Accessibility In Legal Research: Lexis Advance® & Screen Readers
Posted on 11-29-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Blind lawyers have practiced in all facets of the profession. By Karla Westjohn, J.D., M.A. Introduction Learning Lexis Advance® while using a screen reader provides not only the opportunity to remain fluent with a major legal research... Read More

Tags: legal research , disability , accessibility , blindness , research , blind , screen reader

Holiday Party Liability Prevention Checklist: Best Practices For Employers
Posted on 11-18-2017 by Sarah Patrick

By: Lexis Practice Advisor Team This checklist provides best practices and considerations for private employers when hosting holiday parties for their employees. While there are benefits to holiday parties, such as employee camaraderie and improved... Read More

Tags: labor and employment , human resources , holidays , checklist , holiday party liability

“We Spoke, USCIS Listened”
Posted on 11-17-2017 by Mshahlaw

By Hermione Krumm, Esq. and Sami Haidar - Mona Shah Global USCIS Immigrant Investor Program (IPO) Acting Chief Julia Harrison, Senior Advisor for Economics Jan Lyons and Division Chief of Adjudications Richard Murry met with EB-5 stakeholders twice... Read More

Tags: EB-5 , investment , Immigration

Insider Trading: Equifax Says No
Posted on 11-17-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Board Report Says Execs Unaware of Breach A report from the Equifax board of directors states that none of the four executives who traded shares of the company was aware of the breach, and the trades followed company policy. The board concluded no... Read More

Tags: insider trading , Data Breach

New Associate Newsletter: November 2017
Posted on 11-11-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Beat procrastination, work-life balance tips, grab a chance to work in big law, deal with cranky clients. Stop Putting It Off—Get It Done Today Unless you’re among the 5% of people who don’t procrastinate, you need some motivation... Read More

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

The Unlisted Ingredient in Your Honey: The Impact of Pesticides in Bees and Humans
Posted on 11-11-2017 by Robins Cloud

The EPA is reviewing the use of neonicotinoids and proposing bans on spraying them in fields where bees have been brought in to pollinate a crop. By: Heather Williams of Robins Cloud LLP Pesticides. Some say a necessary evil. They help protect... Read More

Tags: food law , food , honey

Tax Reform: Law Firms Excluded
Posted on 11-11-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Professional Services Not Covered By Pass-Through Tax Rate The specifics of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act were recently unveiled to mixed reviews. A provision sure to draw the eye of law firms excludes professional service firms from a capped 25% tax rate... Read More

Tags: tax reform , tax , law firms

Artificial Intelligence Law: Recent Development - Automated Truck Rules
Posted on 11-06-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Trucks Driving Artificial Intelligence Laws The battle over the laws and regs that will govern artificial intelligence has begun. It looks like self-driving cars and trucks will be one of the first battlegrounds covering safety, interstate commerce... Read More

Tags: self-driving cars , AI , artificial intelligence

Ponzi Scheme Roundup: October 2017
Posted on 11-06-2017 by

By Kathy Bazoian Phelps Ponzi Scheme Roundup: October 2017 Below is a summary of the activity reported for October 2017. The reported stories reflect: 4 guilty pleas or convictions in pending cases; over 153 years of newly imposed sentences for... Read More

Tags: Ponzi Scheme