If you’re a debt-loaded law grad, here's 5 let's-get-real tips from a frugal, old lawyer
Posted on 05-27-2016 by Travis Burchart

During college, I had a fraternity brother, Tommy, who one day pulled up in a shiny new, white/black-topped Jeep. The thing was spotless, gleaming and beautiful. No comparing it to my beat-up, old ’88 Nissan Altima. We were cash-strapped college... Read More

Tags: Millennials , law students , Catapult Your Career

Dodd-Frank Act: Corporate Governance Checklist for Commercial End-Users
Posted on 05-25-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below was written by Jimmy Khan and Sharon Tishco , LexisNexis. Known as the most far reaching Wall Street reform in history, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 was enacted to prevent the excessive risk... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , LIT , Latest Headlines & Stories , cybersecurity , Securities

What Skills to Put on Your Resume? [Infographic]
Posted on 05-25-2016 by kubakzz

When a recruiter looks at your resume, one of the main things they will be looking for is a sign that you have the proper skill set for the job. That’s why it is extremely important to make sure that the skills you include are relevant and... Read More

Tags: job seeking , Catapult Your Career , Latest Headlines & Stories

Joke's On Trump: Court Pick Mocked The Donald On Twitter via Law360
Posted on 05-23-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Y. Peter Kang. Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett is a top judge who is also a rare social media all-star with a busy Twitter feed that includes several cracks at presumptive... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Trending News & Topics , LIT , Law360 , Election , SCOTUS

Judge Posner Slams Courts' Use Of 'Stale, Opaque' Jargon via Law360
Posted on 05-23-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Daniel Siegal. The opinionated Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner on Tuesday weighed in against the use of legal jargon and convoluted rhetoric, even by the U.S. Supreme... Read More

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How To Think Like A Judge And Be A Better Legal Writer via Law360
Posted on 05-20-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Aebra Coe. To write persuasively and win court cases, lawyers need to learn to think like judges, according to an academic paper published Thursday, and while getting inside... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , writinglegally , legal writing , legalwriting , LIT , Upgrading Your Skills , Catapult Your Career

White & Case Becomes Latest Firm To Allow Working Remotely via Law360
Posted on 05-20-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Kali Hayes. Associates and other employees of White & Case LLP in London walked into a more flexible workplace this week, as the firm has implemented a new “agile”... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Trending News & Topics , LIT , worklifebalance

4 Tips For Law Firms To Maximize Cyber Coverage via Law360
Posted on 05-20-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Keith Goldberg. - See more at: https://www.lexisnexis.com/lextalk/practice-insights/f/13/t/3095.aspx#sthash.fW9qLlTS.dpuf The article below has been republished in full... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Trending News & Topics , LIT , cybersecurity , Securities

Activist Shareholder Uses Proxy Process to Target Gender Wage Gap [BlogMosaic]
Posted on 05-18-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Blogmosaic , written by Miriam Robin. Natasha Lamb, the director of equity research and shareholder engagement at Arjuna Capital, the activist arm of Boston investment firm Baldwin Brothers... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Banking , Trending News & Topics , LIT , cybersecurity , Securities

Change to the ACH Network: 3 Practical Considerations to Ensure Compliance
Posted on 05-18-2016 by Sarah Patrick

The article below has been republished , writt en by Holly Merrill , co-author of two books LexisNexis Sheshunoff: Automated Clearing House Transactions: Operations,Compliance, and Audit and the ACH Training Manual. There are a number of important... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Banking , Trending News & Topics , LIT , sheshunoff , Securities

Same Day ACH Payments: Three Phases
Posted on 05-18-2016 by Sarah Patrick

Source: Shutterstock / Georgejmclittle The article below was written by Holly Merrill , co-author of two books from LexisNexis Sheshunoff: Automated Clearing House Transactions: Operations, Compliance, and Audit and the ACH Training Manual. In recent... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Banking , Trending News & Topics , LIT , sheshunoff , Securities

The ACH Network: Complying with this new system (A How-To)
Posted on 05-18-2016 by Sarah Patrick

Source: Shutterstock / Georgejmclittle The article below has been republished, written by Holly Merrill , co-author of two books from LexisNexis Sheshunoff: Automated Clearing House Transactions: Operations, Compliance, and Audit and the ACH Training... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Banking , Trending News & Topics , LIT , sheshunoff , cybersecurity , Securities

Just Starting Out in Your Legal Career? 12 Things to Avoid [Infographic]
Posted on 05-17-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

Being new is never easy, and starting a professional career can be a daunting experience for even the most confident law school graduates. Oftentimes, new attorneys are too nervous to truly admit their limitations, resulting in the twelve most common... Read More

Tags: millenniallawyer , Millennials , #LNInfographic , LIT , Upgrading Your Skills , job search , Catapult Your Career

Preparing for the Bar Exam: What Works?
Posted on 05-16-2016 by Tracie Morris

Nearly 40,000 students across the country just breathed a sigh of relief after successfully completing three years of law school and receiving their Juris Doctorate degrees. That relief will be short-lived, however, as most graduates now move on to prepare... Read More

Tags: bar exam , millenniallawyer , How-Tos & Guidance , LIT , job search , Catapult Your Career

7 best legal posts in 7+ years of LexisNexis social media
Posted on 05-13-2016 by Travis Burchart

Social media has forced me (happily) to view thousands of legal posts. Some have put me to sleep; others have inspired me. The great ones, they’ve stuck in my head over the last seven plus years. I don’t need algorithms or analytics to define... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , LIT , Top2016 , Top Stories

“America” the beer vs. “Scalia” the law school: Guess who's losing the name game?
Posted on 05-13-2016 by Travis Burchart

Update: George Mason law school faculty strongly in favor of the Scalia name Budweiser® is temporarily renaming its beer “America” to “inspire drinkers" to celebrate … well, America. Despite the subtle nod to patriotic... Read More

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Do you proofread your own material?
Posted on 05-12-2016 by Georgia Akers

Or is it too hard to proofread your own material? There are things you can do to help with the process. Grammarly has some good advice and let me add one more. Try changing the font to all caps. You may have to alter your spacing and it’s going... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , legal writing , Upgrading Your Skills

Estate Planning for Small Business Owners
Posted on 05-12-2016 by Ben Pliskie

What will happen to your small business in the unfortunate event that you pass away, or become incapacitated? Will your heirs be able to claim their fair share of your assets? Will your business be able to continue operating? With proper estate planning... Read More

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Top 5 Reasons Associates Leave Firms via Law360
Posted on 05-12-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Dani Meyer. Every associate’s decision to leave a firm is unique to them, but there are common reasons why they decamp for another firm or even another career, from... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Millennials , Trending News & Topics , LIT

Top 5 Mistakes Young Associates Should Avoid via Law360
Posted on 05-12-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Stephanie Russell-Kraft. When young attorneys join a new firm fresh out of law school, they’re eager to start putting their hard-earned legal knowledge to use, but... Read More

Tags: Millennials , Trending News & Topics , LIT , Catapult Your Career