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Lawyerist Podcast : #371: Building and Using Computational Contracts, with Martin Clausen

Thu, 03 Mar 2022 12:00:00 +0000

Zack talks with lawyer and tech expert, Martin Clausen, about managing the rights and obligations of agreements in real-time with computational contracts. They also touch on how bringing this technology to your clients could help set you apart from the rest of the pack.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #370: How to Use Personality Assessments with Your Team, with Ashley Steckler

Thu, 24 Feb 2022 12:00:00 +0000

Lawyerist Product Director, Ashley Steckler, shares her perspective on the personality test industry and how to navigate your results!

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Thanks to  Posh Virtual Receptionists and  Postali for sponsoring this episode.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #369: Selling Your Practice, with Tom Lenfestey

Thu, 17 Feb 2022 12:00:00 +0000

We’re joined by business owner and author, Tom Lenfestey, where we talk through succession planning and what it looks like to sell your practice.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #368: Using Strategy Intensives for Your Firm’s Success, with Anne Romanello

Thu, 10 Feb 2022 12:00:00 +0000

We’re joined by Lawyerist Lab member, Anne Romanello, where we talk through the importance of strategy intensives and how they can help your firm.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #367: Trends that Solo and Small Firms Should Know, with Clio (Sponsored)

Tue, 08 Feb 2022 12:00:00 +0000

We're introducing sponsored podcast episodes where we'll be joined by a legal voice/company & discuss the newest features, happenings, and trends in the legal world. Today we are joined by Clio. We’ll be talking with them about the latest trends that solo & small firms should be on the lookout for! We're excited to offer these episodes to our audience and hope you'll enjoy.

About Clio

Clio currently offers two products in their robust legal tech ecosystem. Clio Manage is a Law Practice Management Software (LPMS) and Clio Grow is a law firm Customer Relationship Management system (CRM).

Clio Manage is a LPMS platform that welcomes, and encourages integration. This is one of its greatest strengths. Clio boasts an extensive App Directory, and an Open API. It works-and-plays well with an almost overwhelming amount of legal tech. Additionally, it's one part of the entire Clio Suite. Which means you can seamlessly add Clio Grow (an intake CRM), albeit for an additional price.

Clio Grow is a law firm Customer Relationship Management system (CRM). It was previously called Lexicata, and is now part of Clio's legal software suite. This means that it can easily be used in concert with Clio Manage. However, it can still be used independently, if you so choose.

Helpful Links

Clio  |  2021 Legal Trends Report   |   How Law Firms Use Clio (Video)

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Lawyerist Podcast : #367: Trends that Solo and Small Firms Should Know, with Clio (Sponsored)

Tue, 08 Feb 2022 12:00:00 +0000

We're introducing sponsored podcast episodes where we'll be joined by a legal voice/company & discuss the newest features, happenings, and trends in the legal world. Today we are joined by Clio. We’ll be talking with them about the latest trends that solo & small firms should be on the lookout for! We're excited to offer these episodes to our audience and hope you'll enjoy.

About Clio

Clio currently offers two products in their robust legal tech ecosystem. Clio Manage is a Law Practice Management Software (LPMS) and Clio Grow is a law firm Customer Relationship Management system (CRM).

Clio Manage is a LPMS platform that welcomes, and encourages integration. This is one of its greatest strengths. Clio boasts an extensive App Directory, and an Open API. It works-and-plays well with an almost overwhelming amount of legal tech. Additionally, it's one part of the entire Clio Suite. Which means you can seamlessly add Clio Grow (an intake CRM), albeit for an additional price.

Clio Grow is a law firm Customer Relationship Management system (CRM). It was previously called Lexicata, and is now part of Clio's legal software suite. This means that it can easily be used in concert with Clio Manage. However, it can still be used independently, if you so choose.

Helpful Links

Clio  |  2021 Legal Trends Report   |   How Law Firms Use Clio (Video)

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Lawyerist Podcast : #366: Grow as a Leader With These Daily Experiments, with Susan Ashford

Thu, 03 Feb 2022 12:00:00 +0000

We’re joined by author and professor, Susan Ashford, where we talk about how you can use small, daily experiments to grow as a leader.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #365: Why Reviews Are Essential for Your Business, with Ryan McKeen

Thu, 27 Jan 2022 12:00:00 +0000

We’re joined by Lawyerist Lab Coach, Ryan McKeen, where we talk why reviews are so important for the growth and success of your business.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #364: A New Way to Look at Feedback, with David Bradford

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:00:00 +0000

We’re joined by author and interpersonal dynamics expert, David Bradford, today where we talk about a new way to approach feedback.

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Thanks to Posh Virtual Receptionists and Postali for sponsoring this episode.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #363: What Is the Future of Legal Tech?, with Zack Glaser

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:00:00 +0000

We’re talking with our Legal Tech Advisor, Zack Glaser, today about the future of legal tech in 2022 and beyond.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #362: The Great Re-Onboarding of 2022, with Maryellen Stockton

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 12:00:00 +0000

We’re talking with Lab coach, Maryellen Stockton, today about what re-onboarding looks like in 2022 with going back to the office

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Lawyerist Podcast : #361: Rethinking Your Exit Strategy, with Sam Glover & Aaron Street

Thu, 30 Dec 2021 15:30:00 +0000

We’re talking with co-founders of Lawyerist, Sam Glover & Aaron Street, about a new way to think through your exit strategy.

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Thanks to TextExpander, Litera, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #360: Leading Your Team with Empathy, with Sherry Deutschmann

Thu, 23 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000

We’re talking with author and entrepreneur, Sherry Deutschmann, about how important it is to have empathy in your leadership with 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!

Thanks to Rankings.io, TextExpander, and Litera for sponsoring this episode.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #359: Why You Need a Business Coach, with Sara Muender

Thu, 16 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000

We’re talking our newest Lawyerist team member and Lab coach, Sara Muender this week all about what it means to be a business coach and have a coach as well. We talk about her background and what she is excited to bring to the Lawyerist team.

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Thanks to Litera, Rankings.io, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #358: What It Means to Be a Holistic Lawyer, with Cat Moon

Thu, 09 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000

We’re talking to Cat Moon this week about innovation & design in the legal field and how COVID has helped shape new trends/issues since rearing its head over the past 18+ months.

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, Litera, and  Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #357: The Experience Maker, with Dan Gingiss

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000

We’re talking to Dan Gingiss this week about why experiences matter to your clients and easy ways to wow them!

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Thanks to Rankings.io, TextExpander, and Litera for sponsoring this episode.

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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.

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, Rankings.io, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.

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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.

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, Rankings.io, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.

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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.

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 Conroy Creative Counsel, Postali, Rankings.io, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.

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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

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, TextExpander Postali, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.

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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.

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, TextExpander, Postali, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.

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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.

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 : #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.

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 Get Staffed Up, Postali Rankings.io , and  TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.

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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. 

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, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.

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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.

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 Abogados NOW, TextExpander, Postali, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.

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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.

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, Rankings.io, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.

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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.

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 Knackly, Rankings.io, TextExpander, and  Postali for sponsoring this episode.

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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.

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 DK Global, Postali, Rankings.io, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.

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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!

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, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.

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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.

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 LEX Reception, Rankings.io, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.

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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.

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, Rankings.io, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.

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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.

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 DK Global, TextExpander, Postali, and Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.

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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.

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 Rocket Matter, Rankings.io, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.

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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. 

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, Rankings.io, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.

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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. 

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, TextExpander, Postali, and  Rankings.io for sponsoring this episode.

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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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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.

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 Postali, Rankings.io, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.

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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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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

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 : #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.

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 Postali, Rankings.io, and  TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.

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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.

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, and ESQ.Marketing for sponsoring this episode.

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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.

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 LEX Reception, ESQ.Marketing, TextExpander, and Postali for sponsoring this episode.

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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!

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

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

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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!

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

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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!

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

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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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lawyerist Lab member Jennifer Longtin let us record a portion of a recent coaching call with Stephanie Everrett, so this week you get to eavesdrop on that conversation and learn the strategy they developed to help Jennifer take charge of her firm finances!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Show notes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #236: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, with Haben Girma

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Haben Girma, we talk about her new book The Deaflind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law. We also talk about the state of accessibility and what barriers we still need to remove, the theme of “exclusion” in Haben’s book, and how to change the ableist mindset.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #235: Storytelling, with Matthew Dicks

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Matthew Dicks, we talk about storytelling, and why it’s an important skill to learn in business. Matthew shares tips for better storytelling, how to approach storytelling as a lawyer, and how it can help lawyers teach witnesses how to tell better stories on the stand.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #234: Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, with Amy Morin

Thu, 25 Jul 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this week’s episode with Amy Morin, we talk about what it means to be mentally strong and the steps it takes to get there. Some key points we cover are finding independence and resilience, practicing optimism, and learning how to think, feel, and behave as someone who is mentally strong. 

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Lawyerist Podcast : #233: Giving Gifts to Build Your Business, with John Ruhlin

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with John Ruhlin, we talk about the overall theory of gift giving, including when to give and how much, the ethics of giving, what makes a good gift for your clients, and lastly, what makes a shitty gift.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #232: Training the Lawyers of the Future at Emory Law, with Nicole Morris

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Nicole Morris, we talk about the Ti:GER program, what it is, how it works, and how it helps law students after graduation. Nicole shares the vision that the Ti:GER program is designed to help prepare students for and the unique skills the program gives law students that other lawyers might not have.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #231: Creating Micro-Experiences for Your Clients, with Stephanie Everett

Wed, 03 Jul 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Stephanie Everett, we talk about a few ways you can create micro-experiences for your clients. We cover retainers, graphics and video, and drafting briefs all as ways you can offer your unique value proposition and personal touch to win with your clients.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #230: Podcasting as a Marketing Tactic, with Megan Zavieh

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Megan Zavieh, we check in on The Playbook as well talk about her content marketing strategies, including her own podcast is going. Megan shares advice for lawyers thinking about starting podcasts, and a few tips about what has worked in her marketing plan and what hasn’t.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #229: Small Firm Profile: Daily General Counsel, with Jan Glassmann

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Jan Glassman, we talk about her law firm business model, her flexible service options, and what challenges she has faced growing a law firm focused on social impact and innovation.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #228: The Real Access-to-Justice Problem and How We Might Solve It, with Rebecca Sandefur

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Rebecca Sandefur, we talk about why people rarely turn to lawyers or courts for assistance with their problems, how to properly educate civilians on obtaining legal help, and what role small and solo firm lawyers play in the solution.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #227: The State of Legal Blogging & Podcasting, with Bob Ambrogi

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Bob Ambrogi, we talk about the state of legal blogging and podcasting in 2019 and whether or not blogging and podcasting can still be influential. Bob also shares advice for new legal bloggers and podcasters.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #226: It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Your Law Firm, with Jason Fried

Wed, 29 May 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Jason Fried, we talk about what it means to be a calm company, how to think about remote work and accountability, and how less can be more when it comes to productivity.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #225: Chesterton’s Fence and Using Humility to Solve Legal Problems, with David Colarusso

Tue, 21 May 2019 23:45:29 +0000

In this episode with David Colarusso, we talk about Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation and Technology Lab, what it is and what it hopes to achieve, as well as a concept known as “Chesterton’s fence” and how you can better use risk assessment tools in your firm.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #224: Calling Bullshit on Compromise, with Chris Voss

Wed, 15 May 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Chris Voss, we talk about compromise and deadlines, listening and empathy as a martial art, and a few tips and tricks on negation from Chris’s book, Never Split the Difference.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #223: Legal Tech Debrief: Avvo, with Mark Britton

Wed, 08 May 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Mark Britton, we talk about how he started Avvo, his vision for the company, and how it changed over the years. Mark also shares his thoughts on rating lawyers and how he would advise the next startup hoping to rate lawyers.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #222: Doing Even More with Less Time, with Allison Shields

Wed, 01 May 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Allison Shields, we pick up where left off in Episode #22, talking about productivity mindset, delegation, and how better organization sets lawyers up for success.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #221: The State of the Legal Profession, with ABA President Robert M. Carlson

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with ABA president Robert Carlson, we talk about what it means to lead a large and multifaceted legal organization in a time of technology change and innovation. We also cover the ABA’s new membership dues structure, what it hopes to achieve, and what a much-diminished ABA membership would mean for the practice of law. Lastly, we talk to Bob about some hot-button ethics issues like non-lawyer ownership and advertising regulations. You’ll also get a glimpse of Robert’s plans after his term as ABA president is over.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #220: Should You Start Your Law Firm as a B Corp?, with Kimberly Pray and Kate Kilberg

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Kim and Kate, we talk about B Corporations, including what they are, what problem Kim and Kate were trying to solve that they couldn’t with a regular corporation, and what they now know about B Corps that they wish they had known when they first started their law firm.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #219: How the Design Process Works in Practice, with Zach Pousman

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Zach Pousman, we talk about the design process and how it relates to law practice in-depth. Zach walks us through Helpfully’s innovation process step-by-step, including how to pinpoint a client or customer’s needs and how to test whether or not your solution meets that need.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #218: Data-Driven Law Practice, with Ed Walters

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Ed Walters, we talk about his book "Data Driven Law", and why law firms should care more about data. We also talk with Ed about some of the bad or pointless uses of data, and how to use your data efficiently.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #217: Succeeding by Scaling Up, with Rachel Rodgers

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Rachel Rodgers, we talk about how she started an alternative law practice, what it means to build a business focused on serving women and women of color, and why she transitioned into full-time coaching. In line with her own podcast Million Dollar Badass, Rachel also shares advice on how to scale a $100,000 business to a $1 million business.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #216: Free Law Project & the PACER Litigation, with Mike Lissner

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Mike Lissner, we talk about the pending PACER lawsuit, monopolies in law, and what the Free Law Project is. We also talk with Mike about why open access to law matters to innovation and access to justice as well as a few ways that courts can help.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #215: Online Accessibility & Law-Firm Websites, with Lainey Feingold

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Lainey Feingold, we talk about online accessibility requirements and what lawyers should know about them. We also talk with Lainey about structured negotiation as an alternative to litigation, and how to get companies to actually talk to you in business law.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #214: How Law Schools Can Teach Innovation, with Alice Armitage

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

In this episode with Alice Armitage, we talk about what today’s landscape looks like when law schools teach technology and innovation, and what role they have in solving the access to justice gap. Alice shares a vision of what “practice-ready” and “think like a lawyer” mean today, and what they could mean in the future.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #213: The ROI of Gratitude, with John Israel

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

In this episode with John Israel, we talk about how investing time in showing gratitude to people can wield a long term return in both personal and business relationships. John breaks down what the “Mr. Thank You Project” is, and shares why acknowledging the people around you is so important.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #212: Tweeting Judges & Access to Justice, with Judge Stephen Dillard

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Stephen Dillard, we talk about the how, traditionally, judges have mostly been inaccessible to the public and how quite a few judges are now going against the grain and taking residence on Twitter. We also talk about Judge Dillard's thoughts about the role of courts in closing the access to justice gap, and what courts are doing to be more proactive.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lawyerist Podcast : #193: Bringing the Four Seasons Experience to Law Practice, with John Strohmeyer

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

In this episode, we talk with John Strohmeyer about his time working at The Four Seasons Hotel, and how he is using his experience working there to shape the culture and model of his law firm.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #192: Thinking in Bets, with Annie Duke

Wed, 03 Oct 2018 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Annie Duke, we talk about the cognitive science behind decision making, how poker is similar to the decision-making process in business, and some of the decision-making traps we fall into.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #191: Shannon Montgomery

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode with powerlifting badass Shannon Montgomery, we talk about the differences between building a business around a brand versus building a brand around your business. We also talk about social media influencing and how to create a niche doing something you love.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #190: How to Advertise on Facebook, with Nic Kusmich

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:30:00 +0000

In this week’s episode, we talk with Nic Kusmich about how to advertise on Facebook. Nic walks us through his 4-step process for creating successful Facebook ads, and he also talks about how to give value to your clients and customers every step of the way.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #189: Blockchain 101 for Lawyers, with Nathana Sharma

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:00:00 +0000

In this episode with Nathana Sharma, we talk about what blockchain is, what it does, why it is so interesting, and what it has to do with the legal industry.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #188: The Key to Better Family Relationships, with Jim Sheils

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode, we talk with Jim Sheils about why family sometimes falls to the wayside as a working professional, and how to balance success at work with success at home. We also talk about a few ideas you can implement in your family and work life to help keep balance between the two.

Jim Sheils is dedicated to fixing the epidemic of entrepreneurs/busy working professionals with broken homes, by teaching parents how to reconnect with their spouse and children, and hold that connection forever.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #187: Why You Need a Mastermind, with Stephanie Everett

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this week’s episode with Stephanie Everett, we talk about what a mastermind group is and some of the benefits of both joining and creating one. We talk about how to implement a mastermind in your business and how to decide who should be in it.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #186: Networking Tips, with Jordan Harbinger

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this episode with Jordan Harbinger, we talk about how Jordan went from being a pick-up artist to being a thought leader on social dynamics. We also talk with Jordan about networking best practices, including how to approach networking events and maintain those relationships.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #185: Acting Like a Law Firm Owner, with Jordan Furlong

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this week's episode, Sam talks with Jordan Furlong about the difference between owning a law firm and working for one, and why that may be the single biggest explanation for why some law firms can't seem to get out of their own way.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #184: Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, with Amy Morin

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this week’s episode with Amy Morin, we talk about what it means to be mentally strong and the steps it takes to get there. Some key points we cover are finding independence and resilience, practicing optimism, and learning how to think, feel, and behave as someone who is mentally strong.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #183: Rethinking Substance Abuse & Addiction, with Jeff Glover

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this episode of The Lawyerist Podcast, Jeff Glover joins us to talk about substance abuse and addiction—what it is and what treatment looks like. Sam and Jeff move away from the typical black-and-white/AA perspective and talk through some of the sensitivities and stigmas around the subject. They also talk about how lawyers—and anyone else—struggling with abuse and addiction can identify whether they have a problem and get the help they need.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #182: The State of the Legal Profession, with Hilarie Bass

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this episode with Hilarie Bass, we talk about some of issues facing the legal industry in 2018 and how the ABA is responding those issues. We also discuss the ABA’s recent restructuring plan and what the organization could look like in ten years time.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #181: Legal Bots for Your Law Practice, with Tom Martin

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this episode with Tom Martin, we talk about the chatbot fad, and how we are starting to see chatbots being implemented, and not just as gimmicks. Tom helps us understand when you should use a simple form over a chatbot, and how to make room for users to tell their story with these tools.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #180: Onboarding New Employees, with Ashley Cox

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this episode with Ashley Cox, we talk about what onboarding new employees means, why it matters, and what it looks like in a business.

If you're interested in hearing more about onboarding and hiring, check out this episode with Ashley from earlier this year: "Podcast #158: Before You Even Think About Hiring Anyone, Listen to This Episode with Ashley Cox."

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Lawyerist Podcast : #179: From Child Actor to Entertainment Lawyer, with Jeff Cohen

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this episode, we sat down with Jeff Cohen—most popularly known for his role as Chunk in “The Goonies” (1985)—and talked about some of the successes, road bumps, and stories (like the time he slept in his law office for a whole year!) from his journey as a child actor to owning a successful entertainment law practice.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #178: What Millennials Want from Your Law Firm, with Nicole Abboud (Replay)

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this week’s episode, we talk with attorney branding specialist Nicole Abboud about the benefits of tailoring your firm to meet the demands of a growing millennial clientele.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #177: Billing Flat Fees for Unpredictable Cases, with Gabriel Cheong

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:30:00 +0000

In this episode of The Lawyerist Podcast, Gabriel Cheong talks about billing flat fees in unpredictable cases, like contested divorces. Often seeming impossible to implement in a family law firm, Gabriel shares a few tips on how he makes this client service model function in his firm.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #176: How to Rehearse for Your Next Oral Argument, with Michael Port

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:30:00 +0000

In this episode of The Lawyerist Podcast, Michael Port shares seven steps for mapping out your next oral argument. We talk about how to plan your content, when to make meaningful transitions, and how to make the most out of rewriting and rehearsing.

Michael Port is a bestselling author of six books, including Book Yourself Solid and Steal the Show, and co-founder of Heroic Public Speaking.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #175: Getting Organized at Home and Work, with Merlin Mann

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this week’s episode with Merlin Mann, we talk about what it means to actually get organized. We discuss the relationship—and conflict—between personal productivity and organizational productivity and how they relate to work-life balance.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #174: How Lawyers Can Get More from Their iPhones, with David Sparks

Wed, 30 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000

David Sparks shares ten ways lawyers can get more from their iPhones in this episode of The Lawyerist Podcast. From security hacks to email and notification optimization, David reveals myriad hidden iPhone features every lawyer can use.

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Lawyerist Podcast : #173: Using Trello in a Law Practice, Jordan Couch

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000

In this episode with Jordan Couch, we talk about how he uses Trello in his law firm. Jordan walks us through what his workflow used to look like without Trello, what it looks like now, and how he balances his workflow using Trello and a host of other tools, like Clio.

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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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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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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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Who are Criminal Lawyers? What Process do they Follow?

Criminal lawyers, the word itself sounds heavy and scary. Well, they do not scare, but the lawsuits they deal with are scariest indeed. Criminal lawyers, the word itself sounds heavy and scary. Well, they do not scare, but the lawsuits they deal with are scariest indeed. Anything that has life-changing repercussions is crucial. Hence, when you get charged with criminal charges, you are sure to panic. It is the situation where a criminal lawyer helps. Who is a criminal lawyer? By defini...

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Top Five Reasons to Hire a Divorce Lawyer

No one goes into a marriage assuming the union will end badly. Even when people experience difficulties in their relationship, most attempt to find common ground and a way back to the way things were before. Despite the benefits of such optimism, having a realistic outlook on the situation is also helpful on occasion. When you are aware of your spouse wanting to end the marriage, or you learn of their infidelity, then hiring a divorce attorney is an essential step. Below are five reaso...

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Best ways to find an excellent family lawyer in Singapore

As per the recent statistics, there are more than 500 Singapore divorce lawyers in the market. As per the recent statistics, there are more than 500 Singapore divorce lawyers in the market. So if you are planning to appoint a lawyer to handle your divorce case, you will be confused with the choices. Searching on the internet will put you in more uncertainty. For making a good decision, you need to put in more effort. Moreover, do all that it takes as this decision will determine how your life w...

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5 Tips to Finding the Perfect Local Lawyer

If you are looking for a local lawyer, it can be tough to find the right one. There are so many lawyers out there, how can you know which one is right for you? We have put together 5 tips to help you find the perfect lawyer for your needs! Keep reading to learn more! Tip #1: Do your research When looking for a lawyer, it is important to do your research. There are many different lawyers out there, and each one has their own area of expertise. You want to find a lawyer who specializes in the ty...

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Know when is the right time to take legal advice in a Divorce Case

If your marriage is going towards an end and you have made up your mind to get divorced, it is time to take legal advice. If your marriage is going towards an end and you have made up your mind to get divorced, it is time to take legal advice. As it is a legal matter, make sure you plan and prepare your mind for the results. It is prudent to consult the best Singapore divorce lawyers well before you announce it to your partner. Once you announce the divorce to your partner, and you have cl...

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5 Situations When You Should Consult An Employment Lawyer

Employment lawyers offer expert advice on a comprehensive range of legal issues relating to HR and employment law. They can be used by both employees and employers, and will provide fair, objective advice while also ensuring that contracts are legally binding. But when should you use an employment lawyer? Whether you are an employer researching the best business practices for a given situation, or an employee keen to resolve an outstanding issue, an employment lawyer can help. Below, w...

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The Look and Feel theory in Copyright

In many copyright disputes the question of the "Look and Feel" theory invariably arises. The "Look and Feel" theory is strategically located in chapters 300, 900 and 1000 of the U.S. Copyright Office that eliminated copyright claims on these aspects for websites. Chapter "1007.4 Layout and Format" of the U.S. Copyright Office states that "Copyright law does not protect the overall appearance of a website" because it would impede the very purpose of copyright to promote creativity by limiting th...

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10 Tips for Dealing with Car Accidents- A Guide for Victims

If you have been in a car accident, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. You are not alone. Every year, millions of people are involved in car accidents. If you find yourself in this situation, here are 10 tips to help you deal with the aftermath: Step 1: Call the police. They will investigate the accident and create a report that can be used as evidence in any potential legal proceedings. Step Two: Get medical attention. Even if you donandrsquo;t think you are injured...

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Key Reasons Why You Need to Hire a Criminal Lawyer

If you get charged with a criminal offense, the first thing you should do is plan how to handle it. A study shows that most people lose their grounds in the lawsuit because they are unprepared and unaware of the best way to deal with a criminal offense. Moreover, if you are in Singapore, the Singapore criminal procedure code is too complex to be understood by a naive. There is more than just one reason why you must hire a top criminal lawyer earliest possible. He is that saving rope between...

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Things You Must Know About Notary Public in Singapore

Often the overseas businesses, educational institutes, and other foreign entities ask for documents issued in Singapore. These documents will be accepted only after the legal authorization by a notary public in Singapore. Notary Public is a person that is authorized to authenticate the documents that are to be used in foreign countries. They are the credible witnesses that announce that the certificates provided are original copies. Furthermore, it states that the information on the documen...

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Do You Need an Immigration Lawyer in West Palm Beach?

When you have an immigration issue you want good legal advice about your options and the best possible outcome for your case. Before deciding if a West Palm Beach immigration lawyer is right for you, let us evaluate your options. Do it Yourself You could take the do-it-yourself (DIY) approach. This is the cheapest option available to you, in terms or monetary value. You will not have to pay any money out-of-pocket to exercise this option. The problem with this option is that you do no...

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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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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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Municipal Prosecutor and Former Public Defender Mia McPherson Runs for...

Mia McPherson’s qualifications, integrity, leadership abilities, and commitment to DuPage County make her an outstanding candidate for Circuit Court Judge in DuPage County.

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Christopher G. Funk has joined the management team at Sequoia Security...

Christopher G. Funk, who recently retired from the United States Secret Service, has joined the management team as Vice President of Operations, Sequoia Security Group, Inc., which is based in...

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Greenberg Traurig Advises OPKO Health on ModeX Therapeutics...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig P.A. advised OPKO Health Inc. in its acquisition of ModeX Therapeutics Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company, for $300 million in OPKO common stock this week.

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Five Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. Attorneys Selected to 2022...

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. is pleased to announce that Jim Francis, Mark D. Mailman, John Soumilas, Joseph Gentilcore and David A. Searles have been selected to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers...

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Galfand Berger LLP Attorneys Selected to 2022 Pennsylvania Super...

Galfand Berger LLP is proud to announce that six of its attorneys have been named to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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Robert E. McCann and Patrick C. Lamb Selected to 2022 Pennsylvania...

McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC is proud to announce the selection of two of its attorneys to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. Robert E. McCann and Patrick C. Lamb were both recognized...

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Attorney David Sosin Completes Service to ISBA as Orland Park Practice...

Sosin, Arnold & Schoenbeck Ltd. is comprised of multiple lawyers, all of whom believe in building strong client relationships and providing transparent and consistent communication.

(PRWeb May 20, 2022)

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Labor Law Attorneys, at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP,...

Total Renal Care, Inc. allegedly violated the California Labor Code by failing to provide reasonable accommodations to employees.

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Labor Law Firms Zakay Law Group, APLC and JCL Law Firm, APC, File...

The lawsuit alleges Titan Workforce violated the California Labor Code by failing to timely pay employees' earned wages.

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Burress Injury Law Welcomes Personal Injury Lawyer Kyle H. Dreyer

Mr. Dreyer is a highly regarded trial lawyer and is a nationally respected authority in trial advocacy and litigation management.

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Greenberg Traurig’s David I. Miller to Speak on Practising Law...

David I. Miller, a White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice shareholder at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) 2022 Expert...

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San Antonio’s First Openly Gay Judge to Appeal Sanctions for...

From the Whitley Law Firm, P.C.: At May 26 Hearing, Judge Speedlin-Gonzalez Will Seek To End this Discrimination of her First Amendment Right to Identify her Courtroom as a Place of Equal Justice

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Arlington Heights Family Law Office Welcomes Partner Attorney Kasia...

Attorney Naugle brings 10 years of experience to the firm, along with a diligent work ethic, impressive negotiating skills, and bilingual capabilities.

(PRWeb May 19, 2022)

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Apperio Adds Auditable Invoice Review and Approval Workflow to Legal...

New Add-on Feature Brings the Benefits of Automation and Compliance Assurance to In-House Legal Process for Paying Law Firm Invoices

(PRWeb May 19, 2022)

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MoFo ESG Survey in Partnership with Corporate Counsel: In-House Legal...

DEI, Climate Change, and Board Oversight of Environmental and Sustainability Issues Emerge As Top Three Priorities for Legal Teams; 84% of survey respondents report corporate governance as biggest...

(PRWeb May 19, 2022)

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TVPi and Legal Decoder Release the Only Data-Driven Score For...

In developing the Legal Value Score, TVPi and Legal Decoder joined forces to offer the legal industry the only data-driven score by which clients and law firms can agree upon and quantify the value of...

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TitleTap Releases Content Marketing Service To Drive Traffic To...

TitleTap, the leading provider of law firm and title company websites, announces their new content marketing service, called Socialite™, that automatically publishes relevant content to their websites...

(PRWeb May 19, 2022)

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Personal Injury Lawyer Robert Gluck Celebrates Milestone 25th...

Personal Injury Lawyer Robert Gluck and his team are pleased to celebrate the firm’s 25th Anniversary of fighting for Florida injury victims at their Plantation office. Robert is grateful to be able...

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Dianne Grant Joins Exclusive Haute Lawyer Network By Haute Living

Dianne Grant joins the exclusive, invite-only Haute Lawyer Network with a concentration in insurance law.

(PRWeb May 18, 2022)

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LevelTen Energy and Norton Rose Fulbright Collaborate on New Standard...

Seattle-based renewable energy transaction infrastructure provider partners with global law firm to deliver templatized legal terms for renewable energy project acquisitions

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CobbleStone Software Wins Easiest Setup in G2 Spring 2022 Reports

CobbleStone Software – a leading contract management software provider – is excited to announce that it has won Easiest Setup in the Spring 2022 Report by G2, the world’s largest and most trusted...

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Cueto Law Group filed a lawsuit against Attilio Perna for Breach of...

Attilio Perna is being sued for alleged breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

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Divorce With Dignity is Pleased to Announce Its Newest Affiliate

Divorce With Dignity Network, Inc. would like to announce its new Palm Beach affiliate, Barbara Menahem. Divorce With Dignity-Palm Beach allows families to work together in making decisions for the...

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Commercialized and Revenue Generating 3D Stereoscopic Vision...

Ocean Tomo Transactions announces the auction of commercialized, revenue-generating 3D stereoscopic vision technology.

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Greenberg Traurig’s Todd Basile Presents on Attracting Investors by...

Todd Basile, an Intellectual Property (IP) & Technology Practice shareholder in the Dallas office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, moderated the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum...

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Greenberg Traurig’s Mark S. Weprin Named to City & State’s ‘2022...

Mark S. Weprin, a Government Law & Policy Practice shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s New York office, has been named to City & State’s 2022 “Queens Power 100” list.

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Louisiana’s High Rate of Distracted Driving Fatalities Demands Close...

The Baton Rouge-based personal injury law firm comments on a recent article that people who would never think of getting behind the wheel after drinking should realize that distractions, and...

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Weinberg Elder Law Adds Megha Patel, JD as New Associate Attorney

Expanded Legal Capacity Allows Firm to Advise, Protect More Georgia Seniors

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First Indemnity Receives PA-3 (Strong) Performance Assessment from AM...

First Indemnity Insurance Agency, Inc. has been assigned a Performance Assessment of PA-3 (Strong) by AM Best, which noted the outlook assigned to the assessment is stable.

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Aprio Merges with Northern California Firm, RINA Accountants &...

Bicoastal combination grows Aprio’s strategic national footprint

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Action Title Research Expands Executive Leadership Team

Action Title Research, a technology-based search solution for the title insurance market, today announced the expansion of its leadership team with four executive appointments to fuel product growth...

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Annelise Hitchman Appointed Co-Chair of the Young Professionals...

Hitchman Fiduciaries is a professional fiduciary and trustee firm for over 15 years with offices in Newport Beach and Torrance, CA.

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Greenberg Traurig Energy & Natural Resources Practice Ranked in...

The Energy & Natural Resources Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has been ranked in Clean Energy Pipeline’s “Clean Energy League Table 2022.”

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Title Alliance Expands Western Footprint into Nevada Market

Title Alliance launches first join venture in Las Vegas, Nevada, expanding the company's footprint to it's 13th state.

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Texas Bar Foundation Awards Grant to Strengthen Fight Against Fraud

The Texas Bar Foundation has awarded Guardianship Services, Inc. a $10,000 grant

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Criminal Defence Lawyer Sean Fagan Secures Landmark Ruling from the...

The Supreme Court of Canada has just released its decision for the R v Brown Case, which relates to punishment of individuals with extreme intoxication for their actions.

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Employment Law Attorneys, Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP,...

Metro Air Service Inc. allegedly violated the California Labor Code by inaccurately calculating and paying employees' sick pay wages.

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Chambers and Partners Diversity & Inclusion Awards Recognize...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is a finalist for the 2022 Chambers and Partners Pro Bono: Outstanding Firm Diversity & Inclusion Award. Intellectual Property & Technology Associate...

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Zakay Law Group, APLC and JCL Law Firm, APC, File A Class Action Labor...

The lawsuit alleges Classic VMS, Inc. and Collision Pro's Inc. violated the California Labor Code by failing to pay employees for all of their time worked.

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Legal Decoder Adds Legal Industry Veteran and Thought-Leader to...

LegalTech Industry Veteran Jane Trombly Joins Legal Decoder

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Woman-Owned Startup, HR NOLA, Ranks Among Highest-Scoring Businesses...

HR NOLA has been named one of the best workplaces in Human Resources in the nation. This woman-owned startup brings no-nonsense HR knowledge to over 300 businesses across the US, and focuses on the...

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Wheaton Family Law Attorney Receives DCBA’s Ralph A. Gabric Award

The DCBA’s Ralph A. Gabric Award is a prestigious award presented to an individual who, through their leadership, respectability, and character, has directly impacted the organization in a positive...

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Attorneys, Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, File Lawsuit...

Rolling Frito-Lay Sales, LP allegedly failed to provide all legally required meal and rest periods, or compensate for missed meal and rest periods.

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Greenberg Traurig Continues Strategic Expansion of Salt Lake City...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues to scale up its capabilities in the Salt Lake City market, adding Shareholders Tiffany D.W. Shimada and Marc T. Rasich.

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Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Selected as Daily Report 2022 ‘Georgia Legal...

The Atlanta office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP was selected by The American Lawyer’s Daily Report as 2022 Georgia Legal Award Honorees in multiple categories.

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Personal Stylist Joseph Rosenfeld Reveals How Trial Style Can Help...

According to expert stylist Joseph Rosenfeld, personal style has the power to sway outcomes in legal proceedings.

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New Patent for Continuous Dust Accumulation Monitor Issued to...

This disruptive technology is being developed to monitor combustible dust accumulation 24/7 with alarm setpoints. Combustible dust is found in the processing of grain, food, metal, forest products,...

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Former BlackRock Lawyer Joins Wahed to Strengthen Global Legal Team

Shahan Jamil appointed as Deputy General Counsel based in London

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International Trademark Association to Head to Singapore for 2023...

The International Trademark Association (INTA) has announced that it will hold its 145th Annual Meeting—the world’s largest event for brand owners and intellectual property professionals—in Singapore...

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Petrelli Previtera Opens the First Divorce Law Office in the Metaverse

LawCity.Com, the first legal district in the metaverse, has signed a virtual land lease agreement with Petrelli Previtera, LLC, one of the fastest growing divorce law firms in the U.S., with 42...

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When is a de facto relationship over?

Tue, 17 May 2022 17:30:00 +1000

A High Court decision raises questions about how a de facto relationship is defined, and what happens when a person’s mental capacities decline with old age. And, if a person granted humanitarian protection by Australia commits a serious crime, can they be deported to a conflict zone?

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Fears US Supreme Court will overturn Roe v Wade after draft opinion leaked

Tue, 10 May 2022 17:30:00 +1000

The publication of a leaked draft opinion by conservative judge Samuel Alito has sparked fears the United States Supreme Court could overturn a landmark decision that enshrines abortion rights for women.

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Russia accuses NATO of 'proxy war' in Ukraine, and juror misconduct

Tue, 03 May 2022 17:30:00 +1000

Does NATO’s increasing military support for Ukraine amount to waging “a proxy war against Russia”? And the High Court has overturned a number of sex offence convictions of a tutor due to juror misconduct.

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Employer liability for psychiatric injury

Tue, 26 Apr 2022 17:30:00 +1000

When is an employer liable for psychiatric injury sustained in the workplace?

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Why gender diversity on the bench is important

Tue, 19 Apr 2022 17:30:00 +1000

In the second of a two-part series, the Law Report speaks with members of the International Association of Women Judges in several countries. They explain the obstacles women judges face and what gender diversity brings to legal decision making. 

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How Afghan women judges found safety in Australia

Tue, 12 Apr 2022 17:30:00 +1000

In the first of a two-part series on women judges, the Law Report introduces judge Shakila Abawi Shigarf, who was forced to flee Afghanistan when the Taliban retook power in August 2021.

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Cheng Lei awaits China trial verdict, and Vic court rules on wind farm noise

Tue, 05 Apr 2022 17:30:00 +1000

The national security trial of Australian journalist Cheng Lei in China. And two Victorian farmers have won a legal battle over noise pollution against a neighbouring wind farm.

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'Predatory lending', and supporting Indigenous people in NT watch houses

Tue, 29 Mar 2022 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court has ruled that a lender engaged in 'unconscionable conduct' by approving an asset-based loan to an unemployed man. And a look at how the Northern Territory Custody Notification Service supports Indigenous people detained in watch houses.

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Gathering evidence of possible war crimes in Ukraine

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 17:30:00 +1100

A former war crimes judge and prosecutor explains the challenges of collecting evidence in a conflict zone. And the humanitarian crisis spreading beyond Ukraine's borders as Russian forces intensify their attacks.

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The legal needs of flood victims, and Kumanjayi Walker murder trial aquittal

Tue, 15 Mar 2022 17:30:00 +1100

Severe flooding in New South Wales and Queensland has created a range of tenancy and insurance issues for people in affected areas. And a view from inside the court where Northern Territory police officer Zachary Rolfe was acquitted of charges in the shooting death of Aboriginal man Kumanjayi Walker.

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Ukraine: how clear are the laws of war? And women's rights to inherit land

Tue, 08 Mar 2022 17:30:00 +1100

As the war in Ukraine escalates, what does international law say about humanitarian corridors, civilian combatants and prisoners of war? And why dozens of countries don't allow women the right to own and inherit land.

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ICC to launch Ukraine war crimes probe, and NSW Chief Justice Tom Bathurst retires

Wed, 02 Mar 2022 04:30:00 +1100

As the International Criminal Court announces plans to investigate possible war crimes in Ukraine, what help can the country expect from international law frameworks and rules-based systems? And a wide-ranging interview with the Chief Justice of the New South Wales Supreme Court, Tom Bathurst, who is retiring after more than a decade in office.

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Sandy Hook settlement, and pets in family law disputes

Tue, 22 Feb 2022 17:30:00 +1100

Could a US$73 million settlement for relatives of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre open the door for other lawsuits against US gun manufacturers? And who gets the furry babies when a couple divorces?

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High Court rulings clarify contract worker status

Tue, 15 Feb 2022 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court has delivered two judgments that help clarify the legal distinction between the status of a contract worker and a employee, with potential long-term implications across Australian workplaces. Also in the program, a neighbourhood dispute that grew 'out of all proportion' ends in the New South Wales Supreme Court.

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Are Australia's political donation laws fit for purpose?

Tue, 08 Feb 2022 17:30:00 +1100

The Australian Electoral Commission has revealed that 10 donors account for a quarter of donations made to the country's political parties in the 2020-21 financial year. According to the Commission, the source of one third of all political income remains undisclosed. What does the data reveal and what does it hide? And what does it say about the rules governing political donations?

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When does misrepresenting professional experience become a criminal offence?

Tue, 01 Feb 2022 17:30:00 +1100

When does inflating professional skills and experience cross a line to become a criminal offence?

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Deporting Djokovic, and Catholic diocese found vicariously liable in historical child sex abuse case

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 17:30:00 +1100

The Federal Government's move to deport Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic from Australia has highlighted the scope of discretionary powers held by the immigration minister. And the Supreme Court of Victoria sets a legal precedent in what is believed to be the first ruling to find a Catholic diocese in Australia 'vicariously liable' for child sexual abuse committed by a priest decades ago.

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Crime and justice in the Torres Strait, and Cape York’s Licensing Muster program

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:30:00 +1100

According to a study which explores how the Torres Strait's unique culture, geography and colonial experience has shaped the current crime and justice landscape, property crime in the region is very low. And the innovative Licensing Muster Project is helping Indigenous people living at the top of Cape York obtain birth certificates which are required when applying for a drivers licence.

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Inside Thomas Embling Hospital, a forensic health facility

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 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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Court rules couples can conspire, and how brain implants might transform criminal law

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court of Australia rules that a married couple can conspire to commit a crime. Also, the challenges posed by emerging neurotechnologies.

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How itchy underpants created Australia's consumer laws

Tue, 28 Dec 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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'Squatters' rights', and UK health laws

Tue, 21 Dec 2021 17:30:56 +1100

The Law Report revisits a New South Wales Supreme Court ruling against a retirement village developer that claimed ‘squatters' rights’, or adverse possession, over a Sydney property. And two court decisions highlight important issues in Britain's health laws.

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US trademark dispute threatens ugg boot business, and deportation fears for returned prison escapee

Tue, 14 Dec 2021 17:30:00 +1100

A Sydney ugg boot maker says his 40-year-old business is at risk of bankruptcy following a trademark dispute in the United States courts. And can Australia deport a prison escapee, who surrendered after 30 years on the run, to a country that no longer exists?

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Sue Neill-Fraser loses appeal against murder conviction

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Tasmanian woman Sue Neill-Fraser's latest appeal has failed to overturn her murder conviction for the death of Bob Chappell, her former partner who disappeared from a yacht moored off Hobart in 2009. Has the appeal shed new light on a case in which a body was never found?

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Could AI help make the law more accessible for disabled people?

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 17:30:00 +1100

Could ‘chatbots’, a form of artificial intelligence technology, help make the legal system more accessible for people living with disabilities?  

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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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Call for regulation of debt repair or credit management companies

Tue, 15 Dec 2020 17:30:00 +1100

New research finds that 8% of Australians have used the services of debt management or credit repair companies this year. The Consumer Action Law Centre who commissioned the research are calling for UK-style consumer protections that require these businesses to act in the best interests of clients.    

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COVID-19 and jury trials

Tue, 08 Dec 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Don a mask and join a tour of the County Court of Victoria with Chief Justice Peter Kidd. Find out how jury trials are being made COVID-19 safe.  And while masks aren't mandatory in NSW criminal trials, there have been many changes including more judge-only trials.

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Royal Commission into Lawyer X findings. And Family Court's Lighthouse Project new approach to family violence

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 17:30:00 +1100

The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants concludes that the behaviour of both the Victoria Police and Nicola Gobbo, who led a double life of both barrister and informant, may affect over 1,000 court findings. Among the 111 recommendations is the appointment of a special investigator, as well as a suitably qualified person to investigate a further eleven people who were human sources with potential legal obligations of confidentiality or privilege. And, in a world first, the Family Court are launching The Lighthouse Project, a pilot scheme that links support services to families experiencing violence.

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How well did ADF Legal Officers in Afghanistan perform their task? And the right to silence a focus in High Court decision

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Justice Brereton’s report into alleged war crimes by our special forces in Afghanistan is triggering a lot of discussion around failures in lines of accountability. It raises questions about on-the-ground Australian Defence Force lawyers, the very people who are meant to be experts in the Laws of War. And the Right to Silence. The High Court of Australia quashes a conviction and orders a retrial because the trial judge made comments to the jury about the accused’s decision not to give evidence.

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Recycled print cartridges don't infringe patents says High Court. Also, reforms to responsible lending laws

Tue, 17 Nov 2020 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court of Australia rules that a company that buys used empty computer print cartridges, refills them with ink and sells them to consumers is not infringing the patents of the original manufacturer. Protecting Consumers vs Streamlining Access to Credit. With the aim of getting the economy moving and consumers spending, the government hopes to loosen 'responsible lending laws' contained in the National Consumer Credit Protection Act.

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Trump disputes election loss in court, Australian challenges to COVID-19 restrictions and First Nations art from Victorian prisons

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Can Donald Trump challenge his election loss in the courts? Three challenges to COVID-19 restrictions thrown out by Australian courts. And a new exhibition Future Dreaming...visions of the future showcases art works from First Nations prisoners in Victoria.

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NT police officer to stand trial for shooting death. And the COVID legal responses helping businesses from going under

Tue, 03 Nov 2020 17:30:00 +1100

An Alice Springs local court judge has ruled that Constable Zachary Rolfe will face a murder trial for the death of 19 year old Yuendumu man, Kumanjayi Walker. In a separate development, a NSW coroner referred a death involving corrective services officers to prosecutors. And with restrictions easing and some borders opening up, what are the legal and financial challenges ahead for business?

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Landmark Victorian report on image based sexual abuse

Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:30:00 +1100

The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council has released an in-depth study into how non-consensual recording or distribution of sexual images or videos offences are handled by Victorian courts. It's the first report of its kind in Australia. What's surprising is the connection between prosecutions and domestic violence.

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South Australia reduces sentencing discounts. Also, direct democracy in NZ and the US

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 17:30:00 +1100

All around Australia if an accused pleads guilty to a criminal offence, they become eligible for a reduction in prison time. But just how big an incentive should we give an accused if it’s a serious crime? The South Australian parliament has passed legislation reducing the maximum possible prison discount from 40% down to 25%. And during NZ's national election, our Kiwi cousins voted on two referendum questions. One was a private members bill which was literally pulled out of the NZ Democracy Biscuit Tin. Meanwhile in upcoming presidential election US citizens will also vote on a staggering number of state-based ballot propositions. In Colorado voters will be asked whether grey wolves should be re-introduced into the northern Rockies.

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Appointing judges in the US and Australia and our consumer watchdog at work

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Over the next few months two justices of the High Court of Australia will retire. What is the process for choosing their replacements? How different will our process be from what’s taking place right now in the USA with the US Supreme Court vacancy? Also, the Federal Court has just fined price comparison site iSelect $8.5 million after it admitted to misleading and deceptive conduct. This comes just few days after the court imposed a $7 million fine on ticket reseller Viagogo. But these two wins, follow two courtroom losses for the ACCC, both involving products spruiking their green credentials, flushable toilet wipes and disposable picnic ware.

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Elder abuse and COVID-19

Tue, 06 Oct 2020 17:30:00 +1100

There have been over 660 COVID-19 deaths in residential aged-care facilities. The Royal Commission into Aged Care special report on COVID 19 has made a number of recommendations aimed at improving the safety and quality of life of residents. The pandemic has also increased the vulnerabilities of elderly where-ever they live. Physical, financial and emotional abuse as well as neglect and chemical restraint have all made worse.

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Claremont murder trial, judges and apprehended bias and Victorian children on remand who never receive a custodial sentence

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:30:00 +1000

The Perth trial of Bradley Robert Edwards, found guilty of two of the three Claremont murders. How should we deal with judges who are biased or incompetent? And, a new Victorian report finds that two thirds of children who spend time on remand never receive a custodial sentence.

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VALE Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. High Court of Australia rules that an off-duty soldier can face trial in military court

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 17:30:00 +1000

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death has ignited raw and intense political wrangling over how to fill her seat on the US Supreme Court. We reflect on her legacy and the political manoeuvering. And, in a case involving a soldier known only as Private R, the High Court of Australia has determined that a trial for ADF members can be held in the military justice system even when the alleged crime was not connected to military service.

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Bill to ban mobile phones in immigration detention. And Supreme Court win for remote NT residents over poor housing

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 17:30:00 +1000

The House of Representatives recently passed a bill which will strip mobile phones from people in immigration detention. Will the bill pass the Senate? What does this mean for asylum seekers?     And residents of the remote Northern Territory community of Santa Teresa have just won a big legal victory over NT Housing. One elderly representative litigant Enid, whose house didn’t have a back door for 6 years has just had her compensation increase from $100 to $10,000, a win that will have big implications for other communities.

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Judicial inquiry into COVID-19 hotel quarantine in Victoria

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 17:30:00 +1000

The vast majority of COVID-19 cases in Victoria’s second wave of the pandemic are traceable to breaches of hotel quarantine. What went so horribly wrong? A judicial inquiry is trying to find out.   So far, a lot of the evidence has focussed on how the roles and responsibilities of private security guards fitted with those of the police, government authorised officers, health providers and hotel staff.

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Clive Palmer v WA, gag laws on sexual assault survivors in Victoria and considering personality disorders when sentencing

Tue, 01 Sep 2020 17:30:00 +1000

How might Clive Palmer challenge WA legislation designed to thwart his legal action against the WA government? Also, in Victoria, sexual assault survivors now require a court order before they can speak publicly about their experience. Following protests the law is currently under 'urgent' review. And the Victorian Court of Appeal has just handed down a landmark decision involving 19 year old Daylia Brown. It allows sentencing judges to consider an offender’s personality disorder when calculating an appropriate prison term.

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VP Candidate Kamala Harris, Australian police accountability and body cams

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 17:30:00 +1000

What is Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris' record on law and justice issues? A review of the legal framework around Police Body Worn Video Cameras has just been released by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice. Who decides what gets recorded? And what factors are considered when a complaint is made against Victoria Police?

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Tackling modern slavery

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 17:30:00 +1000

In the battle to secure PPE to protect ourselves from COVID 19 are we turning a blind eye to forced labour? Is our federal Modern Slavery Act up to the task and why has the separate Modern Slavery legislation in NSW been put on ice? Also, the first criminal conviction for keeping slaves in New Zealand's modern history.

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Singapore introduces COVID 19 electronic bracelets. And media freedom in Malaysia

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:30:00 +1000

One in four Victorians supposed to be self-isolating for COVID 19 were found to be not at home.  Starting today Singapore will allow some new arrivals to wear an electronic bracelet, instead of quarantining in a state-run facility. Could this be a more effective way to monitor those who should be staying at home?. And in Kuala Lumpur, the offices of Al Jazeera were raided by police because the government objected to the Australian journalist's negative report on the treatment of undocumented foreign workers. It’s just the latest in a series of government responses to criticism that have many concerned for media freedom in Malaysia.

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What is a 'state of disaster'? And Sole Practitioner loses sexual harassment appeal

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 17:30:00 +1000

Victoria has just been declared a state of disaster. What powers does this confer? And the Full Federal Court has unanimously upheld an earlier decision of the Federal Circuit Court which awarded $170,000 in damages to Catherine Hill. Ms Hill was a junior lawyer who was sexually harassed by her employer, Owen Hughes, a Sole Practitioner based in northern NSW.

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Queensland parliament to vote on legalising Torres Strait Island childrearing practices

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 17:30:00 +1000

Before the next Queensland election, state parliament will vote on The Torres Strait Islander Traditional Child Rearing Practice Bill. If passed, the legislation will officially recognise the adoption practices of Torres Strait Islanders. This ground breaking bill was introduced into the Queensland Parliament by the first Torres Strait Islander member of parliament, Cynthia Lui.

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Family violence killing found to be a workplace death

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 17:30:00 +1000

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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New security laws are designed to confuse, says former Hong Kong barrister. And, should the Bernard Collaery trial be held in secret?

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 17:30:00 +1000

Hong Kong authorities warned voters choosing pro-democracy candidates in the primaries ahead of September elections that they could fall foul of new National Security legislation. A prominent former barrister says the new laws are designed to confuse. And, the Bernard Collaery trial. How should Australia's court system balance open justice with keeping state secrets?

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Melbourne public housing lockdown, and US online library sued for IP breaches

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 17:30:00 +1000

A voice from the towers in the Melbourne lockdown, and major book publishers sue the online library, Internet Archive, for breach of copyright.

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Covid-19 and family law

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +1000

The Covid-19 crisis has transformed our family law courts. In response to a surge in disputes over parenting plans, the Family Law Courts created a Covid-19 List to hear urgent cases using Microsoft Teams. And this is not an isolated example, right now most hearings are taking place in a virtual space rather than in a bricks and mortar courtroom. So will these new virtual courts stay with us in a post-pandemic future? And if you're in an abusive situation, or know someone who is, call 1-800 RESPECT. That's 1-800 737 732. If it's an emergency, call 000.

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Sexual harassment findings against retired High Court judge. Melbourne lawyer sentenced to jail for theft

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +1000

An independent investigation commissioned by the High Court found that six former staff members were sexually harassed by the former judge Dyson Heydon. A suburban lawyer has been sentenced to jail for stealing from his clients, including taking money from trust accounts. What is the best way to regulate lawyers?

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Sexual harassment findings against retired High Court judge. Melbourne lawyer sentenced to jail for theft

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +1000

An independent investigation commissioned by the High Court found that six former staff members were sexually harassed by the former judge Dyson Heydon. A suburban lawyer has been sentenced to jail for stealing from his clients, including taking money from trust accounts. What is the best way to regulate lawyers?

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Retired Magistrate David Heilpern critical of NSW drug driving laws

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +1000

In northern NSW, Lismore Local Court Magistrate David Heilpern has just retired at the age of 58. In a candid conversation about his working life, its challenges and stresses, he also outlines his misgivings about the NSW drug driving laws which played a big role in his decision to step down.

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George Floyd killer charged with 2nd degree murder. Australian Black Lives Matter protests. And the case of the Hitler meme.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +1000

As Derek Chauvin appears in court charged with 2nd degree murder, jurisdictions across the US are looking at how to change police culture. In Australia, what can be done immediately to end black deaths in custody? And a Perth refinery worker sacked for parodying his bosses using a well known Hitler meme returns to work after a decision of the full bench of the Federal Court.

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In a legal first, a car driver evading police is jailed for murder. And is the Races Power in our Constitution an anachronism?

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:30:00 +1000

Kylee King, a drug affected driver who killed motor cyclist Jordan Thorsager while engaging police in a high speed car chase has been convicted of murder. And should our federal constitution contain a power that allows parliament to make laws for particular races?

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Two coronial inquests make findings about unconscious racism

Tue, 26 May 2020 17:30:00 +1000

For Reconciliation Week, a reflective discussion on two significant recent coronial inquests where the families of the deceased asked the coroner to make finding about unconscious bias or racism. Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day died after sustaining serious head injuries in a Victorian police cell in 2017, and Naomi Williams, a pregnant 27-year-old Wiradjuri woman, died of sepsis in hospital in regional NSW in 2016. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples should be aware that this program and website contains images and names of people who have passed away and that traumatic events will be described.

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Two coronial inquests make findings about unconscious racism

Tue, 26 May 2020 17:30:00 +1000

For Reconciliation Week, a reflective discussion on two significant recent coronial inquests where the families of the deceased asked the coroner to make finding about unconscious bias or racism. Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day died after sustaining serious head injuries in a Victorian police cell in 2017, and Naomi Williams, a pregnant 27-year-old Wiradjuri woman, died of sepsis in hospital in regional NSW in 2016. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples should be aware that this program and website contains images and names of people who have passed away and that traumatic events will be described.

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Covid-19 emergency responses for witnessing wills and redundancy payouts. And a win for traumatised US Facebook content moderators

Tue, 19 May 2020 17:30:00 +1000

Three states are now allowing virtual witnessing of wills. How does that work? Also how redundancy payments negotiated with Covid-19 affected employers? And, in a world first, Facebook pays $US52 million to content moderators who have been traumatised by sifting through distressing social media material.    

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Covid-19 public health rules and the police

Tue, 12 May 2020 17:30:00 +1000

As we begin to emerge from isolation we will all still need to continue to comply with safe physical distancing rules. As the rules change, we will need to adjust. How have we, and those that enforce the public health rules done so far?

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Introducing Section 71: High Court cases that changed Australia

Fri, 08 May 2020 03:00:00 +1000

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Prisoners, drug users, the homeless and Covid-19

Tue, 05 May 2020 17:30:00 +1000

Prisoner Mark Rowson argued that he was particularly vulnerable if he contracted Covid-19, but the Supreme Court of Victoria has refused to release him. How Covid-19 has impacted on the illicit drug market and also healthcare responses such as the methadone program. And, a much praised initiative has been the emergency accommodation in hotels for the homeless, but some peer advocates say there have been unintended consequences.

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Australia’s legal response to WW1 and the 1919 Spanish Flu

Tue, 28 Apr 2020 17:30:00 +1000

A timely reflection on the legal responses to two separate but intimately-linked tragedies. During war we saw restrictions on food prices, protests and the freedoms of German Australians. During the Spanish flu crisis we saw maritime quarantines, closed internal borders and spats between the states and feds. Sound familiar?

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High Court ruling exposes gaps in Australia's protections for public interest journalism. And is it still murder if the victim dies eight months after the assault?

Tue, 21 Apr 2020 17:30:00 +1000

News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst could still face charges despite the High Court ruling that the AFP's raid on her home in June 2019 was carried out on the basis of a flawed warrant. What does this case mean for the public's right to know and press freedom? And an elderly man brutally attacked in a home invasion died eight months later, but the High Court ruled the attacker was responsible for his death. The case may have implications for the current NSW Homicide Squad investigation into the COVID-19 related deaths and infections on the Ruby Princess cruise ship.

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How will the $130 billion JobKeeper package work? And workers' compensation at home

Tue, 14 Apr 2020 17:30:00 +1000

The covid-19 crisis is forcing fundamental, previously unimaginable changes to way we organise and regulate employment. We take a look at the JobKeeper payment scheme. Also, if you have an accident while working from home, are you covered by workers' compensation?

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George Pell freed from prison following High Court decision

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:30:00 +1000

In an unanimous decision the High Court of Australia has quashed George Pell's convictions for historic child sex offences and has released him from prison. If this conversation raises issues or causes emotional distress please contact Lifeline 13 11 14

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Criminal and civil courts in the age of COVID-19

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Day by day our courts are being totally transformed by the COVID-19 crisis. Civil courts are using video and audio links. New criminal jury trials have been suspended and judge alone criminal trials are becoming rare. A recent major drug conspiracy trial in the NSW District Court was derailed after concerns about safe distancing, but it wasn't the jury that raised fears of catching coronavirus.

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COVID-19, prisons and the courts. And the homeless man fined for dumpster diving

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Should prisoners be released because of the risks around coronavirus? And the case of the homeless man, just released from prison who was fined $250 for salvaging pies and iced coffees from a dumpster.

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How the coronavirus crisis is stress-testing commercial contracts. And how enforceable are self-isolation orders?

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 17:30:00 +1100

As business reels from the impact of the coronavirus, lawyers are poring over contracts, looking for ways to help their clients either enforce, or escape from their contractual obligations. Also authorities are requiring certain groups of people to 'self isolate'. Will this work?

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How the coronavirus crisis is stress-testing commercial contracts. And how enforceable are self-isolation orders?

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 17:30:00 +1100

As business reels from the impact of the coronavirus, lawyers are poring over contracts, looking for ways to help their clients either enforce, or escape from their contractual obligations. Also authorities are requiring certain groups of people to 'self isolate'. Will this work?

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Protecting buyers from dodgy car loans

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Should car dealers & retailers be exempt from the requirements of the National Consumer Credit Protection Act? The Royal Commission into Banking and the Financial Services Industry recommended the removal of the exemption. But until that happens, consumers will continue to have very troubling experiences.

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High Court clears former London cop of blowing up his holiday home. Also, should juries in child sex-abuse trials hear about prior convictions?

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court of Australia has ordered the immediate acquittal and release of Queensland man Eamonn Coughlan who was serving a jail sentence for arson and attempted fraud. And, new laws to be introduced that will broaden what evidence a jury can hear in child sex-abuse trials.

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Legal diversity in Malaysia

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Malaysia's complex politics and legal systems are shaped by the nation's ethnic and religious diversity. How religious and government authorities categorise you can have a huge impact on your life. Meet a Muslim feminist slam poet, a Hindu mother who won a landmark court case, a transgender activist and a government minister.

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Former Facebook moderator sues social media giant for PTSD

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Social media can be useful connecting people and ideas but moderators are needed to keep disturbing and toxic material off the platforms. Chris Gray, a former Facebook moderator claims viewing such content in order to keep us safe, gave him PTSD. He's the lead plaintiff in an action against Facebook and CPL, the contracting company that employed him. *And a warning this program discusses disturbing material*

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The High Court rules Indigenous people can't be 'aliens'. Plus, is illegally obtained evidence allowed in court?

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Can persons of Aboriginal heritage who are not citizens be deported? In the cases of Brendan Thoms and Daniel Love, the majority of the High Court says no. And, the High Court rules that illegally obtained video evidence of serious animal cruelty is not admissible in a prosecution involving the training of greyhounds. Why?

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Bushfire smoke, air pollution and the law

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 17:30:00 +1100

The impact of this summer's bushfires has been devastating. What is less clear are the health consequences of smoke inhalation and the legal implications for employers. Some recent Australian and international court cases may provide a guide.

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Two Queensland Court decisions involving workplace injuries.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:30:00 +1100

The case of the Gold Coast sales assistant injured in a jewellery store robbery and the case of the Brisbane teacher who was injured falling from a rope-swing while on a school trip to Vanuatu.

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Do Victorian committals deliver fair and fast justice?

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Unlike other states, it's common for victims of crime to give evidence at a Victorian committal hearing. The state's Law Reform Commission is currently considering how well this system works. While victim advocates want big changes, defence lawyers say committals are an important filter.

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Youth justice, Maori style

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Sit in on a Rangatahi, one of the Maori Youth Courts of New Zealand. Find out how they compare to Indigenous courts in Australia.

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No handcuffs, no uniform: a different approach to youth justice

Tue, 07 Jan 2020 17:30:00 +1100

Come on a tour of Korowai Manaaki Youth Residence in Auckland. Meet the troubled young offenders and the people who care for them. What can we learn from NZ and what can they learn from us?

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A selfie, credit card and CCTV: a burglar's digital trail

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 17:30:00 +1100

It was a case of 'guilty by social media' when a burglar's twelve day, $58,000 crime spree was brought undone by his glaring digital fingerprints.

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The dog helping survivors give harrowing evidence

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 17:30:00 +1100

In an Australian first highly trained Labradors are supporting vulnerable witnesses in Victorian criminal trials.

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Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A global study across 135 countries by the International Bar Association has found that bullying and sexual harassment is widespread in the legal profession. The report makes a number of recommendations to change the culture and work environment in the law office. NB* This program was first broadcast 20 August 2019.

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Legal aid in bushfire zones, and private security firms helping family violence survivors

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:30:00 +1100

As bushfires sweep across NSW, emergency services continue to battle the blazes. In areas where the immediate danger has passed there are a range of other organisations supporting those affected, including giving legal advice. Also, how and why family violence services use private security companies to protect vulnerable women. New research is highlighting the benefits and the risks.

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Australia's first school lawyer

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Meet the first in-house school lawyer in Australia. Vincent Shin provides legal advice to students and their families who attend a Victorian school.

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How Australia, Canada assess asylum seekers' claims for refugee status

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +1100

How does a public servant decide whether someone is a refugee? And is it better to grant an asylum seeker protection when they don't need it, or to deny them protection when they do?

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High Court to decide Akon Guode infanticide, murder sentence anomaly

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +1100

How should you punish someone who has committed two very different crimes at the same time? That's the dilemma before the High Court, which is considering extending the prison term of a Melbourne woman who killed three of her seven children by driving her car into a lake.

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The culture gap in the law

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +1100

If you fill a law firm or court room with more lawyers from a wider range of backgrounds, will it automatically become a more inclusive one to work in? Panel discussion organised by the Asian Australian Lawyers Association and the Muslim Legal Network held at Ashurst Melbourne.

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Radio on the inside

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:30:00 +1100

National Prison Radio, the world's first national 24 hour radio station produced by and for prisoners beams into all jail cells across England and Wales.

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Australia's biggest class action over PFAS land contamination

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Up to 40,000 people across Australia will seek compensation from the Commonwealth over land contamination from chemicals leached from Defence Department bases into nearby properties and waterways. Residents and businesses claim the contamination has left them trapped in devalued properties with water they can't drink or land they can't fully use. It will be the largest ever open class action in Australia.

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Adolescents who turn homes into war zones

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1100

One in ten incidents of family violence are committed by adolescents. Most of the violence is carried out by young males towards their mothers and involves verbal and physical abuse, coercive and controlling behaviours, financial abuse, stalking and property damage. Are our legal and social responses adequate?

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Does video surveillance of psychiatric compo claimants tell us anything?

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A Border Force Officer diagnosed with PTSD is in danger of having his Comcare payments suspended partly because surveillance footage recorded him walking his therapy dog, buying milk and looking happy while speaking on his mobile. How fair is our worker's compensation system, especially when it comes to claims for psychiatric injuries?

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How to de-radicalise juvenile terror offenders. And speech pathologists unpacking legal jargon.

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A rare insight into how to de-program young offenders with extremist views. And meet a speech pathologist who helps translate legal gobbledy-gook, especially for youth in the criminal justice system.

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Climate change litigation targets super fund

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +1000

In a world first, a 24 year-old Brisbane man is taking legal action against his superannuation fund for not factoring climate change into its investment decision. This month the case against REST, the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust, will be back before the Federal Court, where the Judge is expected to set a hearing date.

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Neutral legal observers at protests. And digital estates after death.

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

At both the recent Climate Change marches around Australia and the continuing Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, neutral legal observers document security and protest behaviours in the name of maintaining the rule of law. And, the mysterious case of the Canadian crypto currency trader and the missing millions. It raises the question: when someone dies what happens to their digital assets?

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Profiling an arsonist, and an unusual inheritance battle

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A number of people have been arrested and charged in connection with lighting fires in Queensland. Why do people light bushfires? Can we prevent someone going down that path? And, an elderly couple are tragically found dead in their English cottage. Two stepsisters battle in court over which parent died first in order to get the inheritance.

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Drug testing welfare recipients; US Opioid litigation and over-prescribing painkillers in Australia

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Litigation around the opioid crisis in the US, medical negligence cases involving over prescription in Australia and VAADA's response to the Federal government's desire to trial mandatory drug testing for some welfare recipients.

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Sandwich boards and skywriting: what's legal and what's not?

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Danny Lim is well known for wearing sandwich boards emblazoned with provocative word plays. A Sydney Magistrate has overturned a $500 fine imposed on the 75-year-old pensioner for offensive behaviour. Also, what are the regulations around political messages in the sky? And Vale: Justice Jane Matthews.

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Is Pell off to the High Court of Australia?

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Cardinal George Pell's legal team have confirmed that they will seek leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia. This follows the majority two to one decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal which upheld Pell's conviction on child sex offences. So what exactly did the three judges of the Victorian Court of Appeal decide and what are the prospects of any High Court appeal?

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Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A global study across 135 countries by the International Bar Association has found that bullying and sexual harassment is widespread in the legal profession. The report makes a number of recommendations to change the culture and work environment in the law office.

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Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A global study across 135 countries by the International Bar Association has found that bullying and sexual harassment is widespread in the legal profession. The report makes a number of recommendations to change the culture and work environment in the law office.

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Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A global study across 135 countries by the International Bar Association has found that bullying and sexual harassment is widespread in the legal profession. The report makes a number of recommendations to change the culture and work environment in the law office.

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Is the High Court gagging Australia's public servants?

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A former public servant has lost her free speech argument in the High Court over tweets that were critical of her department's policies. Will this change the way you use social media? Plus, a new study has found that Indigenous people in the Northern Territory found guilty of driving offences are more likely to go to jail than non-Indigenous offenders.

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As the Laws of War turn 70, what's to celebrate? And a case of unpaid rent

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The Laws of War are designed to protect civilians and to place some limits on what combatants can do to each other. 70 years on, how relevant are the Geneva Conventions? And the case of the landlord who was owed $7000 in unpaid rent on a small factory. In retaliation, he kept his tenant's property and equipment.

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Who judges the judges?

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The behaviour of three controversial judges raises questions about addressing incompetence and incapacity in the judiciary.

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Youth justice, Maori style

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Sit in on a Rangatahi, one of the Maori Youth Courts of New Zealand. Find out how they compare to Indigenous courts in Australia.

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No handcuffs, no uniform: a different approach to youth justice

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Come on a tour of Korowai Manaaki Youth Residence in Auckland. Meet the troubled young offenders and the people who care for them. What can we learn from NZ and what can they learn from us?

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Can the law help reduce the risk of suicide for international students?

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A Victorian coroner is calling for universities and the federal government to work together to help international students at risk of suicide.

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A selfie, credit card and CCTV: a burglar's digital trail

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 17:30:00 +1000

It was a case of 'guilty by social media' when a burglar's twelve day, $58,000 crime spree was brought undone by his glaring digital fingerprints.

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The dog helping survivors give harrowing evidence

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

In an Australian first, highly trained Labradors are supporting vulnerable witnesses in Victorian criminal trials.

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Controversial repayment scheme found to be legal in remote SA and a draft bill to curb tertiary cheating

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A remote store owner who ran a Book-up credit scheme for Indigenous customers has had his conviction for unconscionable conduct thrown out by the High Court. And the Federal Government is proposing new laws that would make it an offence to provide or advertise academic cheating services in tertiary education.

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Reforming family law in Australia

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The Australian family law system is to be overhauled, so what reforms are required to meet the needs of Australian families?

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Killings and coverups: Can a killer inherit a victim's estate?

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A convicted murderer can never inherit their victim's estate, but what about someone who helps cover up the killing?

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Oliver Yates claims 2019 electoral signage misleading, Victorian Law Reform Commission reviews contempt of court laws

Tue, 28 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Oliver Yates, the unsuccessful independent candidate for the seat of Kooyong plans to take the Liberal Party to the Court of Disputed Returns over Chinese language how to vote signage. And the Victorian Law Reform Commission has just released a consultation paper exploring the many complex issues around contempt of court, seeking input on its review of contempt of court laws.

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Sawmill worker who refused to clock in with fingerprints wins unfair dismissal claim

Tue, 21 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Jeremy Lee, an employee at a Queensland timber mill was sacked for refusing to use a finger print scanner to sign-in to work. He represented himself at the full bench of the Fair Work Commission and won his unfair dismissal case.

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Social media influencer wins case against client, and an elderly yachty overturns appointment of guardian

Tue, 14 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

A Melbourne cafe has been ordered to pay an Instagram 'influencer' $1,600 after a verbal contract between the parties sours.

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Minneapolis policeman found guilty of killing Australian woman. Also two disputes around packaging

Tue, 07 May 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Nor has been found guilty of the third degree murder and second degree manslaughter of Australian Justine Damond Ruszczyk. Also on the program, the Federal Court has ordered Australia Rush Rich Winery pay the owners of Penfolds $400,000 for trademark infringement. And in a separate case, the Federal Court has ruled that Bega has the exclusive right to sell peanut butter in a jar with a distinctive yellow lid and a distinctive yellow label.

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Miscarriages of justice and compensation

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

If you are serving a prison sentence and an appeal court quashes your conviction and sets you free, will you receive compensation for the time you spent behind bars? It depends on where you live.

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Where does the evidence go after its legal life is over?

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Evidence is used to prove or disprove the facts of a case, but what happens to it after the legal process is over? A new book In crimes archives; the cultural afterlife of evidence provides some intriguing clues.

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Federal Court rules on Geoffrey Rush defamation case, High Court upholds protest exclusion zones at abortion clinics

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

Justice Wigney of the Federal Court has ruled that the Daily Telegraph newspaper defamed actor Geoffrey Rush by claiming he had sexually harassed an actor later to be revealed as Eryn Jean Norvill. And the High Court of Australia has upheld the constitutional validity of protest exclusion zones around abortion clinics.

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Is a sperm donor a parent? And the role of victims of crime in German trials

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1000

The High Court of Australia is about to hear a case that asks big questions about families and parentage. And Private Accessory Prosecutors, the role of victims in German courts and trials.

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Meet Tara Schultz

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 17:30:00 +1100

From the age of twelve Tara Schultz was groomed by a much older man, sexually abused and became addicted to drugs. Now 31 she survived, sought justice through the courts and has completed a university degree.

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Should drug or alcohol addicted children be forced into rehab?

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Mandatory rehabilitation for children and young people with serious substance abuse problems is being debated in both South Australia and Victoria.

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Public servants and political expression. Argentina's Women Police Stations.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

For the first time, the High Court of Australia will hear a case that focuses on the extent to which public servants can freely express their political views. And Argentina's Women Police Stations, designed around the needs of survivors of gender-violence. Could they work in Australia?

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The last warning shot: family violence and strangulation

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Strangulation is sometimes fatal, often causes permanent injury and is a strong predictor of future violence and death. What are the current laws and strategies in place to deal with strangulation in family violence cases?

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Witness X revealed and journalist awarded damages for work related PTSD

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Veteran journalist John Silvester discusses underworld lawyer Nicola Gobbo who has been revealed as a police informer. And in a world first, a Victorian judge has awarded damages to a former Age journalist who suffered PSTD while working as a crime reporter.

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Cardinal George Pell jury verdict revealed

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

Australia's most senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal George Pell, has been found guilty of multiple child sexual offences.

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Victorian Sentencing Council reports on animal cruelty. The law and ethics around tissue donors for sick siblings

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council has released a report that shines a light on Victorian animal cruelty offenders and the sentences they receive. And Dr Shih-Ning Then's new book explores the ethics and legal issues around tissue donors for sick siblings.

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Employers in Victoria and Queensland jailed over workplace deaths. And NSW court ruling on proposed Rocky Hill coal mine

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

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The final report of the Banking Royal Commission. Also, a Queensland worker gets compensation for injury after a smoko break

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +1100

How well has the Banking Royal Commission served the interests of consumers? Also on the program in Queensland the Industrial Court has ruled that a former employee of McDonalds who broke her leg during a break is entitled to Workers Compensation.

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How effective is the coronial system?

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

When a death is not straight forward, a coronial inquest can play a crucial role in addressing unanswered questions and it can also make recommendations that might prevent future fatalities. But how well does our coronial system serve the needs of grieving families?

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Beaming prisoners into courtrooms; the pros and cons of Audio Visual Links

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

In recent years there has been an explosion in the use of Audio Visual Links (AVLs) between prisons and courtrooms. This development has been welcomed by many prisoners, but some don't like being 'reduced to a bunch of pixels'.

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Should dead men become fathers?

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

In the age of Artificial Reproductive Technology extracting sperm from dead men is possible, and it happens more often than you think.

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Calls for transparency around the use of solitary confinement in Victorian prisons

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

The Jesuit Social Services report, All Alone - Young Adults in the Victorian Justice System, calls for radical reforms around the use of solitary confinement.

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Economic abuse in violent relationships

Tue, 01 Jan 2019 17:30:00 +1100

A collaboration between a Victorian community legal centre and a family violence support service addresses the financial fall-out that often comes when escaping a violent relationship.

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Neighbourhood tree disputes and the law

Tue, 25 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

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Hiring and firing by an automated system

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Is it possible to be hired or fired without any human interaction? Meet the man who was fired by an automated system.

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Man feels burdened by 'not guilty' verdict

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Thirteen years after a violent brawl at a warehouse party led to the death of a partygoer, the two men charged with his murder give their version of the events of that night. One accused served 13 years in jail, the other was found not guilty, but remains burdened by his role.

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Why do some young Australian Muslim men choose extremism?

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:30:00 +1100

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Dissecting the Eastman retrial

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

ABC Canberra court reporter Elizabeth Byrne describes the twists and turns of the jury trials of David Eastman. The recent retrial found him not guilty of the murder of AFP Assistant Police Commissioner Colin Winchester.

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The world's only nationwide prison radio station

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

National Prison Radio, the world's first national 24 hour radio station produced by and for prisoners beams into all jail cells across England and Wales.

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The Federal Government's Indigenous Procurement Program. Also Israel Supreme Court.

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

How effective is the Indigenous Procurement Program? Who is benefitting? And a leading Israeli civil rights lawyer warns that the 'democratic space' in her country is in danger of shrinking.

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Beaming prisoners into courtrooms; the pros and cons of Audio Visual Links

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +1100

In recent years there has been an explosion in the use of Audio Visual Links (AVLs) between prisons and courtrooms. This development has been welcomed by many prisoners, but some don't like being 'reduced to a bunch of pixels'.

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Are our Crimes Confiscation laws fair?

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Western Australia's Attorney-General John Quigley recently announced a review into the state's Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 saying there are some cases that are 'harsh to the point of being unjust'.

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Tertiary students in the courts

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Most students, at some point are disappointed by an academic result, but how far would you go to get a better grade?

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Questions over social housing plan in Victoria and research into social drug suppliers

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Victoria is rebuilding its public housing, but could existing public housing tenants become worse off? And new research explores what we know about small time 'social' drug dealers and raises questions about how the law should deal with them.

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Law Report 9th October 2018

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 17:30:00 +1100

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Law Report 10th October 2018

Tue, 02 Oct 2018 17:46:00 +1000

Families of victims in the 911 attacks and crash of flight MH17 are pursuing legal action over their deaths.

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Should dead men become fathers?

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:07:03 +1000

In the age of Artificial Reproductive Technology extracting sperm from dead men is possible, and it happens more often than you think.

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Alan Jones defamation ruling. And why XX won't face a re-trial for murder

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Radio broadcaster Alan Jones has been ordered to pay damages of 3.7 million dollars for defaming the Wagner brothers And the High Court of Australia allowed the use of previously recorded evidence involving a man known as Dennis Bauer convicted of multiple child sex offences and in NSW, the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal appeal refused to re-try a man for murder of three indigenous children, saying there wasn't sufficient 'fresh and compelling evidence' to overturn the principle of double jeopardy.

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Calls for transparency around the use of solitary confinement in Victorian prisons

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 17:30:00 +1000

The Jesuit Social Services report, All Alone - Young Adults in the Victorian Justice System, calls for radical reforms around the use of solitary confinement.

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Economic abuse in violent relationships

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:30:00 +1000

A collaboration between a Victorian community legal centre and a family violence support service addresses the financial fall-out that often comes when escaping a violent relationship.

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MP Peter Dutton's parliamentary eligibility; The Justice Project Final Report; The first Chinese-Australian barrister

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Analysis of Peter Dutton's parliamentary eligibility under Section 44(v), some of the recommendations of the Law Council's Justice Project Final Report and the first Chinese-Australian barrister

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Electronic monitoring in the criminal justice system

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

In Australia around 1,000 people are wearing electronic monitoring ankle bracelets as a condition of either parole, bail, home detention or extended supervision orders. Do they deter further crimes and how reliable is the technology?

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Hiring and firing by an automated system

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

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Work related pyschiatric injury in SA: Welfare of performance artists

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +1000

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Balancing freedom of religion and freedom from religion

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Edited highlights of an expert panel debating whether our laws strong enough to protect people who hold sincere religious beliefs.

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NSW Supreme Court decision on Colleen McCullough's estate; What follows Malaysia's miracle moment?

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

NSW Supreme Court judge rules that popular Australian author Colleen McCullough's estate belongs to widower. And Malaysian civil and women's rights activist Ivy Josiah on building robust institutions following the landslide victory of former strongman, now reformist leader, Mahathir Mohamad.

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Facebook faces potential Australian law suit over data breach

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

There have been reports social media network Facebook is facing multiple lawsuits on behalf of users whose personal data was improperly leaked to Cambridge Analytica. Its next legal challenge could take place here in Australia.

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Senate inquiry into deaths at work

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

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Crop Houses and stopping the cycle of drug addiction and offending

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Cannabis grow house syndicates are rampant across Australia. And former addicts helping to break the cycle of drug addiction and drug related crime.

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Canadian university loses right to open law school and Portugal's policy on drugs and addiction

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Freedom of religion versus equal rights is tested in the Canadian and US Supreme Courts, and Portugal's unique approach to drug addiction.

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Two important decisions on defamation. Getting into rough legal waters on holiday cruises

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Australian courts have ruled on two prominent defamation cases, Rebel Wilson v Bauer and Milorad Trkulja v Google. And what laws apply if something goes wrong when travelling on a holiday cruise in international waters?

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Tips for Beauty salons to support clients who experience family violence; Victorian Supreme Court responds to legal costs blowout

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

An innovative program HaiR-3R's aims to help hairdressers recognise and support Victorian clients who may be experiencing family violence. Also on the program, what is a reasonable legal fee in a relatively straightforward wills and estate case? A Victorian Supreme Court Judge had some strong words to say in a dispute about lawyers costs.

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When can authorities seize your mobile device?

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Can Border Patrol demand your mobile devices at an airport without a warrant? In the US, this question may go to the Supreme Court, but in Australia, the laws are very clear. And what powers do police have to search and seize on suburban streets?

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Inside the Jury Room part four: Juror misbehaviour

Tue, 29 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Jurors can misbehave, threatening the right to a fair trial in many ways: Google searches; social media rants, contacting an accused, visiting a crime scene, even playing Sudoku in the jury box. How do we convince jurors to follow the rules?

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Inside the Jury Room part four: Juror misbehaviour

Tue, 29 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Jurors can misbehave, threatening the right to a fair trial in many ways: Google searches; social media rants, contacting an accused, visiting a crime scene, even playing Sudoku in the jury box. How do we convince jurors to follow the rules?

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Inside the Jury Room part three: Juror bias

Tue, 22 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

When juries retire to the deliberation room, should they leave all of their personal beliefs and prejudices at the door? And is this even possible?

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Inside the Jury Room part three: Juror bias

Tue, 22 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

When juries retire to the deliberation room, should they leave all of their personal beliefs and prejudices at the door? And is this even possible?

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Inside the Jury Room part two: Juror stress

Tue, 15 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Hearing and seeing gruesome evidence in criminal trials can take a terrible toll on jurors, sometimes leading to stress and trauma. What harm can juror stress then cause trials? And what can we do to minimise its impact?

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Inside the Jury Room part two: Juror stress

Tue, 15 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Hearing and seeing gruesome evidence in criminal trials can take a terrible toll on jurors, sometimes leading to stress and trauma. What harm can juror stress then cause trials? And what can we do to minimise its impact?

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Inside the Jury Room part one: The Ouija board jurors

Tue, 08 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

It’s the most notorious case ever of jury misbehaviour. In the 1994 double murder trial of Stephen Young, drunk jurors used a Ouija board to ask the murder victims, "who killed you?". But is there more to this story than just hapless, irresponsible jurors?

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Inside the Jury Room part one: The Ouija board jurors

Tue, 08 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

It’s the most notorious case ever of jury misbehaviour. In the 1994 double murder trial of Stephen Young, drunk jurors used a Ouija board to ask the murder victims, "who killed you?". But is there more to this story than just hapless, irresponsible jurors?

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Extradition processes in the 21st century and Victoria parliament soon to debate treaty advancing legislation

Tue, 01 May 2018 17:30:00 +1000

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Over-medication in aged care and blockchain contracts

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Examining the laws governing the use of anti-psychotic and other drugs to sedate residents in aged-care facilities in the US and Australia. And smart contracts are an emerging area of the law, but exactly what are they and what happens if they go rogue?

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Space law in the 21st century

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Corporations, as well as nations are venturing into space for satellite technology, mining even tourism. Are the laws created over fifty years ago up to speed in this new space race?

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Commonwealth Redress Scheme restrictions and South African jailed for racist tirade

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Why will some survivors of institutional sexual abuse be locked out of the Commonwealth Redress Scheme? And when using a really offensive word in South Africa multiple times lands you in jail.

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Anne Buist on writing her life's work

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +1000

Perinatal psychiatrist Anne Buist is a women's mental health advocate and expert witness who works with protective services, and as an expert witness in the courts, in cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide and murder. She is also a novelist who explores many of the darker aspects of her work in fiction.

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Seeking compensation for family violence and chat bot wills

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

There are a number of avenues for those seeking compensation for family violence including the civil courts but at least one state, a mechanism for assisting survivors with compensation has come under criticism. And a South Australian law firm is selling chatbot generated wills for $150. How different is it from the will kits purchased from a newsagency, what are the safeguards and is it a way of providing a much needed service in remote communities?

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Defamation in Australia and modern warfare and challenges for IHL

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

A study finds that that the rich and famous are not the your usual plaintiffs when it comes to defamation cases. Nor are media companies the usual suspects when it comes to defending defamation claims. And in a time of conflict, defining what constitutes a cyber attack, a potential act of war, is tricky. So is international humanitarian law keeping up with the new battlefields of the 21st century?

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Debt and road tolls: the dilemma and solutions

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Toll fines are one of the major issues dealt with in Victorian and Queensland courts, with some debts as high as $200,000. Why are such massive debts accrued and what can be done about it?

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Do the walls have ears? Smart devices, privacy and the law

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +1100

The Internet of Things are those objects that are connected to the web, such as home appliances, fitness or health devices, even some toys. But there is a dark side to this clever connectivity and data collection.

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ACT's unique approach to Family Violence Orders

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 17:30:00 +1100

In the ACT, mediation is mandatory if you are seeking a permanent order to keep a violent ex partner away. How does it work and how successful is this unique system?

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Neighbourhood tree disputes and the law

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Disputes between neighbours over trees are as common as they are personal, and can get so bad that some property owners sell up to avoid conflict.

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Damning report on treatment of prisoners with disabilities; The 'slayer rule' and elder abuse

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Human Rights Watch reports that prisoners with disabilities in Queensland and WA are particularly at risk of neglect and abuse. Also on the program, could an expanded American style 'slayer law', be a way to deter elder abuse?

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Federal court declares 'Dr Droop' bankrupt; Jewish divorce, the complicated nexus between religious and secular law

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:30:00 +1100

After mulitiple run ins with regulators, the man behind the 'bonk longer' billboards has been declared bankrupt. And Gett recalcitrance, that's when a Jewish marriage falls apart and one spouse refuses to grant a religious divorce.

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Lloyd Rayney's defamation win and an alternative to medical negligence litigation

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

It's the second largest defamation damages payout in Australia. Why did the WA Supreme Court award Lloyd Rayney $2.6 million? Also, 'open disclosure', an alternative to costly and stressful medical malpractice lawsuits.

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Australia and early settler law

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

From the capital offence of stealing food to property rights and cases involving swine, an insight into how the First Fleeters managed to create what is now considered 'the land of the fair go'.

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Australia's first school lawyer

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Meet the first in-house school lawyer in Australia. Vincent Shin provides legal advice to students and their families who attend a Victorian school.

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Health Justice Partnerships

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

Health Justice Partnerships provide legal help to hospital patients. We look at the collaboration between three major hospitals and Inner Melbourne Community Legal.

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South Australia's Gambling Court

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +1100

A visit to the first court in Australia to deal with criminal offenders with a gambling addiction.

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A civics education

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +1100

A tour of Canberra exploring Australian democracy with St Kilda Primary School grade six students.

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Restorative Justice

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Only a small percentage of sexual assaults are reported to police and only a small percentage lead to a conviction. The South East Centre Against Sexual Assault is addressing the needs of survivors in a different way.

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Questions over Commonwealth Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional sexual abuse

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +1100

There are concerns that the Commonwealth Redress Scheme, one of the key recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, will never get off the ground.

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US Supreme Court hears Masterpiece Cakeshop case, Australia's Family Court rules on children seeking gender reassignment and celebraties and defamation law

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +1100

In this program, the US Supreme Court hears arguments for and against a baker refusing to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple. Also, The Family Court rules that Transgender children no longer need a judge's for permission to have irreversible medical treatment, and in light of the allegations about Don Burke's inappropriate behavior over many, many years, we ask are Australia's defamation laws too restrictive?

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Sentencing models in the UK and Australia

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Sentencing is a complex and controversial area, where there are constant debates over how best to ensure transparency and consistancy. What models best help judges make informed decisions?

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Australia's prescription opioid crisis

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Overdose deaths from prescription pharmaceuticals now outstrip overdose deaths from heroin. But just who is getting addicted to prescription opioids — and what can be done?

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HCA rules on prenup and US Opioid crisis

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court of Australia unanimously agreed that a pre-nup signed between a Gold Coast Property developer and his fiancee was not fair or reasonable. And in 2016, 60,000 American deaths are linked to opoids. What are the regulations and policies to tackle the crisis?

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Acquired Brain Injury and the criminal justice system

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Hear first hand experiences from former prisoners living with ABI. They are part of a project advocating for people Acquired Brain Injuries, a group who are massively over-represented in the criminal justice system.

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HCA decision on dual citizenship; Youth detention in the US and Europe

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

What are the consequences of the High Court's decision on the 'Citizenship 7'? And as the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory prepares to hand down its final report, a look at juvenile detention in the US and Europe.

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High Court rules on Tasmanian protest laws; Is a text message a valid Will?

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

What impact will the High Court's decision to overturn Tasmania's anti-protest laws have on other states who are have or are considering similar laws? And does an unsent text message constitute a valid Will? The Queensland Supreme Court says yes.

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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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