Episode 11: Work. Life. Balance via Above the Law
Posted on 05-01-2014 by Hans Thielman

According to this article , anyone who is a lawyer can relate to the perennial quest to find work-life balance, but this odyssey becomes compounded when you are also the boss. Even though acquiring all of your business, as well as making sure the legal... Read More

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How will virtual currencies like Bitcoin affect traditional financial institutions?
Posted on 04-30-2014 by Tracie Morris

What we might imagine as the norm for currency in an alternative reality could easily draw inspiration from what’s quickly emerging in our own: a decentralized, digital global payment system and technology represented by a virtual currency. Here... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , trending news , banking & finance

Government Enforcement Trends Show that Workplace Compliance Is a Top Priority [Infographic]
Posted on 04-30-2014 by Vanessa Lloyd

This infographic dramatically shows the disconcerting enforcement trends facing employers throughout the US. Over the last several years, US government agencies have significantly stepped up enforcement efforts against employers from all angles, costing... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Wage & Hour , Employment Law

37% of U.S. Millennials Say Mobile Tech Increases Their Work Hours
Posted on 04-30-2014 by cmr0627

It's no secret that smartphones and tablets increase levels of interpersonal communication. It's never been easier to get in touch with family and friends. However, results from a recent Gallup poll show that mobile technology influences other... Read More

Tags: cell phone , BYOD , Telecommuting , Bring Your Own Device , eBooks , new lawyers , mobile devices , smartphones , mobile , technology , Law School Faculty , Latest Headlines & Stories

Why IT is the Law Firm’s Unsung Hero Linkedin
Posted on 04-30-2014 by Hans Thielman

This article links to 11 brutally honest job titles. http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140429220720-35152036-why-it-is-the-law-firm-s-unsung-hero Read More

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The Future of Paralegals: Why Waiting for the Future to Arrive is a Career Buster
Posted on 04-30-2014 by HBarnhorn

Presently, certification for paralegals is a voluntary process and no mandatory examination for legal assistants exist in the United States. However, the certification issue has been a subject of considerable interest and debate for the past several years... Read More

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Supreme Court to Decide If Cops Can Search Cellphones Without Warrants
Posted on 04-29-2014 by Steve Mann

The Supreme Court hears 2 cases on this issue today. Which way they decide will significantly impact privacy rights. The Supreme Court will take on two cases involving police searching suspect's cellphones on Tuesday, here's why you should care... Read More

Tags: Privacy , technology , Latest Headlines & Stories , Supreme Court

Building a More Stable Business for Your Law Firm - Marketing for Small Law Firms
Posted on 04-29-2014 by Doug Esten

It’s happened to everyone. One month your phone’s ringing constantly, and you’re billing 60 hours a week with no end in sight, and the next… you’re listening to the chirp of crickets and watching tumbleweed blow across... Read More

Tags: Upgrading Your Skills , business development , legal marketing

[Webinar] The Wage & Hour Avalanche: Avoiding the Crush of Class Actions & Investigations Registration
Posted on 04-29-2014 by Vanessa Lloyd

Join speakers Robert Fisher from Foley Hoag; Sharon Apple from Nestle Nutrition, N.A.; and, Theodore Easton from the New Jersey Division of Wage and Hour Compliance who will provide background and guidance around Wage & Hour regulations, as well as... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , webinar , Support , Wage & Hour , Employment Law

Biglaw’s Rich Get Richer, But Most Major Law Firms Tread Water WSJ Law Blog
Posted on 04-29-2014 by Hans Thielman

According to American Lawyer Magazine, which released the rankings referred to in this blog, clients are showing no signs of reducing their cost pressures, at least for work that they don’t deem vital. http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2014/04/28/biglaws... Read More

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12 Secrets to Social Media Success for Lawyers
Posted on 04-28-2014 by Travis Burchart

If you passed the bar, you can learn social media tactics. As reported by Law Technology News , these 12 secrets in social media can help lead you to success. An excerpt of the each are listed below. [Download the complete article. ] 1. If you think... Read More

Tags: social media , social business , law firm trends , social media blogging , Latest Headlines & Stories , trending news

Protecting the attorney-client privilege during a workplace investigation: Tips & templates
Posted on 04-28-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Although the attorney-client privilege is firmly established as a legal doctrine that protects confidential communications between lawyers and their clients, a recent federal court decision stands as a stark reminder that its application is not absolute... Read More

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The 25 Best Law Firms For Female Partners via Law360
Posted on 04-28-2014 by Tracie Morris

Bucking a nationwide trend among law firms of subpar female representation at the partner level, Law360's inaugural class of Ceiling Smashers have shown a commitment to gender equality. This year's Ceiling Smashers are the 25 U.S.-based law... Read More

Tags: woman lawyers , career advancement , Upgrading Your Skills

See What's Coming to Lexis Advance
Posted on 04-28-2014 by Sarah Patrick

(Please visit the site to view this video) You told us you wanted a faster, more efficient research experience and we listened. This summer, Lexis Advance will look brand new with a modern design and additional functionality to improve your experience... Read More

Tags: How-Tos & Guidance , Lexis Advance , Lexis Advance® , Lexis Advance Enhancements

Rubik's Cube turns 40: Here's its colorful history and evolution Tech Times
Posted on 04-28-2014 by Hans Thielman

Like the cellphone, the Rubiks cube is also celebrating its 40th anniversary. Erno Rubik invented the 3D puzzle as a teaching tool to help his students understand 3D objects. http://www.techtimes.com/articles/6143/20140427/rubiks-cube-turns-40-heres... Read More

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Cell-ebration! 40 Years of Cellphone History [INFOGRAPHIC]
Posted on 04-27-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Can you believe the cellphone turned 40 this month? This infographic via mashable depicts some pivotal moments in cellphone history. What was your first cellphone? Share your memories and insight in the comments below. Read More

Tags: cell phone , mobile devices , smartphones , infographic , mobile , Latest Headlines & Stories , trending news

On-Campus Interview Advice: Be The Best Candidate
Posted on 04-27-2014 by Doug Esten

In the hiring process, law firms are looking for candidates who can contribute to their practice in a real way. How can you "be who they're looking for?" There's been a lot of ink spilled about OCI, the on-campus interviewing process... Read More

Tags: interviewing , career advancement , Upgrading Your Skills , career management , job seeking

LegalZoom business model OK’d by South Carolina Supreme Court ABA Journal
Posted on 04-25-2014 by Hans Thielman

The South Carolina Supreme Court has approved Legal Zoom's business model. In settling a lawsuit against it, Legal Zoom did pay the plaintiff's lawyer's $500,000. http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/legalzoom_business_model_okd_by_south_carolina_supreme_court... Read More

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Evidence Challenge: Role-playing courtroom study aid for law students
Posted on 04-25-2014 by Angela Alexandrow

LexisNexis recently added an exciting platform enhancement to 16 evidence based law school e-textbooks. Evidence Challenge gives students the opportunity to repeatedly practice the application of chapter-relevant rules and concepts with links imbedded... Read More

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Think We No Longer Need Libraries? Think Again.
Posted on 04-25-2014 by Angela Alexandrow

Public libraries in America are under attack. If we're not careful, we could lose one of our nation’s most valuable learning and community resources. In an American Library Association (ALA) survey of 7,260 public libraries on public usage and... Read More

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