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New Solo : Client Acquisition in the 21st Century: With Instagram & TikTok??

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000

Guests: Taly Goody is a personal injury lawyer, and Michelle Fonseca-Kamana exclusively practices lemon law. Both immersed themselves in social media, successfully leveraging the platforms as free marketing channels.

Topics:

  • Using social media to market a practice
  • Their process for creating videos
  • “The Power of Planning”
  • Why they use YouTube and Facebook and not LinkedIn or Twitter
  • Repurposing their videos for multiple social media platforms
  • What makes a good video? What makes a bad video?

Tools mentioned:

  • Ring light for atmosphere
  • Canva Pro for backgrounds and Instagram Reels
  • InShot App to add text
  • Videoleap Editor App to repurpose reels

New Insights (brought to you by Nota):

  • Eric Ganci answers Robert Southwell’s last question: 
  • “Who are the trial attorneys you thought were most effective? And what made them a particularly good litigator in the courtroom?”

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

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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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Legal Talk Today : The State vs. Derek Chauvin (Part 3)

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:47:24 +0000

In this part three, our coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial continues. Professor David Schultz from the University of Minnesota Law School and Hamline University returns. We talk about the witnesses, their emotional testimony, and distrust of the police as well as the importance of timing and vantage point for interpreting what was going on during George Floyd’s arrest.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:33:38 +0000

When Yale suspended one of its high profile professors for two years citing a pattern of sexual harassment, one wondered if the penalty went far enough considering former students believed Rubenfeld's wife Amy Chua bore some responsibility for the events and remained on the faculty. Fast forward and now Chua is publicly battling with the administration after students told the school that Chua was breaching the alleged terms of the agreement she reached with them over Rubenfeld's suspension. We also talk about the Supreme Court's full embrace of theocracy in a shadow docket assault on decades of religious freedom jurisprudence and we talk about Jones Day's continuing Supreme Court clerkship hiring dominance.

Special thanks to our sponsors, LexisNexis® InterAction®Lexicon and Nota.

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Digital Detectives : Is This How the World Ends? Artificial Intelligence and American Security

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:00:00 +0000

Autonomous killer robots have certainly grabbed a lot of screen time over the years, but is our world really going to end in an AI-fueled war? Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Brigadier General Patrick Huston to discuss his role at the Pentagon and dispel some of the most common myths about AI and its military applications. As a self-described “near pacifist,” General Huston shares his perspective on the military’s commitments to ethical and legal development of AI defenses and emphasizes the importance of creating partnerships between the government and the best and brightest AI experts in private industry.

Brigadier General Patrick Huston is the Assistant Judge Advocate General for Military Law and Operations in the Pentagon, where he is keenly focused on privacy and the legal and ethical development of AI, cybersecurity and other emerging technologies.

Special thanks to our sponsor PInow.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : How one firm is trying to convince technology clients to embrace subscription pricing

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000

Joyce Tong Oelrich and Zohra Tejani, the founders of Tong Tejani, which specializes in government contracts and has mainly technology-sector clients, kept initial client feedback about subscription pricing in mind when they formally launched their firm in May 2020.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Alert Communications and Nota.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Conversion Confusion Cleared Up

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 08:00:00 +0000

Google takes center stage in news updates as Gyi and Conrad discuss two moves that may diminish opportunities for free lawyer advertising on the platform.

Top billing goes to Google’s Local Pack change from a three-pack to a two-pack. The two also shift gears on earlier advice about Google My Business Messaging. Eek. Google is sending messages to your competitors when potential clients use the form.

The “Word of the Day” is ‘conversion.’ To lawyers, conversion means a new client. But many marketers use the term to discuss leads. Gyi and Conrad agree to agree and disagree.

Lawyers may be swimming in data analytics of their own. In discussing their new segment, “Clio Legal Trends Report Minute,” Gyi and Conrad explain that Clio’s report can help put that data in context with the industry, peers, and competitors.

This month’s data points:
Percent of lawyers who decided to leave office space for virtual practice in 2020?
Percent of clients who prefer video conferencing over a phone call?

Finally, Gyi and Conrad debate and justify their Pick Twos. Think the choices are obvious? Not a chance.

  • Fast, cheap, quality?
  • Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter?
  • Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings?
  • Clubhouse, blog, podcast?
  • Coffee, ice cream, alcohol?
  • First page of Google, a good website, good reviews?

Special thanks to our sponsor Alert CommunicationsLexisNexis® InterAction®LawYaw and Clio.

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Legal Talk Today : Heavy Weight Tax Fight!

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 18:18:13 +0000

New Hampshire vs. Massachusetts is a monster case about taxes and federalism that could impact employers all over the United States. Who’s going to win and who’s going to lose? Sam Megally from K & L Gates joins us to law-splain.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : The Attorney Grievance Process in Michigan - Part 2

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0000

To continue demystifying the attorney grievance and discipline process, On Balance hosts Molly Ranns and JoAnn Hathaway welcome Mark Armitage of Michigan’s Attorney Discipline Board (ADB). Mark explains how complaints move from the Attorney Grievance Commission to the ADB, outlines the types of cases that often require disciplinary action, and clears up common misconceptions about the relationship between the ADB and the State Bar of Michigan.

Mark Armitage is executive director and general counsel at the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board.

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ABA Young Lawyer Rising : COVID

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 14:05:00 +0000

The pandemic impacted the practice of law in unpredictable ways, especially for new lawyers. Host Sonia Russo taps into the lessons learned by James Liu, Michelle Garcia, and Shawn Hoover on how to manage their careers and ensure clients have adequate representation during a time of scarce resources and more limited access to justice. Stay tuned for the Financial Wellness Minute when show contributor Mathew Kerbis reveals practical tips for saving money.

Special thanks to our sponsor, The Velvet Hammer.

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ABA Young Lawyer Rising : Civility

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 14:00:00 +0000

Dealing with a rude, difficult, or offensive person can be a real challenge. But what happens when that person is a client, a co-worker, or even worse, your boss? It might be tempting to simply tell them off or quit but that could derail your career. Host Sonia Russo delves into the workplace experiences of Melissa Lessell, Eric Sternberg, Melanie Senosiain, and Professor Heidi Brown to find constructive ways to handle these tough situations as they come up on the job. Stay tuned for the Financial Wellness Minute when show contributor Mathew Kerbis discusses the long-term benefits of pet insurance.

Special thanks to our sponsor, The Velvet Hammer.

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Legal Talk Today : Alternative Business Structures

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 18:05:52 +0000

Why should clients care about who owns their lawyer’s law firm? Does it matter? Are the clients still being taken care of? We answer these questions and more about the new Alternative Business Structures for law firms taking root around the country. Andy Halaby from Greenberg Traurig joins us.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Colonial Surety CompanyServeNow, and Nota.

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

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

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

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

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

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Legal Talk Today : The State vs. Derek Chauvin (Part 2)

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 17:56:21 +0000

In the second part of this series, we continue our discussion about the Derek Chauvin Trial with Professor David Schultz, talking about the criminal charges and what the prosecution will need to prove to get a conviction. Later on, we discuss jury selection, concerns about security, and a unique Minnesota evidence law that might make the prosecution’s job much more difficult.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Does The T14 Even Matter? Asking For Some Hoyas.

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 14:00:00 +0000

Not since the NCAA tournament has Georgetown been so hyped and so disappointed. The GULC fell out of the vaunted "T14" in the US News Law School Rankings to be replaced by UCLA. But why do we persist in a "14" ranking? And what else did the new US News formula bring us? Joe and Kathryn also chat about vaccine appointments and the (potentially) coming work from home revolution.

Special thanks to our sponsors, LexisNexis® InterAction®Lexicon and Nota.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Increasing revenue while cutting down on billable hours? 'AI for Lawyers' says it's possible

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000

As the founders of a company that provides AI-powered contract analysis software, Kira Systems' Noah Waisberg and Dr. Alexander Hudek are used to facing skepticism, fear and doubt from attorneys. Will AI steal their jobs? Would using it violate ethics rules? How can it be good for a business model that relies on the billable hour to cut down on the amount of time it takes to review a contract?

In their new book, AI for Lawyers: How Artificial Intelligence is Adding Value, Amplifying Expertise, and Transforming Careers, Waisberg and Hudek attempt to answer these questions and provide an accessible guide for firms considering how AI might add to their practices. They also pulled in other minds in the legal tech community to speak to the use of AI beyond the kinds of contract review Kira Systems focuses on, such as in litigation analytics, legal research and e-discovery.

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Waisberg and Hudek discuss their experiences as early proponents of artificial intelligence, the unique programming challenges presented by legal language, the still-developing ethical debates and common misconceptions about AI.

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ABA Young Lawyer Rising : Trailer

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 23:27:04 +0000

Meet the hosts of Young Lawyer Rising, a brand new podcast from the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. Sonia Russo and Mathew Kerbis tell us about the show’s mission and give us a preview of early episode topics. Stay tuned for episode 1... 

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

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

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

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

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The Legal Toolkit : Larry Bird Stories; Getting the Reputation You Deserve; and the Rump Roast: The Gritty Origin Story

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:00:00 +0000

From his incredible skill to his entertainingly ruthless trash-talk, Larry Bird was one of the best. Jared shares some of his favorite stories about the Hick from French Lick, and points out that the L.A. Lakers were, and still are, a steaming pile of, well… you know. (1:50)

Jared then welcomes guest Shawn Hill to chat about online reviews and their potential to help you grow your business. Shawn shares how effective management and response to reviews builds your reputation and draws in new clients. (8:49)

This time on the Rump Roast, Jared asks Shawn about his involvement with the Philadelphia Flyers Mascot, Gritty, and how the initial fan reaction went from loathing to devotion in less than 24 hours! (25:37)

Shawn Hill is community marketing director at NiceJob Inc, a review management platform, and is the host of The NiceJob Podcast

Our theme song is Two Cigarettes by Major Label Interest.

The Legal Trends Report Minute song is I See You by Sounds Like Sander

Our closing song is Hey Yo Rocco! by Dresden, The Flamingo.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionTimeSolvAlert Communications and Clio.

 

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Legal Talk Today : The State vs. Derek Chauvin (Part 1)

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 14:05:30 +0000

It’s the biggest criminal trial in a generation and believe it or not we’re still learning a lot about George Floyd and Derek Chauvin. In this series of episodes, we’re going through it point by point to talk about evidence, witnesses, and legal strategies with Professor David Schultz from the University of Minnesota Law School and Hamline University. 

Discussed in this episode:

  • Updated timeline with new information from police body cams
  • Impact of televising the trial
  • The judge and lawyers involved
  • What family members are allowed to attend
  • Who is paying for Derek Chauvin’s defense

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Legal Talk Today : Hot Pursuit!

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 17:40:47 +0000

On this episode we discuss when police officers are allowed to enter your home without a warrant and the Supreme Court case (Lange v. California) that could change how all of that works. Professor David Gray from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law joins us to break it down.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer : Open Carry Laws, Public Safety, and Young v. Hawaii

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 16:31:58 +0000

On March 24th, 2021, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an earlier ruling and upheld the effective ban on the open carry of firearms in the state of Hawaii. Coming in the wake of multiple high-profile mass shootings around the country, the case of Young v. Hawaii is likely to be a contentious development in the ongoing gun debate. To briefly recap, back in 2011, George Young, a resident of Hawaii County, unsuccessfully applied for a carry permit twice citing a need for self-defense. Young filed suit, arguing that Hawaii's law was inconsistent with the Second Amendment.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Eric Ruben, an assistant professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law and a Brennan Center fellow to discuss the debate surrounding open carry laws, the history of Young v. Hawaii, this recent federal court ruling, and open carry vs. public safety.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Get to Know Your State Bar President-Elect Candidates!

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 16:48:13 +0000

Voting for the State Bar of Texas’ president-elect candidates will take place in the month of April! Podcast host Rocky Dhir welcomes candidates Sara Dysart and Laura Gibson to learn about their backgrounds, discuss a variety of issues from diversity to COVID-19 to access to justice and more, and hear what each hopes to bring to the role of State Bar President. Members can vote either online or by paper ballot from April 1-30. Learn more at: https://www.texasbar.com.

Sara Dysart is a sole practitioner in San Antonio, Texas and is certified in commercial real estate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Laura Gibson is currently a partner and head of the Labor & Employment Section at Dentons in Houston, TX.

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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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Legal Talk Today : Varsity Blues (behind the scenes)

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 18:00:25 +0000

We all heard about famous actresses making bribes to get their kids into elite colleges but who was the mastermind behind it and how did it all work? Jennifer Levitz, author and national reporter for The Wall Street Journal joins us for a deep dive about ‘Operation Varsity Blues’, the biggest college admissions scandal ever.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.

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The Paralegal Voice : The Value of Certification

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 17:47:26 +0000

Jumping off a listener question, host Carl Morrison devotes an entire episode to answering common questions he hears about an increasingly hot topic: paralegal certification.

Questions tackled:
Why get certified?
Do certificate paralegals make more money?
What’s the difference between a certificate and a certification?
Which certification program is best?
Is getting a state certification advisable?
Will certification help obtain limited licensing?
Can CLE courses be applied to multiple certification bodies?
What’s the time commitment for certifications?

In this episode, find answers to these questions and hear why Carl decided to pursue so many certifications.

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

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Workers Comp Matters : How Voc Rehab Helps Injured Workers Recover on the Job Front

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 17:39:23 +0000

Just like workers’ compensation, states have varying approaches to vocational rehabilitation.

Voc rehab expert Rhonda Jellenik and host Judson Pierce discuss how state programs differ and what role counselors like Jellenik play in the legal and job training processes.

Whether called on by a plaintiff or defendant, Jellenik helps determine whether the worker has transferable skills and what options for employment are available with and without additional training.

And because she works in Massachusetts, she often has the opportunity to work with injured workers in a more comprehensive way from testing, to planning and prepping them for job interviews.

Pierce and Jellenik talk about how assessments have changed in the shift from in-person to virtual meetings. And they discuss how an individual’s ability to join a video call is now part of Jellenik’s documentation.

Rhonda Jellenik is a nationally certified vocational rehabilitation counselor.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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ABA Law Student Podcast : The Pursuit of a Civil Right to Counsel

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 14:00:00 +0000

In the United States, the right to counsel in civil cases is currently a very complex issue. Some states provide counsel in certain types of civil cases, but not others; while other states may have little or no access to civil counsel in any matters. With this complicated picture in mind, what should be done to attain more equality throughout our nation’s civil courts? ABA Law Student Podcast host Meg Steenburgh talks with John Pollock about the many implications of a lack of legal counsel across a variety of civil matters (with a particular focus on guardianship) and his ongoing efforts to establish the right to counsel for low-income individuals.

John Pollock is a staff attorney for the Public Justice Center and has served as the coordinator of the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel since 2009.

Thank you to our sponsor NBI.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : What Does It Mean To Be A Market Leader?

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 14:00:00 +0000

As special bonus season intensifies, Kathryn muses about compensation leadership and what the value of going big. Joe talks about vaccines and returning to in-person events and we recap the goings on at CUNY and Michigan where the deans faced pressure over past incidents.

Special thanks to our sponsors, LexisNexis® InterAction®Lexicon and Nota.

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Legal Talk Today : Price Gouging (another look)

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 17:44:48 +0000

Laurien Gilbert from Cornerstone Research joins us to discuss price gouging and how things have evolved through COVID and the emergencies beyond.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.

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

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

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

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

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

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : The pandemic has not slowed down Howard Bashman of How Appealing

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused there to be fewer court filings in some jurisdictions, Howard Bashman’s blog, How Appealing, continues to share multiple posts on a daily basis about appellate law and legal news.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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Legal Talk Today : Alaska's Fowl Chicken Case

Fri, 26 Mar 2021 18:21:25 +0000

Dr. Roger Blair and Ms.Tirza Angerhofer from the University of Florida join us to discuss Alaska’s 1 billion dollar lawsuit against the poultry industry as well as others in food production. If you like dinner... you should definitely tune it.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Reflections on ABA TECHSHOW 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jack Newton is CEO and co-founder of Clio.

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

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

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

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

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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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Springtime For Biglaw Bonuses

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 17:45:47 +0000

After Willkie Farr announced another round of seasonal bonuses, Davis Polk went over the top and announced another two rounds of bonuses. The good times keep rolling in Biglaw. Joe and Kathryn also discuss the impending release of the US News and World Report Law School rankings -- could there be a big change this year? And a disturbing study from a few years ago started making the rounds showing the gross sentencing disparity caused by unexpected college football losses.

Special thanks to our sponsors, LexisNexis® InterAction®Lexicon and Nota.

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Legal Talk Today : Recalling Gascon

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 16:52:12 +0000

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon faces more challenges on criminal law reform but this time from his constituents through recall efforts. Joshua Spivak returns to give us the skinny.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : 'Watergate Girl' give an inside look at special prosecution team that brought down Nixon

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000

Jill Wine-Banks was barely 30 when she became an assistant Watergate special prosecutor investigating President Richard M. Nixon. In Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President, Wine-Banks (who was then known as Jill Wine Volner) shares her experience battling political obstruction, courtroom legal wrangling and the era's sexism. Though she'd originally attended law school with the thought it would help her become a hard-news journalist, she found herself instead under the microscope of a ravenous press that dubbed her "the mini-skirted lawyer."

Her memoir, which has been optioned by actress Katie Holmes' production company to be made into a feature film, concentrates on her time in the Watergate special prosecution. She candidly shares not only the work the team was doing behind the scenes but also the difficult time she was having with her marriage and personal life.

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Wine-Banks and the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles discuss her winding career path, which also led her to becoming the first female general counsel of the U.S. Army and the first woman to be hired as the executive director and COO of the American Bar Association.

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The Un-Billable Hour : It’s Not About the Leads, It’s What You Do With Them

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 14:00:00 +0000

So much of legal marketing over the past decade has emphasized generating client leads. And, for the most part, those focused on lead generation are seeing those leads come in.

But are those leads turning into appointments and paying clients?

Kara Prior, the co-founder of James Publishing’s Marketing Amplifier program, says there’s a gap between generating leads and signing a client.

Prior tells host Christopher Anderson how lawyers take simple steps to close this gap, using client-centered marketing techniques now standard in other industries.

She shares tips on creating “lead magnets,” video messaging, mystery shopping the front-desk team.

Kara Prior is president of James Publishing and its Marketing Amplifier program.

Special thanks to our sponsors,  ScorpionLawclerkAlert Communications and LawYaw.

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The Legal Toolkit : Saying “NonLawyer” Isn’t Cool Anymore; Finding Fulfillment in Your Work; and the “Stick or Quit” Rump Roast!

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 08:00:00 +0000

Lawyers have a lot of annoying habits, but Jared’s figured out the worst—referring to their fellow humans as “nonlawyers.” Not only is it demeaning to, well, everyone, but it can also be the source of an unhealthy culture between lawyers and their legal staff. Be honest now . . . have you fallen into this pattern? Don’t worry! Jared has some great tips for how not to be an ass and, instead, promote office unity! (2:05)

Next up, Jared chats with Toya Gavin of Legally Bold about her journey from lawyer to consultant and how she helps struggling lawyers reassess their careers and find true fulfillment. (6:56)

And, finally, Jared puts a spin on the Stick or Quit quiz from Toya’s own site for this edition of the Rump Roast! (24:09)

Toya Gavin, Esq. is an attorney, legal consultant and founder of Legally Bold, an online coaching and consulting agency where she liberates lawyers from unfulfilling work so that they can claim the lives and careers they really want. 

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Our opening theme is Two Cigarettes by Major Label Interest.

Our closing song is Questionable by Ryan Saranich.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionTimeSolvAlert Communications and Clio.

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Legal Talk Today : Recalling Newsom

Mon, 22 Mar 2021 16:49:23 +0000

Joshua Spivak, Senior Fellow at the Hugh L. Carey Institute, walks us through California’s attempt to recall its 40th Governor, a journey of signatures, extensions, certifications, and possible elections.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.

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Legal Talk Today : Minimum Wage (Part 2)

Fri, 19 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000

In this part 2, we continue our conversation with Walter Olson from the CATO about the history, legality, and policy considerations of raising the minimum wage. What are the long-term implications? Tune in and find out!

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer : Charging the Capitol Rioters, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and the Future of the Justice Department

Fri, 19 Mar 2021 10:00:00 +0000

More than two months after the event, federal prosecutors continue to file charges against individuals involved in the January 6th U.S Capital riot. In his confirmation hearings, now confirmed U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland stated that charging those involved in the Capitol Riot would be his #1 priority. “We begin with the people on the ground and we work our way up to those who were involved and further involved.” Currently, there are over 300 individuals charged from more than 40 states. At least 149 of those individuals have been freed pending trial after posting bail or agreeing to supervised release.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by former U.S. Attorney, professor at the University of Alabama School of Law, and co-host of the new podcast #SistersInLaw, Joyce White Vance. Craig and Joyce discuss charging the Capitol rioters, and look ahead to how the recent confirmation of Merrick Garland will impact the Justice Department, the cases against those involved in the Capitol riot, and who Attorney General Garland means by those “further involved”.

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@theBar : The Trial of the Chicago 7 Edition: Part 3 – Defendant John Froines

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 22:11:50 +0000

In 1968, anti-war and anti-establishment groups converged in the City of Chicago to protest U.S. participation in the Vietnam War at the Democratic National Convention. The protests eventually turned violent as Chicago police clashed with protestors in the streets, creating some of the most indelible images of the era. The political activists, who infamously became known as “The Chicago 7,” were arrested and later tried in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on charges of criminal conspiracy and incitement to riot. In this 3-part series, CBA’s @theBar shares insights into The Trial of the Chicago 7 through rare interviews with the Assistant U.S. Attorney who prosecuted the case and the last living member of The Chicago 7.

Part 3 of @theBar’s three-part series on The Trial of the Chicago 7. In this episode, host Jonathan Amarilio and co-host Jennifer Byrne continue the conversation about the landmark trial with John Froines, one of the last two living members of the Chicago 7.

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@theBar : The Trial of the Chicago 7 Edition: Part 2 – Prosecutor Dick Schultz (Cont.)

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 22:05:14 +0000

In 1968, anti-war and anti-establishment groups converged in the City of Chicago to protest U.S. participation in the Vietnam War at the Democratic National Convention. The protests eventually turned violent as Chicago police clashed with protestors in the streets, creating some of the most indelible images of the era. The political activists, who infamously became known as “The Chicago 7,” were arrested and later tried in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on charges of criminal conspiracy and incitement to riot. In this 3-part series, CBA’s @theBar shares insights into The Trial of the Chicago 7 through rare interviews with the Assistant U.S. Attorney who prosecuted the case and the last living member of The Chicago 7.

Part 2 of @theBar’s three-part series on The Trial of the Chicago 7. In this episode, host Jonathan Amarilio continues his conversation about the landmark trial with Dick Schultz who represented the United States Government in the prosecution of the Chicago 7.

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@theBar : The Trial of the Chicago 7 Edition: Part 1 – Prosecutor Dick Schultz

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 22:01:40 +0000

In 1968, anti-war and anti-establishment groups converged in the City of Chicago to protest U.S. participation in the Vietnam War at the Democratic National Convention. The protests eventually turned violent as Chicago police clashed with protestors in the streets, creating some of the most indelible images of the era. The political activists, who infamously became known as “The Chicago 7,” were arrested and later tried in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on charges of criminal conspiracy and incitement to riot. In this 3-part series, CBA’s @theBar shares insights into The Trial of the Chicago 7 through rare interviews with the Assistant U.S. Attorney who prosecuted the case and the last living member of The Chicago 7.

Part 1 of @theBar’s three-part series on The Trial of the Chicago 7. In this episode, host Jonathan Amarilio discusses the landmark trial with Dick Schultz who represented the United States Government in the prosecution of the Chicago 7.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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Digital Detectives : Cybersecurity Priorities for President Biden

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000

Robust and proactive cybersecurity is more critical than ever in our world, and today’s government leaders must have effective plans for protecting against cyber attack. So, how is President Biden doing so far? Digital Detectives Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Stewart Baker to discuss the president’s progress on current cybersecurity issues. Drawing from his many years of experience in government, law, and cybersecurity, Stewart outlines some of the existing problems and potential threats our nation is facing and critiques the president’s approach to these complex matters.

Stewart Baker practices law at Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, DC, and served as the first assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009.

Special thanks to our sponsor PInow.

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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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Legal Talk Today : Minimum Wage (Part 1)

Wed, 17 Mar 2021 17:59:40 +0000

Is increasing the Minimum Wage a good idea? Walter Olson from the CATO Institute joins us to discuss the history, legal mechanics, and policy considerations of raising the minimum wage and its potential long-term impact on the economy.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Are We Still Citing Judge Kozinski As An Expert?

Wed, 17 Mar 2021 17:32:13 +0000

Kathryn is not pleased with the mainstream press continuing to cite Judge Kozinski as an ethics authority. Joe and Kathryn talk Zoom netiquette and the recent controversy at Georgetown Law where professors were captured on video making disparaging remarks about Black students. It's yet another incident driving home the racism -- conscious and unconscious -- within the law school system.

Special thanks to our sponsors, LexisNexis® InterAction®Lexicon and Nota.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Experienced cloud-based law firm thrives during COVID-19, firm co-founder says

Wed, 17 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000

When the spread of the novel coronavirus last spring prompted traditional law firms across the country to shutter their physical offices amid much economic uncertainty, the management team at cloud-based law firm FisherBroyles had very different concerns on its radar. The team wanted to make sure that the firm was ready to quickly ramp up hiring. Kevin E. Broyles, the firm’s co-founder and managing partner, says expanding was top of mind.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Alert Communications and Nota.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Techshow 2021: 7 Tech Tips in 7 Minutes

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 18:04:46 +0000

With host Laurence Colletti keeping time, the incoming chairs of ABA Techshow 2022 share seven of their favorite tech tips and tools to stay on top of busy law practices.

Ivan Hemmans and Brooke Moore take turns with their tips, which cover everything from computer accessories and apps to client portals and an AI-driven workflow automation tool.

The seven tips in this episode are in addition to the 60 tips shared in the final ABA Techshow 2021 program, “60 in 60.”

Brooke Moore is the founder of the virtual law firm MyVirtual.Lawyer.

Ivan Hemmans is a senior manager of technical development at O’Melveny & Myers. They are the incoming co-chairs of ABA Techshow 2022.

Special thanks to Nota for sponsoring this episode.

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Legal Talk Today : The Pennsylvania Election Challenges

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 17:39:33 +0000

The Supreme Court ducked-out on hearing two Pennsylvania election law cases. One involved the Democrat Party and the other involved the Republicans. Tune in to hear about the Constitutional issues still at play which may rear their ugly head in the next election. Professor Josh Blackman from the South Texas College of Law explains the legal challenges and policy concerns from not addressing underlying election problems in our self-governing republic.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Techshow 2021: Office Space Reconsidered

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 23:01:10 +0000

The emergency that created a largely remote workforce is subsiding. Does that mean we can expect in-office work to resume to pre-pandemic levels?

That’s certainly an option, though Laura Keeler doesn’t think it’s a good one. Instead, she tells host Carl Morrison that firms would do better to appreciate what they’ve learned about productivity and flexibility.

Recognizing that individuals are most productive at varying times (think morning person or night owl), Keeler says managers should consider whether they can offer flexibility in the form of occasional or hybrid remote/in-person work arrangements.

This episode follows the ABA Techshow program, “Reconfiguring Offices and Best Practices for 2021 and Beyond.”

Laura Keeler is a practice management advisor at Mass LOMAP.

Special thanks to Nota for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2021: The Inner Workings of the First-Ever Virtual TECHSHOW

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 21:51:34 +0000

ABA TECHSHOW has been bringing the latest technology innovations to the legal community for many years, but 2021’s all-virtual conference was a new challenge for its leaders. Laurence Colletti talks with co-chairs Allan Mackenzie and Roberta Tepper about how they developed and presented TECHSHOW’s many offerings for this year’s attendees.

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

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

Special thanks to Nota for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2021: AI Workflows and Automation in Lieu of Human Interpretation

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 21:43:23 +0000

Though many people think of AI as some sort of esoteric “easy button”, AI isn’t magic. It is, rather, smart people training machines to help them find meaningful answers to their questions. Laurence Colletti talks with Damien Riehl about his ABA TECHSHOW session on AI and automation. They discuss how lawyers can use AI to maintain and explore their data and then make purposeful interpretations. These valuable insights, in turn, help them make better decisions in their legal practice.

Damien Riehl is the managing director of the Fastcase Legal Research Platform.

Special thanks to Nota for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Techshow 2021: Client-Centered Growth Strategies

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 21:19:06 +0000

Clio’s COO George Psiharis says lawyers are more effective when they shift the way they think about business development and marketing and take a client-centered approach.

Psiharis shares client-centered strategies with host Michael Semanchik. Confused about where to start? Psiharis says there’s no better place than the clients a lawyer has or wishes they had.

Creating ideal client profiles and collecting feedback about current client service is a solid first step.

This episode follows the ABA Techshow program “Creating Client-Centered Marketing.”

Clio COO George Psiharis specializes in customer development and data operations.

Special thanks to Nota for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Techshow 2021: Startup Alley Winner

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 21:10:49 +0000

Like the rest of ABA Techshow, the 5th annual Startup Alley Pitch Competition made the shift to a virtual setting.

Like in the past, the chosen 15 finalists had a chance to present to a live audience. Only this time, they needed to prep videos to make their pitches.

Competition organizer, judge, and emcee Bob Ambrogi talks to host Jared Correia about this year’s startup alley and its role as a springboard for many emerging companies in the legal tech space.

They also discuss this year’s winner, Freelance for Law, and the role of this and other similar companies in today’s legal marketplace.

Short Bio for Notes: Bob Ambrogi is a lawyer and legal journalist who publishes LawSites, writes at Above the Law, and hosts the LawNext podcast.

Special thanks to Nota for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA TECHSHOW 2021: Wrapping Your Mind Around Microsoft Teams

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 19:31:19 +0000

The shift to remote work is permanently affecting the way we do business, and having a secure place for meetings, documents, email, and collaboration is important for lawyers’ day-to-day workflows. Microsoft Teams encompasses all of that, and more! Host Laurence Colletti talks with Josh Leporati and Ben Schorr about their TECHSHOW 2021 session aimed at helping lawyers grasp the rich collaboration possibilities available through their software.

Josh Leporati works as a Senior Program Manager within the Customer Advocacy Group of Microsoft Teams Engineering.

Ben Schorr is a Senior Content Developer at Microsoft.

Special thanks to Nota for sponsoring this episode.

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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : APIs for the Win!

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

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

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

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

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

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Legal Talk Today : Texas vs. United States

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 18:35:04 +0000

Is the President allowed to freeze deportations contrary to current immigration laws? That’s what the ‘State of Texas vs. The United States’ case might determine. Professor David Rubenstein of the Washburn University School of Law joins the show to explain it all.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Techshow 2021: Creating an Ethical AI Playbook

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 22:25:34 +0000

Because artificial intelligence is continuously evolving, so should the teams tasked with overseeing and leveraging its use.
Gen. Patrick Huston and Gunderson Dettmer Partner Natalie Pierce share similar approaches to building teams that monitor and leverage AI. Both follow BigTech’s model, which creates multidisciplinary teams across organizations.

No matter the organization, Pierce says lawyers need to be involved early on in the team-building process to assess legal issues and risk.

Gen. Huston details his “human-machine teaming” approach and notes the two things lawyers need to know about AI.

And while both agree that the multidisciplinary AI teams need to evolve with the technology, they are at odds with the optimistic/pessimistic view of AI.

Listen to find out which guest thinks more like the AI optimist Bill Gates or more like the AI wary Elon Musk.

The episode follows the ABA Techshow 2021 panel, “Ethical AI: Playbook for a Rapidly Changing World.”

From his post at the Pentagon, Gen. Patrick Huston focuses on the legal and ethical development and use of artificial intelligence, autonomous weapons and cybersecurity.

As a Gunderson Dettmer partner, Natalie Pierce counsels companies on workplace issues related to robotics, biometrics, telepresence, and artificial intelligence.

Special thanks to Nota for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Techshow 2021: Finding & Scaling New Practice Areas

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 21:38:10 +0000

Atlanta DUI lawyer Erin Gerstenzang highlights ABA Techshow’s Disruptive Innovation track.

From Stanley Tate, who built a thriving practice using Airtable, Zapier and other tools, to the founding CEOs of Fastcase and Clio, the track took a deep dive into the technology, work involved and trends lawyers can study to uncover niche practice areas to build.

Gerstenzang’s part involved using different lenses to uncover these untapped markets. She points to innovative lawyers who, like Tate, discovered a need and then learned how to serve that market successfully.

The need is plentiful. But Gerstenzang warned listeners not to sit by. While there are abundant opportunities to build a niche, competition is fierce.

This episode follows the ABA Techshow program, “Discover New Practice Areas That Can Scale: The Work.”

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

Special thanks to Nota for sponsoring this episode.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Techshow 2021: Why Anyone Can Be a Change Agent

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 21:18:53 +0000

As a legal pro deciding what technology to buy, it’s easy to be intimidated by that presenter. You know the one. She’s the lawyer using all the shiny new tech tools to generate client leads and build business.

But Clio CEO Jack Newton and Fastcase CEO Ed Walters tell host Conrad Saam that lawyers don’t need to be tech whizzes to lead change.

Taking incremental steps by listening to clients and understanding how to serve them better can often answer what technology to try first. Those small steps eventually lead to vast improvements in client service and business growth.

The three share practical tips, including getting a handle on Net Promoter Scores.

This episode follows the ABA Techshow program “Innovating Toward a Better Normal.”

Ed Walters is the CEO of Fastcase and teaches the law of autonomous vehicles at Cornell and Georgetown.

Jack Newton is the CEO of Clio and author of “The Client-Centered Law Firm.”

Special thanks to Nota for sponsoring this episode.

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New Solo : Decamping to Puerto Rico

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000

Guest:

  • Sarah de Diego, the founder of De Diego Law, built such a strong client base that it made location irrelevant for her practice. 

Topics:

  • Building a virtual practice
  • Tax advantages of moving to Puerto Rico
  • How to communicate with partners and staff
  • Favorite tech tools
  • No website? No problem

New Insights (brought to you by Nota):

  • Eric Ganci answers Robert Southwell’s third question. 
  • RS: “What are some suggestions you have as far as learning a little bit and educating yourself on the voir dire process for young attorneys?”

Special thanks to our sponsors, LawclerkAlert CommunicationsAbby Connect, and Clio.

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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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Legal Talk Today : Suing Harvard! (for racial discrimination in admissions)

Wed, 10 Mar 2021 20:44:55 +0000

Audrey Anderson from Bass Berry & Sims joins the show to talk about whether or not colleges will be able to continue using race as a factor for admissions. Tune in and find out.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Who Wins The Jingle War: Cellino Or Barnes?

Wed, 10 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000

Quick, what was the phone number for Cellino & Barnes? A lot of you probably got that right immediately. But the firm split up a few years ago and the two entities it spawned have dueling jingles now. Which came out on top? Joe and Kathryn also discuss Davis Polk's extra bonus program and what it means for Biglaw and attorney wellness generally. Also, Texas AG Ken Paxton may want to take a break from social media for awhile and attorneys still need to hit mute on Zoom more often.

Special thanks to our sponsors, LexisNexis® InterAction®Lexicon and Nota.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Interested in infectious disease litigations? Before you accept a case, read this

Wed, 10 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000

When Davis M. Walsh and Samuel L. Tarry began assembling Infectious Disease Litigation: Science, Law, and Procedure, they had no idea that soon a pandemic was going to make the topic more relevant than ever. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Walsh and Tarry talk about the experience of editing the book, the unique challenges of litigating infectious disease cases, their advice for attorneys looking to get into the expanding field, and how COVID-19 might have changed juries' points of view in such cases.

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The Legal Toolkit : Why Sackboy is Super Dope; How AI Makes State Court Data Accessible; and the “Three Questions” Rump Roast

Tue, 09 Mar 2021 15:02:41 +0000

Could a video game starring a humanoid burlap sack possibly be worth your time? This one might be up for debate, but Jared Correia says—yes! If pandemic isolation has got you down, family-friendly Sackboy might be just what you need to liven things up. (2:05)

In today’s interview segment, Jared welcomes Nicole Clark to take a look at recent trends in legal research and new ways AI is helping lawyers gain insightful access to state court records. (9:05)

And, finally—the Rump Roast! Jared and Nicole play “Three Questions”, a hilarious matching game featuring unusual question/answer trios. (25:39)

 

Nicole Clark is the co-founder and CEO at Trellis Research, Inc.

 

Since Nicole and Jared talked about odd couples, here are some great musical couplings, both odd and even!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0VKj0fMMNViLxgeJ2Rd28i?si=6nisa5GhQo2Ji111CTaPRA

 

Our opening theme is Two Cigarettes by Major Label Interest.

Our closing song is Don’t Go ‘Way Nobody by George Lewis and His New Orleans Stompers.

 

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionTimeSolvAlert Communications and Clio.

 

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

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

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

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

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Legal Talk Today : Making Booze (Part 2)

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 18:11:16 +0000

In this Part 2, we continue our conversation with Marshall Fawley from Lehrman Beverage Law about making booze the legal way. Tune in to keep the lawman at bay.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : The Attorney Grievance Process in Michigan – Part 1

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000

When a complaint is filed against an attorney, what happens next? Will you be investigated? Do you need to lawyer up? On Balance hosts Molly Ranns and Joann Hathaway welcome Michael Goetz, Grievance Administrator for the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission, to help demystify attorney discipline processes in the state. Michael explains the steps involved after a complaint is received, highlighting the fact that most complaints are resolved without disciplinary action and detailing how the commission proceeds when investigation and discipline are necessary.

Michael Goetz is Grievance Administrator for the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : 7 Juicy Marketing Tips ala Techshow

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 14:54:05 +0000

Gyi and Conrad kick off the episode with the latest news, homing in on Bob Ambrogi’s coverage of Clio’s Legal Trends for Solo Law Firms, with data showing how small firms using tech fared better during the pandemic. 

And they rant about the 8-steps-to-great-abs trend hitting legal marketing. Dubbed as fear-of-missing-out (FOMO) marketing, Conrad and Gyi explain how not to fall for get-rich-quick schemes and impulse moves. 

Instead, they advise focusing on approaches and best practices that stand the test of time. Where might one learn more about best practices and the latest trends?

Gyi, as it happens, is chair of the ABA Techshow’s 2021 marketing track. He pulled clips from five of the presenters, who shared highlights and key Techshow takeaways: 

  • Ticora Davis takes on navigating and building business relationships in Clubhouse.
  • Meghan Boyd explores the bad and ugly of lawyer websites to explain how to attract clients.
  • Joy Hawkins debunks rankings myths and reveals online ad performance and the impact of Google’s newish local service ads.
  • George Psiharis covers key performance indicators for client-centered marketing.
  • Stephanie Everett outlines how to create a marketing blueprint.
  • Conrad and Gyi also lead programs, sharing how marketing agencies lie to their clients (Conrad) and the latest on client relationship management platforms and the hottest new marketing tools available (Gyi).

Join the conversation on Twitter with @GyiTsakalakis and @ConradSaam using the hashtag #LHLM

Special thanks to our sponsor Alert CommunicationsLexisNexis® InterAction®, LawYaw and Clio.

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Legal Talk Today : Making Booze (Part 1)

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 19:47:50 +0000

In this two-part series, we talk about the legalities of making alcohol at home. Depending on whether it’s beer, wine, or liquor, the law has vastly different things to say about it. Marshall Fawley from Lehrman Beverage Law stops by to pour some knowledge on us.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer : Liability and Litigation Stemming from the Texas Weather Crisis

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:12:28 +0000

In February, two severe winter storms swept across the United States, ultimately hitting the state of Texas hard. These storms caused major power outages, water and food shortages, and dangerous weather conditions, leaving Texans across the state struggling to survive.

So who is liable? And was this preventable? On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by professor Heather Payne from Seton Hall University School of Law, to discuss litigation and liability stemming from Texas’ recent weather crisis.

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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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Legal Talk Today : Biden’s New OSHA

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 19:04:19 +0000

Under President Biden’s recent executive orders, OSHA is issuing new COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations, including continued masks and social distancing even after everyone is vaccinated. Tune in to hear about the impact on your workplace. Karen Tynan from Ogletree Deakins walks us through it.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : No, You Can't Do That

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 18:07:32 +0000

We always try to come up with a theme for these shows after the fact and this is clearly the "no, you can't do that" episode. Paul Davis is back and trying to convince the courts to overthrow the government again. Twitter is banning fan accounts for no reason and getting fun letters in response. And the South Dakota Attorney General is ducking behind the law to protect his political career.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Paper SoftwareLexisNexis® InterAction®Lexicon and Nota.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Texas “Cat Lawyer”: The Zoom Mishap Turned Viral Sensation

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000

We’ve all seen it! The viral “Cat Lawyer” video brought the world a collective laugh, but, those on the screen somehow kept their cool in the midst of this absurdly humorous situation. “Cat Lawyer” himself, Rod Ponton, and returning guest Judge Roy Ferguson join State Bar of Texas podcast host Rocky Dhir to discuss their experience and talk through their thoughts on levity and dignity in the courtroom.

Rod Ponton has had a distinguished 39-year legal career and is currently serving his third term as Presidio County Attorney.

Judge Roy B. Ferguson presides over the 394th District Court, the largest judicial district in Texas.

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Legal Talk Today : Right to Protest vs. Your Job

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 21:10:47 +0000

If you protest for your rights or a cause you believe in, can you get fired for your involvement even if you didn’t do anything wrong? Dan Eaton from Seltzer, Caplan, McMahon, Vitek and writer for the San Diego Union Tribune walks us through a controversial case.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.

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Workers Comp Matters : Presumptions in the Age of Covid-19

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 23:40:49 +0000

Teamster turned national workers’ comp expert Michael Duff explains the presumption landscape that’s rapidly developed over the last year during the pandemic.

He and hosts Alan and Judson Pierce discuss presumptions by statute, executive order, and administrative enactment.

Given the state of emergency, big questions emerging involve executive authority limits and what presumption for workers comp cases will look like as the emergency subsides.

For his part, Duff doesn’t believe the end is anywhere near, expecting the nation is only at the midway point in dealing with the pandemic.

Michael C. Duff teaches labor law, workers’ comp, torts and evidence at the University of Wyoming College of Law.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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Legal Talk Today : DeSantis vs. Big Tech

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 18:28:45 +0000

Florida plans to prevent censorship, political favoritism, and mishandling of personal data on social media platforms... but is it Constitutional? Professor Clay Calvert from the University of Florida explains.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Housing and Eviction Law: Helping Tenants in the Midst of COVID-19

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

At the start of the pandemic, Colorado lawyer Zach Neumann posted on social media that he would gladly assist those facing evictions, but quickly saw that the need was far too great for him to handle alone. To address this pressing problem, he founded the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project in Colorado. ABA Law Student Podcast host Meg Steenburgh talks with Zach about how the Project does its work and how law students anywhere in the country can get involved and help with housing and eviction crises in their own communities.

Zach Neumann is a lawyer whose practice focuses on landlord-tenant, debt collection, and wage dispute cases and is the founder of the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project in Colorado.

Thank you to our sponsor NBI.

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New Solo : Oh, The Messes We See

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 18:31:24 +0000

When Peggy Gruenke’s business CPN Legal takes on projects with lawyers to implement new accounting technology and processes, she often finds a mess to clean first.

Many firms don’t have adequate finance and accounting habits or make the mistake of hiring bookkeepers without experience working with law firms. Those mistakes, if not cleared up, can put law licenses in jeopardy.

Host Adriana Linares has Gruenke walk through best practices in setting up a business, from getting an EIN to deciding whether to incorporate as an LLC or a partnership. These steps help in determining the types of law practice management and accounting systems to choose.

The two also discuss the negatives and positives of various practice management and accounting tools on the market.

And in this episode’s New Insights segment, brought to you by Nota, Eric Ganci returns to answer Robert Southwell’s second question - what are the must-have trial prep reference materials new attorneys should be keeping close at hand?

Previous episode referenced: Money Management 101 for Solo and Small Firm Professionals

Peggy Gruenke is co-founder of CPN Legal in Cincinnati.

Special thanks to our sponsors, LawclerkAlert Communications, Abby Connect, and Clio.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Elie Mystal's Back: The Prodigal Podcast Host Returns

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:00:00 +0000

It seems like only yesterday that we started this humble podcast. For our 200th episode we've got former co-host Elie Mystal back to bring the whole crew from the whole history of the show together for a wide-ranging discussion about law school debt and an AccessLex study about the notable difference in the debt loads of Black, Hispanic, Asian and Multiracial law school graduates, the changes to the industry over the course of the show, and an exciting update on what Elie's been up to. Come for the content, stay for the sound effects!

Special thanks to our sponsors, Paper SoftwareLexisNexis® InterAction®Lexicon and Nota.

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Legal Talk Today : GameStop: Who’s Left Holding the Bag?

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:34:06 +0000

Remember that gigantic dumpster fire with Gamestop? Now that some of the dust has settled and lawsuits filed, who is going to pay for that massive loss of money? Peter Hutcheon from Norris McLaughlin gives us the skinny.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Business Development: Planning and Practicing

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 22:51:51 +0000

Business development expert Steve Fretzin takes a practical approach to helping lawyers find and grow business. He and host Christopher Anderson discuss Fretzin’s three-part plan for those looking to bring in business.

They also discuss how business development, sales, and marketing interconnect.

Anderson notes that business development isn’t just the realm of law firm owners. He and Fretzin discuss the lateral hiring market and how building a book of business can and should start early, even as a new lawyer is learning the ropes of practice.

Fretzin breaks down a business plan into three parts: covering goals, strategies, and tactics that help lawyers understand what they need to do every day.

Steve Fretzin is an expert in business development for lawyers and is president of Fretzin Inc.

Special thanks to our sponsors,  ScorpionLawclerkAlert Communications and LawYaw.

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The Legal Toolkit : The “Cat Lawyer” Buzzkill, Unusual Legal Marketing, and the Rump Roast: Game of Life 

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 09:00:00 +0000

Okay, yes, we all thought “cat lawyer” was utterly hilarious—truly some top-notch accidental comedy. But, did anyone notice the slew of tech incompetence going on there, in addition to the unfortunate filter? Lawyers can and should do better, and Jared Correia is here to remind us why. (2:05) Next, Jared welcomes Chad Sands to discuss tactics for taking your legal marketing in a more creative direction. Legal marketing slips into the same boring formula far too often, but Chad has tips for law firms of all sizes to amp things up in unexpected, inventive ways. (7:22) Last, in this Rump Roast, Jared departs from impossible trivia to chat with Chad about his musician/Hollywood/almost-famous past and his awkward bathroom encounters with Ryan Gosling. (20:47)

Chad Sands is the vice president of marketing at Tracers and producer/creative director at Jumper Away. 

Chad wrote us a blog post going into more detail about his top 5 Marketing Strategy Tips for 2021, so be sure to check that out.

In honor of my interview with the famous-adjacent Chad Sands, this episode’s playlist highlights some of Chad's favorite songs -- some from his own bands!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0AL605QyuW8x9HJiYQjz1y?si=pEWq3wuFQfu6qUkXF_kJDw

Our opening theme is Two Cigarettes by Major Label Interest

Our music spotlight and closing song is All Over You by the Jury Pool.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionTimeSolvAlert Communications and Clio.

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Legal Talk Today : Hazard Pay during COVID-19

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 17:04:19 +0000

In California, some essential workers are receiving hazard pay during COVID-19. But who are they, how much do they get, and how is it being paid for? Benjamin Tulis from Jackson Lewis tells us all about it.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Public defender with Patreon for FOIA lawsuits shares her thoughts on lawyers and social media

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 12:00:00 +0000

When she’s posting online, Beth Bourdon is not like most other lawyers, and she says that’s probably why she has more than 50,000 Twitter followers. She is a Florida public defender who represents people charged with homicide. She also helps journalists with Freedom of Information Act requests in her spare time—and that includes a Patreon account, a membership platform that provides funds for the work.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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Legal Talk Today : Expunging Detroit

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 19:59:11 +0000

Project Clean Slate’s lead attorney Stephani La Belle joins us to talk about a new Detroit-based program to expunge criminal records and give ex-cons a second chance. Tune in to hear about the pros, cons, and paths forward.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer : The Search of Electronic Devices at the U.S. Border

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 18:36:58 +0000

On February 9th, 2021, reversing what had been seen as a landmark legal victory for civil liberties groups, First Circuit Judge Sandra Lynch ruled in the matter of Alasaad v. McAleenan, finding that both basic and “advanced” searches fall within “permissible constitutional grounds” at the U.S. border.

The dispute centers around the search and temporary detainment of electronic devices by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and ICE agents, as well as the retention of data found on those devices - even in circumstances where no suspicious activity has occurred.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by professor Laura K. Donohue, director of Georgetown’s Center on National Security and the Law, to discuss this recent circuit court ruling on electronic device searches at the U.S. border, reaction to the ruling, the First and Fourth Amendments, and next steps.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LEX Reception.

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@theBar : The Smartmatic v. Fox News Edition

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 19:26:19 +0000

In this edition, host Jonathan Amarilio and co-host Trisha Rich are joined by J. Erik Connolly to discuss the $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit he recently brought against Fox News, Rudy Giuliani, Sydney Powell and others, on behalf of his client, Smartmatic, an election technology company. They talk about the disinformation spread by the defendants in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, the lawsuit brought to end that disinformation campaign, the role defamation lawsuits have in holding to account purveyors of disinformation, and more.

Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

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Digital Detectives : Occam’s Razor — A SolarWinds Perspective for Law Firms

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 15:00:00 +0000

Third party providers are often indispensable to law firms, but how can you know whether these working relationships could put you at risk for a security breach? With thousands of organizations still reeling from the recent SolarWinds attack, John and Sharon welcome technologist and cybersecurity expert Jeffrey Wells to discuss this event and what legal professionals can do to evaluate and improve their own security.

Jeffrey R. Wells is the co-chair of the Cybersecurity, Data Protection & Privacy team at Clark Hill.

Special thanks to our sponsor PInow.

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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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Legal Talk Today : Indoor Church Services Return

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 18:39:20 +0000

The Supreme Court rules in favor of indoor services for Houses of Worship, but what does that mean? David Savage from the Los Angeles Times brings us the details.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Unfiltered Legal Talk! Uncatfiltered Anyway

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 15:00:00 +0000

A lawyer ran afoul of a cat filter and gave the country a light-hearted moment of escapism. Then someone remembered the sordid details of the brouhaha over his time as a prosecutor. We also talk about law school and its impact on salaries, Trump's amazingly bad yet nonetheless successful impeachment lawyers, and the impending February bar exam.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Paper SoftwareLexisNexis® InterAction®Lexicon and Nota.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : What can Texas tell us about the rise and fall of the death penalty?

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 12:00:00 +0000

By the late 1960s, use of the death penalty was on the decline in the United States. But after the U.S. Supreme Court declared in the 1972 case Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty as practiced violated the Eighth and 14th Amendments, there was a political backlash. By 1976, Georgia had a new capital punishment system that did pass Supreme Court muster, and other states followed suit–including Texas.

In Let The Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty, Maurice Chammah examines how Texas reinstated its death penalty and quickly became the leader in the nation in number of executions. Texas has carried out 570 executions since 1976, more than quintuple the total of the next ranked state, Virginia, which has executed 113. Why does Texas stand out this way?

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Chammah shares what he learned; how he researched this book; and how and why the surge of death penalty cases in the 1980s and 1990s dropped after the peak in 2000. He discusses elements of Texas history–including the use of lynching–that contributed to the use of the death penalty. He also shares with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles some speculation about what the publicity surrounding the resumption of federal executions after a 17-year hiatus at the end of the Trump administration might mean for death penalty abolition efforts.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ‘Impossible’ Innovation During A Crisis

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 22:19:44 +0000

Well before the pandemic, guests Ndidi Moses and Michael Burton knew there were problems with how bar groups met and courts served the public.

Moses, who made it a goal to increase virtual meetings and events at the Connecticut Bar Association, says the prep work for her year as bar president paid off when the pandemic hit, and the bar was that much more ready to make the shift to virtual.

In St. Louis, Judge Burton explains how his area courts were already struggling to meet North County residents’ needs, especially in cases involving evictions and orders of protection. The pandemic further strained access, then opened it up more than many could have imagined.

Host Farrah Fite walks Burton and Moses through the design thinking steps each took to identify users and their unique needs, then build prototypes and test systems to serve those users.

Fite teases out the lessons that bar leaders can learn for their own associations and how to replicate similar ideas in other jurisdictions.

Michael Burton is the presiding circuit judge for St. Louis County.

Ndidi N. Moses is an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Haven.

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Legal Talk Today : Erasing Family (Part 2)

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 17:13:51 +0000

Director of Erasing Family, Ginger Gentile returns to continue our conversation about why millions of Americans become permanently separated from their families following a contentious divorce. Tune in to hear the heartbreaking reasons why children choose one parent over another and why some parents give up even after a divorce has ended.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Becoming Tech-Competent at TECHSHOW 2021

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 15:30:00 +0000

March 8th is right around the corner—do you have your ABA TECHSHOW tickets? At this year’s all-virtual conference, attendees will have access to more content than ever before. On Balance hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Molly Ranns welcome TECHSHOW co-chairs Roberta Tepper and Allan Mackenzie to discuss the educational and networking opportunities available to attendees, including a wide variety of CLE sessions. Before signing up, State Bar of Michigan members can contact JoAnn for a discount code to use on their ticket purchase.

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

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

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Legal Talk Today : Erasing Family (Part 1)

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 19:31:24 +0000

Ginger Gentile is the director of Erasing Family, a documentary about divorce, child custody, and being alienated. She joins us in this two part series to talk about the tragedies that tens of millions of Americans face when they become permanently separated from their families.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Paralegal Voice : Navigating Law Practice Post-Pandemic

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 16:00:00 +0000

Before the pandemic, litigator Marc Williams was one of the many legal professionals who thought remote work was reserved for emergencies. He assumed one had to be at the office to be most productive.

Forced to manage a team in a tense and remote environment, Williams learned to embrace the uninvited reality.

Williams and host Jill Francisco discuss the shift and realization that law practice wouldn’t return to a pre-pandemic normal even with vaccines.

One example: Williams tells Francisco he expects expensive travel for depositions that can be handled remotely will be difficult to justify to clients. And as he’s already experienced, the search for talented paralegals doesn’t have to be limited by geography. Williams notes he hired a veteran litigation paralegal based in South Carolina to work on his team, based in West Virginia. No moves necessary.

The two also discussed how paralegals could distinguish themselves and become invaluable members of legal teams.

Marc Williams is the managing partner of the West Virginia office of Nelson Mullins.

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

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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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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : The First Annual LHLM-ys: And the Winner Is

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 09:00:00 +0000

Welcome to the first annual LHLM-ys! Join us as Gyi and Conrad announce the awards for the best and worst of legal marketing in 2020. Listen with baited breath as our hosts tear open the envelopes and hand out the hardware for awards for everything from the Best Unintentional Link-Building Campaign to the Best Legal App. They wrap up the conversation with the winner of the Marketer vs. Marketer competition and break down the results. Was cheating involved? You betcha. But, it just shows how easy it is to manipulate analytics data to make traffic or a marketing agency look good.

Special thanks to our sponsor Alert CommunicationsLexisNexis® InterAction®, LawYaw and Clio.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Ecstasy And The Agony Of Pandemic Law

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 18:56:14 +0000

Oh, what happened last week? Well there was the lawyer having sex on Zoom during a criminal hearing for a gang leader. And there was Columbia Law School, as well as Michigan, sounding the alarm about mental health issues mounting as the schools pushed forward without noticing the toll it was taking. Frankly, that's a pretty good microcosm of the whole pandemic. Also some Trump lawyers manage to come across as incredibly sympathetic in gossip piece that they in no way leaked themselves... no sir!

Special thanks to our sponsors, Paper SoftwareLexisNexis® InterAction®, Lexicon and Nota.

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Legal Talk Today : Red Notices & International Men of Mystery?

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 18:22:03 +0000

Red Notices, “International-Men-of-Mystery”, and INTERPOL might sound like a movie plot with The Rock, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot (and it is) but in the real world this is a serious legal issue for people which can shut them out of civilization or cause them to be deported. Michelle Estlund of Estlund Law (an INTERPOL Defense firm) is here to explain.

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Virtual onboarding has provided some unexpected benefits, firm shareholder says

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 17:51:05 +0000

Virtual trivia nights and happy hours are among the activities that Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks has hosted in recent months to help welcome new hires into the fold amid a remote working environment. John Van Amsterdam, a shareholder at the Boston-based intellectual property law firm, says the events hosted via video conferencing platforms because of COVID-19 have provided a surprisingly effective avenue for building personal connections.

Special thanks to our sponsor Alert Communications and Nota.

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

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

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

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

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The Legal Toolkit : Six Reasons WandaVision is Super Cool, 5-Star Customer Service Tips, and the Rump Roast: “Defining” Moments

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

Jared might not like superhero movies much, but WandaVision’s homage to classic sitcoms and fresh take on hero life has sucked him right in. Well, or maybe his mega-crush on Elizabeth Olsen had something to do with it. Either way, tune in for six reasons you should join Jared in his weekly WandaVision viewing. But—listener beware—this monologue is riddled with spoilers! (2:16) If you haven’t watched episodes 1-4, skip ahead to the guest interview, wherein Jared welcomes fellow lawyer/podcaster John Strohmeyer to chat about creating better customer service in your law firm. Defining your values can help you develop better processes that, in turn, promote client satisfaction. (9:31) Lastly, we know you’ve been waiting for the Rump Roast! This time, Jared quizzes John on the top trending words on urbandictionary.com. (26:02)

John Strohmeyer is an international tax and estate planning attorney and host of the Five Star Counsel Podcast.

This week, I talked about the new Disney+ show 'WandaVision'. So, here are my favorite Disney songs!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5U3ZYUfpPYQU0v0ilXrYcb?si=i91FC1-tQ0eXlEzOS2lY8w

Our theme song is Two Cigarettes by Major Label Interest.
Our closing song is 555 by Tiger Gang.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionTimeSolv, and Alert Communications.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Cool Ideas to Steal

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 19:04:12 +0000

Experience bar association professional Karen Korr shares some of the most innovative programs and member-engagement initiatives she’s seen bar groups implement over the last year.

From Sangria and Secrets with Drag Queens (New Haven) to Friends and Family Drive-In Movie Nights (Massachusetts), Korr says many bar groups adapted during the pandemic with innovative initiatives.

Korr also praises bar groups that led initiatives to support the community. In Baton Rouge, bar members received kits to make masks that the bar donated to those in need. In Birmingham, bar members volunteered to review business interruption policies for local businesses in need of free legal advice.

Karen Korr is a legal marketing and strategic communications consultant with Full Korr Press.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Rooting Out Racial Bias

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 18:53:05 +0000

Following their National Conference of Bar Presidents keynote, Dana and Keith Cutler share high-level strategies bar groups can use to address racial bias in a conversation with host Alisha Udhwani.

One step is learning how to spot and address microaggressive behavior, which is more subtle and can be an intentional or unintentional form of racial bias.

Alisha Udhwani identified a common statement — “you speak such good English” — which Keith Cutler described is often considered a backhanded compliment.

But no matter how unintentional, microaggressions can create tension and put recipients on edge. Dana Cutler shares how an individual subject to microaggressions can withdraw and become less adventurous. This is especially detrimental for diverse lawyers who build a business by making contacts and building relationships.

The Cutlers offer suggestions for bar organizations to combat bias through training and a transparent process for leadership opportunities.

Dana Cutler is the diversity and inclusion officer at Holistic Industries.

Her husband Keith Cutler is a civil trial attorney practicing with W. Tippin & Associates in Missouri.

Alisha Udhwani is a National Conference of Bar Presidents Diversity Scholar and serves on its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Embrace Data to Measure Success

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 18:12:54 +0000

Data. Data. Data. It’s a word that crops up frequently. Host Patrick Palace says it’s also a word that can be overwhelming for bar leaders.

NABE president Terry Hill and IAALS researcher Logan Cornett share how to use data to measure program success, determine whether it’s time to sunset projects, and why profit isn’t always the data point to prove success.
Their conversation is a follow-up of their data-for-bar-leaders-workshop at the National Conference of Bar Presidents’ virtual midyear meeting.

Logan Cornett is director of research at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System.

Terry Hill, the 20-21 president of the National Association of Bar Executives, is the director of the Programs Division at The Florida Bar.

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Legal Talk Today : Uber vs. New York

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 16:00:00 +0000

Kevin Smith from Sheppard Mullin joins us to law-splain a New York case against Uber that defines their workers as employees or independent contractors.

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Legal Talk Today : DC Statehood (Part 2)

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 18:28:14 +0000

In the second part of this two-part series, we pick up right where we left off with our discussion about our country’s traditional way for creating new states with Professor Gerard Magliocca from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer : The Executive Orders of President Biden

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 16:00:00 +0000

With a stack of executive orders piled on his desk, President Biden wasted no time. According to Newsweek, “President Biden signed more executive orders in the first 12 days of his presidency than the combined number issued by Donald Trump and Barack Obama for the same point in their tenures.”

From revoking the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and reversing the travel ban targeting primarily Muslim countries, to requiring mask wearing and preventing and combating discrimination, President Biden covered and reversed a wide range of policies with the stroke of a pen. So what is the effect of these orders under the newly elected Biden? And what questions arise as to their legality and constitutionality?

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by professor Michael W. McConnell, director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School and Dr. Kevin G. Vance from the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism and Department of Political Science, as they discuss President Biden's executive orders, their impact, their constitutionality, the ramifications of the immediate reversal of the prior president’s actions, and what’s to come from this new administration.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LEX Reception.

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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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Legal Talk Today : DC Statehood (Part 1)

Wed, 03 Feb 2021 19:49:09 +0000

In this two part series we talk about the Congressional push to convert Washington DC into our 51st state. Professor Gerard Magliocca from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law joins us to discuss the history, policy, and possible legal paths forward for this latest effort.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Text Is Really Only Part Of Context

Wed, 03 Feb 2021 16:00:00 +0000

What does the Constitution really say about impeachment? It's not crystal clear, but what is obvious is that some people claiming to divine the "plain meaning" have already reversed themselves making you wonder just how "plain" these meanings can be. Meanwhile, the Biglaw revolving door or lack thereof continues to spin for former administration officials. Stepping away from the political scene, we have Biglaw partners attacking associates and a frank conversation about what it means to be an effective lawyer-manager.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Paper SoftwareLexisNexis® InterAction® and Lexicon.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Why do barristers wear wigs? 'Dress Codes' explores fashion and the law

Wed, 03 Feb 2021 12:00:00 +0000

Ask any attorney about the most outlandish clothing they've seen worn in a courtroom, and most will have a colorful story. But what determines the appropriateness of any outfit?

In Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History, Stanford law professor Richard Thompson Ford looks at why we wear what we wear; how that has changed over the centuries; and the laws that were codified around what could be worn and in what situations. For example, in the legal profession, fashion is generally quite conservative compared to some other industries. But why are wigs worn by judges and barristers in the United Kingdom, but not in the United States? Why is it a power move in Silicon Valley to wear a T-shirt and jeans? How can your fashion choices wind up getting you charged for murder–or acquitted of those charges?

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Ford answers all these questions posed by the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles. They also discuss how Ford's own father trained as a tailor, and the ways it influenced how he himself views fashion.

Ford also discusses how researching the book made him change his mind about a particular employment law, and shares the fashion-ating controversy of Elena Kagan and the morning coat. Lastly, for the young attorney just compiling their professional wardrobe, Ford offers advice–and a cautionary tale from his own days as an associate.

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Legal Talk Today : Patenting Pot

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 19:40:14 +0000

Can you actually patent a marijuana plant? Isn’t that still illegal under federal law? The answer to both of those is yes... but how does that work? Neil Juneja from Gleam Law joins us to explain the growing intersection of cannabis and intellectual property rights.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Rules Vote 2021: Examining Proposed Changes to the Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 17:36:09 +0000

In 2017, the Texas Legislature amended Chapter 81 of the Government Code to create the Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda, or CDRR, and to overhaul the disciplinary rule proposal process. The CDRR has proposed a number of rule changes that can be voted on by eligible members of the bar February 2- March 4. To learn more about the items on the ballot, host Rocky Dhir welcomes CDRR members Lewis Kinard and Claude Ducloux. They outline each of the eight proposed changes and explain how the CDRR identified rules in need of revision.

Go to texasbar.com/rulesvote for more information and to cast your vote.

Lewis Kinard is General Counsel at the American Heart Association and First Chair of the Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda.

Claude Ducloux is LawPay's director of education, ethics and compliance and is a member of the Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda.

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Legal Talk Today : Impeachment & Twinkies

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 18:41:35 +0000

Professor Frank Bowman from the University of Missouri School of Law gives us a civics lesson about the process of impeachment. Stay tuned to find out what happens when you get impeached for eating Twinkies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ABA Law Student Podcast : Helping Litigants Help Themselves: The Ins and Outs of a Legal Help Program

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

Not everyone can afford a lawyer, and not everyone needs one. But, when a regular person has a pressing legal question, where can they find answers? Promoting access to justice should include helping those with legal problems obtain the information they need to successfully navigate their matter, even if they don’t need representation. ABA Law Student Podcast host Meg Steenburgh talks with Angela Tripp, the director of the Michigan Legal Help Program, about how legal help works, the types of information they can provide for self-represented litigants, and how this type of service is helping to close the justice gap.

Angela Tripp is the director of the Michigan Legal Help Program, which is responsible for the statewide website for self-represented litigants and twenty-one affiliated Self-Help Centers around the state.

Thank you to our sponsor NBI.

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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Diversity and Inclusion: How Lawyer Wellbeing Promotes Inclusivity

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 17:00:00 +0000

JoAnn Hathaway welcomes brand new co-host Molly Ranns to the On Balance podcast. The new duo send their best wishes to veteran co-host Tish Vincent as she embarks on the new adventure of retirement! Jumping right in, JoAnn and Molly welcome new guest Alexis Robertson to talk about the connection between diversity and inclusion and overall wellbeing. Alexis shares insights on how properly prioritizing mental and physical health through mindfulness, self-compassion, and personal boundaries helps us naturally be more inclusive toward those around us.

Alexis Robertson is the director of diversity & inclusion for Foley & Lardner LLP.

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The Paralegal Voice : When Vaccines Cause Injury

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 16:30:00 +0000

While rare, adverse reactions to vaccines can happen. When they do, the injuries can be severe. Guest Drew Downing explains how paralegals play a critical role in marshaling the vast amount of medical evidence in any given vaccine injury case.

He and host Carl Morrison discuss the enormity of the information that needs to be gathered and sorted into a timeline before filing a claim.

They also discuss the history of vaccine litigation in the United States and the creation of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Downing distinguishes between the federal vaccine injury program and the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program, where individuals must take any claims related to the Covid-19 vaccine.

Drew Downing is a senior attorney with Van Cott & Talamante in Phoenix, Arizona.

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

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Digital Detectives : 2021 Update: Security Assessments and Penetration Testing for Law Firms

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0000

What exactly are security assessments and penetration tests? What’s the difference? Do you actually need to have these done in your law firm? Discovering vulnerabilities and taking steps to keep sensitive data secure should be highly important to all lawyers, and doing so may be simpler than you thought. The Digital Detectives hosts John Simek and Sharon Nelson discuss the elements of these evaluations, break down costs, and share what lawyers should do to ensure their firm’s security.

Special thanks to our sponsor PInow.

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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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Legal Talk Today : PREP Act’s Liability Protections from COVID-19

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 19:38:28 +0000

The Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act protects those fighting COVID-19 from liability but not all the time and not for everything. Tune in to learn more about this very important law and its limitations with guest Erik Swanholt from Foley Lardner.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Rudy's Dominion Defamation Dollars Debacle

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 17:00:00 +0000

Giuliani caught himself a billion dollar headache after telling anyone who would listen that Dominion was fixing the election (they weren't). Paul Davis is asking a court to junk the federal government and turn it over to the Hobbits (they won't). And Jeffrey Clark is accused to trying to convince Trump to pull a coup... now he's hoping Biglaw will take him back (they shouldn't).

Special thanks to our sponsors, Paper SoftwareLexisNexis® InterAction® and Lexicon.

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Workers Comp Matters : The Future of Work: Utopia or Dystopia?

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0000

Darrell West, an expert on artificial intelligence in the workplace, talks about the critical intersection America is facing and the public policy changes necessary to avoid mass suffering.

Hosts Alan and Judson Pierce probe West on the future of work, with the increased use of automation and the continued growth of temporary and contract jobs.

While part-time, temporary, and contract jobs can add flexibility and come at a low cost for employers, they often don’t come with key social benefits including retirement plans, disability insurance, and health insurance.

Current public policy is based on a traditional model of long-term employment that no longer exists for many. And West asserts that America’s safety net is in dire need of a public policy overhaul that includes understanding and buy-in from the public.

The three discuss the implications of Proposition 22, which California overwhelmingly approved that allows gig economy companies such as Uber to keep categorizing drivers as independent contractors.

Darrell M. West is vice president and director of governance studies and holds the Douglas Dillon Chair at the Brookings Institution.

Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How your firm can use technology to build business and keep clients

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 12:00:00 +0000

As a longtime technology consultant to law firms, Heinan Landa knows that lawyers are cautious customers who can be resistant to change. But the old expectations around client service no longer exist, he says, and meeting the new standards requires a shift in the way law firms do business.

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Landa tells the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles that he intends his new book, The Modern Law Firm: How to Thrive in an Era of Rapid Technological Change, to help ease lawyers' anxiety about this upheaval by helping them identify their firms' "Technology Operational Maturity Level." By identifying a firm's current maturity level, Landa hopes to provide attorneys with a road map of next steps.

While The Modern Law Firm was written with midsized firms with 10-100 lawyers in mind, Landa says that with adjustments of scale, the advice can also be relevant to solos and to BigLaw attorneys. Whether or not your firm has the resources to hire a full-time chief technology officer, Landa would encourage all attorneys to take an interest in emerging trends, and he suggests a number of ways to make it a manageable part of one's work life.

Landa also discusses the ways that COVID-19 has accelerated the need for technology adoption, and walks through what he has identified as "the Four Pillars of Exceptional Customer Service" to help firms keep and build business.

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The Digital Edge : ABA TECHSHOW 2021 Goes Virtual!

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ScorpionBlackletter PodcastAlert Communications.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Being a Business Visionary

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 15:00:00 +0000

Early in his forensics business, David Notowitz did what many small business owners do. He stumbled around, living off referrals and being a jack of all trades handling bookkeeping, answering phones, and whatever else.

In his third year, Notowitz knew he needed a plan. Rather than a complex business plan, Notowitz created a set of lists, identifying 15 roles, systems, and marketing.

Notowitz tells host Christopher Anderson what he learned implementing his plans, what it was like learning to delegate, and why it’s important for business leaders to hold on to tasks they enjoy doing even if they have the option to delegate.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors,  ScorpionLawclerkAlert Communications and LawYaw.

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The Legal Toolkit : Sounding as Classy as Jared; the Upside of Single-Provider Legal Tech; and A Correia Family History Rump Roast

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 09:00:00 +0000

How does Jared sound so damn good in this podcast? Maybe you’re not a podcaster, but we’ve all been tossed into the world of online meetings in the past year, and having the right audio tools can help you sound your best. Listen in for Jared’s top audio tips, with a little wisdom on being camera-ready, too. You know, like taking a shower and stuff. (1:50) Next, Jared welcomes Sarah Schaaf to talk through her thoughts on why the shift toward using a single provider for your legal tech needs is a good move for lawyers. (8:58) And, as always, stick around for the Rump Roast—this time á la shocking (or not?) Correia family history. (26:02)

Jared’s Audio Tips: 

Sarah’s Sparkling Margarita: 

  • Lowball glass full of ice
  • A few fingers of tequila (higher end the better)
  • A splash of fresh lime and agave (or Margarita Mix)
  • ⅓ to ⅔ can (to taste) of sparkling beverage (Sarah recommends Coconut LaCroix)

Sarah Schaaf is general manager of the payments division at Paradigm.

Because we love Sarah so much, this episode’s playlist is inspired by her love of African funk. Listen to it below while you mix up some of Sarah's Sparkling Margarita:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3a14k3zD5LJQ1VMoAhV8Yu?si=gxXIgfcDR-SpmYwvVDsANg

Our theme song is Two Cigarettes by Major Label Interest.

Our closing song is Sewn To You by The HA.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionTimeSolv, and Alert Communications.

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New Solo : Case Study: Journey to the Cloud

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 19:30:16 +0000

Legal tech coach Adriana Linares unveils a new format for New Solo with a new ask-the-expert segment, pairing a veteran practitioner with a new solo.

First, Linares welcomes guest Brad Reese to review his firm’s shift to a cloud-based practice management solution, from taking the plunge to dealing with serial complainers during implementation.

An associate at the firm, Reese, took on overseeing the tech transition, including evaluating options, making a selection, and following through with implementation.

As they walk through the migration steps, Linares shares tips for firms evaluating cloud-based options that work best for their needs.

And kicking off our New Insights segment, Oregon solo Robert Southwell asks veteran Southern California lawyer Eric Ganci about when to opt for a bench trial over a jury trial.

Brad Reeser is an associate of Mason, Mason, Walker & Hedrick in Newport News, Virginia.

Special thanks to our sponsors, LawclerkAlert Communications, and Abby Connect.

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Legal Talk Today : No Fly List

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 18:33:23 +0000

What exactly is the No-Fly List, who runs it, who gets on it, and more importantly how do the innocent get off it? Eduardo Angeles from Clark Hill joins us to explain.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Law prof focuses on positives from the COVID-19 pandemic

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 12:00:00 +0000

Rather than focus on the restrictions of teaching via Zoom, Peter H. Huang zeroed in on how he could use the platform in innovative ways. This summer, the University of Colorado Law School professor enjoyed the creativity involved with thinking about different ways to conduct class, and he got pleasure from brainstorming with colleagues on efficient ways to navigate change.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer : Legal Liability Stemming from the Capitol Riot

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:00:00 +0000

As the nation celebrated the 59th Presidential Inauguration, the White House, U.S. Capitol and other federal buildings were surrounded by checkpoints, a seven-foot-high fence, thousands of National Guard Troops, and military vehicles patrolling the streets of DC, all stemming from the riot at our U.S. Capitol just over two weeks ago.

Since the riot, there have been federal felony arrests and charges brought against many of those who entered the Capitol or committed related crimes on January 6th. But who else will be held legally liable for these riots in the year ahead? President Trump? Sponsors and planners of the rally pre-riot? Members of Congress? What about those who have incited violence or spread misinformation through their social media channels?

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by attorney Alan Gassman from the law firm Gassman, Crotty & Denicolo and attorney Michael McAuliffe from the firm, McAuliffe Law PLLC as they discuss legal liability stemming from the U.S. Capitol riot, federal felony charges, and what lies ahead for all involved.

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Legal Talk Today : Kraken vs. Kraken

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0000

Famed election challenger Sidney Powell is being sued for defamation by Dominion Voting Systems for 1.3 billion dollars but whose Kraken will win this fight? Jenna Greene, legal Columnist from Thomson Reuters, joins us to discuss the Clash of the Titans.

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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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Legal Talk Today : Future Voting & the Census

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 17:47:44 +0000

An update on where things stand for the future of voting, representation in Congress, and allocation of federal funds through the Census count. Hans von Spakovsky from the Heritage Foundation joins us to discuss the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump vs. New York and how it will impact our use of the Census in the years to come.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : An Impeachment So Nice They Did It Twice

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0000

Can the Senate try a former president on an impeachment charge? Must a fact witness recuse themselves from serving as an advocate in a trial? The answer to both of these questions is obviously, "yes" and yet the last week involved a number of right-wing outlets trying to muddy the waters up to and including Jonathan Turley demanding that everyone stop citing Jonathan Turley. Joe and Kathryn also discuss the Supreme Court's race to approve executions in Trump's waning days and the state of the legal industry entering 2021.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Paper SoftwareLexisNexis® InterAction® and Lexicon.

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Law Technology Now : Redefining the Hub

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Logikcull and Acumass.

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Legal Talk Today : Tanzin v. Tanvir

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:35:29 +0000

Can you sue for damages when the Federal Government violates your religious and civil rights? That’s exactly what three Muslim men did when they were harassed and were put on the no-fly list by law enforcement when they refused to spy on their community. Jennifer Cowan from Debevoise & Plimpton explains this very important case and what it means for religious liberties.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Legal Talk Today : Americans Subsidizing Drugs?

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0000

According to government sources, drug companies charge Americans more for prescription medications than other countries. In this episode, we talk about a new rule designed to close that gap and why some are pushing back against it. Leah D’Aurora Richardson from the law firm of K & L Gates explains the new rule and policies surrounding the issue.

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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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Legal Talk Today : Supreme Court’s Latest

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 18:34:16 +0000

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky from the Berkeley School of Law joins us to give an update on the Supreme Court and its big cases as well as predictions for Court Packing.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Coup Coup Ka-Choo

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0000

A lot has happened since we last convened, and we're here to talk about it. What's the standard for "incitement"? How does the 25th Amendment work? Can Amazon really kick Parler off their servers? All that and an update to last week's discussion about Biglaw's involvement in Trump's effort to pressure Georgia officials to "find" votes.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Paper SoftwareLexisNexis® InterAction® and Lexicon.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : 'White Fright' author discusses historical lynch mobs and the attack on the Capitol

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 13:00:00 +0000

Historian Jane Dailey discusses her new book, White Fright: The Sexual Panic at the Heart of America's Racist History, and what America's history with lynch mobs can teach us about the attack on the Capitol. She and the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles also discuss how the end of Reconstruction impacts us today, and several key court cases that influenced the way courts considered racial identity.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Law firms should not rush lateral hiring, due diligence expert says

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 12:00:00 +0000

With the shift to virtual recruitment amid the COVID-19 crisis, the speed at which law firms vet and hire lateral partners has increased, according to Michael Ellenhorn, the founder and CEO of Decipher. But Ellenhorn, whose company helps legal industry clients evaluate potential hires, says law firms would be wise not to quicken the hiring process too much.

Special thanks to our sponsor Alert Communications.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : The Marketing Crystal Ball Says...

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 09:00:00 +0000

With 2020 having been so blissfully uneventful, aren't we due for some major shakeups? It's hard to know what changes 2021 will bring for legal marketing, but, with the help of Gyi, Conrad peers into his crystal ball to see the future of the digital ad space. Are we fast approaching the digital media reckoning? Are the recent antitrust suits against Google and Facebook harbingers of a changing landscape? And can some good New Year's marketing resolutions help you prepare to weather the storm?

Marketer v. Marketer challenge is coming to a head with Gyi and Conrad set to compete to build LHLM’s listener base by each using UTM parameters (discussed here and here), key performance metrics (here), and their respective takes on creative ad copy. As promised, results of Market That Podcast will be shared with listeners in an effort to teach by example.

Will their experimentation make LHLM the best legal marketing podcast ever? You’ll know it when you hear it. Speaking of, Conrad and Gyi are asking listeners to nominate the best and worst of 2020 legal marketing for our next episode. The LHLMys will reveal:

Marketer vs. Marketer Winner
Legal Ad of the Year
Worst Legal Ad
Best Ad - Comedy
Out of the Box
Best Legal Website
Best Use of Social Media
Best Vendor You Can’t Live Without

Nominate the best and worst you’ve seen in 2020 at this link.

Special thanks to our sponsor Alert CommunicationsLexisNexis® InterAction®, and LawYaw.

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

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

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

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

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

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The Legal Toolkit : Jim Carrey Should’ve Won an Oscar, Making Virtual Conferences Better, and the Rump Roast: Celebrity Nicknames

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 09:00:00 +0000

Whether projecting himself from a rubber rhino’s anus or adeptly portraying the late Andy Kaufman, Jim Carrey knows how to commit wholeheartedly to a role. To kick off the show, Jared talks through some of Carrey’s greatest works and makes the case for why this oft-typecast actor deserves higher accolades in his industry. (1:43) Next, Jared welcomes Melissa Rogozinski to discuss the current state of web-based legal conferences and what could be done to increase attendee engagement. (7:52) And, stick around for the Rump Roast, where Jared quizzes Melissa on a variety of celebrity nicknames. (27:59)

Melissa Rogozinski is CEO of RPC Strategies, LLC, and the RPC Round Table.

This week, we talked about the overlooked dramatic acting roles of Jim Carrey. He's largely known for comedy + so is this playlist! It's the best of comedy and parody artists!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3VtyuzW8NKbUK3DNePTFhi?si=mJY0FdVSSbGosWsUpFXqwA

Our theme song is Two Cigarettes by Major Label Interest.
Our closing song is Schoolyard Swing by Cast of Characters.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionTimeSolv, and Alert Communications.

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Legal Talk Today : Counting the Votes!

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 17:46:37 +0000

How do we count electoral college votes in a contested Presidential election? Professor Richard Hasen from the University of California, Irvine School of Law gives us a civics lesson.

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer : Defining Sedition under the Trump Presidency

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 18:41:13 +0000

Sedition is defined as “conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.” Throughout the Trump presidency, the word “sedition” has been used by both parties to describe various actions alleged to have crossed a legal line. For instance, Attorney General Barr suggested to prosecutors to file sedition charges against protesters in wake of protests across the country.

On January 6, 2021, Pro-Trump protestors stormed the U.S. Capitol as lawmakers were in the process of certifying Electoral College votes in favor of President Elect-Biden. So are any of these actions considered seditious? And if so, what is being done about it?

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by constitutional law professor Carlton Larson from UC Davis School of Law, as they talk about sedition as it applies to the actions of the current administration, identify the legal line between sedition and free speech, and define what is and isn't sedition.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LEX Reception.

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Legal Talk Today : Suing Gascon!

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 18:02:31 +0000

District Attorney George Gascon has been making national headlines for his Special Directives which have caused his own Deputy District Attorneys to sue him. They believe the new directives put them on a collision course with the law and their sworn duties to the State of California. Tune in to hear all about it with the Daily Journal’s Malcolm Maclachlan.

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State Bar of Texas Podcast : Succession Planning: Being Prepared for the Uncertainties of the Future

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 17:00:00 +0000

Every lawyer will eventually end their practice of law, and being ready for that transition safeguards you, your clients, and your fellow attorneys. The State Bar of Texas podcast host Rocky Dhir welcomes Penny Robe to discuss the ins and outs of succession planning for well-prepared attorneys. They discuss the scenarios lawyers should consider as they create a plan (retirement, incapacitation, and more) and share some of the State Bar’s many succession planning resources available to help in the process.

Penny Robe is president of the Robe Law Firm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Foley & Lardner's Wild Week

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 18:00:00 +0000

As the post-election drama gets even weirder, Biglaw partner Cleta Mitchell turned up on a call seeming to represent Donald Trump as he attempted to solicit election interference from Georgia officials. Joe and Kathryn revisit the difference between professional consequences and business consequences when it comes to lawyers and boggle over how a lawyer could let a call like this happen without confidentiality provisions. Also, Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz have elite law school educations and their classmates wish they'd act like it.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Paper SoftwareLexisNexis® InterAction® and Lexicon.

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Legal Talk Today : Human Trafficking

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 17:41:29 +0000

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Tune in to learn about the different signs and how to help if you think someone is in need of assistance, with executive director of Samaritan Village Dionne Coleman.

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Legal Talk Today : Why So Many Robocalls? Why?!

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 17:52:38 +0000

University of Nebraska College of Law Professor Justin Hurwitz explains the out-dated regulatory framework at the center of litigation and calls for reform to address the scourge of robocalls.

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Legal Talk Today : Must-See Legal TV

Fri, 01 Jan 2021 18:57:39 +0000

Law in pop culture columnist Adam Banner critiques law on TV, from “Better Call  Saul” and what “100 Humans” can teach us, to pro se shenanigans depicted on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Finally, We're Finished With 2020

Wed, 30 Dec 2020 16:30:00 +0000

Joe and Kathryn discuss the big stories in law this past year. Is it all COVID? Yes, it is. But there were several different repercussions to discuss from firm business to office architecture to bar exams. And there was a new Supreme Court justice whose nomination nearly destroyed the White House. So there was that.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Paper SoftwareLexisNexis® InterAction® and Lexicon.

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Legal Talk Today : 2020 Year in Review with ALM

Wed, 30 Dec 2020 16:06:33 +0000

2020 Year in Review and who better to explain it than our good friend Zach Warren from American Lawyer Media.

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Legal Talk Today : Escaping Alcatraz!

Mon, 28 Dec 2020 20:31:55 +0000

A history of the island prison’s breakouts. Former resident and author Jolene Babyak tells us the tales. Stay tuned to hear what some escapees (if they’re still alive) would be wanted for today.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : What it's like to argue before the Supreme Court during COVID-19

Mon, 28 Dec 2020 12:00:00 +0000

Jeffrey L. Fisher has argued more than 40 U.S. Supreme Court cases, and he relies heavily on the justices’ body language during arguments. But that wasn’t possible for his last three, which were conducted by phone because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He recently shared his experiences with ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward.

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Legal Talk Today : Dibs on the Vaccine?

Fri, 25 Dec 2020 16:00:00 +0000

Allison Winnike from the Immunization Partnership walks us through the Trump Administration’s Operation Warp Speed, how it produced vaccines so quickly, and who will receive them first. 

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Lawyer 2 Lawyer : Taking a Different Path-Leaving the Law and Finding your Passion

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

Have you ever considered leaving the law and going on the adventure of a lifetime? On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams spotlights word traveler, writer, photographer, and public speaker Jodi Ettenberg, a former lawyer who left the law and took a different career path. Jodi will discuss how she became interested in law, what led to her departure, what she learned in her new career, and the importance of finding and following your passion.

Special thanks to our sponsor, LEX Reception.

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, ClioScorpionBlackletter PodcastAlert Communications.

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

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

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

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

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : No Second 'Chances'

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 16:30:00 +0000

The New York Times seems to think everyone was too tough of Jeffrey Toobin. They are wrong. Meanwhile one guy who has had far too many chances is Rand Paul, who continues to be completely awful, this time in blocking a bill designed to protect federal judges. And California bar applicants don't need a second chance either, they just need a bar examiner willing to grade their exams honestly rather than suggesting that one-third of them cheated.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Paper SoftwareLexisNexis® InterAction® and Lexicon.

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Legal Talk Today : Santa Claus!

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 16:00:00 +0000

Today we have a special holiday show, and what better way to do it than with our good friends Jared Correia from our Legal Toolkit Show and our producer Molly McDonough, as well as a special guest (stay tuned to find out who it is).

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Workers Comp Matters : The Year that Was in Workers Comp

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 15:30:00 +0000

Sensational coverage and panic drove much of the early discussion and predictions about workers comp during the beginning of the pandemic. But workers comp legal expert Emily Spieler says that early handwringing by employers and employees was overblown. That said, Spieler and host Alan Pierce discuss how the pandemic placed a spotlight on the workers’ compensation system.

For Spieler, the pandemic exposed how the nation’s poor healthcare safety net puts tremendous pressure on workers comp because there is no other real recourse for employees who get sick and can demonstrate they were exposed at work. Without paid sick leave, workers turn to workers’ compensation. Workers’ comp isn’t adequate for illness related to employment. That explains why there are separate federal programs for workers exposed to toxins such as silica, asbestos, and coal dust.

Spieler and Pierce talk through the weaknesses of the system, particularly the nuances of compensable diseases for workers directly exposed through front-line work, such as nurses and doctors, and those who may face increased chances of exposure along the supply chain.

The impact of Covid-19 on workers’ comp is unfolding as data is collected and claims processed.

What’s to come in 2021? While Spieler says most workers, as many as 70% to 80%, didn’t have the opportunity to work from home, she notes there is sure to be litigation over injuries sustained by those working from home. Is tripping while walking to the restroom at home when you’re on the clock the same as tripping on the way to the restroom at work?

Emily Spieler is the Edwin W. Hadley Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law, where she served as dean from 2002 until 2012.

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Law Technology Now : The Case Against Facebook

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to our sponsors, Logikcull and Acumass.

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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Our favorite reads from 2020

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 12:00:00 +0000

As a tumultuous year draws to a close, we gathered together ABA Journal editors and reporters to discuss what the past year has been like for them as readers. With the stress of the pandemic and national elections, how had their reading habits changed? Were they concentrating on current events or comfort reads? With our offices operating remotely, did they have more time for reading? Modern Law Library host Lee Rawles spoke to editor Victor Li and reporters Lyle Moran, Amanda Robert and Stephanie Francis Ward to find out which books helped them make it through 2020–and what listeners could be adding to their own 2021 reading lists.

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The Legal Toolkit : Moneyball Your Law Firm, Thought Leadership For the Win, and the Rump Roast: “Yacht or Nyacht?”

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 16:47:03 +0000

Don’t get caught in a pickle! Baseballers use data to win, so your law firm should use it to edge out your competitors. Jared Correia opens the show with boring baseball talk—sports, numbers, blah, blah, blah—but, don’t worry, there’s a great tie-in for your practice. Key takeaway: Use data analytics, no matter what! (1:53) Next up to bat, Jay Harrington joins Jared to talk through the concept of thought leadership and how you can use it to generate new business for your firm. (9:20) And, finally, Jared welcomes yacht-rock connoisseur Tom Nixon for the Rump Roast to answer the eternal question: Is it yacht, or is it nyacht? (26:48)

Jay Harrington is president of Harrington Communications.

Tom Nixon is a principal and chief strategy officer at Harrington Communications.

Our theme song is Two Cigarettes by Major Label Interest.

This week’s closing song is Sunrise on the Water by Page 99.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionTimeSolvAbby Connect and Alert Communications.

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The Un-Billable Hour : Data Is Such a Powerful Tool

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 15:00:00 +0000

Erik Pickering was just getting the hang of things in data operations and company security at Bridgewater Associates when the Great Recession hit and the bottom fell out from under the economy. He still uses the lessons he learned at Bridgewater, which had set up a sophisticated Depression alarm that anticipated the turmoil.

Pickering and host Christopher Anderson discuss the strategy lessons he saw developed and implemented by Bridgewater’s billionaire founder Ray Dalio. Pickering shares Dalio’s five-step planning process that he says applies to business and life.

The lessons are particularly applicable today and boil down to, “Hope for the best. Plan for the worst.”

One key to planning right now? Shorten the planning horizon. Rather than a five-year plan, Pickering and Anderson say firms may need to think in terms of months or weeks.

Pickering and Anderson discuss the common mistakes lawyers make during times of crisis. Taking on too much at once is one Pickering sees far too often.

Closing the episode, Pickering and Anderson talk about investigative and data research as a tool for lawyers, from solos to larger firms. Pickering differentiates the Tracers software and investigation method from simple internet searches that don’t measure up to responsible due diligence.

Erik Pickering is president of the data-research company Tracers.

Special thanks to our sponsors,  ScorpionLawclerkAlert Communications and LawYaw.

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Legal Talk Today : Real Estate Trends 2020 (the latest)

Mon, 21 Dec 2020 17:20:56 +0000

Where did Real Estate (commercial and residential) end up at the end of 2020? Wendy Cole from the National Association of Realtors gives us the latest.

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Legal Talk Today : Weed in the House!

Fri, 18 Dec 2020 16:00:00 +0000

The MORE Act has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, but does that mean it’s legal at the federal level? Not just yet... Vincent Sliwoski from Harris Bricken explains the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Paralegal Voice : Labor & Employment in the Age of COVID-19

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 18:34:10 +0000

Dinsmore partner Brian Moore provides an overview of hot employment law issues already being litigated and likely to face judicial scrutiny in the months to come. He and host Jill Francisco discuss COVID-19-era legislation that protects many employees who need to take emergency leave to care for loved ones.

The two also explore relaxed privacy protections, leave eligibility, spikes in COVID-19 related employment cases, and employer-mandated vaccines. A common issue Moore sees: Former employees claiming COVID-19 is a pretext for wrongful termination.

Brian Moore is a partner at Dinsmore & Shohl in Charleston, West Virginia

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

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Digital Detectives : Clio’s Legal Trends Report 2020: A Look Into the Future of Law

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 15:00:00 +0000

The legal world has made more forward progress since the start of the pandemic than many expected it could do in a decade. Lawyers formerly resistant to technology suddenly found themselves with no choice but to adapt and embrace digital-friendly legal practice. For a closer look at how these changes are playing out in the profession, Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk with George Psiharis about Clio’s 2020 Legal Trends Report. They discuss who is weathering pandemic-era shifts most effectively, the mass movement to cloud-based services, the importance of focusing on customer experience, and which COVID-era changes will likely carry on beyond the pandemic.

George Psiharis is chief operating officer at Clio.

Special thanks to our sponsor PInow.

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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.

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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : I Wonder If The Big City Lawyer Will Choose Love Or Career?!?!?

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 17:49:49 +0000

Joe and Kathryn discuss the 2020 slate of new holiday movies that seem to always put lawyers on the wrong end of work-life balance. We also check in on Naomi Biden's move to D.C. Biglaw and an attorney who apparently decided that Zoom trials meant the end of dress codes.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Paper SoftwareLexisNexis® InterAction® and Lexicon.

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Legal Talk Today : Cuomo vs. Houses of Worship

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 17:33:57 +0000

A recent Supreme Court case has diminished Governor Cuomo’s ability to restrict numbers of participants at religious gatherings from his COVID-19 lockdowns. Nicholas Nelson from Faegre Drinker breaks down this case officially called ‘Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, New York v. Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York’.

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@theBar : Teaser: The Trial of the Chicago 7

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 15:00:00 +0000

As we put together our next episode, we wanted to give you a taste of what's to come -- The trial of the Chicago 7 was was a singular moment in American legal history. Then called “the trial of the century,” the case set the United States government against the counter-culture and anti-war movement of the 1960s. More than 50 years later, we sit down with one of the last surviving members of the Chicago 7 and the man who prosecuted them to hear the real story behind the case.

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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Deloitte is monitoring regulatory reforms but is focused on growing new practice

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 12:00:00 +0000

Don Fancher, a principal in Deloitte’s legal business services practice in the United States, acknowledges that his firm has been monitoring the regulatory reform developments taking place in several states. But he says Deloitte has no current plans to apply to offer direct legal services in this country as it does in other nations. “These are issues happening in the industry that are important to our legal department clients, as well as our law firm clients, so we certainly pay attention,” Fancher says.

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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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5 Reasons to Consider a Prenuptial Agreement

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 15:52:50 -0500

Marriage is meant to be a lifetime commitment. However, divorces do happen since no one can really predict their significant other's or their own actions in the upcoming months, years and decades following their wedding. This is precisely why more people are considering the merits of prenuptial agreements.

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What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Private Detective Agency?

Tue, 09 Mar 2021 16:50:51 -0600

Today, people hire the services of private detectives in order to do a background search, surveillance, and pre-matrimonial investigation, to name a few. In some countries, such as India, the crime rate is on the rise. Therefore, it makes sense to hire a private detective agency to perform background research.

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Look for These 5 Traits When Hiring an Advocate for the First Time

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 08:21:43 -0600

People hire the services of competent advocates when they are involved in a lawsuit. It's not a good idea to hire an ordinary lawyer if you want to strengthen your case. So, before you go ahead and sign the agreement, make sure you consider 5 qualities of good advocates. Given below is the description of these attributes. Read on to find out more.

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Hiring a DRT Lawyer Will Be Easier by Following These 5 Tips

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 08:21:38 -0600

Today, many businesses offer cash and credit deals, which is why they have to follow their debtors from time to time. In most cases, they can easily get their invoices cleared. But sometimes, the matter is taken to the court of law. In this case, hiring the services of a good DRT lawyer becomes essential. In this article, you will find some tips to choose the best DRT lawyer. Read on to find out more.

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When and Why You Need to Hire an IRS Tax Relief Attorney

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 15:49:18 -0600

When you got out of bed this morning, you probably were not expecting to be looking for a tax relief attorney. The most common reason one might seek a tax relief attorney is receiving a letter from the IRS for back taxes dues or getting an audit. The audit can be a result of one or several of your past tax returns. In either situation, you should seek the services of a reputable IRS tax relief attorney.

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Important Factors That Can Help You Choose a Good Lawyer

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 07:43:52 -0600

If you have never worked with a lawyer, you may find it difficult to hire one. But the first thing you need to do is your homework. For instance, if you want to handle a real estate transaction, handle a family law issues, or set up a business, you will need a good lawyer.

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5 Things To Consider When Looking for A Good Law Firm

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 07:43:47 -0600

If you are trying to deal with a legal crisis, you can find a good lawyer to work with. They can be of great help to you during this difficult time. The role of a legal expert is to safeguard your properties and help you handle emotional matters.

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9 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring an Attorney

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 07:43:42 -0600

Hiring a lawyer is a decision that you should stake after a lot of homework. After all, you don't want up end complaining about the behavior of your attorney. You can avoid these issues if you don't make some common mistakes when hiring an attorney.

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5 Reasons to Hire the Services of a Good Advocate

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 07:43:27 -0600

Although you don't need an advocate for all types of legal matters, you do need one to deal with legal disputes. After all, you don't want to take the risk of dealing with important matters without consulting a good advocate. A good professional is expensive but can help you deal with the difficult situation like a DUI violation, lost job or bad divorce, to name a few.

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6 Qualities to Look for When Hiring an Advocate for the First Time

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 10:38:13 -0600

If you are looking for a legal professional who can speak in favor of you to handle your case, you can hire a good advocate. Before you hire one, make sure you consider a few good qualities as well. In this article, we are going to share with you 7 of these qualities. Read on.

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5 Tips to Help You Hire a DRT Lawyer

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 10:38:08 -0600

If you manage a business that sells goods or services both on cash and credit, you may have to chase unpaid invoices. Although you may recover your money in most cases, you may have to get professional help from time to time. In this case, you may hire the services of a DRT lawyer. If you want to hire one, we suggest that you follow the tips given in this article.

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5 Advantages of Hiring an Experienced Arbitrator

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 10:38:03 -0600

Arbitration happens outside the court of law unlike litigation aka the conventional resolution process that takes place in the courtroom. This process happens under an arbitrator instead of a judge. Arbitration is relatively less expensive compared to litigation. However, the cost depends on the lawyer hired for this purpose. In this article, we are going to take a look at the 5 advantages of hiring an arbitrator. Read on to find out more.

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5 Questions That You Must Ask When Hiring a Civil Lawyer

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 10:35:27 -0600

A civil lawyer is a professional who can help you file or deal with a lawsuit. Since this process is quite stressful, it's better to get help from a legal professional. In this article, we are going to talk about 5 questions that you should ask when hiring a good civil lawyer. Read on to find out more.

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A Personal Injury Lawyer Explains How to Get the Most From an Initial Meeting

Mon, 28 Dec 2020 17:31:52 -0600

This article explains what to expect at an initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer. Make the most of your time with a lawyer by preparing in advance with the information you need to provide and the questions you need to ask.

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Your Accident Case Can Be Wrecked If You Rush

Mon, 28 Dec 2020 17:31:42 -0600

If You Settle Too Quickly, You may Regret It. We often get calls from clients or other people handling their own claims who are very eager to resolve their personal injury accident claim to obtain a quick cash settlement. There are times when our advice is to encourage them to hang on..

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Essential Qualities of an Houston Personal Injury Lawyers

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:19:57 -0600

An attorney, or a lawyer, is a paid professional that you trust to represent you in court for whatever your legal needs may be. As with any profession, there are some qualities these individuals must possess in order to truly excel in this job. We're diving into the top 5 essential qualities of an attorney right here.

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What Every Lawyer Should Know About Pro Bono Work

Fri, 13 Nov 2020 11:38:58 -0600

There is no denying that lawyers play a very important role in global development. Just like every public-spirited people from every profession seek to contribute to the developmental cause, our knowledge as lawyers and our problem-solving ability can greatly contribute to the wide-ranging skills needed to promote development worldwide. This work focuses on how lawyer's dedication to pro bono legal services can help in community development.

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The 3 Pillars of Justice

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 11:20:08 -0600

While international humanitarian law only applies in times of armed conflict, human rights law applies at all times; in times of peace and in times of armed conflict. The concurrent application of these two bodies of law has been expressly recognized by various international tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, the UN Human Rights Committee, the European Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and, of course, numerous national courts.

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Immigration Lawyer

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 11:18:17 -0600

Having a qualified immigration attorney to protect you is becoming more critical. Each day, politicians and news media are spotlighting immigration issues. The debate surrounding the Deferred Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the fate of DREAMers continues.

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Legal Outsourcing

Mon, 02 Nov 2020 09:03:17 -0600

Legal Outsourcing has been there for quite some time now and is here to stay till the time law firms and the legal department of corporate companies are willing to stay competitive. By outsourcing, you save more than 50% of the operational costs, with no compromise on quality what so ever.

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Tips to Work With a Probate Attorney

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:34:45 -0500

Have you found a probate attorney to resolve your provide case? If so, you should work with him throughout the process. Even if you have worked with an attorney before, you will come to know that working with the probate attorney is somewhat different.

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4 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Probate Lawyer

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:34:40 -0500

For any executive, going through the probate process is quite time-consuming and complicated. If you are the in-charge of fulfilling the last wish of the deceased, you may be looking for ways to make sure that the assets are calculated, liabilities are settled, and the rest of the property is distributed among the beneficiaries. The entire process can take a few months or a few years.

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5 Benefits of Working With a Probate Attorney

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:34:30 -0500

After the death of a loved one, the sense of loss can be quite overwhelming for you. You need plenty of time to heal, which is why you have to step back from your routine responsibilities. The situation demands that you spend more time with your family and friends.

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5 Things to Consider Before You Hire A Probate Attorney

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:34:19 -0500

If you are looking for a probate attorney, chances are there that you are dealing with changes after the death of a loved one. Hiring this type of professional can help you avoid a lot of issues related to probating a will. Apart from this, it can also give your family a sense of peace during this difficult time.

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Factors to Determine Before Choosing Sexual Harassment Attorneys

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 14:38:35 -0500

In the legal version, sexual harassment refers to any kind of unwelcome sexual advances verbally, physically, or through various means like phones, email, SMS, or such behaviors in a workplace or any other setting that typically creates a scary, unfriendly, and offensive working environment especially for the victim. Recent studies show that a whopping 52% of women and 33% of men come across some form of sexual harassment in the workplace in their lifetime. Fortunately, both federal and state laws have been empowered strictly to protect workers from sexual harassment and discrimination, found widespread in...

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The Upcoming Presidential Election: The Procedure To Elect The President Of The US

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:35:04 -0500

The upcoming United States presidential election is set for 3rd November 2020. This year will mark the 59th quadrennial presidential election. People of the United States will vote for their desired presidential electors on Election Day. On December 14, 2020, these electors will vote for a new President and Vice President. Alternatively, they can re-elect the holder of the office Donald Trump and Mike Pence.

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How to Begin the Adoption Process

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 08:27:19 -0500

When you want to expand your family, you're going to have to navigate some channels if you plan on adopting. Some adoptions can be simple and take less time to complete while others can take years and be a bit more complicated. Overall, though, the process is typically not as frustrating, time-consuming, or costly as many people expect.

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Black Lives Matter

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

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

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Hatred Remarks by Channel S Presenter, Apology and Social Implications

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

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

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Impaired Driving: How Big Is the Problem?

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

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

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Appeal Your Judgment With An Appellate Attorney

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

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

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How Do Bail Bonds Work?

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

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

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American Justice System Is Flawed

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

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

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LSAT Tips That You Should Know

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

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

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Implementation of Foreign Arbitral Awards in UAE

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

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

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Guide in Commercial Dispute Resolution

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

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

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Three Tips for Surviving Your Deposition

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

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

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What Really Are Human Rights?

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

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

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How to Choose the Right Law School in the US

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

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

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What Are The Pros and Cons of Government Surveillance?

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

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

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Does the FBI Use Drones & Helicopters for Aerial Suveillance?

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

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

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

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

Do you suspect the FBI is spying on you? Have you noticed a van parking for lengthy periods around your neighborhood?

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Facts Every Lawyer Should Know About Hispanic Marketing

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:52:53 -0500

Hispanics remain one of the fastest growing segments of the population. As a result, Latino communities across the United States have a rising need for legal representation. Are you doing enough to effectively market your law firm to the Hispanic community?

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Why to Get a PF Registration Done - The Benefits of a Provident Fund

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:55:27 -0500

There are several ways an individual can save for the future, but the Employee Provident Fund is one of the easiest and safest option. The write-up aims to elaborate a few primary paybacks of registering for Provident Fund. It explains who PF can be utilised in case of emergency or life in general.

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The GST Bill and the GST Return - The Eight Pros and Cons of It

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:03:16 -0500

India recently switched to a single Goods and Service Tax also known as GST. In this writeup, a brief introduction to the tax is given. It is followed by the benefits it affords consumers and business. In conclusion, the obstacles the tax creates are also listed.

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Udyog Aadhar Registration - Answering What, Who, How and Why of It

Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:48:27 -0500

The Government of India supports and aids medium, small and micro enterprises. To get that help, a business has to register under Udyog Aadhar. This article explains what it is and who can register for it. It then talks about the process of registration and the benefits that can be availed after it.

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Professional Tax Registration - The Benefits of Hiring Experts to Do It

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 10:11:01 -0500

The writeup explains, in brief, what is the professional tax. It then clarifies in which states is it levied, how the tax is paid and who is responsible for paying it. In conclusion, the benefits of employing a service provider for registering for professional tax payment are elucidated extensively.

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Selecting the Business Structure and the Process of Company Registration in India

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 08:08:26 -0500

The article explains the necessity of picking a company structure before registering it in India. It elucidates the types of constitutions a business can form and the importance of it. Followed by it, is an essential guide that helps new owners decide the structure of their ventures. Finally, described is the process of company registrations.

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Everything You Need to Know Before You Fill an NGO Online Registration Form

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:30:36 -0500

Starting an NGO is admirable work, but it comes with its responsibility. This article aims to provide all the information a person may need before registering an NGO. Starting from what an NGO is and ending with how to get the organisation registered, it explains every step of the way. The writeup even tackles the methods of finding financial support for the agency.

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Simplifying the Process of Name Change on a Birth Certificate for Children and Adults

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:52:53 -0500

A birth certificate is a notable document that needs to be unconditionally correct. There is no scope for error in it. The article helps simplify the process of correcting any mistake that may have occurred in the certificate. It also explains how a person can get the name changed on a birth certificate.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Safeguard Yourself Against Burnout

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:33:07 -0500

Being a legal assistant is a high stress position. We are the last step in a long line of steps that ensures pleadings and documents get filed and out on time to whomever they need to go. Everyone wants everything done yesterday, even if they only got their part of it to you ten minutes ago. It's commonplace for us to take on all responsibility for a project and get it done in an unreasonably short amount of time. We, simply, are magicians; however, it sometimes comes at a steep cost.

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Deposition FAQs, Tips and Tricks

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:39:36 -0500

You have been called upon to give sworn testimony via deposition. Thorough preparation on your part is essential. Following are answers to frequently asked questions along with some tips and tricks to make your deposition go smoothly.

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6 Qualities to Expect From a Good Solicitor

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:38:48 -0500

A successful solicitor must posses the right skills to match their particular area of law. Many of these skills will be developed over time, but it is also necessary to hold the right professional qualifications to enter this career path.

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Off-Body Carry: The Complete Guide [2018]

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:12:05 -0500

Carrying your pistol or revolver off your body in a concealed carry bag, or in any purse, fanny pack, backpack, concealed carry day planner, messenger bag or sling bag that places it away from your body may be a problem and a risk for some, but is a common style of carrying your firearm. This article will help you understand the pros of this style of carry and guide you between belt pouches, shoulder bags and purses for women.

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BigLaw And Millennials: Peas In A Pod

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:07:42 -0500

Almost every day, we see yet another article on millennials; they are examined, poked, and prodded to determine just exactly what they are and why they are not like the rest of us. I would argue to the contrary. They are just like the rest of us - only better.

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How to Get Access to the Public Records With Ease

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 20:36:42 -0500

In the United States of America, public records refer to the records that the government collected and archived. And these records are available for the common people to access for free. In simple terms, these records consist of country, state or federal info on a public domain. Anyone who has access to the internet can check out these records. Let's find out how you can find these public records with ease.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Do Know What We Know

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:02:40 -0500

One of the readers of my previous article commented: "While I don't know everything, I do know what I know." Despite my admission that legal assistants don't know everything related to law, there are circumstances in which we do know everything. Legal assistants are the detailers of the legal profession. We make the attorney's vision of their solution to a client's problem come to fruition. We get 'er done.

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The Thin Line Between Morality & Law

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:09:09 -0500

If one eats meat, in a place where majority abstain from taking it, would that person be liable to punishment? What if one takes part in a protest for more Democratic space, which has been proscribed by the Government, is that person justified in his/her cause? Are the police justified to kill in the commission of crime so as to protect innocent lives, with many viewing taking of another life no matter the situation as wrong?

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Legal Assistant's Corner: We Don't Know It All

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:25:35 -0500

I work in a small general practice law firm. Despite that description, I am not familiar with every area of law. There are dozens of areas of law, some broad in scope and others very specific. Some law firms opt to practice in limited areas of law while others, like the one I work in, practice in several areas of law. There are benefits and drawbacks to each law firm model; however, I prefer working in general practice firms because they provide diversity each day. Forrest Gump famously said, "... life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." The same is true with general practice law firms.

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'DAYA-MARAN' (Euthanasia) AND 'ICHCHHA-MARAN' (Willfully Embracing a Dignified Death)

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:39:58 -0500

'Euthanasia' has been under great discussion recently, as the Govt. of India is planning to bring out a Law on this subject. Very recently, in March 2018, the Supreme Court of India rendered a very important decision on this issue. * This article, of 2016, discusses issues related with 'Euthanasia' as well as 'Willfully embracing an Honourable Death'; & talks about what is the position in Law (In India) & what it should be legally & morally. The basic principle discussed will be applicable everywhere in the World, as the Laws may differ from Country to country, but the issues related with Morality are the same everywhere

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Does My Dog Have Rights? Why Do Courts Value Pets As Property?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:12:03 -0500

We love our pets. They feel like part of the family, and Americans spend billions of dollars on them yearly - specifically $61 billion. With so much love for our furry friends, why do our courts still value pets as simple property?

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Why You Should Have a Corporate Lawyer on Staff

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:25:57 -0500

Corporations and small businesses are sites of expertise in their own industries. Business executives are highly specialized professionals whose primary focus is on the efficient and profitable management of their businesses.

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Tips For Lemon Car Cases

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:22:52 -0500

When a car fails to meets its warranty parameters and either does not function or poses a serious safety problem, we usually deal with what's called a "lemon". Being the unlucky owner of a lemon is certainly a pill hard to swallow. Luckily, each state has specially designed consumer laws. Ask the local DMV about lemon laws in your state. You surely want to get your money back or to have it replaced with a fully functional one. Check the following tips for lemon car cases:

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Legal Assistant's Corner: I Really Do (Mostly) Love My Job

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:49:02 -0500

Legal assistants are notoriously stressed out and we sometimes focus too much on the negative things that rear their head throughout each day - and negative things do happen every day. On the flip side, the majority of us absolutely love what we do and have no desire to do anything else professionally.

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How Inheritance Funding Works

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:05:23 -0500

The passing of a beloved person is always a sad moment. Some of us cope better with this new reality. Things get really complicated when that person was an important source of income for the family. Furthermore, deciding what will happen with the remaining belongings is usually a legal matter. The entire process of distributing the goods to the rightful inheritors is called a probate and it can take even years before things get sorted out. Of course, not all of us can afford waiting several years. If you need urgent money, you can always get advance inheritance funding from advance inheritance loan companies.

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Tips to Hire a Private Investigator

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:38 -0500

If you need to hire a private detective to spy on your cheating spouse or some other family member who you are responsible for, make sure you consider the tips given below. License It's very important to opt for a licensed detective. In fact, hiring an unlicensed one may lead to a negative outcome.

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What To Do After Buying A Lemon Car

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:22:00 -0500

For many, buying a car is a major investment. Unfortunately, not everything planned goes well. There are many hidden lemons, waiting for the unaware buyer. And by "lemon" we refer to cars which have serious malfunctions. If you suspect that you have bought a lemon, you should immediately take action. Find out more about what to do after realizing that the vehicle has serious problems.

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Understanding UK Average Weight Legislation

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:55:47 -0500

Current average weight legislation exists to ensure that packages contain, on average, no more (or less) than the weight or volume specified on the packaging. It affects all pre-packaged products, of a predetermined weight or volume that are produced without the customer being present.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: The Sticky Wicket of Conferring With Clients

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:09:50 -0500

Clients and legal assistants often build a strong and friendly relationship during the course of a case. Legal assistants act as a go between for the client and the attorney, obtaining and passing along information about the case for both. While legal assistants exist to make a case run smoothly for both the client and the attorney, discussing the case directly with a client sometimes gets sticky for us. Legally, we aren't allowed to provide you with legal advice. It's ACTUALLY a crime that we can be personally charged with. So, we generally pass you along to the attorney when you tread into those waters.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Please Respect Our Time

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:17:50 -0600

The average legal assistant works for two or three attorneys. Among other things, our job description includes drafting/editing/formatting/reviewing documents, obtaining records from various sources, disseminating documentation to all required parties, electronically filing documents with the court, knowing local/state/federal court rules, maintaining/organizing client files, scheduling appointments/hearings/depositions and interfacing with clients. In smaller firms, it's common that legal assistants wear additional hats such as receptionist, bookkeeper, office manager, marketing manager and countless more. Our days are spent constantly evaluating where in our priority list each new task ought to fall and accomplishing those tasks accordingly. To say we are crazy busy is a huge understatement.

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How to Settle a Court Case

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 20:17:50 -0600

"Money makes the world spin". It's a phrase that we all know very well. Credit cards, alimony, child-support, mortgages, student loans, business loans,.

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5 Easy Steps To Obtain a Grant of Probate

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:33:32 -0600

When disposing of an estate, you will sometimes need to obtain a document called a Grant of Probate, or, depending on the situation Letters of Administration. This article shows you how to obtain a Grant in five easy steps.

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What to Do If You've Been Left a Gift Under the Will But the Solicitors Won't Speak to You

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:04:27 -0600

If you believe that you may have been left a gift under a Will it is only natural to be curious as to what that gift is, or when you can expect to receive it. You may try talking to a solicitor who is dealing with the estate, but they may not always be able to speak with you. This article explains why and what you can do about it.

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4 Easy Steps to Value an Estate

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:58:33 -0600

When someone passes away, if they left a Will they will have nominated an executor, if they didn't leave a Will the next of kin will be able to deal with the estate. Part of sorting out the Estate means valuing it and this can be daunting. But this article explains in four easy steps how to manage this.

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Top 5 Solutions for Dealing With HMRC Winding-Up Petitions

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:11:55 -0600

I've previously written an article explaining how to get winding up petitions dismissed and withdrawn and another, five months later, revealing how HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was responsible for issuing the vast majority of winding up petitions in Britain. Sadly, very little has changed over the past three years and today, HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month. HMRC issues approximately 80 per cent of the winding up petitions received by the High Court in London - around 800 every month.

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How to Ensure Your Winding Up Petition Is Not Dismissed or Withdrawn

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:09:59 -0600

Some time ago, we presented a winding up petition to a company that owed one of our clients 50k. Upon receipt, the respondent company threatened to apply for a court injunction to restrain us from proceeding and dismiss the petition on the grounds the debt was disputed. The respondent company falsely alleged that 49k of the debt was disputed, but in accordance with section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986, the petition remained in force as the undisputed sum (1k) was more than ?750.

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Legal Assistant's Corner: Be Nice to Your Attorney's Legal Assistant

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:41:20 -0600

I can't count the number of times I've been the brunt of a client's anger or irritation just to hear that same client interact completely respectfully towards the attorney just one minute later. We understand that you are likely going through one of the most stressful and traumatic periods of your life; however, it doesn't give you license to treat us poorly during the process.

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Steps of Inheritance Probate

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:12:12 -0600

We all have to go, sooner or later. And many of us choose to leave more than memories to the loved ones. This is why making a will and specifying the inheritors has become of utmost importance. If you care about your spouse and children, make sure that their future is secured long after you are gone. Before receiving any money and access to estate, the beneficiaries will have to wait for the probate process to finish and the inheritance distributed. There are several steps for any typical probate.

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Technology in the Legal Sector

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:41:58 -0600

It is safe to say that we are firmly into 2018 now. The first month of this year has been filled with brand new technology. That is set to change the way we live our day to day lives.

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Preparing For A Lie Detector Test - The Dos

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:32:04 -0600

The lie detector test is very common, especially where police investigations are involved. There are however very many other situations where the tests can be applied, including in job application, especially government jobs and during investigations at the place of work. Some couples also opt for the tests when they are uncertain about the aspects in their relationships and feel the only way to get closure is by putting their partners to the test.

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Limits of Human Laws

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:18:28 -0600

The evolution of man necessitates that he form communities where he can live in relation with his neighbors. And since human beings are of varied in nature, it became pertinent that each community must organize itself to take care of both the weak and strong, and therefore a legal system gradually evolved in each society based on the spiritual maturity of the people.But the more mankind fell from grace, the more removed the laws became from natural laws that govern all creation.

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Starting a Tax Exempt Organization

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:56:23 -0600

The term 501(c)(3) refers to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, where the rules and regulations governing exempt organizations are found. Tax exempt organizations are commonly referred to as 501(c)(3). 501(c)(3) includes both public charities and private foundations.

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The Top Business Lawyers Mean Business

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:30:26 -0600

Business owners need to abide by the laws of business from day one. These laws govern various aspects of a business - organization, taxation, advertising policies, pricing, human resources, infrastructure, and others. They also provide protection to business owners from liabilities.

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Evolution of Military Law in the United States

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:34:18 -0600

While in service I visited the United States as a guest of the US Air Force. As I was sometimes a presiding officer of Court Martial in India (being legally qualified), I was interested how the US military law functions. One significant difference is that in the US, there is at the moment one Unified Military Code which is applicable to all the 4 service arms namely the army, airforce, navy and coast guard, while in India we have a separate military code for each service.

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DUI Lawyer - What They Do

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 07:32:05 -0600

DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence but in some states it is called DWI, Driving While Intoxicated. There are strict laws in all of fifty states for those that are caught doing driving when they are intoxicated. If you are stopped for suspicious behavior the law enforcement officer can do a field sobriety test if the drive has slurred speech, has a strong odor of alcohol on them or general incoherence. They can also ask permission to do a BAC, which stands for Blood Alcohol Content test if the driver does not demonstrate good motor skills or judgment during the field tests.

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Probate Attorney - What You Should Know

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 07:38:43 -0600

This is the attorney that you would hire to administer the last will and testament of a deceased person. They will also help to guide the heirs through the probate process in court, which is when a person files a petition for probate. This is the process to determine if the will the deceased left behind is valid. In the probate process the assets that the deceased left behind are distributed to pay any bills and what is left is divided among the heirs as the will states.

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How Home Insurance Lawyers Can Help Resolve Your Case

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:47:44 -0600

Home insurance lawyers do the fighting that you are not able to do. Terri-Lynn Robinson's entire life was turned upside down when a dispute with her ex-husband went disastrously wrong. As he packed to move out, he decided to take revenge. He retrieved a BBQ lighter and lit the entire length of their bed skirt on fire.

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Do Current Law Students Need: Remedial Study - And Different External Bar Preparation?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:12:37 -0600

Law school enrollment and bar examination pass rates are on the decline for various reasons. There is a solution to help students and protect the public too.

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Why The Probate Process Takes A Long Time To Decide Inheritance Distribution

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:02:31 -0600

Without proper planning, a person's estates will be distributed through a probate process after the person's death. This judicial-administrative process is lengthy and it may take years until a final resolution is reached. Hiring specialized lawyers and consultants is recommended and will greatly speed up the process, since experts know what documents are needed and the exact steps of the probate. But first, let's analyze the reasons for which a probate process lasts so long.

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5 Things to Consider While Building a Remote Legal Team

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:26:07 -0600

Thinking of building a remote legal team? Read this article and learn about a few things, which you need to consider for your venture's success.

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Law Enforcement Investigator

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:21:01 -0600

When a crime is committed, it is essential to uncover all the evidence associated with it in order to find the culprit. It is the law enforcement authorities who make the arrest. But they require a complete analysis of the motive behind the crime, methods involved in committing the crime, prime suspects, etc. This can be done either in-house or professional private investigators can be hired. He is known as a law enforcement investigator.

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How to Best Prepare for Attending Court

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:20:03 -0600

It can be difficult to know how to behave and act to reduce the stress of attending court and present yourself in the best possible light to the Judge. This article will discuss some of the most practical advice to present yourself well at Court.

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Why I Sued an Elephant

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:05:24 -0600

15 million lawsuits were filed in America last year. I urge you to protect yourself, and the first step is researching how you can lawyer-proof your life.

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Getting Good Legal Advice

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:22:59 -0500

You have to make a decision that can cost many thousands of dollars. You want good legal advice. This article shares how one attorney analyses a case for his clients.

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Five Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Attorney

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:35:30 -0500

Learn how to find the right attorney for your needs. Identify the steps you should take to ensure you choose the attorney who will best represent you.

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Looking 40 Years Back - A Circle Closes

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:59:07 -0500

We learn the meaning of a career by looking back over the decades of struggles and successes. But even at the end of a work life, we are called to create outstanding results with energy and imagination. I just attended my law school 40-year reunion. What I learned surprised me, and it was seeing into my own soul, the parts of me that account for both my progress and my missteps after 40 years of court battles.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Parking Lot Compliant With Fire Lane and ADA Striping

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:54:32 -0500

When your parking lot needs to be compliant with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Standards of Accessible Design, there are a few things to keep in mind. To begin with, when you need to provide spaces for parking, you have an immediate obligation to remove any barriers to accessibility that may exist in your facility of parking. It is relatively inexpensive to do ADA striping and thus, quite achievable. Here are a few tips to ensure you get it right the first time.

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HOA Attorney Job Description

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:22:57 -0500

This type of attorney is the one that represents and advises the homeowner's association board members on many different matters regarding property rights and contracts. A HOA attorney (homeowners association) is generally in charge of drafting the community rules so that they comply with the governing law.

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Are We Sinking the Jones Act?

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:39:42 -0500

As a former merchant mariner, I continue to follow issues relating to the shipping industry in general with a particular interest as to matters touching on the survival of America's merchant marine. I was surprised to recently learn that Senator John McCain, a man whom I admire, has introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Jones Act restrictions against foreign flag vessels carrying cargo between U.S. ports. His bill, entitled the Open America's Waters Act of 2017, would allow foreign flag vessels to compete within U.S. waters for goods moving between American ports. I can't help wonder why the Senator believes such a repeal is good policy, maritime or otherwise.

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What Are Lemon Law Attorneys?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:27:07 -0500

When we buy a new car, we make sure to get a car that works fine and we feel comfortable in it. This is why most of us opt for test-driving a car before purchasing it. It is a smart thing to do. But even so, our hopes and dreams will be shattered if the car we bought starts to act strangely and it stops running. Even more troublesome is when after repeated repair attempts, the car still has the same problem. In this case, we are sad to announce you, but you've stumbled upon a lemon. The best thing to do is to get your car replaced with a working one or have your money returned. Hire a lemon law attorney if things do not go well with the car dealer.

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Protect Your Work With Copyrights

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:46:19 -0500

Literary works, musicals, artwork, sculptures and other creative works are generally concern to copyright protection. A copyright protects the shape of expression, as opposed to the subject depending on the expression. There must be some element of creativity and originality inside the paintings.

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Advantages of Copyright Registration

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:44:10 -0500

When running a business, you need to be cautious and make certain every small interest of your organization is blanketed. When you manufacture a product or float a design and even think of a suggestion for the betterment of what you are promoting, it is vital for you to copyright it.

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How To Avoid Copyright Infringement

Thu, 31 May 2018 06:56:38 -0500

Copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secrets are all ways in which people can protect their intellectual property. However, there are key differences in each of the protective instruments in regard to what exactly they're protecting.

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Ensuring That You Own Your Content's Copyright

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:56:57 -0500

You have been a prolific writer for your business for a long time and, of course, just like all other writers, you use sources to back up the facts that you write in your content. Of course, there is no reason for you to assume anything other than the fact that you own the copyright of all of the content that you are writing.

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Basics of Navigating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA")

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:35:47 -0500

Due to the proliferation of the Internet, social media platforms, and hosting websites, online service providers have often become unwitting hosts to materials that may potentially infringe on the copyrights of another. Likewise, original content creators have also increasingly found themselves to be targets of unjustified DMCA takedown requests. Sometimes these takedown requests are made for anti-competitive or harassing purposes by competitors of the website operator.

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How To Respond To Settlement Letters In Copyright Infringement Cases

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 06:39:23 -0600

Settlement letters are sent to particular internet subscribers who are identified to have infringed a copyrighted material. Also known as letter of demand (LOD), the letter is usually composed of the name of the infringer, IP address, and all the details about copyright infringement. First of all, getting a demand letter such as a TCYK letter more likely means that you did violate the law and the copyright enforcers have evidence to prove that you have infringed a copyrighted content.

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What Are the Most Common Forms of Intellectual Property?

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:01:29 -0600

There are many types of intellectual property, such as patent, trademark, copyright. Understanding the basics of these subjects is critical to knowing how and when to register them for protection.

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How Digital Technologies Improve Filmmaking

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 07:24:00 -0600

Breaking into the current film industry holds a greater challenge compared to classic filmmaking. The digital era has certainly catered to the universal passion of moviemakers for making motion pictures. Today, digital technology changed the way how movies are made.

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How to Come Up With Your Best Legal Move for Copyright Cases

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 08:49:29 -0600

There are a number of factors that contribute to the success of a copyright case. This article explains the different types of damages that can be calculated and ultimately help people determine their best legal move.

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Copyright Infringement in the Digital World

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:41:02 -0600

In this article, some of the reasons behind copyright infringement in the digital world are briefly discussed. Several basic solutions to reduce the issue are also included.

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Ways to Overcome Copyright Problems

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 06:39:55 -0500

In this age of instant communication, more and more ideas are being born and products created than ever before. With the current entrepreneurial trend, new business owners are creating never-before-seen content and services in order to better the world. With so much going on, it can be easy to create something that copies another person a little too closely.

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Of Film Festivals, Creativity, and Copyrights

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:07:01 -0500

Movies with poor reviews do not necessarily give anyone the excuse to pirate them. Art is subjective and stealing is wrong. These are two truths that should be recalled when dealing with piracy.

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Received a Copyright Infringement Notice? Now What?

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:53:42 -0500

This article talks about what to do when receiving a copyright infringement notice or letter of claim such as the TCYK LLC letter. It has a few FAQs and what-to-do tips in order to prevent getting another piracy letter.

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Film Copyrights In Adaptations

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:04:55 -0500

This article is about film adaptations and their copyrights. A range of examples of some known film adaptations are also enumerated, such as works that come from comics and novels. It also discusses the importance of copyright protection even for film adaptations.

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How to Be Protected From a Copyright Infringement Claim

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:46:56 -0500

Copyright infringement can be avoided by limiting yourself to "fair use" of the copyright. So, to keep from getting a Copyright Collections letter or a lawsuit, check if your use is still under fair use.

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How Does One Track Copyright Infringers?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:38:32 -0500

In the Age of the Internet accessing a limitless wealth of knowledge is at your fingertips. But how this information is tracked and regulated is often a mystery. Usually carried about by government agencies, tracking how people use the Web and access information yields some interesting trends about consumption.

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Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:03:57 -0500

Criminal and civil penalties, damages and fines, and viruses or adware are just some of the disadvantageous factors behind downloading movies illegally. Get to know more consequences of using pirate sites through this informative and comprehensive article about "Consequences of Downloading Movies Illegally".

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Film Copyrights On Practical Applications

Tue, 12 May 2015 10:50:07 -0500

In universities, academicians explore new ways of teaching their students. To be more effective in what they do, they come up with ideas on how to make their points come across as clearly as possible. Some do outdoor activities while others give as many exams as possible.

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Email Yourself To Protect Your Own Copyright

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:32:36 -0500

Use a method that is much better than a "poor mans copyright", called Emailer's Copyright! The time-stamp is embedded in the system, so that means the user can't alter it, at least not directly.

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Protect Your Artistic Work - Apply for Copyright Registration Now

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:29:23 -0600

Introduction: Copyright registration can be obtained for original works of art, literature, books, music, films, CDs and computer programs. Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creations, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity. Creativity being the keystone of progress, no civilized society can afford to ignore the basic requirement of encouraging the same. Economic and social development of a society is dependent on creativity.

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Identity Crisis: Protecting Yourself From Image Theft

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:11:48 -0600

Online Image theft poses more than just a threat to photographer's copyrighted works and income. Personal images stolen from online sources present a grave security risk, and can be used as the basis in the creation of fraudulent online profiles. Learn the facts and how to protect yourself from image copyright violation and identity theft.

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All About Copyrights

Thu, 29 May 2014 10:53:44 -0500

All about copyrights, sourced, and basic. In this article I tell you about how to get a copyright, how to upkeep one, and why they exist.

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Unwritten Constitutional Law Of The United Kingdom!

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:12:05 -0500

Constitutions organize, regulate and handle state power. It helps to frame a strong structure of the state, the key state institutions and the fundamentals governing their associations with everyone and with the citizens of the state. The constitution of the United Kingdom is an exception because it is not available in the written form.

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Copyright Fraud

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 09:06:25 -0600

A look at copyright fraud and how a private investigator may be able to help in this increasingly global market. Particular emphasis is given to the South East Asian context of copyright fraud.

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Copyright Part Three: A Work of Authorship

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:24:16 -0600

Part Three of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here why a work of authorship is essential to copyright protection.

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Copyright Part Two: Unprotected Works

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:50:22 -0600

Part Two of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what a copyright does not protect.

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Copyright Part One: The Definition of Protection for Creative Works

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:53:36 -0600

Part One of a three-part series on what it takes to protect your creative work via copyright laws. Learn here what two of the three essential parts of copyright protection are.

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Copyright 101: Understanding Copyright Law and How to License Your Artwork As a Designer

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:15:58 -0500

Understand your rights as a designer for both copyright and licensing your artwork. Many designers don't know the facts on how to protect themselves by regulating artwork usage.

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5 Reasons to Register Your Works With the US Copyright Office

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:18:39 -0500

When you create a work, you automatically own the copyright. No notice or registration is required. However, unregistered works don't have the same protection that registration confers on the owner. Here are 5 reason that you should register your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Entertainment Law - How To Register Your Copyrights

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:47:17 -0500

Although your work is copyrighted as soon as you commit it to paper, tape, etc., there are numerous additional benefits if you register the copyright in your work with the U.S. Copyright Office. This article walks you through the surprisingly simple registration process to save you time and money.

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Copyright For Non-Lawyers

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:43:08 -0500

The Internet, along with the social media networks built on it, has created a plethora of opportunities for those who create video, music, photographs and writing to publish their work in formats with the potential for wide distribution. Copyright questions have suddenly become important to many of us who would never have otherwise considered them.

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Copyright Books and Songs in India

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:17:28 -0500

From the music we listen to and the books we read, to the website, photograph, Video and products we use in our daily lives, each is a product of human creativity, and that creativity is protected. It is these creations of the mind, once expressed, that make up intellectual property.

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The 5 Steps You Need to Take When You Receive an ISP Subpoena Letter

Fri, 10 May 2013 14:03:10 -0500

What steps should you take if you have received a letter from your ISP notifying you that you have been accused of copying movies, music, software or other content over the Internet? This article provides the beginning of an action plan from an experienced attorney.

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Integrating Copyright Awareness in the Pedagogy of Art in Ghana

Fri, 03 May 2013 08:47:28 -0500

The historical evolution of teaching and learning in class reveals that the creation and use of art remain an integral aspect of education. During the time of the pre-historic man, various art forms were used in many ways to communicate, keep records and pass on information from generation to generation, when there were no written records and texts were not developed.

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What Is Copyright Awareness?

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:43:47 -0500

There is no standard definition for "Copyright Awareness". However, some critics have argued that awareness can only be defined in the light of what is being manifested in all forms of perception, knowledge and consciousness. In each expression, awareness is revealed as the ability to perceive (perception), know (knowledge) or the state of being conscious (consciousness).

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Top 10 Reasons to Register Your Copyright

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:18:26 -0500

The sheer act of creating an original piece of art makes it yours and yours alone. That unique beat, the words to a song, steps to a dance, or outline to a TV pilot: It's your intellectual property. This property, like real estate or a bank account, holds value and you should protect it. Certainly, if someone is to become famous from your musical ideas or reap vast profits from their sale, it should be you and not the person who ripped your ideas off. Just like there are vaults to protect your money and deeds to prove you own land, the law provides a simple way to protect your intellectual property: registering a copyright. With due apologies to David Letterman, and in no specific order, here are the 10 Ten Reasons to Register a Copyright:

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The Importance of Music Licensing Agreements

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:13:00 -0500

Working in the music industry is highly competitive and can oftentimes become stressful when handling money, legalities and costs or fees involved with producing and distributing music. Whether you are an artist trying to earn a living from your music or a producer and distributor looking to generate a profit from helping artists, hiring a music licensing lawyer is often necessary to avoid any potential legal issues from arising in the future.

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Current State of Copyright Awareness in Education

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:48:48 -0500

There are many misconceptions about copyright law. Many people sometimes fail to notice that the use of other peoples' resources without due acknowledgement is offensive. Some also think that using copyrighted materials do not always require permission from the author in all cases.

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What Are Music Publishing Agreements?

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:20:04 -0500

Any time you are working professionally in the music industry, having the right legal assistance is a key factor in finding success financially and when trying to expand your career. Whether you are planning to record and produce music or if you want to share and sell your own records, hiring an entertainment lawyer is highly recommended to keep yourself legally protected and informed at all times.

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What Does GMO Seed Patent Law Have To Do With Copyright Law for 3-D Printing

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:37:20 -0600

Regardless of how you feel about genetically modified crops the Supreme Court is going to hear a case which could affect many future cases in many different industries. The case involves a farmer who paid Monsanto to use their seeds one time, but of course seeds grow into plants which make more seeds and then the farmer used the seeds of those plants without further paying Monsanto for continued use. Monsanto has spent billions of dollars developing specialty seeds and needs to make a return on their investment and has a patent for those genetically modified seeds.

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The Most Crucial Points You Should Know About Music Licensing And Musical Copyright

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:21:26 -0600

Royalty-Free Music, Copyright Free Music, Retail Music, there are many different kinds of music when it comes to Licensing arrangements and copyright issues. Treading carefully is not only a wise thing to do, but essential if you want to stay clear of a costly law suit.

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"No Stairway, Denied!" - The Effect Of Copyright On DVD Releases

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:20:39 -0600

Have you ever been watching one of your favorite TV shows of films on DVD and had the experiences ruined by a poor dubbing of music or blurred images? The reason behind this problem is the huge expense that networks and studios would have to pay for licensing rights to the removed music and images. Prior to the explosion of DVDs, many just didn't think to have broad, extended licensing deals to the music and images used in producing TV shows and films.

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Get Permission When Using Other People's Material

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:52:25 -0600

Everything that somebody publishes to the Internet is covered by copyright automatically, whether or not it says so explicitly. Some copyright holders do make their material available for sharing, and in different ways. Here's a list of the most common types of permission.

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Facts About Copyright: USCO Registration

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:39:37 -0600

Facts about copyright: USCO registration is not required in order to protect your rights, but it does provide important benefits. Here's how copyright registration works--and what doesn't work.

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Does the "Poor Man's Copyright" Really Work?

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:27:12 -0600

The "poor man's copyright"-mailing a copy of your own work to yourself, leaving it sealed, and using the dated postmark to prove legal ownership-is commonly considered legally valid. But does the so-called poor man's copyright really protect your work?

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Understanding the Impact of Duplicate Website Content

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:11:55 -0600

When you begin to create a web presence for your work from home business, it can be tempting to look for short cuts to get things up and running. We all know that the best websites are fantastic sources of information, telling us things we don't know from news to how-to guides and articles. The quickest way to create a rich website that is full of great content is to bring together some of the content that is already available online. But did you know that duplicate content on your website can seriously harm your reputation? Even copying just a few pages from a competing website can result in damage to your reputation, your search engine performance and - ultimately - your success.

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Copyright Law - A Detailed Explanation of the 'Fair Use' Clause

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:32:32 -0500

A claim of Fair Use for copied extracts from a another copyright work is a common plea used by authors, researchers and critics. What is Fair Use and how can it be defined? A brief explanation.

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Public Performance Fees for Songwriters

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:32:50 -0500

We hear music on the radio, while shopping, in clubs, even while on hold on the telephone. Does the songwriter get paid? If so, how do they get paid. Weekly? Or weakly? This article summarizes the situation.

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Copyright Terms - What Is the Legal Definition of a License Agreement?

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:42:59 -0500

Copyright of specific works and the ideal of Intellectual Property are two subjects, especially in our highly technological Internet age with ease of communication, theft and fraud, which are constantly under debate. The discussion on how to protect the rights of an artistic or literary creator from those who would steal works, give them out as their own, or simply market them for profit, has been raging since long before the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was first penned and accepted in 1885 / 1886. The Berne Convention consists of various clauses which define who...

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Internet Law and Copyright Infringement - Where Does the Burden of Proof Lie?

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:20:34 -0500

Copyright laws are constantly being updated to take account of technological and financial changes. The Burden of Proof, however, remains indisputable: a brief explanation.

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What Is Legal and Illegal File Sharing?

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:10:38 -0500

In the world of internet marketing and the internet in general, there is legal file sharing and illegal file sharing. This article discusses the difference between the two.

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All About Works Made for Hire

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:13:46 -0500

Works for hire are work that you create for an employer while under their employ. Generally, the employed owns the copyright for these works, but there are some scenarios where that is not the case.

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Working Interaction Between FSA, FSCS and FOS

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:03:22 -0500

1. Financial Services Authority (FSA) is the official regulator of financial services in the United Kingdom. Financial services included banking, securities and insurance.

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What You Need to Know About Copyright Attorneys

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:15:09 -0500

The common mistake of website owners when buying articles online is that they assume full ownership over the material. Little do they know that the ownership still depends upon the agreement of between the buyer and the writer. To make sure that you don't commit the same mistake, it is important that you have a copyright attorney to write a contract before hand.

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Creative Commons: An Alternative Solution To Copyright Restrictions

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:51 -0500

This report provides an analysis and exhaustive explanation of Copyright restrictions in order to encourage creators to choose Creative Commons licenses. The purpose is not only to give a clear understanding of why authors should chose Creative Commons licenses, but also to raise awareness of the harmful consequences of Copyright for the whole society or the public domain.

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Thing to Remember When Looking for the Best Patent Lawyers

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:59:01 -0500

If you own a business, you would know how important the uniqueness of your business's name can be. If you are facing an unfortunate situation where someone is illegally using your name, you are probably in dire need of getting legal protection. Before choosing a patent lawyer to handle your case, however, familiarize yourself with the qualities of ideal patent lawyers.

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Copyrights And Copying Off a Screen Print of Google Earth

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:47:16 -0500

Have you ever had one of your friends or family print off a Yahoo or Google Map to tell you how to get to a family event or party? It happens all the time, but did you know there's a good chance they are breaking copyright law? That sounds pretty funny doesn't it? However, you might be doing this in your small business if you are having a sale and you print off directions to your business on a flyer. I've even seen maps in the Yellow Pages which were printed right from Yahoo Maps, they even left in the copyright. That's interesting isn't it?

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Legal Tips for Using Social Media

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:59:12 -0500

Without a doubt, social media has introduced a whole new world of opportunity for citizen journalists, bloggers and others looking to share their stories and ideas in the public arena. Unfortunately, it's also introduced a host of ways to violate intellectual property laws. If you want to participate in social media, here are six things you need to know.

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Save Yourself Against Copyright Infringement

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:45:20 -0500

Copyright infringement is a serious problem in today's world as there is a lot of content that is being developed by companies. The things that one needs to prove to save oneself of copyright is that one holds the copyright for the content in contention and that there has been substantial copying of the same and that has been misappropriated.

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Getty Images and The Next Generation

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:21:41 -0500

Is almost impossible to protect copyrighted work these days - it's just too easy for people to copy what you produced, and you don't have time to chase down everyone who violates your copyrights. Yes, we live in a world of imitators, content thieves, and copyright violators. It appears to be human nature, and no matter how hard we try we cannot overcome this, and we certainly can't do it online or in the digital age. Yes, those that have intellectual property are doing everything they can to lobby Congress to make new laws, but those who would violate such laws always seem to find a way around them.

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Copyright Registration

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:24:03 -0500

We often receive enquiries about how to apply for copyright protection, and many people are surprised to learn that in fact they do not need to apply at all. Copyright subsists automatically in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, films, sound recordings, and the typographical arrangement of published editions. Literary works are taken to include computer programs, databases, and other compilations.

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3 Myths Regarding Internet Copyright Laws Revealed

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:58:37 -0500

"If there isn't any copyright notice, it's not copyrighted" This is among the biggest myths in the field of internet copyright laws. While this was actually true in the past, most regions now follow what is known as the Berne copyright convention. For example, in the US almost everything which was created on or after April 1989 is copyrighted and subsequently under protection. Especially where internet copyright laws are concerned, it is safe to assume that anything you see online is protected by a copyright. While there are a few older works that have lost coverage over time, it is a good move to ask prior to using anything which you see online for your own projects. Though a lot of people make use of the letter "C" in parenthesis, i.e. (C) to show that their work is copyrighted, it has never been given any legal credence. Rather, look for and additionally use the written letter "C" inside of a circle to indicate copyrighted work.

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Some Of The Copyright Laws Internet Companies Can Experience

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 09:41:56 -0500

Copyright laws will have an effect on each and every company eventually, and problems surrounding them can vary from safeguarding your own property to disputes over the use of your property by others. There is a misconception drifting around the internet stating that anything found online is in the "public domain" and therefore it is freely able to be applied in any way that a person deems suitable to use it. This is grossly untrue and is regarded as one of the top kind of copyright laws internet businesses deal with. Of course, traditional companies deal with these issues and, however the ease of sharing online has left businesses working there especially vulnerable.

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How to Write a Cease and Desist Letter and Stop Copyright Infringement

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:50:33 -0500

A cease and desist letter is a low-cost alternative to a time-consuming and potentially costly lawsuit, if someone is using your copyrighted materials without permission. Let's look at how to write a cease and desist letter so that you can maintain and control your copyrights and other intellectual property.

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Why Should I Register My Copyright With the US Copyright Office?

Thu, 31 May 2012 12:06:08 -0500

Copyright registration is voluntary -- you don't NEED to register in order to be protected by copyright law -- but there are very good reasons to officially register with the US Copyright Office. Let's take a closer look at some of them; you may decide that the benefits far outweigh the modest filing fee!

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Why You Need To Place Watermarks On Images You Post Online

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:17:22 -0500

A photography watermark can be another picture as in a logo, words, or the name of the photographer which is placed over the picture. If a photo has a watermark, those looking at it will know that they are not allowed to copy or use your photo without first notifying you or abiding by your requirements.

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:33:27 -0500

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act's principle features focus on limitations on infringement liability for service providers and prohibitions on circumvention of technological protection measures. Online education environments are greatly affected by the act provisions. Instructors should get with their organizations and their legal counsel to become familiar with the complex intricacies of the act.

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A Good License Agreement for Your Music

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:10:26 -0500

Many amateur composers fall victim to a badly drafted licensing agreement that totally stomps on their right over their royalties and possible million dollar career. This scenario does not only affect songwriters but also musical composers for movies and televisions. They write songs and produce music.

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Copyright Protection: 2 Intriguing Objects Eligible for Copyrights

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:12:19 -0500

Copyright protection is afforded to books, movies, music, photographs, and a wide variety of other creative expressions of an idea -- but did you know that vessel hull designs and architectural works are also eligible for copyright protection? This article touches on the history of copyright law to explain how these seeming outliers to intellectual property have been granted the same copyright protections as any other creative work.

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Can You Copyright a Fight Song or a School Motto?

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:46:29 -0500

The other day, I was having a conversation about copyright law, you see I am an online article author, and I produced a number of e-books, and before my stint as a writer, I was quite concerned with protecting our company operations manual from getting in the hands of competitors. I've been mildly successful at all of those things above, and therefore have quite a bit of both positive and negative experiences when it comes to copyright law.

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Defending Copyrights - Challenges With First to Publish Proof in the Information Age

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:42:07 -0500

Just because you wrote something and put one of those little C's at the bottom of the page, and claim the copyright, doesn't mean that you won't find challenges in our information age. After all, you might write something, put it on a website or blog somewhere, perhaps an obscure place, or perhaps you may even write something and put it into a paper newsletter that goes out to your Homeowners Association, soccer team, or school. You wrote it first, and you claim copyright, but then someone else finds it, likes it, puts it on the Internet, or incorporates entire...

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Can Google's New Semantic Search Keep Within Copyright Laws?

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:41:42 -0500

All great companies must evolve, and I believe Google to be a company which wishes to stay on the leading edge of its core business model. It is a search engine after all, it delivers information to the world, which is one of the main reasons the Internet exists in the first place. Today, the web is an accumulation of human knowledge, and it is also one of the greatest communication devices ever created in the history of mankind.

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DMCA Is Definately Your Online Defense Shield

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:41:00 -0500

Copyright is one of the most significant non tangible assets of an organization. Organizations consider copyrighting their entities as an essential legal obligation. This act infers that the organization values the social and ethical rules followed globally.

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Understanding Movie Copyrights

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:27:59 -0600

Outdoor movie events are all about fun; getting together with family and friends in the community and enjoying a new film or an old favorite. If you are the one planning the event, though, you have the responsibility of making sure your event complies with movie copyright law. If you have never put on a movie event before, you might not understand exactly what these rules mean and whether or not your event must be licensed as a public performance. This quick guide will give you a basic understanding of movie copyrights and assist you in determining if one is needed for your event.

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Fighting Against Copyright Infringement Using DMCA

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:11:53 -0600

Copyright infringement has started to emerge as a critical issue in the contemporary market today. Where innovation is optimizing, encroachment of various copyrighted works is becoming a routine. In this anarchy of legislation, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) serves as a copyright law which outlaws conception, production and distribution of ideas, technology and/or services that violate the controls on workings bearing exclusive rights.

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SOPA and PIPA: A Lethal Sister Act?

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:45:40 -0600

From the inception of SOPA and PIPA to the avid protestors, the sister acts have lost some appeal from a lot of their initial supporters (many of them due to the backlash from the public) and has been halted by the government. The voice of the people has never been louder through the wielding of the Internet. The Madison Tool which is associated with OPEN Act, hopes to help the public govern what should be regulated on the Internet - not the government.

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Do We Need More Online Education With Regards to Fair Use Copyright Laws?

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:22:43 -0600

My rule of thumb, and this is what I do for my own personal use, is I always cite the article, the author of the article, the date of the article, the name of the publication, and never more than five lines of text. In doing this generally my articles of four, five, or 600 words, it turns out to be very little, and I know I've satisfied the fair use rules.

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Copyright Law - A Brief Guide to the Basics of Copyright Law

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:06:25 -0600

Copyright protects your original work of expression, such as an article, website, software, cookbook, song or a painting from unauthorized use by others. You get the exclusive rights to sell, display, reproduce your work, and sue those that infringe on those rights.

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Legalities With Non-OEM Ink Cartridges

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:22:28 -0600

The price of ink cartridges is nothing to ignore. Consider the fact that a common brand of printer cartridges, Hewlett-Packard, sells one at a price of $22 for .25 ounces, it comes out to be more expensive that imported and expensive luxury foods such as caviar from Russia.

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What If Google and Wikipedia Disappeared Forever?

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:24:36 -0600

As most know Wikipedia went dark on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in protest of the SOPA bill, and for them with a small staff, they certainly have a point, as their business model could be targeted and shut down. There is no way they could hire enough people to ensure everything posted was original, every sentence, and every picture "duty free" - thus, what if Wikipedia did not exist? Google also blacked out its logo to get us to think also.

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Copyright Law Applies to T-Shirt Designing

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:24:22 -0600

When you hire an artist to create a design for you, you own the product designed once the art work is complete but not the copyright to the design- it still remains the artist's property as it is his creativity. An authority must be granted by the artist in writing to claim that the copyright has been transferred as well.

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Copyright Infringer - Employer or Employee?

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:51:43 -0600

When a piece of work faces plagiarism and the infringer is an employee or a hired contractor, the employer is held responsible for this act. Hence, he is liable of punishment for the violation of the Copyright Law.

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Song Titles, Lyrics, and Copyright Infringement: When Do I Need Permission?

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:36:44 -0600

When quoting song titles or lyrics, it's not always clear when you're required to ask permission from the original author. This article takes a closer look at song titles and lyrics and how they relate to copyright infringement.

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Copyrighting Your Music

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:27:18 -0600

Any original idea that changes into a tangible form becomes copyrightable. Its author then has the right and authority to own his creation. This goes for any work in the field of art, literature, design or research and also music.

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Copyright Infringement and Its Consequences

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 19:49:34 -0600

The author or creator of every original work that is tangible in nature has every right over his project. If this work is reproduced, altered, exhibited, broadcasted or made public in other way without the consent of the owner, it is considered violation of the legal and moral rights of the author.

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Need of Copyrighting for Bloggers

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:29:35 -0600

Bloggers generally want their message to spread across the internet. If you are a blogger and write good content, you must have copied your work and other people across the internet must be copying it too.

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Outdated Copyrights

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:20:44 -0600

I have always been interested in do it yourself plans and worked upon searching for these. Before the internet was commonly used, I searched books and magazines for the same. I discovered many copies of old magazines like Mechanix Illustrated, Science and Mechanics and many others of the kind offered lots of such do it yourself plans.

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Moral Rights of an Author

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:23:54 -0600

The following article states some general information about the moral rights a copyright law provides to the author of a particular piece of copyrightable work. This is not legal or expert advice and for more specific information a professional copyright lawyer should be contacted.

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Copyright and Trademark

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:26:45 -0600

In general, lots of people confuse the words "Copyright" and "Trademark". They do not know how to copyright or rather, trademark their logo, blogs or business names. The word copyright has been used alongside trademark to make things a little easier to understand.

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Avoiding Copyright Infringement When Making a Website

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:22:26 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary. The copyright lawyers help their client in understanding the problem better and finding a good solution.

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Copyright Lawyers, Trademarks and Copyright

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 08:36:00 -0600

Copyright law can sometimes be a bit confusing and there are some things that aren't covered by it. This article looks at the differences between copyright and trademarks to help you determine which would be right for you.

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The Copyright Lawyers

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:07:03 -0600

Copyright has become very essential now with increasing plagiarism. But copyright law has some specifications and complications associated with it which makes seeking professional help necessary.

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Copyrighting a Website

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:49:40 -0600

When a piece of work is brought into a tangible form, it automatically acquires copyright protection. It is still a good idea to preserve each document with time, date and some official stamp. If ever this record has to be reproduced to challenge infringement, this data will be very helpful in influencing the decision in the owner's favour.

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The Difference Between Patents and Copyright - A Copyright Lawyer Explains

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:29:01 -0600

There are a number of ways of protecting your intellectual property rights. In this article, a copyright lawyer explains the differences between copyrights and patents.

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Copyright Act of United Kingdom

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:10:36 -0600

Copyright Law is part of the intellectual property law that assures security of original compositions. The Copyright Act grants protection against plagiarism to all tangible pieces of work.

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Efforts Towards Copyright Policy in China

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:17:58 -0600

Due to plagiarism and infringement of pieces of work in literature; music; drama; art; sound recording; architectural design and government work, copyright policies are much stressed upon all over the world. But some authors and publishers have been surprised by the unlawful reproduction of their copyrighted works.

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Misinterpretation of the Word Copyright

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 15:41:30 -0600

To copyright a certain piece of work means to protect it from being reproduced or altered without the permission of the owner. There is a common misconception that the ownership authority is not attained unless the work is registered with an official organization such as the US Copyright Office (USCO) at the Library of Congress at Washington DC.

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Copyright Protection, Duration, and Registration in South Africa

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:41:22 -0600

Copyright protection in South Africa is governed by the Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978 and its amendments. Under the current intellectual property laws of South Africa, copyright subsists in artistic, literary, musical, broadcast, architectural and related works. As such there is no need to register such as it is automatically assigned once a work takes tangible form.

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Copyright Law - 5 Common Myths About Copyright Law You Should Know

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:53:52 -0600

As a published author, I am amazed and encouraged by the current "independent" publishing boom happening as a result of the popularity of the Kindle and Nook readers. Writers who once papered their walls with rejection slips now take chances by producing their work on their own. Some, like HP Mallory and Amanda Hocking, have succeeded in finding audiences and sales. Others do well enough to cover the monthly grocery bill, but in the end all writers should be concerned about issues involving copyrights.

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Using Copyrighted Material: How to Ask For Permission

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:36:53 -0600

Most people are aware that in most cases, using copyrighted material without permission is considered copyright infringement. But how do you go about getting permission to use this material? This article looks at the various ways we might locate and contact the copyright owner for permission to use the material.

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How to get the Best Divorce Lawyer in Singapore

Divorces are more complex than you know. Especially if there are alimony and property involved, things can get nasty. Divorces are more complex than you know. Especially if there are alimony and property involved, things can get nasty. Without an attorney by your side, you can get really stressed, and things will go far beyond sorted. As per the statistics, there are more than 500 divorce lawyers in Singapore, which means you have plenty of choices. Having more options also means that it w...

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Hiring a Criminal Lawyer? Here are the Things that You must Check

Handling criminal cases is the worst nightmare for anyone. Depending on the severity of the offense, it can affect your life badly. Handling criminal cases is the worst nightmare for anyone. Depending on the severity of the offense, it can affect your life badly. You must hire a criminal lawyer at an early stage to be safe from all ends. Whether you are innocent or guilty, you need a proficient Singapore criminal lawyer by your side. Nobody wants to get caught up with a criminal charge. If...

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What is Divorce Mediation? What does the Mediation Process Involve?

Courtroom trials are not the only way to get a divorce. Sometimes you can get done with it without any conflicts. Courtroom trials are not the only way to get a divorce. Sometimes you can get done with it without any conflicts. The first try of any divorce lawyer is always to settle things out of court. It saves a lot of money and time and rescues the couple from the trauma of courtroom trials. Your divorce lawyer can help you with the family law mediation and settle things in a better way. ...

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Know the Process to File for Divorce in Singapore

Marriage is undoubtedly one of the important institutions of our life, and everyone wants to have a successful married life. Unfortunately, many couples face severe problems in their married life and want to end the same to lead a peaceful life ahead. Different counties have different laws for filing a divorce. In Singapore, a couple can only file for divorce to prove that the marriage is irretrievable. Lots of factors are responsible for seeking or applying for a divorce. If a woman needs divor...

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Want to File a Divorce? Know the Stages of the Divorce Process in Singapore

In Singapore, divorce is a 2-stage process. To initiate divorce in Singapore couple has to fulfil certain criteria. Here in this article we will discuss about those criteria and process of divorce. A couple must: A citizen of Singapore Be married for a minimum of three years. The marriage should be irretrievably broken. (Ground for Divorce) Adultery Unreasonable behaviour Desertion Separation The couple opting for divorce must give consent for an agreement relating to divorce. ...

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Hiring a Divorce Lawyer- 4 Steps You Need to Take

Going through a divorce is never easy, no matter how uncomplicated the situation is. Many people find themselves not knowing what to do, but theres no doubt that the first thing you should do is find a divorce lawyer - especially if there are some assets you're looking to protect or if you expect problems down the road. Divorce attorneys can help you in several ways, from protecting your business to helping you find ways to compromise and negotiate with your spouse. If you're ready to hire ...

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Tips on How to Inform your Spouse that you Want to Divorce

Couples decide to end a marriage only when the relationship is left with no hope for repair. Couples decide to end a marriage only when the relationship is left with no hope for repair. When there is strained communication between the couples, it is tough for a partner to inform the other that they want a divorce. In this situation, it is the best option to contact top lawyers and seek legal advice. It is necessary to follow specific tips recommended by lawyers at the time of informing you...

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Points to Consider before Hiring a Top Criminal Lawyer

A criminal lawyer is specialized in criminal laws and has extensive experience in this field. So, if you are charged under any criminal case then without wasting time you should seek the advice of a top criminal lawyer. You will need the help of a legal advisor if: If you are charged with a criminal offense Or, you want to set up a prosecution against anyone. So, before you opt for hiring an expert to look into your criminal case details, you must check the points mentioned below. ...

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Few Important Facts to Know from a Family Lawyer Before Hiring

Whenever a couple plans to file for a divorce, they must understand that divorce is not easy, not only for them but for all those who are related to them. Whenever a couple plans to file for a divorce, they must understand that divorce is not easy, not only for them but for all those who are related to them. It will have a severe effect on your and family members daily life schedule. It is important to be sensitive and take utmost care of your children, choose a best time and situation to talk ...

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Facts to Know About the Divorce Mediation Process in Singapore

Filing a divorce and going through the entire process of separation can become quite strenuous for the divorcing couple. Filing a divorce and going through the entire process of separation can become quite strenuous for the divorcing couple. Lots of couples have to pass through bad experience during the divorces process. Sometimes it may happen that the couple get engaged in quarrel for the issues like the division of matrimonial assets, maintenance of the child, alimony and others. T...

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The Basics of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in California

Domestic violence restraining orders can be issued to individuals when the individual being issued the restraining order is: a spouse or former spouse someone you were or are dating someone you were or are engaged to a co-parent a close relative a co-habitant If any individual that fall into these categories has hurt you physically, issued threats verbally, or has harassed you, you are within your rights to file a domestic violence restraining order against them. Any acts o...

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Can I Use a Paralegal instead of a Divorce Attorney?

Law can be a complex thing to interpret due to its lengthy and elaborate provisions. Being aware of all the provisions applicable to any particular type of case or specific matter is almost impossible for any lay men. More so in the case of divorce because divorce is not about just dissolution of marriage or separation of two individuals. It also has to address the questions of property division, custody of children, alimony, domestic violence, and a lot of other issues, if applicable ...

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Benefits of Hiring a Legal Document Assistant

Any countryandrsquo;s legal system is a complex system of various acts, provisions, judgments, and amendments. This is because the governments need to make sure that every small and big activity and possible occurrence is covered under the purview of the law. As a result, more often than not, one will come across various provisions and documents for different matters. These provisions can also differ from place to place more or less, depending on the government structure, law structure, an...

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5 Tips for Researching and Hiring a Chicago Mediation Lawyer

Engaging in business with different companies require special skills from different experts. Financial advisors and Chicago commodities attorney will ensure you handle all business and serve all your customers. The process of hiring lawyers for business revolves research and cases that need representation. You can find the best Chicago mediation lawyer with research on the different firms and the following pointers will help you research and hire the best representatives. Specializing Lawyers a...

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5 Guides for Selecting Law Firms and Landlord Tenant Lawyers

Living in rented properties and renting spaces for short periods of times require information on real estate companies. You also need a landlord tenant attorney to help you with the renting process. You can contact different companies to find the best representation services for properties. The landlord tenant lawyers combine skills and specialization to give customers the best services. The tips below will help you find quality representation services to enjoy renting properties in different ar...

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Children and Divorce

Whenever a divorce is being discussed, it is often in the context of a husband and wife and not many remember the children involved. Even though kids are not often discussed in these issues, they are heavily impacted whenever parents split. For kids, divorce and separation can be some of the saddest, confusing, and most stressful periods of their lives. But that said, there are some useful tips on how you can make your kids cope during the period of the marital split. andnbsp;A divorce or separ...

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How Expat Divorce Works in Singapore

If you are living outside (in Singapore) the country of your origin (Britain or Australia) and your marriage breaks down. If you are living outside (in Singapore) the country of your origin (Britain or Australia) and your marriage breaks down. Now you have made up your mind about Singapore Expat Divorce. You might be of British origin but living in Singapore. You can use the help of the Singapore family law practitioners so that you can peacefully get your divorce done. Apart from divorce, you ...

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Reasons not to Hire Lawyers at Cheap Rates.

Filing a divorce and continuing with the case is difficult, as this is not a scheduled event to happen in life. During this divorce process, the only person who can guide you and help in the divorce process is the family lawyer with a good amount of experience. But during this critical phase, most of the divorcing couples get tempted with the cheap rate offered by these professionals. Here you should consider the credentials and experiences too before you opt for hiring a lawyer for a divorce. H...

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Why should you be with car accident attorneys Ft Myers?

Holding the right lawyer can have a major influence in the estimation of the case, especially if a particular lawyer is willing and ready to introduce evidence case in the technique augments gains related to customer money. The more explicit you in choosing the best family law legal guide for you, the more confirmation you will have in the portrayal and legitimate techniques. YourVoiceInTrial is the obvious choice for the client to get a valid affiliation. A car accident can be the biggest di...

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How is personal injury Lawyer in Fort Myers performing for you?

Right when this case is handled correctly, the decline in injury is routinely left with lifelong mercy. It is willing and set to introduce techniques that build confirmation causes related to the customer's cash position. As a big accident lawyer, we ignored no stone in a careless meeting assessment imagined in an accident. The accident can be the biggest disaster in individual life. Fortunately, with a little exploration of incident losses can find deterioration practicing legal advice to hel...

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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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NDB Announces HITRUST Audit, Compliance & Certification...

NDB, a nationally recognized leader in security, governance, and compliance services, announces the launch of HITRUST audit, compliance & certification assessments at fixed fees for Austin, Texas...

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ACC and Major, Lindsey & Africa Launch 2021 Law Department...

The largest legal department benchmarking survey in the world will create unprecedented insights into staffing, costs, operations, law firm usage, and diversity and inclusion.

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Spence Labs and Shield Compliance Introduce Integrated Cannabis...

Partnership creates a compliant payment network for the legal cannabis industry, providing increased transparency and enhanced monitoring of transactions to financial institutions nationwide.

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James Scott Farrin Adds Veteran Attorney Michael B. Eller

Longtime Advocate for South Carolinians Joins James Scott Farrin in Greenville Office

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Law Street Media Debuts New Outlet for Expert Law and Industry...

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Catholics for Choice Denounces Racist Policing After the Murder of...

Catholics for Choice mourns the murder of Daunte Wright and the police brutality inflicted upon Caron Nazario, denounces the evil of white supremacy, demands justice, and calls for an end to systemic...

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AXEL Announces Partnership with Florida Bar Association and Launch of...

AXEL announces its new partnership with the Florida Bar Association as an approved member benefit provider. All Florida Bar members can sign up for a free trial of AXEL Go, the secure file-sharing and...

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Anchor Legal Group Welcomes Jason Head as New Attorney of Counsel

Anchor Legal Group, PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of a new Attorney of Counsel, Jason Head. Throughout his career thus far, Jason has served as a general counsel and trusted legal and...

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Legal Placement Firm Legal Link Confidential Flips Economic Downturn...

Legal Link Confidential (LLC) partnered with 30 of the largest law firms in Washington DC, New York and Charlotte during the Covid-19 Pandemic economic downturn, and is now succeeding in placing...

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Woolpert Contracted to Provide CAD, GIS, BIM Services for Greater...

This data will support safe and efficient airport operations, providing guidance for growth and improvement.

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Attorney John Q. Kelly Appears on “Banfield” to Discuss the Derek...

Attorney John Q. Kelly of the law firm Ivey, Barnum, & O’Mara, LLC appeared on News Nation’s “Banfield” show recently to discuss the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin. Mr. Chauvin, a former police...

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ASDSA Alerts Nation’s Governors to New Trend in Anti-transgender...

Letter urges governors and legislative leaders to veto anti-transgender legislation prohibiting gender affirming care including procedural dermatology

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Greenberg Traurig’s Jena Valdetero Named to Cybersecurity Docket's...

Jena M. Valdetero, co-chair of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s U.S. Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, has been named to Cybersecurity Docket’s 2021 Incident Response 40 list, which...

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Robert Herrington Presents ‘Preclusion in Class Actions’ Webinar

Robert J. Herrington, co-chair of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Class Action Litigation Practice, will present the webinar, “Preclusion in Class Actions: Asserting Judgments and Releases to...

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Greenberg Traurig’s Bradley Jacobson to Speak at PLI’s Private...

Bradley A. Jacobson, shareholder in the Corporate Practice at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the Practising Law Institute’s Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings...

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Greenberg Traurig Adds Seasoned Corporate Shareholder Carl Berglind in...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has expanded its Denver office with the addition of Carl F. Berglind as a shareholder in the Corporate; Health Care & FDA; and Food, Beverage &...

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Avitus Orthopaedics Receives FDA Clearance for Expanded Indications of...

The Avitus® Bone Harvester is now indicated for the debridement and capture of diseased cancellous bone such as osteomyelitis and cancellous bone tumors

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DivorceForce Launches an Optimized Web Page for Divorce Professionals...

DivorceForce worked with creative digital agency Digital Silk to strategize, design, optimize and launch a web page for divorce professionals.

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Swiss Post Solutions Recognized for Excellence in Six Categories by...

Swiss Post Solutions, a leading outsourcing provider for business process solutions and innovative services in document management, has been recognized for excellence in six categories by the...

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Tampa Bay Business Journal Names Yolanda Jameson Top Corporate Counsel...

BluePearl’s General Counsel is recognized for her exemplary leadership and commitment to high ethical standards.

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New FGA Poll Shows West Virginians Clearly Support the Role of the...

A recent poll conducted by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) found that there is bipartisan support in West Virginia for the use of the filibuster during U.S. Senate floor debate.

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Greenberg Traurig Represents Vizient in Acquisition of Intalere

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP attorneys represented Vizient, Inc. in its acquisition of Intalere from Intermountain Healthcare, which closed on March 31, 2021. Vizient is widely considered...

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InfoMart Expands Post-Hire Background Screening Suite with HIREtech...

InfoMart adds the most thorough and compliant I-9 and E-Verify solution on the market to their existing suite of post-hire background screening solutions.

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Sanders Roberts LLP Welcomes Attorney Christine Diaz-Herrera to the...

Sanders Roberts LLP is pleased to announce that Christine Diaz-Herrera has joined the firm. Ms. Diaz-Herrera will head the firm's Investigations and Training practice.

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Counsel Financial Continues Business of Law Sponsorship at Mass Torts...

Law firm lender discusses variety of funding options for plaintiffs’ attorneys

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Hippo Strengthens its Legal Team with Four Key Leadership Hires,...

Seasoned leadership from MunichRe, Postmates, CNA Insurance, and Texas Department of Insurance join Hippo to bring its proactive home insurance to homeowners nationwide

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Kendra Thomas Joins The Exclusive Haute Lawyer Network By Haute Living

Kendra Thomas has joined the exclusive Haute Lawyer Network by Haute Living with a concentrate in Family Law in the Los Angeles area.

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Joinder Announces Launch of Solutions-Based Legal Engagement Platform

Incubated at Orrick, Joinder officially launches as an independent software platform providing a system-of-record for corporate legal departments.

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Texas Legal Guidance Highlights Challenges with CDC Moratorium and...

Recently Texas Justice Court Training Center released a new guidance related to the extended CDC eviction moratorium, one that may have significant impact on rental housing. Adam Almeida, President...

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New Phlexglobal Solution Offers Easy TMF Inspection of Closed Studies,...

PhlexTMF for Viewing offers secure, accessible and fully compliant cloud-based TMF storage for closed and locked studies received from a CRO or third party.

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3 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in Variety’s 2021 ‘Legal...

Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholders Daniel H. Black, Bobby Rosenbloum, and Mathew S. Rosengart have been recognized in Variety’s 2021 “Legal Impact Report.” The annual report spotlights the world’s...

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

The lawsuit alleges Children's Specialists of San Diego violated the California Labor Code by failing to provide employees with timely, off-duty meal and rest periods.

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Greenberg Traurig’s Natasha Wilson to Speak at Driving Diversity in...

Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholder Natasha L. Wilson will participate as a panelist at the CenterForce Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership Virtual Summit: Atlanta, taking place on April 14....

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Venminder to Present Virtual Three-Day Third-Party Risk Management...

Venminder, an industry recognized leader of third-party risk management solutions, announced registration was open for their three-day Third-Party Risk Management Bootcamp taking place on April 20-22.

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Resolvly Highlights the Benefits of Working in the Debt Resolution...

Resolvly, a lawyer referral service organization specializing in debt resolution, discusses the perks of operating in the debt resolution field and the thousands of Americans the company has had the...

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Tannenbaum Helpern launches construction law and trusts and estates...

Tannenbaum Helpern introduces two new blogs covering construction law and estate planning and litigation.

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University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy...

The DKICP Pharmacy Exploration Center provides digital learning activities to potential students on pharmacy school, the profession of pharmacy, and potential career paths

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Contract Wrangler Experiences Real Growth as it Transforms Contract...

Contract Wrangler combines technology and human touch to the post-signature side of the business, maximizing contract value to clients

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Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Donated $15K in Matching Sponsorship Funds...

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is excited to announce that Arizonians showed up to join them in giving back to benefit the United Food Bank on AZ Gives Day 2021 and raising $62,750.

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Corey Eschweiler Selected for Membership to 7 Figure Litigators®...

This recognition comes from the 7-figure settlements and verdicts attorney Corey Eschweiler has generated on behalf of the law firm’s clients.

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LexisNexis Named Among Top Companies for Best Company Outlook, Global...

LexisNexis was honored with several employee feedback awards from Comparably

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20 Phoenix Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Southwest...

17 attorneys from the Phoenix office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP were named to the 2021 Super Lawyers list, and three were listed by the publication as Southwest Rising Stars.

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Cory Watson Attorneys Welcomes Associate Attorney R. Akira Watson

Cory Watson Attorneys, a national personal injury law firm with offices in Birmingham, Alabama; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, is proud to welcome R. Akira Watson as a new associate attorney.

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Vondran Legal® launches Patent Law Services and Welcomes Niq...

Established in 2004, Vondran Legal® is now offering low cost patent law services for inventors, designers and companies seeking patent litigation counsel.

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Womble Bond Dickinson Continues Aggressive Growth

Firm adds fourth lateral partner this year, expanding litigation practice in Boston and energy sector team.

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PCE Investment Bankers Announces Regional Expansion of Valuation...

Chris Owen Hired to Grow the St. Louis Market

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Greenberg Traurig Achieves Top Sector Rankings on BTI Client Service...

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has ranked among the BTI Client Service 30| Client Service A-Team for the third consecutive year and within the top 20 strongest law firm brands for the past two...

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Greenberg Traurig's Marvin Rosen and Nikki Lewis Simon Speak at...

Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholder Marvin S. Rosen and Shareholder and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer Nikki Lewis Simon spoke at the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Compass Virtual...

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BLR Reprises HR Comply Conference Virtually on April 28–29, 2021

The HR Daily Advisor event HR Comply will provide attendees with strategies to overcome HR compliance challenges in the pandemic-era workplace.

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360Civic Provides Online Security Protection To Sacramento and Yolo...

360Civic is proud to announce the addition of two California counties – Sacramento and Yolo – to its Superior Court clients receiving protection through the company’s online security monitoring...

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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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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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