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Law Firm Diversity: A Law360® Snapshot of 2017
Posted on 08-23-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Diversity in the law: The legal industry has again failed to make progress on hiring and promoting minority attorneys. The 2017 Law360® Diversity Snapshot shows that law firms have stagnated in their drive to diversify their attorney workforce... Read More

Tags: diversity , law firm diversity

Law School Students: 1L Prep Boiled Down to a LinkedIn Reply
Posted on 08-18-2017 by Travis Burchart

Law school can raise a lot of questions. If you're a new student or soon to be one, don't be afraid to seek advice. To all the future law students and newbie 1Ls, here’s some important advice: ASK! As part of your law school... Read More

Tags: 1L , Law school , law students

Judging a Book: Kopf Reviews Posner's "Federal Judiciary" | Law360® Expert Analysis series
Posted on 08-17-2017 by Lextalk Staff

"Judge Posner is intellectually challenging as perhaps no legal writer has been since Posner’s cranky older brother Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr."—Judge Richard Kopf This article is the first in an Expert Analysis series of book... Read More

Tags: book , Judge Richard A. Posner , Judge Richard Kopf , book review

Are You an Authentic Lawyer? 3 Keys to Living Authentically
Posted on 08-17-2017 by Lakeshia Ekeigwe

Authentic is defined as not false or imitation: real; true to one’s own personality or character . By Lakeshia Ekeigwe Twitter / LinkedIn Have you ever wondered if you are living as authentically as you could be? Or better yet, have... Read More

EB-5 Investment Voice: Changing Lanes from E-2 to Eb-5 with Kamran Kirmani of Nuride
Posted on 08-17-2017 by Lextalk Staff

EB-5 Investment Voice, ( Mona Shah & Associates Podcast Series) JUDGING RISKS IN REAL ESTATE PROJECTS WITH MONA SHAH & ADAM GREENE Reported by Hermione Krumm, Esq. EB-5 Investment Voice is the only Podcast series that focuses on... Read More

Tags: EB-5 , Visa , Immigration

New Associate Newsletter August 2017
Posted on 08-17-2017 by Lextalk Staff

New Associates: Read about relaxed lawyers, making “friends” on social media and being a great leader Why Your LinkedIn® Profile Needs a Refresh Your profile is more than a name and a picture. Get 5 tips to get your profile... Read More

Tags: Associates , graduates , law school graduates , new associates

Law School Warning: Don't Get Left Behind When It Comes To ....
Posted on 08-15-2017 by Erin Stonecipher

66% of litigation attorneys point to writing as an essential skill. The writing is on the wall: To be a great lawyer ... ... you need to be a great writer too. Law School Teaches You Everything You Need To Know To Be Great Lawyer, Right... Read More

Tags: drafting , Lexis® for Microsoft® Office , writing

MLB & Fan Dangers: Is Protective Netting the Answer?
Posted on 08-15-2017 by Sam Mullan

Baseball and foulballs: Do the dangers mandate a transformation of America's game? Violence in sports has never been more controversial than it is today. The difficult note on that debate often falls into whether or not the sport is inherently... Read More

Tags: sports , athletics , baseball

Women's Equality Day is Aug. 26th: In Honor, We’ve Put Together a List of Resources for Female Legal Professionals
Posted on 08-14-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Gender equality continues to be a struggle in the legal profession. Women's Equality Day is celebrated every year on August 26th. According to the National Women’s History Project: Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress... Read More

Tags: pay gag , glass ceiling , equality , gender equity , gender , gender equality

NFL & Marijuana: Could Legal Pot Destroy Fair Play?
Posted on 08-11-2017 by Sam Mullan

Marijuana in the NFL: How a rule change could create an unfair advantage Twenty-six substance abuse suspensions covering a total of 145 games. That’s what the NFL looks like in just 2017 (so far). The NFL’s substance abuse policy has... Read More

Tags: football , marijuana , NFL , pot

Law School Students: That Secret Stash of Info You’ve All Been Searching For ... Here It Is
Posted on 08-10-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Law school: It’s another new year for law students ... from 1Ls to 3Ls. Here’s a stockpile of info to help you start the school year right. Torts, the Socratic Method, syllogistic reasoning, case briefings, stare decisis, hornbooks and... Read More

Tags: Law school , law students

Marijuana: Big Money + Big Law (it's not if, but when)
Posted on 08-09-2017 by Erin Stonecipher

Marijuana today is an echo of yesterday's Prohibition. And like the beer companies of old, marijuana is poised for a Budweiser-sized explosion. During Prohibition, the money-making mindset never ceased. Some “entrepreneurs” produced... Read More

Tags: beer , marijuana , prohibition , pot , drugs

Ponzi Scheme Roundup: July 2017
Posted on 08-08-2017 by kathy@kathybphelps.com

By Kathy Bazoian Phelps PONZI SCHEME ROUNDUP: July 2017 Below is a summary of the activity reported for July 2017. The reported stories reflect at least 10 new Ponzi schemes worldwide: over 58 years of newly imposed sentences for people involved... Read More

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7 Writing Tips They Didn’t Teach You in Law School
Posted on 07-28-2017 by Erin Stonecipher

Legal writing is smart writing, but even the smartest of lawyers can botch basic writing . Basic writing wasn’t in your law school curriculum. But legal writing sometimes suffers from a lack of the basics. Unless you were a pre-law English... Read More

Tags: legal writing , writing

“Pre-Populated” Proxy Protocols and the Narrowing of Proxy Participation
Posted on 07-26-2017 by Lextalk Staff

“Pre-populated” voting instructions: Streamlining proxy voting “to a point that raises questions." By Eric Geringswald In a recent post on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation ,... Read More

Tags: proxy vote , proxy

Launching Your Solo/Small Law Career: 6 Things (And 1 Forward-Looking Tip) That Are Critical
Posted on 07-26-2017 by Sara C. Shore

Solo and small law lawyers: If you’re launching your career, here’s a plan to help you reach your goals. By Sara Shore Twitter / LinkedIn If you want to reach your solo/small law goals, you need to plan for the must-haves. Here... Read More

Tags: solo , law firm , small law

Glass Ceiling Report 2017 from Law360
Posted on 07-24-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Gender diversity efforts are—for many law firms—yielding little in the way of results. Law360, New York (July 23, 2017, 8:02 PM EDT) -- U.S. law firms have long been overwhelmingly dominated by men, particularly at the partnership level... Read More

Tags: glass ceiling , gender equity , gender , female lawyers , gender equality , pay gap

Aug. 2, 1776: The Significance? Congress Signed the Declaration of Independence. Readings to Celebrate August 2nd
Posted on 07-24-2017 by Lextalk Staff

The Declaration of Independence gets a lot of love on the 4th of July. But almost as important as the 4th: the 2nd of August. On August 2nd, 1776, Congress signed the Declaration of Independence. There were 56 congressional delegates who signed... Read More

Tags: Declaration of Independence

New Associate Newsletter July 2017
Posted on 07-21-2017 by Lextalk Staff

New Associates: Read about predictive analytics, how to be a happy lawyer, and avoiding writing blunders I See … Data in Your Future Predictive analytics are shaping the future of legal technology. Explore tools for data-driven lawyers... Read More

Tags: Associates

Artificial Intelligence: Not Just a Legal Reality—A Legal Necessity!
Posted on 07-20-2017 by Erin Stonecipher

Artificial intelligence and the practice of law: If you're waiting for it to arrive, you're already behind. Star Trek opened with these four famous words: “Space: The Final Frontier.” Foreboding and yet adventurous, these words... Read More

Tags: AI , artificial intelligence