What are some of the things successful people do every weekend? The things you are (probably) already doing.
Posted on 04-25-2014 by Travis Burchart

“A successful person is usually one who has achieved a measure of happiness and fulfillment in their work, family, and spiritual life (however that is defined for the individual). Most successful people need to feel a sense of accomplishment and... Read More

Tags: health , burnout , career balance , Trending News & Topics , job satisfaction , work-life balance

Road Rules: Ruling Now Guides Telecommuting As Reasonable Accommodation Discussion Connecticut Employment Law Blog
Posted on 04-25-2014 by Hans Thielman

This article deals with telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In EEOC v. Ford Motor Co., the Sixth Circuit held that attendance at work cannot always be assumed to mean physical presence at the employer’s... Read More

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LexisNexis® Whitepaper: Maryland Law Firm Leverages CaseMap® to Help Firm Win $80 Million Arbitration Award for Client
Posted on 04-24-2014 by Cindy Spohr

Business Situation: One of the firm’s clients, a provider of smartphones for children, was facing a “save-the-company” case related to complex securities called “auction rate securities.” Since the company was experiencing... Read More

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Depression and suicide among law students: These young lawyers need help and awareness
Posted on 04-24-2014 by Christina Alge

According to this article via Business Insider a third or more of our students are struggling with mental illnesses that are exacerbated (or triggered or caused or whatever word you most prefer) by the significant stresses of law school (and the various... Read More

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Dos & don'ts for reputation management: How should attorneys proceed in the digital age?
Posted on 04-24-2014 by Ted Zwayer

As a lawyer in today’s age, you now need to be aware of your reputation, especially on the Internet, more than ever. While it may be tempting to take shortcuts, both on and offline, you’ll have to put in good, old-fashioned work to achieve... Read More

Tags: social media , social business , career advancement , Upgrading Your Skills , client experience , career management , productivity , clients , business development , social law firm

Has familiarity with Shakespeare helped you as a lawyer? ABA Journal
Posted on 04-24-2014 by Hans Thielman

This article points out that University of Washington Law School professor Karen Boxx uses King Lear in her trusts and estates class. http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/has_familiarity_with_shakespeare_helped_you_as_a_lawyer/ Read More

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Legal insights about vacation/vacation pay for all those booking a summer vacation
Posted on 04-23-2014 by Travis Burchart

Whether it be a travel destination or the now popular staycation (which is another name for the stay-at-home vacation), many questions surround the topic of vacation rights and vacation pay. This blog post via SkloverWorkingWisdom tackles the 50 most... Read More

Tags: burnout , career balance , Trending News & Topics , trending news , work-life balance

Career Curveballs: Changing Career Paths At 37 via LinkedIn
Posted on 04-23-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Tony Fernandes , Group CEO at AirAsia, tells his story about changing career paths at the age of 37. This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share how they turned setbacks into success. Read all their stories. Music has always been... Read More

Tags: career setbacks , change , career advancement , Upgrading Your Skills , career management

Jurors' social media temptations need to be addressed by judges, according to survey
Posted on 04-23-2014 by Doug Esten

Jury misconduct didn't start with Twitter, but reports of jurors behaving badly via social media are on the rise. In a new study, two Illinois judges urged their colleagues to tackle the social media problem head-on in jury instructions. The impartial... Read More

Tags: social media , Trending News & Topics , Twitter , Professional Responsibility , trending news

Is Aereo the New Betamax? The Supreme Court Weighs the Future of TV Gawker Is Aereo the New Betamax? The Supreme Court Weighs the Future of TV Gawker
Posted on 04-22-2014 by Hans Thielman

This blog by Michelle Dean discusses the Aero case that is currently before the United States Supreme Court. Television broadcasters are arguing that Aero engages in a public performance of the broadcasters' shows. The writer discusses the Betamax... Read More

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It's Earth Day 2014: The global theme - Green Cities [video]
Posted on 04-22-2014 by Travis Burchart

(Please visit the site to view this video) Earth Day 2014 | Green Cities | Earth Day Network Earth Day 2014 will focus on green cities, mobilizing a millions of people to create a sustainable, healthy environment by greening communities worldwide... Read More

Tags: greenhouse gas emissions , Latest Headlines & Stories , Green Business , trending news

Would You Rather Hire a Liar or a Criminal?
Posted on 04-22-2014 by Ted Zwayer

What is more troubling to you: the applicant who lies on a resume, or an applicant who discloses a criminal history on resume? Resume lies are more of a deal breaker for employers than past crimes as reported in the article via the LexisNexis® Legal... Read More

Tags: Ethics , Trending News & Topics , Professional Responsibility , Employment Law

Lexis Advance: The Research Tasks You Do Most - Interactive PDF Guide
Posted on 04-22-2014 by Stacy_Staarmann

Many of your favorite research tasks - those tasks you rely upon to get you to information you need - can be completed at Lexis Advance® in a couple of steps. Try them out. Get comfortable. They’re so simple you’ll memorize them quickly... Read More

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Going Green Is Growing Important to Small Businesses
Posted on 04-22-2014 by Tracie Morris

Small businesses are going green, but is going green important to you? Via Entrepreneur Read More

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The First Amendment Guide to the Second Amendment Volokh Conspiracy
Posted on 04-21-2014 by Hans Thielman

The Tennessee Law Review is doing a Second Amendment symposium. David Kopel of the Cato Institute has written an article for inclusion in the symposium. He refers to that article in this Volokh Conspiracy blog. He notes that post-Heller courts have looked... Read More

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Volunteer jurors? NJ lawmaker wants to make it happen
Posted on 04-21-2014 by Doug Esten

There are New Jersey residents who would jump at the chance to serve on a jury, and one state lawmaker wants to let them have their way. According to this article, Volunteer jurors? NJ lawmaker wants to make it happen , Assemblyman Craig Coughlin (D... Read More

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Telecommuting: The key to reducing 51M tons of greenhouse gases, equal to NY's commuter workforce
Posted on 04-21-2014 by Ted Zwayer

What is the impact of telecommuting on the environment? According to this Coming to a Couch Near You: A New Wave of Telecommuting via masbable , if all those employees worked from home just 2.4 days a week for a year, then the reduction in greenhouse... Read More

Tags: greenhouse gas emissions , Latest Headlines & Stories , Green Business

The Pros and Cons of Licensing for Paralegals: Is Statutory Licensing and Regulation Really Necessary?
Posted on 04-21-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Does the paralegal profession really need government oversight? For years, there has been an ongoing debate about the real and perceived benefits of introducing statutory licensing to the profession. Some paralegals are strong supporters of licensing... Read More

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RIP for OED as world's finest dictionary goes out of print - Telegraph
Posted on 04-21-2014 by Scott Meiser

RIP for OED as world's finest dictionary goes out of print - Telegraph Compilers of the next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary fear the mammoth masterpiece can only appear online as printed volumes will not be commerically viable The... Read More

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