4 tips to convince even the hardest opponent about the value of online content marketing
Posted on 11-13-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Online content marketing is valuable? So valuable, your competition may already be smoking you. As we increasingly are engulfed into this technology-driven age, practices of selling your service in person have been replaced with search engine optimization... Read More

Tags: social business , Upgrading Your Skills , content marketing

"Ummmm... go to law school?" What advice would you offer?
Posted on 11-12-2014 by Christina Alge

We’ve all found ourselves stuck at the fork in the road; left with the tough decision of which direction to take. Many students have this problem when deciding what school to attend, but this problem may seem prevalent in law students. In an article... Read More

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

8 billing changes lawyers would love to see [a survey]
Posted on 11-12-2014 by Doug Esten

No matter how good something may be we are always able to point out something that could be just a smidge better. Like any other profession, the legal profession has its “pros” and “cons” and the process regarding billing tends... Read More

Tags: billable hour , Trending News & Topics

Emotional Intelligence vs. Cognitive Ability: Which means more to job performance?
Posted on 11-12-2014 by Mary Swank

What means more to your job performance: the ability to empathize with others or the ability to solve problems on your feet? A debate came up between ‘World Economic Forum’ writer Adam Grant and an unnamed CEO on which meant more to one’s... Read More

Tags: career advancement , Upgrading Your Skills , career management

Watch your words: How that employee who launched a series of “F -Bombs” may be protected.
Posted on 11-11-2014 by Melissa Bailey

If an employee curses at and blatantly disrespects the owner of the company for whom he works, most people would reasonably conclude that the employee can be discharged. However, a recent decision issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) defies... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , workplace violence

Veterans Day Remembrance: 3 Stories from American Soldiers
Posted on 11-11-2014 by Chad Troyan

It’s been years since a new generation of soldiers embarked on a battle in Iraq. War doesn’t have a set time, a deadline as to when it will end. It’s only now, 10 years later, as the Iraq war seems to be drawing to an end that the stories... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , trending news

Ethical Issues in Preventing and Combatting Human Trafficking
Posted on 11-10-2014 by SamirGoswami

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting on a panel at the “ Ethical Issues in Preventing and Combatting Human Trafficking ” conference hosted by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria. The two... Read More

SCOTUS + Dogs = Perfect Match?
Posted on 11-10-2014 by Chad Troyan

It’s the greatest invention since sliced bread!! What am I talking about? The newest way to be informed with today’s court decisions – DOGS! On John Oliver’s “Last Week’s Tonight” , Oliver tackled the problem... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Supreme Court

Before you take that case, consider these 4 important steps for evaluating potential cases
Posted on 11-10-2014 by Doug Esten

When growing up, many of us were probably told to “think before you act.” While it may have been annoying at the time, this piece of advice still holds true even as adults. In a pressing profession such as law, some may be inclined to take... Read More

Tags: Upgrading Your Skills , business development

Monday Marvel: 50 Ways Technology Has Changed How & What We Do [Infographic]
Posted on 11-10-2014 by Tracie Morris

When was the last time you dialed directory assistance, used a public telephone or dialed *69 to find out who called you last? Take a stroll down memory lane with us and review 50 of the things we don’t do (or maybe have never done) thanks to technology... Read More

Tags: technology , Latest Headlines & Stories

Open for Business: Pressures Mount on Financial Institutions to Meet Their Compliance Obligations
Posted on 11-10-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Brought to you by the Real Law Editorial Team Think about transparency for a moment. As a property of physical objects, it is easy to define and understand. According to Merriam-Webster, for example, it’s the result of light that is transmitted... Read More

Tags: Real Law

The Science of 'Interstellar' Explained (Infographic) Space.com
Posted on 11-08-2014 by Hans Thielman

This article contains spoilers for the movie "Interstellar." Although it explains some of the science in the movie, the article doesn't explain how two characters in the movie can be drinking beer when wheat can no longer can be grown on... Read More

Tags: entertainment , Trending News & Topics

25 Years Later: The Fall of the Belin Wall Marked the End of the Cold War for American Public
Posted on 11-07-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

It’s amazing how fast time flies. It was 25 years ago Sunday, when thousands of people heard the news that the wall between East & West Berlin had been taken down. This moment is seen to most as a positive turning point in the relationship between... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , trending news

Horror writer, Stephen King, epitomizes a 30-year-old blogging lesson for lawyers #writinglegally
Posted on 11-07-2014 by Travis Burchart

Circa late 1980s (pre- Barnes and Noble , back in the day of shopping mall bookstores like B. Dalton and Waldenbooks ), I bought Stephen King’s short story collection, Skeleton Crew . While I knew the name Stephen King (he did this creepy Am Ex... Read More

Tags: How-Tos & Guidance , social media , writinglegally , blogging , #writinglegally

Average Age of Lawyers is – well – Really OLD!
Posted on 11-07-2014 by Christina Alge

Makeup has the power to make people completely different, sometimes unrecognizable. Prospective law students have always acted as the makeup of the legal profession, making the profession seem younger, however, as fewer graduates become lawyers we are... Read More

Tags: Law School Faculty , law students , Latest Headlines & Stories

Where Are They Now? Former showbiz kids who have found success in law.
Posted on 11-07-2014 by Chad Troyan

We all have experienced that jolt of happiness found when we are flipping channels and stumble upon a favorite movie/TV show from years ago. Our first action is recalling what other show(s) a certain actor/actress was in and if they have been “off... Read More

Tags: Legal Industry , Latest Headlines & Stories

Friday Distraction: Think you're pretty smart? Better check this list of the 10 Stupidest Things Smart People Do.
Posted on 11-07-2014 by Tracie Morris

We’re all humans. Just because you’re deemed smart, does not mean you will never make a dumb mistake. We all make mistakes, but according to an article by wisebread , here are 10 of the stupidest things “smart” people do: 1.... Read More

Tags: Upgrading Your Skills

Law Students: 8 helpful tips when preparing for exams
Posted on 11-06-2014 by Christina Alge

Are you nervous about exams coming up? Are these your first set of exams of law school? Don’t fret as an article from Law School Lowdown offered tips when preparing for law school exams. Here are their tips: 1. Study In A Group, but Find A Good... Read More

Tags: Law School Faculty , law students , Latest Headlines & Stories

Lexis for Microsoft Office: Using Research Browser
Posted on 11-06-2014 by Dave.DiCicco

Research Browser provides one-click access to Lexis Advance to create a seamless bridge between Lexis for Microsoft Office and your research to enable deeper research capabilities within your document. Also, control the size of the Research Browser and... Read More

Tags: How-Tos & Guidance , Lexis for Microsoft Office , How-To

Lexis for Microsoft Office: Using the PDF Converter
Posted on 11-06-2014 by Dave.DiCicco

With the PDF Converter, you can turn PDFs into Microsoft® Word documents in seconds so that you can tap into the full functionality of Lexis® for Microsoft Office®, for example to closely examine PDF-based documents you receive from opposing... Read More

Tags: How-Tos & Guidance , Lexis for Microsoft Office , How-To