The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Best Practices for Measures and Metrics in Law Firms

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:35:38 +0000

What performance measurements are important for lawyers to consider in their law firms? In this episode of the Kennedy Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss measures and metrics and how lawyers can use them to better their practices. Measuring performance helps lawyers manage their firms with greater efficiency for greater profitability, and metrics create platforms for strategizing new areas of growth.

In their second segment, Dennis & Tom talk about the varying prices of ebooks and whether they are typically a better or worse deal for readers.

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Bonus Podcast: Proven Innocent

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

As a special bonus, Joe and Elie will be doing a series of podcasts about “FOX’s new legal drama “Proven Innocent” premiering tonight at 9/8 Central. In this episode we speak with executive producer Danny Strong about the show and what drew him to the subject of wrongful convictions.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Real Changes for Real Diversity: A Discussion On the Efforts for Inclusivity in the Legal World

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:00:35 +0000

What unique challenges to people of color face in the legal profession and what can be done to effectively address these issues? In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Kristoffer Butler talks to Jerome Crawford and Tiffany Buckley-Norwood about how the legal profession can become more welcoming for attorneys of color. They discuss what real efforts for diversity should look like in law firms and encourage all legal professionals to create truly inclusive and accessible firms. They also talk about how law students can reach back into their communities in order to encourage more young people to consider entering law school.

Jerome Crawford is associate general counsel of Horizon Global Corporation.

Tiffany Buckley-Norwood is a principal with Jackson Lewis, P.C., a national labor & employment law firm.

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New Solo : TL NewsWire’s Top 25 Products Awards

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000

Lawyers, if you’re looking for a new tech product or don’t know what you might be missing, tune in for some great ideas. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to Neil Squillante of TechnoLawyer about TL NewsWire’s top 25 products awards. The top-25 list, determined by reader interest, gives a wide-ranging look at the most useful and sought-after tech products and services for the legal industry.

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

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Leading advocate for diversity in legal industry hasn't seen much progress in 10 years

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

In the 10 years since Emery K. Harlan, co-founder of the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms, was featured as an ABA Journal Legal Rebel, he says little has changed for diversity in the profession. "I think it's stayed about the same," Harlan tells the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward. "The lesson we can take from diversity and inclusion is that there needs to be vigilance. There can never be a point where we can say we've achieved all there is to achieve. I think this year's [Am Law] partnership classes is an indicator of that."

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #211: The Innovative Lawyer Mindset, with Cat Moon

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Cat Moon, we talk about how to achieve basic design competence, some lessons Cat has learned about innovation and design, and what role law schools can or should have in solving problems like access to justice.

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Law Technology Now : Legalweek 2019: LegalMation’s AI for Litigation

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 20:57:09 +0000

LegalMation has taught AI to speak legalese — how can lawyers use this in litigation processes? In this episode of Law Technology Now from Legalweek 2019, host Dan Linna talks to James Lee and Thomas Suh, co-founders of LegalMation, about how artificial intelligence can transform the practice of law. Their AI tackles the tedious tasks of litigation to free up attorneys for higher level work. They discuss the continuing growth of the system in more complicated areas of the law for innumerable applications in the legal industry.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Michael Avenatti Interview

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 20:22:50 +0000

Joe and Elie welcome Michael Avenatti, Above the Law's 2018 Lawyer of the Year. It's hard to say any attorney owned 2018 like Avenatti who stormed (see what I did there?) onto the scene challenging Michael Cohen and Donald Trump over their treatment of his client. In a wide-ranging interview, Avenatti tells Joe and Elie (with a cameo appearance by ATL editor Staci Zaretsky) about his career, his assessment of the 2020 presidential race he thought about joining and of course his marquee 2018 matter and the strategy that went into it.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why Client Acquisition Matters

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000

When does a client become a client? Is it when they sign a retainer agreement? Or is it earlier, when they come in for their initial consult or look up your firm’s website?

Client interactions begin earlier than you think. Providing amazing client experiences from the start can lead to happier clients, positive reviews, and more referrals, but legal clients are still frustrated by delayed follow-ups and inconsistent processes.

Michael Chasin, General Manager of Clio Grow, and Jennifer Reynolds, Owner of Fresh Legal, explain the ins and outs of client intake and acquisition—and why paying close attention to the client intake process is critical for building trust with clients.

Jennifer shares some of the success that’s resulted from improving client intake at Fresh Legal, and both her and Michael share their tips for testing, evaluating, and improving law firm client intake processes.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Building blockchain expertise into a practice area that pays

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0000

Blockchain's a buzzword, but what does it mean? In this episode of the Modern Law Library, our guests James A. Cox and Mark W. Rasmussen give a breakdown of what blockchain is, the emerging legal issues the technology is prompting, and why Jones Day thinks that it's an important emerging practice area. As the editors of "Blockchain for Business Lawyers," Cox and Rasmussen have compiled advice tailored for lawyers in a number of fields to help navigate the uncharted waters that blockchain technology is making possible.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Legalweek 2019: Everything About This Year’s Legalweek

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 23:20:45 +0000

Did you miss this year’s Legalweek New York meeting? Catch up on what happened in this On The Road report. Host Laurence Colletti welcomes Zach Warren to talk about everything that went on during Legalweek 2019. They discuss how the meeting expanded from all things legal technology to the different areas of legal services and the new changes that went on this year, such as the keynotes and exhibits. Zach also talks about his presentation, “The State of the e-Discovery Union”, which addressed what the profession looks like today and where they believe it will go in the future.

Zach Warren is the editor-in-chief of Legaltech News, a national magazine of ALM Media.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Legalweek 2019: Conversation to Conversion

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 23:16:36 +0000

Many lawyers may not know they need a new product, but their support staff is always on the lookout for technology that will keep the firm running at its best. Laurence Colletti hosts this On The Road report with a panel of law librarians about their presentation about getting lawyers to use new tools. They discuss how they select products through research, testing, promotion, and review. Through demonstrations of use and data, they are able to show lawyers what tools will help them get the best results for their clients.

June Liebert is the firmwide director of library and research services at Sidley Austin LLP.

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

Cheryl Smith is director of information services at O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

Cynthia Brown is director of research services for Littler Mendelson.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Legalweek 2019: Interview with Neeraj Rajpal and David Fisher

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 22:48:53 +0000

In this episode of On The Road from Legalweek 2019, host Laurence Colletti talks to David Fisher and Neeraj Rajpal of Integra Ledger, Blockchain for Law. They discuss the creation of the ecosystem for blockchain technology in the legal community and the upcoming Global Legal Hackathon, a platform for experiential education and innovation for the legal industry.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Inside the Opioid Epidemic and Big Pharma

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 18:11:32 +0000

According to the Center for Disease Control, on average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Right now, inside a Massachusetts federal courtroom, Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey is up against pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma LP, maker of the controversial drug OxyContin, and its owners, the Sackler family. In Commonwealth v., Purdue Pharma L.P, the suit alleges that the Sackler family benefited financially by allegedly pushing painkillers onto doctors and patients while reaping billions over the course of a decade, all while contributing to the deadly opioid epidemic and impacting thousands nationwide.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Attorney Jonathan Novak from the Fears Nachawati law firm and Joanne Peterson, founder and executive director of Learn to Cope (LTC) as they take a look at the opioid epidemic and discuss the impact, litigation against big pharma, what is being done to assist victims of opioid addiction and their families, and where those impacted can get help legally and personally.

Attorney Jonathan Novak is from the Fears Nachawati law firm, where he uses his background as a former U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration litigator to advise clients in multiple areas including opioid and mass tort litigation.

Joanne Peterson is the founder and executive director of Learn to Cope (LTC), a non-profit peer-led support network which began in 2004.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Inspire Legal 2019: The Vision Of The Conference, With Christian Lang

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 21:53:05 +0000

In this On The Road episode, host Laurence Colletti talks to Christian Lang, organizer of Inspire Legal, about the vision of the conference. The mission was to address common challenges and problems of the legal industry in order to begin to develop innovative solutions. Through crowd-sourced collaboration, they hope to inspire change in pressing legal industry issues.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Inspire Legal 2019: Legal Innovation with Ralph Baxter

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 21:41:11 +0000

The management of law firm operations has been constantly evolving to meet the demands of the market. In this On The Road report, Laurence Colletti talks to Ralph Baxter about his career as a legal innovator. Ralph discusses how he has worked to generate change in the ways law firms operate in order to produce greater efficiency and better reward for lawyers.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Inspire Legal 2019: How Will Technology Impact The Makeup Of Law Firms

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 21:22:25 +0000

Technology is becoming more important to law firms, so how should law students and lawyers get involved? In this On The Road report from Inspire Legal, host Laurence Colletti talks to Mark Yacano and Hari Osofsky about their un-panel, “How will technology impact the makeup of law firms,” and discuss how law students should train for the new legal marketplace. They also discuss what tech skills lawyers should understand, such as Microsoft, before going into practice.

Mark Yacano is the global practice leader of managed legal solutions at Major, Lindsey & Africa.

Hari Osofsky is the dean of Penn State Law and the Penn State School of International Affairs She is also a distinguished professor of law, international affairs, and geography.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Inspire Legal: What is the role of lawyers (if any) in evaluating legal technology?

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 19:18:44 +0000

Lawyer's who lack engagement in legal technology have a harder time understanding which options can work for their firms. In this On The Road report from Inspire Legal, host Laurence Colletti talks to Dan Linna and Dera Nevin about the role of lawyers (if any) in evaluating legal technology. They talk about their un-panel dealing with this issue that delved into the foundational problems lawyers face when trying to apply new technologies.

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

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Inspire Legal: Who’s Paying for the Next Generation of Lawyers?

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 18:35:45 +0000

Crushing student debt can be difficult for young lawyers when they begin their careers. In this On The Road report from Inspire Legal, host Laurence Colletti talks to Dan Rodriguez about his participation in a “un-panel” that had an open discussion about the cost of legal education. They talked about how law schools should collectively work to lessen the cost and how students should be educated on debt management.

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

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@theBar : The Killer Clown Edition: The Prosecution of John Wayne Gacy

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 00:55:34 +0000

American serial killer and rapist, John Wayne Gacy, Jr., became notorious for the mass murder of at least 33 teenage boys and young men in the late 1970s. December 2018 marked the 40th anniversary of the discovery of the mass grave beneath his home, which shocked the American public and shattered the image of the safe suburban community. This episode provides a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the crimes and prosecution of the man dubbed the “The Killer Clown” by William “Bill” Kunkle, the lead prosecutor who took him on and sent him to his eventual execution.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #210: Rules for Communication in a Remote Workplace, with Ben Balter

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Ben Balter, we talk about what GitHub is, why GitHub isn’t for lawyers, and some rules for communication and knowledge management that we can all take away from GitHub’s model.

During the show, we mentioned Greg Siskind's website. Check it out here.

Be sure to read the inspiration for this podcast on rules for communication at GitHub here.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Lawyer to Author — A Look at Mike Farris’ Interesting Career

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 19:55:32 +0000

Lawyers are storytellers, and the shift from legalese to prose may not be too far a leap for some. In this episode of the State Bar of Texas Podcast, host Rocky Dhir talks to Mike Farris about his career as an entertainment lawyer and book author. They discuss the inspiration behind his books and delve into Mike’s writing process. They also talk about the “Fifty Shades of Grey” Texas lawsuit in which Mike represented the plaintiff, which then led to a non-fiction book co-authored with his client.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay

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The Legal Toolkit : 5-Star Lawyer: How to get Good Reviews from your Clients

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 19:43:58 +0000

Most lawyers have a love-hate relationship with online reviews. How can they get more good reviews than bad? In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Sarah Smerage about how lawyers can better collect and promote customer reviews. They discuss how lawyers must go beyond just providing excellent legal services and focus on providing an excellent customer service experience. They also talk about how to best handle negative reviews and what a company like ARAG can do to help lawyers in the review collection process.

Sarah Smerage is a senior marketing consultant at ARAG, a leading provider of legal insurance around the globe.

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

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Future Is Now

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 18:45:41 +0000

Joe and Elie come to you from the Legaltech NY conference musing about the future of law, the future of law conferences, and the future of weather where Elie is constantly unhappy.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Opioid Justice Team: Fighting for Children in the Opioid Epidemic

Mon, 04 Feb 2019 19:47:22 +0000

Prescription opioids kill more Americans than car accidents. According to the CDC, six out of 1-thousand babies are born with opiate withdrawal resulting in longterm health problems. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Heather Anderson talk with attorney Celeste Brustowicz, a member of Opioid Justice Team, about the legal work underway among a group of highly skilled attorneys, doctors and civil leaders on behalf of the babies in the opioid crisis.


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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Quantum Computing — How Will it Affect the Legal Profession?

Fri, 01 Feb 2019 01:15:25 +0000

Quantum computing may seem incomprehensible, but could it bring some great benefits for lawyers? In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss what lawyers need to know about quantum computing. They talk about the possible applications in the legal field and whether they think lawyers will need to gain technical competency in this area. Also in this episode — answers to a listener question on privacy issues with virtual assistants. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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The Paralegal Voice : Paralegal for Hire! How to Be an Exceptional Applicant

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 23:08:21 +0000

What things can paralegals do to become a better hire? In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Sandy Lavender, office manager for Clark Hill PLC about recruitment strategies for paralegals and legal support professionals. They discuss the important skill sets they look for when hiring for these types of positions and give tips for improving resumes and interview skills. They also encourage paralegals to become certified with one of the legal support professional organizations. Stay tuned to the end for Listener’s Voice, Carl’s recurring segment featuring audio questions or comments from a listener. To send in your own question, email Carl at devoted2law@gmail.com.

Sandy Lavender is a certified Human Resources specialist and office manager with Clark Hill PLC.

Special thanks to our sponsors, NALAServeNowThomson Reuters Firm Central and CourtFiling.net.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Michigan’s Rule Changes for Limited Scope Representation

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 23:02:33 +0000

Many people have unmet civil legal needs because of their inability to get legal representation. In this episode of On Balance, guest host Darin Day talks with Judge Michelle Rick and attorney Kim Jones about Michigan’s rule changes for limited scope representation that aim to lessen the justice gap. They describe the new rules and give examples of how Michigan attorneys can provide these types of limited legal services to clients. They also encourage lawyers to check out the Limited Scope Tool Kit available at michbar.org.

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The Digital Edge : Using Gamification of Access to Justice to Train Artificial Intelligence

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 22:51:11 +0000

How can access to justice technologies be developed through a game? In this episode of Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to David Colarusso about the Learned Hands project. Learned Hands is a game in which lawyers spot possible legal issues in real people’s stories about their problems. This machine learning game identifies text classifiers for developing a new taxonomy that can be used to connect people with public legal help resources.

Play the Learned Hands game at https://learnedhands.law.stanford.edu.

David Colarusso is the Director of Suffolk University Law School's Legal Innovation and Technology Lab.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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Law Technology Now : Legal Innovation: Imagining Creative Solutions for Clients

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 19:48:21 +0000

Sometimes new legal solutions can be developed by reframing the way lawyers look at a problem. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Dan Linna talks to Katie DeBord about how her role as chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner helps the firm stay aggressively relevant in solving problems for their clients. They talk about how her multidisciplinary innovation team works to provide resources and training to lawyers to help them improve their legal service delivery. Coupling innovative technology with legal expertise brings law practice to a higher, more competitive level.

Kathryn DeBord is Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s (BCLP) global chief innovation officer and co-leader of Cantilever, BCLP’s legal operations consulting group.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : How Expert Insurance Service Providers Provide Trial Testimony

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0000

Fred Fisher from Fisher Consulting Group discusses when expert testimony is best applied in an insurance claims trial and the styles of depositions employed.

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

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The Un-Billable Hour : From the Valley to the Bar: What Law Firms can Learn from Silicon Valley

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 22:13:22 +0000

What do Silicon Valley tech companies do that law firms should consider implementing in their business practices? In this episode of the Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Sarah Schaaf, CEO of Headnote, about the key things law firms can learn from tech companies to improve how they operate. They get into the details of how firms can consider data, speed, and ongoing streamlining to allocate firm resources responsibly and efficiently.

Sarah Schaaf is the CEO of Headnote, a company that provides electronic payment processing to law firms.

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

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New Solo : CRM Value: How Lawmatics Enhances Client Experience

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 22:01:58 +0000

Engaging with your clients from start to finish (and beyond) can boost your firm’s success. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to Matt Spiegel, co-founder and CEO of Lawmatics, about the software solutions they offer lawyers for streamlining the processes of customer relationship management. From intake to automated marketing — focusing on a good client experience helps lawyers grow their revenue.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioAnswer1, Lawclerk and Courtfiling.net.

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Digital Detectives : eDiscovery: Major Developments in 2018 and a Look Ahead

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 21:47:15 +0000

The processes of eDiscovery and its regulation are constantly changing. The challenges that come with this continuous evolution require lawyers to be educated on best practices. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Doug Austin about the most prominent trends in eDiscovery. They talk about the new developments in data privacy laws from 2018 and discuss the most significant criminal and civil eDiscovery cases.

Doug Austin is the vice president of products and services for CloudNine.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 21:06:54 +0000

On January 21, 2019, we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader and icon in the civil rights movement. Dr. King combatted racial inequality through non-violent resistance up until his assassination in 1968, but his words, his teachings, and his fight for equality continue to inspire and impact people all over the world.

Today on Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host, attorney Craig Williams is joined by attorney Cedric Merlin Powell, professor of law from the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, attorney Justin Hansford, professor of law and executive director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard University School of Law, and attorney and professor Theodore M. Shaw, director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill, as they spotlight Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights movement, his legacy, and his lasting impact.

Attorney Cedric Merlin Powell is professor of law from the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law.
Attorney Justin Hansford is professor of law and executive director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard University School of Law.
Attorney and professor Theodore M. Shaw is director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

Attorney Cedric Merlin Powell is professor of law from the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law.
Attorney Justin Hansford is professor of law and executive director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard University School of Law.
Attorney and professor Theodore M. Shaw is director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: ABA President Bob Carlson

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 18:17:00 +0000

Tune in for this update on the current happenings in the American Bar Association. In this On The Road episode from the ABA Midyear Meeting, Sharon Nelson and John Simek host an interview with ABA President Bob Carlson. They discuss many of the issues surrounding the immigration crisis and the effect the government shutdown has had on immigration courts. They also talk about a wide range of ABA-related topics including the new ABA membership fee model, ABA Law Day, changes coming to the ABA website, and more!

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

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 17:38:00 +0000

In this On The Road episode from ABA Midyear Meeting, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Judy Perry Martinez, ABA president-elect, about current issues in focus for the ABA. They discuss a variety of topics including lawyer wellness, immigration, gun violence, legal education, and legal technology.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #209: Before You Even Think About Hiring Anyone, Listen to This Episode with Ashley Cox

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

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

Be sure to download this complementary worksheet on how to uncover your company's core values.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 01:29:32 +0000

What legal lessons can lawyers learn from the Holocaust? In this On The Road report from ABA Midyear Meeting 2019, host Laurence Colletti talks to Judge Bernice Donald and Bill Choyke about the fate of Jewish lawyers in the Third Reich. They talk about the Lawyers Without Rights exhibit, which travels the country to raise awareness of these sobering historical events, and they discuss how lawyers and judges should always remember the past to remain vigilant in their protection of the law.

Honorable Bernice Donald is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Bill Choyke is a senior strategist for the American Bar Association.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: Designing Your Life with Bill Burnett

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 01:18:18 +0000

What is design-thinking and how does it apply to lawyers? In this On The Road episode from ABA Midyear Meeting, host Patrick Palace talks to Bill Burnett, co-author of “Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life.” They discuss how lawyers can improve their practices and solve problems with design-thinking — a methodology for innovation, strategy, and reinvention.

Bill Burnett is the executive director of the design program at Stanford and co-author of “Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life.”

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: Conversion Therapy: Laws, Policy, Advocacy and Awareness in the United States and Beyond

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 00:57:34 +0000

The laws surrounding conversion therapy are changing, and many states have outlawed this practice. In this On The Road report from ABA Midyear Meeting, Laurence Colletti hosts a panel including Mathew Shurka, Alphonso David, and Jocelyn Samuels. They discuss the practice of conversion therapy and talk about their advocacy efforts and dedication to raising awareness about this issue.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: Maybe There’s an App for That

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 00:42:47 +0000

Many people have limited access to justice, or may not realize a life problem they have is a legal problem. From ABA Midyear Meeting, Kimberly Sanchez and Chad Burton host this episode of On The Road with Rebecca Sandefur, an academic sociologist and access to justice researcher. They discuss her research into digital access to justice tools and how they seek to innovate these tools in order to empower people to understand and act on their legal problems.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: Tinker at 50 —Student Rights at the Schoolhouse Gate and Beyond

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 00:25:22 +0000

The world is changing for students and free speech — how does the Tinker decision hold up? In this On The Road episode at the ABA Midyear Meeting, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek discuss the presentation titled “Tinker at 50: Student Rights at the Schoolhouse Gates and Beyond” with a group of panelists including Salvatore Russo, Alex Johnson, Steve Wermiel, and Jim Hanks. They talk about how Tinker has evolved and what free speech challenges schools and students face today.

Salvatore Russo is an assistant professor at California State University at Dominguez Hills where he teaches political science and constitutional law.

Alex M. Johnson is a program director at The California Wellness Foundation and a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Education.

Stephen Wermiel is a professor of practice in constitutional law and part of the program on law and government at American University Washington College of Law.

James Hanks is of counsel with Ahlers and Cooney PC in Des Moines, Iowa, a firm that represents over 150 school districts.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Exploring the Roles of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 19:46:23 +0000

Many people are not aware that the Florida Bar and the Florida Board of Bar Examiners are two separate entities. In this episode of the Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk to Missy Gavagni and Scott Baena about the roles of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. They outline its various functions including character and fitness investigations and the development, administration, and grading of bar exams. They also discuss the processes of conditional admission, readmission of disbarred lawyers, and the new military spouse rule in Florida.

Missy Gavagni has been the executive director of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners since 2006.

Scott Baena began his term as chair of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners in November 2018 and will serve until October of 2019.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : They Don't Get PR Flacks

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 19:02:35 +0000

Elie is deeply concerned about the media's willingness to cave to every request of a public relations firm, mostly because some people never get to hire one. And the gang talks about other legal stuff o' the week.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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The Legal Toolkit : Be a Marketing Standout: Video Marketing for Law Firms

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 19:00:00 +0000

How can lawyers make their firms more visible to prospective clients? In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Michael Mogill about how lawyers can stand out with video marketing. Clients care about why you do what you do. Video marketing gives lawyers the opportunity to utilize storytelling to connect with potential clients. They discuss the different types of videos law firms can create to elevate their website content and social media accounts — engaging viewers and gaining new business.

Michael Mogill is the president and CEO of Crisp Video Group, a national legal video marketing company that produces high-quality, engaging legal videos for attorneys all over the country.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: The Working Group to Advance Wellbeing in the Legal Profession

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 23:52:05 +0000

The ABA has been working to improve wellness for lawyers by instigating a culture change in the profession. In this On The Road episode at ABA Midyear Meeting 2019, host Kristoffer Butler talks to Hilarie Bass, Terry Harrell, and John Berry about their involvement in the ABA’s Working Group to Advance Wellbeing in the Legal Profession. They seek to enhance lawyers’ lives by increasing the focus on wellness in the legal industry. They encourage firms, lawyers, and law schools to take the wellness pledge to raise awareness and create a shift toward greater support for mental health.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: ABA Blueprint

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 23:37:42 +0000

Many lawyers in small firms struggle with choosing products and services that will help them run a modern firm. In this On The Road report from the ABA Midyear Meeting, host Kimberly Sanchez talks to Chad Burton about ABA Blueprint — a tool created to help small firm attorneys modernize their law practice. Lawyers can utilize Blueprint to enter information about their firms and get valuable recommendations on practice management.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: Better to be Rich and Guilty?

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 23:26:33 +0000

Is it better to be rich and guilty or poor and innocent? In this On The Road episode, host Rocky Dhir talks to a group of panelists about socioeconomic bias in the justice system. They discuss how stereotypes often drive outcomes that are disproportionate in the courts. They seek to interrupt this bias by making people aware of its existence.

Honorable Bernice Donald is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Michele Neitz is a professor of law at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California.

Sarah Redfield is Professor Emerita at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

Ronald Kramer is a partner representing management in labor and employment law matters at Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago, IL.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: ABA Update Report on Reforming U.S. Immigration System

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 23:01:32 +0000

From the ABA Midyear Meeting 2019, Kristoffer Butler hosts this On The Road report with a panel of guests discussing a sneak preview of the ABA report on reforming the U.S. Immigration Removal System. Karen Grisez, Larry Schneider, and Dora Schriro talk about the preparation of the report and how it has been updated since the last report which was published in 2010. They talk about the issues surrounding the immigration courts and what their recommendations are for greater efficiency and independence.

Karen Grisez is public service counsel at Fried Frank in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Dora Schriro has served as senior advisor to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano

Larry Schneider is a member of Arnold & Porter’s international trade practice in Washington D.C.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: National Association of Bar Executives

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 22:38:18 +0000

Bar leaders, do you know what is available to you through the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE)? In this On The Road episode, host Laurence Colletti interviews Karen Hutchins about what NABE is currently working on. They discuss the ways NABE works to be the voice that protects and helps the legal profession. It helps bar associations show value by providing engaging programs and resources for lawyers.

Karen Hutchins is the president of the National Association of Bar Executives and the executive director of the Arkansas Bar Association.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: ABA Public Interest Law and Pro Bono Opportunities

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 22:07:33 +0000

Many people have difficulty getting the legal help they need. In this On The Road episode, host Kristoffer Butler talks with a panel at the ABA Midyear Meeting about their varying involvement in public interest law and pro bono opportunities. They discuss the many different areas of the law that they represent and encourage young lawyers and law students to consider public interest law because of its impactful opportunities. They also offer up areas where seasoned lawyers can donate their time to help those with limited access to justice.

Amy Horton-Newell is the director of the ABA Center for Public Interest Law.

Ainka Jackson is on the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and is the executive director of the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, and Reconciliation.

Wendy Wayne is the chair of the ABA Commission on Immigration and the director of the Immigration Impact Unit at the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Massachusetts.

Eric Storey is the Director of Grassroots and Digital Advocacy at the American Bar Association.

Buck Lewis is the chair of the ABA Pro Bono Committee.

Joshu Harris is chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Gun Violence.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2019: National Conference of Federal Trial Judges

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 21:33:07 +0000

What goes on at the national conference of federal trial judges? In this On the Road report from the ABA Midyear Meeting 2019, host Laurence Colletti talk to Judge Nannette Baker and Judge Tim Brooks about the national conference of federal trial judges, which judges attend, and what key issues they talk about during the meeting. Additionally, they discuss how this conference helps them learn about the different judicial jobs and the civility and litigation program they’re offering.

Nannette A. Baker is the chief magistrate judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in St. Louis Missouri.

Timothy L. Brooks is a federal judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: Trafficking in the World of Chance

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 21:04:08 +0000

The human trafficking industry continues to have a foothold in many areas. What is being done to help end this type of modern slavery? In this On The Road report, host Laurence Colletti talks to Dr. Davina Durgana and George Jenkot about human trafficking and its role in the casino industry. Data has given new scope to this issue, and they discuss how they use this new knowledge to help identify vulnerable communities and rescue victims.

Dr. Davina Durgana is a senior statistician at the Walk Free Foundation and co-author of the Global Slavery Index.

George Jenkot is vice president of security and surveillance at Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Finding the Right Fit: Creating a career you love

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0000

Samorn Selim had a difficult childhood. Her family fled Laos when she was young, and settled in a rough section of Stockton, California. There was violence in her neighborhood, and sometimes the family did not have enough food. So after graduating from Berkeley Law and getting a job at a big law firm in San Francisco, she thought she should be happy, she tells the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward. But she wasn’t. Despite the large salary, private office and trial assignments, she hated her job. Finally she left the practice to do career services work at Berkeley Law. The change took $100,000 from her annual salary, and added 30 minutes to her work commute. But it taught her that getting the jobs we think we want may not actually be what’s best for us, and being honest about what sort of work fulfills you can help in choosing the right spot. In this episode of Asked and Answered, Selim shares what she learned about finding the right career fit.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: How to Conduct Free Legal Research

Sat, 26 Jan 2019 00:33:13 +0000

Ever wonder how to conduct legal research on a budget? In this On the Road report from the ABA Midyear Meeting 2019, host Laurence Colletti talks to Barbara Bavis about where you can research legal topics for free. She gives suggestions where to research for different types of law (state, case, civil, criminal, and international), and talks about how law blogs can be a good resource to find legal issues that aren’t fake news. Check out the Law Library of Congress at http://www.loc.gov/law/.

Barbara Bavis has been the legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress since 2012.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: Images with Impact

Sat, 26 Jan 2019 00:27:51 +0000

Did you know that visuals matter in any professional presentation? In this On the Road report from the ABA Midyear Meeting 2019, host Laurence Colletti talks to Kerri Ruttenberg about how images impact people's presentations, why it’s so important to have them, and how to get your message out there through design. She also shares tips on how to be more aware and avoid misleading visuals.

Kerri Ruttenberg is a first-chair trial lawyer focusing on white collar criminal defense, civil fraud actions, and the False Claims Act.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection

Sat, 26 Jan 2019 00:22:08 +0000

How do attorneys choose their jurors and what questions do they ask? In this On the Road report from the ABA Midyear Meeting 2019, host Laurence Colletti is joined by Jeffrey T. Frederick to talk about how to master voir dire and jury selection. They discuss the various elements of picking a jury, what is allowed in different jurisdictions, and how to get the jurors to open up.

Jeffrey T. Frederick is the director of jury research services for the National Legal Research Group Inc.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : The Supreme Court’s colorful history with alcohol gets a look in ‘Glass and Gavel’

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0000

From the earliest days of the U.S. Supreme Court, alcohol has been part of the work lives and social lives of the justices. In the book "Glass and Gavel: The U.S. Supreme Court and Alcohol," Nancy Maveety takes readers on a tour through the ways that SCOTUS and spirits have overlapped. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, she speaks with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles about how she came to write this in-depth history. While the Prohibition Era would immediately spring to mind, the court faced a number of cases involving alcohol that impacted commerce, advertising, criminal justice and even gender discrimination laws. Maveety, who in addition to being a scholar of constitutional law also studies mixology, shares how she selected a signature cocktail for each chief justice's tenure. She also has a drink suggestion for readers which encorporates an ingredient that's known to be one of Justice Ginsburg's favorites–and a cautionary tale about a normally teetotaling chief justice who dropped dead after sipping a sherry.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #208: Hard Questions for Small-Firm Lawyers, with Stephanie Everett

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Stephanie Everett, we talk about some of the questions small firm lawyers should ask themselves. When you are struggling with your law firm—struggling with money, struggling with time, struggling to focus—it’s helpful to take a step back and ask yourself some hard questions. This episode covers a few of those hard questions, and answers about how you can get back on track.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Best (Lawyer) A Man Can Get -- Not Rudy

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:04:55 +0000

After Elie complains about toxic masculinity and razors, he and Joe discuss whether or not Rudy Giuliani's bizarre turn from respected former prosecutor to a talking head lunatic that seems to make his client's case worse at every turn. Did something happen to Rudy along the way... or was he maybe not that great at his job to begin with?

Also, stealth layoffs may be appearing in the Biglaw world again. Is it time to start panicking?

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Part Two: The JurisPrudent Deferral Program and Controlling Attorneys' Timing of Income

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:43:31 +0000

In Part 2 of Inside Structuring Attorney Fees & the JurisPrudent Deferral Program, Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and guest and Ringler colleague, Phillip Krause discuss how plaintiff attorneys can achieve better control over the timing of their income.

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Law Technology Now : What’s Going On At Legal Week New York 2019?

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:15:17 +0000

Legal Week New York is just around the corner and we want to know everything that’s going on. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Sean La Roque-Doherty and Monica Bay welcome guest Zach Warren, to talk about what Legaltech News will be focusing on at the show, what’s different about this years Legaltech and if Legal Week has improved in the last couple years. Additionally, they talk about what technologies they are excited to see on the exhibit hall floor.

Zach Warren is the editor-in-chief of Legaltech News.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Exploring the Definition of “Legal Technology”

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:34:12 +0000

What does “legal technology” really mean? In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, host Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell decipher the meaning of “legal technology” in 2019 as well as legal tech vs. illegal tech. In addition, they talk about what they found interesting from CES 2019, and end the show with their Parting Shots where they give that one tip, website or observation that people can start using immediately. If you have a technology question for Dennis and Tom, call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 — Your questions could be featured on the air!

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : How to Survive Law School with Children

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:47:02 +0000

Law school is stressful in and of itself, and adding the responsibility of parenting into the mix may make it sound almost impossible. However, there are many parents out there who have found ways to make it work. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Ashley Baker talks to Shawnita Goosby, Crystal Taylor, and Meghan Matt about how they manage their lives as mothers in law school. They offer advice on how to create support systems that can help parents handle the stresses of law school and encourage other parents to take heart and know that it can be done!

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Digital Marketing: Content is King

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:30:05 +0000

How can lawyers make their online content more visible for prospective clients? In this episode of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, hosts Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street talk to Dave Chaffey about how lawyers can implement technology for digital marketing. Prospective clients are drawn in by good online content, but the huge number of marketing technologies available may make the choice seem daunting. Kelly and Gyi get insight from Dave on how lawyers can prioritize the tech that will serve them best.

Dave Chaffey is co-founder of SmartInsights.com, an online publisher and learning platform which helps marketers get the most from their digital marketing.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Jury Process: How Juries Bring Legitimacy to Legal Proceedings

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:14:28 +0000

Many people complain when a jury summons arrives, but when they actually serve on a case they become quite invested in the process. But how can a group of lay people handle making such difficult and consequential decisions? In this episode of Planet Lex, host Jim Speta talks to Professor Shari Diamond about her research on jury process, including her finding that our trust in the jury system is not misplaced. Even in challenging and complex cases, juries typically work very hard to ensure a just outcome.

Shari Diamond is one of the foremost empirical researchers on jury process and legal decision-making, including the use of science by the courts.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Beating the drum for change

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0000

When Ralph Baxter joined the inaugural class of Legal Rebels in 2009, he was the CEO and chairman of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. Just a year into the biggest recession since the Great Depression, he caught the ABA Journal’s attention through his initiatives that took Orrick from a domestic, California-based firm to an international heavyweight while navigating economic turbulence. Since leaving the firm in 2013—after 23 years as chairman–he has gone on to consult with law firms looking to improve their business and service models, sit on the board of LegalZoom and run for the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat from West Virginia in 2018. In this episode, he speaks with the ABA Journal’s Jason Tashea about where the profession has been and where he thinks it’s headed.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #207: Better Risk Assessment for Litigators, with Natalie Worsfold

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Natalie Worsfold, we talk about her law firm’s approach to law practice, and why more firms aren't following suit. We start by asking Natalie what problem Counter Tax was trying to solve, then explore how they solved it, what their solution does now, and the plans they have to evolve and grow their solution.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : On Emojis And Shutdowns

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:48:28 +0000

Just when you thought the legal profession couldn't get weirder, we've got an extended treatment on the acceptability of emojis in workplace communication and the slow death of the Department of Justice under the weight of the shutdown. Moral of the story? If you have a civil claim against the government, now is the time to bring it.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Predictions on the Mueller Report

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:30:42 +0000

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation initially was to look at the 2016 election and the Russian government's efforts to interfere but the investigation has since ballooned. Currently at 19 months, the Mueller investigation could be close to wrapping up and Mueller could potentially be releasing his final report soon.

So what will the Mueller report reveal? Will it reveal anything? And will we see more sentencing, charges and additional investigations? On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by attorney Frank O. Bowman III, the Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law and returning guest, attorney Hans von Spakovsky, manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative and senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, to look at the year ahead, share some predictions on the special counsel’s investigation, and what could be revealed in the Mueller report.

Attorney Frank O. Bowman III is the Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law.

Attorney Hans von Spakovsky is manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative and senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why Data Literacy Matters

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 19:45:05 +0000

Data is everywhere, and the power of data analysis is coming to law firms too.

With advancements in data collection, data analysis, and business intelligence tools, many organizations now have the tools they need make more data-driven decisions—but many law firms aren’t taking advantage.

We spoke with Billie Tarascio, owner of Modern Law, and George Psiharis, COO at Clio, about why many law firms have been slow to start using data to make better business decisions—and about the benefits for firms that are data-driven.

Billie’s seen plenty of positive changes at her firm since she started using data to guide her decision making, and both her and George shared plenty of tips for firms just starting out on their own data-driven journeys.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why the Client Experience Matters

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 19:42:02 +0000

Consumer expectations have changed, no matter what industry you’re in.

Legal clients expect convenience, faster response times, and timely, meaningful communication, and law firms who commit to providing amazing client experiences will enjoy more referrals and increased revenues—and more positive interactions with their clients.

Greg McLawsen of Sound Immigration and Joshua Kubicki of Bold Duck Studio shared their expertise on all things client-experience related with us—from common misconceptions about the client experience in the legal industry, to advice for improving the client experience at larger firms.

Greg is the leader of a successful, Seattle-based immigration law firm, and Joshua has previously worked as head of strategy at Seyfarth Shaw, so you’ll definitely want to hear their thoughts.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How introverted lawyers can harness their traits for success

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0000

“Fake it ‘till you make it.” For Heidi K. Brown, trying to mimic her extroverted peers in litigation always felt forced. She pushed through law school and nearly two decades of practice acting the outgoing attorney before accepting her quiet, thoughtful self. Brown wrote her book—The Introverted Lawyer: A Seven-Step Journey Toward Authentically Empowered Advocacy—with introverted, shy and socially anxious lawyers and law students in mind. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, ABA Publishing’s Ashley Alfirevic speaks to Brown about honoring yourself, affirming what’s true and embracing the blush.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #206: Helping Clients Afford to Hire You, with Jennifer Longtin

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Jennifer Longtin, we talk about her criminal defense practice, including her business model and client portfolio, why implementing low cost options for clients doesn’t mean you will be less profitable, and how to have reasonable conversations about money with clients.

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The Legal Toolkit : Get Paid Faster: Using Technology in Accounts Receivable

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 19:06:43 +0000

Law firms of any size can have accounts receivable issues. What changes can lawyers make to give their clients a professional and modern payment experience? In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Sarah Schaaf, CEO of Headnote, about how lawyers can optimize their payment processes with technology and automation. As high-end service providers, lawyers can serve their clients better when they use the best payment processes available. Jared and Sarah discuss how utilizing modern tools helps lawyers get paid faster and gives their clients a more professional payment experience.

Sarah Schaaf is the CEO of Headnote, a company that provides electronic payment processing to law firms.

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

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : The Need to Lead: Revamping Legal Ed to Grow Better Leaders

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 18:46:03 +0000

Law schools should be a training ground for leaders, but are the concepts of leadership actually being taught? In this episode of the State Bar of Texas Podcast, host Rocky Dhir talks to Leah Teague, associate dean at Baylor University Law School, about how law schools need to revamp their programs to include leadership training for students. Teague discusses how leadership training prepares law students to be able to fulfill their obligation as professional problem solvers and helps create a path to higher leadership roles in the future.

Leah Teague is an associate dean at Baylor University Law School in Waco, TX.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Happy New Year! Everything's Awful

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 17:27:33 +0000

Joe and Kathryn take a deep dive into some Above the Law stories from the last couple of weeks. Kathryn focuses on what ticks her off about a superficially light-hearted story about a Supreme Court advocate appearing for oral argument while his baby was busy being born and Joe talks about what reasonable accommodations for disabilities and the unconscious rhetorical choices he's made.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Part One: Inside Structuring Attorney Fees & the JurisPrudent Deferral Program

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 15:40:53 +0000

When it comes to structuring attorneys’ fees, reducing tax burdens with deferred payments is just one of the benefits for law firms and attorneys. Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen joins guest and Ringler colleague, Phillip Krause to discuss the JurisPrudent Deferral Program, common complaints or financial obstacles for attorneys that this program addresses.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Resolutions for Tech Improvement in 2019

Fri, 04 Jan 2019 19:22:37 +0000

How can technology resolutions help lawyers grow in their practice? In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell announce their technology and podcast resolutions for 2019. They give advice on how to make a good resolution, encouraging listeners to carefully consider how measurable and manageable their goals are. They also talk about what new things may be coming to the podcast, including more guests and an increase in featuring listener questions. If you have a technology question for Dennis and Tom, call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 — Your questions could be featured on the Kennedy-Mighell Report!

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Creating Order: Lifestyle tips for disorganized lawyers

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 19:00:00 +0000

Do you have a New Year's resolution to finally get your home and office in order? In this episode, professional organizer Janet Taylor speaks with the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward to share tips and tricks for finally conquering mounds of paperwork and constantly losing house keys.

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@theBar : Benching Judicial Independence: The Poland Edition

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 00:23:35 +0000

In 2017, the Polish government passed an act to remove more than a third of the country’s supreme court judges and replace them with judges sympathetic to the governing party. Despite outcry from much of the public, Poland’s legal community, and the international community, the government moved forward with this and other efforts to undermine the judiciary’s independence. In this episode, hosts Jonathan Amarilio and Jennifer Byrne are joined by Mikołaj Pietrzak, Dean of the Warsaw Bar Association, for a discussion about the political and social conditions that led to this assault on Poland’s judiciary, the impact it’s had on the Polish people and legal system, what this tells us about similar efforts in other countries, and what can be done to defend the rule of law.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #205: Entrepreneurial Poverty & Why Average Law Firms Lose, with Mike Michalowicz

Wed, 02 Jan 2019 17:32:09 +0000

In this episode with Mike Michalowicz, we talk about some of the main concepts from a few of his books, including the idea of “entrepreneurial poverty” and why most average companies lose.

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The Paralegal Voice : New Year, New Goals — How to Make 2019 Your Best Paralegal Year Yet

Mon, 31 Dec 2018 19:13:10 +0000

Have you considered what goals may help you grow as a professional paralegal? In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison reflects on 2018, noting successes and discussing the importance of setting new goals for 2019. Carl challenges his listeners to get outside their comfort zone and set at least one professional goal for the coming year. He gives practical advice on ways paralegals can challenge themselves and gives his predictions on what trends may impact the paralegal industry in 2019.

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

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

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Workers Comp Matters : History of Workers’ Compensation with John F. Burton, Jr.

Fri, 28 Dec 2018 21:59:33 +0000

To have a deep understanding of workers’ compensation, lawyers need to know how it has evolved in our country. In this episode of Workers’ Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to John F. Burton, Jr. about his career as a workers’ compensation expert, which has spanned over 50 years. They discuss the history of workers’ compensation, outlining its legal evolution through different political and economic eras in the United States.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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The Un-Billable Hour : The Virtual Law Firm

Thu, 27 Dec 2018 16:51:21 +0000

What is killing productivity in your law firm? Could a shift to a virtual practice make both work and life better? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, Christopher Anderson talks to Bryan Miles, CEO of Belay Solutions, about his book “Virtual Culture, The Way We Work Doesn’t Work Anymore, a Manifesto.” They discuss the challenges of the traditional workplace and outline how Belay Solutions has grown up as an exclusively virtual company. They give advice on how to develop virtual culture in a firm and discuss how virtual assistants can help lawyers focus on what really matters.

Bryan Miles is CEO of Belay Solutions and author of “Virtual Culture, The Way We Work Doesn’t Work Anymore, a Manifesto.”

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

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Lawyer Well-Being: A National Movement for Culture Change

Thu, 27 Dec 2018 16:40:17 +0000

Historically, lawyer well-being has not been a major focus of the legal profession, but many see a need for a complete cultural shift. In this episode of On Balance, JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Terry Harrell about her work with the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being. They discuss the “Well-Being Report” created by the Task Force, which was written to be a road map forward for the profession as it shifts its mindset on lawyer well-being. They also talk about the recently developed “Well-Being Toolkit” – a resource for encouraging wellness that lawyers and legal employers can use in their firms.

Terry Harrell is the executive director of the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program and a member of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Year in Review: A Look Back at the Episodes of 2018

Thu, 27 Dec 2018 16:28:09 +0000

What’s your New Year’s resolution? The State Bar of Texas Podcast is resolved to continue bringing lawyers quality content that will improve their lives and practices. In this episode, host Rocky Dhir looks back at some key moments from the podcast throughout 2018. Tune in for highlights from the wide array of fascinating guests and topics covered this year, including clips from episodes with Anthony Graves, Brian Cuban, the lawyers behind Twitter’s @ladylawyerdiary, and more!

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The Insurance Law Podcast : Defending Construction Claims Under the New York Labor Law Statutes

Thu, 27 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0000

Peter Read and Jay Rava, Shareholders and Co-Chairs, New York Construction and Labor Law Practice Group at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman and Goggin discuss litigating and defending New York construction claims and the most relevant statutes at play with these cases.

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

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Digital Detectives : Our Favorite Cybersecurity Resources

Wed, 26 Dec 2018 17:53:45 +0000

How can lawyers keep up with developments in the cybersecurity world? Legal professionals need to be educated, but finding the most reputable sources for information can be a challenge. In this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk about their favorite cybersecurity resources for lawyers. They discuss how they go about keeping up with the latest innovations and give personal recommendations on where to find information you can trust.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #204: How to Keep Your Shit Together as a Law-Firm Leader, with Sherry Walling

Wed, 26 Dec 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Sherry Walling, we talk about the typical sources of stress and unhappiness for an entrepreneur, and how to be objective about these levels. We also redefine work-life balance and talk about whether or not happiness should be an end goal.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Pardon Our Interruption – The 2018 Edition

Fri, 21 Dec 2018 23:42:34 +0000

What is the hottest new technology or tech trend of 2018? And should legal professionals be taking a cautious, wait-and-see approach to technology? On this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell recap legal technology in 2018 in “Pardon the Interruption” style.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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Law Technology Now : Achieving Success at Law Firms through Technology

Fri, 21 Dec 2018 17:21:00 +0000

Do we have to change the way we think about transformation and innovation in law firms? On Law Technology Now, co-hosts Monica Bay and Sean La Roque-Doherty are joined by TJ Johnson, to discuss what technology projects law firms are implementing today, whether or not law firms are generally successful with new technology, and how firms can dress their non-lawyers for success.

TJ Johnson is the practice development lead - professional services for Olenick, global leaders in software quality engineering and vice president of conference and events for the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) .

Special thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Inside Campaign Finance Law

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 21:46:08 +0000

Campaign finance law in the United States can be very complicated. In the news and under our current administration, we have heard the terms “campaign finance violations”, “hush-money payments”, and “private versus campaign payouts”. Since the 2010 Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC and the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in SpeechNow.org v. FEC, campaign finance law has changed drastically.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Erin Chlopak, as they discuss election laws, and the current political climate.

Erin Chlopak is the senior legal counsel of campaign finance for the Campaign Legal Center. Erin joined CLC in August 2018, after spending nearly a decade working on a wide range of campaign finance issues in the Federal Election Commission’s Office of General Counsel.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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The Digital Edge : A Preview of ABA TECHSHOW 2019

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 21:03:36 +0000

ABA TECHSHOW is right around the corner! In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway give a preview of ABA TECHSHOW 2019 with guests Lincoln Mead and John Simek, co-chairs of the conference board. They share how the conference stays current on tech for lawyers and give tips on how to best prepare for attending the show. There will be some new elements for attendees this year, including a new app for the conference, greater cooperation with educators for the academic track, and more focus on involving young lawyers and law students.

Lincoln Mead is the project manager for Canon Discovery Services and co-chair of the 2019 ABA TECHSHOW board.

John Simek is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises and co-chair of the 2019 ABA TECHSHOW board.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Making a Murderer: How Brendan Dassey’s Case is Making a Difference

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 21:53:37 +0000

When cases like Brendan Dassey’s are examined, many see a pressing need to rethink the definition of coercion and the law of voluntariness, especially in cases involving minors. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Jim Speta talks to Northwestern Law professors, Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth attorneys, and Netflix stars Steven Drizin and Laura Nirider about false confessions and the legal proceedings covered in the second season of “Making a Murderer.” They catch us up on what has happened in the Brendan Dassey case since season one and talk about the further options available to him as he continues to seek release. Steve and Laura also talk about the involvement of Northwestern Law’s clinical students in cases like Brendan’s, as well as their efforts to protect vulnerable juveniles by educating law enforcement on appropriate interrogation practices with children.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How to avoid burnout and be “The Best Lawyer You Can Be”

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0000

A new year, a new you? Stewart Levine has spent over three decades speaking to legal professionals after suffering from burnout as a lawyer himself. His new book—The Best Lawyer You Can Be: A Guide to Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness—combines personal experiences and impactful essays from industry leaders, meant to inspire far beyond January’s best intentions. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, ABA Publishing’s Ashley Alfirevic speaks to Levine about how to engage in self-reflection, and how to implement more positive habits, self-care and collaboration into the often-stressful lawyer lifestyle.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #203: Ethical Legal Innovation, with Will Hornsby

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Will Hornsby, we talk about whether or not ethics rules are standing in the way of innovation.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Should Christmas Eve Be A Firm Holiday?

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:19:22 +0000

Joe and Elie discuss the major headlines in law firm news. Paul Weiss found itself in hot water after putting out a picture promoting its new partnership class of predominantly white dudes. It's a lesson in the damage visuals can wreck... and how to address incidents like this. Jones Day inserted itself... again... into the war on workers by entering the Slate labor dispute. And does your firm give the staff Christmas Eve off? Shouldn't everyone be doing this?

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Bonus: Tech Tuesday at the SDCBA

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 20:11:43 +0000

Live from the San Diego County Bar Association, tune in to hear the latest about what lawyers should know about legal technology today. In this On The Road, host Adriana Linares welcomes guest speaker, Dan Lear, to talk about five important trends that solo and small law firms should pay attention to in the legal technology world. He discusses how to spot or solve problems of irrelevance, using net promoter scores by asking for feedback and customer centricity. At the end of this episode, they open up the discussion to the audience to ask Dan and Adriana personal questions about technology.

Dan Lear is the legal innovator, facilitator, and blogger of Right Brain Law, and co-founder of the Seattle Legal Technology MeetUp.

Special thanks to CourtFiling.net for sponsoring this episode.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Trailer: Introducing Matters, a podcast from Clio

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 15:48:52 +0000

Welcome to Matters, a podcast presented by Clio. In Matters, legal professionals and subject matter experts will take a monthly look at one topic, tactic, or strategy that can yield tangible results for today's law firms. Featuring the best and brightest in the worlds of law, legal technology, and business, each episode of Matters will leave you with a better understanding of how to make your firm more successful.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Pro Tips on Personal Branding from Dr. Natalia

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:51:07 +0000

Do lawyers need to consider improving their personal brand? Dr. Natalia says — yes! In this episode of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, hosts Kelly Street and Gyi Tsakalakis talk to Dr. Natalia Wiechowski, personal branding strategist and international keynote speaker, about what elements need to be considered as lawyers develop a personal brand. She gives insight into how interacting with social media, particularly LinkedIn, can enhance your brand and grow your business. Dr. Natalia also shares how she came to be known as the LinkedIn Unicorn.

Dr. Natalia Wiechowski is an award-winning personal branding strategist and international keynote speaker.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Space Law: The Next Frontier for Lawyers

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:53:01 +0000

As we consider the possible implications of human actions in outer space, experts see a need for ethical regulation and proper licensing of these endeavors beyond Earth. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Kristoffer Butler talks to Dr. Maria-Vittoria Carminati and Dr. Michael Foerster about the future of space and telecommunications law. We are fundamentally a people of exploration and adventure, and our attempts at reaching further into space create a need for forward-thinking laws that will protect other planets and our own. Dr. Carminati and Dr. Foerster discuss this exciting area of the law and give young lawyers insight into how to enter this field.

Dr. Maria-Vittoria Carminati is head of the ABA space law committee.

Dr. Michael Foerster is a planetary astronomer, co-founder of Astronomy.FM, and a NASA educator.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Earn More — Stress Less — Be Awesome: Tips from Law Firm Coach Nora Riva Bergman

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:54:07 +0000

Nora Riva Bergman shows lawyers how her strategies can have a tremendously positive impact on their lives, both professionally and personally. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk to Nora about her book, “50 Lessons for Lawyers: Earn More – Stress Less – Be Awesome,” and her evolution from practicing attorney to law firm business coach. They discuss how Nora’s strategies for work-life balance can be experimented with and adapted to fit the needs of any firm or lawyer.

Nora Riva Bergman is a licensed attorney, law firm business coach, and author.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Young lawyers can be technophobes too

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0000

Many lawyers are reluctant to new adopt legal technology, says Monica Goyal, who developed platforms including My Legal Briefcase, which helps parties in the Canadian small claims courts, and Aluvion Law, which uses automation to cut legal services costs for small businesses. "We think young lawyers are on Facebook, Twitter, they're using computers, and that somehow they will be more willing to try and experiment with new technology. I've found that's not the case," Goyal tells the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward in this episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #202: Accessible Justice, with Haben Girma

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:30:00 +0000

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

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Future Of The Law Firm

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:18:15 +0000

Elie and Joe talk to Ralph Baxter, former head of Orrick and current board member of Intapp, about the future of the legal industry. Baxter has long been an evangelist for legal industry change, willing to rethink Biglaw's long-standing practices to deliver better and more cost-effective services to clients.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Non-Qualified Structured Settlements & Taxes Part 2

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:52:11 +0000

In part two of Ringler Radio‘s podcast on non-qualified structured settlements, host Larry Cohen and co-host Cindy Chanley talk with returning guest, tax attorney Robert Woodfrom Wood LLP, about the tax implications of structuring a settlement in a non-qualified case such as divorce, disability or environmental, versus taking a cash lump sum.

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

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Today’s Biggest Challenges in Legal Tech

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:41:47 +0000

In today’s technology-driven world, trying to keep up with technology with the traditional lawyer mindset and resistance to change, are just a few of the challenges within the legal industry. On this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about what they consider to be today’s biggest challenges in legal tech. Later in the program, Dennis and Tom take a look at the odd practice of tweetstorming.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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Law Technology Now : How Microsoft Promotes Legal Innovation

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:46:09 +0000

Microsoft’s Trusted Advisor Forum was designed to ask this question: Do clients need to actively engage with their law firms to drive innovation in legal service delivery? In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Dan Linna talks to Jason Barnwell about the Trusted Advisor Forum and how his team at Microsoft is working to build the practice of the future. They discuss the many aspects of Jason’s role and give insight into how innovation, diversity, and use of technology in the processes of law can lead us into the future.

Jason Barnwell is assistant general counsel, legal business, operations, and strategy at Microsoft Corporation.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The California Fires & Dealing with Natural Disasters

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:35:27 +0000

In November 2018, destructive fires erupted across the state of California, including the devastating “Woolsey Fire” and “Camp Fire”. The “Camp Fire” killed at least 85 people, destroyed 14,000 residences and 296 people are still unaccounted for, becoming both California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Dan Wade, Tiela Chalmers, and Michael Hart to discuss the recent California fires, the impact and aftermath, how to prepare for natural or man-made disasters and how attorneys can get involved with assisting disaster survivors.

Attorney Dan Wade is the 2018-2019 coordinator of the ABA Young Lawyer’s Division’s Disaster Legal Services Program.

Tiela Chalmers is CEO and general counsel of the Alameda County Bar Association and founder of Disaster Law Help Northern California (formerly known as the Bay Area Resilience Collaborative).

Michael Hart is the news desk manager at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Getting Inside A Judge's Head

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:36:13 +0000

Many folks become lawyers so they don't have to deal with math anymore. It's one of those weaknesses that holds back the profession as a business. Yet, cutting-edge tech is bringing number crunching to the fingertips of lawyers everywhere in the form of easy to use data analytics. Joe and Elie talk to Josh Becker of LexisNexis about the release of Context, a new tool that delivers deep insights into judicial idiosyncracies by analyzing the language of their body of work.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Smith.ai.

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@theBar : The Civility in Uncivil Times Edition

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 17:32:19 +0000

From presidential politics to internet trolls, our society seems to be more uncivil now than ever before. Lawyers, in particular, struggle with incivility in the profession and get a bad rap in the eyes of the public. What can we do to turn things around and hold ourselves to a higher standard? Our guests Jayne Reardon of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, and the Honorable Clare McWilliams of the Circuit Court of Cook County, chat with hosts Jon Amarilio and Chastidy Burns about current societal trends, best practices for appearing before the bench and how to shift the legal profession’s culture to one of greater respect and civility.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : 3 trial court judges share the tough cases that stuck with them

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0000

All judges have cases that stick with them and linger in their memories. Sometimes it was because of the high profile of the case, and sometimes an obscure case had personal resonance because of the people or issues involved. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles speaks with Judges Russell F. Canan, Gregory E. Mize and Frederick H. Weisberg, who all sit on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The three judges were contributors to and the editors of “Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made.” Canan, Mize and Weisberg share their own stories, including why Canan’s well-meant gesture to avert an injustice in a gun case still troubles him. Mize explains why a child-custody case haunted him for decades, and what happened when he tracked down the now-grown child as he was deciding whether to write about it for “Tough Cases.” Weisberg talks about dealing with the emotional fallout from overseeing a case where a mother had murdered her four children.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #201: 4 Keys to a Profitable Law Firm, with Greg Crabtree

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Greg Crabtree, we talk about the four keys to profitable law firm. This includes how to figure out what a small-firm owner or partner’s salary should be, how to increase productivity in a service business, when to take distributions, and how to think about tax breaks.

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The Legal Toolkit : Organization for the Holidays – How to Be Merry in Your Law Office

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 21:09:52 +0000

Prep your law office for a less stressful holiday season with some sensible workflow management tips. In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Andrea Cannavina about her advice to lawyers for increasing efficiency this holiday season. They also offer insight into how to make smart tech choices for your firm, give their top holiday gift recommendations, and discuss Gene Autry’s unparalleled rendition of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

Andrea Cannavina is the creator of the D-A-F-T™ organizational process, CEO of LegalTypist, Inc. and director of the Virtual Bar Association.

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

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The Paralegal Voice : Carl’s Top Ten Tips on Law Office Management

Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:42:28 +0000

Paralegals can be a vital part of how the law office operates even if they are not in a management role. In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison shares his top ten tips on law office management. He gives insight into the ways paralegals can impact management issues such as hiring, technology, marketing, mentoring, and more! Tune in for great advice on how you can be a positive influence on the inner-workings of your firm. Stay tuned to the end for Listener’s Voice, Carl’s recurring segment featuring audio questions or comments from a listener. To send in your own question, email Carl at devoted2law@gmail.com.

Special thanks to our sponsors, NALAServeNowThomson Reuters Firm Central and CourtFiling.net.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : The Advantages of the Non-Qualified Assignment

Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:30:51 +0000

The Non-Qualified Assignment, also known as (NQA) is designed to generally resolve claims in non-physical injury case settlements. On this edition of Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Bill Wright, are joined by Paul Marshall, Sales Director of Structured Settlements for MetLife, to discuss MetLife’s NQA product, the types of cases that are included under NQA eligibility, the potential advantages of the NQA for the claimant and defendant, and taking care of the long-term needs of the client.

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

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New Solo : SDCBA Solo Lawyer Panel Part 2

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 22:11:29 +0000

Solo lawyers face a demanding but rewarding profession. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to a panel of solo attorneys about their diverse career experiences. They discuss the many challenges of being a solo lawyer and offer practical guidance to solos on a variety of topics including: mentorship, choosing (or not choosing) office space, building independence, developing fee agreements, technology, self-care, and much more.

Jeffrey Pratt is an attorney specializing in business and real estate litigation.

Kim Swierenga is a financial elder abuse attorney and consumer protection attorney.

Alara T. Chilton is a criminal defense and consumer rights attorney.

Deborah Wolfe is an attorney specializing in plaintiff legal malpractice law.

Eric Ganci is a DUI defense attorney with a lawyer-scientist designation.

Julie Wolff is a dependency attorney and child welfare law specialist.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioAnswer1, Lawclerk and Courtfiling.net.

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New Solo : SDCBA Solo Lawyer Panel Part 1

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 22:04:09 +0000

Solo lawyers face a demanding but rewarding profession. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to a panel of solo attorneys about their diverse career experiences. They discuss the many challenges of being a solo lawyer and offer practical guidance to solos on a variety of topics including: mentorship, choosing (or not choosing) office space, building independence, developing fee agreements, technology, self-care, and much more.

Jeffrey Pratt is an attorney specializing in business and real estate litigation.

Kim Swierenga is a financial elder abuse attorney and consumer protection attorney.

Alara T. Chilton is a criminal defense and consumer rights attorney.

Deborah Wolfe is an attorney specializing in plaintiff legal malpractice law.

Eric Ganci is a DUI defense attorney with a lawyer-scientist designation.

Julie Wolff is a dependency attorney and child welfare law specialist.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioAnswer1, Lawclerk and Courtfiling.net.

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Workers Comp Matters : How Millennials and Work Remotes are Impacting Workers' Comp

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 22:57:07 +0000

By 2019 millennials will outnumber Baby Boomers in the United States. The amount of American workers working for themselves is expected to triple to 42 million by 2020 with 42% of them estimated to be millennials.

Workers’ Comp Matters guest host, Judson Pierce is joined by Ryan Benharris of the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl, as they explore the millennial aka the “Cut Back Generation”, discuss the gig economy, millennials vs. boomers, and how working remotely affects workers’ compensation.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : The F-Bomb

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 22:36:15 +0000

On April 26, 1968, Paul Robert Cohen walked down the corridor of the Los Angeles County Courthouse at the corner of Grand and 1st. He didn’t start a fight, he didn’t make any threats, he didn’t even hold up a sign, but he did wear a jacket. This jacket featured “STOP THE WAR,” two peace signs, and the phrase “FUDGE THE DRAFT” (only it didn’t say “fudge”). The result was a court battle over whether the government has the power to punish the use of the word fuck because many find it offensive.

In this episode of Make No Law, the First Amendment Podcast by Popehat.com, host Ken White takes a look at the case Cohen v. California and whether or not the F word is protected by the First Amendment. He addresses the claims that foul language qualifies as fighting words and/or disturbs the peace while also discussing how defending the right to use the word often involves using the word. This episode features guests Melissa Mohr, author of a book called “Holy Shit: A Brief History of Swearing,” and Alan Garfield, a professor at Delaware Law School. It also includes snippets from the case itself and a brief soundbite of your mom.

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The Insurance Law Podcast : Managing the Expense of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Discovery Claims

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0000

Attorney John J. Cloherty, III from the law firm Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP discusses what types of cases typically involve Electronically Stored Information (ESI) discovery and how they are impacting claims and mitigating related expenses.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #200: The State of Small Law, with George Psiharis

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

In our 200th episode with George Psiharis, we talk about the state of small law, as well as Clio's 2018 Legal Industry Trends Report.

Check out our special post here in honor of our 200th podcast episode.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Virtual Receptionists and Enhancing Communications

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 21:05:43 +0000

How effective is your law firm in its communications? Responsiveness is key, and utilizing a virtual receptionist may help your firm increase efficiency and boost customer satisfaction. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Maddy Martin of Smith.ai about steps small law firms can take to improve their communication. They discuss the many ways virtual receptionists can enhance the capabilities of small law firms and how these services can be customized to serve each firm’s unique needs.

Maddy Martin is head of growth and education at Smith.ai.

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

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Digital Detectives : Cybersecurity: Getting to Good for the Small Law Firm

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 19:56:49 +0000

In this day and age, cybersecurity should be essential to any law firm. On this edition of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek are joined by Kellam Parks, a managing member of Parks Zeigler, PLLC in Virginia Beach, to discuss why cybersecurity is essential to your firm, incident response plans, cyberinsurance, cybersecurity measures, and Kellam’s impressions of solos/small firm’s cybersecurity awareness and preparedness.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Thanksgiving Break

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 19:22:35 +0000

As everyone departed for the holiday, Joe was left solo to make a few announcements about upcoming opportunities to see the Above the Law team, including an invite to our upcoming holiday party for all the loyal readers and listeners.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Good Conduct: Confronting confusion in the wake of #MeToo

Mon, 26 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0000

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, many have said that they no longer know how to behave in a work environment–but employment law expert Gerald Pauling doesn’t buy that. The Seyfarth Shaw partner tells the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward that in his experience providing training to supervisors, managers and rank-and-file workers, “I almost never encounter situations where trainees or participants in training are unable to identify the lines between appropriate and inappropriate behavior. Literally almost never.” So what should law firms and lawyers be keeping in mind in an era of greater accountability? In this episode, Pauling discusses the importance of context and non-verbal cues, and how firms can protect themselves from liability and their employees from experiencing harassment.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : How to be Successful in Law School

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 18:23:58 +0000

Having difficulty navigating your hectic law school schedule? You’re not alone! Your new hosts for the ABA Law Student Podcast, Ashley Baker and Kristoffer Butler, talk to Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed, chairwoman of the ABA Law Student Division, about law student life and her goals as chair. They discuss tips for handling a busy schedule, give internship advice, and talk about prioritizing what matters during finals.

Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed is chairwoman of the ABA Law Student Division.

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Law Technology Now : Inside the Growing Platform of Hiring Lawyers Online

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 18:02:38 +0000

With technology consistently on the rise, the hiring of lawyers online has become a big part of the legal industry. On Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay and co-host Sean La Roque-Doherty are joined by Raad Ahmed to discuss the growing platform of hiring attorneys online, assisting small business owners with attorney hiring, and take a look at LawTrades as a marketplace, a platform, and a network.

Raad Ahmed is founder and chief executive officer at Law Trades, the fastest growing platform for hiring top-notch lawyers online.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #199: Year-End Law Firm Finances, with Mary Juetten

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

In this episode, we talk with Mary Juetten about what it means to be data-driven, how to collect data efficiently, and what to do with it once you've got it.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : It's Finals Week for Law Students!

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 01:05:37 +0000

Joe and Elie share their tips on how law students should prepare for final exams. They suggest getting into the mindset of mentioning concepts in the right place, organizing your notes before test week and even choosing the perfect song to get you hyped for studying. They top it off with their dislikes for final papers!

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How this lawyer turned a love for sports into his career

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 21:49:42 +0000

After navigating the ups and downs of being an agent, Darren Heitner pursued another avenue that combined his love of negotiation and athletics: sports law. With his wealth of expertise and his deep knowledge of this niche practice area, Heitner packed his book—How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know—full of real-life case studies and insights into the inner working of the games people love to watch. In this episode of the ABA Journal’s Modern Law Library, ABA Publishing’s Bryan Kay speaks to Heitner about the latest edition of his book, how to pursue a career in sports law and some of today’s hot topics in college and professional athletics.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Trump vs. Acosta and the Press

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 23:36:10 +0000

After a tense back and forth between President Trump and CNN reporter, Jim Acosta at a White House pressing, and a struggle over a microphone between Acosta and a White house intern, Jim Acosta’s press pass was ultimately revoked. Just this week, CNN filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over Jim Acosta’s White House press credentials citing a violation of the First and Fifth amendments. Fox News and other outlets filed friend-of-the-court briefs in support of CNN’s lawsuit. On November 16, 2018 federal judge Timothy J. Kelly reinstated Acosta’s pass.

So is there a lack of respect for the Office and the press? And how will this latest incident impact relations? On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Charles J. Glasser, Jr., a professor of Media Law and Ethics at New York University, and Thomas A. Clare, partner with the firm Clare Locke LLP, as they discuss President Trump's relationship with the press, the recent removal of Jim Acosta's press pass at the White house, and CNN's lawsuit.

Charles J. Glasser, Jr. is a professor of Media Law and Ethics at New York University, former Global Media Counsel for Bloomberg News, and a constitutional litigator.

Thomas A. Clare is partner with the firm Clare Locke LLP. Tom’s practice is devoted to litigating complex business disputes and vindicating clients against high-profile reputational attacks in print, broadcast, and online media outlets.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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The Digital Edge : 'Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2018

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:38:50 +0000

Get ready to geek out over this wishlist of tech toys for the holidays! In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway share their complete list of picks for the best new technology -- some serious and some just plain fun. From a PhoneSoap sanitizer to a Marvel Thor’s Hammer tool set, there’s something for everyone on your list!

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Illuminating the Dark Web

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:24:13 +0000

What lurks in the dark corners of the internet? Will you, as a lawyer, ever need to access the dark web on behalf of a client? In this Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the need for lawyers to have a basic understanding of the dark web – both its uses and dangers. They give an overview of the types of content that exist on the dark web and caution lawyers to utilize experts when navigating it for their clients. Also in this episode: Dennis and Tom discuss the Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : The Intersection of Media and Law

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:01:22 +0000

President Trump and other politicians have painted the media as the “enemy of the people” -- purveyors of fake news who use their platform as a means to defame others. But really, what are the legal requirements of the media when reporting news? In this episode of Planet Lex, host Jim Speta talks to Northwestern Law alumnae Kate Shaw and Megan Murphy about their experience as lawyers in the media. They discuss the many legal issues facing journalists and pundits, and whether more law is needed to manage these matters. They also give tips on how to cultivate an ideologically diverse media diet and discuss the impact of social media on news.

Megan Murphy is an award-winning journalist and commentator whose 20-year career has spanned multiple countries and events, from the 2016 presidential campaign to the global financial crisis. She most recently served as editor-in-chief of Bloomberg Businessweek. Before starting her career in journalism, Murphy was securities lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, CA. She currently lives in London.

Kate Shaw is a Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School and the Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy. Before joining Cardozo, she worked in the White House Counsel’s Office for the the Obama Administration. She clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Kate is a legal and Supreme Court analyst for ABC News.

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Robert Half Legal Report : How California’s Consumer Privacy Act May Impact Your Legal Team

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:43:21 +0000

In June 2018, the Governor of California signed into law a privacy bill with significant implications for any organization worldwide that possesses or collects personal information on California citizens. Referred to as the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, the law, which will take effect on January 1, 2020, already has companies working hard to understand its implications and to identify actions they need to take to achieve compliance.

In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Charles Volkert, senior district president at Robert Half Legal, is joined by two members of the company’s consulting solutions practice – managing director Joel Wuesthoff and director Samantha Kim. They discuss the new California data privacy mandate, explore specific rights that the law grants to California consumers regarding the privacy of their data and examine which types of businesses – and law firms – are subject to the legislation. They also review key steps organizations should take to ensure they attain compliance with the law by the January 2020 deadline.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Make room for chatbots at your firm, LawDroid founder says

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

Chatbots have a place in a law office because they can handle busy work that eats up precious time in a lawyer’s day, says LawDroid founder Tom Martin in this episode of the ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels Podcast. By wiping out such mundane tasks, it frees up time for meaningful human interactions between lawyer and client that no machine can master, he tells host Angela Morris.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #198: People-First Culture & Owning the Dinner Table, with Michel Falcon

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

In this episode with Michel Falcon, we talk about what a people-first culture looks like, including how to recognize why customers do business with you and how to resolve customer complaints. We talk about how to “own the dinner table” through micro customer experiences, and genuine customer appreciation.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : A Wild Week In Law School News

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:13:53 +0000

Joe and Elie check in on the legal academy and boy was it a mess this week. One law school is closing. A T14 school claims it's in financial distress. And another school made all its students attend a racist propaganda rally. Just another day in the law school world.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Rand Fishkin’s Guide to Business for Lawyers

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:50:56 +0000

Success in business is usually hard-won over many years, but we often don’t hear much about the failures and missteps on the way. In this episode of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, hosts Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street talk to Rand Fishkin about his new book, “Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World.” Gyi and Kelly get tips from Rand about how lawyers can use the tactics from his book as they build their businesses. Rand gives practical advice about reputation building, client research, resource development, current SEO trends, and much more.

Rand Fishkin is one of the world’s leading experts on SEO. He is the founder of SparkToro and was previously cofounder of Moz and inbound.org.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:49:28 +0000

In September 2018, the Merrimack Valley area of Massachusetts, a series of explosions and fires destroyed and damaged homes and businesses due to excessive pressure in natural gas lines owned by Columbia Gas company and its parent company NiSource. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Joan Pagnano discuss pending litigation and next steps for the victims of this disaster with guest Patrick Haines, the managing attorney for Napoli Shkolnik PLLC.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 18:56:51 +0000

Section 1 of the 14th amendment reads “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” Birthright citizenship stems from the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment which was meant to override the 1857 Dred Scott v. Sandford decision that denied African Americans citizenship. Recently, President Trump announced that he would put an end to birthright citizenship for those born to parents illegally in the country with a stroke of a pen through executive order.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Dr. John C. Eastman, the Henry Salvatori professor of law and community service, and former dean, at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law and attorney Margaret Stock from the Cascadia Cross Border Law Group LLC out of Anchorage Alaska, and a former law professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., to discuss the origin and application of birthright citizenship, whether or not it can be restricted, and much more.

Dr. John C. Eastman is the Henry Salvatori professor of law and community service, and former dean, at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law.

Margaret Stock is an attorney from the Cascadia Cross Border Law Group LLC out of Anchorage Alaska, and a former law professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Ken Starr shares his side of the Clinton investigation in 'Contempt'

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0000

Ken Starr has been a D.C. Circuit Court judge, a law school dean and the U.S. solicitor general. But he is best known for his work in the Office of the Independent Counsel and the report that came to colloquially bear his name: the Starr Report, which unveiled the salacious details of President Bill Clinton's affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Twenty years after President Clinton's impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives, Starr has written "Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation." Starr spoke with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles in late October about how he came to run the OIC; what the Whitewater scandal was really about; how he thinks we should evaluate conspiracy theories; and what impact being the focus of massive media coverage has had on his ideas about the importance of a free press. He also shares his thoughts on Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who served under him in the OIC, and why he advocated for an end to the Office of the Independent Counsel.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #197: How Happy Employees Lead to Happy Clients, with Tracey Ivanyshyn

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

In this episode with Tracey Ivanyshyn, we talk about what makes employees happy, and how happy employees lead to happier clients.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Lady Lawyer Diaries: Support for Women in Law

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 21:32:54 +0000

The hashtag, #LadyLawyerDiaries, has been used by women in law for a number of years, and it has led to the creation of a thriving community for women lawyers on Twitter. In this episode of the State Bar of Texas Podcast, host Rocky Dhir and guest host Sally Pretorius talk to Kendyl Hanks and Kristen Vander-Plas, two of the cofounders of @LadyLawyerDiary on Twitter. They discuss how their Twitter account has become a forum for women in the legal industry. It is used for the discussion of issues, for encouragement and support, and for spotlighting women in the legal profession who are doing great things.

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The Legal Toolkit : Robot Takeover: How Automation Makes Law Practice Easier

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 20:55:22 +0000

Lawyers may have already automated tasks in their firms without even realizing it. Try becoming self-aware and see how AI might just make your practice run smoother than ever. In this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Milena Higgins about the ways automation and AI can help lawyers turn over cases with ease and efficiency. There is a lot of pressure from clients for lawyers to do things better, cheaper, & faster — and automating tasks in your practice can actually help you get there. They discuss how automation can take care of the mundane work and leave lawyers free to focus on higher level tasks.

Milena Higgins is the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Artificial Intelligence for Black Hills IP.

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

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Rise Of The Freelance Lawyer

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 20:44:48 +0000

With work flowing away from mid-sized firms with high overhead to either the established elite or small shops, the shape of the legal labor market was bound to change as well. And while small shops are capturing bigger and bigger jobs in part because of advances in legal technology, at some point there will always be a need for a human lawyer. That's where Lawclerk's solution comes in at the intersection of technology and human capital. Joe chats with Greg Garman and Talitha Gray about their platform and how they help efficiently match freelancers with small shops needing a dose of expertise.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : What Lawyers Need to Know about Cybersecurity

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:27:00 +0000

Lawyers are in the business of holding sensitive and personal information, so they are prime targets for data breaches. Do you know how to protect your firm and clients? In this episode of the Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk to Al Saikali about how lawyers should prepare their firms for different types of cybersecurity threats. They discuss how cybersecurity has changed and give tips on different types of administrative, technical, and physical safeguards. Firms of all sizes can implement defenses tailored to their needs, and lawyers have an ethical and legal obligation to take cybersecurity seriously.

Al Saikali is a Chambers-ranked lawyer specializing in privacy and data security law.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Attorney Wellness and Taking Good Care of You

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 22:59:21 +0000

Why should we care about stress and well-being when stress is part of the job? Within the legal profession, stress can be high and attorney wellness is so important. So how do we recognize the symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety and how can an individual disengage?

On the Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson is joined by Dr. Teresa Albizu, founder and co-president of the R-A Pinnacle Group and Dr. Gerardo (Gery) Rodríguez-Menéndez, co-president of the R-A Pinnacle Group as they discuss attorney wellness, how to see the signs, strategies on how to cope with stress, and when an individual should seek help.

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

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The Digital Edge : The Insurance Industry Studies the Future of Law Practice

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 23:05:24 +0000

In regards to the future of law practice, the role of malpractice carriers is a unique one. On this edition of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway join Chris Newbold, the executive vice president of ALPS Malpractice Insurance, to discuss the role of malpractice carriers and how the risk assessment process can be an interesting way to look at the changes in law practice and the future of the profession.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.

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The Paralegal Voice : How to Prepare for eFiling

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 22:32:02 +0000

Electronic filing (eFiling) is changing the court filing game across the nation. In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Tisha Delgado about how eFiling works. While some may be hesitant to shift to eFiling from paper filing, Tisha shares the advantages to this electronic system from saving time and energy to being able to file last minute. She also shares tips for using the PACER system and provides resources for those interested in learning more about eFiling. Stay tuned to the end for Listener’s Voice, Carl’s recurring segment featuring audio questions or comments from a listener. To send in your own question, email Carl at devoted2law@gmail.com.

Tisha Delgado is a senior litigation paralegal and e-discovery specialist at Golan Christie Taglia, where she maintains complex databases and assists clients in collecting and exporting electronically stored information and social media. She is also a member of the Illinois Paralegal Association and presently serves as its Vice President and Litigation Section Chair.

Special thanks to our sponsors, NALAServeNowThomson Reuters Firm Central and CourtFiling.net

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: The View From The Criminal Bench

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 22:18:30 +0000

Judge Joseph J. Farah of Michigan’s 7th Judicial Circuit Court shares how attorneys can prepare a proper motion. In this episode of On Balance from the NEXT Conference 2018, hosts Samantha Meinke and Rob Mathis talk to Judge Joseph J. Farah about lawyers’ motions being too nebulous. Judge Farah, who spoke at the conference, also describes a game he helped create to test judge's and attorney's knowledge of the rules of evidence.

Judge Joseph J. Farah serves on Michigan’s 7th Judicial Circuit Court.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: Young Lawyers Learn from the Masters — Part 2

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 21:56:30 +0000

Part 2 of this installment from the State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018 holds even more wisdom from master lawyers with long years of experience. In this episode of On Balance, we hear the continuation of interviews with members of the bar who reached 50 years in the practice of law in 2018. Guest hosts Samantha Meinke and Syeda Davidson of the Young Lawyers Section interview Carolyn Williams, Joseph Golden, and Susan & Ed Haroutunian about what they valued most in their careers as lawyers, their most challenging learning experiences, and what work-life balance advice they have to offer young lawyers.

Judge Carolyn Williams is a retired Kalamazoo County probate judge and the first African American president of the Michigan Probate Judges Association.

Joseph Golden is a partner at Burgess, Sharpe, and Golden in Clinton Township, MI, has been president of the National Employment Lawyers Association, and is currently secretary of the Macomb County Bar Association.

Susan Haroutunian is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly and is of counsel at Haroutunian, Licata, Haroutunian in Detroit, MI.

Ed Haroutunian is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners and is a partner at Haroutunian, Licata, Haroutunian in Bingham Farms, MI.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: Young Lawyers Learn from the Masters — Part 1

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 21:28:23 +0000

Young lawyers gain immeasurable knowledge from the wisdom of their elders. From the State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018, On Balance guest hosts Samantha Meinke and Syeda Davidson of the Young Lawyers Section interview members of the bar who reached 50 years in the practice of law in 2018. They hear valuable insight from these master lawyers about what they valued most in their careers, their most challenging learning experiences, and what work-life balance advice they have to offer young lawyers. This episode includes interviews from Leonard Suchyta, Bruce Neckers, Susan Howard, and L. Brooks Patterson.

Leonard Suchyta is the former chief patent counsel for Verizon and its predecessor companies.

Bruce Neckers was president of the State Bar of Michigan from 2001-2002 and is a partner with Rhodes McKee in Grand Rapids, MI.

Susan Howard was a referee for the Ingham County Friend of the Court, an adjunct professor for Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was the first woman to serve as chairperson of the State bar of Michigan Representative Assembly and on the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners.

L. Brooks Patterson former prosecutor and long-time serving chief executive of Oakland County, MI.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Justice Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 20:03:24 +0000

On October 6, 2018 Brett Michael Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Justice of the Supreme Court. Allegations of sexual misconduct from years past, days of dramatic Senate Judiciary Committee public hearings, a combative Senate split by party, an FBI investigation into Kavanaugh, and finally a controversial vote, led to a new justice on the high court.

So what kind of impact will Justice Kavanaugh have on the Supreme Court? And will the controversy swirling around him follow him to the high court putting his decisions in the spotlight? On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams joins Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network, and Steven D. Schwinn, professor of law at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, to talk about the controversy over Kavanaugh's appointment, the FBI Investigation, the confirmation hearing, the judicial misconduct complaints, and his future impact on the Supreme Court.

Carrie Severino is chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network. In that capacity, Carrie has testified before Congress on assorted constitutional issues and briefed senators on judicial nominations.

Steven D. Schwinn is professor of law at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He co-edits the Constitutional Law Prof Blog and is a frequent media commentator on the Constitution, the courts, and politics.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : The College of Law Practice Management Futures Conference: Cybersecurity

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 19:46:45 +0000

Since law firms are constantly handling private and important information, an appreciation for cybersecurity is vital to a successful practice. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about the College of Law Practice Management Futures Conference and cybersecurity. In addition to sharing their own conference experiences, they discuss their own presentation topics including how to develop a cybersecurity-focused culture, making learning about security fun, and creating consequences for poor security practices. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #196: Small-Firm Profile, with Erik Pelton

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Erik Pelton, we talk about his trademark law practice, including some in-depth conversations about his client onboarding and marketing systems and his communication philosophy.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: Balancing Career and Life

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 20:22:37 +0000

Does work-life balance exist in the day-to-day lives of lawyers? Maybe not, and that’s okay. From the NEXT Conference 2018, host Rob Mathis gets Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack’s take on how lawyers can balance their careers and personal lives in a healthy way. Justice McCormack encourages lawyers to look at their career as a whole and not be too hard on themselves when some days, months, or even years tilt further one way than the other.

Justice Bridget Mary McCormack joined the Michigan Supreme Court in January 2013. Her wide-ranging years of perspective have given her great insight into the work-life balance lawyers need.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: Session Highlights with Christopher Anderson

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 20:15:20 +0000

Christopher Anderson has helped thousands of lawyers work toward greater success in their firms. In this Episode of On Balance, hosts Rob Mathis and Laurin Thomas talk to Chris about the four sessions he presented at the State Bar of Michigan’s NEXT Conference 2018, all centered around law firm owner freedom. Highlighting each session, Chris discusses his expertise in impactful business planning, wise uses of time, smart money decisions, and rockstar salesmanship: all ways to help lawyers learn how to take their businesses to new levels of success.

Christopher Anderson is a law firm business expert and Headmaster of Million Dollar Solo Lawyer Preparatory Academy.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: Immigration Law

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 20:01:38 +0000

Some lawyers may find themselves perplexed when working with non-citizen clients. At NEXT Conference 2018, hosts Rob Mathis and Laurin Thomas break down some of the complexities of immigration law with Susan E. Reed, the Managing Attorney at the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC). Susan encourages lawyers to be educated on how immigration law relates to other areas of the law, and offers ways lawyers can partner with clients at MIRC. She feels that all lawyers, regardless of practice area, should be aware of the vulnerability of immigration law clients.

Susan E.Reed is Managing Attorney with the Michigan immigrant Rights Center, a legal resource center for Michigan's immigrant communities.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Automation

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 19:51:51 +0000

In this episode of On Balance from the NEXT Conference 2018, hosts Samantha Meinke and Robert Mathis talk to Nicole Black about artificial intelligence and other legal technology. She shares tips for automating your practice, with and without AI, and ethics advice to keep in mind when using the cloud and social media.

Nicole Black is an attorney in Rochester, New York, and the legal technology evangelist at MyCase.com, a law practice management software company.

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Workers Comp Matters : Nursing The Wound: The Law and Ethics of Disability Management in Workers Compensation

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 19:16:17 +0000

Nurse case managers are often viewed with some suspicion by claimants and their lawyers, but a wider perspective is needed to understand the virtues of their profession. In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to Justin Beck about his paper, “Nursing The Wound: The Law and Ethics of Disability Management in Workers Compensation.” They discuss the role of nurse case managers and highlight the ways they promote synergy between the carriers, providers, and patients involved in a claim. Though the profession still exists in a somewhat gray area of the law, these case managers are credentialed professionals who can be utilized to the benefit of all parties.

Justin D. Beck is an associate at Thomas, Thomas, & Hafer and concentrates his practice in the area of Workers’ Compensation.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : New Law School Rankings, The Plight Of The Managing Partner, And In-House Work In The #MeToo Era

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 18:36:30 +0000

Joe and Elie catch their breath by recapping the top legal stories of last week. At the annual meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Elie describes an in-house community deeply concerned with navigating the #MeToo era, the gang discusses the abrupt decision of Baker McKenzie's managing partner to step down for "exhaustion," and the pair argue over a new set of law school rankings.

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@theBar : The Illinois Attorney General Election Edition, Part II: Erika Harold

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 22:59:14 +0000

In this special, two-part edition of @theBar, host Jon Amarilio sits down with the Democratic and Republican candidates in the race for Illinois Attorney General: Kwame Raoul and Erika Harold. Rather than a search for politicized sound bites, these interviews delve deeper into who the candidates are, how they grew up, why they’re running, and how they view the Office of Attorney General in an increasingly partisan age. Tune in before Election Day and join the conversation.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: A Spotlight On Access To Justice

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 22:46:45 +0000

Michigan attorneys Tom Rombach and Odey Meroueh discuss limited scope and access to justice initiatives in their state. In this episode of On Balance from the NEXT Conference 2018, Rombach, a former State Bar of Michigan president, shares with host Robert Mathis about Michigan Supreme Court rules that provide guidance regarding limited scope representation. Meanwhile, Meroueh highlights efforts by the Detroit Bar Association to promote pro bono opportunities to its members, especially those in solo and small-firm category.

Odey Meroueh is the founding partner of Meroueh & Hallman LLP in Michigan.

Tom Rombach is a past president of the State Bar of Michigan and the owner of the Law Offices of Thomas C. Rombach in Michigan.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 22:13:46 +0000

Experiencing a legal dispute is hard enough without going through a trial, but there are ways to settle these disputes outside of a courtroom. In this episode of On Balance from the NEXT Conference 2018, hosts Robert Mathis and Laurin Thomas talk to Judge Wendy Baxter and Graham Ward about the benefits of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and how this form of practice is still evolving. They also discuss the different types of ADR and what a practitioner needs to know in order to do it effectively.

Judge Wendy Baxter is the attorney/mediator for Win Win Facilitation which uses alternative dispute resolution to aid the resolution of litigation for civil cases.

Graham Ward is a director and adjunct professor at the Center for the Study and Resolution of Conflict at WMU-Cooley Law School.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: Presenting Summary Disposition Motions

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 21:22:53 +0000

Do your summary disposition motions secretly bother the judges that observe them? In this episode of On Balance from the NEXT Conference 2018, hosts Samantha Meinke and Robert Mathis talk to Hon. Christopher Yates, Hon. Jon Hulsing, and Hon. Tim Hicks about the right way to present summary disposition motions. From organizing your documents to knowing every detail of your case, tune in for tips directly from these judges. In their discussion, they also underscore the importance of civility and respect in the courtroom.

Hon. Christopher P. Yates is a judge of the 17th Circuit Court in Kent County, Michigan.

Hon. Jon Hulsing is a judge for the 20th Circuit Court in Ottawa County, Michigan.

Hon. Timothy Hicks is a judge for the 14th Circuit Court in Muskegon County, Michigan.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: Young Lawyers Section Updates

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 20:22:49 +0000

No matter your age, if you've just passed the bar in Michigan, you’re now a member of the Young Lawyers Section. Host Rob Mathis talks with Kara Hart-Negrich, the incoming chair to the section, about upcoming plans and events for the next year. The variety of trainings, public interest events, and networking opportunities can be very valuable experiences for new lawyers in Michigan.

Kara Hart-Negrich is incoming Chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: What Initiatives Matter Most to Bar Leaders?

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 19:47:30 +0000

In this episode of On Balance from the NEXT Conference 2018, hosts Samantha Meinke and Janet Welch talk to Jennifer Grieco and Donald Rockwell about the programs and initiatives that have meant the most to them as bar leaders. They discuss the limited scope representation issue, the Professionalism and Practice Summit, and what motivated them to serve in their leadership roles.

Jennifer Grieco is a shareholder at the law firm of Neuman Anderson Grieco, McKenney and the president of the State Bar of Michigan.

Donald G. Rockwell is the founder of Nill Rockwell, P.C., and the immediate past president of the State Bar of Michigan.

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Digital Detectives : The Evolving Landscape of Law Firm Data Breach Preparation and Response

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 18:07:39 +0000

The threat of data breaches continues to grow, but only about 25% of firms have incident response plans in place — Is your firm prepared? In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to David Ries about the need for law firms to develop a quick and logical way to respond to a data breach. They explain the steps in creating an incident response plan and how to rehearse its execution. In the event of a breach, firms can use their plan to quickly eradicate threats and take corrective action. Hackers’ tactics are constantly evolving, but there are many resources to help lawyers keep pace with the threat.

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Convincing clients you’re worth the cost

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 11:10:00 +0000

If a client can’t or won’t pay your retainer, he or she is not worth a discount, Janice Brown tells the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward in this episode of Asked and Answered. But there are ways to explain your true value to a potential client who balks at the cost. Brown, who is the founding partner of the litigation firm Brown Law Group, advises confidence when speaking with a potential client, and gives listeners tips drawn from her own experience explaining legal fees and retainers.

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@theBar : The Illinois Attorney General Election Edition, Part I: Kwame Raoul

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 11:00:00 +0000

In this special, two-part edition of @theBar, host Jon Amarilio sits down with the Democratic and Republican candidates in the race for Illinois Attorney General: Kwame Raoul and Erika Harold. Rather than a search for politicized sound bites, these interviews delve deeper into who the candidates are, how they grew up, why they’re running, and how they view the Office of Attorney General in an increasingly partisan age. Tune in before Election Day and join the conversation.

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Robert Half Legal Report : GDPR is now in effect: What are the next steps for legal teams?

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 22:20:43 +0000

While the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became effective in May 2018, many corporate legal departments and law firms across the country remain focused on conforming to its far-reaching data protection and privacy mandates. In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Charles Volkert, senior district president at Robert Half Legal, is joined by two members of the company’s consulting solutions practice – managing director Joel Wuesthoff and director Samantha Kim. They outline critical requirements of the GDPR and discuss the challenges that many organizations face in their compliance efforts. They also offer helpful insights for global firms and discuss essential strategies to help them achieve compliance with the provisions of the GDPR.

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New Solo : Using Casetext for Legal Research

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 18:21:33 +0000

Jake Heller highlights the benefits of the affordable legal research tool, Casetext. He describes why Casetext is an affordable and effective alternative to the major legal research products on the market. In this episode of New Solo, Heller and Adriana Linares discuss how Casetext’s artificial technology software, known as CARA, works. In addition, Heller traces his journey from coding while growing up in Silicon Valley to co-founding Casetext. He says his company is a David facing off against “two enormous Goliaths.”

Jake Heller is co-founder and CEO of Casetext, a leading AI legal research technology.

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

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The Insurance Law Podcast : How Expert Witnesses Should Handle Attempts to Ghost Write Reports and Impact on Liability Claims

Thu, 25 Oct 2018 11:00:00 +0000

Expert Service Provider Dr. Janine McCartney discusses why experts are sometimes approached to endorse or accept ghost-written reports, why this practice is typically considered illegal and unethical, and why it has become an issue in claims cases.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How to stop worrying and learn to love data-driven law

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 11:00:00 +0000

Data informs, and in some cases controls, every aspect of modern life. Well, almost every aspect. “If you look at finance or medicine or sports, almost every other thing in the world is using data to make better decisions,” says Ed Walters. “Everything except law.” In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal’s Jason Tashea speaks with Walters, editor of “Data-Driven Law: Data Analytics and the New Legal Services.” The book is a collection of articles by data scientists, lawyers and technologists on a breadth of topics, including data mining, the accuracy of technology-assisted review in e-discovery and quantifying the quality of legal services.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #195: Strategic Legal Writing, with Rick Horowitz

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 11:00:00 +0000

In this episode with Rick Horowitz, we talk about why lawyers are better at knowing the law than communicating the law. Rick shares a few tips and structural ideas for how to become better at legal writing and how to be strategic while doing so.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Law School Campuses In The Wake Of Kavanaugh

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:13:11 +0000

You've seen all the mainstream media reports of student walk-outs and protests, but what are law school campuses really like these days. Joe and Elie are joined by Melissa Murray, a professor at NYU Law and former interim dean of Berkeley, to discuss the reaction from an insider's perspective and to delve into the overall mood on law school campuses these days. Are law students really desperate for "safe spaces" or is it more nuanced?

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Combating Cyberbullying

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:42:53 +0000

With the rise of social media over the years, cyberbullying has been a huge problem. Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. Bullying tweets and Facebook posts, can be powerful and have a huge impact; keyboard warriors find their victims and oftentimes their victims cannot escape.

But within the legal profession, there are efforts to put laws in place and combat cyberbullying through a variety of ways. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams joins attorney Maria Z. Vathis, the 91st president of the Federal Bar Association, and returning guest and internet attorney Andrew Rossow to discuss cyberbullying, the impact on victims, and the efforts by the legal profession to prevent cyberbullying.

Attorney Maria Z. Vathis is the 91st president of the Federal Bar Association.

Internet attorney Andrew Rossow brings a unique millennial perspective to the show, as he is also a criminal defense attorney, writer, and adjunct law professor in Dayton, Ohio.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Election Law and Gerrymandering

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:06:50 +0000

As the November midterm elections loom, issues of election law continue to have a significant impact on the voting process. In this episode of Planet Lex, new host Jim Speta, Vice Dean at Northwestern Law, talks to Professor Michael Kang about everything election law, from partisan gerrymandering and the constitutional issues involved in redistricting, to the effects of voter ID laws. They discuss how the different parties have used redistricting to gain an advantage, the urban/rural divide, and the role of state courts in the voting process.

Michael S. Kang is the William G. and Virginia K. Karnes Research Professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and a nationally recognized expert on campaign finance, voting rights, redistricting, judicial elections, and corporate governance.

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Answer1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Law Technology Now : Integrating Technology and Encouraging Innovation

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emilio Varanini is the vice president of the CLA.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:07:42 -0500

Almost every day, we see yet another article on millennials; they are examined, poked, and prodded to determine just exactly what they are and why they are not like the rest of us. I would argue to the contrary. They are just like the rest of us - only better.

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How to Get Access to the Public Records With Ease

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 20:36:42 -0500

In the United States of America, public records refer to the records that the government collected and archived. And these records are available for the common people to access for free. In simple terms, these records consist of country, state or federal info on a public domain. Anyone who has access to the internet can check out these records. Let's find out how you can find these public records with ease.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Do Know What We Know

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:02:40 -0500

One of the readers of my previous article commented: "While I don't know everything, I do know what I know." Despite my admission that legal assistants don't know everything related to law, there are circumstances in which we do know everything. Legal assistants are the detailers of the legal profession. We make the attorney's vision of their solution to a client's problem come to fruition. We get 'er done.

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The Thin Line Between Morality & Law

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:09:09 -0500

If one eats meat, in a place where majority abstain from taking it, would that person be liable to punishment? What if one takes part in a protest for more Democratic space, which has been proscribed by the Government, is that person justified in his/her cause? Are the police justified to kill in the commission of crime so as to protect innocent lives, with many viewing taking of another life no matter the situation as wrong?

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Don't Know It All

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:25:35 -0500

I work in a small general practice law firm. Despite that description, I am not familiar with every area of law. There are dozens of areas of law, some broad in scope and others very specific. Some law firms opt to practice in limited areas of law while others, like the one I work in, practice in several areas of law. There are benefits and drawbacks to each law firm model; however, I prefer working in general practice firms because they provide diversity each day. Forrest Gump famously said, "... life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." The same is true with general practice law firms.

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'DAYA-MARAN' (Euthanasia) AND 'ICHCHHA-MARAN' (Willfully Embracing a Dignified Death)

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:39:58 -0500

'Euthanasia' has been under great discussion recently, as the Govt. of India is planning to bring out a Law on this subject. Very recently, in March 2018, the Supreme Court of India rendered a very important decision on this issue. * This article, of 2016, discusses issues related with 'Euthanasia' as well as 'Willfully embracing an Honourable Death'; & talks about what is the position in Law (In India) & what it should be legally & morally. The basic principle discussed will be applicable everywhere in the World, as the Laws may differ from Country to country, but the issues related with Morality are the same everywhere

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Does My Dog Have Rights? Why Do Courts Value Pets As Property?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:12:03 -0500

We love our pets. They feel like part of the family, and Americans spend billions of dollars on them yearly - specifically $61 billion. With so much love for our furry friends, why do our courts still value pets as simple property?

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Why You Should Have a Corporate Lawyer on Staff

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:25:57 -0500

Corporations and small businesses are sites of expertise in their own industries. Business executives are highly specialized professionals whose primary focus is on the efficient and profitable management of their businesses.

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Tips For Lemon Car Cases

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:22:52 -0500

When a car fails to meets its warranty parameters and either does not function or poses a serious safety problem, we usually deal with what's called a "lemon". Being the unlucky owner of a lemon is certainly a pill hard to swallow. Luckily, each state has specially designed consumer laws. Ask the local DMV about lemon laws in your state. You surely want to get your money back or to have it replaced with a fully functional one. Check the following tips for lemon car cases:

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Legal Assistant's Corner: I Really Do (Mostly) Love My Job

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:49:02 -0500

Legal assistants are notoriously stressed out and we sometimes focus too much on the negative things that rear their head throughout each day - and negative things do happen every day. On the flip side, the majority of us absolutely love what we do and have no desire to do anything else professionally.

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How Inheritance Funding Works

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:05:23 -0500

The passing of a beloved person is always a sad moment. Some of us cope better with this new reality. Things get really complicated when that person was an important source of income for the family. Furthermore, deciding what will happen with the remaining belongings is usually a legal matter. The entire process of distributing the goods to the rightful inheritors is called a probate and it can take even years before things get sorted out. Of course, not all of us can afford waiting several years. If you need urgent money, you can always get advance inheritance funding from advance inheritance loan companies.

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Tips to Hire a Private Investigator

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:38 -0500

If you need to hire a private detective to spy on your cheating spouse or some other family member who you are responsible for, make sure you consider the tips given below. License It's very important to opt for a licensed detective. In fact, hiring an unlicensed one may lead to a negative outcome.

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What To Do After Buying A Lemon Car

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:00 -0500

For many, buying a car is a major investment. Unfortunately, not everything planned goes well. There are many hidden lemons, waiting for the unaware buyer. And by "lemon" we refer to cars which have serious malfunctions. If you suspect that you have bought a lemon, you should immediately take action. Find out more about what to do after realizing that the vehicle has serious problems.

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Understanding UK Average Weight Legislation

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:55:47 -0500

Current average weight legislation exists to ensure that packages contain, on average, no more (or less) than the weight or volume specified on the packaging. It affects all pre-packaged products, of a predetermined weight or volume that are produced without the customer being present.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: The Sticky Wicket of Conferring With Clients

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:09:50 -0500

Clients and legal assistants often build a strong and friendly relationship during the course of a case. Legal assistants act as a go between for the client and the attorney, obtaining and passing along information about the case for both. While legal assistants exist to make a case run smoothly for both the client and the attorney, discussing the case directly with a client sometimes gets sticky for us. Legally, we aren't allowed to provide you with legal advice. It's ACTUALLY a crime that we can be personally charged with. So, we generally pass you along to the attorney when you tread into those waters.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Please Respect Our Time

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:17:50 -0600

The average legal assistant works for two or three attorneys. Among other things, our job description includes drafting/editing/formatting/reviewing documents, obtaining records from various sources, disseminating documentation to all required parties, electronically filing documents with the court, knowing local/state/federal court rules, maintaining/organizing client files, scheduling appointments/hearings/depositions and interfacing with clients. In smaller firms, it's common that legal assistants wear additional hats such as receptionist, bookkeeper, office manager, marketing manager and countless more. Our days are spent constantly evaluating where in our priority list each new task ought to fall and accomplishing those tasks accordingly. To say we are crazy busy is a huge understatement.

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How to Settle a Court Case

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 20:17:50 -0600

"Money makes the world spin". It's a phrase that we all know very well. Credit cards, alimony, child-support, mortgages, student loans, business loans,.

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5 Easy Steps To Obtain a Grant of Probate

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:33:32 -0600

When disposing of an estate, you will sometimes need to obtain a document called a Grant of Probate, or, depending on the situation Letters of Administration. This article shows you how to obtain a Grant in five easy steps.

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What to Do If You've Been Left a Gift Under the Will But the Solicitors Won't Speak to You

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:04:27 -0600

If you believe that you may have been left a gift under a Will it is only natural to be curious as to what that gift is, or when you can expect to receive it. You may try talking to a solicitor who is dealing with the estate, but they may not always be able to speak with you. This article explains why and what you can do about it.

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4 Easy Steps to Value an Estate

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:58:33 -0600

When someone passes away, if they left a Will they will have nominated an executor, if they didn't leave a Will the next of kin will be able to deal with the estate. Part of sorting out the Estate means valuing it and this can be daunting. But this article explains in four easy steps how to manage this.

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Top 5 Solutions for Dealing With HMRC Winding-Up Petitions

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:11:55 -0600

I've previously written an article explaining how to get winding up petitions dismissed and withdrawn and another, five months later, revealing how HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was responsible for issuing the vast majority of winding up petitions in Britain. Sadly, very little has changed over the past three years and today, HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month. HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month.

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How to Ensure Your Winding Up Petition Is Not Dismissed or Withdrawn

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:09:59 -0600

Some time ago, we presented a winding up petition to a company that owed one of our clients 50k. Upon receipt, the respondent company threatened to apply for a court injunction to restrain us from proceeding and dismiss the petition on the grounds the debt was disputed. The respondent company falsely alleged that 49k of the debt was disputed, but in accordance with section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986, the petition remained in force as the undisputed sum (1k) was more than ?750.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Be Nice to Your Attorney's Legal Assistant

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:41:20 -0600

I can't count the number of times I've been the brunt of a client's anger or irritation just to hear that same client interact completely respectfully towards the attorney just one minute later. We understand that you are likely going through one of the most stressful and traumatic periods of your life; however, it doesn't give you license to treat us poorly during the process.

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Steps of Inheritance Probate

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:12:12 -0600

We all have to go, sooner or later. And many of us choose to leave more than memories to the loved ones. This is why making a will and specifying the inheritors has become of utmost importance. If you care about your spouse and children, make sure that their future is secured long after you are gone. Before receiving any money and access to estate, the beneficiaries will have to wait for the probate process to finish and the inheritance distributed. There are several steps for any typical probate.

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Technology in the Legal Sector

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:41:58 -0600

It is safe to say that we are firmly into 2018 now. The first month of this year has been filled with brand new technology. That is set to change the way we live our day to day lives.

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Preparing For A Lie Detector Test - The Dos

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:32:04 -0600

The lie detector test is very common, especially where police investigations are involved. There are however very many other situations where the tests can be applied, including in job application, especially government jobs and during investigations at the place of work. Some couples also opt for the tests when they are uncertain about the aspects in their relationships and feel the only way to get closure is by putting their partners to the test.

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Limits of Human Laws

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:18:28 -0600

The evolution of man necessitates that he form communities where he can live in relation with his neighbors. And since human beings are of varied in nature, it became pertinent that each community must organize itself to take care of both the weak and strong, and therefore a legal system gradually evolved in each society based on the spiritual maturity of the people.But the more mankind fell from grace, the more removed the laws became from natural laws that govern all creation.

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Starting a Tax Exempt Organization

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:56:23 -0600

The term 501(c)(3) refers to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, where the rules and regulations governing exempt organizations are found. Tax exempt organizations are commonly referred to as 501(c)(3). 501(c)(3) includes both public charities and private foundations.

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The Top Business Lawyers Mean Business

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:30:26 -0600

Business owners need to abide by the laws of business from day one. These laws govern various aspects of a business - organization, taxation, advertising policies, pricing, human resources, infrastructure, and others. They also provide protection to business owners from liabilities.

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Evolution of Military Law in the United States

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:34:18 -0600

While in service I visited the United States as a guest of the US Air Force. As I was sometimes a presiding officer of Court Martial in India (being legally qualified), I was interested how the US military law functions. One significant difference is that in the US, there is at the moment one Unified Military Code which is applicable to all the 4 service arms namely the army, airforce, navy and coast guard, while in India we have a separate military code for each service.

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DUI Lawyer - What They Do

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 07:32:05 -0600

DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence but in some states it is called DWI, Driving While Intoxicated. There are strict laws in all of fifty states for those that are caught doing driving when they are intoxicated. If you are stopped for suspicious behavior the law enforcement officer can do a field sobriety test if the drive has slurred speech, has a strong odor of alcohol on them or general incoherence. They can also ask permission to do a BAC, which stands for Blood Alcohol Content test if the driver does not demonstrate good motor skills or judgment during the field tests.

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Probate Attorney - What You Should Know

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 07:38:43 -0600

This is the attorney that you would hire to administer the last will and testament of a deceased person. They will also help to guide the heirs through the probate process in court, which is when a person files a petition for probate. This is the process to determine if the will the deceased left behind is valid. In the probate process the assets that the deceased left behind are distributed to pay any bills and what is left is divided among the heirs as the will states.

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How Home Insurance Lawyers Can Help Resolve Your Case

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:47:44 -0600

Home insurance lawyers do the fighting that you are not able to do. Terri-Lynn Robinson's entire life was turned upside down when a dispute with her ex-husband went disastrously wrong. As he packed to move out, he decided to take revenge. He retrieved a BBQ lighter and lit the entire length of their bed skirt on fire.

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Do Current Law Students Need: Remedial Study - And Different External Bar Preparation?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:12:37 -0600

Law school enrollment and bar examination pass rates are on the decline for various reasons. There is a solution to help students and protect the public too.

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Why The Probate Process Takes A Long Time To Decide Inheritance Distribution

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:02:31 -0600

Without proper planning, a person's estates will be distributed through a probate process after the person's death. This judicial-administrative process is lengthy and it may take years until a final resolution is reached. Hiring specialized lawyers and consultants is recommended and will greatly speed up the process, since experts know what documents are needed and the exact steps of the probate. But first, let's analyze the reasons for which a probate process lasts so long.

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5 Things to Consider While Building a Remote Legal Team

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:26:07 -0600

Thinking of building a remote legal team? Read this article and learn about a few things, which you need to consider for your venture's success.

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Law Enforcement Investigator

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:21:01 -0600

When a crime is committed, it is essential to uncover all the evidence associated with it in order to find the culprit. It is the law enforcement authorities who make the arrest. But they require a complete analysis of the motive behind the crime, methods involved in committing the crime, prime suspects, etc. This can be done either in-house or professional private investigators can be hired. He is known as a law enforcement investigator.

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How to Best Prepare for Attending Court

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:20:03 -0600

It can be difficult to know how to behave and act to reduce the stress of attending court and present yourself in the best possible light to the Judge. This article will discuss some of the most practical advice to present yourself well at Court.

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Why I Sued an Elephant

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:05:24 -0600

15 million lawsuits were filed in America last year. I urge you to protect yourself, and the first step is researching how you can lawyer-proof your life.

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Getting Good Legal Advice

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:22:59 -0500

You have to make a decision that can cost many thousands of dollars. You want good legal advice. This article shares how one attorney analyses a case for his clients.

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Five Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Attorney

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:35:30 -0500

Learn how to find the right attorney for your needs. Identify the steps you should take to ensure you choose the attorney who will best represent you.

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Looking 40 Years Back - A Circle Closes

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:59:07 -0500

We learn the meaning of a career by looking back over the decades of struggles and successes. But even at the end of a work life, we are called to create outstanding results with energy and imagination. I just attended my law school 40-year reunion. What I learned surprised me, and it was seeing into my own soul, the parts of me that account for both my progress and my missteps after 40 years of court battles.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Parking Lot Compliant With Fire Lane and ADA Striping

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:54:32 -0500

When your parking lot needs to be compliant with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Standards of Accessible Design, there are a few things to keep in mind. To begin with, when you need to provide spaces for parking, you have an immediate obligation to remove any barriers to accessibility that may exist in your facility of parking. It is relatively inexpensive to do ADA striping and thus, quite achievable. Here are a few tips to ensure you get it right the first time.

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HOA Attorney Job Description

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:22:57 -0500

This type of attorney is the one that represents and advises the homeowner's association board members on many different matters regarding property rights and contracts. A HOA attorney (homeowners association) is generally in charge of drafting the community rules so that they comply with the governing law.

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Are We Sinking the Jones Act?

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:39:42 -0500

As a former merchant mariner, I continue to follow issues relating to the shipping industry in general with a particular interest as to matters touching on the survival of America's merchant marine. I was surprised to recently learn that Senator John McCain, a man whom I admire, has introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Jones Act restrictions against foreign flag vessels carrying cargo between U.S. ports. His bill, entitled the Open America's Waters Act of 2017, would allow foreign flag vessels to compete within U.S. waters for goods moving between American ports. I can't help wonder why the Senator believes such a repeal is good policy, maritime or otherwise.

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What Are Lemon Law Attorneys?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:27:07 -0500

When we buy a new car, we make sure to get a car that works fine and we feel comfortable in it. This is why most of us opt for test-driving a car before purchasing it. It is a smart thing to do. But even so, our hopes and dreams will be shattered if the car we bought starts to act strangely and it stops running. Even more troublesome is when after repeated repair attempts, the car still has the same problem. In this case, we are sad to announce you, but you've stumbled upon a lemon. The best thing to do is to get your car replaced with a working one or have your money returned. Hire a lemon law attorney if things do not go well with the car dealer.

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Scope of Corporate Law in India

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:25:41 -0500

Gone are the times when litigation and a robe clad barrister used to be the only meaning and face of law in India. Today the scene is such that the corporate law practice is truly international in nature thanks to the fact that India is one of the most fastest growing economies in the world and a signatory to the WTO or world trade organization.

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A Brief Summary of Contract Law: Key Terms, Common Defenses and General Recommendations

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:44:41 -0500

Many individuals and companies enter into contracts without fully understanding the terms. Often, neither party has clarity on what the contract requires in terms of performance standards, remedies for breach and whether unwritten terms can supplement the written contract. This post is intended to provide a quick guide to some key terms and issues that are relevant in the area of contract law.

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Method of Commencing Action in the Magistrate Court in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:01:45 -0500

How proceedings are initiated in the magistrate court. -LAGOS AND ABUJA AS A CASE STUDY. (A) Magistrate Court in Lagos - Under ord 1, Magistrate's Courts (Civil Procedure) Rules, two forms of commencement are provided: A person can institute an action using any of the following:

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Appraisal of Applications Pending Appeal and Enforcement of Judgment in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:04 -0500

Upon judgment, a party may appeal against the judgment or interlocutory order. It becomes necessary to preserve the res ante pending the determination of the appeal. There are three types of applications that can be made for maintenance of the status quo pending appeal.

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What To Do When You Need Quick Inheritance Money

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:12:47 -0500

The departure of a loved one is always a great moment of sadness. Unfortunately, this unpleasant feeling will be aggravated by the immediate financial consequences. If the person who dies was the one earning the most money (or the only one earning money) for the family, the loss of income will be very dangerous for the remaining descendants. Luckily, most of us take this scenario into consideration and formulate wills. In this way, the valuables will be distributed to the loved ones. However, the process of distributing the valuables stipulated in the will can take a lot of time. This may be a big problem in the heirs need urgent money. Find out what to do when you need quick inheritance money.

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Conservatorships and Why You Should Avoid Them

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:20:02 -0500

This article will explain how conservatorships work in the state of California. You will learn about the pitfalls of conservatorships and how to avoid them.

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6 Winning Asset Management Strategies That You Need to Apply Now

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:29:37 -0500

It is all about to understand the 6 winning asset management strategies. It will help help apply now and get satisfactory results from expert asset protection attorney.

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How 'No Win, No Fee' Is on the Verge of Demise

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:44 -0500

Being in the hospital is never easy. It puts everything to a stop and, depending on the seriousness of the issue faced, can make you think seriously about what is really important in life. For those that don't suffer such a serious injury or illness, it can really slow you down in life.

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Police Shortages Threaten Big Cities, Small Towns

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:26:27 -0500

It's never been harder to find a hero. Police departments across the country are struggling to fill their ranks, and it's overworking officers, worrying residents, and frustrating city and state officials. Big cities don't have nearly enough police officers walking the beat. If you are a law enforcement officer that has been injured on the job from a lack of support, visit a Colorado workers comp attorney today.

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The Major Keys of a Legal Service System

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:24:19 -0500

In whichever country we may reside we are bound by the laws of the place. Every country state has its own set of laws that the people, organizations and every alternate system have to abide by. The citizens have to limit their activities according to the demands of the state and country.

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See You In The Court

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:18:01 -0500

Justice hails to be a part of our life and it secures our rights. But in the current world justice has been matched with mere anarchy and destitution.

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Why Is There No Law for Religious Malpractice?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:27 -0500

If a doctor gives a person the wrong prescription or removes the wrong organ, or so forth, he would be up for malpractice and would lose his license. The same does not apply, however, to the priest who upholds the lies and myths of religious tenets and advises incorrectly. The fact that he claims to forgive sins and sends people on their way to do the same again should come under the heading of religious malpractice.

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How To Detect a Lemon Car

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:56:21 -0500

There are few things more exciting than buying a new car and testing it on the road. Owning the car of your dreams is a great feeling. Unfortunately, this feeling can be quickly ruined if the new vehicle begins to act strangely and is plagued by numerous malfunctions in a short time. If the number of repairs is quickly getting higher and you wander why, the answer may be in front of your eyes: you have bought a lemon car. Find out how to detect a lemon car before actually buying the car and contact a lemon law attorney if you need any help.

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What Is Food Safety and How Is It Achieved?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:55:35 -0500

Food security is one big issue that needs to be dealt with no leniency. Everyone has a right to clean food and this is made sure by the strict rules of FSSAI. Also, the consultants play an important part in getting the manufacturers their licenses to make sure only high quality food reaches the masses.

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It's Time We Answered the Call for First Responders

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:58:41 -0500

Under current Colorado law, first responders are not able to receive benefits if a traumatic event that occurred while on the job resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder. However, Colorado House Bill 1229 will allow these heroes to seek claims involving PTSD if diagnosed by a licensed mental healthcare professional. The Colorado Workers Comp attorneys here at Burg Simpson are fighting for your rights to clear this important bill.

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How Lawyers Can Mindfully Cope With Changes Coming To The Legal Profession

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:02:11 -0500

Change on an unprecedented scale is descending upon the legal profession. This article examines what some of those changes are, what other firms have already done and how you can mindfully cope with the changes you will have to make yourself.

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Free Legal Advice

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:27:39 -0500

What is a Founder Agreement (FA)? When a startup company comes into existence, it requires a set of rules between the founders/promoters of that company. "Founder Agreement" is a contract which is drawn between the founders/promoters of a company on key issues in regards to their company.

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Comparison of Minorites Shareholders Rights Under Companies Act 1956 and 2013

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:48:54 -0500

Sec 397 to 409 of companies Act 1956 lays down provision in order to safeguard the interest of shareholders & oppressive act of majority shareholders. Principle of natural justice works under this, it is so necessary because in general "the will of the majority prevails". They control he maximum decisions of the company because of which minority dragged automatically. They misuse their power to exploit the rights of minority. In such a case a proper balance of rights of majority & minority shareholders is essential for the smooth functioning of the company.

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Indian Laws and HIV/AIDS Patients

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:27:01 -0500

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the breakdown of the immune system. It is the final stage of HIV infection, where severe damage is done to the immune system and leads to fatal infections. This article represents the scenario/legal status of the Aids community whose members have been reluctantly drafted from every segment of the society.

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What to Do If the New Car You Bought Is a Lemon

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:57:03 -0500

One of worst nightmares of any newly bought car owner is to discover that the vehicle is not working as it was supposed to. If the car you purchased is a so called "lemon", read the following article and find out what to do.

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The Advantages Of Working With Bail Bonds Agent

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:56:01 -0500

In order to properly deal with your bail bonds, it is best to work with agents. These agents can provide the best features that can accommodate your needs.

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Power of Attorney - What Are the Benefits?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:19:21 -0500

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a document that will state the name of the person who has the power to act on your behalf when they conduct any important transactions for you. The person who is acting in your behalf is referred to as the attorney-in-fact. When utilizing the power of attorney the attorney-in-fact is expected to act with complete integrity and honesty. The most important benefit of being an attorney-in-fact is the relationship of trust that you build with the one gives them the power of attorney.

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498A - A Ground Reality

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:01:32 -0500

The rationalization, which feminists give, when someone talks about misuse of 498A is that all laws are misused. And it is no big issue that the 498A is misused. This rationalization is nothing different of those people who take advantage of other less privileged. Due to this obtuse reasoning (or lack of it), they have been able to derail discussions around any changes in the existing law even when there is a detailed Law Commission report (243rd volume) on misuse of 498A.

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Challenges Faced By CS in Annual Return Filing

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:32:36 -0500

It is a well-known fact that 'annual filing fever' grips all CS (Company Secretary) offices during October & November after corporates hold their AGMs and due dates are triggered for filing of audited financial statements and annual return. However this year, filing has reached a 'feverish' pace and pitch thanks to the late release of e-forms under the new Companies Act, 2013 and also repeated revisions of the same. This has thrown several challenges at CS offices as well as corporates struggling to understand and fill the information correctly.

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Extraterritorial Application of Competition Law

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:31 -0500

This article describes the significane of competition law policies both nationally and internationally; the risks involved in individual competition especially engaging in cross-broader trade activity. It insists upon the need for an effective competition policy at international level and provides possible solution to reduce abuse.

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International Environmental Law and Policy of Sustainable Development

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:29 -0500

This article addresses the concern to create an order of international environmental governance in the light of Sustainable development as this is one significant concern which remains as great as ever and which cannot be considered in isolation from other global concerns. States, International organizations, non-government organizations, networked communities of experts, and administrative secretariats of treaty organizations are accountable for law and policy making in the field of international environmental law.

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The Horse Hair Wig and the Law

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:58:40 -0500

It's a peculiar sight to see when judges enter courts in their robes and horse hair wigs while barristers are similarly dressed. In the Supreme Court under British rule they line up like Santa Clauses in red robes and wigs to administer the law. The question is who are speaking for and what is the meaning behind their garb?

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How to Stop Harassment From Creditors

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:34:49 -0500

Creditors can take action to recover their money if you have unpaid debts and this intent is not illegal by itself. However, if the steps taken to recover the debt amount to harassment or cause you trauma, then you have the right to put an end to it.

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How to Choose a Lemon Law Lawyer for Yourself?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:46:48 -0500

Lemon law is an extremely specialised field of litigation and requires years of experience and expertise. Due to this very reason, choosing a lemon lawyer can be quite a difficult task. So, here are few guidelines as to how you can choose the best lemon lawyer for yourself. Just follow these guidelines and you shall have no problem at all.

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Insurance Lawyers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:47 -0500

This professional specializes in different types of insurance and the lawful upholding of these different insurance policies. During a normal workday, they may work with staff and aides to track any current cases progression, complete continuing education courses like changes in insurance law, or investigate current cases. Some of the more common types of insurance include:

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Assault Defense Lawyer

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:21 -0500

This professional represents a person who has been charged with assault, which could be felony or misdemeanor assaults. They also represent clients that are charged with battery. The combination of assault and battery will often have a penalty of jail time. The job of the assault defense lawyer is to keep their client out of jail or have the amount of time they would be given if they were found guilty reduced. The lawyer will often try to enter into a plea bargain agreement with the prosecutor if their client will have to pay a fine if found guilty.

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What to Know When Searching For Public Records

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:25:00 -0600

Not all public records are free and online. However, there are many great resources for finding public records and court records.

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Legalization of The Powers of Traditional Authorities As Environmental Supervisors

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:48:22 -0600

The traditional authorities are reckoned as landowners and the rightful heirs to the seat of the past forebears. Owing to their ordained position, they are charged with the heinous responsibility of ensuring the conservation and the sustainable use of the resources in the environment. Thus, their powers need to be legalized for them to play their roles effectively as environmental inspectors.

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3 Ways to Search for the Best Whistleblower Lawyer

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:44:36 -0600

Whistleblower lawyers are the one, who exposes wrongdoing in the health care industry and bring unlawful activity to the attention of the court and the government. Whistleblower lawyers who expose crime of an individual that is deemed to be illegal within the healthcare industry.

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Types of Insurance Fraud

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:53:02 -0600

Insurance fraud is when deception is involved in the process of insurance. It could be a case when someone makes a fake claim from an insurance firm. It could also be when the insurer refuses to pay the claimant. Statistics have shown that the number of insurance frauds committed globally is rising.

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Legal Aid Society - What It Is

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:48:18 -0600

This organization offers low-cost or free legal services to residents who have low income. The cases legal aid society handles and the guidelines for qualifying for any legal services differ by jurisdiction. The funding for this organization can come from national, regional, or local services. Legal aid society is usually a not-for-profit organization.

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The Value of Law in Our Lives and Society

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:30:13 -0600

It is known by all that law is an essential part of a society. It helps to make a society trouble free and peaceful. Law is made by humans in order to change the society with the introduction of equality, justice, and fairness.

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My Thoughts on National Court of Appeal - Indian Judiciary

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:56:04 -0600

National Court of Appeal - Mainstream regularization won't be worthy as it would only result to stubborn disobedience. The very right to fight for justice these days is for the poor only when you have Supreme Court taking it up. Violence based on theoretical interference can only force unobstructed structural violence. The Supreme Court's occupational capacity mustn't be increased. Simultaneously, time spent in refusing the court cases should be followed sincerely by reputed structures. And, I have come up with an intermediary solution for this.

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Communicating With Clients: Know Who Your Audience Is

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:40:43 -0600

Communicating with clients and colleagues used to be a simple matter. All you needed was a phone and some stationery. Today you need something more: flexibility.

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How a Private Investigator Could Help Improve Your Retail Business

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 07:25:56 -0600

If you're the manager or owner of a retail company, you'll know how important the customer-facing role of a shop assistant can be. When it comes to your customers, interaction with your staff could make or break their first impression of your business - and a good first impression could secure future visits.

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How to Find a Discreet Detective Agency Online

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 07:25:38 -0600

Personal investigators are usually highly motivated individuals with specialist training that enables them to handle sensitive situations with discretion and professionalism. They are sometimes ex-policeman or security personnel so will possess both understanding and experience of investigative work.

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Lawyers: Phones Are The New Billboards

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:49:03 -0600

What can a lawyer do nowadays to stay in front of clients and brand themselves as leaders of the pack? Simple, stay in front of the thing clients use the most, phones. There has been a trend with mobile devices over the last decade, mainly that they have become ubiquitous.

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How to Find Good Legal Services Abroad

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:23:35 -0600

Advancement in technology has made it quick and easy to set up businesses abroad. Whether the business functions out of a brick-and- mortar office or a virtual one, doing business on an international level has become the norm. Conducting business in a foreign country entails familiarity with the host country's laws. The legal intricacies of international trading could be quite challenging, and without the right legal guidance, a business owner may well end up paying penalties and fines, and saddled with legal hitches. What does it take to find good legal services abroad?

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Tips To Avoid Buying A Lemon

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:42:05 -0600

Very often, car owners might have a car that might turn out to be a lemon. Such cars obviously do not meet the requisite standards, even after a number of repairs have been carried out on them.

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Negotiating a Business Contract? Consider the Other Party's Interests

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:35:29 -0600

People in business are constantly engaged in negotiating: with existing and prospective customers; with suppliers and other vendors; and, with others within their own organizations. Those who are successful in business are quite often those who have developed the skill set necessary to become effective negotiators. Good negotiators recognize that a successful negotiation is about more than just making a deal - it is about making a good deal. Good deals are more apt to result when the parties are able to agree to a contractual arrangement that satisfies one or more of the interests of each of the parties.

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International Humanitarian Law and Philosophy of War

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:04:58 -0600

Law implies order and restraint and can act to deter war, whereas war means the absence of both. History reveals us that the development of a more elaborate legal regime has preceded apace with the increasing savagery and destructiveness of modern war.This article attempts to enlighten the significance of International humanitarian law in constructing a modern philosophy of war where humanitarian claims can only be taken into consideration as far as the nature and object of war permit.

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We Are All Equal Under The Law, So What Is The Problem?

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 07:52:00 -0600

If you have a problem with the buzz-word "Equality" you are not alone. It's being bantered so often now, it's hard to tell if the definition of the word actually means anything. It's even hard to say if it is good or not. Let me explain if you will.

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The Roles of an Employer Defense Attorney in the Business Realm

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:28:58 -0600

An employer defense attorney can help employers to make informed business decisions. Professional legal advice can cushion businesses from potential legal issues.

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I'm Owed Money - Where Do I Start?

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:23:29 -0600

There are a myriad of options available when attempting to collect a debt. This article will help you get started.

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The Need of Hiring a Business Transaction Lawyer is Rising

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:22:08 -0600

A business transaction lawyer makes it probable for the business owners to focus on the business, and is therefore employed in a company to take care of the legal details of a business, and help the company to grow and expand itself largely. Business lawyers are present to take care of the matters of the organization that cannot be handled by the owners themselves and look out for positive perspectives and find out the right direction for the business to expand. A business lawyer is supposed to help out an organization to solve out the complexities that a company may face in its working tenure. Therefore, a company should appoint a proper business lawyer with enough knowledge and proper experience so that it helps in maximizing the profit rather than creating a trouble for the company.

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Protect Your Work With Copyrights

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:46:19 -0500

Literary works, musicals, artwork, sculptures and other creative works are generally concern to copyright protection. A copyright protects the shape of expression, as opposed to the subject depending on the expression. There must be some element of creativity and originality inside the paintings.

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Advantages of Copyright Registration

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:44:10 -0500

When running a business, you need to be cautious and make certain every small interest of your organization is blanketed. When you manufacture a product or float a design and even think of a suggestion for the betterment of what you are promoting, it is vital for you to copyright it.

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How To Avoid Copyright Infringement

Thu, 31 May 2018 06:56:38 -0500

Copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secrets are all ways in which people can protect their intellectual property. However, there are key differences in each of the protective instruments in regard to what exactly they're protecting.

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Ensuring That You Own Your Content's Copyright

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:56:57 -0500

You have been a prolific writer for your business for a long time and, of course, just like all other writers, you use sources to back up the facts that you write in your content. Of course, there is no reason for you to assume anything other than the fact that you own the copyright of all of the content that you are writing.

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Basics of Navigating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA")

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:35:47 -0500

Due to the proliferation of the Internet, social media platforms, and hosting websites, online service providers have often become unwitting hosts to materials that may potentially infringe on the copyrights of another. Likewise, original content creators have also increasingly found themselves to be targets of unjustified DMCA takedown requests. Sometimes these takedown requests are made for anti-competitive or harassing purposes by competitors of the website operator.

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How To Respond To Settlement Letters In Copyright Infringement Cases

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 06:39:23 -0600

Settlement letters are sent to particular internet subscribers who are identified to have infringed a copyrighted material. Also known as letter of demand (LOD), the letter is usually composed of the name of the infringer, IP address, and all the details about copyright infringement. First of all, getting a demand letter such as a TCYK letter more likely means that you did violate the law and the copyright enforcers have evidence to prove that you have infringed a copyrighted content.

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What Are the Most Common Forms of Intellectual Property?

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:01:29 -0600

There are many types of intellectual property, such as patent, trademark, copyright. Understanding the basics of these subjects is critical to knowing how and when to register them for protection.

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How Digital Technologies Improve Filmmaking

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 07:24:00 -0600

Breaking into the current film industry holds a greater challenge compared to classic filmmaking. The digital era has certainly catered to the universal passion of moviemakers for making motion pictures. Today, digital technology changed the way how movies are made.

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How to Come Up With Your Best Legal Move for Copyright Cases

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 08:49:29 -0600

There are a number of factors that contribute to the success of a copyright case. This article explains the different types of damages that can be calculated and ultimately help people determine their best legal move.

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Copyright Infringement in the Digital World

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:41:02 -0600

In this article, some of the reasons behind copyright infringement in the digital world are briefly discussed. Several basic solutions to reduce the issue are also included.

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Ways to Overcome Copyright Problems

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 06:39:55 -0500

In this age of instant communication, more and more ideas are being born and products created than ever before. With the current entrepreneurial trend, new business owners are creating never-before-seen content and services in order to better the world. With so much going on, it can be easy to create something that copies another person a little too closely.

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Of Film Festivals, Creativity, and Copyrights

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:07:01 -0500

Movies with poor reviews do not necessarily give anyone the excuse to pirate them. Art is subjective and stealing is wrong. These are two truths that should be recalled when dealing with piracy.

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Received a Copyright Infringement Notice? Now What?

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:53:42 -0500

This article talks about what to do when receiving a copyright infringement notice or letter of claim such as the TCYK LLC letter. It has a few FAQs and what-to-do tips in order to prevent getting another piracy letter.

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Film Copyrights In Adaptations

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:04:55 -0500

This article is about film adaptations and their copyrights. A range of examples of some known film adaptations are also enumerated, such as works that come from comics and novels. It also discusses the importance of copyright protection even for film adaptations.

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How to Be Protected From a Copyright Infringement Claim

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:46:56 -0500

Copyright infringement can be avoided by limiting yourself to "fair use" of the copyright. So, to keep from getting a Copyright Collections letter or a lawsuit, check if your use is still under fair use.

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How Does One Track Copyright Infringers?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:38:32 -0500

In the Age of the Internet accessing a limitless wealth of knowledge is at your fingertips. But how this information is tracked and regulated is often a mystery. Usually carried about by government agencies, tracking how people use the Web and access information yields some interesting trends about consumption.

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Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:03:57 -0500

Criminal and civil penalties, damages and fines, and viruses or adware are just some of the disadvantageous factors behind downloading movies illegally. Get to know more consequences of using pirate sites through this informative and comprehensive article about "Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally".

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Film Copyrights On Practical Applications

Tue, 12 May 2015 10:50:07 -0500

In universities, academicians explore new ways of teaching their students. To be more effective in what they do, they come up with ideas on how to make their points come across as clearly as possible. Some do outdoor activities while others give as many exams as possible.

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Email Yourself To Protect Your Own Copyright

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:32:36 -0500

Use a method that is much better than a "poor mans copyright", called Emailer's Copyright! The time-stamp is embedded in the system, so that means the user can't alter it, at least not directly.

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Protect Your Artistic Work - Apply for Copyright Registration Now

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:29:23 -0600

Introduction: Copyright registration can be obtained for original works of art, literature, books, music, films, CDs and computer programs. Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creations, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity. Creativity being the keystone of progress, no civilized society can afford to ignore the basic requirement of encouraging the same. Economic and social development of a society is dependent on creativity.

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Identity Crisis: Protecting Yourself From Image Theft

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:11:48 -0600

Online Image theft poses more than just a threat to photographer's copyrighted works and income. Personal images stolen from online sources present a grave security risk, and can be used as the basis in the creation of fraudulent online profiles. Learn the facts and how to protect yourself from image copyright violation and identity theft.

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All About Copyrights

Thu, 29 May 2014 10:53:44 -0500

All about copyrights, sourced, and basic. In this article I tell you about how to get a copyright, how to upkeep one, and why they exist.

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Unwritten Constitutional Law Of The United Kingdom!

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:12:05 -0500

Constitutions organize, regulate and handle state power. It helps to frame a strong structure of the state, the key state institutions and the fundamentals governing their associations with everyone and with the citizens of the state. The constitution of the United Kingdom is an exception because it is not available in the written form.

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Copyright Fraud

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 09:06:25 -0600

A look at copyright fraud and how a private investigator may be able to help in this increasingly global market. Particular emphasis is given to the South East Asian context of copyright fraud.

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Copyright Part Three: A Work of Authorship

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:24:16 -0600

Part Three of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here why a work of authorship is essential to copyright protection.

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Copyright Part Two: Unprotected Works

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:50:22 -0600

Part Two of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what a copyright does not protect.

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Copyright Part One: The Definition of Protection for Creative Works

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:53:36 -0600

Part One of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what two of the three essential parts of copyright protection are.

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Copyright 101: Understanding Copyright Law and How to License Your Artwork As a Designer

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:15:58 -0500

Understand your rights as a designer for both copyright and licensing your artwork. Many designers don't know the facts on how to protect themselves by regulating artwork usage.

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5 Reasons to Register Your Works With the US Copyright Office

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:18:39 -0500

When you create a work, you automatically own the copyright. No notice or registration is required. However, unregistered works don't have the same protection that registration confers on the owner. Here are 5 reason that you should register your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Entertainment Law - How To Register Your Copyrights

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:47:17 -0500

Although your work is copyrighted as soon as you commit it to paper, tape, etc., there are numerous additional benefits if you register the copyright in your work with the U.S. Copyright Office. This article walks you through the surprisingly simple registration process to save you time and money.

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Copyright For Non-Lawyers

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:43:08 -0500

The Internet, along with the social media networks built on it, has created a plethora of opportunities for those who create video, music, photographs and writing to publish their work in formats with the potential for wide distribution. Copyright questions have suddenly become important to many of us who would never have otherwise considered them.

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Copyright Books and Songs in India

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:17:28 -0500

From the music we listen to and the books we read, to the website, photograph, Video and products we use in our daily lives, each is a product of human creativity, and that creativity is protected. It is these creations of the mind, once expressed, that make up intellectual property.

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Legal-Binding 'Work for Hire' Freelance Jobs

Fri, 10 May 2013 15:43:50 -0500

Work for Hire agreements are becoming more common in the business world for the simple fact that companies want to retain ownership of their works. Complete ownership means companies can keep generating revenue from such works without paying royalties. For any WHF agreement to be legally-binding, both the company and freelancer must sign and date the contract, acknowledging all terms and rights.

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The 5 Steps You Need to Take When You Receive an ISP Subpoena Letter

Fri, 10 May 2013 14:03:10 -0500

What steps should you take if you have received a letter from your ISP notifying you that you have been accused of copying movies, music, software or other content over the Internet? This article provides the beginning of an action plan from an experienced attorney.

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Integrating Copyright Awareness in the Pedagogy of Art in Ghana

Fri, 03 May 2013 08:47:28 -0500

The historical evolution of teaching and learning in class reveals that the creation and use of art remain an integral aspect of education. During the time of the pre-historic man, various art forms were used in many ways to communicate, keep records and pass on information from generation to generation, when there were no written records and texts were not developed.

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What Is Copyright Awareness?

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:43:47 -0500

There is no standard definition for "Copyright Awareness". However, some critics have argued that awareness can only be defined in the light of what is being manifested in all forms of perception, knowledge and consciousness. In each expression, awareness is revealed as the ability to perceive (perception), know (knowledge) or the state of being conscious (consciousness).

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Top 10 Reasons to Register Your Copyright

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:18:26 -0500

The sheer act of creating an original piece of art makes it yours and yours alone. That unique beat, the words to a song, steps to a dance, or outline to a TV pilot: It's your intellectual property. This property, like real estate or a bank account, holds value and you should protect it. Certainly, if someone is to become famous from your musical ideas or reap vast profits from their sale, it should be you and not the person who ripped your ideas off. Just like there are vaults to protect your money and deeds to prove you own land, the law provides a simple way to protect your intellectual property: registering a copyright. With due apologies to David Letterman, and in no specific order, here are the 10 Ten Reasons to Register a Copyright:

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The Importance of Music Licensing Agreements

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:13:00 -0500

Working in the music industry is highly competitive and can oftentimes become stressful when handling money, legalities and costs or fees involved with producing and distributing music. Whether you are an artist trying to earn a living from your music or a producer and distributor looking to generate a profit from helping artists, hiring a music licensing lawyer is often necessary to avoid any potential legal issues from arising in the future.

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Current State of Copyright Awareness in Education

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:48:48 -0500

There are many misconceptions about copyright law. Many people sometimes fail to notice that the use of other peoples' resources without due acknowledgement is offensive. Some also think that using copyrighted materials do not always require permission from the author in all cases.

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What Are Music Publishing Agreements?

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:20:04 -0500

Any time you are working professionally in the music industry, having the right legal assistance is a key factor in finding success financially and when trying to expand your career. Whether you are planning to record and produce music or if you want to share and sell your own records, hiring an entertainment lawyer is highly recommended to keep yourself legally protected and informed at all times.

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What Does GMO Seed Patent Law Have To Do With Copyright Law for 3-D Printing

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:37:20 -0600

Regardless of how you feel about genetically modified crops the Supreme Court is going to hear a case which could affect many future cases in many different industries. The case involves a farmer who paid Monsanto to use their seeds one time, but of course seeds grow into plants which make more seeds and then the farmer used the seeds of those plants without further paying Monsanto for continued use. Monsanto has spent billions of dollars developing specialty seeds and needs to make a return on their investment and has a patent for those genetically modified seeds.

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The Most Crucial Points You Should Know About Music Licensing And Musical Copyright

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:21:26 -0600

Royalty-Free Music, Copyright Free Music, Retail Music, there are many different kinds of music when it comes to Licensing arrangements and copyright issues. Treading carefully is not only a wise thing to do, but essential if you want to stay clear of a costly law suit.

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"No Stairway, Denied!" - The Effect Of Copyright On DVD Releases

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:20:39 -0600

Have you ever been watching one of your favorite TV shows of films on DVD and had the experiences ruined by a poor dubbing of music or blurred images? The reason behind this problem is the huge expense that networks and studios would have to pay for licensing rights to the removed music and images. Prior to the explosion of DVDs, many just didn't think to have broad, extended licensing deals to the music and images used in producing TV shows and films.

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Get Permission When Using Other People's Material

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:52:25 -0600

Everything that somebody publishes to the Internet is covered by copyright automatically, whether or not it says so explicitly. Some copyright holders do make their material available for sharing, and in different ways. Here's a list of the most common types of permission.

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Facts About Copyright: USCO Registration

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:39:37 -0600

Facts about copyright: USCO registration is not required in order to protect your rights, but it does provide important benefits. Here's how copyright registration works--and what doesn't work.

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Does the "Poor Man's Copyright" Really Work?

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:27:12 -0600

The "poor man's copyright"-mailing a copy of your own work to yourself, leaving it sealed, and using the dated postmark to prove legal ownership-is commonly considered legally valid. But does the so-called poor man's copyright really protect your work?

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Understanding the Impact of Duplicate Website Content

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:11:55 -0600

When you begin to create a web presence for your work from home business, it can be tempting to look for short cuts to get things up and running. We all know that the best websites are fantastic sources of information, telling us things we don't know from news to how-to guides and articles. The quickest way to create a rich website that is full of great content is to bring together some of the content that is already available online. But did you know that duplicate content on your website can seriously harm your reputation? Even copying just a few pages from a competing website can result in damage to your reputation, your search engine performance and - ultimately - your success.

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Copyright Law - A Detailed Explanation of the 'Fair Use' Clause

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:32:32 -0500

A claim of Fair Use for copied extracts from a another copyright work is a common plea used by authors, researchers and critics. What is Fair Use and how can it be defined? A brief explanation.

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Public Performance Fees for Songwriters

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:32:50 -0500

We hear music on the radio, while shopping, in clubs, even while on hold on the telephone. Does the songwriter get paid? If so, how do they get paid. Weekly? Or weakly? This article summarizes the situation.

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Copyright Terms - What Is the Legal Definition of a License Agreement?

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:42:59 -0500

Copyright of specific works and the ideal of Intellectual Property are two subjects, especially in our highly technological Internet age with ease of communication, theft and fraud, which are constantly under debate. The discussion on how to protect the rights of an artistic or literary creator from those who would steal works, give them out as their own, or simply market them for profit, has been raging since long before the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was first penned and accepted in 1885 / 1886. The Berne Convention consists of various clauses which define who...

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Internet Law and Copyright Infringement - Where Does the Burden of Proof Lie?

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:20:34 -0500

Copyright laws are constantly being updated to take account of technological and financial changes. The Burden of Proof, however, remains indisputable: a brief explanation.

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What Is Legal and Illegal File Sharing?

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:10:38 -0500

In the world of internet marketing and the internet in general, there is legal file sharing and illegal file sharing. This article discusses the difference between the two.

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All About Works Made for Hire

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:13:46 -0500

Works for hire are work that you create for an employer while under their employ. Generally, the employed owns the copyright for these works, but there are some scenarios where that is not the case.

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Working Interaction Between FSA, FSCS and FOS

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:03:22 -0500

1. Financial Services Authority (FSA) is the official regulator of financial services in the United Kingdom. Financial services included banking, securities and insurance.

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What You Need to Know About Copyright Attorneys

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:15:09 -0500

The common mistake of website owners when buying articles online is that they assume full ownership over the material. Little do they know that the ownership still depends upon the agreement of between the buyer and the writer. To make sure that you don't commit the same mistake, it is important that you have a copyright attorney to write a contract before hand.

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Creative Commons: An Alternative Solution To Copyright Restrictions

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:51 -0500

This report provides an analysis and exhaustive explanation of Copyright restrictions in order to encourage creators to choose Creative Commons licenses. The purpose is not only to give a clear understanding of why authors should chose Creative Commons licenses, but also to raise awareness of the harmful consequences of Copyright for the whole society or the public domain.

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Thing to Remember When Looking for the Best Patent Lawyers

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:01 -0500

If you own a business, you would know how important the uniqueness of your business's name can be. If you are facing an unfortunate situation where someone is illegally using your name, you are probably in dire need of getting legal protection. Before choosing a patent lawyer to handle your case, however, familiarize yourself with the qualities of ideal patent lawyers.

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Copyrights And Copying Off a Screen Print of Google Earth

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:47:16 -0500

Have you ever had one of your friends or family print off a Yahoo or Google Map to tell you how to get to a family event or party? It happens all the time, but did you know there's a good chance they are breaking copyright law? That sounds pretty funny doesn't it? However, you might be doing this in your small business if you are having a sale and you print off directions to your business on a flyer. I've even seen maps in the Yellow Pages which were printed right from Yahoo Maps, they even left in the copyright. That's interesting isn't it?

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Legal Tips for Using Social Media

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:59:12 -0500

Without a doubt, social media has introduced a whole new world of opportunity for citizen journalists, bloggers and others looking to share their stories and ideas in the public arena. Unfortunately, it's also introduced a host of ways to violate intellectual property laws. If you want to participate in social media, here are six things you need to know.

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Save Yourself Against Copyright Infringement

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:45:20 -0500

Copyright infringement is a serious problem in today's world as there is a lot of content that is being developed by companies. The things that one needs to prove to save oneself of copyright is that one holds the copyright for the content in contention and that there has been substantial copying of the same and that has been misappropriated.

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Getty Images and The Next Generation

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:21:41 -0500

Is almost impossible to protect copyrighted work these days - it's just too easy for people to copy what you produced, and you don't have time to chase down everyone who violates your copyrights. Yes, we live in a world of imitators, content thieves, and copyright violators. It appears to be human nature, and no matter how hard we try we cannot overcome this, and we certainly can't do it online or in the digital age. Yes, those that have intellectual property are doing everything they can to lobby Congress to make new laws, but those who would violate such laws always seem to find a way around them.

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Copyright Registration

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:24:03 -0500

We often receive enquiries about how to apply for copyright protection, and many people are surprised to learn that in fact they do not need to apply at all. Copyright subsists automatically in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, films, sound recordings, and the typographical arrangement of published editions. Literary works are taken to include computer programs, databases, and other compilations.

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3 Myths Regarding Internet Copyright Laws Revealed

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:58:37 -0500

"If there isn't any copyright notice, it's not copyrighted" This is among the biggest myths in the field of internet copyright laws. While this was actually true in the past, most regions now follow what is known as the Berne copyright convention. For example, in the US almost everything which was created on or after April 1989 is copyrighted and subsequently under protection. Especially where internet copyright laws are concerned, it is safe to assume that anything you see online is protected by a copyright. While there are a few older works that have lost coverage over time, it is a good move to ask prior to using anything which you see online for your own projects. Though a lot of people make use of the letter "C" in parenthesis, i.e. (C) to show that their work is copyrighted, it has never been given any legal credence. Rather, look for and additionally use the written letter "C" inside of a circle to indicate copyrighted work.

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Some Of The Copyright Laws Internet Companies Can Experience

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 09:41:56 -0500

Copyright laws will have an effect on each and every company eventually, and problems surrounding them can vary from safeguarding your own property to disputes over the use of your property by others. There is a misconception drifting around the internet stating that anything found online is in the "public domain" and therefore it is freely able to be applied in any way that a person deems suitable to use it. This is grossly untrue and is regarded as one of the top kind of copyright laws internet businesses deal with. Of course, traditional companies deal with these issues and, however the ease of sharing online has left businesses working there especially vulnerable.

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How to Write a Cease and Desist Letter and Stop Copyright Infringement

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:50:33 -0500

A cease and desist letter is a low-cost alternative to a time-consuming and potentially costly lawsuit, if someone is using your copyrighted materials without permission. Let's look at how to write a cease and desist letter so that you can maintain and control your copyrights and other intellectual property.

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Why Should I Register My Copyright With the US Copyright Office?

Thu, 31 May 2012 12:06:08 -0500

Copyright registration is voluntary -- you don't NEED to register in order to be protected by copyright law -- but there are very good reasons to officially register with the US Copyright Office. Let's take a closer look at some of them; you may decide that the benefits far outweigh the modest filing fee!

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Why You Need To Place Watermarks On Images You Post Online

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:17:22 -0500

A photography watermark can be another picture as in a logo, words, or the name of the photographer which is placed over the picture. If a photo has a watermark, those looking at it will know that they are not allowed to copy or use your photo without first notifying you or abiding by your requirements.

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:33:27 -0500

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act's principle features focus on limitations on infringement liability for service providers and prohibitions on circumvention of technological protection measures. Online education environments are greatly affected by the act provisions. Instructors should get with their organizations and their legal counsel to become familiar with the complex intricacies of the act.

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A Good License Agreement for Your Music

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:10:26 -0500

Many amateur composers fall victim to a badly drafted licensing agreement that totally stomps on their right over their royalties and possible million dollar career. This scenario does not only affect songwriters but also musical composers for movies and televisions. They write songs and produce music.

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Copyright Protection: 2 Intriguing Objects Eligible for Copyrights

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:12:19 -0500

Copyright protection is afforded to books, movies, music, photographs, and a wide variety of other creative expressions of an idea -- but did you know that vessel hull designs and architectural works are also eligible for copyright protection? This article touches on the history of copyright law to explain how these seeming outliers to intellectual property have been granted the same copyright protections as any other creative work.

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Can You Copyright a Fight Song or a School Motto?

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:46:29 -0500

The other day, I was having a conversation about copyright law, you see I am an online article author, and I produced a number of e-books, and before my stint as a writer, I was quite concerned with protecting our company operations manual from getting in the hands of competitors. I've been mildly successful at all of those things above, and therefore have quite a bit of both positive and negative experiences when it comes to copyright law.

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Defending Copyrights - Challenges With First to Publish Proof in the Information Age

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:42:07 -0500

Just because you wrote something and put one of those little C's at the bottom of the page, and claim the copyright, doesn't mean that you won't find challenges in our information age. After all, you might write something, put it on a website or blog somewhere, perhaps an obscure place, or perhaps you may even write something and put it into a paper newsletter that goes out to your Homeowners Association, soccer team, or school. You wrote it first, and you claim copyright, but then someone else finds it, likes it, puts it on the Internet, or incorporates entire...

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Can Google's New Semantic Search Keep Within Copyright Laws?

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:41:42 -0500

All great companies must evolve, and I believe Google to be a company which wishes to stay on the leading edge of its core business model. It is a search engine after all, it delivers information to the world, which is one of the main reasons the Internet exists in the first place. Today, the web is an accumulation of human knowledge, and it is also one of the greatest communication devices ever created in the history of mankind.

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DMCA Is Definately Your Online Defense Shield

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:41:00 -0500

Copyright is one of the most significant non tangible assets of an organization. Organizations consider copyrighting their entities as an essential legal obligation. This act infers that the organization values the social and ethical rules followed globally.

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Understanding Movie Copyrights

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:27:59 -0600

Outdoor movie events are all about fun; getting together with family and friends in the community and enjoying a new film or an old favorite. If you are the one planning the event, though, you have the responsibility of making sure your event complies with movie copyright law. If you have never put on a movie event before, you might not understand exactly what these rules mean and whether or not your event must be licensed as a public performance. This quick guide will give you a basic understanding of movie copyrights and assist you in determining if one is needed for your event.

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Fighting Against Copyright Infringement Using DMCA

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:11:53 -0600

Copyright infringement has started to emerge as a critical issue in the contemporary market today. Where innovation is optimizing, encroachment of various copyrighted works is becoming a routine. In this anarchy of legislation, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) serves as a copyright law which outlaws conception, production and distribution of ideas, technology and/or services that violate the controls on workings bearing exclusive rights.

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SOPA and PIPA: A Lethal Sister Act?

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:45:40 -0600

From the inception of SOPA and PIPA to the avid protestors, the sister acts have lost some appeal from a lot of their initial supporters (many of them due to the backlash from the public) and has been halted by the government. The voice of the people has never been louder through the wielding of the Internet. The Madison Tool which is associated with OPEN Act, hopes to help the public govern what should be regulated on the Internet - not the government.

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Do We Need More Online Education With Regards to Fair Use Copyright Laws?

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:22:43 -0600

My rule of thumb, and this is what I do for my own personal use, is I always cite the article, the author of the article, the date of the article, the name of the publication, and never more than five lines of text. In doing this generally my articles of four, five, or 600 words, it turns out to be very little, and I know I've satisfied the fair use rules.

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Copyright Law - A Brief Guide to the Basics of Copyright Law

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:06:25 -0600

Copyright protects your original work of expression, such as an article, website, software, cookbook, song or a painting from unauthorized use by others. You get the exclusive rights to sell, display, reproduce your work, and sue those that infringe on those rights.

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Legalities With Non-OEM Ink Cartridges

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:22:28 -0600

The price of ink cartridges is nothing to ignore. Consider the fact that a common brand of printer cartridges, Hewlett-Packard, sells one at a price of $22 for .25 ounces, it comes out to be more expensive that imported and expensive luxury foods such as caviar from Russia.

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What If Google and Wikipedia Disappeared Forever?

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:24:36 -0600

As most know Wikipedia went dark on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in protest of the SOPA bill, and for them with a small staff, they certainly have a point, as their business model could be targeted and shut down. There is no way they could hire enough people to ensure everything posted was original, every sentence, and every picture "duty free" - thus, what if Wikipedia did not exist? Google also blacked out its logo to get us to think also.

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Copyright Law Applies to T-Shirt Designing

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:24:22 -0600

When you hire an artist to create a design for you, you own the product designed once the art work is complete but not the copyright to the design- it still remains the artist's property as it is his creativity. An authority must be granted by the artist in writing to claim that the copyright has been transferred as well.

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Copyright Infringer - Employer or Employee?

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:51:43 -0600

When a piece of work faces plagiarism and the infringer is an employee or a hired contractor, the employer is held responsible for this act. Hence, he is liable of punishment for the violation of the Copyright Law.

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Song Titles, Lyrics, and Copyright Infringement: When Do I Need Permission?

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:36:44 -0600

When quoting song titles or lyrics, it's not always clear when you're required to ask permission from the original author. This article takes a closer look at song titles and lyrics and how they relate to copyright infringement.

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Copyrighting Your Music

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:27:18 -0600

Any original idea that changes into a tangible form becomes copyrightable. Its author then has the right and authority to own his creation. This goes for any work in the field of art, literature, design or research and also music.

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Copyright Infringement and Its Consequences

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 19:49:34 -0600

The author or creator of every original work that is tangible in nature has every right over his project. If this work is reproduced, altered, exhibited, broadcasted or made public in other way without the consent of the owner, it is considered violation of the legal and moral rights of the author.

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Need of Copyrighting for Bloggers

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:29:35 -0600

Bloggers generally want their message to spread across the internet. If you are a blogger and write good content, you must have copied your work and other people across the internet must be copying it too.

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Outdated Copyrights

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:20:44 -0600

I have always been interested in do it yourself plans and worked upon searching for these. Before the internet was commonly used, I searched books and magazines for the same. I discovered many copies of old magazines like Mechanix Illustrated, Science and Mechanics and many others of the kind offered lots of such do it yourself plans.

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Moral Rights of an Author

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:23:54 -0600

The following article states some general information about the moral rights a copyright law provides to the author of a particular piece of copyrightable work. This is not legal or expert advice and for more specific information a professional copyright lawyer should be contacted.

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Copyright and Trademark

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:26:45 -0600

In general, lots of people confuse the words "Copyright" and "Trademark". They do not know how to copyright or rather, trademark their logo, blogs or business names. The word copyright has been used alongside trademark to make things a little easier to understand.

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Avoiding Copyright Infringement When Making a Website

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:22:26 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary. The copyright lawyers help their client in understanding the problem better and finding a good solution.

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Copyright Lawyers, Trademarks and Copyright

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 08:36:00 -0600

Copyright law can sometimes be a bit confusing and there are some things that aren't covered by it. This article looks at the differences between copyright and trademarks to help you determine which would be right for you.

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The Copyright Lawyers

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:07:03 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary.

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Copyrighting a Website

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:49:40 -0600

When a piece of work is brought into a tangible form, it automatically acquires copyright protection. It is still a good idea to preserve each document with time, date and some official stamp. If ever this record has to be reproduced to challenge infringement, this data will be very helpful in influencing the decision in the owner's favour.

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The Difference Between Patents and Copyright - A Copyright Lawyer Explains

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:29:01 -0600

There are a number of ways of protecting your intellectual property rights. In this article, a copyright lawyer explains the differences between copyrights and patents.

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Copyright Act of United Kingdom

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:10:36 -0600

Copyright Law is part of the intellectual property law that assures security of original compositions. The Copyright Act grants protection against plagiarism to all tangible pieces of work.

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Efforts Towards Copyright Policy in China

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:17:58 -0600

Due to plagiarism and infringement of pieces of work in literature; music; drama; art; sound recording; architectural design and government work, copyright policies are much stressed upon all over the world. But some authors and publishers have been surprised by the unlawful reproduction of their copyrighted works.

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Misinterpretation of the Word Copyright

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 15:41:30 -0600

To copyright a certain piece of work means to protect it from being reproduced or altered without the permission of the owner. There is a common misconception that the ownership authority is not attained unless the work is registered with an official organization such as the US Copyright Office (USCO) at the Library of Congress at Washington DC.

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Copyright Protection, Duration, and Registration in South Africa

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:41:22 -0600

Copyright protection in South Africa is governed by the Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978 and its amendments. Under the current intellectual property laws of South Africa, copyright subsists in artistic, literary, musical, broadcast, architectural and related works. As such there is no need to register such as it is automatically assigned once a work takes tangible form.

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Copyright Law - 5 Common Myths About Copyright Law You Should Know

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:53:52 -0600

As a published author, I am amazed and encouraged by the current "independent" publishing boom happening as a result of the popularity of the Kindle and Nook readers. Writers who once papered their walls with rejection slips now take chances by producing their work on their own. Some, like HP Mallory and Amanda Hocking, have succeeded in finding audiences and sales. Others do well enough to cover the monthly grocery bill, but in the end all writers should be concerned about issues involving copyrights.

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A lot of people do not know about the various steps that they must take to change their name. Before you go ahead and change your name you must understand the process. You should get to know that the reason for your name change always determines the things that you will need to do. At the same time, your age is a vital consideration at such a time. If you want to change the name of your child, then it is best that you do it in her first year. Changing their name after they complete a year ...

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In the Know- Health and Wellness Website Legalities

When Health Consulting Businesses are Legally Responsible One thing the internet is infamous for is being a source of advice for our health and well-being. It doesnt matter where we turn there is someone with a website telling us what to do to lose weight, slow down ageing or treat our illnesses. We all do it. We arent feeling well so we type our symptoms into Dr. Google and voila, thousands of results telling us we have everything from a common cold to 6 months to live. We t...

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Searching for a good DUI defense attorney?

Are you hoping to find an attorney? If that's the case you might be having a defense attorney. When people want someone to represent themselves in the court at a DUI 17, they are hired. You have the right in case you think it was a wrongful arrest. Continue reading to learn. DUI Case is not simple. Their degree attempts best to penalize the quantity of DUIU offenders. The lawyer ought to be able to kick off his defense with a good argument. Remember: you have to have a start with something y...

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Top 3 Excuses of the Debtors and How to Deal With Them

andquot;Are you wondering how a collection agency deals with the excuses of a debtor? Read the article to know more.andquot; The job of debt collection is not at all easy. Making a debtor pay the money when he or she is completely unwilling can be a hell of a challenge. But when the collector is approaching the debtor, it is important that he is using all his resources and tactics to make them pay. The whole process of commercial debt recovery can become very difficult when the ...

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What does an Elder Lawyer in Toms River really do

Many people may not have heard of the term Elder lawyer or Elder Attorney. This term is relatively new but the practice itself is not. Who is an Elder Lawyer? Simply put, an elder lawyer in Toms River is a legal advocate and social advisor all rolled up into one. They provide support services to both individuals and communities with special needs. There have always been lawyers all over the world who provide support to the weak and vulnerable of their societies but the term elder lawyer ha...

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Divorce Law- Common Mistakes in Divorce that make Men Lose out

In a Singapore divorce, it would appear that the law protects the women and men are often left with the shorter end of the stick. The women in any divorce typically walk away with more as compared to men. However, if you seek to have an understanding of your legal rights and options, the process of divorce can be made simpler and less painful, allowing you to minimise losses. Here are some common divorce mistakes that husbands made which cause them to lose more than they need to. Choo...

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Should I divorce if my spouse is suffering from a serious illness?

The marital vows taken by a husband and wife are often embodied in the ideals: for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, until death do us apart. Marriage starts with an emotional connection between a man and woman and evolves into a serious commitment between them. It carries vastly different and greater responsibilities than prior stages in the relationship that lead up to marriage. Inevitably, disagreements and differences of opinion over decisions in the marriage can and do arise. ...

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Divorce in Singapore- Financial Questions to Keep in Mind

The divorce process can be financially and emotionally demanding on divorcing couples. What matters is that you make decisions based on sound financial advice Singapore divorce specialists can help analyse your financial standing, help formulate a divorce settlement and identify weaknesses and obligations in your case so that you can make informed decisions. Experienced Divorce Lawyers can help you to answer these questions: What steps can I take to protect my financial s...

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Tips for Choosing the Right Lawyers

Any time you need to find lawyers in Vegas it is important that you do some research so that you can get value for your money. Should anyone threaten you with legal action, you want to do your best so that you find an attorney that will ensure that you have the highest chance of winning your case. If you fail to find an attorney for whatever reason, you will actually be risking paying some heavy court fines and depending the accusations you could even end up spending time in jail; you need to kn...

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The Benefits of Hiring an Criminal Law Attorney

Whether you plan for it or not, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to find an attorney at one point or another in your life. You will need the services of Miley Law LV any time you face a legal issue that you may not be able to handle on your own. Lawyers in Vegas will have gone through some years of legal training as well as more training on the job to give them so much experience; this means that they know how the law works and they will be able to defend your rights. When you...

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5 Reasons Why a Collection Agency Shouldn't Hold Back Your Money!

To know why a debt collection company shouldnt hold back your fund, read this article properly. In todays world, when you are hiring an agency for getting your dues back from the market, you need to trust the professionals. And in todays high-speed digital world, trust is indeed a very delicate thing. Now there are several levels of understanding trust and establishing it. And needless to say, that like various other industries, commercial debt collection industry also has a few fraudu...

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Think You Might Have Whiplash? Know The Symptoms and Why You Need a Neck Injury Attorney

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How to Negotiate the Right Way with Your Debtors?

"Do you know how to negotiate with the debtors so that your bad debts do not keep rising? If no, then please keep reading." So, have you been struggling to get your dues back from your default payers? You have sent them a lot of emails, reminders and messages, but alas they are not responding! On the other hand, there would be a few debtors who would tell you stories about their bankruptcies and that they are not ready to pay at the moment. There are also defaulters who would say th...

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How to Choose the Right Workers' Compensation Lawyer?

There are workers compensation laws that allow an employee to receive a certain amount of compensation or the injury received at work. All workers must be covered in a job when they have an accident since most employees are required by law to carry a workers compensation insurance policy. Some benefits a worker may receive include payment for medical expenses, total disability benefits, permanent and partial disability benefits, temporary and total disability benefits as well as death benefits. ...

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Fitbit, Fun, Forensics, and Foes

Fitbit, Fun, Forensics, and Foes Have you tracked your 10,000 steps today? Has anyone else tracked them? Fitness trackers are big business, helping people get and stay fit, and helping them share their progress with friends - and sometimes with strangers. Probably the most well-known of these devices (and apps) are the FitBit and apps paired with the Apple Watch, but also include the Moov Now, Samsung Gear Fit, Huawei Band, Tom Tom Spark, and about 350 others. The ability to map ...

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andquot; To know about the ways to get back your dues from your default payers, please keep reading this article.andquot; Getting back dues from the default payers can be really painful for business owners. While at times you will be really fed up with it, at other times you will feel frustrated and want to take strict actions against them. However, doing it all on your own is not at all recommended. You must always go through few blogs, research and find out the best possible ways ...

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Introducing the Friday Tech Fix

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 22:40:20 +0000

I will wager that most of you don’t have a lot of time to keep up with the latest tech gadgets, apps, sites, and services. While I probably don’t have a lot of time for that either, I have come to recognize my tech addiction for what it is, and have accepted my need to [...]

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Back to Blogging, and a Pivot

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:33:10 +0000

From the looks of it, this is my first official blog post in over 6 months, and only the second post in more than a year. From the days when I used to track law bloggers, I definitely qualify as an “inactive.” I’ve been trying to get back into the blogging swing [...]

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The iPad Pro vs. Windows Surface Pro 3: An Early Look

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 16:30:09 +0000

If you happened to be sleeping or otherwise absent last week, you may have missed that Apple announced a few products. Being an iPad fan, I was of course interested to see the much-rumored announcement of the iPad Pro, a much larger tablet that Apple says “lets you be more creative and productive [...]

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Do Lawyers Use Technology To Collaborate?

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:59:40 +0000

Way back in 2008, Dennis Kennedy and I wrote The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together – hard to believe it has been 7 years since we wrote that book! We recently decided to revisit the topic on our podcast, so in our latest episode of The [...]

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Are Technology Resolutions Important for Lawyers?

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:50:20 +0000

At this time of year, every year, you can count on a regular deluge of articles on New Year’s Resolutions, “getting a fresh start,” and all types of advice to suggest that everything you did last year was a failure, and to make sure this year is not a similar disaster, you’d better get started [...]

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Review: Logitech Keys-to-Go Bluetooth Keyboard

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:14:46 +0000

For years, I have used (and recommended) two Bluetooth keyboards, primarily when I am using my iPad. I tend to use Apple’s Wireless Keyboard more; it’s reasonably thin and light, and I like that it’s a full-size keyboard, which is not the case with most of the other portable keyboards for the iPad. If I [...]

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iPads and “The Art of Being Solo”

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:40:19 +0000

I am a firm believer that there can never be too many practice management resources for solo lawyers. As the name implies, solo lawyers don’t have the colleagues to help them when it comes to technology, marketing, finance, and overall management of a law practice. That’s why I was pleased and flattered to participate in The [...]

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Why are Passwords So Hard for Lawyers?

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:49:44 +0000

The subject of passwords is one that is both fascinating and frustrating to me. We know that it’s getting easier and easier for hackers to crack our passwords; just three years ago, a nine-digit password would take 44,530 years to crack, but today that same password can be cracked in less than a [...]

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The Increasing Automation of Technology: A Good or Bad Thing?

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:03:42 +0000

The latest episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report is called Automation or Control: Why Attorneys Must Choose (I didn’t choose the title) – in it, we discuss the fact that technology services are increasingly connecting to each other, automating things that we used to have to do ourselves. For example, my Fitbit now talks to my [...]

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Blawg of the Day – Blawgletter

Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:00:06 +0000

We’ll end the week with a fun blog – Blawgletter is published by Dallas lawyer Barry Barnett, and it features “legal bits you can hold onto.”  He talks about a number of legal topics – recent posts have discussed Peer-to-Peer movie sharing opinions, the Supreme Court’s “first sale” decision, and other recent decisions of [...]

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National Interest Waiver Attorney Thomas J. Arkell Publishes Free...

Thomas J. Arkell, a senior partner in the prestigious Dunn Law Firm, has published “Your Guide to National Interest Waiver Petitions,” a free ebook that can be downloaded at...

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Attorneys Andrew Cores, Wendy Musielak Receive Super Lawyers Honors

Wheaton, Illinois lawyers at Andrew Cores Family Law Group among best in region.

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Multiple Attorneys from Conley Griggs Partin LLP Selected to the 2019...

Super Lawyers, a nation-wide rating service of outstanding lawyers, recently selected seven Atlanta attorneys from Conley Griggs Partin LLP to be included in the 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers List. The...

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North American Title Co. (NATC) announced the promotion of Marilyn Olliver to division president/manager of its Florida Division.

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VisaLex Adds Travel Authorization to Growing Visa Application Services

Leading Online U.S. Immigration Platform Makes Applying for U.S. Travel Authorizations Quicker and Easier

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Financial Poise™ Announces "Discovery Practice," a New...

This webinar is co-produced by West LegalEdCenter™ and part of the "Newbie Litigator School" series. It will feature Mitchell Bryan (Williams, Bax & Saltzman, P.C.); Damian Capozzola...

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AI and Robotics Deliver True Mortgage Automation Results

Meet Paradatec at 2019 MBA Servicing Conference & Expo. Paradatec, Inc., a leader in AI-based mortgage automation loan processing, will be presenting at next week’s Mortgage Bankers Association...

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Phoenix Law Firm Announces Tuition Assistance Scholarship for...

John Kelly, founder of the Kelly Law Team (KLT), a Phoenix personal injury law firm, has announced that KLT will award an educational scholarship as part of its scholarship program. This scholarship...

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Attorney Patrick Keegan Obtains Final Approval of Class Settlement...

California employment law attorney Patrick Keegan, co-founder and managing partner of Keegan & Baker, LLP, obtains final court approval of a Class Settlement for Release of Medical Record...

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Monica Labe and Katheryne Zelenock Named to Crain's Detroit...

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Monica Labe and Katheryne Zelenock have been named to Crain's Detroit Business "Notable Women in Real Estate".

(PRWeb February 19, 2019)

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Center for Family Services, Inc. Honored with 2018 Aramark Building...

Camden, NJ-based Human Services Organization Recognized for Excellence in Elevating Community Health and Well-Being

(PRWeb February 19, 2019)

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The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., Hires Lawyer Eric T. Telander

DuPage County attorney Eric Telander practices family, criminal law.

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Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP Announces First Female Partner:...

This Appointment Strengthens Diverse Leadership Team in Beijing and Tianjin for Marcum Group

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Siskind Susser Releases Beta Version of H-1B Public Access File...

Siskind Susser, releases the beta version of their H-1B public access file generator application, built on Neota Logic

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Financial Poise™ Announces "Basics Concepts Applicable to All...

This webinar is co-produced by West LegalEdCenter™ and part of the "Borrower or Lender BE" series. It will feature Jonathan Friedland (Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger); Jeffrey Bardos...

(PRWeb February 18, 2019)

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WebBuy Exits NADA 2019 Ready to Grow Digital-Retailing Solutions via...

WebBuy, the nation’s first, fully integrated car-buying application, returns from the NADA Show in 2019 ready to partner with more dealers eager to reach a demographic of customers they’ve never...

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Lawsuit Funding Company Earns Top Rating from TopConsumerReviews.com

Prime Case Funding, a leading provider of lawsuit funding, receives a top ranking from TopConsumerReviews.com.

(PRWeb February 18, 2019)

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Financial Poise™ Announces "Lost Profit Cases," a New...

This webinar is co-produced by West LegalEdCenter™ and part of the "Common Commercial Conflicts" series. It will feature Leland Chait (Law Office of Leland H. Chait); Shawn Fox (Sikich LLP);...

(PRWeb February 18, 2019)

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Financial Poise™ Announces "The Nuts & Bolts of a 363...

This webinar is co-produced by West LegalEdCenter™ and part of the "Chapter 11 Potpourri" series. It will feature Daniel C. Cohn (Murtha Cullina); Todd Zoha (Alix Partners LLP); Christopher...

(PRWeb February 18, 2019)

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Financial Poise™ Announces "The Basics – Working With an...

This webinar is co-produced by West LegalEdCenter™ and part of the "Valuation Fights in Litigation: Battle of the Experts" series. It will feature Kathryn Nadro (Sugar Felsenthal Grais &...

(PRWeb February 18, 2019)

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Stetson University President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D., Announces...

Target date for Stetson’s ninth president is June 2020

(PRWeb February 17, 2019)

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Manoj "Tito" Pombra Appointed President of Core Compliance...

Core Compliance & Legal Services, Inc.SM (“Core Compliance”), a California-based compliance consulting firm, announced the appointment of their new President, Manoj “Tito” Pombra.

(PRWeb February 17, 2019)

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The Reeves Law Group Awards $3,000 Scholarship to U.C. Berkeley School...

The 3rd Year UC Berkeley Law student's essay wove a powerful immigrant narrative covering her background and heritage, as she grew up in China, Guinea, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, and France...

(PRWeb February 16, 2019)

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Distinguished Speaker to Discuss Telemedicine Compliance at Healthcare...

Attorney and legislative specialist, Andrew B. Wilson, a member of the Morris James LLP Healthcare Law and Government Relations Groups, will serve as the Distinguished Speaker at the 2nd Annual...

(PRWeb February 16, 2019)

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Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, File a Class Action...

The class action complaint alleges that the electrical contracting services corporation failed to pay proper overtime wages and did not reimburse their employees working in California for required...

(PRWeb February 15, 2019)

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Personal Injury Firm Hasty Pope Attorneys Named to 2019 Super Lawyers...

Hasty Pope is a family-run law firm with more than 100 years of combined experience in settling and litigating personal injury and workers’ compensation lawsuits. Experience, meticulous preparation...

(PRWeb February 15, 2019)

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Attorney Michael Padway Educates Motorcycle Riders About Claim Process...

Bay Area motorcycle attorney Michael Padway, of Michael Padway & Associates, is often called upon for frequently asked questions about the claim process as it applies to riders injured in a...

(PRWeb February 15, 2019)

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Nevada Court Quiets Title of 58 Mining Claims in Favor of Summa LLC

After a long legal battle, ownership of historic, patented mining claims awarded.

(PRWeb February 15, 2019)

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California Attorney Barry Fischer Files Lawsuit Against Catholic...

Los Angeles family law attorney Barry Fischer recently filed a complaint on behalf of a client who was allegedly sexually abused by a Catholic priest.

(PRWeb February 15, 2019)

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Troy Helling Named Partner-in-Charge of Hawkins Parnell &...

Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP is pleased to announce that Troy Helling has been appointed partner-in-charge of HPY’s Dallas office. Helling will be responsible for the management and strategic...

(PRWeb February 15, 2019)

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CyberGuard Compliance Announces Launch of PCI Compliance Services

Industry Expert now offers audit services relating to the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard. CyberGuard Compliance, a global provider of IT-compliance and cybersecurity services, is...

(PRWeb February 14, 2019)

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33 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed in 2019 Edition of Georgia Super...

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced that three attorneys in the firm’s Atlanta office were included in the “Top 100” list in the 2019 edition of Georgia Super Lawyers.

(PRWeb February 14, 2019)

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Greenberg Traurig Welcomes Austin Appellate Lawyer Heidi Bloch

Elizabeth “Heidi” G. Bloch, a prominent Texas appellate lawyer, has joined the Austin office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder.

(PRWeb February 14, 2019)

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Zamansky LLC Commences a Securities Arbitration Proceeding Against UBS...

Zamansky LLC, a New York City-based investment fraud law firm, recently filed a securities arbitration claim against UBS on behalf of investors who sustained substantial losses under UBS’s Yield...

(PRWeb February 14, 2019)

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Financial Poise™ Announces "Raising Capital - Negotiating with...

This webinar is co-produced by West LegalEdCenter™ and part of "The Start-Up / Small Business Advisor" series. It will feature Chris Cahill (Lowis & Gellen LLC); Nick Petite (Vamonde);...

(PRWeb February 14, 2019)

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Financial Poise™ Announces "Goal Based Investing: Planning for...

This webinar is co-produced by West LegalEdCenter™ and part of the "Personal Finance & Investing Fundamentals" series. It will feature Arthur Doglione (Alpha Fiduciary); James A. Jones...

(PRWeb February 14, 2019)

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Legalverse Launches a Free Tool to Remove Text from PDFs

After the recent news about lawyers having trouble redacting PDFs, Legalverse created FreePdfRedactor.com to enable anybody to easily and securely remove text from PDFs and sanitize hidden data from...

(PRWeb February 14, 2019)

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Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, File A Class Action...

The class action complaint alleges the company did not provide the legally required off-duty meal and rest breaks to their employees and also allegedly failed to pay overtime.

(PRWeb February 13, 2019)

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Monumental Carbon Tax Court Case Kicks Off in Canada As Friends of...

More than $6.8 billion in foreign-funding and revenues to the 18 largest Canadian environmental groups since 2000 has skewed climate change science and energy policies, says Friends of Science in a...

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TEL Library Announces Affordable College-Credit Courses for Oklahoma...

TEL Library partners with rural Oklahoma high schools to provide affordable, flexible advanced learning opportunities to their students.

(PRWeb February 13, 2019)

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Number of Shareholder Appraisal Petitions in Delaware Continues...

Cornerstone Research report finds substantial variation in awards from the 34 cases that went to trial between 2006 and 2018.

(PRWeb February 13, 2019)

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Greenberg Traurig Represents WeWork in its Acquisition of Euclid

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP represented WeWork in its acquisition of Euclid, a leading spatial-analytics platform.

(PRWeb February 13, 2019)

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3 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Receive Austin Black Business...

Shareholders Karen Kennard, Demetrius McDaniel, and Dale Wainwright of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have been named recipients of the Austin Black Business’ 2019 Top 10 Central Texas Super...

(PRWeb February 13, 2019)

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Greenberg Traurig’s Mike Schaengold Participates in Annual Thomson...

Michael J. Schaengold, chair of the Government Contracts & Projects Practice at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will participate for the tenth year in a row in Thomson Reuters West’s...

(PRWeb February 13, 2019)

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Greenberg Traurig Represents The Ardent Cos. in Purchase of Piedmont...

The Real Estate team from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP represented affiliates of The Ardent Companies in its purchase and financing of Piedmont Center 14.

(PRWeb February 13, 2019)

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Brian T. Crevasse Joins Ball Janik LLP as Special Counsel in the...

Ball Janik LLP is proud to announce that Brian T. Crevasse has joined the Florida office as Special Counsel in the firm's Construction Defect practice group.

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Erin Rohan Smith Joins Ball Janik LLP as Special Counsel in the...

Ball Janik LLP is proud to announce that Erin Rohan Smith has joined the Florida office as Special Counsel in the firm's Construction Defect practice group.

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Chaffin Luhana LLP Announces New Consolidated Firm Website

Chaffin Luhana LLP consolidates its web assets into the newly updated ChaffinLuhana.com, combining the firm’s online presence into a single location for its plaintiffs-only national, New York,...

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Fairfax Title Company Offers Title Services To Northern VA Residents

Mathis Title Company, a Fairfax title company, offers real estate settlement and title services to residents of Northern Virginia.

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Intellectual Property Attorney Timothy Clise Joins Dickinson...

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Timothy Clise has joined the firm's Troy office as Of Counsel.

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$15,000 reward offered for the return of more than 20 stolen reptiles .. (audio)

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:50:00 +1000

Laura Tchilinguirian is speaking to the curator of the Australian Reptile Park, Liz Vella

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Council on the Ageing says Lateline abuse report shows need for better training in aged-care industry .. (audio)

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:45:00 +1000

Cameron Green spoke to COTA boss Ian Yates

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George Zimmerman's acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin prompts debate over the role of race in the U.S Justice system... (audio)

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:50:00 +1000

Laura Tchilinguirian spoke to Dr David Smith, a lecturer at the U.S Studies Centre in Sydney.

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Inquiry into child abuse due to hear from Hunter Valley's former Catholic Bishop, accused in cover-up of two priests' crimes .. (audio)

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:45:00 +1000

Cameron Green spoke to ABC Reporter Dan Cox

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Has consumer law has kept pace with globalised commerce? We talk to the VP of the International Assn of Consumer Law ..(audio)

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:55:00 +1000

Glen Bartholomew is speaking to The Vice-President of the International Association of Consumer Law, Professor Gail Pearson

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Coalition of NSW emergency services workers on why it opposes opening of so-called 'sobering up' centres. ..(audio)

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:20:00 +1000

Mandy Presland spoke to Director of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association and spokesperson for lobby group LAST DRINKS, Brett Holmes

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Report into whether laws and protections for Aus cruise-line passengers are adequate tabled in Parliament. .. (audio)

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:15:00 +1000

Shon Walker spoke to Committee Chair Graham Perrett

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NSW whistleblower says "there will be panic at Police HQ" after admission that church child-abuse docs were shredded .. (audio)

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:15:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox

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NSW Greens MP confirms senior cop was getting, then shredding, church docs about abuse of kids .. (audio)

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 07:15:00 +1000

Marius Benson spoke to New South Wales Greens MP David Shoebridge

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WA's top cop has alcohol advertising in sport in his sights - and he's telling a Canberra conference why: (audio)

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:45:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callahan

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Australians lost nearly 100 million dollars in scams last year --- and that's just the ones we know about, says ACCC .. (audio)

Mon, 17 Jun 2013 07:55:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard

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What do you if you see a racist incident? Vic Health's Preventing Racism Program looks at that dilemma .. (audio)

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:20:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Dr Peter Streker

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As the search for his body resumes, we look back at the Donald Mackay case .. (audio)

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:20:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Mike Donaldson

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Griffith City mayor on police reopening the search for Donald Mackay's body, 36 years later .. (audio)

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 07:55:00 +1000

Marius Benson is speaking to John Dal Broi

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Former CIA employee Edward Snowden flees his Hong Kong hotel after being named as whistleblower: where does he go now? (audio)

Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:45:00 +1000

Steve Chase asked International Law expert Don Rothwell

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Doctors express growing concern about alcohol related violence - and especially the 'killer punch' .. (audio)

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:20:00 +1000

Glen Bartholomew spoke to Dr Anthony Grabs, Head of Trauma Services at Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital

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Witchcraft and sorcery across Pacific considered very real, and very dangerous .. hence a big Canberra conference: (audio)

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:50:00 +1000

Steve Chase was joined by one of the conference convenors, Dr Miranda Forsyth from the ANU's Research School of Asia and the Pacific

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The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Northern Ireland has launched an international appeal for child abuse victims and survivors .. (audio)

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 07:55:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi got details from Sir Anthony Hart -- the Chairman of Northern Ireland's Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry

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Military trial of U.S soldier Bradley Manning begins near Washington, after he leaked secret files to WikiLeaks - we analyse the case .. (audio)

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:15:00 +1000

Shon Walker was joined by Dr Adam Lockyer, a lecturer in U.S Politics and Foreign Policy at the U.S Studies Centre at the University of Sydney

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Bravehearts group backs plans to decriminalise 'sexting' by teenagers .. (audio)

Wed, 29 May 2013 17:20:00 +1000

Steve Chase spoke to Bravehearts National Operations Manager Leza Sullivan

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Victims support group disappointed by evidence of Cardinal Pell to child sex abuse inquiry .. (audio)

Tue, 28 May 2013 07:50:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to Broken Rites spokesman Bernard Barrett

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Cardinal George Pell before Victoria's parliamentary Inquiry into church sex abuse today - but will his evidence cast much light? (audio)

Mon, 27 May 2013 07:50:00 +1000

Sandy Aloisi spoke to Judy Courtin from the Faculty of Law at Monash University in Melbourne

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Victorian Sentencing Council reports on animal cruelty. The law and ethics around tissue donors for sick siblings

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council has released a report that shines a light on Victorian animal cruelty offenders and the sentences they receive. And Dr Shih-Ning Then's new book explores the ethics and legal issues around tissue donors for sick siblings.

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Employers in Victoria and Queensland jailed over workplace deaths. And NSW court ruling on proposed Rocky Hill coal mine

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Two employers sent to jail for breach of OHS laws. Climate change takes front seat in NSW court.

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The final report of the Banking Royal Commission. Also, a Queensland worker gets compensation for injury after a smoko break

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

How well has the Banking Royal Commission served the interests of consumers? Also on the program in Queensland the Industrial Court has ruled that a former employee of McDonalds who broke her leg during a break is entitled to Workers Compensation.

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How effective is the coronial system?

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

When a death is not straight forward, a coronial inquest can play a crucial role in addressing unanswered questions and it can also make recommendations that might prevent future fatalities. But how well does our coronial system serve the needs of grieving families?

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Beaming prisoners into courtrooms; the pros and cons of Audio Visual Links

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

In recent years there has been an explosion in the use of Audio Visual Links (AVLs) between prisons and courtrooms. This development has been welcomed by many prisoners, but some don't like being 'reduced to a bunch of pixels'.

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Should dead men become fathers?

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

In the age of Artificial Reproductive Technology extracting sperm from dead men is possible, and it happens more often than you think.

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Calls for transparency around the use of solitary confinement in Victorian prisons

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

The Jesuit Social Services report, All Alone - Young Adults in the Victorian Justice System, calls for radical reforms around the use of solitary confinement.

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Economic abuse in violent relationships

Tue, 01 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A collaboration between a Victorian community legal centre and a family violence support service addresses the financial fall-out that often comes when escaping a violent relationship.

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Disputes between neighbours over trees are as common as they are personal, and can get so bad that some property owners sell up to avoid conflict.

Tue, 25 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Poisonings, uprootings and court stoushes: the toxic world of neighbourhood tree disputes.

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Hiring and firing by an automated system

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Is it possible to be hired or fired without any human interaction? Meet the man who was fired by an automated system.

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Man feels burdened by 'not guilty' verdict

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Thirteen years after a violent brawl at a warehouse party led to the death of a partygoer, the two men charged with his murder give their version of the events of that night. One accused served 13 years in jail, the other was found not guilty, but remains burdened by his role.

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Why do some young Australian Muslim men choose extremism?

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Families of extremists speak-up over terror warning signs.

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Dissecting the Eastman retrial

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

ABC Canberra court reporter Elizabeth Byrne describes the twists and turns of the jury trials of David Eastman. The recent retrial found him not guilty of the murder of AFP Assistant Police Commissioner Colin Winchester.

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The world's only nationwide prison radio station

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

National Prison Radio, the world's first national 24 hour radio station produced by and for prisoners beams into all jail cells across England and Wales.

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The Federal Government's Indigenous Procurement Program. Also Israel Supreme Court.

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

How effective is the Indigenous Procurement Program? Who is benefitting? And a leading Israeli civil rights lawyer warns that the 'democratic space' in her country is in danger of shrinking.

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Beaming prisoners into courtrooms; the pros and cons of Audio Visual Links

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

In recent years there has been an explosion in the use of Audio Visual Links (AVLs) between prisons and courtrooms. This development has been welcomed by many prisoners, but some don't like being 'reduced to a bunch of pixels'.

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Are our Crimes Confiscation laws fair?

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Western Australia's Attorney-General John Quigley recently announced a review into the state's Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 saying there are some cases that are 'harsh to the point of being unjust'.

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Tertiary students in the courts

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Most students, at some point are disappointed by an academic result, but how far would you go to get a better grade?

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Questions over social housing plan in Victoria and research into social drug suppliers

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Victoria is rebuilding its public housing, but could existing public housing tenants become worse off? And new research explores what we know about small time 'social' drug dealers and raises questions about how the law should deal with them.

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Law Report 9th October 2018

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Anti-abortion protesters face High Court. US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sworn in.

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Law Report 10th October 2018

Tue, 02 Oct 2018 17:46:00 +1000

Families of victims in the 911 attacks and crash of flight MH17 are pursuing legal action over their deaths.

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Should dead men become fathers?

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:07:03 +1000

In the age of Artificial Reproductive Technology extracting sperm from dead men is possible, and it happens more often than you think.

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Alan Jones defamation ruling. And why XX won't face a re-trial for murder

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Radio broadcaster Alan Jones has been ordered to pay damages of 3.7 million dollars for defaming the Wagner brothers And the High Court of Australia allowed the use of previously recorded evidence involving a man known as Dennis Bauer convicted of multiple child sex offences and in NSW, the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal appeal refused to re-try a man for murder of three indigenous children, saying there wasn't sufficient 'fresh and compelling evidence' to overturn the principle of double jeopardy.

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Calls for transparency around the use of solitary confinement in Victorian prisons

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 17:30:00 +1000

The Jesuit Social Services report, All Alone - Young Adults in the Victorian Justice System, calls for radical reforms around the use of solitary confinement.

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Economic abuse in violent relationships

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:30:00 +1000

A collaboration between a Victorian community legal centre and a family violence support service addresses the financial fall-out that often comes when escaping a violent relationship.

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MP Peter Dutton's parliamentary eligibility; The Justice Project Final Report; The first Chinese-Australian barrister

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Analysis of Peter Dutton's parliamentary eligibility under Section 44(v), some of the recommendations of the Law Council's Justice Project Final Report and the first Chinese-Australian barrister

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Electronic monitoring in the criminal justice system

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

In Australia around 1,000 people are wearing electronic monitoring ankle bracelets as a condition of either parole, bail, home detention or extended supervision orders. Do they deter further crimes and how reliable is the technology?

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Is it possible to be hired or fired without any human interaction? Meet the man who was fired by an automated system.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Meet the man fired by an automated system.

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South Australia's workers compensation legislation treats psychiatric and physical injuries very differently. Also a look at the latest Currency Press Platform Paper on the welfare of performance artists

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Workers compensation for psychiatric injuries in South Australia. Performance artists, the ultimate gig economy workers.

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Balancing freedom of religion and freedom from religion

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Edited highlights of an expert panel debating whether our laws strong enough to protect people who hold sincere religious beliefs.

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NSW Supreme Court decision on Colleen McCullough's estate; What follows Malaysia's miracle moment?

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

NSW Supreme Court judge rules that popular Australian author Colleen McCullough's estate belongs to widower. And Malaysian civil and women's rights activist Ivy Josiah on building robust institutions following the landslide victory of former strongman, now reformist leader, Mahathir Mohamad.

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Facebook faces potential Australian law suit over data breach

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

There have been reports social media network Facebook is facing multiple lawsuits on behalf of users whose personal data was improperly leaked to Cambridge Analytica. Its next legal challenge could take place here in Australia.

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Who’s responsible when someone dies at work? A senate inquiry is looking at the prevention, investigation and prosecution of industrial deaths in Australia.

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

How does the law prevent deaths at work?

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Crop Houses and stopping the cycle of drug addiction and offending

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Cannabis grow house syndicates are rampant across Australia. And former addicts helping to break the cycle of drug addiction and drug related crime.

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Canadian university loses right to open law school and Portugal's policy on drugs and addiction

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Freedom of religion versus equal rights is tested in the Canadian and US Supreme Courts, and Portugal's unique approach to drug addiction.

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Two important decisions on defamation. Getting into rough legal waters on holiday cruises

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Australian courts have ruled on two prominent defamation cases, Rebel Wilson v Bauer and Milorad Trkulja v Google. And what laws apply if something goes wrong when travelling on a holiday cruise in international waters?

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Tips for Beauty salons to support clients who experience family violence; Victorian Supreme Court responds to legal costs blowout

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

An innovative program HaiR-3R's aims to help hairdressers recognise and support Victorian clients who may be experiencing family violence. Also on the program, what is a reasonable legal fee in a relatively straightforward wills and estate case? A Victorian Supreme Court Judge had some strong words to say in a dispute about lawyers costs.

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When can authorities seize your mobile device?

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Can Border Patrol demand your mobile devices at an airport without a warrant? In the US, this question may go to the Supreme Court, but in Australia, the laws are very clear. And what powers do police have to search and seize on suburban streets?

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Inside the Jury Room part four: Juror misbehaviour

Tue, 29 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Jurors can misbehave, threatening the right to a fair trial in many ways: Google searches; social media rants, contacting an accused, visiting a crime scene, even playing Sudoku in the jury box. How do we convince jurors to follow the rules?

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Inside the Jury Room part three: Juror bias

Tue, 22 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

When juries retire to the deliberation room, should they leave all of their personal beliefs and prejudices at the door? And is this even possible?

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Inside the Jury Room part two: Juror stress

Tue, 15 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Hearing and seeing gruesome evidence in criminal trials can take a terrible toll on jurors, sometimes leading to stress and trauma. What harm can juror stress then cause trials? And what can we do to minimise its impact?

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Inside the Jury Room part one: The Ouija board jurors

Tue, 08 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

It’s the most notorious case ever of jury misbehaviour. In the 1994 double murder trial of Stephen Young, drunk jurors used a Ouija board to ask the murder victims, "who killed you?". But is there more to this story than just hapless, irresponsible jurors?

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Extradition processes in the 21st century and Victoria parliament soon to debate treaty advancing legislation

Tue, 01 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Victoria introduces legislation to enable treaty negotiations. Do extradition laws need to evolve?

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Over-medication in aged care and blockchain contracts

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Examining the laws governing the use of anti-psychotic and other drugs to sedate residents in aged-care facilities in the US and Australia. And smart contracts are an emerging area of the law, but exactly what are they and what happens if they go rogue?

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Space law in the 21st century

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Corporations, as well as nations are venturing into space for satellite technology, mining even tourism. Are the laws created over fifty years ago up to speed in this new space race?

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Commonwealth Redress Scheme restrictions and South African jailed for racist tirade

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Why will some survivors of institutional sexual abuse be locked out of the Commonwealth Redress Scheme? And when using a really offensive word in South Africa multiple times lands you in jail.

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Anne Buist on writing her life's work

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Perinatal psychiatrist Anne Buist is a women's mental health advocate and expert witness who works with protective services, and as an expert witness in the courts, in cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide and murder. She is also a novelist who explores many of the darker aspects of her work in fiction.

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Seeking compensation for family violence and chat bot wills

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

There are a number of avenues for those seeking compensation for family violence including the civil courts but at least one state, a mechanism for assisting survivors with compensation has come under criticism. And a South Australian law firm is selling chatbot generated wills for $150. How different is it from the will kits purchased from a newsagency, what are the safeguards and is it a way of providing a much needed service in remote communities?

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Defamation in Australia and modern warfare and challenges for IHL

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

A study finds that that the rich and famous are not the your usual plaintiffs when it comes to defamation cases. Nor are media companies the usual suspects when it comes to defending defamation claims. And in a time of conflict, defining what constitutes a cyber attack, a potential act of war, is tricky. So is international humanitarian law keeping up with the new battlefields of the 21st century?

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Debt and road tolls: the dilemma and solutions

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Toll fines are one of the major issues dealt with in Victorian and Queensland courts, with some debts as high as $200,000. Why are such massive debts accrued and what can be done about it?

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Kroll CEO Statement

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:40:36 -0400

"Kroll is a robust, international business -- the largest in the risk mitigation and investigations industry -- and the gold standard for investigations, with over 2,000 employees across 53 offices in 28 countries. We have been in the computer forensics business for decades, and our team includes professionals from the highest levels of cyber law enforcement agencies, including the FBI. We offer the full spectrum of cyber security solutions with laboratories around the world. Additionally, we have global data analytics capabilities, operating five data centers on four continents through which we provide structured and unstructured data analytics services. When confronted with legal and business challenges, our clients know where to turn, and we look forward to providing them the same unparalleled service they have come to expect for years to come." -- Kroll CEO Emanuele Conti


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The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

Fri, 04 May 2012 15:17:06 -0400

If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am Law Daily.

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Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:59:23 -0400

The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.

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Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:03:57 -0400

Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.

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Covington Takes Lead on Pair of Health Care Deals as Sector Stays Hot

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:23:15 -0400

Two transactions announced Monday--Thomson Reuters's $1.25 billion sale of its health care unit to a Veritas Capital affiliate, and AstraZeneca's $1.26 billion acquisition of Ardea Biosciences--generated assignments for Covington & Burling, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Paul Hastings.

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Fenwick, Covington Advise as Facebook Snags Chunk of AOL Patent Portfolio From Microsoft

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:32:03 -0400

The social networking leader and the software giant turn to familiar firms for representation on a $550 million deal involving intellectual property assets.

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D.C. Dewey Partner Heads to Allen & Overy

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:43:31 -0400

Project finance partner Gregory Smith's departure for Allen & Overy pushes Dewey & LeBoeuf's partner losses so far this year to an even 70.

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The Careerist: Latham & Watkins's Women Go Back to the Kitchen

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:10:44 -0400

Will master classes in canapé making help women in business development? Latham's London office seems to think so.

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Dealmaker of the Week: Iain Wagstaff of Linklaters

Sun, 22 Apr 2012 12:38:39 -0400

Wagstaff and fellow M&A partner Marc Loy, respectively, led the Linklaters teams in London and Paris advising multinational utility GDF Suez on its $10.8 billion acquisition of the stake in Britain’s International Power that GDF does not already own.

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Amid Bankruptcy Reports, Dewey Says It’s Eyeing All Options; Greenberg Confirms Possible Interest

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:30:00 -0400

The drama swirling around Dewey & LeBoeuf took a new turn Friday when Greenberg Traurig said it has had "preliminary discussions relating to lawyers at Dewey & LeBoeuf," but has "made no commitments" nor "reached agreements." The statement came on the heels of reports that Dewey leaders are considering a prepackaged bankruptcy plan in order to keep intact what remains of the rapidly shrinking firm.

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Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Announces Ruth A. Schoenmeyer's Admission to ACREL

Mon, 07 May 2018 21:15:03 GMT

Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, a national real estate law firm with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles, is proud to announce partner Ruth A. Schoenmeyer's recent admission into the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).

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J2advisors and Liebman Group Announce Strategic Partnership

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 20:04:17 GMT

J2advisors and Liebman Group are pleased to announce their strategic partnership.

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We'll Be Attending the Mass Torts Made Perfect Convention

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:03:23 GMT

Partners Russell C. Friedman, Bruce M. Klein and David J. Zwerling from The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP will be attending the Mass Tort Convention to be held April 11-13, 2018 at The Wynn, Las Vegas, NV.

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Morae Global Announces New Southwest Director Jon Gross

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 15:32:36 GMT

Morae Global is pleased to announce and welcome Jon Gross as Southwest Director of Sales.

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DUKE EDRM Releases Agenda for 2018 Workshop, May 23-25 at Duke University

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 17:55:19 GMT

Workshop to Focus on TAR and GDPR Projects and Introduce New Initiatives in Electronic Discovery

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Zapproved®'s Market-Leading Legal Hold Pro® Software Achieves FedRAMP "In Process" Status

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:22:01 GMT

Zapproved LLC, the leading e-discovery software provider for managing corporate litigation readiness, announced today that is has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) "In Process" status.

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Qualmet to Participate in the 2018 National Bar Association Gateway to Success Conference

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:11:47 GMT

CEO James Beckett to moderate the opening session, "The Pitch and Book of Business – Get the Most of the Outside Counsel and Corporate Counsel Relationship"

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Women Owned Law Celebrates First Full Year

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:00:00 GMT

WOL Has Grown Into A Nationally Recognized Group Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in the Law

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Personalised Immigration Guidance Now Freely Available In Minutes With New Visa Wizard

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:36:58 GMT

Immigration Advice Service has now launched their all-new Visa Wizard: an online resource which asks the individual a selection of questions, processes their answers and generates a detailed, tailored solution to their personal immigration issues.

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Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Welcomes Attorney Arthur Zittell

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 04:02:35 GMT

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP (FCOP), Ventura County's largest law firm, recently announced that attorney Arthur Zittell has joined the firm.

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