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Machines v. Lawyers
Posted on 05-31-2014 by Hans Thielman

Will your next partner, associate or paralegal be a computer? Article via Insider Online >> Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , technology

Cicero On Being More Than Just A Lawyer Above the Law
Posted on 05-31-2014 by Hans Thielman

This is from Above the Law, which can be somewhat snarky. Reader discretion advised due to language. http://abovethelaw.com/2014/05/cicero-on-being-more-than-just-a-lawyer/ Read More

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8 horrible courtroom jokes and their ensuing legal calamities
Posted on 05-30-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Remember the Zimmerman team's knock-knock joke? Could've been worse: Other jokes may have led to death sentences! 8 horrible courtroom jokes and their ensuing legal calamities via Salon . Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , entertainment

Firing a Sick Employee Just Before She Is FMLA-Eligible Is Very Risky
Posted on 05-30-2014 by Gregg Lawson

In a case last week, an employee who provided her company with a November 12 doctor's note, requesting that her hours be reduced due to her high-risk pregnancy. The employee would have become eligible for coverage under the Family and Medical Leave... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Employment Law

The Simple Mathematical Law That Financial Fraudsters Can't Beat Forbes
Posted on 05-30-2014 by Hans Thielman

For you math geniuses out there, and I am not one of them, you might find this article of interest. http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2014/05/30/the-simple-mathematical-law-that-financial-fraudsters-cant-beat/ Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , ponzi scheme

I Know It's A Shock, But Law Firms Are Jeopardizing Client Information
Posted on 05-30-2014 by Doug Esten

Would it surprise you to learn that lawyers talk a good game, but rarely follow through substantively? Well, in that case here's a dog-bites-man story for you: lawyers are quick to share their concern about maintaining the security of their clients'... Read More

Tags: clients , compliance , Trending News & Topics , Professional Responsibility , communications , infographic

Does History Support Investigative Searches Incident To Arrest? Re's Judicata
Posted on 05-29-2014 by Hans Thielman

As Richard Re points out in his blog, a search is analytically distinct from a seizure. http://richardresjudicata.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/does-history-support-investigative-searches-incident-to-arrest/#more-446 Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Supreme Court

Comedian’s Harvard Law speech recognizes grads Barack Obama and Elle Woods (see video) ABA Journal
Posted on 05-29-2014 by Hans Thielman

Mindy know a lot about the law because she sues everybody. :) http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/comedians_harvard_law_speech_recognizes_grads_barack_obama_and_elle_woods/ Read More

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Don’t laugh; the new Google prototype car has implications for your business
Posted on 05-29-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Don’t laugh; the new Google prototype car has implications for your business It may look amusing and easily dismissed as a novelty prototype many years from production, but take a good look at a technology that in a few short years is going to... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , new rules , trending news , new lawyers

Step into the law office of the future: The new world of legal services [infographic]
Posted on 05-29-2014 by HBarnhorn

The infographic The Law Office of the Future has been making rounds on the web for several months making the case that law firms should either position their firms to perform higher value services or re-examine staffing ratios to employ more non-attorney... Read More

Tags: paralegal , Latest Headlines & Stories , law firm trends , infographic

What Is A Diligent Search For Heirs?
Posted on 05-28-2014 by Doug Esten

Finding the current whereabouts of long-lost beneficiaries or distributes may be one of the more difficult aspects of an estate proceeding. Aside from the jurisdictional requirements, what happens when a beneficiary or distributee has not been heard from... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , estate planning , Estate & Elder Law

“In God We Trust” on currency doesn’t violate the First Amendment or the Religious Freedom Restoration Act Volokh Conspiracy
Posted on 05-28-2014 by Hans Thielman

The United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit found that appellants’ system of beliefs is not substantially burdened by the placement of the motto on currency. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/05/28/in-god... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , trending news

The Mind Does Not Belong in a Cubicle
Posted on 05-28-2014 by Christina Alge

A group of 16 people sits in front of large Mac desktops in clusters of 3 and 4 at a start-up in Brooklyn. Aside from the steady tapping away at keyboards, there is little noise. It’s six o’clock, and people just want to go home. With its... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , cubicle , work-life balance

How Much Time Should Law Firms Spend on Marketing?
Posted on 05-28-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Are you spending too much time marketing your law firm – or not enough? Do you know how many hours you and your staff spend on marketing? While best practices will vary by firm and talent, this article How Much Time Should Law Firms Spend on Marketing... Read More

Tags: social media , Upgrading Your Skills , content marketing , writing , web sites , legal marketing

Eyes Wide Open: Avoiding Nightmare Scenarios in Secured Transactions [White Paper]
Posted on 05-28-2014 by Cindy Spohr

Highlights: Most states have enacted 2010 amendments to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which governs secured transactions. The amendments are significant given the importance of perfecting security interests, particularly in commercial... Read More

Tags: whitepaper , Latest Headlines & Stories , Secured Transactions

Medical Malpractice Caps [Infographic] via This is Real Law
Posted on 05-27-2014 by Tracie Morris

The debate surrounding caps on awards in medical malpractice cases seems to follow a normal ebb and flow. Especially in states that have enacted caps there is lobbying to raise or eliminate those limits, while states that prohibit caps are under pressure... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , malpractice , infographic

Yes, EPA Can Regulate CO2, But Can Lawyers Beat The Rules In Court? Forbes
Posted on 05-27-2014 by Hans Thielman

Probably not. http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2014/05/27/yes-epa-can-regulate-co2-but-can-lawyers-beat-the-rules-in-court/ Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , Environment

Looking for Work? 7 Tips for a Remarkable Résumé
Posted on 05-27-2014 by Travis Burchart

It's no secret that the legal job market is tough these days. If you're going to stand out, you need a fantastic résumé. Building a resume can be a daunting task, and you'll have about 10 seconds of the hiring manager's attention... Read More

Tags: Upgrading Your Skills , resume , job seeking , career management

Are clients comfortable with an attorney who types rather than writes meeting notes during the client conference?
Posted on 05-27-2014 by Pjk167

It has been my observation that some people don't like having my type notes during a client meeting. I became accustomed to taking notes on a laptop while working as a journalist (doing telephone interviews), so it seemed a natural thing to me to... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Computer Client Intake