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Four Keys to Effective Networking for Legal Jobs

Aug 15, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

There is plenty of good information out there on networking. This post adds to the discussion by providing four keys to effective networking from a former big firm partner

Today in 1971: President Nixon eliminates the gold standard

Aug 15, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

In April of last year, Arizona became the second U.S. state after Utah to make gold and silver legal currency in the

Judges should be as Caesar’s wife

Aug 15, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

It is the duty of all trial judges to be comparable to Caesar’s wife-above suspicion-and to maintain a position of impeccable impartiality.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Aug 14, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include stories about the bar exam ‘technical glitch’

Get the Marketing Results You Deserve

Aug 14, 2014 By: Mark Jacobsen

Today’s congested legal marketplace means that even smaller law firms need integrated marketing plans. Their marketing portfolio should probably include Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and both pay-per-click and display advertising.

Personal gripe or public concern: when does an employee’s private blog cross the line?

Aug 14, 2014 By: Sandra Johnson

Although courts have long recognized public employees’ free speech rights, a Pennsylvania teacher learned that this freedom does not extend to all speech.

Dracula DUI

Aug 14, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

State’s comment in closing argument suggesting defendant had been at a party drinking the night before he was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) was reasonable inference from facts in evidence

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#20) / Obtaining mental health services for seniors

Aug 13, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

A recent ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court has illustrated the difficulties that may be experienced by an attorney in obtaining care for a senior client or family member

Up, Down, Sideways? A Look At Legal Sector Job Movement

Aug 13, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

The legal industry lost jobs in July, but overall, it isn’t doing too badly — depending on whom you ask, of course.

A Monkey is a Wild Animal

Aug 13, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Court would take judicial notice that a monkey is a wild animal.