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Women's Equality Day – proclaimed each year on August 26 to commemorate the granting of the vote to women throughout the country. For women in the United States, while the right to vote was enacted 95 years ago the idea of women’s equality...
Anytime vs. Any Time
Is there a difference? YES! And I see the mistake a lot. And it’s not pretty when it’s in 100-point type staring you in the face. Grammarly can help you understand the difference.
No one wants to see this error at...
As a first-year law student, you’ll face a gauntlet of challenges: Con Law, case briefings, the Socratic method, to name a few. To conquer these challenges, you’ll need some words of wisdom.
So we recently asked a number of experienced...
George Washington, writing in 1783, sends us this political message:
My fellow Americans. Quit all this damned* divisiveness! Stop being so malicious and mean-spirited!
But there’s a little talked...
Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps
Below is a summary of the activity reported for July 2016. The reported stories reflect: 7 guilty pleas or convictions in pending cases; over 21 years of newly imposed sentences for people involved in Ponzi schemes; at...
Ivory towers should keep flawless law.
Take a step over the higher ed line, and some laws start to unravel.
Herd yourself to a designated "zone."
Strap on your Twitter muzzle . ...
Attorneys often find themselves at the center of jokes, and in April during National Humor Month, we asked you to share your favorite lawyer joke. Most of you who commented embrace being the ‘butt’ of so many jokes; although a few of you admitted...
Legal work requires being able to identify and recognize patterns in patterns in information – or data – quickly and efficiently. For some, the term data visualization may be a foreign concept, yet is vastly important to others, but what exactly...
60 minutes of pleasure reading.
For law school students, it’s a waste.
During law school, I never wasted 60 minutes on pleasure reading. If a book didn’t have “Casebook” or “Bluebook” or “Law” in the...
The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Melissa Maleske . Law360, Chicago (July 27, 2016, 8:38 PM ET) -- Lawyers work an average of 64 hours of pro bono work annually, up eight hours from two years ago, according...
The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Melissa Maleske .
For as long as lawyers have existed, their writing has been a subject of scorn. Philosopher Jeremy Bentham described lawyers’ writing as “excrementitious...
The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Jonathan Petts and Rohan Pavuluri, Upsolve .
Law360, New York (July 27, 2016, 10:16 AM ET) -- In accounting, consumers have TurboTax to complete personal tax returns. In...
The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Andrew Strickler .
Law360, New York (July 26, 2016, 11:16 PM ET) -- The percentage of BigLaw management seats and equity partnerships held by women ticked up again last year...
The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Cara Salvatore .
Law360, New York (July 19, 2016, 8:47 PM ET) -- An Oklahoma federal judge on Tuesday ordered a lawyer to give lectures at the University of Tulsa's law...
The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Kali Hays .
Law360, New York (July 27, 2016, 3:31 PM ET) -- Considering about 40 percent of students that graduated law school last year have not found full-time jobs that...
Anti-money laundering officers face greater burdens and risks because of the 2010 U.S. imposition of the cross-border, automatic sharing of financial information (FATCA) which in turn led to the global agreement among over 100 countries to adopt more...
The CFPB’s issuance of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) filing instructions on July 1 reminded financial institutions to get on the stick for the 2017 and 2018 changes the agency announced back in October 2015. The FIGs (filing instruction guides...
The below article is part 4 of a 4 part series.
As with proposed rules issued by federal agencies, New York must also include a regulatory impact statement with its proposals. According to the state, the proposed regulation is intended to prevent money...