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  • What Can You Learn From Competitors' Law Firm Websites?

    2015-01-26T20:53:01Z

    Business people know that one of the best ways to figure out what you're doing right or wrong is to spy on what the competition is doing. Back in Ye Olde Times, that might have involved sending a "secret shopper" in to report back what happened at another law firm's......

  • Does Your Small or Solo Practice Need a Virtual Receptionist?

    2015-01-26T20:15:01Z

    Solos and small firms likely can't afford much in the way of overhead, whether it's expansive office space or support staff. Fear not! Technology is here to help. When someone calls the office, who's going to answer the phone? You? Try again: You're at a court date, a deposition, a......

  • Need a Fake Boyfriend or Girlfriend? This Ex-Lawyer Can Help

    2015-01-26T18:30:01Z

    From the "here's what you can do when you don't want to be a lawyer anymore" files, have you tried becoming an Internet entrepreneur? Of course you have, but you aren't as inventive as Matthew Homann. Among his many projects, Homann created a website where people can create fake profiles......

  • SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Lethal Injection Case

    2015-01-23T23:13:01Z

    Why do these things always happen on a Friday? Last week, the Supreme Court dropped the bombshell that it was reviewing the Sixth Circuit's same-sex marriage case. Today, the Court announced that it would hear the appeal of Richard Glossip and two other death row inmates in Oklahoma scheduled to......

  • Law Office Ergonomics: Monitors Can Be a Pain in the Neck

    2015-01-23T20:16:01Z

    Big, roomy computer monitors are essential for comfortable lawyering. You spend a lot of your time at your desk, and a big monitor allows you to have multiple documents open side-by-side. But monitors, like every other part of your desk, are governed by the iron-clad Law of Ergonomics. If your......

  • Could Teva Pharmaceuticals Ruling Benefit Patent 'Trolls'?

    2015-01-23T18:30:01Z

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has frequently been criticized as a "rogue" court, and the Supreme Court has been reining it in of late. (Of course, the Federal Circuit was also helped with the resignation of former Chief Judge Randall Rader, who never met a patent......

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  • Japan envoy hopeful about hostage release

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:48:17 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Delicate negotiations were underway Tuesday to secure the release of a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State militants, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faced questions over his government's handling of the crisis.

  • Federal government failing to protect children, report says

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:42:56 GMT

    The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups.

  • Philippines rejects US Marine's appeal to drop murder case

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:32:16 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Tuesday rejected an appeal by a U.S. Marine that it drop a murder case against him in the death of a transgender Filipino woman last year.

  • Officers shot at Minnesota city building OK, gunman dead

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:13:27 GMT

    NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — Two police officers who were shot by a gunman inside a suburban Minneapolis city building are expected to recover.

  • Russia: US spy ring charges part of 'anti-Russian campaign'

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:11:48 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has accused the United States of having no evidence against three Russian citizens charged with spying, and says the Americans are using the charges for political purposes.

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  • Greek bailout critic named new finance minister

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:58:16 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek economist and outspoken bailout critic has been named as finance minister in the country's new left-wing government.

  • Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:58:08 GMT

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former American statesmen in paying respects Tuesday following the death of King Abdullah.

  • Japan envoy hopeful about hostage release

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:48:17 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — Delicate negotiations were underway Tuesday to secure the release of a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State militants, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faced questions over his government's handling of the crisis.

  • Push for gay protections in Idaho stirs emotional debate

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:43:40 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bishop Brian Thom stood quietly in front of Idaho lawmakers, hastily collecting his thoughts before responding to a question in a room packed with supporters of religious freedom and hundreds of gay rights advocates.

  • Federal government failing to protect children, report says

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:42:56 GMT

    The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups.

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  • Time is of the essence in your Illinois truck accident case

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:46:43 GMT

    If you have been injured in a collision with a tractor-trailer, your decision to act quickly is important to preserving your future claims. In a previous posting to our website, we discussed how gathering evidence soon after a truck...

  • DUI crash aftermath: not always a slam dunk for the cops

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:44:49 GMT

    Have you ever heard of the accident report privilege? If you have not, you likely join most other Florida motorists for being in the dark concerning that legal doctrine and state law. Briefly put, the privilege operates as a protection...

  • Florida company recalls meat products due to possible allergen

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:13:54 GMT

    The health dangers inherent in some meat products are once again in the news. This time, a Florida company is behind the products in question. Holiday Foods, which is based in Hollywood, is recalling over 1,800 pounds of meat...

  • 1 man killed, 2 injured in Maryland construction accident

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:11:10 GMT

    If you've worked in construction, you know that the job can be dangerous. With the right safety precautions in place, the chances of being seriously hurt can be reduced. Maryland businesses take safety seriously, which is why this report...

  • Will phone ban reduce accidents linked to distracted drivers?

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:08:04 GMT

    Numerous reports and studies have been released regarding the negative aspects of cell phone use while driving. As such, many cities in Texas have issued bans regarding texting, or cell phone use in general, for those who are behind the...