Your emails might be labelling you impolite: 5 ways to “un-rude” your emails #writinglegally
Posted on 06-24-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

You open your email and you are met with a flood of messages. Feel overwhelmed? The good thing is you can most likely sort these into five categories. However, the reasons behind the sorting are not good (and most likely annoy you). According to Forbes... Read More

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Law Firms Can Learn from Government Data Breaches Bloomberg BNA
Posted on 06-23-2015 by Hans Thielman

Joseph Abrenio authored this blog. He notes that most law firms could not survive a data breach similar to the one the U.S. government has experienced and that any data breach could lead to the catastrophic failure of a firm. https://bol.bna.com/law... Read More

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The Impact of Multi-Generations in the Workplace: What are some of the benefits and drawbacks?
Posted on 06-23-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

As many of you may know, there is an increasing trend of multiple generations in the workplace (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y and Millennials). With more and more people working later in their lives, more and more companies are seeing a... Read More

Tags: Upgrading Your Skills , people , Office Space , trending news

Top 10 Topics that Top the Law Blog List: Medical Marijuana, Fake Facebook Pages & Legal Writing
Posted on 06-23-2015 by Chad Troyan

Curious to know what stories have been the “talk on the street” lately? Thanks to Lexblog , here is a list of the top 10 stories. These stories cover various topics such as medical marijuana, fake Facebook pages and tips to improve your legal... Read More

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Tuesday Tips: Lexis Advance® Search Results [An overview of helpful how-to’s]
Posted on 06-23-2015 by Tracie Morris

Need help with Lexis Advance search results? You’ve come to the right place. If you are entering in a search query and aren’t receiving the results that you find to be relevant, here are a few tips to help you narrow your search – either... Read More

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Law students: Your critics are small-minded
Posted on 06-23-2015 by Travis Burchart

Law students … you’re impressive, but you’re getting bullied. It’s guilt by association. As the law gets bloodied, the pundits, with a subtle “ha-ha”, punch away at you too. The brass-knuckled fists in this fight:... Read More

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Your Twitter disclaimer ("Views Are My Own"): Flimsy defense against firing
Posted on 06-22-2015 by Tracie Morris

We all have our own opinions and sometimes we are bold enough to publish those online. It is ok to have them, but It may not always be safe to post them. In fact, according to Forbes , just because you have a “Views are my own” disclaimer... Read More

Tags: social media , Labor Law , Trending News & Topics , compliance , Labor & Employment

DUI & Implied Consent
Posted on 06-22-2015 by MichaelKraut

A common question that often comes up in DUI cases is what exactly the “implied consent” laws are and what do they have to do with driving under the influence. Typically, issues involving implied consent come up when dealing with DUI refusal... Read More

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Law school rankings: The newest player ... Yelp
Posted on 06-22-2015 by Chad Troyan

Just when we think we have seen it all, something new arises. For all those researching law schools, you can add another resource to your set of rankings sources- Yelp. No, you did not misread that. According to Above The Law , Yelp, the restaurant... Read More

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Top 10 Admirable Attributes of a Great Employee [Infographic]
Posted on 06-22-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

We already know that the most successful companies in the world have very engaged employees. It’s also important to remember that employees need to be performing awesomely in order to have an amazing culture within their office. Company culture... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , productivity

15 People Who Can Make or Break Your Law Firm
Posted on 06-19-2015 by Christina Alge

Too many choices or too many opportunities can become a paralyzing situation for most. While many attorneys face this problem regarding their client base, according to Daryl Cross a little bit of focus can help you narrow down your client list to only... Read More

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Penalties for DUI Caused by Prescription Medications
Posted on 06-18-2015 by MichaelKraut

The restrictions against driving under the influence apply equally to impaired driving caused by alcohol as well as impaired driving caused by drugs. When most people think about drugs in this scenario, they envision illegal street or party drugs. However... Read More

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Are Congresswomen better lawmakers than Congressmen?
Posted on 06-18-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

As a former Congressional staffer, I never really wondered if male lawmakers were better lawmakers than their female counterpart (or vice versa). This was probably somewhat unusual considering my former boss was, at that time, the highest ranking female... Read More

Tags: #WomensEqualityDay , Latest Headlines & Stories , law , trending news

Legal Profession: Should position demand greater level of integrity?
Posted on 06-18-2015 by Chad Troyan

Lawyers, journalists, doctors, police officers- all of these positions hold a powerful position within our society. While the idea of having authority or such power sounds appealing to most, with power comes responsibility. The power they hold can affect... Read More

Tags: Ethics , new lawyers , Trending News & Topics

Susan B. Anthony's suffrage speech: 1 of the Top 10 greatest speeches
Posted on 06-18-2015 by Tracie Morris

History has given us countless memorable speeches (and no I’m not talking about the speech from ‘Independence Day’). From Fredrick Douglas to Abraham Lincoln these speeches have served as benchmarks of history. According to Time here... Read More

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Contacting the Insurance Company After an Accident
Posted on 06-17-2015 by Ramzy Ladah

From bicycle accidents to slip-and-fall accidents in hotel parking lots, accidents happen every day throughout the United States and in all different forms and settings. These accidents often can cause devastating injuries or even result in fatalities... Read More

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DUI on a Non-motorized Bicycle
Posted on 06-17-2015 by MichaelKraut

While people generally understand that one can be arrested for driving under the influence while operating a motorcycle or while riding other two-wheeled motorized vehicles, many people are surprised to learn that it is also against the law to ride a... Read More

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Misplaced & Dangling Modifiers: One of the top 5 most common grammatical errors #writinglegally
Posted on 06-17-2015 by Christina Alge

Misplaced modifiers are a huge issue in legally writing, and often go unnoticed. In fact, misplaced and dangling modifiers are common in everyday speech and ordinarily cause their listeners no trouble; however, they are quite imprecise and, therefore... Read More

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The 3 Biggest Writing Mistakes – What are they, and how to address them #writinglegally
Posted on 06-17-2015 by Tracie Morris

None of us are perfect. We all have problems, we all make mistakes. Writing can come easy to some while others may have more difficulty with it. However, legal writing provides its own set of issues. Here are three biggest legal writing mistakes according... Read More

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