Bar Exam Study Break
Posted on 06-24-2014 by melissa.metzler lexisnexis

Every year during this time, thousands of students are frantically studying for the bar exam that they must take in order to pursue their legal careers. With so much riding on one single test, this can be a very stressful time for recent law grads. In... Read More

Tags: bar exam , Trending News & Topics , law students

10 surprising facts of employee engagement [infographic]
Posted on 06-24-2014 by Tracie Morris

After taking a look at this information, I am not sure which stat is more surprising. The fact that 89% of employers think their people leave for money (when the real number is 12%, or the stat that 90 % of leaders think an engagement strategy have an... Read More

Tags: career setbacks , career advancement , Upgrading Your Skills , career management , productivity , business development

Could you recognize trafficking if you came upon it?
Posted on 06-24-2014 by KellyHeinrich

Hidden in plain sight, men, women and children are physically and psychologically compelled into work in factories, agriculture and other industries and into prostitution. Trafficked persons live and work in our communities, producing the goods and services... Read More

Tags: Ethics , Trending News & Topics , Forced Labor , Human Trafficking , trending news

Is perfectionism detrimental to your career? ABA Journal
Posted on 06-23-2014 by Hans Thielman

Are you a perfectionist? If yes, you might want to read this. http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/is_perfectionism_detrimental_to_your_career Read More

Tags: Upgrading Your Skills

Catching a Case of Divorce?
Posted on 06-23-2014 by Doug Esten

We all know that colds and yawns are contagious – but how about divorce? A Brown University study found that participants were 75 percent more likely to get divorced if they had a recently divorced friend. Even more so, participants were 33 percent... Read More

Tags: social media , Trending News & Topics , people , trending news

5 Ways to Make Every Workday Better (or Happier)
Posted on 06-23-2014 by rheamalhotra

Happiness… A general state of being most people (if not all) should want to achieve; however, it is often difficult to stay ‘happy’ throughout the day, if at all. With the increasing demands of work/life and trying to achieve a ‘balance’... Read More

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

Being a Juror Can Result in a Huge Loss of Privacy by Daniel Solove Linkedin
Posted on 06-23-2014 by Hans Thielman

The loss or lack of privacy is a major drawback to jury service. As this article states, for trial attorneys, a key component to winning is carefully selecting people for the jury and tailoring arguments to best influence, nudge, or perhaps even manipulate... Read More

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A Look at Modern Slavery by the Numbers [Infographic]
Posted on 06-23-2014 by Vanessa Lloyd

In the last 8 years, the U.S. has spent $60 million annually on anti-trafficking efforts compared to $20 billion annually on the war on drugs. Yet, if ranked by the Fortune 500, human trafficking would be #97 on the list. Ask the experts their thoughts... Read More

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

The Future of Law Librarianship: An Interview with Mike Timpani
Posted on 06-23-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Brought to you by the Real Law Editorial Team Technology is changing the role of law librarians. That reality recently prompted LexisNexis to hold a Twitter contest asking law librarians 10 questions about their profession for the chance to win... Read More

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Literal-Minded Lawyers Accuse Chobani Yogurt of Not Being Greek WSJ Law Blog
Posted on 06-20-2014 by Hans Thielman

When is Greek yogurt not Greek yogurt? http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2014/06/20/literal-minded-lawyers-accuse-chobani-yogurt-of-not-being-greek/ Read More

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U.S. Employees: Work-Life Balance Is Non-Existent in Connected Age via Mashable
Posted on 06-20-2014 by Hans Thielman

This article notes that 45% of workers feel obligated to respond to emails after hours. http://mashable.com/2014/06/20/millennial-work-life-balance/?utm_cid=mash-com-li-pete-link Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , work-life balance

Do You Know English Good? Catch Common Grammar Mistakes (QUIZ) via HuffPost
Posted on 06-20-2014 by Tracie Morris

How well do you know the English language? Take the quiz via HuffPost to figure out just how well you know the complicated language. This was a fun, little mid-morning break remembering why I still resent my high school English teacher. Take the Quiz... Read More

Tags: legal writing , Upgrading Your Skills , grammar , Law School Faculty , writing

Plans for Sunday? How Will You Enjoy the "Longest Day" of the Year?
Posted on 06-20-2014 by Christina Alge

Sunday marks the longest day of the year or actually the most daylight of any day in the year (if you want to get technical). How will you celebrate? A leisurely walk, a dip in the pool or will you plan a summer getaway? The Summer Solstice officially... Read More

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

Lawyers: Do You Know The Other “F” Word?
Posted on 06-20-2014 by Ted Zwayer

That other "F" word is focus. When on the telephone, do you ever think (or know) when people are multi-tasking and not really listening to what you are saying? We are losing the ability to focus for periods of time. A previous Infographic... Read More

Tags: Latst Headlines & Stories , time management , productivity

Graduateprograms.com Announces The 2014 Top Law Schools For Social Life
Posted on 06-20-2014 by Hans Thielman

If you want to go to law school and still have a social life, the number 1 place to go is the University of Florida, and if you there you don't have to travel very far for spring break. Number 2 is the University of Colorado. Yale is number 25. ... Read More

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The Supreme Court has unanimously struck down a software patent that everyone agreed was terrible via Washington Post
Posted on 06-19-2014 by Hans Thielman

The Supreme Court has issued its opinion in the much anticipated Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank patent law case. You can read the opinion by Justice Thomas and the concurring opinion by Justice Sotomayor in this Washington Post blog by Brian Fung. http://www... Read More

Tags: patent law , Trending News & Topics , Supreme Court

Hell Freezes Over: Harley-Davidson Unveils New Electric Motorcycle Forbes
Posted on 06-19-2014 by Hans Thielman

Harley Davidson has introduced an electric motorcycle. Perhaps a sequel to or remake of Easy Rider will follow. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/2014/06/19/hell-freezes-over-harley-davidson-shows-new-electric-motorcycle/ Read More

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A Path to Partner—An Interview on Business Development and Passion with Partner Charles Macedo
Posted on 06-19-2014 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 , time management , people , career management , clients , business development

Human Trafficking & Forced Labor: Find Out What Your Colleagues Are Saying About This Topic
Posted on 06-19-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Thanks for the lively discussion around the issue. While Rich Ehisen, Bridgette Carr and Kelly Heinrich will no longer be moderating this discussion, please continue to share your thoughts and ideas with the rest of the community. To join in the discussion... Read More

Tags: Labor Law , Trending News & Topics , Forced Labor , Human Trafficking , Immigration , Employment Law

Its National Martini Day: How a 3-Martini lunch can help you better connect with clients
Posted on 06-19-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

In celebration of ‘National Martini Day’ here are a few considerations about how a 3-Martini lunch can help you better connect with your clients. As reported by Forbes in the article Why The Three Martini Lunch Worked , this is an opportunity... Read More

Tags: networking , connect , Upgrading Your Skills , client experience , people , clients , business development