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Linda Berger: From News Reporter to Legal Writing Expert
Posted on 07-06-2016 by Chad Troyan

What draws people into the legal profession? For Linda Berger, a law professor at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law, the journey to her career in the legal profession started where many others start – the Nation’s capital, Washington D.C. ... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , legalwriting , LIT , #writinglegally , featured , LWI

4 Tips For Aspiring Energy Attorneys via Law360
Posted on 07-21-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Keith Goldberg. Law360, New York (May 6, 2016, 3:31 PM ET) -- From oil and gas to electric power and renewables, the energy law universe provides endless opportunities for... Read More

Tags: LIT , Energy

Register for these upcoming August LexisNexis Webinars!
Posted on 07-20-2016 by Tracie Morris

Do you have a little free time on your hands? If so,register for these upcoming LexisNexis August webinars! Folders, Permalinks and Alerts Date & Time: Thursday, August 4, 2016 1:30 pm EST Duration: 30 minutes Register>> ... Read More

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Pokémon GO: Think ... lawsuit! 8 video game cases that illustrate the risks of game playing
Posted on 07-18-2016 by Travis Burchart

Pokémon GO might build into the negligence storm of the century. I witnessed the potential last night, downtown, around 10 o’clock. About 75 to 100 people surrounded my car, heads buried in their phones, zombie-walking across the street... Read More

Graduation speeches: If you’re a newly degreed lawyer, here’s 1 speech worth remembering ... and applying
Posted on 07-12-2016 by Travis Burchart

You’re a couple months out of law school, and you’ve already forgotten the speech given at your graduation. It’s expected and forgivable. Graduation speeches, while nice, are often useless. Partly to blame – high ideals;... Read More

June 2016 Ponzi Scheme Roundup
Posted on 07-11-2016 by kathy@kathybphelps.com

Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps Below is a summary of the activity reported for June 2016. The reported stories reflect: 4 guilty pleas or convictions in pending cases; over 39 years of newly imposed sentences for people involved in Ponzi schemes; at... Read More

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

Linda Berger On The Evolution of Legal Writing & LWI
Posted on 07-06-2016 by Chad Troyan

We all realize how much technology has changed the way we communicate over the phone, whether that be through text messages or social media, but have you stopped to think how much it has changed our writing, specifically our legal writing? Linda Berger... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , legal writing , legalwriting , LIT , #writinglegally , LWI

Trump's Law- Do Attorneys Have Something To Fear In The Candidate's View Of the Courts? via Law360
Posted on 07-06-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Max Stendhal. One sweltering morning last August, a black limousine pulled up to the New York Supreme Court building in Lower Manhattan, and out stepped Donald Trump. He... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , LIT , Election

From The Partner's Desk: Tips For Recent Law Grads via Law360
Posted on 07-06-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Gary M. Gansle, Squire Patton Boggs LLP . Law360, New York (June 23, 2016, 11:43 AM ET) -- One of the most prevalent complaints by associates and recent law school graduates... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , LIT , law students

BigLaw Embraces Student Debt Refinancing As Retention Tool via Law360
Posted on 07-06-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Aebra Coe. Law360, New York (May 2, 2016, 4:08 PM ET) -- Kirkland & Ellis LLP recently began offering a student loan refinancing program to its associates, joining a... Read More

Tags: Industry Insights & Trends , lawstudents , LIT

Improve Analogies For Better Legal Briefs, Paper Says via Law360
Posted on 07-06-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Dani Meyer. Law360, New York (June 27, 2016, 4:26 PM ET) -- Analogies are a critical writing device in legal briefs, given the reliance of the U.S. legal system on precedent... Read More

Tags: LIT , #writinglegally , Catapult Your Career , LWI

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation If I Was Not Injured at My Usual Place of Work?
Posted on 06-30-2016 by Shawn Diederich

Workers’ compensation provides medical and related benefits to employees who are injured “in the course and scope of employment.” What exactly does that mean? For instance, could you seek workers’ compensation benefits if you are... Read More

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Driving in a center turn lane
Posted on 06-30-2016 by Stephen Muhonen

A common roadway design in commercial areas involving a high volume of traffic includes the use of two lanes of travel going the same direction, then a center lane, then two lanes of travel going the opposite direction. It is the center lane that often... Read More

Tags: boise , Trending News & Topics

Does a Dangerous Product Lawsuit Have to be Filed in the State Where the Product's Manufacturer is Based?
Posted on 06-30-2016 by Kurt Zaner

One of the most confusing parts of a personal injury lawsuit is determining where to file it. Personal injury lawsuits are filed in the local branch of your state civil court. This means that if you live in Denver, Colorado, and you are injured in an... Read More

Tags: dangerous product lawsuit , Trending News & Topics

May 1, 2016 Case Management Update “Surveillance as a Disincentive to Recovery”
Posted on 06-30-2016 by Dr. David B. Adams

May 1, 2016 Case Management Update This Week's Topic: May 1, 2016 Case Management Update This Week's Topic: “Surveillance as a Disincentive to Recovery” “...he's supposed to be disabled and here he was working... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , workers compensation

A DUI in Athens Can Cost you. How Do you Fix your Problem?
Posted on 06-30-2016 by J. Lee Webb

If you are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or another drug (DUI), you can face a variety of legal penalties. These penalties can cost you a significant amount of money in fines and fees imposed by the state as well as increased car... Read More

Tags: attorney , sobriety test , Trending News & Topics , lawyer , driving under the influence , breath test , breathalyzer

You Can Fight City Hall
Posted on 06-30-2016 by David Alexander

When it comes to personal injuries caused by the negligent or reckless acts of government employees, it is still possible to fight city hall and win. Snohomish County, Washington, just paid a million dollars to the family of a man who was killed by tear... Read More

Tags: city hall , government , boise , Trending News & Topics

Avoiding Personal Injuries Around School Buses
Posted on 06-30-2016 by Stephen Muhonen

School buses are yellow for a reason. They are bright, they stand out, they are visible. They need to be visible to motorists because these buses are carrying precious cargo; our children. Preventing personal injury and accidents and other collisions... Read More

Tags: automobile accident , child , boise , children , Trending News & Topics , school bus , school

Pill Popping
Posted on 06-30-2016 by Dr. David B. Adams

Case Management Update This Week's Topic: "Pill Popping" Question: "he spends 10 minutes with me and then writes me a prescription...he has no clue as to what is going on in my life. Does he care?" Dr. Adams replies... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , pills

Can I Refuse a Field Sobriety Test in Georgia Without Being Arrested?
Posted on 06-30-2016 by J. Lee Webb

Absolutely. Many individuals do not realize that they have the right to refuse to take a field sobriety test if they are pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). This is most likely because it is not legal to refuse to take a blood... Read More

Tags: sobriety test , Trending News & Topics , driving under the influence , charged with a dui , refusing a sobriety test

The Difference Between A Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreement
Posted on 06-30-2016 by Jill L. Coil

When a couple is looking to get married, or has recently gotten married, they often have questions about pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Their curiosity is rooted in an incomplete understanding of what these agreements are and what they mean... Read More

Tags: divorce , Trending News & Topics , postnuptial agreement , assets , debt