Corporate Free Exercise Rights
Posted on 11-28-2013 by Hans Thielman

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2013/11/the-first-amendment-corporations-and-religious-freedom/ Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Affordable Care Act

Interns or Employees
Posted on 11-28-2013 by Hans Thielman

As far as I can tell, Natalie Portman is not an intern. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hollywood-internships-future-hands-appeals-660558 Read More

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Why lawyers better think twice before outsourcing their marketing
Posted on 11-27-2013 by Guy Alvarez

I read an interesting post this morning by Kevin O'Keefe in which he questions the ethics involved in allowing a third party marketing or SEO firm to post a spam comment on a blog. This situation arose when someone (hopefully a third party and not... Read More

Tags: social media , Ethics , blogs , Latest Headlines & Stories

Ideal Law School Graduate
Posted on 11-27-2013 by Hans Thielman

Don't expect to be spoon fed. http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2013/11/25/the-ideal-law-school-graduate-a-people-person-who-can-do-research/ Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Law school

Obamacare's Contraception Mandate
Posted on 11-26-2013 by Hans Thielman

Can individuals transfer their religious-freedom rights to corporations they control? http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2013/11/26/supreme-court-takes-on-obamacares-contraception-mandate/ Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Affordable Care Act

What makes a happy lawyer?
Posted on 11-26-2013 by Guy Alvarez

In a recent study the Gallup Organization found that disgruntled employees disengage and cost the American economy up to $350 billion a year in lost productivity. Guess which industry has the largest number of dissatisfied workers? Yup, you guessed... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , productivity , job satisfaction

Microsoft and discovery reform
Posted on 11-26-2013 by Hans Thielman

According to Microsoft, it is obligated to store an average of 60 million pages of documents for every lawsuit brought against it, even though only 88 of those pages will be used in court. The company supports a change to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , business

With the record for law firm mergers being broken, what effect can social technologies have in merging the two entities?
Posted on 11-26-2013 by Guy Alvarez

According to an article in ABA Journal, the number of law firm mergers this year has already broken a new record and more mergers are expected before the end of the year. This year there have already been seventy eight law firm mergers, eclipsing the... Read More

Tags: social business , Latest Headlines & Stories

“Too Intoxicated” No Defense to Murder by Reckless Driving
Posted on 11-25-2013 by Hans Thielman

From the majority opinion: “ One who engages in what amounts to a high-speed game of chicken, with complete disregard for the value of the lives that are thereby endangered, is undoubtedly an individual whose culpability is the equivalent of an... Read More

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Will In-Flight Cell Phone Use Take Off?
Posted on 11-25-2013 by Steve Berstler

I talked with a number of people this weekend about the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to allow cell phone calls during flights. Most of the responses were on the “don’t do it” side, but I can understand both sides... Read More

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Wind-farm bird deaths
Posted on 11-24-2013 by Hans Thielman

http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2022321318_windfarmpleaxml.html Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , Green Business

Modern day slavery
Posted on 11-23-2013 by Hans Thielman

“This is an unusual case in regards to the length of time but in trafficking terms, it’s the tip of the iceberg," says Jakub Sobik at the charity and lobby group Anti-Slavery International . " http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe... Read More

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Evolving law school
Posted on 11-22-2013 by Hans Thielman

Legal Zoom is given a favorable mention in this article. http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2013/11/22/suffolk-law-school-the-future-of-law-schoolslegal-education/ Read More

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Google proposed settlement
Posted on 11-22-2013 by Hans Thielman

Better or worse? http://www.pcworld.com/article/2066380/google-rival-says-proposal-to-avoid-an-eu-antitrust-fine-make-matters-worse.html Read More

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Garage inventor
Posted on 11-22-2013 by Hans Thielman

This article is critical of the America Invents Act. http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230034 Read More

Tags: blogging , Latest Headlines & Stories

Apple v. Samsung
Posted on 11-21-2013 by Hans Thielman

A penalty jury awarded Apple $290.5 million. Apple wanted $380 million in damages. Samsung will, of course, appeal . http://www.forbes.com/sites/connieguglielmo/2013/11/21/apple-gets-290-5-million-in-damages-from-samsung-in-patent-penalty-review-but-its... Read More

Tags: blogging , Latest Headlines & Stories

How to get the senior partners at your firm to understand the value of social media
Posted on 11-21-2013 by Guy Alvarez

I had a conversation with the senior managing partner of a mid-sized law firm last week. I was referred to him through a good friend who suggested that I should contact him about the consulting services we provide. I spoke to him on the phone and before... Read More

Tags: social media , change , Upgrading Your Skills

John Edwards and Stephen Glass - Should Either Be Permitted to Practice Law?
Posted on 11-21-2013 by Hans Thielman

Should prospective lawyers be scrutinized more stringently than existing lawyers when it comes to professional ethics or should the standards be consistent? Why John Edwards Can Practice Law and Stephen Glass Can't Read More

Tags: Ethics , Trending News & Topics , Professional Responsibility

Independent Contractor Misclassification
Posted on 11-20-2013 by Hans Thielman

Forbes recently reported that employers in New York and other states are seeing increased scrutiny from the Department of Labor and their respective states regarding the classification of employees. The Department of Labor claims to have collected over... Read More

Tags: Labor Law , Latest Headlines & Stories

Deportation Warning
Posted on 11-19-2013 by Hans Thielman

The New York Court of Appeals ruled that Due Process requires that defendants that are in the US illegally be advised by the trail courts of the possibility of deportation should they be convicted. New York Top Court Requires Deportation Warning Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Immigration