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Legal Talk Today : Ohio State’s Athletic Coronavirus Pledge

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Darren Heitner from Above the Law and sports law attorney breaks down the Buckeye Acknowledgement and Pledge that Ohio State University is requiring its athletes to take, in order to resume athletics during COVID-19.

Thank you to our sponsor NBI.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Where the Heck Are We? — 2020 Mid-Year Reflections

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0000

Lawyers and law firms have had to adapt very quickly to a very different work environment in 2020. So, how are we all doing? What’s working and what isn’t? Dennis and Tom take a look back at the year to date to talk through what they’ve learned and the tech and tools that have carried them through the pandemic.

In their second segment, they feature a call from listener David in Pennsylvania, who shares his thoughts on their “second brain” project. If, like David, you'd like to ask a technology question or share a thought with Dennis and Tom, call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820

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 Colonial Surety Company.

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New Solo : Back to Basics: Smart Marketing for New Solos - Part 1

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 18:22:06 +0000

Marketing is an essential business tool, but many lawyers lack the expertise needed to leverage it in their law firms. Expert legal marketer Conrad Saam joins Adriana Linares in this 2-part series to discuss simple, effective marketing tactics for attorneys. They define the basic marketing terms all lawyers should know and offer practical advice for going out on your own.

Conrad Saam is president at Mockingbird Marketing.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio, Lawclerk, ROSS, and Alert Communications.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #283: Bringing Your Human to Work, with Erica Keswin

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Author Erica Keswin discusses what it really means to bring your human side to work and the action steps you can use to infuse that throughout your firm on a regular basis. 

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

Thanks to LawPay, Back Office Betties, TextExpander, and Casetext for sponsoring this episode!

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Legal Talk Today : Tracking Scooters and our 4th Amendment

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Hannah Zhao, staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation discusses their lawsuit against the Los Angeles Department of Transportation for their tracking of electronic scooters and how that might violate our 4th amendment rights. 

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Addressing Law School Racism & Neomi Rao's School Of Legal Writing Don'ts

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 20:25:18 +0000

A new account compiles the acts of racism that compound at Harvard Law School, but they could emanate from almost any law school. We take a look at this account and the response of law schools around the country to recent events, including one law school that's taking an aggressive anti-racism stance. Also, we discuss Neomi Rao's Michael Flynn opinion which left a lot to be desired as a work of professional legal writing.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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Legal Talk Today : Indiana’s at Home Bar Exam

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Bradley Skolnik, executive director of the Indiana Office of Admissions discusses Indiana’s new online bar exam that can be taken at home and what applicants can expect from this new test.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : COVID-19 hasn't stopped this lawyer from advocating for wellness and recovery

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:00:00 +0000

Lawyer and author Brian Cuban chats with ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward about how he’s been focusing on what he can control during the COVID-19 pandemic, rather than what he can’t, and what he misses the most. For Cuban, that includes hugs from family and friends, and he’s not sure that they’ll ever be given as freely as they once were.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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Legal Talk Today : SCOTUS blocks POTUS on DACA Rescission

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Ilya Shapiro of the CATO Institute joins us to discuss why the Supreme Court blocked the Trump Administration’s rescission of DACA in the Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California case as well as the impact that decision could have on immigration reform.

Thank you to our sponsor NBI.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Inside Girls High School Football and a Title IX Lawsuit

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 18:16:18 +0000

In June 2017, a Title IX lawsuit was filed against three school districts and the Utah High School Activities Association seeking to add girls football teams to the lineup of sports offered to students.

On today’s Lawyer 2 Lawyer, guest host Jared Correia is joined by attorney Brent Gordon, and his daughter and plaintiff, Sam Gordon, to talk about girls high school football, and their efforts to provide girls more equality of opportunity at the high school sports level.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Blue J Legal.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : How the COVID-19 Crisis Creates an Environment for Fraudulent Insurance Claims

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 15:00:00 +0000

James Barbieri, president and CEO of Claims Advantage in Georgia discusses how COVID-19 influences fraudulent claims and what investigators and claims managers need to be concerned about.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

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The Digital Edge : A Legal Podcast About Legal Podcasting

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 14:00:00 +0000

Sharon and Jim have reached a major milestone—the 150th edition of the Digital Edge! For this special episode, they welcome fellow veteran podcasters Bob Ambrogi, Joe Patrice, and Tom Mighell to talk shop about the world of legal podcasting. They share favorite memories and horror stories and offer invaluable insights for aspiring podcasters.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio, Scorpion, Blackletter Podcast, Alert Communications.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #282: Leading a High-Performance Remote Team, with Jason Fried

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Basecamp founder & CEO Jason Fried discusses how the pandemic has shifted the perspective on remote work, what companies need to do to thrive with newly-remote teams, and how to handle the influx of communication that could overwhelm team members. 

If you want more insight on how to succeed with a remote law firm, check out our resource page on virtual law firms. 

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

Thanks to Smith.ai, TextExpander, LawPay, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode!

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Legal Talk Today : AB 2261: California’s Facial Recognition Bill

Wed, 24 Jun 2020 19:11:21 +0000

Kirsten Errick from Law Street discusses California's Assembly Bill 2261, it’s key provisions, what the proponents/opponents say about it, and possible infractions of rights.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : What does police abolition look like?

Wed, 24 Jun 2020 11:00:00 +0000

Recent protests over police brutality have raised the volume on calls to defund the police. But while police abolition may be new to some, it's a concept that has been studied and discussed for decades. In his 2017 book, The End of Policing, Alex S. Vitale explains the troubling origins of modern policing, why commonly suggested reforms like training and increased diversity have not been successful, and how slashing social services has placed police officers in situations they are unequipped to deal with. In this episode, Vitale also shares with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles how he explains the issue to sceptics, and ways that lawyers can help rethink the ways that the criminal justice system re-enforces inequality.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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The Legal Toolkit : The State of Workers’ Rights Today

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 18:44:38 +0000

The area of workers’ compensation law has been evolving since its inception, and today’s unique circumstances under COVID-19 have brought new layers of complication. Jared Correia talks with Sam Pond about the current state of workers’ rights and how lawyers in any area of the law can help those working in unsafe conditions.

Samuel H. Pond is managing partner of Pond Lehocky, the largest workers’ compensation firm in Pennsylvania.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionTimeSolvAbby Connect and Alert Communications.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : A Wild Week At The Supreme Court

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 18:02:33 +0000

A decidedly conservative Supreme Court made discrimination against the LGBTQ community illegal and then turned around and wiped out the Trump Administration's effort to cancel DACA. What was in the water last week? Joe and Kathryn break down why the opinions weren't nearly as revolutionary as the results they brought might make them seem.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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Legal Talk Today : Relist Limbo and SCOTUS

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 19:00:00 +0000

John Elwood of SCOTUS Blog joins us to talk about the Supreme Court and what a relist limbo is and why it’s important to lawyers and their client’s cases.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : A Quick Announcement

Fri, 19 Jun 2020 21:45:04 +0000

Host Craig Williams is on vacation. In the meantime, producer Kate Nutting has a special announcement about next week's episode and shares some suggested relevant episodes you should check out during this extraordinary time.

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Legal Talk Today : Debt Forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program

Fri, 19 Jun 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Allyson Baker of Venable discusses the Paycheck Protection Program and what business owners (and their lawyers) need to know about its debt forgiveness requirements.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Eureka! — The Beginnings of Dennis & Tom’s Second Brain Project

Fri, 19 Jun 2020 16:55:38 +0000

Dennis and Tom’s knowledge has exceeded the puny confines of their craniums—time for more headroom! Join them on their deep dive into the mad science of developing a second brain.

In their second segment, they address a listener question on whether there may be positive elements to the idea of security theater.

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

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

Show Notes - Kennedy-Mighell Report #263

A Segment: First Steps Toward a Second Brain

B Segment: Security Theater

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Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and Colonial Surety Company.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Wellness During Times of Crisis

Thu, 18 Jun 2020 19:15:18 +0000

In this time of stress and uncertainty, it is essential that we continue to examine and prioritize our own mental health. In this edition of the State Bar of Michigan’s On Balance podcast, Tish Vincent and JoAnn Hathaway talk with Molly Ranns and Katie Stanley about their tips for cultivating mindfulness and staying healthy in the midst of the pandemic.

Molly Ranns is a clinical case manager for the Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program at the State Bar of Michigan.

Katie Stanley is a staff attorney and fair housing education manager for Legal Services of Eastern Michigan.

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Digital Detectives : Work-At-Home and Remote Access – It’s Time for a Security Review

Thu, 18 Jun 2020 18:23:13 +0000

Lawyers are ethically obligated to maintain client security, but remote work has added a new layer of complication for many law firms. If you and your staff are not well-versed in the necessary work-at-home and remote access security measures, now is the time to get up to speed. Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome David Ries to discuss what lawyers need to know to maintain appropriate security.

Read David’s entire co-authored alert here: Work-At-Home and Remote Access – It’s Time for a Security Review

David Ries is of counsel in the Pittsburgh, PA office of Clark Hill PLC, where he practices in the areas of environmental, technology, and data protection law and litigation.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull and PInow.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : What to Expect from the 2020 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting On Demand

Thu, 18 Jun 2020 17:00:51 +0000

For the first time ever, the State Bar of Texas is hosting its annual meeting entirely online! Host Rocky Dhir talks with Reginald Hirsch and Ron Chichester about what this virtual conference will look like and a sneak peek of the presentations and speakers planned for attendees.

Register here: 2020 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting On Demand

Reginald A. Hirsch serves as CLE chairman of the Computer & Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas and practices family law in Houston.

Ron Chichester practices technology-related law in the Dallas area and is a past chair of both the Computer & Technology Section and the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #281: Lies About Work, with Ashley Goodall

Thu, 18 Jun 2020 10:30:00 +0000

SVP of Methods and Intelligence at Cisco Ashley Goodall discusses leading and managing at work the right way and some of the biggest lies we believe about work. 

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

If you’d like to learn more about how to manage successfully in your firm for the long term, check out our resource page on law office management. 

Thanks to First Place Legal, LawPay, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode!

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Legal Talk Today : Escape Hatch: Force Majeure during COVID-19

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Alston and Bird’s Jason Levine breaks down the use of force majeure contract clauses during COVID-19 and how these “escape hatch” provisions could impact business owners state-to-state by forgiving or suspending certain obligations.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Getting Optimized, or More, or Some Results From Your Law Firm Technology

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 18:00:16 +0000

Do you struggle with your law firm tech, feeling like it really isn’t doing what you thought it would to make your life easier? It’s tempting to give up, but a simple shift in your mindset may help you get more out of your tech than you realized was possible. In this Un-Billable Hour, Christopher Anderson talks with Tom Lambotte about how Optimize Method helps lawyers approach technology with clarity and make better use of what they have.

Tom Lambotte is the founder and CEO of GlobalMac IT and the creator of the Optimize Method framework.

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

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : BigLaw firm’s legal tech subsidiary has launched a steady stream of COVID-19 tools

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 11:00:00 +0000

When the novel coronavirus began rapidly spreading across the United States earlier this year, Kimball Dean Parker says he felt a strong desire to help consumers and businesses in need. Utah-based SixFifty set out to do what it does best: develop online tools to assist consumers of all types tackle complex legal challenges without breaking the bank.

Special thanks to our sponsor Alert Communications.

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Workers Comp Matters : Medical Marijuana Reimbursement in Workers’ Compensation Systems

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 20:03:05 +0000

As a Schedule I controlled substance, marijuana is not permitted for medical usage at the federal level. However, variance in state laws and conflicting decisions in recent appellate cases beg the question — should workers’ comp programs have the ability to reimburse the cost of medical marijuana for injured workers? Host Alan Pierce talks with George Flores, whose recent article on this topic titled, “Lewis and Bourgoin: The Growing Divide Over Reimbursement for Medical Marijuana in the Workers’ Compensation System,” won the 2019 writing contest for the College of Workers Compensation Lawyers.

George Flores is a 2L at Penn State Law, University Park.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Explaining Michael Flynn's Case To Non-Lawyers And Other Challenges

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 19:13:44 +0000

With an independent report by a federal judge branding the Department of Justice "corrupt" this seems like a good time to revisit exactly how we got here. Your elderly aunt on Facebook has a lot to say about Michael Flynn and most of it is wrong. Joe and Kathryn unpack the case and also discuss the case of a lawyer who egged a judge's car.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : The Science of Working From Home

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 20:10:13 +0000

Working from home has been thrust upon us all, and every part of our legal system has been deeply affected by the need to operate online. How should you navigate these changes? To help lawyers understand the new landscape created by COVID-19, Florida Bar Podcast hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt welcome three guests, Judge Robert Hilliard, Rebecca Bandy, and Jack Newton, to hear their valuable perspectives on remote work for the legal profession.

First, Judge Robert Hilliard of Florida’s First Judicial Circuit shares how the judiciary has operated in the era of social distancing and what technology they have used to make the shift to virtual court proceedings. Judge Hilliard offers lawyers insights on how to navigate online court appearances and discusses what judicial operations may look like in the future.

Following this conversation, Christine and Karla are joined by Rebecca Bandy, director of the Florida Bar’s Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism, to discuss strategies for maintaining high professionalism standards while working from home. Rebecca shares common lawyer mishaps in virtual legal practice and offers best practice tips for maintaining privacy, confidentiality, proper video conference etiquette, and more.

For their final interview, Christine and Karla talk with Clio CEO Jack Newton about how new, tech-driven processes can improve client experiences and make legal services more efficient. Jack also outlines Clio’s resources for helping lawyers deliver legal services from home and digs into what the COVID-19 Impact Research Briefing shows about the current state of the profession.

Finally, make sure your workspace is working for you! Christine and Karla share their tips for creating a comfortable, productive workspace in your home office.

This episode, The Science of Working from Home (Course # 4041), has been approved by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Department for the following CLE credits:

  • General - 2.0 hrs
  • Technology - 1.0 hrs
  • Mental Health Awareness - 1.0 hrs

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Florida Courts 

Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism

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The Florida Bar’s Health and Wellness Center and Mental Health Helpline - 1-833-FL1-WELL

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Legal Talk Today : Qualified Immunity

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Jay Schweikert, policy analyst from the CATO Institute discusses qualified immunity for the police and whether the Supreme Court will change it.

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Legal Talk Today : Penn State Law: The Journey from Pandemic to ReOpen

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Dean Hari Osofsky of Penn State Law walks us through their journey dealing with the pandemic, key decisions made, what they learned, and what’s going on with a possible reopen.

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The Paralegal Voice : Sneak Peak of NALA Conference & Expo 2020

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 21:09:49 +0000

It’s almost time for the 45th Annual NALA Conference & Expo and, as you may expect, things are going to be handled a little differently this year. In this brief announcement, host Jill Francisco shares some details about NALA’s first virtual conference, 2020 NALA Conference@Home. NALA is taking a bad situation and turning it into a victory by making this their most accessible conference ever, leaving you with no excuse when it comes to networking with your peers, getting your CLE credits, and becoming an even better paralegal.

2020 NALA Conference@Home will be held July 9-11. Register before June 12 and receive a conference care package loaded with great goodies.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : A Career in Legal Aid — Perspectives from Sally Fisher Curran

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 20:44:35 +0000

Legal aid is crucial to those unable to afford legal services, and a career serving the underserved can be hugely rewarding. ABA Law Student Podcast host Meghan Steenburgh talks with Sally Fisher Curran about her passion for increasing access to justice and her career experiences working in legal aid.

Sally Fisher Curran is the executive director of The Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, Inc.

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New Solo : Making the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile with Dennis Kennedy and Allison Shields

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 20:12:22 +0000

Building a better LinkedIn profile can help you increase professional connections, but why should you really care about this platform? Adriana Linares hears tips and tricks from Dennis Kennedy and Allison Shields from their book, Make LinkedIn Work for You: A Practical Guide for Lawyers and Other Legal Professionals. They share how effective participation can help you gain more visibility in your peer community, increase your referrals, and find new professional opportunities. 

Adriana would love to take listener LinkedIn questions and have Dennis and Allison back for a future episode! Send your questions to newsolo@legaltalknetwork.com

Dennis Kennedy is an information technology lawyer and legal technology pioneer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Dennis is also the co-host of the Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast.

Allison C. Shields, Esq. is the President of Legal Ease Consulting, Inc.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioNexaLawclerk, and ROSS.

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The Paralegal Voice : What a Legal Recruiter Can Do For You

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 16:58:43 +0000

If you have hopes of advancing your career but aren’t sure how to find new opportunities—especially in the midst of COVID-19—a recruiter might be just what you need! Many paralegals are unfamiliar with the work recruiters do, so Paralegal Voice host Jill Francisco sits down with legal recruiter Jillian Kuehl to discuss how recruiters can advocate for you in your job hunt and help you take the next step in your career with confidence.

Jillian Kuehl is the director of legal recruiting at Xcentri Legal.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #280: Expanding Your Firm’s Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Awareness, with Jennifer Brown

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Consultant, author, and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown discusses how to build a law firm with a hiring process and culture that meets the needs of diverse audiences. 

If you’d like to learn more about inclusion and equity, please visit our resource page on diversity and inclusion. 

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

Thanks to LexReception, Back Office Betties, TextExpander, and LawPay for sponsoring this episode!

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Law Technology Now : COVID-19’s Impact on the Legal Ecosystem

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 20:07:12 +0000

What’s going on in the legal industry during COVID-19? Host Dan Rodriguez welcomes returning guest Mark Cohen of LegalMosaic to talk about the changes the pandemic has brought to the legal industry. They discuss how the traditionally tech-averse legal community has begun adopting new tools, such as Zoom, and how, for young lawyers and law students, learning business skills beyond the traditional scope of legal practice can be valuable. At the end of the episode, Mark speaks to the current cultural climate by driving home the importance of diversity and how legal professionals can contribute to making the community better through inclusion.

Mark A. Cohen is the CEO of LegalMosaic, a legal business consulting company.

Special thanks to our sponsors, HeadnoteLogikcull and Acumass.

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Legal Talk Today : LSAT FLEX: the LSAT taken from home

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Law School Admission Council President and CEO Kellye Testy explains the LSAT FLEX, the new online LSAT that can be taken from home and how LSAC pivoted to make this new exam available to keep law school admissions moving during COVID-19.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : What's lost when jury trials vanish?

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 16:44:42 +0000

Thirty years ago, between 9% to 10% of federal criminal cases actually went to trial before a jury. That may not seem like a large percentage, but by 2018, only 2% of defendants received a jury trial. To Robert Katzberg, this represents a three-fold crisis. First, citizens are unable to participate and observe the judicial system through jury service. Second, trial attorneys are unable to hone their skills in front of a jury. Third, defendants are thus deprived of experienced counsel. It inspired Katzberg to write The Vanishing Trial: The Era of Courtroom Performers and the Perils of Its Passing. Part memoir, part practical advice for litigators and part warning to the public, the book shares stories from Katzberg's four decades of litigation experience in New York City and around the country. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, he explains to the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles why he chose to praise and criticize people by name, and why jury duty is such a valuable experience.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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The Legal Toolkit : How to Get Press Coverage for Your Law Firm

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 21:44:49 +0000

Your firm has a lot to offer, but does your community even know you exist? Getting into the news can do a lot to increase your visibility and bring you new clients. But, how exactly do you attract the attention of a reporter? In this edition of Jared Correia’s Legal Toolkit, Janet Falk offers up a press coverage playbook for helping lawyers connect with the media.

Check out Janet’s Media Profile worksheet for attorneys, and her Falk FIVE Fast Tips to Maximize a Media Interview

Janet Falk is a media, PR, and marketing consultant at Falk Communications and Research.

Special thanks to our sponsors Scorpion, TimeSolv, Abby Connect and Alert Communications.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : As Law Firms Self-Reflect, State Bar Exams Double Down

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 16:54:37 +0000

As law firms struggle to demonstrate to clients and their own attorneys that they take societal ills seriously, Kathryn's starting to notice some patterns in the statements getting released. Meanwhile, Joe is covering the state bar exams, where many are continuing to insist on shoving hundreds of people into small rooms in July and making applicants sign away their rights for the privilege of exposing themselves to disease.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : How COVID-19 is Changing Insurance Claims Handling and Inspections

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 16:37:20 +0000

Tripp Wagner, senior forensic mechanical engineer from expert service provider Jensen Hughes, discusses how COVID-19 has impacted forensic engineering, claims handling and relationships with insurers.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

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Legal Talk Today : Riots and the Insurrection Act

Mon, 08 Jun 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Professor Daniel Farber of Berkeley Law guides us through the Insurrection Act and how the nationwide riots with looting, violence, and arson impact the President’s ability to utilize it.

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Legal Talk Today : Trump vs. Twitter (again)

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Ken White of the Popehat blog joins us to discuss the dispute between Twitter and President Trump regarding hidden or “fact-checked” tweets. Oh, and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act was also mentioned. 

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Moving from Idea to Action

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:05:54 +0000

Ideas tend to rattle around in our heads, often never seeing the light of day, even if they really should! If you’re stuck just pondering your latest stroke of genius, Dennis and Tom have tips on how to best capture, share, and develop your idea to give it life in the real world. In their second segment, Tom schools Dennis on the advantages of using an ultrawide monitor.

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and Colonial Surety Company.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Autonomous Vehicles: Legal Implications of a Driverless Future

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 21:46:23 +0000

The rapid development of ever-advancing driverless technologies brings with it a whole slew of legal questions. For one, who is responsible for regulating the use of this new technology? Can the term “autonomous” really be used to describe any of today’s vehicles? And, if a vehicle boasting some level of autonomy is involved in an accident, who is at fault? State Bar of Texas host Rocky Dhir welcomes Quentin Brogdon and Ron Hedges to answer common questions about autonomous vehicles and their many intersections with different areas of the law.

Quentin Brogdon is a partner at Crain Brogdon Rogers in Dallas, where he specializes in personal injury trial law.

Ronald J. Hedges is senior counsel with Dentons US.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #279: What to Do Before Creating a Strategic Marketing Plan, with Stephanie Everett 

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab leader Stephanie Everett and Marketing Director Laura Briggs discuss the three steps you need to take before building and implementing a strategic marketing plan for your law firm. 

If you’d like to learn more about marketing for your small firm, check out our resource page on legal marketing. 

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

Thanks to Smith.ai, TextExpander, LawPay, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode!

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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : I Know It When I See It

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:29:20 +0000

How do you know when something’s obscene? It’s not exactly an easy question. Plenty of now respected works were, at one point, declared obscene and subject to judicial scrutiny - James Joyce’s Ulysses, Allen Ginsberg’s Howl, and George Carlin “7 Words You Can’t Say on TV” to name just a few. But how exactly does a court answer the question? And how can the layperson know, with any degree of certainty, whether something is obscene or not?

In this episode of Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast from Popehat.com, host Ken White explores the United States Supreme Court’s approach to obscenity law through the lens of the landmark case of Jacobellis v. Ohio, in which we find one of the most well known lines in Supreme Court jurisprudence - “I know it when I see it.” With the help of guests Professors Philippe C. Met and Geoffrey R. Stone, Ken explores the rules set forth by the Supreme Court, their notorious ambiguity, and how they apply in the modern day.

Professor Philippe C. Met is a professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of French Forum.

Professor Geoffrey R. Stone is a noted First Amendment scholar, the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, and formerly served as law clerk to Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.

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Legal Talk Today : Freelance Attorneys & Capturing Pent Up Demand

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Kristin Tyler of LawClerk explains how outsourcing to a freelance attorney can help make money, save money, and provide an opportunity to capture pent up demand for law firms coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Tactical Marketing — Smart Spending for Better ROI

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 22:44:11 +0000

As promised, Gyi Tsakalakis and Conrad Saam launch into smart marketing tactics to give you an advantage in the marketplace. They take a deep dive into strategies you can put right to work in your law firm, offering up the best ways to manage your ad spend and laying out common mistakes. Later, they shift gears to discuss how you can take a leadership role in your community in the midst of the nation’s current racial and political turmoil.

Special thanks to our sponsor Alert Communications.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Guns, Germs, And Section 230 Internet Regulation

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 18:07:36 +0000

Lawyers are pulling guns over facemasks? That... seems excessive. But here we are staring into the COVID abyss again. Austerity measures continue throughout the industry, lawyers are getting edgy, and a new assault on "the law that built the internet" issues from the White House.

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Legal Talk Today : Suing Governor Pritzker

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Illinois attorney Thomas DeVore explains the lawsuits against Governor Pritzker to re-open Illinois businesses.

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Legal Talk Today : Price Gouging

Fri, 29 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Jason Levine of Alston & Bird discusses price gouging, how it’s treated by different states, federal oversight, and the impact on supply chains.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Current State of Civility in the Legal Profession

Fri, 29 May 2020 16:40:04 +0000

On May 14, 2020, clients of the litigation firm Boies Schiller Flexner filed a malpractice lawsuit against the law firm alleging that the attorneys in their dispute gave them bad advice and drove up costs through overly aggressive litigation tactics. As a result of these actions, the malpractice plaintiffs claim they were forced to settle as they could not afford to appeal.

According to an article published by the ABA Journal on May 18, 2020, Boies Schiller responded to the suit stating “This lawsuit is nothing more than a cynical attempt by a former client to avoid its obligation to pay the firm’s legal fees….the allegations are baseless and will not deter the firm from continuing its efforts to collect its fees.”

On today’s Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Dick Semerdjian, founding partner of Schwartz Semerdjian, and attorney Jayne Reardon, the executive director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, as they discuss the current state of civility in the courts, the use of overly aggressive litigation tactics, and how the legal profession is promoting civility through various methods.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Blue J Legal.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #278: Moving Forward with Your Law Firm in a Pandemic, a Coaching Call with Ryan McKeen

Thu, 28 May 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab member Ryan McKeen discusses how to strategize and make action plans for moving forward even with an uncertain future on the horizon. 

If you’d like to learn more about deciding on your goals and next steps right now, check out our resource page on personal and career goals. 

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

Thanks to Lawyers With Purpose, Back Office Betties, LawPay, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode!

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Law Technology Now : Data-Driven Legal Services: Pricing and Cost Prediction, with Catherine Krow

Wed, 27 May 2020 23:22:24 +0000

Tune into this episode with Dan Linna and Catherine Krow as they discuss her company Digitory Legal, a cost analytics platform that brings data-driven pricing and cost prediction to law, and also explains why data is important for litigators to understand. Catherine breaks down how to predict costs, review data correctly, and acquire it for her practice. She also explains what law firms should do to provide the best quality value and services to their clients. She also discusses how data is being used to evaluate and improve diversity and inclusion efforts. She ends by letting our listeners know where she believes data will go in the legal industry and how those new developments will impact law firms and their clients.

 

Catherine Krow is the founder of Digitory Legal.

 

Thanks to Acumass for sponsoring this episode.

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Legal Talk Today : Re-Opening Business Checklist

Wed, 27 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Principal of Elkins Employment Law Cindy Elkins walks us through what business owners should be thinking of in terms of re-opening.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : How COVID-19 will Impact the Return to Workplace Environment

Tue, 26 May 2020 23:06:34 +0000

Attorney Tom McCally from the law firm Carr Maloney discusses what employers and insurers must address to avoid potential COVID-19 related claims.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Why Business Development Is Every Lawyer's Problem

Tue, 26 May 2020 22:56:57 +0000

Joe speaks with David Ackert, host of The Market Leaders Podcast about the role of business development in the legal profession. Lawyers may not love the hustle, but it's the basis of a service industry and lawyers at every level have a role to play in building their future opportunities. And it's not just a challenge for attorneys -- firms need to build a culture that maximizes respect for attorney business development too.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Can cyborg lawyers convince their clients to listen?

Tue, 26 May 2020 19:57:16 +0000

Do you really need a human for the so-called human touch in lawyering, particularly when a big part of the job is convincing the client to be reasonable? Maybe not, according to some people who created apps that they claim help people accomplish tasks traditionally carried about by lawyers. The ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward talks with legal technologists about how their apps are working to do things such as detect and block sarcasm in texts between parents at odds with each other and quickly find middle ground between people battling over small amounts of money.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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Legal Talk Today : Suing China for COVID-19

Mon, 25 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Chief firm strategist and (non-attorney) spokesman of the Berman Law Group Jeremy Alters discusses suing China in a class action lawsuit for COVID-19.

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Legal Talk Today : Food Supply and H-2B Visas

Fri, 22 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Colorado immigration attorney Jeff Joseph explains the American food supply during the COVID19 pandemic and how the Department of Homeland Security is acting to extend H-2B visas in order to meet those new food supply demands.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Top Tips & Tools for Better Online Presentations

Fri, 22 May 2020 18:11:58 +0000

You may have been a masterful presenter before the age of remote work, but are your stellar presentation skills translating well online? If you’re not using your tech well, your presentations may very well be falling flat with your audience. Dennis and Tom delve into the entirely different skill set needed for crafting engaging online presentations and offer tips and tools to help you up your game.

In their second segment, they answer a listener question on how to find the best technology content on social media. If you have your own technology question for Dennis and Tom, they’d love to answer it! Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820.

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 Colonial Surety Company.

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Digital Detectives : eDiscovery Before and After COVID-19: What to Expect

Thu, 21 May 2020 19:07:59 +0000

In this edition of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Doug Austin to discuss current trends in eDiscovery and how the industry has been impacted by the pandemic. Doug also talks about his new blog, eDiscovery Today, which provides up-to-date insights on the most current developments in eDiscovery, data privacy, and cybersecurity.

Doug Austin is an eDiscovery thought leader and blogger.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull and PInow.

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New Solo : Law Firm Leadership: Cultivating Positivity in Your Law Firm

Thu, 21 May 2020 18:52:00 +0000

Good leadership is invaluable to law firms when they face a major transition, and transitions abound as the profession navigates issues brought forth by the pandemic. Adriana Linares talks with David Holmes about his passion for leadership and his personal experiences as managing partner at the Farr Law Firm. He shares insights on how patience and encouragement can help you as a leader nurture a culture of positivity in your law firm.

David Holmes is a business lawyer and managing partner at the Farr Law Firm.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioNexaLawclerk, and ROSS.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #277: Creating a Law Firm that Runs Without You, with Emily Cooper 

Thu, 21 May 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Family lawyer Emily Cooper discusses how to set your law firm team up to succeed when you’re not in the office or need to adjust to outside circumstances. 

If you’d like to learn more about planning for incapacity or your departure from your firm, check out our resource page on succession planning. 

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

Thanks to Mockingbird Marketing, TextExpander, Back Office Betties, and LawPay for sponsoring this episode! 

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@theBar : The Constitutionality of Covid Stay-At-Home Orders Edition

Wed, 20 May 2020 22:50:29 +0000

In the third of our series relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, host Jonathan Amarilio and co-host Jack Sanker are joined by Professor Ann Lousin to discuss whether those protesting the constitutionality of Illinois’ stay-at-home order have a case.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : New Beginnings

Wed, 20 May 2020 20:03:57 +0000

Kicking off a brand new chapter for Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, host Gyi Tsakalakis is joined by brand new co-host Conrad Saam. They discuss Conrad's career journey thus far and his reaching the absolute pinnacle of his career: being part of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing. They also share their vision for this show going forward, answer questions from listeners, and discuss the dos and don’ts of marketing during COVID-19. Stick around until the end to find out how you can get hold of your share of $340 million just for being you.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nexa.

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Legal Talk Today : Clio’s COVID-19 Impact Research Briefing

Wed, 20 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Co-founder and CEO of Clio, Jack Newton, discusses their recently published report “COVID-19 Impact Research Briefing (the May 4th edition)” and how lawyers can leverage that right now to help their practice.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Meet 9 American women shortlisted for the U.S. Supreme Court before Sandra Day O'Connor

Wed, 20 May 2020 11:00:00 +0000

As early as the 1930s, presidents were considering putting the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. So who were these other candidates on the shortlist, and why did it take until 1981 for Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice? In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles talks with Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson about their decade-long research project into the careers and personal lives of nine other women who could have been elevated to the Supreme Court. In Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court, Jefferson and Johnson also look at the factors that helped those nine succeed as women in the law, the institutional powers that stood in the way of their nominations, and the forces that eventually broke down the court's gender barrier.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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The Legal Toolkit : Ultimate Price: The Value We Place on Life

Tue, 19 May 2020 16:54:49 +0000

Are some lives worth more than others? The thought may seem repugnant, but in truth, our society actually does put hugely varied price tags on human lives. In Howard Friedman’s new book, “Ultimate Price: The Value We Place on Life,” he details how these values are calculated and underscores the existence of stark and unfair discrepancies in our current systems. Howard joins Jared Correia to discuss how this reality intersects with legal systems and the pressing need for greater equality.

Howard Friedman is a data scientist, health economist, and writer with decades of experience in the private sector, public sector and academia.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Wait, Lawyers Talk Smack?

Tue, 19 May 2020 16:10:23 +0000

Things are still closed down, which means we've not had an opportunity to haunt the halls of an event center with the usual legal community suspects for a while, so let's see what's going on out there. It's time to catch up with Keith Lee, founder of LawyerSmack, about the private community of lawyers he's built up over the years and the trends he's observed participating in these conversations with lawyers from all sectors coming together to connect.

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Legal Talk Today : The legal field during COVID-19

Mon, 18 May 2020 19:07:29 +0000

Attorney Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, discusses the current state of the legal profession, the impact COVID-19 has had on certain practice areas and possible opportunities for lawyers.

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The Digital Edge : Professor Richard Susskind Discusses Online Courts

Mon, 18 May 2020 18:44:25 +0000

Until now, the legal profession has largely viewed technology as a thing that should be grafted onto the very traditional practice of law, but the onset of the pandemic has forced this opinion to change rapidly. Lawyers and judges who once eschewed the idea of online legal practice–and particularly online courts–are now working to find ways to innovate legal and court services to continue providing access to justice. In this edition of the Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway welcome Professor Richard Susskind to survey the new landscape of online courts and discuss changing views toward technology across the profession.

Professor Richard Susskind OBE is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioNexaScorpion, and Blackletter Podcast.

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Legal Talk Today : Distance Learning’s Impact on Law School Accreditation

Fri, 15 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000

How will social distancing and remote learning affect law schools and their ABA Accreditation? Tune in to hear Kyle McEntee of Law School Transparency share his thoughts and predictions.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Fri, 15 May 2020 16:15:38 +0000

On February 23rd, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year old African American man, was gunned down while jogging through his Brunswick, Georgia neighborhood, just steps from his home. Two armed white men, Gregory McMichael, a former officer with the Glynn County Police Department, and his son, Travis McMichael, told police they followed Arbery in their pickup truck, believing he was responsible for a series of burglaries in the neighborhood. Gregory claimed Ahmaud attacked his son, who then fired his weapon in self-defense, killing Arbery. There were no arrests at the scene and no charges were filed by prosecutors.

Two months later, a video of the killing surfaced. The video, taken by William Roddy Bryan, a neighbor of the McMichaels who was in his vehicle also pursuing Arbery, contradicted the McMichaels account of what happened and led to a public outcry calling for justice for Ahmaud. On Thursday, May 7th, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation charged the McMichaels’ with murder and aggravated assault.

On today’s Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by attorney Christopher Bruce, the Political Director for the ACLU of Georgia, as they discuss the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, and take a look at the laws of Georgia, the handling of this case by prosecutors, the impact of the video, where this matter stands today, and what's to come in the future.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Blue J Legal.

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The Paralegal Voice : Embracing Technology: How AI Helps You Work Faster & Smarter

Thu, 14 May 2020 18:30:30 +0000

Paralegals are constantly searching for information for their attorneys, and many AI tools are making legal research easier than ever. Are you making use of AI in your daily tasks? Tune in with host Carl Morrison and Nicole Clark to learn more about AI’s many use cases in legal and how it can help streamline your paralegal practice. Carl also introduces a new segment—Practical Paralegal War Stories—where he shares some of his personal experiences in the profession.

If you would like to have a question answered on Listener’s Voice, Carl’s recurring segment featuring audio questions or comments from listeners, email him at devoted2law@gmail.com.

Nicole Clark is the Co-Founder and CEO at Trellis Research, Inc.

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

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Texas Judiciary: The New Landscape of Operations During COVID-19

Thu, 14 May 2020 16:11:27 +0000

The pace of the court system has drastically changed, and while remote proceedings have taken place where possible, many Texas legal professionals are eager to know when the courts will begin to reopen. State Bar of Texas Podcast host Rocky Dhir is joined by Court Administrator David Slayton to discuss the current operations of Texas courts, how technology has bridged the gap, and how they plan to handle their reopening on June 1st and beyond.

David Slayton is administrative director at the Texas Office of Court Administration in Austin, Texas.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #276: Defining Processes for Teams & Clients, a Strategy Call with Amy McGarry 

Thu, 14 May 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Elder law attorney Amy McGarry discusses how to create and define processes for your team and your legal clients to explain steps and keep them in the loop. 

If you’d like to learn more about creating easily repeatable processes in your firm, check out our resource page on project management. 

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

Thanks to Smith.ai, LawPay, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode!

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Law Technology Now : Smart Collaboration in the Time of COVID

Wed, 13 May 2020 21:05:43 +0000

In this Law Technology Now episode with host Ralph Baxter, Ralph welcomes Heidi Gardner to talk about her research into collaboration and her work furthering the concept of Smart Collaboration. Heidi defines the meaning of Smart Collaboration, and gives her thoughts on the impacts COVID-19 is having on collaboration throughout the industry. She also discusses her time at Harvard Law School, how she developed a passion for studying collaboration, and why she's devoted her career to improving how we work together.

Heidi Gardner is the distinguished fellow & lecturer on law at Harvard Law School.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote and Logikcull.

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Legal Talk Today : Workers Compensation Claims during COVID19

Wed, 13 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Patrick Palace is here to talk about workers comp claims during COVID-19 and his article “How to File a Coronavirus L&I Claim”.

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The Un-Billable Hour : How to Grow in Times of Uncertainty

Wed, 13 May 2020 18:46:17 +0000

The current crisis has caused many lawyers to feel stuck. Business has slowed, connecting with clients is challenging, and it is easy to feel discouraged in the face of such an uncertain future. To help lawyers move forward with greater confidence, Christopher Anderson welcomes David Neagle to discuss strategies for improving your mindset and creative ways to identify new value in your business.

David Neagle is the founder of the multimillion-dollar global coaching company Life Is Now, Inc.

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

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : How hosting a national pandemic summit aided Nebraska courts with its COVID-19 response

Wed, 13 May 2020 11:00:00 +0000

When the novel coronavirus began sweeping across the U.S. earlier this year, Nebraska’s courts system was better prepared to rapidly adjust its operations than some of its counterparts in other states. Michael G. Heavican, the chief justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, attributes this to the National Pandemic Summit that he hosted in May 2019 for court leaders across the country. In this new Legal Rebels Podcast episode, Heavican talks to ABA Journal Legal Affairs Writer Lyle Moran.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Nexa.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Law Students And Dealing With COVID-19

Tue, 12 May 2020 16:55:00 +0000

Joe chats with Johnnie Nguyen, the National Chair of the ABA Law Student Division about the wide-ranging issues facing law students in the midst of the pandemic and how the ABA is addressing those concerns.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : How COVID-19 Is Affecting Insurance Claims in Mexico

Tue, 12 May 2020 16:10:49 +0000

Attorney Francisco Torres from the law firm Santamarina + Steta in Mexico addresses how the Mexican insurance market is impacted by COVID-19.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

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Legal Talk Today : Mac Tips vs PC Tips

Mon, 11 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Microsoft’s Ben Schorr duels GlobalMac IT’s Tom Lambotte with their favorite tips and tricks as Mac and PC users. Who won this battle royale?

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Legal Talk Today : Video Consultation done Ethically

Fri, 08 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Video consultations can open a can of ethical worms but they don’t have to. Our good friend and frequent conference presenter Megan Zavieh (she’s an attorney too) joins us to talk about video consultations done the right way. Apparently, there’s nothing to fear.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Video & Audio Quality Matter — Make Your Remote Work More Professional

Fri, 08 May 2020 18:07:36 +0000

The longer you work from home, the more you may realize your existing audio/video setup may not reflect your greatness. While there may be ways you can get better results with your current tech, it is more likely that you need to upgrade your equipment. To help you get where you need to be, Dennis and Tom share their tips for building out your audio and video capabilities. They talk about the setups they use for different circumstances and offer product recommendations for microphones, headsets, cameras, lighting, and more. In their second segment, they discuss the recent surge in podcasts and videos and offer their thoughts on whether now is really the right time to launch a new show. 

 

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

 

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and Colonial Surety Company.

 

Show Notes - Kennedy-Mighell Report #260

A Segment: Setting Up Your At-Home Recording Studio

B Segment: Is Now the Right Time to Start a Podcast or Video Show?

Parting Shots:

Room Rater https://twitter.com/ratemyskyperoom

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New Solo : Help for Bar Associations: Insights on How to Continue Operations During COVID-19

Thu, 07 May 2020 20:09:54 +0000

Many bar associations have struggled to maintain operations during the pandemic, but the San Diego County Bar Association was ahead of the curve during COVID closures. What did they do differently? Host Adriana Linares talks with Jill Epstein and Keith Fisher of the SDCBA about how they managed the transition and the technology that has helped them successfully continue operations.

Jill Epstein is executive director of the San Diego County Bar Association.

Keith Fisher is deputy executive director of the San Diego County Bar Association.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioNexaLawclerk, and ROSS.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Richard Freer: Insights on Bar Review and Civil Procedure

Thu, 07 May 2020 16:36:38 +0000

In this edition of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Jake Villarreal interviews Professor Rich Freer about his long career in legal education, his expertise in civil procedure, and his passion for helping law students realize their potential. They discuss his early and decisive path to becoming an educator, and Professor Freer offers tips for law students on building confidence, bar review, and much more.

Richard D. Freer is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #275: Creating a Business Advisory Council, with Stephanie Everett 

Thu, 07 May 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab leader and coach Stephanie Everett discusses why you need a business advisory council for your law firm and how to create one. 

If you’d like to learn more about investing in support for your professional development and law firm growth, check out our resource page on law firm coaching. 

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

Thanks to First Place Legal, Back Office Betties, TextExpander, and LawPay for sponsoring this episode. 

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : COVID-19 and Workers' Compensation

Wed, 06 May 2020 20:29:36 +0000

Employees deemed ‘essential’ are still heading into work during the coronavirus pandemic, often risking their lives. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen talks with workers compensation attorney Alan S. Pierce, from Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano, about possible litigation stemming from the pandemic and what employment safety standards should be in place.

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

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Legal Talk Today : Vaccine Liability during COVID-19

Wed, 06 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Texas personal injury attorney Kay Van Wey returns to talk about vaccine liability and the possible claim options for people injured by cures. Among the topics discussed:

  • Common Vaccine Injuries
  • National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act
  • VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System)
  • VICP (National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program)

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Workers Comp Matters : QCARE Designation: What it Means for Texas Injury Benefit Programs

Wed, 06 May 2020 17:23:07 +0000

Unique workers’ compensation laws in Texas allow employers to choose whether they will subscribe to traditional workers’ comp programs. As such, approximately 20% of Texas employers have opted to develop their own injury benefit programs. In this Workers’ Comp Matters, Alan Pierce talks with Bill Minick about why Texas laws differ from the rest of the country and why the newly developed QCARE designation is an important marker of responsibility amongst non-subscribing employers.

Bill Minick is chairman of PartnerSource.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Insider's guide to succeeding in law school

Wed, 06 May 2020 11:00:00 +0000

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson says that near the end of every school year, he has law students come into his office, "usually in tears." They tell the professor that if they'd only known at the start of the year what they'd figured out by the end of the year, they'd be so much father ahead. During his time as a non-traditional law student, Jonathan Yusef Newton found himself coaching and consoling many of his peers, trying to share with them what he'd learned about the law school system. Both Ferguson and Newton independently thought that there should be a guide to law school to explain these unwritten rules–and after a discussion in Ferguson's office, they realized they could collaborate on just such a project, combining the wisdom of the law professor and the recent law grad. The Law of Law School: The Essential Guide for First-Year Law Students was the result.

In this episode, they discuss the book with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles, and share their thoughts on how distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic will impact the experience of law school. Ferguson, an expert on the use of data and electronic surveillance by law enforcement, and Newton, a former police officer, also share their thoughts and concerns about the use of surveillance technology to enforce public health.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Bringing Lawyers Together Under Lockdown

Tue, 05 May 2020 17:14:59 +0000

With mass gatherings off the table for the time being, how can the profession continue to network in large numbers? When legal technology trade shows were canceled, Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port put together a two-day virtual conference offering COVID-centric practice insights and CLE for over 300 registrants -- with proceeds going to charity. Joe and Larry talk about the process of putting together the Rocket Aid show and the dos and don'ts of running a large online event that Larry's learned from this experience.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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The Legal Toolkit : What You Can Learn From CounselLink’s 2019 Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report

Tue, 05 May 2020 16:57:29 +0000

Our world runs on data, and it should be no different for law firms and corporate law departments. CounselLink’s yearly surveys aggregate data on the key needs of their clients to help them make strategic decisions for the future of their businesses. Jared Correia welcomes Scott Wallingford and Aaron Pierce to examine the six key metrics in CounselLink’s 2019 Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report.

Scott Wallingford serves as vice president and general manager of law firm software solutions at LexisNexis.

Aaron Pierce is vice president and general manager of CounselLink at LexisNexis.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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Legal Talk Today : Civics Literacy with ABA President Judy Perry Martinez

Mon, 04 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000

American Bar Association president Judy Perry Martinez joins us to discuss the results from their ABA 2020 Survey of Civic Literacy. What did people get right and what did they get wrong? The results may surprise you!

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : President Dennis Barnes — Practicing Law During COVID-19

Mon, 04 May 2020 18:12:41 +0000

How has the State Bar of Michigan been impacted by the public health crisis? JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent discuss the latest Bar updates with current president Dennis Barnes. He offers an overview of the Bar’s work to address challenges presented by the pandemic, including practical solutions for the remote practice of law and efforts to promote the public’s access to justice in these uncertain times.

Dennis Barnes is a member of Barris, Sott, Denn, & Driker, PLLC and president of the State Bar of Michigan.

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Legal Talk Today : Client-Data Security Whilst Working Remote

Fri, 01 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000

LMG Security’s Sherri Davidoff summarizes steps for securing client data in work-remote environments. Stay tuned for tips on spotting new and more sophisticated phishing emails.

Among many topics discussed:

  • Data-security policies
  • Two Factor Authentication
  • Physical security
  • Phishing
  • Vishing

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Potential Legal Issues Stemming from the Reopening of Businesses

Fri, 01 May 2020 17:06:55 +0000

With certain states reopening across the nation, employers could soon face a host of legal issues when their employees return to work. For instance, per the decision of their governors, retail stores in South Carolina AND salons, barbershops and tattoo parlors in Georgia are included in the first round of businesses set to reopen. For these businesses, the safety of their customers and employees will necessitate new safety protocols and potentially expose employers to liability.

On today’s Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by attorney Margaret R. Kurlinski, a shareholder and chair of Godfrey & Kahn's Labor & Employment Practice Group, as they discuss the states’ reopening of businesses, what legal issues could arise, and the safety standards employers will need to put in place for their employees and customers.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Blue J Legal.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : How to Designate an Inventory Attorney — Rule 1-3.8 for Florida Lawyers

Thu, 30 Apr 2020 18:05:46 +0000

The Florida Bar’s Rule 1-3.8 requires every member to designate an inventory attorney. Why? Your clients need to be protected in the event you are suddenly unable to practice law, and your inventory attorney will contact your clients and ensure the proper handling of their files. To help members understand how this process works, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk with Patricia Savitz about the details of Rule 1-3.8 and how to designate an inventory attorney through the Florida Bar member portal.

Patricia Savitz is staff counsel for the Lawyer Regulation Department at the Florida Bar.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #274: What to Fix Next, with Mike Michalowicz

Thu, 30 Apr 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Author Mike Michalowicz discusses why so many business owners struggle with naming their biggest challenge and how to set priorities for what to work on next. 

If you’d like to learn more about defining your plan as a law firm, check out our resource page on law firm strategy. 

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

Thanks to Smith.ai, TextExpander, LawPay, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode!

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Law Technology Now : Wrongful Convictions, Making a Murderer, and Social Media with Laura Nirider

Wed, 29 Apr 2020 20:45:53 +0000

Law Technology Now host Dan Linna welcomes Laura Nirider to the show to talk about her wrongful conviction work with a focus on social media. Laura discusses her work as Co-director at Northwestern’s ‘Center on Wrongful Convictions’, her regulator appearances on ‘Making a Murderer’ with Steven Drizin, and how vital it is to use social media to get more people discussing justice and the rule of law. They also talk about how law schools should train their students to use social media effectively in their practices

Laura Nirider is a clinical assistant professor of law and co-director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote and Logikcull.

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Legal Talk Today : CARES Act Class Actions

Wed, 29 Apr 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Dylan Ruga of the Stalwart Law Group discusses their class action lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and US Bank relating to their lending practices under the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program. Among the Issues covered:

  • First-Come, First-Serve requirements
  • Reshuffling of loan applications
  • Damages and relief sought
  • Advice for businesses in the application process

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Searching The Unknown Reaches Of The State Docket

Tue, 28 Apr 2020 16:57:53 +0000

For all the deserved guff we give PACER and its archaic nickel and diming (mostly diming), the federal system has always been much easier to navigate thanks to its orderly filing system. State courts can get messy fast. This week, we chat with Nicole Clark, the Founder and CEO of Trellis, who is taking state court documents and turning them into the sort of structured data that can easily yield intel on the wild system of state courts.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Trials and tiaras: How do pageant winners fare as lawyers?

Mon, 27 Apr 2020 20:11:55 +0000

In this new episode of the ABA Journal’s Asked and Answered podcast, Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward talks about the similarities between the pageant circuit, law school and the practice of law with pageant winners—some of whom have no school debt thanks to contest scholarships—and a litigator who also works as a pageant coach.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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Legal Talk Today : Hospital Liability for Emergency Services

Mon, 27 Apr 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Kay Van Wey of Van Wey, Presby & Williams explains hospital liability for emergency services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our discussion includes the burden of proof, rationing of COVID-19 tests, and illness of personnel. 

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The Digital Edge : Risky Business: How Lawyers are Navigating Through COVID-19 and the Rocky Economy

Mon, 27 Apr 2020 16:36:18 +0000

The pandemic has caused rapid changes in the legal profession, and many lawyers are struggling to weather the storm. What can you do to bring your firm through this crisis? In this Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway survey the new landscape of legal and discuss what you can do to keep up with important transitions in the practice of law. They share tips for cybersecurity, video conferencing, obtaining financial assistance, and future pandemic planning.

Also, check out Jim’s recommendation: Brett Burney’s video on working remotely with kids at home.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioNexaScorpion, and Blackletter Podcast.

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@theBar : The Criminal Courts Adapt to COVID-19 Edition: How the Pandemic Is Impacting the Rights of the Accused

Fri, 24 Apr 2020 22:41:28 +0000

In the second of our series of COVID-19 related podcasts, our hosts Jonathan Amarilio and Chastidy Burns speak with Amy Campanelli, the Public Defender of Cook County, about the constitutional issues being raised and the impact on the rights of the accused as criminal courts adapt to the logistical challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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Legal Talk Today : Video Conferencing in Criminal Courts

Fri, 24 Apr 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Judge Scott Schlegel of the 24th Judicial District in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana joins us for a conversation about their new video conference for criminal courts and how it’s helping to keep the Justice System moving during challenging times. 

 

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Wellness Tech: Self-Care While Sheltering in Place

Fri, 24 Apr 2020 16:05:38 +0000

Feeling a little stir-crazy? Fend off the malaise with Dennis and Tom’s recommendations for apps, devices, and online wellness resources for maintaining your mental and physical health at home. In their second segment, they discuss the many lighting options available to help you look your best for online meetings.

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow.

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New Solo : Tips and Tools for Surviving the Shift to Remote Work

Thu, 23 Apr 2020 17:30:39 +0000

Adriana Linares and Brett Burney offer a comprehensive list of useful tips and tools for bettering your technology use in the age of remote work.

Recommendations in this episode:

Also, check out Adriana and Brett’s recent conversation on Legal Talk Today.

Brett Burney is principal of Burney Consultants LLC.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio's Daily MattersNexaLawclerk, and ROSS.

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Digital Detectives : Securing Microsoft Windows and Microsoft 365

Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:34:04 +0000

Are you taking advantage of the security options available within your Microsoft products? Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Ben Schorr to talk about security basics in both Microsoft Windows and Microsoft 365 and his tips for adding additional layers of protection. They also discuss common security risks and user mistakes, address security vulnerabilities associated with remote work, and offer insights into how to best protect your law firm while working at home.

Ben M. Schorr is a senior technical writer at Microsoft.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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The Paralegal Voice : The At-Home Paralegal: Tips & Tricks for Remote Work

Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:17:53 +0000

Many of us aren’t used to working from home, but Florida paralegal Debbie Hrytzay has years of experience! Debbie shares remote work tips tailored to the unique needs of paralegals in this Paralegal Voice hosted by Jill Francisco.

Debbie Hrytzay is a paralegal at Rumberger, Kirk, & Caldwell, PA, in Orlando, Florida.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #273: Your Business Model Canvas, with Alan Smith

Thu, 23 Apr 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Author and business strategist Alan Smith discusses business models optimized for today and tomorrow, how to transcend industry boundaries, and stay adaptable. 

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

For more information about defining your business model, check out our resource page on law firm strategy. 

Thanks to Captorra, Back Office Betties, LawPay, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode!

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Legal Talk Today : Payroll Tax Relief for Business during COVID-19

Wed, 22 Apr 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Morrison Foerster’s Ann Becchina guides us through new Congressional payroll tax relief for business. Our discussion includes:

  • Sick Leave Credit
  • Family Leave Credit
  • Paycheck Protection Loan Forgiveness
  • Employee Retention Tax Credit
  • Payroll Tax Deferral

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Business Interruption Claims

Wed, 22 Apr 2020 14:00:00 +0000

Attorney Charles "CJ " Haddick, Jr. from the Harrisburg, PA law office of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. addresses business interruption claims breaking out with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Journalist investigating wrongful convictions turns lens on white-collar criminal case

Wed, 22 Apr 2020 11:00:00 +0000

When Michael Segal first approached longtime Chicago journalist Maurice Possley about writing about his case, Possley was not interested. Segal's 2002 arrest and subsequent federal trial had been big news in the city, and Segal had been accused of the looting about $30 million from his Chicago company, Near North Insurance Brokerage. Possley had won the Pulitzer Prize for previous stories about wrongful convictions, but never about someone of Segal's profile: a wealthy, powerful and educated owner of the fifth largest insurance brokerage in the country. But the more Possley looked into the case, the more convinced he became that prosecutorial misconduct and vengeful former employees had unjustly cost the Segal family their company, some 1,000 employees their jobs, and Segal himself eight years in prison–for a crime that Possley doesn't believe was ever a crime in the first place.

In Conviction at Any Cost: Prosecutorial Misconduct and the Pursuit of Michael Segal, Possely delves into the motives of the various players in the case, and lays out irregularities in the way Segal was investigated and prosecuted. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Possley speaks with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles about his investigation, his writing partnership with Segal, some of the more surprising turns his research took, and how Chicago city politics impacted the case.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : State Of The Industry After A Month Of Coronavirus

Tue, 21 Apr 2020 17:55:57 +0000

The Above the Law staff continues to track daily changes to the legal industry landscape from law firm layoffs to law school grading changes. Now that we're roughly a month into the lockdown era, Joe and Kathryn discuss the state of play. The merits of law firm layoffs, furloughs, and salary cuts, law school grading changes, and whether there's a future for the bar exam.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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The Legal Toolkit : Building Flat Fees That Actually Work

Tue, 21 Apr 2020 17:43:43 +0000

The death of the billable hour has been anticipated by legal innovators for years, even decades, but somehow this antiquated fee structure still hangs on. What is it that has so deeply entrenched the billable hour in the practice of law? What will finally move the profession to accept an alternative? Jared Correia addresses these questions and more with Scott Clasen. They delve into lawyers’ fears about leaving the billable hour and offer insights into how flat fee structures can actually increase profitability and improve client relationships.

Scott Clasen is director of marketing at TimeSolv Corporation.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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Legal Talk Today : Utah’s Diploma Privilege for COVID-19

Mon, 20 Apr 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Dean Gordon Smith of Brigham Young University Law School walks us through their proposal with the Utah Supreme Court to bring diploma privilege for recent grads who wish to practice in their state.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Marketing in the Age of COVID-19

Mon, 20 Apr 2020 17:15:41 +0000

The concern that advertising during the pandemic could come across as tone deaf is making some lawyers uncomfortable with the idea of continuing their marketing efforts. But, is that really the best thing for your business in these uncertain times? Gyi and Kelly explain how to shift your marketing to fit the issues clients are facing in this new environment. Tactful, empathetic marketing can help your business not only stay afloat, but help you connect with new clients in need of your services.

Also, this is Kelly’s final Lunch Hour Legal Marketing appearance! As such, they discuss her new, exciting venture at Work Well Wherever.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nexa.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Inside the Roundup Verdict of Hardeman v. Monsanto

Mon, 20 Apr 2020 16:54:08 +0000

A jury awarded an $80 million verdict to Edwin Hardeman, ruling he developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, stemming from his use of Roundup on his property, however, a federal judge slashed the damages award to $25.27 million. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host Cindy Chanley talk with attorney Jennifer A. Moore, founder of Moore Law Group, PLLC, about the verdict, the damages reduction and the potential mediation of future cases involving Roundup.

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

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Legal Talk Today : Marketing Your Firm During the COVID-19 Shutdown

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Legal marketing expert, founder of Attorney Sync, and host of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing Gyi Tsakalakis offers advice about what law firms should be doing right now to market and grow their businesses during the COVID-19 shutdowns. Stay tuned for some ancient wisdom about everyday life.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Voting During a Pandemic

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 17:02:08 +0000

On April 6th, 2020, on the eve of the Wisconsin primary, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Republican National Committee and Wisconsin Republicans, thus refusing to extend the deadline for absentee ballots in Wisconsin in the middle of a pandemic. With thousands of voters no longer able to vote by mail, this decision led to long lines at understaffed voting locations across Wisconsin, and masked voters attempting to maintain safe distances from each other. As we approach a major nationwide election in November, what kind of obstacles can voters expect to face on Election Day?

On today’s Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Ned Foley, director of Election Law at Ohio University, Moritz College of Law, and Charles Stewart, III, the director of the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, to discuss voting during a pandemic. They take a look at SCOTUS' Wisconsin primary decision, Vote-By-Mail, and the impact the pandemic will have on the upcoming election.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Blue J Legal.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #272: 4 Keys to a Profitable Law Firm with Greg Crabtree

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 10:30:00 +0000

CPA Greg Crabtree discusses the most important metrics to measure when striving for a profitable small or solo law firm. 

To learn more about what to track in your firm and what to know to prepare for a possible 2020 recession, read our resource page on law firm finance.

Thanks to First Place Legal, LawPay, TextExpander, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode!

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Legal Talk Today : CARES Act - Paycheck Protection Program & Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Wed, 15 Apr 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Michael J. Grace of Lewis Brisbois returns to discuss the CARES Act provisions for the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans for businesses affected by COVID-19 shutdowns.

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Law Technology Now : Leading and Managing Through the Coronavirus Crisis

Wed, 15 Apr 2020 15:00:00 +0000

How should law firms react during these turbulent times? Law Technology Now host Ralph Baxter sits down with Mitch Zuklie, CEO of Orrick, to discuss how attorneys can lead and manage their law firms during a pandemic. Mitch explains how it’s important to pay attention to how you respond internally as well as the impact your clients will face while delivering services to them that are relevant to the crisis. He suggests law firms should develop plans and be prepared for uncertain times, but not to overlook the opportunities these moments provide, like permitting your firm to accelerate client relations and prioritize innovation. Times like these are tough to deal with, but Mitch reminds listeners that when the market is back up, there will still be work for everyone.

Mitch Zuklie is the chairman and CEO of Orrick.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote and Logikcull.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Protecting Privacy and Other Concerns of the Remote Workforce

Wed, 15 Apr 2020 14:00:00 +0000

COVID-19 has forced the profession to go remote, and the way lawyers do business may never be the same. While some of these changes may eventually be positive for the legal profession, there are currently many firms struggling to meet the needs of their remote staff and maintain client relationships. To address these challenges, Christopher Anderson welcomes Kimball Parker to share solutions for privacy, technology, and support while your firm works from home.

Kimball Parker is the CEO of SixFifty at Wilson Sonsini and director of LawX at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School.

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

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Online estate planning sees surge during coronavirus crisis

Wed, 15 Apr 2020 11:00:00 +0000

The online estate-planning platform Trust & Will saw at least a 100% increase in business in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Cody Barbo, the company’s CEO and co-founder. “I think that everybody has a family member who is elderly or has been affected by this or works in health care, so it definitely hits close to home,” says Barbo in this new episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast with ABA Journal Legal Affairs Writer Lyle Moran.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Nexa.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : For Clients, It's Important To Pay Bills On Time Too

Tue, 14 Apr 2020 18:17:52 +0000

Getting paid is the bane of most lawyers' existence, but clients have good reasons to stay on the ball too. Joe chats with Aaron Pierce, GM of CounselLink about why clients benefit from staying on top of the billing process. In a nutshell, with CounselLink, clients generate a wealth of knowledge from their billing data -- efficiencies revealed, new payment models considered, and, yes, the relationship with outside counsel strengthened.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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Legal Talk Today : COVID19 Moratorium on Evictions

Mon, 13 Apr 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Real Estate Attorney Ashley Peterson explains California Governor Newsom’s recent moratorium on evictions, what that means for tenants and landlords, and how that plays into city and local governance.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : How to Make LinkedIn Work for You with Allison Shields

Mon, 13 Apr 2020 16:51:57 +0000

LinkedIn helps lawyers increase their visibility and establish their expertise, but many aren’t using it to its greatest potential. How can you be better by using it more effectively? Allison Shields joins Tish Vincent and JoAnn Hathaway to discuss tips from the book she co-authored on this topic, Make LinkedIn Work for You: A Practical Guide for Lawyers and Other Legal Professionals.

Allison C. Shields, Esq. is the president of Legal Ease Consulting, Inc.

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Legal Talk Today : Rocket Aid and Online Payments

Fri, 10 Apr 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Rocket Matter’s Larry Port sounds off about Rocket Aid, a virtual conference that both helps lawyers be more productive and donates proceeds to charity. Stay tuned for his mini-session about taking online payments.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Good Tech Spending Decisions in Tough Economic Times

Fri, 10 Apr 2020 17:26:05 +0000

Economic uncertainty and decreased wages are forcing some lawyers to take a hard look at their tech expenses. Where should you cut costs? And how do you avoid going overboard? Dennis and Tom urge listeners to plan carefully to ensure their tech still fully serves the needs of their business and clients. In their second segment, Tom educates Dennis on another money saver—quitting cable and moving to tv streaming services.

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Law School Innovators: Taking Legal Ed Online

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 18:07:22 +0000

Even before the pandemic forced law schools to close their doors, forward-thinking educators were working hard to increase the accessibility of legal education through online learning. In this ABA Law Student Podcast, host Meghan Steenburgh talks with Dean Craig Boise and faculty director of online education Nina Kohn about Syracuse University College of Law’s JDinteractive (JDi). They discuss their drive to reach a greater diversity of students and outline the JDi program’s ability to offer learners a fully interactive experience.

In an additional segment, Meghan is joined by Mandy Mobley Li, Ernie Sawyer, and Katy Morris, all 2Ls in the JDi program. They offer fellow law students tips and tricks for adjusting to online learning.

Craig Boise is dean and professor of law at Syracuse University College of Law

Nina Kohn is the David M. Levy Professor of Law and faculty director of online education at Syracuse University College of Law.

Mandy Mobley Li is a 2L in Syracuse University College of Law’s JDinteractive program.

Ernie Sawyer is a 2L in Syracuse University College of Law’s JDinteractive program.

Katy Morris is a 2L in Syracuse University College of Law’s JDinteractive program.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #271: Client-Centered Law Firms, with Jack Newton

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Clio CEO and author Jack Newton discusses why lawyers have to adapt and what it means to have a client-centered law firm in 2020 and beyond.

To learn more about serving clients effectively, read our resource page on client experience. 

Thanks to Smith.ai LawPay, TextExpander, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode!

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@theBar : The Overcoming Loneliness Edition

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:46:44 +0000

In the first of our series of COVID-19 related podcasts, our hosts Jonathan Amarilio and Jennifer Byrne speak with J.W. Freiberg, social psychologist, lawyer, and author of the forthcoming book, “Surrounded by Others and Yet So Alone: A Lawyer’s Case Stories of Love, Loneliness, and Litigation,” about the chronic loneliness problem in our society and how we can overcome it—an issue that has become prescient as we cope with isolation, social distancing and quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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Legal Talk Today : Remote Work - Apps, Tips, & Tricks

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:39:37 +0000

Former ABA TECHSHOW chairs Adriana Linares and Brett Burney share their favorite apps, programs, tips, and tricks for working remote.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : Coronavirus Impact on Claims and Litigation

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:00:00 +0000

Attorney Frank Zacherl from the Shutts & Bowen law firm in Florida discusses impact of Coronavirus on insurers and outside defense law firms.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Develop your horse sense with equine law

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:00:00 +0000

Julie Fershtman has developed a niche practice helping people who love horses deal with the particular joys and challenges that come with equine businesses. She is one of the nation's best-known lawyers serving many facets of the horse industry. Fershtman is the author of Equine Law and Horse Sense, produced with ABA Publishing. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Fershtman introduces ABA Publishing’s Ashley Alfirevic to the world of horse sense, the dark underbelly of the Kentucky Derby and the liabilities of pony rides.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Legal Talk Today : CARES Act - Stimulus Payments & Unemployment Benefits

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:37:48 +0000

Lewis Brisbois partner Michael J. Grace explains the CARES Act provisions for individual stimulus payments and unemployment benefits for those impacted by COVID-19.

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The Legal Toolkit : Taking Control of Your Legal Practice

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 16:48:04 +0000

Doug Brown believes lawyers are uniquely equipped with the skills needed for success, but that doesn’t mean they are always able to achieve it on their own! Are you struggling to take your law firm in the direction you want? In this Legal Toolkit, Doug joins Jared Correia to talk about common career obstacles and the positive strategies you need to overcome them.

Doug Brown is chief learning officer at Summit Success International.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : In Extraordinary Times, Lawyers Need Creative Solutions

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 16:23:59 +0000

Joe chats with Joey Seeber and Leigh Vickery of Level 2 Legal Solutions about taking a small, boutique approach to large legal department and Biglaw problems. Legal work goes on during a lockdown, and Level 2 is busy assisting its long-term partners in getting stuff done. It takes creative problem solving and a nimble business culture to thrive in times like these.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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Legal Talk Today : New Show Launches!

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 19:58:37 +0000

Legal Talk Network launches ‘Legal Talk Today’, a new show covering important topical issues in law. Intended as a dailyish-to-daily program, the producers designed a flexible format with short episodes to keep everyone informed as quickly as possible. Hosted by Laurence Colletti, the early episode topics include:
CARES Act
Working Remote
Eviction Moratorium

... with more on the way!

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Federalism and the Coronavirus

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:03:34 +0000

As our nation battles the COVID-19 pandemic, our president’s response and leadership is being tested. Ventilators are in short supply, hospitals across the states are in desperate need of masks, supplies, tests, and beds, and governors across the country have been hitting the airwaves pleading for assistance from the federal government. So, what are the respective roles of the federal government and the state governments in a time of crisis?

On today’s Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Robert L. Tsai, constitutional law professor at the American University College of Law, and professor Glenn Cohen, faculty director at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics at Harvard Law School, as they explore the concepts of federalism and states’ rights, the tug of war between the governors and the president over COVID-19, leadership during a crisis, and the constitutional underpinnings.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Blue J Legal.

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Workers Comp Matters : Impacts of COVID-19 on Workers’ Compensation

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:35:22 +0000

Can workers who contract COVID-19 seek workers’ compensation benefits? There are many factors at play, and workers comp attorneys are facing uncharted legal issues as the pandemic unfolds. To address the common questions arising from this crisis, Alan Pierce welcomes fellow workers’ comp attorneys Amie Peters and Mack Babcock. They discuss current concerns in this area of the law and offer guidance for lawyers as they navigate COVID-19 issues with their clients.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #270: The Real Secrets to Networking, with David Burkus

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Author David Burkus explains what’s wrong with the traditional approach to networking and how to build your connections more effectively instead. 

For more information about leveraging your marketing plan more effectively, check out our resource page on law firm networking and referral strategy. 

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

Thanks to LawPay, TextExpander, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode!

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Law Technology Now : Design & the Law with Margaret Hagan

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:57:07 +0000

Margaret Hagan joins host Ralph Baxter in this episode of Law Technology Now to talk about what design is doing for the legal industry and what it is like being the lab director at the Stanford's Legal Design Lab. They discuss how Margaret got involved with the Stanford Law School's Center on the Legal Profession, her free online book ‘Law By Design’ and its uses cartoons, and how design can apply to legal professionals. She also talks about Stanford's Legal Design Lab, how it came to be, and the lab's mission.

Margaret Hagan is the director of the Legal Design Lab and a lecturer at Stanford Institute of Design (the d.school).

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote and Logikcull.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : 2020 State Bar of Texas Elections: Get to Know Your Presidential Candidates

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:00:00 +0000

2020 elections for the State Bar of Texas and TYLA are starting now! Host Rocky Dhir is joined by presidential candidates Sylvia Borunda Firth and Pablo Almaguer to discuss their backgrounds, qualifications, and what they hope to bring to the Bar presidency. They also share their thoughts on how they might help Texas lawyers and communities recover from the current public health and economic crises.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s elections will be entirely web-based. Members can vote online any time beginning April 1 and ending May 29 at 5 PM.

Sylvia Borunda Firth is a solo practice attorney with experience in government, administrative, real estate, contract, and general business law.

Pablo Almaguer is director of private bar and government relations at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.

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New Solo : Going Remote During COVID-19: Tips and Tools for At-Home Legal Practice

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:55:23 +0000

As we move deeper into the COVID-19 crisis, many lawyers and firms are still scrambling for solutions for the shift to remote work. Adriana Linares focuses this edition of New Solo on giving struggling lawyers the guidance they need to succeed in this transition and serve their clients with excellence. Adriana welcomes David Holmes, Henry Herrman, and Greg Lambert to discuss their experiences with remote work in firms of differing sizes, specific tool recommendations, and how they have transitioned their firms during the pandemic.

David Holmes is a business lawyer and managing partner at the Farr Law Firm.

Henry A. Herrman is the founder and sole shareholder of Herrman Law Firm.

Greg Lambert is the chief knowledge services officer at Jackson Walker.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioNexaLawclerk, and ROSS.

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The Paralegal Voice : Paralegals At Home: Carl’s Tips for Healthy Remote Work Habits

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:23:53 +0000

The shift to remote work has been disorienting for many, blurring the lines between work life and home life, which can be a challenge to navigate. Paralegal Voice host Carl Morrison offers guidance to fellow paralegals on keeping a healthy schedule and positive perspective while working from home. In his second segment, Carl gives his take on the pros and cons of the ABA’s decision to remove the term “legal assistant” from their definition of a paralegal.

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, NALAServeNowCourtFiling.net and Legalinc.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Law Schools Struggle With COVID Response

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:33:26 +0000

Joe and Kathryn check in from the Above the Law bunker to discuss law schools and the virus. While many schools quickly adopted pass/fail grading options others have held out, hoping to maintain some sense of normalcy. Are there really employers who will look back at Spring 2020 grades and think they're informative?

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Introducing Daily Matters

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:40:20 +0000

Daily Matters is a new podcast from Clio exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the legal profession and how law firms can navigate these unprecedented times. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : How to practice law remotely and efficiently during the COVID-19 crisis

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:00:00 +0000

As people across the country are coping with countless changes in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the ABA Journal’s Asked and Answered podcast is taking a break from its regularly scheduled programing to share information with lawyers about how they can adjust to the world’s current situation—such as having to work from home, whether they want to or not.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Coronavirus and Employment Law: How Texas Employers Should Respond to COVID-19

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:00:00 +0000

Businesses all over the country have been heavily impacted by emergency public health measures, and many employers do not know how to navigate these quickly changing circumstances. Does current employment law or OSHA offer guidance for pandemic responses? What are employers’ responsibilities to their employees? The State Bar of Texas Podcast host Rocky Dhir welcomes Teresa Valderrama to help answer these questions through a discussion about what employers need to know about how existing and newly enacted employment laws interact with the COVID-19 crisis.

Teresa Valderrama is certified in labor and employment law and is a partner in the Houston office of Fisher Phillips.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : A Remote Working Guide to COVID-19 and Beyond

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 14:00:00 +0000

Working remotely is an entirely new experience for some lawyers, and many are struggling to adapt or even obtain the technology necessary for this shift. Dennis and Tom (okay, especially Tom) might be having an “I told you so” moment, but they also want you to know they’re here to help. They offer tips for struggling lawyers on the basics of working online, choosing collaboration tools, and implementing adequate security. In their second segment, they discuss the ins and outs of Zoom video conferencing virtual backgrounds.

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Understanding Your Metrics with firmTRAK’s Rich Marvel

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:49:30 +0000

In this bonus edition of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing recorded at the 2020 ABA TECHSHOW, Gyi Tsakalakis talks with Rich Marvel about using metrics to make better business decisions for your law firm. Rich’s experiences as a law firm owner led him to develop firmTRAK, which helps lawyers make sense of their data, make smarter choices, and enjoy greater success.

Rich Marvel is the founder of firmTRAK and Marvel Law P.C.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nexa.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #269: Adapting to Remote Law, with Stephanie Everett 

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab leader and coach Stephanie Everett discusses how to be tech and remote ready, finding the right crowd of peers to push forward together, and keeping yourself mentally healthy while facing serious external challenges like a pandemic. 

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

Thanks to Smith.ai,  Rankings.io, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode! 

For more information about transitioning your law practice to a virtual law firm, check out our resource page on remote law firms.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : Nuclear Containment: How Insurers and Insureds Can Avoid Excessive Verdicts

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:36:13 +0000

Dr. Bill Kanasky and Dr. George Speckart from Courtroom Sciences, Inc. in Irving, Texas discuss nuclear verdicts and what insurance companies and their insureds can do to prevent or limit them.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : What should you read about COVID-19? We asked an epidemiologist

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:00:00 +0000

With a barrage of information and misinformation about COVID-19 coming our way, it can be hard to evaluate what sources are trustworthy, and where to go for reliable medical news. So for this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles called her friend Mary Lancaster, an epidemiologist for the federal government. They discuss how to evaluate social media claims, the best books and podcasts for people who want to know more about infectious diseases–and their recommendations on good fiction reads for people who need to take a break from the coronavirus news.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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The Digital Edge : Tech Toolbox: What’s Right for Your Practice?

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 19:43:10 +0000

Is your current technology setup really working for your law firm? And with new challenges to the practice of law during the coronavirus crisis, are you able to do remote work effectively? Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson talk with Richard Ferguson about the types of tools all lawyers should have at the ready in their tech tool boxes. They tap into Richard’s wealth of knowledge on practical tech solutions for law firms of all sizes.

Richard Ferguson practices law in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with the business law firm Lynass, Ferguson & Shoctor and is a current member of the ABA Techshow 2021 Planning Board.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioNexaScorpion, and Blackletter Podcast.

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The Legal Toolkit : Using AI to Improve Legal Research

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:51:20 +0000

Artificial intelligence is changing the way lawyers can do legal research, and tech that was once only accessible to big firms is now easily available for lawyers in any size firm, even solos! Jared Correia welcomes Thomas Hamilton of ROSS Intelligence to discuss current trends in legal research and how AI streamlines the work lawyers do to allow them to focus on higher level tasks.

Thomas Hamilton is vice president of strategy & operations at ROSS Intelligence.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Building A Video Game Practice

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:32:58 +0000

Five years ago, when we started this podcast, our first guest was Ryan Morrison aka Video Game Attorney. At the time he was just starting out so we brought him back on to talk about where he is now. His firm, Morrison Rothman, provides trusted expertise in digital entertainment, intellectual property, and brand protection. If you're wondering what you're about to become way too into during the lockdown, it's eSports.

And maybe he was the second guest... it depends on whether or not you count Above the Law columnists as guests. I'm going ahead and counting them as "contributors" and not guests, so there you go.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : The Rise in Rideshare Litigation

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 16:48:23 +0000

In recent years there has been a rise in lawsuits against the increasingly popular ridesharing companies, like Lyft and Uber. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Manny J. Valdez, Jr. and guest, attorney Laurel L. Simes, founding partner of Levin Simes Abrams LLP, talk about this growing legal topic, the rideshare companies’ response to allegations and litigation, and what needs to be done to guarantee the safety of the passenger.

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

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : New Michigan Supreme Court Orders: What Lawyers Should Expect During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 22:37:26 +0000

The Michigan Supreme Court recently ordered the state’s trial courts to “limit access to courtrooms and other spaces to no more than 10 persons, including staff, and to practice social distancing and limit court activity to only essential functions.” On Balance hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk with Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack about what this new order means for Michigan lawyers during the COVID-19 pandemic. She urges lawyers to stay in touch with the State Bar of Michigan for the most up-to-date recommendations during this crisis.

They also discuss the Michigan Supreme Court’s order to replace mental health questions on the Michigan Bar Examination application. The change seeks to destigmatize mental health and encourage law students and new lawyers to seek mental health help when needed.

Visit www.michbar.org to view COVID-19 FAQs and resources.

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Digital Detectives : Coronavirus and Working Remotely: What You Need to Know

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:56:08 +0000

With the coronavirus outbreak driving people to work remotely, John and Sharon have been inundated with questions from lawyers and law firms on how to work from home securely. This edition of Digital Detectives is dedicated to answering the most common questions they’ve received and helping listeners continue to serve their clients in these uncertain times. They discuss methods lawyers should be employing during this crisis and offer recommendations for remote work tools and services.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Electronic File Management 101

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 22:16:22 +0000

The ever-evolving role of technology in records and information management has left many lawyers with a lot of questions. What do you need to know about on-site versus off-site data storage? How do you migrate from physical to electronic files? And what about record retention rules and document disposal practices? Together with records management expert John Montaña, Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckart explore best practices and discuss what members should do to ensure compliance with bar rules.

John Montaña, J.D., F.I.I.M., F.A.I., is vice president of advisory services at Montaña & Associates.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Federal Funding and Sanctuary Cities

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 17:13:25 +0000

On February 26, 2020 the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled that the Department of Justice could withhold funding from “sanctuary cities”, the common term for cities and states that refuse to cooperate with the Trump administration's crackdown on undocumented immigrants.

On today’s Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Ilya Somin, professor of Law at George Mason University, and Philip L. Torrey, managing attorney of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, to discuss President Trump's intent to withhold federal funding to sanctuary cities. They take a look at this recent ruling, the legal issues that could arise from the withholding of federal funding, and the impact this could have on state/local rights and immigration.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Blue J Legal.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Crushing It On Test Prep

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 16:34:48 +0000

Joe chats with Adam Balinski, founder of Crushendo, a test prep program focused on maximizing human memory. Auditory courses with a strong emphasis on tried and true memory hacks like location association and mnemonic devices, all worked into short, repeatable episodes you can listen to while going about your day.

Special thanks to Logikcull and Crushendo, for sponsoring this episode.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #268: Riding the Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster, with Cameron Herold

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Speaker and author of Double Double and Meetings Suck Cameron Herold explains how the stages experienced in the rollercoaster of entrepreneurship translate to different action steps. 

For more information about taking care of yourself and how your background can influence your work, read our resource page on mental health. 

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

Thanks to GNGF, TextExpander, Back Office Betties, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode! 

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Law Technology Now : Evaluating Legal Technology Applications

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 21:36:57 +0000

Have you ever considered creating a legal technology application for your practice? Law Technology Now host Dan Linna sits down with Marc Lauritsen and Quinten Steenhuis to talk about evaluating legal tech applications and their article ‘Substantive Legal Software Quality: A Gathering Storm.’ They discuss what prompted them to write their article, how we can assess the quality of legal applications, and how to create a baseline by evaluating the work lawyers currently perform. Additionally, Marc and Quinten give our listeners tips on how we can get more people engaged in the conversation and provide best practices for lawyers to improve the apps they create. They end the episode by encouraging law schools to get their law students more engaged and exposed to the growing role of technology in legal work.

Marc Lauritsen, president of Capstone Practice Systems, is a lawyer and educator with over twenty years of pioneering leadership in advanced legal software.

Quinten Steenhuis is a senior housing attorney, systems administrator, and developer at Greater Boston Legal Services.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote and Logikcull.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Pay Attention to What You’ve Got

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 14:00:00 +0000

With today’s data collection capabilities, law firms can capture more insights than ever about their client interactions. This “relationship data” could help you grow your firm, but what tools do you need to make sense of it? Christopher Anderson talks with Scott Wallingford of LexisNexis about how analytics tools give your data clarity, allowing you to maximize client relationships for greater profitability.

For more insights, Scott recommends InterAction.com to help you leverage your firm's data.

Scott Wallingford serves as vice president and general manager of law firm software solutions at LexisNexis.

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

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : President of the Legal Services Corp. reflects on his tenure

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 11:00:00 +0000

Asked to reflect on his nine-year tenure as president of the Legal Services Corp., Jim Sandman says he is proud of many things that he and his team accomplished. Under Sandman’s leadership, the LSC produced its seminal work, which found that 86% of civil legal needs reported by low-income Americans in the past year were either inadequately addressed or not met at all.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Nexa.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Key Takeaways from TECHSHOW 2020

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 18:01:48 +0000

As is their custom, Dennis and Tom take their annual look back at ABA TECHSHOW to discuss their experiences and learnings. They talk about the unique feel of the 2020 conference and share their favorite sessions. In their second segment, they share their thoughts on what conference speakers could do to offer up better content for live tweeters in their audience.

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Level Up Your Marketing with Wendy Witt

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 17:49:19 +0000

Your marketing professional has no way of knowing what you want your legal practice to look like unless you define it for them. Examine where you are and where you want to be, and share those ideals with your marketer! Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street talk with Wendy Witt about how to cultivate trusted relationships between law firms and their marketers that help them reach business goals grounded in their personal values.

Wendy Witt is a law firm business strategist and the CEO behind Million Dollar Attorney, a private consulting firm.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nexa.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Dean Rodney Smolla: How Experiential Learning Makes Better Future Lawyers

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 14:00:00 +0000

In this edition of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Jake Villarreal welcomes Rodney Smolla, dean of the Delaware Law School of Widener University, to hear insights from his prolific career as a legal educator and litigator. Dean Smolla discusses his longtime efforts to provide enriching experiential learning opportunities for law students and shares thoughtful advice on how students should approach practical education.

Rodney Smolla is dean of the Delaware Law School of Widener University.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #267: From Litigator to Firm Leader, A Strategy Call with Amber James 

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab member Amber James discusses shifting from a client-focused to a team leader-focused role in her own firm and the mindset and strategy required to make that transition with Stephanie Everett. 

For more information about stepping into a leadership role in your firm, read our resource page on people management. 

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

Thanks to Rankings.io, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode!

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How to achieve vocal power in and out of the courtroom

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 11:00:00 +0000

Public speaking is a crucial part of working as an attorney. It is especially important for female attorneys who are claiming their vocal authority in speaking roles in courts. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, ABA Publishing’s Olivia Aguilar speaks with Rena Cook, co-author of Her Voice in Law: Vocal Power and Situational Command for the Female Attorney, about various aspects of voice and presentation; power-stealing vocal traits; and why understanding your voice is an important first step to building confidence and strengthening your success.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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The Legal Toolkit : Marketing Strategy: Client-Centered Tactics that Bring You More Business

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 17:12:48 +0000

Good marketing should be all about the client, not you! Clients primarily want to know how you can solve their legal problem, and getting to know their lawyer is secondary. So, how does this translate into your marketing tactics? Jared Correia welcomes Dani Whitestone to discuss how to effectively resonate with clients and avoid common marketing missteps. 

Check out Dani’s marketing book picks for lawyers: 

Dani Whitestone founded the Women’s Small Business and Leadership Network. 

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Mixed Martial Law

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 16:17:04 +0000

Joe welcomes back Jason Cruz from our earlier "Step Inside The Octagon" episode to discuss his new book "Mixed Martial Arts and the Law". From antitrust to labor law to performance enhancing drugs, there's a lot more law going into this sport than you might expect for a cage match where people kick each other in the face.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The SCOTUS Ruling in Hernandez v. Mesa

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 16:56:08 +0000

On February 25, 2020, in a 5-4 ruling in the case of Hernandez v. Mesa, the Supreme Court ruled that the parents of Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca, a 15-year-old Mexican national who was fatally shot by Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa, Jr., cannot sue the U.S. Customs Border Patrol agent for damages under the U.S. Constitution and that the 1971 Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents ruling, does not extend to the family’s cross-border shooting claims.

On today’s Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by professor James Pfander, from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law to discuss the recent SCOTUS decision in Hernandez v. Mesa. Craig and James take a look at this case and the path to the Supreme Court, the 5-4 ruling, and the impact this decision will have on future cases regarding the border.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Blue J Legal.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #266: 5 Financial Key Performance Indicators for Your Firm, with Stephanie Everett

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 11:30:00 +0000

Discover the five financial numbers you need to know to run your law firm, to scale successfully, and to forecast your future, with Stephanie Everett. 

For more information about financial KPIs, read our resource page on law firm finances. 

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

Thanks to LexReception, TextExpander, Back Office Betties, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode!

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@theBar : The Represent Edition: Kate Black Explains How Women Can Run for Office and Change the World

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 23:55:45 +0000

A record number of women are now serving in Congress thanks to the “pink wave” of 2018, but women are still underrepresented in American politics. Why is that and what can we do to level the playing field? In this edition, co-hosts Jonathan Amarilio and Alexis Crawford Douglas are joined by Kate Black, a political advisor and former chief of staff of EMILY’S List, to discuss REPRESENT: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office & Changing the World—her recent collaboration with actress and comedian, June Diane Raphael. The book aims to eliminate barriers that may stop women from running for office by demystifying the process and providing an accessible step-by-step guide that any person can follow.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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Law Technology Now : Understanding the CCPA with James Snyder and Timothy Blood

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 23:44:54 +0000

On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, informally known as the CCPA, went into effect. Considered one of the most significant pieces of privacy legislation in the United States, many questions exist as to how this law will affect businesses and consumers within California and beyond. Law Technology Now host Dan Rodriguez speaks with attorneys James Snyder and Timothy Blood about this impactful new legislative act. Together they examine the CCPAs origins, its reach beyond the boundaries of California, what it and Europe’s GDPR mean for technology companies, and what penalties can arise from violations.

James Snyder is senior counsel with Klinedinst PC.

Timothy Blood is the managing partner at Blood Hurst & O’Reardon LLP.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote and Logikcull.

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Law Technology Now : Mary O’Carroll: The Legal Operations Role and Its Growing Importance

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 21:06:11 +0000

As a leading tech company, Google has, through its services and products, well earned its reputation as an innovator. But how does that extend beyond tech and into its legal department. Ralph Baxter sits down with Mary O’Carroll, Google’s director of Legal Operations, to discuss her work with Google, the factors leading to more corporations bringing on legal operations positions, and, through her presidency at CLOC, how Mary and her peers are working to develop and define the legal operations role throughout the industry.

Mary O’Carroll is the director of Legal Operations at Google and the president of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (“CLOC”).

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote and Logikcull.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : What Insurance Adjusters Should Know About Wildfire-Related Claims

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 16:00:00 +0000

Peter Schifrin, President and CEO of Schifrin, Gagnon & Dickey, Inc. discusses how the California wildfires have changed the landscape of claims adjusting in California.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2020: Red Pill vs Blue Pill–How Deepfakes are Defining Digital Reality

Mon, 02 Mar 2020 19:36:44 +0000

The rise of deepfakes and their obvious potential for creating damaging content is generating concerns for legal professionals. How can lawyers determine the trustworthiness of information in their cases? From TECHSHOW 2020, host John Simek talks with Sharon Nelson and Lincoln Mead about the impact of deepfakes on legal practice and what is being done to combat abuses of this emerging technology.

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

Lincoln Mead is a project manager and client relationship manager for Canon Discovery Services.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2020: Un-Track for Doers

Mon, 02 Mar 2020 19:15:52 +0000

Many lawyers have figured out clever hacks that help them run their businesses better, and at TECHSHOW's Un-Track for Doers, they were afforded opportunities to share these solutions with their peers. Host Christopher Anderson is joined by Jess Birken, Ben Sessions, Gyi Tsakalakis, and Erin Gerstenzang to discuss how this ‘unconference’ part of TECHSHOW 2020 encouraged participant-driven conversations about issues in everyday legal practice.

Jess Birken is a solo practice attorney for nonprofits at Birken Law.

Ben Sessions is a trial attorney at The Sessions Law Firm, LLC.

Gyi Tsakalakis is the founder of AttorneySync.

Erin Gerstenzang is a criminal defense attorney in Atlanta, Georgia.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2020: Apps Apps Everywhere–Tablet and Mobile Legal Practice

Mon, 02 Mar 2020 19:00:33 +0000

Apps are helping lawyers practice law from anywhere they want. Which ones should you be using to support your mobile practice? TECHSHOW presenters Brett Burney and Paul Unger talk with host Abdi Aidid about how apps are affecting the profession and what lawyers should consider when integrating new apps into their practice.

Brett Burney is principal of Burney Consultants LLC.

Paul J. Unger is a managing partner at Affinity Consulting Group LLC in Columbus, Ohio.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2020: Keynote Speaker Mary Shen O’Carroll

Mon, 02 Mar 2020 18:46:49 +0000

The legal industry may have held to tradition longer than most, but movement toward modernization is finally running full tilt. From TECHSHOW 2020, Patrick Palace talks with keynote speaker Mary Shen O’Carroll about how demands in the marketplace are creating new ways of doing business and opportunities for growth in the legal economy.

Mary Shen O’Carroll is director of legal operations, technology and strategy at Google.

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The Paralegal Voice : The Power of You: Building a Paralegal Career That Will Move, Touch, and Inspire

Sat, 29 Feb 2020 02:02:45 +0000

What things keep you engaged and motivated as a paralegal? Burnout is all too common, but self-assessment and self-advocacy can help you develop a bold vision for your career. Paralegal Voice host Jill Francisco talks with Kristine Custodio Suero about the tactics she has developed for helping paralegals find greater fulfillment in the profession.

Kristine Custodio Suero is an Advanced Certified Paralegal, a paralegal educator, and a highly sought after speaker.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2020: Rebels Riot Luncheon Q&A

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 22:46:26 +0000

Fresh from the Rebels Riot Luncheon at TECHSHOW 2020, hosts Catherine Sanders Reach and Heidi Alexander talk to Legal Rebel honorees Matt Homann, Pegeen Turner, Colin Lachance, and Sofia Lingos about the topics they chose for their luncheon table talks and the conversations that ensued.

Matt Homann is the founder and CEO of Filament.

Pegeen Turner is president of Legal Cloud Technology.

Colin Lachance is general manager of North America for global legal intelligence company, vLex.

Sofia Lingos, Esq. is the founding and managing attorney of Trident Legal.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2020: Forecast-Alytics: Understanding Litigation Analytics for Case Evaluation

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 22:35:19 +0000

Litigation analytics have become a hot topic in legal, and some believe the profession may eventually heavily rely on predictive technology. What does this mean for the practice of law? At TECHSHOW 2020, host Dennis Kennedy talks with Warren Agin and Benjamin Alarie about the uses and risks associated with litigation analytics and their thoughts on the future of legal case prediction tech.

Warren E. Agin is Elevate Services’ managing director for digital strategy and solutions.

Benjamin Alarie is the CEO of Blue J Legal and a professor at the University of Toronto.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2020: HR 101 for Lawyers – Best Practices for Hiring and Firing

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 22:19:51 +0000

Lawyers often lack HR skills as employers, but learning to develop values-based hiring processes can help them attract the right talent for their firm. Host Greg Garman talks with Darlene Tonelli and Stephanie Everett about highlights from their TECHSHOW 2020 presentation on best practices for hiring and firing.

Darlene Tonelli is the founder of Inter Alia Law in Toronto, Canada.

Stephanie Everett of Lawyerist leads the community team that teaches lawyers how to run better businesses.

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New Solo : Implementing the Right Processes with Ernie Svenson

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 21:55:19 +0000

A new client or matter comes into your office. You need to open the matter, work the matter, and, ultimately, close the matter. Are you doing those steps the best way? New Solo host Adriana Linares sits down with guest host Liz McCausland and guest Ernie Svenson to discuss how Ernie helps lawyers develop systems to avoid disorder and waste. Learn how to use your time better, get more meaningful clients, and use the best tools for the job. They also discuss Ernie’s upcoming 2-day Small Firm Bootcamp being held in New Orleans on May 7th and 8th.

Liz McCausland started her career as a civil litigator and now does bankruptcy and mediations in Orlando, Florida.

Ernie Svenson is a New Orleans lawyer and regular industry speaker who has been running the Ernie the Attorney blog since 2002. Ernie also hosts the Law Firm Autopilot Podcast.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioNexaLawclerk, and ROSS.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : EAPs and the Bar: Providing Mental Health Services to Attorneys

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 21:35:31 +0000

The Florida Bar continues to seek to lessen the stigma surrounding mental health issues and offer more support to its members in the future. To bolster these goals, it has been working to develop a partnership with CorpCare Associates, Inc. and their employee assistance program. Hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt welcome George Martin and Lisa Hardy, both of CorpCare, to outline the many services offered through their program and explain how they have worked with other bar associations to provide 24/7 mental health help and extensive support for members.

George W. Martin, Jr., is president and CEO of CorpCare Associates, Inc., a national employee assistance program company.

Lisa Hardy is vice president of clinical operations at CorpCare Associates, Inc.

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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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Black Lives Matter

Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:11:18 -0500

The "Black LIves" matter movement has gained momentum since the untimely death of George Floyd at the hands of a law enforcement officer. These are my thoughts on the subject.

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Hatred Remarks by Channel S Presenter, Apology and Social Implications

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:53:30 -0500

Racially motivated hate speech should be taken seriously. Any statement that is made by anyone in the society that intends to insult, degrade, intimidate, create anger or incite violence against someone based on religion, ethnicity, race, gender, origin of country or regional identity or any other forms is dangerous and harmful should be a matter of grave concern. Anti-religious prejudice, malicious intent of dehumanising others is not only illegal but can create huge social unrest and even violence.

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Impaired Driving: How Big Is the Problem?

Tue, 26 May 2020 14:48:34 -0500

Drivers should never forget the fact that their safety and the well-being of other road users is in their hands. Road accidents are majorly caused by drivers impaired by alcohol or other drugs. Impaired driving is the act of driving under the influence of liquor or other substances. It is extremely dangerous and has been the cause of most car crashes on the roadside.

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Appeal Your Judgment With An Appellate Attorney

Mon, 11 May 2020 06:56:19 -0500

VIrtual law has become an instant search result on your Google page, you want to know who to call, what legal issue you're pursuing, or how to combat a judgment, not in your favor? Look it up.

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How Do Bail Bonds Work?

Mon, 20 Apr 2020 09:04:36 -0500

Bail Bonds provides fast, efficient and affordable 24-hour bail bonds in the State of Colorado. If you or your loved one got in trouble in Mile High City or anywhere in the state of Colorado, Denver VIP Bail Bonds needs to be your first phone call.

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American Justice System Is Flawed

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 08:12:52 -0600

The American justice system is flawed when there are so many inconsistencies surrounding the sentencing of its inmates. THis article are my thoughts on the subject.

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LSAT Tips That You Should Know

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 14:08:46 -0600

If you are going to take the LSAT test, make sure you spend enough time getting ready for the test. This will help you get a better idea of your strengths and weaknesses. Moreover, you will be able to focus your efforts on areas that need most of your attention.

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Implementation of Foreign Arbitral Awards in UAE

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 13:16:17 -0500

Obtaining an arbitral award is not the end of the road to redress. Execution or recognition is the subsequent phase, and this phase can be complex and prodigious especially if enforcement is supposed to be beyond the jurisdiction from where the award was obtained...

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Guide in Commercial Dispute Resolution

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 08:52:29 -0500

UAE has seen a considerable increase in the business opportunities and foreign investors in last decade. Accordingly, the lawmakers have amended the laws in order to have an effective dispute resolution mechanism. Such strong and stable institutions can accommodate both foreign and domestic investors in accordance with their requirements.

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Three Tips for Surviving Your Deposition

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 12:58:54 -0500

Some quick and easy tips on how to survive a deposition. If you have an upcoming deposition, this is a great resource.

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What Really Are Human Rights?

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 10:32:14 -0500

What are Human Rights, and what are Natural Rights, and why are they confused. They both exist and how does one use them?

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How to Choose the Right Law School in the US

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 12:55:57 -0500

Typically, international students have to choose from many schools if they want to to get admission in a US law school. For them, it is a challenge to choose the best law school. They have to perform a lot of research before making the ultimate decision.

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What Are The Pros and Cons of Government Surveillance?

Tue, 28 May 2019 08:20:08 -0500

Do you wonder what are the good points of government surveillance? Of course, you must realize there must be some bad points as well.

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Does the FBI Use Drones & Helicopters for Aerial Suveillance?

Tue, 28 May 2019 08:19:48 -0500

Do you get the impression the FBI is spying on you from the sky? Do you hear a plane or a helicopter flying sometimes above your home?

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Have You Seen a FBI Surveillance Van Parked in Your Street?

Mon, 27 May 2019 15:08:41 -0500

Do you suspect the FBI is spying on you? Have you noticed a van parking for lengthy periods around your neighborhood?

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Facts Every Lawyer Should Know About Hispanic Marketing

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:52:53 -0500

Hispanics remain one of the fastest growing segments of the population. As a result, Latino communities across the United States have a rising need for legal representation. Are you doing enough to effectively market your law firm to the Hispanic community?

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Why to Get a PF Registration Done - The Benefits of a Provident Fund

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:55:27 -0500

There are several ways an individual can save for the future, but the Employee Provident Fund is one of the easiest and safest option. The write-up aims to elaborate a few primary paybacks of registering for Provident Fund. It explains who PF can be utilised in case of emergency or life in general.

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The GST Bill and the GST Return - The Eight Pros and Cons of It

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:03:16 -0500

India recently switched to a single Goods and Service Tax also known as GST. In this writeup, a brief introduction to the tax is given. It is followed by the benefits it affords consumers and business. In conclusion, the obstacles the tax creates are also listed.

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Udyog Aadhar Registration - Answering What, Who, How and Why of It

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:48:27 -0500

The Government of India supports and aids medium, small and micro enterprises. To get that help, a business has to register under Udyog Aadhar. This article explains what it is and who can register for it. It then talks about the process of registration and the benefits that can be availed after it.

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Professional Tax Registration - The Benefits of Hiring Experts to Do It

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 10:11:01 -0500

The writeup explains, in brief, what is the professional tax. It then clarifies in which states is it levied, how the tax is paid and who is responsible for paying it. In conclusion, the benefits of employing a service provider for registering for professional tax payment are elucidated extensively.

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Selecting the Business Structure and the Process of Company Registration in India

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 08:08:26 -0500

The article explains the necessity of picking a company structure before registering it in India. It elucidates the types of constitutions a business can form and the importance of it. Followed by it, is an essential guide that helps new owners decide the structure of their ventures. Finally, described is the process of company registrations.

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Everything You Need to Know Before You Fill an NGO Online Registration Form

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:30:36 -0500

Starting an NGO is admirable work, but it comes with its responsibility. This article aims to provide all the information a person may need before registering an NGO. Starting from what an NGO is and ending with how to get the organisation registered, it explains every step of the way. The writeup even tackles the methods of finding financial support for the agency.

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Simplifying the Process of Name Change on a Birth Certificate for Children and Adults

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:52:53 -0500

A birth certificate is a notable document that needs to be unconditionally correct. There is no scope for error in it. The article helps simplify the process of correcting any mistake that may have occurred in the certificate. It also explains how a person can get the name changed on a birth certificate.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Safeguard Yourself Against Burnout

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:33:07 -0500

Being a legal assistant is a high stress position. We are the last step in a long line of steps that ensures pleadings and documents get filed and out on time to whomever they need to go. Everyone wants everything done yesterday, even if they only got their part of it to you ten minutes ago. It's commonplace for us to take on all responsibility for a project and get it done in an unreasonably short amount of time. We, simply, are magicians; however, it sometimes comes at a steep cost.

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Deposition FAQs, Tips and Tricks

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:39:36 -0500

You have been called upon to give sworn testimony via deposition. Thorough preparation on your part is essential. Following are answers to frequently asked questions along with some tips and tricks to make your deposition go smoothly.

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6 Qualities to Expect From a Good Solicitor

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:38:48 -0500

A successful solicitor must posses the right skills to match their particular area of law. Many of these skills will be developed over time, but it is also necessary to hold the right professional qualifications to enter this career path.

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Off-Body Carry: The Complete Guide [2018]

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:12:05 -0500

Carrying your pistol or revolver off your body in a concealed carry bag, or in any purse, fanny pack, backpack, concealed carry day planner, messenger bag or sling bag that places it away from your body may be a problem and a risk for some, but is a common style of carrying your firearm. This article will help you understand the pros of this style of carry and guide you between belt pouches, shoulder bags and purses for women.

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BigLaw And Millennials: Peas In A Pod

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:07:42 -0500

Almost every day, we see yet another article on millennials; they are examined, poked, and prodded to determine just exactly what they are and why they are not like the rest of us. I would argue to the contrary. They are just like the rest of us - only better.

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How to Get Access to the Public Records With Ease

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 20:36:42 -0500

In the United States of America, public records refer to the records that the government collected and archived. And these records are available for the common people to access for free. In simple terms, these records consist of country, state or federal info on a public domain. Anyone who has access to the internet can check out these records. Let's find out how you can find these public records with ease.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Do Know What We Know

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:02:40 -0500

One of the readers of my previous article commented: "While I don't know everything, I do know what I know." Despite my admission that legal assistants don't know everything related to law, there are circumstances in which we do know everything. Legal assistants are the detailers of the legal profession. We make the attorney's vision of their solution to a client's problem come to fruition. We get 'er done.

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The Thin Line Between Morality & Law

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:09:09 -0500

If one eats meat, in a place where majority abstain from taking it, would that person be liable to punishment? What if one takes part in a protest for more Democratic space, which has been proscribed by the Government, is that person justified in his/her cause? Are the police justified to kill in the commission of crime so as to protect innocent lives, with many viewing taking of another life no matter the situation as wrong?

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Don't Know It All

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:25:35 -0500

I work in a small general practice law firm. Despite that description, I am not familiar with every area of law. There are dozens of areas of law, some broad in scope and others very specific. Some law firms opt to practice in limited areas of law while others, like the one I work in, practice in several areas of law. There are benefits and drawbacks to each law firm model; however, I prefer working in general practice firms because they provide diversity each day. Forrest Gump famously said, "... life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." The same is true with general practice law firms.

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'DAYA-MARAN' (Euthanasia) AND 'ICHCHHA-MARAN' (Willfully Embracing a Dignified Death)

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:39:58 -0500

'Euthanasia' has been under great discussion recently, as the Govt. of India is planning to bring out a Law on this subject. Very recently, in March 2018, the Supreme Court of India rendered a very important decision on this issue. * This article, of 2016, discusses issues related with 'Euthanasia' as well as 'Willfully embracing an Honourable Death'; & talks about what is the position in Law (In India) & what it should be legally & morally. The basic principle discussed will be applicable everywhere in the World, as the Laws may differ from Country to country, but the issues related with Morality are the same everywhere

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Does My Dog Have Rights? Why Do Courts Value Pets As Property?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:12:03 -0500

We love our pets. They feel like part of the family, and Americans spend billions of dollars on them yearly - specifically $61 billion. With so much love for our furry friends, why do our courts still value pets as simple property?

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Why You Should Have a Corporate Lawyer on Staff

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:25:57 -0500

Corporations and small businesses are sites of expertise in their own industries. Business executives are highly specialized professionals whose primary focus is on the efficient and profitable management of their businesses.

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Tips For Lemon Car Cases

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:22:52 -0500

When a car fails to meets its warranty parameters and either does not function or poses a serious safety problem, we usually deal with what's called a "lemon". Being the unlucky owner of a lemon is certainly a pill hard to swallow. Luckily, each state has specially designed consumer laws. Ask the local DMV about lemon laws in your state. You surely want to get your money back or to have it replaced with a fully functional one. Check the following tips for lemon car cases:

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Legal Assistant's Corner: I Really Do (Mostly) Love My Job

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:49:02 -0500

Legal assistants are notoriously stressed out and we sometimes focus too much on the negative things that rear their head throughout each day - and negative things do happen every day. On the flip side, the majority of us absolutely love what we do and have no desire to do anything else professionally.

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How Inheritance Funding Works

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:05:23 -0500

The passing of a beloved person is always a sad moment. Some of us cope better with this new reality. Things get really complicated when that person was an important source of income for the family. Furthermore, deciding what will happen with the remaining belongings is usually a legal matter. The entire process of distributing the goods to the rightful inheritors is called a probate and it can take even years before things get sorted out. Of course, not all of us can afford waiting several years. If you need urgent money, you can always get advance inheritance funding from advance inheritance loan companies.

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Tips to Hire a Private Investigator

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:38 -0500

If you need to hire a private detective to spy on your cheating spouse or some other family member who you are responsible for, make sure you consider the tips given below. License It's very important to opt for a licensed detective. In fact, hiring an unlicensed one may lead to a negative outcome.

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What To Do After Buying A Lemon Car

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:00 -0500

For many, buying a car is a major investment. Unfortunately, not everything planned goes well. There are many hidden lemons, waiting for the unaware buyer. And by "lemon" we refer to cars which have serious malfunctions. If you suspect that you have bought a lemon, you should immediately take action. Find out more about what to do after realizing that the vehicle has serious problems.

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Understanding UK Average Weight Legislation

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:55:47 -0500

Current average weight legislation exists to ensure that packages contain, on average, no more (or less) than the weight or volume specified on the packaging. It affects all pre-packaged products, of a predetermined weight or volume that are produced without the customer being present.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: The Sticky Wicket of Conferring With Clients

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:09:50 -0500

Clients and legal assistants often build a strong and friendly relationship during the course of a case. Legal assistants act as a go between for the client and the attorney, obtaining and passing along information about the case for both. While legal assistants exist to make a case run smoothly for both the client and the attorney, discussing the case directly with a client sometimes gets sticky for us. Legally, we aren't allowed to provide you with legal advice. It's ACTUALLY a crime that we can be personally charged with. So, we generally pass you along to the attorney when you tread into those waters.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Please Respect Our Time

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:17:50 -0600

The average legal assistant works for two or three attorneys. Among other things, our job description includes drafting/editing/formatting/reviewing documents, obtaining records from various sources, disseminating documentation to all required parties, electronically filing documents with the court, knowing local/state/federal court rules, maintaining/organizing client files, scheduling appointments/hearings/depositions and interfacing with clients. In smaller firms, it's common that legal assistants wear additional hats such as receptionist, bookkeeper, office manager, marketing manager and countless more. Our days are spent constantly evaluating where in our priority list each new task ought to fall and accomplishing those tasks accordingly. To say we are crazy busy is a huge understatement.

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How to Settle a Court Case

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 20:17:50 -0600

"Money makes the world spin". It's a phrase that we all know very well. Credit cards, alimony, child-support, mortgages, student loans, business loans,.

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5 Easy Steps To Obtain a Grant of Probate

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:33:32 -0600

When disposing of an estate, you will sometimes need to obtain a document called a Grant of Probate, or, depending on the situation Letters of Administration. This article shows you how to obtain a Grant in five easy steps.

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What to Do If You've Been Left a Gift Under the Will But the Solicitors Won't Speak to You

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:04:27 -0600

If you believe that you may have been left a gift under a Will it is only natural to be curious as to what that gift is, or when you can expect to receive it. You may try talking to a solicitor who is dealing with the estate, but they may not always be able to speak with you. This article explains why and what you can do about it.

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4 Easy Steps to Value an Estate

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:58:33 -0600

When someone passes away, if they left a Will they will have nominated an executor, if they didn't leave a Will the next of kin will be able to deal with the estate. Part of sorting out the Estate means valuing it and this can be daunting. But this article explains in four easy steps how to manage this.

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Top 5 Solutions for Dealing With HMRC Winding-Up Petitions

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:11:55 -0600

I've previously written an article explaining how to get winding up petitions dismissed and withdrawn and another, five months later, revealing how HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was responsible for issuing the vast majority of winding up petitions in Britain. Sadly, very little has changed over the past three years and today, HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month. HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month.

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How to Ensure Your Winding Up Petition Is Not Dismissed or Withdrawn

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:09:59 -0600

Some time ago, we presented a winding up petition to a company that owed one of our clients 50k. Upon receipt, the respondent company threatened to apply for a court injunction to restrain us from proceeding and dismiss the petition on the grounds the debt was disputed. The respondent company falsely alleged that 49k of the debt was disputed, but in accordance with section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986, the petition remained in force as the undisputed sum (1k) was more than ?750.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Be Nice to Your Attorney's Legal Assistant

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:41:20 -0600

I can't count the number of times I've been the brunt of a client's anger or irritation just to hear that same client interact completely respectfully towards the attorney just one minute later. We understand that you are likely going through one of the most stressful and traumatic periods of your life; however, it doesn't give you license to treat us poorly during the process.

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Steps of Inheritance Probate

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:12:12 -0600

We all have to go, sooner or later. And many of us choose to leave more than memories to the loved ones. This is why making a will and specifying the inheritors has become of utmost importance. If you care about your spouse and children, make sure that their future is secured long after you are gone. Before receiving any money and access to estate, the beneficiaries will have to wait for the probate process to finish and the inheritance distributed. There are several steps for any typical probate.

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Technology in the Legal Sector

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:41:58 -0600

It is safe to say that we are firmly into 2018 now. The first month of this year has been filled with brand new technology. That is set to change the way we live our day to day lives.

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Preparing For A Lie Detector Test - The Dos

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:32:04 -0600

The lie detector test is very common, especially where police investigations are involved. There are however very many other situations where the tests can be applied, including in job application, especially government jobs and during investigations at the place of work. Some couples also opt for the tests when they are uncertain about the aspects in their relationships and feel the only way to get closure is by putting their partners to the test.

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Limits of Human Laws

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:18:28 -0600

The evolution of man necessitates that he form communities where he can live in relation with his neighbors. And since human beings are of varied in nature, it became pertinent that each community must organize itself to take care of both the weak and strong, and therefore a legal system gradually evolved in each society based on the spiritual maturity of the people.But the more mankind fell from grace, the more removed the laws became from natural laws that govern all creation.

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Starting a Tax Exempt Organization

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:56:23 -0600

The term 501(c)(3) refers to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, where the rules and regulations governing exempt organizations are found. Tax exempt organizations are commonly referred to as 501(c)(3). 501(c)(3) includes both public charities and private foundations.

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The Top Business Lawyers Mean Business

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:30:26 -0600

Business owners need to abide by the laws of business from day one. These laws govern various aspects of a business - organization, taxation, advertising policies, pricing, human resources, infrastructure, and others. They also provide protection to business owners from liabilities.

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Evolution of Military Law in the United States

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:34:18 -0600

While in service I visited the United States as a guest of the US Air Force. As I was sometimes a presiding officer of Court Martial in India (being legally qualified), I was interested how the US military law functions. One significant difference is that in the US, there is at the moment one Unified Military Code which is applicable to all the 4 service arms namely the army, airforce, navy and coast guard, while in India we have a separate military code for each service.

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DUI Lawyer - What They Do

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 07:32:05 -0600

DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence but in some states it is called DWI, Driving While Intoxicated. There are strict laws in all of fifty states for those that are caught doing driving when they are intoxicated. If you are stopped for suspicious behavior the law enforcement officer can do a field sobriety test if the drive has slurred speech, has a strong odor of alcohol on them or general incoherence. They can also ask permission to do a BAC, which stands for Blood Alcohol Content test if the driver does not demonstrate good motor skills or judgment during the field tests.

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Probate Attorney - What You Should Know

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 07:38:43 -0600

This is the attorney that you would hire to administer the last will and testament of a deceased person. They will also help to guide the heirs through the probate process in court, which is when a person files a petition for probate. This is the process to determine if the will the deceased left behind is valid. In the probate process the assets that the deceased left behind are distributed to pay any bills and what is left is divided among the heirs as the will states.

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How Home Insurance Lawyers Can Help Resolve Your Case

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:47:44 -0600

Home insurance lawyers do the fighting that you are not able to do. Terri-Lynn Robinson's entire life was turned upside down when a dispute with her ex-husband went disastrously wrong. As he packed to move out, he decided to take revenge. He retrieved a BBQ lighter and lit the entire length of their bed skirt on fire.

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Do Current Law Students Need: Remedial Study - And Different External Bar Preparation?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:12:37 -0600

Law school enrollment and bar examination pass rates are on the decline for various reasons. There is a solution to help students and protect the public too.

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Why The Probate Process Takes A Long Time To Decide Inheritance Distribution

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:02:31 -0600

Without proper planning, a person's estates will be distributed through a probate process after the person's death. This judicial-administrative process is lengthy and it may take years until a final resolution is reached. Hiring specialized lawyers and consultants is recommended and will greatly speed up the process, since experts know what documents are needed and the exact steps of the probate. But first, let's analyze the reasons for which a probate process lasts so long.

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5 Things to Consider While Building a Remote Legal Team

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:26:07 -0600

Thinking of building a remote legal team? Read this article and learn about a few things, which you need to consider for your venture's success.

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Law Enforcement Investigator

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:21:01 -0600

When a crime is committed, it is essential to uncover all the evidence associated with it in order to find the culprit. It is the law enforcement authorities who make the arrest. But they require a complete analysis of the motive behind the crime, methods involved in committing the crime, prime suspects, etc. This can be done either in-house or professional private investigators can be hired. He is known as a law enforcement investigator.

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How to Best Prepare for Attending Court

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:20:03 -0600

It can be difficult to know how to behave and act to reduce the stress of attending court and present yourself in the best possible light to the Judge. This article will discuss some of the most practical advice to present yourself well at Court.

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Why I Sued an Elephant

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:05:24 -0600

15 million lawsuits were filed in America last year. I urge you to protect yourself, and the first step is researching how you can lawyer-proof your life.

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Getting Good Legal Advice

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:22:59 -0500

You have to make a decision that can cost many thousands of dollars. You want good legal advice. This article shares how one attorney analyses a case for his clients.

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Five Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Attorney

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:35:30 -0500

Learn how to find the right attorney for your needs. Identify the steps you should take to ensure you choose the attorney who will best represent you.

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Looking 40 Years Back - A Circle Closes

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:59:07 -0500

We learn the meaning of a career by looking back over the decades of struggles and successes. But even at the end of a work life, we are called to create outstanding results with energy and imagination. I just attended my law school 40-year reunion. What I learned surprised me, and it was seeing into my own soul, the parts of me that account for both my progress and my missteps after 40 years of court battles.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Parking Lot Compliant With Fire Lane and ADA Striping

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:54:32 -0500

When your parking lot needs to be compliant with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Standards of Accessible Design, there are a few things to keep in mind. To begin with, when you need to provide spaces for parking, you have an immediate obligation to remove any barriers to accessibility that may exist in your facility of parking. It is relatively inexpensive to do ADA striping and thus, quite achievable. Here are a few tips to ensure you get it right the first time.

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HOA Attorney Job Description

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:22:57 -0500

This type of attorney is the one that represents and advises the homeowner's association board members on many different matters regarding property rights and contracts. A HOA attorney (homeowners association) is generally in charge of drafting the community rules so that they comply with the governing law.

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Are We Sinking the Jones Act?

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:39:42 -0500

As a former merchant mariner, I continue to follow issues relating to the shipping industry in general with a particular interest as to matters touching on the survival of America's merchant marine. I was surprised to recently learn that Senator John McCain, a man whom I admire, has introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Jones Act restrictions against foreign flag vessels carrying cargo between U.S. ports. His bill, entitled the Open America's Waters Act of 2017, would allow foreign flag vessels to compete within U.S. waters for goods moving between American ports. I can't help wonder why the Senator believes such a repeal is good policy, maritime or otherwise.

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What Are Lemon Law Attorneys?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:27:07 -0500

When we buy a new car, we make sure to get a car that works fine and we feel comfortable in it. This is why most of us opt for test-driving a car before purchasing it. It is a smart thing to do. But even so, our hopes and dreams will be shattered if the car we bought starts to act strangely and it stops running. Even more troublesome is when after repeated repair attempts, the car still has the same problem. In this case, we are sad to announce you, but you've stumbled upon a lemon. The best thing to do is to get your car replaced with a working one or have your money returned. Hire a lemon law attorney if things do not go well with the car dealer.

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Scope of Corporate Law in India

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:25:41 -0500

Gone are the times when litigation and a robe clad barrister used to be the only meaning and face of law in India. Today the scene is such that the corporate law practice is truly international in nature thanks to the fact that India is one of the most fastest growing economies in the world and a signatory to the WTO or world trade organization.

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A Brief Summary of Contract Law: Key Terms, Common Defenses and General Recommendations

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:44:41 -0500

Many individuals and companies enter into contracts without fully understanding the terms. Often, neither party has clarity on what the contract requires in terms of performance standards, remedies for breach and whether unwritten terms can supplement the written contract. This post is intended to provide a quick guide to some key terms and issues that are relevant in the area of contract law.

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Method of Commencing Action in the Magistrate Court in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:01:45 -0500

How proceedings are initiated in the magistrate court. -LAGOS AND ABUJA AS A CASE STUDY. (A) Magistrate Court in Lagos - Under ord 1, Magistrate's Courts (Civil Procedure) Rules, two forms of commencement are provided: A person can institute an action using any of the following:

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Appraisal of Applications Pending Appeal and Enforcement of Judgment in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:04 -0500

Upon judgment, a party may appeal against the judgment or interlocutory order. It becomes necessary to preserve the res ante pending the determination of the appeal. There are three types of applications that can be made for maintenance of the status quo pending appeal.

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What To Do When You Need Quick Inheritance Money

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:12:47 -0500

The departure of a loved one is always a great moment of sadness. Unfortunately, this unpleasant feeling will be aggravated by the immediate financial consequences. If the person who dies was the one earning the most money (or the only one earning money) for the family, the loss of income will be very dangerous for the remaining descendants. Luckily, most of us take this scenario into consideration and formulate wills. In this way, the valuables will be distributed to the loved ones. However, the process of distributing the valuables stipulated in the will can take a lot of time. This may be a big problem in the heirs need urgent money. Find out what to do when you need quick inheritance money.

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Conservatorships and Why You Should Avoid Them

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:20:02 -0500

This article will explain how conservatorships work in the state of California. You will learn about the pitfalls of conservatorships and how to avoid them.

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6 Winning Asset Management Strategies That You Need to Apply Now

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:29:37 -0500

It is all about to understand the 6 winning asset management strategies. It will help help apply now and get satisfactory results from expert asset protection attorney.

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How 'No Win, No Fee' Is on the Verge of Demise

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:44 -0500

Being in the hospital is never easy. It puts everything to a stop and, depending on the seriousness of the issue faced, can make you think seriously about what is really important in life. For those that don't suffer such a serious injury or illness, it can really slow you down in life.

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Police Shortages Threaten Big Cities, Small Towns

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:26:27 -0500

It's never been harder to find a hero. Police departments across the country are struggling to fill their ranks, and it's overworking officers, worrying residents, and frustrating city and state officials. Big cities don't have nearly enough police officers walking the beat. If you are a law enforcement officer that has been injured on the job from a lack of support, visit a Colorado workers comp attorney today.

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The Major Keys of a Legal Service System

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:24:19 -0500

In whichever country we may reside we are bound by the laws of the place. Every country state has its own set of laws that the people, organizations and every alternate system have to abide by. The citizens have to limit their activities according to the demands of the state and country.

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See You In The Court

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:18:01 -0500

Justice hails to be a part of our life and it secures our rights. But in the current world justice has been matched with mere anarchy and destitution.

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Why Is There No Law for Religious Malpractice?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:27 -0500

If a doctor gives a person the wrong prescription or removes the wrong organ, or so forth, he would be up for malpractice and would lose his license. The same does not apply, however, to the priest who upholds the lies and myths of religious tenets and advises incorrectly. The fact that he claims to forgive sins and sends people on their way to do the same again should come under the heading of religious malpractice.

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How To Detect a Lemon Car

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:56:21 -0500

There are few things more exciting than buying a new car and testing it on the road. Owning the car of your dreams is a great feeling. Unfortunately, this feeling can be quickly ruined if the new vehicle begins to act strangely and is plagued by numerous malfunctions in a short time. If the number of repairs is quickly getting higher and you wander why, the answer may be in front of your eyes: you have bought a lemon car. Find out how to detect a lemon car before actually buying the car and contact a lemon law attorney if you need any help.

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What Is Food Safety and How Is It Achieved?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:55:35 -0500

Food security is one big issue that needs to be dealt with no leniency. Everyone has a right to clean food and this is made sure by the strict rules of FSSAI. Also, the consultants play an important part in getting the manufacturers their licenses to make sure only high quality food reaches the masses.

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It's Time We Answered the Call for First Responders

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:58:41 -0500

Under current Colorado law, first responders are not able to receive benefits if a traumatic event that occurred while on the job resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder. However, Colorado House Bill 1229 will allow these heroes to seek claims involving PTSD if diagnosed by a licensed mental healthcare professional. The Colorado Workers Comp attorneys here at Burg Simpson are fighting for your rights to clear this important bill.

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How Lawyers Can Mindfully Cope With Changes Coming To The Legal Profession

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:02:11 -0500

Change on an unprecedented scale is descending upon the legal profession. This article examines what some of those changes are, what other firms have already done and how you can mindfully cope with the changes you will have to make yourself.

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Free Legal Advice

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:27:39 -0500

What is a Founder Agreement (FA)? When a startup company comes into existence, it requires a set of rules between the founders/promoters of that company. "Founder Agreement" is a contract which is drawn between the founders/promoters of a company on key issues in regards to their company.

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Comparison of Minorites Shareholders Rights Under Companies Act 1956 and 2013

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:48:54 -0500

Sec 397 to 409 of companies Act 1956 lays down provision in order to safeguard the interest of shareholders & oppressive act of majority shareholders. Principle of natural justice works under this, it is so necessary because in general "the will of the majority prevails". They control he maximum decisions of the company because of which minority dragged automatically. They misuse their power to exploit the rights of minority. In such a case a proper balance of rights of majority & minority shareholders is essential for the smooth functioning of the company.

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Indian Laws and HIV/AIDS Patients

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:27:01 -0500

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the breakdown of the immune system. It is the final stage of HIV infection, where severe damage is done to the immune system and leads to fatal infections. This article represents the scenario/legal status of the Aids community whose members have been reluctantly drafted from every segment of the society.

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What to Do If the New Car You Bought Is a Lemon

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:57:03 -0500

One of worst nightmares of any newly bought car owner is to discover that the vehicle is not working as it was supposed to. If the car you purchased is a so called "lemon", read the following article and find out what to do.

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The Advantages Of Working With Bail Bonds Agent

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:56:01 -0500

In order to properly deal with your bail bonds, it is best to work with agents. These agents can provide the best features that can accommodate your needs.

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Power of Attorney - What Are the Benefits?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:19:21 -0500

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a document that will state the name of the person who has the power to act on your behalf when they conduct any important transactions for you. The person who is acting in your behalf is referred to as the attorney-in-fact. When utilizing the power of attorney the attorney-in-fact is expected to act with complete integrity and honesty. The most important benefit of being an attorney-in-fact is the relationship of trust that you build with the one gives them the power of attorney.

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498A - A Ground Reality

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:01:32 -0500

The rationalization, which feminists give, when someone talks about misuse of 498A is that all laws are misused. And it is no big issue that the 498A is misused. This rationalization is nothing different of those people who take advantage of other less privileged. Due to this obtuse reasoning (or lack of it), they have been able to derail discussions around any changes in the existing law even when there is a detailed Law Commission report (243rd volume) on misuse of 498A.

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Challenges Faced By CS in Annual Return Filing

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:32:36 -0500

It is a well-known fact that 'annual filing fever' grips all CS (Company Secretary) offices during October & November after corporates hold their AGMs and due dates are triggered for filing of audited financial statements and annual return. However this year, filing has reached a 'feverish' pace and pitch thanks to the late release of e-forms under the new Companies Act, 2013 and also repeated revisions of the same. This has thrown several challenges at CS offices as well as corporates struggling to understand and fill the information correctly.

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Extraterritorial Application of Competition Law

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:31 -0500

This article describes the significane of competition law policies both nationally and internationally; the risks involved in individual competition especially engaging in cross-broader trade activity. It insists upon the need for an effective competition policy at international level and provides possible solution to reduce abuse.

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International Environmental Law and Policy of Sustainable Development

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:29 -0500

This article addresses the concern to create an order of international environmental governance in the light of Sustainable development as this is one significant concern which remains as great as ever and which cannot be considered in isolation from other global concerns. States, International organizations, non-government organizations, networked communities of experts, and administrative secretariats of treaty organizations are accountable for law and policy making in the field of international environmental law.

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The Horse Hair Wig and the Law

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:58:40 -0500

It's a peculiar sight to see when judges enter courts in their robes and horse hair wigs while barristers are similarly dressed. In the Supreme Court under British rule they line up like Santa Clauses in red robes and wigs to administer the law. The question is who are speaking for and what is the meaning behind their garb?

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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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The 5 Steps You Need to Take When You Receive an ISP Subpoena Letter

Fri, 10 May 2013 14:03:10 -0500

What steps should you take if you have received a letter from your ISP notifying you that you have been accused of copying movies, music, software or other content over the Internet? This article provides the beginning of an action plan from an experienced attorney.

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Integrating Copyright Awareness in the Pedagogy of Art in Ghana

Fri, 03 May 2013 08:47:28 -0500

The historical evolution of teaching and learning in class reveals that the creation and use of art remain an integral aspect of education. During the time of the pre-historic man, various art forms were used in many ways to communicate, keep records and pass on information from generation to generation, when there were no written records and texts were not developed.

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What Is Copyright Awareness?

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:43:47 -0500

There is no standard definition for "Copyright Awareness". However, some critics have argued that awareness can only be defined in the light of what is being manifested in all forms of perception, knowledge and consciousness. In each expression, awareness is revealed as the ability to perceive (perception), know (knowledge) or the state of being conscious (consciousness).

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Top 10 Reasons to Register Your Copyright

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:18:26 -0500

The sheer act of creating an original piece of art makes it yours and yours alone. That unique beat, the words to a song, steps to a dance, or outline to a TV pilot: It's your intellectual property. This property, like real estate or a bank account, holds value and you should protect it. Certainly, if someone is to become famous from your musical ideas or reap vast profits from their sale, it should be you and not the person who ripped your ideas off. Just like there are vaults to protect your money and deeds to prove you own land, the law provides a simple way to protect your intellectual property: registering a copyright. With due apologies to David Letterman, and in no specific order, here are the 10 Ten Reasons to Register a Copyright:

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The Importance of Music Licensing Agreements

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:13:00 -0500

Working in the music industry is highly competitive and can oftentimes become stressful when handling money, legalities and costs or fees involved with producing and distributing music. Whether you are an artist trying to earn a living from your music or a producer and distributor looking to generate a profit from helping artists, hiring a music licensing lawyer is often necessary to avoid any potential legal issues from arising in the future.

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Current State of Copyright Awareness in Education

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:48:48 -0500

There are many misconceptions about copyright law. Many people sometimes fail to notice that the use of other peoples' resources without due acknowledgement is offensive. Some also think that using copyrighted materials do not always require permission from the author in all cases.

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What Are Music Publishing Agreements?

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:20:04 -0500

Any time you are working professionally in the music industry, having the right legal assistance is a key factor in finding success financially and when trying to expand your career. Whether you are planning to record and produce music or if you want to share and sell your own records, hiring an entertainment lawyer is highly recommended to keep yourself legally protected and informed at all times.

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What Does GMO Seed Patent Law Have To Do With Copyright Law for 3-D Printing

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:37:20 -0600

Regardless of how you feel about genetically modified crops the Supreme Court is going to hear a case which could affect many future cases in many different industries. The case involves a farmer who paid Monsanto to use their seeds one time, but of course seeds grow into plants which make more seeds and then the farmer used the seeds of those plants without further paying Monsanto for continued use. Monsanto has spent billions of dollars developing specialty seeds and needs to make a return on their investment and has a patent for those genetically modified seeds.

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The Most Crucial Points You Should Know About Music Licensing And Musical Copyright

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:21:26 -0600

Royalty-Free Music, Copyright Free Music, Retail Music, there are many different kinds of music when it comes to Licensing arrangements and copyright issues. Treading carefully is not only a wise thing to do, but essential if you want to stay clear of a costly law suit.

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"No Stairway, Denied!" - The Effect Of Copyright On DVD Releases

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:20:39 -0600

Have you ever been watching one of your favorite TV shows of films on DVD and had the experiences ruined by a poor dubbing of music or blurred images? The reason behind this problem is the huge expense that networks and studios would have to pay for licensing rights to the removed music and images. Prior to the explosion of DVDs, many just didn't think to have broad, extended licensing deals to the music and images used in producing TV shows and films.

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Get Permission When Using Other People's Material

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:52:25 -0600

Everything that somebody publishes to the Internet is covered by copyright automatically, whether or not it says so explicitly. Some copyright holders do make their material available for sharing, and in different ways. Here's a list of the most common types of permission.

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Facts About Copyright: USCO Registration

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:39:37 -0600

Facts about copyright: USCO registration is not required in order to protect your rights, but it does provide important benefits. Here's how copyright registration works--and what doesn't work.

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Does the "Poor Man's Copyright" Really Work?

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:27:12 -0600

The "poor man's copyright"-mailing a copy of your own work to yourself, leaving it sealed, and using the dated postmark to prove legal ownership-is commonly considered legally valid. But does the so-called poor man's copyright really protect your work?

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Understanding the Impact of Duplicate Website Content

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:11:55 -0600

When you begin to create a web presence for your work from home business, it can be tempting to look for short cuts to get things up and running. We all know that the best websites are fantastic sources of information, telling us things we don't know from news to how-to guides and articles. The quickest way to create a rich website that is full of great content is to bring together some of the content that is already available online. But did you know that duplicate content on your website can seriously harm your reputation? Even copying just a few pages from a competing website can result in damage to your reputation, your search engine performance and - ultimately - your success.

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Copyright Law - A Detailed Explanation of the 'Fair Use' Clause

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:32:32 -0500

A claim of Fair Use for copied extracts from a another copyright work is a common plea used by authors, researchers and critics. What is Fair Use and how can it be defined? A brief explanation.

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Public Performance Fees for Songwriters

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:32:50 -0500

We hear music on the radio, while shopping, in clubs, even while on hold on the telephone. Does the songwriter get paid? If so, how do they get paid. Weekly? Or weakly? This article summarizes the situation.

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Copyright Terms - What Is the Legal Definition of a License Agreement?

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:42:59 -0500

Copyright of specific works and the ideal of Intellectual Property are two subjects, especially in our highly technological Internet age with ease of communication, theft and fraud, which are constantly under debate. The discussion on how to protect the rights of an artistic or literary creator from those who would steal works, give them out as their own, or simply market them for profit, has been raging since long before the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was first penned and accepted in 1885 / 1886. The Berne Convention consists of various clauses which define who...

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Internet Law and Copyright Infringement - Where Does the Burden of Proof Lie?

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:20:34 -0500

Copyright laws are constantly being updated to take account of technological and financial changes. The Burden of Proof, however, remains indisputable: a brief explanation.

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What Is Legal and Illegal File Sharing?

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:10:38 -0500

In the world of internet marketing and the internet in general, there is legal file sharing and illegal file sharing. This article discusses the difference between the two.

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All About Works Made for Hire

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:13:46 -0500

Works for hire are work that you create for an employer while under their employ. Generally, the employed owns the copyright for these works, but there are some scenarios where that is not the case.

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Working Interaction Between FSA, FSCS and FOS

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:03:22 -0500

1. Financial Services Authority (FSA) is the official regulator of financial services in the United Kingdom. Financial services included banking, securities and insurance.

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What You Need to Know About Copyright Attorneys

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:15:09 -0500

The common mistake of website owners when buying articles online is that they assume full ownership over the material. Little do they know that the ownership still depends upon the agreement of between the buyer and the writer. To make sure that you don't commit the same mistake, it is important that you have a copyright attorney to write a contract before hand.

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Creative Commons: An Alternative Solution To Copyright Restrictions

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:51 -0500

This report provides an analysis and exhaustive explanation of Copyright restrictions in order to encourage creators to choose Creative Commons licenses. The purpose is not only to give a clear understanding of why authors should chose Creative Commons licenses, but also to raise awareness of the harmful consequences of Copyright for the whole society or the public domain.

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Thing to Remember When Looking for the Best Patent Lawyers

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:01 -0500

If you own a business, you would know how important the uniqueness of your business's name can be. If you are facing an unfortunate situation where someone is illegally using your name, you are probably in dire need of getting legal protection. Before choosing a patent lawyer to handle your case, however, familiarize yourself with the qualities of ideal patent lawyers.

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Copyrights And Copying Off a Screen Print of Google Earth

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:47:16 -0500

Have you ever had one of your friends or family print off a Yahoo or Google Map to tell you how to get to a family event or party? It happens all the time, but did you know there's a good chance they are breaking copyright law? That sounds pretty funny doesn't it? However, you might be doing this in your small business if you are having a sale and you print off directions to your business on a flyer. I've even seen maps in the Yellow Pages which were printed right from Yahoo Maps, they even left in the copyright. That's interesting isn't it?

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Legal Tips for Using Social Media

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:59:12 -0500

Without a doubt, social media has introduced a whole new world of opportunity for citizen journalists, bloggers and others looking to share their stories and ideas in the public arena. Unfortunately, it's also introduced a host of ways to violate intellectual property laws. If you want to participate in social media, here are six things you need to know.

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Save Yourself Against Copyright Infringement

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:45:20 -0500

Copyright infringement is a serious problem in today's world as there is a lot of content that is being developed by companies. The things that one needs to prove to save oneself of copyright is that one holds the copyright for the content in contention and that there has been substantial copying of the same and that has been misappropriated.

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Getty Images and The Next Generation

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:21:41 -0500

Is almost impossible to protect copyrighted work these days - it's just too easy for people to copy what you produced, and you don't have time to chase down everyone who violates your copyrights. Yes, we live in a world of imitators, content thieves, and copyright violators. It appears to be human nature, and no matter how hard we try we cannot overcome this, and we certainly can't do it online or in the digital age. Yes, those that have intellectual property are doing everything they can to lobby Congress to make new laws, but those who would violate such laws always seem to find a way around them.

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Copyright Registration

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:24:03 -0500

We often receive enquiries about how to apply for copyright protection, and many people are surprised to learn that in fact they do not need to apply at all. Copyright subsists automatically in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, films, sound recordings, and the typographical arrangement of published editions. Literary works are taken to include computer programs, databases, and other compilations.

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3 Myths Regarding Internet Copyright Laws Revealed

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:58:37 -0500

"If there isn't any copyright notice, it's not copyrighted" This is among the biggest myths in the field of internet copyright laws. While this was actually true in the past, most regions now follow what is known as the Berne copyright convention. For example, in the US almost everything which was created on or after April 1989 is copyrighted and subsequently under protection. Especially where internet copyright laws are concerned, it is safe to assume that anything you see online is protected by a copyright. While there are a few older works that have lost coverage over time, it is a good move to ask prior to using anything which you see online for your own projects. Though a lot of people make use of the letter "C" in parenthesis, i.e. (C) to show that their work is copyrighted, it has never been given any legal credence. Rather, look for and additionally use the written letter "C" inside of a circle to indicate copyrighted work.

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Some Of The Copyright Laws Internet Companies Can Experience

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 09:41:56 -0500

Copyright laws will have an effect on each and every company eventually, and problems surrounding them can vary from safeguarding your own property to disputes over the use of your property by others. There is a misconception drifting around the internet stating that anything found online is in the "public domain" and therefore it is freely able to be applied in any way that a person deems suitable to use it. This is grossly untrue and is regarded as one of the top kind of copyright laws internet businesses deal with. Of course, traditional companies deal with these issues and, however the ease of sharing online has left businesses working there especially vulnerable.

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How to Write a Cease and Desist Letter and Stop Copyright Infringement

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:50:33 -0500

A cease and desist letter is a low-cost alternative to a time-consuming and potentially costly lawsuit, if someone is using your copyrighted materials without permission. Let's look at how to write a cease and desist letter so that you can maintain and control your copyrights and other intellectual property.

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Why Should I Register My Copyright With the US Copyright Office?

Thu, 31 May 2012 12:06:08 -0500

Copyright registration is voluntary -- you don't NEED to register in order to be protected by copyright law -- but there are very good reasons to officially register with the US Copyright Office. Let's take a closer look at some of them; you may decide that the benefits far outweigh the modest filing fee!

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Why You Need To Place Watermarks On Images You Post Online

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:17:22 -0500

A photography watermark can be another picture as in a logo, words, or the name of the photographer which is placed over the picture. If a photo has a watermark, those looking at it will know that they are not allowed to copy or use your photo without first notifying you or abiding by your requirements.

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:33:27 -0500

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act's principle features focus on limitations on infringement liability for service providers and prohibitions on circumvention of technological protection measures. Online education environments are greatly affected by the act provisions. Instructors should get with their organizations and their legal counsel to become familiar with the complex intricacies of the act.

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A Good License Agreement for Your Music

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:10:26 -0500

Many amateur composers fall victim to a badly drafted licensing agreement that totally stomps on their right over their royalties and possible million dollar career. This scenario does not only affect songwriters but also musical composers for movies and televisions. They write songs and produce music.

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Copyright Protection: 2 Intriguing Objects Eligible for Copyrights

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:12:19 -0500

Copyright protection is afforded to books, movies, music, photographs, and a wide variety of other creative expressions of an idea -- but did you know that vessel hull designs and architectural works are also eligible for copyright protection? This article touches on the history of copyright law to explain how these seeming outliers to intellectual property have been granted the same copyright protections as any other creative work.

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Can You Copyright a Fight Song or a School Motto?

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:46:29 -0500

The other day, I was having a conversation about copyright law, you see I am an online article author, and I produced a number of e-books, and before my stint as a writer, I was quite concerned with protecting our company operations manual from getting in the hands of competitors. I've been mildly successful at all of those things above, and therefore have quite a bit of both positive and negative experiences when it comes to copyright law.

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Defending Copyrights - Challenges With First to Publish Proof in the Information Age

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:42:07 -0500

Just because you wrote something and put one of those little C's at the bottom of the page, and claim the copyright, doesn't mean that you won't find challenges in our information age. After all, you might write something, put it on a website or blog somewhere, perhaps an obscure place, or perhaps you may even write something and put it into a paper newsletter that goes out to your Homeowners Association, soccer team, or school. You wrote it first, and you claim copyright, but then someone else finds it, likes it, puts it on the Internet, or incorporates entire...

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Can Google's New Semantic Search Keep Within Copyright Laws?

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:41:42 -0500

All great companies must evolve, and I believe Google to be a company which wishes to stay on the leading edge of its core business model. It is a search engine after all, it delivers information to the world, which is one of the main reasons the Internet exists in the first place. Today, the web is an accumulation of human knowledge, and it is also one of the greatest communication devices ever created in the history of mankind.

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DMCA Is Definately Your Online Defense Shield

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:41:00 -0500

Copyright is one of the most significant non tangible assets of an organization. Organizations consider copyrighting their entities as an essential legal obligation. This act infers that the organization values the social and ethical rules followed globally.

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Understanding Movie Copyrights

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:27:59 -0600

Outdoor movie events are all about fun; getting together with family and friends in the community and enjoying a new film or an old favorite. If you are the one planning the event, though, you have the responsibility of making sure your event complies with movie copyright law. If you have never put on a movie event before, you might not understand exactly what these rules mean and whether or not your event must be licensed as a public performance. This quick guide will give you a basic understanding of movie copyrights and assist you in determining if one is needed for your event.

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Fighting Against Copyright Infringement Using DMCA

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:11:53 -0600

Copyright infringement has started to emerge as a critical issue in the contemporary market today. Where innovation is optimizing, encroachment of various copyrighted works is becoming a routine. In this anarchy of legislation, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) serves as a copyright law which outlaws conception, production and distribution of ideas, technology and/or services that violate the controls on workings bearing exclusive rights.

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SOPA and PIPA: A Lethal Sister Act?

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:45:40 -0600

From the inception of SOPA and PIPA to the avid protestors, the sister acts have lost some appeal from a lot of their initial supporters (many of them due to the backlash from the public) and has been halted by the government. The voice of the people has never been louder through the wielding of the Internet. The Madison Tool which is associated with OPEN Act, hopes to help the public govern what should be regulated on the Internet - not the government.

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Do We Need More Online Education With Regards to Fair Use Copyright Laws?

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:22:43 -0600

My rule of thumb, and this is what I do for my own personal use, is I always cite the article, the author of the article, the date of the article, the name of the publication, and never more than five lines of text. In doing this generally my articles of four, five, or 600 words, it turns out to be very little, and I know I've satisfied the fair use rules.

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Copyright Law - A Brief Guide to the Basics of Copyright Law

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:06:25 -0600

Copyright protects your original work of expression, such as an article, website, software, cookbook, song or a painting from unauthorized use by others. You get the exclusive rights to sell, display, reproduce your work, and sue those that infringe on those rights.

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Legalities With Non-OEM Ink Cartridges

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:22:28 -0600

The price of ink cartridges is nothing to ignore. Consider the fact that a common brand of printer cartridges, Hewlett-Packard, sells one at a price of $22 for .25 ounces, it comes out to be more expensive that imported and expensive luxury foods such as caviar from Russia.

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What If Google and Wikipedia Disappeared Forever?

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:24:36 -0600

As most know Wikipedia went dark on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in protest of the SOPA bill, and for them with a small staff, they certainly have a point, as their business model could be targeted and shut down. There is no way they could hire enough people to ensure everything posted was original, every sentence, and every picture "duty free" - thus, what if Wikipedia did not exist? Google also blacked out its logo to get us to think also.

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Copyright Law Applies to T-Shirt Designing

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:24:22 -0600

When you hire an artist to create a design for you, you own the product designed once the art work is complete but not the copyright to the design- it still remains the artist's property as it is his creativity. An authority must be granted by the artist in writing to claim that the copyright has been transferred as well.

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Copyright Infringer - Employer or Employee?

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:51:43 -0600

When a piece of work faces plagiarism and the infringer is an employee or a hired contractor, the employer is held responsible for this act. Hence, he is liable of punishment for the violation of the Copyright Law.

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Song Titles, Lyrics, and Copyright Infringement: When Do I Need Permission?

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:36:44 -0600

When quoting song titles or lyrics, it's not always clear when you're required to ask permission from the original author. This article takes a closer look at song titles and lyrics and how they relate to copyright infringement.

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Copyrighting Your Music

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:27:18 -0600

Any original idea that changes into a tangible form becomes copyrightable. Its author then has the right and authority to own his creation. This goes for any work in the field of art, literature, design or research and also music.

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Copyright Infringement and Its Consequences

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 19:49:34 -0600

The author or creator of every original work that is tangible in nature has every right over his project. If this work is reproduced, altered, exhibited, broadcasted or made public in other way without the consent of the owner, it is considered violation of the legal and moral rights of the author.

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Need of Copyrighting for Bloggers

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:29:35 -0600

Bloggers generally want their message to spread across the internet. If you are a blogger and write good content, you must have copied your work and other people across the internet must be copying it too.

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Outdated Copyrights

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:20:44 -0600

I have always been interested in do it yourself plans and worked upon searching for these. Before the internet was commonly used, I searched books and magazines for the same. I discovered many copies of old magazines like Mechanix Illustrated, Science and Mechanics and many others of the kind offered lots of such do it yourself plans.

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Moral Rights of an Author

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:23:54 -0600

The following article states some general information about the moral rights a copyright law provides to the author of a particular piece of copyrightable work. This is not legal or expert advice and for more specific information a professional copyright lawyer should be contacted.

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Copyright and Trademark

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:26:45 -0600

In general, lots of people confuse the words "Copyright" and "Trademark". They do not know how to copyright or rather, trademark their logo, blogs or business names. The word copyright has been used alongside trademark to make things a little easier to understand.

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Avoiding Copyright Infringement When Making a Website

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:22:26 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary. The copyright lawyers help their client in understanding the problem better and finding a good solution.

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Copyright Lawyers, Trademarks and Copyright

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 08:36:00 -0600

Copyright law can sometimes be a bit confusing and there are some things that aren't covered by it. This article looks at the differences between copyright and trademarks to help you determine which would be right for you.

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The Copyright Lawyers

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:07:03 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary.

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Copyrighting a Website

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:49:40 -0600

When a piece of work is brought into a tangible form, it automatically acquires copyright protection. It is still a good idea to preserve each document with time, date and some official stamp. If ever this record has to be reproduced to challenge infringement, this data will be very helpful in influencing the decision in the owner's favour.

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The Difference Between Patents and Copyright - A Copyright Lawyer Explains

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:29:01 -0600

There are a number of ways of protecting your intellectual property rights. In this article, a copyright lawyer explains the differences between copyrights and patents.

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Copyright Act of United Kingdom

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:10:36 -0600

Copyright Law is part of the intellectual property law that assures security of original compositions. The Copyright Act grants protection against plagiarism to all tangible pieces of work.

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Efforts Towards Copyright Policy in China

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:17:58 -0600

Due to plagiarism and infringement of pieces of work in literature; music; drama; art; sound recording; architectural design and government work, copyright policies are much stressed upon all over the world. But some authors and publishers have been surprised by the unlawful reproduction of their copyrighted works.

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Misinterpretation of the Word Copyright

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 15:41:30 -0600

To copyright a certain piece of work means to protect it from being reproduced or altered without the permission of the owner. There is a common misconception that the ownership authority is not attained unless the work is registered with an official organization such as the US Copyright Office (USCO) at the Library of Congress at Washington DC.

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Copyright Protection, Duration, and Registration in South Africa

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:41:22 -0600

Copyright protection in South Africa is governed by the Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978 and its amendments. Under the current intellectual property laws of South Africa, copyright subsists in artistic, literary, musical, broadcast, architectural and related works. As such there is no need to register such as it is automatically assigned once a work takes tangible form.

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Copyright Law - 5 Common Myths About Copyright Law You Should Know

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:53:52 -0600

As a published author, I am amazed and encouraged by the current "independent" publishing boom happening as a result of the popularity of the Kindle and Nook readers. Writers who once papered their walls with rejection slips now take chances by producing their work on their own. Some, like HP Mallory and Amanda Hocking, have succeeded in finding audiences and sales. Others do well enough to cover the monthly grocery bill, but in the end all writers should be concerned about issues involving copyrights.

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Using Copyrighted Material: How to Ask For Permission

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:36:53 -0600

Most people are aware that in most cases, using copyrighted material without permission is considered copyright infringement. But how do you go about getting permission to use this material? This article looks at the various ways we might locate and contact the copyright owner for permission to use the material.

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Is CBD Legal in North Carolina?

Is CBD Oil Legal in North Carolina? - CBD Roadmap in North Carolina Hemp-derived CBD products are becoming more commonly available in North Carolina. - People use different types of CBD, including edibles, capsules, and CBD oils. - The cannabis industry is only starting at NC, but the CBD market does not seem to be up and running as a result. - Hemp products sold in the country must contain less than 0.3 percent THC. - In the last few years, the hemp processing plant has opened, bri...

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A Detailed Guide on Expat Divorce in Singapore

Are you an expat or a foreigner living in Singapore and look to terminate the marriage? In this situation, it is important to know the law for the expat to divorce and conditions. Are you an expat or a foreigner living in Singapore and look to terminate the marriage? In this situation, it is important to know the law for the expat to divorce and conditions. It is hard to gather details on complex family law in Singapore for expat and due to this, hire expat lawyer. In past years, a divorce invo...

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Can a Top Divorce Lawyer Prevent a Divorce or Get it Done in a Day?

When it comes to end the marriage it should be done properly. This helps people to either prevent a divorce or get it done in a few days without much stress and cost involved. When it comes to end the marriage it should be done properly. This helps people to either prevent a divorce or get it done in a few days without much stress and cost involved. For this, a top divorce lawyer is recommended to make the proper research on the case and present all the possible options as per the law of Singap...

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Understand Singapore Family Law Divorce in Detail

With increasing cases of divorce in Singapore, knowledge of the process of divorce is important for everyone. With increasing cases of divorce in Singapore, knowledge of the process of divorce is important for everyone. This helps to understand the actual reasons why couples are separating and the real cause of increasing divorce cases being filed each year. It is experienced that marriages with no children or property enlargement are less complex over with children and properties. No matter wh...

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Divorce coach - An alternative to litigation in Divorce

Divorce is an extremely stressful process that couples find when ending the marriage. Divorce is an extremely stressful process that couples find when ending the marriage. This is a long-lasting legal process that becomes more complicated when children and marital property are involved. For couples who have decided to file for separation has to go through litigation that is embarrassing and expensive. People now look for the alternative and has given rise to divorce coach. People mostly avoid f...

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Know the Role of Criminal Defense Lawyer in Singapore

A qualified and experienced criminal defense lawyer has several roles to play during a criminal case. A qualified and experienced criminal defense lawyer has several roles to play during a criminal case. They are professionals who handle the entire case and represent the client who is charged with a crime. The role of such lawyer does not end here and they speak on behalf of the client and perform several activities like Assignment of the case: A lawyer is contacted to assign the case on b...

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Should you have a Personal Lawyer of Spouse has Filed for the Divorce?

Some people think that they are not legally bound to hire a lawyer when another partner has filed for the divorce. Some people think that they are not legally bound to hire a lawyer when another partner has filed for the divorce. All you require is to look for the family legal services to protect your rights. We know that the prospect of ending a marriage is frightening and one has to work hard to safeguard his rights. In most cases, it is noted that people represent themselves in court even wh...

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How Important is Child Custody Lawyer if Ex Spouse takes Child to a New Place?

In a divorce case, parents have to hold custody of the children as per the family law of the country. In a divorce case, parents have to hold custody of the children as per the family law of the country. For people getting a divorce in Singapore, it is best to have an experienced divorce lawyer who understands the law and protect the right of the client in different aspects. Couples who have successfully terminated the marriage and have children should understand the importance of hiring an...

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Does your Divorce Case Affect the Decision of Selecting the Divorce Lawyer?

When an individual decides to end the marriage and file for the divorce, it is important to consider hiring the divorce lawyer for entire legal proceedings. When an individual decides to end the marriage and file for the divorce, it is important to consider hiring the divorce lawyer for entire legal proceedings. A qualified lawyer will best help to deal with this painful situation and get the divorce. Pick the once who can easily represent you in the court strongly. We know if a marriage fails,...

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Why Divorce Counselling Gaining Popularity in Singapore?

Who does love to end the marriage? No one as this is a painful event in the life of every married couple when they finally decide to file for divorce. Who does love to end the marriage? No one as this is a painful event in the life of every married couple when they finally decide to file for divorce. In most of the cases, it is noted that divorce is as painful as death to the entire family as its wounds are so deep that they are hard to heal. The number of divorce cases is increasing and the be...

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Find the Top Divorce Lawyer in Singapore for all your Divorce Needs

If records are analyzed, there has noted to be an increasing divorce rate in Singapore. As per a report from the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry Department of Statistics last few years have shown a massive increase in filling for separation and this trend is increasing. If records are analyzed, there has noted to be an increasing divorce rate in Singapore. As per a report from the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry Department of Statistics last few years have shown a massive incr...

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The Friday Tech Fix – Social Media Sends a Message

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 15:33:25 +0000

Hi everyone, and Happy Independence Day! I hope you are all enjoying some down time this weekend. The tech world enjoyed a little down time this weekend itself, and as a result I don’t have a lot to report. But one trend stood out this past week, one that I think is just beginning: social media... Continue Reading

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The Friday Tech Fix – Widgets and Chips at WWDC 2020

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 04:37:09 +0000

This week, there was news from one company that pretty much drowned out all the rest, and that company goes by the name of Apple. This week was the first virtual World-Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC), the annual meeting where Apple announces new software updates, and developers can meet and listen to Apple engineers describe the... Continue Reading

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Podcast Recommendation – Rabbit Hole

Mon, 08 Jun 2020 14:45:58 +0000

Since we’ve been on lockdown, have you noticed your podcast consumption increasing or decreasing? The number of podcasts have exploded the past few years, and it seems like one effect of the lockdown is that all the people who “always wanted to start a podcast” are now actually doing that, and let’s just say the quality... Continue Reading

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The Friday Tech Fix – June 5, 2020

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:33:13 +0000

Hello, and welcome to the Friday Tech Fix for June 5! My original goal has been to cover what I think are the “biggest” technology stories of the week, and why lawyers should care about them. But we are currently living in extraordinary times, and big technology news has been taking a backseat to, well…..more... Continue Reading

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The Friday Tech Fix – May 29, 2020

Fri, 29 May 2020 14:00:30 +0000

Welcome to the Friday Tech Fix for May 29, 2020. As I mention over at my weekly newsletter, The Extra Mighell, this was a heck of a time to start blogging and writing about technology news. There just hasn’t been much of it, given the obvious slowdowns. But there was one really big tech news story this... Continue Reading

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The Friday Tech Fix – May 22, 2020

Fri, 22 May 2020 11:00:26 +0000

Welcome to the Memorial Day Weekend edition of The Friday Tech Fix, featuring three stories from the consumer technology world lawyers need to know about. Although it was a pretty quiet week overall, there were nevertheless three stories that I think were pretty big. So let’s get started! If you Virtually “Build” It, Will They... Continue Reading

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The Friday Tech Fix – May 15, 2020

Fri, 15 May 2020 14:00:04 +0000

It was another pretty quiet week in technology, which is probably why my newsletter, The Extra Mighell, is full of goats running wild and episodes of The Office appearing in Slack (you have to see it to understand it). But there were two stories that I think are important for lawyers, so here goes: The Thunderspy who... Continue Reading

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Getting and Using a Password Manager, Part 3: My Recommendations

Wed, 13 May 2020 17:49:22 +0000

In the last two posts in this series, I have explained why I think everyone should use a password manager. In Part 1, Getting and Using a Password Manager – For Real, This Time, I made the case for why password managers are necessary – at least, until we find a way to get rid... Continue Reading

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The Friday Tech Fix – May 8, 2020

Fri, 08 May 2020 14:00:40 +0000

Welcome to your Friday Tech Fix for May 8, 2020! In the Tech Fix, I focus on what I consider to be the top technology news of the week, and why lawyers need to pay attention. For me there were two big stories this week – let’s dive in: Microsoft Dives Deep with Surface. While... Continue Reading

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The Friday Tech Fix – May 1, 2020

Fri, 01 May 2020 15:06:08 +0000

Welcome to your Friday Tech Fix for the first day of May, 2020. From a news perspective, there were the usual landslide of stories about virtual meetings, Zoom, working from home, and the like.  You can catch up on some of the other stories I found interesting at my “extra” newsletter, The Extra Mighell. Here are... Continue Reading

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Victoria Reggie Kennedy Appointed to Greater Boston Chamber of...

Victoria Reggie Kennedy, senior counsel in the Corporate Practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Boston, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (GBCC)....

(PRWeb July 03, 2020)

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Kirk Presley chosen as a Missouri Lawyers Media POWER30 personal...

Kirk Presley, founding member of the Presley & Presley law firm, has been recognized by Missouri Lawyers Media as a POWER30 lawyer in bad faith insurance litigation

(PRWeb July 03, 2020)

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Greenberg Traurig advised joint venture in complex multinational...

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has represented a joint venture between Round Hill Capital and a Middle-Eastern sovereign wealth fund in the acquisition of 14 residential assets (with 821 apartments), located...

(PRWeb July 02, 2020)

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Greenberg Traurig Expands Real Estate Practice in Los Angeles, Adds...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has expanded its award-winning Real Estate Practice with the addition of Michael A. Seiden as a shareholder in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

(PRWeb July 02, 2020)

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Greenberg Traurig Releases New Episode for Workplace Safety Review...

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has released episode three of the Workplace Safety Review Podcast, Interview with Hamid Arabzadeh on OSHA Recordkeeping Regulations During COVID-19.

(PRWeb July 02, 2020)

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Financial Poise™ Announces "Overview of General Corporate Law...

This webinar is co-produced by West LegalEdCenter™ and part of the "Corporate & Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp" series. It will feature Rafael Zahralddin- Aravena (Elliott Greenleaf);...

(PRWeb July 02, 2020)

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New Exhibit Master tool for the Legal industry creates highly...

WindJack Solutions, Inc introduces Exhibit Master, a powerful tool for legal professionals that reduces paper use, eliminates unnecessary printing, saves time and offers the most customization...

(PRWeb July 01, 2020)

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Greenberg Traurig’s Brandilyn Dumas Named to New York Law Journal’s...

Brandilyn Dumas, a Real Estate Shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP’s New York office, has been named to New York Law Journal’s (NYLJ) Rising Star list.

(PRWeb July 01, 2020)

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A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds Opens New, Larger Atlanta Office to Better...

New location is centrally located for prompt service of the downtown Fulton County Jail

(PRWeb July 01, 2020)

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Reaction from Cory Watson Attorneys: $10 Billion Settlement Reached in...

Bayer, the maker of weed killer Roundup, will pay more than $10 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits regarding claims that its product causes cancer. Monsanto lost its first three Roundup trials...

(PRWeb July 01, 2020)

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Law Professor Jody Armour’s "N*gga Theory" Puts Racialized...

The Only Way to Truly Reform the Criminal Justice System is to Fix the Pervasive Racial Bias on All Levels: Arrest, Charging, Fact Finding, Trial, and Sentencing

(PRWeb July 01, 2020)

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Morae Expands Strategic Advisory Team with Acquisition of Janders Dean

Morae Global Corporation today announced the acquisition of legal management consultancy Janders Dean for the creation of a UK-based legal advisory practice group.

(PRWeb July 01, 2020)

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INTA Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in United States Patent...

The International Trademark Association applauds the United States Supreme Court on its June 30 ruling in United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com. The decision favored the position...

(PRWeb July 01, 2020)

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Monterey College of Law, San Luis Obispo College of Law, and Kern...

Monterey College of Law, San Luis Obispo College of Law, and Kern County College of Law join the #StopHateForProfit campaign and will pause our Facebook and Instagram advertising. We call on our...

(PRWeb July 01, 2020)

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Lyons Commercial Data announces NACHA Preferred Partner Relationship...

Lyons Commercial Data is now a Nacha Preferred Partner for Routing Number, and Account and Ownership Verification. In becoming a Preferred Partner, Lyons Commercial Data joins a select group of...

(PRWeb June 30, 2020)

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McSwain Nagle & Giese, P.C. Open New Law Firm in Wheaton, IL

McSwain Nagle & Giese, P.C. (MNG) is proud to announce the opening of their new law firm in Wheaton, IL. With more than 65 years of combined experience in divorce and family law, their...

(PRWeb June 30, 2020)

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Alberto Santa Maria Awarded as Best Lawyers 2021 in Italy in...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria announced that six of its Milan office lawyers are included in the Seventh Edition of The Best Lawyers in Italy. The lawyers chosen by their peers for...

(PRWeb June 30, 2020)

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FDAnews Announces — How to Address Medical Device Sample Size Issues:...

Take control of sample size issues: Learn how to use sound risk management techniques, statistical methods to reduce sample sizes.

(PRWeb June 30, 2020)

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Greenberg Traurig's Atlanta Attorneys Included in the Legal 500...

The Legal 500 U.S. Guide 2020 includes 11 attorneys from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Atlanta office. Firmwide, the U.S. Guide recognized more than 150 Greenberg Traurig attorneys and 38...

(PRWeb June 30, 2020)

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Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City Office Represents Red de Carreteras de...

A team of Corporate Practice and Infrastructure Group attorneys from the Mexico City office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, represented Red de Carreteras de Occidente S.A.B. de C.V. (RCO)...

(PRWeb June 30, 2020)

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Financial Poise™ Announces "Time for a Break: Managing Leaves of...

This webinar is co-produced by West LegalEdCenter™ and part of the "Protecting Your Employee Assets: The Life Cycle of the Employment Relationship" series. It will feature Charles Krugel...

(PRWeb June 30, 2020)

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Nancy B. G. Lassen Elected as Fellow of the College of Labor &...

Willig, Williams & Davidson partner receives highest recognition by colleagues

(PRWeb June 30, 2020)

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Clark Hill chooses BigHand Now to optimize support service and remote...

Am Law 200 firm, Clark Hill, has chosen BigHand Now workflow technology to ensure support service excellence and strengthened business continuity.

(PRWeb June 30, 2020)

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Astrapi Corporation continues to grow its pioneering patent portfolio...

Astrapi Corporation is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) has issued Astrapi U.S. Patent Application No: 16/116,368, “Spiral Polynomial Division Multiplexing”.

(PRWeb June 30, 2020)

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Leopard Solutions is proud to announce the growth of Leopard Job...

The Leopard Job Search tool for legal placement professionals proudly announces the growth of the application with over 1,000 law firms currently researched by a team of data professionals. The Job...

(PRWeb June 29, 2020)

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Employer’s Risk Administrators Enhances Client Experience by...

And Launching the Employer’s Risk Administrators Employer Resource Center

(PRWeb June 29, 2020)

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Propylon® Unveils New Vision Strengthening Its Position as A...

Company's strategic vision solidifies its commitment to evolving and expanding by delivering innovative solutions that not only meet, but anticipate, the future needs of clients

(PRWeb June 29, 2020)

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Patterson Legal Group Spreads Joy and Cheer by Hosting Christmas in...

Kansas and Missouri law firm will be giving away $250 every single day in July.

(PRWeb June 29, 2020)

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Julio Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Engineered Tax Services Joins CABIA

National Tax Reform Expert, Julio Gonzalez and Founder, Tom Manzo, share in the commitment to create a regulatory climate that fosters the creation of new businesses and helps existing ones prosper.

(PRWeb June 29, 2020)

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Technology for On-Site Microbial Activity of Soil Assessment Auction...

15 global patents related to soil assessment and remediation, facilitating precision fertilization, available at auction on the Ocean Tomo Bid-Ask Market

(PRWeb June 29, 2020)

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Greenberg Traurig Releases Episode 4 of Legal Environmental Insights...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP released Episode 4 of the Legal Environmental Insights Podcast, “Implementing Protection Measures as Employees Return to Work,” as part of its “Getting Through”...

(PRWeb June 29, 2020)

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Greenberg Traurig’s Antonio Peña Launches United States – Mexico...

Greenberg Traurig Miami Shareholder Antonio Peña, created and hosted the launch of a new diversity and inclusion initiative by the United States - Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Inter-American...

(PRWeb June 29, 2020)

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Pond Lehocky launches Diversity and Inclusion Committee during Pride...

Pond Lehocky announces the creation of the firm’s first ever Diversity and Inclusion Committee for social justice to close out Pride Month.

(PRWeb June 29, 2020)

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Attorney Robert Finnerty Joins ACTS Law

ACTS Law Broadens its Practice in Product Liability, Toxic Torts, and Catastrophic Personal Injury

(PRWeb June 29, 2020)

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Benn, Haro, & Isaacs, PLLC is Now Proudly Serving the Orlando Area

With offices across Florida, Benn, Haro, & Issacs, PLLC - The Workers’ Compensation Firm adds a new office in Central Florida to service injured workers.

(PRWeb June 29, 2020)

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Heartland Alliance Report Reveals Barriers Keeping Millions Of People...

Data released today as part of a first-of-a-kind study confirms that more than 3.3 million people in Illinois could be impacted by permanent punishments as a result of criminal legal system...

(PRWeb June 29, 2020)

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The Law Office of Christopher Earley Proudly Announces It's Newest...

The stakes can be high with legal matters. It is important that you know what to look for, and what to look out for, when choosing an attorney to represent you. This free book is intended to help...

(PRWeb June 29, 2020)

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Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, File a Class Action...

Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc. allegedly violated various California Labor Code provisions by failing to provide their workers with minimum and overtime wages, as well as allegedly failing to provide...

(PRWeb June 26, 2020)

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Greenberg Traurig’s Trade Secrets Practice Climbs in 2020 Legal 500...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Trade Secrets Practice was recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. 2020 Guide under the category, “Intellectual property - Trade secrets (litigation and...

(PRWeb June 26, 2020)

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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Announces Winner of National...

University of Richmond School of Law Professor and Former Students Receive John J. Regan Writing Award

(PRWeb June 26, 2020)

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Greenberg Traurig's Lori Cohen and Allison Ng Honored at the Daily...

Lori G. Cohen, Vice Chair of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and Allison Ng, an associate in the firm’s Atlanta office, were honored at the Daily Report’s Georgia Legal Awards, held online on June 24, 2020....

(PRWeb June 26, 2020)

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11 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Florida Trend 2020 Legal Elite

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 11 of its Florida attorneys are recognized in Florida Trend magazine’s 2020 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition...

(PRWeb June 26, 2020)

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CobbleStone’s Digital Signatures Help with Secure, Compliant Signing

CobbleStone Software is excited to introduce digital signatures integrated with electronic signatures for a secure, rapid, compliant, and user-friendly signing process.

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Financial Poise™ Announces "Blockchain Basics" a New Webinar...

The first episode in this series is titled "Blockchain and Smart Contracts" and is co-produced by West LegalEdCenter™. It will feature Chris Cahill (L&G Law Group LLP); Maureen Murat...

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CCK Law Announces Natasha Cowling as Winner of the 2020 Child of an...

Daughter of U.S. Army soldier who served in Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom wins over the scholarship committee with her conviction that “any problem can be overcome with bravery and effort.”

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How to Comply with the New Revision of USP 1058 under a Lockdown,...

In this free webinar, the featured speakers will discuss the changes made to USP 1058 in 2017 and its impact on the analytical instrument qualification lifecycle. Attendees will learn about viable...

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QuisLex CEO Shares Experiences and Advice for Leaders on Podcast

QuisLex CEO shares his experiences and advice on The Becker Group Business Leadership Podcast

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Louis Law Group Expands Offerings to Help Orlando Residents with a...

Due to increasing demand, Louis Law Group has expanded into the Orlando area. The firm’s goal is to aggressively represent their Orlando-based clients so that all clients can obtain the compensation...

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Labor Attorneys, Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, File...

The filed lawsuit alleges Butler America, LLC violated the California Labor Code by failing to provide accurate wages, as well as required meal and rest breaks. The lawsuit additionally alleges the...

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Cynthia Moore Selected as a Member of the Michigan Lawyers Weekly...

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Cynthia Moore (Member and Division Director, Regulatory - Administration, Troy) has been selected as a member of the Michigan Lawyers Weekly Class of...

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Covid-19 and family law

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +1000

The Covid-19 crisis has transformed our family law courts. In response to a surge in disputes over parenting plans, the Family Law Courts created a Covid-19 List to hear urgent cases using Microsoft Teams. And this is not an isolated example, right now most hearings are taking place in a virtual space rather than in a bricks and mortar courtroom. So will these new virtual courts stay with us in a post-pandemic future? And if you're in an abusive situation, or know someone who is, call 1-800 RESPECT. That's 1-800 737 732. If it's an emergency, call 000.

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Sexual harassment findings against retired High Court judge. Melbourne lawyer sentenced to jail for theft

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +1000

An independent investigation commissioned by the High Court found that six former staff members were sexually harassed by the former judge Dyson Heydon. A suburban lawyer has been sentenced to jail for stealing from his clients, including taking money from trust accounts. What is the best way to regulate lawyers?

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Retired Magistrate David Heilpern critical of NSW drug driving laws

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +1000

In northern NSW, Lismore Local Court Magistrate David Heilpern has just retired at the age of 58. In a candid conversation about his working life, its challenges and stresses, he also outlines his misgivings about the NSW drug driving laws which played a big role in his decision to step down.

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George Floyd killer charged with 2nd degree murder. Australian Black Lives Matter protests. And the case of the Hitler meme.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +1000

As Derek Chauvin appears in court charged with 2nd degree murder, jurisdictions across the US are looking at how to change police culture. In Australia, what can be done immediately to end black deaths in custody? And a Perth refinery worker sacked for parodying his bosses using a well known Hitler meme returns to work after a decision of the full bench of the Federal Court.

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In a legal first, a car driver evading police is jailed for murder. And is the Races Power in our Constitution an anachronism?

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +1000

Kylee King, a drug affected driver who killed motor cyclist Jordan Thorsager while engaging police in a high speed car chase has been convicted of murder. And should our federal constitution contain a power that allows parliament to make laws for particular races?

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Two coronial inquests make findings about unconscious racism

Tue, 26 May 2020 17:30:00 +1000

For Reconciliation Week, a reflective discussion on two significant recent coronial inquests where the families of the deceased asked the coroner to make finding about unconscious bias or racism. Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day died after sustaining serious head injuries in a Victorian police cell in 2017, and Naomi Williams, a pregnant 27-year-old Wiradjuri woman, died of sepsis in hospital in regional NSW in 2016. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples should be aware that this program and website contains images and names of people who have passed away and that traumatic events will be described.

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Covid-19 emergency responses for witnessing wills and redundancy payouts. And a win for traumatised US Facebook content moderators

Tue, 19 May 2020 17:30:00 +1000

Three states are now allowing virtual witnessing of wills. How does that work? Also how redundancy payments negotiated with Covid-19 affected employers? And, in a world first, Facebook pays $US52 million to content moderators who have been traumatised by sifting through distressing social media material.    

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Covid-19 public health rules and the police

Tue, 12 May 2020 17:30:00 +1000

As we begin to emerge from isolation we will all still need to continue to comply with safe physical distancing rules. As the rules change, we will need to adjust. How have we, and those that enforce the public health rules done so far?

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Introducing Section 71: High Court cases that changed Australia

Fri, 08 May 2020 03:00:00 +1000

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Prisoners, drug users, the homeless and Covid-19

Tue, 05 May 2020 17:30:00 +1000

Prisoner Mark Rowson argued that he was particularly vulnerable if he contracted Covid-19, but the Supreme Court of Victoria has refused to release him. How Covid-19 has impacted on the illicit drug market and also healthcare responses such as the methadone program. And, a much praised initiative has been the emergency accommodation in hotels for the homeless, but some peer advocates say there have been unintended consequences.

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Australia’s legal response to WW1 and the 1919 Spanish Flu

Tue, 28 Apr 2020 17:30:00 +1000

A timely reflection on the legal responses to two separate but intimately-linked tragedies. During war we saw restrictions on food prices, protests and the freedoms of German Australians. During the Spanish flu crisis we saw maritime quarantines, closed internal borders and spats between the states and feds. Sound familiar?

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High Court ruling exposes gaps in Australia's protections for public interest journalism. And is it still murder if the victim dies eight months after the assault?

Tue, 21 Apr 2020 17:30:00 +1000

News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst could still face charges despite the High Court ruling that the AFP's raid on her home in June 2019 was carried out on the basis of a flawed warrant. What does this case mean for the public's right to know and press freedom? And an elderly man brutally attacked in a home invasion died eight months later, but the High Court ruled the attacker was responsible for his death. The case may have implications for the current NSW Homicide Squad investigation into the COVID-19 related deaths and infections on the Ruby Princess cruise ship.

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How will the $130 billion JobKeeper package work? And workers' compensation at home

Tue, 14 Apr 2020 17:30:00 +1000

The covid-19 crisis is forcing fundamental, previously unimaginable changes to way we organise and regulate employment. We take a look at the JobKeeper payment scheme. Also, if you have an accident while working from home, are you covered by workers' compensation?

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George Pell freed from prison following High Court decision

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:30:00 +1000

In an unanimous decision the High Court of Australia has quashed George Pell's convictions for historic child sex offences and has released him from prison. If this conversation raises issues or causes emotional distress please contact Lifeline 13 11 14

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Criminal and civil courts in the age of COVID-19

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Day by day our courts are being totally transformed by the COVID-19 crisis. Civil courts are using video and audio links. New criminal jury trials have been suspended and judge alone criminal trials are becoming rare. A recent major drug conspiracy trial in the NSW District Court was derailed after concerns about safe distancing, but it wasn't the jury that raised fears of catching coronavirus.

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COVID-19, prisons and the courts. And the homeless man fined for dumpster diving

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Should prisoners be released because of the risks around coronavirus? And the case of the homeless man, just released from prison who was fined $250 for salvaging pies and iced coffees from a dumpster.

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How the coronavirus crisis is stress-testing commercial contracts. And how enforceable are self-isolation orders?

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 17:30:00 +1100

As business reels from the impact of the coronavirus, lawyers are poring over contracts, looking for ways to help their clients either enforce, or escape from their contractual obligations. Also authorities are requiring certain groups of people to 'self isolate'. Will this work?

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Protecting buyers from dodgy car loans

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Should car dealers & retailers be exempt from the requirements of the National Consumer Credit Protection Act? The Royal Commission into Banking and the Financial Services Industry recommended the removal of the exemption. But until that happens, consumers will continue to have very troubling experiences.

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High Court clears former London cop of blowing up his holiday home. Also, should juries in child sex-abuse trials hear about prior convictions?

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court of Australia has ordered the immediate acquittal and release of Queensland man Eamonn Coughlan who was serving a jail sentence for arson and attempted fraud. And, new laws to be introduced that will broaden what evidence a jury can hear in child sex-abuse trials.

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Legal diversity in Malaysia

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Malaysia's complex politics and legal systems are shaped by the nation's ethnic and religious diversity. How religious and government authorities categorise you can have a huge impact on your life. Meet a Muslim feminist slam poet, a Hindu mother who won a landmark court case, a transgender activist and a government minister.

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Former Facebook moderator sues social media giant for PTSD

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Social media can be useful connecting people and ideas but moderators are needed to keep disturbing and toxic material off the platforms. Chris Gray, a former Facebook moderator claims viewing such content in order to keep us safe, gave him PTSD. He's the lead plaintiff in an action against Facebook and CPL, the contracting company that employed him. *And a warning this program discusses disturbing material*

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The High Court rules Indigenous people can't be 'aliens'. Plus, is illegally obtained evidence allowed in court?

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Can persons of Aboriginal heritage who are not citizens be deported? In the cases of Brendan Thoms and Daniel Love, the majority of the High Court says no. And, the High Court rules that illegally obtained video evidence of serious animal cruelty is not admissible in a prosecution involving the training of greyhounds. Why?

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Bushfire smoke, air pollution and the law

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 17:30:00 +1100

The impact of this summer's bushfires has been devastating. What is less clear are the health consequences of smoke inhalation and the legal implications for employers. Some recent Australian and international court cases may provide a guide.

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Two Queensland Court decisions involving workplace injuries.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:30:00 +1100

The case of the Gold Coast sales assistant injured in a jewellery store robbery and the case of the Brisbane teacher who was injured falling from a rope-swing while on a school trip to Vanuatu.

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Do Victorian committals deliver fair and fast justice?

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Unlike other states, it's common for victims of crime to give evidence at a Victorian committal hearing. The state's Law Reform Commission is currently considering how well this system works. While victim advocates want big changes, defence lawyers say committals are an important filter.

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Youth justice, Maori style

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Sit in on a Rangatahi, one of the Maori Youth Courts of New Zealand. Find out how they compare to Indigenous courts in Australia.

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No handcuffs, no uniform: a different approach to youth justice

Tue, 07 Jan 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Come on a tour of Korowai Manaaki Youth Residence in Auckland. Meet the troubled young offenders and the people who care for them. What can we learn from NZ and what can they learn from us?

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A selfie, credit card and CCTV: a burglar's digital trail

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 17:30:00 +1100

It was a case of 'guilty by social media' when a burglar's twelve day, $58,000 crime spree was brought undone by his glaring digital fingerprints.

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The dog helping survivors give harrowing evidence

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 17:30:00 +1100

In an Australian first highly trained Labradors are supporting vulnerable witnesses in Victorian criminal trials.

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Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A global study across 135 countries by the International Bar Association has found that bullying and sexual harassment is widespread in the legal profession. The report makes a number of recommendations to change the culture and work environment in the law office. NB* This program was first broadcast 20 August 2019.

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Legal aid in bushfire zones, and private security firms helping family violence survivors

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:30:00 +1100

As bushfires sweep across NSW, emergency services continue to battle the blazes. In areas where the immediate danger has passed there are a range of other organisations supporting those affected, including giving legal advice. Also, how and why family violence services use private security companies to protect vulnerable women. New research is highlighting the benefits and the risks.

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Australia's first school lawyer

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Meet the first in-house school lawyer in Australia. Vincent Shin provides legal advice to students and their families who attend a Victorian school.

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How Australia, Canada assess asylum seekers' claims for refugee status

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +1100

How does a public servant decide whether someone is a refugee? And is it better to grant an asylum seeker protection when they don't need it, or to deny them protection when they do?

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High Court to decide Akon Guode infanticide, murder sentence anomaly

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +1100

How should you punish someone who has committed two very different crimes at the same time? That's the dilemma before the High Court, which is considering extending the prison term of a Melbourne woman who killed three of her seven children by driving her car into a lake.

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The culture gap in the law

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +1100

If you fill a law firm or court room with more lawyers from a wider range of backgrounds, will it automatically become a more inclusive one to work in? Panel discussion organised by the Asian Australian Lawyers Association and the Muslim Legal Network held at Ashurst Melbourne.

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Radio on the inside

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +1100

National Prison Radio, the world's first national 24 hour radio station produced by and for prisoners beams into all jail cells across England and Wales.

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Australia's biggest class action over PFAS land contamination

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Up to 40,000 people across Australia will seek compensation from the Commonwealth over land contamination from chemicals leached from Defence Department bases into nearby properties and waterways. Residents and businesses claim the contamination has left them trapped in devalued properties with water they can't drink or land they can't fully use. It will be the largest ever open class action in Australia.

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Adolescents who turn homes into war zones

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1100

One in ten incidents of family violence are committed by adolescents. Most of the violence is carried out by young males towards their mothers and involves verbal and physical abuse, coercive and controlling behaviours, financial abuse, stalking and property damage. Are our legal and social responses adequate?

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Does video surveillance of psychiatric compo claimants tell us anything?

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A Border Force Officer diagnosed with PTSD is in danger of having his Comcare payments suspended partly because surveillance footage recorded him walking his therapy dog, buying milk and looking happy while speaking on his mobile. How fair is our worker's compensation system, especially when it comes to claims for psychiatric injuries?

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How to de-radicalise juvenile terror offenders. And speech pathologists unpacking legal jargon.

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A rare insight into how to de-program young offenders with extremist views. And meet a speech pathologist who helps translate legal gobbledy-gook, especially for youth in the criminal justice system.

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Climate change litigation targets super fund

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1000

In a world first, a 24 year-old Brisbane man is taking legal action against his superannuation fund for not factoring climate change into its investment decision. This month the case against REST, the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust, will be back before the Federal Court, where the Judge is expected to set a hearing date.

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Neutral legal observers at protests. And digital estates after death.

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

At both the recent Climate Change marches around Australia and the continuing Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, neutral legal observers document security and protest behaviours in the name of maintaining the rule of law. And, the mysterious case of the Canadian crypto currency trader and the missing millions. It raises the question: when someone dies what happens to their digital assets?

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Profiling an arsonist, and an unusual inheritance battle

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A number of people have been arrested and charged in connection with lighting fires in Queensland. Why do people light bushfires? Can we prevent someone going down that path? And, an elderly couple are tragically found dead in their English cottage. Two stepsisters battle in court over which parent died first in order to get the inheritance.

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Drug testing welfare recipients; US Opioid litigation and over-prescribing painkillers in Australia

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Litigation around the opioid crisis in the US, medical negligence cases involving over prescription in Australia and VAADA's response to the Federal government's desire to trial mandatory drug testing for some welfare recipients.

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Sandwich boards and skywriting: what's legal and what's not?

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Danny Lim is well known for wearing sandwich boards emblazoned with provocative word plays. A Sydney Magistrate has overturned a $500 fine imposed on the 75-year-old pensioner for offensive behaviour. Also, what are the regulations around political messages in the sky? And Vale: Justice Jane Matthews.

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Is Pell off to the High Court of Australia?

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Cardinal George Pell's legal team have confirmed that they will seek leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia. This follows the majority two to one decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal which upheld Pell's conviction on child sex offences. So what exactly did the three judges of the Victorian Court of Appeal decide and what are the prospects of any High Court appeal?

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Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A global study across 135 countries by the International Bar Association has found that bullying and sexual harassment is widespread in the legal profession. The report makes a number of recommendations to change the culture and work environment in the law office.

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Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A global study across 135 countries by the International Bar Association has found that bullying and sexual harassment is widespread in the legal profession. The report makes a number of recommendations to change the culture and work environment in the law office.

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Is the High Court gagging Australia's public servants?

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A former public servant has lost her free speech argument in the High Court over tweets that were critical of her department's policies. Will this change the way you use social media? Plus, a new study has found that Indigenous people in the Northern Territory found guilty of driving offences are more likely to go to jail than non-Indigenous offenders.

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As the Laws of War turn 70, what's to celebrate? And a case of unpaid rent

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The Laws of War are designed to protect civilians and to place some limits on what combatants can do to each other. 70 years on, how relevant are the Geneva Conventions? And the case of the landlord who was owed $7000 in unpaid rent on a small factory. In retaliation, he kept his tenant's property and equipment.

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"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

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If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am Law Daily.

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Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:59:23 -0400

The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.

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Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:03:57 -0400

Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.

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Covington Takes Lead on Pair of Health Care Deals as Sector Stays Hot

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:23:15 -0400

Two transactions announced Monday--Thomson Reuters's $1.25 billion sale of its health care unit to a Veritas Capital affiliate, and AstraZeneca's $1.26 billion acquisition of Ardea Biosciences--generated assignments for Covington & Burling, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Paul Hastings.

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Fenwick, Covington Advise as Facebook Snags Chunk of AOL Patent Portfolio From Microsoft

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:32:03 -0400

The social networking leader and the software giant turn to familiar firms for representation on a $550 million deal involving intellectual property assets.

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D.C. Dewey Partner Heads to Allen & Overy

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:43:31 -0400

Project finance partner Gregory Smith's departure for Allen & Overy pushes Dewey & LeBoeuf's partner losses so far this year to an even 70.

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The Careerist: Latham & Watkins's Women Go Back to the Kitchen

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:10:44 -0400

Will master classes in canapé making help women in business development? Latham's London office seems to think so.

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Dealmaker of the Week: Iain Wagstaff of Linklaters

Sun, 22 Apr 2012 12:38:39 -0400

Wagstaff and fellow M&A partner Marc Loy, respectively, led the Linklaters teams in London and Paris advising multinational utility GDF Suez on its $10.8 billion acquisition of the stake in Britain’s International Power that GDF does not already own.

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Amid Bankruptcy Reports, Dewey Says It’s Eyeing All Options; Greenberg Confirms Possible Interest

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:30:00 -0400

The drama swirling around Dewey & LeBoeuf took a new turn Friday when Greenberg Traurig said it has had "preliminary discussions relating to lawyers at Dewey & LeBoeuf," but has "made no commitments" nor "reached agreements." The statement came on the heels of reports that Dewey leaders are considering a prepackaged bankruptcy plan in order to keep intact what remains of the rapidly shrinking firm.

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Car Accident Compensation

Have you been in a car accident? where you a driver, rider, passenger or pedestrian? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, then you could be entitled to claim a significant compensation payout. To find out more please complete your free legal enquiry form.

 

Cyclist Accidents and Injuries

Quite often cyclists are not given proper care and attention by other road users. This can result in accidents occurring between car, trucks and other motor vehicles with bicycle riders. Motorists often fail to give way to cyclists therby causing an accident with the cyclist.

If you are a cyclist who has been involved in an accident, then the chances are you could be entitled to receive a significant compensation payout from the CTP insurer of the driver that caused the accident.

To find out more, please complete your free legal enquiry form.

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