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This checklist provides best practices and considerations for private employers when hosting holiday parties for their employees. While there are benefits to holiday parties, such as employee camaraderie and improved...
By Hermione Krumm, Esq. and Sami Haidar
- Mona Shah Global
USCIS Immigrant Investor Program (IPO) Acting Chief Julia Harrison, Senior Advisor for Economics Jan Lyons and Division Chief of Adjudications Richard Murry met with EB-5 stakeholders twice...
Board Report Says Execs Unaware of Breach
A report from the Equifax board of directors states that none of the four executives who traded shares of the company was aware of the breach, and the trades followed company policy. The board concluded no...
Beat procrastination, work-life balance tips, grab a chance to work in big law, deal with cranky clients.
Stop Putting It Off—Get It Done Today
Unless you’re among the 5% of people who don’t procrastinate, you need some motivation...
The EPA is reviewing the use of neonicotinoids and proposing bans on spraying them in fields where bees have been brought in to pollinate a crop.
By: Heather Williams of Robins Cloud LLP
Pesticides. Some say a necessary evil. They help protect...
Professional Services Not Covered By Pass-Through Tax Rate
The specifics of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act were recently unveiled to mixed reviews. A provision sure to draw the eye of law firms excludes professional service firms from a capped 25% tax rate...
Trucks Driving Artificial Intelligence Laws
The battle over the laws and regs that will govern artificial intelligence has begun. It looks like self-driving cars and trucks will be one of the first battlegrounds covering safety, interstate commerce...
By Kathy Bazoian Phelps
Ponzi Scheme Roundup: October 2017
Below is a summary of the activity reported for October 2017. The reported stories reflect: 4 guilty pleas or convictions in pending cases; over 153 years of newly imposed sentences for...
Legal writing overhaul ... today (don’t wait till January to make that all-important legal writing resolution).
Legal writing is the heart and soul of your legal practice. Because the machinery of the law depends on briefs, motions and complaints...
Computers can beat humans at poker . . .check.
Computers can beat humans at chess . . . check.
Computers can beat scientists at identifying data patterns . . .check.
Clearly, artificial intelligence (AI) has a growing track record of wins over...
First Forex Rigging Banker Convicted
When Mark Johnson took the stand he denied any fraud and stated there was no regulation that prevented his conduct. The jury didn’t see it that way. Mr. Johnson was convicted of defrauding bank client Cairn...
Does artificial intelligence (AI) frighten you? It should.
Not because of what scaremongers say AI might do—eliminate jobs or pull an I, Robot uprising—but because of what very likely will happen to your legal practice without it—obsolescence...
Not everyone is cut out to be a blogger
You should know before you start if you can live up to a blog. It’s hard work and additional hours but successful bloggers do it because they believe in it.
Take a look at these “Musts” to...
Title: First State Update: 2017 Case Law Developments and Updates to Delaware’s LLC Act
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
LexisNexis®, CSC® and Potter Anderson...
Courts Open The Door to CFPB Challenges
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had a rough summer that seems to be continuing into the fall. Several District Courts seem willing to rule on CFPB claims, giving parties more reason to take their business...
Emotions matter ... and your emotions will only allow you to ignore them for so long.
By Lakeshia Ekeigwe
Twitter / LinkedIn
I once read that human beings experience everything emotionally first, logically second. We actually feel before...
By Mona Shah, ESQ. & Hermione Krumm, ESQ.
Just revealed… the “last, best and final offer” for the EB-5 program from the judiciary leadership of the House and Senate. During the past few weeks, the EB-5 industry stakeholders representing...
Words & lawyers: You can’t say one without the other.
Words are an integral part of the law. Arguments are built on words. Briefs are built on words. Statutes are built on ... you guessed it, words. As a tip of the hat to the wordiest...
Women lawyers: These are the 5 common issues preventing you from creating a life you love.
By Lakeshia Ekeigwe
Twitter / LinkedIn
Having worked with lawyers for over 30 years, I have had the privilege of getting to know them in ways most people...
New Associates: Read about h ow leaders start a conversation, email is killing the law, the price of sleep debt, top resume tips.
‘I Need You To … ’ And Other No-No Conversation Starters
Successful collaborative leaders get...