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5 Legal Cliches That Could Land You In Hot Water
Posted on 04-12-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Aebra Coe - See more at: https://www.lexisnexis.com/lextalk/industry-trends/f/5/t/2891.aspx#sthash.VRydbGSV.dpuf The article below has been republished in full courtesy... Read More

Tags: Upgrading Your Skills , Writing Legally , Law360 , #writinglegally , featured

Anytime vs. Any Time
Posted on 08-18-2016 by Georgia Akers

Anytime vs. Any Time Is there a difference? YES! And I see the mistake a lot. And it’s not pretty when it’s in 100-point type staring you in the face. Grammarly can help you understand the difference. No one wants to see this error at... Read More

Tags: legal writing , legalwriting , LIT , #writing legally , Catapult Your Career

Making the Most of Your First Year in Law School
Posted on 08-16-2016 by Tracie Morris

As a first-year law student, you’ll face a gauntlet of challenges: Con Law, case briefings, the Socratic method, to name a few. To conquer these challenges, you’ll need some words of wisdom. So we recently asked a number of experienced... Read More

Tags: Law School Faculty

George Washington’s political message from the past: America, end your bickering!
Posted on 08-10-2016 by Travis Burchart

George Washington, writing in 1783, sends us this political message: My fellow Americans. Quit all this damned* divisiveness! Stop being so malicious and mean-spirited! Washington’s words? Not exactly. But there’s a little talked... Read More

July 2016 Ponzi Scheme Roundup
Posted on 08-08-2016 by kathy@kathybphelps.com

Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps Below is a summary of the activity reported for July 2016. The reported stories reflect: 7 guilty pleas or convictions in pending cases; over 21 years of newly imposed sentences for people involved in Ponzi schemes; at... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Ponzi , Practice Insights , Securities

A higher education on lawlessness: Are some colleges teaching disregard for copyright law?
Posted on 08-05-2016 by Travis Burchart

Ivory towers should keep flawless law. Some don’t. Take a step over the higher ed line, and some laws start to unravel. Free speech? Herd yourself to a designated "zone." Social media? Strap on your Twitter muzzle . ... Read More

August 16th is an unofficial national holiday – It’s Tell a Joke Day!
Posted on 08-03-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

Attorneys often find themselves at the center of jokes, and in April during National Humor Month, we asked you to share your favorite lawyer joke. Most of you who commented embrace being the ‘butt’ of so many jokes; although a few of you admitted... Read More

Tags: joke , entertainment , lawyer

The Importance of Data Visualization in the Legal Industry
Posted on 08-03-2016 by pavan

Legal work requires being able to identify and recognize patterns in patterns in information – or data – quickly and efficiently. For some, the term data visualization may be a foreign concept, yet is vastly important to others, but what exactly... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , legal research , LIT , legalresearch , data visualization

Law school wisdom: 10 chapters from 10 diverse books (Part 3 of 3)
Posted on 08-02-2016 by Travis Burchart

60 minutes of pleasure reading. For law school students, it’s a waste. During law school, I never wasted 60 minutes on pleasure reading. If a book didn’t have “Casebook” or “Bluebook” or “Law” in the... Read More

Tags: Catapult Your Career

Law school wisdom: 10 chapters from 10 diverse books (Part 2 of 3)
Posted on 08-02-2016 by Travis Burchart

60 minutes of pleasure reading. For law school students, it’s a waste. During law school, I never wasted 60 minutes on pleasure reading. If a book didn’t have “Casebook” or “Bluebook” or “Law” in the... Read More

Law school wisdom: 10 chapters from 10 diverse books (Part 1 of 3)
Posted on 08-02-2016 by Travis Burchart

60 minutes of pleasure reading. For law school students, it’s a waste. During law school, I never wasted 60 minutes on pleasure reading. If a book didn’t have “Casebook” or “Bluebook” or “Law” in the... Read More

Tags: LIT , lawschool

Rising Pro Bono Hours Reflect Legal Industry’s Changing Face via Law360
Posted on 08-02-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Melissa Maleske . Law360, Chicago (July 27, 2016, 8:38 PM ET) -- Lawyers work an average of 64 hours of pro bono work annually, up eight hours from two years ago, according... Read More

Tags: LIT , Pro Bono , Cares

Bad Legal Writing Cut Down To Size In Age Of Short Attention Spans via Law360
Posted on 08-02-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Melissa Maleske . For as long as lawyers have existed, their writing has been a subject of scorn. Philosopher Jeremy Bentham described lawyers’ writing as “excrementitious... Read More

Tags: writinglegally , legal writing , legalwriting , LIT , #writinglegally , Catapult Your Career

Legal Aid, Meet Legal Tech via Law360
Posted on 08-02-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Jonathan Petts and Rohan Pavuluri, Upsolve . Law360, New York (July 27, 2016, 10:16 AM ET) -- In accounting, consumers have TurboTax to complete personal tax returns. In... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , legal research , LIT , legalresearch

Survey Shows Top Firms For Women Lawyers via Law360
Posted on 08-02-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Andrew Strickler . Law360, New York (July 26, 2016, 11:16 PM ET) -- The percentage of BigLaw management seats and equity partnerships held by women ticked up again last year... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , rainmakers , #womensequality , Women Rainmakers

Atty Must Give Law School Lectures As Punishment via Law360
Posted on 08-02-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Cara Salvatore . Law360, New York (July 19, 2016, 8:47 PM ET) -- An Oklahoma federal judge on Tuesday ordered a lawyer to give lectures at the University of Tulsa's law... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , LIT , lawschool , Law school

New Attys Need Integrity, Common Sense Above Legal Skill via Law360
Posted on 08-02-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Kali Hays . Law360, New York (July 27, 2016, 3:31 PM ET) -- Considering about 40 percent of students that graduated law school last year have not found full-time jobs that... Read More

Tags: LIT , lawschool , Law school , Catapult Your Career

The Overlap of AML Compliance with Tax Compliance: Tax Self Certification
Posted on 08-01-2016 by William H Byrnes

Anti-money laundering officers face greater burdens and risks because of the 2010 U.S. imposition of the cross-border, automatic sharing of financial information (FATCA) which in turn led to the global agreement among over 100 countries to adopt more... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Banking , LIT , William H. Byrnes

The Overlap of AML Compliance with Tax Compliance: FinCEN finalizes its Customer Due Diligence Rules
Posted on 08-01-2016 by William H Byrnes

Anti-money laundering officers face greater burdens and risks because of the 2010 U.S. imposition of the cross-border, automatic sharing of financial information (FATCA) which in turn led to the global agreement among over 100 countries to adopt more... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Money Laundering Asset Forfeiture , Banking , Lexis Guide to FATCA Compliance , LIT , William H. Byrnes , compliance

It's Time to Get Ready for HMDA Changes
Posted on 07-29-2016 by James Pannabecker

The CFPB’s issuance of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) filing instructions on July 1 reminded financial institutions to get on the stick for the 2017 and 2018 changes the agency announced back in October 2015. The FIGs (filing instruction guides... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Banking , LIT , home mortgage , real estate

Emerging State Anti-Money Laundering Issues[As modeled by the state of New York]: Regulatory Impact
Posted on 07-28-2016 by BrunoPX

The below article is part 4 of a 4 part series. As with proposed rules issued by federal agencies, New York must also include a regulatory impact statement with its proposals. According to the state, the proposed regulation is intended to prevent money... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , Banking , sheshunoff