Infinity Wars: The Epic Battle for Gender Equality in the Law
Posted on 05-29-2018 by Lextalk Staff

Our legal heroes exist in a world that suffers from gender inequality. The super world of superheroes has a not-so-super problem: gender. Despite the box-office success of Avengers: Infinity War , much as been written about the series’ female... Read More

Tags: equal rights , equality , discrimination , gender , Lexis Practice Advisor , female , practical guidance , gender discrimination , Employment Law

Legal Landmarks for the Lawyer on Vacation
Posted on 05-29-2018 by Sam Mullan

A lawyer on vacation needs to do some legal sightseeing. A legal vacation is a lawyer’s best getaway from the law office. Rather than spending your vacation just lounging on a beach, here are 11 places to go where you can learn more about... Read More

Tags: vacation , work-life balance

Life by PowerPoint
Posted on 05-22-2018 by Jim Wagstaffe

Death by PowerPoint? Nonsense. If well used, PowerPoint is a most powerful tool In recent years, trial lawyers and litigators remarkably have developed the same love-hate relationship with PowerPoint presentations as have public speakers and presenters... Read More

Tags: Jim Wagstaffe , litigation , Powerpoint

The Murky World of Judicial Bias: Is There a Clear Solution?
Posted on 05-22-2018 by Lextalk Staff

Judges cannot be impartial; instead, they are ruled by their allegiances. You can’t judge yourself. This four-word tenant has constitutional roots, specifically in The Federalist Papers . In The Federalist Papers, No. 10 , James Madison... Read More

Tags: judicial bias , Lexis Advance , bias , judge cards

The Supreme Court as Your Legal Writing Inspiration?
Posted on 05-16-2018 by Sam Mullan

Inspiration is all about the power of persuasion. The Supreme Court is a place where we look for legal direction. It’s also a place where we can and should look for legal inspiration. The writing offered by the Supreme Court often comes... Read More

Tags: legal writing , writing , Supreme Court

Ponzi Scheme Roundup: April 2018
Posted on 05-11-2018 by kathy@kathybphelps.com

By Kathy Bazoian Phelps Ponzi Scheme Roundup: April 2018 Below is a summary of the activity reported for April 2018. The reported stories reflect at least 12 new Ponzi schemes worldwide; over 1,060 years of newly imposed sentences for people involved... Read More

Tags: Ponzi Scheme

Cryptocurrency - Valuation, Regulation & Taxation
Posted on 05-11-2018 by Lextalk Staff

Guidance And Regulation Coming From U.S. And Other Countries Guidance for valuing and treating cryptocurrencies varies. For example, a 2014 IRS Guidance characterized cryptocurrency as “a digital representation of value.” Today, the... Read More

Tags: Bitcoin , IRS , Cryptocurrency

Data Breach Disclosure Plan
Posted on 05-11-2018 by Lextalk Staff

Recent Decision And Guidance From SEC Provides Blueprint The SEC has been actively scrutinizing how public companies respond to data breaches. The recent decision in ALTABA and February’s interpretive guidance provide plenty of insight to... Read More

Tags: breach , SEC , data , Securities and Exchange Commission , Data Breach

Blockchain & Bitcoin: Lawyers Need to Get It or Get Out
Posted on 05-09-2018 by Lextalk Staff

Blockchain has the transformative potential of common law. Bitcoin ... you tried to ignore it, but you’ve run out of time. The clock struck midnight with this recent headline from the New York Times: Bitcoin Sees Wall Street Warm to Trading... Read More

Tags: blockchain , Bitcoin