What Exactly Is a ‘Closely Held’ Corporation? Mediaite
Posted on 06-30-2014 by Hans Thielman

In addition to explaining what a closely held corporation is, this article also has links to conservative and liberal pundits' reaction to the ruling. http://www.mediaite.com/online/what-exactly-is-a-closely-held-corporation/ Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Supreme Court , Obama Care

This the season for summer interns, but should you pay them?
Posted on 06-30-2014 by rheamalhotra

With over 35 lawsuits being filed against companies holding unpaid internships, it’s time to delve into the pros of paying your interns. Yes, it is the company’s money – I agree. But you could end up paying a lot more after one intern... Read More

Tags: Ethics , Trending News & Topics , business , Wage & Hour , trending news , billable hours

It’s Social Media Day, but why should you care? Hard proof that LinkedIn works ... from a lawyer
Posted on 06-30-2014 by Travis Burchart

The work of a lawyer is intellectually rigorous, demanding and you must be able to show that you have the intelligence and ability to absorb, assimilate and analyze complex material very quickly. And, the countess hours spent both inside and outside a... Read More

Tags: social media , networking , career advancement , LinkedIn , connect , Upgrading Your Skills , people , career management , clients , business development

Lexis Advance Q&A: What Q's do you have about the product?
Posted on 06-30-2014 by Tami Hubbard

Thanks for all of your questions about Lexis Advance. While Amanda will no longer be available to answer your questions, please feel free to continue to ask product-related questions within this forum and a member from our customer support team will help... Read More

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

Can Pro Se Defendants in Criminal Cases, request the Court to pay the expenses required to defend oneself?
Posted on 06-29-2014 by major_tom

I am currently the defendant in a Colorado Criminal Case and extremely limited financial resources. I can not afford an attorney, and have decided to represent myself in this case which is set for jury trial in a few months. During some preliminary internet... Read More

Tags: How-Tos & Guidance

How To Play Nicely With A Boss You Hate Forbes
Posted on 06-28-2014 by Hans Thielman

What's really hard is to play nice with a boss who doesn't like you. http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2014/06/26/how-to-play-nicely-with-a-boss-you-hate/ Read More

Tags: Upgrading Your Skills

How countries are successfully using the law to get looted cultural treasures back ABA Journal
Posted on 06-28-2014 by Hans Thielman

I don't know very much about art or antiquities law, but this is an interesting article about nations trying to get their looted cultural treasures returned. Plus, one of the attorneys interviewed in this piece is from Lebanon, New Hampshire, a town... Read More

Tags: Latst Headlines & Stories

10 Famous Law School Dropouts
Posted on 06-27-2014 by rheamalhotra

For those of you are already stressed about beginning law school next year – here is some motivational information you may not know. Here’s a list of 10 Law School dropouts who went on to lead their lives. So if you can get through law school... Read More

Tags: burnout , change , Trending News & Topics , people , career , law students , job satisfaction , trending news

Athletes' Tattoo Artists File Copyright Suits, Leaving Indelible Mark
Posted on 06-27-2014 by Doug Esten

What classifies as copyright material? According to an article posted in the Wall Street Journal , copyright material is artwork with “some originality,” and is “fixed [on] a tangible medium of expression.” With this definition... Read More

Tags: Latst Headlines & Stories , copyright , trending news

Rejecting jargon in your law firm: 26 workplace words that need to be scrapped
Posted on 06-27-2014 by Christina Alge

Do you use any of the 26 words in your daily communications? According to a recent article via the Huffington Post , you should strike the following from your speech. touch base circle back bandwidth impactful utilize table the discussion... Read More

Tags: interviewing , change , career advancement , Upgrading Your Skills , people , writing

Inaugurating the Digital Fourth Amendment Re's Judicata Blog
Posted on 06-26-2014 by Hans Thielman

Richard Re gives his take on Riley v. California. He also discusses the question as what Riley means for non-digital searches, such as diary searches. http://richardresjudicata.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/inaugurating-the-digital-fourth-amendment/ Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Supreme Court

Just Starting your Careers? What Should You Know? Partner Charles Macedo Offers His Advice to Associates & New Hires
Posted on 06-26-2014 by Tracie Morris

Charles R. Macedo is a partner at Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP , an intellectual property law boutique located in midtown Manhattan. Mr. Macedo is an authority on intellectual property issues. He is the author of The Corporate Insider’s... Read More

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

Same-Sex Marriages: 3 Questions for Employers To Know about their Benefit Plans
Posted on 06-26-2014 by Ted Zwayer

In light of The Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor v. United States – which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) “opposite sex” requirement for “marriage” and “spouse” –significant implications... Read More

Tags: Family Law , Trending News & Topics , Affordable Care Act , Healthcare , Employment Law

Navigating the new Lexis Advance
Posted on 06-26-2014 by Stacy_Staarmann

As you already know, this summer Lexis Advance® will have a new look. But behind this new look, you will discover much more. Here are screens from the tasks you perform frequently… both before and after Lexis Advance interface and features... Read More

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

Webinar: Uncover Expert Witness Information on Lexis Advance
Posted on 06-25-2014 by Tami Hubbard

Thursday, June 26, 2014 | 1:30 P.M. ET Join Research Consultant Mary Gorman for a short Webinar where you will learn simple steps to find: Expert Witness Testimony and Depositions Expert Witness Reports, CVs and Resumes Daubert Challenge Reports... Read More

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

The significance of Riley Volokh Conspiracy
Posted on 06-25-2014 by Hans Thielman

In Riley v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the police must generally obtain a warrant to search a mobile device of an arrested person. Professor Orin Kerr of the George Washington University Law School offers his insta-thoughts on the case's... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Supreme Court

Human Trafficking
Posted on 06-25-2014 by saperez

Is there a way to see the webinar again? I can't find my notes with the codes for the webinar. Thanks Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics

What are the Practical Implications of Human Trafficking in the U.S.?
Posted on 06-25-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

In 2014, there have been 184 active bills at a state-by-state level, and in fact, 31 of these bills were enacted into legislation, while 91 are still pending. This information is according to an exclusive State Net® Jurisdictional Summary & Client... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Forced Labor , Human Trafficking

Stop Sending Out Boring Resumes
Posted on 06-25-2014 by Christina Alge

Stop sending out boring resumes, but how do you know your resume is boring? CEO at CPA Australia, Alex Malley has a secret about resumes. He has written and read more resumes than he would care to admit, and, for some years now, it is only read mode... Read More

Tags: content , interviewing , career advancement , Upgrading Your Skills , job seeking , writing , resume

8 Tips to Maximize the Power of Social Media for your Firm Industry Trends
Posted on 06-25-2014 by Travis Burchart

Today, all businesses that are trying to get more clients and generate more revenues using different methods of digital marketing specifically around social media marketing, and it has been said by industry experts that “no business venture can... Read More

Tags: social media , infographic , Upgrading Your Skills , business development , legal marketing , social law firm , content marketing