Entries by Jaliz Maldonado

Mergers & Acquisitions: How to Successfully Complete a Law Firm Merger

Law firm mergers are becoming more and more frequent with each passing year. According to the American Bar Association, in 2010 there were only 39 law firm mergers. Just three years later, as the world still reeled from the Great Recession’s turmoil, in 2013, there were 88, and in 2015, there were 91, the highest […]

Regulatory Issues in Blockchain Technology Attorney’s Should Know About

As technology changes, the world changes with it. Telegraphs became telephones that turned into iPhones. Now, the world of finance and information technology has its own revolution underway. Of course, we are talking about blockchain technology. As with phones and telecommunications, regulations and legislation and judicial decisions determine some scope of the possibilities for the […]

Are Copyright Laws Outdated? The Challenges of the Digital Age

Copyright laws regarding its nature and utilization were instituted to protect and promote creativity among the American public. In many ways, this is exactly what happens. When an artist, musician, choreographer, film director, visual artist, or any other — make something new, unique, and original, they are entitled to that work of art. This gives […]

Salaries for First-Year Law Associates in New York City, LA, and Miami

Compensation has long been a primary motivator becoming an attorney. It is well known by now that lawyers tend to make six-figure salaries, many of them right out of the gate. At major “Big Law” firms, first-year law associates can bring in well above $100,000. Just how much is the subject of many a conversation, […]

Cybersecurity: Understanding Cyber Insurance for Law Firms

It is a commonly held belief among attorneys, and by law firms in general, that cybersecurity and liability risk is insured by legal professional liability (LPL) coverage. Certainly, there is some truth to this assertion, but there is more to digital privacy, cyber attacks, and cyber insurance than LPL is able to cover. Crucially, LPL […]

Legal Ethics: Ethical Principles for Online Dispute Resolution

With an increasing proportion of our lives taking place online, it is not surprising that alternative dispute resolution is quickly becoming an online dispute resolution (ODR). Everything regarding disputes between persons or parties from consumer relationships to disagreement across state lines can now take place online. It is more important than ever for attorneys to […]

Legal Career: Common Mistakes of a First-Year Law Firm Associate

Transitioning from law school into the “real world” can be traumatizing for even the readiest of law students. There are simply some aspects of one’s occupation that cannot be predicted or known until they are actually experienced, first-hand, on-the-job, in the trenches, as it were. As a result, common mistakes of a first-year law firm […]