10 Great Apps for Busy Professionals
Posted on 08-25-2014 by Jeff Weaver

Header image (cropped) by William Hook on Flickr , CC BY-SA 2.0 If you have a smart phone or tablet, you already know that there are hundreds—thousands—of productivity apps available for the connected business professional. Many are free;... Read More

Tags: mobile devices , smartphones , mobile , productivity , Latest Headlines & Stories

What are the top legal issues in 2014?
Posted on 08-25-2014 by Vanessa Lloyd

The year 2014 has brought on its fair share of threats from hackers, trolls, thieves, corrupt governments, dissatisfied employees, someone’s bad decision, ever-burdensome regulations, high-stakes litigation, and just bad luck. The upcoming LexisNexis... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Affordable Care Act , webinar , attorney-client communications , Wage & Hour , Employment Law , trending news

The Current State of Renewable Energy Mandates
Posted on 08-25-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Brought to you by the Real Law Editorial Team With a hundred or so empty pop cans, you can comfortably heat a small building. Perforated and sealed end-to-end, those cans become a manifold inside a wood or metal frame with a clear panel sealed on... Read More

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10 Common Writing Mistakes You Are Probably Making [Infographic] #writinglegally
Posted on 08-25-2014 by Travis Burchart

Writing is everywhere! From emails, to text messages to social messaging boards to your kids’ homework, everyone has something to say, and more than before standard writing rules have been thrown out of the window in lieu of easy, conversational... Read More

Tags: content , writinglegally , legal writing , infographic , Upgrading Your Skills , #writinglegally , grammar , Law School Faculty , writing

Email is killing us Quartz Originally appeared in The Atlantic
Posted on 08-23-2014 by Hans Thielman

Does the saying what doesn't kill you makes you stronger apply to e-mail? According to this article , white-collar industries—law, consulting, advertising, fashion, media, non-profits, fundraising, politics—individual workers are constantly... Read More

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Living forever may never be possible: study Yahoo
Posted on 08-23-2014 by Hans Thielman

So much for my still being around for the Tricentennial in 2076, or even for the return of Halley's Comet in 2061. http://news.yahoo.com/living-forever-may-never-possible-study-155854320.html Read More

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Friday Distraction: Should You Let Your Employees Work from Home? [Decision Tree]
Posted on 08-22-2014 by Tracie Morris

This is comical Infographic includes a decision tree helping to determine if you should let your employees work remotely, or in-house. You never know if an unsupervised employee will spend their day playing World of Warcraft than actually working. ... Read More

Tags: Telecommuting , Trending News & Topics , time management , career management , productivity

Would a body camera have answered questions about Michael Brown’s shooting? Volokh Conspiracy
Posted on 08-21-2014 by Hans Thielman

Should police officers wear body cameras? Privacy is definitely one area of concern. Professor Paul G. Cassell of the University of Utah College of Law discusses the issue in this Volokh Conspiracy blog post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh... Read More

Tags: Latst Headlines & Stories , Privacy

What are the top challenges marijuana legalization poses for employers? Find out what our experts say.
Posted on 08-21-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

The recent emergence of “medical marijuana” legislation, and marijuana legalization has created some confusion for employers who want to maintain a drug-free work place and has left many employers asking the question – can they still... Read More

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

Three Reasons Why You Should Stop Stalling and Start Using Lexis Advance Today
Posted on 08-21-2014 by Tami S Cunningham JD

With both Lexis.com and Lexis Advance available, a few of my clients have flat-out refused to even try Lexis Advance until Lexis.com “goes away.” While I completely understand the sentiments of resisting change and dodging the learning curve... Read More

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

California Court Ruling Threatens BYOD Programs via Cruxialcio.com
Posted on 08-21-2014 by Hans Thielman

A recent ruling by the California Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate District, Division 2, in Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc., regarding cell phone reimbursement may affect or possibly end employers' BYOD programs. Read complete article >> Read More

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

A Few Tips for Surviving the First Week of Law School - US News
Posted on 08-20-2014 by Christina Alge

Focusing on the present and making friends can help ease the transition to law school. It's common to feel overwhelmed when beginning law school, so take plenty of notes and allow extra time for studying as you start. Surviving your first week of... Read More

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

Who would have thought? 7 crazy facts that sound fake but are actually true
Posted on 08-19-2014 by rheamalhotra

I stumbled upon this video from Business Insider pointing out 7 crazy and random facts that sound completely fake, but are actually true. Here are 3 of my favorite nuggets from the video that entirely blew my mind away: How is it possible that Bangladesh... Read More

Tags: entertainment , Trending News & Topics

How to Celebrate Your Divorce Once It’s Final
Posted on 08-19-2014 by Rosanne M. Beach

Okay, so it might sound a little crazy to think that you can celebrate a divorce. But why not?! You've spent the past months or possibly years either settling or litigating your case so you deserve a celebration! Just make sure your divorce is actually... Read More

Tags: entertainment , Trending News & Topics , trending news

Tuesday Tips: What are the benefits & limitations of free vs. premium research?
Posted on 08-19-2014 by Kemberland

An experienced legal researcher can find primary and secondary sources quickly from traditional premium sources such as Lexis Advance®. But law students are more likely to turn to generic sources to begin their search. Find out more about free vs... Read More

Tags: How-Tos & Guidance , Lexis Advance , Support , tuesday tips

How a mother’s quote instilled a lawyer’s lifelong pursuit of helping others. What are you doing to be unprecedented?
Posted on 08-18-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

How a mother’s quote instilled a lawyer’s lifelong pursuit of helping others. What are you doing to be unprecedented? “I don’t care how bad you think you have it, it could always be worse. You should help other people and give... Read More

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

Technology Fosters Cooperation in Modern Divorces
Posted on 08-18-2014 by Jaime Teuchert-Cage

We have previously blogged about different ways technology can be used to gain an advantage or gather evidence in a dissolution proceeding. However, ex-spouses are now learning how to use the advances in technology to foster cooperation and harmony post... Read More

Tags: Family Law , social media , Trending News & Topics , technology

Packaging yourself to convince legal employers you’re right for the job: A hiring checklist
Posted on 08-18-2014 by Travis Burchart

Packaging yourself to convince legal employers you’re right for the job: A hiring checklist It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, especially when it comes to job hunting. But how can you better match your career attributes to the employer’s... Read More

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

Monday Marvel: What Does the Number 12 Billion Mean in Social Media? [Infographic]
Posted on 08-18-2014 by Ted Zwayer

12,207423,487 – The collective number of hours spent browsing on a social network every day in the U.S.; however, most companies don’t provide training on social media use (or misuse) to their employees. The below Infographic takes an overarching... Read More

Tags: new rules , social media , infographic , Latest Headlines & Stories

Friday Distraction: Building a Work Wardrobe on a Limited Budget.[infographic]
Posted on 08-15-2014 by Tracie Morris

So often, we talk about all the things people shouldn’t do instead of offering tips and resources to help guide them in what they should be doing. Instead of talking about what not-to wear, this Infographic provides suggested tips about how to build... Read More

Tags: woman lawyers , infographic , Upgrading Your Skills , law students , Office Space