When is Child Support Over?
Posted on 11-15-2015 by Santo Artusa

Unlike many states, New Jersey does not have an automatic age where child support ends. The key to emancipation is when the "child" leaves the sphere of influence but at the same time, the child cannot simply sit at home expecting that the weekly... Read More

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The Season
Posted on 11-15-2015 by Dr. David B. Adams

November 16, 2015 This is the 862nd Weekly Issue This Week's Topic: “The Season” Question: “…would think that the holidays would bring a reprieve from the suffering.” Dr. Adams replies: The common initial point... Read More

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Why 0.08 Percent?
Posted on 11-13-2015 by MichaelKraut

In California, a driver can be arrested for DUI when he or she is found to have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or higher. The Department of Motor Vehicles will also suspend the driving privileges of any driver found to be driving with a... Read More

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Top Ten Grammar Myths
Posted on 11-13-2015 by Georgia Akers

Let’s refresh! Are they right or wrong … find out here . “I.e.” and “e.g.” mean the same thing. You shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition. There is only one way to write the possessive form of a... Read More

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Marketing Heavyweights: 5 Law Firms That Inspire Fear With Their Marketing Mojo
Posted on 11-13-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Aebra Coe Marketing leaders at law firms say there are five firms they'd rather not compete with when it comes to pitching a client. A survey of 122 law firm marketing... Read More

Tags: social media , business development , Latest Headlines & Stories

“Volunteering” your employees for social media tasks: Compensable?
Posted on 11-12-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

When I say the word volunteer , what comes to mind? How do you define volunteer? According to Merriam-Webster they define it as the following: “a person who does work without getting paid to do it.” However, as LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom... Read More

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

William Heffelfinger – Football’s First Professional Player & the Ripple Effects On Football Today
Posted on 11-11-2015 by Chad Troyan

To be considered a “first” in regards to anything is quite an honor, but can you imagine how big of an honor it would be to be considered the first athlete to play professional football? In a country that basically considers Super Bowl Sunday... Read More

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Social networks & workplace investigations: Don't miss the smoking gun
Posted on 11-10-2015 by Doug Esten

In this day and age if there is ever a workplace investigation, one of the first places that should be check are social networks. According to LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom , social media played a big part in a recent workplace discrimination lawsuit... Read More

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

DUI & Age
Posted on 11-09-2015 by MichaelKraut

The penalties and consequences associated with a DUI offense may differ depending on the driver’s age at the time of the offense. California law treats DUI offenses very seriously for all violators, however both the DMV and the criminal courts will... Read More

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Potential Career Flop, Your Ego. 5 Ways Your Ego Is Killing Your Career
Posted on 11-09-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Matthew Bultman. It takes a healthy ego to keep up in the competitive, high-stakes legal world, but left unchecked, it can grow into the monster that destroys an attorney’s... Read More

Tags: career advancement , LIT , Upgrading Your Skills , olympics , career management , job seeking

Looking for New Hacks To Improve Your Productivity? Check Out These Tricks
Posted on 11-09-2015 by Chad Troyan

We all like to be productive, but sometimes we may not know how to. Well don’t worry because USA Today has got your back! Here are four hacks to help make your days more productive. Read More

Tags: infographic , Upgrading Your Skills , people , productivity , Office Space

Pre-surgical Anxiety
Posted on 11-08-2015 by Dr. David B. Adams

November 9, 2015 This is the 861st Weekly Issue This Week's Topic: “Pre-Operative Anxiety” Question: “It is actually a rather simple procedure, and he is so agitated that I am becoming increasingly concerned about him going into... Read More

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When is a DUI a Felony?
Posted on 11-06-2015 by MichaelKraut

The majority of DUI offenses charged in California are misdemeanor level offenses. Misdemeanors are considered to be crimes that are not as serious as felonies. The maximum penalty on a misdemeanor offense is a year in county jail. In contrast, felony... Read More

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Judicial Selection in 2015
Posted on 11-05-2015 by Tracie Morris

Earlier this week, judicial elections made headlines when the candidates running for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court set all-time federal and state records by spending nearly $16M on the partisan judicial election to fill three open seats. According to... Read More

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Should you “feel bad” for opposing counsel (or the N.Y. Mets)?
Posted on 11-05-2015 by Travis Burchart

Opposing counsel screws-up, and you win your case. You’re not a monster if you don’t “feel bad” for your adversary. That’s not to say you should revel in his or her ineptitude. But pity and sorrow? Their absence doesn’t... Read More

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Pop Quiz: How much do you know about #SCOTUS Justices Past & Present? [9 Questions]
Posted on 11-05-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

It can be a humbling experience when we realize we don’t know as much about a particular topic as we believe we did. For example, if you were to ask me to take a quiz about the genre of reality TV programs, I believe that I would do considerably... Read More

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Is it Possible to be an Accomplice to DUI?
Posted on 11-04-2015 by MichaelKraut

A question that is commonly asked is whether a person who was not actually driving under the influence can be charged as an accomplice to DUI in California. People may be concerned that as a passenger in an impaired driver’s vehicle or as someone... Read More

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A new genre of legal writing: Why Law Schools Should Be Teaching Twitter
Posted on 11-04-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Aebra Coe Writing for online audiences on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook is a skill that can offer lawyers a distinct career advantage, and law schools should consider... Read More

Tags: new rules , social media , legal writing , new lawyers , LIT , Writing Legally , law students , Latest Headlines & Stories

Mending your emails: 3 bad habits that blow a hole in your email writing
Posted on 11-04-2015 by Chad Troyan

In any business , one of the most important tools is email. It is the lifeline to any client or potential prospects. Given its’ importance, it would be wise to clean up any bad email writing habits you may be guilty of. According to The Media Online... Read More

Tags: legal writing , Upgrading Your Skills , Writing Legally

10 Things The Insurance Company May Use Against You In Court
Posted on 11-03-2015 by Edith Pearce

If you have been in a car accident recently, it is important to be aware of your legal situation. If you are the plaintiff, you may think that luck is on your side - however, your insurance company sometimes may not. While insurance companies have an... Read More

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