12:05PM CST
February 6
2013

ABA President Shares Insight on Leadership and Entrepreneurship

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.”

10:10AM CST
February 6
2013

Law Firms Must Prepare for Disasters, Large and Small, Experts Advise

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.

3:37PM CST
February 5
2013

Judicial Independence in Egypt and MENA Region Topic of Dallas Symposium

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.

2:38PM CST
February 5
2013

Midyear Meeting Preview: “Beyond the Noise” of Fracking

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.

1:19PM CST
February 4
2013

Congressional Briefing Gives Overview of Immigration Detention System

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.

11:45AM CST
February 4
2013

Midyear Meeting Preview: ABA Young Lawyers to Offer Career Pointers and Résumé Advice

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.

12:55PM CST
January 31
2013

Midyear Meeting Preview: Understanding the Issue and Exploring Solutions to End Human Trafficking

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.

7:00AM CST
January 30
2013

2012 Court Decisions Could Impact the Future of Federal Contracting

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.

10:23AM CST
January 28
2013

Basics on Building Your Business ‘In The Cloud’

“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.

6:25PM CST
January 25
2013

Former National Intelligence Director Urges New Legislative Framework on Cybersecurity

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.

4:10PM CST
January 24
2013

Even Experienced Expert Witnesses Must Prepare for a Deposition

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.

4:00PM CST
January 24
2013

How Local Governments and Developers Can Establish Strong Agreements

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.

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