Business Writing Mistakes -- Do You Have Any of These?
Posted on 03-30-2016 by Georgia Akers

From intra-company emails, to formal writing, there are just some things you shouldn't do!!! (note the !!!) 5 Biggest Business Writing Mistakes Brought to you by Read More

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5 Things Student Renters Should Know Before Signing an Apartment Lease (plus 2 bonus things that apartment managers won’t tell you)
Posted on 03-29-2016 by Gotham Chandna

Image Courtesy: Trimark Properties Thousands of students will be returning to the University of Florida in Gainesville for the Fall 2016 semester. Many of these UF students will be living on their own for the first time in a dorm, house or an apartment... Read More

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Using Emotional Language in Brief Writing
Posted on 03-29-2016 by Jamie Baker

During legal research writing for international LL.M. student, I discuss the role of logos, pathos, and ethos as modes of persuasion for brief writing. Pathos (plural: pathe) is an appeal to the audience’s emotions, and the terms sympathy, pathetic... Read More

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Is it Possible to Have a Mesothelioma Case Before Diagnosis if You Know You’ve Had Heavy Exposure to Asbestos?
Posted on 03-28-2016 by Chris Placitella

Mesothelioma is cancer of the lining of the lung or abdomen. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), its main cause is exposure to asbestos. Malignant mesothelioma is rare, with approximately 3,000 new cases diagnosed every year. In fact, the... Read More

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Webinar: “Is Your IP China-Ready?” - Register Now
Posted on 03-28-2016 by Tracie Morris

Photo Credit: Shutterstock / conrud Too many American companies go into China or start doing business with Chinese companies, without really knowing the varied risks China poses to their valuable intellectual property and trade secrets,” said... Read More

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Stone-faced attorneys: Some lawyers are still (wrongly) stoic about their social media profiles
Posted on 03-28-2016 by Travis Burchart

Winning clients means putting your best face forward. Does this mean a lawyer’s “ticked-off” face? That’s what history or popular culture would have you think. In social media, your best face isn’t your “ticked... Read More

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Register Now! - April Webinars
Posted on 03-28-2016 by Tracie Morris

Photo Credit: Shutterstock / Alexey Grigorev Don't wait- register now for these upcoming April LexisNexis® Webinars: Navigating the User History Map Date/Time: April 19 @ 1:30 P.M. Duration: 30 minutes Register>> Taxation—How... Read More

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Millennial & Research: What Does The Future Of Research Look Like?
Posted on 03-28-2016 by Chad Troyan

As someone who has been labeled a “millennial” I have found myself constantly linked to the “digital age”. One big change that has come out of the digital age has been in the way millennials conduct research. Encyclopedias and... Read More

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Wait until your worker’s compensation claim is Ripe!!
Posted on 03-25-2016 by Fred Lewis

Have you ever eaten a strawberry that wasn’t quite ripe yet? Let say for this illustration’s sake that you know the strawberry isn’t ripe yet, but it looks so inviting! The color is vibrant red and the aroma is intoxicating. Just looking... Read More

Tags: boise , workplace injury , workplace accident , Trending News & Topics , workers compensation

Pain, Suffering and Mental Anguish
Posted on 03-25-2016 by Stephen Muhonen

The law is pointedly clear that damages can be recovered in a personal injury matter due to pain and suffering, future pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, future loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and other general damages. These... Read More

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I was involved in a crash and the other driver received the citation and paid it, so they are liable, correct?
Posted on 03-25-2016 by Stephen Muhonen

Not so fast in coming to a conclusion as conclusive as that! It is true that statutes, also referred to as the rules of the road, establish a fixed standard of conduct, by which the fact of negligence may be determined. When a person violates a statute... Read More

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Gawker vs. Merrick Garland: The tightrope skill of steering your legal future
Posted on 03-25-2016 by Travis Burchart

“Today's gossip is tomorrow's news.” This is Gawker’s proclamation. But beware: tomorrow is always a foggy concept, one with limited visibility. Gawker’s publication of the Hulk Hogan sex video – a whole lot of... Read More

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Butt of jokes … lawyers?
Posted on 03-24-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

Q: How many lawyers does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: How many can you afford? Lawyers: They’re at the heart (or butt) of so many jokes. Need proof? Googling “lawyer jokes” returns about 755K results in .32 seconds. With... Read More

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Millennials &Research : What is still relevant these days?
Posted on 03-24-2016 by Chad Troyan

Have you ever been talking with someone who is older than you and they bring up something and all you can respond with is a blank stare of confusion? Chances are we all have experienced this before and with the growing presence of technology, it is... Read More

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Legalization of Marijuana and Its Impact on Personal Injury Cases
Posted on 03-22-2016 by Kurt Zaner

For decades, Colorado residents have known about the dangers of drinking and driving. However, since 2012 and the legalization of marijuana in our state, car accidents involving marijuana use have become a serious issue. Indeed, according to an article... Read More

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Does your company have a style guide?
Posted on 03-21-2016 by Georgia Akers

Our style guide is a living wiki and the perfect blend of The Chicago Manual of Style and AP Stylebook . It evolves as the marketing world evolves. Do you have a style guide? Do you need one? Read here about why it’s good to have one. Read More

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Art of the analogy: 4-minute lesson featuring baseball & the late Justice Scalia
Posted on 03-18-2016 by Travis Burchart

The power of analogies lies in comparing two things for the purpose of persuasion. Part of this power erupts from the triggering of emotions, which affects decision making . Hence, the emotional power of analogies in arguments. Sigmund Freud, while a... Read More

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Are you lukewarm to legal blogging? If so, let this catalyst thunder through your head
Posted on 03-18-2016 by Travis Burchart

The first legal blog I ever wrote - a real piece of junk! At over 2000 words, it illustrates everything I loathe about bad blogging: too long; too much build up; too clever (I paired the movie Good Will Hunting with patent trolls ( Gak! )). ... Read More

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Mike Walsh Welcomed Lisa Hook for Innovation Month Town Hall
Posted on 03-17-2016 by JWoods

Jamie Buckley , Chief Product Officer of LexisNexis, Lisa Hook , Chief Executive Officer of Neustar and RELX Group Board member, Mike Walsh , CEO of LexisNexis and Bernie Emsley , VP Global Application Development of LexisNexis hosted Innovation Month... Read More

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LexisNexis Author Henry Sommer Honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Bankruptcy
Posted on 03-17-2016 by Tracie Morris

It is with great admiration and respect that we congratulate the Co-Editor in Chief of Collier on Bankruptcy and one of the country’s preeminent consumer bankruptcy scholars and practitioners, Henry J. Sommer, on receiving the Distinguished Service... Read More

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