7 Writing Tips They Didn’t Teach You in Law School
Posted on 07-28-2017 by Erin Stonecipher

Legal writing is smart writing, but even the smartest of lawyers can botch basic writing . Basic writing wasn’t in your law school curriculum. But legal writing sometimes suffers from a lack of the basics. Unless you were a pre-law English... Read More

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“Pre-Populated” Proxy Protocols and the Narrowing of Proxy Participation
Posted on 07-26-2017 by Lextalk Staff

“Pre-populated” voting instructions: Streamlining proxy voting “to a point that raises questions." By Eric Geringswald In a recent post on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation ,... Read More

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Launching Your Solo/Small Law Career: 6 Things (And 1 Forward-Looking Tip) That Are Critical
Posted on 07-26-2017 by Sara C. Shore

Solo and small law lawyers: If you’re launching your career, here’s a plan to help you reach your goals. By Sara Shore Twitter / LinkedIn If you want to reach your solo/small law goals, you need to plan for the must-haves. Here... Read More

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Glass Ceiling Report 2017 from Law360
Posted on 07-24-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Gender diversity efforts are—for many law firms—yielding little in the way of results. Law360, New York (July 23, 2017, 8:02 PM EDT) -- U.S. law firms have long been overwhelmingly dominated by men, particularly at the partnership level... Read More

Tags: glass ceiling , gender equity , gender , female lawyers , gender equality , pay gap

Aug. 2, 1776: The Significance? Congress Signed the Declaration of Independence. Readings to Celebrate August 2nd
Posted on 07-24-2017 by Lextalk Staff

The Declaration of Independence gets a lot of love on the 4th of July. But almost as important as the 4th: the 2nd of August. On August 2nd, 1776, Congress signed the Declaration of Independence. There were 56 congressional delegates who signed... Read More

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New Associate Newsletter July 2017
Posted on 07-21-2017 by Lextalk Staff

New Associates: Read about predictive analytics, how to be a happy lawyer, and avoiding writing blunders I See … Data in Your Future Predictive analytics are shaping the future of legal technology. Explore tools for data-driven lawyers... Read More

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Artificial Intelligence: Not Just a Legal Reality—A Legal Necessity!
Posted on 07-20-2017 by Erin Stonecipher

Artificial intelligence and the practice of law: If you're waiting for it to arrive, you're already behind. Star Trek opened with these four famous words: “Space: The Final Frontier.” Foreboding and yet adventurous, these words... Read More

Tags: AI , artificial intelligence

Top Attorneys Under 40 Announced by Law360
Posted on 07-20-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Rising Stars for 2017: 156 attorneys under 40, hailing from more than 75 law firms and spanning 35 practice areas. Law360, New York (July 16, 2017, 3:02 PM EDT) -- We're pleased to announce Law360's Rising Stars for 2017, our list of 156... Read More

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The Accountability Card: Does Good Legal Leadership Require It?
Posted on 07-18-2017 by Lakeshia Ekeigwe

Accountability and leadership: Your role is not to hold anyone accountable. Your role is to lead, inspire and support. By Lakeshia Ekeigwe Twitter / LinkedIn I had a very interesting conversation with my client Lynn (not her real name). Lynn... Read More

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Ponzi Scheme Roundup: June 2017
Posted on 07-18-2017 by kathy@kathybphelps.com

By Kathy Bazoian Phelps PONZI SCHEME ROUNDUP: June 2017 Below is a summary of the activity reported for June 2017. The reported stories reflect: 4 guilty pleas or convictions in pending cases; over 44 years of newly imposed sentences for people... Read More

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer: Part 2 of Law360's Exclusive Interview
Posted on 07-17-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Justice Breyer believes judges should consider the goals and context of a vague law or a statute and consider the consequences of different possible interpretations. By Sindhu Sundar Over the past two decades, Justice Stephen Breyer has earned... Read More

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Legal Heroes—Where “Super” and “Lawyers” Collide: Articles and Insights on Super Heroes and Super Lawyers
Posted on 07-17-2017 by Travis Burchart

Super lawyers and super heroes: They’re faster than a speeding bullet. ... More powerful than a locomotive. ... Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! “Super” deserves its place as a legal adjective. From super lawyers... Read More

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"Sharking" the Good Name of Lawyers: Rethinking a Negative Nickname
Posted on 07-14-2017 by Erin Stonecipher

"Shark": Webster defines it as "sometimes dangerous to humans." Lawyers aren't dangerous. The truth is, they're critical to good law. It’s almost Shark Week 2017 (Discovery Channel/July 23-30). And you love it!... Read More

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer: Part 1 of Law360's Exclusive Interview
Posted on 07-13-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Justice Breyer said, "You only have a rule of law if courts are willing to protect people who are very unpopular.” By Sindhu Sundar It’s a week before the end of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2016 term, and Justice Stephen Breyer... Read More

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Social Media & Lawyers (It’s Here to Stay, and You Might Be Falling Behind): Articles & Insights into Social Media Use and the Law
Posted on 07-10-2017 by Travis Burchart

Social-media lawyers: Smart users are leaving lawyers in the dust. It took nearly 75 years after the telephone’s invention (1876) to reach 30 million phones in the United States (1948). Compare this to Facebook, which topped 1.9 billion monthly... Read More

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The Unwritten Laws of Leadership
Posted on 07-06-2017 by Lakeshia Ekeigwe

A leader can never effectively lead if they do not listen or even know how to listen to the people they are charged with leading. By Lakeshia Ekeigwe Twitter / LinkedIn In my work with lawyers, I have found that many who are truly brilliant... Read More

Tags: female attorneys , Leadership , lead , leader

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: Part 2 of Law360's Exclusive Interview
Posted on 07-06-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Justice Stevens said "“I do think that it’s not in the best interest of the court to have entirely representatives of the Eastern law schools." By Jimmy Hoover Retired Justice John Paul Stevens recently met Justice Neil Gorsuch... Read More

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