With viewing parties from Seattle to Los Angeles on the West Coast, and from Washington, D.C. to Miami on the East Coast, more than 700 young lawyers and law students participated in Ms. JD’s “Building Her Power Base: A Conversation with ABA President Laurel Bellows on Leadership & Entrepreneurship.”
Can a disaster strike your law practice? Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security if you live in a region shielded from tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes or other big, high-profile calamities. Instead, get prepared.
The growing unrest in Egypt has led to a considerable decline of support from the United States and other nations. While a forthcoming symposium was initially designed to encourage business in the Middle East and North African nations, it will now serve in part to call attention to the grave threat to the rule of law.
On the same day panelists discuss the benefits and impacts of fracking at the _’s Midyear Meeting in Dallas, the city plan commission there will rehear a contentious proposal that could open the way for gas companies to drill within city limits.
The _ Commission on Immigration hosted a briefing for congressional staff entitled “Immigration Detention: How it Works, What it Costs and Proposals for Reform” on Friday, Feb. 1.
To help new lawyers or other legal professionals looking for work, the _’s Young Lawyers Division will debut its CareerLine LIVE! event at the ABA’s Midyear Meeting in Dallas. The program invites participants to ask their questions about résumés, job applications, networking and more.
As a young college student in the South Bronx, Norma Ramos observed arraignments of women charged with prostitution. She listened to the jokes and comments made by judges and lawyers at the expense of the woman brought before them.
The U.S. government is the biggest customer for some private companies, which makes contracting a huge, booming business across the country. But the scrutiny over these contracts has intensified as the federal government aims to weed out waste and as companies question the government’s ability to be fair in executing such arrangements.
“Using the cloud” to practice law may sound like science fiction, but Ron Collins is willing to bet that you’re already using cloud applications such as Gmail, Hotmail, Skype or Facebook. Some of them are free, some charge a low monthly fee, but all store your data in an Internet- based service, said the president and founder of Gavel and Gown Software, which makes legal practice management software.
It is up to the legal community and those who have a vested interest in cyberspace to help change the bureaucracy surrounding how the nation is currently handling its defense strategy against cyber attacks, said John M. (Mike) McConnell, former national intelligence director and current vice chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton.
How well a lawyer prepares an expert witness for deposition has a critical influence on the outcome of a case, said Steven Babitsky, an attorney and president of SEAK Inc., a provider of expert witness training. “As a litigator, it’s your responsibility to prepare your expert witness adequately,” he said.
To turn a grassy field into a shopping mall, a host of issues can emerge during the long and arduous process of development. Before breaking ground and cutting ribbons, behind-the-scenes negotiations often occur between developers and local agencies to review the project and to ensure expectations are understood.