Local lawyers take a scientific approach to data security via Washington Post
Posted on 09-01-2014 by Hans Thielman

Chris Cwalina and Steve Roosa of the law firm of Holland and Knight have created a "lab" to test mobile apps and web sites to detect security lapses. Read the complete article >> Read More

Tags: cyber security , Latest Headlines & Stories , apps

Tax Deductability of Lump Sum Spousal Support Payment
Posted on 08-29-2014 by Thiyagu

In California divorce cases parties often overlook the tax treatment of their proposed actions when negotiating settlement agreements. A husband might say, "I will pay you more spousal support than child support because our child is turning eighteen... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Family Law , tax audit , Support , trending news , economy , business

How Do Digital Assets Get Divided in a Divorce?
Posted on 08-29-2014 by Thiyagu

During a divorce, a judge, a mediator or the parties will make decisions regarding how to divide the marital property , like the residence, the vehicle, savings accounts, and stocks accounts. But what about the couple's digital assets, like their... Read More

Tags: social media , Trending News & Topics , Family Law , technology , trending news , social business , business

NFL / NCAA football players & disability insurance: An overview
Posted on 08-29-2014 by Ted Zwayer

This article is an interview with Frank N. Darras, Lawyer to the Pros., who tells athletes to review disability insurance policies to protect themselves in the event they suffer a disabling or career-ending injury. Darras references Jadeveon Clowney... Read More

Tags: Workers' Compensation , Trending News & Topics , Employment Law , Insurance

How to take a tech timeout: And you thought parental controls were just for children.
Posted on 08-29-2014 by Christina Alge

The last weekend of summer is upon us. If you are anything like me, 2 questions are floating through your mind right now: Doesn’t it feel like Memorial Day weekend just occurred? What did I do with my time during the best months of the year... Read More

Tags: career balance , Trending News & Topics , productivity , time management , work-life balance , career

Friday Distraction: The Obstacles Facing Women's Career Success [Infographic]
Posted on 08-29-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Having it all is a question that has plagued women for decades as they balance the strains of the workplace with the demands of motherhood and marriage. While it appears that progress has been made (in perception at least), a 2013 LinkedIn survey revealed... Read More

Tags: career balance , Trending News & Topics , motherhood , Virtual Workplaces , family , Telecommuting , work-life balance , career , woman lawyers , #WomensEqualityDay

The New Lexis Advance: Top Customer Questions Answered
Posted on 08-29-2014 by Tami S Cunningham JD

If you are having mixed emotions about the Lexis Advance changes, then keep reading. I’m addressing the 4 most common questions I’ve heard since the release was announced. #1. The Tabs: If the tabs are going away, how am I going to navigate... Read More

Tags: Tami Cunningham , Lexis Advance® , How-Tos & Guidance , legal research , tuesday tips , Lexis Advance Enhancements , Support , Lexis Advance

Insane & Outrageous Divorce and Marriage World Records
Posted on 08-28-2014 by Thiyagu

Photo Credit: Lucian Milasan / Shutterstock.com At some point during your divorce you will inevitably be feeling emotionally drained. You may feel like the only person in the world going through your type of situation or you may wonder if there is hope... Read More

Tags: social media , Trending News & Topics , entertainment , Family Law , Office Space

Law Students: How to Read a Legal Opinion
Posted on 08-28-2014 by Christina Alge

As law students head back to school, I thought it would be relevant to post a link to Orin Kerr's short short essay “How to Read A Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students .” This essay is designed to help new law students prepare for... Read More

Tags: law students , Upgrading Your Skills , writing , Law School Faculty , law

Playing fantasy football for money isn’t gambling. Wait, what?
Posted on 08-28-2014 by Travis Burchart

Photo Credit: Nick_Nick / Shutterstock.com As the saying goes, who’s ready for some football? The countdown is on! In a few short days, water coolers all across the United States will be infiltrated with passionate sports enthusiasts interjecting... Read More

Tags: compliance , Latest Headlines & Stories , sports , trending news , Ethics

The legalization of medical marijuana: What this means to Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 08-28-2014 by Tracie Morris

Since 1970, marijuana has been listed as a Schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act, making the possession and usage of marijuana illegal under federal law. Employers have traditionally relied on this classification of marijuana... Read More

Tags: Workers' Compensation , Trending News & Topics , Drug Law Evolution & The Workplace , Employment Law

You Can Beat Your Client, But You Can’t Beat Karma
Posted on 08-28-2014 by Thiyagu

Header image by Flazingo Photos on Flickr , CC BY-SA 2.0 Would you ever tell an interested prospective client, “I don’t think our firm is a good fit for your organization”? Would you ever dare to refer an existing client to a competing... Read More

Tags: clients , rainmakers , Latest Headlines & Stories , success , legal profession , relationships

Virtual Workplaces - The pros, cons, and struggles in today's market.
Posted on 08-27-2014 by Doug Esten

Powerful mobile devices, software-as-a service, and secure, web-based technology allow legal professionals to work from virtually anywhere. In fact, Burton Law dismantled the traditional law firm model turning it on its head by allowing its lawyers to... Read More

Tags: Tami Cunningham , Trending News & Topics , Virtual Workplaces , Telecommuting , trending news

The trap of being overpaid. 6 things to figure out before you hit 6-figures.
Posted on 08-27-2014 by Ted Zwayer

When you reach 6-figures, if you're not careful, your lifestyle will adapt to having more money coming in and your cost of living will rise. That can trap you into a job, career, or industry you really don't like because now you need at least... Read More

Tags: law students , Jason Bagley , Upgrading Your Skills , job seeking , salary , job satisfaction

Labor & employment attorneys - Prepare your clients for the looming implementation of ACA mandates [whitepaper]
Posted on 08-27-2014 by pamtip

The looming implementation of another round of employer mandates under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has business leaders scrambling for help from legal counsel and other advisors. This flurry of activity is prudent; compliance with ACA is a matter of... Read More

Tags: compliance , Trending News & Topics , Affordable Care Act , Labor Law , trending news , Employment Law , Obama Care

Nebraska readies debt relief program for law grads practicing in rural areas; 2L learns the ropes via ABA Journal
Posted on 08-27-2014 by Hans Thielman

This article links to a longer Washington Post piece. By the way, I'm a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law. Read the complete article >> Read More

Tags: law students , Latest Headlines & Stories

Can a Child Sue for Child Support? A controversial NJ case that is in complete contrast to the "normal" system.
Posted on 08-26-2014 by Thiyagu

In a recent controversial New Jersey case, Rachel Canning filed a lawsuit against her parents requesting child support. Canning, a high school senior, alleges her parents kicked her out of their house after she turned 18 years old. Through her attorney... Read More

Tags: social media , Trending News & Topics , Family Law , estate planning , fees , trending news , Law school , graduate

What SCOTUS' Hobby Lobby decision can teach you about social media: 3 insights
Posted on 08-26-2014 by Doug Esten

Over the past few months, the Supreme Court tackled several hot-button issues, including affirmative action and the separation of church and state, and those on the losing sides harnessed the power of social media to help turn their dissents into trending... Read More

Tags: social media , Trending News & Topics , Supreme Court , trending news

Tuesday Tip: Conducting Due Diligence Research using Lexis Advance
Posted on 08-26-2014 by Tracie Morris

You face a minefield of potential disasters before you even engage with another company or vendor. How do you know they’re on the up-and-up? With Lexis Advance, you can get a quick snapshot of a company’s U.S. public records footprint, including... Read More

Tags: Lexis Advance® , How-Tos & Guidance , tuesday tips , Support , Lexis Advance , public records

Divorce Across the US: Do Some States Pose More Obstacles than Others?
Posted on 08-25-2014 by Thiyagu

There are a plethora of differences between one state's divorce laws and another state's. Whether one state is better for your divorce versus another is typically a subjective opinion based on whether your specific situation would benefit from... Read More

Tags: litigation , Trending News & Topics , Family Law , fees