ER for Lawyers Provides Online Legal Ethics Research to Lawyers Nationwide Yahoo
Posted on 11-01-2014 by Hans Thielman

Attorney Kathryn A. Thompson has announced the launch of ER for Lawyers LLC (Ethics Research for Lawyers), which is supposed to be the first-ever privately operated nationwide ethics research service for attorneys. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/er-lawyers... Read More

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Patent issued for filming a yoga class Networkworld
Posted on 11-01-2014 by Hans Thielman

A patent that was issued for filming a yoga class was bestowed a “Stupid Patent of the Month” award by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It would seem the patent holder has decided to forfeit the patent. Read the complete article >> Read More

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Halloween & Compliance: How to turn a night of fun into a snooze fest
Posted on 10-31-2014 by Ted Zwayer

A compliance professional can turn the fun and chaos of Halloween into a boring night on the study of procedure. According to this article available via the LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom | Corporate Law Blog , author Doug Cornelius will prove it. ... Read More

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Candy is so 2013! It’s all about the cash for Halloween this year.
Posted on 10-31-2014 by Christina Alge

According to this New York Post article , if you pass out the usual candy treats this Halloween you may get “tricked” because cash is the golden ticket for trick-or-treaters. More than half (53%) of parents of trick-or-treaters say their... Read More

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Friday Distraction: What the Halloween Candy You Give Out Says About You
Posted on 10-31-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Are you an evil genius or a hedonist? I had no idea there was such a philosophy about the type of Halloween candy you give to trick-or-treaters. According to this Infographic (courtesy of InfographicsArchive ), I am a tycoon who loves to upstage everyone... Read More

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Planning your work day like a Disney Vacation. 5 Steps to get you on your way.
Posted on 10-30-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Photo Credit: Pres Panayotov / Shutterstock.com A few weeks back, my family and I traveled to Florida and embarked on our third Disney vacation; however, this was the first entirely planned Disney vacation. It was fabulous! We knew exactly where we... Read More

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What Should I Do If I Fail The Bar Exam?
Posted on 10-30-2014 by Doug Esten

Life is full of curveballs and how are we supposed to be prepared for them? In the case of a recent graduated law student, the ultimate “curveball” would be failing the most important test of all – the Jurisdictional Bar Exam. In an... Read More

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Lexis® for Microsoft Office® won a New York Law Journal Award.
Posted on 10-30-2014 by Stacy_Staarmann

Readers from the New York Law Journal voted Lexis® for Microsoft Office® the BEST Table of Authority Software Provider two years in a row. More than 8,000 people cast their vote to select their favorite vendor in more than 85 categories. The... Read More

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Is your LinkedIn summary a winner or a loser? 13 Q test to score your summary
Posted on 10-30-2014 by Tracie Morris

First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. The second they know they are going to meet you or have a call with you, they’re going to type your name into Google. This makes your virtual... Read More

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Is “work-life balance” the answer? No, no, no. It's “work-life integration”
Posted on 10-29-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Finding the right balance for work and life is difficult. If you find that your work and home life interfere with one another, you might want to try a “work-life integration” mentality instead. A recent article via Mashable suggests crafting... Read More

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“Fear Mongering” and the Ebola virus: Should attorneys help in setting an example to the public?
Posted on 10-29-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

First it was West Nile Virus; then came the Mad Cow Disease and now America is dealing with another bout of hysteria over yet another disease – Ebola. Amongst the hysteria, schools have closed, expats have been placed in quarantine upon their return... Read More

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Paralegals and Job Requirements
Posted on 10-29-2014 by Hannah Barnhorn

As a paralegal educator for nearly 10 years, I have found that the role of a paralegal/legal assistant is very specific to location. Have you seen roles changing at your law firms? Read More

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Zombies, Ghouls, and Unpaid Wage Claims: The Top 5 Labor & Employment Horrors This Halloween
Posted on 10-29-2014 by Melissa Bailey

As the group that shepherds employees from the application stage through the end of the employment relationship, human resources (HR) departments administer programs and policies that could greatly impact a company if a misstep results in litigation.... Read More

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Are Law Schools Getting Less Gloomy About the Future? Via WSJ
Posted on 10-29-2014 by Christina Alge

According to this WSJ article, the number of students taking the LSAT and applying to law school has been in a free fall since 2010; however, law school admissions offices expect to see an increase in applications for the 2015-2016 cycle. Read the complete... Read More

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6 résumé pointers exemplified by the College Football Playoff
Posted on 10-29-2014 by Travis Burchart

Gone are the days of the BCS. The College Football Playoff is here, and if last night’s selection committee rankings were any surprise to you, you are not alone. Despite the surprises, the idea to implement a new playoff system, emphasizing the... Read More

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NO - FAULT LIABILITY IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LITIGATION
Posted on 10-29-2014 by ANOOP KUMAR KAUSHAL

INTRODUCTION, APPLICATION, ADOPTION AND ENFORCEMENT OF "NO-FAULT LIABILITY PRINCIPLE" TO MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CASES UNDER THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES ON CONSUMER PROTECTION � � 1. In the health service industry... Read More

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From Boo To Sue: Are Haunted Houses Liable For Scaring Their Visitors?
Posted on 10-28-2014 by Doug Esten

It is the oldest admonishment in the book from parent to child – don’t talk to strangers. But one day a year we make an exception. And more than just letting our kids talk to strangers, we even let them accept food from them. Of course parents... Read More

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Green Side Up: The Current State of Renewable Energy Mandates
Posted on 10-28-2014 by Ted Zwayer

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 the front. Solar energy is used to warm air that enters... Read More

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VOTE TODAY to Help LexisNexis & GeoPoll Advance the Rule of Law
Posted on 10-28-2014 by SamirGoswami

People need to know what their rights are! Period. Please vote for our entry and help us advance the rule of law. LexisNexis has teamed with GeoPoll to disseminate legal information to citizens and practitioners in developing countries and we need YOUR... Read More

Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Ogletree Deakins' Melissa Bailey
Posted on 10-28-2014 by Vanessa Lloyd

Melissa A. Bailey is a member in Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC's Washington , D.C., office. She serves on the firm's board of directors and practices in the workplace safety practice group. Prior to her election to the board, she... Read More

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