Your Legal Writing Resolution ... Write Better Now! Upgrade Your Legal Writing With These 11 Articles
Posted on 10-28-2017 by Lextalk Staff

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... Read More

Tags: legal writing , words , grammar , writing

Are Computers Smarter Than Lawyers?
Posted on 10-26-2017 by Kristin Casler

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... Read More

Tags: AI , artificial intelligence

HSBC Forex Fraud: Transcripts & Other Docs
Posted on 10-26-2017 by Lextalk Staff

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... Read More

Tags: fraud , bank fraud , banks

AI Is At Your Doorstep ... Why It's Critical That You Embrace It!
Posted on 10-24-2017 by Kristin Casler

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... Read More

Tags: AI , artificial intelligence

3 Musts for your legal blog that will delight your readers (and bring them back for more)
Posted on 10-24-2017 by Lextalk Staff

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... Read More

Tags: blogging , legal blogging , blog

Delaware’s LLC Act: Case Law Developments and Updates - Complimentary Webinar / October 24th
Posted on 10-17-2017 by Lextalk Staff

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 Register Now LexisNexis®, CSC® and Potter Anderson... Read More

Tags: Delaware Limited Liability Act , Limited Liability Company , Delaware , LLC

CFPB Challenges: Courts Are Opening the Door
Posted on 10-14-2017 by Lextalk Staff

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... Read More

Tags: CFPB , consumer financial protection bureau

Emotional Life of Lawyers: Stop Ignoring What You Feel!
Posted on 10-14-2017 by Lakeshia Ekeigwe

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... Read More

Tags: female lawyers , women lawyers , emotional life

“A Killer Deal” for EB-5 or a “Deal Killer”?
Posted on 10-14-2017 by Mshahlaw

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... Read More

Tags: EB-5 , investment , Immigration

Words ... Lawyers Love WORDS! To Celebrate Dictionary Day (Oct. 16th), Here’s a “Wordy” List of Lawyerly Articles
Posted on 10-14-2017 by Lextalk Staff

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... Read More

Tags: word , dictionary , words

Women Lawyers: 5 Common Issues They Face
Posted on 10-13-2017 by Lakeshia Ekeigwe

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... Read More

Tags: female lawyers , women lawyers

New Associate Newsletter October 2017
Posted on 10-09-2017 by Lextalk Staff

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... Read More

Tags: Associates , graduates , law school graduates , new associates

Halloween Parties & Legal Horrors: Ward Off Legal Curses with This List of Office-Party Articles
Posted on 10-08-2017 by Lextalk Staff

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... Read More

Tags: halloween , office party , party , Employment Law

Ponzi Scheme Roundup: September 2017
Posted on 10-08-2017 by kathy@kathybphelps.com

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... Read More

Tags: Ponzi Scheme

Artificial Intelligence (AI): Are Judges Already Using What You Should Be Using?
Posted on 10-08-2017 by Erin Stonecipher

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... Read More

Tags: Lex Machina , AI , judges , artificial intelligence

Space—The Next Legal Frontier
Posted on 10-08-2017 by Kristin Casler

The Space Treaty is turning 50 years old. Have you heard about the Americans, Russians, Indians and Liberians sharing a habitation pod on Mars? Science fiction? For now. But such a galactic, geo-political arrangement is on the horizon,... Read More

Tags: space treaty , outer space , space law