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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

Earth, Wind, Water ... Law: Celebrate Earth Day and the Law’s Environmental Role with These Articles
Posted on 04-10-2017 by Travis Burchart

Earth Day's here, and it's time to celebrate. Because of the law’s importance in sustaining the Earth, we also think it’s appropriate to celebrate Earth (Law) Day. Earth Day’s 2017 campaign is environmental & climate... Read More

Tags: environmental law , climate , Earth Day , Environment

Antitrust Report from the ABA Antitrust Law 2017 Spring Meeting - MLex Free Download
Posted on 04-07-2017 by Travis Burchart

2017 ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting: Free Download of our Coverage During the 65th Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law , journalists from MLex bureau in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia attended... Read More

Tags: Antitrust , MLex

Flipped Classrooms in Law School: A Bright Future
Posted on 04-06-2017 by Travis Burchart

The flipped classroom - Survey underscores innovation in law school learning Just flip it. That’s law school innovation in 3 simple words. And in 3 more simple words, flipping works well. The flipped-classroom model is freeing up... Read More

Tags: law student , Law school , flipped classroom , legal education , law professor

Low-Cost Legal Research: Go Cheap, Get Gaps. Go LexisNexis, Gain Confidence
Posted on 04-05-2017 by Travis Burchart

With cheap legal research, you get what you pay for…and if you aren’t paying much, you aren’t getting much. Low-cost legal research can cost you. When it comes to low-cost legal research, low-cost resources leave gaps. With... Read More

Tags: cheap legal research , legal research , low-cost legal research

Transform Your Legal Drafting with This Library of Drafting Articles
Posted on 04-03-2017 by Travis Burchart

Legal Drafting: 10 Insights into Drafting Better Documents Drafting Limitation of Liability Provisions in EPC Contracts When drafting a limitation of liability provision in an EPC contract, the items detailed below are commonly excluded. Understanding... Read More

Tags: library , drafting , contracts , draft

Presidential Documents and Orders Now Easier to Find on Lexis Advance
Posted on 03-31-2017 by Travis Burchart

Your legal research just got easier! Quickly locate presidential documents and orders on Lexis Advance. Presidential documents and executive orders are big news —and key research information for lawyers. If monitoring the White House is critical... Read More

Tags: President , Lexis Advance , Trump , Executive Orders , Presidential Orders , President Trump

Low-Cost Legal Research = Legal Uncertainty (Because They Don’t Have Shepard's®)
Posted on 03-27-2017 by Travis Burchart

A successful legal search depends on a powerful law search engine ... and Shepard's® Citations If your legal research provider highlights itself as “free or cheap,” you’re probably not getting the power or the research... Read More

Tags: cheap legal research , legal research , low-cost legal research

Batter up Lawyers ... Baseball's in Full Swing! Adjust Your Legal Strike Zone with These Articles on Baseball & the Law
Posted on 03-27-2017 by Travis Burchart

Baseball has a few lessons for lawyers, from the power of analogies to running your legal practice. When you think about judges and umpires, baseball and the law fit nicely together. As Justice Roberts once so famously stated : Judges and justices... Read More

Tags: Opening Day , sports , baseball