When the late Justice Ginsburg was asked when will we have enough woman on the United State Supreme Court, she famously said, “When there are nine.” In 1981, when I started practicing law as an Assistant Summit County prosecutor in Akron, Ohio every one of our seven Common Pleas judges was male. In 2020, every one of these judges is female. Because of this change, does this...
Wed, May 19, 2021 - 11:00am to 11:59am PDT - additional dates
From My Cousin Vinny to Lincoln Lawyer, from Atticus Finch to Lt. Kaffee, Hollywood lawyers have a lot to teach us about the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Using the Hollywood storylines as a starting point, we dissect the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and then apply them to real-life cases. As they would never disclaim in the movies, “all characters appearing in this class are ...
The Portable Document Format (PDF) has become the standard in the legal and business communities for revising, editing and exchanging digital documents, as well as e-filing court documents. The industry-leading software for creating, securing, and analyzing PDF documents is Adobe Acrobat DC. As is the case with most software, many attorneys are using only a fraction of the software's features ...
There’s so much more to Google than the simple search box on the home page...if you know where to look.
Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch, authors of “Google for Lawyers” and “The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet,” will take you on a deep dive into the Google Advanced Search menu so you can quickly conduct factual and investigative research for your client matters. You will also explore some of Google’s specialty databases and specialized searches to help you locate very specific types of information.
What if you could stand in front of an audience and deliver a presentation so powerful it captivated them from start to finish? You can if you understand body language, how people think, and what causes people to pay attention. This dynamic program combines the time-tested wisdom of the Greek philosophers with the latest insights from today’s leading storytellers: Madison Avenue and Hollywoo
The ABA and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s (ABA/HBFF) groundbreaking 2016 study confirmed devastatingly high rates of both mental health concerns and substance abuse amongst lawyers. For example, between 21-36% of attorneys qualify as problem drinkers—3-5x higher than the general population. Moreover, 25-30% of attorney disciplinary matters, 60% of all malpractice claims, and 85% of
In this webinar, you’ll begin to discover hidden and undocumented Google search features and shortcuts to speed up your research. You will learn more about some of the less-obvious features of the world’s most popular search engine, the ways other lawyers are using those features to research for their matters em, and why you should be putting them to use in your practice.
The Rules of Professional Conduct indicates that an attorney who possesses unprivileged information that a judge has violated the Rules of Judicial Conduct shall inform the appropriate authority and that that it is professional misconduct for a lawyer to knowingly assist a judge in conduct that is a violation of applicable rules of judicial conduct. Therefore it is incumbent for every attorney to
Most attorneys in private practice are employed by law firms with fewer than 20 lawyers and, in fact, half of all U.S lawyers in private practice are solos. When e-discovery came on the scene, these attorneys viewed it as the exclusive domain of large firms with large cases in Federal court. But with the increase in digital activity by people in all areas of their lives, e-discovery has become an