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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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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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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Leading Edge of Legal: How In-House Attorneys Navigate Issues in High Profile Startups

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 17:49:28 +0000

In this special live recording of Planet Lex at Northwestern’s San Francisco campus, host Jim Speta talks with Myra Pasek, general counsel at Ouster, and Pete Cline, associate director of legal at Twitter, about their experiences working in-house at start-ups and high-profile tech companies, including Tesla, Impossible Foods, Ouster, and Twitter. The guests share their unique paths from big law to Silicon Valley and offer insights on the cutting-edge legal issues and challenges that arise in tech and entrepreneurial ventures

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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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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2020: Online Dispute Resolution – Changing the Status Quo and Defining the Future of Work in the Legal Profession

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 21:18:23 +0000

At TECHSHOW 2020, host Patrick Palace sits down with Shannon Salter and Jonathan Verk to discuss highlights from their talk on how online dispute resolution technology aims to simplify the legal process and increase access to legal services. Shannon and Jonathan offer their experience with this technology from both public and private sector perspectives.

Shannon Salter is the Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal, Canada’s first online tribunal resolving small claims disputes.

Jonathan Verk is co-founder and CEO of Hyphenus.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2020: Jack Newton’s “The Client-Centered Law Firm: How to Succeed in an Experience-Driven World”

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 21:00:33 +0000

We are seeing a revolution in the way consumers interact with legal services, and smart firms are adjusting their business models to meet modern expectations. How can your firm ride this wave? At TECHSHOW 2020, host Laurence Colletti talks with Clio’s Jack Newton about insights from his book, “The Client-Centered Law Firm: How to Succeed in an Experience-Driven World.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2020 - Seeing is Believing: Virtual Reality Preparedness

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 20:30:51 +0000

Can lawyers use 360 videos and virtual reality as evidence? At ABA TECHSHOW 2020, host Laurence Colletti sits down with Matthew Stubenberg and Kenton Brice to talk about their presentation ‘Seeing is Believing: Virtual Reality Preparedness’. They discuss some practical uses of 360 videos and VR as a way to introduce courtroom procedures, prepare clients for a hearing, and find evidence. In addition, Matthew and Kenton share their tips and tricks on how to create a VR video.

Matthew Stubenberg is currently the associate director of legal technology in the access to justice lab at Harvard Law School.

Kenton Brice is the director of technology innovation at the University of Oklahoma College of

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Coronavirus Looms – Can Technology Replace Travel?

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 16:00:00 +0000

When a large-scale disaster strikes, travel suffers, but given today’s technology, is travel even necessary anymore? Dennis and Tom discuss how remote collaboration tools–Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and others–have evolved over the past few years, and provide their tips for video/phone conference etiquette. In their second segment, they explore what new studies say about the safety of public Wi-Fi.

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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The Digital Edge : The Best Lawyer You Can Be: A Guide to Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 15:00:00 +0000

Higher instances of depression, stress, substance abuse, and even divorce amongst legal professionals continues to call attention to the need for an increased focus on lawyer well-being. Digital Edge hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk with Stewart Levine about how his ABA-published book, “The Best Lawyer You Can Be: A Guide to Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness,” helps lawyers engage with their own well-being in healthier ways.

Stewart Levine is the founder of ResolutionWorks, a consulting and training organization dedicated to providing skills and ways of thinking needed to build strong organizational cultures.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioNexaScorpion, and ServeNow.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2020: Start Up Alley Winners

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 22:01:00 +0000

Who won this year’s startup pitch competition? At TECHSHOW 2020, host Laurence Colletti welcomes the MC of Start Up Alley Bob Ambrogi to come co-host and speak with the Honoré brothers who created a product called Billseye, a real time mobile billing solution application for professionals that bills client calls in real time. Alcide Honoré and Armond Honoré chat with Laurence and Bob about how Billseye came to be, where they are in development, and what it's like to work with a family relative.

Bob Ambrogi is a Massachusetts lawyer and journalist who has covered legal technology and the web for over 20 years, primarily through his blog LawSites.com.

Alcide Honoré is the CEO and co-founder of Billseye, LLC.

Armond Honoré is the CIO and co-founder of Billseye, LLC.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2020: Judy Perry Martinez

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 19:02:48 +0000

President Judy Perry Martinez of the American Bar Association joins host Laurence Colletti at TECHSHOW 2020 to discuss conference events and updates on both ongoing and upcoming ABA projects. They talk about the drivers behind Resolution 115, the focus of this year’s Law Day on May 1st, and the current state of the ABA’s value proposition.

Judy Perry Martinez of Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn in New Orleans became president of the American Bar Association in August 2019. 

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : How to Be an Entertainment Lawyer in Texas

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 18:18:05 +0000

You may naturally think of Hollywood, New York, or some other glitzy locale when imagining entertainment lawyers, but they exist in Texas, too! What does this practice area look like far from places typically associated with entertainment? State Bar of Texas Podcast host Rocky Dhir welcomes attorney Tamera Bennett to discuss how her passion for the music industry led her to grow an entertainment law practice right here in Texas.

Tamera H. Bennett helps clients protect what they create by practicing trademark, copyright, entertainment law, and mediation in Texas and Tennessee.

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Digital Detectives : The 2019 Data Breach Numbers Are In – What Are They and What Do They Mean for 2020?

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 17:48:27 +0000

Because of the sensitive information they hold in trust, lawyers should be very concerned about the security of their data. What can they learn from The Identity Theft Resource Center’s (ITRC) 2019 End-of-Year Data Breach Report? Digital Detectives hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome David Ries to discuss the details of the report, trends lawyers should be aware of, and the ITRC’s recommendations for data breach victims.

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.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #265: Pivoting & Resilient Leadership, with Adam Markel

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 11:30:00 +0000

Author and speaker Adam Markel talks about pivoting your life and career and what it means to be a resilient leader of your firm. 

For more information about leadership, read our resource page on managing people in your firm. 

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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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Why Her and Not Me? – How You Can Be the Attorney Reporters Call

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 22:54:45 +0000

Reporters are always looking for sources, and you’ve got the expertise. So, why aren’t they calling you? Gyi and Kelly talk with Janet Falk, a media consultant, about how she helps attorneys develop media relationships and become a source for comments. Janet offers strategies for making initial contact with reporters and explains how to establish yourself as a unique voice in legal with impactful insights.

Check out Janet’s Media Profile worksheet for attorneys, which includes a free 30-minute consultation.

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

Special thanks to our sponsor Nexa.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Two families connected by LA riots collide in 'Your House Will Pay

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:00:00 +0000

The riots in South Los Angeles in 1992 may be nearly three decades old, but in the present day, two families in the novel Your House Will Pay will find that the events from that time are far from over.

Shawn Matthews is a former gang member and ex-prisoner in his forties, trying to raise a family and help his cousin acclimate after a decade in prison. Grace Park is a 28-year-old pharmacist who lives at home with her Korean-immigrant parents, trying to understand the reasons behind her older sister's estrangement with the family. These two main characters have never met, but over the course of the book the reader comes to understand the web of connections between them.

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles speaks with Steph Cha, author of Your House Will Pay, about the real-life incidents that provided the inspiration for her novel. They also discuss why Cha decided to go to law school–and why she decided to be a writer instead of a practicing attorney.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Psychology of Document Review

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 18:06:03 +0000

Joe and Kathryn chat with Lisa Prowse, Senior Vice President of Legal Services and Document Review at BIA about the document review process and how its evolved over the years. From physically flipping through thousands of documents just to keep your job to developing a culture of attorneys that can provide results that help eDiscovery tools succeed, there's a lot of psychology that goes into the discovery review process.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Why did a Georgia city prohibit tattoos on Sundays?

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 21:21:42 +0000

These days, people from all walks of life get tattoos. But in Columbus, Georgia, it was illegal to give them on Sundays, until recently. No one knows for sure what led to the law, but some suspect that it was what’s known as a “blue law,” a term for state and municipal regulations that prohibits commerce on Sundays, when lawmakers thought people should be in church. In this new episode of Asked and Answered, Stephanie Francis Ward explores people’s changing views of laws inspired by Christian outlooks and whether it’s worth changing those laws, even if they are rarely if ever enforced.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Inside the Coronavirus Outbreak

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 17:40:54 +0000

First identified in early December 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus, informally named Wuhan Coronavirus (now formally named COVID-19 by World Health Organization) after the area it was first found, has attracted the attention of the world. As of February 10, 2020, more than one thousand people have died, and tens of thousands of others have been infected. As fears continue to mount, disruptions to trade and travel are being felt around the world, and a rising volume of misinformation about the outbreak has resulted in the World Health Organization declaring an "infodemic".

On today’s Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by attorney Grace Yang who works out of Harris Bricken’s Seattle and Beijing offices, as they discuss this new coronavirus outbreak. Craig and Grace look at the real picture of what’s happening, the overall impact on travel and business, and China's new rules for dealing with the coronavirus.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Blue J Legal.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #264: Focusing on Your Ideal Clients, a Strategy Call with Tyler Inkster

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 11:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab member Tyler Inkster discusses targeting the right clients, leveraging the most powerful referral sources, niching down, and the value of content marketing with Stephanie Everett. 

For more information about marketing strategy, read 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, Rankings.io, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode!

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Law Technology Now : The Partnership of Fastcase and Ross Intelligence

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 23:08:49 +0000

On December 13, 2019, Fastcase and Ross Intelligence, two innovative and leading companies in the legal research space, announced a new partnership. By sharing their respective technology tools and data, these two companies are aiming to facilitate rapid innovation to better serve their customers. On his first episode as co-host of Law Technology Now, Dan Rodriguez sits down with Fastcase’s Ed Walters and Ross Intelligence’s Andrew Arruda to discuss what this new partnership means for their respective companies and customers, how technology will continue to give attorneys better access to the information they need, and how the innovations they are pursuing can increase access to justice.

Ed Walters is CEO and co-founder of Fastcase.

Andrew Arruda is chief executive officer and co-founder of ROSS Intelligence.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote and Logikcull.

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The Legal Toolkit : Changing Lawyer Mindsets: How Mindfulness Helps You Practice Law Better

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 17:57:53 +0000

Is the way you practice law really working for you? Nora Riva Bergman, author of “50 Lessons for Lawyers: Earn More. Stress Less. Be Awesome.,” joins Jared Correia to discuss how her book helps lawyers make healthy mindset changes, prioritize wellbeing, and enjoy a fulfilling legal practice.

Nora Riva Bergman is a business coach and consultant at Real Life Practice.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Election Law Special With Rick Hasen

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 17:47:20 +0000

Professor Rick Hasen is synonymous with election law, and in his new book, Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy sounds the alarm about the growing threat of Americans losing faith in the electoral process. A combination of incompetence and bad faith has worn away at public trust in the system and cynical actors have taken advantage to exploit this for their own gain. Plus we get a chance to talk about the Iowa Caucuses.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : About Inspire.Legal 2.0

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 21:51:03 +0000

Following Inspire.Legal 2.0, Laurence Colletti is joined by Christian Lang, Matt Homann, and Dan Linna to discuss the driving purpose of this year’s conference. Legal innovators came together to define challenges in the profession through highly interactive sessions, hoping to spark new solutions for the future of legal.

Christian Lang is head of strategy at Reynen Court LLC and founder of Inspire.Legal.

Matt Homann is the founder and CEO of Filament.

Dan Linna has a joint appointment at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and McCormick School of Engineering.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Inspire.Legal 2.0: Technology Procurement & Adoption

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 21:27:56 +0000

From Inspire.Legal 2.0, host Nicole Bradick welcomes Carlos Gamez, Sanjay Kamlani, Lucy Bassli, and Haley Altman to discuss strategies for minimizing friction in the processes of procuring and adopting new technology. They bring together perspectives from both law firms and vendors to address pain points and offer solutions.

Carlos Gamez is a client and partner lead in legal technology innovation at Thomson Reuters.

Sanjay Kamlani is the managing director of 1991 Group.

Lucy Bassli is founder and principal at InnoLegal Services, PLLC.

Haley Altman is the general manager of transaction management at Litera Microsystems.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Inspire.Legal 2.0: Experiential Learning & Training

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 21:01:28 +0000

Technology is becoming more and more integral to the practice of law, but is the profession preparing its lawyers for this shift? At Inspire.Legal 2.0, Dan Linna spoke with un-panelists Laura Safdie, John Scrudato, Andrea Alliston, and Jeff Carr about their session on how a greater focus on experiential learning will better prepare law students and practitioners for the tech-driven future.

Laura Safdie is COO and general counsel at Casetext.

John Scrudato is an innovation and technology solutions attorney at Latham & Watkins in New York City.

Andrea Alliston is a partner at Stikeman Elliot LLP, where she is responsible for knowledge management, innovation, and education.

Jeff Carr was formerly general counsel at Univar.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Inspire.Legal 2.0: New Offerings & Client/Lawyer/Law Company Collaboration

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 19:40:13 +0000

From Inspire.Legal 2.0, host Ralph Baxter talks with Jason Barnwell, Peter Krakaur, and Basha Rubin about the fundamental challenges that impede the process of creating and delivering new legal service models. They discuss takeaways from their un-panel and their overall focus on the importance of collaboration between stakeholders—both legal professionals and clients—to facilitate the creation of more effective legal service delivery models.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Legalweek 2020: All About Legalweek with Zach Warren

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 19:25:47 +0000

Zach Warren and host Ralph Baxter recap the happenings at this year’s Legalweek and explain how the conference evolves to keep lawyers in step with current legal technology trends. Zach talks about his personal experience at the conference and highlights the many opportunities for networking, education, and direct exposure to the latest offerings from legal tech vendors.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Legalweek 2020: 40 Years of Data – What the Data on the Industry Says About Its Future

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 18:41:41 +0000

The American Lawyer and ALM Legal Intelligence have been earnestly collecting data on the legal industry for the past 40 years. What do their numbers indicate about the future of the industry? Host Dan Linna engages his co-panelists Patrick Fuller and Gina Passarella in a round-table discussion on the biggest takeaways from their Legalweek 2020 presentation on this data, outlining notable trends and discussing strategies that will position providers for future success.

Gina Passarella is editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer.

Patrick Fuller is the vice president and general manager of ALM Legal Intelligence.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Legalweek 2020: Robotic Process Automation – The Next Step in Legal Automation

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 17:54:49 +0000

Let the robots do the boring work! Repetitive tasks don’t have to be a source of drudgery in the daily practice of law. Co-hosts Dan Linna and Ralph Baxter talk with Legalweek 2020 panelists Cynthia Brown, Michelle Dewey, and Jennifer Mendez about the benefits of adopting automated bot technology in law firms. They give real-life examples of robotic process automation at work in law firms and offer guidance for those interested in undertaking the creation of a bot.

Cynthia Brown is director of research services for Littler Mendelson.

Michelle Dewey is legal research services manager at Baker & Hostetler LLP.

Jennifer Mendez is director of knowledge management firm solutions at Ogletree Deakins.

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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Structured Settlements for Minors

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 17:38:45 +0000

When a legal settlement involves an injured child, the parent or guardian is responsible to ensure the child is taken care of financially and physically long-term. How do structured settlements for minors differ from those for adults? Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and Ringler colleague, Ryan Christen Oliphant, discuss details of structured settlements for minors so the interests of the child are the priority and the funds are not dissipated.

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

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Legalweek 2020: Change Management – How to Get Lawyers and Staff to Buy-In to Change

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 18:09:23 +0000

Progressing to meet the needs of changing technology and new legal business models is not an easy task for many lawyers and their staff, but is increasingly necessary as the profession moves into the future. Ralph Baxter hosts as Legalweek 2020 panelists Michele DeStefano, Bill Garcia, and Ari Kaplan offer key tactics from their session for fostering effective change management.

Michele DeStefano is the founder of LawWithoutWalls, a professor of law at the University of Miami, and affiliated faculty at Harvard Law School’s Executive Education Program.

Bill Garcia is chief practice innovation officer at Thompson Hine, LLP.

Ari Kaplan is the founder of Ari Kaplan Advisors and a legal industry analyst and speaker.

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Robert Half Legal Report : Great Expectations: Legal Departments’ Changing Requirements for Outside Counsel

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 17:50:49 +0000

Controlling costs remains a top priority for corporate legal departments – so it’s not surprising that in-house leaders are seeking greater value for legal services from outside counsel. What knowledge, capabilities and skills do general counsel look for when hiring external law firms? What criteria do they use to measure strategic value and productive relationships with law firms they retain?

Join this episode of the Robert Half Legal Report as host Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, and Jamy Sullivan, executive director of Robert Half Legal, discuss the changing expectations of legal departments and the impact on the selection, management and evaluation of outside counsel. They also offer tips to help law firms respond effectively to heightened expectations and more clearly demonstrate their value.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : All Things Microsoft! — Tools & Tips for Lawyers with Ben Schorr

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 17:38:40 +0000

Are you getting the most out of your Microsoft tools? Dennis and Tom welcome Ben Schorr to discuss the current offerings from Microsoft and tips for their best uses for lawyers. They focus on Office 365 and outline the differences between home, business, and enterprise subscriptions. They also share insights on how lawyers can get more out of various Microsoft products & services, including SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, OneNote, and more.

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.

Ben Schorr is a senior technical writer at Microsoft.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #263: Fixing Law Schools, with Benjamin Barton

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 11:30:00 +0000

Law professor Benjamin Barton discusses how the Great Recession impacted law school admission, performance, and curriculum, and what this means for the future of law schools. 

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 Ruby, Rankings.io, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander, sponsoring this episode!

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The Un-Billable Hour : Your Number One Job as an Attorney — Get Paid!

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 19:19:05 +0000

Marco Brown struggled in the beginning of his career as a solo attorney, feeling he made every mistake he could make. After years of working long hours and only collecting about 65% of his fees, he realized he needed to shift his focus. He made the decision to prioritize getting paid and has had a more meaningful and productive career ever since. Marco talks with Christopher Anderson about his personal experience and shares actionable tips with lawyers who struggle with collecting payment for their services.

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

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

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

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 19:10:36 +0000

Disclaimer: This episode was originally aired on February 6, 2019.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : How 2 Texas lawyers are marketing their practice through song

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 12:00:00 +0000

Thanks to social media and the internet, it’s never been easier—or more affordable—for lawyers to advertise. On the other hand, having so many avenues available to lawyers makes it more difficult for anyone to stand out from the crowd. So when Waco, Texas, lawyers Will Hutson and Chris Harris got more than 500,000 views on YouTube for a clip showing them playing guitars and singing about the legal consequences of swallowing, destroying or concealing marijuana in front of police officers, it was almost like winning the lottery. In this new episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast, Hutson and Harris speak with ABA Journal Assistant Managing Editor Victor Li.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Nexa.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Mentoring Professional Identity to Improve Lawyer Wellbeing

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 22:52:37 +0000

Though they may serve the common purpose of advising and advocating for their clients, lawyers are unique individuals with different approaches to the practice of law. As such, each lawyer’s professional identity within the legal system will reflect the lived experiences and personal values they hold as individuals. But sometimes professional identity is not easy to define on your own! Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program director Ryann Peyton talks to hosts Tish Vincent and JoAnn Hathaway about the program’s model and how mentorship has positively affected Colorado attorneys at many stages of their careers.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Legalweek 2020: The Path Less Followed – The Rise in Nontraditional Careers

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 18:38:43 +0000

The broadening opportunities in the legal sphere have led some law school grads and even mature lawyers to pursue paths outside the traditional practice of law. What do these nontraditional careers look like? A panel at Legalweek 2020 shared stories and examined the growing opportunities in the evolving legal profession. Podcast co-hosts Ralph Baxter and Laurence Colletti welcome panel moderator Rose Walker and panelists Zach Abramowitz, David Lat, and Chris Wilson to discuss highlights from their session on nontraditional career paths.

Rose Walker is the news editor for Legal Week at ALM Media, LLC.

Zach Abramowitz is co-founder of ReplyAll, a columnist at Above the Law, and a legal startup evangelist.

David Lat is the founder and managing editor of Above the Law.

Christopher T. Wilson is a partner at Taylor English Duma, LLP, where he focuses his practice on corporate and finance legal issues.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Legalweek 2020: The Big Four, ALSPs and the Law Firm Restructured

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 18:19:04 +0000

On The Road host Ralph Baxter welcomes panelists Nicholas Bruch, Luis Fernando Guerra, Gina Passarella, and Karl Kong to discuss the current landscape of legal service delivery in the scope of both traditional law firms and alternative legal service providers. They share highlights from their panel and describe how increased efficiency and lower costs have caused a trend toward the development of alternative legal service delivery within large law firms to meet the needs of today’s clients.

Nicholas Bruch is a senior analyst at ALM Legal Intelligence.

Luis Fernando Guerra is Deloitte Legal’s Global leader.

Gina Passarella is editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer.

Karl Kong is SVP of Product at Axiom.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why the Latent Legal Market Matters

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 15:00:00 +0000

If you learned that the unmet legal needs of consumers amounted to a multi-billion opportunity, what would that mean for the legal industry?

What would it mean for your firm?

In this episode of the Matters legal podcast, Teresa Matich interviews Jack Newton, Clio’s CEO, Co-founder, and author of the new best-selling book The Client-Centered Law Firm. In the episode, Jack speaks about one of the book’s core concepts, the “latent legal market”—and why it matters.

The latent legal market refers to the untapped potential of all the would-be legal clients who aren’t currently using legal services to solve their legal issues. Consequently, it also refers to all the unrealized revenue that law firms could generate if they focused on providing the experience these would-be clients are looking for.

No one understands this better than Jack, whose interview highlights the incredible opportunities the latent legal market presents for law firms.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Impeachment Trial of President Trump

Fri, 07 Feb 2020 17:46:04 +0000

The impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump is underway and, as expected, it has come with its share of controversy. On December 18, 2019, President Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. As of the date of this recording, which is January 29, 2020, the Republicans had uniformly resisted demands to call witnesses and subpoena new evidence not presented in the House investigation.

On today’s Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Tom Jipping, the deputy director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and a Senior Legal Fellow for the Heritage Foundation and attorney Alan Baron, a special counsel to government entities, as they discuss the impeachment trial, specifically the issues of witnesses, new evidence, its constitutionality, the House managers, the impact of the trial on the presidency, and, of course the potential outcome.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Blue J Legal.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Legalweek 2020: Algorithmic Malpractice & Lawfare

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 22:06:00 +0000

There is a growing dependence on AI algorithms in numerous societal institutions, but many believe the use of this technology needs to be more closely regulated by the law. From Legalweek 2020, Dan Linna hosts panelists James Sherer and Jordan Thompson in a discussion on algorithmic malpractice. They address how AI is being used in different facets of our lives, the risks and benefits it poses to society, and what legal professionals need to do to stay ahead of this inevitable technology.

James Sherer is a partner in the New York office of BakerHostetler.

Jordan Thompson is the deputy general counsel and privacy officer of New York Institute of Technology and its College of Medicine.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Legalweek 2020: Demonstrating Agility in the Face of Constant Change

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 21:48:47 +0000

Legal technology is rapidly changing, and some legal professionals seem more able to adapt to these advancements than others. How can firms develop their agility to stay competitive in today’s legal market? In this conversation at Legalweek 2020, host Laurence Colletti talks with Wendy Curtis, Joan Holman, Samuel Whitman, and Dominic Crosby about their panel focused on helping law firms effectively evolve to keep pace with changing technology and current consumer expectations.

Wendy Butler Curtis is Orrick’s chief innovation officer.

Joan Holman is the chief information officer at Clark Hill PLC.

Samuel Whitman is Mayer Brown’s global knowledge management leader and a member of the firm’s working group on artificial intelligence.

Dominic Crosby is senior technical program manager at Microsoft.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Erwin Chemerinsky: Litigator, Educator, Scholar

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 18:50:03 +0000

New ABA Law Student Podcast host Jake Villarreal sits down with Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California Berkeley School of Law, constitutional law scholar, and prolific appellate litigator, to discuss his career and passion for training future generations of lawyers. They discuss how he came to write a large number of widely used treatises and casebooks and how various opportunities impacted his path in the legal profession. Dean Chemerinsky also offers invaluable career guidance for students as they enter the profession.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #262: How to Hire & Delegate to Independent Contractors, with Laura Briggs

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 11:30:00 +0000

Our newest Lawyerist team member, Laura Briggs, explains what to know before you outsource, what to look for in a freelancer, and how to hire and work with independent contractors.

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

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Law Technology Now : Steven Brill: Entrepreneur, Attorney, and Best-Selling Author

Wed, 05 Feb 2020 23:47:25 +0000

Over his career, Steven Brill has had a major impact on both the practice of law and the public’s perception of law. His monthly magazine The American Lawyer changed the ways lawyers and law firms approach the business of practicing law through its journalism and features like the Am Law 100. Through Court TV, the cable TV network he founded in the 90’s, Brill helped to provide greater transparency and insight into legal proceedings for the general public. Law Technology Now host Ralph Baxter sits down with Steven Brill to discuss his career, the motivations that brought him to the companies he’s started, and his take on future developments in the law.

Steven Brill is the founder of The American Lawyer and Court TV, an attorney, an author, and a journalist.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote and Logikcull.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Legalweek 2020: Open Access – Utah, California, Arizona, Oh My! What Changes to Law Firm Ownership Rules Really Mean

Wed, 05 Feb 2020 21:24:41 +0000

Access to justice is still a significant problem in the United States, and legal issues can cause considerable hardships for those involved, especially when they lack legal help. Regulatory reforms are being considered across the country to provide new ways to enable access to legal services. On The Road host Ralph Baxter talks to Legalweek panelists Rebecca Sandefur, Vice Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court Ann Timmer, Andrew Arruda, and Utah Supreme Court Justice Deno Himonas about how these new reforms aim to reshape the delivery of legal services for greater access for all.

Rebecca Sandefur is an academic sociologist and Associate Professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign.

Andrew Arruda is chief executive officer and co-founder of ROSS Intelligence.

Vice Chief Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court in 2012.

Justice Constandinos "Deno" Himonas was appointed to the Utah Supreme Court in 2015.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How safe is your right to vote?

Wed, 05 Feb 2020 12:00:00 +0000

The story of voting rights in the United States is not just one of expansion; there have been periods (such as after Reconstruction) where voting rights that had once been exercised were blocked off, extinguished and suppressed. Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America tells the story of historical efforts of voter suppression and the modern-day dangers that face voters now. In this new episode of the Modern Law Library, Gilda R. Daniels speaks with the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : What's Up With Alan Dershowitz These Days

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 23:59:28 +0000

Harvard Law's Alan Dershowitz has never shied from the spotlight, but with his latest role in the Donald Trump impeachment trial, many are wondering what happened to bring this once respected legal mind to the point of arguing that everything politicians do is definitionally in the public interest. Maybe nothing happened at all, and this is just the logical conclusion of trends we should've seen in Dershowitz's work all along. Perhaps an aggressive disciple of the church of zealous advocacy was always cruising for a moment like this.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : What Insurers and Defense Counsel Should Know About E-Discovery

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 21:44:11 +0000

Attorney Jim Boyers from the law firm Wooden McLaughlin LLP discusses how insurers and counsel can ensure discovery of all relevant data and avoid claims of spoliation.

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 Legal Toolkit : The Power of the Thank-You: How to Nurture Referral Relationships for Your Law Firm

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 19:50:03 +0000

Nurturing referral sources is an extremely effective way to grow a business, but what does that look like for lawyers? From simple thank-you notes to thoughtful promotional items, Jared Correia talks with Jay and Maggie Wallus about how they leverage the power of gratitude to help lawyers continue relationships with clients and generate new business opportunities.

Jay and Maggie Wallus are co-owners of Thank Yous Delivered, based in Danvers, Massachusetts.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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The Paralegal Voice : NALA’s 2020 Outlook

Sat, 01 Feb 2020 00:57:41 +0000

As we begin a new decade, the National Association of Legal Assistants is looking forward to developing even more ways to serve its members and the paralegal profession as a whole. Host and NALA president Jill Francisco talks with the association’s new CEO, Vanessa Finley. Vanessa discusses what drew her to the role and she shares a taste of her passion for serving paralegal professionals.They discuss current programs, resources, and benefits available for members, emerging trends in the profession, and NALA’s plans for 2020, including info on their annual conference and expo in July!

Vanessa Finley is CEO of the National Association of Legal Assistants.

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

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : 20 Tech Tips in 20 Minutes and Takeaways from the Consumer Electronics Show

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 22:42:17 +0000

Dennis and Tom always enjoy tips for smarter, easier tech use! As such, they’ve compiled a new list — 20 Tips in 20 Minutes — that reflects the most current trends and new/updated technology products. In their second segment, they discuss their key takeaways from the annual Consumer Electronics Show and share what technologies they are most excited about.

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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Digital Detectives : The Intersection of Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 00:33:26 +0000

Is ethical artificial intelligence even possible? In response to growing concerns about issues with transparency, privacy, and AI bias, the American Bar Association passed Resolution 112 on August 12, 2019, which urged courts and lawyers to address the emerging ethical and legal issues related to the use of AI in the practice of law. Digital Detectives hosts John Simek and Sharon Nelson talk with Michael Mills about the landscape of AI in the legal space and what is being done to ensure the ethical and accountable use of AI technologies in the profession.

Michael Mills is the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Neota Logic, Inc.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : A Crash Course in Lawyer Advertising and Solicitation

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 20:01:25 +0000

Attracting new business is important to your legal practice, but there are many questions you should consider when marketing your firm. What type of content can your ad contain? How should you interact with potential clients online? Which marketing materials must be submitted to the Bar for review? From online campaigns to tv ads to social media posts, lawyers must follow advertising regulations and be aware of best practices. In this Florida Bar Podcast hosted by Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt, Elizabeth Tarbert of the Bar’s ethics department offers guidance for ensuring compliant advertising and avoiding marketing violations.

Find more information in the Florida Bar’s Handbook on Lawyer Advertising and Solicitation.

Elizabeth Tarbert has been ethics counsel for the Florida Bar since 1997.

This podcast has been approved by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Department for 1 hour of General or Ethics CLE Credit. Course #3829

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Lawyerist Podcast : #261: Hire Rock Stars with Killer Job Postings, with Maryellen Stockton

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 11:30:00 +0000

Remote working expert Maryellen Stockton explains how to write a job posting that attracts the best talent, and job descriptions that set employees up for success.

Mentioned in this episode:

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

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@theBar : The Revolution Edition: A Live-Audience Conversation with Josh Deth, Founder of Revolution Brewing

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 21:40:44 +0000

@theBar recently took its show on the road for a live audience taping at Revolution Brewing, where we spoke with Revolution’s owner and founder, Josh Deth. In this unique edition, enjoy the live-audience experience as Josh talks with co-hosts Jonathan Amarilio and Trisha Rich about his journey from brewing beer in his garage to founding one of the most successful independent breweries in the United States. They also discuss what Josh learned along the way about beer, entrepreneurship, the law, and staying true to his roots.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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New Solo : Learning Blockchain From Those Who Know It Best

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 14:00:00 +0000

You’ve heard plenty about it— maybe you’re watching it from a distance; maybe you think it’s a fad; maybe you’re even making a fortune on it. Blockchain technology is one of those things that gets discussed but it’s hard to pin down exactly how it’ll affect your life and your legal practice. To help demystify the subject, Adriana Linares is joined by none other than Scott Stornetta, one of the co-inventors of what’s now seen as early blockchain technology, and IBM’s Shawnna Hoffman. Together they converse on everything from the early motivations that led to the creation of blockchain, the ways blockchain works in the world today, and how it’s going to affect the future.

Scott Stornetta is one of the co-inventors of early blockchain technology.

Shawnna Hoffman is the co-founder of Diversity in Blockchain, Inc. and the Lead Account Partner & Global Cognitive Legal Leader at IBM.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioNexaLawclerk, and ROSS.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Speaking Of Legal Farce

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:36:50 +0000

Checking in on Elie after a solid week of watching wall to wall impeachment coverage and the wear of the marathon coverage is starting to show. There's not much "legal" about this trial, but we're going to parse through what we can. We also talk a little about Tulsi Gabbard's high stakes defamation suit against Hillary Clinton for calling the Hawaii representative a Russian asset. As a lawsuit it may not come together, but does Gabbard have a moral point?

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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The Legal Toolkit : Building Your Team: How to Acquire Top-Notch Talent for Your Law Firm

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:00:03 +0000

Looking to hire new talent for your law firm? You may know you need to add a new member to your team, but how should you go about finding the best person for the job? Jared Correia talks with legal staffing consultant Molly McGrath about her strategies for identifying team needs, defining the role to be filled, and selecting the right candidate for the job. They dig into how her processes can be carried out in law firms and Molly offers tips for training and supporting newly hired talent.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Getting real: What happens when clients go on reality TV

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 20:07:56 +0000

Imagine you are meeting a client for the first time, and they show up with a TV camera crew that wants to film your meeting. This month, the Asked and Answered podcast series is exploring the unique curiosities of the law, starting with what it’s like when your client shows up with a camera crew and wants to tell their story on film. In this new episode, Stephanie Francis Ward, host of Asked and Answered, speaks with three lawyers involved in the world of reality television.

Music featured in this episode:
“On the Line” by Bright Seed
“Seriously” by Adrian Walther
“Sun And The Moon” by Moments
“California Cruisin” by Mikey Geiger
“Keys And Thank You” by Fairlight

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

 

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

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:48:37 +0000

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

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Now What? — Tips for the Transition from Law School to Legal Practice

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:19:05 +0000

In May and December each year, new graduates fresh from law school have to make the shift from student to legal practitioner. This often seems like a daunting task, but new grads don’t have to do it alone! The Dallas Bar Association’s Transition to Law Practice Program provides mentors to newly licensed attorneys that help them develop a network of contacts in their area of interest. State Bar of Texas Podcast host Rocky Dhir talks with Anna Rol, who entered the program as a mentee and now serves as a mentor and previously co-chaired the program.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Legal Ethics and the Profession

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0000

Upon their admittance to practice, new attorneys agree to abide by their jurisdiction's ethical rules. For most states, this means upholding some version of the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which prescribes standards of legal ethics and professional responsibility for lawyers. However, despite the existence of these rules, and all lawyers’ agreement to follow them, violations of the rules are not exactly uncommon.

On today’s Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Deborah L. Rhode, the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law and the director of the Center on the Legal Profession at Stanford Law School, and Scott Cummings, the Robert Henigson Professor of Legal Ethics and professor of law at UCLA School of Law, as they explore legal ethics in today's world, the value of adhering to the ethical rules, and what lawyers can do to maintain the reputation of the profession.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Blue J Legal.

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Workers Comp Matters : How Inspiring Others Makes You a Better Lawyer

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 18:15:40 +0000

Can lawyers do better work if they approach it with a marketer’s mindset? In this edition of Workers’ Comp Matters, Judson Pierce fills in as host and talks with Michael Fanuele about his career as a marketer and his new book, Stop Making Sense: The Art of Inspiring Anybody. Michael believes lawyers can be better communicators and create more impactful arguments if they work to inspire others. He shares insights from his book and tips for applying them to the practice of law.

Michael Fanuele is president of Media Assembly, a marketing and advertising firm in New York City.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #260: Succession Planning for Anvils, Retirement & More, with Jonathan Hawkins

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:30:00 +0000

Jonathan Hawkins explains how to transition out of your practice, whether you are squashed by an anvil out of the blue or planning to cash out and retire. Plus, common mistakes lawyers make when planning their exit (besides not planning in the first place).

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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Law Technology Now : Dorna Moini, Founder and CEO of Documate

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 01:42:30 +0000

Lawyers have the power to do a lot of good for their clients, but oftentimes too much of their efforts go into time draining projects like filling out forms. Obstacles like these not only can be a nuisance for attorneys, but a barrier to legal services for those with the greatest need. To explore this subject and more, Dan Linna welcomes Dorna Moini, founder and CEO of Documate. Together they cover the path that led Dorna to starting her company, the impact she’s striving to make with her company, and why software tools like hers can make a huge difference for those in need of legal assistance and for those able to provide it.

Dorna Moini is the founder and CEO of the document automation platform Documate.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote and Logikcull.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : The court of public opinion: Why litigation PR is a critical component of a case

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000

A lawyer’s duties do not begin and end at the courtroom door. They extend beyond to the proverbial court of public opinion. As both an attorney and a public relations consultant, author James F. Haggerty has shared how to properly handle the media aspects of litigation in the third edition of his book, In the Court of Public Opinion: Winning Strategies for Litigation Communications. In this new episode of the Modern Law Library, Haggerty speaks with Olivia Aguilar of ABA Publishing.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Life On The Other Side Of The V

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 22:07:51 +0000

When it comes to litigation, law schools generally funnel students into larger, defense-oriented firms. These firms offer steady paychecks -- all the better to pay your monthly debt bill, my dear -- and a tried and true path. But there is another side to the "v" and it often involves better opportunities and more rewarding work. Joe and Elie chat with Edelson PC about the tech-oriented plaintiff and class action firm's work from protecting biometric privacy rights to addressing sexual misconduct in youth sports with partner Chris Dore and associates Aaron Lawson and Sydney Janzen.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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The Legal Toolkit : How to Vet Your Marketing Vendors

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:09:53 +0000

Every online marketer out there presents themself as an expert, but not all truly give their clients the ROI they should. What should your law firm be looking for in a marketing agency? How can you make sure you’re not going to get stuck in a bad relationship? Jared Correia talks with Stuart Wilhoite about the key indicators of both good and bad marketing agencies, and Stuart gives practical advice for judging the effectiveness of your current vendor.

Stuart also offers a free link to an agenda developed by OnMark Advisors that your law firm can use to run monthly reporting meetings that will hold your marketers accountable.

Stuart Wilhoite is the founder and chief executive officer of OnMark Advisors.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Dennis & Tom’s 2020 Resolutions

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:50:27 +0000

Each year on the Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis and Tom enjoy taking the time to consider new personal goals focused on technology and podcasting. Legal tech is constantly evolving, and staying ahead of trends takes a concerted effort! Dennis and Tom offer their perspectives on how to approach the development of resolutions and offer tips for effective follow through. They also share their hopes for the podcast in 2020.

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.

 

Show Notes

2020 Women of Legal Tech - https://www.lawtechnologytoday.org/2019/12/ltrc-women-legal-tech-2020/

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Branded Phone Numbers — Does Your Firm Need One?

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 23:53:00 +0000

Are branded phone numbers still a thing? Even though much of our world conducts business solely online, in the business of law, many clients still want to hear a human voice when seeking counsel. Paul Faust, president of RingBoost, explains how branded phone numbers are an affordable and effective way to connect the people in your community to your law firm. Gyi and Kelly pick Paul’s brain for insights on crafting unforgettable phone numbers and connecting with phone clients through more meaningful interactions.

Paul Faust is the president and co-founder of RingBoost.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nexa.

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The Digital Edge : Law in the Age of the Consumer: It’s the Model That Matters

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:33:01 +0000

Today’s consumers want services faster than ever, and the traditional legal service delivery model is no longer appealing to many in need of legal help. Erin Levine saw the need for her family law clients to have access to a simple, DIY approach to divorce that would save time and money and thus her successful platform, Hello Divorce, was born. The Digital Edge hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk with Erin about how lawyers can develop their own sustainable approaches to online legal services that meet the demands of the changing legal market. Erin shares insights on establishing a brand, staying relevant to today’s legal consumers, and avoiding burnout.

Erin Levine is the founder and CEO of Hello Divorce.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio, NexaScorpion, and ServeNow.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #259: Controlling Alcohol, with Annie Grace

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:30:00 +0000

Annie Grace has helped over a hundred thousand people answer a simple question: “Would my life be better if I were drinking less?” (If you’re asking yourself that question, it probably would be.) She explains how to think about your relationship with alcohol and why moderation is harder than just drinking or not drinking. Plus, good manners for drinkers in the company of non-drinkers!

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

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The Un-Billable Hour : Into the Future with the Client-Centered Law Firm

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:32:45 +0000

The Un-Billable Hour welcomes Jack Newton, co-founder of Clio and author of the book The Client-Centered Law Firm: How to Succeed in an Experience-Driven World, to discuss what he’s learned over the last ten years about what separates successful law firms from the rest; what a “client-centered law firm” means and why it isn’t putting your client first; and some practical tips that will help you meet the ever changing expectations of your clients. Jack and host Chris Anderson also dive deep into the five core values of a client-centered law firm.

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

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

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Reinventing the staid field of legal academic writing

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000

Legal academic publishing isn't synonymous with innovation. The mere mention of it can, for some, bring up repressed memories of the most banal and stuffy aspects of law school. But the Massachusetts Institute of Technology wants to change that. In spring 2019, MIT announced the MIT Computational Law Report. In this new episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast, technology writer Jason Tashea talks to Bryan Wilson, editor-in-chief of the online publication.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Nexa.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Non-Equity Means Non-Partner

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:22:33 +0000

More and more firms are adopting a non-equity partner tier, delaying equity consideration while extracting maximum value from high billing but relatively lowly paid senior attorneys tied to the job by the dangling hope of a future promotion that may never arrive.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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Matters: A podcast from Clio : Why Privacy Matters

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 23:00:00 +0000

Does privacy still matter? And if so, how do we protect it in the Digital Age?

In this episode, Glenn Greenwald—the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, constitutional lawyer, commentator, and best-selling author who brought the Edward Snowden case to the public—joins us for a can’t-miss discussion on privacy, and why it’s more important now than ever.

In his conversation with Matters’ Teresa Matich, Glenn discusses what he learned about privacy while covering the Snowden case; the diverse privacy concerns that the Internet and companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google have created; and how issues of privacy will affect current and future generations. He also shares perspective on the ways in which matters of privacy affect the legal industry, and the responsibilities legal professionals have to adhere to privacy standards.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Legalities Surrounding the U.S. Airstrike

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 19:00:44 +0000

At the top of the New Year, President Trump ordered an airstrike killing Iranian Commander Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds military force. President Trump justified the action by citing Soleimani's decades long tension with the U.S., threats directed towards Americans, and the killing of an American contractor near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The question today is, was the airstrike legal?

On today’s Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by attorney Bradley P. Moss from the Law Office of Mark S. Zaid, P.C and professor Rebecca Ingber, an expert in international and national security law, bureaucracy, and presidential power at Boston University School of Law, as they discuss the legal issues surrounding the airstrike, the circumstances that prompted it, and its potential ramifications both domestic and international.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Blue J Legal.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Lawyer, Marine, & Senator: Career Highlights with US Senator Dan Sullivan

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 23:29:27 +0000

In this edition of the ABA Law Student Podcast, new co-host Meg Steenburgh welcomes US Senator Dan Sullivan for an in-depth discussion of his career. He shares highlights from his time in law school, his legal practice, and his service as a US Marine, and discusses the impacts his legal and military backgrounds have had on his experience in the Senate. Senator Sullivan also offers law students valuable insights on the many ways they can use their degrees after law school.

Dan Sullivan is the United States Senator for the state of Alaska.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #258: JDs and ADHD, with Marshall Lichty

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 17:34:32 +0000

In learning about his own ADHD, Marshall Lichty realized that he’s not alone. Many lawyers struggle with untreated ADHD, but it can also be harnessed like a super power.

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

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Law Technology Now : Richard Susskind - How Technology Will Change Justice

Wed, 08 Jan 2020 20:42:35 +0000

Law Technology Now host Ralph Baxter sits down with Professor Richard Susskind OBE, one of the foremost experts and advocates for the implementation of technology with legal services delivery. They discuss Richard’s latest book, Online Courts and the Future of Justice, the limited or nonexistent access to justice problem for most of the world, and how the adoption of AI and online courts might look, might alleviate the pain points, and could change the practice of law altogether.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : In Memoriam... To All The Law Firms We Lost Last Decade

Wed, 08 Jan 2020 20:01:53 +0000

With the 2010s wrapping up, Joe and Kathryn focus on all the law firms we've lost over the last decade. Industry pressures, bad strategies, and fraud allegations managed to put several former mainstays to rest over the last 10 years. What lessons can we take from the demise of these once-proud firms? Where is this whole profession heading? Will this next recession finish off what 2009 started?

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How to kick off 2020 with more productive business meetings

Wed, 08 Jan 2020 12:30:00 +0000

When considering our New Year’s resolutions, we all want to be more resourceful with our time, especially with our workdays. We don’t realize how much time meetings can take up if they are conducted in an inefficient manner. Author and lawyer Donald Tortorice has offered a solution with his new book, The Modern Rules of Order. The fifth edition shares a modern and streamlined approach to business meetings that promotes efficiency, decorum and fairness in all settings.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : What New York Child Victims Act Means for Insurers

Tue, 07 Jan 2020 18:14:47 +0000

Attorney Florina Altshiler from the law firm of Russo & Toner discusses the impact of the Child Victim Act on claims in New York and what insurance carriers should be aware of.

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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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Structured Installment Sales

Tue, 07 Jan 2020 17:50:04 +0000

When it comes to selling property or a business, buyers and sellers are always looking for an easy transaction, on top of saving money. On this episode of Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and guest and Ringler colleague, Phillip Krause discuss structured installment sales. Larry and Phil discuss the benefits and advantages of going with a structured installment sale, and the reasons to go with a structured installment sale, especially in our current economy.

 

 

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Pardon the Interruption - 2019 Edition

Fri, 03 Jan 2020 19:04:04 +0000

The Kennedy-Mighell Report hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell present their annual recap show in three segments inspired by ESPN’s podcast “Pardon the Interruption”: Toss Up, What’s the Word, and Buzzword Bingo. Joined by returning guest Debbie Foster, they cover a wealth of subjects including the impacts of growing investment in legal tech, the tools everyone should be learning about, and whether the big buzzwords in the industry are being overused.

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.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #257: Eavesdropping on a Strategy Call with Jennifer Longtin

Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab member Jennifer Longtin let us record a portion of a recent coaching call with Stephanie Everrett, so this week you get to eavesdrop on that conversation and learn the strategy they developed to help Jennifer take charge of her 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 GNGF, TextExpander, Rankings.io, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode!

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Top Stories of 2019

Mon, 30 Dec 2019 18:37:19 +0000

To close out the year, Joe runs down the top 10 stories of the year at Above the Law. Are there key insights or interesting trends to be gained from reviewing the site’s traffic figures? Probably not, but here we are.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : The financial costs for firms when women and minority lawyers leave

Mon, 30 Dec 2019 12:00:00 +0000

When you think about all the women and people of color who leave large law firms before making partner, that adds up quickly, says Ripa Rashid, managing director of Culture at Work in New York City. But there are ways to keep diverse lawyers at their firms, she says. In this new episode of the ABA Journal’s Asked and Answered podcast, Ripa talks with Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward about how can firms keep female and minority lawyers from leaving their firms and the high cost for said firms when they depart.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #256: Culture Index, with Nathan Hightower

Thu, 26 Dec 2019 11:30:00 +0000

Nathan Hightower explains Culture Index, a scientific approach to the “right people, right seats” concept, and why too much distance between your core traits and the behaviors required to do your job well might be hurting you and your law firm.

To get an idea of what a Culture Index graph might look like so you can picture it as Nathan refers to it, here is Sam’s:

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 Earth Class Mail, SaneBox, Alert Communications, and ROSS Intelligence for sponsoring this episode!

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The Legal Toolkit : Marketing Funnels: Growing Your Law Firm with Tactical Marketing

Mon, 23 Dec 2019 23:00:00 +0000

Lawyers aren’t known for their marketing savvy, but Sam Mollaei may be the exception. He set out from law school with the goal of building a virtual law firm that would allow him to work from anywhere he chose, and his marketing strategies have allowed him to do just that. Sam talks with host Jared Correia about the importance of building online traffic for your law firm through the use of marketing funnels. He offers recommendations for specific products and tactics that help increase site traffic, gather new leads, and convert those leads into clients.

Sam Mollaei is a business lawyer for entrepreneurs at MollaeiLaw.com.

As a special treat, this episode is also being offered in video form on YouTube. Check it out HERE.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Impeachapalooza

Mon, 23 Dec 2019 22:22:30 +0000

The president of the United States was impeached for only the third time in history. Let the obscure legal theorizing begin! Joe and Elie break down the curious argument that the House doesn’t even need to hand over the articles.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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The Paralegal Voice : Paralegal Hot Topics: The ABA’s Proposed Definition Changes and New Education Guidelines

Mon, 23 Dec 2019 20:42:22 +0000

In her first episode as co-host of the Paralegal Voice, Jill Francisco welcomes Chris Jennison to discuss the latest hot topics in the paralegal profession. Don’t worry, Carl Morrison isn’t going anywhere! Carl and Jill will share hosting responsibilities and continue bringing top-notch content tailored to paralegals. In today’s episode, Jill talks with Chris about both his role as chair of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Paralegals and the inner workings of the ABA Approval Commission. They then focus their discussion on two trending topics: (1) the ABA’s consideration of the removal of the term “legal assistant” from the definition of legal assistants/paralegals in favor of distinct definitions for these roles and (2) changes to guidelines for the approval of paralegal education programs that would enable the development of online paralegal coursework.

Christopher Jennison is an Attorney Advisor with the Federal Aviation Administration in the Office of Employment and Labor Law and Chair of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Paralegals.

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

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Divorce Mediation Movement

Mon, 23 Dec 2019 18:49:59 +0000

Divorce can be a grueling process for couples. The days of standing in front of a judge are becoming less common. Instead mediation has become one of the most frequently used methods of negotiating a divorce settlement. On today’s Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by attorney Kelly Chang Rickert, founder of the Law and Mediation Offices of Kelly Chang, to turn the spotlight onto the divorce mediation movement. Together they explore the pros and cons of mediation over litigation in divorce proceedings, and the impact on the couple and their dependents going forward.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Blue J Legal.

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The Digital Edge : A Preview of ABA TECHSHOW 2020

Mon, 23 Dec 2019 18:03:58 +0000

ABA TECHSHOW 2020 is right around the corner! Digital Edge hosts Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson talk with the conference’s co-chairs, Heidi Alexander and Catherine Sanders Reach, about what attendees have to look forward to at the upcoming TECHSHOW. They delve into the variety of topics the conference will focus on: new takes on well-being, practice management, academia-focused content, and more! They also share info on the special events at this year’s conference and highlight their exciting keynote speaker, Mary O’Carroll of Google.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowNexaAnswer1, and Clio.

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Digital Detectives : The EDRM’s Mary Mack & Kaylee Walstad Unplugged

Fri, 20 Dec 2019 19:19:46 +0000

Digital Detectives Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad to discuss the current happenings at the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). Mary and Kaylee recently acquired the EDRM from the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School and will continue to collaborate closely with Duke as they move forward. They discuss their new roles, current notable projects in the EDRM community, ways people can get involved, and their plans for the future.

Mary Mack is chief executive officer and chief legal technologist at the EDRM.

Kaylee Walstad is chief strategy officer of the EDRM.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Marketing Automation: A Primer for Lawyers on Smarter, Simpler Marketing

Fri, 20 Dec 2019 18:28:09 +0000

A lawyer only has so much time in the day and that time is best used in the service of clients, so why are lawyers instead stuck devoting so much time to marketing? Automation of marketing campaigns can lighten the load. Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street talk with digital marketing expert Casey Cheshire about his three-pronged approach–capture, nurture, and automate–that shows lawyers how to simplify intake and develop client relationships through automated processes. They also discuss how marketing automation yields better reports, helping lawyers get a clear picture of which tactics are most profitable for their firms. 

Check out Casey’s new book, Marketing Automation Unleashed: The Strategic Path for B2B Growth

Casey is the founder of Cheshire Impact and the creator and host of the Hard Corps Marketing Show.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nexa.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Make LinkedIn Work for You: Tips for Legal Professionals from Allison Shields & Dennis Kennedy

Fri, 20 Dec 2019 16:00:00 +0000

Most legal professionals either don’t know or don’t care about how to optimize their LinkedIn account. And why should they? Does LinkedIn bring value to users in the legal space? A new book by Allison Shields and Dennis Kennedy, “Make LinkedIn Work for You: A Practical Handbook for Lawyers and Other Legal Professionals,” shows the benefits of implementing a strategic LinkedIn plan. Host Tom Mighell talks to Allison and Dennis about their tips for increasing referral networks, deepening professional relationships, and showcasing valuable content.

Segment A - Make LinkedIn Work for You

Parting Shots

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #255: Why You Should Charge Less After Lunch, with Dan Pink

Thu, 19 Dec 2019 11:30:00 +0000

Dan Pink suggests that your legal work probably isn’t as valuable in the afternoons—the “trough” of your day. (For similar reasons, he avoids afternoon doctor appointments and thinks you should, too.) In this episode Dan discusses the science of timing and productivity, the subject of his latest book, When, and also compensation and motivation, the subject of Drive.

Also, Dan says science doesn’t think much of the billable hour:

The billable hour is one of the most autonomy-thwarting, controlling, self-direction inhibiting mechanisms that one has. It puts the focus on the clock rather than on the work.

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Law Technology Now : Welcoming New Host Dan Rodriguez

Thu, 19 Dec 2019 00:19:46 +0000

Host Dan Linna welcomes Dan Rodriguez to the team as the newest co-host of the Law Technology Now podcast. They discuss Dan Rodriguez’s work within the legal education sphere, including his drive towards innovation and his efforts to facilitate connections between legal education and the broader legal community before turning the conversation more broadly to the future of legal innovation, the need for regulatory changes, improving access to justice, the fear of robot lawyers, and the impediments that the industry has to overcome to facilitate meaningful change.

Dan Rodriguez is a professor and former dean at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and is the former host of the Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law podcast. Dan is also the chair of the ABA Center for Innovation.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Solitary Confinement: Calling for Change in American Prisons

Wed, 18 Dec 2019 21:07:22 +0000

Incarceration is the primary form of criminal punishment in the US today, and approximately 80,000 American prisoners are in some form of solitary confinement. What exactly does this look like in our prison system, and what are the effects of solitary confinement on individuals? Does this type of treatment violate prisoners’ constitutional rights? In this edition of Planet Lex, host Jim Speta talks with David Shapiro and Daniel Greenfield, members of the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center at Northwestern’s Bluhm Legal Clinic, about their research and efforts to end prolonged solitary confinement in American prisons.

David M. Shapiro is the director of the Supreme Court and Appellate Program of the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center.

Daniel M. Greenfield joined the MacArthur Justice Center as the Solitary Confinement Appellate Litigation Fellow in March 2017.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Tech Competency: Security Fundamentals

Wed, 18 Dec 2019 19:01:49 +0000

Last time on the State Bar of Michigan’s On Balance podcast, Tish Vincent and JoAnn Hathaway talked with Barron Henley about new rules coming January 1, 2020 related to Michigan’s adoption of the ethical duty of technology competence. Following up on that conversation, Barron offers insights on lawyers’ ethical responsibilities for data security. He outlines various security measures lawyers should employ in their practice (encryption, password managers, VPNs, and more) and advises them to be upfront about security with their clients.

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

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Our favorite reads of 2019

Wed, 18 Dec 2019 12:00:00 +0000

If you're traveling this holiday season–or just enjoying some end-of-year downtime–you might be in need of some good book recommendations. With that in mind, in this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles brings you a glimpse at what we've been reading around the ABA offices. Staff recommendations run the gamut from romance to horror to self-help to historical fiction. Make 2020 the year you make time to curl up with a good book, and tell us your favorite read of 2019.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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Workers Comp Matters : Workers’ Comp Clients: When to Seek Counsel

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 21:24:35 +0000

Workers who have suffered an injury on the job are stressed and dealing with uncertainty about how to navigate their workers’ compensation system. Many injured workers handle their claims without a lawyer, but even if a case seems simple, consulting an experienced attorney can help ensure a better outcome. Workers’ Comp Matters host Alan Pierce talks with fellow workers’ compensation attorney Bernard Nomberg about why injured workers should seek counsel earlier rather than later to determine the needs of their case.

Bernard D. Nomberg is a partner at The Nomberg Law Firm in Birmingham, Alabama.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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Robert Half Legal Report : Key Strategies to Attract, Motivate and Retain Gen Z in the Legal Workplace

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 21:06:39 +0000

Career growth opportunities, job security and collaboration are top work-related priorities for Gen Z. By 2025, they are expected to comprise roughly 30 percent of the workforce. Understanding Gen Z's unique perspectives and career expectations is essential if you want to successfully recruit, manage and retain these professionals in the legal workplace. Are you ready?

In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, and Jamy Sullivan, executive director of Robert Half Legal, outline Gen Z's values, attitudes and career aspirations – their preferred work environment, passion for creative freedom and desire for a work culture that supports smart risk-taking – and offer critical strategies to recruit and motivate this next generation of legal professionals.

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New Solo : Brand New Solo: Legal Tech and Business Tips from Philip Mauriello

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 20:52:21 +0000

Going solo may sound stressful, but it’s exciting! Having the freedom to live according to personal ideals and being creative with the building of a business is both satisfying and rewarding for many solo attorneys. Philip Mauriello was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug while working in the restaurant business, and after entering law school, he knew that utilizing today’s legal technology would allow him to practice law on his terms. New Solo host Adriana Linares talks with Philip about his path to solo lawyering, his methods for vetting legal tech, and his recommendations for products and resources that make life easier for solo attorneys.

Philip Mauriello is founder and managing attorney of Arete Law APC

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioNexaLawclerk, and ROSS.

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The Legal Toolkit : A Festivus Miracle: Legal Toolkit Live at Suffolk University Law School

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 20:17:00 +0000

In honor of the holiday season, Legal Toolkit is experiencing its own Festivus miracle. For this extra special bonus episode, Legal Toolkit host Jared Correia takes to the stage (or, more accurately, the bench) and sits in judgment over a live recorded, Festivus themed episode. Prepare yourself for the ceremonial jurisprudential feats of strength, legal gripes and grievances, and a lot of talk about a very special cat.

This episode was recorded live at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA at an event put on by the Legal Innovation and Technology Lab at Suffolk University Law School, the Boston Legal Hackers, and the MIT Media Lab.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Happiest Time Of The Year: Bonus Time!

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 19:05:53 +0000

It's bonus season in Biglaw, and the major firms are slowly but surely rolling out their bonus announcements and telling associates what they'll be getting in their stockings this year. But Elie sees a bit of a Scrooge in the early first move and slow matching cycle. What's going on with the legal market and are we really looking at a recession in the making?

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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The Florida Bar Podcast : Millennial Lawyers: How to Motivate and Retain Young Associates in Your Law Firm

Mon, 16 Dec 2019 20:54:22 +0000

Why are millennials leaving their careers in law? Generational differences and breakdowns in communication often broaden the disconnect between the career goals of millennials and the traditional legal practice models of law firms. Florida Bar podcast host Christine Bilbrey talks with consultant JP Box about the millennial mindset and his recommendations for creating a culture that motivates young associates. JP encourages law firms to engage millennials in meaningful work early on and gives perspective on the work-life blend that fuels this new generation of lawyers.

JP Box is the founder of JP Box Consulting LLC and author of, “The Millennial Lawyer: How Your Firm Can Motivate and Retain Young Associates,” published by the American Bar Association in 2018.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : The State Bar of Texas’ 2019 Year in Review Episode

Mon, 16 Dec 2019 19:45:31 +0000

With 2019 rapidly coming to a close, State Bar of Texas host Rocky Dhir takes a moment to review the latest changes in the legal landscape. It may not exactly be Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, but Rocky is in fact visited by three guests explaining big cases and other developments from the past year, highlighting issues lawyers should be aware of today, and even providing a glimpse of what may be coming in the future. Helping guide Rocky through this process are special guests Shawn Tuma, providing insights on cyber law and data security; Warren Harris, sharing the latest on appellate practice; and Beth Sullivan, discussing developments in family law.

Shawn Tuma is a partner at Spencer Fane LLP in Cyber Risk Management, Cyber Incident Response, and Cyber Security, Hacking and Data Breach Litigation

Warren W. Harris is a partner in Bracewell in Houston, where he heads the firm’s appellate practice group. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

Beth Johnson is an associate at Calabrese Budner LLP serving as an appellate family law attorney.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : A Study into Women Leaving the Law

Mon, 16 Dec 2019 18:46:14 +0000

There is a big problem in the realm of private practice: women are leaving the practice of law at the height of their careers. Whether due to caretaking commitments, billable hours, or stress, women are leaving in droves. To get to the bottom of this growing problem, two attorneys conducted a survey on women leaving the law, incorporating responses from 1,262 individuals, of whom 70% were women and 30% were men. The data reflected in this report are from the collaborative survey research project between the ABA and ALM Intelligence.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, guest host Bob Ambrogi is joined by ABA President Judy Perry Martinez and the two authors of the study, Stephanie Scharf & Roberta Liebenberg, to take a look at their findings why women are leaving the law, the impact these departures have on firms, and what is being done to keep women at law firms.

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

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The Un-Billable Hour : Live Life Your Way with a Profitable Business

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:09:33 +0000

Neglecting to foster good financial habits is a common issue in solo and small law firms, and we all know lawyers get little to no business training in law school. What can be done to help them get a handle on their numbers and start running profitable businesses? Un-Billable Hour host Christopher Anderson talks with Moshe Rosenblum-Amsel about his methods for helping firm owners optimize their finances, use their metrics to turn a greater profit, and live life according to their own personal goals. 

Check out the Law Firm Growth Summit coming up on December 16-20 for new business development strategies.

Moshe Rosenblum-Amsel is the founder of DreamBuilder Financial, LLC and host of the Profit With Law podcast.

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

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : How one lawyer built a practice by defending a notorious accused hacker

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:20:47 +0000

Leaving BigLaw to start his own firm in 2011, Tor Ekeland quickly learned that his legal education was insufficient for the task at hand. To Ekeland, the edited cases law students spend three years reading don’t help graduates prepare for practice, which may include appearing before an overworked judge with limited attention or dealing with a lying client. The divide between law school and practice may be best illustrated by the lack of financial management courses, even though violating the client trust account is the “third-rail” of legal practice, according to Ekeland.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Nexa.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #254: Setting Goals for Next Year, with Stephanie Everett

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 11:30:00 +0000

While we’re not big fans of easily broken resolutions, the end of the year is a great time to reflect on the past year for yourself and your business and set goals for next year. Stephanie Everett explains how she helps Lawyerist Lab members set personal and business goals and follow through to meet them.

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!

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Thanks to Smith AI, Alert Communications, ROSS Intelligence, and SaneBox for sponsoring this episode!

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Law Technology Now : How to Run a Modern Legal Department: Avoiding Irrelevance and Pursuing Reinvention

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 21:33:53 +0000

Even though they may be a small part of large corporations, legal departments play a vital role in supporting business objectives and guarding the company’s reputation. With many years of experience in general counsel roles, Jeff Carr offers a wealth of knowledge on best practices for modern legal departments. Jeff joins Law Technology Now host Dan Linna to discuss strategies for building innovative systems to support the cultural, financial, and service delivery goals of your legal department.

Jeffrey Carr recently retired from his role as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Univar Inc.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The One Thing That Might Force Law Schools To Be More Practical

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:48:16 +0000

The "practice-ready" law school model is oft-discussed and rarely implemented, but maybe technology will finally force law schools to focus on teaching practical skills. Joe and Kathryn chat with Jessica Robinson, Vice President of Client Services at Casepoint about the maturation of the eDiscovery process, the project management lessons that fuel effective discovery, and the importance of learning the theory of discovery before entering an increasingly automating practice.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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The Legal Toolkit : The Future of Legal Process Management for In-House Counsel

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:50:23 +0000

What are you doing wrong in your legal process management? Do you know where your money is going? Are you missing vital metrics? Jared Correia talks with Nathan Wenzel of SimpleLegal about strategies for effective legal process management for in-house counsel. Nathan shares his perspective on common process management problems and offers insights on how to present metrics with transparency and reduce legal spend for your corporation. They also discuss current trends and their thoughts on the future of the legal process management space.

Nathan Wenzel is CEO and co-founder of SimpleLegal.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Even More Cool Tools!

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow.

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Show notes:

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor Nexa.

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull and Themis.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Legal Toolkit : Decrypting Cryptocurrency for Lawyers

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionNexaTimeSolv, and Abby Connect.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kenda Culpepper is the Rockwall County criminal district attorney.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Powerful Book Blind Injustice Should Open Eyes To False Imprisonment

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:52:36 -0600

Whenever it is proven that an innocent person was wrongfully convicted, which occurs way more frequently than any of us would like to admit, we are quick to pin the blame on some evil authority figure. According to Mark Godsey, a former prosecutor now heading the Ohio Innocence Project, there is no such sinister antagonist, only humans behaving as humans. In his new book Blind Injustice, Godsey not only explains how and wrongful convictions occur, but also provides some relatively simple, inexpensive ways to greatly reduce these tragic cases.

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The "Baby Mama Syndrome": Book Review

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 08:42:46 -0500

Judge Robert Doyel's book "The Baby Mama Syndrome" examines how the problems of single mothers and their "fragile families" affect all of us. Doyel, who spent 16 years as a Florida judge, mostly in family court, has dealt with thousands of cases involving violence, custody, dependency, and paternity issues. This book will be especially useful to professionals who deal with single mothers and their children: police officers, social workers, teachers, and medical personnel.

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Book Review: Bully by Emme Dun

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:52:36 -0500

"Bully" is the debut novel of Emme Dun with which she made quite an entrance. This gay/lesbian, legal thriller based on true events will reveal to you the more dismal tones of the American justice system.

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Book Review: The Ten Prison Coach Commandments

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:27:54 -0600

Definitive Psychological Insight into the Prison Systems Book Review by Carla M. Paton The Ten Prison Coach Commandments, by John "Doc" Fuller offers a tremendous public service.

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Book Review: Don't Alienate The Kids! By Bill Eddy

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:41:38 -0500

I've been doing quite a bit of reading lately - some professional and some personal. I recently read Don't Alienate the Kids! by Bill Eddy, LCSW Esq. upon a recommendation from a good friend of mine. Eddy covers a great deal of ground in this book about high-conflict divorces/separations, alienation, abuse, how families and other professionals can help or harm a situation, and (most importantly) about using the idea of "1,000 Little Bricks" to help build a "foundation of resilience" instead of a wall of alienation for their children. Exceptional book!

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Book Review: High Conflict People In Legal Disputes By Bill Eddy, LCSW, ESQ

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:20:41 -0500

It was suggested to me that I should read High Conflict People in Legal Disputes by Bill Eddy, LCSW, ESQ. This book is meant for professionals (i.e. counselors, attorneys, judges, etc.), but can be useful for anyone looking for more information on the DSM-IV-TR Cluster B personality disorders: Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial, and Histrionic. It is very informative, insightful, and an easy read that I recommend for anyone in a legal dispute or relationship with a high conflict personality, or for anyone just looking for more information.

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Book Review of "My Beloved World"

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:56:01 -0600

Sonia Sotomayor is a United States Supreme Court Justice. In her memoir, "My Beloved World", she shares her humble Puerto Rican heritage. This was an inspiring book to read. Character is the essence of her success.

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Is U.S. Immigration Reform Necessary?

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:58:52 -0600

The United States is the first preference for international students and employees who wish to pursue higher education and better opportunities. Though the US is a great place to take one's education and career to new heights, one of the biggest issues faced is obtaining an immigration visa. International students and new employees are finding it difficult as their visas are routinely rejected for no apparent reason.

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Just Cause: A Union Guide to Winning Discipline Cases by Robert M Schwartz

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:08:19 -0600

This book not only covers the nuts and bolts of a grievance, it lifts the hood and shows you how things work and how to work you and your members. Required reading not only for the Shop Steward or the Local Leader but for anyone working in the field of Labor.

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John Grisham's "The King Of Torts" And The Process Server

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:03:45 -0600

John Grisham is one of the prolific legal fiction writers of our time. Though the novels may be categorized as fiction and the characters are of course fictional, it depicts real emotions and possible scenarios that anyone can relate to. This may be the key, why all his books had received such rave reviews.

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Book Review: The Legal Rights of Union Stewards by Robert M. Schwartz

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:57:35 -0600

Mr. Schwartz brings to the average Joe Steward a handy and informative guide to the trials and tribulations of being a union steward. Originally published in 1986, in its fourth edition it continues to bring well written and easy to understand information to the shop floor.

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How to Pick the Best Lawyer or a Legal Firm

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:50:21 -0600

There's a myth that you are in a trouble if you need a lawyer. Well, that's partially true. Lawyers can really help you solve big problems or even avoid them. Yet, you may need legal services in everyday situations, for example when buying or selling real estate or an auto. A good lawyer is like a good doctor: either you are 100% honest with him/her or things may get even worse. So, what are the most important considerations when hiring a lawyer?

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Distributive Justice

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 10:10:42 -0600

Distributive Justice defines a set of rules that should be followed by everyone. These rules should give all people equal opportunity. But is everyone treated equally? Is justice applied in an equivalent manner? Read my take - then tell me your opinion!

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The Best Books For Bar Exam Preparation

Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:51:50 -0500

I know One way to pass the California Bar Exam and Five ways to fail. After six rounds at the California Bar exam, I learned the hard way so you don't have to. Bar exam prep doesn't have to be overwhelming with stress. Here are my recommendations for the best bar exam prep materials you can use.

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DOJ Retaining Its Position on GPS Tracking

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:45:38 -0500

In a surprise move on Thursday, the federal government notified an appeals court that it reserves the right to secretly place GPS tracking devices on privately owned vehicles without first obtaining a warrant. Many wonder what the Department Of Justice is thinking since the long-anticipated ruling in January by the Supreme Court on just this issue.

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GPS Tracking Ruling Brings Privacy Discussions To The Forefront

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:12:11 -0500

For months, supporters and opponents have argued the warrantless GPS tracking issue. With the Supreme Court unanimously agreeing that warrantless placement of a GPS tracking device was unconstitutional, law enforcement agencies will have to adapt while still benefitting from the GPS tracking technology.

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The New PIP Statute

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:37:49 -0500

The New PIP Statute and its Effects on Accident Victims: The new Personal Injury Protection PIP Statute that was recently passed in Florida may be a triumph for insurance companies. The law places new limits on the amount of benefits a person can receive as well as the amount of money awarded during a claim.

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Killed by Cars

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:34:50 -0500

Motorcycle riders are an example of innocent people who can be killed by cars. According to RideSmartFlorida.com, 415 motorcycle riders were killed in 2009 due to fatal injuries from traffic crashes. Like pedestrians and bicyclists, motorcyclists are at an unfair disadvantage when a driver loses control of his vehicle due to negligence like texting and distracted driving. They are no match for a car, truck, or van's impact.

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Utilizing the "Wired" Court Reporter

Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:41:28 -0500

(The original of the below article was published in the Milwaukee Law Journal in 2002. Footnoted below are innovative changes to the technology and process since the original publication.) The introduction of computers to the court reporting industry in the mid-seventies opened the door for many new reporting products and services and is ultimately creating greater capability for litigators.

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Avoid Excessive Court Costs - Do Enduring Powers Of Attorney

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:49:32 -0500

Losing mental capacity can be an expensive exercise if you do not have your house in order. It can also be a stressful time for family and loved ones already trying to deal with your often sudden loss of mental capacity.

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No Soliciting

Tue, 08 May 2012 13:29:02 -0500

"No Soliciting" This is the message given to most people who approach my front door. There are many others as well that have such a warning posted.

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Physician Heal Thyself - Attorney Gregory Piche' Releases a New Book on Sham Medical Peer Reviews

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:45:41 -0500

In his new book "SHAM PEER REVIEW: The Power of Immunity and The Abuse of Trust," Denver attorney and author Gregory Piche' offers several effective ways to bypass the current system known as the Medical Peer Review. This is an informative, provocative and timely book for an enormous profession that shadows American life, offering valuable insights for anyone working in today's healthcare industry.

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Using Ebooks for Learning About Legal Practice

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:06:08 -0500

Legal terms and procedures include complex laws and practices that a layman cannot understand easily. Thus, there is a demand for eBooks that teach the most difficult terms conveniently. Such eBooks provide accurate information about each and every law, allowing the general public to grasp legal terminologies easily.

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Book Review: The Path Of The Law

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:06:07 -0600

The Path of the Law presents the conclusions drawn by Holmes after more than 30 years of legal observation, thought, and practice of law. He probably wrote this essay to further discuss what he began in his most famous publication, The Common Law. The Path of The Law was written not as a manual about the practice of law, but a manual to show students how to think like a lawyer; what it means to be a good lawyer; and what it means to have a successful law career.

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Can I Discharge Federal or State Taxes in Bankruptcy?

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 08:03:53 -0600

"I heard that I can discharge my tax debt, is that true?"? The preceding question is one that is frequently posed in our Utah bankruptcy practice.

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The 10 Most Popular Books From the Criminal Justice Field

Wed, 21 Dec 2011 14:18:25 -0600

Criminal justice is a serious matter for those who work in the field. For the general public, however, it stirs up a great deal of morbid curiosity. Many popular books have been ripped straight from the nation's most grisly headlines, revealing a glimpse of what goes into solving a gruesome crime.

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The Volunteers' Guide To Fundraising By Ilona Bray

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 15:04:40 -0500

"The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising: Raise Money for Your School, Team, Library or Community Group" by Ilona Bray is a very good book for those that are looking for ideas to help with fundraising efforts for various causes or community groups. It is published by Nolo, a publisher that prides itself on making the law accessible to everyone through quality books and resources. And Ilona Bray has authored a number of books for Nolo, including "Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits."

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Under Fire Written By Margaret McLean

Tue, 05 Jul 2011 13:14:17 -0500

The author makes you actually feel as though you are in the story whether it is as a cop, a fireman, a defense or prosecuting attorney, a person on trial, the witnesses of the alleged crime, or just in the presence of all of the afore mentioned. "Under Fire" is written so you can't get lost, as some stories seem to do intentionally! You will find you are placing yourself in the capacity of a small storeowner as you discover your store is on fire and you think your son is trapped upstairs in his bedroom.

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All In Against the IRS: Every Gambler's Tax Guide by Attorney and Tax Professional Stephen Fishman

Mon, 18 Apr 2011 14:31:08 -0500

I am not really a gambler, and while I provided basic tax information to clients that I helped with business matters, I'm not a tax attorney, and therefore referred my clients to tax professionals for their tax needs. With that said, I enjoyed reading "All In Against the IRS: Every Gambler's Tax Guide" by attorney and tax professional Stephen Fishman, J.D. The book is short, very readable, and believe it or not, very interesting, even though the subject is one that most people would consider boring - taxes.

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The Corporate Records Handbook: Meetings, Minutes and Resolutions by Attorney Anthony Mancuso

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 14:33:29 -0500

"The Corporate Records Handbook: Meetings, Minutes & Resolutions" by attorney Anthony Mancuso is a six hundred page resource book that contains just what the cover says it does. It is a very good book of forms that will allow the reader to use the book to document everything you need to keep records of to maintain your incorporated business. This is not a book to help you incorporate your business, in fact, Mancuso wrote a separate book titled "Incorporate Your Business" to assist with the business formation. This book is for after your corporation is formed and you need help conducting the business matters on an ongoing basis. The book is published by Nolo, which means it is in general language that is easily understood by everyone, not just attorneys. Even though I am a licenses attorney, I still really like the books that Nolo puts out. They are good for the layperson and attorney alike. And this book really is a great book of forms.

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US Immigration Made Easy by Attorney Ilona Bray

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:25:33 -0500

I helped my wife, at the time my fiance, emigrate to the U.S. while I was attending law school. I was not yet an attorney, nor had I taken any classes on international law or immigration. Unfortunately, finances were such that it necessitated that I do the work myself, rather than hire an experienced immigration attorney to assist me. That proves that it can be done by yourself. As an attorney, I assisted a number of people with immigration matters, and it varied from doing just about everything for them, and just having them sign where I told them to at times, to reviewing self-done work to offer limited advice due to the finances of my clients. I provided the services they needed, or wanted to pay for. While I found a number of websites, including the official government website, to be quite helpful, I wish I would have had "U.S. Immigration Made Easy" by Attorney Ilona Bray when I was a law student working at getting my fiance to the U.S.

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The Employee Rights Handbook by Steven Mitchell Sack

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:53:45 -0600

Steven Mitchell Sack is called The Employee's Lawyer for a reason. It is his mission to protect employee rights, and he's been enforcing workplace rights of employees, executives, and sales representatives for over thirty years. With his book "The Employee Rights Handbook: Effective Legal Strategies to Protect Your Job From Interview to Pink Slip" he's created an excellent resource for employees, providing the information to understand job rights, and to protect and assert oneself to collect what is due. If you are wondering about your rights at work, this book has the answers.

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Professor Kingsfield

Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:55:59 -0600

In the novel The Paper Chase by John Osborn one of the most important characters was Professor Kingsfield. The setting was law school and the professor was instrumental in teaching the young students to become good lawyers. The student's feelings were obviously no concern to Kingsfield as he sole focus is on providing the most value as possible as a teacher to his students. His lectures were so well planed and precise that they were able to finish the last page of the reading material during the last minute of class time which meant they never fell behind or got ahead of his planned schedule.

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Rigors of Law School

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:45:15 -0600

Law School can be seen as one of the most difficult academic rigors anyone could go through. It is vital for every law student to find someone that can mentor them through these hard times. Whether the student chooses a professor or perhaps a past Law School graduate it does not matter. In The Paper Chase by John Osborn he ironically emphasize the point that the professor is the almighty character that these students really do need to be modeling their lives after him. It is good that Kingsfield's genius shines through to Hart because his mind was truly sharpened after a year of rigorous studies under his favorite professor.

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Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:44:43 -0600

Nolo, the publisher that is passionate about making the law accessible to everyone has published one of the best guides to Social Security retirement and medical benefits for the layperson. Like other Nolo books, "Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions: Get the Most Out of Your Retirement & Medical Benefits" by Joseph L. Matthews with Dorothy Matthews Berman is written by an attorney, but in language anyone can understand.

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Right of First Refusal Is Not a Restriction on Free Transferability Under Section 111A

Fri, 18 Feb 2011 16:29:03 -0600

The concept of free transferability of shares in a public company under section 111A of the Companies Act, 1956 is perhaps the most significant unresolved controversy in contemporary Indian corporate law. Time and again the issue has arisen whether the right of first refusal (pre-emptive rights) in the shareholders' agreement and joint venture agreement constitute restriction on the free transferability of shares. Right of first refusal is a commonly used device in the corporate world.

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Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions

Tue, 08 Feb 2011 14:07:59 -0600

As a publisher, NOLO does a great job at publishing books that allow everyone access to legal information. Most are written by attorneys, but in language that everyone can understand and benefit from. And while I still believe that there are issues where a person needs to hire an attorney, the books by NOLO allow people to do many things themselves, or to have a better understanding of things when they do hire an attorney. The 8th Edition of "Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions" by Shae Irving, J.D. & the editors of Nolo is a book that will help you do things yourself, and provide a general working knowledge of topics that you might want assistance with from an attorney.

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Kendall Coffey Book, Spinning the Law, Examines the Media's Role in Today's High Profile Trials

Thu, 03 Feb 2011 19:24:01 -0600

Kendall Coffey draws from his years of experience with high-profile cases, both as a witness and game-changing participant in the art of spinning and winning in the court of public opinion and media influence. He offers a riveting analysis of the significance of media strategies and public relations in major courtroom battles through press conferences, media interviews, and online publicity efforts, and other tactics that have become a critical part of setting up a case to win.

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When It Comes to Lawsuit Funding, Give Your Attorney a Break

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:11:10 -0600

Applicants for lawsuit funding, otherwise known as lawsuit loans or litigation cash advances, have wide and assorted reasons for seeking pre-settlement cash against the potential recovery of their legal proceeding. In many instances, applicants require funding as quick as possible.

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Is Law School Worth the Investment?

Mon, 17 Jan 2011 15:03:56 -0600

When you commit to going to law school, you know that you will be studying long-hours to learn the law. What many students ignore is the mountain of debt it takes to pay the super-high tuition rates of law school. Unless you are on a rare graduate scholarship, law school tuition is not cheap. This post examines the unfortunate intersection between the high-tuition and the lack of jobs for an entire generation of law students.

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Lawsuit Funding - The Use of Credit and Background Checks

Thu, 13 Jan 2011 15:02:34 -0600

At Fair Rate Funding, we are frequently asked whether we run credit checks in connection with the funding process. The answer to this question is "no".

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Examining the Cost of Lawsuit Funding

Fri, 07 Jan 2011 15:40:00 -0600

In the last article, we examined the historical pricing models in the lawsuit cash advance funding industry.?We also discussed the business dynamics that often change pricing in any business which puts capital at risk for profit.

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Lawsuit Funding - The Evolution of Pricing

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 17:53:04 -0600

Much is spoken/written about the "costs" associated with obtaining a cash advance against the future proceeds of a pending lawsuit. Otherwise known as a lawsuit loan or pre-settlement funding, many companies offer cash now against the future resolution of a case.

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"Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference," by Attorney Richard Stim

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 09:29:56 -0600

Many people don't realize just how important contract law is to our everyday lives. Contracts are not something reserved for lawyers and business executives, but govern many transactions from buying a house or car, signing up for a credit card, or insuring that car or house you purchased. If you purchase anything at a store you've entered a contractual transaction. We are constantly entering into, enjoying the benefits of, and possibly violating, contracts each and every day. If you run or manage a business, you will deal with even more contracts. Because of this, it is important for everyone to understand the basics of contracts, and essential for business owners to be able to interpret and draft contracts. This is where NOLO comes in. NOLO is the leader in publishing books that allow everyone to access legal information. "Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference" by attorney Richard Stim is an extremely useful resource text on contracts.

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Lawsuit Funding Brokers - Examining the Cost

Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:34:18 -0600

In any endeavor in which the origination of new business involves work and/or expertise, there will be persons willing to offer such service/expertise for profit.?The business of lawsuit loans or cash advance funding for pending cases is really no different in this regard.

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Lawsuit Funding Brokers - The Good News

Wed, 22 Dec 2010 12:50:43 -0600

The purpose of this and all articles posted by the undersigned is to educate the public about the lawsuit funding business as a whole. The premise is that if the public is more aware of the business and how it works, it will benefit the lawsuit loan industry and clients alike.

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Arrested - What to Do When Your Loved One's in Jail by Wes Denham

Mon, 20 Dec 2010 13:05:37 -0600

The copy on the back of the book starts out, "When someone close to you is arrested, things get crazy fast." That is surely an understatement, things will get extremely crazy blindingly fast. In "Arrested: What to Do When Your Loved One's in Jail" by Wes Denham, coauthor of "Arrest-Proof Yourself," you learn how to make decisions that are in the best interests of the entire family, not just the defendant who was arrested. In an easy to read style, without a lot of legal jargon, the book walks your through the process and includes checklists of what to do, and in what order. There is also a lot of information on topics you might not think about when someone is first arrested, but you really should.

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Hazardous Waste, and Hazardous Material Law - Book Review

Sat, 18 Dec 2010 11:09:34 -0600

Do you run a business or a local government agency and find yourself utterly baffled by the myriad of hazardous material laws. Confused about MSDS, cradle to grave policies, and what on Earth the inspectors and even your own bosses are expecting? Well, you are not alone, and coming from an industry where we had to deal with all this even though we only barely class one material.

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Effective Fundraising For Nonprofits - Real-World Strategies That Work by Ilona Bray

Tue, 14 Dec 2010 10:30:53 -0600

Nonprofit organizations rely on fundraising to exist. Success or failure of many nonprofits depends on the ability to raise funds, because with the money to operate, the charitable mission and the tax-exempt status won't mean much. An organization may have the best intentions, but without capital, and that means money, the success of the organization will be minimal if at all. That's where a book like "Effective Fundraising For Nonprofits: Real-World Strategies That Work" by Ilona Bray, J.D., comes in. It is an extremely informative book, written in plain English, that features advice and stories from over fifty experienced fundraisers, foundation staffers, journalists, and more, regarding everything you need to know to get fundraising for your organization.

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Nonprofit Fundraising Registration - The 50-State Guide

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 14:55:12 -0600

When it comes to money, the IRS is going to be involved. And unfortunately, tax law is complicated and confusing. What some nonprofits do not know is that there are nonprofit state fundraising registration rules that if you don't follow, the IRS can get involved and make a huge headache for the unknowing and unsuspecting nonprofit. Fines, public embarrassment and even returning donations can result from not following the rules. To assist with this quagmire of rules and regulations, Stephen Fishman, J.D., wrote "Nonprofit Fundraising Registration: The 50-State Guide." This book will show you how to fundraise legally in all states, complete the Unified Registration Statement, and understand Internet fundraising rules.

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The Technique to Choose Appropriate Commercial Litigation Lawyers for Your Company

Fri, 10 Dec 2010 13:48:47 -0600

Ever required some sort of commercial litigation lawyers for settling some related matters of your company? If you own a company or an organization then there certain circumstances which may lead you to seek some legal advice from commercial litigation solicitors in regard to certain issues concerning your business venture. But before approaching that perfect lawyer for your organization, how will become ensure for the fact that the one you are going to hire will be the best one for your company?

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Building a Parenting Agreement That Works - Child Custody Agreements Step by Step

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 12:38:22 -0600

As a mediator, I've spent a lot of time helping divorcing parents work out a fair and realistic parenting plan or custody agreement that works for them and their children. The plan needs to protect the best interests of the children, and it is the parents who know the children best. Absent any abuse, it really is the parents, not the court or other experts, who need to work together to create a parenting plan that will work for everyone involved. That is where this book comes in. "Building a Parenting Agreement That Works: Child Custody Agreements Step by Step" by Mimi Lyster Zemmelman contains practical solutions and sample language to assist divorcing parents overcome obstacles and build win-win custody agreements that allow everyone, parents and children, to live in their new arrangement.

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Corporate Law Adviser - Justification of Criminal Sanctions For Violations of Corporate Governance

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 13:41:50 -0500

The system through which those involved in the company's management are held accountable for their performance, with the aim of ensuring that they adhere to the company's proper objectives. Corporate governance is concerned with the separation of ownership and control that results when a company is publicly listed and, therefore, has too many owners who cannot all control the company at once, and as such, they hire professional managers to do so. It has been defined, thus: "The system through which those involved in the company's management are held accountable for their performance, with the aim of ensuring that they adhere to the company's proper objectives".

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Drive: Tapping Into Lawyers' Intrinsic Motivation

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:45:42 -0500

This is a book review of Daniel H. Pink's "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us", adapted to the perspective of practicing lawyers. Daniel H. Pink's 2009 book entitled "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" ("Drive") is filled with information that is highly relevant to the legal profession today.

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Your Limited Liability Company: An Operating Manual by Attorney Anthony Mancuso

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 14:25:20 -0500

If you are looking for a book to assist you with making business decisions regarding your LLC, this is not necessarily the right book for you. However, if you would like a book to assist with keeping the proper records of your meetings with forms to help you keep minutes and memorialize the decisions you do make, this book, "Your Limited Liability Company: An Operating Manual" by Attorney Anthony Mancuso, is the book you are looking for. The book includes a CD-ROM that contains 70 forms for you to use.

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Filing a Product Liability Compensation Claim

Wed, 13 Oct 2010 21:10:42 -0500

Injuries by defective products are claimable as they are mistake on part of the manufacturer/retailer. Be it out of court settlement or verdict through a court, everyone wants it quick and easy.

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Parental Alienation Memoir Review - A Father's Heartbreak

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 10:23:16 -0500

Father's rights attorney reviews one man's memoir of the effects of Parental Alienation on his life and his relationship with his children. This book is an excellent primer for parents, lawyers, therapists and judges on the damage that an alienating parent can inflict.

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Product Liability Compensation Claims For Consumers

Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:39:39 -0500

As you all know, the law and order of the country are for the protection of individual rights. Legal rules are meant for the protection of the rights of every citizen.

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Crooks Can Make a Career for Themselves After All

Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:47:59 -0500

This book is based on morals and ethics. Who has them and who doesn't is the interesting part of this fast action financial thriller. Would you be able to tell a story being told as it was being told? There are many they can't and believe every word out of someone's mouth to be true. This is who they look for and that is the person that wants to pull the lever to the one arm bandit.

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Ramaiya - Guide to the Companies Act (With a Thorough Discussion of SEBI Guidelines)

Wed, 01 Sep 2010 20:00:00 -0500

There are few books that have made history in their respective fields and have developed an unusual crave for them amongst their patrons. This encyclopedic work of RAMAIYA'S is undoubtedly one in the Company Law field.

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Book Review on Consumer, Personal, Cell Phone and Internet Privacy Issues

Wed, 11 Aug 2010 10:16:31 -0500

People have been talking about the Internet and online privacy for quite a while, for as long as I've used that is. I can remember some folks discussing it back in 1993 even, and by 1996 some folks were getting alarmed, and with good reason. It was clear back then, that this was going to become a huge problem, especially as public records were being put online.

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The Lone Star Writ of Garnishment

Thu, 29 Jul 2010 16:23:52 -0500

Even today, some Texas lawyers- particularly those representing garnishees- take the position that privates are not authorized to serve the writ of garnishment. Given the fact that?my service of the writ has been challenged twice in the last two years, one could reasonably assume it happens regularly throughout the state.

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The Middle Voice - Mediating Conflict Successfully by Joseph B Stulberg and Lela P Love

Tue, 27 Jul 2010 14:35:30 -0500

I had the opportunity to hear Joseph 'Josh' Stulberg speak at a mediation conference that I was also speaking at this spring. I purchased "The Middle Voice: Mediating Conflict Successfully" by Joseph B. Stulberg and Lela P. Love at the conference, and now after reading it, am glad that I did. It is a very good book on the basic mediation process and the skills needed to mediation conflict and find resolution. The book is appropriate for those who mediate professionally or for community dispute centers, as well as for those who have to mediation conflict in work, family, or community settings.

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Methods of Service - Follow the Rules

Mon, 17 May 2010 12:53:43 -0500

As process servers, most of us will occasionally find ourselves in possession of a citation or writ of which service may appear problematic. When you find yourself in this situation, it may prove beneficial to do bit of research.

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Keeping Our Heads When Others Are Losing Theirs!

Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:35:30 -0500

Marcy Jones, (JD), attorney, divorce coach, lecturer and first-time author has written a superbly informative and emotionally supportive book entitled "Graceful Divorce Solutions: A Comprehensive and Pro-active Guide to Saving You Time, Money and Your Sanity." Jones understands firsthand that facing divorce can feel equal to experiencing one of the greatest losses of your life: the loss of your hopes and dreams as a couple. Jones's stated mission for her book is not small, she wants to see the transformation of a faulty legal system which she says is "broken." She goes on to claim, "Right now, we don't do divorce, it does us. Simply stated, the whole system is illogical and out of control."

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Books For Attorneys - Three Resource Books For Every Lawyer

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 20:29:36 -0500

If you're a lawyer or getting into law these books are indispensable. Check them out if you haven't already.

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New Book Offers a Kinder, Gentler Divorce For Everyone Involved

Fri, 26 Mar 2010 08:55:56 -0500

After going through her own divorce, Marcy Jones decided there had to be an easier way. She decided to become a lawyer herself and soon became interested in how collaborative law can help families, especially divorcing couples, come to a solution that does not tear apart the family but instead allows people to work together. Jones' new book Graceful Divorce Solutions looks at divorce from every angle and situation and provides practical advice that will make divorcing couples breath a sigh of relief that they do not have to have their lawyers fight in court to come to an agreement.

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Book Review - For the Life O'Reilly Written by Brian Cohen

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 13:48:49 -0600

Nicholas O'Reilly was a partner in a huge New York law firm, Williams Gardner & Schmidt. He was going places with this firm and had much prestige even though he knew this type of firm was a cutthroat kind of firm. He had many friends in the firm.

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Law School Admissions Calculator - There is a 95% Chance This Will Be Accurate

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:43:25 -0600

Try more than one and average all the results. Most of all, remember this is only 95% accurate. If you are close to being on the bubble, your personal statement along with your letters of recommendation could still help you get accepted.

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Law School Financial Aid - Almost Every Law Student Must Have This to Complete the Courses

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:43:15 -0600

Available to graduate students are the Stanford Loan and the Perkins Loan which are federally funded loans that must be paid back after graduation. There is also the Graduate PLUS System that connects private lenders with students that need the necessary resources to continue their education in law.

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Law School Scholarship - They Are Out There, Just Keep Looking

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 16:30:52 -0600

There is a law school scholarship for those that look hard enough. Many institutions of higher learning offer them not only to minority students, but to those that do not have the financial resources to pursue this challenging career.

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Law School Essay - This is Your Personal Statement

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:24:22 -0600

Explain your experiences, but get to the point. Remember, these reviews do nothing but read applications all day. Do what you can to set yourself apart without boring them.

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Requirements For Law School - Get it Right

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 17:38:39 -0600

While your LSAT score is critical, a commendable GPA and course load are important. An admission board is more likely to look favorably on an applicant that has double majored in biology and philosophy with a GPA of 3.25 than someone who majored in political science with the same GPA.

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Child Custody For Fathers to Help Dads in Their Case

Fri, 08 Jan 2010 17:25:07 -0600

It is crucial that dads establish themselves prior to acquiring custody. The moment you lose custody, your chances of maintaining an active role in your child's life decrease. Allowing full control by your ex-spouse can be tragic if the divorce was fiercely fought since...

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The Manager's Legal Handbook by Attorneys Amy Delpo and Lisa Guerin

Tue, 29 Dec 2009 15:43:39 -0600

"The Manager's Legal Handbook" by Attorneys Amy Delpo and Lisa Guerin is another informative text published by Nolo, the publisher that is passionate about making law accessible to everyone. This book is a resource for those who supervise employees and independent contractors. It contains a plethora of advice on important topics to managers.

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Running a Side Business - How to Create a Second Income

Wed, 09 Dec 2009 11:22:02 -0600

"Running a Side Business: How to Create a Second Income" by Attorney Richard Stim and Lisa Guerin, J.D. is a great little book containing the basics of starting a business on the side, while keeping your day job. It is one of the Nolo and USA Today collaborations, so it brings legal information in an easy to understand format with the checklists, tips, and USA Today Snapshots. It's an interesting and informative book.

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Crazy in America

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 14:11:43 -0600

"A national scandal" is the coined phrase Ms. Pfeiffer, an investigative reporter, uses to describe mentally ill persons and their shockingly tragic encounters with the criminal justice system. In this heartrending book she meticulously documents the stories of six mentally ill individuals who came into contact with the criminal justice system because of aberrant psychotic behaviors related to their illnesses and suffered tragic experiences in jails and prisons.

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Business Loans From Family & Friends - How to Ask, Make it Legal, & Make it Work

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 11:47:44 -0600

The first thing I noticed about "Business Loans From Family & Friends: How to Ask, Make It Legal, & Make It Work" by Asheesh Advani was that the book had a foreword by Richard Branson. Having admired the founder and chairman of the Virgin Group, I figured if he'd endorsed it, I'd take a look. I was not disappointed.

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Setting Up a Private Foundation - A Legal Book Review

Mon, 07 Dec 2009 09:18:10 -0600

A good many folks would like to leave money to the common good when they retire or after they have completed their life experience. Some folks would like to set up private foundations because they would like to give back to the world that has given them so much. Today, there are nearly 76,000 private foundations in the US and that number grows each and every year.

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101 Law Forms For Personal Use

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 09:50:41 -0600

Regardless of what we do, paper and forms are a huge part of our life. Some are simple and some complex. Others seem unnecessary, while certain documents are worth more than you can imagine at certain times and during certain circumstances. For anyone who wants a head start with drafting forms, Attorney Ralph Warner & Robin Leonad's book "101 Law Forms for Personal Use" is a handy reference.

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What If There Really Was Equal Justice For All - A Book Review

Sat, 28 Nov 2009 00:31:31 -0600

The civil rights movement in the United States was nothing short of epic. And it really was befitting of the United States considering what we claim to stand for. Some say that we went too far, and actually in many cases promoted those who had been pushed down before above those races and nationalities who once controlled everything. They call it reverse discrimination.

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Legal Book Review - Incorporating Your Small Business

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 22:46:04 -0600

If you own a small business and you wish to protect your assets, and stretch your tax dollar to the fullest then you might wish to consider incorporating your business. Maybe you don't know a lot about how to incorporate your business, or why you should. Perhaps, you'd like to know the history behind the reasons people have incorporated their businesses in the past, or how that relates to the same needs, challenges, and issues of our present time and your particular business.

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For the Hobby Inventor and Innovator, Patent Law is Paramount - Book Review

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 20:25:51 -0600

Inventors, dreamers, innovators, and concept designers have a visually enhanced brain, and they can create and conceive of nearly anything. They are creative geniuses, and we are lucky to have them in our civilization and society. Unfortunately with this incredible gift, they often lack the incessant details, and inability to work within a structured environment of forms, law, and filing the patents they need to protect their genius.

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Avoiding Legal Pitfalls That Can Come Back to Bite You at Work, at Home, and at Play

Thu, 05 Nov 2009 16:04:18 -0600

So Sue Me, JACKASS! by Amy Epstein Feldman and Robin Epstein is a book that will answer all the legal questions you've been afraid to ask - no matter how outlandish they may be - and it does it in a practical, easy to understand and humorous way.

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Form Your Own Limited Liability Company by Attorney Anthony Mancuso

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:48:04 -0500

Overall, this is a good basic book for someone who is looking to learn more about LLCs and how to form them. Again, the most important chapters are those that help with creating Operating Agreements.

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Leases & Rental Agreements by Marcia Stewart and Attorneys Ralph Warner & Janet Portman

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:38:14 -0500

Why start from scratch and reinvent the wheel all by yourself? If you are a landlord, regardless if you own one rental or many, there are a variety of forms and agreements you will need. "Leases & Rental Agreements" by Marcia Stewart and Attorneys Ralph Warner & Janet Portman is a Nolo publication that is billed as your lease and rental documents companion. It's a good reference to get you started.

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The Criminal Law Handbook - Know Your Rights, Survive the System

Thu, 08 Oct 2009 20:21:16 -0500

"The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System" by Attorneys Paul Bergman & Sara J. Berman is an impressive 678 page tome of information all about criminal law. The book sets out to assist you with understanding the confusing rules and procedures involved with criminal offences and to teach you how the system works, why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do, and most importantly, what you can do to limit the harm. I feel it accomplishes that goal very well. Most of the book is written in an understandable question-and-answer format...

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Legal Research - How to Find & Understand the Law

Mon, 28 Sep 2009 21:01:33 -0500

"Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law" by Attorney Stephen Elias and the Editors of Nolo is another book in the huge legal library published by Nolo, a publisher that prides itself on making the law accessible to everyone. I'm an attorney, and I still like the books put out by Nolo, especially the ones on areas I'm not as familiar with, but want a little knowledge. Nolo always delivers.

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How Cyber Law by Brett Trout is an Example of POD Publishing

Sun, 20 Sep 2009 11:37:04 -0500

As the publishing industry undergoes violent upheavals of change, it is useful to track that change through the very books that are riding that change, and implementing it, through how they are created, published, distributed and sold. Cyber Law by Brett Trout is a perfect example of such a book.

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Save Your Small Business - 10 Crucial Strategies to Survive Hard Times Or Close Down & Move On

Fri, 18 Sep 2009 19:45:55 -0500

If there were ever a timely business book, "Save Your Small Business: 10 Crucial Strategies To Survive Hard Times or Close Down & Move On" by Ralph Warner and Bethany K. Laurence is certainly it. Promoted as a road map to small business survival, Warner and Laurence provide simple, no-nonsense, steps that can make a huge difference in running, saving, or if needed closing, your small business. Running a small business has always been hard, but currently it can be brutally agonizing, if not downright scary.

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A Review of Law School Confidential

Tue, 15 Sep 2009 13:59:58 -0500

Review of the popular law book, Law School Confidential, and whether it is worth its hype or not. Law School Confidential has built up a formidable reputation since its publication as a must read book for every aspiring or current law student. If you ask an actual law student, you will find that most, if not all, have a copy of this book sitting in their book library.

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Divorce Without Court - A Guide to Mediation & Collaborative Divorce

Wed, 09 Sep 2009 22:41:55 -0500

Going through a divorce is an emotionally and financially taxing time. To make matters worse, the complexities of the unknown process and the adversarial conflict that often accompanies divorces increase the stresses tenfold. One has to ask, "can you have a civilized divorce and minimize the financial and emotional conflict?" Attorney - Mediator Katherine E. Stoner answers this question with an unflinching, "Yes!" Her book, "Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation & Collaborative Divorce, 2nd Edition" provides a guide to the steps necessary to negotiate a divorce settlement using divorce mediation or the new innovative approach called collaborative divorce.

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Law School Confidential Review

Fri, 04 Sep 2009 09:02:57 -0500

We review the Law School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience, By Students, For Students - long considered essential reading for anyone thinking of applying to law school, and see if it is worth the hype.

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Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants by Janet Portman

Tue, 25 Aug 2009 23:53:20 -0500

I just read the 2nd Edition of "Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants" by Janet Portman, the author of "Every Landlord's Legal Guide." This book is a great resource for the new landlord who will do everything him or herself.

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IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans - Taking Your Money Out by Twila Slesnick and John Suttle

Fri, 14 Aug 2009 22:27:51 -0500

There are many books on investing that include chapters on IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement plans. However these books usually give the advice to ensure you are contributing to these plans and offer suggestions on what investment vehicles to use to help save a nest egg for a person's retirement years. This book is different. "IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans: Taking Your Money Out 9th Edition" by Twila Slesnick and John C. Suttle is not for the person wanting to invest for retirement, it is for the person who has reached retirement, or about to, and wants to take money out of these types of accounts. There are various rules, and this Nolo legal guide helps the reader navigate them.

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Learn the Legalities of Income Property and Home Rental Business - A Book Review

Mon, 03 Aug 2009 09:50:10 -0500

Have you ever consider owning rental properties, but were unsure about the issues and legalities of the rental business? If so, I sure have the perfect book for you, one that will help keep you out of trouble and prevent you from getting taken to the cleaners. The book is called; "Managing Rental Properties for Maximum Profits; Save Time and Money with Greg Perry's Foolproof System for Buying the Right Properties, Finding and Keeping Good Tenants, Getting Paid On Time, Fixing and Maintaining Your Properties, Handling Tenant Complaints, Keeping Good Records and So Much More," by Greg Perry; Prima ...

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Drowning Accident - Should You Sue?

Mon, 13 Jul 2009 11:53:58 -0500

A drowning accident is scary for any family. Sadly there are a large number of drowning accidents every year. A drowning accident can happen quickly.

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Estate Planning For Blended Families - Providing For Your Spouse & Children in a Second Marriage

Thu, 09 Jul 2009 09:18:15 -0500

Estate planning can be difficult enough, but for those in their second marriage, it can be even more complex. "Estate Planning for Blended Families: Providing for Your Spouse & Children in a Second Marriage" by Attorney Richard E. Barnes guides you through the process of planning your estate to be fair with everyone and minimize family fights.

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Saving the Family Cottage - A Guide to Succession Planning

Wed, 08 Jul 2009 11:48:01 -0500

I first learned of "Saving the Family Cottage: A Guide to Succession Planning for Your Cottage, Cabin, Camp or Vacation Home" by Stuart J. Hollander, Rose Hollander, & David S. Fry a couple of years ago from a fellow attorney who recommended it. This is a very good book if you plan on passing on a cottage or vacation home to your children, if you have inherited a cabin with siblings or other relatives, or you just want to know how to keep property in the family and reduce or avoid the squabbles over it.

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MS-13 is a Real Threat - They Are Serious, Powerful and Have the Numbers to Raise Hell

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 09:30:04 -0500

Most folks that live in America do not fully comprehend the MS-13 Gang, but regardless we are all effected in some way by their actions and endeavors. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is working with local jurisdictions in nearly every state in the US to try to stop this entrenched group. How are they doing?

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LSAT Tips That You Should Know

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

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

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Implementation of Foreign Arbitral Awards in UAE

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

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

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Guide in Commercial Dispute Resolution

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

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

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Three Tips for Surviving Your Deposition

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

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

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What Really Are Human Rights?

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

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

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How to Choose the Right Law School in the US

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

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

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What Are The Pros and Cons of Government Surveillance?

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

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

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Does the FBI Use Drones & Helicopters for Aerial Suveillance?

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

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

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

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

Do you suspect the FBI is spying on you? Have you noticed a van parking for lengthy periods around your neighborhood?

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Facts Every Lawyer Should Know About Hispanic Marketing

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:52:53 -0500

Hispanics remain one of the fastest growing segments of the population. As a result, Latino communities across the United States have a rising need for legal representation. Are you doing enough to effectively market your law firm to the Hispanic community?

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Why to Get a PF Registration Done - The Benefits of a Provident Fund

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:55:27 -0500

There are several ways an individual can save for the future, but the Employee Provident Fund is one of the easiest and safest option. The write-up aims to elaborate a few primary paybacks of registering for Provident Fund. It explains who PF can be utilised in case of emergency or life in general.

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The GST Bill and the GST Return - The Eight Pros and Cons of It

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:03:16 -0500

India recently switched to a single Goods and Service Tax also known as GST. In this writeup, a brief introduction to the tax is given. It is followed by the benefits it affords consumers and business. In conclusion, the obstacles the tax creates are also listed.

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Udyog Aadhar Registration - Answering What, Who, How and Why of It

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:48:27 -0500

The Government of India supports and aids medium, small and micro enterprises. To get that help, a business has to register under Udyog Aadhar. This article explains what it is and who can register for it. It then talks about the process of registration and the benefits that can be availed after it.

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Professional Tax Registration - The Benefits of Hiring Experts to Do It

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 10:11:01 -0500

The writeup explains, in brief, what is the professional tax. It then clarifies in which states is it levied, how the tax is paid and who is responsible for paying it. In conclusion, the benefits of employing a service provider for registering for professional tax payment are elucidated extensively.

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Selecting the Business Structure and the Process of Company Registration in India

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 08:08:26 -0500

The article explains the necessity of picking a company structure before registering it in India. It elucidates the types of constitutions a business can form and the importance of it. Followed by it, is an essential guide that helps new owners decide the structure of their ventures. Finally, described is the process of company registrations.

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Everything You Need to Know Before You Fill an NGO Online Registration Form

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:30:36 -0500

Starting an NGO is admirable work, but it comes with its responsibility. This article aims to provide all the information a person may need before registering an NGO. Starting from what an NGO is and ending with how to get the organisation registered, it explains every step of the way. The writeup even tackles the methods of finding financial support for the agency.

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Simplifying the Process of Name Change on a Birth Certificate for Children and Adults

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:52:53 -0500

A birth certificate is a notable document that needs to be unconditionally correct. There is no scope for error in it. The article helps simplify the process of correcting any mistake that may have occurred in the certificate. It also explains how a person can get the name changed on a birth certificate.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Safeguard Yourself Against Burnout

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:33:07 -0500

Being a legal assistant is a high stress position. We are the last step in a long line of steps that ensures pleadings and documents get filed and out on time to whomever they need to go. Everyone wants everything done yesterday, even if they only got their part of it to you ten minutes ago. It's commonplace for us to take on all responsibility for a project and get it done in an unreasonably short amount of time. We, simply, are magicians; however, it sometimes comes at a steep cost.

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Deposition FAQs, Tips and Tricks

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:39:36 -0500

You have been called upon to give sworn testimony via deposition. Thorough preparation on your part is essential. Following are answers to frequently asked questions along with some tips and tricks to make your deposition go smoothly.

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6 Qualities to Expect From a Good Solicitor

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:38:48 -0500

A successful solicitor must posses the right skills to match their particular area of law. Many of these skills will be developed over time, but it is also necessary to hold the right professional qualifications to enter this career path.

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Off-Body Carry: The Complete Guide [2018]

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:12:05 -0500

Carrying your pistol or revolver off your body in a concealed carry bag, or in any purse, fanny pack, backpack, concealed carry day planner, messenger bag or sling bag that places it away from your body may be a problem and a risk for some, but is a common style of carrying your firearm. This article will help you understand the pros of this style of carry and guide you between belt pouches, shoulder bags and purses for women.

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BigLaw And Millennials: Peas In A Pod

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:07:42 -0500

Almost every day, we see yet another article on millennials; they are examined, poked, and prodded to determine just exactly what they are and why they are not like the rest of us. I would argue to the contrary. They are just like the rest of us - only better.

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How to Get Access to the Public Records With Ease

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 20:36:42 -0500

In the United States of America, public records refer to the records that the government collected and archived. And these records are available for the common people to access for free. In simple terms, these records consist of country, state or federal info on a public domain. Anyone who has access to the internet can check out these records. Let's find out how you can find these public records with ease.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Do Know What We Know

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:02:40 -0500

One of the readers of my previous article commented: "While I don't know everything, I do know what I know." Despite my admission that legal assistants don't know everything related to law, there are circumstances in which we do know everything. Legal assistants are the detailers of the legal profession. We make the attorney's vision of their solution to a client's problem come to fruition. We get 'er done.

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The Thin Line Between Morality & Law

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:09:09 -0500

If one eats meat, in a place where majority abstain from taking it, would that person be liable to punishment? What if one takes part in a protest for more Democratic space, which has been proscribed by the Government, is that person justified in his/her cause? Are the police justified to kill in the commission of crime so as to protect innocent lives, with many viewing taking of another life no matter the situation as wrong?

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Don't Know It All

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:25:35 -0500

I work in a small general practice law firm. Despite that description, I am not familiar with every area of law. There are dozens of areas of law, some broad in scope and others very specific. Some law firms opt to practice in limited areas of law while others, like the one I work in, practice in several areas of law. There are benefits and drawbacks to each law firm model; however, I prefer working in general practice firms because they provide diversity each day. Forrest Gump famously said, "... life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." The same is true with general practice law firms.

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'DAYA-MARAN' (Euthanasia) AND 'ICHCHHA-MARAN' (Willfully Embracing a Dignified Death)

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:39:58 -0500

'Euthanasia' has been under great discussion recently, as the Govt. of India is planning to bring out a Law on this subject. Very recently, in March 2018, the Supreme Court of India rendered a very important decision on this issue. * This article, of 2016, discusses issues related with 'Euthanasia' as well as 'Willfully embracing an Honourable Death'; & talks about what is the position in Law (In India) & what it should be legally & morally. The basic principle discussed will be applicable everywhere in the World, as the Laws may differ from Country to country, but the issues related with Morality are the same everywhere

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Does My Dog Have Rights? Why Do Courts Value Pets As Property?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:12:03 -0500

We love our pets. They feel like part of the family, and Americans spend billions of dollars on them yearly - specifically $61 billion. With so much love for our furry friends, why do our courts still value pets as simple property?

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Why You Should Have a Corporate Lawyer on Staff

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:25:57 -0500

Corporations and small businesses are sites of expertise in their own industries. Business executives are highly specialized professionals whose primary focus is on the efficient and profitable management of their businesses.

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Tips For Lemon Car Cases

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:22:52 -0500

When a car fails to meets its warranty parameters and either does not function or poses a serious safety problem, we usually deal with what's called a "lemon". Being the unlucky owner of a lemon is certainly a pill hard to swallow. Luckily, each state has specially designed consumer laws. Ask the local DMV about lemon laws in your state. You surely want to get your money back or to have it replaced with a fully functional one. Check the following tips for lemon car cases:

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Legal Assistant's Corner: I Really Do (Mostly) Love My Job

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:49:02 -0500

Legal assistants are notoriously stressed out and we sometimes focus too much on the negative things that rear their head throughout each day - and negative things do happen every day. On the flip side, the majority of us absolutely love what we do and have no desire to do anything else professionally.

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How Inheritance Funding Works

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:05:23 -0500

The passing of a beloved person is always a sad moment. Some of us cope better with this new reality. Things get really complicated when that person was an important source of income for the family. Furthermore, deciding what will happen with the remaining belongings is usually a legal matter. The entire process of distributing the goods to the rightful inheritors is called a probate and it can take even years before things get sorted out. Of course, not all of us can afford waiting several years. If you need urgent money, you can always get advance inheritance funding from advance inheritance loan companies.

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Tips to Hire a Private Investigator

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:38 -0500

If you need to hire a private detective to spy on your cheating spouse or some other family member who you are responsible for, make sure you consider the tips given below. License It's very important to opt for a licensed detective. In fact, hiring an unlicensed one may lead to a negative outcome.

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What To Do After Buying A Lemon Car

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:00 -0500

For many, buying a car is a major investment. Unfortunately, not everything planned goes well. There are many hidden lemons, waiting for the unaware buyer. And by "lemon" we refer to cars which have serious malfunctions. If you suspect that you have bought a lemon, you should immediately take action. Find out more about what to do after realizing that the vehicle has serious problems.

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Understanding UK Average Weight Legislation

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:55:47 -0500

Current average weight legislation exists to ensure that packages contain, on average, no more (or less) than the weight or volume specified on the packaging. It affects all pre-packaged products, of a predetermined weight or volume that are produced without the customer being present.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: The Sticky Wicket of Conferring With Clients

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:09:50 -0500

Clients and legal assistants often build a strong and friendly relationship during the course of a case. Legal assistants act as a go between for the client and the attorney, obtaining and passing along information about the case for both. While legal assistants exist to make a case run smoothly for both the client and the attorney, discussing the case directly with a client sometimes gets sticky for us. Legally, we aren't allowed to provide you with legal advice. It's ACTUALLY a crime that we can be personally charged with. So, we generally pass you along to the attorney when you tread into those waters.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Please Respect Our Time

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:17:50 -0600

The average legal assistant works for two or three attorneys. Among other things, our job description includes drafting/editing/formatting/reviewing documents, obtaining records from various sources, disseminating documentation to all required parties, electronically filing documents with the court, knowing local/state/federal court rules, maintaining/organizing client files, scheduling appointments/hearings/depositions and interfacing with clients. In smaller firms, it's common that legal assistants wear additional hats such as receptionist, bookkeeper, office manager, marketing manager and countless more. Our days are spent constantly evaluating where in our priority list each new task ought to fall and accomplishing those tasks accordingly. To say we are crazy busy is a huge understatement.

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How to Settle a Court Case

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 20:17:50 -0600

"Money makes the world spin". It's a phrase that we all know very well. Credit cards, alimony, child-support, mortgages, student loans, business loans,.

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5 Easy Steps To Obtain a Grant of Probate

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:33:32 -0600

When disposing of an estate, you will sometimes need to obtain a document called a Grant of Probate, or, depending on the situation Letters of Administration. This article shows you how to obtain a Grant in five easy steps.

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What to Do If You've Been Left a Gift Under the Will But the Solicitors Won't Speak to You

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:04:27 -0600

If you believe that you may have been left a gift under a Will it is only natural to be curious as to what that gift is, or when you can expect to receive it. You may try talking to a solicitor who is dealing with the estate, but they may not always be able to speak with you. This article explains why and what you can do about it.

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4 Easy Steps to Value an Estate

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:58:33 -0600

When someone passes away, if they left a Will they will have nominated an executor, if they didn't leave a Will the next of kin will be able to deal with the estate. Part of sorting out the Estate means valuing it and this can be daunting. But this article explains in four easy steps how to manage this.

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Top 5 Solutions for Dealing With HMRC Winding-Up Petitions

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:11:55 -0600

I've previously written an article explaining how to get winding up petitions dismissed and withdrawn and another, five months later, revealing how HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was responsible for issuing the vast majority of winding up petitions in Britain. Sadly, very little has changed over the past three years and today, HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month. HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month.

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How to Ensure Your Winding Up Petition Is Not Dismissed or Withdrawn

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:09:59 -0600

Some time ago, we presented a winding up petition to a company that owed one of our clients 50k. Upon receipt, the respondent company threatened to apply for a court injunction to restrain us from proceeding and dismiss the petition on the grounds the debt was disputed. The respondent company falsely alleged that 49k of the debt was disputed, but in accordance with section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986, the petition remained in force as the undisputed sum (1k) was more than ?750.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Be Nice to Your Attorney's Legal Assistant

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:41:20 -0600

I can't count the number of times I've been the brunt of a client's anger or irritation just to hear that same client interact completely respectfully towards the attorney just one minute later. We understand that you are likely going through one of the most stressful and traumatic periods of your life; however, it doesn't give you license to treat us poorly during the process.

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Steps of Inheritance Probate

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:12:12 -0600

We all have to go, sooner or later. And many of us choose to leave more than memories to the loved ones. This is why making a will and specifying the inheritors has become of utmost importance. If you care about your spouse and children, make sure that their future is secured long after you are gone. Before receiving any money and access to estate, the beneficiaries will have to wait for the probate process to finish and the inheritance distributed. There are several steps for any typical probate.

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Technology in the Legal Sector

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:41:58 -0600

It is safe to say that we are firmly into 2018 now. The first month of this year has been filled with brand new technology. That is set to change the way we live our day to day lives.

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Preparing For A Lie Detector Test - The Dos

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:32:04 -0600

The lie detector test is very common, especially where police investigations are involved. There are however very many other situations where the tests can be applied, including in job application, especially government jobs and during investigations at the place of work. Some couples also opt for the tests when they are uncertain about the aspects in their relationships and feel the only way to get closure is by putting their partners to the test.

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Limits of Human Laws

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:18:28 -0600

The evolution of man necessitates that he form communities where he can live in relation with his neighbors. And since human beings are of varied in nature, it became pertinent that each community must organize itself to take care of both the weak and strong, and therefore a legal system gradually evolved in each society based on the spiritual maturity of the people.But the more mankind fell from grace, the more removed the laws became from natural laws that govern all creation.

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Starting a Tax Exempt Organization

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:56:23 -0600

The term 501(c)(3) refers to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, where the rules and regulations governing exempt organizations are found. Tax exempt organizations are commonly referred to as 501(c)(3). 501(c)(3) includes both public charities and private foundations.

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The Top Business Lawyers Mean Business

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:30:26 -0600

Business owners need to abide by the laws of business from day one. These laws govern various aspects of a business - organization, taxation, advertising policies, pricing, human resources, infrastructure, and others. They also provide protection to business owners from liabilities.

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Evolution of Military Law in the United States

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:34:18 -0600

While in service I visited the United States as a guest of the US Air Force. As I was sometimes a presiding officer of Court Martial in India (being legally qualified), I was interested how the US military law functions. One significant difference is that in the US, there is at the moment one Unified Military Code which is applicable to all the 4 service arms namely the army, airforce, navy and coast guard, while in India we have a separate military code for each service.

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DUI Lawyer - What They Do

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 07:32:05 -0600

DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence but in some states it is called DWI, Driving While Intoxicated. There are strict laws in all of fifty states for those that are caught doing driving when they are intoxicated. If you are stopped for suspicious behavior the law enforcement officer can do a field sobriety test if the drive has slurred speech, has a strong odor of alcohol on them or general incoherence. They can also ask permission to do a BAC, which stands for Blood Alcohol Content test if the driver does not demonstrate good motor skills or judgment during the field tests.

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Probate Attorney - What You Should Know

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 07:38:43 -0600

This is the attorney that you would hire to administer the last will and testament of a deceased person. They will also help to guide the heirs through the probate process in court, which is when a person files a petition for probate. This is the process to determine if the will the deceased left behind is valid. In the probate process the assets that the deceased left behind are distributed to pay any bills and what is left is divided among the heirs as the will states.

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How Home Insurance Lawyers Can Help Resolve Your Case

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:47:44 -0600

Home insurance lawyers do the fighting that you are not able to do. Terri-Lynn Robinson's entire life was turned upside down when a dispute with her ex-husband went disastrously wrong. As he packed to move out, he decided to take revenge. He retrieved a BBQ lighter and lit the entire length of their bed skirt on fire.

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Do Current Law Students Need: Remedial Study - And Different External Bar Preparation?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:12:37 -0600

Law school enrollment and bar examination pass rates are on the decline for various reasons. There is a solution to help students and protect the public too.

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Why The Probate Process Takes A Long Time To Decide Inheritance Distribution

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:02:31 -0600

Without proper planning, a person's estates will be distributed through a probate process after the person's death. This judicial-administrative process is lengthy and it may take years until a final resolution is reached. Hiring specialized lawyers and consultants is recommended and will greatly speed up the process, since experts know what documents are needed and the exact steps of the probate. But first, let's analyze the reasons for which a probate process lasts so long.

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5 Things to Consider While Building a Remote Legal Team

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:26:07 -0600

Thinking of building a remote legal team? Read this article and learn about a few things, which you need to consider for your venture's success.

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Law Enforcement Investigator

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:21:01 -0600

When a crime is committed, it is essential to uncover all the evidence associated with it in order to find the culprit. It is the law enforcement authorities who make the arrest. But they require a complete analysis of the motive behind the crime, methods involved in committing the crime, prime suspects, etc. This can be done either in-house or professional private investigators can be hired. He is known as a law enforcement investigator.

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How to Best Prepare for Attending Court

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:20:03 -0600

It can be difficult to know how to behave and act to reduce the stress of attending court and present yourself in the best possible light to the Judge. This article will discuss some of the most practical advice to present yourself well at Court.

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Why I Sued an Elephant

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:05:24 -0600

15 million lawsuits were filed in America last year. I urge you to protect yourself, and the first step is researching how you can lawyer-proof your life.

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Getting Good Legal Advice

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:22:59 -0500

You have to make a decision that can cost many thousands of dollars. You want good legal advice. This article shares how one attorney analyses a case for his clients.

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Five Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Attorney

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:35:30 -0500

Learn how to find the right attorney for your needs. Identify the steps you should take to ensure you choose the attorney who will best represent you.

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Looking 40 Years Back - A Circle Closes

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:59:07 -0500

We learn the meaning of a career by looking back over the decades of struggles and successes. But even at the end of a work life, we are called to create outstanding results with energy and imagination. I just attended my law school 40-year reunion. What I learned surprised me, and it was seeing into my own soul, the parts of me that account for both my progress and my missteps after 40 years of court battles.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Parking Lot Compliant With Fire Lane and ADA Striping

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:54:32 -0500

When your parking lot needs to be compliant with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Standards of Accessible Design, there are a few things to keep in mind. To begin with, when you need to provide spaces for parking, you have an immediate obligation to remove any barriers to accessibility that may exist in your facility of parking. It is relatively inexpensive to do ADA striping and thus, quite achievable. Here are a few tips to ensure you get it right the first time.

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HOA Attorney Job Description

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:22:57 -0500

This type of attorney is the one that represents and advises the homeowner's association board members on many different matters regarding property rights and contracts. A HOA attorney (homeowners association) is generally in charge of drafting the community rules so that they comply with the governing law.

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Are We Sinking the Jones Act?

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:39:42 -0500

As a former merchant mariner, I continue to follow issues relating to the shipping industry in general with a particular interest as to matters touching on the survival of America's merchant marine. I was surprised to recently learn that Senator John McCain, a man whom I admire, has introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Jones Act restrictions against foreign flag vessels carrying cargo between U.S. ports. His bill, entitled the Open America's Waters Act of 2017, would allow foreign flag vessels to compete within U.S. waters for goods moving between American ports. I can't help wonder why the Senator believes such a repeal is good policy, maritime or otherwise.

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What Are Lemon Law Attorneys?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:27:07 -0500

When we buy a new car, we make sure to get a car that works fine and we feel comfortable in it. This is why most of us opt for test-driving a car before purchasing it. It is a smart thing to do. But even so, our hopes and dreams will be shattered if the car we bought starts to act strangely and it stops running. Even more troublesome is when after repeated repair attempts, the car still has the same problem. In this case, we are sad to announce you, but you've stumbled upon a lemon. The best thing to do is to get your car replaced with a working one or have your money returned. Hire a lemon law attorney if things do not go well with the car dealer.

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Scope of Corporate Law in India

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:25:41 -0500

Gone are the times when litigation and a robe clad barrister used to be the only meaning and face of law in India. Today the scene is such that the corporate law practice is truly international in nature thanks to the fact that India is one of the most fastest growing economies in the world and a signatory to the WTO or world trade organization.

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A Brief Summary of Contract Law: Key Terms, Common Defenses and General Recommendations

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:44:41 -0500

Many individuals and companies enter into contracts without fully understanding the terms. Often, neither party has clarity on what the contract requires in terms of performance standards, remedies for breach and whether unwritten terms can supplement the written contract. This post is intended to provide a quick guide to some key terms and issues that are relevant in the area of contract law.

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Method of Commencing Action in the Magistrate Court in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:01:45 -0500

How proceedings are initiated in the magistrate court. -LAGOS AND ABUJA AS A CASE STUDY. (A) Magistrate Court in Lagos - Under ord 1, Magistrate's Courts (Civil Procedure) Rules, two forms of commencement are provided: A person can institute an action using any of the following:

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Appraisal of Applications Pending Appeal and Enforcement of Judgment in Nigeria

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:04 -0500

Upon judgment, a party may appeal against the judgment or interlocutory order. It becomes necessary to preserve the res ante pending the determination of the appeal. There are three types of applications that can be made for maintenance of the status quo pending appeal.

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What To Do When You Need Quick Inheritance Money

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:12:47 -0500

The departure of a loved one is always a great moment of sadness. Unfortunately, this unpleasant feeling will be aggravated by the immediate financial consequences. If the person who dies was the one earning the most money (or the only one earning money) for the family, the loss of income will be very dangerous for the remaining descendants. Luckily, most of us take this scenario into consideration and formulate wills. In this way, the valuables will be distributed to the loved ones. However, the process of distributing the valuables stipulated in the will can take a lot of time. This may be a big problem in the heirs need urgent money. Find out what to do when you need quick inheritance money.

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Conservatorships and Why You Should Avoid Them

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:20:02 -0500

This article will explain how conservatorships work in the state of California. You will learn about the pitfalls of conservatorships and how to avoid them.

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6 Winning Asset Management Strategies That You Need to Apply Now

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:29:37 -0500

It is all about to understand the 6 winning asset management strategies. It will help help apply now and get satisfactory results from expert asset protection attorney.

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How 'No Win, No Fee' Is on the Verge of Demise

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:44 -0500

Being in the hospital is never easy. It puts everything to a stop and, depending on the seriousness of the issue faced, can make you think seriously about what is really important in life. For those that don't suffer such a serious injury or illness, it can really slow you down in life.

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Police Shortages Threaten Big Cities, Small Towns

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:26:27 -0500

It's never been harder to find a hero. Police departments across the country are struggling to fill their ranks, and it's overworking officers, worrying residents, and frustrating city and state officials. Big cities don't have nearly enough police officers walking the beat. If you are a law enforcement officer that has been injured on the job from a lack of support, visit a Colorado workers comp attorney today.

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The Major Keys of a Legal Service System

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:24:19 -0500

In whichever country we may reside we are bound by the laws of the place. Every country state has its own set of laws that the people, organizations and every alternate system have to abide by. The citizens have to limit their activities according to the demands of the state and country.

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See You In The Court

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:18:01 -0500

Justice hails to be a part of our life and it secures our rights. But in the current world justice has been matched with mere anarchy and destitution.

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Why Is There No Law for Religious Malpractice?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:27 -0500

If a doctor gives a person the wrong prescription or removes the wrong organ, or so forth, he would be up for malpractice and would lose his license. The same does not apply, however, to the priest who upholds the lies and myths of religious tenets and advises incorrectly. The fact that he claims to forgive sins and sends people on their way to do the same again should come under the heading of religious malpractice.

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How To Detect a Lemon Car

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:56:21 -0500

There are few things more exciting than buying a new car and testing it on the road. Owning the car of your dreams is a great feeling. Unfortunately, this feeling can be quickly ruined if the new vehicle begins to act strangely and is plagued by numerous malfunctions in a short time. If the number of repairs is quickly getting higher and you wander why, the answer may be in front of your eyes: you have bought a lemon car. Find out how to detect a lemon car before actually buying the car and contact a lemon law attorney if you need any help.

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What Is Food Safety and How Is It Achieved?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:55:35 -0500

Food security is one big issue that needs to be dealt with no leniency. Everyone has a right to clean food and this is made sure by the strict rules of FSSAI. Also, the consultants play an important part in getting the manufacturers their licenses to make sure only high quality food reaches the masses.

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It's Time We Answered the Call for First Responders

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:58:41 -0500

Under current Colorado law, first responders are not able to receive benefits if a traumatic event that occurred while on the job resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder. However, Colorado House Bill 1229 will allow these heroes to seek claims involving PTSD if diagnosed by a licensed mental healthcare professional. The Colorado Workers Comp attorneys here at Burg Simpson are fighting for your rights to clear this important bill.

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How Lawyers Can Mindfully Cope With Changes Coming To The Legal Profession

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:02:11 -0500

Change on an unprecedented scale is descending upon the legal profession. This article examines what some of those changes are, what other firms have already done and how you can mindfully cope with the changes you will have to make yourself.

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Free Legal Advice

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:27:39 -0500

What is a Founder Agreement (FA)? When a startup company comes into existence, it requires a set of rules between the founders/promoters of that company. "Founder Agreement" is a contract which is drawn between the founders/promoters of a company on key issues in regards to their company.

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Comparison of Minorites Shareholders Rights Under Companies Act 1956 and 2013

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:48:54 -0500

Sec 397 to 409 of companies Act 1956 lays down provision in order to safeguard the interest of shareholders & oppressive act of majority shareholders. Principle of natural justice works under this, it is so necessary because in general "the will of the majority prevails". They control he maximum decisions of the company because of which minority dragged automatically. They misuse their power to exploit the rights of minority. In such a case a proper balance of rights of majority & minority shareholders is essential for the smooth functioning of the company.

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Indian Laws and HIV/AIDS Patients

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:27:01 -0500

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the breakdown of the immune system. It is the final stage of HIV infection, where severe damage is done to the immune system and leads to fatal infections. This article represents the scenario/legal status of the Aids community whose members have been reluctantly drafted from every segment of the society.

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What to Do If the New Car You Bought Is a Lemon

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:57:03 -0500

One of worst nightmares of any newly bought car owner is to discover that the vehicle is not working as it was supposed to. If the car you purchased is a so called "lemon", read the following article and find out what to do.

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The Advantages Of Working With Bail Bonds Agent

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:56:01 -0500

In order to properly deal with your bail bonds, it is best to work with agents. These agents can provide the best features that can accommodate your needs.

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Power of Attorney - What Are the Benefits?

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:19:21 -0500

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a document that will state the name of the person who has the power to act on your behalf when they conduct any important transactions for you. The person who is acting in your behalf is referred to as the attorney-in-fact. When utilizing the power of attorney the attorney-in-fact is expected to act with complete integrity and honesty. The most important benefit of being an attorney-in-fact is the relationship of trust that you build with the one gives them the power of attorney.

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498A - A Ground Reality

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:01:32 -0500

The rationalization, which feminists give, when someone talks about misuse of 498A is that all laws are misused. And it is no big issue that the 498A is misused. This rationalization is nothing different of those people who take advantage of other less privileged. Due to this obtuse reasoning (or lack of it), they have been able to derail discussions around any changes in the existing law even when there is a detailed Law Commission report (243rd volume) on misuse of 498A.

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Challenges Faced By CS in Annual Return Filing

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:32:36 -0500

It is a well-known fact that 'annual filing fever' grips all CS (Company Secretary) offices during October & November after corporates hold their AGMs and due dates are triggered for filing of audited financial statements and annual return. However this year, filing has reached a 'feverish' pace and pitch thanks to the late release of e-forms under the new Companies Act, 2013 and also repeated revisions of the same. This has thrown several challenges at CS offices as well as corporates struggling to understand and fill the information correctly.

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Extraterritorial Application of Competition Law

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:31 -0500

This article describes the significane of competition law policies both nationally and internationally; the risks involved in individual competition especially engaging in cross-broader trade activity. It insists upon the need for an effective competition policy at international level and provides possible solution to reduce abuse.

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International Environmental Law and Policy of Sustainable Development

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:28:29 -0500

This article addresses the concern to create an order of international environmental governance in the light of Sustainable development as this is one significant concern which remains as great as ever and which cannot be considered in isolation from other global concerns. States, International organizations, non-government organizations, networked communities of experts, and administrative secretariats of treaty organizations are accountable for law and policy making in the field of international environmental law.

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The Horse Hair Wig and the Law

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:58:40 -0500

It's a peculiar sight to see when judges enter courts in their robes and horse hair wigs while barristers are similarly dressed. In the Supreme Court under British rule they line up like Santa Clauses in red robes and wigs to administer the law. The question is who are speaking for and what is the meaning behind their garb?

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How to Stop Harassment From Creditors

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:34:49 -0500

Creditors can take action to recover their money if you have unpaid debts and this intent is not illegal by itself. However, if the steps taken to recover the debt amount to harassment or cause you trauma, then you have the right to put an end to it.

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How to Choose a Lemon Law Lawyer for Yourself?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:46:48 -0500

Lemon law is an extremely specialised field of litigation and requires years of experience and expertise. Due to this very reason, choosing a lemon lawyer can be quite a difficult task. So, here are few guidelines as to how you can choose the best lemon lawyer for yourself. Just follow these guidelines and you shall have no problem at all.

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Insurance Lawyers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:47 -0500

This professional specializes in different types of insurance and the lawful upholding of these different insurance policies. During a normal workday, they may work with staff and aides to track any current cases progression, complete continuing education courses like changes in insurance law, or investigate current cases. Some of the more common types of insurance include:

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Assault Defense Lawyer

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:33:21 -0500

This professional represents a person who has been charged with assault, which could be felony or misdemeanor assaults. They also represent clients that are charged with battery. The combination of assault and battery will often have a penalty of jail time. The job of the assault defense lawyer is to keep their client out of jail or have the amount of time they would be given if they were found guilty reduced. The lawyer will often try to enter into a plea bargain agreement with the prosecutor if their client will have to pay a fine if found guilty.

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What to Know When Searching For Public Records

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:25:00 -0600

Not all public records are free and online. However, there are many great resources for finding public records and court records.

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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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Basic Steps to Follow When Finding Right Divorce Lawyer Using Online Reviews

Finding the right attorney or a lawyer for a successful divorce is a daunting task. Singapore is experiencing an increase in a divorce case and has increased the demand for professional divorce lawyers. Finding the right attorney or a lawyer for a successful divorce is a daunting task. Singapore is experiencing an increase in a divorce case and has increased the demand for professional divorce lawyers. It is common to find the advertisement for the top lawyers in the country over radio, televis...

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How much a Divorce Lawyer Cost and What to Expect in Singapore?

Are you getting divorced in Singapore? It is important to understand that Singapore has a unique law regarding family matters and terminating the marriage. Are you getting divorced in Singapore? It is important to understand that Singapore has a unique law regarding family matters and terminating the marriage. Once both parties have decided that marriage is not working anymore, it is best to hire a lawyer who can guide through and aware you of the divorce law in the country. An expert Singapore...

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Choosing a Qualified Singapore Criminal Lawyer

When an individual is injured either physically or psychologically can easily file for the criminal case. When an individual is injured either physically or psychologically can easily file for the criminal case. If a person thinks that he has been hurt or a criminal case is filed against him, it is best to know that Singapore criminal lawyer needs to handle and guide all through the legal proceedings. If this is the first time to hire a lawyer, it can look a complex procedure and it is best to ...

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Understand the Role and Need of a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Are you investigated or charged with a crime in Singapore? You need an expert to support and handle the entire case. Are you investigated or charged with a crime in Singapore? You need an expert to support and handle the entire case. Hiring a criminal defense lawyer is a first step to handle this tough time and get a variety of information regarding criminal law. An expert is needed to take care of the legal issues that affect your criminal case. They are always there to support and help in mak...

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3 Reasons Why a Last Will and Testament in Michigan May Not Be Enough

Estate planning is the process of creating a comprehensive plan to pass your money, property and assets to your family in the most efficient and effective way possible. A last will and testament in Michigan is one of the most well know types of estate planning documents. One of the reasons it is so popular is because you can change it at any time before you pass away. This gives you the flexibility to amend your will and add assets or change beneficiaries anytime you want. But this flexibi...

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What Are Estate Planning Attorney Responsibilities?

Tomorrow is never guaranteed, which is why its so important to get an estate plan in place today that is customized to your specific needs. Whether you need a living trust, last will and testament, comprehensive estate plan, or help with a probate an estate planning attorney can help you prepare plans that keep your money, family and property safe after you pass away. How Can an Estate Planning Attorney be Best Described? An estate planning attorney is a lawyer who is well versed in advi...

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Best Revocable Vs Irrevocable Trust Tips

Will, trust, and estate law is very complex, so it is common for people to have questions about revocable vs irrevocable trust when putting together an estate plan. This type of law is so complex in fact that there are specific attorneys who focus their legal practice exclusively in this area. If you are interested in getting a trust drafted, it is best to consult with a trust attorney. However, this article will help give you some initial information on these two types of trusts and their...

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Essential Notary Supplies

As a notary public London, there are certain supplies that you have to utilize, which include an embosser, stamp, register, and different assorted forms. When you have your notary public certification, they can order their own supplies. One thing that is necessary for a notary when performing their duties is the notary stamp. On this stamp is the location in which they are commission, their name, their commission number, and the location where they are commissioned. Every time that they nota...

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Notary Classes—Choosing the Best One

If you decide that you want to take online notary public Slough classes it is very important to make sure that the class is approved by the notary commission of your jurisdiction. Do not rely on the course telling that if you complete the class you will be qualified to become a notary. Contact the government office that commissions notaries in your jurisdiction to get a list of the approved online notary classes. In addition to finding out if they are approved by your jurisdiction, you should...

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Understand the Singapore Criminal Procedure Code

We are well aware that each country has a criminal procedure code. For people who are in Singapore definitely require gathering knowledge on Singapore criminal procedure code. We are well aware that each country has a criminal procedure code. For people who are in Singapore definitely require gathering knowledge on Singapore criminal procedure code. For this help from an expert is required to get a quick view of the law as per different criminal cases. There are lawyers and law firms available ...

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Online Information about a Last will and Testament in Michigan

A last will and testament in Michigan is a legal estate planning document that protects your family and ensures that the right people inherit your assets after you pass. Wills are some of the most common estate planning tools people use to pass their belongings onto the ones they love. But with so much information online, what info should you trust to give you the best advice? This article will help you understand how to evaluate online information about last wills so you can feel confiden...

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Sizing up online Sources of information on Writing a Medical Power Attorney Michigan.

If youve heard your friends and family members talk about a medical power of attorney, you may be thinking that you just need to go online and pull up a form. Its very easy to think this way because there are all sorts of legal forms available on the internet. The problem is just because theyre available; it doesnt necessarily mean that you should use them. If you are thinking of getting a medical power of attorney drafted, you probably have a specific outcome in mind. If youre like most p...

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How To Find Info on a Medical Power of Attorney Michigan

Im sure you have seen all sorts of online forms advertising a free medical power of attorney. Please understand that if you are looking to get a medical power of attorney, a lot is at stake if it is written improperly. Your family may have to petition the court to make medical decisions on your behalf. This can be a difficult and emotionally draining process during an already stressful time. The problem with online forms is that you dont know who wrote them and you dont know if they are va...

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Finding a Professional to Draft a Medical Power of Attorney Michigan

Im sure youve stumbled across freepower of attorney forms that you can download online. The questions are, is it the kind of medical power of attorney Michigan residents would actually trust? Sadly, for the most part, the answer is no. A lot of these forms are generic and dont provide legal protection in the state you live. Usually when you see a free form, its placed out there so that someone can get your email address to sell you something that isnt free later. Now the question bec...

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How to Find a Professional to Draft a Durable Financial Power of Attorney Michigan

Murphys Law states that the worst things happen at the worst time. Why are they the worst times? Youre completely flat footed. You didnt know that they were coming. They come completely from left field and they leave you devastated. This is where a durable financial power of attorney comes in. If something happens to you and you cant make financial decisions on your own, you need a power of attorney so that your family can access your finances to pay bills and medical expenses.A compre...

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How to Determine If a Michigan Durable Power of Attorney in Michigan Is Right for You

Be Clear on Your Objective This first step is actually the most important. You need to have a clear understanding of why you need a durable financial power of attorney. Most people get one of these made so that they can protect their family if they become incapacitated and cant make financial decisions on their own. For example, imagine that you got severely injured, but your family didnt have access to your bank accounts to pay the bills. What would they do in this situation? T...

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Finding the Best Resources about a Durable Financial Power of Attorney Michigan

Finding resources about durable financial powers of attorney Michigan residents would place their confidence in is tough. The problem is, there is so much information on the internet that it's very easy to get thrown off. When it comes to a durable financial power of attorney, most people get one as an estate planning matter. They want a document that will give their loved ones the ability to access and manage their finance in case they become incapacitated. Imagine if you were seve...

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Will vs trust- Why the Right Choice is so important?

Wills and trusts are the most common types of estate planning documents people use. While they have a lot of similarities, they also have a lot of differences you should be aware of. Why? Because the differences could cost your family a lot of money and heartache after you pass away. To avoid this, you need to have a good understanding about will vs trust and what estate planning goals they can help you achieve. Flexibility Wills and living trusts are both very flexible documen...

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How to Find Information on will vs trust Issues Online

Its very easy to find information on will vs trust issues online. But, often times it can seem generic or contradictory. Thats not very comforting when youre trying to pass your property as quickly and as painlessly as possible from one generation to the next. Will and trust law changes depending on what state youre live in. Most articles about a will vs trust are written generically to apply to all 50 states so that they can appeal to the largest number of searches. While this may g...

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How to Filter and Find Online Information about Will vs. Trust Issues

If you check the internet for will vs. trust answers, case law, and statutes, you are sure to pull up a lot of information. The question here is not information availability. The question is figuring out which of these materials you can actually trust when it comes time to choose between a will vs. trust. Sadly, if you did not spend three years in law school or you don't have a legal background, most of this will probably be confusing. The problem is, if you don't want any headaches fo...

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Introducing the Friday Tech Fix

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 22:40:20 +0000

I will wager that most of you don’t have a lot of time to keep up with the latest tech gadgets, apps, sites, and services. While I probably don’t have a lot of time for that either, I have come to recognize my tech addiction for what it is, and have accepted my need to [...]

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Back to Blogging, and a Pivot

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:33:10 +0000

From the looks of it, this is my first official blog post in over 6 months, and only the second post in more than a year. From the days when I used to track law bloggers, I definitely qualify as an “inactive.” I’ve been trying to get back into the blogging swing [...]

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The iPad Pro vs. Windows Surface Pro 3: An Early Look

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 16:30:09 +0000

If you happened to be sleeping or otherwise absent last week, you may have missed that Apple announced a few products. Being an iPad fan, I was of course interested to see the much-rumored announcement of the iPad Pro, a much larger tablet that Apple says “lets you be more creative and productive [...]

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Do Lawyers Use Technology To Collaborate?

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:59:40 +0000

Way back in 2008, Dennis Kennedy and I wrote The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together – hard to believe it has been 7 years since we wrote that book! We recently decided to revisit the topic on our podcast, so in our latest episode of The [...]

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Are Technology Resolutions Important for Lawyers?

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:50:20 +0000

At this time of year, every year, you can count on a regular deluge of articles on New Year’s Resolutions, “getting a fresh start,” and all types of advice to suggest that everything you did last year was a failure, and to make sure this year is not a similar disaster, you’d better get started [...]

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Review: Logitech Keys-to-Go Bluetooth Keyboard

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:14:46 +0000

For years, I have used (and recommended) two Bluetooth keyboards, primarily when I am using my iPad. I tend to use Apple’s Wireless Keyboard more; it’s reasonably thin and light, and I like that it’s a full-size keyboard, which is not the case with most of the other portable keyboards for the iPad. If I [...]

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iPads and “The Art of Being Solo”

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:40:19 +0000

I am a firm believer that there can never be too many practice management resources for solo lawyers. As the name implies, solo lawyers don’t have the colleagues to help them when it comes to technology, marketing, finance, and overall management of a law practice. That’s why I was pleased and flattered to participate in The [...]

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Why are Passwords So Hard for Lawyers?

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:49:44 +0000

The subject of passwords is one that is both fascinating and frustrating to me. We know that it’s getting easier and easier for hackers to crack our passwords; just three years ago, a nine-digit password would take 44,530 years to crack, but today that same password can be cracked in less than a [...]

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The Increasing Automation of Technology: A Good or Bad Thing?

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:03:42 +0000

The latest episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report is called Automation or Control: Why Attorneys Must Choose (I didn’t choose the title) – in it, we discuss the fact that technology services are increasingly connecting to each other, automating things that we used to have to do ourselves. For example, my Fitbit now talks to my [...]

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Blawg of the Day – Blawgletter

Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:00:06 +0000

We’ll end the week with a fun blog – Blawgletter is published by Dallas lawyer Barry Barnett, and it features “legal bits you can hold onto.”  He talks about a number of legal topics – recent posts have discussed Peer-to-Peer movie sharing opinions, the Supreme Court’s “first sale” decision, and other recent decisions of [...]

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Elder Law Associates PA Launches New State-of-the-Art Website

The partners of Elder Law Associates PA, a prestigious elder law firm headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., and dedicated to serving seniors, people with disabilities, and their families in Florida and...

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Afshin Hakim Listed as One of the Top 3 Business Lawyers in Los...

Hakim Law Group has announced that attorney Afshin Hakim has been selected as a 2020 Top 3 Business Lawyers in Los Angeles, California by ThreeBestRated.

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RG/2 Claims Administration LLC: 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid Products...

If you purchased 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid Products”—CITGO-manufactured MileMaster 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid; CITGO-manufactured H-K 303 Tractor Transmission Hydraulic Fluid; Orscheln Premium 303...

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Lawyers of Distinction Partners With CLE Companion, Bringing Unlimited...

Taking CLE Classes Online is both convenient and economical with the help of Lawyers of Distinction

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Stimulus Phase 4 – After surviving 4 floods, a fire, and a hurricane...

Bobby and Janice Jucker, co-owners of Three Brothers Bakery in Houston, TX, call themselves the King and Queen of Disasters. While they are thrilled with the C.A.R.E.S. Act, there is more needed....

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ReaLawState Realty Brokerage: Analysis of Toronto Regional Real Estate...

March sales data from the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board shows that COVID-19 has already curbed sales in the city.

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Illinois' First COVID-19 Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed

The state’s first known COVID-19 wrongful death lawsuit was filed today by Tony S. Kalogerakos, principal attorney at Injury Lawyers of Illinois, LLC, against Walmart.

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San Diego Labor Attorneys Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP...

The lawsuit alleges Hy-Lang Electric California, Inc. violated the California Labor Code by failing to provide accurate wages, as well as required meal and rest breaks.

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Attorney Bobby Devadoss Named an Elite Lawyer Founding Member

Attorney Bobby Devadoss was recently named an Elite Lawyer Founding Member. Bobby is the founder of The Devadoss Law Firm, P.L.L.C. based in Dallas, Texas.

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Dominion Systems Expands Relationship With Enquiron

Amplifies the Dominion Systems HR Resource Center

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ActivePDF Announces Essential Release of DocSpace 5.2.0

The highly-anticipated upgrade comes at a critical time when productivity and ease-of-use are imperative in a new Stay-at-Home work environment

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Major COVID-19 Package Extends NAELA Priorities and More

Provisions Align with Protections for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities

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Compliancy Group has developed free resources to provide guidance on...

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic Compliancy Group has released free resources to ease the transition for businesses working from home. We understand that HIPAA-beholden entities have had to quickly...

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Greenberg Traurig Continues Strategic Expansion of Restructuring &...

Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues the strategic expansion of its world-class Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice with the addition of Peggy Hunt and Annette Jarvis in Denver as shareholders. Jason...

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Attorney Marci Martinez Named in Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Texas

Family attorney Marci Martinez has been recognized as Two Years 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction in Texas.

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UBS ETRACS INVESTOR ALERT– Notice from Levin Law, P.A. to Investors...

Levin Law, P.A. is investigating UBS Financial Services Inc. and other brokerage firms regarding losses in UBS ETRACS ETNs bearing the ticker symbols LBDC, MORL, MRRL, LRET, MLPQ, HOML, MLPZ, LMLP,...

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TorkLaw Now Taking COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Denial...

TorkLaw is now taking COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Claim Denial cases on behalf of business owners or operators who are dealing with COVID-19, or who feel that their business interruption...

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National Law Review Hits A Record Circulation - Unparalleled Coverage...

The National Law Review reaches record readership in March 2020 - unequaled real-time coverage of the Coronavirus' impact on businesses and individuals.

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Gary Ticoll Joins Bruce Zirinsky in Greenberg Traurig Alliance;...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues to grow the resources available to help its clients with their restructuring and bankruptcy issues by expanding its exclusive strategic alliance with...

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Financial Poise™ Announces "Intellectual Property 201" a New...

The first episode in this series is titled "Choosing, Building & Protecting Your Brand" and is co-produced by West LegalEdCenter™. It will feature Eugene Goryunov (Haynes & Boone);...

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Filevine Acquires Lead Docket in All-Cash Deal

All Lead Docket employees, including founder Eric Coffman, join Filevine’s mission in providing an end-to-end operational core for legal professionals.

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The Barnes Firm Responds to Social Distancing Mandate By Answering...

The Barnes Firm injury attorneys have answered common accident injury questions on their YouTube channel.

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Attorneys Edwin Schklar and Maggie Heim Named to List of Super Lawyers

Partners at Atlanta-based law firm Schklar & Heim, LLC were recognized in the 2020 edition of Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thomson Reuters publication which uses a patented process for...

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San Diego Attorney to Provide No Cost Wills For Those In Need In Light...

San Diego Estate Planning Attorney, Kristina R. Hess is offering wills for local residents at no cost in light of the COVID-19 crisis that has swept across the world. “Now more than ever, it is...

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Opioid Justice: Claims process underway for parents and guardians of...

Claims process is underway and an estimated $6 billion in funds will be made available by Purdue as part of bankruptcy settlement.

(PRWeb April 02, 2020)

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Attorneys at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP Sue Vitamin...

The lawsuit alleges Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc. violated the California Labor Code by failing to compensate their employee's for missed meal and rest breaks, as well as not providing suitable...

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Will Dorton Joins the Dickinson Wright Lexington Office

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Will Dorton has joined the firm’s Lexington office as Of Counsel.

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EffortlessHR® Enhances Client Experience

Launches the EffortlessHR Employer Resource Center

(PRWeb April 02, 2020)

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Attorneys Tim Tomasik and Shawn Kasserman named to Top 100: 2020...

Attorneys Timothy Tomasik and Shawn Kasserman of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC in Chicago were recently named to the Top 100: 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers List.

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Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys Spreads Love, Light, and Positivity...

Each Monday and Friday at 3:00 p.m. MST during the COVID-19 pandemic, attorney Kevin Rowe with Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys is going live on Facebook to give away $200 Walmart Gift cards to 20...

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Venminder Announces Online Third-Party Risk Management Bootcamp

Venminder, an industry recognized leader of third-party risk management solutions, has announced that registration is open for its highly anticipated three-day Third-Party Risk Management Bootcamp....

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New Book, The Modern Law Firm, Addresses Future Tech Threats

Heinan Landa combines technology expertise and in-depth legal industry knowledge in new book to help law firms navigate the future for premium function—and profitability.

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Greenberg Traurig Releases Episode 20 of the Trade Secret Law...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP released Episode 20 of the Trade Secret Law Evolution Podcast, “Forging on, Trade Secret Protection for a Remote Workforce, and ‘High Level’ Trade Secret...

(PRWeb April 02, 2020)

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Christopher R. Blunck, Former Special Assistant to the Director of...

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Christopher R. Blunck has joined our firms as Of Counsel with B&C and Senior Regulatory...

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Panitch Schwarze Professional Named President-Elect of Philadelphia...

Firm administrator will continue leading Philadelphia chapter of national Association of Legal Administrators

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Legal Tech Media Group Donates Services to Legal Vendors Affected by...

LTMG will donate up to $25,000 in strategic guidance to legal vendors adapting to the current market conditions.

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NC Solicitor General and Prominent Litigator Join Robinson Bradshaw

Robinson Bradshaw is pleased to announce that former North Carolina Solicitor General Matthew W. Sawchak and prominent litigator Stephen D. Feldman are joining the firm as shareholders. Both will work...

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Green & Spiegel Attorneys Earn Approval of H-1B in Federal Court...

A Rhode Island restaurant group challenged a USCIS denial and won H-1B “specialty occupation” status for its General Operations Manager, an Indian national, in federal court.

(PRWeb April 02, 2020)

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LexisNexis Expands Award-Winning Context Platform with Context Company...

The legal industry’s only language analytics solution now delivers comprehensive, critical insights and litigation trends on more than 2.5 million public and private companies

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Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C.Announces Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals...

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently upheld a $40 million jury verdict against TransUnion in favor of a class of 8,158 consumers who claimed that TransUnion violated the U.S. Fair...

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Prioritization of Adoption Visa Adjudication & Granting...

The Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys and National Council For Adoption call upon the Department of State to help U.S. Citizens with completed international adoptions.

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Attorney Kevin DeHart Joins Dickinson Wright’s Nashville Office

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Kevin W. DeHart has joined the firm’s Nashville office as Of Counsel.

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Big IT, Inc Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group

Big IT, Inc has demonstrated compliance with federal HIPAA regulation by completing Compliancy Group's proprietary 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process.

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Netchex Updates Software To Ensure Businesses Stay Up-To-Date and...

Netchex, a payroll and HR software company, has released a new COVID-19 Response Portal that allows businesses to track, report and stay compliant with the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act...

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Greenberg Traurig Expands Public Finance & Infrastructure Practice...

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added Colleen A. Murphy to its Boston office as a shareholder in the firm’s Public Finance & Infrastructure Practice.

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Dallas Criminal Lawyer David Finn Named Texas ‘Super Lawyer’ For 17th...

Dallas area residents continue to find a superb legal ally in criminal defense attorney David Finn. He was recently named as a Texas Super Lawyer for 2020. This is the seventeenth year in a row that...

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Counsel Financial Announces Growth of its Business Development Team

Law firm funding company stands strong in midst of challenging times.

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Keller Grover LLP Investigating Tandem Diabetes Care

Keller Grover LLP is investigating recent reports that Tandem Diabetes Care suffered a large data breach involving certain patients’ personal information, including sensitive information such as...

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Kane Russell Coleman Logan CARES Task Force Will Provide Legal...

In response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, Kane Russell Coleman Logan has established the KRCL CARES Task Force to...

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Stueve Siegel Hanson Investigates Tandem Diabetes Care Data Breach

Breach Involved Clinical Data Regarding Patients’ Diabetes Therapy

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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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Is the High Court gagging Australia's public servants?

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A former public servant has lost her free speech argument in the High Court over tweets that were critical of her department's policies. Will this change the way you use social media? Plus, a new study has found that Indigenous people in the Northern Territory found guilty of driving offences are more likely to go to jail than non-Indigenous offenders.

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As the Laws of War turn 70, what's to celebrate? And a case of unpaid rent

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The Laws of War are designed to protect civilians and to place some limits on what combatants can do to each other. 70 years on, how relevant are the Geneva Conventions? And the case of the landlord who was owed $7000 in unpaid rent on a small factory. In retaliation, he kept his tenant's property and equipment.

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Who judges the judges?

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The behaviour of three controversial judges raises questions about addressing incompetence and incapacity in the judiciary.

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Youth justice, Maori style

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Sit in on a Rangatahi, one of the Maori Youth Courts of New Zealand. Find out how they compare to Indigenous courts in Australia.

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No handcuffs, no uniform: a different approach to youth justice

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Come on a tour of Korowai Manaaki Youth Residence in Auckland. Meet the troubled young offenders and the people who care for them. What can we learn from NZ and what can they learn from us?

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Can the law help reduce the risk of suicide for international students?

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A Victorian coroner is calling for universities and the federal government to work together to help international students at risk of suicide.

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A selfie, credit card and CCTV: a burglar's digital trail

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

It was a case of 'guilty by social media' when a burglar's twelve day, $58,000 crime spree was brought undone by his glaring digital fingerprints.

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The dog helping survivors give harrowing evidence

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

In an Australian first, highly trained Labradors are supporting vulnerable witnesses in Victorian criminal trials.

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Controversial repayment scheme found to be legal in remote SA and a draft bill to curb tertiary cheating

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A remote store owner who ran a Book-up credit scheme for Indigenous customers has had his conviction for unconscionable conduct thrown out by the High Court. And the Federal Government is proposing new laws that would make it an offence to provide or advertise academic cheating services in tertiary education.

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Reforming family law in Australia

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The Australian family law system is to be overhauled, so what reforms are required to meet the needs of Australian families?

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Killings and coverups: Can a killer inherit a victim's estate?

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A convicted murderer can never inherit their victim's estate, but what about someone who helps cover up the killing?

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Oliver Yates claims 2019 electoral signage misleading, Victorian Law Reform Commission reviews contempt of court laws

Tue, 28 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Oliver Yates, the unsuccessful independent candidate for the seat of Kooyong plans to take the Liberal Party to the Court of Disputed Returns over Chinese language how to vote signage. And the Victorian Law Reform Commission has just released a consultation paper exploring the many complex issues around contempt of court, seeking input on its review of contempt of court laws.

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Sawmill worker who refused to clock in with fingerprints wins unfair dismissal claim

Tue, 21 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Jeremy Lee, an employee at a Queensland timber mill was sacked for refusing to use a finger print scanner to sign-in to work. He represented himself at the full bench of the Fair Work Commission and won his unfair dismissal case.

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Social media influencer wins case against client, and an elderly yachty overturns appointment of guardian

Tue, 14 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A Melbourne cafe has been ordered to pay an Instagram 'influencer' $1,600 after a verbal contract between the parties sours.

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Minneapolis policeman found guilty of killing Australian woman. Also two disputes around packaging

Tue, 07 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Nor has been found guilty of the third degree murder and second degree manslaughter of Australian Justine Damond Ruszczyk. Also on the program, the Federal Court has ordered Australia Rush Rich Winery pay the owners of Penfolds $400,000 for trademark infringement. And in a separate case, the Federal Court has ruled that Bega has the exclusive right to sell peanut butter in a jar with a distinctive yellow lid and a distinctive yellow label.

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Miscarriages of justice and compensation

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

If you are serving a prison sentence and an appeal court quashes your conviction and sets you free, will you receive compensation for the time you spent behind bars? It depends on where you live.

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Kroll CEO Statement

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:40:36 -0400

"Kroll is a robust, international business -- the largest in the risk mitigation and investigations industry -- and the gold standard for investigations, with over 2,000 employees across 53 offices in 28 countries. We have been in the computer forensics business for decades, and our team includes professionals from the highest levels of cyber law enforcement agencies, including the FBI. We offer the full spectrum of cyber security solutions with laboratories around the world. Additionally, we have global data analytics capabilities, operating five data centers on four continents through which we provide structured and unstructured data analytics services. When confronted with legal and business challenges, our clients know where to turn, and we look forward to providing them the same unparalleled service they have come to expect for years to come." -- Kroll CEO Emanuele Conti

 

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The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

Fri, 04 May 2012 15:17:06 -0400

If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am Law Daily.

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Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:59:23 -0400

The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.

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Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:03:57 -0400

Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.

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Covington Takes Lead on Pair of Health Care Deals as Sector Stays Hot

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:23:15 -0400

Two transactions announced Monday--Thomson Reuters's $1.25 billion sale of its health care unit to a Veritas Capital affiliate, and AstraZeneca's $1.26 billion acquisition of Ardea Biosciences--generated assignments for Covington & Burling, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Paul Hastings.

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Fenwick, Covington Advise as Facebook Snags Chunk of AOL Patent Portfolio From Microsoft

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:32:03 -0400

The social networking leader and the software giant turn to familiar firms for representation on a $550 million deal involving intellectual property assets.

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D.C. Dewey Partner Heads to Allen & Overy

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:43:31 -0400

Project finance partner Gregory Smith's departure for Allen & Overy pushes Dewey & LeBoeuf's partner losses so far this year to an even 70.

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The Careerist: Latham & Watkins's Women Go Back to the Kitchen

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:10:44 -0400

Will master classes in canapé making help women in business development? Latham's London office seems to think so.

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Dealmaker of the Week: Iain Wagstaff of Linklaters

Sun, 22 Apr 2012 12:38:39 -0400

Wagstaff and fellow M&A partner Marc Loy, respectively, led the Linklaters teams in London and Paris advising multinational utility GDF Suez on its $10.8 billion acquisition of the stake in Britain’s International Power that GDF does not already own.

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Amid Bankruptcy Reports, Dewey Says It’s Eyeing All Options; Greenberg Confirms Possible Interest

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:30:00 -0400

The drama swirling around Dewey & LeBoeuf took a new turn Friday when Greenberg Traurig said it has had "preliminary discussions relating to lawyers at Dewey & LeBoeuf," but has "made no commitments" nor "reached agreements." The statement came on the heels of reports that Dewey leaders are considering a prepackaged bankruptcy plan in order to keep intact what remains of the rapidly shrinking firm.

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Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Announces Ruth A. Schoenmeyer's Admission to ACREL

Mon, 07 May 2018 21:15:03 GMT

Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, a national real estate law firm with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles, is proud to announce partner Ruth A. Schoenmeyer's recent admission into the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).

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J2advisors and Liebman Group Announce Strategic Partnership

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 20:04:17 GMT

J2advisors and Liebman Group are pleased to announce their strategic partnership.

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We'll Be Attending the Mass Torts Made Perfect Convention

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:03:23 GMT

Partners Russell C. Friedman, Bruce M. Klein and David J. Zwerling from The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP will be attending the Mass Tort Convention to be held April 11-13, 2018 at The Wynn, Las Vegas, NV.

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