What Employers Need to Know About California’s New Social Media Law

By | Trading Secrets | October 2, 2012
What Employers Need to Know About California’s New Social Media Law

On September 27, 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills, AB 1844 and SB 1349, into law, making California the third state in the country – Maryland and Illinois are the others – to regulate employers’ ability to demand access to employees’ or prospective hires’ personal social media accounts.

Brands Are People, Too.

By | DuetsBlog | October 2, 2012

One of the ways we help clients articulate a clear, focused brand strategy for their companies is to first look at their organizational identity. Based on the groundbreaking work of Albert & Whetten in the 1980’s, OI is defined as those values and attributes that an organization has that are central, distinct and enduring.

Justice Scalia Calls Judge Posner’s Assertion a "lie"

Judicial interpretation is art, not science.  Judicial interpretation depends entirely on the individual judgment of the judge.  So, it is quite remarkable when a sitting Justice of the Supreme Court calls a justice on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals a “liar.”  Judge Antonin Scalia recently penned a book with another author regarding judicial interpretation.

Top Ten Tips from Evaluating Online Intake: What Are We Learning?

Top Ten Tips from Evaluating Online Intake: What Are We Learning?

On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, LSNTAP (Legal Services National Assistance Project) and Pro Bono Net conducted a community training that evaluated what the legal services community is learning about implementing online intake, including best practices, and discussed how this technology is transforming the delivery of legal services.  Participants were encouraged to tweet about the webinar under #LSNTAP.

Ryder Cup Collapse: A Reminder for Lawyers

By | Cordell Parvin Blog | October 2, 2012

Even if you are not a golf fan, you likely heard that the United States took a 10-6 lead into the final day of the Ryder Cup in Chicago and came away a loser. All the team needed to do was win or tie enough of the 12 individual matches to get 4 1/2 points. They couldn’t pull it off.

Group Cohesion and the Hesitant Executioner

Scientific American’s “Literally Psyched” blog had a post recently on “The Great American Novel and the search for group cohesion.” I don’t quite agree with the thesis — that the concept of the ‘Great American Novel’ was a means by which America unconsciously mended the wounds of the Civil War — but the post does have a number of important reminders about human psychology.