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Traditional Virtues Trump Ethics Codes

Brad Reid | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

So, are virtues a matter of genetics or environmental influences? I have no answer to this question except to say that it is the wrong question in this conversation.

Fast-Growing Startup Challenges the Legal System: An Interview with PeopleClaim's Mark Deuitch

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Mike Ragogna

An Interview with Mark Deuitch, Founder and CEO of PeopleClaim.com Mike Ragogna: Mark, tell us about PeopleClaim.com. What's its goal? Mark Deui...

Big Banks Have License to Steal -- You Can Help Stop It

Robert Weissman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Robert Weissman

The big banks want an effective license to steal. And they are counting on you to give it to them. You would never knowingly agree to any such thing,...

Top 3 Mistakes Newbie Entrepreneurs Make and Their Solutions

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

In the current entrepreneurship boom we are experiencing nowadays, it is quite common that novice business owners -- as well as those with more experience -- make very frequent mistakes due to a lack of legal counseling and experience.

Make a Difference by Reaching Out

Lonnie A. Powers | Posted 10.05.2014 | Impact
Lonnie A. Powers

Like the Freedom Summer volunteers, each of these AmericCorps fellows chose to "touch the pain" in the lives of those who need legal assistance. That choice and that experience has changed their lives -- and will continue to do so -- in myriad ways.

Joint Venture: Business Agreement for International Trade

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

You must keep in mind that a joint venture is particularly aimed at obtaining the respective commercial benefits, but does not include all business or economic activities of the participating members.

Herrick's Turkish Practice Group Strikes Again: Notes to Food and Beverage Companies Looking to Expand Internationally

Ege Ozyegin | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Ege Ozyegin

First of all, the authorization for the statute expired in 2003; since then attempts to reauthorize the legislation were undertaken in both the House and Senate which culminated in the act that was passed last month.

Understanding Legal Contracts for Entrepreneurs: What Do I Need and Why Do I Need It?

Genavieve Shingle | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Genavieve Shingle

Let's be real, legalese, contract language - total snoozefest - and sounds a bit scary too, right? And what does it even mean? Presenting: Unders...

Key Steps to Not Fail in the Internationalization of Your Company

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

The internationalization is not a simple step, since it requires time for planning, evaluation and implementation. Before taking the leap into foreign markets, we must take into account the following factors.

Protecting Your Online Business Presence

Genavieve Shingle | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Genavieve Shingle

What many online business owners do not realize is that there are legal requirements for having an online presence. The two most common documents needed are "Terms & Conditions" and a "Privacy Policy."

To Court, or Not to Court

Jack Garson | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Avoid litigation when you can. When you can't -- win. Is it worth it? Or, more importantly, when does it make sense to fight it out in court, and when should you do everything possible to avoid it?

20 Years Later, the Simpson Case Won't Go Away

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.10.2014 | Crime
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Simpson didn't invent or originate the ugly divide in public opinion about celebrity guilt, let alone the racial divide. Both have always lurked just beneath the surface. But his case propelled it to the front of public debate and anger.

Slender Man Meets the First Amendment: Why Suing the Character's Creator Won't Work

Clay Calvert | Posted 08.09.2014 | Crime
Clay Calvert

Can Eric Knudsen, the creator of the fictional character Slender Man, be held civilly liable for the recent violence suffered by the young victim of a stabbing attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin? The answer is a definitive "no" under First Amendment principles of free speech.

Cleanup on Aisle 4: Katherine Heigl and Duane Reade Capture PR Magic

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 07.13.2014 | Celebrity
Stacy Slotnick

The actress filed a $6 million lawsuit in Manhattan federal court against Duane Reade Inc. on April 9. The complaint alleges the company improperly used the star's name and likeness on Twitter and Facebook, without authorization, to promote their brand.

On Cell Phone Searches, Court Must Doff to Its Youngest Member

Andrew Woodman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Crime
Andrew Woodman

Before we carried encyclopedias in our pockets, the amount of information the police would find in such a search was fairly limited. However, that's not the world we live in anymore. Now, an entire criminal enterprise can be documented on a cell phone.

If You're Happy and You Know It -- Argue

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacy Slotnick

As a lawyer, I argue daily and with gusto because I am fiercely protective of my client's interests. However I am not in the habit of sacrificing my happiness health to effectively argue, and neither should you.

NDAs Are Stupid (Mostly)

Matt Douglas | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Matt Douglas

A few weeks ago, I asked our System Operation Manager to get a quote from a new service provider. To get a quote, we would need to provide some basic ...

Comedian Dave Chappelle and Laugh Factory Charged With Murder?

Jamie Masada | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy
Jamie Masada

Should I have an EKG by the door to check on vulnerable hearts before admitting them? Or maybe a sign that says it's like being at a ball game, if you are hit with a foul ball, it's part of your wager of attending?

Aereo v. Broadcasters: Things to Ponder

Shelly Palmer | Posted 06.28.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

The implications of the Aereo decision will be far-reaching and it will impact every aspect of the broadcast television business. Is this technology good or bad? It's not about the technology at all... it's about people understanding how it is being used.

In Schuette, Roberts Continues Legacy of Bringing the Court Into the 21st Century

Andrew Woodman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Andrew Woodman

In thinking about the Supreme Court, I'm reminded of the scene from this week's episode of Game of Thrones where Tywin Lannister asks the next king, w...

In Lawsuit Jungle, Clients Need a 'Bill of Rights'

Sara Warner | Posted 06.07.2014 | DC
Sara Warner

The well-established Los Angeles attorney clearly meant to counter my argument that we need a civil litigation "clients bill of rights," but he was inadvertently proving my key point: most of us have no idea about the "dark side" of civil justice.

Teach Law Outside of Law Schools

Michael Shammas | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

What if I told you that the most pertinent social science subject -- one that affects every single one of us every single day -- is taught to only a select few? That would be absurd, right? Well, unfortunately this is no fiction. It is the state of legal knowledge in America, and it is profoundly troubling.

No One Man Should Have All That Power - Our Diversity Responsibility

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 05.27.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of speaking with a group of high school kids about power. During the conversation, I asked them how many of them t...

Open Diplomacy, Wartime, and the Modern Surveillance State

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

The amorphous nature of wars since at least the dawn of the Cold War in the mid-1940s has meant that the U.S. has more or less been at war for generations. This, in turn, has precipitated the ever-burgeoning war-industrial-intelligence complex.

University of Toronto's "See Yourself Here" Event Attracts Record Crowd

University of Toronto News | Posted 05.21.2014 | College
University of Toronto News

Alumni and current students take part in the Faculty of Law's annual outreach program that draws students from across the greater Toronto area (all ph...