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Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

by Adrian Dayton on

I like to consider myself a person of higher EI, and this article really hit home. If you think of every character trait as being a trade-off between two, a higher EI trait means a lack in something else....more

A Tale of Two Cases: LinkedIn Postings as Solicitations

by Butler Snow LLP on

Recently, two different courts reached two different results in determining whether employees’ LinkedIn postings amounted to a solicitation in contravention of a nonsolicitation agreement. In Bankers Life & Cas. Co. v. Am....more

Turn Your Passive Juror Into an Active Advocate: Seven Ways

by Holland & Hart LLP on

Persuading a group that will then go off and deliberate is a unique persuasive setting. In a way, it can be called ‘Second Order’ persuasion, because it isn’t just about the person being convinced in the moment they’re...more

3 Client Stories You Must Include In Your Online Attorney Bio

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Properly written client stories on your lawyer biography can be wonderful and engaging testimonies of your skills, dedication, commitment to clients and to the law....more

The future of arbitration: New technologies are making a big impact — and AI robots may take on “human” roles

by Hogan Lovells on

Will new technologies influence the way cases are arbitrated? That was the topic of a debate that included members of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Hogan Lovells partners Winston Maxwell and Laurent Gouiffès...more

Second Chance to Opt Out of Class Not Required for Class Action Settlement

The Ninth Circuit recently ruled in favor of President Trump. That was not a typo, and this is not fake news. The ruling was not in favor of Trump in his official capacity, but in his capacity as a class action defendant....more

Eleventh Circuit Follows Ninth Circuit in Awarding Appellate Fees for Automatic Stay Violation

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

By its recent decision in In re Horne, 876 F.3d 1076 (11th Cir. 2017), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit broadened the scope of attorney’s fees that are recoverable pursuant to section 362(k) of the...more

The 4 Types of Blockchain Networks Explained

by Fisher Phillips on

One of the questions I commonly get asked is what is the difference between public and private blockchains. It is easy to see why people get confused as public and private blockchains have many similarities....more

3 Easy Ways for Lawyers to Follow Up When Readers Share Their Writing Online

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How lawyers can turn audience engagement into next steps....more

Hsu Untied interview with Simon Frankel, Partner at Covington

Today, my guest on Hsu Untied is Simon Frankel, a Partner at Covington & Burling who is an experienced litigator focusing on copyright and trademark disputes, with an emphasis on the technology and consumer products sectors....more

“Master” the Love – Today and on February 28th: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you’re all feeling the love today! Speaking of feeling the love, we’re only two weeks away from the first event of the year at The Master’s Conference in Dallas!...more

Top 5 Marketing Technology Trends for 2018

by Adrian Dayton on

What new technologies will your firm use to improve marketing in 2018? What innovations truly have the power to disrupt the industry?...more

Saved By Punctuation: James Woods Escapes Liability For A Question Mark

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

A federal judge in the Southern District of Ohio recently dismissed a case against actor James Woods over a tweet he posted during the 2016 presidential campaign. Woods, the outspoken conservative actor best known for his...more

Find the Pain Point to Trigger a Buying Decision in Law Firm Business Development

by ON24 on

Finding the pain point - or triggering event - is what turns a prospect into a client....more

GDPR May 25th Deadline Approaching – Businesses Globally Will Feel Impact

In less than four months, the General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR" or the "Regulation") will take effect in the European Union/European Economic Area, giving individuals in the EU/EEA greater control over their...more

Privacy & Data Security Team Launches Unique GDPR Tracker Website

by Alston & Bird on

“To Harmonize or Not To Harmonize: That Is the Question.” With the the GDPR fast approaching on May 25, 2018, European Member States are getting ready with the implementation of national legislation. Although the GDPR is a...more

Hands Off Jay-Z’s Hand Gesture Trademark

Words and pictures are so 2017. This year, it is all about the non-traditional trademarks (i.e., something other than brand names and images). In the past, we’ve covered a variety of these types of trademarks, from colors to...more

The Definitive Guide for LinkedIn for Lawyers - Why It Is Time

by JD Supra Perspectives on

A five-page guide to LinkedIn for lawyers - why it matters to business development, and why now, especially. Are you in?...more

Legal Services Cost Money and That's OK! Reframe Your Thinking With Aliza Herzberg

by JD Supra Perspectives on

We had the pleasure of interviewing Aliza Herzberg on LeftFoot. Aliza started her own employment law firm in 2017 after a successful 24-year career working for others. Aliza’s key to business development success is making...more

Best Times to Post on LinkedIn

by Adrian Dayton on

In the nature of good, better, best; it is good to post to social media, it is better to share relevant and timely content, and it is best to do the latter all while sharing at the most high traffic times of the day! There is...more

Process Is the Key to Successful Lead Generation: 5 Ways Lawyers Should Focus Business Development

by ON24 on

Successful lawyers know that positive results come less from the act of generating leads, and more from the process they’ve developed around lead generation....more

Court Denies Plaintiffs’ Request to Email All Defendant Employees as “Simply Unreasonable”: eDiscovery Case Law

by CloudNine on

In Firefighters’ Ret. Sys., et al. v. Citco Grp. Ltd., et al., No. 13-373-SDD-EWD (M.D. La. Jan. 3, 2018), Louisiana Magistrate Judge Erin Wilder-Doomes denied the plaintiffs’ renewed motion to compel after the parties...more

Garza v. Citigroup – The Third Circuit Clarifies When a Defendant May Be Awarded Attorneys’ Fees as Costs Under Rule 41(D)

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(d) authorizes a district court to award a defendant “costs” where a plaintiff who “previously dismissed an action in any court [subsequently] files an action based on or including the same...more

Business Development Is a New Language for Lawyers: Scripts for BD Success

Sample scripts that have been successful in obtaining new business from friends, family members, referral sources and, most importantly, existing clients....more

Courts Are Closely Following Amended Rule 37(e)’s Limits on Sanctions for Lost Electronically Stored Information

by Jones Day on

Within two years of its implementation, several cases show that amended Rule 37(e) is having its intended impact, as judges are carefully applying the criteria articulated in the Rule prior to ordering curative measures or...more

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