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Tweets From Beyond: Planning for Digital Property After Death
In this bizarre online world, even people who have no desire to enter the digital frontier are being forced there, with little understanding of the digital property they own and even less understanding of what may happen to those assets if they die or become incapacitated. Planning is crucial. You can even schedule Facebook, LinkedIn, and tweets to post after you die. Think about it.
Deathbed Planning: What You Can Do This Side of Paradise
Attorneys can benefit terminally ill and elderly clients by recognizing and assisting with crucial and time-sensitive estate planning issues while the clients are still alive. The authors provide tips to help estate planning attorneys respond quickly and efficiently to elderly and terminally ill clients.
An Ounce of Prevention: Minimizing Affordable Care Act Retaliation Claims
Many provisions of the Affordable Care Act will become effective on Jan. 1, 2014, including relatively little-known retaliation or whistleblower provisions. Attorneys and their business clients must know the broad definition of “protected activity” and how they can prevent retaliation claims from employees.
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Pro Bono – A True Story, Conclusion
In providing pro bono legal service, you may be giving someone an exceptional gift – their dignity.
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The Times They Are A’Changing
George Brown discusses changes in the practice of law and new challenges facing lawyers.
Janelle Roethel, In-House Counsel: The Secret to Getting Business Done
Say what you will. Relationships are the key to doing business.
As I See It
The Murky Case of the Disappearing TPR Parent
Courts may sanction parents who fail to appear in termination-of-parental-rights proceedings by ordering that judgment be imposed against them. But Christopher Foley cautions careful use of this default mechanism.
Knowing How Company “Thinks” May Pose Conflict for Former In-House Counsel
Knowledge about the legal decision-making processes of a former employer might bar a lawyer from later bringing suit, on a client’s behalf, against the employer, cautions Dean Dietrich.
Limiting Representation May Attract Clients, but Beware Gray Areas
Tom Watson and Diane Diel say, if done right, offering limited-scope representation is a service that may benefit lawyers, clients, and the justice system.
Practicing on Your Own Short-Term? What to Do While Seeking Permanent Work
Scott Franklin reminds attorneys doing freelance legal work to consider practice-management issues including insurance, limited liability, taxes, and recordkeeping.
Ladies, If You Can’t Beat ’Em, Join ’Em
Deanne Koll says the only way to combat against men-only networking is to create the event yourself.
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