From the monthly archives:

December 2011

TweetAs we conclude this year, the changes in employment law are noteworthy.  Indeed, there are a few issues that will likely become more popular in the coming year.  Here’s a list of the top five hot employment law issues, of which to beware in 2012: Severe Obesity as a Disability under the Americans with Disabilities […]

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TweetNo matter how hard we try to remain in our client’s good graces, inevitably some will be unhappy with our legal services. Even if we did nothing wrong, we still need to deal with these situations properly. Taking the steps listed below will increase the chances that your attorney-client relationship will become even stronger and […]

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TweetPart of the charm of living in or visiting New York City is the fun, convenience and excitement of taking the subway or hailing a cab…unless, of course, you’re in a wheelchair. Most subway stops and taxis are inaccessible, leaving individuals in a wheelchair waiting for long periods of time for the bus or relying […]

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TweetAs the country prepares for next year’s presidential election, more than a dozen states have passed new voting laws. These laws are meant to deter fraud. For example, South Carolina and Texas enacted photo ID laws, and Florida made several changes to its voting procedures, including reducing the length of its early voting period. However, […]

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TweetIn the discriminatory lending practices case between the U.S. government and Countrywide Financial Corp.,Countrywide agreed to settle the claim for $335 million. This money will compensate over 200,000 African-American and Hispanic borrowers, who were subject to Countrywide’s allegedly discriminatory practices, from 2004 to 2008. Additionally, as part of the proposed settlement, Countrywide agreed to implement […]

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TweetBusiness development consultant David Ackert of Los Angeles explains how allies, clients and fans can help lawyers build their business. Share your thoughts on the video in the comments. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on netvibes Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the […]

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TweetThe defendant employer succeeded on summary judgment in Bennett v. Health Management Systems, but the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, First Department has given defendant employers a higher hurdle in discrimination cases. A unanimous court ruled that employers seeking to defeat discrimination actions brought under New York City’s Human-Rights Law (“HRL”) through summary judgment […]

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TweetLegal departments of all shapes and sizes strive to be more productive. While some professionals have an innate knack for getting things done, other very talented staff members may struggle with keeping on task. In today’s world of greater demands and lesser support staying on target can mean the difference between success and failure for […]

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TweetVizibility Inc. and LexisNexis announced the results of a survey conducted to shed light on the use of social media in legal services marketing. To illustrate the findings, the results have been released as an infographic (see below). The research suggests a high degree of reliance on broadly defined social media marketing programs, with 81% […]

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TweetLexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® flagship products, Lawyers.com and martindale.com®, are the most complete lawyer information sources available anywhere.  So, why not display this information on your own blog or website?   LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® recently released profile widgets, named “Mini-Profile widgets.”  These widgets allow any law firm website or website with lawyer profiles to easily display lawyer or […]

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