Lexis Advance Tuesday Tip: How can I easily track and monitor pending developments with legislative and regulatory issues?
Posted on 09-23-2014 by Allison Quering

If you have recently asked yourself the question about how to track and monitor developments using Lexis Advance®, the answer is as easy as 1-2-3. With our FREE alert feature on Lexis Advance, you can monitor ANYTHING with an Alert – statutes... Read More

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If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself as a 1L? What tips would you give to 1Ls today?
Posted on 09-23-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Fall has arrived and has brought with it a new set of wide-eyed and idealistic young men and women seeking to make their mark, as they place their chiropractor on speed-dial and attempt to emerge from weight of their case books. Students are clamoring... Read More

Tags: new lawyers , Law school , law students , Latest Headlines & Stories

How a legal pioneer launched a human trafficking clinic to help victims both near and far. What sparks your passion when practicing law?
Posted on 09-22-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Photo Credit: University of Michigan Law School Twitter What if you were faced with a problem that could be transformed with time and dedication? Would you tackle that problem or would you ignore it? Our courage to confront these questions often depends... Read More

Tags: Latst Headlines & Stories , Tell us your story , Be Unprecedented , rainmakers , Human Trafficking

The leaves are beginning to turn and there's a chill in the air. It's officially autumn. [Infographic]
Posted on 09-22-2014 by Christina Alge

With shorter days and less sunlight, the fall season does have an impact on your health. According to this infographic via everyday HEALTH , here are 4 tips to help you steer clear of the “winter blues” that often begin in fall. Do you... Read More

Tags: health , career balance , Trending News & Topics , trending news , work-life balance

Monday Marvel: Today is American Business Women's Day. A list of the 2014 most powerful women in business. [via Fortune]
Posted on 09-22-2014 by Tracie Morris

Photo Credit: Sergey Nivens / Shutterstock.com Today is American Business Women’s Day marking the 1949 founding date of the American Business Women's Association whose mission is "to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and... Read More

Tags: #WomensEqualityDay , change , Upgrading Your Skills

The Dog Days of Law School: 9 Ways to be More Productive & Make the Most of Your Time
Posted on 09-19-2014 by Chad Troyan

Photo Credit: Dino Osmic / Shutterstock.com Are you feeling bogged down with school work already? Feeling unproductive? In an article by survivelaw.com , they came up with a list of 9 ways to become more productive in law school. Below are suggestions... Read More

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

Friday Distraction: Compensation Best Practices [Infographic]
Posted on 09-19-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

With the economy warming up, the year is looking bright for businesses as many organizations are showing growth, and expressing the most optimism yet in post-recession years. Each year, PayScale surveys thousands of HR and business leaders to learn about... Read More

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

Shakespeare Didn't Really Want To Kill All The Lawyers, But We Should Deregulate Their Profession
Posted on 09-18-2014 by Hans Thielman

Should the legal profession be deregulated? In this Forbes article, George Leef suggests exactly that. He opines that licensing regulations merely raise the cost of service, doing the most harm to those who can least afford to pay. http://www.forbes... Read More

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How to Fire an Employee
Posted on 09-18-2014 by Doug Esten

Yes, this is a crummy subject, for both sides of the issue. I have yet to meet an employer or HR person who looks forward to that awkward meeting, where they need to pull the plug. Even amicable separations are full of potential anxiety about how to treat... Read More

Tags: Labor Law , Trending News & Topics , Employment Law , trending news

Dealing with Information (or Brain) Overload [Infographic]
Posted on 09-18-2014 by Tracie Morris

Up until recently, there was no such thing as information overload, but with 24 hour news cycles, blogs, social networks, viral videos and more, it’s hard not to have your mind bogged down with news, messages, trivia and the like. If you find... Read More

Tags: new rules , social media , new lawyers , mobile devices , infographic , mobile , technology , Law School Faculty , Latest Headlines & Stories , trending news

Social Media Ruined My Marriage But Helped My Divorce
Posted on 09-18-2014 by Rosanne M. Beach

Photo Credit: Quka / Shutterstock.com In this day in age, social media seems to run our lives. We wake up in the morning and check our Facebook account. We upload a photo of our breakfast to Instagram. And we tweet about how our day at work is going.... Read More

Tags: cell phone , Latst Headlines & Stories , Google , clients , Facebook , cloud storage

Is It Possible To Be an Outside-The-Box Thinker And Be Old School?
Posted on 09-18-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Perry Mason was an outside-the-box thinker. He got to the truth with innovative solutions and by approaching his cases from unique angles. Although he’s a fictional character, the author from this article Why Outside-The-Box Thinkers Make The Best... Read More

Tags: change , Upgrading Your Skills , client experience

Robert Downey Jr. Gets Serious in the Trailer for ‘The Judge’
Posted on 09-18-2014 by Hans Thielman

This article is about the film "The Judge," which stars Robert Downey, Jr., who plays a big city lawyer and Robert Duvall, who plays a small town Indiana judge accused of murder. It opens October 10. http://moviepilot.com/posts/2014/09/18... Read More

Tags: entertainment , Trending News & Topics

Justice Matters It's Why We're Here
Posted on 09-17-2014 by SamirGoswami

Photo Credit: Jiri Hera / Shutterstock.com In India a woman is attacked on her way to a water source. In Ethiopia a journalist is detained but isn’t told why, for how long or given an opportunity to defend himself. In Zimbabwe, a family who makes... Read More

Does My Child's Custody Preference Count?
Posted on 09-17-2014 by Jaime Teuchert-Cage

At the core of a custody dispute in a divorce is your child. You may think that the child should be in your sole custody but your spouse might wholly disagree and think that the child should be in his sole custody. The court will take the both sides'... Read More

Tags: Family Law , Trending News & Topics , communications , clients , compliance , trending news

The good, the bad, and the ugly. What do you think about the new iPhone 6?
Posted on 09-17-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Last week, I was traveling and somehow missed the launch hype about the new iPhone 6. Even passing an Apple store, I didn't notice a line of people camped out waiting for the release. But from what I understand, the iPhone 6 is plotting a course to... Read More

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

What if my teenager doesn't like the court order?
Posted on 09-16-2014 by Jaime Teuchert-Cage

So, you have battled with your former spouse in court, attended countless hearings and mediation sessions, spent thousands of dollars on attorney fees and finally won primary physical custody of your child. Most parents are willing to deal with the pain... Read More

Tags: Family Law , litigation , Trending News & Topics , technology , trending news

Using a Credentialed Divorce Mediator in San Diego
Posted on 09-16-2014 by Rosanne M. Beach

Although divorce is typically filled with heavy emotions, the end result of the divorce process should be for couples to move forward to a happier life. Unfortunately, in today's legal system, many couples come out of a divorce feeling more embittered... Read More

Tags: Family Law , litigation , Trending News & Topics , Office Space , trending news

Bird’s eye view: Small but growing number of states reject Common Core
Posted on 09-16-2014 by Ted Zwayer

As millions of U.S. schoolchildren learn reading, writing and arithmetic under new national academic standards known as Common Core, a backlash has developed in several states. Despite federal support, Common Core remains essentially a state-grounded... Read More

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Tend to Your People & Discover Your Law Firm's Greatness
Posted on 09-16-2014 by Jeff Weaver

Header image by RickyMartin on Wikimedia Commons , CC BY-SA 3.0 The business world is all abuzz about employee engagement . Have you heard of it? You could easily fill a room with books, articles and blog posts that talk about it. If it's not being... Read More

Tags: Upgrading Your Skills , people , productivity , job satisfaction