Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, email—which is best? Law firms are always so focused on the delivery method, and what works best.
Big data is everywhere nowadays. At least, everyone is talking about it—especially the potential. As Debra Baker of law Leaders Lab explains in speaking to LXBN TV in advance of the 2014 Legal Marketing Technology Conference West, big data could play a very big role in legal client development in the future.
For a very long time—long before he was actually president even—Barack Obama vowed to keep lobbyists out of positions of influence in Washington. Well, that effort took a very major hit as his administration was backed into loosing its ban on having lobbyists sit on federal committees, boards, and commissions.
It’s made some news, but it hasn’t made enough. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 are still having a profound and devasting impact, as those who were there for the recovery efforts at Ground Zero have been stricken with cancer and other illnesses at an alarming rate.
There are key elements of the Dodd-Frank Act, despite being enacted more than four years ago, that are still in their infancy. This is espcially true when it comes to the the whistleblower provisions of the law. But as the SEC begins to officially execute on this parts of the law, we’re seeing plenty of resistance.
It feels relatively rare that an impactful piece of legislation has genuine bipartisan support—but that’s exactly what we’re seeing with the push for federal trade secrets legislation. And not only is there support on both sides of the aisle, but from major businesses as well. So, will it become a law?
LXBN TV: Recent Executive Order Forbids LGBT Discrimination, but Hobby Lobby Ruling May Rear Its Head
For as much outcry as there’s been about the potential for the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, there’s just as much reaction explaining that it’s unlikely such efforts to apply the ruling elsewhere—such as with President Obama’s executive order banning LGBT discrimination by federal contractors—will ultimately fail. But still, the facto of the matter is, this will all need to be tested in court—and that’s what we’ll see here.
The advent of social media has led to a lot of confusion—and a pretty misguided view by most—on what’s private and what isn’t. And honestly, if there’s any question, it probably isn’t. Such was the case when a Nebraska man claimed that Facebook posts between himself and his lawyer should be protected by attorney-client privilege.
The advent of crowdfunding has led to some incredible feats of entrepreneurism—the realization of products, restaurants and services that may have never seen the light of day. It’s also led to one man raising more than $50,000 just to make some potato salad. The thing is, non-serious campaigns—or even serious ones that fail to make good on promises—could face repercussions.
It’s a move that’s been widely praised—Tesla Motors doesn’t care about their profits, they just want to see electric car technology take off, and that’s why they’re opening up their patents. The thing is, they’re also opening themselves up to some major risks. After all, patents exist for a reason.