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How This Investment Firm Hopes to Revolutionize Litigation in America [Video]

Oct. 30, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Ralph Sutton, Chief Investment Officer at Bentham IMF, talks with Lee Pacchia about the business of funding small to medium-sized plaintiffs in commercial and patent litigation around the world....more

Decision Time: Patton Boggs Partners Mull Merger With Squire Sanders  [Video]

May 21, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Beleaguered after years of carrying too many lawyers and not enough work, law and lobbying firm Patton Boggs has tried and failed several times to merge with another law firm. Casey Sullivan, law...more

Advice and Content: New York State Bar Association Social Media Ethics Guidelines

The ethos of legal practice—steeped in history, procedure and rules—is, in many respects, fundamentally at odds with the “act-now-ask-forgiveness-later” model of social media. But while it can be tempting to avoid potential...more

Employment Law update newsletter from DKLM LLP (UK)

UK Employment Law Update – October 2013 Following on from the recent costs litigation between Lord Sugar’s company and 2010 Apprentice winner Stella English, this employment law update includes a Q&A about the costs regime...more

Q&A - Costs in the UK Employment Tribunal

A short Q&A about the costs regime in the UK Employment Tribunal

A short Q&A about the costs regime in the UK Employment Tribunal by leading UK law firm DKLM LLP. ...more

Feathers start to fly over upcoming book about why lawyers suck

Today has been an interesting day for the “Why Lawyers Suck and What You Can Do About It” book project. First thing this morning I got a phone call from someone passionately supportive of this project and everything it...more

A short introduction to UK employment law for Chinese Businesses

A short introduction to UK employment law for Chinese Businesses This note sets out a précis of some of the issues that Chinese businesses may wish to consider when establishing, or furthering, a commercial presence in the...more

DKLM Employment law Services

Do your clients need UK employment law advice? Here is a summary of the employment law services offered by DKLM LLP, London, UK. ...more

UK Employment Law Update - July 2013

Important changes to UK Employment Law July 2013

This 2 page overview explains the key changes to UK employment law that were brought into force in July 2013, by Philip Henson, Partner and Head of Employment law at DKLM LLP (p.henson@dklm.co.uk) ...more

Missouri Appellate Law - 2013 Update

I was asked recently to make a presentation on Missouri appellate practice as part of a CLE program. The program is sponsored by the Solo and Small Firm Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. To prepare...more

Sixth Circuit Confirms Exempt Status of Mortgage Loan Originators

Employers who rely on exempt classifications to avoid paying overtime—and particularly employers in the banking and financial services industries—should take in interest in a recent ruling affirming the exempt status of a...more

ERISA: Plan Language Controls Even When an Adhesion Contract and Plan Language is “Not What a Reasonable Employee Would Expect.”

Will courts enforce Plan language even when a 24 month limitation is “not what a reasonable employee would expect” to see in a disability plan? YES....more

Instruct+

Society of Solicitor Advocates announce launch of Instruct+ App...more

NJLAD Lawsuit Barred Once State Agency Adopted Finding Of EEOC, New Jersey Appellate Division Holds

In Cornacchiulo v. Alternate Investment Solutions, Inc., 2012 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1415 (App. Div. June 19, 2012), the New Jersey Appellate Division dismissed an employee’s NJLAD discrimination suit because, having first...more

Thoughts on Writing a Persuasive Appellate Brief

Here is an article outlining my thoughts on how to write a persuasive appellate brief. I prepared this article as part of a proposed CLE presentation on appellate advocacy. The CLE program is sponsored by the Solo and Small...more

Former Government Employees as Expert Witnesses

There are a lot of things that can prevent an expert from testifying: conflicts with the parties involved, restrictions from their employers, time constraints, etc. One thing, however, that should not preclude an expert is...more

Civility? Really?

Civility, across the broad arch of a career, is a successful and lucrative business model. I believe it will enhance your professional career, better serve your clients, make you more profitable, and keep you sane. ...more

Social Media Ethics for Lawyers: 4 Things Attorneys Should Not Do Online

Attorneys’ seemingly benign social media activity can and sometimes does collide with the rules of professional conduct. Recently I attended a panel discussion called “Legal Social Media Gone Wild: A Look at the Ethics...more

5 Social Media Tips for Law School Grads and Solo Practitioners to Help Find a Job and Build a Practice

In light of this challenging economic climate, my law school asked that I co-present a seminar to help third-years find their first job post-graduation. Much of the information that follows about using social media also can...more

Companies Must Retain Counsel to Answer Certain Georgia Garnishments

The Georgia Supreme Court issued a recent order regarding the unauthorized practice of law in Georgia Courts. While companies were once permitted to answer Georgia garnishments through any authorized agent, the law now...more

Todd Janson v. LegalZoom.com, Inc.

Federal Court Rules that LegalZoom Self-Help Service is Unauthorized Practice of Law

A federal district court, applying Missouri law, ruled in a summary judgment motion, that LegalZoom.com's self-help legal document preparation service is unauthorized practice of law. The service goes beyond self-help because...more

Amendment of Rule 7.3 of the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct

Michigan Supreme Court Adds Restrictions to Lawyer Marketing

Increasing burdens on small law firms, the state supreme court added restrictions on contacting potential clients, and required that "Advertising Material" appear on marketing materials....more

Jackson Reforms: A reform too far?

The Jackson Reforms, proposed by Lord Justice Jackson appear to be nothing short of a direct assault on “access to justice” and the “gateway to justice”....more

Storytelling for Attorneys: How to Build a Great Narrative For Your Case

Attorneys sometimes act in trial or mediation as if they’re little more than an evidence machine collecting all the right evidence, excluding all the improper evidence, applying the law and expecting a positive outcome. That...more

INGENUITY 13 LLC v. John Doe

ORDER ISSUING SANCTIONS (against Porn-Trolling legal collectives)

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” —Spock, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). The legal behavior in the porno-trolling collective was controlled by several attorneys, under whom other individuals...more

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