The first five years of practice are critical developmental years, said Joanna Garcia, shareholder, Carlton Fields, and moderator of the ABA webcast “What’s Next? Professional Development Strategies for Lawyers Trying to Get to the Next Level.”
Thousands of people file bankruptcy each month because they lose their home, must pay medical expenses or lose their job. For debtor’s lawyers, it is critical to understand the scope of a client’s financial history and verify it for accuracy in order to file in a timely manner.
From the more than 800,000 apps currently available for Android devices, a new book from the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section, Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers, highlights the “best of the best” that will allow readers to practice law from their mobile devices.
Experts at a recent American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law panel discussion debated whether the results of the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation into certain Google business practices, including those related to search and search advertising, were fair.
ABA Panel: Special Immigration Visa Program for Middle East Refugees a ‘Burdensome and Lengthy Process’
The requirements for gaining admission into the United States through the Special Immigrant Visa Program is bureaucratic and has prevented asylum applicants from obtaining the protection they need, experts said at an ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities panel.
The movement of lawyers from firm to firm involves a number of complex legal and ethical issues, according to an expert panel that participated in the American Bar Association webcast “Lawyers Changing Firms.”
In a Sound Advice podcast from the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Nancy Marcus of Berkman, Gordon, Murray and Devon in Cleveland discussed three developments regarding transgender rights that may affect employment discrimination cases around the country.
At the American Bar Association’s Midyear Meeting in Dallas, the association’s Board of Governors signed — on behalf of the ABA — the ABA Commission on Disability Rights’ Pledge for Change: Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession for legal employers, including law firms, corporations, judges and law schools.
In magazines, on billboards, attached to juice cartons and online, POM Wonderful peddled its 100 percent pomegranate juice as a preventative tool in the fight against heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction.
When Instagram — a popular photo-sharing mobile application — updated its terms of service, a viral backlash immediately emerged. Several users rejected the premise that Instagram could use their photos in advertisements and for other purposes without their consent or compensation. Instagram was forced to revise its terms of service and removed the controversial language.
If a cybercriminal hacks into your network and steals your files, what legal right do you have to track down the thief and perhaps hack into his network and recover or destroy the files? National security experts discussed the legality of varying degrees of such “active” cyber defense, as opposed to passive efforts to lock down information through conventional cybersecurity measures.
Carefully consider the attorney-client privilege, documentation and scope upfront when confronted with a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation. An experienced panel of prosecutors, defense lawyers and others advised on how to prepare your business client going into an investigation, what to do during a review and some of the elements that are considered during the sentencing phase, at a Criminal Justice Section-sponsored program Feb. 8 during the ABA Midyear Meeting in Dallas.