Providing insight and knowledge for legal professionals in the state and federal government.

Bow and arrow + pillow fort = termination

May 20, 2015 By: Brian Greenlee

At some point, an employer loses patience with an insubordinate and potentially threatening employee.  In this case, a bow and arrow and

NSA’s Collection of Americans’ Phone Records Violates Patriot Act

May 14, 2015 By: Marissa Bartolucci

On May 7, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals concluded the language of the Patriot Act could not be construed to authorize the telephone metadata program.

Can a public employer direct employees to ‘zip their lips’?

May 6, 2015 By: Virginia Kretschman

A public employer disciplines or terminates an errant employee — then orders the employee to refrain from discussing disciplinary issues with co-workers,

New report on hydraulic fracturing fluid issued by the EPA

Apr 7, 2015 By: Emily Slagle

The Environmental Protection Agency recently released a report on the use of hydraulic fracturing fluids in oil and natural gas extraction wells around the United States.

Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act: Religious Freedom or A License to Discriminate?

Apr 2, 2015 By: Ginny Bernhagen

On Thursday, March 26, Indiana’s governor Mike Pence signed SB 101, the state’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), into law.

New White Paper: Lessons Learned in Court Digitization

Feb 17, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

This paper draws on the experience of Thomson Reuters in courts digitization projects to set out a variety of lessons learned and their applicability to future court digitization initiatives.

Court Case Management – Your Wishes, Needs and Wants

Feb 2, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

We want to hear what you wish for, need and want in your CMS at this year’s National Association of Court Managers Mid-Year Conference.

Can public employees wear union logos on their uniforms?

Dec 30, 2014 By: Virginia Kretschman

Some government employers forbid the display of union insignia, logos or buttons on uniforms or clothing worn by public safety employees or other types of workers

Preparing For the Boomer-Millennial Seismic Shift in Government Law Offices: Part 4

Dec 9, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Today we’ll cover another important aspect of government succession planning: retaining millennial talent

Preparing For the Boomer-Millennial Seismic Shift in Government Law Offices: Part 3

Nov 24, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

In today’s post, we’ll cover an important aspect of succession planning that government should consider: attracting a millennial workforce with promising skills and value sets.

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