his legal career. Many lawyers want to know–can his success story be replicated? Christopher Anderson talks with Jacob about the strategies found in his book, Small Law; Big Success: How to Use Business Niche Specialization to Grow a Multi-Million Dollar Law Practice, co-authored with Yussuf Aleem. Jacob explains the characteristics of profitable niche specializations, pinpoints business elements lawyers should focus on for sustainability, and talks about what marketing looks like when operating in a niche area of the law.

Jacob Slowik is of counsel at Joseph, Aleem & Slowik, LLC.

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

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The Digital Edge : The ”Big Ideas” of Law Practice - and Emerging Practice Areas

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 19:20:45 +0000

Are you up on the latest from the ABA’s Law Practice magazine? In this edition of the Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway are joined by contributing features editor Lance Johnson to talk through recent articles in the magazine’s Big Ideas Issue. Lance shares the process the magazine goes through when choosing these “big ideas,” and gives an overview of its current focus on automation, AI, and emerging practice areas. They also discuss developing trends in the delivery of online legal services, current issues in the cannabis industry, and the quickly growing practice areas of privacy and data breach-related law.

Lance Johnson is an IP attorney and the principal of Johnson Legal PLLC in Fairfax, VA. He is also the contributing features editor of the ABA’s Law Practice magazine.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowNexaAnswer1, and Clio.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: The Intersection of the Space Industry and Government Contracts

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Danny Cook, Shawn Cheadle, Kelli Hooke, Skip Smith, and Sumara Thompson-King join host Laurence Colletti to discuss their CLE at the ABA Annual Meeting on the significant distinctions in government contracts for work in the space industry. They discuss the various ways the government works with contractors and outline some of the risks these contractors face when operating in space.

Danny Cook is a government contracts attorney at the law firm of DLA Piper in Washington, D.C.

Shawn Cheadle is general counsel of operations at Lockheed Martin Space.

Kelli Hooke is senior corporate counsel in legal compliance at T-Mobile.

Milton “Skip” Smith is head of the space law practice group at Sherman & Howard.

Sumara Thompson-King is general counsel at NASA and has worked in the area of government contracts for over 30 years

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: ABA Medal Winner Dale Minami

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 21:38:10 +0000

At the 2019 ABA Annual Meeting, host Michele Wong Krause welcomes ABA Medal winner Dale Minami to discuss his legal career and passion for using the law to empower the Asian Pacific American community. They talk about Dale’s most exceptional professional accomplishments, including his work to overturn the conviction in a 1942 case, Korematsu v. United States. They also discuss current issues of immigration, racism, and inequality, and Dale cautions lawmakers against repeating egregious mistakes of the past.

Dale Minami is senior counsel with the law firm Minami Tamaki LLP in San Francisco, CA.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: Practice Tips for Construction Litigation

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 21:14:17 +0000

From the ABA Annual Meeting 2019, Laurence Colletti hosts a panel of esteemed judges, Hon. Margaret M. Sweeney, Hon. Thomas C. Wheeler, and Hon. Mary Ellen Coster Williams, along with panel moderator Kathryn Muldoon Griffin. They discuss their CLE on best practices in the area of construction litigation and each guest offers their top tips for lawyers. They also give insights into how to obtain persuasive and credible experts for construction cases and discuss the benefits of alternative dispute resolution.

Judge Margaret Sweeney, Judge Thomas Wheeler and Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams are judges of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Kathryn Muldoon Griffin is a member of the law firm Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: The Taskforce on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS)

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 20:50:34 +0000

Recent reports indicate as many as 85% of Americans don’t have access to justice. While many factors contribute to this problem, the one thing that shouldn’t be standing in the way is the legal industry itself. The Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS) is reviewing existing regulatory frameworks, such as ethics rules regarding the unauthorized practice of law and the sharing of legal fees, as well as exploring the opportunities afforded by new technologies to see what changes could be made to provide higher quality and more accessible legal services to millions of underserved Americans.

Tara Burd is a probate litigation attorney in San Diego, CA and the founder of the T.Burd Law Group. She is part of the California Lawyers Association leadership.

Kevin Mohr is a professor at Western State College of Law in Irvine, CA. He recently retired from his role as reporter and consultant to the California Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct.

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

Joanna Mendoza is a solo practitioner and is on the board of trustees of the California State Bar.

Daniel W. Linna Jr. is a visiting professor of law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Allen Rodriguez, co-founder of the One400 digital agency, has 15 years experience marketing for lawyers and legal tech startups.

Ralph Baxter advises legal technology companies, law firms, corporate legal departments, and law schools, to help modernize the way legal services are delivered.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Speak Up: Tips for lawyers on how to give an impactful public speech

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0000

If you want to give a good speech that will resonate with people, you should not use notes or an outline, says Gerard Gregoire, vice president of litigation services for the West region at Allstate. Instead, he says, know what you want to say forward and backward—much like you would a case file before trial—and practice on your own, so that you know the information so well you don’t have to rely on notes as a reminder. In this episode of Asked and Answered with the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward, Gregoire offers public speaking tips for lawyers and why it’s important to be authentic and connect with an audience.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Inside New York’s Child Victims Act

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:00:00 +0000

As of August 14, 2019, New York’s Child Victims Act has opened a one year window allowing child abuse survivors, who would otherwise be barred from filing claims due to the statute of limitations, to file civil suits against their abuser, as well as against individuals and organizations that failed to protect them. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who signed the Child Victims Act on February 14, 2019, has stated that "[t]his bill brings justice to people who were abused, and rights the wrongs that went unacknowledged and unpunished for too long".

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by attorney Jeff Dion, CEO of the Zero Abuse Project, and attorney Jeff Anderson, a pioneer in sexual abuse litigation, to discuss the NY Child Victims Act (CVA), its impact, and the subsequent wave of litigation.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Blue J Legal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lucy Dillon is chief knowledge officer at Reed Smith LLP.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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The Legal Toolkit : Tech Structure & Culture in Law Firms

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexa, and TimeSolv.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors ServeNow and TextExpander.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lin Chin is the Special Projects Manager at Hello Housing

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

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

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

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why Client Feedback Matters

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

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

Feedback, that’s how.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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@theBar : The Future of the Profession Crossfire Edition

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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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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LSAT Tips That You Should Know

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 14:08:46 -0600

If you are going to take the LSAT test, make sure you spend enough time getting ready for the test. This will help you get a better idea of your strengths and weaknesses. Moreover, you will be able to focus your efforts on areas that need most of your attention.

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Implementation of Foreign Arbitral Awards in UAE

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 13:16:17 -0500

Obtaining an arbitral award is not the end of the road to redress. Execution or recognition is the subsequent phase, and this phase can be complex and prodigious especially if enforcement is supposed to be beyond the jurisdiction from where the award was obtained...

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Guide in Commercial Dispute Resolution

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 08:52:29 -0500

UAE has seen a considerable increase in the business opportunities and foreign investors in last decade. Accordingly, the lawmakers have amended the laws in order to have an effective dispute resolution mechanism. Such strong and stable institutions can accommodate both foreign and domestic investors in accordance with their requirements.

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Three Tips for Surviving Your Deposition

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 12:58:54 -0500

Some quick and easy tips on how to survive a deposition. If you have an upcoming deposition, this is a great resource.

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What Really Are Human Rights?

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 10:32:14 -0500

What are Human Rights, and what are Natural Rights, and why are they confused. They both exist and how does one use them?

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How to Choose the Right Law School in the US

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 12:55:57 -0500

Typically, international students have to choose from many schools if they want to to get admission in a US law school. For them, it is a challenge to choose the best law school. They have to perform a lot of research before making the ultimate decision.

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What Are The Pros and Cons of Government Surveillance?

Tue, 28 May 2019 08:20:08 -0500

Do you wonder what are the good points of government surveillance? Of course, you must realize there must be some bad points as well.

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Does the FBI Use Drones & Helicopters for Aerial Suveillance?

Tue, 28 May 2019 08:19:48 -0500

Do you get the impression the FBI is spying on you from the sky? Do you hear a plane or a helicopter flying sometimes above your home?

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Have You Seen a FBI Surveillance Van Parked in Your Street?

Mon, 27 May 2019 15:08:41 -0500

Do you suspect the FBI is spying on you? Have you noticed a van parking for lengthy periods around your neighborhood?

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Facts Every Lawyer Should Know About Hispanic Marketing

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:52:53 -0500

Hispanics remain one of the fastest growing segments of the population. As a result, Latino communities across the United States have a rising need for legal representation. Are you doing enough to effectively market your law firm to the Hispanic community?

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Why to Get a PF Registration Done - The Benefits of a Provident Fund

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:55:27 -0500

There are several ways an individual can save for the future, but the Employee Provident Fund is one of the easiest and safest option. The write-up aims to elaborate a few primary paybacks of registering for Provident Fund. It explains who PF can be utilised in case of emergency or life in general.

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The GST Bill and the GST Return - The Eight Pros and Cons of It

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:03:16 -0500

India recently switched to a single Goods and Service Tax also known as GST. In this writeup, a brief introduction to the tax is given. It is followed by the benefits it affords consumers and business. In conclusion, the obstacles the tax creates are also listed.

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Udyog Aadhar Registration - Answering What, Who, How and Why of It

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:48:27 -0500

The Government of India supports and aids medium, small and micro enterprises. To get that help, a business has to register under Udyog Aadhar. This article explains what it is and who can register for it. It then talks about the process of registration and the benefits that can be availed after it.

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Professional Tax Registration - The Benefits of Hiring Experts to Do It

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 10:11:01 -0500

The writeup explains, in brief, what is the professional tax. It then clarifies in which states is it levied, how the tax is paid and who is responsible for paying it. In conclusion, the benefits of employing a service provider for registering for professional tax payment are elucidated extensively.

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Selecting the Business Structure and the Process of Company Registration in India

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 08:08:26 -0500

The article explains the necessity of picking a company structure before registering it in India. It elucidates the types of constitutions a business can form and the importance of it. Followed by it, is an essential guide that helps new owners decide the structure of their ventures. Finally, described is the process of company registrations.

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Everything You Need to Know Before You Fill an NGO Online Registration Form

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:30:36 -0500

Starting an NGO is admirable work, but it comes with its responsibility. This article aims to provide all the information a person may need before registering an NGO. Starting from what an NGO is and ending with how to get the organisation registered, it explains every step of the way. The writeup even tackles the methods of finding financial support for the agency.

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Simplifying the Process of Name Change on a Birth Certificate for Children and Adults

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:52:53 -0500

A birth certificate is a notable document that needs to be unconditionally correct. There is no scope for error in it. The article helps simplify the process of correcting any mistake that may have occurred in the certificate. It also explains how a person can get the name changed on a birth certificate.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Safeguard Yourself Against Burnout

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:33:07 -0500

Being a legal assistant is a high stress position. We are the last step in a long line of steps that ensures pleadings and documents get filed and out on time to whomever they need to go. Everyone wants everything done yesterday, even if they only got their part of it to you ten minutes ago. It's commonplace for us to take on all responsibility for a project and get it done in an unreasonably short amount of time. We, simply, are magicians; however, it sometimes comes at a steep cost.

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Deposition FAQs, Tips and Tricks

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:39:36 -0500

You have been called upon to give sworn testimony via deposition. Thorough preparation on your part is essential. Following are answers to frequently asked questions along with some tips and tricks to make your deposition go smoothly.

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6 Qualities to Expect From a Good Solicitor

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:38:48 -0500

A successful solicitor must posses the right skills to match their particular area of law. Many of these skills will be developed over time, but it is also necessary to hold the right professional qualifications to enter this career path.

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Off-Body Carry: The Complete Guide [2018]

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:12:05 -0500

Carrying your pistol or revolver off your body in a concealed carry bag, or in any purse, fanny pack, backpack, concealed carry day planner, messenger bag or sling bag that places it away from your body may be a problem and a risk for some, but is a common style of carrying your firearm. This article will help you understand the pros of this style of carry and guide you between belt pouches, shoulder bags and purses for women.

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BigLaw And Millennials: Peas In A Pod

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:07:42 -0500

Almost every day, we see yet another article on millennials; they are examined, poked, and prodded to determine just exactly what they are and why they are not like the rest of us. I would argue to the contrary. They are just like the rest of us - only better.

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How to Get Access to the Public Records With Ease

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 20:36:42 -0500

In the United States of America, public records refer to the records that the government collected and archived. And these records are available for the common people to access for free. In simple terms, these records consist of country, state or federal info on a public domain. Anyone who has access to the internet can check out these records. Let's find out how you can find these public records with ease.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Do Know What We Know

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:02:40 -0500

One of the readers of my previous article commented: "While I don't know everything, I do know what I know." Despite my admission that legal assistants don't know everything related to law, there are circumstances in which we do know everything. Legal assistants are the detailers of the legal profession. We make the attorney's vision of their solution to a client's problem come to fruition. We get 'er done.

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The Thin Line Between Morality & Law

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:09:09 -0500

If one eats meat, in a place where majority abstain from taking it, would that person be liable to punishment? What if one takes part in a protest for more Democratic space, which has been proscribed by the Government, is that person justified in his/her cause? Are the police justified to kill in the commission of crime so as to protect innocent lives, with many viewing taking of another life no matter the situation as wrong?

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Don't Know It All

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:25:35 -0500

I work in a small general practice law firm. Despite that description, I am not familiar with every area of law. There are dozens of areas of law, some broad in scope and others very specific. Some law firms opt to practice in limited areas of law while others, like the one I work in, practice in several areas of law. There are benefits and drawbacks to each law firm model; however, I prefer working in general practice firms because they provide diversity each day. Forrest Gump famously said, "... life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." The same is true with general practice law firms.

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'DAYA-MARAN' (Euthanasia) AND 'ICHCHHA-MARAN' (Willfully Embracing a Dignified Death)

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:39:58 -0500

'Euthanasia' has been under great discussion recently, as the Govt. of India is planning to bring out a Law on this subject. Very recently, in March 2018, the Supreme Court of India rendered a very important decision on this issue. * This article, of 2016, discusses issues related with 'Euthanasia' as well as 'Willfully embracing an Honourable Death'; & talks about what is the position in Law (In India) & what it should be legally & morally. The basic principle discussed will be applicable everywhere in the World, as the Laws may differ from Country to country, but the issues related with Morality are the same everywhere

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Does My Dog Have Rights? Why Do Courts Value Pets As Property?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:12:03 -0500

We love our pets. They feel like part of the family, and Americans spend billions of dollars on them yearly - specifically $61 billion. With so much love for our furry friends, why do our courts still value pets as simple property?

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Why You Should Have a Corporate Lawyer on Staff

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:25:57 -0500

Corporations and small businesses are sites of expertise in their own industries. Business executives are highly specialized professionals whose primary focus is on the efficient and profitable management of their businesses.

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Tips For Lemon Car Cases

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:22:52 -0500

When a car fails to meets its warranty parameters and either does not function or poses a serious safety problem, we usually deal with what's called a "lemon". Being the unlucky owner of a lemon is certainly a pill hard to swallow. Luckily, each state has specially designed consumer laws. Ask the local DMV about lemon laws in your state. You surely want to get your money back or to have it replaced with a fully functional one. Check the following tips for lemon car cases:

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Legal Assistant's Corner: I Really Do (Mostly) Love My Job

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:49:02 -0500

Legal assistants are notoriously stressed out and we sometimes focus too much on the negative things that rear their head throughout each day - and negative things do happen every day. On the flip side, the majority of us absolutely love what we do and have no desire to do anything else professionally.

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How Inheritance Funding Works

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:05:23 -0500

The passing of a beloved person is always a sad moment. Some of us cope better with this new reality. Things get really complicated when that person was an important source of income for the family. Furthermore, deciding what will happen with the remaining belongings is usually a legal matter. The entire process of distributing the goods to the rightful inheritors is called a probate and it can take even years before things get sorted out. Of course, not all of us can afford waiting several years. If you need urgent money, you can always get advance inheritance funding from advance inheritance loan companies.

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Tips to Hire a Private Investigator

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:38 -0500

If you need to hire a private detective to spy on your cheating spouse or some other family member who you are responsible for, make sure you consider the tips given below. License It's very important to opt for a licensed detective. In fact, hiring an unlicensed one may lead to a negative outcome.

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What To Do After Buying A Lemon Car

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:00 -0500

For many, buying a car is a major investment. Unfortunately, not everything planned goes well. There are many hidden lemons, waiting for the unaware buyer. And by "lemon" we refer to cars which have serious malfunctions. If you suspect that you have bought a lemon, you should immediately take action. Find out more about what to do after realizing that the vehicle has serious problems.

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Understanding UK Average Weight Legislation

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:55:47 -0500

Current average weight legislation exists to ensure that packages contain, on average, no more (or less) than the weight or volume specified on the packaging. It affects all pre-packaged products, of a predetermined weight or volume that are produced without the customer being present.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: The Sticky Wicket of Conferring With Clients

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:09:50 -0500

Clients and legal assistants often build a strong and friendly relationship during the course of a case. Legal assistants act as a go between for the client and the attorney, obtaining and passing along information about the case for both. While legal assistants exist to make a case run smoothly for both the client and the attorney, discussing the case directly with a client sometimes gets sticky for us. Legally, we aren't allowed to provide you with legal advice. It's ACTUALLY a crime that we can be personally charged with. So, we generally pass you along to the attorney when you tread into those waters.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Please Respect Our Time

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:17:50 -0600

The average legal assistant works for two or three attorneys. Among other things, our job description includes drafting/editing/formatting/reviewing documents, obtaining records from various sources, disseminating documentation to all required parties, electronically filing documents with the court, knowing local/state/federal court rules, maintaining/organizing client files, scheduling appointments/hearings/depositions and interfacing with clients. In smaller firms, it's common that legal assistants wear additional hats such as receptionist, bookkeeper, office manager, marketing manager and countless more. Our days are spent constantly evaluating where in our priority list each new task ought to fall and accomplishing those tasks accordingly. To say we are crazy busy is a huge understatement.

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How to Settle a Court Case

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 20:17:50 -0600

"Money makes the world spin". It's a phrase that we all know very well. Credit cards, alimony, child-support, mortgages, student loans, business loans,.

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5 Easy Steps To Obtain a Grant of Probate

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:33:32 -0600

When disposing of an estate, you will sometimes need to obtain a document called a Grant of Probate, or, depending on the situation Letters of Administration. This article shows you how to obtain a Grant in five easy steps.

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What to Do If You've Been Left a Gift Under the Will But the Solicitors Won't Speak to You

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:04:27 -0600

If you believe that you may have been left a gift under a Will it is only natural to be curious as to what that gift is, or when you can expect to receive it. You may try talking to a solicitor who is dealing with the estate, but they may not always be able to speak with you. This article explains why and what you can do about it.

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4 Easy Steps to Value an Estate

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:58:33 -0600

When someone passes away, if they left a Will they will have nominated an executor, if they didn't leave a Will the next of kin will be able to deal with the estate. Part of sorting out the Estate means valuing it and this can be daunting. But this article explains in four easy steps how to manage this.

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Top 5 Solutions for Dealing With HMRC Winding-Up Petitions

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:11:55 -0600

I've previously written an article explaining how to get winding up petitions dismissed and withdrawn and another, five months later, revealing how HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was responsible for issuing the vast majority of winding up petitions in Britain. Sadly, very little has changed over the past three years and today, HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month. HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month.

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How to Ensure Your Winding Up Petition Is Not Dismissed or Withdrawn

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:09:59 -0600

Some time ago, we presented a winding up petition to a company that owed one of our clients 50k. Upon receipt, the respondent company threatened to apply for a court injunction to restrain us from proceeding and dismiss the petition on the grounds the debt was disputed. The respondent company falsely alleged that 49k of the debt was disputed, but in accordance with section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986, the petition remained in force as the undisputed sum (1k) was more than ?750.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Be Nice to Your Attorney's Legal Assistant

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:41:20 -0600

I can't count the number of times I've been the brunt of a client's anger or irritation just to hear that same client interact completely respectfully towards the attorney just one minute later. We understand that you are likely going through one of the most stressful and traumatic periods of your life; however, it doesn't give you license to treat us poorly during the process.

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Steps of Inheritance Probate

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:12:12 -0600

We all have to go, sooner or later. And many of us choose to leave more than memories to the loved ones. This is why making a will and specifying the inheritors has become of utmost importance. If you care about your spouse and children, make sure that their future is secured long after you are gone. Before receiving any money and access to estate, the beneficiaries will have to wait for the probate process to finish and the inheritance distributed. There are several steps for any typical probate.

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Technology in the Legal Sector

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:41:58 -0600

It is safe to say that we are firmly into 2018 now. The first month of this year has been filled with brand new technology. That is set to change the way we live our day to day lives.

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Preparing For A Lie Detector Test - The Dos

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:32:04 -0600

The lie detector test is very common, especially where police investigations are involved. There are however very many other situations where the tests can be applied, including in job application, especially government jobs and during investigations at the place of work. Some couples also opt for the tests when they are uncertain about the aspects in their relationships and feel the only way to get closure is by putting their partners to the test.

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Limits of Human Laws

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:18:28 -0600

The evolution of man necessitates that he form communities where he can live in relation with his neighbors. And since human beings are of varied in nature, it became pertinent that each community must organize itself to take care of both the weak and strong, and therefore a legal system gradually evolved in each society based on the spiritual maturity of the people.But the more mankind fell from grace, the more removed the laws became from natural laws that govern all creation.

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Starting a Tax Exempt Organization

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:56:23 -0600

The term 501(c)(3) refers to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, where the rules and regulations governing exempt organizations are found. Tax exempt organizations are commonly referred to as 501(c)(3). 501(c)(3) includes both public charities and private foundations.

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The Top Business Lawyers Mean Business

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:30:26 -0600

Business owners need to abide by the laws of business from day one. These laws govern various aspects of a business - organization, taxation, advertising policies, pricing, human resources, infrastructure, and others. They also provide protection to business owners from liabilities.

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Evolution of Military Law in the United States

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:34:18 -0600

While in service I visited the United States as a guest of the US Air Force. As I was sometimes a presiding officer of Court Martial in India (being legally qualified), I was interested how the US military law functions. One significant difference is that in the US, there is at the moment one Unified Military Code which is applicable to all the 4 service arms namely the army, airforce, navy and coast guard, while in India we have a separate military code for each service.

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DUI Lawyer - What They Do

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 07:32:05 -0600

DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence but in some states it is called DWI, Driving While Intoxicated. There are strict laws in all of fifty states for those that are caught doing driving when they are intoxicated. If you are stopped for suspicious behavior the law enforcement officer can do a field sobriety test if the drive has slurred speech, has a strong odor of alcohol on them or general incoherence. They can also ask permission to do a BAC, which stands for Blood Alcohol Content test if the driver does not demonstrate good motor skills or judgment during the field tests.

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Probate Attorney - What You Should Know

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 07:38:43 -0600

This is the attorney that you would hire to administer the last will and testament of a deceased person. They will also help to guide the heirs through the probate process in court, which is when a person files a petition for probate. This is the process to determine if the will the deceased left behind is valid. In the probate process the assets that the deceased left behind are distributed to pay any bills and what is left is divided among the heirs as the will states.

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How Home Insurance Lawyers Can Help Resolve Your Case

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:47:44 -0600

Home insurance lawyers do the fighting that you are not able to do. Terri-Lynn Robinson's entire life was turned upside down when a dispute with her ex-husband went disastrously wrong. As he packed to move out, he decided to take revenge. He retrieved a BBQ lighter and lit the entire length of their bed skirt on fire.

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Do Current Law Students Need: Remedial Study - And Different External Bar Preparation?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:12:37 -0600

Law school enrollment and bar examination pass rates are on the decline for various reasons. There is a solution to help students and protect the public too.

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Why The Probate Process Takes A Long Time To Decide Inheritance Distribution

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:02:31 -0600

Without proper planning, a person's estates will be distributed through a probate process after the person's death. This judicial-administrative process is lengthy and it may take years until a final resolution is reached. Hiring specialized lawyers and consultants is recommended and will greatly speed up the process, since experts know what documents are needed and the exact steps of the probate. But first, let's analyze the reasons for which a probate process lasts so long.

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5 Things to Consider While Building a Remote Legal Team

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:26:07 -0600

Thinking of building a remote legal team? Read this article and learn about a few things, which you need to consider for your venture's success.

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Law Enforcement Investigator

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:21:01 -0600

When a crime is committed, it is essential to uncover all the evidence associated with it in order to find the culprit. It is the law enforcement authorities who make the arrest. But they require a complete analysis of the motive behind the crime, methods involved in committing the crime, prime suspects, etc. This can be done either in-house or professional private investigators can be hired. He is known as a law enforcement investigator.

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How to Best Prepare for Attending Court

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:20:03 -0600

It can be difficult to know how to behave and act to reduce the stress of attending court and present yourself in the best possible light to the Judge. This article will discuss some of the most practical advice to present yourself well at Court.

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Why I Sued an Elephant

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:05:24 -0600

15 million lawsuits were filed in America last year. I urge you to protect yourself, and the first step is researching how you can lawyer-proof your life.

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Getting Good Legal Advice

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:22:59 -0500

You have to make a decision that can cost many thousands of dollars. You want good legal advice. This article shares how one attorney analyses a case for his clients.

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Five Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Attorney

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:35:30 -0500

Learn how to find the right attorney for your needs. Identify the steps you should take to ensure you choose the attorney who will best represent you.

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Looking 40 Years Back - A Circle Closes

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:59:07 -0500

We learn the meaning of a career by looking back over the decades of struggles and successes. But even at the end of a work life, we are called to create outstanding results with energy and imagination. I just attended my law school 40-year reunion. What I learned surprised me, and it was seeing into my own soul, the parts of me that account for both my progress and my missteps after 40 years of court battles.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Parking Lot Compliant With Fire Lane and ADA Striping

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:54:32 -0500

When your parking lot needs to be compliant with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Standards of Accessible Design, there are a few things to keep in mind. To begin with, when you need to provide spaces for parking, you have an immediate obligation to remove any barriers to accessibility that may exist in your facility of parking. It is relatively inexpensive to do ADA striping and thus, quite achievable. Here are a few tips to ensure you get it right the first time.

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HOA Attorney Job Description

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:22:57 -0500

This type of attorney is the one that represents and advises the homeowner's association board members on many different matters regarding property rights and contracts. A HOA attorney (homeowners association) is generally in charge of drafting the community rules so that they comply with the governing law.

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Are We Sinking the Jones Act?

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:39:42 -0500

As a former merchant mariner, I continue to follow issues relating to the shipping industry in general with a particular interest as to matters touching on the survival of America's merchant marine. I was surprised to recently learn that Senator John McCain, a man whom I admire, has introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Jones Act restrictions against foreign flag vessels carrying cargo between U.S. ports. His bill, entitled the Open America's Waters Act of 2017, would allow foreign flag vessels to compete within U.S. waters for goods moving between American ports. I can't help wonder why the Senator believes such a repeal is good policy, maritime or otherwise.

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What Are Lemon Law Attorneys?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:27:07 -0500

When we buy a new car, we make sure to get a car that works fine and we feel comfortable in it. This is why most of us opt for test-driving a car before purchasing it. It is a smart thing to do. But even so, our hopes and dreams will be shattered if the car we bought starts to act strangely and it stops running. Even more troublesome is when after repeated repair attempts, the car still has the same problem. In this case, we are sad to announce you, but you've stumbled upon a lemon. The best thing to do is to get your car replaced with a working one or have your money returned. Hire a lemon law attorney if things do not go well with the car dealer.

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Scope of Corporate Law in India

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:25:41 -0500

Gone are the times when litigation and a robe clad barrister used to be the only meaning and face of law in India. Today the scene is such that the corporate law practice is truly international in nature thanks to the fact that India is one of the most fastest growing economies in the world and a signatory to the WTO or world trade organization.

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A Brief Summary of Contract Law: Key Terms, Common Defenses and General Recommendations

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:44:41 -0500

Many individuals and companies enter into contracts without fully understanding the terms. Often, neither party has clarity on what the contract requires in terms of performance standards, remedies for breach and whether unwritten terms can supplement the written contract. This post is intended to provide a quick guide to some key terms and issues that are relevant in the area of contract law.

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Method of Commencing Action in the Magistrate Court in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:01:45 -0500

How proceedings are initiated in the magistrate court. -LAGOS AND ABUJA AS A CASE STUDY. (A) Magistrate Court in Lagos - Under ord 1, Magistrate's Courts (Civil Procedure) Rules, two forms of commencement are provided: A person can institute an action using any of the following:

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Appraisal of Applications Pending Appeal and Enforcement of Judgment in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:04 -0500

Upon judgment, a party may appeal against the judgment or interlocutory order. It becomes necessary to preserve the res ante pending the determination of the appeal. There are three types of applications that can be made for maintenance of the status quo pending appeal.

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What To Do When You Need Quick Inheritance Money

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:12:47 -0500

The departure of a loved one is always a great moment of sadness. Unfortunately, this unpleasant feeling will be aggravated by the immediate financial consequences. If the person who dies was the one earning the most money (or the only one earning money) for the family, the loss of income will be very dangerous for the remaining descendants. Luckily, most of us take this scenario into consideration and formulate wills. In this way, the valuables will be distributed to the loved ones. However, the process of distributing the valuables stipulated in the will can take a lot of time. This may be a big problem in the heirs need urgent money. Find out what to do when you need quick inheritance money.

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Conservatorships and Why You Should Avoid Them

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:20:02 -0500

This article will explain how conservatorships work in the state of California. You will learn about the pitfalls of conservatorships and how to avoid them.

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6 Winning Asset Management Strategies That You Need to Apply Now

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:29:37 -0500

It is all about to understand the 6 winning asset management strategies. It will help help apply now and get satisfactory results from expert asset protection attorney.

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How 'No Win, No Fee' Is on the Verge of Demise

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:44 -0500

Being in the hospital is never easy. It puts everything to a stop and, depending on the seriousness of the issue faced, can make you think seriously about what is really important in life. For those that don't suffer such a serious injury or illness, it can really slow you down in life.

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Police Shortages Threaten Big Cities, Small Towns

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:26:27 -0500

It's never been harder to find a hero. Police departments across the country are struggling to fill their ranks, and it's overworking officers, worrying residents, and frustrating city and state officials. Big cities don't have nearly enough police officers walking the beat. If you are a law enforcement officer that has been injured on the job from a lack of support, visit a Colorado workers comp attorney today.

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The Major Keys of a Legal Service System

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:24:19 -0500

In whichever country we may reside we are bound by the laws of the place. Every country state has its own set of laws that the people, organizations and every alternate system have to abide by. The citizens have to limit their activities according to the demands of the state and country.

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See You In The Court

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:18:01 -0500

Justice hails to be a part of our life and it secures our rights. But in the current world justice has been matched with mere anarchy and destitution.

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Why Is There No Law for Religious Malpractice?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:27 -0500

If a doctor gives a person the wrong prescription or removes the wrong organ, or so forth, he would be up for malpractice and would lose his license. The same does not apply, however, to the priest who upholds the lies and myths of religious tenets and advises incorrectly. The fact that he claims to forgive sins and sends people on their way to do the same again should come under the heading of religious malpractice.

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How To Detect a Lemon Car

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:56:21 -0500

There are few things more exciting than buying a new car and testing it on the road. Owning the car of your dreams is a great feeling. Unfortunately, this feeling can be quickly ruined if the new vehicle begins to act strangely and is plagued by numerous malfunctions in a short time. If the number of repairs is quickly getting higher and you wander why, the answer may be in front of your eyes: you have bought a lemon car. Find out how to detect a lemon car before actually buying the car and contact a lemon law attorney if you need any help.

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What Is Food Safety and How Is It Achieved?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:55:35 -0500

Food security is one big issue that needs to be dealt with no leniency. Everyone has a right to clean food and this is made sure by the strict rules of FSSAI. Also, the consultants play an important part in getting the manufacturers their licenses to make sure only high quality food reaches the masses.

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It's Time We Answered the Call for First Responders

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:58:41 -0500

Under current Colorado law, first responders are not able to receive benefits if a traumatic event that occurred while on the job resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder. However, Colorado House Bill 1229 will allow these heroes to seek claims involving PTSD if diagnosed by a licensed mental healthcare professional. The Colorado Workers Comp attorneys here at Burg Simpson are fighting for your rights to clear this important bill.

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How Lawyers Can Mindfully Cope With Changes Coming To The Legal Profession

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:02:11 -0500

Change on an unprecedented scale is descending upon the legal profession. This article examines what some of those changes are, what other firms have already done and how you can mindfully cope with the changes you will have to make yourself.

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Free Legal Advice

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:27:39 -0500

What is a Founder Agreement (FA)? When a startup company comes into existence, it requires a set of rules between the founders/promoters of that company. "Founder Agreement" is a contract which is drawn between the founders/promoters of a company on key issues in regards to their company.

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Comparison of Minorites Shareholders Rights Under Companies Act 1956 and 2013

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:48:54 -0500

Sec 397 to 409 of companies Act 1956 lays down provision in order to safeguard the interest of shareholders & oppressive act of majority shareholders. Principle of natural justice works under this, it is so necessary because in general "the will of the majority prevails". They control he maximum decisions of the company because of which minority dragged automatically. They misuse their power to exploit the rights of minority. In such a case a proper balance of rights of majority & minority shareholders is essential for the smooth functioning of the company.

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Indian Laws and HIV/AIDS Patients

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:27:01 -0500

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the breakdown of the immune system. It is the final stage of HIV infection, where severe damage is done to the immune system and leads to fatal infections. This article represents the scenario/legal status of the Aids community whose members have been reluctantly drafted from every segment of the society.

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What to Do If the New Car You Bought Is a Lemon

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:57:03 -0500

One of worst nightmares of any newly bought car owner is to discover that the vehicle is not working as it was supposed to. If the car you purchased is a so called "lemon", read the following article and find out what to do.

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The Advantages Of Working With Bail Bonds Agent

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:56:01 -0500

In order to properly deal with your bail bonds, it is best to work with agents. These agents can provide the best features that can accommodate your needs.

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Power of Attorney - What Are the Benefits?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:19:21 -0500

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a document that will state the name of the person who has the power to act on your behalf when they conduct any important transactions for you. The person who is acting in your behalf is referred to as the attorney-in-fact. When utilizing the power of attorney the attorney-in-fact is expected to act with complete integrity and honesty. The most important benefit of being an attorney-in-fact is the relationship of trust that you build with the one gives them the power of attorney.

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498A - A Ground Reality

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:01:32 -0500

The rationalization, which feminists give, when someone talks about misuse of 498A is that all laws are misused. And it is no big issue that the 498A is misused. This rationalization is nothing different of those people who take advantage of other less privileged. Due to this obtuse reasoning (or lack of it), they have been able to derail discussions around any changes in the existing law even when there is a detailed Law Commission report (243rd volume) on misuse of 498A.

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Challenges Faced By CS in Annual Return Filing

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:32:36 -0500

It is a well-known fact that 'annual filing fever' grips all CS (Company Secretary) offices during October & November after corporates hold their AGMs and due dates are triggered for filing of audited financial statements and annual return. However this year, filing has reached a 'feverish' pace and pitch thanks to the late release of e-forms under the new Companies Act, 2013 and also repeated revisions of the same. This has thrown several challenges at CS offices as well as corporates struggling to understand and fill the information correctly.

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Extraterritorial Application of Competition Law

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:31 -0500

This article describes the significane of competition law policies both nationally and internationally; the risks involved in individual competition especially engaging in cross-broader trade activity. It insists upon the need for an effective competition policy at international level and provides possible solution to reduce abuse.

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International Environmental Law and Policy of Sustainable Development

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:29 -0500

This article addresses the concern to create an order of international environmental governance in the light of Sustainable development as this is one significant concern which remains as great as ever and which cannot be considered in isolation from other global concerns. States, International organizations, non-government organizations, networked communities of experts, and administrative secretariats of treaty organizations are accountable for law and policy making in the field of international environmental law.

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The Horse Hair Wig and the Law

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:58:40 -0500

It's a peculiar sight to see when judges enter courts in their robes and horse hair wigs while barristers are similarly dressed. In the Supreme Court under British rule they line up like Santa Clauses in red robes and wigs to administer the law. The question is who are speaking for and what is the meaning behind their garb?

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How to Stop Harassment From Creditors

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:34:49 -0500

Creditors can take action to recover their money if you have unpaid debts and this intent is not illegal by itself. However, if the steps taken to recover the debt amount to harassment or cause you trauma, then you have the right to put an end to it.

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How to Choose a Lemon Law Lawyer for Yourself?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:46:48 -0500

Lemon law is an extremely specialised field of litigation and requires years of experience and expertise. Due to this very reason, choosing a lemon lawyer can be quite a difficult task. So, here are few guidelines as to how you can choose the best lemon lawyer for yourself. Just follow these guidelines and you shall have no problem at all.

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Insurance Lawyers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:47 -0500

This professional specializes in different types of insurance and the lawful upholding of these different insurance policies. During a normal workday, they may work with staff and aides to track any current cases progression, complete continuing education courses like changes in insurance law, or investigate current cases. Some of the more common types of insurance include:

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Assault Defense Lawyer

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:21 -0500

This professional represents a person who has been charged with assault, which could be felony or misdemeanor assaults. They also represent clients that are charged with battery. The combination of assault and battery will often have a penalty of jail time. The job of the assault defense lawyer is to keep their client out of jail or have the amount of time they would be given if they were found guilty reduced. The lawyer will often try to enter into a plea bargain agreement with the prosecutor if their client will have to pay a fine if found guilty.

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What to Know When Searching For Public Records

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:25:00 -0600

Not all public records are free and online. However, there are many great resources for finding public records and court records.

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Legalization of The Powers of Traditional Authorities As Environmental Supervisors

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:48:22 -0600

The traditional authorities are reckoned as landowners and the rightful heirs to the seat of the past forebears. Owing to their ordained position, they are charged with the heinous responsibility of ensuring the conservation and the sustainable use of the resources in the environment. Thus, their powers need to be legalized for them to play their roles effectively as environmental inspectors.

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Protect Your Work With Copyrights

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:46:19 -0500

Literary works, musicals, artwork, sculptures and other creative works are generally concern to copyright protection. A copyright protects the shape of expression, as opposed to the subject depending on the expression. There must be some element of creativity and originality inside the paintings.

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Advantages of Copyright Registration

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:44:10 -0500

When running a business, you need to be cautious and make certain every small interest of your organization is blanketed. When you manufacture a product or float a design and even think of a suggestion for the betterment of what you are promoting, it is vital for you to copyright it.

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How To Avoid Copyright Infringement

Thu, 31 May 2018 06:56:38 -0500

Copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secrets are all ways in which people can protect their intellectual property. However, there are key differences in each of the protective instruments in regard to what exactly they're protecting.

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Ensuring That You Own Your Content's Copyright

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:56:57 -0500

You have been a prolific writer for your business for a long time and, of course, just like all other writers, you use sources to back up the facts that you write in your content. Of course, there is no reason for you to assume anything other than the fact that you own the copyright of all of the content that you are writing.

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Basics of Navigating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA")

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:35:47 -0500

Due to the proliferation of the Internet, social media platforms, and hosting websites, online service providers have often become unwitting hosts to materials that may potentially infringe on the copyrights of another. Likewise, original content creators have also increasingly found themselves to be targets of unjustified DMCA takedown requests. Sometimes these takedown requests are made for anti-competitive or harassing purposes by competitors of the website operator.

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How To Respond To Settlement Letters In Copyright Infringement Cases

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 06:39:23 -0600

Settlement letters are sent to particular internet subscribers who are identified to have infringed a copyrighted material. Also known as letter of demand (LOD), the letter is usually composed of the name of the infringer, IP address, and all the details about copyright infringement. First of all, getting a demand letter such as a TCYK letter more likely means that you did violate the law and the copyright enforcers have evidence to prove that you have infringed a copyrighted content.

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What Are the Most Common Forms of Intellectual Property?

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:01:29 -0600

There are many types of intellectual property, such as patent, trademark, copyright. Understanding the basics of these subjects is critical to knowing how and when to register them for protection.

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How Digital Technologies Improve Filmmaking

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 07:24:00 -0600

Breaking into the current film industry holds a greater challenge compared to classic filmmaking. The digital era has certainly catered to the universal passion of moviemakers for making motion pictures. Today, digital technology changed the way how movies are made.

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How to Come Up With Your Best Legal Move for Copyright Cases

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 08:49:29 -0600

There are a number of factors that contribute to the success of a copyright case. This article explains the different types of damages that can be calculated and ultimately help people determine their best legal move.

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Copyright Infringement in the Digital World

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:41:02 -0600

In this article, some of the reasons behind copyright infringement in the digital world are briefly discussed. Several basic solutions to reduce the issue are also included.

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Ways to Overcome Copyright Problems

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 06:39:55 -0500

In this age of instant communication, more and more ideas are being born and products created than ever before. With the current entrepreneurial trend, new business owners are creating never-before-seen content and services in order to better the world. With so much going on, it can be easy to create something that copies another person a little too closely.

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Of Film Festivals, Creativity, and Copyrights

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:07:01 -0500

Movies with poor reviews do not necessarily give anyone the excuse to pirate them. Art is subjective and stealing is wrong. These are two truths that should be recalled when dealing with piracy.

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Received a Copyright Infringement Notice? Now What?

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:53:42 -0500

This article talks about what to do when receiving a copyright infringement notice or letter of claim such as the TCYK LLC letter. It has a few FAQs and what-to-do tips in order to prevent getting another piracy letter.

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Film Copyrights In Adaptations

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:04:55 -0500

This article is about film adaptations and their copyrights. A range of examples of some known film adaptations are also enumerated, such as works that come from comics and novels. It also discusses the importance of copyright protection even for film adaptations.

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How to Be Protected From a Copyright Infringement Claim

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:46:56 -0500

Copyright infringement can be avoided by limiting yourself to "fair use" of the copyright. So, to keep from getting a Copyright Collections letter or a lawsuit, check if your use is still under fair use.

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How Does One Track Copyright Infringers?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:38:32 -0500

In the Age of the Internet accessing a limitless wealth of knowledge is at your fingertips. But how this information is tracked and regulated is often a mystery. Usually carried about by government agencies, tracking how people use the Web and access information yields some interesting trends about consumption.

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Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:03:57 -0500

Criminal and civil penalties, damages and fines, and viruses or adware are just some of the disadvantageous factors behind downloading movies illegally. Get to know more consequences of using pirate sites through this informative and comprehensive article about "Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally".

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Film Copyrights On Practical Applications

Tue, 12 May 2015 10:50:07 -0500

In universities, academicians explore new ways of teaching their students. To be more effective in what they do, they come up with ideas on how to make their points come across as clearly as possible. Some do outdoor activities while others give as many exams as possible.

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Email Yourself To Protect Your Own Copyright

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:32:36 -0500

Use a method that is much better than a "poor mans copyright", called Emailer's Copyright! The time-stamp is embedded in the system, so that means the user can't alter it, at least not directly.

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Protect Your Artistic Work - Apply for Copyright Registration Now

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:29:23 -0600

Introduction: Copyright registration can be obtained for original works of art, literature, books, music, films, CDs and computer programs. Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creations, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity. Creativity being the keystone of progress, no civilized society can afford to ignore the basic requirement of encouraging the same. Economic and social development of a society is dependent on creativity.

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Identity Crisis: Protecting Yourself From Image Theft

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:11:48 -0600

Online Image theft poses more than just a threat to photographer's copyrighted works and income. Personal images stolen from online sources present a grave security risk, and can be used as the basis in the creation of fraudulent online profiles. Learn the facts and how to protect yourself from image copyright violation and identity theft.

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All About Copyrights

Thu, 29 May 2014 10:53:44 -0500

All about copyrights, sourced, and basic. In this article I tell you about how to get a copyright, how to upkeep one, and why they exist.

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Unwritten Constitutional Law Of The United Kingdom!

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:12:05 -0500

Constitutions organize, regulate and handle state power. It helps to frame a strong structure of the state, the key state institutions and the fundamentals governing their associations with everyone and with the citizens of the state. The constitution of the United Kingdom is an exception because it is not available in the written form.

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Copyright Fraud

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 09:06:25 -0600

A look at copyright fraud and how a private investigator may be able to help in this increasingly global market. Particular emphasis is given to the South East Asian context of copyright fraud.

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Copyright Part Three: A Work of Authorship

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:24:16 -0600

Part Three of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here why a work of authorship is essential to copyright protection.

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Copyright Part Two: Unprotected Works

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:50:22 -0600

Part Two of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what a copyright does not protect.

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Copyright Part One: The Definition of Protection for Creative Works

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:53:36 -0600

Part One of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what two of the three essential parts of copyright protection are.

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Copyright 101: Understanding Copyright Law and How to License Your Artwork As a Designer

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:15:58 -0500

Understand your rights as a designer for both copyright and licensing your artwork. Many designers don't know the facts on how to protect themselves by regulating artwork usage.

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5 Reasons to Register Your Works With the US Copyright Office

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:18:39 -0500

When you create a work, you automatically own the copyright. No notice or registration is required. However, unregistered works don't have the same protection that registration confers on the owner. Here are 5 reason that you should register your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Entertainment Law - How To Register Your Copyrights

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:47:17 -0500

Although your work is copyrighted as soon as you commit it to paper, tape, etc., there are numerous additional benefits if you register the copyright in your work with the U.S. Copyright Office. This article walks you through the surprisingly simple registration process to save you time and money.

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Copyright For Non-Lawyers

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:43:08 -0500

The Internet, along with the social media networks built on it, has created a plethora of opportunities for those who create video, music, photographs and writing to publish their work in formats with the potential for wide distribution. Copyright questions have suddenly become important to many of us who would never have otherwise considered them.

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Copyright Books and Songs in India

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:17:28 -0500

From the music we listen to and the books we read, to the website, photograph, Video and products we use in our daily lives, each is a product of human creativity, and that creativity is protected. It is these creations of the mind, once expressed, that make up intellectual property.

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Legal-Binding 'Work for Hire' Freelance Jobs

Fri, 10 May 2013 15:43:50 -0500

Work for Hire agreements are becoming more common in the business world for the simple fact that companies want to retain ownership of their works. Complete ownership means companies can keep generating revenue from such works without paying royalties. For any WHF agreement to be legally-binding, both the company and freelancer must sign and date the contract, acknowledging all terms and rights.

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The 5 Steps You Need to Take When You Receive an ISP Subpoena Letter

Fri, 10 May 2013 14:03:10 -0500

What steps should you take if you have received a letter from your ISP notifying you that you have been accused of copying movies, music, software or other content over the Internet? This article provides the beginning of an action plan from an experienced attorney.

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Integrating Copyright Awareness in the Pedagogy of Art in Ghana

Fri, 03 May 2013 08:47:28 -0500

The historical evolution of teaching and learning in class reveals that the creation and use of art remain an integral aspect of education. During the time of the pre-historic man, various art forms were used in many ways to communicate, keep records and pass on information from generation to generation, when there were no written records and texts were not developed.

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What Is Copyright Awareness?

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:43:47 -0500

There is no standard definition for "Copyright Awareness". However, some critics have argued that awareness can only be defined in the light of what is being manifested in all forms of perception, knowledge and consciousness. In each expression, awareness is revealed as the ability to perceive (perception), know (knowledge) or the state of being conscious (consciousness).

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Top 10 Reasons to Register Your Copyright

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:18:26 -0500

The sheer act of creating an original piece of art makes it yours and yours alone. That unique beat, the words to a song, steps to a dance, or outline to a TV pilot: It's your intellectual property. This property, like real estate or a bank account, holds value and you should protect it. Certainly, if someone is to become famous from your musical ideas or reap vast profits from their sale, it should be you and not the person who ripped your ideas off. Just like there are vaults to protect your money and deeds to prove you own land, the law provides a simple way to protect your intellectual property: registering a copyright. With due apologies to David Letterman, and in no specific order, here are the 10 Ten Reasons to Register a Copyright:

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The Importance of Music Licensing Agreements

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:13:00 -0500

Working in the music industry is highly competitive and can oftentimes become stressful when handling money, legalities and costs or fees involved with producing and distributing music. Whether you are an artist trying to earn a living from your music or a producer and distributor looking to generate a profit from helping artists, hiring a music licensing lawyer is often necessary to avoid any potential legal issues from arising in the future.

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Current State of Copyright Awareness in Education

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:48:48 -0500

There are many misconceptions about copyright law. Many people sometimes fail to notice that the use of other peoples' resources without due acknowledgement is offensive. Some also think that using copyrighted materials do not always require permission from the author in all cases.

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What Are Music Publishing Agreements?

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:20:04 -0500

Any time you are working professionally in the music industry, having the right legal assistance is a key factor in finding success financially and when trying to expand your career. Whether you are planning to record and produce music or if you want to share and sell your own records, hiring an entertainment lawyer is highly recommended to keep yourself legally protected and informed at all times.

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What Does GMO Seed Patent Law Have To Do With Copyright Law for 3-D Printing

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:37:20 -0600

Regardless of how you feel about genetically modified crops the Supreme Court is going to hear a case which could affect many future cases in many different industries. The case involves a farmer who paid Monsanto to use their seeds one time, but of course seeds grow into plants which make more seeds and then the farmer used the seeds of those plants without further paying Monsanto for continued use. Monsanto has spent billions of dollars developing specialty seeds and needs to make a return on their investment and has a patent for those genetically modified seeds.

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The Most Crucial Points You Should Know About Music Licensing And Musical Copyright

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:21:26 -0600

Royalty-Free Music, Copyright Free Music, Retail Music, there are many different kinds of music when it comes to Licensing arrangements and copyright issues. Treading carefully is not only a wise thing to do, but essential if you want to stay clear of a costly law suit.

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"No Stairway, Denied!" - The Effect Of Copyright On DVD Releases

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:20:39 -0600

Have you ever been watching one of your favorite TV shows of films on DVD and had the experiences ruined by a poor dubbing of music or blurred images? The reason behind this problem is the huge expense that networks and studios would have to pay for licensing rights to the removed music and images. Prior to the explosion of DVDs, many just didn't think to have broad, extended licensing deals to the music and images used in producing TV shows and films.

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Get Permission When Using Other People's Material

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:52:25 -0600

Everything that somebody publishes to the Internet is covered by copyright automatically, whether or not it says so explicitly. Some copyright holders do make their material available for sharing, and in different ways. Here's a list of the most common types of permission.

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Facts About Copyright: USCO Registration

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:39:37 -0600

Facts about copyright: USCO registration is not required in order to protect your rights, but it does provide important benefits. Here's how copyright registration works--and what doesn't work.

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Does the "Poor Man's Copyright" Really Work?

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:27:12 -0600

The "poor man's copyright"-mailing a copy of your own work to yourself, leaving it sealed, and using the dated postmark to prove legal ownership-is commonly considered legally valid. But does the so-called poor man's copyright really protect your work?

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Understanding the Impact of Duplicate Website Content

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:11:55 -0600

When you begin to create a web presence for your work from home business, it can be tempting to look for short cuts to get things up and running. We all know that the best websites are fantastic sources of information, telling us things we don't know from news to how-to guides and articles. The quickest way to create a rich website that is full of great content is to bring together some of the content that is already available online. But did you know that duplicate content on your website can seriously harm your reputation? Even copying just a few pages from a competing website can result in damage to your reputation, your search engine performance and - ultimately - your success.

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Copyright Law - A Detailed Explanation of the 'Fair Use' Clause

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:32:32 -0500

A claim of Fair Use for copied extracts from a another copyright work is a common plea used by authors, researchers and critics. What is Fair Use and how can it be defined? A brief explanation.

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Public Performance Fees for Songwriters

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:32:50 -0500

We hear music on the radio, while shopping, in clubs, even while on hold on the telephone. Does the songwriter get paid? If so, how do they get paid. Weekly? Or weakly? This article summarizes the situation.

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Copyright Terms - What Is the Legal Definition of a License Agreement?

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:42:59 -0500

Copyright of specific works and the ideal of Intellectual Property are two subjects, especially in our highly technological Internet age with ease of communication, theft and fraud, which are constantly under debate. The discussion on how to protect the rights of an artistic or literary creator from those who would steal works, give them out as their own, or simply market them for profit, has been raging since long before the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was first penned and accepted in 1885 / 1886. The Berne Convention consists of various clauses which define who...

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Internet Law and Copyright Infringement - Where Does the Burden of Proof Lie?

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:20:34 -0500

Copyright laws are constantly being updated to take account of technological and financial changes. The Burden of Proof, however, remains indisputable: a brief explanation.

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What Is Legal and Illegal File Sharing?

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:10:38 -0500

In the world of internet marketing and the internet in general, there is legal file sharing and illegal file sharing. This article discusses the difference between the two.

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All About Works Made for Hire

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:13:46 -0500

Works for hire are work that you create for an employer while under their employ. Generally, the employed owns the copyright for these works, but there are some scenarios where that is not the case.

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Working Interaction Between FSA, FSCS and FOS

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:03:22 -0500

1. Financial Services Authority (FSA) is the official regulator of financial services in the United Kingdom. Financial services included banking, securities and insurance.

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What You Need to Know About Copyright Attorneys

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:15:09 -0500

The common mistake of website owners when buying articles online is that they assume full ownership over the material. Little do they know that the ownership still depends upon the agreement of between the buyer and the writer. To make sure that you don't commit the same mistake, it is important that you have a copyright attorney to write a contract before hand.

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Creative Commons: An Alternative Solution To Copyright Restrictions

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:51 -0500

This report provides an analysis and exhaustive explanation of Copyright restrictions in order to encourage creators to choose Creative Commons licenses. The purpose is not only to give a clear understanding of why authors should chose Creative Commons licenses, but also to raise awareness of the harmful consequences of Copyright for the whole society or the public domain.

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Thing to Remember When Looking for the Best Patent Lawyers

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:01 -0500

If you own a business, you would know how important the uniqueness of your business's name can be. If you are facing an unfortunate situation where someone is illegally using your name, you are probably in dire need of getting legal protection. Before choosing a patent lawyer to handle your case, however, familiarize yourself with the qualities of ideal patent lawyers.

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Copyrights And Copying Off a Screen Print of Google Earth

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:47:16 -0500

Have you ever had one of your friends or family print off a Yahoo or Google Map to tell you how to get to a family event or party? It happens all the time, but did you know there's a good chance they are breaking copyright law? That sounds pretty funny doesn't it? However, you might be doing this in your small business if you are having a sale and you print off directions to your business on a flyer. I've even seen maps in the Yellow Pages which were printed right from Yahoo Maps, they even left in the copyright. That's interesting isn't it?

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Legal Tips for Using Social Media

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:59:12 -0500

Without a doubt, social media has introduced a whole new world of opportunity for citizen journalists, bloggers and others looking to share their stories and ideas in the public arena. Unfortunately, it's also introduced a host of ways to violate intellectual property laws. If you want to participate in social media, here are six things you need to know.

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Save Yourself Against Copyright Infringement

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:45:20 -0500

Copyright infringement is a serious problem in today's world as there is a lot of content that is being developed by companies. The things that one needs to prove to save oneself of copyright is that one holds the copyright for the content in contention and that there has been substantial copying of the same and that has been misappropriated.

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Getty Images and The Next Generation

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:21:41 -0500

Is almost impossible to protect copyrighted work these days - it's just too easy for people to copy what you produced, and you don't have time to chase down everyone who violates your copyrights. Yes, we live in a world of imitators, content thieves, and copyright violators. It appears to be human nature, and no matter how hard we try we cannot overcome this, and we certainly can't do it online or in the digital age. Yes, those that have intellectual property are doing everything they can to lobby Congress to make new laws, but those who would violate such laws always seem to find a way around them.

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Copyright Registration

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:24:03 -0500

We often receive enquiries about how to apply for copyright protection, and many people are surprised to learn that in fact they do not need to apply at all. Copyright subsists automatically in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, films, sound recordings, and the typographical arrangement of published editions. Literary works are taken to include computer programs, databases, and other compilations.

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3 Myths Regarding Internet Copyright Laws Revealed

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:58:37 -0500

"If there isn't any copyright notice, it's not copyrighted" This is among the biggest myths in the field of internet copyright laws. While this was actually true in the past, most regions now follow what is known as the Berne copyright convention. For example, in the US almost everything which was created on or after April 1989 is copyrighted and subsequently under protection. Especially where internet copyright laws are concerned, it is safe to assume that anything you see online is protected by a copyright. While there are a few older works that have lost coverage over time, it is a good move to ask prior to using anything which you see online for your own projects. Though a lot of people make use of the letter "C" in parenthesis, i.e. (C) to show that their work is copyrighted, it has never been given any legal credence. Rather, look for and additionally use the written letter "C" inside of a circle to indicate copyrighted work.

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Some Of The Copyright Laws Internet Companies Can Experience

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 09:41:56 -0500

Copyright laws will have an effect on each and every company eventually, and problems surrounding them can vary from safeguarding your own property to disputes over the use of your property by others. There is a misconception drifting around the internet stating that anything found online is in the "public domain" and therefore it is freely able to be applied in any way that a person deems suitable to use it. This is grossly untrue and is regarded as one of the top kind of copyright laws internet businesses deal with. Of course, traditional companies deal with these issues and, however the ease of sharing online has left businesses working there especially vulnerable.

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How to Write a Cease and Desist Letter and Stop Copyright Infringement

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:50:33 -0500

A cease and desist letter is a low-cost alternative to a time-consuming and potentially costly lawsuit, if someone is using your copyrighted materials without permission. Let's look at how to write a cease and desist letter so that you can maintain and control your copyrights and other intellectual property.

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Why Should I Register My Copyright With the US Copyright Office?

Thu, 31 May 2012 12:06:08 -0500

Copyright registration is voluntary -- you don't NEED to register in order to be protected by copyright law -- but there are very good reasons to officially register with the US Copyright Office. Let's take a closer look at some of them; you may decide that the benefits far outweigh the modest filing fee!

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Why You Need To Place Watermarks On Images You Post Online

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:17:22 -0500

A photography watermark can be another picture as in a logo, words, or the name of the photographer which is placed over the picture. If a photo has a watermark, those looking at it will know that they are not allowed to copy or use your photo without first notifying you or abiding by your requirements.

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:33:27 -0500

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act's principle features focus on limitations on infringement liability for service providers and prohibitions on circumvention of technological protection measures. Online education environments are greatly affected by the act provisions. Instructors should get with their organizations and their legal counsel to become familiar with the complex intricacies of the act.

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A Good License Agreement for Your Music

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:10:26 -0500

Many amateur composers fall victim to a badly drafted licensing agreement that totally stomps on their right over their royalties and possible million dollar career. This scenario does not only affect songwriters but also musical composers for movies and televisions. They write songs and produce music.

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Copyright Protection: 2 Intriguing Objects Eligible for Copyrights

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:12:19 -0500

Copyright protection is afforded to books, movies, music, photographs, and a wide variety of other creative expressions of an idea -- but did you know that vessel hull designs and architectural works are also eligible for copyright protection? This article touches on the history of copyright law to explain how these seeming outliers to intellectual property have been granted the same copyright protections as any other creative work.

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Can You Copyright a Fight Song or a School Motto?

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:46:29 -0500

The other day, I was having a conversation about copyright law, you see I am an online article author, and I produced a number of e-books, and before my stint as a writer, I was quite concerned with protecting our company operations manual from getting in the hands of competitors. I've been mildly successful at all of those things above, and therefore have quite a bit of both positive and negative experiences when it comes to copyright law.

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Defending Copyrights - Challenges With First to Publish Proof in the Information Age

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:42:07 -0500

Just because you wrote something and put one of those little C's at the bottom of the page, and claim the copyright, doesn't mean that you won't find challenges in our information age. After all, you might write something, put it on a website or blog somewhere, perhaps an obscure place, or perhaps you may even write something and put it into a paper newsletter that goes out to your Homeowners Association, soccer team, or school. You wrote it first, and you claim copyright, but then someone else finds it, likes it, puts it on the Internet, or incorporates entire...

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Can Google's New Semantic Search Keep Within Copyright Laws?

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:41:42 -0500

All great companies must evolve, and I believe Google to be a company which wishes to stay on the leading edge of its core business model. It is a search engine after all, it delivers information to the world, which is one of the main reasons the Internet exists in the first place. Today, the web is an accumulation of human knowledge, and it is also one of the greatest communication devices ever created in the history of mankind.

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DMCA Is Definately Your Online Defense Shield

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:41:00 -0500

Copyright is one of the most significant non tangible assets of an organization. Organizations consider copyrighting their entities as an essential legal obligation. This act infers that the organization values the social and ethical rules followed globally.

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Understanding Movie Copyrights

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:27:59 -0600

Outdoor movie events are all about fun; getting together with family and friends in the community and enjoying a new film or an old favorite. If you are the one planning the event, though, you have the responsibility of making sure your event complies with movie copyright law. If you have never put on a movie event before, you might not understand exactly what these rules mean and whether or not your event must be licensed as a public performance. This quick guide will give you a basic understanding of movie copyrights and assist you in determining if one is needed for your event.

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Fighting Against Copyright Infringement Using DMCA

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:11:53 -0600

Copyright infringement has started to emerge as a critical issue in the contemporary market today. Where innovation is optimizing, encroachment of various copyrighted works is becoming a routine. In this anarchy of legislation, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) serves as a copyright law which outlaws conception, production and distribution of ideas, technology and/or services that violate the controls on workings bearing exclusive rights.

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SOPA and PIPA: A Lethal Sister Act?

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:45:40 -0600

From the inception of SOPA and PIPA to the avid protestors, the sister acts have lost some appeal from a lot of their initial supporters (many of them due to the backlash from the public) and has been halted by the government. The voice of the people has never been louder through the wielding of the Internet. The Madison Tool which is associated with OPEN Act, hopes to help the public govern what should be regulated on the Internet - not the government.

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Do We Need More Online Education With Regards to Fair Use Copyright Laws?

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:22:43 -0600

My rule of thumb, and this is what I do for my own personal use, is I always cite the article, the author of the article, the date of the article, the name of the publication, and never more than five lines of text. In doing this generally my articles of four, five, or 600 words, it turns out to be very little, and I know I've satisfied the fair use rules.

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Copyright Law - A Brief Guide to the Basics of Copyright Law

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:06:25 -0600

Copyright protects your original work of expression, such as an article, website, software, cookbook, song or a painting from unauthorized use by others. You get the exclusive rights to sell, display, reproduce your work, and sue those that infringe on those rights.

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Legalities With Non-OEM Ink Cartridges

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:22:28 -0600

The price of ink cartridges is nothing to ignore. Consider the fact that a common brand of printer cartridges, Hewlett-Packard, sells one at a price of $22 for .25 ounces, it comes out to be more expensive that imported and expensive luxury foods such as caviar from Russia.

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What If Google and Wikipedia Disappeared Forever?

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:24:36 -0600

As most know Wikipedia went dark on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in protest of the SOPA bill, and for them with a small staff, they certainly have a point, as their business model could be targeted and shut down. There is no way they could hire enough people to ensure everything posted was original, every sentence, and every picture "duty free" - thus, what if Wikipedia did not exist? Google also blacked out its logo to get us to think also.

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Copyright Law Applies to T-Shirt Designing

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:24:22 -0600

When you hire an artist to create a design for you, you own the product designed once the art work is complete but not the copyright to the design- it still remains the artist's property as it is his creativity. An authority must be granted by the artist in writing to claim that the copyright has been transferred as well.

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Copyright Infringer - Employer or Employee?

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:51:43 -0600

When a piece of work faces plagiarism and the infringer is an employee or a hired contractor, the employer is held responsible for this act. Hence, he is liable of punishment for the violation of the Copyright Law.

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Song Titles, Lyrics, and Copyright Infringement: When Do I Need Permission?

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:36:44 -0600

When quoting song titles or lyrics, it's not always clear when you're required to ask permission from the original author. This article takes a closer look at song titles and lyrics and how they relate to copyright infringement.

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Copyrighting Your Music

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:27:18 -0600

Any original idea that changes into a tangible form becomes copyrightable. Its author then has the right and authority to own his creation. This goes for any work in the field of art, literature, design or research and also music.

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Copyright Infringement and Its Consequences

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 19:49:34 -0600

The author or creator of every original work that is tangible in nature has every right over his project. If this work is reproduced, altered, exhibited, broadcasted or made public in other way without the consent of the owner, it is considered violation of the legal and moral rights of the author.

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Need of Copyrighting for Bloggers

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:29:35 -0600

Bloggers generally want their message to spread across the internet. If you are a blogger and write good content, you must have copied your work and other people across the internet must be copying it too.

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Outdated Copyrights

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:20:44 -0600

I have always been interested in do it yourself plans and worked upon searching for these. Before the internet was commonly used, I searched books and magazines for the same. I discovered many copies of old magazines like Mechanix Illustrated, Science and Mechanics and many others of the kind offered lots of such do it yourself plans.

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Moral Rights of an Author

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:23:54 -0600

The following article states some general information about the moral rights a copyright law provides to the author of a particular piece of copyrightable work. This is not legal or expert advice and for more specific information a professional copyright lawyer should be contacted.

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Copyright and Trademark

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:26:45 -0600

In general, lots of people confuse the words "Copyright" and "Trademark". They do not know how to copyright or rather, trademark their logo, blogs or business names. The word copyright has been used alongside trademark to make things a little easier to understand.

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Avoiding Copyright Infringement When Making a Website

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:22:26 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary. The copyright lawyers help their client in understanding the problem better and finding a good solution.

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Copyright Lawyers, Trademarks and Copyright

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 08:36:00 -0600

Copyright law can sometimes be a bit confusing and there are some things that aren't covered by it. This article looks at the differences between copyright and trademarks to help you determine which would be right for you.

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The Copyright Lawyers

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:07:03 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary.

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Copyrighting a Website

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:49:40 -0600

When a piece of work is brought into a tangible form, it automatically acquires copyright protection. It is still a good idea to preserve each document with time, date and some official stamp. If ever this record has to be reproduced to challenge infringement, this data will be very helpful in influencing the decision in the owner's favour.

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The Difference Between Patents and Copyright - A Copyright Lawyer Explains

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:29:01 -0600

There are a number of ways of protecting your intellectual property rights. In this article, a copyright lawyer explains the differences between copyrights and patents.

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Copyright Act of United Kingdom

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:10:36 -0600

Copyright Law is part of the intellectual property law that assures security of original compositions. The Copyright Act grants protection against plagiarism to all tangible pieces of work.

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Efforts Towards Copyright Policy in China

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:17:58 -0600

Due to plagiarism and infringement of pieces of work in literature; music; drama; art; sound recording; architectural design and government work, copyright policies are much stressed upon all over the world. But some authors and publishers have been surprised by the unlawful reproduction of their copyrighted works.

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Misinterpretation of the Word Copyright

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 15:41:30 -0600

To copyright a certain piece of work means to protect it from being reproduced or altered without the permission of the owner. There is a common misconception that the ownership authority is not attained unless the work is registered with an official organization such as the US Copyright Office (USCO) at the Library of Congress at Washington DC.

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Copyright Protection, Duration, and Registration in South Africa

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:41:22 -0600

Copyright protection in South Africa is governed by the Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978 and its amendments. Under the current intellectual property laws of South Africa, copyright subsists in artistic, literary, musical, broadcast, architectural and related works. As such there is no need to register such as it is automatically assigned once a work takes tangible form.

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Copyright Law - 5 Common Myths About Copyright Law You Should Know

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:53:52 -0600

As a published author, I am amazed and encouraged by the current "independent" publishing boom happening as a result of the popularity of the Kindle and Nook readers. Writers who once papered their walls with rejection slips now take chances by producing their work on their own. Some, like HP Mallory and Amanda Hocking, have succeeded in finding audiences and sales. Others do well enough to cover the monthly grocery bill, but in the end all writers should be concerned about issues involving copyrights.

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How Experienced Criminal Lawyer Helps in Settling Criminal Cases in the Court

Sometimes it is common to notice that criminal charges come upon suddenly. This gives people less time to prepare themselves for the case and can put in trouble. Sometimes it is common to notice that criminal charges come upon suddenly. This gives people less time to prepare themselves for the case and can put in trouble. Even if it is usual to see the charges before they come it is the right time to look for the criminal lawyer. Anyone facing a criminal charge can result in prison or jail,...

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Why International Law Firms in Singapore is the Need of Couples Filing for Divorce?

Do you live in Singapore and filing for the divorce? No matter which part of the world you are, there are options when you can easily file for divorce in Singapore. Do you live in Singapore and filing for the divorce? No matter which part of the world you are, there are options when you can easily file for divorce in Singapore. For this, there are specific requirements to be met before filing for separation. Not everyone is well aware of the divorce law of Singapore. For people who are from oth...

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Find best divorce attorney in Tarrant County to settle your divorce

Divorce can be a harrowing and stressful experience for the people involved especially the children as it involves the reordering of lives, reassignment of roles of parenting, and relocation of assets. There are best divorce attorneys in Tarrant County who understand the problems of families undergoing divorce and make it easier for them by helping them with the legal procedures. The attorney uses his skill in mediating, advocating divorce trial and collaborating divorce. The attorney has 25 ye...

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How to go About Family Law Mediation in Singapore

In Singapore, there are a lot of mediation schemes in place for couples seeking a divorce. In case, you are planning to divorce your spouse then you will be asked to attend family law mediation sessions. In Singapore, there are a lot of mediation schemes in place for couples seeking a divorce. In case, you are planning to divorce your spouse then you will be asked to attend family law mediation sessions. They will help in the custody and assets and also end the marriage in a more amicable manne...

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Invest in a good FINRA attorney to protect your business

There are lots of businesses like investment firms that hire the services of a FINRA attorney to protect their businesses and represent them in legal matters. Some FINRA Attorney are dedicated to the firm that hires them and makes sure that best practices are followed and arbitration is not permitted. They know the legal issues faced by stockbrokers and also those that can be prevented. The FINRA attorney who is knowledgeable works vigorously to protect and defend the firm that hired him. Y...

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Hassle free Wealth Distribution is Assured with Expertise

Human life is all about earning money; invest the same in various properties and finally distributing the property to the next generations. Sharing available property to the children, grand children and other dear ones is a complex task which needs a skilled hand for help. Estate planning attorney is the most successful and perfect solution for the property sharing in an intelligent manner. Distributing the hard earned money without any issues needs expertise and one must know the legal limitati...

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How to Avoid Common Mistakes in a Divorce?

When filing for the divorce process, cases are noted where couples commit some common mistakes that put them in a difficult time and experience a setback in the process. When filing for the divorce process, cases are noted where couples commit some common mistakes that put them in a difficult time and experience a setback in the process. For this, have a good divorce lawyer who can aware of the client on how to avoid or handle certain situations when going through the marriage separation proces...

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How to Find the Best Criminal Lawyer in Singapore

In case, you are charged against any criminal crime then you have to look for the best criminal lawyers. In case, you are charged against any criminal crime then you have to look for the best criminal lawyers. Some of the examples of criminal cases are possessing drugs, breaking and entering, etc. For such cases, you will be represented by the lawyer in court. You have to be very careful in hiring the criminal lawyer as you will be given the judgment for your being guilty or innocent. Hence, it...

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Are You Deciding to End the Marriage - Know Few Facts

Ending a marriage is sometimes the best way to get out of the ongoing stress and problems in life. Ending a marriage is sometimes the best way to get out of the ongoing stress and problems in life. This can prove the best decision for few couples and help them to live a free new life and resolve the differences. As per a report from the Department of Statistics in Singapore, cases of divorce have increased and old and young couples looking to end their marriage. For such couples availing le...

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How to Decide on Child Custody Lawyer in Singapore

Child custody is the most contentious issue when it comes to a divorce case. A child is defined in the Womens Charter as a child of a marriage who is presently under 21 years of age. Child custody is the most contentious issue when it comes to a divorce case. A child is defined in the Womens Charter as a child of a marriage who is presently under 21 years of age. The main statute that governs child custody in Singapore is the Guardianship of Infants Act. This is also supplemented by the Wom...

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Why should you hire a child adoption lawyer?

When you make the decision to adopt a child, it comes with many ramifications. The experience can be an emotional one for you and affect the child and the birth parents. In order to protect your rights and to prevent things from going awry, it is in your best interests to hire an adoption lawyer. Listed below are some of the reasons where you can benefit from their services. If you are adopting a child that was previously with the birth mother, a lawyer of repute can work with you to ensure ...

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Home Owner Must Know Few Things Before Buying or Selling A Home

Home is an amazing place every human wants to relax. Not only humans, every living organism needs a home to have a private space and to rest. Homeowners face a pretty number of issues that make them irritated with the tenants, present condition of the house etc. One must take care of the home whether it is ones own or rented house. There are a few terms and conditions to be followed as per the Homeowners Association present here. Corporate Formation Lawis the most trusted and worth sharing to th...

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Finding the Divorce Lawyer in Singapore

Are you a resident of Singapore looking for a divorce lawyer? There are more than 400 law firms in Singapore that handle divorce cases. Are you a resident of Singapore looking for a divorce lawyer? There are more than 400 law firms in Singapore that handle divorce cases. Hence, you have a choice. Some people might take references from their family and friends and settle on the first name that comes up. Others might check it out online. First of all, you should know about the procedure...

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Noticeable Benefits of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

Divorce is no doubt a tiring legal process and to get success in this legal case without spending much time, it is therefore necessary to hire a divorce lawyer in order to make your divorce a hassle-free process. Divorce is no doubt a tiring legal process and to get success in this legal case without spending much time, it is therefore necessary to hire a divorce lawyer in order to make your divorce a hassle-free process. To be honest it is quite difficult to understand the legal terminolog...

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Find best criminal lawyers to help you clear the criminal records?

Do you live in Singapore and charged for a crime? If yes, then it is best to seek help from the criminal lawyer who can rescue you from the criminal changes and clear your name from the criminal record. Do you live in Singapore and charged for a crime? If yes, then it is best to seek help from the criminal lawyer who can rescue you from the criminal changes and clear your name from the criminal record. Due to their extensive experience and thorough knowledge about the Criminal code, they ar...

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How to file for the divorce in Singapore?

Divorce is never desired activity in the life of married couples. However, the complex lifestyle, stress, attitude, behaviour and other important matters lead to the path of ending the marriage. Divorce is never desired activity in the life of married couples. However, the complex lifestyle, stress, attitude, behaviour and other important matters lead to the path of ending the marriage. If you think that you have finally crossed the lines and cannot retrieve to the happy married life, divor...

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Why Hire Top Divorce Lawyer Before Filing for the Divorce?

Do you know that the process of filing for the divorce in Singapore is long and complex? Do you know that the process of filing for the divorce in Singapore is long and complex? No one likes to get involved in this stressful procedure to fall in a difficult satiation for a longer period of time. In order to understand their legal right and to make the filing of divorce easy, divorcing couples look out for the top divorce lawyer who can counsel and represent an individual in the entire divor...

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California Money Bail Reform Act, better known as SB10.

For all those that dont know or havent heard of this bill please read carefully. Democratic Party State Senator Bob Hertzberg, wrote a bill called SB10 designed to eliminate cash bail replacing it with what they call Risk Assessment tool. This bill will primarily change our justice system once implemented and was set to go into effect in October 2019. For the past two years, the Democratic Party was in support of SB10, joined with the ACLU; they both recently have changed their positions. Moving...

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Why Family Legal Services are so Demanded in Singapore?

Singapore is the house for different people from the across the world. The culture, lifestyle and living standard of this country are appealing for the people. However, there is another side of the life here, people file divorce cases and avail family legal services to handle the complex family issues. This may be due to the concept of life for each individual and their financial independence. Along with this, there are few more family issues that lead to the end of the marriage. However, if the...

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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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Monge & Associates Named One of Most Influential Personal Injury...

Trial Lawyer Magazine named Atlanta headquartered, Monge & Associates, to its A List of the most influential personal injury law firms from 100 of the nation’s top media markets.

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Bruce Loren, Esq. of Loren & Kean Law Was a Runner-Up for IR...

Bruce Loren, partner at Loren & Kean Law, recently attended the IR Global Annual Conference in Amsterdam where he was named one of three finalists for the ‘2019 Member of the Year’ Award.

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CobbleStone Software Expands Internationally with Australia Office

CobbleStone Software announces expansion into Australia, making international client relationships and collaboration more convenient and supportive across the globe.

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Formerly Known Law Firm of Caryn S. Fennell Announces "Fennell,...

The addition of Lacey Briasco to the team will strengthen the firm’s experience with family law and will help better serve clients. The team under Caryn S. Fennell is looking forward to working with...

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Touch-A-Life Foundation Adds Royse Law Firm as Charter Member

Royse Law Firm will provide legal consultation to the needy as required across bay area.

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Sovos Releases “Trends in Continuous Global VAT Compliance” Report, As...

11th Edition of annual report offers guidance for multinational companies scrambling to adapt to government-sparked digital transformation.

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Connecticut Non-profit Expands Program Offering Unique Response to...

Connecticut-based Non-profit, CCAR, continues to expand its pioneering Emergency Department Recovery Coach program, beginning service at its 20th hospital last week. The program, started about 2 years...

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Dabstract Continues Winning Streak at Hempfest’s Cannabis Cup in...

The award-winning product used proprietary harvesting and extracting techniques

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Law360 Podcast Explores the Perils, Pitfalls and Promise of Cannabis

New five-part podcast looks at the legal issues plaguing legal cannabis businesses across the U.S.

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From Most-Wanted to FBI Academy Instructor: If You Can, Catch Frank...

Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster movie, Catch Me If You Can, depicts Frank Abagnale as a con artist. By the time Abagnale turned 21, he was one of the world’s most-wanted criminals. After his arrest in...

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Greenberg Traurig Shareholders to Speak at the 24th Annual ACI...

Shareholders Lori G. Cohen, Gregory E. Ostfeld, and Sabrina R. Gallo of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will speak at the 24th Annual American Conference Institute (ACI) Conference on Drug...

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From the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing – IRS Targeting American...

Israeli Bank Accounts Could Trigger Investigations.

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Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® Will Soon Feature...

Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® is pleased to announce an exclusive interview with PatentBooks that will be airing in early 2020.

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Petrelli Previtera Opens New Office in Atlantic County, NJ

Petrelli Previtera, LLC, a leading divorce and family law firm in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, is further extending its accessibility for South Jersey clients. The firm is excited to announce that it...

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Growth at Green and Spiegel New England Prompts Move to Larger...

To accommodate continued growth, Green and Spiegel U.S. LLC will relocate its Providence, Rhode Island office to a larger space situated at 400 Westminster Street, Suite #49 Providence, RI 02903.

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Daisy Denizard Joins Hawkins Parnell & Young in Chicago

Hawkins Parnell & Young is excited to announce that Daisy Denizard has joined HPY’s Chicago office.

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Rankings.io Earns Spot on the Coveted Clutch 1,000 List: An Exclusive...

On December 2, 2019, Rankings.io was named on Clutch Top 1000 Companies Global 2019 list of B2B service providers from around the world. The exclusive...

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Intelligent.com Announces Best Master's in Legal Studies Degree...

Degree holders gain increased earning potential with career opportunities upon graduation from these top ranked institutions.

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Barbara Meili Named to The Hollywood Reporter's 'Top 20...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP's Barabara Meili, has been named to The Hollywood Reporter's "Top 20 Dealmakers of 2019" list. The fourth annual dealmakers list spotlights the...

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Greenberg Traurig Closes Parkmerced Refinancing for Maximus Real...

The global Real Estate Practice at law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP recently closed on the $1.75 billion refinancing of San Francisco’s Parkmerced on behalf of owner Maximus Real Estate Partners.

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Greenberg Traurig’s Kristen Walker Ng Honored as 2019 National Law...

Based on an analysis of more than 100,000 legal news articles, legal publisher The National Law Review (NLR) recognized Kristen Walker Ng, an associate in Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Immigration &...

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NC 540 Road Completion to Bring Traffic to Homeowner’s Doorsteps Amid...

The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is available to explain property owners’ rights and a possible “second check” at a free seminar on December 12, 2019 in Garner, North Carolina.

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Irvine Tax Preparation Accountant Announces ‘The Top Accounting...

All businesses run on creative ideas, energy and finances and too often, new business owners put good accounting practices on the back burner when they are focusing the creative processes. Robert...

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Jennifer Ko Craft Named Secretary of the Shaquille O'Neal...

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Jennifer Ko Craft has been elected a secretary of the Shaquille O'Neal Foundation Board.

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Filevine Invests in the Future of Legal Information Science with...

Cain Elliott joins Filevine as Senior Knowledge Architect and Solutions Engineer as the company deepens its dedication to researching how legal organizations can benefit from the adoption of...

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Jury Cannot Reach A Verdict in Erika Sandoval Trial; Chambers Law Firm...

A judge declared a mistrial on December 3, 2019, in the case of Erika Sandoval, a 33-year-old Tulare County woman charged with first-degree murder for the alleged killing of her ex-husband, after the...

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Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, File a Lawsuit Against...

The lawsuit alleges Tetra Tech, Inc., violated the California Labor Code by failing to provide their California non-exempt employees with required meal and rest periods and allegedly failed to pay...

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The 2019 National Law Review “Go-To Thought Leader” Awards Announced...

75 authors from a pool of over 100,000 legal news articles published by the National Law Review in 2019 are recipients of the NLR “Go-To Thought Leadership Awards”

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OVC, INC. SEO Team Strengthens Law Firms’ Marketing Efforts

OVC, INC.’s search engine optimization (SEO) team consists of digital marketing professionals Christine Miller, Michael Rivera, and Frank Jones. OVC, INC. provides cutting-edge, personalized online...

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The Lewis Law Group Celebrates 43 Years of Delivering Impeccable Legal...

The Lewis Law Group has been serving the Treasure Coast for 40+ years and has no intention of slowing down. J.D. Lewis, III, Esq., and his sons, J.D. Lewis IV, Esq., and Christopher T. Lewis, Esq.,...

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Traliant and Savvy Training & Consulting Announce Strategic...

Traliant and Savvy's agreement makes Traliant's library of interactive training on compliance and workplace conduct and culture topics available to law firms and legal departments through...

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Attorney Ranse Partin of Conley Griggs Partin LLP announced as one of...

Georgia Trend magazine recently published its 17th annual listing of Georgia’s top attorneys, as determined by their peers.

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Shaw Family Law, P.C. Receives Best Lawyers Recognition

Shaw Family Law, P.C. in St. Charles was recently recognized by Best Lawyers. The Best Lawyers’ lists of peer-reviewed and recommended lawyers serve as a guide to the best individuals and firms in...

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Greenberg Traurig Named Law Firm of The Year for Trademark Law in 2020...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP was named Law Firm of the Year for Trademark Law in the 2020 edition of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers.

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For Your Eyes Only: Novel Security Software Helps Prevent Privacy...

Do you know who’s looking at your documents? Boost your security protocols with SecureReview’s SessionGuardian.

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Lex Mundi Publishes New Report – Big Data and Big Brother: How General...

How General Counsel Cope with Artificial Intelligence in an Era of Economic Nationalism

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Greenberg Traurig’s Orange County Office Moves to New State-of-the-Art...

As part of its long-term commitment to the Orange County community and to accommodate the evolving needs of its clients, the Orange County office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has...

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Houstonia Magazine Names 18 Kane Russell Coleman Logan Attorneys to...

Eighteen Kane Russell Coleman Logan attorneys are listed in Houstonia magazine’s Top Lawyers for 2019.

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Employment and Civil Rights Attorney Toni Jaramilla Discusses Social...

Los Angeles civil and workers’ rights attorney Toni Jaramilla, of A Professional Law Corporation, featured in the December issue of Angeleno magazine.

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New York EA Dmytro Arshynov’s Tax Problem Resolution Tips in Yahoo!...

"Facing the Nightmare of Back Taxes? DMA Financial Management, NYC Tax Firm, Adds Tax Resolution Services" by Dmytro Arshynov, New York EA and CTRS, has been published by Yahoo! Finance on...

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Attorney Kevin O’Mahony Named to List of Georgia’s Legal Elite

Atlanta-based healthcare and business lawyer, Kevin P. O’Mahony, was recently honored in the 17th annual list of Legal Elite published by top business magazine, Georgia Trend.

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QuisLex Partnership with Financial Times Includes Support of...

Company is among exclusive partners of premier awards ceremony to be held December 9.

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Wasserman West Ranked Among Top International Law Firms for Latin...

Latinvex 2020 Rankings Recognize Wasserman West

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Abramson Labor Group Wins Unanimous Plaintiff Verdict in Retaliation...

Headquartered in Los Angeles and servicing employees throughout all of California, Abramson Labor Group is a law firm that laser focuses on fighting for the rights of employees who have been...

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Greenberg Traurig’s Bethani Oppenheimer Named to SFNet Executive...

Bethani R. Oppenheimer, an attorney in the Atlanta office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been named to the 2020 Executive Committee of the Secured Finance Network (SFNet) (formerly the...

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12 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in ‘Best Lawyers in Mexico’...

Twelve attorneys across 15 practices from the Mexico City office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP were listed in the 2020 edition of “Best Lawyers in Mexico.”

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Greenberg Traurig Expands Miami White Collar Practice with Former U.S....

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. has expanded its Miami office White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice and Litigation Practice with the addition of Benjamin G. Greenberg, a...

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E-Scooter Accidents Are a Reminder to Stay Alert When Traveling — Even...

The Los Angeles-based personal injury law firm comments on a recent article that traffic safety should be more of a priority for both pedestrians and motorists.

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Tannenbaum Helpern Receives National Top Tier Ranking in U.S. News –...

Tannenbaum Helpern’s Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Franchise Law and Real Estate Practices Recognized in the 2020 Best Law Firms List.

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Intelligent.com Announces Best Law Degree Programs for 2020

Degree holders gain increased earning potential with career opportunities upon graduation from these top ranked institutions.

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Legal aid in bushfire zones. Private security firms helping family violence survivors.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:30:00 +1100

As bush fires sweep across NSW, emergency services continue to battle the blazes. In areas where the immediate danger has passed there are a range of other organisations supporting those affected, including giving legal advice Also, how and why family violence services use private security companies to protect vulnerable women. New research is highlighting the benefits and the risks.

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Australia's first school lawyer

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 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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How Australia, Canada assess asylum seekers' claims for refugee status

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +1100

How does a public servant decide whether someone is a refugee? And is it better to grant an asylum seeker protection when they don't need it, or to deny them protection when they do?

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High Court to decide Akon Guode infanticide, murder sentence anomaly

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +1100

How should you punish someone who has committed two very different crimes at the same time? That's the dilemma before the High Court, which is considering extending the prison term of a Melbourne woman who killed three of her seven children by driving her car into a lake.

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The culture gap in the law

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +1100

If you fill a law firm or court room with more lawyers from a wider range of backgrounds, will it automatically become a more inclusive one to work in? Panel discussion organised by the Asian Australian Lawyers Association and the Muslim Legal Network held at Ashurst Melbourne.

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Radio on the inside

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +1100

National Prison Radio, the world's first national 24 hour radio station produced by and for prisoners beams into all jail cells across England and Wales.

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Australia's biggest class action over PFAS land contamination

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Up to 40,000 people across Australia will seek compensation from the Commonwealth over land contamination from chemicals leached from Defence Department bases into nearby properties and waterways. Residents and businesses claim the contamination has left them trapped in devalued properties with water they can't drink or land they can't fully use. It will be the largest ever open class action in Australia.

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Adolescents who turn homes into war zones

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1100

One in ten incidents of family violence are committed by adolescents. Most of the violence is carried out by young males towards their mothers and involves verbal and physical abuse, coercive and controlling behaviours, financial abuse, stalking and property damage. Are our legal and social responses adequate?

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Does video surveillance of psychiatric compo claimants tell us anything?

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A Border Force Officer diagnosed with PTSD is in danger of having his Comcare payments suspended partly because surveillance footage recorded him walking his therapy dog, buying milk and looking happy while speaking on his mobile. How fair is our worker's compensation system, especially when it comes to claims for psychiatric injuries?

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How to de-radicalise juvenile terror offenders. And speech pathologists unpacking legal jargon.

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A rare insight into how to de-program young offenders with extremist views. And meet a speech pathologist who helps translate legal gobbledy-gook, especially for youth in the criminal justice system.

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Climate change litigation targets super fund

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1000

In a world first, a 24 year-old Brisbane man is taking legal action against his superannuation fund for not factoring climate change into its investment decision. This month the case against REST, the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust, will be back before the Federal Court, where the Judge is expected to set a hearing date.

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Neutral legal observers at protests. And digital estates after death.

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

At both the recent Climate Change marches around Australia and the continuing Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, neutral legal observers document security and protest behaviours in the name of maintaining the rule of law. And, the mysterious case of the Canadian crypto currency trader and the missing millions. It raises the question: when someone dies what happens to their digital assets?

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Profiling an arsonist, and an unusual inheritance battle

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A number of people have been arrested and charged in connection with lighting fires in Queensland. Why do people light bushfires? Can we prevent someone going down that path? And, an elderly couple are tragically found dead in their English cottage. Two stepsisters battle in court over which parent died first in order to get the inheritance.

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Drug testing welfare recipients; US Opioid litigation and over-prescribing painkillers in Australia

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Litigation around the opioid crisis in the US, medical negligence cases involving over prescription in Australia and VAADA's response to the Federal government's desire to trial mandatory drug testing for some welfare recipients.

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Sandwich boards and skywriting: what's legal and what's not?

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Danny Lim is well known for wearing sandwich boards emblazoned with provocative word plays. A Sydney Magistrate has overturned a $500 fine imposed on the 75-year-old pensioner for offensive behaviour. Also, what are the regulations around political messages in the sky? And Vale: Justice Jane Matthews.

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Is Pell off to the High Court of Australia?

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Cardinal George Pell's legal team have confirmed that they will seek leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia. This follows the majority two to one decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal which upheld Pell's conviction on child sex offences. So what exactly did the three judges of the Victorian Court of Appeal decide and what are the prospects of any High Court appeal?

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Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A global study across 135 countries by the International Bar Association has found that bullying and sexual harassment is widespread in the legal profession. The report makes a number of recommendations to change the culture and work environment in the law office.

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Is the High Court gagging Australia's public servants?

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A former public servant has lost her free speech argument in the High Court over tweets that were critical of her department's policies. Will this change the way you use social media? Plus, a new study has found that Indigenous people in the Northern Territory found guilty of driving offences are more likely to go to jail than non-Indigenous offenders.

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As the Laws of War turn 70, what's to celebrate? And a case of unpaid rent

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The Laws of War are designed to protect civilians and to place some limits on what combatants can do to each other. 70 years on, how relevant are the Geneva Conventions? And the case of the landlord who was owed $7000 in unpaid rent on a small factory. In retaliation, he kept his tenant's property and equipment.

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Who judges the judges?

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The behaviour of three controversial judges raises questions about addressing incompetence and incapacity in the judiciary.

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Youth justice, Maori style

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Sit in on a Rangatahi, one of the Maori Youth Courts of New Zealand. Find out how they compare to Indigenous courts in Australia.

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No handcuffs, no uniform: a different approach to youth justice

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Come on a tour of Korowai Manaaki Youth Residence in Auckland. Meet the troubled young offenders and the people who care for them. What can we learn from NZ and what can they learn from us?

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Can the law help reduce the risk of suicide for international students?

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A Victorian coroner is calling for universities and the federal government to work together to help international students at risk of suicide.

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A selfie, credit card and CCTV: a burglar's digital trail

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

It was a case of 'guilty by social media' when a burglar's twelve day, $58,000 crime spree was brought undone by his glaring digital fingerprints.

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The dog helping survivors give harrowing evidence

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

In an Australian first, highly trained Labradors are supporting vulnerable witnesses in Victorian criminal trials.

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Controversial repayment scheme found to be legal in remote SA and a draft bill to curb tertiary cheating

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A remote store owner who ran a Book-up credit scheme for Indigenous customers has had his conviction for unconscionable conduct thrown out by the High Court. And the Federal Government is proposing new laws that would make it an offence to provide or advertise academic cheating services in tertiary education.

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Reforming family law in Australia

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The Australian family law system is to be overhauled, so what reforms are required to meet the needs of Australian families?

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Killings and coverups: Can a killer inherit a victim's estate?

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A convicted murderer can never inherit their victim's estate, but what about someone who helps cover up the killing?

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Oliver Yates claims 2019 electoral signage misleading, Victorian Law Reform Commission reviews contempt of court laws

Tue, 28 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Oliver Yates, the unsuccessful independent candidate for the seat of Kooyong plans to take the Liberal Party to the Court of Disputed Returns over Chinese language how to vote signage. And the Victorian Law Reform Commission has just released a consultation paper exploring the many complex issues around contempt of court, seeking input on its review of contempt of court laws.

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Sawmill worker who refused to clock in with fingerprints wins unfair dismissal claim

Tue, 21 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Jeremy Lee, an employee at a Queensland timber mill was sacked for refusing to use a finger print scanner to sign-in to work. He represented himself at the full bench of the Fair Work Commission and won his unfair dismissal case.

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Social media influencer wins case against client, and an elderly yachty overturns appointment of guardian

Tue, 14 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A Melbourne cafe has been ordered to pay an Instagram 'influencer' $1,600 after a verbal contract between the parties sours.

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Minneapolis policeman found guilty of killing Australian woman. Also two disputes around packaging

Tue, 07 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Nor has been found guilty of the third degree murder and second degree manslaughter of Australian Justine Damond Ruszczyk. Also on the program, the Federal Court has ordered Australia Rush Rich Winery pay the owners of Penfolds $400,000 for trademark infringement. And in a separate case, the Federal Court has ruled that Bega has the exclusive right to sell peanut butter in a jar with a distinctive yellow lid and a distinctive yellow label.

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Miscarriages of justice and compensation

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

If you are serving a prison sentence and an appeal court quashes your conviction and sets you free, will you receive compensation for the time you spent behind bars? It depends on where you live.

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Where does the evidence go after its legal life is over?

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Evidence is used to prove or disprove the facts of a case, but what happens to it after the legal process is over? A new book In crimes archives; the cultural afterlife of evidence provides some intriguing clues.

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Federal Court rules on Geoffrey Rush defamation case, High Court upholds protest exclusion zones at abortion clinics

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Justice Wigney of the Federal Court has ruled that the Daily Telegraph newspaper defamed actor Geoffrey Rush by claiming he had sexually harassed an actor later to be revealed as Eryn Jean Norvill. And the High Court of Australia has upheld the constitutional validity of protest exclusion zones around abortion clinics.

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Is a sperm donor a parent? And the role of victims of crime in German trials

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The High Court of Australia is about to hear a case that asks big questions about families and parentage. And Private Accessory Prosecutors, the role of victims in German courts and trials.

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Meet Tara Schultz

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1100

From the age of twelve Tara Schultz was groomed by a much older man, sexually abused and became addicted to drugs. Now 31 she survived, sought justice through the courts and has completed a university degree.

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Should drug or alcohol addicted children be forced into rehab?

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Mandatory rehabilitation for children and young people with serious substance abuse problems is being debated in both South Australia and Victoria.

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Public servants and political expression. Argentina's Women Police Stations.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

For the first time, the High Court of Australia will hear a case that focuses on the extent to which public servants can freely express their political views. And Argentina's Women Police Stations, designed around the needs of survivors of gender-violence. Could they work in Australia?

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The last warning shot: family violence and strangulation

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Strangulation is sometimes fatal, often causes permanent injury and is a strong predictor of future violence and death. What are the current laws and strategies in place to deal with strangulation in family violence cases?

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Witness X revealed and journalist awarded damages for work related PTSD

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Veteran journalist John Silvester discusses underworld lawyer Nicola Gobbo who has been revealed as a police informer. And in a world first, a Victorian judge has awarded damages to a former Age journalist who suffered PSTD while working as a crime reporter.

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Cardinal George Pell jury verdict revealed

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Australia's most senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal George Pell, has been found guilty of multiple child sexual offences.

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Victorian Sentencing Council reports on animal cruelty. The law and ethics around tissue donors for sick siblings

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council has released a report that shines a light on Victorian animal cruelty offenders and the sentences they receive. And Dr Shih-Ning Then's new book explores the ethics and legal issues around tissue donors for sick siblings.

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Employers in Victoria and Queensland jailed over workplace deaths. And NSW court ruling on proposed Rocky Hill coal mine

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

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The final report of the Banking Royal Commission. Also, a Queensland worker gets compensation for injury after a smoko break

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

How well has the Banking Royal Commission served the interests of consumers? Also on the program in Queensland the Industrial Court has ruled that a former employee of McDonalds who broke her leg during a break is entitled to Workers Compensation.

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How effective is the coronial system?

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

When a death is not straight forward, a coronial inquest can play a crucial role in addressing unanswered questions and it can also make recommendations that might prevent future fatalities. But how well does our coronial system serve the needs of grieving families?

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Beaming prisoners into courtrooms; the pros and cons of Audio Visual Links

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

In recent years there has been an explosion in the use of Audio Visual Links (AVLs) between prisons and courtrooms. This development has been welcomed by many prisoners, but some don't like being 'reduced to a bunch of pixels'.

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Should dead men become fathers?

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

In the age of Artificial Reproductive Technology extracting sperm from dead men is possible, and it happens more often than you think.

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Calls for transparency around the use of solitary confinement in Victorian prisons

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

The Jesuit Social Services report, All Alone - Young Adults in the Victorian Justice System, calls for radical reforms around the use of solitary confinement.

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Economic abuse in violent relationships

Tue, 01 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A collaboration between a Victorian community legal centre and a family violence support service addresses the financial fall-out that often comes when escaping a violent relationship.

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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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If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am Law Daily.

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Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:59:23 -0400

The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.

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Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:03:57 -0400

Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.

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Covington Takes Lead on Pair of Health Care Deals as Sector Stays Hot

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:23:15 -0400

Two transactions announced Monday--Thomson Reuters's $1.25 billion sale of its health care unit to a Veritas Capital affiliate, and AstraZeneca's $1.26 billion acquisition of Ardea Biosciences--generated assignments for Covington & Burling, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Paul Hastings.

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Fenwick, Covington Advise as Facebook Snags Chunk of AOL Patent Portfolio From Microsoft

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:32:03 -0400

The social networking leader and the software giant turn to familiar firms for representation on a $550 million deal involving intellectual property assets.

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D.C. Dewey Partner Heads to Allen & Overy

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:43:31 -0400

Project finance partner Gregory Smith's departure for Allen & Overy pushes Dewey & LeBoeuf's partner losses so far this year to an even 70.

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The Careerist: Latham & Watkins's Women Go Back to the Kitchen

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:10:44 -0400

Will master classes in canapé making help women in business development? Latham's London office seems to think so.

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Dealmaker of the Week: Iain Wagstaff of Linklaters

Sun, 22 Apr 2012 12:38:39 -0400

Wagstaff and fellow M&A partner Marc Loy, respectively, led the Linklaters teams in London and Paris advising multinational utility GDF Suez on its $10.8 billion acquisition of the stake in Britain’s International Power that GDF does not already own.

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Amid Bankruptcy Reports, Dewey Says It’s Eyeing All Options; Greenberg Confirms Possible Interest

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:30:00 -0400

The drama swirling around Dewey & LeBoeuf took a new turn Friday when Greenberg Traurig said it has had "preliminary discussions relating to lawyers at Dewey & LeBoeuf," but has "made no commitments" nor "reached agreements." The statement came on the heels of reports that Dewey leaders are considering a prepackaged bankruptcy plan in order to keep intact what remains of the rapidly shrinking firm.

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Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Announces Ruth A. Schoenmeyer's Admission to ACREL

Mon, 07 May 2018 21:15:03 GMT

Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, a national real estate law firm with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles, is proud to announce partner Ruth A. Schoenmeyer's recent admission into the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).

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J2advisors and Liebman Group Announce Strategic Partnership

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 20:04:17 GMT

J2advisors and Liebman Group are pleased to announce their strategic partnership.

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We'll Be Attending the Mass Torts Made Perfect Convention

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:03:23 GMT

Partners Russell C. Friedman, Bruce M. Klein and David J. Zwerling from The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP will be attending the Mass Tort Convention to be held April 11-13, 2018 at The Wynn, Las Vegas, NV.

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Morae Global Announces New Southwest Director Jon Gross

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 15:32:36 GMT

Morae Global is pleased to announce and welcome Jon Gross as Southwest Director of Sales.

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DUKE EDRM Releases Agenda for 2018 Workshop, May 23-25 at Duke University

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 17:55:19 GMT

Workshop to Focus on TAR and GDPR Projects and Introduce New Initiatives in Electronic Discovery

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Zapproved®'s Market-Leading Legal Hold Pro® Software Achieves FedRAMP "In Process" Status

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:22:01 GMT

Zapproved LLC, the leading e-discovery software provider for managing corporate litigation readiness, announced today that is has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) "In Process" status.

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Qualmet to Participate in the 2018 National Bar Association Gateway to Success Conference

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:11:47 GMT

CEO James Beckett to moderate the opening session, "The Pitch and Book of Business – Get the Most of the Outside Counsel and Corporate Counsel Relationship"

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Women Owned Law Celebrates First Full Year

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:00:00 GMT

WOL Has Grown Into A Nationally Recognized Group Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in the Law

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Personalised Immigration Guidance Now Freely Available In Minutes With New Visa Wizard

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:36:58 GMT

Immigration Advice Service has now launched their all-new Visa Wizard: an online resource which asks the individual a selection of questions, processes their answers and generates a detailed, tailored solution to their personal immigration issues.

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Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Welcomes Attorney Arthur Zittell

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 04:02:35 GMT

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP (FCOP), Ventura County's largest law firm, recently announced that attorney Arthur Zittell has joined the firm.

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