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The Lawyers' Lawyer Newsletter – Recent Developments in Risk Management – August 2020

Representing the Estate Executor – Ethical Duty – Confidentiality – Withdrawal - New York State Bar Association Ethics Opinion No. 1194 - Risk Management Issue: Does a lawyer for an estate executor have an ethical duty...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

Should Mass Torts Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Be Allowed to Use PPP Money to Increase Their TV Advertising Spend?

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Plaintiffs’ lawyers spent $67M between January and May on mass tort TV advertising, a 6.6% increase from the same time last year. As many of us work from home, learn from home, or are otherwise stuck at home due to the...more

Esquire Deposition Solutions, LLC

ABA Practice Forward Effort to Guide Next-Generation Lawyers

The coronavirus pandemic has stimulated change throughout the legal community, whether it’s judges conducting videoconference trials and managing partners re-thinking office space needs, or lawyers innovating new ways of...more

TransPerfect Legal Solutions

Wrapping Your Head around Multi-Language EDiscovery

The rate information is generated continues to increase exponentially. By 2020, the digital universe will be 44 zettabytes large, meaning there will be “40 times more bytes than there are stars in the observable universe.”...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Left Coast Appeals

Know Your En Banc Ninth: Who's On It?

En banc proceedings are a central feature of the Ninth Circuit, which regularly revisits its panel decisions. Ninth Circuit en bancs come with a special twist: the uncertainty of which judges will hear the case. Given the...more

LawVision

Legal Service Providers…from Law Firms to ALSPs

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The simplest way to describe an alternative legal service provider (“ALSP”) is any business that is not a law firm, but which provides legal or related support services. ALSP is an umbrella term used to describe a wide...more

Hayse LLC

Preventative Action and Law Firm Decline

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Virtually every day, the news includes reports of additional law firm closures, layoffs, and compensation reductions. What is driving these decisions, and what does it mean for your firm?...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

Arguing from Afar: The New Reality of Zoom

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There is a new reality for appellate practitioners that is here to stay (for a while): oral arguments before the Law Court via Zoom. There are of course downsides to this new reality; I’m a firm believer that in-person...more

Ary Rosenbaum

Key Concepts You Should Be Aware Of As A 401(k) Plan Sponsor

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Times change and seasons change. Yet, some things remain the same. When it comes to sponsoring a 401(k) plan, some key concepts never change, whether there is a global pandemic going on or not. This article is about the key...more

White and Williams LLP

Considering the Juror Pandemic Lens – Seating a Jury

Experienced trial attorneys know that jurors are not interchangeable empty vessels. Each juror enters the jury box with a wide range of experiences, beliefs and attitudes, and may be more or less inclined toward reaching a...more

Hanzo

How to Effectively Use Slack’s Collaboration Tools While Mitigating Risks: Webinar Recap

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The collaboration platform that Slack launched led to an unprecedented shakeup in how organizations communicate internally—and that was before the coronavirus pandemic sent everyone home to work. Now that quarantining and...more

Association of Certified E-Discovery...

[Virtual Event] ACEDS Roundtable Series: Transitions, Transformations, and Triumphs in 2020 - August 19th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT

The legal market has changed dramatically and many professionals are experiencing significant uncertainty. To support the ACEDS community, the organization's advisory board is producing a three-part summer series called...more

Legility

Chinese Social Media Apps & International eDiscovery

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Litigators these days must understand social media – and no understanding of social media today is complete without an understanding of how they work on the international stage. The world is increasingly connected across...more

Jaburg Wilk

Organize Yourself

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Organization is more important than ever. Many of us are working remotely. Even if you aren’t, being organized makes a difference. If you have children, school is about to start around the country with remote learning,...more

White & Case LLP

Litigation in Saudi Arabia: Recently Launched E-Litigation Services Expedite Resolution of Disputes

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On 7 June 2020, the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Justice (MoJ) implemented extensive e-litigation services that will facilitate litigation proceedings during the pandemic period, and will be a sustainable part of litigation in...more

Association of Certified E-Discovery...

Sean O’Shea: Tips for Paralegals and Litigation Support Professionals – July 2020

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NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

Back To The Future - Where Does Mediation Go From Here?

Is there dialogue from a film more apropos to our current wants and desires than the following? Doc Brown:  Marty, you gotta come back with me! Marty McFly:  Where? Doc Brown:  Back to the future! Back to the Future –...more

Association of Certified E-Discovery...

[Webinar] Effectively Conduct Corporate Investigations With eDiscovery - August 18th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

As eDiscovery professionals, we all understand the use of digital technology, from laptops to smartphones to apps. As the use of all manner of devices continues to increase exponentially, their important role in litigation...more

Law School Toolbox

Bar Exam Toolbox Podcast Episode 99: Tips for Taking an Online Bar Exam

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Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about preparing for taking an online bar exam, which will be the norm this year due to coronavirus concerns. We also discuss the recently-released information...more

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Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 257: Listen and Learn -- The "Reasonable Person" Standard

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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're talking about the "reasonable person"...more

Holland & Hart - Persuasion Strategies

Measure Your Juror’s Faith in the Jury System

As you look out at a panel of potential jurors during voir dire, there are many things you’re likely to wonder about them. Do they have any attitudes toward your client, or people like your client? Are they likely to...more

Thomas Fox

The Compliance Life With Louis Sapirman - Episode 1- The Personal and Professional Journey of a CCO

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The Compliance Life details the journey to and in the role of a Chief Compliance Officer. How does one come to sit in the CCO chair? What are some of the skills a CCO needs to success navigate the compliance waters in any...more

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Electronic filing of court documents in HK – Court Proceedings (Electronic Technology) Bill

The Court Proceedings (Electronic Technology) Bill (the “Bill”) made its way through the second and third reading on 17 July 2020, being the last bill passed by LegCo before it was released for summer recess. One of the...more

Association of Certified E-Discovery...

Socha’s Weekly Trend Report – August 2020

Notes on recent trends in e-discovery, data privacy, and the use of technology to enhance the practice of law....more

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Stacks on Stacks: Survey Shows Increased FOIA Requests Still a Challenge

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Today’s eDiscovery Blues cartoon gives a nod to our colleagues working in government agencies processing FOIA requests. By law, all federal agencies are required to respond to a FOIA request within 20 business days, unless...more

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Links to Other Websites

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Information for EU and Swiss Residents

JD Supra's principal place of business is in the United States. By subscribing to our website, you expressly consent to your information being processed in the United States.

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You can make a request to exercise any of these rights by emailing us at privacy@jdsupra.com or by writing to us at:

Privacy Officer
JD Supra, LLC
10 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 300
Sausalito, California 94965

You can also manage your profile and subscriptions through our Privacy Center under the "My Account" dashboard.

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California Privacy Rights

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You can make a request for this information by emailing us at privacy@jdsupra.com or by writing to us at:

Privacy Officer
JD Supra, LLC
10 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 300
Sausalito, California 94965

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Access/Correct/Update/Delete Personal Information

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Changes in Our Privacy Policy

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Contacting JD Supra

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How We Use Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to:

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There are different types of cookies and other technologies used our Website, notably:

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Updates to This Policy

We may update this cookie policy and our Privacy Policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

Contacting JD Supra

If you have any questions about how we use cookies and other tracking technologies, please contact us at: privacy@jdsupra.com.

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