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EB-5 on the rocks … with a Kushner twist!
Posted on 05-22-2017 by Mshahlaw

By Mona Shah, Esq . Stirred but not yet shaken –the EB-5 program was given a final extension to September 30, without the much-anticipated reforms. In a Washington Post article [1] last week, the extension was suggested to be an awkward political... Read More

Tags: EB-5 , Visa , Jared Kushner , Immigration

Our Product Development Process: How It Has Changed Since LexisNexis Launched in 1973
Posted on 05-22-2017 by Pavan Mediratta, VP Marketing at LexisNexis

Legal research products: Developing powerful tools to tackle more than 60 billion documents. LexisNexis started with a vision to digitize legal documents for easy access. Over the last five years, LexisNexis has furthered its vision with sizable... Read More

Tags: legal research , lexisnexis , legal online services

Online Legal Service Market: How It Has Changed Since LexisNexis Launched in 1973
Posted on 05-22-2017 by Pavan Mediratta, VP Marketing at LexisNexis

Providing legal services for over 44 years - LexisNexis has come a long way since 1973. LexisNexis has come a long way in the 44 years since its launch in 1973. With a focus on evolving product offerings to meet user needs, customer feedback has... Read More

Tags: legal research , lexisnexis , legal online services

Online Legal Services - Past, Present and Future. 11 Q&As with LexisNexis’ Jeff Pfeifer
Posted on 05-22-2017 by Pavan Mediratta, VP Marketing at LexisNexis

In the 44 years since its launch, LexisNexis has made many advancements that were ahead of the times. Due to the company's commitment to customer-centric product enhancements and passion for innovation, they've led the industry in a number of... Read More

Tags: legal research , lexisnexis , legal online services

The Future of Legal Online Services: What Will It Look Like?
Posted on 05-22-2017 by Pavan Mediratta, VP Marketing at LexisNexis

Legal online services: A look at what the future may hold. Virtually every industry has advanced technologically, and legal research technology is no exception. Legal professionals are always on the move; consequently, they want access to the... Read More

Tags: legal research , lexisnexis , legal online services

Pioneer in the Legal Information Product Field – the Past, Present & Future of LexisNexis
Posted on 05-22-2017 by Pavan Mediratta, VP Marketing at LexisNexis

Legal information at LexisNexis: From the first online legal research service to the first service providing advanced data visualization and analytics capabilities. In the nearly half century it has been in business, LexisNexis has logged a number... Read More

Tags: legal research , lexisnexis , legal online services

Brown v. Board of Education: The 63rd Anniversary – A List of Articles & Insights Examining Civil Rights in America
Posted on 05-08-2017 by Travis Burchart

Brown v. Board of Education will be turning 63 soon. This iconic Supreme Court case was decided May 17th, 1954. Brown v. Board of Education , 347 U.S. 483 (U.S. May 17, 1954) is one of the great Supreme Court cases in legal history and one of the... Read More

Tags: Brown v. Board of Education , civil rights

Your Mom’s a Lawyer? Here’s an Easy Mother’s Day Gift – Our List of Insights & Articles on Mothers/Women & the Law
Posted on 05-01-2017 by Travis Burchart

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. But don’t send her flowers. Don’t send her candy. Send your mom-lawyer something she’ll really love ... the gift of legal knowledge. Here’s 11 articles every motherly litigator... Read More

Tags: female lawyers , Mothers Day , mothers

Freedom House Recognition for Rule of Law Work
Posted on 04-28-2017 by Mike Walsh

I’m deeply honored to share with you that last evening, at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., LexisNexis Legal & Professional received the 2017 Corporate Leadership Award from Freedom House for our activism in promoting and advancing the rule of... Read More

Tags: Freedom House , Corporate Leadership Award , rule of law

EB-3 Other (unskilled worker) Category Immigration Program is Necessary for Some Employers and is a Long Standing, Valid Program
Posted on 04-27-2017 by LexisNexis Tax Staff

By Jinhee Wilde of Wilde & Associates, LLC. Recently, a few immigration attorneys who predominantly focus their practices on EB-5 have published articles denigrating the usage of EB-3 Other (EW), the unskilled worker category, for immigration.... Read More

Tags: Visa , EB-3 , Immigration

Illinois Legal Research: 4 Ways to Get It Done Quickly, Thoroughly
Posted on 04-25-2017 by Travis Burchart

We’ve got Illinois covered . The Lexis Advance® service delivers the superior research content, tools and support that Illinois attorneys like you demand. Request a quick tour of must-have Illinois research tools and content. Plus, find out... Read More

Tags: legal research , Illinois

Massachusetts Legal Research: 4 Ways to Get It Done Quickly, Thoroughly
Posted on 04-25-2017 by Travis Burchart

We’ve got Massachusetts covered . The Lexis Advance® service delivers the superior research content, tools and support that Massachusetts attorneys like you demand. Request a quick tour of must-have Massachusetts research tools and content.... Read More

Tags: legal research , Massachusetts

Texas Legal Research: 4 Ways to Get It Done Quickly, Thoroughly
Posted on 04-25-2017 by Travis Burchart

We’ve got Texas covered. The Lexis Advance® service delivers the superior research content, tools and support that Texas attorneys like you demand. Request a quick tour of must-have Texas research tools and content. Plus, find out how you can... Read More

Tags: legal research , texas

You are a sales organization! 7 tips on winning clients
Posted on 04-25-2017 by Lakeshia Ekeigwe

By Lakeshia Ekeigwe Twitter / LinkedIn EVERY law practice, solo to large, is a business. EVERY business is a sales organization. Without sales, there is no business. EVERY sale is person to person. The concept of 'B2B' is old and gone... Read More

Tags: sales , clients

Law Day (It’s Why May Rocks!): We’re Celebrating Law Day with This List of Attention-Grabbing Legal Articles
Posted on 04-24-2017 by Travis Burchart

Law Day ... because the law is pretty awesome! And to all the legal professionals, you’re pretty awesome too! Law Day is May 1st, originally proclaimed by President Eisenhower in 1958 and later codified as 36 U.S. Code § 113 . Why... Read More

Tags: Law Day

Electronic Signatures: A Mass Extinction Event for Handwriting? Not Just Yet.
Posted on 04-21-2017 by James Nastasi

By James Nastasi Twitter / LinkedIn Electronic signatures seem to be pushing handwritten signatures to the fringe. But sometimes, caselaw pushes back . The future devours technology. With every technological upgrade, old technology usually... Read More

Your Internal Conflict: 3 Ways to Resolve It
Posted on 04-20-2017 by Lakeshia Ekeigwe

By Lakeshia Ekeigwe Twitter / LinkedIn You are experiencing internal conflict about something in your life right now. At any given time, we ALL find ourselves internally conflicted about something. Your internal conflict is on the back of... Read More

Volunteering: 4 Unexpected Benefits
Posted on 04-19-2017 by Amanda Riggins

We all know how volunteering our time can makes us feel. Volunteering makes us feel like we are contributing to our community, makes us feel needed by others and helps us feel more productive. And we know all of that feels good! So it’s a... Read More

Tags: health , volunteer week , job search , Pro Bono , skills development , volunteer

National Volunteer Week: Honoring Lawyers Who Give Back – A List of Pro Bono Articles and Insights
Posted on 04-17-2017 by Travis Burchart

National Volunteer Week is April 23rd - April 29th. When it comes to volunteering, lawyers and law students do their part. Lawyers give back ... it’s their professional responsibility. As ABA Model Rule 6.1 states: Every lawyer has a professional... Read More

Tags: Pro Bono

10 Great Resources for Female Lawyers (And Standing up for the Women I Care About)
Posted on 04-12-2017 by Travis Burchart

Gender equality: Husbands, fathers and sons, it’s your issue too. Gender discrimination sucks! Yeah, it’s never impacted me directly. But as a son, I’ve witnessed it. And as a father, it terrifies me. Gender Discrimination... Read More

Tags: female lawyer , equality , gender , women , gender discrimination , gender equality