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Legal writing overhaul ... today (don’t wait till January to make that all-important legal writing resolution).
Legal writing is the heart and soul of your legal practice. Because the machinery of the law depends on briefs, motions and complaints...
Computers can beat humans at poker . . .check.
Computers can beat humans at chess . . . check.
Computers can beat scientists at identifying data patterns . . .check.
Clearly, artificial intelligence (AI) has a growing track record of wins over...
First Forex Rigging Banker Convicted
When Mark Johnson took the stand he denied any fraud and stated there was no regulation that prevented his conduct. The jury didn’t see it that way. Mr. Johnson was convicted of defrauding bank client Cairn...
Does artificial intelligence (AI) frighten you? It should.
Not because of what scaremongers say AI might do—eliminate jobs or pull an I, Robot uprising—but because of what very likely will happen to your legal practice without it—obsolescence...
Not everyone is cut out to be a blogger
You should know before you start if you can live up to a blog. It’s hard work and additional hours but successful bloggers do it because they believe in it.
Take a look at these “Musts” to...
Title: First State Update: 2017 Case Law Developments and Updates to Delaware’s LLC Act
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
LexisNexis®, CSC® and Potter Anderson...
Courts Open The Door to CFPB Challenges
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had a rough summer that seems to be continuing into the fall. Several District Courts seem willing to rule on CFPB claims, giving parties more reason to take their business...
Emotions matter ... and your emotions will only allow you to ignore them for so long.
By Lakeshia Ekeigwe
Twitter / LinkedIn
I once read that human beings experience everything emotionally first, logically second. We actually feel before...
By Mona Shah, ESQ. & Hermione Krumm, ESQ.
Just revealed… the “last, best and final offer” for the EB-5 program from the judiciary leadership of the House and Senate. During the past few weeks, the EB-5 industry stakeholders representing...
Words & lawyers: You can’t say one without the other.
Words are an integral part of the law. Arguments are built on words. Briefs are built on words. Statutes are built on ... you guessed it, words. As a tip of the hat to the wordiest...
Women lawyers: These are the 5 common issues preventing you from creating a life you love.
By Lakeshia Ekeigwe
Twitter / LinkedIn
Having worked with lawyers for over 30 years, I have had the privilege of getting to know them in ways most people...
New Associates: Read about h ow leaders start a conversation, email is killing the law, the price of sleep debt, top resume tips.
‘I Need You To … ’ And Other No-No Conversation Starters
Successful collaborative leaders get...
Halloween Office Parties Can Easily Turn Into Legal Horror Stories.
Stephen King’s It has put the scare in many moviegoers. But the story of a scary clown could’ve been even scarier if there’d been an office-party scene (trust...
By Kathy Bazoian Phelps
PONZI SCHEME ROUNDUP: September 2017
Below is a summary of the activity reported for September 2017. The reported stories reflect: 7 guilty pleas or convictions in pending cases; over 100 years plus one life sentence of...
Artificial intelligence and legal decisions: How to make breakfast your most difficult decision of the day.
Bacon or sausage?
Blue tie or green?
Get up right away, or hit the snooze button?
Every day, we make a hundred little decisions...
The Space Treaty is turning 50 years old.
Have you heard about the Americans, Russians, Indians and Liberians sharing a habitation pod on Mars?
But such a galactic, geo-political arrangement is on the horizon,...