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Lawyerist Podcast : #356: Controlling Alcohol (Replay), with Annie Grace

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 16:00:00 +0000

We’re airing an older show from 2020 that we believe is just as relevant now as it was then. We’re joined by Annie Grace, who 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!

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Lawyerist Podcast : #355: A Look at the New Non-lawyer Firm Ownership Reform, Pt.2, with Allen Rodriguez

Thu, 18 Nov 2021 11:30:00 +0000

We’re talking with Allen Rodriguez today about his new Alternative Business Structure in AZ, Singular Law. He and his partner are some of the first to get licensed under the new rules.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #354: A Look at the New Non-lawyer Firm Ownership Reform, with Lori Gonzalez

Thu, 11 Nov 2021 11:30:00 +0000

Law firm and business expert, Lori Gonzalez, joins us today to discuss the recent regulatory reform regarding nonlawyer ownership.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #353: Managing Projects Without a Project Manager, with Ashley Steckler

Thu, 04 Nov 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Product Director, Ashley Steckler, shares how to better scope and manage projects for your business.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #352: A Lawyer’s Success on Tiktok: How They Did It & What They Learned, with Julio Oyhanarte

Wed, 27 Oct 2021 22:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab member, Julio Oyhanarte shares about how his popularity on TikTok helped grow his business.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #351: Designing Your Life, with Bill Burnett & Dave Evans

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:30:00 +0000

Bill Burnett & Dave Evans talk about their book, Designing Your Life, and share with us tips on taking charge and designing the life you want to live

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Lawyerist Podcast : #350: Ethics in Your Business: It's More than Regulations, with Susan Liautaud

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Ethics expert Susan Liautaud joins us today to talk about ethics in our world today and how we can use ethics to make better decisions.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #349: Building Trust: The Cornerstone of Your Business, with Sandra Sucher

Thu, 07 Oct 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Sandra Sucher shares about the importance of building trust to grow and sustain your business.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #348: Why You Need to Have Quarterly Retreats, with Kelly Street

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab Coach Kelly Street shares about the importance of quarterly retreats and how to run them. Kelly also shares her expertise in the EOS Traction system and how that can help with your quarterly meetings.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #347: How a Client Happiness Coordinator Increased My Firm Referrals & Reviews, with Ryan McKeen & Brittany Green

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab Coach Ryan McKeen and his Client Happiness Coordinator, Brittany Green share about how her role as a Client Happiness Coordinator helps create a client-centered firm. 

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Lawyerist Podcast : #346: Building Your Firm’s StoryBrand, with Dr. J.J. Peterson

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:30:00 +0000

StoryBrand and digital marketing expert, J.J. Peterson, shares how to build a compelling story around your brand that reflects your firm well.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #345: Steps to Buying a Firm, with Tom Lenfestey

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Business owner and author, Tom Lenfestey, shares his best practices and steps for how to buy a law firm.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #344: Life as a Law Firm CEO, with Patrick Palace

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Patrick Palace joins us today and discusses how he’s created a successful firm that can run on the day to day without him. He shares how he spends some of his extra time & how he got to where he is today.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #343: Hiring & Growing Your Firm the Right Way, with Jeremy and Sara Danilson

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab members Jeremy and Sara Danilson talk about what it takes to grow your business with the right hires.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #342: Thinking Through Your Financial Strategy, with Bernadette Harris

Thu, 19 Aug 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Lab financial coach Bernadette Harris talks about how to think through your financial strategy in your firm.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #341: Conducting a Tech Audit, with Zack Glaser

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist’s Legal Tech Advisor, Zack Glaser, shares his best tips for conducting a tech audit in your firm!

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Lawyerist Podcast : #340: Growing Big by Going Small, with Deena Buchanan

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab member Deena Buchanan shares what she did in her firm to get things rolling and growing in no time.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #339: Nail Your Branding & Get More Clients, with Erik Pelton

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab member Erik Pelton shares his experience with sprucing up his branding and how that helped with his client acquisition process.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #338: Reframing Your Client Experience, with Spencer Keys

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Labster Spencer Keys shares with us what he has done to make sure his firm stays client centered.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Does it Take 10,000 Hours to Become a Legal Tech Expert?

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 11:00:00 +0000

Are there good ways to develop your legal technology expertise in a hurry? Well, Dennis and Tom’s short answer is no, but don’t let that get you down! Tune in for their tips and resources for building your knowledge base and gaining a greater understanding of the ever-expanding relationship between technology and law. 

This time on “Hot or Not?”, the guys examine asynchronous audio/video tools and offer their take on this tech’s practicality in the workplace. 

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

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #337: Establishing Systems for Your Firm, with Valentina Rose

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Labster Valentina Rose shares about how systems and technology she put in place have helped propel her firm forward.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #336: Dream Without Limitations: Rethink Your Strategy, with Ryan McKeen

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Lab coach Ryan McKeen about the components of a business strategy and how to put one together to create a firm you’re proud of. 

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : How New Technology is Changing Marine Loss Claims

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 14:30:00 +0000

John Gow and Craig Sylvester from expert service provider Jensen Hughes discuss how the latest technologies are impacting marine loss claims.

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

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Don’t Make Me Go Back to the Office!

Fri, 02 Jul 2021 11:00:00 +0000

Not everyone is thrilled about going back to the office, but it seems that more and more businesses are setting dates for their employees’ required return. This begs the question – should employers be able to demand their workers’ physical presence? Dennis and Tom talk through the many issues at play here, and whether we ever can (or should) get things “back to normal.” 

This time on “Hot or Not?”, Dennis and Tom give an update on their Second Brain projects, sharing their individual progress and the notable ways they’ve been implementing their chosen tech. 

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, Colonial Surety CompanyServeNow, and Nota.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #335: 5 Traits of Future Firm Leaders, with Mike Howard

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Labster Mike Howard talks about how he is using the traits we teach in The Small Firm Roadmap to grow and improve his criminal defense firm. 

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The Digital Edge : The Southern Poverty Law Center: A View From the Inside

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 14:28:00 +0000

Known nationwide for her technology and legal management expertise, Natalie Kelly has recently brought her skills to the Southern Poverty Law Center to help them modernize their legal department operations. Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk with Natalie about her new role and the work done by the center to advance civil rights and racial justice. Natalie discusses the technology used to help the center refresh its operations, highlights her focus on promoting collaboration, and gives an overview of how the center’s practice areas work to advance human rights.

Natalie Kelly is the director of legal management for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ScorpionBlackletter PodcastAlert Communications and Nota.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #334: Carrying your Client’s Trauma, with Sherry Walling

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Lab coach Kelly Street is talking with therapist Sherry Walling about what it looks like to carry your client’s trauma.

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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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : 20 Tips in 20 Minutes!

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0000

Looking for some simple ways to make life just a little bit better? Dennis and Tom challenge themselves to fire through 20 simple technology-related tips in just 20 minutes, from useful shortcut commands, to favorite apps, to smarter tech habits, and more! 

On “Hot or Not?”, they discuss whether making cell phone calls is really useful or necessary in this day and age and what types of issues still exist in regard to network reliability. 

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, Colonial Surety CompanyServeNow, and Nota.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #333: The Mindset Needed to Level up Your Firm, with Kelly Street

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Lab coaches Kelly Street and Stephanie Everett share their best tips and insights to help level up your business for greater success.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : The Complexity of Rideshare Claims

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:00:00 +0000

Attorneys Thomas Brown and Patrick Delong from the law firm Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin discuss differences between regular automobile cases and rideshare cases and the types of claims that result from 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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Lawyerist Podcast : #332: The Modern Lawyer: Ethics and Technology, with Megan Zavieh

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Lawyer, author, and Lawyerist Lab alumna, Megan Zavieh, shares with us what it means to be a modern lawyer and the role ethics and technology play in it all.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Essential Summer Reading Lists for 2021

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0000

It’s that time again! Dennis and Tom return to the time-honored tradition of sharing their summer reading plans with listeners. After discussing their reading habits and some favorite digital reading tools, they offer up their top book picks for the summer – both fiction and non! 

Next, this time on “Hot or Not?”, Dennis and Tom discuss CCTV, its significant privacy implications, and whether they think it might gain more of a foothold in the United States. 

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, Colonial Surety CompanyServeNow, and Nota.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #331: The Small Firm Roadmap, with Sam Glover

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 10:30:00 +0000

We are replaying an older episode where Lawyerist Co-Founder, Sam Glover, and Stephanie Everett talk about the book they co-wrote together, The Small Firm Roadmap

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The Digital Edge : 10 Features of Microsoft 365 That Lawyers Love

Thu, 27 May 2021 15:00:00 +0000

Microsoft 365 is heavily relied upon by many legal professionals, and with its numerous and frequently updated tools, it’s always good to re-up your knowledge of its capabilities! Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway welcome Ben Schorr to discuss 10 features lawyers especially enjoy about Microsoft 365. Ben discusses some of his favorite hidden gems in the software, and shares lawyer-specific insights on its licensing structure, security, mobile access, email encryption, and more. 

Ben M. Schorr is a senior content designer at Microsoft.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ScorpionBlackletter PodcastAlert Communications and Nota.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #330: Developing your Team, with Maryellen Stockton

Thu, 27 May 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Remote work expert and Lab coach, Maryellen Stockton, talks to us about what your next steps should be after hiring and onboarding an employee.

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Robert Half Legal Report : Compliance Risks Spurred by the Pandemic Can’t be Ignored

Wed, 26 May 2021 14:00:00 +0000

Amid the far-reaching disruptions caused by the pandemic, safeguarding client relationships, maintaining seamless delivery of legal services and supporting an engaged and productive (and largely remote) staff have been critical priorities. As law firm and legal department leaders manage these and other health, safety and business continuity matters, they are facing growing compliance risks they can’t be ignored. Changes in operational procedures and data security triggered by remote work arrangements and virtual communications channels are just a couple areas where legal teams are working to ensure compliance programs are up-to-date, effective and resilient.

In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, is joined by Kim Dickerson, a regional managing director with global consulting firm Protiviti, a subsidiary of Robert Half. They examine current issues that are amplifying compliance risks and discuss ways to manage compliance requirements with evolving regulations governing office re-openings, vetting and working with new suppliers, new technologies, and more. They also offer strategies to help mitigate these risks while reinforcing compliance effectiveness across the organization.

Robert Half is not a law firm and does not provide legal representation. Robert Half project attorneys do not constitute a law firm among themselves.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : How COVID Changed Our Cybersecurity Landscape

Fri, 21 May 2021 11:00:00 +0000

2020 not only brought us COVID-19, but also seemingly the worst year ever for cyber-attacks and data breaches. So, did someone drop the ball, or are threat actors just getting better and better at their craft? Dennis and Tom hash out their thoughts on the matter, examining cyber threats both old and new, discussing how to effectively educate yourself on what’s out there, and emphasizing the importance of proactive security and training for your law firm. 

This time on “Hot or Not?”, Dennis and Tom examine Notion’s API and its ability to truly make this tool a power player in their ongoing personal knowledge management, the Second Brain. 

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, Colonial Surety CompanyServeNow, and Nota.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #329: How Ownership Controls Our Lives, with Michael Heller & James Salzman

Thu, 20 May 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Authors and professors, Michael Heller & James Salzman, talk to us about the rules of ownership in our lives and what role lawyers play in all this.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #328: Getting to Inbox Zero, with Trivinia Barber

Thu, 13 May 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Author, speaker and business coach, Trivinia Barber, talks to us about fighting our email to get to inbox zero.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Blog? Law Review? Something Else? — Publishing Options for Legal Scholars

Fri, 07 May 2021 14:19:12 +0000

Are legal scholarship and commentary currently hindered by antiquated publishing platforms? Law reviews seem to be increasingly irrelevant, but valuable legal content still needs a way to reach its target audience. Dennis and Tom dig into this topic by examining the state of legal publishing and discussing which platforms legal content creators should consider as they move into the future. Later, Dennis and Tom discuss whether law firms should ask their employees to return to the office in another edition of their “Hot or Not?” segment. 

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, Colonial Surety CompanyServeNow, and Nota.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : Effective Use of Visualizations in Claims Investigations

Thu, 06 May 2021 15:00:00 +0000

Expert Service Provider Steve Rundell, PHD & PE from Explico Engineering Company discusses the importance of forensic visualization in the context of accident and claims investigations.
 
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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Lawyerist Podcast : #327: Rituals to Transform Your Work & Home Life, with Erica Keswin

Thu, 06 May 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Author, speaker and workplace strategist, Erica Keswin, talks about the importance of rituals and how they can transform the workplace.

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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Lawyerist Podcast : #326: A Succession Plan for Your Law Practice, with Tom Lenfestey

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Business owner and author, Tom Lenfestey, shares with us his best practices for a law firm succession plan and his top tips for buying and selling law firms.

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

Thanks to TextExpander, Postali, ESQ.Marketing and SweetProcess  for sponsoring this episode.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Alternative Legal Careers — New and Different Ways to Use Your Law Degree

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 20:15:46 +0000

Legal-adjacent careers are cropping up in a whole slew of surprising new areas, and recent graduates and seasoned lawyers alike are finding themselves drawn to these new professional opportunities. Dennis and Tom talk through some of these careers, from legal operations to technology to e-discovery and more, and give their take on how law degrees and/or legal expertise can be used to pivot into these new roles. Then, in another edition of “Hot or Not?”, they discuss whether speech recognition and dictation tools are worth integrating into your workflows.

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, Colonial Surety CompanyServeNow, and Nota.

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The Digital Edge : Managing Your Law Firm Through Change

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0000

Leading a law firm throughout the pandemic has been no easy task, but the lessons learned have helped many attorneys position their firms for a more tech-focused, efficient approach to business. Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson talk with Mary Vandenack about how she has managed her law firm through the many changes wrought by the pandemic. She describes their transition to remote work, ways to support team communication and tech needs, and her firm’s focus on redesigning legal services to increase automation and accessibility.

Mary E. Vandenack is the founding and managing member of Vandenack Weaver LLC in Omaha, Nebraska.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ScorpionBlackletter PodcastAlert Communications and Nota.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #325: Anxiety & High-Achieving Personalities, with Rachel Ann Dine

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Counselor, author, and speaker, Rachel Ann Dine, talks to us about anxiety, high achieving personalities, and how to find a balance with it all.

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 Termageddon, SweetProcess, TextExpander, Postali, and ESQ.Marketing for sponsoring this episode.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #324: Inclusifying for Leaders & Teams, with Dr. Stefanie Johnson

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Author and speaker, Dr. Stefanie Johnson, shares her best practices to forge strong relationships between leaders and teams, inspire greater productivity, and create a positive environment for everyone.

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 ESQ.Marketing,  SweetProcess, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Second Brain Project: Sharing, Part 1

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 16:42:35 +0000

It’s time for the fourth and final pillar of the Second Brain project – sharing. Dennis and Tom discuss their differing theories on this pillar and explain what “sharing” might look like within their individual projects. Next, in the second installment of their “Hot or Not” segment, they discuss the increase in sales of desktop computers and give their take on this somewhat surprising trend.

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, Colonial Surety CompanyServeNow, and Nota.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #323: Hiring a Virtual Assistant, with Paige Atkins

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Operations Director, Paige Atkins, shares her best practices for hiring a virtual assistant.

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 Lawmatics, Postali, ESQ.Marketing,  SweetProcess, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : The Surprising Impact of Low-Impact Auto Claims

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 16:57:33 +0000

Expert Service Provider Dr. Ernest Chiodo discusses the analysis of low-impact automobile accidents and the impact on claims.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #322: Stop Making These Legal Marketing Mistakes, with Delisi Friday

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Legal marketing expert, Delisi Friday, shares her specific do’s and don’ts when it comes to marketing across the legal industry.

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 SweetProcess, TextExpander, Postali, and ESQ.Marketing for sponsoring this episode.

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Robert Half Legal Report : Contract Management: Driving Greater Value Amid Accelerating Compliance, Security and Legal Pressures

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 14:00:00 +0000

Heightened data privacy, security, economic, and legal pressures all serve to underscore why a comprehensive and effective contract management program is essential in today’s business environment. Organizations that fail to regularly evaluate and update contract management platforms and processes expose themselves to a host of operational, legal and financial risks.

In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, is joined by Bernie Donachie, managing director of Protiviti’s supply chain solutions practice, and Frank Serge, managing vice president with Robert Half Legal’s consulting solutions practice, to discuss best practices for contract lifecycle management. They explore why legal and contract teams are increasingly adopting a digitized system; and how other tech advancements, including artificial intelligence applications, help to strengthen contract processes and enable more effective analysis, while minimizing compliance, operational and financial risks. They also offer critical strategies and actions that can help reboot contract management platforms to achieve maximum control, benefits and value.

Robert Half is not a law firm and does not provide legal representation. Robert Half project attorneys do not constitute a law firm among themselves.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Reflections on ABA TECHSHOW 2021

Fri, 26 Mar 2021 17:40:04 +0000

In this new age of all-virtual conferences, there have certainly been a few growing pains throughout the process of moving content online. So, how did TECHSHOW 2021 fare in this new medium? Dennis and Tom share thoughts on their attendee experiences this year, discussing which elements of the conference were highly successful and pointing out a few small quibbles. Later, they introduce a brand-new segment—Hot or Not?—this time, deciding whether online conference breakout rooms are really worthwhile.

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, Colonial Surety Company and Nota.

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The Digital Edge : Clio’s 2021 Legal Trends for Solo Law Firms

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 14:00:00 +0000

For the first time ever, Clio has released a special trends report focused specifically on solo law firms! To talk about how this report came about and the helpful data it has to offer solo attorneys, Sharon Nelson and guest host John Simek welcome Clio’s CEO Jack Newton. Jack shares some of the most surprising insights gleaned from their solo survey, discusses pandemic-era changes in the behaviors of solos and their clients, and gives his take on what solo firms might do to become more agile and improve their revenue.

Jack Newton is CEO and co-founder of Clio.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ScorpionBlackletter PodcastAlert Communications and Nota.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #321: Document Automation Basics, with Zack Glaser

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Marketing & Partnerships Director, Laura Briggs, interviews Lawyerist’s Legal Tech Advisor, Zack Glaser, about all things document automation.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #320: A Labster Call, with Aaron Thomas

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 10:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab coach Stephanie Everett interviews Lab member Aaron Thomas  about their lab journey and what they’re currently dealing with in their small 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!

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : APIs for the Win!

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 18:43:24 +0000

APIs (application programming interfaces) have already changed the world, but lawyers could be using them so much more. Dennis and Tom offer a variety of examples of how APIs improve our daily lives and discuss existing and potential uses in the legal field that promote better lawyering and more access to justice. In their second segment, Dennis and Tom geek out over the idea of mediated reality, which is considered an umbrella for many other prevalent reality concepts.

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, Colonial Surety Company and Nota.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #319: Becoming Undaunted, with Kara Goldin

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 11:30:00 +0000

Author and CEO of Hint Water, Kara Goldin, shares her story and what it means to be undaunted throughout your career.

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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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : How COVID-19 is Changing Business Interruption Claims

Tue, 09 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000

Attorney Michael Troisi from the law firm Rivkin Radler LLP discusses the most recent impact of COVID-19 on business interruption claims and how courts are interpreting the Virus exclusion.

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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Lawyerist Podcast : #318: Unlocking Creativity & Reinvention, with Josh Linkner

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:30:00 +0000

Author and speaker Josh Linkner shares his best practices for unlocking creativity in your work.

Interested in Josh’s new book? Use this link  and type in code ‘lawyerist’ to get free stuff!

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 Clio, Postali, ESQ.Marketing, CosmoLex, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Second Brain Project: Action, Part 1

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:30:00 +0000

Dennis and Tom return to their ongoing personal knowledge management project: the Second Brain. In previous episodes, they discussed the ‘capture’ and ‘organization’ elements of the project, and are now ready to move on to the third pillar—action! They talk through how they hope to put their second brains to use, the challenges they still expect to have to overcome, and how automation will play a key role in making their stored data accessible when needed. In their second segment, they look at trending mice, trackpads, pens and other input devices, including a few of their personal favorites.

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, Colonial Surety Company and Nota.

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The Digital Edge : How to Win Clients Online for Free!

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 15:00:00 +0000

Making smart choices online can help lawyers gain exposure and relationships that connect them with new clients. How? Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway welcome legal marketer Gyi Tsakalakis to discuss his top tips for effective, no-cost online client development. While money certainly can (and sometimes should!) be spent on marketing, Gyi stresses that some of the best ways to gain clients won’t cost you anything but time.

Gyi Tsakalakis is a former lawyer and the founder of AttorneySync, an online legal marketing agency that helps lawyers be where their clients are looking.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ScorpionBlackletter PodcastAlert Communications and Nota.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #317: Leading Remotely, with David Burkus

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 11:30:00 +0000

Author and organizational psychologist David Burkus shares his tips on what it means to lead remotely.

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!

Looking to learn more on how to lead remote teams effectively? Learn more here.

Thanks to Lawyaw, TextExpander, Postali, ESQ.Marketing, and CosmoLex for sponsoring this episode.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #316: Hiring & Firing for Law Firm Growth, with Ryan McKeen

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 11:30:00 +0000

New Lawyerist Lab coach, Ryan McKeen, discusses hiring and firing within 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!

Looking to learn best practices about hiring, firing, and how to manage effective teams? Learn more here.

Thanks to LEXReception, CosmoLex, TextExpander, Postali, and ESQ.Marketing for sponsoring this episode.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : The Latest Trends in Collaboration Technologies

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 17:21:25 +0000

Dennis and Tom have been pushing collaboration tech for, like, ever, but life in the age of COVID-19 finally forced lawyers to get on board. So, where is this tech at now? And, before the profession pats itself on the back too much, are lawyers really doing much more than using Zoom? Dennis and Tom discuss new trends in collaboration tech and offer their take on how lawyers can best explore and utilize these tools to work with clients and colleagues with ease. In their second segment, “Tom’s Rant” returns! Recent controversy surrounding Clubhouse has ticked him off—listen in for his thoughts on the argument.

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, Colonial Surety Company and Nota.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #315: Checking for Partner Alignment in a Small Law Firm, with Stephanie Everett

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 11:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab coach Stephanie Everett and Marketing Director Laura Briggs discuss partner alignment and how to navigate partner conflict within 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!

Looking to tighten up your culture & core values, so your firm can have a unified vision? Build cohesive values here.

Thanks to Spotlight Branding, ESQ.Marketing, CosmoLex, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : Emerging Litigation Trends in Trucking and Transportation

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 16:00:00 +0000

Attorneys Leonard Leicht and Harold Moroknek, both of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, review emerging trends in trucking and transportation cases and how counsel are responding to plaintiffs that employ Reptile Theory strategy.

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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Lawyerist Podcast : #314: Why You Need a Highlight Reel, with Dan Cable

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 11:30:00 +0000

Behavior professor and author Dan Cable talks to us about highlight reels and why you need one in your life. 

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!

Ready to unlock more potential in your business? Learn more about how to sharpen your vision and goals here.

Thanks to Postali, ESQ.Marketing, CosmoLex, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Niche Social Media Platforms — Trend of the Future?

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 15:30:00 +0000

For many, mounting frustrations toward major social media networks have led them to consider quitting altogether. But, where will those who still want to maintain connections go? Dennis and Tom discuss some of the smaller social media platforms that have been growing in popularity and whether they might be well-suited to lawyers. For those seeking more meaningful interactions, better privacy, or perhaps a more focused community, niche social media platforms may be the wave of the future.

In their second segment, they talk through the notion of a “digital reset” to help your online and/or technology experience be more pleasant and productive.

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

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

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #313: Recognizing Bias in Strategic Decisions, with Olivier Sibony

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 11:30:00 +0000

Strategy professor and author Olivier Sibony about learning to recognize biases in your day-to-day decisions.

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!

Ready to put your new skills with strategic decisions to the test? Learn more about your overall law firm strategy here.

Thanks to TextExpander, ESQ.Marketing, Postali, and  CosmoLex for sponsoring this episode.

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The Digital Edge : ABA TECHSHOW 2021 Goes Virtual!

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 18:47:59 +0000

What will an online ABA TECHSHOW look like for attendees? Jim and Sharon welcome this year’s co-chairs, Allan Mackenzie and Roberta Tepper, to hear all about the reinvention of TECHSHOW 2021 in the virtual realm. With a 5-day schedule this year (March 8-12), attendees can look forward to having access to all sessions, a larger speaking faculty than ever before, and a variety of social and networking opportunities. Register now at: https://www.techshow.com/pricing/.

Allan Mackenzie is a veteran of the legal technology world and co-chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2021.

Roberta Tepper is the lawyer assistance programs director at the State Bar of Arizona and co-chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2021.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ScorpionBlackletter PodcastAlert Communications.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #312: Bringing Back Common Sense, with Martin Lindstrom

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 11:30:00 +0000

Author and brand expert, Martin Lindstrom, shares his best tips for helping leaders build a team where common sense is the rule rather than the exception.

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!

Looking for more tips on successfully managing your team? Learn more here.

Thanks to Lawmatics, CosmoLex, TextExpander, ESQ.Marketing, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.

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Law Technology Now : Redefining the Hub

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:00:00 +0000

While legions are hopeful for a return to normalcy as soon as possible, the pandemic's legacy will be felt for decades. The impact is already sure to prompt change from tech adoption to what defines an entity's business hub.

Ralph Baxter, Daniel Rodriguez, and Dan Linna use their final episode as hosts of LTNow to discuss life before and during the pandemic, and what they predict is next in their respective fields of expertise.

Linna references disruptive innovation theorist Clayton Christensen in considering a different way for law firms to think, plan and talk about technology. Instead of choosing between prioritizing disruptive tech vs operational innovation, Linna says firms need to balance both to keep pace with an evolving industry.

Rodriguez reviews the pandemic's impact on law schools, already struggling with decreased enrollment, law school finances, and student debt. He discusses regulation of law schools, the shift to all online early in the pandemic, grading changes, and how remote and hybrid learning is creating opportunities for improving teaching during precious hours in person and via technology while remote.

For law firms, Ralph Baxter expects the pandemic will have game-changing ramifications. Specifically, he believes the disruption shared globally created a gateway for change for an industry on the precipice of progress. Years of talking gave way to sudden action by necessity.

Baxter predicts changes and improvements beyond travel and space, down to the fundamental concept of how the workplace hub is defined. A brick-and-mortar space was the hub of activity pre-pandemic. But the new hub is information and the technology that connects people and processes to that information.

Ralph Baxter served as Chairman & CEO of Orrick for nearly a quarter-century and is a member of Intapp's board of directors.

Daniel W. Linna Jr. has a joint appointment at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and McCormick School of Engineering as the Director of Law and Technology Initiatives and a Senior Lecturer.

Former dean Daniel B. Rodriguez is the Harold Washington Professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Logikcull and Acumass.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Second Brain Project: Organization, Part 2

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 18:02:37 +0000

Dennis and Tom have zeroed in on their top pick for organizing their personal knowledge management project, the Second Brain. Having both come to the conclusion that Notion is the right tool for the job, Dennis and Tom dig into why they like it and how its capabilities effectively serve the needs of the project.

Next, is Dennis a hashtag genius or not? In their second segment, a skeptical Tom grills Dennis on his creative new approach to Twitter hashtags.

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

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

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #311: What You Should’ve Learned in Law School, with Neil Tyra

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 11:30:00 +0000

Practitioner attorney, Neil Tyra, shares all the things they didn’t teach you in law school, and some of the mistakes he made along the way in his own practice that helped him grow.

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!

Looking to tackle this new year with momentum & clear vision? Learn more about your career & personal goals here.

Thanks to Postali, CosmoLex, TextExpander, and  ESQ.Marketing for sponsoring this episode.

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Robert Half Legal Report : What Legal Teams Need to Know about the LIBOR Transition

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0000

After employing the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) as its primary interest rate benchmark for more than 35 years, the financial services industry is preparing for a critical transition. The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority is expected to cease publication of LIBOR by Dec. 31, 2021. This pending action is pushing financial institutions to plan and implement modifications as they phase out LIBOR and shift to an alternative reference rate – with legal teams providing essential guidance and expertise along the way.

In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, is joined by Doug Wilbert, a managing director with Protiviti, to discuss significant legal implications inherent in the benchmark transition. They explore the operational, legal and compliance challenges of replacing LIBOR with an alternative reference rate – and how legal teams are needed to make crucial impact assessments, identify and manage legal and contractual risks, conduct litigation and regulatory reviews, and more.

Robert Half is not a law firm and does not provide legal representation. Robert Half project attorneys do not constitute a law firm among themselves.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : How COVID-19-Related Claims Differ in Canada Versus the US

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0000

Expert Service Provider Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies discusses the impact of COVID-19 and differences in how claims are handled in Canada and the US.

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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Lawyerist Podcast : #310: Better, Faster, Smarter Decision Making, with Annie Duke

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 11:30:00 +0000

Author and decision strategist, Annie Duke, shares how to make your decision making strategy more effective & efficient in your everyday life.

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!

Looking to tackle this new year with momentum & clear vision? Learn more about your career & personal goals here.

Thanks to ESQ.Marketing, Postali, CosmoLex, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Cheers to a New Year! — Dennis & Tom’s 2021 Resolutions

Fri, 01 Jan 2021 12:00:00 +0000

In keeping with their annual tradition, Dennis and Tom share their technology and podcast resolutions to ring in the new year. They take a look back at the resolutions they made for 2020, discussing the progress they made and which goals they met. Then, they look forward to 2021, outlining the importance of making specific, measurable, and achievable goals related to technology and discussing what they hope to accomplish for the podcast this year.

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

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

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #309: Tightening up Your Onboarding Process, with Maryellen Stockton

Thu, 31 Dec 2020 11:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Coach and remote work expert, Maryellen Stockton, shares her tips on how remote companies can successfully onboard new employees.

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!

Looking to onboard new associates successfully, so you can get stellar HR processes in your firm? Learn more here.

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

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The Digital Edge : What’s on the Horizon for Law Firms in 2021?

Thu, 24 Dec 2020 15:00:00 +0000

It might be a risky time to predict the future, but Jim and Sharon have decided to give it a whirl! Based on shifts they’ve seen throughout the legal community during 2020, they offer their thoughts on what lawyers should keep in mind as the new year begins. With topics ranging from the movement away from physical office space to cloud-based lawyering to the rise of ransomware, and more, Jim and Sharon talk about which changes they think will stick and what impacts we may see throughout the profession.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioScorpionBlackletter PodcastAlert Communications.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #308: Redefining HR, with Lars Schmidt

Thu, 24 Dec 2020 11:30:00 +0000

Entrepreneur, speaker, and HR expert Lars Schmidt shows us how we should rethink our perspective on HR.

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!

Looking to nail down your mission, vision, and values, so you can get stellar HR processes in your firm? Learn more here.

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

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Law Technology Now : The Case Against Facebook

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 15:00:00 +0000

Northwestern’s Jim Speta speaks with fellow law professor and host Dan Rodriguez about the suit against Facebook filed by the Federal Trade Commission and 48 state attorneys general.

Speta, an internet law expert and interim dean of the law school, gives an overview of the case, and delves into the history of the FTC and Department of Justice that enables both entities to enforce antitrust laws. Speta and Rodriguez discuss whether the Biden administration will shift gears with the suit and whether breaking up the social media giant would benefit the three billion consumers who use the platform. Speta also shares his take on best possible outcomes and how they would protect consumer data and assure competitors have a fighting chance in the market.

Jim Speta is interim dean and the Elizabeth Froehling Horner Professor of Law at Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Logikcull and Acumass.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Pardon the Interruption: 2020 Edition

Fri, 18 Dec 2020 15:00:00 +0000

The Kennedy-Mighell Report is wrapping up the year in their traditional style! Joined once again by Debbie Foster, Dennis and Tom recap 2020 with “Pardon the Interruption”-style segments, including Toss Up, What’s the Word, and their very own Buzzword Bingo. They exchange views on many of the latest hot topics in legal, hashing out COVID-era changes, rapid tech adoption, access to justice, and much more.

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.

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 and Colonial Surety Company.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #307: Vision & Values: The Foundation of Your Business, with Stephanie Everett

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 11:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab coach Stephanie Everett and Marketing Director Laura Briggs discuss why your clarity, vision, and values are about more than just team building and gushy things.

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

If you’d like to learn more about taking our Lawyerist Lab community and what we do in our program, click here.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #306: Getting to Know & Love Your Numbers, with Bernadette Harris

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

Financial expert and author, Bernadette Harris shares three numbers that you should be paying attention to in your business.

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

If you’d like to learn more about taking hold of your law firm’s finances, budgets, and more, check out our resource page on finances

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

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Will We All Be Video Stars? — Exploring the COVID-Era Video Surge

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 18:26:48 +0000

Throughout the pandemic, online platforms for video have experienced a major uptick in use. From YouTube to TikTok and more, users around the world are creating and consuming video content at a rapid pace. Should lawyers be riding this wave? Dennis and Tom talk about the potential audiences legal professionals could reach, different video formats to consider, and the pros and cons for several of the more popular platforms. In their second segment, they discuss their efforts to do home office updates over the past year and share some of their favorite items for remote work.

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

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

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

 

Show Notes - Kennedy-Mighell Report #275

A Segment: Will We All Be Video Stars?

B Segment: Biggest Changes to our Home Offices

Parting Shots:

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Lawyerist Podcast : #305:How to Create More Fulfillment with Your Work, with Sarah Aviram

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 11:30:00 +0000

Author and thought leader Sarah Aviram talks with us about what it means to feel fulfilled with your work, regardless of your location, company, and personal circumstances.

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

If you’d like to learn more about creating goals that will help with your fulfillment at work, check out our resource page on personal goals.

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

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : Investigating Commercial Vehicle Claims

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 16:00:00 +0000

Adjuster James Barbieri, president and CEO of Claims Advantage Inc. in Georgia, discusses the investigation process involved in commercial vehicle accidents and the potential for fraudulent claims.

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

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Robert Half Legal Report : Legal Teams and COVID-19: Key Strategies for Adapting to a New Business Environment

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 18:25:27 +0000

The legal services sector has seen unprecedented change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This episode of The Robert Half Legal Report examines strategies that law firms and corporate legal departments are using to adjust to the realities of today’s business environment. Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, and Billie Moliere, district president with the company, explore key considerations as legal offices re-open. They explore how the expansion of remote work is reshaping staff management, and how creativity, flexibility, and diversity are playing increasingly critical roles in the workplace. They also discuss emerging legal hiring trends and practice area expertise in demand.

Robert Half is not a law firm and does not provide legal representation. Robert Half project attorneys do not constitute a law firm among themselves.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #304: How to Discover and Lean Into Your Strengths, with Becca Syme

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:30:00 +0000

Author and thought leader Becca Syme talks with us all about what it means to not only discover, but actively lean into your strengths and use them in different areas of your life.

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

If you’d like to learn more about creating goals that align with your personal vision and lifestyle, check out our resource page on personal goals.

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

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The Digital Edge : ‘Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2020

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:00:00 +0000

It’s time for Jim and Sharon’s favorite podcast of the year – Tech Toys for the Holidays! In keeping with tradition, The Digital Edge hosts offer up their favorite practical and not-so practical tech toys, this year with plenty of remote work and COVID-related gift ideas in the mix. Pick up some wishlist inspiration for yourself and your favorite lawyer-nerds – a handy UVC sterilizer, the latest LegalBoard Wireless, ideas for your home workspace, a portable bug zapper (wait, what?), and so much more! Happy Holidays!

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioScorpionBlackletter PodcastAlert Communications.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Second Brain Project: Organization, Part 1

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 15:00:00 +0000

Time to get organized! Dennis and Tom are moving along to the next phase of their Second Brain project—taking their captured data and deciding how to best classify and catalogue it. With easy, effective data access in mind, they talk about their preferred organizational structures, hash out their tendencies toward both apple-pie order and thinly veiled chaos, and examine the tools they think will be most helpful to their unique sensibilities.

In their second segment, they ponder the apparent revival of email newsletters. As many writers have moved toward launching independent, subscription-based newsletters in 2020, this formerly passé medium has suddenly found new popularity. Dennis and Tom discuss the viability of this shift and their thoughts on the pros and cons for this type of content.

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

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

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #303: Humanizing Your Clients, with Crystal Banse

Thu, 19 Nov 2020 11:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab coach Stephanie Everett interviews Lab member Crystal Banse on her trauma journey and how that experience helped tailor her legal approach and humanize her clients in the process.

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

If you’d like to learn more about creating a holistic client experience, check out our resource page on client experience.

Thanks to Quickbooks Online Advanced, TextExpander, LawPay, and Back Office Betties for sponsoring this episode.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #302 Mastering the Art of Negotiation, with Alex Carter

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 11:30:00 +0000

Author & professor Alex Carter talks to us about changing our perspective on what we think negotiation is and how we can build healthy relationships through negotiation.

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

If you’d like to learn more about how to integrate such practices like negotiation into your firm’, check out our resource page on law firm strategy.

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

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : All-In on Virtual Reality: VR Tech & Its Many Potential Applications in the Legal Field

Fri, 06 Nov 2020 19:56:56 +0000

Virtual reality may not immediately strike lawyers as useful to their practice, but a deeper look at this versatile tech reveals a multitude of possibilities for the profession. New VR uses are cropping up all over the legal world, from law students training to litigation applications for more powerful storytelling to simple programs that prep clients for the courtroom. Dennis and Tom talk about their personal experiences with VR tech and discuss its tremendous potential for helping lawyers improve their legal practice.

In their second segment, they give an update on the current state of deepfakes and what is being done to aid in deepfake detection.

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

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

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

Show Notes - Kennedy-Mighell Report #273

A Segment: Dennis and Tom talk about Virtual Reality

B Segment: Update on Deepfakes

Parting Shots:

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Lawyerist Podcast : #301 Strategies for Work Conflicts, with Amy Gallo

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

Thought leader & author Amy Gallo talks to us about dealing with conflict in the workplace and how we can effectively communicate with those who have different perspectives from us.

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

If you’d like to learn more about managing a team and tips on communication, check out our resource page on managing people.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #300 Legal: Past, Present, & Future, with Sam Glover

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:30:00 +0000

For our 300th episode, we are joined by Lawyerist founder, Sam Glover. He shares his thoughts on the current state of the legal world, as well as debuting the project he’s been working on since leaving Lawyerist.

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

If you’d like to learn more about building a law firm strategy that challenges the status quo of the legal industry, check out our resource page on law firm strategy.

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

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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : Imminent Lawless Action

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:23:11 +0000

In 1919, The US Supreme Court in Schenck v. United States established the rule that if words create a "clear and present danger" to incite criminal activity or violence, the government has the right to prevent and punish that speech. For nearly fifty years, through wars and the Red Scare, that rule was applied largely without question. Then, in the 1969 case of Brandenburg v. Ohio, a white supremacist in Ohio, convicted for an inflammatory speech at a Klan rally, challenged his conviction saying it violated his First Amendment rights...and the Court agreed. A new test was born which has lasted for now more than 50 years. But, having been formulated in an era of much more limited media, does it still hold up today?

In this episode of Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast from Popehat.com, host Ken White explores how the First Amendment has handled inflammatory speech, from Schenck to the current Brandenburg standard and all the way up to today. With the help of Professors David Cunningham and Richard Wilson, Ken digs into what makes the “imminent lawless action” test of Brandenburg such an important turning point in First Amendment law but also investigates whether the proliferation of online communication necessitates a renewed look at the standards set out in a “simpler” time.

Professor David Cunningham is professor and Chair of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Professor Richard Wilson is the Gladstein Distinguished Chair of Human Rights and Professor of Law and Anthropology at UConn School of Law.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Microsoft Teams: Tips for Law Firms from Karuana Gatimu

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0000

Many law firms looking for a secure and mobile collaboration platform in the midst of the pandemic have turned to Microsoft Teams, but many lawyers still aren’t aware of the extent of its capabilities. Dennis and Tom welcome Karuana Gatimu to help legal professionals understand how Microsoft Teams can aid both them and their clients in legal matters and how to get the training they need to use it successfully.

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.

Karuana Gatimu is director of the Customer Advocacy Group at Microsoft Teams.

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

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The Digital Edge : Arizona First State to Approve Non-Lawyer Ownership of Law Firms

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 17:51:40 +0000

In hopes of encouraging growth in their legal community in a variety of ways, Arizona has removed barriers preventing lawyers and non-lawyers from sharing fees. To learn more about what this change could mean for the profession as a whole, hosts Sharon and Jim talk with Arizona Vice Chief Justice Ann Timmer about the positive impacts they hope this new reform will bring. Along with hopes of helping law firms improve entrepreneurial success, the main driver behind this reform was to increase access to justice by encouraging creativity and innovation in legal service delivery.

Vice Chief Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer has served on the Arizona Supreme Court since her appointment in 2012.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioScorpionBlackletter PodcastAlert Communications.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : The Impact of Covid-19 on Claims in Brazil

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 16:00:00 +0000

Attorney Marcelo Mansur Haddad from the law firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados addresses the impact of Covid-10 on Brazil's insurance claims.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #299: Attracting Diverse Job Applicants, with Orin Davis

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Self-actualization engineer and avid speaker Dr. Orin Davis discusses how to attract and hire with diversity in mind. 

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

If you’d like to learn more about an inclusive based approach to hiring, check out our resource page on diversity and inclusion.

Thanks to Quickbooks Online, Back Office Betties, TextExpander, and LawPay for sponsoring this episode.

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Law Technology Now : Black Lawyers in Major American Law Firms: How to Make More Progress

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 17:47:09 +0000

Getting a job at a large firm and becoming a partner is vastly different than it was even in the 1990s. Where there once was a school-to-firm process and pipeline, Harvard Law’s David Wilkins tells host Ralph Baxter that hiring is dominated by lateral moves and recruiting of proven talent. Where young associates were given a long lead time to show their potential, metrics begin year one. And where achieving partnership was once akin to achieving tenure for professors, partners now have to prove their worth at every step. The current culture for partners, Wilkins says, is “What have you done for me lately?”

Wilkins, who asked in his writing in 1996 and then in 2016 why there are so few Black lawyers in law firms, and Baxter, former chairman and CEO of Orrick, talk about the lack of substantial progress yet sincere intentions on the part of law firm leaders to achieve diversity.

But both agree that having good intentions isn’t enough.

Wilkins notes he will continue the conversation with his brother, Freshfields Partner Timothy A. Wilkins, during an Oct. 14 webinar, “Race, Sustainability, and Social Justice” hosted by Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession.

Prof. David Wilkins is the faculty director of Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession. 

Special thanks to our sponsors, Logikcull and Acumass.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #298: Find a Way to Get to Yes, with Michael Abrashoff

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Former Navy captain & author Michael Abrashoff shares his best practices on how to take an underperforming team to high achievers.

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

If you’d like to learn more about empowering a team of high achievers, check out our resource page on managing people.

Thanks to Knackly.io, LawPay, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Demand-Side Sales with Bob Moesta — How Quitting Selling Helps You Create a Better Client Experience

Fri, 09 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0000

Ranging from mildly awkward to seriously cringeworthy, the lawyer’s experience of selling legal services to prospective clients is one many wish they could forgo. But, can they? Dennis and Tom hear a resounding yes from Bob Moesta, author of “Demand-Side Sales 101: Stop Selling and Help Your Customers Make Progress.” Bob coaches listeners on how to view sales through the lens of the buyer and help clients make the progress they need in their legal matters.

Bob Moesta is one of the principal architects of the Jobs to be Done theory and founder of The Re-Wired Group.

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

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

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #297: Smart Collaboration & Innovation, with Dr. Heidi K. Gardner 

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Distinguished fellow at Harvard Law & author Dr. Heidi K. Gardner explains what smart collaboration is for small law firms. 

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

If you’d like to learn more about working with the right team, check out our resource page on law firm hiring and staffing. 

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #296: How to Operationalize Culture, with Melissa Daimler

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Operational culture expert Melissa Daimler discusses how to make your organization a great place to work. 

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

If you’d like to learn more about team culture, please read our resource page on law firm culture. 

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

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Law Technology Now : Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for AI?

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000

Research Prof. Maura Grossman has long studied the effectiveness of machine learning and its implications for the delivery of legal services. She learned early on that machines were better than lawyers at many tasks, especially in the ediscovery process. But she recognized right away that to adopt and implement new technologies, lawyers needed to see proof that the new tools worked.

In this episode, host Dan Linna talks to Grossman about what questions lawyers should be asking when evaluating tools purporting to use artificial intelligence to solve problems with legal services delivery.

Grossman tells Linna that until there’s some sort of consumer consortium for AI, something like a Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval or Consumer Reports for algorithms, lawyers will need to be smart about evaluating the tools entering the market.

She and Linna discussed eight questions that should guide a lawyer’s evaluation of AI tools.
Grossman says lawyers should be asking pointed questions about:

  • The problem or pain point the tool is trying to solve
  • How much data cleanup has to happen before the tool can be used
  • What training needs to be done for the tool to be implemented
  • Whether the tool has been validated

On that last point, Grossman says the buyer doesn’t want to be a beta tester for the AI tool.

Professor Maura R. Grossman is a research professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, and principal at Maura Grossman Law.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Logikcull and Acumass.

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The Digital Edge : Supreme Court of Virginia’s Lawyers’ Wellness Initiative: A Rousing Success!

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000

The Virginia Lawyers’ Wellness Initiative is bringing even more resources and educational opportunities to help attorneys prioritize wellbeing. Digital Edge hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway welcome wellness coordinator Margaret Ogden to discuss the history and development of this new initiative and how attorneys can seek assistance, take advantage of CLE opportunities, find resources, and more.

Margaret Ogden is the wellness coordinator at the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioScorpionBlackletter PodcastAlert Communications.

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Robert Half Legal Report : Understanding Recent Updates to the CCPA and EU-US Privacy Shield

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0000

Data privacy remains a critical priority for businesses today. The introduction and enforcement of regulations to protect consumers’ personal data is a trend that shows no sign of abating. And that reality has become a key challenge as organizations seek to maintain compliance amid ever-shifting privacy mandates.

In this episode of the Robert Half Legal Report attorneys Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, and Joel Wuesthoff, a managing director with the company’s consulting solutions practice, discuss significant updates relating to data privacy that could directly impact your business and compliance obligations. They explore recent changes in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), including enforcement actions. They examine the impact of a landmark ruling that invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield, offering approaches to set a new course for EU-US data transfers. And they suggest strategies to help companies ensure ongoing data privacy compliance, including an audit checklist.

Robert Half is not a law firm and does not provide legal representation. Robert Half project attorneys do not constitute a law firm among themselves.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : New Take On an Old Question: Should Lawyers Learn to Code?

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:00:00 +0000

Given the advances in technology over the last few years, the question of whether lawyers should code needs some revision. Today’s movement toward low-code/no-code applications has created new opportunities for those with little to no coding experience, so should lawyers learn to use them? Dennis and Tom unpack this topic with attorneys in mind and offer their take on the benefits and challenges involved in working with low- and no-code applications.

In their second segment, they discuss folding phones and the pros and cons people may ponder before investing in one. As an actual foldable phone owner, Tom gives his perspective on whether this tech is worth the cost.

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

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

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

 

Show Notes:

A Segment: Low Code/No Code

B Segment: Why Would Anyone Want a Foldable Phone?

Parting Shots:

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : Cumis Counsel Selection and Impact on Claims

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 17:17:42 +0000

Attorney Tim Agajanian from the law firm Ropers Majeski discusses the selection of cumis counsel attorneys and how their duties impact claims.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #295: The Future of Jobs, with Jeff Wald

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Author and thought leader Jeff Wald discusses why so much about what you’ve heard about the future of work is wrong and what the data really tells us. 

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

If you’d like to learn more about hiring contractors to grow your law firm, check out our resource page on virtual legal assistants. 

Thanks to Belay, Back Office Betties, TextExpander, and Casetext.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #294: Onboarding New Associates, with Stephanie Everett 

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab coach Stephanie Everett and Marketing Director Laura Briggs discuss how to hire and onboard new associates in your small law firm effectively. 

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

If you’d like to learn more about hiring and onboard new associates, check out our resource page on law firm hiring and staffing. 

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

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Law Technology Now : Model for Change: Utah’s Data-Driven Approach to Closing the Justice Gap

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 23:35:39 +0000

When the Utah Supreme Court started studying the access to justice gap, justices and bar leaders were alarmed to learn that 93% of those using adult courts in the state’s largest jurisdiction were showing up without legal assistance. Let that sink in: 93% were coming to court without a lawyer. It’s a figure host Ralph Baxter’s guests say is common across North America.

With news still fresh of Utah’s groundbreaking order creating a regulatory sandbox to address the crisis involving the delivery of legal services, Baxter discusses the order’s rationale and significance with three key leaders behind Utah’s move: Economics and Law Professor Gillian Hadfield, Utah Justice Deno Himonas, and Utah Bar immediate Past President John Lund.

There’s something wrong when the current legal model serves just ten to fifteen percent of the population, Hadfield tells Baxter. She says Utah’s approach is on solid ground because the bench and bar are cooperating to collect data that will inform its shifting legal regulatory framework.

The four discuss how the model rules of professional conduct, developed for an older and dated model of law practice, are less about ethics and more about controlling business operations. Utah’s sandbox removes many of those barriers while keeping consumers protected.

Hadfield and Lund also note that despite pushback on rule changes -- such as relaxing rules on non-lawyer ownership and creating licensing routes for paraprofessionals -- the remaking of the rules is bound to increase opportunities for lawyers. Finding ways to better serve that 80% to 90% who need but don’t have lawyers will open up the market, they tell Baxter.

Gillian Hadfield is the inaugural Schwartz Reisman Chair in Technology and Society at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

Deno Himonas is a justice of the Utah Supreme Court.

John Lund is a Salt Lake City lawyer and immediate past president of the Utah Bar.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Logikcull and Acumass.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Community Building: How Collaboration Can Help Lawyers Carry the Profession Forward

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 14:00:00 +0000

The new environment brought about by COVID-19 has spurred change in nearly all aspects of our lives, and the practice of law is transforming rapidly as a result. While many of these changes are moving the legal profession in a positive direction, there are still many areas of marked uncertainty. Dennis and Tom welcome Gina Bianchini to discuss how this unique moment in history is the perfect time to build collaborative online communities to reinvent what it means to successfully practice law in our changed world.

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.

Gina Bianchini is the Founder & CEO of Mighty Networks and an expert on network effects.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #293: Futurism & Law Firms, with Tom Cheesewright 

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

Futuristic & author Tom Cheesewright discusses changes in technology that will impact all businesses and what that might look like for legal. 

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

If you’d like to learn more about adaptable client service and experience strategies, check out our resource page on law firm client experience. 

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

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Law Technology Now : Pros & Cons: Data Privacy’s Role in Advancing Legal Tech

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 16:33:16 +0000

Legal tech in the U.S. is pressing forward with data privacy playing catch up. In Europe, the trend is largely reversed. Host Dan Rodriguez and his guest, German lawyer and consultant Markus Hartung, talk through each approach’s pros and cons and address legal innovation’s status on both sides of the Atlantic.

Hartung explains how, with good reason, Europeans are skeptical of embracing big data even with the promise of greater efficiency and modernization. At the same time, he says, there is too much confusion over the role of technology and the threat of technology. Notably, Hartung asserts that the impact of artificial intelligence is wholly overstated. “We look at software and AI in a completely irrational manner,” he says.

German lawyer Markus Hartung is an advisor with the consultancy The Law Firm Companion.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Logikcull and Acumass.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #292: A Mastermind Strategy Call, with Stephanie Everett 

Thu, 03 Sep 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab coach Stephanie Everett guides Lab members through strategic discussions around some of their most pressing concerns facing small firms today. 

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

If you’d like to take your law firm to the next level, check out our resource page on law firm coaching. 

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

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Second Brain Project: Capture, Part 2

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 15:57:49 +0000

The Second Brain continues to come to life! With ease and simplicity in mind, Dennis and Tom discuss the content capture tools they are considering as they move forward with the project. They hash out their vetting processes for these tools and share which apps’ capabilities have impressed them thus far. In their second segment, they discuss the current buzz surrounding GPT-3 in the AI sphere.

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

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

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

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The Digital Edge : COVID-19 is Brutal to Young Lawyers

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0000

Young lawyers have been experiencing more professional hardship than senior lawyers during the pandemic. With a hard-hit economy, a halt on many networking opportunities, and fewer new jobs available, the outlook is uncertain for recent graduates attempting to get their careers off the ground. Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson discuss these issues and more with young lawyer Graham Bryant. Graham outlines the unique stressors faced by young lawyers, shares coping strategies and resources, and offers his thoughts on what the profession will look like post-COVID.

Graham K. Bryant is a frequent writer and presenter on the technological, legal, and social trends affecting the legal profession in the twenty-first century.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioScorpionBlackletter PodcastAlert Communications.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #291: Managing Stress & Avoiding Burnout, with Emily Nagoski

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Author, speaker, and Ph.D Emily Nagoski discusses how to handle stress and break the burnout cycle in your personal and professional life. 

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

If you’d like to learn more about how to address and reduce stress, check out our resource page on lawyer mental health. 

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #290: Legal Industry Issues in 2020, with Patricia Refo 

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:30:00 +0000

ABA President Patricia Refo discusses some of the most pressing questions and issues for the legal industry in 2020 and beyond. 

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

If you’d like to learn more about how to align your law firm with current challenges, check out our resource page on law firm strategy. 

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

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Law Technology Now : Hotshot: 21st Century Training for New Lawyers and Law Students

Wed, 19 Aug 2020 20:05:58 +0000

From early on, host Ralph Baxter knew co-founders Ian Nelson and Chris Wedgeworth were onto something when they developed a legal training model with proven educational techniques pioneered by Coursera, Khan Academy, and Duolingo.

In this episode, Baxter talks to Nelson about the development of Hotshot and its practical uses by law schools and law firms. Since its early pilots more than eight years ago, Hotshot has developed a library of 200 topics in corporate practice and business acumen.

Hotshot hires experienced lawyers to develop the substantive content for training and hires professional actors for the video presentations, which are generally delivered in short, easily digestible segments.

Guest Sara Dana shares the perspective of Harvard Law, which gave early feedback about the product and has used Hotshot to provide students added learning resources since 2017.

Morrison Foerster partner Rick Jenney shows how his firm has used Hotshot to train new lawyers and boost training resources for junior attorneys. Especially valuable is the ability to use the on-demand library to flip the classroom. Before a firm-led training, lawyers get video homework so everyone is on the same page. Jenney says this approach has improved in-firm training.

Similarly, Dana notes that the students using Hotshot are familiar with video tutorials and have embraced the product because, like so much of what makes on-demand culture popular, “It’s really well done; it’s exactly what they need; they can access it when they need it.”

Ian Nelson is co-founder of Hotshot.

Sara Dana is the communication director for career services at Harvard Law School.

Rick Jenney is a partner at Morrison and Foerster.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Logikcull and Acumass.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Lifelong Learning: Building Your Firm’s Skills for the Future

Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:33:43 +0000

Learning has changed dramatically in recent years, but many law firms continue to use antiquated professional development tactics that lack real impact for learners. Dennis & Tom talk with Kelly Palmer about how she helps professionals broaden their definition of learning to develop meaningful pathways for building skills. She discusses her book, “The Expertise Economy: How the Smartest Companies Use Learning to Engage, Compete, and Succeed,” and shares an outline of the four stages essential to creating a culture of continuous learning.

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.

Kelly Palmer is chief learning officer at Degreed.

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

 

Show Notes - Kennedy-Mighell Report #267

A and B Segments: Interview with Kelly Palmer

Parting Shots:

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Lawyerist Podcast : #289: Leadership Motives, with Pat Lencioni

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Business author and consultant Pat Lencioni discusses what it really means to be a leader.

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

If you’d like to learn more about how to show up consistently and effectively as the leader of your team, check out our resource page on law firm culture & core values. 

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #288: Lawyering & Maternity Leave, with Iffy Ibekwe 

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:30:00 +0000

Lawyerist Lab member Iffy Ibekwe discusses how she prepared for and managed life with her team, law firm, and new baby during maternity leave. 

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

If you’d like to learn more about making room for family and business, check out our resource page on law firm work-life balance. 

Thanks to Law.Bot, Casetext, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander, for sponsoring this episode!

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Law Technology Now : The Spanish Flu to Covid-19: How this Pandemic is Pushing Courts to Modernize

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 21:33:40 +0000

Even before the global pandemic, Michigan courts were moving more quickly than many others to modernize. Michigan Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack talks with host Dan Linna about accelerating the state’s plans to offer online hearings, online dispute resolution, and to continue efforts to establish e-filing statewide.

Not everything is going smoothly, but McCormack notes some judges are almost current on their dockets. And importantly, she believes that many temporary quick fixes will lead to permanent changes that improve access to justice statewide and increase public trust in the judicial branch.

Bridget Mary McCormack was named chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court in January 2019.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Logikcull and Acumass.

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : "Reverse Reptile:" How Defense Counsel Are Turning the Tables 

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 18:28:49 +0000

Dr. Bill Kanasky from expert service provider Courtroom Sciences, Inc. in Irving, Texas discusses the Reptile Theory and how defense counsel might best deploy the reverse reptile.
 
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 Kennedy-Mighell Report : Smart Collaboration with Dr. Heidi Gardner

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 15:00:00 +0000

Collaboration has become essential in today’s complex world, and research-based strategies can help you do it better! Dennis & Tom welcome Dr. Heidi Gardner to discuss her practical experience and academic research on collaboration and how lawyers can benefit from her insights into the legal profession by becoming a more effective team.

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.

Heidi K. Gardner, PhD, is a Distinguished Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School.

A and B Segments: Interview with Heidi Gardner

Parting Shots:

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #287: Managing Passion for Peak Performance, with Brad Stulberg

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

Author and peak performance expert Brad Stulberg talks through why you might have been thinking about passion all wrong and what to do instead. 

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

If you’d like to learn more about defining your personal career goals, check out our resource page on lawyer personal and career goals. 

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

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The Digital Edge : Best Practices for Audio and Video Evidence: Avoid Mistakes in Court!

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 16:32:44 +0000

Attorneys have to be thorough in their preparations for court, but in David Notowitz’s experience, audio and video evidence is often inadequately presented. Digital Edge hosts Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson talk with David about common mistakes lawyers make and his recommendations for effective, polished audio/visual presentations.

David Notowitz is the founder and lead forensic expert at the National Center for Audio and Video Forensics.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioScorpionBlackletter PodcastAlert Communications.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #286: Finding and Using the Right Legal Tech, with Zack Glaser 

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

Lawyerist Legal Tech Advisor Zack Glaser discusses how to determine the right tech for your small law firm, trends in legal technology, and common mistakes you can avoid when outfitting 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!

If you’d like to learn more buying the right legal tech, check out our resource page on law firm technology. 

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

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Law Technology Now : Complex and Significant Matters in the Legal Profession

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 15:00:00 +0000

Host Dan Rodriguez welcomes Jeff Kelly to discuss his experience with complex litigation and why he chose it as his professional focus. Jeff explains how his practice has been impacted by COVID-19 and what skills he’s refined and utilized to resolve problems arising from this pandemic. He also shares ways he leverages all 24 hours in his day in order to catch up to his more senior colleagues as well as finding and leveraging legal technology to improve his practice. Additionally, hear what it’s like for Jeff to be working as the chair of a law reform commission in North Carolina and what he’s been working on.

Jeff Kelly is a complex litigation attorney at Shanahan Law Group, PLLC.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Logikcull and Acumass.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Second Brain Project: Capture, Part 1

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 18:27:26 +0000

Dennis and Tom are hard at work on the first step in their Second Brain project—developing methods of capturing information. They share their approaches to identifying valuable content and consider possibilities for workflows and automation. In their second segment, they discuss whether they believe the notion that older generations of lawyers are better at cyber security than young lawyers.

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

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

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #285: From Career Plateaus to Pivots, with Jenny Blake

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

Author Jenny Blake explains how to know it’s time to make a change in your professional life and how to start pivoting towards your next chapter. 

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

If you’d like to learn more about connecting your goals and culture at your law firm, check out our resource page on law firm mission, vision, and values

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

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Best's Insurance Law Podcast : Claims Impact of Michigan No-Fault Law Reformation

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 16:54:06 +0000

Larry Norman, president and executive general adjuster of L.W. Norman & Associates in Michigan discusses recent changes to the Michigan no-fault insurance law and impact on claims.

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #284: How to Start Your Own Law Firm

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

Lawyerist Lab coach Stephanie Everett discusses how to start your own law firm when you’re transitioning from law school or another firm.

If you’re looking for more information about how to begin a solo or small law firm, check out our resource page on starting a law 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 Casetext, Back Office Betties, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.

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Law Technology Now : Reinventing Law

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:00:00 +0000

Law Technology Now welcomes Gillian Hadfield to the show to talk with host Ralph Baxter about the idea of reinventing the law. She starts off by explaining how she became interested in changing the way law works through personal experience and then touches on access to our justice system and how it doesn’t give the ordinary person the legal resources they need. Gillian discusses how reinventing the law will necessitate thinking big, embracing diversity, and being responsive to feedback, not to mention the considerable financial investment needed to implement new solutions. She also explains why the legal industry lacks innovation and what we should do to help expand our knowledge.

Gillian Hadfield is the inaugural Schwartz Reisman Chair in Technology and Society, Professor of Law, and Professor of Strategic Management.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Logikcull and Acumass.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Digital Edge : A Legal Podcast About Legal Podcasting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Show Notes - Kennedy-Mighell Report #263

A Segment: First Steps Toward a Second Brain

B Segment: Security Theater

Parting Shots:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 20:07:11 +0000

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, HeadnoteLogikcull and Acumass.

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

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

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

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

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Moving from Idea to Action

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Catherine Krow is the founder of Digitory Legal.

 

Thanks to Acumass for sponsoring this episode.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Digital Edge : Professor Richard Susskind Discusses Online Courts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Law Technology Now : Smart Collaboration in the Time of COVID

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote and Logikcull.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Show Notes - Kennedy-Mighell Report #260

A Segment: Setting Up Your At-Home Recording Studio

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

Parting Shots:

Room Rater https://twitter.com/ratemyskyperoom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote and Logikcull.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Law Technology Now : Leading and Managing Through the Coronavirus Crisis

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

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

Mitch Zuklie is the chairman and CEO of Orrick.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Headnote and Logikcull.

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tue, 19 Oct 2021 17:18:26 -0500

How to Handle Your Property Management? One of the important issues in your life will be handling your property in an efficient manner. Whether you are a landlord who is looking to rent your house or whether you are a potential tenant looking for a house, then you may have heard many horror stories from both sides of the aisle.

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What Is a Subpoena?

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 10:36:18 -0500

If you're considering litigation after sustaining an injury, you may have made mention of a subpoena. The short definition of a subpoena is that it's an official request by an officer of the court (such as a personal injury lawyer) for documents or for someone to appear in court. It is legally binding and will be upheld by the court.

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Dealing With Restraining Orders

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 07:39:57 -0500

Many people don't realize just how many people are out there that are quite dangerous because of different situations. It can be especially complex if you're dealing with a former spouse or lover. Do you know what needs to happen in order to make sure that you can get a restraining order in Fresno CA to keep yourself safe in those situations?

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What Are the Different Services Provided by Estate Planning Lawyers?

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 17:00:26 -0500

Because life can be quite unpredictable, the earlier you begin planning, the more likely it is that the outcome will be favorable in the majority of cases. It is the most important thing you can do for yourself and your family to start putting a plan in place as soon as possible. However, even though it is reassuring to believe they will, unfortunately, numerous disagreements over money are commonplace in today's world.

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What Are the Benefits of Hiring Car Accident Lawyers?

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 17:00:21 -0500

An automobile accident may be stressful, particularly when someone is being treated for injury caused by the collision. Consulting an experienced vehicle accident lawyer can help fight the most serious issues, aid in getting the money deserved for medical expenses, missed earnings, and suffering and agony. An advocate can examine the situation, acquire evidence to back up the claims, help throughout the court processes, and work to secure the money deserved.

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Tips To Choose The Best Law Firm SEO Agency

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 08:43:42 -0500

In this age of the internet and technology, no one anymore turns the newspaper pages or checks the yellow pages to find law firms' contact information. Now, everything is digitalized, even the advertisement of firms. But to be visible on the search page when an individual searches "law firms.

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Why You Should Be Hiring a Property Lawyer in Brisbane Right Now

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 08:04:25 -0500

If you are an owner of a property or manage rental properties, there always come the moment when you need the help of an expert. But unfortunately, not everyone has a lawyer on retainer to give them the right advice that might lead to profit or get you out of a sensitive situation with a tenant. You must know that being a landlord is just like running a business.

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The Family Lawyers in Sedgwick County Can Help With All Varieties of Divorce Matters

Fri, 28 May 2021 18:38:57 -0500

Divorce matters can be challenging and emotional for the parties going through it. There are various kinds of ways in which parties can resolve their divorce.

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Investigation Discovery

Fri, 28 May 2021 18:37:01 -0500

Historically, all crimes devolved either from a trespass against a person's properly. Investigation involves the investigation of violations of law. The particular crime investigated will do a large degree, dictate, and the course that an investigation will follow. Evidences may be factual or based upon factual ground. Opinion evidence is admissible, so long as the witness offering such evidence that satisfy court that he or she qualifies as an expert on a specific matter. Crimes are confrontational and discovery in nature, when a crime that comes in attention. The investigation agencies made possible efforts to resolve such situations. Many are working for that and succeeding. In private investigation one of the firms which are known for investigation is Danny Boice "Trustify". It works as private investigation company, and working on different modes of investigation. Danny Boice is working on all types of investigation that can be held in one Investigation Company. The sort of investigations that held in Danny Boice company are as follows.

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5 Reasons to Consider a Prenuptial Agreement

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 15:52:50 -0500

Marriage is meant to be a lifetime commitment. However, divorces do happen since no one can really predict their significant other's or their own actions in the upcoming months, years and decades following their wedding. This is precisely why more people are considering the merits of prenuptial agreements.

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What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Private Detective Agency?

Tue, 09 Mar 2021 16:50:51 -0600

Today, people hire the services of private detectives in order to do a background search, surveillance, and pre-matrimonial investigation, to name a few. In some countries, such as India, the crime rate is on the rise. Therefore, it makes sense to hire a private detective agency to perform background research.

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Look for These 5 Traits When Hiring an Advocate for the First Time

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 08:21:43 -0600

People hire the services of competent advocates when they are involved in a lawsuit. It's not a good idea to hire an ordinary lawyer if you want to strengthen your case. So, before you go ahead and sign the agreement, make sure you consider 5 qualities of good advocates. Given below is the description of these attributes. Read on to find out more.

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Hiring a DRT Lawyer Will Be Easier by Following These 5 Tips

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 08:21:38 -0600

Today, many businesses offer cash and credit deals, which is why they have to follow their debtors from time to time. In most cases, they can easily get their invoices cleared. But sometimes, the matter is taken to the court of law. In this case, hiring the services of a good DRT lawyer becomes essential. In this article, you will find some tips to choose the best DRT lawyer. Read on to find out more.

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When and Why You Need to Hire an IRS Tax Relief Attorney

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 15:49:18 -0600

When you got out of bed this morning, you probably were not expecting to be looking for a tax relief attorney. The most common reason one might seek a tax relief attorney is receiving a letter from the IRS for back taxes dues or getting an audit. The audit can be a result of one or several of your past tax returns. In either situation, you should seek the services of a reputable IRS tax relief attorney.

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Important Factors That Can Help You Choose a Good Lawyer

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 07:43:52 -0600

If you have never worked with a lawyer, you may find it difficult to hire one. But the first thing you need to do is your homework. For instance, if you want to handle a real estate transaction, handle a family law issues, or set up a business, you will need a good lawyer.

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5 Things To Consider When Looking for A Good Law Firm

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 07:43:47 -0600

If you are trying to deal with a legal crisis, you can find a good lawyer to work with. They can be of great help to you during this difficult time. The role of a legal expert is to safeguard your properties and help you handle emotional matters.

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9 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring an Attorney

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 07:43:42 -0600

Hiring a lawyer is a decision that you should stake after a lot of homework. After all, you don't want up end complaining about the behavior of your attorney. You can avoid these issues if you don't make some common mistakes when hiring an attorney.

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5 Reasons to Hire the Services of a Good Advocate

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 07:43:27 -0600

Although you don't need an advocate for all types of legal matters, you do need one to deal with legal disputes. After all, you don't want to take the risk of dealing with important matters without consulting a good advocate. A good professional is expensive but can help you deal with the difficult situation like a DUI violation, lost job or bad divorce, to name a few.

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6 Qualities to Look for When Hiring an Advocate for the First Time

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 10:38:13 -0600

If you are looking for a legal professional who can speak in favor of you to handle your case, you can hire a good advocate. Before you hire one, make sure you consider a few good qualities as well. In this article, we are going to share with you 7 of these qualities. Read on.

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5 Tips to Help You Hire a DRT Lawyer

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 10:38:08 -0600

If you manage a business that sells goods or services both on cash and credit, you may have to chase unpaid invoices. Although you may recover your money in most cases, you may have to get professional help from time to time. In this case, you may hire the services of a DRT lawyer. If you want to hire one, we suggest that you follow the tips given in this article.

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5 Advantages of Hiring an Experienced Arbitrator

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 10:38:03 -0600

Arbitration happens outside the court of law unlike litigation aka the conventional resolution process that takes place in the courtroom. This process happens under an arbitrator instead of a judge. Arbitration is relatively less expensive compared to litigation. However, the cost depends on the lawyer hired for this purpose. In this article, we are going to take a look at the 5 advantages of hiring an arbitrator. Read on to find out more.

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5 Questions That You Must Ask When Hiring a Civil Lawyer

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 10:35:27 -0600

A civil lawyer is a professional who can help you file or deal with a lawsuit. Since this process is quite stressful, it's better to get help from a legal professional. In this article, we are going to talk about 5 questions that you should ask when hiring a good civil lawyer. Read on to find out more.

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A Personal Injury Lawyer Explains How to Get the Most From an Initial Meeting

Mon, 28 Dec 2020 17:31:52 -0600

This article explains what to expect at an initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer. Make the most of your time with a lawyer by preparing in advance with the information you need to provide and the questions you need to ask.

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Your Accident Case Can Be Wrecked If You Rush

Mon, 28 Dec 2020 17:31:42 -0600

If You Settle Too Quickly, You may Regret It. We often get calls from clients or other people handling their own claims who are very eager to resolve their personal injury accident claim to obtain a quick cash settlement. There are times when our advice is to encourage them to hang on..

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Essential Qualities of an Houston Personal Injury Lawyers

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:19:57 -0600

An attorney, or a lawyer, is a paid professional that you trust to represent you in court for whatever your legal needs may be. As with any profession, there are some qualities these individuals must possess in order to truly excel in this job. We're diving into the top 5 essential qualities of an attorney right here.

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What Every Lawyer Should Know About Pro Bono Work

Fri, 13 Nov 2020 11:38:58 -0600

There is no denying that lawyers play a very important role in global development. Just like every public-spirited people from every profession seek to contribute to the developmental cause, our knowledge as lawyers and our problem-solving ability can greatly contribute to the wide-ranging skills needed to promote development worldwide. This work focuses on how lawyer's dedication to pro bono legal services can help in community development.

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The 3 Pillars of Justice

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 11:20:08 -0600

While international humanitarian law only applies in times of armed conflict, human rights law applies at all times; in times of peace and in times of armed conflict. The concurrent application of these two bodies of law has been expressly recognized by various international tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, the UN Human Rights Committee, the European Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and, of course, numerous national courts.

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Immigration Lawyer

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 11:18:17 -0600

Having a qualified immigration attorney to protect you is becoming more critical. Each day, politicians and news media are spotlighting immigration issues. The debate surrounding the Deferred Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the fate of DREAMers continues.

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Legal Outsourcing

Mon, 02 Nov 2020 09:03:17 -0600

Legal Outsourcing has been there for quite some time now and is here to stay till the time law firms and the legal department of corporate companies are willing to stay competitive. By outsourcing, you save more than 50% of the operational costs, with no compromise on quality what so ever.

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Tips to Work With a Probate Attorney

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:34:45 -0500

Have you found a probate attorney to resolve your provide case? If so, you should work with him throughout the process. Even if you have worked with an attorney before, you will come to know that working with the probate attorney is somewhat different.

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4 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Probate Lawyer

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:34:40 -0500

For any executive, going through the probate process is quite time-consuming and complicated. If you are the in-charge of fulfilling the last wish of the deceased, you may be looking for ways to make sure that the assets are calculated, liabilities are settled, and the rest of the property is distributed among the beneficiaries. The entire process can take a few months or a few years.

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5 Benefits of Working With a Probate Attorney

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:34:30 -0500

After the death of a loved one, the sense of loss can be quite overwhelming for you. You need plenty of time to heal, which is why you have to step back from your routine responsibilities. The situation demands that you spend more time with your family and friends.

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5 Things to Consider Before You Hire A Probate Attorney

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:34:19 -0500

If you are looking for a probate attorney, chances are there that you are dealing with changes after the death of a loved one. Hiring this type of professional can help you avoid a lot of issues related to probating a will. Apart from this, it can also give your family a sense of peace during this difficult time.

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Factors to Determine Before Choosing Sexual Harassment Attorneys

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 14:38:35 -0500

In the legal version, sexual harassment refers to any kind of unwelcome sexual advances verbally, physically, or through various means like phones, email, SMS, or such behaviors in a workplace or any other setting that typically creates a scary, unfriendly, and offensive working environment especially for the victim. Recent studies show that a whopping 52% of women and 33% of men come across some form of sexual harassment in the workplace in their lifetime. Fortunately, both federal and state laws have been empowered strictly to protect workers from sexual harassment and discrimination, found widespread in...

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The Upcoming Presidential Election: The Procedure To Elect The President Of The US

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:35:04 -0500

The upcoming United States presidential election is set for 3rd November 2020. This year will mark the 59th quadrennial presidential election. People of the United States will vote for their desired presidential electors on Election Day. On December 14, 2020, these electors will vote for a new President and Vice President. Alternatively, they can re-elect the holder of the office Donald Trump and Mike Pence.

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How to Begin the Adoption Process

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 08:27:19 -0500

When you want to expand your family, you're going to have to navigate some channels if you plan on adopting. Some adoptions can be simple and take less time to complete while others can take years and be a bit more complicated. Overall, though, the process is typically not as frustrating, time-consuming, or costly as many people expect.

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Black Lives Matter

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

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

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Hatred Remarks by Channel S Presenter, Apology and Social Implications

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

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

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Impaired Driving: How Big Is the Problem?

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

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

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Appeal Your Judgment With An Appellate Attorney

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

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

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How Do Bail Bonds Work?

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

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

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American Justice System Is Flawed

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

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

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LSAT Tips That You Should Know

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

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

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Implementation of Foreign Arbitral Awards in UAE

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

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

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Guide in Commercial Dispute Resolution

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

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

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Three Tips for Surviving Your Deposition

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

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

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What Really Are Human Rights?

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

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

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How to Choose the Right Law School in the US

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

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

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What Are The Pros and Cons of Government Surveillance?

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

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

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Does the FBI Use Drones & Helicopters for Aerial Suveillance?

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

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

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

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

Do you suspect the FBI is spying on you? Have you noticed a van parking for lengthy periods around your neighborhood?

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Facts Every Lawyer Should Know About Hispanic Marketing

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:52:53 -0500

Hispanics remain one of the fastest growing segments of the population. As a result, Latino communities across the United States have a rising need for legal representation. Are you doing enough to effectively market your law firm to the Hispanic community?

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Why to Get a PF Registration Done - The Benefits of a Provident Fund

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:55:27 -0500

There are several ways an individual can save for the future, but the Employee Provident Fund is one of the easiest and safest option. The write-up aims to elaborate a few primary paybacks of registering for Provident Fund. It explains who PF can be utilised in case of emergency or life in general.

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The GST Bill and the GST Return - The Eight Pros and Cons of It

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:03:16 -0500

India recently switched to a single Goods and Service Tax also known as GST. In this writeup, a brief introduction to the tax is given. It is followed by the benefits it affords consumers and business. In conclusion, the obstacles the tax creates are also listed.

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Udyog Aadhar Registration - Answering What, Who, How and Why of It

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:48:27 -0500

The Government of India supports and aids medium, small and micro enterprises. To get that help, a business has to register under Udyog Aadhar. This article explains what it is and who can register for it. It then talks about the process of registration and the benefits that can be availed after it.

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Professional Tax Registration - The Benefits of Hiring Experts to Do It

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 10:11:01 -0500

The writeup explains, in brief, what is the professional tax. It then clarifies in which states is it levied, how the tax is paid and who is responsible for paying it. In conclusion, the benefits of employing a service provider for registering for professional tax payment are elucidated extensively.

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Selecting the Business Structure and the Process of Company Registration in India

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 08:08:26 -0500

The article explains the necessity of picking a company structure before registering it in India. It elucidates the types of constitutions a business can form and the importance of it. Followed by it, is an essential guide that helps new owners decide the structure of their ventures. Finally, described is the process of company registrations.

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Everything You Need to Know Before You Fill an NGO Online Registration Form

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:30:36 -0500

Starting an NGO is admirable work, but it comes with its responsibility. This article aims to provide all the information a person may need before registering an NGO. Starting from what an NGO is and ending with how to get the organisation registered, it explains every step of the way. The writeup even tackles the methods of finding financial support for the agency.

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Simplifying the Process of Name Change on a Birth Certificate for Children and Adults

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:52:53 -0500

A birth certificate is a notable document that needs to be unconditionally correct. There is no scope for error in it. The article helps simplify the process of correcting any mistake that may have occurred in the certificate. It also explains how a person can get the name changed on a birth certificate.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Safeguard Yourself Against Burnout

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:33:07 -0500

Being a legal assistant is a high stress position. We are the last step in a long line of steps that ensures pleadings and documents get filed and out on time to whomever they need to go. Everyone wants everything done yesterday, even if they only got their part of it to you ten minutes ago. It's commonplace for us to take on all responsibility for a project and get it done in an unreasonably short amount of time. We, simply, are magicians; however, it sometimes comes at a steep cost.

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Deposition FAQs, Tips and Tricks

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:39:36 -0500

You have been called upon to give sworn testimony via deposition. Thorough preparation on your part is essential. Following are answers to frequently asked questions along with some tips and tricks to make your deposition go smoothly.

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6 Qualities to Expect From a Good Solicitor

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:38:48 -0500

A successful solicitor must posses the right skills to match their particular area of law. Many of these skills will be developed over time, but it is also necessary to hold the right professional qualifications to enter this career path.

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Off-Body Carry: The Complete Guide [2018]

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:12:05 -0500

Carrying your pistol or revolver off your body in a concealed carry bag, or in any purse, fanny pack, backpack, concealed carry day planner, messenger bag or sling bag that places it away from your body may be a problem and a risk for some, but is a common style of carrying your firearm. This article will help you understand the pros of this style of carry and guide you between belt pouches, shoulder bags and purses for women.

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BigLaw And Millennials: Peas In A Pod

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:07:42 -0500

Almost every day, we see yet another article on millennials; they are examined, poked, and prodded to determine just exactly what they are and why they are not like the rest of us. I would argue to the contrary. They are just like the rest of us - only better.

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How to Get Access to the Public Records With Ease

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 20:36:42 -0500

In the United States of America, public records refer to the records that the government collected and archived. And these records are available for the common people to access for free. In simple terms, these records consist of country, state or federal info on a public domain. Anyone who has access to the internet can check out these records. Let's find out how you can find these public records with ease.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Do Know What We Know

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:02:40 -0500

One of the readers of my previous article commented: "While I don't know everything, I do know what I know." Despite my admission that legal assistants don't know everything related to law, there are circumstances in which we do know everything. Legal assistants are the detailers of the legal profession. We make the attorney's vision of their solution to a client's problem come to fruition. We get 'er done.

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The Thin Line Between Morality & Law

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:09:09 -0500

If one eats meat, in a place where majority abstain from taking it, would that person be liable to punishment? What if one takes part in a protest for more Democratic space, which has been proscribed by the Government, is that person justified in his/her cause? Are the police justified to kill in the commission of crime so as to protect innocent lives, with many viewing taking of another life no matter the situation as wrong?

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Don't Know It All

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:25:35 -0500

I work in a small general practice law firm. Despite that description, I am not familiar with every area of law. There are dozens of areas of law, some broad in scope and others very specific. Some law firms opt to practice in limited areas of law while others, like the one I work in, practice in several areas of law. There are benefits and drawbacks to each law firm model; however, I prefer working in general practice firms because they provide diversity each day. Forrest Gump famously said, "... life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." The same is true with general practice law firms.

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'DAYA-MARAN' (Euthanasia) AND 'ICHCHHA-MARAN' (Willfully Embracing a Dignified Death)

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:39:58 -0500

'Euthanasia' has been under great discussion recently, as the Govt. of India is planning to bring out a Law on this subject. Very recently, in March 2018, the Supreme Court of India rendered a very important decision on this issue. * This article, of 2016, discusses issues related with 'Euthanasia' as well as 'Willfully embracing an Honourable Death'; & talks about what is the position in Law (In India) & what it should be legally & morally. The basic principle discussed will be applicable everywhere in the World, as the Laws may differ from Country to country, but the issues related with Morality are the same everywhere

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Does My Dog Have Rights? Why Do Courts Value Pets As Property?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:12:03 -0500

We love our pets. They feel like part of the family, and Americans spend billions of dollars on them yearly - specifically $61 billion. With so much love for our furry friends, why do our courts still value pets as simple property?

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Why You Should Have a Corporate Lawyer on Staff

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:25:57 -0500

Corporations and small businesses are sites of expertise in their own industries. Business executives are highly specialized professionals whose primary focus is on the efficient and profitable management of their businesses.

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Tips For Lemon Car Cases

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:22:52 -0500

When a car fails to meets its warranty parameters and either does not function or poses a serious safety problem, we usually deal with what's called a "lemon". Being the unlucky owner of a lemon is certainly a pill hard to swallow. Luckily, each state has specially designed consumer laws. Ask the local DMV about lemon laws in your state. You surely want to get your money back or to have it replaced with a fully functional one. Check the following tips for lemon car cases:

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Legal Assistant's Corner: I Really Do (Mostly) Love My Job

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:49:02 -0500

Legal assistants are notoriously stressed out and we sometimes focus too much on the negative things that rear their head throughout each day - and negative things do happen every day. On the flip side, the majority of us absolutely love what we do and have no desire to do anything else professionally.

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How Inheritance Funding Works

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:05:23 -0500

The passing of a beloved person is always a sad moment. Some of us cope better with this new reality. Things get really complicated when that person was an important source of income for the family. Furthermore, deciding what will happen with the remaining belongings is usually a legal matter. The entire process of distributing the goods to the rightful inheritors is called a probate and it can take even years before things get sorted out. Of course, not all of us can afford waiting several years. If you need urgent money, you can always get advance inheritance funding from advance inheritance loan companies.

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Tips to Hire a Private Investigator

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:38 -0500

If you need to hire a private detective to spy on your cheating spouse or some other family member who you are responsible for, make sure you consider the tips given below. License It's very important to opt for a licensed detective. In fact, hiring an unlicensed one may lead to a negative outcome.

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What To Do After Buying A Lemon Car

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:00 -0500

For many, buying a car is a major investment. Unfortunately, not everything planned goes well. There are many hidden lemons, waiting for the unaware buyer. And by "lemon" we refer to cars which have serious malfunctions. If you suspect that you have bought a lemon, you should immediately take action. Find out more about what to do after realizing that the vehicle has serious problems.

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Understanding UK Average Weight Legislation

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:55:47 -0500

Current average weight legislation exists to ensure that packages contain, on average, no more (or less) than the weight or volume specified on the packaging. It affects all pre-packaged products, of a predetermined weight or volume that are produced without the customer being present.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: The Sticky Wicket of Conferring With Clients

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:09:50 -0500

Clients and legal assistants often build a strong and friendly relationship during the course of a case. Legal assistants act as a go between for the client and the attorney, obtaining and passing along information about the case for both. While legal assistants exist to make a case run smoothly for both the client and the attorney, discussing the case directly with a client sometimes gets sticky for us. Legally, we aren't allowed to provide you with legal advice. It's ACTUALLY a crime that we can be personally charged with. So, we generally pass you along to the attorney when you tread into those waters.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Please Respect Our Time

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:17:50 -0600

The average legal assistant works for two or three attorneys. Among other things, our job description includes drafting/editing/formatting/reviewing documents, obtaining records from various sources, disseminating documentation to all required parties, electronically filing documents with the court, knowing local/state/federal court rules, maintaining/organizing client files, scheduling appointments/hearings/depositions and interfacing with clients. In smaller firms, it's common that legal assistants wear additional hats such as receptionist, bookkeeper, office manager, marketing manager and countless more. Our days are spent constantly evaluating where in our priority list each new task ought to fall and accomplishing those tasks accordingly. To say we are crazy busy is a huge understatement.

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How to Settle a Court Case

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 20:17:50 -0600

"Money makes the world spin". It's a phrase that we all know very well. Credit cards, alimony, child-support, mortgages, student loans, business loans,.

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5 Easy Steps To Obtain a Grant of Probate

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:33:32 -0600

When disposing of an estate, you will sometimes need to obtain a document called a Grant of Probate, or, depending on the situation Letters of Administration. This article shows you how to obtain a Grant in five easy steps.

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What to Do If You've Been Left a Gift Under the Will But the Solicitors Won't Speak to You

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:04:27 -0600

If you believe that you may have been left a gift under a Will it is only natural to be curious as to what that gift is, or when you can expect to receive it. You may try talking to a solicitor who is dealing with the estate, but they may not always be able to speak with you. This article explains why and what you can do about it.

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4 Easy Steps to Value an Estate

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:58:33 -0600

When someone passes away, if they left a Will they will have nominated an executor, if they didn't leave a Will the next of kin will be able to deal with the estate. Part of sorting out the Estate means valuing it and this can be daunting. But this article explains in four easy steps how to manage this.

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Top 5 Solutions for Dealing With HMRC Winding-Up Petitions

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:11:55 -0600

I've previously written an article explaining how to get winding up petitions dismissed and withdrawn and another, five months later, revealing how HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was responsible for issuing the vast majority of winding up petitions in Britain. Sadly, very little has changed over the past three years and today, HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month. HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month.

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How to Ensure Your Winding Up Petition Is Not Dismissed or Withdrawn

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:09:59 -0600

Some time ago, we presented a winding up petition to a company that owed one of our clients 50k. Upon receipt, the respondent company threatened to apply for a court injunction to restrain us from proceeding and dismiss the petition on the grounds the debt was disputed. The respondent company falsely alleged that 49k of the debt was disputed, but in accordance with section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986, the petition remained in force as the undisputed sum (1k) was more than ?750.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Be Nice to Your Attorney's Legal Assistant

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:41:20 -0600

I can't count the number of times I've been the brunt of a client's anger or irritation just to hear that same client interact completely respectfully towards the attorney just one minute later. We understand that you are likely going through one of the most stressful and traumatic periods of your life; however, it doesn't give you license to treat us poorly during the process.

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Steps of Inheritance Probate

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:12:12 -0600

We all have to go, sooner or later. And many of us choose to leave more than memories to the loved ones. This is why making a will and specifying the inheritors has become of utmost importance. If you care about your spouse and children, make sure that their future is secured long after you are gone. Before receiving any money and access to estate, the beneficiaries will have to wait for the probate process to finish and the inheritance distributed. There are several steps for any typical probate.

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Technology in the Legal Sector

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:41:58 -0600

It is safe to say that we are firmly into 2018 now. The first month of this year has been filled with brand new technology. That is set to change the way we live our day to day lives.

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Preparing For A Lie Detector Test - The Dos

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:32:04 -0600

The lie detector test is very common, especially where police investigations are involved. There are however very many other situations where the tests can be applied, including in job application, especially government jobs and during investigations at the place of work. Some couples also opt for the tests when they are uncertain about the aspects in their relationships and feel the only way to get closure is by putting their partners to the test.

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Limits of Human Laws

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:18:28 -0600

The evolution of man necessitates that he form communities where he can live in relation with his neighbors. And since human beings are of varied in nature, it became pertinent that each community must organize itself to take care of both the weak and strong, and therefore a legal system gradually evolved in each society based on the spiritual maturity of the people.But the more mankind fell from grace, the more removed the laws became from natural laws that govern all creation.

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Starting a Tax Exempt Organization

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:56:23 -0600

The term 501(c)(3) refers to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, where the rules and regulations governing exempt organizations are found. Tax exempt organizations are commonly referred to as 501(c)(3). 501(c)(3) includes both public charities and private foundations.

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The Top Business Lawyers Mean Business

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:30:26 -0600

Business owners need to abide by the laws of business from day one. These laws govern various aspects of a business - organization, taxation, advertising policies, pricing, human resources, infrastructure, and others. They also provide protection to business owners from liabilities.

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Evolution of Military Law in the United States

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:34:18 -0600

While in service I visited the United States as a guest of the US Air Force. As I was sometimes a presiding officer of Court Martial in India (being legally qualified), I was interested how the US military law functions. One significant difference is that in the US, there is at the moment one Unified Military Code which is applicable to all the 4 service arms namely the army, airforce, navy and coast guard, while in India we have a separate military code for each service.

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DUI Lawyer - What They Do

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 07:32:05 -0600

DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence but in some states it is called DWI, Driving While Intoxicated. There are strict laws in all of fifty states for those that are caught doing driving when they are intoxicated. If you are stopped for suspicious behavior the law enforcement officer can do a field sobriety test if the drive has slurred speech, has a strong odor of alcohol on them or general incoherence. They can also ask permission to do a BAC, which stands for Blood Alcohol Content test if the driver does not demonstrate good motor skills or judgment during the field tests.

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Probate Attorney - What You Should Know

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 07:38:43 -0600

This is the attorney that you would hire to administer the last will and testament of a deceased person. They will also help to guide the heirs through the probate process in court, which is when a person files a petition for probate. This is the process to determine if the will the deceased left behind is valid. In the probate process the assets that the deceased left behind are distributed to pay any bills and what is left is divided among the heirs as the will states.

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How Home Insurance Lawyers Can Help Resolve Your Case

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:47:44 -0600

Home insurance lawyers do the fighting that you are not able to do. Terri-Lynn Robinson's entire life was turned upside down when a dispute with her ex-husband went disastrously wrong. As he packed to move out, he decided to take revenge. He retrieved a BBQ lighter and lit the entire length of their bed skirt on fire.

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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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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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Copyright Terms - What Is the Legal Definition of a License Agreement?

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:42:59 -0500

Copyright of specific works and the ideal of Intellectual Property are two subjects, especially in our highly technological Internet age with ease of communication, theft and fraud, which are constantly under debate. The discussion on how to protect the rights of an artistic or literary creator from those who would steal works, give them out as their own, or simply market them for profit, has been raging since long before the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was first penned and accepted in 1885 / 1886. The Berne Convention consists of various clauses which define who...

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Internet Law and Copyright Infringement - Where Does the Burden of Proof Lie?

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:20:34 -0500

Copyright laws are constantly being updated to take account of technological and financial changes. The Burden of Proof, however, remains indisputable: a brief explanation.

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What Is Legal and Illegal File Sharing?

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:10:38 -0500

In the world of internet marketing and the internet in general, there is legal file sharing and illegal file sharing. This article discusses the difference between the two.

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All About Works Made for Hire

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:13:46 -0500

Works for hire are work that you create for an employer while under their employ. Generally, the employed owns the copyright for these works, but there are some scenarios where that is not the case.

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Working Interaction Between FSA, FSCS and FOS

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:03:22 -0500

1. Financial Services Authority (FSA) is the official regulator of financial services in the United Kingdom. Financial services included banking, securities and insurance.

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What You Need to Know About Copyright Attorneys

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:15:09 -0500

The common mistake of website owners when buying articles online is that they assume full ownership over the material. Little do they know that the ownership still depends upon the agreement of between the buyer and the writer. To make sure that you don't commit the same mistake, it is important that you have a copyright attorney to write a contract before hand.

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Creative Commons: An Alternative Solution To Copyright Restrictions

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:51 -0500

This report provides an analysis and exhaustive explanation of Copyright restrictions in order to encourage creators to choose Creative Commons licenses. The purpose is not only to give a clear understanding of why authors should chose Creative Commons licenses, but also to raise awareness of the harmful consequences of Copyright for the whole society or the public domain.

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Thing to Remember When Looking for the Best Patent Lawyers

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:01 -0500

If you own a business, you would know how important the uniqueness of your business's name can be. If you are facing an unfortunate situation where someone is illegally using your name, you are probably in dire need of getting legal protection. Before choosing a patent lawyer to handle your case, however, familiarize yourself with the qualities of ideal patent lawyers.

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Copyrights And Copying Off a Screen Print of Google Earth

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:47:16 -0500

Have you ever had one of your friends or family print off a Yahoo or Google Map to tell you how to get to a family event or party? It happens all the time, but did you know there's a good chance they are breaking copyright law? That sounds pretty funny doesn't it? However, you might be doing this in your small business if you are having a sale and you print off directions to your business on a flyer. I've even seen maps in the Yellow Pages which were printed right from Yahoo Maps, they even left in the copyright. That's interesting isn't it?

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Legal Tips for Using Social Media

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:59:12 -0500

Without a doubt, social media has introduced a whole new world of opportunity for citizen journalists, bloggers and others looking to share their stories and ideas in the public arena. Unfortunately, it's also introduced a host of ways to violate intellectual property laws. If you want to participate in social media, here are six things you need to know.

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Save Yourself Against Copyright Infringement

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:45:20 -0500

Copyright infringement is a serious problem in today's world as there is a lot of content that is being developed by companies. The things that one needs to prove to save oneself of copyright is that one holds the copyright for the content in contention and that there has been substantial copying of the same and that has been misappropriated.

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Getty Images and The Next Generation

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:21:41 -0500

Is almost impossible to protect copyrighted work these days - it's just too easy for people to copy what you produced, and you don't have time to chase down everyone who violates your copyrights. Yes, we live in a world of imitators, content thieves, and copyright violators. It appears to be human nature, and no matter how hard we try we cannot overcome this, and we certainly can't do it online or in the digital age. Yes, those that have intellectual property are doing everything they can to lobby Congress to make new laws, but those who would violate such laws always seem to find a way around them.

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Copyright Registration

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:24:03 -0500

We often receive enquiries about how to apply for copyright protection, and many people are surprised to learn that in fact they do not need to apply at all. Copyright subsists automatically in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, films, sound recordings, and the typographical arrangement of published editions. Literary works are taken to include computer programs, databases, and other compilations.

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3 Myths Regarding Internet Copyright Laws Revealed

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:58:37 -0500

"If there isn't any copyright notice, it's not copyrighted" This is among the biggest myths in the field of internet copyright laws. While this was actually true in the past, most regions now follow what is known as the Berne copyright convention. For example, in the US almost everything which was created on or after April 1989 is copyrighted and subsequently under protection. Especially where internet copyright laws are concerned, it is safe to assume that anything you see online is protected by a copyright. While there are a few older works that have lost coverage over time, it is a good move to ask prior to using anything which you see online for your own projects. Though a lot of people make use of the letter "C" in parenthesis, i.e. (C) to show that their work is copyrighted, it has never been given any legal credence. Rather, look for and additionally use the written letter "C" inside of a circle to indicate copyrighted work.

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Some Of The Copyright Laws Internet Companies Can Experience

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 09:41:56 -0500

Copyright laws will have an effect on each and every company eventually, and problems surrounding them can vary from safeguarding your own property to disputes over the use of your property by others. There is a misconception drifting around the internet stating that anything found online is in the "public domain" and therefore it is freely able to be applied in any way that a person deems suitable to use it. This is grossly untrue and is regarded as one of the top kind of copyright laws internet businesses deal with. Of course, traditional companies deal with these issues and, however the ease of sharing online has left businesses working there especially vulnerable.

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How to Write a Cease and Desist Letter and Stop Copyright Infringement

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:50:33 -0500

A cease and desist letter is a low-cost alternative to a time-consuming and potentially costly lawsuit, if someone is using your copyrighted materials without permission. Let's look at how to write a cease and desist letter so that you can maintain and control your copyrights and other intellectual property.

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Why Should I Register My Copyright With the US Copyright Office?

Thu, 31 May 2012 12:06:08 -0500

Copyright registration is voluntary -- you don't NEED to register in order to be protected by copyright law -- but there are very good reasons to officially register with the US Copyright Office. Let's take a closer look at some of them; you may decide that the benefits far outweigh the modest filing fee!

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Why You Need To Place Watermarks On Images You Post Online

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:17:22 -0500

A photography watermark can be another picture as in a logo, words, or the name of the photographer which is placed over the picture. If a photo has a watermark, those looking at it will know that they are not allowed to copy or use your photo without first notifying you or abiding by your requirements.

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:33:27 -0500

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act's principle features focus on limitations on infringement liability for service providers and prohibitions on circumvention of technological protection measures. Online education environments are greatly affected by the act provisions. Instructors should get with their organizations and their legal counsel to become familiar with the complex intricacies of the act.

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A Good License Agreement for Your Music

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:10:26 -0500

Many amateur composers fall victim to a badly drafted licensing agreement that totally stomps on their right over their royalties and possible million dollar career. This scenario does not only affect songwriters but also musical composers for movies and televisions. They write songs and produce music.

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Copyright Protection: 2 Intriguing Objects Eligible for Copyrights

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:12:19 -0500

Copyright protection is afforded to books, movies, music, photographs, and a wide variety of other creative expressions of an idea -- but did you know that vessel hull designs and architectural works are also eligible for copyright protection? This article touches on the history of copyright law to explain how these seeming outliers to intellectual property have been granted the same copyright protections as any other creative work.

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Can You Copyright a Fight Song or a School Motto?

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:46:29 -0500

The other day, I was having a conversation about copyright law, you see I am an online article author, and I produced a number of e-books, and before my stint as a writer, I was quite concerned with protecting our company operations manual from getting in the hands of competitors. I've been mildly successful at all of those things above, and therefore have quite a bit of both positive and negative experiences when it comes to copyright law.

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Defending Copyrights - Challenges With First to Publish Proof in the Information Age

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:42:07 -0500

Just because you wrote something and put one of those little C's at the bottom of the page, and claim the copyright, doesn't mean that you won't find challenges in our information age. After all, you might write something, put it on a website or blog somewhere, perhaps an obscure place, or perhaps you may even write something and put it into a paper newsletter that goes out to your Homeowners Association, soccer team, or school. You wrote it first, and you claim copyright, but then someone else finds it, likes it, puts it on the Internet, or incorporates entire...

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Can Google's New Semantic Search Keep Within Copyright Laws?

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:41:42 -0500

All great companies must evolve, and I believe Google to be a company which wishes to stay on the leading edge of its core business model. It is a search engine after all, it delivers information to the world, which is one of the main reasons the Internet exists in the first place. Today, the web is an accumulation of human knowledge, and it is also one of the greatest communication devices ever created in the history of mankind.

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DMCA Is Definately Your Online Defense Shield

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:41:00 -0500

Copyright is one of the most significant non tangible assets of an organization. Organizations consider copyrighting their entities as an essential legal obligation. This act infers that the organization values the social and ethical rules followed globally.

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Understanding Movie Copyrights

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:27:59 -0600

Outdoor movie events are all about fun; getting together with family and friends in the community and enjoying a new film or an old favorite. If you are the one planning the event, though, you have the responsibility of making sure your event complies with movie copyright law. If you have never put on a movie event before, you might not understand exactly what these rules mean and whether or not your event must be licensed as a public performance. This quick guide will give you a basic understanding of movie copyrights and assist you in determining if one is needed for your event.

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Fighting Against Copyright Infringement Using DMCA

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:11:53 -0600

Copyright infringement has started to emerge as a critical issue in the contemporary market today. Where innovation is optimizing, encroachment of various copyrighted works is becoming a routine. In this anarchy of legislation, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) serves as a copyright law which outlaws conception, production and distribution of ideas, technology and/or services that violate the controls on workings bearing exclusive rights.

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SOPA and PIPA: A Lethal Sister Act?

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:45:40 -0600

From the inception of SOPA and PIPA to the avid protestors, the sister acts have lost some appeal from a lot of their initial supporters (many of them due to the backlash from the public) and has been halted by the government. The voice of the people has never been louder through the wielding of the Internet. The Madison Tool which is associated with OPEN Act, hopes to help the public govern what should be regulated on the Internet - not the government.

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Do We Need More Online Education With Regards to Fair Use Copyright Laws?

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:22:43 -0600

My rule of thumb, and this is what I do for my own personal use, is I always cite the article, the author of the article, the date of the article, the name of the publication, and never more than five lines of text. In doing this generally my articles of four, five, or 600 words, it turns out to be very little, and I know I've satisfied the fair use rules.

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Copyright Law - A Brief Guide to the Basics of Copyright Law

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:06:25 -0600

Copyright protects your original work of expression, such as an article, website, software, cookbook, song or a painting from unauthorized use by others. You get the exclusive rights to sell, display, reproduce your work, and sue those that infringe on those rights.

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Legalities With Non-OEM Ink Cartridges

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:22:28 -0600

The price of ink cartridges is nothing to ignore. Consider the fact that a common brand of printer cartridges, Hewlett-Packard, sells one at a price of $22 for .25 ounces, it comes out to be more expensive that imported and expensive luxury foods such as caviar from Russia.

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What If Google and Wikipedia Disappeared Forever?

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:24:36 -0600

As most know Wikipedia went dark on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in protest of the SOPA bill, and for them with a small staff, they certainly have a point, as their business model could be targeted and shut down. There is no way they could hire enough people to ensure everything posted was original, every sentence, and every picture "duty free" - thus, what if Wikipedia did not exist? Google also blacked out its logo to get us to think also.

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Copyright Law Applies to T-Shirt Designing

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:24:22 -0600

When you hire an artist to create a design for you, you own the product designed once the art work is complete but not the copyright to the design- it still remains the artist's property as it is his creativity. An authority must be granted by the artist in writing to claim that the copyright has been transferred as well.

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Copyright Infringer - Employer or Employee?

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:51:43 -0600

When a piece of work faces plagiarism and the infringer is an employee or a hired contractor, the employer is held responsible for this act. Hence, he is liable of punishment for the violation of the Copyright Law.

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Song Titles, Lyrics, and Copyright Infringement: When Do I Need Permission?

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:36:44 -0600

When quoting song titles or lyrics, it's not always clear when you're required to ask permission from the original author. This article takes a closer look at song titles and lyrics and how they relate to copyright infringement.

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Copyrighting Your Music

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:27:18 -0600

Any original idea that changes into a tangible form becomes copyrightable. Its author then has the right and authority to own his creation. This goes for any work in the field of art, literature, design or research and also music.

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Copyright Infringement and Its Consequences

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 19:49:34 -0600

The author or creator of every original work that is tangible in nature has every right over his project. If this work is reproduced, altered, exhibited, broadcasted or made public in other way without the consent of the owner, it is considered violation of the legal and moral rights of the author.

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Need of Copyrighting for Bloggers

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:29:35 -0600

Bloggers generally want their message to spread across the internet. If you are a blogger and write good content, you must have copied your work and other people across the internet must be copying it too.

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Outdated Copyrights

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:20:44 -0600

I have always been interested in do it yourself plans and worked upon searching for these. Before the internet was commonly used, I searched books and magazines for the same. I discovered many copies of old magazines like Mechanix Illustrated, Science and Mechanics and many others of the kind offered lots of such do it yourself plans.

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Moral Rights of an Author

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:23:54 -0600

The following article states some general information about the moral rights a copyright law provides to the author of a particular piece of copyrightable work. This is not legal or expert advice and for more specific information a professional copyright lawyer should be contacted.

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Copyright and Trademark

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:26:45 -0600

In general, lots of people confuse the words "Copyright" and "Trademark". They do not know how to copyright or rather, trademark their logo, blogs or business names. The word copyright has been used alongside trademark to make things a little easier to understand.

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Avoiding Copyright Infringement When Making a Website

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:22:26 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary. The copyright lawyers help their client in understanding the problem better and finding a good solution.

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Copyright Lawyers, Trademarks and Copyright

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 08:36:00 -0600

Copyright law can sometimes be a bit confusing and there are some things that aren't covered by it. This article looks at the differences between copyright and trademarks to help you determine which would be right for you.

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The Copyright Lawyers

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:07:03 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary.

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Copyrighting a Website

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:49:40 -0600

When a piece of work is brought into a tangible form, it automatically acquires copyright protection. It is still a good idea to preserve each document with time, date and some official stamp. If ever this record has to be reproduced to challenge infringement, this data will be very helpful in influencing the decision in the owner's favour.

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The Difference Between Patents and Copyright - A Copyright Lawyer Explains

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:29:01 -0600

There are a number of ways of protecting your intellectual property rights. In this article, a copyright lawyer explains the differences between copyrights and patents.

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Copyright Act of United Kingdom

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:10:36 -0600

Copyright Law is part of the intellectual property law that assures security of original compositions. The Copyright Act grants protection against plagiarism to all tangible pieces of work.

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Efforts Towards Copyright Policy in China

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:17:58 -0600

Due to plagiarism and infringement of pieces of work in literature; music; drama; art; sound recording; architectural design and government work, copyright policies are much stressed upon all over the world. But some authors and publishers have been surprised by the unlawful reproduction of their copyrighted works.

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Misinterpretation of the Word Copyright

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 15:41:30 -0600

To copyright a certain piece of work means to protect it from being reproduced or altered without the permission of the owner. There is a common misconception that the ownership authority is not attained unless the work is registered with an official organization such as the US Copyright Office (USCO) at the Library of Congress at Washington DC.

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Copyright Protection, Duration, and Registration in South Africa

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:41:22 -0600

Copyright protection in South Africa is governed by the Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978 and its amendments. Under the current intellectual property laws of South Africa, copyright subsists in artistic, literary, musical, broadcast, architectural and related works. As such there is no need to register such as it is automatically assigned once a work takes tangible form.

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Copyright Law - 5 Common Myths About Copyright Law You Should Know

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:53:52 -0600

As a published author, I am amazed and encouraged by the current "independent" publishing boom happening as a result of the popularity of the Kindle and Nook readers. Writers who once papered their walls with rejection slips now take chances by producing their work on their own. Some, like HP Mallory and Amanda Hocking, have succeeded in finding audiences and sales. Others do well enough to cover the monthly grocery bill, but in the end all writers should be concerned about issues involving copyrights.

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Using Copyrighted Material: How to Ask For Permission

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:36:53 -0600

Most people are aware that in most cases, using copyrighted material without permission is considered copyright infringement. But how do you go about getting permission to use this material? This article looks at the various ways we might locate and contact the copyright owner for permission to use the material.

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Copyright Law and Simulation

Wed, 23 Nov 2011 10:58:53 -0600

Copyright is the protection of an original work produced in the field of literature, music or art. As this is the creativity of an individual mind, it deserves all efforts to keep it from being reproduced by anyone illegally. Whether it be photographs, films or simply a piece of writing, Copyright Law applies to all original works.

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Copyright Challenges and Professional Help

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 10:08:35 -0600

For an entertainment attorney who deals on and off with copyright laws and protection policies, it is quite amusing to know how people misjudge the concept of copyright. But then again it becomes the responsibility of those with knowledge to prove this myth wrong.

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Income tax department may target crypto transactions

Important news for Investors since it is believed that Income Tax Department may target cryptocurrency transactions in the near future. If cryptocurrency trades are subject to taxation, traders could have to include it in there the ITR Form. According to recent reports that there is a possibility that the Finance Ministry is considering taxing cryptocurrency income via trading and trading on crypto exchanges. The sources say that even if this happens, however, the government is unlikely ...

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Things to Consider Before Hiring a Divorce LawyerThings to Consider Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyerd

For people who decide to take a legal road for separation, hiring a divorce lawyer is a must. The fight between the spouses can get murky and complicated. The irony is that most people do not know how to hire the best divorce lawyers in Singapore. They are unaware of the things to consider and deciding factors of hiring a perfect attorney. Thanks to all the options available in the market, confusions keep on increasing. Before you get feverish and complexities make you overwhelmed, learn a ...

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Things You Must Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer in Singapore

Legal affairs scare everyone no matter how often you have interacted with the lawsuits. The courtroom trials can be draining, and a misfit lawyer can be misleading. The unfamiliarity with the law is one reason why people seek legal help immediately. But before you hire a legal representative, there are certain things that you must be aware of. Divorce is not an easy process in any country, but if you are getting divorced in Singapore, the laws are even stricter. You must get in touch with t...

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Finding the Best Divorce Lawyer in Singapore

A rough estimate shows that there are thousands of options for choosing the right divorce lawyer in Singapore. Having a choice is good, but when the number of choices gives more confusion, it is a headache. Most people look on the internet, and whichever is the first option, they opt for that. Understand that hiring a divorce lawyer is a crucial decision, and you can't take it as quickly as you gulp a glass of water. So what are those factors that you must consider while choosing the best la...

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Things You Must Discuss With Your Divorce Lawyer in Singapore

You have appointed the best lawyer for a divorce in Singapore and starting up with the legal process. However, it is only half of the work done. There is much more that has to go in to ensure smooth litigation. It is way more complicated than it sounds. You need to take care of few things before the case takes its pace to ensure everything is on track. The most significant thing is to communicate everything to your lawyer. Discuss everything from basics to detailed information keeping nothin...

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Points to Consider to find a Divorce Lawyer for your Case

When hiring a divorce lawyer for your legal proceeding, you cannot hire the first one you meet. When hiring a divorce lawyer for your divorce proceeding, you cannot randomly hire a lawyer in the first meeting itself. You have to do a lot before making this decision as it will decide if you will come out of your misery or end up doubling it. There will be a lot of suggestions from friends and families. Moreover, the internet will also confuse you even more with tons of options. Is...

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Best Tips for Working Through a Child Custody Case

Separations are traumatic, and things get much more complicated if you have children. Separations are traumatic, and things get much more complicated if you have children. A couple may hate everything about each other, but they love their children unconditionally no matter what. Moreover, divorces are hard on the children as well. Studies show that children may fall prey to mental trauma, anxiety and it can affect their growth. To make sure your children accept the transformation well, ...

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Grab Details on How to Curb Financial Worry During a Divorce Proceeding

You won't find any couple who can dream of a divorce at any point in time while getting married. You won't find any couple who can dream of a divorce at any point in time while getting married. The couple desires to stay happy ever after. However, due to uncertain consequences, many couples need to take the tough call to dissolve their bad marriage. There are so many things that get disturbed when a couple wants to file for a divorce. Divorce is not an easy affair, a divorcing couple may h...

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How to get the Best Divorce Lawyer in Singapore

Divorces are more complex than you know. Especially if there are alimony and property involved, things can get nasty. Divorces are more complex than you know. Especially if there are alimony and property involved, things can get nasty. Without an attorney by your side, you can get really stressed, and things will go far beyond sorted. As per the statistics, there are more than 500 divorce lawyers in Singapore, which means you have plenty of choices. Having more options also means that it w...

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Hiring a Criminal Lawyer? Here are the Things that You must Check

Handling criminal cases is the worst nightmare for anyone. Depending on the severity of the offense, it can affect your life badly. Handling criminal cases is the worst nightmare for anyone. Depending on the severity of the offense, it can affect your life badly. You must hire a criminal lawyer at an early stage to be safe from all ends. Whether you are innocent or guilty, you need a proficient Singapore criminal lawyer by your side. Nobody wants to get caught up with a criminal charge. If...

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What is Divorce Mediation? What does the Mediation Process Involve?

Courtroom trials are not the only way to get a divorce. Sometimes you can get done with it without any conflicts. Courtroom trials are not the only way to get a divorce. Sometimes you can get done with it without any conflicts. The first try of any divorce lawyer is always to settle things out of court. It saves a lot of money and time and rescues the couple from the trauma of courtroom trials. Your divorce lawyer can help you with the family law mediation and settle things in a better way. ...

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Know the Process to File for Divorce in Singapore

Marriage is undoubtedly one of the important institutions of our life, and everyone wants to have a successful married life. Unfortunately, many couples face severe problems in their married life and want to end the same to lead a peaceful life ahead. Different counties have different laws for filing a divorce. In Singapore, a couple can only file for divorce to prove that the marriage is irretrievable. Lots of factors are responsible for seeking or applying for a divorce. If a woman needs divor...

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Want to File a Divorce? Know the Stages of the Divorce Process in Singapore

In Singapore, divorce is a 2-stage process. To initiate divorce in Singapore couple has to fulfil certain criteria. Here in this article we will discuss about those criteria and process of divorce. A couple must: A citizen of Singapore Be married for a minimum of three years. The marriage should be irretrievably broken. (Ground for Divorce) Adultery Unreasonable behaviour Desertion Separation The couple opting for divorce must give consent for an agreement relating to divorce. ...

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Hiring a Divorce Lawyer- 4 Steps You Need to Take

Going through a divorce is never easy, no matter how uncomplicated the situation is. Many people find themselves not knowing what to do, but theres no doubt that the first thing you should do is find a divorce lawyer - especially if there are some assets you're looking to protect or if you expect problems down the road. Divorce attorneys can help you in several ways, from protecting your business to helping you find ways to compromise and negotiate with your spouse. If you're ready to hire ...

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Tips on How to Inform your Spouse that you Want to Divorce

Couples decide to end a marriage only when the relationship is left with no hope for repair. Couples decide to end a marriage only when the relationship is left with no hope for repair. When there is strained communication between the couples, it is tough for a partner to inform the other that they want a divorce. In this situation, it is the best option to contact top lawyers and seek legal advice. It is necessary to follow specific tips recommended by lawyers at the time of informing you...

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Points to Consider before Hiring a Top Criminal Lawyer

A criminal lawyer is specialized in criminal laws and has extensive experience in this field. So, if you are charged under any criminal case then without wasting time you should seek the advice of a top criminal lawyer. You will need the help of a legal advisor if: If you are charged with a criminal offense Or, you want to set up a prosecution against anyone. So, before you opt for hiring an expert to look into your criminal case details, you must check the points mentioned below. ...

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Few Important Facts to Know from a Family Lawyer Before Hiring

Whenever a couple plans to file for a divorce, they must understand that divorce is not easy, not only for them but for all those who are related to them. Whenever a couple plans to file for a divorce, they must understand that divorce is not easy, not only for them but for all those who are related to them. It will have a severe effect on your and family members daily life schedule. It is important to be sensitive and take utmost care of your children, choose a best time and situation to talk ...

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Facts to Know About the Divorce Mediation Process in Singapore

Filing a divorce and going through the entire process of separation can become quite strenuous for the divorcing couple. Filing a divorce and going through the entire process of separation can become quite strenuous for the divorcing couple. Lots of couples have to pass through bad experience during the divorces process. Sometimes it may happen that the couple get engaged in quarrel for the issues like the division of matrimonial assets, maintenance of the child, alimony and others. T...

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The Basics of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in California

Domestic violence restraining orders can be issued to individuals when the individual being issued the restraining order is: a spouse or former spouse someone you were or are dating someone you were or are engaged to a co-parent a close relative a co-habitant If any individual that fall into these categories has hurt you physically, issued threats verbally, or has harassed you, you are within your rights to file a domestic violence restraining order against them. Any acts o...

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Can I Use a Paralegal instead of a Divorce Attorney?

Law can be a complex thing to interpret due to its lengthy and elaborate provisions. Being aware of all the provisions applicable to any particular type of case or specific matter is almost impossible for any lay men. More so in the case of divorce because divorce is not about just dissolution of marriage or separation of two individuals. It also has to address the questions of property division, custody of children, alimony, domestic violence, and a lot of other issues, if applicable ...

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The Friday Tech Fix – Social Media Sends a Message

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 15:33:25 +0000

Hi everyone, and Happy Independence Day! I hope you are all enjoying some down time this weekend. The tech world enjoyed a little down time this weekend itself, and as a result I don’t have a lot to report. But one trend stood out this past week, one that I think is just beginning: social media... Continue Reading

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The Friday Tech Fix – Widgets and Chips at WWDC 2020

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 04:37:09 +0000

This week, there was news from one company that pretty much drowned out all the rest, and that company goes by the name of Apple. This week was the first virtual World-Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC), the annual meeting where Apple announces new software updates, and developers can meet and listen to Apple engineers describe the... Continue Reading

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Podcast Recommendation – Rabbit Hole

Mon, 08 Jun 2020 14:45:58 +0000

Since we’ve been on lockdown, have you noticed your podcast consumption increasing or decreasing? The number of podcasts have exploded the past few years, and it seems like one effect of the lockdown is that all the people who “always wanted to start a podcast” are now actually doing that, and let’s just say the quality... Continue Reading

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The Friday Tech Fix – June 5, 2020

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:33:13 +0000

Hello, and welcome to the Friday Tech Fix for June 5! My original goal has been to cover what I think are the “biggest” technology stories of the week, and why lawyers should care about them. But we are currently living in extraordinary times, and big technology news has been taking a backseat to, well…..more... Continue Reading

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The Friday Tech Fix – May 29, 2020

Fri, 29 May 2020 14:00:30 +0000

Welcome to the Friday Tech Fix for May 29, 2020. As I mention over at my weekly newsletter, The Extra Mighell, this was a heck of a time to start blogging and writing about technology news. There just hasn’t been much of it, given the obvious slowdowns. But there was one really big tech news story this... Continue Reading

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The Friday Tech Fix – May 22, 2020

Fri, 22 May 2020 11:00:26 +0000

Welcome to the Memorial Day Weekend edition of The Friday Tech Fix, featuring three stories from the consumer technology world lawyers need to know about. Although it was a pretty quiet week overall, there were nevertheless three stories that I think were pretty big. So let’s get started! If you Virtually “Build” It, Will They... Continue Reading

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The Friday Tech Fix – May 15, 2020

Fri, 15 May 2020 14:00:04 +0000

It was another pretty quiet week in technology, which is probably why my newsletter, The Extra Mighell, is full of goats running wild and episodes of The Office appearing in Slack (you have to see it to understand it). But there were two stories that I think are important for lawyers, so here goes: The Thunderspy who... Continue Reading

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Getting and Using a Password Manager, Part 3: My Recommendations

Wed, 13 May 2020 17:49:22 +0000

In the last two posts in this series, I have explained why I think everyone should use a password manager. In Part 1, Getting and Using a Password Manager – For Real, This Time, I made the case for why password managers are necessary – at least, until we find a way to get rid... Continue Reading

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The Friday Tech Fix – May 8, 2020

Fri, 08 May 2020 14:00:40 +0000

Welcome to your Friday Tech Fix for May 8, 2020! In the Tech Fix, I focus on what I consider to be the top technology news of the week, and why lawyers need to pay attention. For me there were two big stories this week – let’s dive in: Microsoft Dives Deep with Surface. While... Continue Reading

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The Friday Tech Fix – May 1, 2020

Fri, 01 May 2020 15:06:08 +0000

Welcome to your Friday Tech Fix for the first day of May, 2020. From a news perspective, there were the usual landslide of stories about virtual meetings, Zoom, working from home, and the like.  You can catch up on some of the other stories I found interesting at my “extra” newsletter, The Extra Mighell. Here are... Continue Reading

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Customers confirm Swiss Post Solutions “World Class” Net Promoter...

Leading outsourcing provider Swiss Post Solutions (SPS) has again achieved outstanding customer satisfaction results. As part of the company’s annual survey of over 350 customers worldwide, SPS...

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The Barnes Firm Launches Tik Tok to Promote Personal Injury Safety

The Barnes Firm aims to provide accident victims in California and New York with helpful information.

(PRWeb November 29, 2021)

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An all-star lineup of seasoned attorneys, legal marketers, and...

Speakers from Lawyerist, MyCase, NAMWOLF and more lead Lawline’s virtual event to level up firm management and client acquisition for solo and small firms on December 8th-9th, 2021.

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Burnham Law Appoints James Townsend as Strategic Growth Director

James Townsend, former Robinson & Henry DO, to Address Burnham Law’s Remarkable Growth

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Attorneys, at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, File a...

Specialty Minerals Inc. allegedly failed to provide all legally required meal and rest periods, or compensate for missed meal or rest periods.

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Rainer Hughes kicks off with its initiative: Little Steps To nurture...

Rainer Hughes launches its initiative with West Ham United Women as a collaboration to guide Billericay Football Club under 11’s

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Employment Law Attorneys, at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw...

Pacific Western Bank allegedly violated the California Labor Code by failing to pay employees proper wages, as well as allegedly failing to provide accurate pay statements to employees.

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Rainer Hughes collaborates with charity organisation Kids Inspire to...

Rainer Hughes is pleased to be collaborating with Kids Inspire and hopes that more kids and families sustain a better quality of life with the help of this platform.

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Labor Attorneys, at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, File...

Renoir HM, LLC allegedly failed to provide all legally required meal and rest periods, or compensate for all time worked.

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Attorney Allan Parker of The Justice Foundation offers an invitation...

A National Day of Repentance is scheduled for November 30 - December 2, 2021, for the purpose of petitioning the God of creation to extend His hand to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision...

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StarCompliance Names B2B Software Veteran As Chief Financial Officer

Accomplished finance executive joins StarCompliance to help drive growth and manage all financial and legal aspects of the financial compliance software firm

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Carrie Smith Trabue, President, Carrington Legal Search, accepted into...

Carrie Smith Trabue, President, Carrington Legal Search, accepted into Forbes Human Resources Council Forbes Human Resources Council is an Invitation-Only Community for HR Executives Across All...

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Greenberg Traurig’s Joseph Coniglio Named to D CEO’s ‘Dallas 500’ List

Joseph Coniglio, managing shareholder of the Dallas office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been named to the 2022 edition of D CEO’s Dallas 500 list.

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First Liberty Institute says Biden’s Employer Vaccine Mandate Faces an...

OSHA correctly complied with an Appellate Court ruling that the Department of Labor cannot force vaccinations on private employers with more than 100 employees.

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Labor Law Attorneys Zakay Law Group, APLC and JCL Law Firm, APC File...

The lawsuit alleges Ruth's Chris, violated the California Labor Code by failing to provide employees with timely, off-duty meal and rest periods.

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Reggie Zachariah Will Walk the Runway in the Men of Style Event to...

Reggie Zachariah, a Corporate Practice shareholder in the Fort Lauderdale office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., is one of 12 men to be honored in the 15th annual Galleria Fort...

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Stewart J Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers Taking Cases Involving the...

The legal team at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers is taking cases involving the tragedy that struck Houston’s NRG Stadium during rapper Travis Scott's third annual Astroworld music...

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed by Webb, Klase & Lemond, LLC Against...

Lawsuit alleges that Priority assesses improper fees after allegedly inducing merchants to enroll in payment processing contracts by falsely offering services and pricing it does not intend to...

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Johnine Barnes to Speak at the 2021 Women in Litigation Joint CLE...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Johnine P. Barnes, Shareholder and Chair of the firm’s Washington, D.C. Labor & Employment Practice, will speak at the 2021 Women in Litigation Joint CLE...

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VideoMagistrate Service Selected to Perform Remote Magistrate Hearings...

VideoMagistrate has been selected by Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) to perform magistrate hearings for Operation Lone Star. To accommodate the heavy load of magistrate hearings, 30...

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International Business Start Up Experts Healy Consultants Helping...

As 2021 comes to a close, Americans can benefit from careful year-end tax planning due to numerous pandemic-related federal measures, including payroll tax credits for self-employed individuals, the...

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Chicago Divorce Law Firm Welcomes New Family Law Attorney

The Law Office of George J. Skuros, a Chicago family and divorce law firm, is excited to welcome Associate Attorney Kassandra R. Morfin to their legal team.

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Labor Law Attorneys, Zakay Law Group, APLC and JCL Law Firm, APC, File...

The lawsuit alleges Aven Group, Inc. violated the California Labor Code by failing to provide employees with timely, off-duty meal and rest periods.

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Labor Attorneys, at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, File...

Glen Ivy Hot Springs allegedly failed to provide all legally required meal and rest periods, or compensate for missed meal or rest periods.

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Greenberg Traurig’s Sandra Gonzalez Appointed Latina Commissioner by...

Sandra Gonzalez, a shareholder in the Austin office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been appointed a Latina commissioner for the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). As a...

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CobbleStone® Named a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape Report...

CobbleStone Software – an acclaimed leader in contract lifecycle management software solutions – is excited to share that it has been recognized as a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape Report:...

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INTA Announces Prestigious Volunteer Awards at Annual Meeting Virtual+

The tradition of volunteering has been an integral part of the framework of the International Trademark Association (INTA) throughout its history. Highlighting this, INTA recently recognized...

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Lynn L. Bergeson and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Earn Accolades from...

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce accolades from Who’s Who Legal, U.S. News and World Report, and Super Lawyers.

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BVI IAC Announces Updated 2021 Rules to Address the Future of...

The British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre (BVI IAC) is pleased to announce that a new version of its Arbitration Rules (the 2021 Rules) came into force on 16 November 2021.

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Labor Law Attorneys, at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP,...

MXB Battery Operations, LP allegedly violated the California Labor Code by failing to pay employees proper wages, including allegedly failing to provide service staff with gratuities earned.

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Be Cautious With Hunting Gear | Bagolie Friedman Hunting Accident...

Various hunting gadgets could lead to tragedy as November is notorious for hunting accidents.

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Employment Attorneys, at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP,...

Southern California Permanente Medical Group allegedly violated the California Labor Code by failing to properly record employees' hours, which allegedly resulted in inaccurate wages.

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Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, File Suit Against Gurnick...

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts, LLC allegedly violated the California Labor Code by failing to provide proper wages or required meal periods.

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Peopletrail® Ranked #5 Among The ‘Overall Enterprise...

We’ve made it this far by providing consistent and coherent pre-employment screening services for over 25+ years. Our actionable insight and compliant candidate data help HR professionals in making...

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Greenberg Traurig Further Strengthens Pharmaceutical, Medical Device...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues to expand its award-winning Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care and Products Liability Litigation practices with the addition of Glenn S....

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James McKiernan Lawyers Recently Recognized as a Top Law Firm by...

Exclusive honor is extended to less than 1% of all U.S. attorneys

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Professional EOS Implementer, Tiffany Ablola, Esq., Launches Business...

Attorney launches franchise support companies dedicated to social impact.

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Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Advise Greyline Partners in Sale Agreement...

Attorneys from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP advised Greyline Partners, LLC (Greyline), an industry-leading U.S. provider of governance and regulatory compliance solutions for private equity,...

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Greenberg Traurig Advised ACI Airport Sudamérica, S.A. in a...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP., advised ACI Airport Sudamérica, S.A., which, through subsidiaries, operates the Carrasco International Airport near Montevideo, Uruguay, on a bond...

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New Mexico Awards Avenu Insights & Analytics With Statewide Jury...

Avenu Is Deploying a Statewide Jury Management System across New Mexico’s Judicial Districts, Counties and Trial Courts

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Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP, Files Lawsuit Against New Leaf Service...

Joseph D. Curd, an attorney with the law firm Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP, announces the filing of a lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court (OCSC Case No. 30-2021-01227447-CU-BC-CJC) on behalf of...

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Josh Haxel Joins Frazier & Deeter as Process, Risk &...

Haxel brings extensive internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management and process improvement expertise to Top 50 accounting & advisory firm

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ABC Legal Services, the Nation’s Largest Service of Process Provider,...

Timothy Dinehart replaces Steve Carrigan, longtime CEO who will be shifting his position to provide targeted support to the organization as Chief Process Server.

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Cold Case Consultants of America Compiles Largest Known Database of...

Husband-wife Investigative Team, Alex Baber & J-Lynn Baber, and their Team of Top Investigators, Enlist Forensic Science Advancements to Re-open Cold Cases

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Premier Litigation Firm Thompson Coe Stands Ready to Respond to...

For 70 years, Thompson Coe attorneys have helped insurers formulate defense strategies with unmatched experience across six offices.

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Compliance Earns DocuSign Gold Level Partnership Denoting Expertise in...

Compliance, an integrated eDiscovery services and contract analytics provider, today announced it has earned gold level partnership status with DocuSign. Recognition as a gold level partner confirms a...

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Petit & Dommershausen Wisconsin Super Lawyers Announcement

Petit & Dommershausen, SC, is proud to announce that four of its attorneys have been named to the Wisconsin Super Lawyers lists for 2021. The prestigious list selected two attorneys as Super...

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Monge & Associates Voted Best Law Firm by the American Institute...

Monge & Associates, a personal injury law firm headquartered in Atlanta, was recently voted by American Institute of Trial Lawyers as a Best Law Firm for 2021

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Johnine Barnes Appointed to the Board of University of the District of...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Johnine P. Barnes, Shareholder and Chair of the Washington, D.C. Labor & Employment Practice Group, was recently appointed to the Board of the University...

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Cornerstone Research Report: SEC Actions against Public Companies and...

Monetary settlements imposed in FY 2021 totaled $1.8 billion.

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'Body modification' on trial

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 17:30:00 +1100

In a precedent-setting case, a New South Wales judge has found self-proclaimed extreme body modification artist Brendan Leigh Russell guilty of female genital mutilation, grievous bodily harm, and manslaughter. Is consent a valid legal defence when cosmetic 'body modification' procedures go wrong?

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Adriana Rivas mounts new appeal against Chile extradition

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Should Sydney woman Adriana Rivas, who is accused of being a Pinochet-era intelligence agent, be extradited to Chile over alleged crimes against humanity? The full bench of the Federal Court is set to hear her latest appeal this week. And calls for Australia to investigate allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in communities with links to conflict zones.

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Reforming NSW sexual consent laws

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 17:30:00 +1100

What impact could proposed changes to New South Wales consent laws have in delivering justice to victims and survivors of sexual assault?

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UK legal action over rugby league players’ brain injury, and deciding judicial recusals in Australian courts

Tue, 02 Nov 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Australia’s football codes are closely monitoring a class action brought by former rugby league players in Britain who allege the sport’s governing body failed to protect them from the risks of brain damage. And are judges best placed to decide when to recuse themselves from a court case?

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Assange extradition appeal, WikiLeaks and journalism

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Britain’s High Court is set to hear the United States government's appeal against a ruling blocking the extradition of Julian Assange on mental health grounds. And warnings that US attempts to prosecute the WikiLeaks founder for publishing classified government documents could have devastating implications for press freedom.

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Climate science dismissal case sparks academic freedom debate, High Court quashes Palmer $30bn WA compensation challenge

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 17:30:00 +1100

A long-running unfair dismissal case involving Queensland university professor Peter Ridd has sparked intense debate around questions of academic freedom. Also in the program: the High Court has quashed a legal challenge by mining magnate-turned-politician Clive Palmer against laws designed to ban his company from suing the West Australian government for compensation over a disputed contract.

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Judicial impartiality, and court disclosure obligations for electronic evidence

Tue, 12 Oct 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Should judges have social contact with lawyers who appear before them in court? The Australian Law Reform Commission is conducting an inquiry into judicial impartiality. Also, is there an obligation on prosecutors to provide defence lawyers with all the raw data downloaded from a confiscated mobile phone?

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'Squatters' rights', and UK health laws

Tue, 05 Oct 2021 17:30:00 +1100

The New South Wales Supreme Court has ruled against a retirement village developer claiming ‘squatters' rights’, or adverse possession, over a Sydney property. And two court decisions highlight important issues in UK health law: the legality of severe disability as a reason for late-term abortions and access to puberty-suppressing drugs for children diagnosed with gender dysphoria.

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Regulating Covid-19 misinformation and social media influencers

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:30:00 +1000

What do the federal politician Craig Kelly, anaesthetist Dr Paul Oosterhuis, celebrity chef Pete Evans and clothing brand Lorna Jane have in common? They have all been at loggerheads with various regulators over Covid-19 misinformation.

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Britain’s offshore detention plans, and investigating human rights violations

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Britain seeks to overhaul immigration laws as asylum seekers and migrants continue to arrive across the English Channel from France.  How to investigate human rights violations when on-the-ground access becomes impossible? And the dangers facing human rights investigators in Afghanistan.

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Media impact of High Court defamation ruling, and NT youth bail laws

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 17:30:00 +1000

How could the High Court media defamation ruling affect social media use? And are changes to Northern Territory youth bail laws fit for purpose?

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How does Australia’s Covid-19 vaccine injury scheme compare to compensation programs abroad?

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 17:30:00 +1000

The Commonwealth-funded No Fault Covid-19 Indemnity Scheme aims to compensate for medical expenses and loss of income resulting from an adverse reaction following vaccination.

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Passenger injured in stolen car denied compensation and Covid-19 death ruled workplace injury

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Should compensation be denied to a passenger in a stolen vehicle who was seriously injured when it crashed? And a New South Wales Tribunal has ruled that a Covid-19 death can be classified as a work-related injury.

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What future for Afghanistan after Taliban return?

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 17:30:00 +1000

What will the Taliban's return to power in Afghanistan mean for women and human rights?

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Victorian tenant evicted after COVID19 moratorium ends. Also, can you sue over negative online reviews?

Tue, 17 Aug 2021 17:30:00 +1000

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found that landlords can evict tenants for non-payment of rent during the big Victorian lockdown of 2020. It's a ruling that could affect thousands of vulnerable renters. And, should doctors, lawyers and other professionals be able to sue someone who posts a negative online review?

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Balancing individual and community rights in a pandemic

Tue, 10 Aug 2021 17:30:00 +1000

As the COVID19 pandemic grips NSW, how do we balance the rights of an individual with those of the broader community? And the Victorian Ombudsman has released a report detailing human rights breaches, many dealing with ensuring compliance with COVID 19 public orders.  

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WA Parliament debates new child protection laws

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 17:30:00 +1000

This week, the WA parliament is debating new child protection legislation.  Meanwhile a program called Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making is being piloted. Will new laws and programs reduce the vast over representation of Indigenous children in out-of-home care, currently seventeen times more likely than non-Indigenous children?

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Covid19 vaccination litigation in the US and transporting jurors virtually to the scene of the crime

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 17:30:00 +1000

In the USA there is a growing number of legal disputes involving employees, consumers and university students who are challenging mandatory vaccination requirements. And new research suggests that virtual reality headsets could help jurors reach fairer verdicts in complex criminal trials.

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Proceeds of crime

Tue, 20 Jul 2021 17:30:00 +1000

If you earn a million dollars from selling drugs and are convicted under proceeds of crime legislation, you don’t get to keep it. But what if that conviction is quashed years later? Some of the most notorious figures in the gangland era are heading back to courts to appeal their convictions following the Nicola Gobbo scandal. What happens to the 70 million dollars confiscated? Greg Muller asks, what are the laws around proceeds of crime and are they always fair?    

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Climate change litigation

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Climate change is increasingly being raised in courtrooms around the world. The latest was brought by eight Australian school students and a nun who argued that the government owed a duty of care to protect children from the harmful effects of climate change. As journalist Greg Muller reports, climate change is now seen as a legal and financial risk as well as an environmental one.  

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Bougainville independence talks underway. And are judges too lenient when sentencing sex offenders?

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Could we soon see the creation of a brand new country immediately to Australia's north? PNG's Prime Minister and the President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government are negotiating Bougainville's future. Also, what are the most important factors that judges weigh up when sentencing sex offenders? And are judges out of touch with community expectations?

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Overwhelming support for constitutionally enshrined indigenous voice

Tue, 29 Jun 2021 17:30:00 +1000

The Uluru Statement from the Heart called for a constitutionally enshrined indigenous voice to parliament. In response, the federal government created a co-design process, which produced an interim report outlining what form this voice might take. A new report has found that 90% of the 2500 submissions received following the interim report support constitutional enshrinement.

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Witness K and the public interest. And should Australia adopt private sponsorship of refugees Canada style?

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Can revealing Australia’s security operations ever be in the public interest? A former spy, Witness K received a three-month suspended sentence for revealing the Australian government spied on the Timor Leste government during negotiations over oil and gas resources in the Timor Strait. And, since the 1970s, over 300,000 refugees have settled in Canada under the country’s private sponsorship scheme. Could a similar scheme work in Australia?

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Crime and Justice in the Torres Strait and Cape York’s Licensing Muster program

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Torres Strait's low crime rate, the Muster program

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Vaccine passports and global snapshot of LGBTQI discrimination

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Some countries and states have introduced a Vaccine Passport, to allow more domestic and international movement and businesses to return. What are the technical and legal obstacles to a COVID-19 vaccine passport here in Australia? And in this Pride Month, while the LGBTQI community has a lot to celebrate in Australia, in many countries they face ongoing legal discrimination, even the death penalty.

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Porter v ABC and  AGL v Greenpeace

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Former Attorney General Christian Porter has discontinued his defamation litigation against the ABC. And power company AGL is taking Greenpeace to court arguing breach of trademark and copyright. AGL says the activist group should not have used its trademark in a series of parody advertisements that highlights its CO2 emissions.

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Victoria's Yoo-rrook Justice Commission and new research on Magistrate stress levels

Tue, 25 May 2021 17:30:00 +1000

We speak to the Chair and one of other the four commissioners who will preside over Victoria's ground breaking Yoo-rrook or Justice Commission. And new research has found that local court magistrates are the state-based judicial officers who suffer most from work-related stress.

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Improving the justice system for sexual assault survivors

Tue, 18 May 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Many victim survivors of sexual assault say they found giving evidence at trial a harrowing and re-traumatising experience. The Victorian Law Reform Commission is currently conducting an inquiry into ways to improve the responses of the justice system to sexual offences.  

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Federal Court rejects challenge to India travel ban. And rugby's no fault standdown rule [Updated audio]

Tue, 11 May 2021 17:30:00 +1000

The Federal Court dismissed a challenge to the Morrison government's ban on Australian citizens returning from India. Justice Thawley ruled that the government was acting within its powers under the Biosecurity Act 2015. And should professional sports people be able to continue playing when facing serious criminal charges?

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Drug driving truckies and outraging public decency

Tue, 04 May 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Mohinder Singh, the truck driver responsible for the deaths of four Victorian police officers has been sentenced to a non parole period of 18 years. Richard Pusey, who callously filmed the tragedy has also been sentenced to 10 months jail after pleading guilty to a number of offences including outraging public decency. And, why did the NSW Workers Commission award $500,000 to the family of a truck driver who was high on ice and died after crashing his rig into a home, injuring a sleeping pensioner?

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Australia's whistle-blower protection laws. And is it time for a vaccine injury compensation scheme?

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 17:30:00 +1000

Australia's whistle-blower laws will be in the spotlight when a long-running, high-profile prosecution involving former ATO officer Richard Boyle comes back before the courts. Also, if a vaccine causes an injury, many countries have a vaccine injury compensation scheme. Do we need one in Australia?

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Court rules couples can conspire and how brain implants might transform criminal law

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 17:30:00 +1000

The High Court of Australia rules that a married couple can conspire to commit a crime. Also, the challenges posed by emerging neuro technologies.

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The findings of two significant Coronial Inquests

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 17:30:00 +1000

NSW State Coroner Teresa O’Sullivan has found that the murders of teenagers Jack and Jennifer Edwards by their father were preventable. The Coroner identified a series of serious systemic failures which contributed to the crimes. Also, Victorian Coroner Paresa Spanos has recommended the adoption of pill testing after investigating the deaths of five young men who died in separate drug related incidents between July 2016 and January 2017.

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Full decriminalisation of sex work on the cards in Victoria

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 17:30:00 +1000

The Victorian government is set to consider fully decriminalising sex work this year. Guest producer Carly Godden traces how, over the eras, the law in Victoria has regulated the commercial sex and adult industries.  *Note there are sexual references in this program

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Christian Porter no longer Attorney General. And eminent scientists petition for release of convicted killer Kathleen Folbigg

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 17:30:00 +1100

On advice from the Solicitor-General, the PM shifts Christian Porter to Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. And following the NSW Court of Appeal ruling that Kathleen Folbigg stay behind bars, the Australian Academy of Science issues a strong statement saying 'there are medical and scientific explanations for the death of each of Kathleen Folbigg's children'. A petition from ninety eminent scientists also called for her immediate release.

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Inside Thomas Embling Hospital, a Forensic health facility

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 17:30:00 +1100

For the first time a journalist is allowed to record in the Thomas Embling Hospital, Melbourne's Forensic healthcare facility. Meet therapists, the psychiatrist in charge and some of the patients who have committed a serious crime but are deemed not responsible for their actions due to mental illness.

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Politicians suing for defamation and research on re-offending by forensic patients

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Attorney-General Christian Porter has just lodged a defamation action against the ABC. And recently, the full Federal Court upheld a $120,000 damages payout to Senator Sarah Hanson Young by former Senator David Leyonhjelm. Also, new research on who is most likely to commit a serious crime. A former prisoner or former forensic hospital patient?

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Politicians suing for defamation and research on re-offending by forensic patients

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Attorney-General Christian Porter has just lodged a defamation action against the ABC. And recently, the full Federal Court upheld a $120,000 damages payout to Senator Sarah Hanson Young by former Senator David Leyonhjelm. Also, new research on who is most likely to commit a serious crime. A former prisoner or former forensic hospital patient?

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Debate over independent inquiry into Christian Porter rape allegations

Tue, 09 Mar 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Should there be an an independent inquiry into historic rape allegations against Attorney-General Christian Porter and if so, what should it look like?

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Disability Royal Commissioner Ron Sackville. And legal win for Torres Strait native title holders

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Ron Sackville QC, AO, the chair of The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has been hearing harrowing accounts of the experiences of people with cognitive disability in the criminal justice system. In a legal first, the Kaurareg people of Muralug island obtained an injunction under the Native Title Act preventing future damage. As a result the Torres Shire Council has just abandoned plans to build a harbour on a sacred site

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Adventure tourism accidents and legal liability

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 17:30:00 +1100

If you go skydiving or hot air ballooning and tragedy strikes, who can you sue? The tour operator? In a unique unfolding case the Bureau of Meteorology is being sued.

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Convicted terrorist to stay in jail on continuing detention order. And sacked climate change skeptic to get his day in High Court

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court of Australia has upheld the Continuing Detention Order for convicted terrorist Abdul Nacer Benbrika. Even though his fifteen year sentence is over, he is deemed to pose an ongoing threat and he remains in detention. Also, the High Court has agreed to hear the case of sacked marine physicist Peter Ridd. He was terminated after being disciplined repeatedly by James Cook University over comments he made about the research of colleagues and associated entities. He is critical of science linking coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. with climate change and polluted water.

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Queensland's outlaw bikie exit scheme. And international divorce property dispute can be heard in Australia

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Queensland Police has launched an exit scheme to help outlaw motor cycle gang members break away from their clubs.  It's the first venture of this kind in Australia. And the High Court has ruled that issues around property division and maintenance can be heard in an Australian court, even when the divorce is overseas.

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Can you be sacked if you refuse a COVID-19 vaccine? And is neglecting an overdosed friend a crime?

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Two recent unfair dismissal cases may provide some insight into whether employers can sack workers who refuse a COVID-19 vaccination. Also, a recent decision in the NSW Court of Appeal upholds a manslaughter conviction involving a failure to help a friend who needed urgent medical help.

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How itchy underpants created our consumer laws

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 17:30:00 +1100

If a consumer is injured by a faulty product, they can sue the manufacturer. In Australia, The law of Negligence or Torts forms a fundamental building block of our legal system. As reporter Carly Godden discovers, these laws owe much of their origins to a case from the 1930's involving a pair of woollen long johns.  

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Retired Magistrate David Heilpern critical of NSW drug driving laws

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:30:00 +1100

In northern NSW, Lismore Local Court Magistrate David Heilpern has just retired at the age of 58. In a candid conversation about his working life, its challenges and stresses, he also outlines his misgivings about the NSW drug driving laws which played a big role in his decision to step down.

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Family violence killing found to be a workplace death

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 17:30:00 +1100

The NSW Court of Appeal found that the killing of a woman by her de facto husband at home was a workplace death and her family are entitled to workers compensation. This decision was handed down in March, just at the time when millions began working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. So what are the implications of this case for workers and their employers? If you or anyone you know is affected by family violence there is help available at 1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732 Lifeline on 13 11 14 safe steps on 1800 015 188 Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978

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Former Facebook moderator sues social media giant for PTSD

Tue, 05 Jan 2021 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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Adolescents who turn homes into war zones

Tue, 29 Dec 2020 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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Australia’s legal response to WW1 and the 1919 Spanish Flu

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 17:30:00 +1100

A timely reflection on the legal responses to two separate but intimately-linked tragedies. During war we saw restrictions on food prices, protests and the freedoms of German Australians. During the Spanish flu crisis we saw maritime quarantines, closed internal borders and spats between the states and feds. Sound familiar?

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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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