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We have talked a lot on this blog and on the Law School Toolbox about how to network. We encourage law students, recent grads, and lawyers to reach out to us and to others whom they think would be helpful. For instance,...more
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Clear writing makes winning more likely. Why?
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The federal appellate courts annually...more
Threats to data privacy are not going away, but establishing appropriate security measures up-front, performing regular stress-tests on a security system, putting in place procedures to address a data breach and implementing...more
I had the great pleasure today of attending the Alabama Appleseed Brewer-Torbert Awards Luncheon. What an inspiring event!
This year's award was presented to Fred Gray, a legendary civil rights attorney and icon. Mr....more
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The Internet of Things will generate 9 billion devices by 2018 according to estimates, but the recent hacker attack that caused a fridge to send over 750,000 spam and phishing messages over the Christmas break create concerns...more
Tempted to snoop on someone’s emails; perhaps to gain advantage in a dispute? DON’T DO IT. The Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) prohibits unauthorized access to web-based email accounts.
Deborah Spranger is a vice chair of Saul Ewing LLP’s business and finance department, a co-chair of its life sciences practice group and a member of the firm’s seven-member executive committee. She focuses her practice on...more
Suzanne M. Amaducci-Adams is a partner at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP's Miami office, where she leads the firm's hospitality group. She handles all aspects of commercial real estate and finance transactions,...more
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Cisco estimates that 25 billion devices will be connected in the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2015, and 50 billion by 2020. Analyst firm IDC makes an even bolder prediction: 212 billion connected devices by 2020. This massive...more
Judges give their insights into effective briefing and oral argument and talk about the mentors who made a difference in their careers. Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice, California Supreme Court (2011–present)
State and federal appellate judges offer their advice for women considering a career on the bench.
Margaret McKeown, Judge, U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1998–present)
Q: What was your path to the...more
Courts across the United States have now made clear that discovery of social media is fair game. At the same time, courts have consistently found that litigants will not be permitted to engage in social media fishing...more
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When an attorney is requested to act as “local counsel” by an out-of-state attorney in a new lawsuit, the local counsel may have additional duties that flow from Rules of Civil Procedure or Local Rules that govern lead...more
On March 12, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) convened a meeting to gather information about the growing use of social media and how it impacts the laws that the agency enforces. Of particular...more
On March 26, 1930, the first female United States Supreme Court Justice was born. Today is her eighty-fourth birthday. Sandra Day O’Connor was born into a ranching family in her native Arizona. It is easy to imagine her...more
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Have you read this one? I can’t blame you if you haven’t. Between the serious and tragic stories dominating the news from Malaysia and Russia, this little employment law nugget snuck into...more
Three strategies to build powerful business relationships that you can start working on today, from attorney, mentor, in-house counsel Josh Beser....more
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