Miracle On 34th Street? More Like Miracle in the Courtroom: Legal Inaccuracies Plague Classic Movie
Posted on 12-14-2015 by Chad Troyan

“Oh, Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind...” – Kris Kringle “Miracle On 34 th Street” “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas …” It’s not every day that you’ll... Read More

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Permanent and Partial…ability
Posted on 12-13-2015 by Dr. David B. Adams

December 15, 2015 This is the 865th Weekly Issue This Week's Topic: “Permanent and Partial…ability” Question: “…I don’t get this “24% PPD.” What does it mean in my case? left school in the 10th... Read More

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Involuntary Intoxication & DUI
Posted on 12-11-2015 by MichaelKraut

In California , the fact that a person was intoxicated is usually not a defense to a crime unless it can be shown that the defendant was involuntarily intoxicated. This means that he or she was provided drugs or alcohol without knowledge and subsequently... Read More

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Senior Partner Complaints Re: Associate Brief Writing
Posted on 12-10-2015 by Jamie Baker

Thank you, FindLaw , for succinctly substantiating the things I try to teach my international LL.M. students regarding the pitfalls of brief writing. Associates have spent years writing, from their undergrad thesis papers, to their torturous legal writing... Read More

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DUI & Sleep Medications
Posted on 12-09-2015 by MichaelKraut

In recent years there has been a sharp increase in the number of people who receive prescriptions for sleep medications such as Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata and Rozerem. Last year there were 26.5 million prescriptions filled for sleep aids as more and more... Read More

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Top 15 quotes shared socially via LexisNexis/2015 (1-5)
Posted on 12-08-2015 by Travis Burchart

The top 15 quotes in terms of engagement, shared from @LexisNexis and the LexisNexis LinkedIn page . Numbers 1-5: 5. "If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing."... Read More

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Top 15 quotes shared socially via LexisNexis/2015 (6-10)
Posted on 12-08-2015 by Travis Burchart

The top 15 quotes in terms of engagement, shared from @LexisNexis and the LexisNexis LinkedIn page . Numbers 6-10: 10. "No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut." - Sam Rayburn 9. “Sometimes... Read More

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Top 15 quotes shared socially via LexisNexis/2015 (11-15)
Posted on 12-08-2015 by Travis Burchart

The top 15 quotes in terms of engagement, shared from @LexisNexis and the LexisNexis LinkedIn page . Numbers 11-15: 15. “What is there left for women to do but to become the mothers of the future government?” - Victoria Clafin Woodhull ... Read More

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Top 15 LexisNexis LinkedIn posts for 2015 (1-5)
Posted on 12-08-2015 by Travis Burchart

The top 15 posts in terms of engagement, shared via the LexisNexis LinkedIn page . Numbers 1-5: 5. Orwell’s 6 writing rules (to be posted prominently above the desk of all lawyers) http://www.legalstudio.co.uk/politics-and-the-english-language... Read More

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Top 15 LexisNexis LinkedIn posts for 2015 (6-10)
Posted on 12-08-2015 by Travis Burchart

The top 15 posts in terms of engagement, shared via the LexisNexis LinkedIn page . Numbers 6-10: 10. 185 power verbs to rejuvenate your résumé http://www.lexisnexis.com/lextalk/getting-ahead/f/7/t/1493.aspx 9. Death by writing: 10... Read More

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Top 15 LexisNexis LinkedIn posts for 2015 (11-15)
Posted on 12-08-2015 by Travis Burchart

The top 15 posts in terms of engagement, shared via the LexisNexis LinkedIn page . Numbers 11-15: 15. “Somebody bring me weed,” tweeter says. What cops tweet back http://patch.com/florida/sarasota/twitter-users-call-weed-gets-sassy-response... Read More

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Top 15 LexisNexis Twitter posts for 2015 (1-5)
Posted on 12-08-2015 by Travis Burchart

The top 15 posts in terms of engagement, tweeted from @LexisNexis . Numbers 1-5: 5. Political ideology of attorneys: Study says lawyers lean .... https://lawyerist.com/87882/as-you-suspected-lawyers-lean-left/ via @lawyerist @snipy 4. 25 summer... Read More

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Top 15 LexisNexis Twitter posts for 2015 (6-10)
Posted on 12-08-2015 by Travis Burchart

The top 15 posts in terms of engagement, tweeted from @LexisNexis . Numbers 6-10: 10. 20 Twitter attorneys who've made themselves must-follows http://www.lexisnexis.com/lextalk/industry-trends/f/5/t/2462.aspx via @Law360 #sociallawyering 9.... Read More

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Top 15 LexisNexis Twitter posts for 2015 (11-15)
Posted on 12-08-2015 by Travis Burchart

The top 15 posts in terms of engagement, tweeted from @LexisNexis . Numbers 11-15: 15. Gender-neutral language in your legal writing: 3 approaches http://www.callawyer.com/2015/08/how-to-use-gender-neutral-language-in-legal-writing/ via @Cal_Lawyer... Read More

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Selling your case (and yourself) to the jury: 5 Ways
Posted on 12-08-2015 by Chad Troyan

When an attorney represents a client their goal is to convince the jury that their client is innocent. They need to become a salesperson in a sense. While it’s Hollywood, the closing argument (below) made by Matthew McConaughey’s character... Read More

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Daytime DUI Offenses
Posted on 12-07-2015 by MichaelKraut

When most people think about DUIs , they usually picture a traffic stop late at night after bars have closed that turns into a DUI arrest . It is true that the majority of DUI arrests and DUI accidents occur at night. According to the National Highway... Read More

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How Does a DWI Charge Turn into a Murder Charge?
Posted on 12-07-2015 by Robert Buford

A DWI charge is always a serious matter. But the consequences of DWI increase exponentially when drunk driving leads to an accident which causes the death of another person. Unfortunately, an increasing number of prosecutors in Texas throughout around... Read More

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A poke at Repeal Day with props to the 18th Amendment
Posted on 12-07-2015 by Travis Burchart

The 18th Amendment shouldn’t be our hated amendment. I’ll admit, the hate is well-deserved. The 18th Amendment, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors,” failed to achieve its noble purpose... Read More

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Dead On Arrival? Is the written letter really dead?
Posted on 12-07-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The written letter –a form of communication that once was exchanged as regularly as email. These letters carried countless numbers of things from professions of love to permanent news. Letters would allow recipients time to reflect and analyze the... Read More

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