Top 10 Healthiest New Year's Resolutions
Posted on 12-31-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

As 2016 comes to a close we are asked to make New Year’s Resolutions for 2017. Here are some good resolutions that are doable and healthy according to . 1. Lose Weight Losing weight is among the most popular resolutions each year.... Read More

Tags: health , Trending News & Topics , LIT , improvement

New Year’s Tidbits: History & Other Facts
Posted on 12-31-2014 by Chad Troyan

Did you know that New Year’s Eve was not always on January 1 st ? It's true! There are a lot of interesting facts and tidbits surrounding our highly-celebrated holiday. Here are some interesting facts about NYE thanks to History : History... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , LIT , improvement , trending news

Lawyer Offers Scholarship to Teens Who Admit to Drunk Driving WSJ Law Blog
Posted on 12-30-2014 by Hans Thielman

If you were a high school senior, would you divulge to a DUI attorney of your drunk driving mistakes for the chance of winning a $1,000 college scholarship? Please note that the attorney is asking for confidential communication admitting to illegal activity... Read More

Tags: Upgrading Your Skills

Children's Waiting Room Offered at Family Court
Posted on 12-30-2014 by Rosanne M. Beach

If you are going to family court then chances are that you have children. With your attorney fees and court filing fees adding up, paying for childcare is likely not an additional expense that you want to incur while attending court hearings. However... Read More

Tags: Family Law , litigation , Trending News & Topics , Community

Tips for a High Conflict Child Custody Dispute
Posted on 12-30-2014 by Jaime Teuchert-Cage

Despite the oppositional nature of family law, many cases are able to proceed through the court system with little to no hostility between the parties. However, for a variety of reasons, some cases are so high conflict that the parties' lives are... Read More

Tags: Family Law , Trending News & Topics , clients

OFAC Compliance: New Sanctions and Corporate Risks [CLE-Accredited Webinar]
Posted on 12-30-2014 by Vanessa Lloyd

Navigating the quagmire of regulations governing international financial dealings can be daunting and costly. One wrong step involving a sanctioned country, entity or individual can land your company or your client in hot water with the U.S. Department... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , webinar , compliance

Five Common Fears About Switching to Lexis Advanced® Answered
Posted on 12-30-2014 by Stacy_Staarmann

On December 2 nd , Lexis Nexis held a webinar hosted by Allison Quering giving users insight on the new Lexis Advance®. For those who were unable to make it, here is an overview of what you missed: Five Common Fears of Lexis Advanced® 1. I’m... Read More

Tags: How-Tos & Guidance , webinar , Lexis Advance Enhancements

Your dreams … it’s never too late: 73-year-old pursues law degree. What are you doing to #BeUnprecedented™?
Posted on 12-29-2014 by Chad Troyan

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot Have you ever found yourself in a place or at an event where you are definitely the outlier ; the one many would pick if asked which of these don’t belong... Read More

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

If you were a piece of fruit what would you be? And, other crazy interview questions you may have heard.
Posted on 12-29-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

When I was in college, there were 3 distinct paths a student took – become an attorney, a doctor or graduate with a liberal arts degree. Somehow I fell out of all camps and ended up with a degree in journalism, but the majority of my friends took... Read More

Tags: interviewing , Upgrading Your Skills

eDiscovery’s future: 5 statistics to forecast by
Posted on 12-29-2014 by Ted Zwayer

eDiscovery tools have grown a lot and continue to evolve, turning in good return for profit for litigation teams. Due to this recent trend many firms have planned to invest in it over the next couple years. In a survey of Am Law 200 law firms, which... Read More

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Determination 1st, smarts 2nd: Why determination trumps brains in getting ahead
Posted on 12-23-2014 by Chad Troyan

The mind and the behind the scenes actions that go into mundane actions can be very intriguing. Ask yourself this: If you are constantly told you’re a genius, how would it affect your work ethic? Carol S. Dweck, a professor at Stanford University... Read More

Tags: career advancement , Upgrading Your Skills

Are you crazed right about now? 7 stress-busting remedies for the holiday season
Posted on 12-22-2014 by Chad Troyan

Do the holidays have you stressed out of your mind? You’re not alone. Luckily, The Ladders is here to help with these 7 stress-busting tips for the holidays!: 1. Get moving Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and feel good. Try to incorporate... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Work / Life Balance

Best Practices: Five critical tasks to thoroughly vet expert witnesses and improve your odds of winning.
Posted on 12-22-2014 by heidi.carlson lexisnexis

It’s not always clear what the best practices are for ensuring that those who provide guidance or testify are the right people for the role—or whether they can perform as effectively as one would hope. Will they be persuasive in a case, or... Read More

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Monday Marvel: What can be learned from the top media crises of 2014?
Posted on 12-22-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

To say that this year has had its’ fair share of media crises would be an understatement. However with every blunder there is a chance to learn from it. According to an article from Hunter Paynter Communications , here are top 8 media crises of... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , trending news

Social media threats vs. social media free speech: SCOTUS to weigh in
Posted on 12-19-2014 by Ted Zwayer

So you had a rough day at school and you post about it on Facebook. Since you’re not in the right mindset at this moment you post something that some people could interpret as a threat, even though you never intended it to come off that way. The... Read More

Tags: social media , Latest Headlines & Stories

7 stress-busting remedies for the holiday season
Posted on 12-19-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Do the holidays have you stressed out of your mind? You’re not alone. Luckily, The Ladders is here to help with these 7 stress-busting tips for the holidays!: 1. Get moving Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and feel good. Try to incorporate... Read More

Tags: career balance , Trending News & Topics

104 social media/marketing statistics for 2014 (and 2015)
Posted on 12-19-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

As we slowly approach the New Year a day at a time we are constantly reminded of the events and trends that occurred in the current year. So what goes best with new trends? Statistics! (I know it may not be everyone’s first choice, but they do make... Read More

Tags: social media , Latest Headlines & Stories

Are you reading the same news as world leaders? Where world leaders get their Twitter news
Posted on 12-18-2014 by Tracie Morris

What does your typical morning look like? You probably wake up, get out of bed and flip the news on for a couple minutes as the coffee slowly brews before you dash out the door to go to work. Some of us rely on news stations to get our everyday news while... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , trending news

Law school – Now a buyer's market as universities weather the rough period
Posted on 12-18-2014 by Chad Troyan

In this corner, standing in Evanston, Illinois-Northwestern University! And in this corner, with years of excellence-Harvard University! Ding! Ding! Ding! The above narrative probably sounded like an introduction to a boxing match, right? With the numbers... Read More

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

Patents in 2015: Further reform on the horizon?
Posted on 12-18-2014 by Doug Esten

Hype- it can be a good thing and it can be a bad thing. Too much hype may set over-blown expectations. Too little and you could setting the bar too low. When it comes to patent reforms, Republicans are looking for more of them in 2015. According to an... Read More

Tags: patent law , Trending News & Topics