Attorney-Client Privilege in the Age of Digital Leaks, Peeks and Breaches
Posted on 09-30-2014 by Meredith H

Photo Credit: Oleksiy Mark / Shutterstock.com Massive. The word almost seems inadequate. Maybe colossal or astronomical would be better. Anyway, “a lot” of data has been gathered, breached, lost and leaked in recent months at a rate, it’s... Read More

Tags: Lexis Practice Advisor enhancements , clients , Latest Headlines & Stories

Law Day & the Rule of Law: How does one impact the other?
Posted on 09-30-2014 by Sudip Chaudhuri

On May 1, the United States officially recognizes Law Day. It is meant to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society. For me, Law Day is an opportunity to ponder this question around the topic... Read More

Tags: rule of law , Trending News & Topics , Forced Labor , Human Trafficking

Lexis Advance Tuesday Tip: Research Map – What is it and why do I need it?
Posted on 09-30-2014 by Sarah Patrick

The Lexis Advance ® History feature makes it easy for you to resume interrupted research, rerun a search from a previous session and more. Lexis Advance also offers an interactive graphical representation of your research activity, called Research... Read More

Tags: Lexis Advance history , How-Tos & Guidance , Support , Lexis Advance Enhancements , research

“Judges are like umpires....Nobody ever went to a ballgame to see the umpire” – John Roberts
Posted on 09-29-2014 by Travis Burchart

Photo Credit: spirit of america / Shutterstock.com It was 3 years ago today, John Roberts Jr. was sworn in as the 17 th Supreme Court Chief Justice. And, since the Roberts hearings, the umpire metaphor has become synonymous with judicial restraint with... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Supreme Court , trending news

Beyond the Ink: Passionate public defender tattoos names of defeated clients on back. What are you doing to #BeUnprecedented?
Posted on 09-29-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Photo Credit: Todor Rusinov / Shutterstock.com Art is everywhere and can be seen in many forms, including tattoos, and behind every tattoo is a story. Georgia-based public defender Travis Williams is so dedicated to his profession that he gets a tattoo... Read More

Tags: Tell us your story , Be Unprecedented , rainmakers , Latest Headlines & Stories

A Scalding Takedown on Tort Reform – How Stella Liebeck’s case against McDonald’s sparked a litigation revolution.
Posted on 09-29-2014 by Doug Esten

Photo Credit: Levent Konuk / Shutterstock.com Any time you find yourself in an argument about frivolous lawsuits and tort reform, someone’s probably going to bring up “that woman who sued McDonald’s over the hot coffee and won four... Read More

Tags: litigation , Trending News & Topics , trending news

Monday Marvel: Its National Coffee Day. Attorneys & judges take their coffee black and bitter. Is that true? [Infographic]
Posted on 09-29-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Or the better question, what does your coffee type say about your lawyer type? Enjoy these reads while sipping your morning cup of joe. Read the article, What does your coffee type say about your lawyer type? Read More

Tags: Latst Headlines & Stories , infographic , trending news

Red Does Not Mean Stop: Practical Tips for Improving the Accuracy of Your Legal Research via JD Supra
Posted on 09-28-2014 by Hans Thielman

The author of this blog is Kelly Margolis Dagger. She notes that the North Carolina Supreme Court can reverse a Court of Appeals decision by adopting the dissenting opinion. http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/red-does-not-mean-stop-practical-tips-f-27792... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Law school , Law School Faculty , law students

Coffee. Coffee. Coffee and I hate my life sum up this law school video.
Posted on 09-27-2014 by Christina Alge

If you attend (or have attended) law school you've heard all this before. Oh, and for those who aren't "in the know," a "gunner" is a person who is competitive,overly-ambitious and substantially exceeds minimum requirements... Read More

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

Why do we question the parenting of lawyers, but never the parenting of astronauts or senators?
Posted on 09-26-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Are rainmaking and homemaking compatible endeavors or unlikely bedfellows? According to the Working Parent Survey conducted by Vault , the respondents of this survey paint a conflicting picture of the compatibility for both activities. The results from... Read More

Tags: career balance , Trending News & Topics , paternity

Friday Distraction: Happy Sweet 16 Google
Posted on 09-26-2014 by Tracie Morris

Google's birthday has shifted around over the years. While last year, the company celebrated its 15th birthday on Sept. 27, but in previous years the date shifted around the month of September. From the eighth year onwards, the company seemed to have... Read More

Tags: Latst Headlines & Stories , Google , trending news

Your selfies: Do you have a Constitutional right to keep them private?
Posted on 09-26-2014 by Travis Burchart

Photo Credit: Jack Frog / Shutterstock.com The media uproar over a massive leak of celebrity photos is putting a new focus on an interesting legal question: Is there a constitutional right to keep your selfies private? Soon after unauthorized photos... Read More

Tags: Latst Headlines & Stories , social media , trending news

Exclusive to Fall Associates – Lexis Advance Webinar Today
Posted on 09-25-2014 by kim.saldana@lexisnexis.com

Lexis Advance transforms the way you conduct research by offering innovative features and functionality in combination with industry leading content. Join us for a 30-minute webinar outlining how Fall Associates can best use the product. Date: Tuesday... Read More

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

The Dark Side of Law School: Today’s depressed law students will become tomorrow’s depressed lawyers [via WSJ]
Posted on 09-25-2014 by Christina Alge

Studies have shown that lawyers suffer from high rates of depression and suicide. A new paper by a law professor who battled clinical depression says law schools can do a better job of talking to future lawyers about the issue of mental illness within... Read More

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

Human Trafficking: Corporate America’s responsibility towards victims and shareholders
Posted on 09-25-2014 by Vanessa Lloyd

Forced labor is rampant around the globe. It poses serious, sometimes unfathomable threats to the victims and their families. It also happens to be very bad for business. In fact, high-profile labor trafficking carries the same risks to operations as... Read More

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

'How To Get Away With Murder' creator Peter Nowalk offers up 'law school on acid' zap2it
Posted on 09-24-2014 by Hans Thielman

Not exactly "Paper Chase," even if it is a show about law school. http://www.zap2it.com/blogs/how_to_get_away_with_murder_creator_peter_nowalk_interview-2014-09 Read More

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Law School Exam Tips: 5 Ways to Perform Well on Law School Exams
Posted on 09-24-2014 by Chad Troyan

Feeling overwhelmed with all the new information you’re learning in your classes? Not sure how you will be able to do well on your exams in law school? Performing well on law school exams is essential to law school, and exam writing is a “specialized... Read More

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

It’s Banned Book Week: Has being a lawyer made you lose your love for reading?
Posted on 09-24-2014 by Christina Alge

Once upon a time, in a land far away, I read all the time, and I loved it! And then law school happened. Then, reading took on an entirely new meaning in my life. Every time I sat down to read, my brain went into overdrive and I couldn’t concentrate... Read More

Tags: Latst Headlines & Stories , eBooks , trending news

Sirius Must Pay to Play Classic Tunes, Federal Judge Rules WSJ Law Blog
Posted on 09-24-2014 by Hans Thielman

Don't be surprised if your Sirius subscription increases in price. http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2014/09/23/sirius-must-pay-to-play-classic-tunes-federal-judge-rules/ Read More

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Exposing your law firm to the dangers of file sharing: What are the 3 ways to protect your firm?
Posted on 09-23-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Photo Credit: zippy / Shutterstock.com Every day attorneys will “hit send” as they email back and forth a myriad of confidential documents to their clients and colleagues. While this is a seemingly harmless business task, a new study from... Read More

Tags: Latst Headlines & Stories , cyber security , BYOD , Privacy , cloud storage