Key Topics and Concerns in a Divorce in New Jersey
Posted on 01-31-2016 by Santo Artusa

If you ask three divorcees about how their divorces went, you can get three drastically different answers. If you ask three divorce lawyers their opinion on a case, you may get 10 different opinions! With that in mind, when a potential client comes in... Read More

Tags: Family Law , child custody , divorce , Trending News & Topics , child support , estate planning , Child Custody Lawyer , child custody attorney , billable hours

The Oscars boycott = Small potatoes. Do we dare try something earth-shattering?
Posted on 01-29-2016 by Travis Burchart

The Oscars are broken – racially . It’s inexcusable, the lack of African-American nominations this year, last year, and the decades before. But the Oscars boycott, while for justice, doesn’t feel like a “sacrifice” for justice... Read More

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What NFL “rules guru” Bill Belichick can teach you about legal writing
Posted on 01-29-2016 by Travis Burchart

Writing, E. B. White said, is an “act of faith, not a trick of grammar.” The same might be said for football, that playing is an act of faith, not a trick of the rules. Coaches often preach this, that winning depends on heart and ability –... Read More

Tags: writinglegally , SuperBowl , LIT , writing , Top Stories

10 Tips To Be A Successful International Law Student
Posted on 01-29-2016 by Sanjeev Verma

Leaving your friends, family, and country to pursue your education is not an easy decision. Starting student life in a new country can be quite overwhelming as there are a lot of challenges that you need to face. Compared to domestic students, international... Read More

Tags: Upgrading Your Skills

Five Key Changes to the U.S. Tax Law that could halt Corporate Inversions
Posted on 01-28-2016 by Neil Aragones

The Department of the Treasury and the IRS issued a notice on November 19, 2015. In announcing the agencies’ intentions to issue additional regulations, IRS Notice 2015-79 takes additional steps to reduce the tax benefits of corporate inversions... Read More

Tags: Lexis Advance Tax , Corporate Inversions , taxes , Latest Headlines & Stories , trending news

What is Treasury doing to cut the tax benefits of Corporate Inversions?
Posted on 01-28-2016 by Neil Aragones

In 2014, Congress made another attempt to halt the surge in corporate inversions with the introduction of the Stop Corporate Inversions Act of 2014 (H.R. 4679, S. 2360). This bill sought to amend the Internal Revenue Code to revise rules for the taxation... Read More

Tags: Lexis Advance Tax , Corporate Inversions , taxes , Latest Headlines & Stories , trending news

What’s Really Behind the Rise of Corporate Inversions?
Posted on 01-28-2016 by Neil Aragones

Since 2011, there have been 37 corporate transactions announced in which U.S. companies sought to reincorporate in other countries where the corporate tax rates are more favorable—a business strategy known as a “corporate inversion”... Read More

Tags: Lexis Advance Tax , Corporate Inversions , taxes , Latest Headlines & Stories , trending news

Final IRS Estate Tax Regulations Make Permanent Important Tax Benefit for Surviving Spouses
Posted on 01-28-2016 by Deanne Morton

One of the top priorities of estate planning attorneys is to help clients reduce their tax exposure by taking full advantage of the federal rules on estate taxation. Last summer, the IRS finalized regulations that provide married taxpayers with an important... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Lexis Advance Tax , taxes , trending news

Are these "New & Balanced Models” for the Modern Practice of Law Doable?
Posted on 01-27-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

Law firm accordion company and a secondment arrangement Two alternative business models the media has been buzzing about to replace the “typical all-or-nothing law practice” to help lawyers meet the core needs of the modern practice of law... Read More

Tags: law firm trends , Latest Headlines & Stories

Which Version of Which Are You Talking About: Confusing Words Pt.2
Posted on 01-27-2016 by Chad Troyan

We have all seen words used incorrectly. There will always be those words that sound too similar to distinguish the difference which word is meant and which meaning that is associated with it. So how can we better distinguish these words? Thanks to Daily... Read More

Tags: #writinglegally , Industry Trends , Latest Headlines & Stories

Slavery = college football, student-athlete says. Why I’m applauding him (and his dissenter)
Posted on 01-22-2016 by Travis Burchart

Florida football player Jalen Tabor recently tweeted (then deleted): The SEC Made 527.4 Million in Total Revenue and Players Ain’t Get A Penny. Modern Form Of Slavery He then mea culpa-ed with this follow-up tweet: Tabor’s analogy... Read More

Tags: football , freedom of speech , SuperBowl , LIT , college athletics , civilrights , Top Stories , 1st Amendment

5 (+1) funny lawyer stories from “The Onion”
Posted on 01-22-2016 by Travis Burchart

Comedy is playing an expanding role in our culture as a vehicle for audiences to explore, debate, and understand the important ideas of our time. -Isaac Lee, CEO of Fusion and the chief news and digital officer of Univision , quoted in Time this week... Read More

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Are you attending the LTNY?
Posted on 01-22-2016 by Dave.DiCicco

If yes, let’s chat about a drafting and review tool that can that can save you hours . You need to know about it, especially the latest release (as covered by LegalTech news in LexisNexis Adds New Capabilities to Lexis for Microsoft Office . I... Read More

Tags: How-Tos & Guidance , Lexis for Microsoft Office , product information

Facebook Discovery On Equal Footing With Other Discovery?
Posted on 01-22-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Andrew T. Solomon Are private Facebook postings entitled to more stringent protections from civil discovery? A significant string of New York Appellate Division decisions... Read More

Tags: small firm , social media , law firm trends , Trending News & Topics , business development , #SocialLawyering , sociallawyering

How to find every time an author has been cited in other works
Posted on 01-22-2016 by jesellers88

I talked to a Lexis rep, but he said the only way on LexisAdvance was to do a basic search for the name. He mentioned there might be a way to do an author search on Lexis.com, but did not specify. Can show me how to do this? Read More

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Best Jobs for Those Affected by a TBI or SCI
Posted on 01-21-2016 by Ramzy Ladah

When you have been involved in a tragic accident and have suffered a disabling injury type, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury (SCI), knowing how you will make a living and return to any semblance of normalcy can be complicated... Read More

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LexisNexis® February Webinars
Posted on 01-21-2016 by Tracie Morris

Looking for a good way to use your lunch break? Check out these upcoming February webinars: Conducting Due Diligence for Transactions on Lexis Advance Date/Time: February 18 th at 1:30pm EST Register>> Introducing Lexis for Microsoft Office... Read More

Tags: Lexis Advance , Latest Headlines & Stories , Lexis Advance Enhancements

7 Typical Writing Mistakes
Posted on 01-20-2016 by Georgia Akers

A new year is here and the possibilities are endless! Don’t let writer’s block stop you from creating your best work. And try to stay away from these 7 common mistakes as you create new material. Read More

Tags: Upgrading Your Skills , #writinglegally

Which Version of Which Are You Talking About: Confusing Words Pt.1
Posted on 01-20-2016 by Chad Troyan

Have you ever read something and realized that a word was used incorrectly? It can drive some people crazy (myself included), but there will always be those words that sound too similar to distinguish the difference which word is meant and which meaning... Read More

Tags: #writinglegally , Industry Trends , Latest Headlines & Stories