Finding your social audience: A blunt but simple trick - "just help people"
Posted on 07-24-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Are you looking to find your social audience? You want a piece of advice on how to find it? Ready? Here it is- just help people. According to Medium , it is as simple as doing just that. They advise that instead of focusing on finding your audience... Read More

Tags: social media , Upgrading Your Skills , business development

Appearing in Person in Court for a DUI Charge
Posted on 07-23-2015 by MichaelKraut

A major concern for people who have been charged with driving under the influence is how they will be able to attend court proceedings. People often work fulltime jobs and are unable to take days off to handle a criminal case. In addition, being charged... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics

Employee, Facebook and the Confederate Flag-Free Speech or Actionable Offense?
Posted on 07-23-2015 by Chad Troyan

The Confederate Flag has been at the center of debate as of late due to a the recent shooting at a South Carolina church. A picture of the shooter, Dylann Roof Storm, was later released which showed him posing with a confederate flag. Say an employee... Read More

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

Are you happy with the Outside Counsel model?
Posted on 07-23-2015 by Vanessa Lloyd

If you are less than pleased with the typical reliance on outsiders to perform your company’s legal work you are not alone. According to Lexis Nexis ® Corporate Counsel Advisory, the 15 th annual survey of Chief Legal Officers (CLO’s)... Read More

Tags: corporate counsel , Trending News & Topics

Trolling, Trolling, Trolling: Hiring Managers Do Look You Up Online, Survey Says
Posted on 07-23-2015 by Tracie Morris

We all have been told at some point that it is “better safe than sorry”. When posting stuff on social media we should live by this, especially if we are currently looking for a job. Despite what you may have heard, according to LexisNexis... Read More

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

Bird’s Eye View: Ridesharing Regulations Catching On
Posted on 07-23-2015 by Ted Zwayer

As of March, 20 cities, four states and the District of Columbia had passed ordinances, regulations or laws allowing ride-sharing services, also known as transportation network companies (TNCs), to operate, according to the National Association of Insurance... Read More

Tags: Latest Headlines & Stories , trending news

Can I get a DUI While Sleeping in a Vehicle?
Posted on 07-22-2015 by MichaelKraut

After a person has had too much to drink, he or she may realize that they are not sober enough to drive. The driver may not have anywhere else to go and may do what he or she believes is the responsible thing and simply sleep in the vehicle. However,... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics

How to tame your inner lawyer in order to be an effective/empathetic communicator #writinglegally
Posted on 07-22-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Lawyers are there to help you with any legal crisis. While their intentions may be good, the way they communicate, may not be as effective. According to Wisbar , here are 3 steps to tame your inner lawyer and be an effective and empathetic communicator... Read More

Tags: writinglegally , legal writing , Upgrading Your Skills , #writinglegally

What Ulysses S. Grant can teach legal writers about cultivating clarity #writinglegally
Posted on 07-22-2015 by Chad Troyan

If you want any piece of writing to be effective, it must have clarity. The reader should not be left with any doubt about exactly what you mean. The ability to clarify things is a trait many good writers possess. One person that is highly-regarded as... Read More

Tags: writinglegally , legal writing , Upgrading Your Skills , #writinglegally

Which vs. That
Posted on 07-22-2015 by Georgia Akers

"Below are a few highlights of exciting product enhancements we have recently released or which are coming soon:" Is it correct as written? A which clause (nonrestrictive) can be eliminated without altering the meaning of your sentence... Read More

Tags: Upgrading Your Skills , #writinglegally

Medical marijuana pits feds vs. states, ensnaring 100s & spotlighting a legal wild card
Posted on 07-21-2015 by Tracie Morris

Have you ever found yourself in a tough situation where your actions can get you in trouble for multiple reasons. It’s kind of like “pick your poison” or a “choose your own adventure” except you know the outcome already.... Read More

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

Tuesday Tips: The research task you do most on Lexis Advance – Browse Statutes
Posted on 07-21-2015 by Sarah Patrick

Many of your favorite research tasks— those tasks you rely on to get you to information you need—can be completed at Lexis Advance® in a couple of steps. Try them out. Get comfortable. They’re so simple you’ll memorize them... Read More

Tags: Product Training & Tips , Lexis Advance Results , How-Tos & Guidance , Lexis Advance , Lexis Advance search , Browse Sources , Lexis Advance Enhancements , tuesday tips

Mike Walsh, CEO LexisNexis, takes a closer look at how the rule of law is measured and why it’s so important
Posted on 07-20-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Mike Walsh , CEO LexisNexis Legal & Professional, spoke about Advancing the Rule of Law at the Conference of Western Attorneys General in Maui, Hawaii, on Monday, July 20. Below is an excerpt of Mr. Walsh's speech. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~... Read More

Tags: rule of law

A Holistic Approach to Due Diligence and Third-Party Risk Management [CLE Webinar]
Posted on 07-20-2015 by Vanessa Lloyd

Many companies have implemented robust due-diligence vetting, monitoring and auditing strategies for managing third-party risk. No due-diligence system is foolproof in identifying high-risk business partners or predicting which partners will engage in... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , webinar

Breath Test or Blood Test
Posted on 07-20-2015 by MichaelKraut

Whenever a driver is arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in California , he or she will be asked to submit to chemical testing and will be given the option of providing either a breath or blood sample. People often want to know which... Read More

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10 Law Schools That Get the Most Full-Time Applications
Posted on 07-20-2015 by Chad Troyan

Have you ever wondered much of your school’s enrollment are full-time students? Well thanks to USNews , here are the 10 law schools that get the most full-time applications: 1. Georgetown University (DC) 2. New York University 3. Columbia... Read More

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

July 21, 2015 This is the 846th Weekly Issue This Week's Topic: “Concerns…
Posted on 07-18-2015 by Dr. David B. Adams

July 21, 2015 This is the 846th Weekly Issue This Week's Topic: “Concerns for Fakery” Question: “It seems to me that the diagnosis of posttraumatic… - Dr. David B. Adams - Google+ Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics

Vehicle Passengers & DUI
Posted on 07-17-2015 by MichaelKraut

While it is generally understood that drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs can face criminal charges for DUI , people often wonder what type of criminal liability a passenger in a vehicle being operated by someone who is under the influence... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics

Lawyers and Social Media: How to Manage the Ethical Pitfalls of Modern Investigative Tools
Posted on 07-17-2015 by Tracie Morris

The internet and social media have become the information hub of this generation. All information is now at our fingertips. This has proven to be a useful development, especially in the legal profession. When it comes to research social media has become... Read More

Tags: social media , Latest Headlines & Stories , #SocialLawyering

Pop Quiz: Is Your Work-Life Balance Healthy?
Posted on 07-17-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Do you feel you are unbalanced in regards to your work-life balance? If so try taking this quick quiz from Business News Daily to gauge how balanced you are. Answer each question with True or False and see how balanced (or unbalanced) you really are.... Read More

Tags: burnout , Balance , Trending News & Topics , LIT , Work / Life Balance , productivity