Category: Know Your Rights

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The path forward for the legal technician model

May 11, 2018

Via: ABA Journal

On Easter Sunday, my husband woke me at 4 a.m. because his eyes were red and his vision clouded. Although it was painful, it was not an emergency-room situation, so we waited until the urgent care center opened. There, he […]

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How can we fight to reduce bias? 6th Circuit judge shares her thoughts

May 10, 2018

Via: ABA Journal Top Stories

Studies have shown that implicit bias is something that affects everyone to some degree. So what steps can legal professionals at all ranks take to make the justice system fairer and more equitable? In this episode of the Modern Law […]

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Checklist for Licensing Intellectual Property

April 27, 2018

Via: FindLaw Free Enterprise

You get patents, trademarks, and copyrights so that someone doesn’t steal your ideas. But those intellectual property protections can also make some money if someone wants to use your ideas. Licensing your intellectual property can be lucrative, but it can […]

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Federal judge reverses Trump administration decision to end DACA

April 25, 2018

Via: Jurist

The US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday vacated the Trump administration’s efforts to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children from deportation […]

Business Law & Regulations, Know Your Rights, Privacy

When Can the FBI Raid a Lawyer’s Office?

April 11, 2018

Via: FindLaw Top Stories

After federal agents raided his lawyer Michael Cohen’s office, current U.S. president and noted legal expert Donald Trump tweeted: “Attorney-client privilege is dead!” This will be news to lawyers and legal scholars nationwide. What may be news to Trump and […]

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Federal judge says Texas voter registration policy violates federal law

April 5, 2018

Via: Jurist

[JURIST] Federal judge Orlando Garcia in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas [official website] in San Antonio has granted summary judgment [text, PDF] to a group of voters who argued that the voter registration measures of […]

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Federal appeals court overturns Department of Labor fiduciary rule

April 3, 2018

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday vacated the Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule by a vote of 2-1. The Fiduciary Rule reinterprets the term “investment advice fiduciary” and redefines exemptions to provisions concerning fiduciaries that […]

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Should Law Students Try to Represent Themselves in Court?

March 29, 2018

Via: FindLaw

Depending on your law school professors, you may or may not learn the following legal idiom: A lawyer that represents himself or herself has a fool for a client. Unless you’re filing or defending a small claims action, if you’ve […]

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Here’s the legal lowdown on document management software

February 23, 2018

Via: ABA Journal

Choosing the right technology tools for your law firm can be a confusing endeavor. After all, there are so many different types of software products available and so many choices to make when it comes to features, pricing and security. […]

Know Your Rights, Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

How the GOP Tax Bill Affects You

February 14, 2018

Via: Investopedia

On Friday, December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the massive tax bill. Formerly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – so-named because it cuts individual, corporate and estate tax rates, and the lower corporate tax rates are […]