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How to identify and reduce inefficiencies in your law practice

Apr 17, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

If you ever hope to correct inefficiencies in your law practice, you need to be able to point to exactly where your valuable time is lost.

Today in 1905: Lochner v. New York is decided

Apr 17, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On April 17, 1905, the Supreme Court decided Lochner v. New York, the emblematic case of the “Lochner era.”

It doesn’t do any harm to create fake email accounts and never use them

Apr 17, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

It’s not criminal impersonation if you never use the fake email accounts of your professors.

Spring cleaning tips for your firm’s social media accounts

Apr 16, 2015 By: Kellie Pantekoek

Spring is not only a great time to get rid of the clutter, dirt and grime in your office space, it is also the perfect time to spruce up your social media accounts.

Turning your firm into a virtual law office

Apr 16, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

A virtual office minimizes or outright disposes of the use of a physical office, opting instead for electronic storage of files and forms of communication.

Cop’s creative compensation claim lacks conviction

Apr 16, 2015 By: Brian Greenlee

An off-duty police officer participates in a traffic stop involving a DUI suspect, then files a grievance seeking overtime pay for his time.

Lawyers owe their clients a duty of loyalty and care

Apr 16, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Lawyers owe their clients a duty of loyalty and care

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Apr 15, 2015 By: Melissa Sachs

This week some highlights from the Westlaw Journal blog include a suit over erroneous jury instructions in an airplane bomb threat case

Income tax is tax on income

Apr 15, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

371 Taxation 371VIII Income Taxes 371VIII(A) In General 371k3401 Nature of Tax 371k3402 In General Tax on income is, by definition, one

Basics of Share Certificates and Uncertified Securities

Apr 14, 2015 By: Alan Gutterman

Many states permit issuance of shares without certificates whereby the ownership of shares is evidenced by an electronic or other indirect system of recording

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