Marijuana breathalyzer being developed to determine drivers’ sobriety sans blood test
Posted on 12-17-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

If drinking and driving is against the law then it would make sense that the same would apply after smoking pot. While medical and recreational marijuana use is legal in 4 states (Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington), users cannot drive if they have... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Drug Law Evolution & The Workplace

2014: A recap of what was “hot” and maybe “not so hot” on LexTalk
Posted on 12-17-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

As 2014 comes to an end, we selected the Top-10 “hot” articles for the year, as well as a few “not so hot” topics that passed by. From articles about career advancement, the best pieces of professional advice to the pros and cons... Read More

Tags: new lawyers , legal profession , Latest Headlines & Stories , trending news

Words Are Dead: Facebook Sticker Search Is Here WSJ
Posted on 12-17-2014 by Hans Thielman

Who needs words when you have Facebook Sticker Search? http://blogs.wsj.com/personal-technology/2014/12/16/words-are-dead-facebook-sticker-search-is-here/ Read More

Tags: social media , Trending News & Topics

Option to Hire a Privately Compensated Temporary Judge
Posted on 12-16-2014 by Rosanne M. Beach

If you are going through a divorce then you are likely aware of how impacted the courts are, due to a limited budget, and how long a divorce can be drawn out as a result of court hearings being scheduled months out. Impacted courts are especially a concern... Read More

Tags: Family Law , Ethics , rule of law , Trending News & Topics , blogs , compliance , Office Space

False Allegations of Child Abuse - Penalties for the Accuser
Posted on 12-16-2014 by Jaime Teuchert-Cage

In family law, especially cases involving custody and visitation disputes, it can be tempting for litigants to make false allegations in order to get ahead in their cases. However, false accusations have no place in family law and in fact may be severely... Read More

Tags: Family Law , Ethics , Trending News & Topics , social law firm , Professional Responsibility

Thinking of working for Santa? Think again! An employee handbook from the North Pole.
Posted on 12-16-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

All is not candy and carols at the North Pole while the Big Guy (Santa) is not one who negotiates labor practices. This according to The North Pole Employee Handbook: A Guide to Policies, Rules, Regulations and Daily Operations for the Worker at North... Read More

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

6 Tips to Effectively Manage Tasks via Your Smartphone
Posted on 12-16-2014 by Chad Troyan

As life becomes more fast-paced were faced with many problems. Some of us may feel that we can’t find the time in the day to get our items on our “to-do” list completed. In the day of technology there are ways you can use your smartphone... Read More

Tags: smartphones , productivity , Latest Headlines & Stories

Supreme Court permits ‘reasonable mistakes’ by police in searches McClatchy
Posted on 12-16-2014 by Hans Thielman

In the majority opinion, Chief Justice Roberts wrote: “To be reasonable is not to be perfect, and so the Fourth Amendment allows for some mistakes on the part of government officials, giving them fair leeway for enforcing the law in the community’s... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Supreme Court

Job rejection … ask for feedback? No! 9 tips for responding to rejection
Posted on 12-15-2014 by Chad Troyan

Life is full of rejection. Fact. There are no ifs ands or buts about it. Randy Pausch once said “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game.” There is a solid point in that; it’s not your current situation... Read More

Tags: career advancement , Upgrading Your Skills

Top 14 LexisNexis LinkedIn posts for 2014 (#1 - #5)
Posted on 12-15-2014 by Travis Burchart

2380+: That’s the number of LinkedIn posts shared by LexisNexis in 2014. Out of those 2380+ posts, we’ve compiled the 14 most read for 2014. Here’s #1 - #5 of our top posts: #5: 5 social media hazards that can threaten your legal ethics... Read More

Tags: LinkedIn , Latest Headlines & Stories

Top 14 LexisNexis LinkedIn posts for 2014 (#6 - #10)
Posted on 12-15-2014 by Travis Burchart

2380+: That’s the number of LinkedIn posts shared by LexisNexis in 2014. Out of those 2380+ posts, we’ve compiled the 14 most read for 2014. Here’s #6 - #10 of our top posts: #10: $80,000 settlement destroyed by 1 Facebook post (Wall... Read More

Tags: LinkedIn , Latest Headlines & Stories

Top 14 LexisNexis LinkedIn posts for 2014 (#11 - #14)
Posted on 12-15-2014 by Travis Burchart

2380+: That’s the number of LinkedIn posts shared by LexisNexis in 2014. Out of those 2380+ posts, we’ve compiled the 14 most read for 2014. Here’s #11 - #14 of our top posts: #14: Top 5 worst states to get a divorce in (Lex Talk)... Read More

Tags: LinkedIn , Latest Headlines & Stories

Top 14 LexisNexis Twitter posts for 2014 (#1 - #5)
Posted on 12-15-2014 by Travis Burchart

3700+: That’s the number of tweets shared via @LexisNexis in 2014. Out of those 3700+ tweets, we’ve compiled the 14 most read for 2014. Here’s #1 - #5 of our top posts: #5: Law students. Here's 10 things you wish you would've... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , Twitter

Top 14 LexisNexis Twitter posts for 2014 (#6 - #10)
Posted on 12-15-2014 by Travis Burchart

3700+: That’s the number of tweets shared via @LexisNexis in 2014. Out of those 3700+ tweets, we’ve compiled the 14 most read for 2014. Here’s #6 - #10 of our top posts: #10: The Supreme Court in 2014: 5 legal fights to pay close attention... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , Twitter

Top 14 LexisNexis Twitter posts for 2014 (#11 - #14)
Posted on 12-15-2014 by Travis Burchart

3700+: That’s the number of tweets shared via @LexisNexis in 2014. Out of those 3700+ tweets, we’ve compiled the 14 most read for 2014. Here’s #11 - #14 of our top posts: #14: 50 best law schools in the U.S. (Business Insider) If... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , Twitter

Joan Heifetz Hollinger: An “outspoken advocate” for children and families
Posted on 12-15-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Joan Heifetz Hollinger has always fought for the rights of others. Early in her career, Joan championed civil rights as a lobbyist for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.This fuel to secure equal opportunity and full citizenship... Read More

Tags: #WomensEqualityDay , Tell us your story , Be Unprecedented , LIT , rainmakers , Latest Headlines & Stories , WomensEqualityDay , LGBT

Monday Marvel: Hot & not in the legal profession, 2014 edition
Posted on 12-15-2014 by Christina Alge

As the year slowly winds down to a close many will be reminded of what were the “hot” trends and what were the “nots.” Like any other profession, the legal profession has its’ own “hots” and “nots.”... Read More

Tags: law firm trends , Latest Headlines & Stories

True Crime: Examining the Scourge of Wage Theft in America
Posted on 12-15-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Brought to you by the Real Law Editorial Team Scott Greenfield’s popular legal blog Simple Justice is published with a disclaimer. Alongside articles that comment on current issues related to criminal defense, the New York City-based attorney... Read More

Tags: Real Law

Friday Distraction: 9 types of intelligence - Which type are you? [Infographic]
Posted on 12-12-2014 by Chad Troyan

We're all blessed with strengths. Some of us are good at math or science while others are good at sports. Did you know that strengths like each of these actually represent an "intelligence" you may carry with you? According to Howard Gardner... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , work-life balance

Social media shaming used to combat UK drunk drivers / prevent holiday accidents
Posted on 12-12-2014 by Travis Burchart

Shaming- it’s been a newer trend occurring all over the internet throughout the year. Pictures of guilty-looking beings, (typically animals) with a comment hung around their neck stating what they’re getting in trouble for. This tactic has... Read More

Tags: social media , Latest Headlines & Stories