What Does the ADA Say About Employee Medical Information and Social Media?
Posted on 07-25-2014 by Ted Zwayer

As we celebrate the anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act, this article , featured at the LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom | Labor & Employment Law blog , addresses how ADA violations are the furthest from one’s mind when posting... Read More

Tags: social media , Trending News & Topics , communications , technology , Healthcare , trending news

Let Students Discharge College Debts In Bankruptcy? Yes, But... Forbes
Posted on 07-24-2014 by Hans Thielman

George Leef favors allowing student debt to be dischargeable in bankruptcy. However, he believes that colleges and universities should be on the hook for the payments when that happens. Read the complete article via Forbes >> Read More

Tags: Latst Headlines & Stories , legal profession , Law school , law students

Managing your livelihood like a millionaire - 5 ways millionaires approach their careers
Posted on 07-24-2014 by Travis Burchart

How do millionaires approach their careers? It should come as no surprise that the people who make the most money in their careers are the ones who display discipline, and who have a definitive sense of purpose and heavy duty resiliency. So, even if you... Read More

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

Women: 1/2 the world, 2/3 the work hrs but only 10% of pay - Gender equality, when?
Posted on 07-24-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

The below is a recent article is courtesy of BostInno . Just this week I saw the following two articles that caused me to bang my head off my desk: Tech Leadership Lags Behind in Gender Diversity and Female [Law Firm] Associate Numbers Decline—Again... Read More

Tags: #WomensEqualityDay , career setbacks , woman lawyers , career advancement , Upgrading Your Skills

Big banks are firing traders but hiring lawyers Quartz
Posted on 07-23-2014 by Hans Thielman

At large financial institutions, there appears to be a hiring boom for compliance officers, especially for those who are lawyers or have law degrees. http://qz.com/239197/big-banks-are-firing-traders-but-hiring-legal-compliance-officers/ Read More

Tags: Latst Headlines & Stories

Choose a Business Entity: What’s the Right Fit for your Client?
Posted on 07-23-2014 by Jae Lee

With so many details to juggle when creating a new business entity, will you know which is the right choice when a client approaches you with their idea for an exciting new business venture? This video, covers the pros and cons of different business entity... Read More

Tags: How-Tos & Guidance , corporate counsel

E-cigarette sales to minors: The restrictions most states are taking
Posted on 07-23-2014 by Doug Esten

As a result of a flurry of legislative action in recent years, 38 states now have laws prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes or vaporizing alternative tobacco products to minors, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. During... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Drug Law Evolution & The Workplace , trending news

The complaining waitress and poor tipper: How the “24/7 social media conundrum” can still impact the workplace.
Posted on 07-23-2014 by Ted Zwayer

First, is comes this report of a waitress at the Texas Roadhouse, who, on her own personal time, took to Facebook to complain about customer tips. For this outburst, she was fired. The article, which is framed in terms of the employee's supposed... Read More

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

Can texters be held liable for texting a distracted driver?
Posted on 07-23-2014 by Tracie Morris

In recent years, one of the most publicized societal issues has been the dangers of distracted driving with many state governments passing laws banning certain types of cell phone use while driving. As a result, most people understand and appreciate that... Read More

Tags: cell phone , Latst Headlines & Stories , Bring Your Own Device

Law School Applicant Pool Continues to Shrink WSJ Law Blog
Posted on 07-22-2014 by Hans Thielman

However, the newly established UNT Dallas College of Law got more than 600 applications, even though the school only expected 350 applications. http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2014/07/22/law-school-applicant-pool-continues-to-shrink/ Read More

Tags: Latst Headlines & Stories , Law school , Law School Faculty

Top 20 things you need to know about attending law school [infographic]
Posted on 07-22-2014 by Christina Alge

Law school success doesn’t come easy. It takes hard work and determination to make it through this legal right of passage. According to this infographic, more than 400 current law students four simple questions: 1. What do you need to learn before... Read More

Tags: Latst Headlines & Stories , legal writing , legal profession , Law school , law students

Upsides Downsides of Outsourcing [CLE Webinar]
Posted on 07-22-2014 by Vanessa Lloyd

Outsourcing work to contractors is a proven way for organizations to accomplish work more efficiently than with a standing work force. But efficiencies can quickly vaporize. During this complimentary CLE-eligible Webinar, speakers will discuss the following... Read More

Tags: Latst Headlines & Stories , productivity

Tuesday Tips: Searching by Author on Lexis Advance
Posted on 07-22-2014 by Stacy_Staarmann

A question raised by a participant in a previous LexTalk post requested more information about running a search by author on Lexis Advance. To help answer this question, below are step-by-step instructions to help explain how to run a Lexis Advance search... Read More

Tags: How-Tos & Guidance , Lexis Advance , Lexis Advance® , product information , Lexis Advance search , tuesday tips , research

Black and white is the new orange? Sheriff buys jail jumpsuits after orange becomes 'cool'
Posted on 07-21-2014 by Hans Thielman

At the Saginaw County Jail in the Wolverine State, inmates are now wearing horizontal black and white stripe jumpsuits instead of orange. http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/07/black_and_white_is_the_new_ora.html Read More

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Helping the homeless inspires lawyer to launch New Jersey advocacy group. What is your passion in the pursuit of practicing law?
Posted on 07-21-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Jeffrey J. Wild – Attorney, partner and advocate for the homeless. Inspired by his father’s experience in the Great Depression, Mr. Wild’s first encounter with homelessness came during his first year as a lawyer at Paul, Weiss, when... Read More

Tags: Latst Headlines & Stories , Tell us your story , Be Unprecedented , rainmakers , Lexis Advance Enhancements

4 Tips to Help Dig Yourself Out of the Doghouse on “National Get Out Of The Doghouse Day”
Posted on 07-21-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Have you found yourself in the proverbial doghouse lately either at work or home? Maybe you simply said the wrong thing at the wrong time or need to make amends with someone you've inadvertently hurt. No matter the reason, today is “National... Read More

Tags: entertainment , career balance , Trending News & Topics , time management , job satisfaction , trending news , work-life balance

9 Surprises about SCOTUS Justices You Might Not Know
Posted on 07-21-2014 by Jared Banz

Since its creation, the Supreme Court has handed down decisions that have shaped American history, from civil rights to election issues to most recently contraception (Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.). To help celebrate the “court of last resort... Read More

Tags: July4 , Trending News & Topics , LIT , julyfourth , SCOTUS

“Big Data” means big changes for your future
Posted on 07-21-2014 by Cindy Spohr

See what 500+ information service professionals had to say in the revealing survey and white paper on how the digital revolution is driving competitive advantage. Read more. Read More

Tags: Latst Headlines & Stories

Sleep your way to the top - Want to work for a business that encourages you to take a nap at work?
Posted on 07-20-2014 by Hans Thielman

Take a nap after you read this article. http://www.theage.com.au/small-business/trends/sleep-your-way-to-the-top-20140703-3bajt.html Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics

Top 10 Jobs With the Highest Work-Life Balance Mashable
Posted on 07-19-2014 by Hans Thielman

Data scientist is at number 1 with a rating of 4.4. Social media manager is at number 5 with a rating of 4.3. Law Clerk is at number 11 with a rating of 4.0. http://mashable.com/2014/07/18/jobs-work-life-balance/ Read More

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