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    Five eDiscovery Lessons from Top Firms that Lawyers Can Implement Now

    At Recommind, we regularly take the initiative to learn what lessons can be distilled from firms that are having real success in discovery practice. Here are five of them…

    / / Nov 20, 2014 at 3:13 PM
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    Regardless of how protected you think you are, TCPA lawsuits continue to rise. With a 70% increase since 2012, it’s clear that companies are putting themselves at risk each day they de-prioritize their protection strategy. Attend this webinar to learn how you can help clients protect themselves. (Sponsored)

    / / Nov 20, 2014 at 3:08 PM
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    Asia Chronicles, Jobs, Sponsored Content

    Kinney’s Evan Jowers In Hong Kong Through December 15th; Asia General Counsel Opening In Shanghai

    Evan Jowers is currently in Hong Kong for Asia focused projects and client meetings for the next 4 weeks, through December 15. Feel free to reach out to him at Evan@Kinneyrecruiting.com if you would like to schedule a meeting, to discuss the market and your career.

    / / Nov 18, 2014 at 9:56 AM
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    Discovering the Internet of Things: Measuring Impact on Tomorrow’s Litigation & Compliance Strategies

    by Kenneth A. Gary, JD The beginning of a new business, technology and legal inflection point is staring at us, chuckling at point blank.   The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly ascended to be the “new frontier” for technology vendors to explore, customers to consider and the legal community to fear. But what is the […]

    / / Oct 24, 2014 at 3:12 PM
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    A Tale Of Two Borrowers: An Infographic

    Average law school debt for graduates of private universities hovered around $122,000 last year. With only 57% of new attorneys actually obtaining real lawyer jobs, recent graduates have a lot to consider when it comes to managing their student loan payments. Thanks to our friends at SoFi, today’s infographic takes a look at student loan debt, including the possible benefits of refinancing for JDs…

    / / Oct 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM
  • Events

    ATL Editors Coming To Your Town

    Jiminy jillickers! ATL editors are going all over the place over the next month or so. If we aren’t heading to your neck of the woods on these trips, never fear, we may hit you up on the next time around. We’ve already hit up Houston, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in the past year.

    So what all are we up to this time?

    Philadelphia, PA — November 5
    Washington, D.C. — November 6
    Chicago, IL — November 20
    Dallas, TX — December 3

    / / Oct 23, 2014 at 11:38 AM
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    InvestorID FirmTM helps attorneys add value above just legal services.

    The JOBS Act created new tools for companies to publicly advertise securities deals online.   As a result, thousands of new deals have hit the market and hundreds of millions in capital has been raised, spurring a wealth of new business development opportunities for attorneys.

    Fund deals, startup capital raises, PIPE deals and loan syndicates are just a handful of the transactions benefiting from the JOBS Act.  InvestorID FirmTM is a platform designed to help attorneys equip their clients with the workflow, marketing and compliance tools to publicly solicit a securities offering online.  By providing clients with the tools to painlessly navigate the regulatory landscape of general solicitation, InvestorID FirmTM helps attorneys add value above just legal services.

    The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) went into effect in 2013 and permits Regulation D offerings of securities to be advertised publicly.  This means that funds and companies can now use social media, emails and web sites to market transactions to new “accredited” investors.

    However, with these new powers come new pain points.  InvestorID FirmTM provides a secure, fully hosted, cloud-based platform with a breadth of tools for your clients, including:

    / / Oct 13, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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    London’s Lavender Law

    It’s the legal profession’s equivalent of a long-term relationship.

    When Michelle Waites, Senior Patent Counsel for Xerox Corporation, attended The LGBT Bar’s Lavender Law conference several years ago, she wasn’t sure what to expect. She left having forged a lasting business relationship that still endures today.

    It was during The LGBT Bar’s event – an annual gathering of more than 1,600 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied legal professionals – that Waites first met Marla Butler, a partner at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP, who specializes in patent law.

    Today, the two are still close friends as well as professional colleagues. Butler’s firm continues to work with Xerox – a business partnership forged via The LGBT Bar.

    On November 19th, The Bar will present its first-ever conference outside the United States. Dubbed “A Lavender Law Experience for Europe,” the day-long Business Legal Conference will replicate programs such as the one that brought Waites and Butler together for legal professionals in Europe.

    / / Oct 13, 2014 at 7:00 AM
  • Events

    ATL Editors Coming To Your Town

    Jiminy jillickers! ATL editors are going all over the place over the next month or so. Or at least all over the Eastern Seaboard. If we aren’t heading to your neck of the woods on these trips, never fear, we may hit you up on the next time around. We’ve already hit up Houston, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in the past year.

    So what all are we up to this time?

    Washington, D.C. — October 27 & November 6

    Philadelphia, PA — November 5

    Chicago, IL — November 20

    / / Oct 12, 2014 at 12:18 PM
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    CLE and Ski!

    One of the best CLE conferences we have attended over the years is the National CLE & Ski Conference, now in its 32nd year. Please join us and see for yourself!  We three are your “environmental law” co-chairs.

    The 2015 Conference is January 7-11, 2015 at the  Vail Mountain Marriott Resort in the majestic Colorado Rockies.  You can choose from 8 different programs, including Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation,  Employee Benefits, Family Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property, and Labor & Employment.  Our favorite, of course, is our popular Environmental Law, Land Use, Energy and Litigation Program.

    Every year, without fail, we come away with valuable insights and knowledge from colleagues, and new professional contacts, not to mention memories of world-class skiing.  We enjoy hitting the slopes with attendees, friends and colleagues each day between the morning and evening CLE sessions.  

    Click here for photos of networking events, and us on the Ricky’s Ridge and Blue Ox ski runs. Thanks to the discount ski lift passes and accommodations offered through the Conference, skiing what Vail (and Beaver Creek) have to offer, including Vail’s world famous back bowls, won’t hit your wallet quite as hard.

    / / Oct 9, 2014 at 11:42 AM
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    Villanova University School of Law: WHERE LAW MEETS BUSINESS



    Today’s lawyers often practice more than just law. They are business consultants. Problem solvers.  Financial strategists.  That’s why Villanova University School of Law is pushing the boundaries of traditional legal instruction and infusing vital business coursework and experiential learning opportunities into every student’s education. Whether students pursue corporate, criminal or public interest practice, Villanova prepares graduates to become the kind of lawyer the market demands.

    “Firms and institutions want attorneys who can hit the ground running,” says John Y. Gotanda, the Arthur J. Kania Dean of Villanova University School of Law. “Our efforts are designed to provide students with the skills they need to practice on day one and throughout their careers.”

    The Center for Law, Entrepreneurship and Innovation is the embodiment of Villanova’s new curricular innovations. Designed to foster collaboration, the Center is a hub for cross-disciplinary programming, groundbreaking coursework and real-world learning opportunities.

    Two new courses that teach financial literacy, valuation principles and legal project management were designed with the help of industry experts and leading law firms. Students put these concepts into practice as they work through real-life legal scenarios under the supervision of some of the best practicing attorneys in our region.

    In the new Clinic for Law and Entrepreneurship, students gain valuable hands-on learning experience in entrepreneurial law. Under the supervision of faculty, students act as primary counselor to emerging businesses – advising on business-related, transactional matters such as corporate formation, intellectual property, contracts and more.

    This is where students will engage with experts on front-page issues.

    This is where faculty scholars will train students to be practice ready in today’s fast-paced, interconnected world.

    This is where law meets business.

    / / Oct 6, 2014 at 9:52 AM
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    Ten Remarkable General Counsels Speak at NAWL’s 10th General Counsel Institute

    Today’s world-class organizations require in-house counsel not only to be expert lawyers, but also to be multi-faceted, strategic, and motivational leaders who engage themselves, their law departments, and their organizations to achieve business objections.  On November 6th and 7th, 2014, the National Association of Women Lawyers® (“NAWL”) will present its Tenth Annual General Counsel Institute® (“GCI 10”) – Strategic Leadership: Developing Legal Expertise and Skills to Enable and Empower Yourself and Others in the 21st Century — to over 200 senior in-house women counsel from companies across the countryIn honor of the tenth anniversary of GCI, NAWL will have ten remarkable General Counsels speak at its event:

    • Donna Costa, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings America;
    • Beth DeSimone, General Counsel, CommunityOne Bank, N.A.;
    • Vicki Donati, General Counsel, Crate & Barrel Holdings, Inc.;
    • Cynthia Gibson, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc.;
    • / / Oct 6, 2014 at 9:31 AM
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    OmniVere Launches Global Technology & Data Consulting Practice

    OmniVere’s delivery of end-to-end technology & data consulting to position the company as a true differentiator in the global legal technology and compliance space.

    CHICAGO, IL, September 29, 2014 – OmniVere today announced the creation of the company’s technology & data consulting arm and the addition of several industry-renown experts, including the former co-chairs of Berkeley Research Group’s (BRG’s) Technology Services practice, Liam Ferguson, Rich Finkelman and Courtney Fletcher.

    This new consulting practice will provide and expand existing OmniVere eDiscovery consulting services to corporations, law firms and government agencies with a special focus on compliance, information governance and eDiscovery.  This addition of this top talent now positions OmniVere as a true industry leader in the technology and data consulting space offering best-in-class end-to-end services.

    Ferguson, Finkelman & Fletcher are nationally recognized experts and seasoned veterans in the areas of overall technology, electronic discovery, and structured data. At OmniVere, the team will be focused on all global consulting activities with respect to legal compliance, complex data analytics, business intelligence design and analysis, and electronic discovery service offerings.

    / / Sep 29, 2014 at 10:55 AM
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    The Trust Women Conference


    The Trust Women conference is an influential gathering that brings together global corporations, lawyers and pioneers in the field of women’s rights. Unlike many other events, Trust Women delegates take action and forge tangible commitments to empower women to know and defend their rights.

    This year, the Trust Women conference will take place 18-19 November in London. From women’s economic empowerment to slavery in the supply chain and child labour, this year’s agenda is strong and powerful. Speakers include Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate and founder of the Grameen Bank; Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women; Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking and many other influential leaders. Find out more about Trust Women here.

    / / Sep 29, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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    Environmental Associate For International Law Firm (Austin, TX)

    Our client is a premier international law firm based in Texas with an immediate need for a mid-level environmental associate in the firm’s Austin office. This firm boasts one of the best environmental practice groups in the state and is known for the quality of its client roster and the collegiality and skill of its attorneys. The winning candidate will have two-plus years of major firm environmental law experience (both regulatory and environmental litigation experience is preferred), Top academic credentials (Top 20 JD; Top of class – no exceptions), and excellent communication skills. Qualified out of market candidates looking to relocate to Texas for valid reasons will also be strongly considered. This is a partnership track position and compensation is at the top of the market.

    Don’t hesitate to contact daniel@kinneyrecruiting.com for more information. This is one of the best environmental law associate opportunities we have seen in some time and is a rare, major firm opportunity in Austin. The group would also consider adding this hire to its Houston office.

    / / Sep 25, 2014 at 9:55 AM
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    Innovative Book Explains Essential Skills of Legal Argument

    Professor Joel P. Trachtman has developed a unique, practical guide to help lawyers analyze, argue, and write effectively.

    The Tools of Argument: How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win is a highly readable 200-page book, available for about $10 in paperback or e-book. Chapters focus on foundational principles in legal argument: procedure, interpretation of contracts and statutes, use of evidence, and more. The material covered is taught only implicitly in law school. Yet, when up-and-coming attorneys master these straightforward tools, they will think and argue like the best lawyers.

    Buy now at Amazon.com

    / / Sep 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM
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    Watch Seamless Legal Accounting, a free webinar featuring Above the Law’s Brian Dalton and a legal accounting expert from Clio. To watch this webinar please click here.

    / / Sep 12, 2014 at 10:04 AM
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    Key Accounting Principles That Every Lawyer Must Know

    For most attorneys, time spent managing the books is a necessary evil at best. Yet it is undeniably a crucial aspect of running a successful practice. With that in mind, we invite you to view or download a free webinar by Above the Law and our friends at Clio to learn how to better manage your finances.

    Take this opportunity to learn what it takes to streamline your accounting and get the most out of your time. The webinar agenda:

    ● The basics of accounting for lawyers.

    ● How legal accounting differs from regular accounting.

    ● Report and reconciliation issues surrounding trust accounts.

    ● How to pick and integrate the best accounting tools for your practice.

    ● Steps to prepare your tax return for your firm’s income.

    Do not miss this crucial chance to optimize your accounting practices. Save time and get back to billing! 

    / / Sep 10, 2014 at 5:22 PM

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