Welcome to LexTalk - A LexisNexis Blog

Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for Winning Your Case
Posted on 06-23-2017 by Travis Burchart

Storytelling: Master it, and you’ll have the jury hanging on your every word. Storytelling is a powerful tool of influence. Think back to Netflix’s Making a Murderer . If you watched it, you probably developed an opinion based on... Read More

Tags: litigation , story , storytelling

Senator Chris Coons: A Bipartisan Call For STRONGER Patents
Posted on 06-22-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Senator Chris Coons on strengthening the patent system: "[The] striking decline in American competitiveness should concern all of us because of the unmistakable value that patents have brought to our economy." By Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del... Read More

Tags: intellectual property , STRONGER Patents Act , Senator Chris Coons , patents

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Part 2 of Law 360’s Exclusive Interview
Posted on 06-22-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Justice Sonia Sotomayor on the power of dissent: “Sometimes, someone like me has to say what they perceive as a different truth.” By Ed Beeson When the plea of the Alabama death row inmate hit the reject pile, U.S. Supreme Court Justice... Read More

Tags: Justice Sonia Sotomayor , Supreme Court

Lexis® for Microsoft Office® Subscribers: Visit Our LinkedIn Community for Tips & How-Tos on Better Legal Drafting
Posted on 06-22-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Drafting legal documents with Lexis® for Microsoft Office®? Subscribers can improve their drafting skills with tips and insights from our LinkedIn Community. Want to optimize your Lexis for Microsoft Office skills? Become more cost-effective... Read More

Tags: drafting , legal drafting , Lexis® for Microsoft Office®

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Part 1 of Law 360’s Exclusive Interview
Posted on 06-21-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Justice Sonia Sotomayor offered thoughts on the future of the Supreme Court, why there should be more diversity among the justices, and her unusual penchant for communing with the crowds who flock to her public talks. By Ed Beeson The solicitor... Read More

Tags: Justice Sonia Sotomayor , Supreme Court

Legal Writing Upgrade: Sharpen Your Pen with These Writing Insights & Articles
Posted on 06-20-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Legal Writing: It’s the Cornerstone of Your Legal Success Legal writing is how you get the job done. If you’re a poor legal writer, it’s difficult to get anything done, especially when you’re facing an expert legal writer... Read More

Tags: legal writing , writing

Immigration Law: 2017 Catalog of Legal and Professional Resources
Posted on 06-19-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Immigration in America: Current and Vital Resources to Help You and Your Clients Navigate the Intricacies of Immigration Law Rapidly evolving legal developments affecting immigration to the United States dominate the news every day. The current... Read More

Tags: immigration law , Immigration

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Part 2 of Law360's Exclusive Interview
Posted on 06-19-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Justice Ginsburg joked, “We have only one justice who doesn’t ask questions, Justice Thomas, because he thinks the rest of us ask too many questions.” By Jacqueline Bell By the time a lawyer steps to the lectern and utters the... Read More

Tags: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , Supreme Court

Vacation for Lawyers: Goodbye Legal Briefs, Hello Getaway Beaches – Articles/Insights for Your Summer Lovin'
Posted on 06-13-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Vacation ... All I ever wanted; Vacation ... Had to get away! Like the famous ‘80s song says, lawyers have to get away . Vacation time! But as a lawyer, can you pry yourself away from that desk? Can you forget about the courtroom for a week... Read More

Tags: summer vacation , vacation , summer

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Part 1 of Law360's Exclusive Interview
Posted on 06-13-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Justice Ginsburg’s public persona has long been a study in contrasts. By Jacqueline Bell Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is fond of saying that if there had been more opportunities for female lawyers when she graduated at the top of her class... Read More

Tags: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , Supreme Court

Legal Analytics and Data-Driven Law: Empowering Future Lawyers
Posted on 06-08-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Data-driven lawyers: Helping them drive insights more quickly. Legal analytics and next-generation technology are guiding the future of legal practice. Recently, Jeff Pfeifer, Vice President of Product Management at LexisNexis, sat down with Ari... Read More

Tags: analytics , machine learning , artificial intelligence

Legal Analytics and Data-Driven Law: The Technological Future of LexisNexis
Posted on 06-08-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Artificial intelligence offers the opportunity for new and real insights from big data collections . Legal analytics and next-generation technology are guiding the future of legal practice. Recently, Jeff Pfeifer, Vice President of Product Management... Read More

Tags: analytics , machine learning , artificial intelligence

Legal Analytics and Data-Driven Law: The Future of Data-Driven Lawyers
Posted on 06-08-2017 by Lextalk Staff

Analytics are offering real value to customers right now. Legal analytics and next-generation technology are guiding the future of legal practice. Recently, Jeff Pfeifer, Vice President of Product Management at LexisNexis, sat down with Ari Kaplan... Read More

Tags: analytics , machine learning , artificial intelligence

Don't Speak! Do This Instead
Posted on 06-08-2017 by Lakeshia Ekeigwe

By Lakeshia Ekeigwe Twitter / LinkedIn Have you ever found yourself embroiled in a conversation you simply were not ready to have? If so, the details of the conversation may have surprised you, left you physically shaking and emotionally shaken... Read More

Tags: speak , conversation , voice , speaking

EB-5 Investment Voice: Judging Risks in Real Estate Projects
Posted on 06-07-2017 by Lextalk Staff

EB-5 Investment Voice, ( Mona Shah & Associates Podcast Series) JUDGING RISKS IN REAL ESTATE PROJECTS WITH MONA SHAH & ADAM GREENE Reported by Hermione Krumm, Esq. EB-5 Investment Voice is the only Podcast series that focuses on... Read More

Tags: EB-5 , Visa , Immigration

EB-5 Investment Voice: Project Structures
Posted on 06-07-2017 by Lextalk Staff

EB-5 Investment Voice, ( Mona Shah & Associates Podcast Series) PROJECT STUCTURES WITH MONA SHAH & PATRICK HOGAN Reported by Hermione Krumm, Esq. EB-5 Investment Voice is the only Podcast series that focuses on and the United States... Read More

Tags: EB-5 , Visa , Immigration

Organization for Today’s Lawyer
Posted on 06-07-2017 by Amanda Riggins

Organized – it’s like this mythical utopia that no one can discover, especially in a law office. Am I right? Our society’s obsession with the idea of being organized, but lack of follow through, creates more chaos and stress. ... Read More

Tags: organized lawyer , declutter , time management , organize

Ponzi Scheme Roundup: May 2017
Posted on 06-06-2017 by kathy@kathybphelps.com

By Kathy Bazoian Phelps PONZI SCHEME ROUNDUP: May 2017 Below is a summary of the activity reported for May 2017. The reported stories reflect: 5 guilty pleas or convictions in pending cases; over 141 years of newly imposed sentences for people involved... Read More

Tags: Ponzi Scheme

Happy Father’s Day to All the Great Lawyer-Dads: Articles & Insights on the Intersection of Fatherhood and Lawyering
Posted on 06-06-2017 by Travis Burchart

Father’s Day is just around the corner. In recognition, we honor all the great lawyers who balance fatherhood and the law. Dad, daddy, pop, dada, father ... whatever the name, we love ‘em all. We’re wishing all our lawyer-fathers... Read More

Tags: dads , father , Father's Day

Miranda’s Anniversary: 51 Years Ago This Month, Miranda Was Decided – Articles & Insights on This Famous Case
Posted on 05-31-2017 by Travis Burchart

Miranda v. Arizona was decided on June 13th, 1966, 51 Years Ago Miranda was not in any way apprised of his right to consult with an attorney and to have one present during the interrogation, nor was his right not to be compelled to incriminate himself... Read More

Tags: Miranda v. Arizona , Miranda warning , Miranda