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Lexis Advance Double Finalist in 2015 CODiE Awards
Posted on 03-31-2015 by Sarah Patrick

I'm excited to share that Lexis Advance® has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 SIIA CODiE Award in two categories: Best Legal Information Solution and Best Information Service Delivered as a Mobile App or Platform . The Best Legal Information... Read More

Tags: Lexis Advance® , How-Tos & Guidance , research , product information , Lexis Advance

Upward Modification of Spousal Support Post-Judgment
Posted on 03-31-2015 by Thiyagu

Spousal support is a hot topic in divorce not only during the divorce process but also after the parties' divorce judgment has been processed and finalized. We often meet with clients who are currently paying spousal support pursuant to court order... Read More

Tags: modification , Trending News & Topics , Family Law , marital standard of living , spousal support

Modifying Spousal Support Post Judgment - Payor Spouse
Posted on 03-31-2015 by Thiyagu

Post judgment motions to modify support orders can be tricky. Less so with child support orders; which are often as easy as putting numbers in a program (income, child sharing percentage, statutory deductions, etc) and pressing the return button. However... Read More

Tags: modification , Trending News & Topics , Family Law , post judgment , spousal support

Targeting judges in online petition leads to family lawyer's suspension
Posted on 03-31-2015 by Christina Alge

You win some and you lose some. No lawyer wins every single case they take on. However, according to Lawdiva , sometimes it’s what happens post-decision that causes a greater problem. In this case, family law lawyer Joyce Nanin McCool helped a... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , trending news

Tuesday Tips: Lexis Advance Alerts – Set it and forget it
Posted on 03-31-2015 by Sarah Patrick

Trying to keep tabs on a case and not sure how. You can follow a case on Lexis Advance by creating and assigning alerts to cases. Throughout the remainder of the post you will be taught: - What is an alert? - Types of alerts you can create - Setting... Read More

Tags: Lexis Advance Alerts , How-Tos & Guidance , Alerts , tuesday tips , Lexis Advance Enhancements

DUI & ATV's
Posted on 03-30-2015 by Thiyagu

Many off-road vehicle enthusiasts often want to know whether someone can be charged with DUI while riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or similar vehicle. There may be a belief that because these vehicles are not operated on traditional public roads or... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , dui

Curt Schilling fires back after trolls’ violent, sexual tweets about teen daughter
Posted on 03-30-2015 by Thiyagu

“The real problem is not whether computers think, but whether men do.” – B.F. Skinner Technology has advanced far beyond what our elders could have imagined. Today, we are graced with the presence of platforms such as Twitter and Facebook... Read More

Tags: social media , Latest Headlines & Stories , Twitter , trending news

Charming your law firm clients: 10 golden rules that'll keep 'em smiling
Posted on 03-30-2015 by Christina Alge

Gained new clients recently, but not sure how to make them happy? Have no fear. We can help you out! According to an article by Wisconsin Bar , here are 10 golden rules to make new clients happy: 1. Send New Clients a “Client Welcome Kit In... Read More

Tags: Upgrading Your Skills , business development

This Day in Time 145 Years Ago: 15th Amendment is ratified
Posted on 03-30-2015 by Sudip Chaudhuri

Whether it has been 52,889 days, 1,269,330 hours or 76,159,800 minutes the time it’s been since the 15 th Amendment was ratified remains a distant memory in time. It was February 3 rd , 1870 when the 15 th Amendment was ratified. This amendment... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , trending news

Marketing for solos: 14 fixes that'll defeat your frustrations
Posted on 03-30-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Have you stared a solo law firm recently? If so, chances are along with the excitement, you have also garnered a lot of stress. You may feel the burden of various frustrations in the beginning. Luckily, for you, One400 created a list of 14 fixes to common... Read More

Tags: Upgrading Your Skills , business development

Monday Marvel - Social media use among lawyers: The numbers & percentages [infographic]
Posted on 03-30-2015 by Tracie Morris

Social media and lawyers, not a connection that is talked about that much. The truth is lawyers use social media more often than many think. What they use it for varies. Check out the infographic below (created by Social Times ), to see these social media... Read More

Tags: social media , Latest Headlines & Stories , new lawyers

Wiping out the gender wage gap: How? Paternity (not maternity) leave
Posted on 03-27-2015 by Christina Alge

There seems to be a wage gap that exists no matter how you cut it. What if we could do away with it? According to FastCompany , the wage gap between genders can be done away with an increase in not maternity, but paternity leave. Women who have children... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , paternity , #WomensEqualityDay , Women Lawyers

A Memo Proposal To Organize Scholarly Writing #writinglegally
Posted on 03-27-2015 by Thiyagu

The memo proposal works in conjunction with a traditional outline to organize long-form legal writing. To: Professor X From: John Smith Subject: Proposal for a Study of _________________ Date: Background: Provide a brief overview of the history of... Read More

Tags: writinglegally , How-Tos & Guidance , #writinglegally

Leave Your Mark and Make a Positive Change: Earth Hour 2K15
Posted on 03-27-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Earth Hour: An opportunity for all of us to take business beyond business hours. (Please visit the site to view this video) Earth Hour is an initiative to turn off all lights for an entire hour. This initiative by the World Wildlife Fund, is an opportunity... Read More

Tags: Green Business , Latest Headlines & Stories , rending news

Keeping Inherited Money Separate
Posted on 03-26-2015 by Thiyagu

Most parents want to ensure their children have every advantage and opportunity they can afford to provide to ensure they are successful and happy. Many parents also want to leave a financial legacy for their children after they pass away in the form... Read More

Tags: community property , Trending News & Topics , separate property , Family Law , post nuptial agreement , money , inheritance , prenuptial agreement , blogs

A spin on brackets: Which law schools are the best according to price in 2015?
Posted on 03-26-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The past weekend provided some upsets, ousted teams and blown brackets. In fact, earlier this week, President Obama admitted at the White House Science fair that his bracket was “already blown up.” And, if you, like President Obama are a part... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , trending news , Law school

Do’s and Don’ts While Bicycling in Las Vegas
Posted on 03-26-2015 by Thiyagu

Those who do not call Las Vegas home may be surprised to learn that Las Vegas is regarded by some as one of America’s great bicycle-friendly cities. There are nearly 400 miles of bike lanes and trails throughout Las Vegas, providing both novice... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics

A good story told about the "Last of the Typewriter [Repair] Men"
Posted on 03-26-2015 by Thiyagu

It is amazing how much technology has changed the world we live in today. From the security of our homes, the way we communicate to the way we write. Objects such as typewriters act as relics to a once “simpler time”. But just because they... Read More

Tags: Be Unprecedented , Latest Headlines & Stories

Corporate Counsel Attorneys: It’s time to take the work out of transactional work [Webinar]
Posted on 03-26-2015 by Vanessa Lloyd

It’s easy to get bogged down in day-to-day transactional tasks. Your small staff tries to keep routine work in house to stay in budget. Join Anna Haliotis, Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor® as she demonstrates... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , corporate counsel

Can I be Forced to Testify as a Witness?
Posted on 03-25-2015 by Thiyagu

Here at the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, we do our best to settle family law disputes in an amicable fashion. If the circumstances permit, we work with the parties (and opposing counsel) to help the parties reach a settlement agreement that they... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Family Law , MSA , subpoena , fees , penalties , family court , blogs , testify