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Same Sex Marriage Legislation

Mar 7, 2013 By: Jill VanderZiel

Last November, Minnesota rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. While the constitutional amendment was rejected, an existing statute defines

Managing Metadata: A Challenge for Legal Professionals

Mar 7, 2013 By: Jeff Matsuura

The sharing of metadata – data embedded in digital files, such as word processing documents, spreadsheets, etc – can result in violations of confidentiality and can compromise legal strategies.

Hot Docs: Transgender woman did not commit “fraud” by identifying as female, lawsuit claims

Mar 7, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

A transgender student who was expelled from a college for stating that her gender was “female” has filed suit against it, claiming that she did not commit “fraud”

“Sliders or outside fastballs”

Mar 7, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

110 Criminal Law 110XXXI Counsel 10XXXI(F) Arguments and Statements by Counsel 110k2157 k. Comments to Jurors as to Duties and Obligations. Prosecutor’s


Mar 6, 2013 By: Casey Hall

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Labor and Employment provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting labor and employment law. This week, Workers’ Comp. Unfair Labor Practices, Discrimination and more.

Three questions before law school study abroad

Mar 6, 2013 By: Samuel Berbano

Studying abroad can be a great way to pick up some law school credits and enjoy some time away from home. Answer three key questions to help pick the best program for you.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Mar 6, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs

The new Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law.  Here are some highlights from the past week:

Your Technical Skills Anchor Your Brand

Mar 6, 2013 By: Diane Costigan

Four components make up a lawyer’s brand: technical skills, client service, dynamic approach and personal qualities. That said, the single most important

Is it illegal to “unlock” your phone? Why?

Mar 6, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The U.S. Copyright Office recently labeled as copyright infringement the modification of one’s phone to allow it to switch wireless carriers. Is it truly illegal and why?

“Mouthpiece or marionette”

Mar 6, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

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