The Kaepernick-Sit: Can “Un-American” Be Valuable?
Posted on 09-12-2016 by Travis Burchart

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. - Evelyn Beatrice Hall* Colin Kaepernick has the unquestionable right to kneel in protest during the national anthem. It’s a right that’s spreading to a growing number of like-minded protesters. Kaepernick’s... Read More

Top 6 Football Rankings Are In… For Intellectual Property Cases? | Law360
Posted on 09-01-2015 by Doug Esten

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Bill Donahue. Are you ready for some … intellectual property? Here are the top six gridiron IP suits of the past few years, ranked. 6. "Pistol Pete" Everybody loves a three-way collegiate trademark dispute... Read More

Law students: A winning lesson from Alabama’s uber-coach Nick Saban
Posted on 01-14-2016 by Travis Burchart

“Defense wins championships!” It’s an old football adage, but one that can’t be proven. The adage, in lawyerly speak, suffers from expressio unius - that the inclusion of one thing implies the exclusion of the other. In a nutshell, if defense wins championships, offense doesn’t... Read More

What NFL “rules guru” Bill Belichick can teach you about legal writing
Posted on 01-29-2016 by Travis Burchart

Writing, E. B. White said, is an “act of faith, not a trick of grammar.” The same might be said for football, that playing is an act of faith, not a trick of the rules. Coaches often preach this, that winning depends on heart and ability – what’s “inside.” It’s... Read More

“We are the Bears Shufflin' Crew ….”: 1985’s “Super Bowl Shuffle” = Wisdom for today’s law firm website
Posted on 02-05-2016 by Travis Burchart

Your one-and-done website … the one on the back burner for the last 10 years … is likely a bad website. As others renovate and update their websites, your bad website bleeds you dry of opportunity. For the sake of your website (and your firm), it’s time to: Get busy living, or... Read More

Helping Clients Protect Data from Cyber Threats
Posted on 11-16-2016 by Jae Lee

Cyber criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated, which means firms, companies and clients must be vigilant in securing data against cyber attacks. Data security Geoff Wold says organizations should implement the following best practices related to data security to improve their cyber resilience... Read More

Utilizing Mobility for Research On the Go
Posted on 02-08-2016 by pavan

One of the many tasks today’s mo­bile lawyer can perform on a smart device is legal research. And while this is certainly convenient, it is be­coming clear that mobility can also maximize the value of legal research in terms of productivity, quality of work and cost containment —... Read More

Utilizing Mobility To Contain Costs
Posted on 02-08-2016 by pavan

The areas of legal mobility with the most direct connection to cost contain­ment are e-books and digital lending technology. Very simply, because e-books are digital they don’t take up any physical space and can be man­aged, replaced or updated virtually. This helps a firm or department... Read More

Planning for and Managing a Data Breach
Posted on 11-17-2016 by Jae Lee

When a data breach occurs, the reaction must be swift and comprehensive. Stolen information may contain highly confidential personally identifiable information, protected health information, cardholder data or a business’s trade secrets and proprietary information. Elizabeth C. Rogers, Shareholder... Read More

University of POTUS: Presidential alma maters & 12 who never earned a degree [infographic]
Posted on 02-16-2015 by Tracie Morris

For much of the nation’s history, a college education was a perquisite for the rich, well-connected or both; of the first 24 men who became president, 11 had not graduated from college at all (though three of those had attended some college without earning a degree). The last president to win the... Read More

Your presidential leadership style: Are you Washington, Lincoln, FDR or Jefferson?
Posted on 01-08-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

As kids we let our imaginations run wild. Remember when you dreamt of being a police officer or firefighter, or maybe even being the next Superman or Wonder Woman? One profession we have pondered at some point of our lives is being the President of the United States. Just because everyone reading this... Read More

Presidential Fun Facts/Quiz: Test Yourself About These Presidential Firsts
Posted on 02-13-2015 by Chad Troyan

It's Presidents Day!! The best way to celebrate is with a POP QUIZ!! Let’s see how well we know our U.S. Presidents. Try out the quiz below and see how you do! Answers: These facts were learned thanks to American Presidents History . So how did you... Read More

The First 100 Days: Predictions For U.S. Companies and the Counsel Who Advise Them
Posted on 11-30-2016 by Matthew B. Kulkin, partner Steptoe & Johnson L

by Matthew B. Kulkin , partner Steptoe & Johnson LLP Following one of the most tumultuous and unpredictable elections in recent history, all eyes now turn to the Trump Administration as it embarks upon its transition plan. With Republicans in control of both the Senate and the House, President... Read More

Top 15 Tweets* from LexisNexis - 2016: #s 1 – 5
Posted on 11-29-2016 by Lextalk Admin

5. Destroy your credibility with this punctuation habit [infographic] via @larrykim To retweet, click here 4. SCOTUS slammed by Judge Richard Posner, says they're "awful" via @DavidLat To retweet, click here 3. Legal professionals love @statebaroftexas’ deep... Read More

Top 15 Images/Quotes* Shared by LexisNexis - 2016: #s 1 – 5
Posted on 11-29-2016 by Lextalk Admin

5. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.” - Steve Jobs 4. “I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free ....”... Read More

Networking Tips & Tricks: Decking the halls with boughs of yuletide connections
Posted on 12-02-2014 by Tracie Morris

As the holidays approach and your calendar fills with cocktail parties, family gatherings and ugly sweater parties, take a few minutes to make networking a priority this season. Holiday parties can offer a great opportunity for you to both relax and connect with friends, colleagues, existing and potential... Read More

Monday Marvel: Use the office holiday party to get ahead at work. 6 tips
Posted on 12-08-2014 by Tracie Morris

Office holiday parties can be minefields. This year, more than 71% of employers are planning a holiday celebration for their employees in December. Any gathering that mixes free alcohol with people at all points on the organizational chart is inherently fraught with potential for career-limiting moves... Read More

Building a Better Work-Life Balance For You: 6 Tips
Posted on 02-20-2015 by Tracie Morris

This is a great article on work-life balance, and reminded me that the term “work-life balance” means something different to everyone. For me, I find point #2 (Unplugging) to be a constant struggle especially because I am a virtual employee. Anyone else struggle with that? Read the complete... Read More

Pop Quiz: Is Your Work-Life Balance Healthy?
Posted on 07-17-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Do you feel you are unbalanced in regards to your work-life balance? If so try taking this quick quiz from Business News Daily to gauge how balanced you are. Answer each question with True or False and see how balanced (or unbalanced) you really are. 1. __________ My life and work demands often interfere... Read More

Optimizing Your Firm's Digital Footprint via Twitter: 5 tips #sociallawyering
Posted on 06-26-2015 by Tracie Morris

It is never a bad thing to show up in Google’s top search results. But how can you maximize your digital footprint by using Twitter? Twitter provides an opportunity for your blog, website, and even your profile to be ranked with authority by Google. The following tips are fundamental things that... Read More

Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile: A How-To Cheat Sheet
Posted on 04-03-2014 by Tracie Morris

Keeping a career profile up to date in the digital age is hard work, and a mountain of information is available via the web, but what information is the best for you? One method that can help you achieve the greatest bang for your buck, is to create and optimize your LinkedIn profile. This cheat sheet... Read More

Scrapping your new year’s resolution(s) may cost you, but how much?
Posted on 01-07-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

It’s one week into the new year, and many have already broken their resolution(s). While breaking your resolutions may only cost you a bruised ego, but giving up can actually cost you a much more than that. According to this Infographic via visual.ly , the top 3 resolutions made by Americans... Read More

Top 10 Healthiest New Year's Resolutions
Posted on 12-31-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

As 2016 comes to a close we are asked to make New Year’s Resolutions for 2017. Here are some good resolutions that are doable and healthy according to Health.com . 1. Lose Weight Losing weight is among the most popular resolutions each year. While this is good, it does prove how hard it is to... Read More

Make New Year's Resolutions That Count!
Posted on 01-12-2015 by Jeff Weaver

Header image by Carol VanHook on Flickr , CC BY 2.0 Tell me if this sounds familiar. Last week, shortly before or after ringing in the new year, someone asked you, “So, what are your New Year’s resolutions?” That’s how it happened for most folks. And most folks hurriedly, and... Read More

New Year’s Tidbits: History & Other Facts
Posted on 12-31-2014 by Chad Troyan

Did you know that New Year’s Eve was not always on January 1 st ? It's true! There are a lot of interesting facts and tidbits surrounding our highly-celebrated holiday. Here are some interesting facts about NYE thanks to History : History behind New Year’s Eve/Day First recorded... Read More