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Candidate Polarization: Media Monitoring Reveals Trends
Posted on 02-26-2016 by Thiyagu

A Jet Blue ad has been making the rounds across social media. Have you seen it? An airline executive boards the flight to inform the travelers that they can each have a free, round-trip ticket to any domestic or international destination Jet Blue flies... Read More

The legal blog strategy that everyone’s afraid to preach: Write less!
Posted on 02-25-2016 by Travis Burchart

“Write less” … terrible advice for a writer, right? Stephen King thinks so. He once said: If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot . Great advice for a novelist but not... Read More

Tags: writinglegally , writing , blogging , Top Stories

Black hole “chirp” has science bragging. Here are 6 SCOTUS opinions that did more than just "chirp"
Posted on 02-25-2016 by Travis Burchart

About a billion years ago, two black holes collided. Fast forward to last September ; that’s when the collision was finally heard and recorded, as announced this month by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration . The sound was called “a fleeting... Read More

Tags: Top Stories , Supreme Court

Would Mandatory Jail Time Decrease DWIs?
Posted on 02-25-2016 by Thiyagu

Having a couple of drinks and driving home may not seem like a big deal. But if you are pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence, your first thought might be, “Could I go to jail?” If this is the only time you have ever been... Read More

Tags: dwi , Trending News & Topics

Do I Still Have A Brain Injury Case If It Stemmed From Medical Procedures When Something Else Was Fixed?
Posted on 02-24-2016 by Thiyagu

We go to the doctor trusting that we will get the care we need to treat any medical issues or conditions that arise. Although medical procedures that are performed at hospitals or outpatient facilities may promise to restore us to good health or at least... Read More

Tags: brain , Trending News & Topics , brain injury , brain injuries , lawyer , head injury , attorney , law , legal , pennsylvania , philadelphia

5 Strategies To Strengthen Your Sentence By Replacing The “Weak With”
Posted on 02-24-2016 by Thiyagu

The word “with” can be a helpful word. It helps give a subject a sense of possession. While it can help sentences, it can also weaken them. Here are five examples of how you can strengthen your sentences by replacing the “weak with”... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , Writing Legally , Industry Trends

States In Which Marijuana Has Been Legalized And Why
Posted on 02-23-2016 by Thiyagu

The legalization of marijuana has been a hot topic across America for the past few years, and many states have permitted the use, sale or possession of marijuana by citizens to some degree. When it comes to marijuana, Georgia is not one of these progressive... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , trending-topics , athens , criminal defense , LCI , Marijuana , weed , possession , illegal , georgia , legal

What Happens If You Fail To Pay Child Support In Utah?
Posted on 02-23-2016 by Thiyagu

Child support orders are supposed to be based on a formula that results in a fair determination for both the parent receiving support and the parent paying support. However, even if the court carefully considered your income and expenses when issuing... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Family Law , divorce , lawyer , salt lake city , attorney , child support , law , utah

ITS BIGGER THAN YOU-Top Tips For Parenting Together When Living Apart
Posted on 02-23-2016 by Thiyagu

Among the biggest fights and issues that need to be resolved in family court, whether for a divorce or as a separate case is child custody and parenting time. CO-PARENTING IS HARD WORK BUT IT IS WORTH IT Whether you see your child everyday, every... Read More

Tags: family law divorce , Trending News & Topics , Family Law , Divorce Lawyer , child custody attorney , divorce , child support lawyer , family court , parenting time , Child Custody Lawyer , child custody

Law students: A very real career lesson from Taco Bell’s new “quesalupa”
Posted on 02-19-2016 by Travis Burchart

Taco Bell’s newest, top-secret innovation - a taco with cheese in the shell, called the “quesalupa”. The quesalupa might be lunch before torts or a torturous stomach ache. It’s a cheesy gut check, but it’s also something... Read More

Tags: expertise , Top Stories , Law school

Your attack on the late Justice Scalia … True or not, you wither if you’ve never read a Scalia opinion
Posted on 02-19-2016 by Travis Burchart

A few hours after Justice Scalia’s passing, I saw a tweet describing him as “racist” and “prejudiced.” This might not be fair, considering the old adage against speaking ill of the dead, but our public figures will always... Read More

Tags: Top Stories , Antonin Scalia , Supreme Court

5 Key Tips For A Better Life-Post Divorce
Posted on 02-18-2016 by Thiyagu

Whether you are currently in divorce or family law litigation or you are considering filing for divorce or a motion, there are certain things you should seek during the process that will enable you to live a better life-post divorce or post breakup. Now... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , burnout , Divorce Lawyer , child custody attorney , divorce , Child Custody Lawyer , child custody

Scalia Took On Gun Control, Class Actions In Top Opinions
Posted on 02-18-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Jeff Overley. Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia , who died on Saturday after serving 29 years on the high court, once said that a good, hard-hitting dissent... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , Industry Trends , Law 360

Scalia's Originalism Shifted The Constitutional Debate
Posted on 02-18-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Jeff Zalesin . Justice Antonin Scalia wrote many important opinions for the U.S. Supreme Court , but he may be remembered more for an achievement that transcends any particular... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , Industry Trends , Law 360

Scalia’s Rapid-Fire Questioning Transformed Oral Arguments
Posted on 02-18-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Emily Field. The incisive, often biting, wit of the late Justice Antonin Scalia often elicited laughs in the courtroom and outrage from the public, but his presence on the... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , Industry Trends , Law 360

Justice Scalia Leaves His Mark In Biting, Clever Dissents
Posted on 02-18-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Stewart Bishop. Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia , who died on Saturday after serving 29 years on the high court, once said that a good, hard-hitting dissent... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , Industry Trends , Law 360