In the April 17 decision Missouri v. McNeely, the U.S. Supreme Court held that as far as the non-consensual drawing of blood from DUI suspects is concerned, there is no “per se” exception to the warrant requirements of the 4th Amendment. This decision had been anxiously awaited by both the DUI defense bar and prosecutors.
I recently advised a caller on the content of an advertisement that he wanted to place in order to provide notice that his practice was for sale. There were some specific content ideas that I suggested to do this more effectively, but it occurred to me that in a more general way they applied not just to selling a practice, but generally to selling a lawyer’s services through the use of advertisements.
As lawmakers prepare to debate immigration reform, employment lawyers are hoping for a solution to the persistent bottleneck in the visa program for highly skilled workers that they say hurts their clients, particularly small businesses and startups seeking the talent they need to survive.
Corporate tweeters or bloggers — employees who post promotional and often entertaining commentary on behalf of their employers’ businesses — typically add much of their voice, their opinions and their snarky remarks to the information they disseminate on the company’s behalf.
Every once in a while, I hear an attorney proclaim that he or she scrupulously follows the Rules of Professional Conduct. While this is important and admirable in our cynical day and age, I can’t help but chuckle when I hear it.
Although corporate law firms have seen business improve since the depths of the Great Recession, things are hardly robust, according to an analysis from one of the best-known legal consulting firms that recently appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek.
Despite my best efforts, I was not making much progress. In fact, I had made no progress at all. Or so I thought.
DETROIT — Maybe it’s just my old-fashioned sensibility (I did hit the double nickel, after all), but a web post touting “XOXO” as a sign off on email hit me as odd (ball).
Author Barbara Bogaev writes in the Marketplace Tech area of American Public Media online, that the use of XOXO — hugs and kisses — is becoming a more commonplace email signoff among women.
More than 75 years after Thurgood Marshall’s victory in the landmark desegregation case that, in 1935, opened the doors of the University of Maryland School of Law to African-Americans, law professor Larry S. Gibson has published a biographic sketch of the civil rights trailblazer, “Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice.”
At the end of January, I attended LegalTech 2013, a legal technology conference sponsored every year by American Lawyer Media. This conference is attended by thousands of legal and IT professionals seeking to learn about the latest legal technologies and innovations. If nothing else, this conference is oftentimes a convergence of some of the most innovative and influential people and companies in the legal technology space, and this year was no exception.
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