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Multitasking: Are you cheating your clients? 3 harms (and a systemic cure)
Posted on 04-30-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Many of us may have been told that multitasking was a desirable skill. It can be useful, but it can also be harmful, according to Agile Attorney . 3 Harms of Multitasking 1. Time Management Research has shown that people who multitask have worse... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , productivity

Key Information to Gather After a Car Accident
Posted on 04-30-2015 by Thiyagu

No one expects to be in a car accident , yet, they happen every day. It is important for drivers to be aware of what they should do following an accident. The first thing, of course, is to make sure everyone involved is uninjured, and, if someone is injured... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , car accident , pennsylvania law , Personal Injury

Nasty weather & your workforce: Protecting your people from Mother Nature
Posted on 04-30-2015 by Vanessa Lloyd

When the weather turns frightening, business owners usually think about protecting the business—the building, the inventory, the revenue stream. But what about that makes it all hum—the people? When the next Superstorm Sandy, earthquake, or... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Inclimate Weather , Employment Law , Labor & Employment

DUI & Cost of Auto Insurance
Posted on 04-29-2015 by Thiyagu

One of the most common questions asked by those who are dealing with a potential DUI is what effect a DMV license suspension or DUI conviction will have on their insurance rates. Insurance providers treat DUI convictions and suspensions very seriously... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , dui , Insurance

20 botched words that'll weaken your legal briefs#WritingLegally
Posted on 04-29-2015 by Tracie Morris

We can easily misunderstand a message with a misuse of one word. Some instances are harder to identify than others, but thanks to Time here are 20 botched words that will weaken your legal briefs: 1. Anticipate Anticipate means to look ahead and prepare... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , legal writing , #writinglegally

Typography Matters #writinglegally
Posted on 04-29-2015 by Thiyagu

A recent story on NPR about the importance of type font for a resume reminded me about the importance of typography for lawyers. The NPR story notes that "[b]efore you even get your foot in the door of your next job, your resume can say a lot about... Read More

Tags: writinglegally , How-Tos & Guidance

Pills and Pill Popping – Atlanta Medical Psychology
Posted on 04-29-2015 by Thiyagu

Pills and Pill Popping – Atlanta Medical Psychology Pills can be, and often have become, the first approach to helping a patient management emotional and behavior problems even if ineffective. Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , medication , Atlanta , Dr. Adams , psychology

Law school students: Writing a case brief is mucho important – Your how-to #writinglegally
Posted on 04-29-2015 by Christina Alge

Have you ever been writing a case brief and find yourself struggling? For some of you law school students, writing briefs are difficult. While it is very important to know how to write one, you should not worry too much if you do not know how because... Read More

Tags: writinglegally , Latest Headlines & Stories , legal writing , #writinglegally

How to be liked in social media and in compliance with Regulation FD
Posted on 04-28-2015 by Jae Lee

With the increasing use of social media by companies, it was only a matter of time before the Securities and Exchange Commission weighed in on its use. In 2013, the SEC gave approval of the use of social media to disseminate information in compliance... Read More

Tags: social media , compliance , Latest Headlines & Stories

Is the Facebook ‘Legacy Contact’ a step in the right direction?
Posted on 04-28-2015 by Doug Esten

The article below was written by David Shulman and is an excerpt from the LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom | Estate & Elder Law Blog . For those who have been following, the issue of “digital assets” is a fast developing problem in the... Read More

Tags: Digital Assets , Facebook , Trending News & Topics , Estate & Elder Law

Differential Diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder
Posted on 04-28-2015 by Thiyagu

Depressive Disorders There is considerable misunderstanding about Major Depressive Disorder, including the degree of impairment that arises, whether it constitutes a disability, and whether it is more severe than other mood (or even adjustment) disorders... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Depression , treatment , diagnosis

Tuesday Tips: How-To Better Narrow a Search using Lexis Advance
Posted on 04-28-2015 by Amanda.Stotler

Oftentimes, I am asked by Lexis Advance customers about how to better narrow a search within the product. Many users aren’t aware of the post-search filters. Using post-search filters can help to make your research more efficient by allowing you... Read More

Tags: How-Tos & Guidance , Lexis Advance search , tuesday tips , Lexis Advance Enhancements , Lexis Advance Results , Lexis Advance Browse Sources

“Sesquipedalian”- the use of long words (science says this dumbs you down). Tips on being brainy
Posted on 04-27-2015 by Thiyagu

Admit it, we all have once pretended to be smarter than we really are. We may have used big words or put a serious poker face on. According to the Wall Street Journal , those tactics don’t actually make you come off more intelligent. If you want... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , entertainment

Circumstantial Evidence in DUI Cases
Posted on 04-27-2015 by Thiyagu

When people think about the evidence used in DUI cases, they usually focus on the results of the breath and blood tests. These test results are very important and prosecutors and the DMV rely on these results to demonstrate that a driver was over the... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , dui

Somatic Symptoms
Posted on 04-27-2015 by Thiyagu

There are several reasons why a patient has bodily complaints that are not explained or not fully explained by diagnostic findings and physical exam Read More

Tags: Adams Atlanta , Trending News & Topics , somatoform , psychosomatic , Somatic

10 Funniest Lawyer-Movie Scenes
Posted on 04-24-2015 by Christina Alge

As the week slowly draws to a close I think it is ok to take a break and have a good laugh. Thanks to Lawyerist here are a list of 10 funny lawyer-movie scenes: 1. Wedding Crashers (Please visit the site to view this video) 2. Hamlet 2 (Please... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , legal writing

Preventing Burnout: A how-to guide when you are on the edge
Posted on 04-24-2015 by Tracie Morris

It’s natural to feel burnout sometimes. With all the stresses that come with each of our everyday lives, I’d be shocked if one hasn’t felt burned-out before. So how can one tell if they are heading down the road to a burnout? Here... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , burnout , productivity , Work / Life Balance

DUI & Video Evidence
Posted on 04-23-2015 by Thiyagu

There has been a significant amount of media attention paid recently to issues of police video recordings as these tools have been used to both aid prosecution of defendants as well as expose police misconduct. In recent years, police agencies have greatly... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , dui

Future lawyers: 5 simple questions that require your answer
Posted on 04-23-2015 by Christina Alge

Are you studying to becoming a lawyer? If so, according to LexisNexis , here are 5 questions future lawyers should be able to answer: 1. Who am I? Do you properly understand what motivates you and where your true strengths actually lie? At LexisNexis... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , legal writing

Is your LinkedIn profile pic bringing down your job search? 9 photo pitfalls to avoid.
Posted on 04-23-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The job market has changed. The day and age where physical resumes held the most leverage in getting discovered has passed, and today, most (if not all) recruiters scour the internet seeking out the best candidate for open positions. In today’s... Read More

Tags: Upgrading Your Skills , LinkedIn