Prospective clients want an attorney – but they also want a person

Dec 17, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Many attorneys fail to understand the importance of a key component to success: personally connecting with clients, past, current, and prospective.

Santa Claus: Benefactor or Burglar?

Dec 16, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Is Santa committing a crime for entering homes uninvited and consuming the edibles therein?

Today in 1973: SCOTUS rules no justification needed for search incident to arrest

Dec 11, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On December 11, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in U.S. v. Robinson that law enforcement needed no further justification to conduct personal searches of those lawfully arrested.

High school student suspended over tweet to receive $425,000 settlement

Dec 10, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

The high school student that was suspended last year over tweeting “actually yes” has just settled his civil suit against the school and city for $425,000.

Today in 1882: In major sovereign immunity ruling, SCOTUS decides fate of Arlington National Cemetery

Dec 4, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On December 4, 1882, the Supreme Court decided U.S. v. Lee, a major sovereign immunity ruling that determined the future of Arlington National Cemetery.

New T-Mobile unlimited video plan may test boundaries of new net neutrality rules

Nov 13, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Wireless carrier T-Mobile recent announced its “Binge On” zero rating plan that, in the words of T-Mobile CEO John Legare, allows customers to “[w]atch what you want without watching your data.”

Building the best referral system for your law firm

Nov 6, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Despite all of the technological advances in communication over the past several decades, most law practices rely on word-of-mouth references for their continued livelihood.

Today in 1984: The Commercial Space Launch Act is passed

Oct 30, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

The entire concept of “private space travel” was completely foreign prior to this day in 1984, when the Commercial Space Launch Act was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan.

The legal barriers to the technology of the 2015 of “Back to the Future”

Oct 21, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

If it’s any consolation for our own 2015’s lack of hoverboards and Mr. Fusions, there are a host of legal problems that would arise with a number of the developments depicted in Back to the Future’s 2015.

Today in 1898: Supreme Court justice William O. Douglas is born

Oct 16, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On October 16, 1898, Justice William O. Douglas, the longest serving justice in U.S. Supreme Court history, was born.