More on Subject-Verb Agreement
Posted on 12-23-2015 by Georgia Akers

You’re reading something and then you have to re-read it. Was that right? Did that verb agree with that subject? What if the sentence has multiple subjects? Then what? This one should be easy for the writers out there: The list of items is/are... Read More

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From One Generation to Another, Historic Milestones Remain A Common Thread
Posted on 12-23-2015 by Chad Troyan

“Every generation is gonna keep changing, and you just have to embrace the change.” – Wyclef Jean Each of us is a part of a bigger generation – it’s in our blood, our actions, and our thoughts. And, while generations are... Read More

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How to address a colleague’s horrible writing: 10 Tips
Posted on 12-23-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

At what point would you feel it is necessary to have a sit down with an attorney you supervise and let him (or her) know their writing is sometimes careless, and lacks legal research and analysis? If you are unsure, try taking these three additional factors... Read More

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Adnan Syed Case Evidence Lesson: An objection worth making is worth preserving
Posted on 12-23-2015 by arthur.buono lexisnexis

This post is part of our “ Maryland v. Syed Evidence Guide Series ” based on a webinar prepared by Colin Miller and Susan Simpson , authors of the Undisclosed podcast . You can download the full guide at the end of the post. Making effective... Read More

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Adnan Syed Case Evidence Lesson: When experts matter most: understanding your case
Posted on 12-23-2015 by arthur.buono lexisnexis

This post is part of our “ Maryland v. Syed Evidence Guide Series ” based on a webinar prepared by Colin Miller and Susan Simpson , authors of the Undisclosed podcast . You can download the full guide at the end of the post. We’ve... Read More

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How Great Lawyers Win Bad Cases: 4 Tips
Posted on 12-23-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Vidya Kauri Lawyers who can take seemingly impossible cases and turn them around for high-profile wins may be the envy of those who shy away from such cases, but they say... Read More

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How Do DUI Checkpoints Work?
Posted on 12-21-2015 by MichaelKraut

The California Supreme Court has held that DUI checkpoint operations are constitutionally valid if they comply with certain guidelines. As a result, law enforcement agencies in California frequently operate checkpoints on nights and weekends where DUI... Read More

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DUI Evidence
Posted on 12-21-2015 by MichaelKraut

People who have been arrested for or charged with a DUI offense often want to know what type of evidence will be used against them if they go to trial. Under the rules of discovery, all relevant evidence must be turned over to the defense. Usually, defense... Read More

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Breath Test vs Blood Test
Posted on 12-21-2015 by MichaelKraut

When a driver is lawfully arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, he or she will typically be given the option of taking either a breath test on a Breathalyzer device or a blood test. People often want to know what test they should... Read More

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Happy National Hamburger Day: 3 Crazy Burger Lawsuits
Posted on 12-21-2015 by Chad Troyan

Happy National Burger Day! What better way to celebrate this delicious holiday than to chow down on some ridiculous court cases involving some notable burger joints. I couldn’t think of any better way to celebrate and Entrepreneur.com helped out... Read More

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A writing “Christmas Carol” for the Scrooge-ish lawyer: 3 ghosts
Posted on 12-18-2015 by Travis Burchart

Writing is vital to lawyers. At LexisNexis, our #writinglegally posts rank at the top in terms of our lawyer engagement. This notwithstanding, some lawyers still sour at legal writing. “Bah humbug!” they say. Not unlike Uncle Scrooge from... Read More

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Can Alternative Medicine Really Provide Relief From Injuries?
Posted on 12-18-2015 by Ramzy Ladah

The use of alternative medicine in recent years is more prevalent than it was decades ago. According to a recent study, about a third of Americans use alternative medicines in conjunction with more mainstream treatments. Only about five percent of Americans... Read More

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DUI & Expert Witnesses
Posted on 12-18-2015 by MichaelKraut

In fighting a DUI case, it may be necessary to seek the opinion of an expert witness. Much of the evidence that makes up a DUI prosecution is highly scientific in nature and may require an understanding of complicated biological and physiological processes... Read More

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DUI & Drug Recognition Experts
Posted on 12-17-2015 by MichaelKraut

In California, one of the most pervasive DUI crimes is DUI with drugs in violation of California Vehicle Code Section 23152(e). Each year, DUI drug offenses make up an increasing portion of the total DUI crimes committed. Law enforcement agencies have... Read More

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Holiday Cards
Posted on 12-17-2015 by Georgia Akers

It’s that time of year. Holiday Cards. Do you still mail yours via snail mail? Even if you don’t, you should know the correct way to address an envelope, or sign a card. And for those of you with my problem (a last name that ends with an... Read More

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Reading the Fine Print: A holiday spin on its importance
Posted on 12-17-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

If you were offered a job where you could travel the world, and eat anything you like – would you take it ? Sound like your dream job? For Scott Calvin (the lead character in the movie “The Santa Clause”), it was a position he was forced... Read More

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Adnan Syed Case Evidence Lesson: The light bulb that never came on
Posted on 12-16-2015 by arthur.buono lexisnexis

This post is part of our “ Maryland v. Syed Evidence Guide Series ” based on a webinar prepared by Colin Miller and Susan Simpson , authors of the Undisclosed podcast . You can download the full guide at the end of the post. Had Thomas Edison... Read More

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Adnan Syed Case Evidence Lesson: The ghastly (and ghostly) consequences of an ill-advised stipulation
Posted on 12-16-2015 by arthur.buono lexisnexis

This post is part of our “ Maryland v. Syed Evidence Guide Series " based on a webinar prepared by Colin Miller and Susan Simpson , authors of the Undisclosed podcast . You can download the full guide at the end of the post. Of the 10 evidentiary... Read More

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26 Years Of “D’OH!” – What has happened in the world since The Simpson’s series debuted?
Posted on 12-16-2015 by Chad Troyan

(Please visit the site to view this video) From Krusty the Clown to Milhouse to Flanders to the infamous accident-waiting-to-happen that is Homer, the Simpsons have introduced us to some memorable characters throughout the years. As you read this now... Read More

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5 Legal Lessons The Griswold’s Christmas Vacation Could Teach You
Posted on 12-16-2015 by Chad Troyan

Each year, as we draw close to the Christmas holiday, the season wouldn’t be the same without the dysfunctional, accident-waiting-to-happen family in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation . Between flame-engulfed Christmas trees to packaged... Read More

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