Monday Marvel: Its National Coffee Day. Attorneys & judges take their coffee black and bitter. Is that true? [Infographic]
Posted on 09-29-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Or the better question, what does your coffee type say about your lawyer type? Enjoy these reads while sipping your morning cup of joe. Read the article, What does your coffee type say about your lawyer type? Read More

Coffee. Coffee. Coffee and I hate my life sum up this law school video.
Posted on 09-27-2014 by Christina Alge

If you attend (or have attended) law school you've heard all this before. Oh, and for those who aren't "in the know," a "gunner" is a person who is competitive,overly-ambitious and substantially exceeds minimum requirements (according to Urban Dictionary). Enjoy! (Please... Read More

Friday Distraction: Happy Sweet 16 Google
Posted on 09-26-2014 by Tracie Morris

Google's birthday has shifted around over the years. While last year, the company celebrated its 15th birthday on Sept. 27, but in previous years the date shifted around the month of September. From the eighth year onwards, the company seemed to have settled on Sept. 27. While the exact year of Google's... Read More

Your selfies: Do you have a Constitutional right to keep them private?
Posted on 09-26-2014 by Travis Burchart

Photo Credit: Jack Frog / The media uproar over a massive leak of celebrity photos is putting a new focus on an interesting legal question: Is there a constitutional right to keep your selfies private? Soon after unauthorized photos of famous people started appearing on various websites... Read More

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Posted on 09-25-2014 by

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The Dark Side of Law School: Today’s depressed law students will become tomorrow’s depressed lawyers [via WSJ]
Posted on 09-25-2014 by Christina Alge

Studies have shown that lawyers suffer from high rates of depression and suicide. A new paper by a law professor who battled clinical depression says law schools can do a better job of talking to future lawyers about the issue of mental illness within the legal profession. In an essay forthcoming in... Read More

Law School Exam Tips: 5 Ways to Perform Well on Law School Exams
Posted on 09-24-2014 by Chad Troyan

Feeling overwhelmed with all the new information you’re learning in your classes? Not sure how you will be able to do well on your exams in law school? Performing well on law school exams is essential to law school, and exam writing is a “specialized art that takes skill and practice.”... Read More

It’s Banned Book Week: Has being a lawyer made you lose your love for reading?
Posted on 09-24-2014 by Christina Alge

Once upon a time, in a land far away, I read all the time, and I loved it! And then law school happened. Then, reading took on an entirely new meaning in my life. Every time I sat down to read, my brain went into overdrive and I couldn’t concentrate on the plot. While in law school, I started... Read More

Sirius Must Pay to Play Classic Tunes, Federal Judge Rules WSJ Law Blog
Posted on 09-24-2014 by Hans Thielman

Don't be surprised if your Sirius subscription increases in price. Read More

Exposing your law firm to the dangers of file sharing: What are the 3 ways to protect your firm?
Posted on 09-23-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Photo Credit: zippy / Every day attorneys will “hit send” as they email back and forth a myriad of confidential documents to their clients and colleagues. While this is a seemingly harmless business task, a new study from LexisNexis shows that electronic file sharing might... Read More

Is Social Media Worthless?
Posted on 09-23-2014 by Travis Burchart

Photo Credit: Quka / As social media becomes more crucial to businesses of all sizes, issues of ownership and value of content will continue to arise. In its decision in Eagle v. Morgan, the E.D. of Pennsylvania court found for Dr. Eagle on principle, but awarded no damages -... Read More

How a legal pioneer launched a human trafficking clinic to help victims both near and far. What sparks your passion when practicing law?
Posted on 09-22-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Photo Credit: University of Michigan Law School Twitter What if you were faced with a problem that could be transformed with time and dedication? Would you tackle that problem or would you ignore it? Our courage to confront these questions often depends upon the topic. Bridgette Carr, Director of... Read More

The Dog Days of Law School: 9 Ways to be More Productive & Make the Most of Your Time
Posted on 09-19-2014 by Chad Troyan

Photo Credit: Dino Osmic / Are you feeling bogged down with school work already? Feeling unproductive? In an article by , they came up with a list of 9 ways to become more productive in law school. Below are suggestions from the article to help you improve your productivity... Read More

Social Media Ruined My Marriage But Helped My Divorce
Posted on 09-18-2014 by Rosanne M. Beach

Photo Credit: Quka / In this day in age, social media seems to run our lives. We wake up in the morning and check our Facebook account. We upload a photo of our breakfast to Instagram. And we tweet about how our day at work is going. Social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter... Read More

The good, the bad, and the ugly. What do you think about the new iPhone 6?
Posted on 09-17-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Last week, I was traveling and somehow missed the launch hype about the new iPhone 6. Even passing an Apple store, I didn't notice a line of people camped out waiting for the release. But from what I understand, the iPhone 6 is plotting a course to be the most successful smartphone ever made all... Read More

Trends Shaping the Legal Industry [Infographic]
Posted on 09-16-2014 by Doug Esten

Recently, Robert Half Legal took a focused look at the legal profession in a new study titled Client Dynamics Driving Change in the Legal Profession . The study identifies four key legal industry trends shaping the profession which are: Demand for specialization sparks talent wars General counsel... Read More

Human trafficking: One lawyer’s resolve to help the victims. What are you doing to advance the movement against human trafficking?
Posted on 09-15-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Men, women, and children are coerced into bonded labor, forced or sold into prostitution, held in domestic servitude, and enslaved in agricultural fields and factories while each year fewer than 1 percent of these victims are identified. Alone, trapped, and fearful of retribution, many trafficked persons... Read More

Monday Marvel: The BYOD Bill of Rights
Posted on 09-15-2014 by Doug Esten

Is there such a thing as a mobile device for BYOD that closes the gap by delivering employee’s preferences and the needs of their organization? Webroot recently released results of a survey on BYOD that suggests the employee-employer trust gap is widening. The company also created an eight-point... Read More

What are the top 6 climate change legal stories for the first half of 2014?
Posted on 09-12-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Global warming is one of the top 6 climate change legal stories identified for the first half of 2014, according to a recent article on the LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom | Climate Change Blog . According to this infographic via LiveScience , Americans are concerned about global warming and its impact... Read More

16 Ways 9/11 Changed The Way We Do Business
Posted on 09-11-2014 by Travis Burchart

In a recent article by, professionals were asked how they’ve seen the way the U.S. does business has changed since September 11 th , 2001. Forbes came up with a list of 16 ways, but here’s a glimpse of the first 8 ways that 9/11 changed the way we do business. It Has Helped... Read More

Google employees have figured out how to live at work to save money
Posted on 09-10-2014 by Hans Thielman

Google perks are so great some employees have lived on the Google campus to save money on rent. Of course, the IRS is considering taxing those perks. Read More

The New Movement of Entrepreneurial Attorneys
Posted on 09-09-2014 by Jared Banz

The job market has not been kind to law grads entering the legal work force. This trend is now causing recent grads and even major law schools to adjust how they train and enter the workforce. While this is a threat to many grads, it is also an opportunity for the entrepreneurial attorney who can quickly... Read More

10 social media guidelines to shield yourself against an ethics violation
Posted on 09-08-2014 by Stacy_Staarmann

In this article on , Christina Harvey, Mac R. McCoy and Brook Sneath give us a list of 10 tips to avoid ethical lapses when using social media. Here are there 5 of 10 tips and a little bit of what they said: 1. Social Media Profiles and Posts May Constitute Legal Advertising Despite... Read More

Improving legal defense for the indigent: 1 lawyer’s inspiring campaign. What inspires you to change the world?
Posted on 09-08-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Gideon v. Wainright ruled that every American accused of a crime is entitled to an attorney, However, this doesn’t ensure equal justice. Ensuring equal justice will take a movement. Jonathan Rapping is building that movement. After spending 10 years working as a public defender in Washington... Read More

Cheerleaders v. NFL Teams: Pep Squads Challenge Clubs’ Pay Practices WSJ Law Blog
Posted on 09-05-2014 by Hans Thielman

The Buffalo Bills franchise disbanded its cheerleading squad after it got hit with two minimum wage violation lawsuits. The cheerleaders allege they had to work 16 hours a week, but got no pay. They did free access to the game and a $25 parking pass. Read More