If you like to take lots of vacation, the U.S. is not the place to work via CNN.com
Posted on 05-20-2014 by Christina Alge

With the exception of a few national holidays, American workers generally get 2 to 3 weeks out of the whole year which is much less than what people in many other countries receive. According to the article, Why is America the 'no-vacation nation'... Read More

Tags: burnout , Trending News & Topics , time management , work-life balance

Supreme Exclamations Re's Judicata
Posted on 05-20-2014 by Hans Thielman

Do you like (or dislike) the use of exclamation marks in judicial opinions? If so, this blog might be of interest to you! http://richardresjudicata.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/supreme-exclamations/ Read More

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How well do you know the organizations that you’re doing business with?
Posted on 05-20-2014 by Cindy Spohr

LexisNexis® Whitepaper: Due Diligence in Vetting and Monitoring Suppliers Most companies have relationships with a wide range of third-party organizations that help them get things done. These third-party business relationships include suppliers... Read More

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Anything Goes: Arguing for—and Against—Medical Malpractice Caps
Posted on 05-20-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Brought to you by the Real Law Editorial Team Understanding cycles is important when making predictions. That’s true of weather events, but it can also apply to many political and legal issues. The debate surrounding caps on awards in medical... Read More

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LegalZoom hits a legal hurdle in North Carolina - ABA Journal
Posted on 05-19-2014 by Hans Thielman

The North Carolina Bar claims that LegalZoom is engaged in the unauthorized practice of law and has failed to meet certain filing requirements in its efforts to have a prepaid legal services plan approved. http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/legalzoom_hits_a_hurdle_in_north_carolina... Read More

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Another “specious” defense of Obamacare - Volokh Conspiracy
Posted on 05-19-2014 by Hans Thielman

Professor Randy Barnett of the Georgetown University Law Center takes on the New York Times' defense of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). The blog focuses on the Origination clause of the Constitution, which requires that all bills for raising... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Affordable Care Act , Healthcare , Supreme Court , Obama Care

Are you ruining your law firm’s social media by writing terrible titles? 3 tips
Posted on 05-19-2014 by Travis Burchart

Flush your content down the toilet if you’re writing terrible titles. Without a good title, your readers won’t budge beyond the search page. The “ information foragers ”, as Jakob Nielsen calls them, will abandon you out of boredom... Read More

Tags: How-Tos & Guidance , social media , writing

What’s Needed for Solos & Smalls To Innovate?
Posted on 05-19-2014 by Tracie Morris

Solo and small firm lawyers account for roughly 65 percent of all attorneys. Still, not all solos and smalls innovate – some are simply too busy serving clients; others are too practical to innovate just for the sake of looking cool. But there’s... Read More

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Cyber Security: Steps to Mitigating Risks with Emerging Technology
Posted on 05-19-2014 by Doug Esten

According to the article Cyber(in)security: The Perils of Preserving Customer Data via This is Real Law , as recently as a few years ago, asking corporate directors, senior executives and general counsel to identify the toughest risk management issues... Read More

Tags: cyber security , Privacy , infographic , technology , Latest Headlines & Stories , trending news

Top 5 tips for having a stress-free break (and return refreshed)
Posted on 05-19-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Workers dreaming of their summer getaway this year may want to think again after a report warned four in ten staff return from their holiday feeling more stressed than when they left. According to an article Summer holidays stress workers out more than... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , time management , productivity , work-life balance

What to Expect: Introducing the new Lexis Advance®
Posted on 05-19-2014 by Sarah Patrick

Do you know what to expect from the new Lexis Advance enhancements coming this Summer? This simple one-page flyer outlines what's changing and what's remaining the same in regards to the upcoming enhancements. Here’s what’s coming... Read More

Tags: How-Tos & Guidance , literature , Lexis Advance® , product information , Support , Lexis Advance Enhancements

Taser death could get Supreme Court review
Posted on 05-19-2014 by Hans Thielman

What are cops supposed to do when they have an unruly suspect who doesn't obey police commands? http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/18/taser-death-could-get-supreme-court-review/ Read More

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No matter what the boss says about flextime, get to work early
Posted on 05-18-2014 by Hans Thielman

The sooner you start, the sooner you can leave. So says the article, No matter what the boss says about flextime, get to work early via Quartz , flex-time is not as flextime as you might think. The belief that getting an early start to the day is virtuous... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , work-life balance

Yammer: Tower Of Babble For Private vs Public Engagement? Inventorspot
Posted on 05-17-2014 by Hans Thielman

IMO, Yammer will never replace email. http://inventorspot.com/articles/yammer-tower-babble-for-private-vs-public-engagement Read More

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The 69 Words You Can’t Use at GM WSJ
Posted on 05-17-2014 by Hans Thielman

When writing a GM memo, never say "never," and always avoid saying "always." http://blogs.wsj.com/corporate-intelligence/2014/05/16/the-69-words-you-cant-use-at-gm/ Read More

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Will The Court Admit When Its Cases are “Close”? Re's Judicata
Posted on 05-16-2014 by Hans Thielman

There's the old saying that close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades. http://richardresjudicata.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/will-the-court-admit-when-its-cases-are-close/ Read More

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Do you think you have the right to privacy at work? Think again.
Posted on 05-16-2014 by Christina Alge

According to this article 10 New (And Legal) Ways Your Employer Is Spying On You via AOL Jobs. medical records, videotaping, social media and email monitoring are just a few ways your employer may be checking on you even during non-working hours. Read More

Tags: career setbacks , career advancement , Upgrading Your Skills , career management , Office Space

Robots Deserve First Amendment Protection Slate
Posted on 05-16-2014 by Hans Thielman

Should robots get First Amendment protection? John Frank Weaver thinks so. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/05/15/robots_ai_deserve_first_amendment_protection.html Read More

Tags: technology , Latest Headlines & Stories

Paralegals – Highly Trained Specialists?
Posted on 05-15-2014 by HBarnhorn

Paralegals are non-exempt under FLSA but surveys show that MOST are required to work more than 40 hours per week. While paralegals once performed mostly clerical tasks including filing, pulling cases off shelves and photocopying, today, paralegals often... Read More

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