First-Ever Spoofing Guilty Verdit – BigLaw Atty Faces Sanctions
Posted on 12-01-2015 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Aebra Coe The co-chair of Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s financial and regulatory litigation group is facing possible sanctions after a Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent spotted him taking photos and tweeting... Read More

Rainmaking Is within your reach — go get it! 10 Marketing Tips From A Young Partner Perspective
Posted on 10-08-2015 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Richard I. Segal, Kluger Kaplan Silverman Katzen & Levine PL . I am 31 years old and honored to be the youngest partner ever at my law firm. I started practicing law at the age of 23 and am now in my eighth year as a... Read More

Dear Younger Professional Self... Tackling the transition from student to “young professional.”
Posted on 10-01-2015 by Chad Troyan

As a recent college graduate I can remember the excitement I had as I walked down the aisle to receive my diploma. ( Ok, so maybe it technically wasn’t my diploma. It was more of a standard piece of paper before my actual diploma was mailed to me. ) At this moment, we’re all excited to embark... Read More

Crowdfunding: The next bubble to burst?
Posted on 08-20-2015 by Chad Troyan

In need of help financially for a personal venture ? Don’t sweat it. In today’s technologically-advanced society, all we need to do to solve this dilemma is crowdsource. This peer-to-peer lending, while helpful, could be set itself up to be a bubble that bursts. According to David Postings... Read More

Filming police: The invisible line between right to record & police interference
Posted on 08-13-2015 by Chad Troyan

With the recent riots across the globe in retaliation to poor police conduct, the desire to tape officers while they work has grown. This desire to record officers does beg the following questions: 1. How close is too close when recording? 2. How is interference defined? According to the Texas... Read More

U.S. News 100 Best Jobs of 2015 - Where Do Lawyers & Paralegals Rank?
Posted on 01-23-2015 by Chad Troyan

Each year, U.S. News releases its list of “Best Jobs” in the nation. Not surprisingly, nearly all of the top 10 positions are in the healthcare field, but where do positions in the legal professional rank on the list? Lawyer and paralegal were the only jobs from legal profession that made... Read More

2014: A recap of what was “hot” and maybe “not so hot” on LexTalk
Posted on 12-17-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

As 2014 comes to an end, we selected the Top-10 “hot” articles for the year, as well as a few “not so hot” topics that passed by. From articles about career advancement, the best pieces of professional advice to the pros and cons of virtual workplaces, LexTalk provided some thought... Read More

Afraid to be a leading lawyer? The tepid analyst vs. the courageous advisor
Posted on 12-10-2014 by Travis Burchart

Lawyers are seen in a middle ground way; they’re praised if they help you out, but ridiculed and torn apart if they are taking you down. Those who pursue this career path require a certain skill set in order to be successful in their careers. Many people will list many characteristics such as smart... Read More

What have you missed? Check out the LexTalk Top Posts for the month of November
Posted on 12-02-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

From the best pieces of professional advice to the rise of legal jobs (which are out there, just in rural America), LexTalk provided some thought provoking discussions during the month of November. Most Read Posts for November, 2014: 1. Anne Gilson LaLonde: A trademark attorney who uses her passion... Read More

9 SEO Metrics and Terms that Law Firms Need to Understand
Posted on 11-14-2014 by Chad Troyan

In today’s digital world, search engines have a greater impact on whether one is successful or not. Search engine sites such as Google, Bing, Yahoo hold the power as they rank sites ; the higher you are, the more visible you are to other and greater chance you have to gain new clients. The best... Read More

What have you missed? Check out the LexTalk Top Posts for the month of October
Posted on 11-04-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

From promoting your law firm via social media to making better decisions, and even giving the past “you” advice as a 1L, LexTalk provided some thought provoking discussions during the month of October. Most Read Posts for October, 2014: 1. If you could go back in time, what advice... Read More

Cost-Conscious Legal Departments: More work is staying inside the company
Posted on 10-27-2014 by Ted Zwayer

There is some interesting new data out about how much companies are spending on legal services. It shows that total legal spending is increasing globally, but the rate of increase is slowing. Total legal spending globally edged up 2 percent, according to the recent 2014 HBR Consulting survey based... Read More

What have you missed? Check out the LexTalk Top Posts for the month of September
Posted on 10-01-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

To top customer questions for the new Lexis Advance to what women really want out of work, and what law students think about a law school education, LexTalk provided some thought provoking discussions during the month of September. Most Read Posts for September, 2014: 1. The New Lexis Advance: Top... 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

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

The Dying Art of Attention to Detail
Posted on 09-12-2014 by Jeff Weaver

Header image by Ravenshoe Group on Flickr , CC BY 2.0 Few professions have a healthy appreciation for attention to detail as does the legal profession. Every good lawyer, paralegal or librarian knows that precision and accuracy are paramount to the work product produced by a law firm. Every citation... 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

What have you missed? Check out the LexTalk Top Posts for the month of August
Posted on 09-03-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

From learning about what profession to steer clear of when trying to attract a potential spouse to understanding how you can protect your career during divorce, LexTalk provided some thought provoking discussions during the month of August. Most Read Posts for August, 2014: Spousal concerns: What... Read More

You Can Beat Your Client, But You Can’t Beat Karma
Posted on 08-28-2014 by Jeff Weaver

Header image by Flazingo Photos on Flickr , CC BY-SA 2.0 Would you ever tell an interested prospective client, “I don’t think our firm is a good fit for your organization”? Would you ever dare to refer an existing client to a competing law firm? Would you ever admit a mistake... Read More

Let Students Discharge College Debts In Bankruptcy? Yes, But... Forbes
Posted on 07-24-2014 by Hans Thielman

George Leef favors allowing student debt to be dischargeable in bankruptcy. However, he believes that colleges and universities should be on the hook for the payments when that happens. Read the complete article via Forbes >> Read More

Top 20 things you need to know about attending law school [infographic]
Posted on 07-22-2014 by Christina Alge

Law school success doesn’t come easy. It takes hard work and determination to make it through this legal right of passage. According to this infographic, more than 400 current law students four simple questions: 1. What do you need to learn before starting law school? 2. What is the most important... Read More

Monitoring News Coverage: When it comes to Online Tools, You Get What You Pay For [A LexisNexis® Whitepaper]
Posted on 06-18-2014 by Cindy Spohr

Over the past two decades, the Internet has fundamentally transformed every industry. One of the defining characteristics of this new era in the history of global business is that the Internet provides universal access to all sorts of free information. The purpose of this white paper is to ring an alarm... Read More

What Do You Know About The Separation of State and Church?
Posted on 06-12-2014 by Christina Alge

Are you a First Amendment Scholar or do you only receive a passing grade like me? This 2-minute quiz may provide some insight about where you rank. Link: Read More

How Important Is Your GPA To Employers? It has to count for something... right?
Posted on 06-06-2014 by Christina Alge

Do grades really matter in the ‘real world’ outside the ivy covered halls of academia? When seeking an answer to that very question, the author of this article How Important Is Your GPA To Employers? via AOL Jobs asked power-house leader Google if a job applicant’s GPA really matters... Read More

Paralegal: Highly trained specialist or mostly clerical support? Join The Conversation>>
Posted on 06-05-2014 by HBarnhorn

As the legal industry evolves, more attorneys and organizations are researching effective cost-saving measures to grow their practice or business, and provide optimized legal services to their clients. These continuing changes have sparked an increase in the role of paralegals within firms and organizations... Read More