Accelerating Technology: Your Head-In-The-Sand Mentality Won’t Work Anymore
Posted on 03-31-2018 by Travis Burchart

Accelerating legal technology: It's a good thing! Tech-challenged lawyers must adopt this mantra: Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood . — Marie Curie Some’ll shrug off this advice. They’ll... Read More

Tags: technology , legal technology

LGBTQ Employment Discrimination: Key New Developments
Posted on 03-31-2018 by Lextalk Staff

LGBTQ issues: The law of the land is inconsistent. LGBTQ advocates recently had victories in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Sixth Circuits. In Zarda v. Altitude Express, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 4608, at *10 (2d Cir. Feb. 26... Read More

Tags: gay , employee , homosexual , LGBTQ , employer , transgender , bisexual , employment , lesbian , Employment Law

Your HIPAA Sickness: The Surest Cure Is an Employee Cure
Posted on 03-31-2018 by Lextalk Staff

HIPAA violations: They begin and end with your employees. A single “Gesundheit” ... that’s all it takes to destroy the HIPAA success of your healthcare company. Much like the butterfly effect , it begins with a sneeze, which... Read More

Tags: health , medicine , Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act , data , health information , medical , doctor , HIPPA

Paralegals: Carving Out Your Alternative Career Path
Posted on 03-23-2018 by Hannah Barnhorn

Paralegals: Don't be afraid to pursue an alternative career. After law school, I spent nearly a decade directing an ABA approved paralegal program. In that role, I worked with students throughout the program to discuss their career options.... Read More

Tags: paralegal

Why Increasing Your Marketing Budget Every Year is Critical
Posted on 03-22-2018 by Lextalk Staff

By Matt Starosciak For most attorneys, there is nothing more discouraging than a bad revenue year. It generates lots of negative thoughts, uncertainty, and a lack of confidence. It creates questions such as: Am I still a good attorney? How long will... Read More

Tags: budget , marketing , advertising , marketing budget , legal marketing

The 9 Alternatives for Regulating Cryptocurrency
Posted on 03-16-2018 by kathy@kathybphelps.com

Cryptocurrency: Should it be considered a currency, a security, or a commodity? By Kathy Bazoian Phelps To regulate or not? That is the question. And there seems to be no consensus. The results of the Cryptocurrency Poll so far reveal a very... Read More

Tags: Cryptocurrency

Blockchain Tech Patents: Is Litigation On The Horizon?
Posted on 03-16-2018 by Lextalk Staff

Blockchain Patents Up 300% Does Blockchain technology fall under the patent eligibility standard set forth in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. V. CLS Bank Int’l , 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014)? If so, that hasn’t stopped FinTech and other industries from... Read More

Tags: blockchain , patent , patent litigation

EB-5 Change Imminent?
Posted on 03-14-2018 by Mshahlaw

By Mona Shah, ESQ. of Mona Shah & Associates Global Will we finally see change in the EB-5 space? Discussions about what the future of EB-5 would entail have abounded for years now, but it seems we finally have some clarity on the state of proposed... Read More

Tags: EB-5 , investment , Immigration

Ponzi Scheme Roundup: February 2018
Posted on 03-14-2018 by kathy@kathybphelps.com

By Kathy Bazoian Phelps Ponzi Scheme Roundup: February 2018 Below is a summary of the activity reported for February 2018. The reported stories reflect at least 3 new Ponzi schemes worldwide: over 80 years of newly imposed sentences for people... Read More

Tags: Ponzi Scheme

Accelerating Legal Tech: If You’re an Advancing Lawyer, You’ll Flourish. If Not ....
Posted on 03-12-2018 by Travis Burchart

As tomorrow’s technology accelerates, yesterday’s lawyer wanes . Many well-trained lawyers are quickly becoming untrained lawyers. “Choice” is one of the culprits ... the choice to not keep pace with ever-changing legal... Read More

Tags: technology , legal technology

Accelerating Legal Technology: All Lawyers Must And Can!
Posted on 03-12-2018 by Travis Burchart

Technology fears? Change your mindset! In the book Thank You for Being Late , Thomas L. Friedman notes that: [T]he accelerating speed of scientific and technological innovations ... can outpace the capacity of the average human being and our... Read More

Tags: technology , legal technology

SCOTUS Case: State Tax And Remote Sellers
Posted on 03-11-2018 by Lextalk Staff

States And Feds File Briefs To Tax Remote Sellers Most states, and now the Solicitor General of the United States filed briefs in the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court case. All support the position of upholding the South Dakota law, allowing... Read More

Tags: Remote Sellers , tax , Supreme Court

The Millennial Mindset: Is Your Real Estate Practice Prepared for It?
Posted on 03-11-2018 by Lextalk Staff

The Millennial Effect: As a real estate attorney, are you paying close attention? Millennials ... they’re a growing force in real estate. According to a consumer-housing-trends report from Zillow, half of today’s homeowners are under... Read More

Tags: Millennials , real estate , property