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Batter Up Lawyers ... Baseball Season Has Begun! Celebrate Opening Day with Articles That Look at 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

Finest Law Firm Writers Selected by the Burton Awards
Posted on 03-22-2017 by Travis Burchart

New York, New York: The finest law firm writers of 2017 have been announced by the Burton Awards , a non-profit program, which is run in association with the Library of Congress, presented by lead sponsor Law360, and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association... Read More

Tags: legal writing , writers , writing , Burton Awards

Laughter & the Law: Articles & Insights for the Prankish Lawyer (No Foolin’)
Posted on 03-20-2017 by Travis Burchart

The stuffy lawyer label ... it's an inaccurate stereotype. Like everyone else, lawyers love to cut loose. They love jokes and pranks ... you know, April Fools’ Day stuff. April Fools’ Day is right around the corner, and for all you... Read More

Tags: April Fools , joke , prank , humor , funny

Your Success with Legal Tech: Planning is Critical
Posted on 03-17-2017 by Sammi Stickelman

By Sammi Stickelman Twitter / LinkedIn The law is an outgrowth of science. This is because as science evolves, so must the law. Science gave us space travel, and with it, the law gave us the five U.N. treaties on outer space . And very... Read More

Tags: legal software , technology , software , legal technology

Facing Your Fears: 7 Steps to Help You "Face Everything And Rise"
Posted on 03-17-2017 by Lakeshia Ekeigwe

By Lakeshia Ekeigwe Twitter / LinkedIn I absolutely hate the admonition to be "fearless." Being fearless isn't anything to aspire to. Many people believe being fearless is the antidote to being fearful. It is not. I ask you... Read More

Tags: fear

Spiking Pharmaceutical Drug Prices: Can Our Legislators Offer an Effective Answer?
Posted on 03-16-2017 by Kamal Gregory

By Kamal Gregory Twitter / LinkedIn Big drug prices make for huge headlines. A few of the more menacing ones: Drug Goes From $13.50 a Tablet to $750, Overnight Senators Scrutinize Mylan's 400% Price Increase on the EpiPen Lifesaving... Read More

Tags: medicine , rising drug prices , Generic Drugs , Pharmaceutical , Brand-Name Drugs , rising drug costs , drugs

Digital's Impact on the World’s Business DNA: Is This Rapid Evolution Out-Pacing You?
Posted on 03-15-2017 by Jeremiah Cargle

By Jeremiah Cargle Twitter / LinkedIn Evolution doesn’t happen in the blink of an eye. At the molecular level, it involves slow, generation-to-generation changes in DNA. But that’s human DNA. Consider, instead, the world’s... Read More

Tags: mergers and acquisitions , digital M&A , M&A , digital , digital media

March 18, 1963: Gideon v. Wainwright Decided by the Supreme Court – Articles & Insights on the Right to Counsel
Posted on 03-13-2017 by Travis Burchart

On March 18, 1963, the Supreme Court decided Gideon v. Wainwright , 372 U.S. 335 (U.S. 1963), holding that the 6th Amendment’s guarantee of counsel was a fundamental right essential to a fair trial. Justice Hugo Black , who delivered the Gideon... Read More

Tags: Gideon , criminal defense , 6th Amendment , Sixth Amendment , Gideon v Wainwright , Right to Counsel

Celebrating Women in Law on International Women’s Day
Posted on 03-08-2017 by Amanda Riggins

International Women’s Day , celebrated every year on March 8 th , is a day to globally celebrate the achievements of women socially, culturally, economically, and politically. Today we want to celebrate the women of law. The following articles... Read More

Tags: international womens day , lawyer , female attorneys , women in law

Vacations Lawyers Will Love: Off-The-Beaten-Path Destinations
Posted on 03-08-2017 by Amanda Riggins

Who here could use a vacation? What about a remote vacation without cell reception? No phone calls, no texts, no email. It’s probably hard to envision as a busy lawyer. You’re always on the go, but a little relaxation will reset your... Read More

Tags: family time , lawyer , vacation , destinations , relaxation

Publish Your Own Cases and Research Jury Awards with the LexisNexis® Litigators’ Verdicts & Settlement Exchange
Posted on 03-07-2017 by Travis Burchart

The LexisNexis® Litigators' Verdicts and Settlement Exchange Contributing your cases to this peer-sourced verdict and settlement exchange is a great way to get published and promote your proven track record. The more cases and case documents... Read More

Tags: jury awards , settlement , verdicts

7 Gold “Best of” Wins for LexisNexis in New Jersey Law Journal’s Best of 2016 Poll
Posted on 03-07-2017 by Travis Burchart

And the winner is LexisNexis®! Winner of 7 gold “best of” accolades in 7 of 8 research categories. The New Jersey Law Journal's Best of 2016 Readers Poll recently awarded LexisNexis gold “best of” accolades in 7 of... Read More

Are You a March Madness Lawyer? If So, Read These Insights into Courts of Law/Basketball
Posted on 03-07-2017 by Travis Burchart

March Madness is here! And lawyers (like everyone else) are foaming at the mouth for their favorite March Madness teams. Of course, lawyers are rabid fans of the law too; they have their favorite statutes and cases. To satisfy your legal passions and... Read More

Tags: March Madness , basketball

Law Grads: Keep Happiness Close… and Your Big Dreams Closer
Posted on 03-03-2017 by Lauren Stemley

What’re you thinking about, newly graduated law students? Acing that bar exam? Landing a job (hopefully) soon? Paying off your school debts? But… what about your dreams for the future beyond? No, not the ones stated above, or your goal... Read More

Tags: well-being , happiness , lawyer , vision , advice , law grad , dreams , big dream

St. Patrick’s Day Drinking: Avoid the Legal Repercussions
Posted on 03-02-2017 by Lauren Stemley

The day of shamrocks and green beer will be here soon! If you’re planning on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, lawyers, don’t test your “luck o’ the Irish” too much! There are plenty of detrimental ways to get yourself... Read More

Tags: malpractice , drinking , advice , St. Patrick's Day , safety , legal trouble

Parenting vs. Your Legal Career: 5 Strategies for Balance
Posted on 03-01-2017 by Amanda Riggins

It’s almost that time of year again. The kids’ activities are ramping up just as school is winding down. What does that mean for you? It means juggling soccer practice, swim lessons and teacher conferences. It means rushing through... Read More

Tags: work life balance , family life , time management , parenting

Female Lawyers: What Happened to Your Big Dreams?
Posted on 02-27-2017 by Lakeshia Ekeigwe

By Lakeshia Ekeigwe In my process of working with new clients, I always ask them to describe the big dream they have for their life. When I asked the same of Erica, a 33-year-old lawyer in Los Angeles, there was an unusually long pause. Through... Read More

Tags: female lawyer , Balance , women , stress , dreams

March Is Women's History Month: Legal Articles That Explore Female Lawyers & Gender Issues
Posted on 02-27-2017 by Travis Burchart

March is National Women’s History Month. The Month can be traced to the early ‘80s when President Reagan proclaimed the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama... Read More

Tags: equality , woman , discrimination , gender , female , women , Women’s History Month , diversity , pay gap

Patent Proliferation: Innovation or Overindulgence?
Posted on 02-24-2017 by Travis Burchart

Seat 1000 Americans in an auditorium: How many patents do they equal? (It’s not a trick question) The answer: 9.3 patents ... that is, counting over a 38 year period. Ted C. Jones, Ph.D recently blogged about these numbers for Stewart Title... Read More

Tags: innovation , patent trolls , intellectual property , patent

Vacation Time or Balance Time? For Lawyers, It’s Both! Articles That’ll Help Your Work-Life Balance & Your Spring Break Vacation
Posted on 02-22-2017 by Lextalk Admin

Goodbye snow. Hello spring. Goodbye work. Hello vacation. Spring is upon us, and if you’re a lawyer, maybe you’re planning a vacation for Spring Break. Or maybe not. For some lawyers, the word “vacation” is a difficult... Read More

Tags: Spring Break , Balance , time management , spring , vacation , work-life balance