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

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 […]

Are Copyright Laws Outdated? The Challenges of the Digital Age

Are Copyright Laws Outdated?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 […]

How to Become a Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer

Business Law: How to Become a Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer

The practice of law is a world unto itself, while also requiring an intimate understanding of the world at large and the practice of business within it. Many areas of expertise in the legal profession necessitate a specific set of skills, in addition to those generally accepted of a practicing attorney. With regards to attorneys […]

Cybersecurity: Understanding Cyber Insurance for Law Firms

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 […]

A Consolidated List of Proper Deposition Objections

You’re about to go into your first deposition and your opposing attorney is an “old hand” at lawyering and certainly at participating in depositions. Of course, you’re a bit nervous that the more experienced lawyer will outgun you. You’ve done your research though, so you’re not completely defenseless. One of the things you’ve picked up on […]

The Must-Have Guide to Attending the ABA TECHSHOW Conference

The Must-Have Guide to Attending the ABA TECHSHOW Conference

The largest legal tech conference of the year, the ABA TECHSHOW brings together thousands of legal professionals and technology solution providers from around the world. With a stage as diversified – and stakes as high – as that of Chicago’s number-one legal event, making the most of those few days can be an overwhelming feat, […]

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

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, […]

Legal Ethics: Ethical Principles for Online Dispute Resolution

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 […]

Common Mistakes of a First-Year Law Firm Associate

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 […]