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DHS Proposes New Rule for STEM OPT Extension

New rule would extend STEM optional practical training to 24 months. On October 19, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to amend its F-1 nonimmigrant student...more

A Front-Line Interview on "the Currency of Impact" with Author Dorie Clark

In the second of my Front Line interviews, I have the pleasure of engaging with author and HBR contributor Dorie Clark, on how our thoughts and ideas can have a real impact “on the ground” beyond ‘clicks and likes.’ Dorie’s...more

Fixing Law Schools: Are More Types of Degrees the Answer?

May 14, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Rebecca Roiphe, professor at New York Law School, talks with Lee Pacchia about the difficulties facing lower tier law schools as they adapt to emerging market trends. While some have called for lower tier schools to focus on the practice-based, vocational training of lawyers, Roiphe feels that all law schools need to train their students in the theoretical underpinnings of the Law. As an alternative approach, Roiphe suggests that law schools lower the cost of a legal education by offering differing levels of accreditation to their students, while ensuring they have a understanding of "what the law is, how it becomes that way and how it should be."more

Why Milbank Sends 4th-Years Back To School

Nov. 7 (Bloomberg Law) -- David Wolfson, partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and chair of the firm's professional development committee, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the Milbank@Harvard program. The week-long course at Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School takes mid-level Milbank associates through a wide range of professional development courses.more

Dean: Law Schools Use Merit Scholarships To Boost Rankings

Oct. 10 ( Bloomberg Law) -- Law schools need to find ways to cut the expense of merit scholarships, which they "use to buy students . . . with high LSATs" to improve the schools' US News rankings, Brooklyn Law School Dean and Patton Boggs Partner Nicholas Allard tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia. The money would be better spent on scholarships for students with financial need, he says.more

How Bryan Cave Grooms Rainmakers

Oct. 3 (Bloomberg Law) -- Steve Sunshine, partner at Bryan Cave, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about his program to help attorneys in the firm acquire new business.more

Dean: Law Firms 'Support' NYLS's 2 Year Degree Program

Sept. 19 (Bloomberg Law) -- Anthony Crowell, Dean and President of New York Law School, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the school's new 2 year law degree program and the prospects for a federal ranking system of higher education providers.more

Law Prof: Law Schools Still 'Inaccurate' On Employment Numbers

Aug. 29 (Bloomberg Law ) -- Ben Trachtenberg, associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Law, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about how a recent set of disciplinary actions against law school administrators for misrepresenting employment data will impact the movement to reform legal education.more

What is an Intellectual Property Attorney?

Phoenix Arizona's business law firm Jaburg Wilk's Intellectual Property attorney Maria Crimi Speth discusses what an Intellectual property attorney does and why it is important. more

Protecting Separate Property in Arizona: Basic Principles

Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk's Board Certified Family Law Specialist, Mitchell Reichman discusses best practices in protecting separate property in Arizona. He talks about various family topics such as community property, business valuation and premarital agreements. more

Jobs, Funding For Courts On Agenda For New ABA President

Aug. 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- James Silkenat, incoming president for the American Bar Association, talks with Bloomberg Law' s Lee Pacchia about his plans for for his term.more

What is an Irrevocable Trust?

Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk's Estate Planning attorney Beth Cohn discusses irrevocable trusts. She talks about how people use them and the process involved with them. She explains what decanting is and the processes involved with decanting. more

Does This New ABA Report Signal Change For Law Schools?

Aug. 9 (Bloomberg Law) -- Brian Leiter, professor at the University of Chicago Law School, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the American Bar Association's recent report on the state of legal education in America. more

Law School Reformers Create "False Sense of Doom"

July 26 (Bloomberg Law) -- Stephen Sheppard, assistant dean and professor at University of Arkansas School of Law, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that fundamental tenets of the law school reform movement are flat-out wrong. · Reformers say there are too many law school graduates. Sheppard says America is producing fewer lawyers than we used to, compared to the total number of college graduates. · The cost of legal education isn't too high, because that's what the market will bear. "I reject the premise that American law students are too stupid to know the cost of their degree," he says. · It's not the fault of law schools that they produce more graduates than there are jobs. "The idea that we must have jobs for our students is not only a mistake, it's a dangerous mistake," he says. · Criticism of legal education has become a "self-fulfilling prophecy," scaring away prospective law students even though they could find good jobs as attorneys, he says.more

How Can I Make the Most Out of the First Meeting?

Mitchell Reichman, a Board Certified Family Law Specialist at Phoenix Arizona law firm Jaburg & Wilk, P.C. talks about how one can make the most of the first initial meeting with an attorney. He talks about what should be brought, what will get accomplished and what one should expect in the first meeting. more

BigLaw's Scramble to Hire the Best

July 3 (Bloomberg Law) -- Jay Grushkin, hiring partner at New York's Milbank Tweed, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about how the hiring season has changed since the recession in BigLaw began in 2008. Elite law schools have moved their on-campus recruiting weeks earlier and earlier, in efforts to give their students the best chance at getting a job. That's forced firms to extend job offers faster than before the recession began. He'd like to see recruiting move from August to January of a student's second year, so firms have a better sense of their business needs.more

Kanzlei Life! No 4 Das Juristenmagazin für Rechtsanwälte und Notare in Deutschland, Ausgabe 02/2013

Kanzlei Life - Das Magazin für Anwälte & Notare in Deutschland, Ausgabe 02/2013 News, Facts, und Kanzleimarketing für & aus dem lebendigen Kanzleialltag in Deutschland Sehr geehrte Leserin, sehr geehrter Leser, kanzleiLife entwickelt sich permanent weiter – nicht zuletzt durch vielfältige Wünsche und Anregungen, die wir aus unserem Leserkreis erhalten. Die Rubrizierung hat sich weiter gefestigt, so dass wir wiederkehrend zu bestimmten Themen Stellung beziehen werden. In dieser Ausgabe sind einige auch pekuniär wichtige Gesetzesnovellen Titelthemen. Es geht um die seit Jahresbeginn aktuellen Änderungen im Zwangsvollstreckungsrecht sowie um die vor der Tür stehenden Kostenrechtsnovellen in RVG und GNotKG (als Nachfolger der KostO). Wie wir aus persönlichen Gesprächen mit einigen Kanzleien wissen, gibt es hier massiven Schulungsbedarf – neben den verpflichtenden Änderungen in Ihrer Kanzleisoftware. Dem Thema modernes Lernen haben wir daher auch einen eigenen Platz eingeräumt. IT und Technik haben eine nach wie vor steigende Bedeutung im Rechtsverkehr. Wir haben von der Notwendigkeit einer gewarteten Software bis zu moderner, skalierbarer Hardware einen weiten Bogen gespannt. Ab sofort finden Stellenanzeigen und Kanzleinachfolgegesuche einen eigenen Platz im Heft. Schauen Sie doch mal rein. Sie suchen selbst neue Mitarbeiter? Dann adressieren Sie über kanzleiLife genau die richtige Zielgruppe. Mit freundlichem Gruß Marco Buhleier INHALT: Titelthema : Gesetze im Wandel Fit für das neue RVG Zwangsvollstreckungsrecht renoviert IT/Technik Kanzleisoftware intensiver nutzen - Ertrag steigern Signaturkarten - Elektronischer Rechtsverkehr wird Pflicht Sicherheitsrisiko Mensch Nicht blöd - BladeServer sind die Besten Alles aus einer Hand für hohe Systemverfügbarkeit Anwenderbericht Supercheck - Wer wohnt wo? Kanzleipraxis Stellenmarkt & Nachfolgemarkt Kurioses aus anderen Ländern Oldtimer als Firmenwagen „Ergebnisse“ der Umfrage - Teil 1 Lifestyle Kaffeemaschinenvergleich Der etwas andere Sommerurlaub Quarterly Product : Grillen wie die Weltmeister Coaching Bericht vom Referendartag in Wiesbaden Lebenslanges Lernen leicht gemacht MEHR INFORMATIONEN UNTER http://www.kanzleilife.de/ und IM KATALOG DER DEUTSCHEN NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK UNTER : https://portal.dnb.de/opac.htm?now=1353870598723&more

Bar President: 3Ls Should Get Paid for Internships

June 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- John Thies, outgoing president for the Illinois State Bar Association, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about his organization's report on the impact of law school debt on the delivery of legal services. Among the changes ISBA recommends is the implementation of apprenticeships for third year law students in order to better prepare graduates to enter the profession. As current ABA rules prevent law students from receiving compensation while obtaining academic credit, ISBA's proposal would require a substantial policy change.more

NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment

June 20 (Bloomberg Law) -- James Leipold, Executive Director for the National Association for Law Placement, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about his organization's annual report on the job market for law school graduates. They've found that law firms are using more technology, and so hiring fewer lawyers, and that's unlikely to change in the immediate future.more

Client Biz Dev: You're Doing It Wrong

May 16 (Bloomberg Law) -- Trevor Faure, Global Leader of Legal Services for Ernst & Young, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that the needs of general counsels at large corporations have changed in recent years and that most law firms need to change the way they approach business development. Faure says that while building personal relationships and augmenting a law firm's reputation are still part of getting new business, they are becoming less important factors. Faure feels that law firms need to deliver more focused and prescient communications that inform corporations of the legal challenges they will be facing in the future. "[A law firm's] technical expertise on your subject matter...is of equal importance to [its] knowledge of the client," he says.more

Could This Law School Ranking Unseat US News?

May 9 (Bloomberg Law) -- Elie Mystal, editor at Above the Law, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that his blog's new law school rankings sought to list the top 50 American law schools by relying on an "outcome based" methodology. Mystal says that focusing on the costs and rewards of a legal education allows this ranking to determine which law schools yield "the most bang for this extreme buck." The site's goal is to displace US News as the leading law school rankings. Mystal says the his site's focus on legal employment, along with its often snarky attitude that appeals to younger readers, give it a leg up on the competition.more

Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"

May 2 (Bloomberg Law) -- Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor and senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that Big Law is currently experiencing "a very difficult crash landing that is taking place now and will persist for at least another several more years." While acknowledging that the 2008 recession was partially to blame for the slowdown, Barrett sees the current situation compounded by the bursting of a bubble among large law firms that hired too many lawyers and entered into ill-advised mergers. We are seeing the reckoning from overkill that built up over many years, he says. In addition, as fewer and fewer legal jobs are available for young lawyers, some law schools are going to be forced to close, he predicts. According to US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates, Barrett notes that there will be 176,000 more law school graduates than jobs created over the next ten years. "As we've seen consolidation in big law, we are going to see consolidation in law schools," he says.more

With Radical Changes, Law Firms Can Beat Recession

May 2 (Bloomberg Law) -- Just as legal process outsourcers are stealing business from law firms today by doing it cheaper, they too will face pressure in the coming years from technologies that can do the the job even cheaper than they, law firm consultant Richard Susskind tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia. And law firms may ultimately come out on top, he says. But lawyers need to be trained to build those technologies and processes, not just to counsel clients one-on-one, he says. Attorneys need to become legal knowledge engineers, risk managers, project managers and process analysts -- jobs which are "wildly different from what people expect when they go to law school," he says. Susskind also talks about what kinds of law firms are already following his advice, and which are likely to be most harmed by the legal technology of the future.more

Kanzlei Life! No 3 Das Juristenmagazin für Rechtsanwälte und Notare in Deutschland, Ausgabe 01/2013

Kanzlei Life - Das Magazin für Anwälte & Notare in Deutschland, Ausgabe 01/2013 News, Facts, und Kanzleimarketing für & aus dem lebendigen Kanzleialltag in Deutschland Sehr geehrte Leserin, sehr geehrter Leser, wie Sie sehen, etabliert sich kanzleiLife mehr und mehr. Wir haben eine Rubrizierung vorgesehen, die wir versuchen, stets mit neuen Inhalten zu füllen. Neben dem Titelthema – in diesem Heft: die erste intelligente Kanzleisoftware – gehören dazu beispielsweise Kanzleimarketing, IT/Technik, Kanzleipraxis, Coaching-Themen, Lifestyle und interessante Produkte des Quartals. Wichtig und daher immer wieder im Heft sind die Themen Ausfallsicherheit, Datensicherheit und aktuelle Reports. Zu dieser Ausgabe gehört daher auch ein Beitrag über die neuen Möglichkeiten der Online-Datensicherung sowie ein weiterer über das Thema proaktive Hardwareüberwachung und -wartung, um Katastrophen und Reparaturen zu vermeiden. Sehr wichtig ist uns noch der Hinweis auf unsere Marktforschung mittels Online- Umfrage (s. Seite 26). Bitte machen Sie mit, damit wir Ihnen regelmäßig neue Erkenntnisse aus der Praxis und Empfehlungen für die Praxis präsentieren können. Und seien Sie versichert, dass wir keine kanzleiindividuellen Daten erfragen, sondern nur Infos über Arbeitsprozesse, Marketingmaßnahmen oder technische Grundausstattung, um nur einige zu nennen. Ihre Teilnahme wird außerdem belohnt… Mit freundlichem Gruß Marco Buhleier Inhalt Schicke Kraftprotzze Datensicherung Kanzlei-Software muss mehr können Kanzleimarketing in der Praxis Hardware-Landschaft absichern Kanzleisoftware für den Apple Macintosh Kanzleien stellen sich vor Erfolgreich vor Gericht punkten We want you! Kuriose Rechtsfälle Kanzlei Identität - CI für Rechtsanwälte Dokumentenmanagement-System Digitales Diktat in der Praxis Trekking Schicke mechanische Uhren Das neue Apple iPad mini MEHR INFORMATIONEN UNTER http://www.kanzleilife.de/ und IM KATALOG DER DEUTSCHEN NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK UNTER : https://portal.dnb.de/opac.htm?now=1353870598723&more

Northwestern Law Dean: Let Students "Vote With Their Feet"

Mar. 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- Northwestern Dean Daniel Rodriguez says he supports a proposal under consideration in New York that would allow students to take the bar exam after two years of law school without getting a degree. Some fellow deans have told him privately that the idea is putting "the economic model of our law schools in jeopardy," and he says "I hope" a large number of Northwestern students wouldn't take the option. But it would help some students cut tuition costs, and force schools to "justify" the third year of school, he says. "It's about putting our money were our mouth is," he says. Schools will need to focus on practical training in the third year to keep students, so the year isn't -- as is often said -- where "they bore you to death" but where schools "bore in on" getting students practice-ready. Rodriguez also talks about his school's plan to cut the size of its incoming class by 10 percent and to increase financial aid to students. He talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia.more

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