What if the United States had 124 States?
Posted on 01-01-2014 by Hans Thielman

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Chief Justice's Plea for More Money
Posted on 01-01-2014 by Hans Thielman

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Wolf of Wall Street
Posted on 12-30-2013 by Hans Thielman

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2013/12/29/real-wolf-of-wall-streets-sweet-pay-deal/ Read More

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American Law Schools: The New Economic Realities
Posted on 12-30-2013 by Hans Thielman

This blog is part I. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-leiter/american-law-schools_b_4508504.html Read More

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Lunar Litter Dust-up
Posted on 12-18-2013 by Steve Berstler

Who owns the artifacts left on the moon? It’s an interesting question that gets even more interesting with the recent robotic landing by the Chinese National Space Agency. An article on Smithsonian.com examines some of the items left by missions... Read More

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N.Y. Federal Judge Rules for Catholic Groups on Contraceptive Issue
Posted on 12-17-2013 by Steve Berstler

A federal judge in Brooklyn has issued the first permanent injunction that will block the requirement under the Affordable Care Act that contraceptive care be provided to workers of four nonprofit organizations that are affiliated with the Archdiocese... Read More

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Employee Suits over 401k- Losses
Posted on 12-14-2013 by Hans Thielman

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2013/12/13/can-employees-sue-over-401k-losses-supreme-court-to-decide/ Read More

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Mean People Still Suck
Posted on 12-12-2013 by Steve Berstler

From kids on the playground to teachers to co-workers to supervisors, we’ve all encountered less than nice people on this journey called life. Mean people are everywhere. They can be mean for a variety of reasons. I think the key is how you deal... Read More

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New CourtLink® user interface includes an improved Court Info tab
Posted on 12-12-2013 by Cindy Spohr

The new CourtLink® service interface that debuted this fall features a new look, and the research features you’re familiar remain in the same locations so you can continue to navigate quickly and easily. ( See graphics in PDF ) Take a closer... Read More

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The Wire
Posted on 12-12-2013 by Hans Thielman

I don't subscribe to HBO, so I don't watch the show. http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2013/12/10/want-to-learn-criminal-law-and-procedure-watch-the-wire/ Read More

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Google Glass/BYOD
Posted on 12-12-2013 by Hans Thielman

http://www.forbes.com/sites/emc/2013/12/11/new-mobile-device-types-will-bring-byod-policy-changes/ Read More

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Lexis Advance®: Current segment support by Content Type
Posted on 12-11-2013 by Cindy Spohr

Many segments are available on Lexis Advance®. Access this PDF to see the list of available segments by content type. Read More

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Make Room For Daddy…With Pay
Posted on 12-11-2013 by Steve Berstler

When my children were born, I took a week off each time to help out at home. I took it as paid vacation time as there was no policy then as to “paid time off for new dads.” I think about that as I read an article in the Tennessean that looks... Read More

Tags: career balance , Trending News & Topics , paternity , career

How are the largest 50 law firms in the US using social technologies and how effective are they?
Posted on 12-11-2013 by Guy Alvarez

How are America's largest law firms using social technologies? How effective are their methods? I want to share the results of The Social Law Firm white paper. This white paper outlines the results and general findings from a study which was undertaken... Read More

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10 Steps Toward Re-engineering your Firm as a Social Law Firm
Posted on 12-10-2013 by Guy Alvarez

The business of law is undergoing significant change. Competition is fierce and clients are looking for firms that will offer them more than traditional legal advice. At the same time, companies across all industries are rapidly adopting social technologies... Read More

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Tech Companies and the NSA
Posted on 12-09-2013 by Hans Thielman

I'm not certain how an adversarial process could be included given the ex parte nature of FISA proceedings. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/12/google-apple-and-microsoft-agree-nsa-spying-undermines-freedom/282143/ Read More

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Does excessive space in the office impact our integrity?
Posted on 12-09-2013 by Tracie Morris

A recent post by Michael Maslanka in his labor and employment law blog, Work Matters, summarizes research conducted by MIT's Sloan School of Management regarding the impact of office space on honesty. I wonder if the findings would be similar if... Read More

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LinkedIn Tips for Being…Linked In
Posted on 12-09-2013 by Steve Berstler

Raise your hand if you’re like me and have a LinkedIn profile. And, raise your other hand if you created it and just kind of let it sit there without fully utilizing it. Yeah, I have both hands raised, too. In “Six Ways to Attract Recruiters... Read More

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Software Patents
Posted on 12-07-2013 by Hans Thielman

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/12/06/the-supreme-court-could-abolish-software-patents-next-year-heres-why-it-should/?tid=pm_business_pop Read More

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