The Legacy of Justice Scalia and the Future of the Supreme Court

Wednesday 17th Feb 2016

What impact did Justice Antonin Scalia have on the Supreme Court? And what lies ahead for the Court? Legal Current explores these questions with Prof. Ronald D. Rotunda, The Doy & Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at Chapman University, and co-author of Nowak and Rotunda’s Treatise on Constitutional Law: Substance and Procedure.

New Rules on Proportionality & Spoliation in E-Discovery

Wednesday 10th Feb 2016

Last summer, in the case of HM Electronics Inc.v. R.F. Technologies Inc., a federal judge ordered severe sanctions because of e-discovery failures. How do new rules on proportionality and spoliation impact how e-discovery is handled?  Robert Brownstone with Fenwick & West discusses.

Can Marijuana Be Patented or Trademarked?

Friday 22nd Jan 2016

As more states move towards legalized marijuana, business entities such as medical marijuana dispensaries or other marijuana-related businesses are starting to bump up against patent and trademark issues that may prevent them from enjoying many of the intellectual property protections that other businesses use. Doug Sorocco of Dunlap Codding looks at some of the “grassroot” IP obstacles facing ...

Failing at the Finish Line – How Law Firms Lose Prospective Clients at the Front Door

Wednesday 13th Jan 2016

There’s a way for law firms to increase their number of clients and revenues without having to spend any additional money on market or advertising. Law firms invest significant effort and finances developing savvy marketing campaigns that drive traffic to their websites or phone calls to their law firms, only to drop the ball when ...

2016 State of the Law Firm Market

Monday 11th Jan 2016

James W. Jones, senior fellow at the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession, discusses the “2016 State of the Legal Market” report by the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law Center and Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor

Fitbits, Wearable Fitness Monitors & Data Privacy

Tuesday 22nd Dec 2015

Are you sporting a new Fitbit or an Apple Watch with a fitness monitor app? If it’s part of your employer’s wellness program, who owns and has access to your data? Tyler Newby , litigation partner at Fenwick & West looks at the wearable fitness monitor craze and some of the data privacy implications they ...

Supreme Court Patent Law Cases

Thursday 17th Dec 2015

Michael Hawes of Baker Botts discusses patent law cases coming up in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Whatever Happened to Political Campaign Theme Songs?

Friday 11th Dec 2015

It wasn’t long ago that every Presidential campaign had its own theme song. Even George Washington had one. Thomas Jefferson. Abraham Lincoln. All the way through to Jimmy Carter. But in recent decades, the music stopped. Or at least went Top 40. Presidential campaigns switched from original campaign themes to using hit pop songs, which ...

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Handbook, 2016 edition

Thursday 10th Dec 2015

The 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure took effect on December 1, 2015. Some of the amendments apply even to cases that were filed prior to that date. The authors of the Federal Civil Rules Handbook, 2016 edition, William M. Janssen and Steven Baicker-McKee discuss the treatise and the new 2015 amendments. ...

United Airlines, Gawker Media & Rio 2016 – Ill Repute for November 2015

Tuesday 24th Nov 2015

A monthly look at reputation management in the era of social media & the 24 hour news cycle – United Airlines: Should you disclose when your CEO suffers a heart attack? – Blame it on Paris. Will the tragedy in Paris affect the Rio Olympics? – Gawker Media & “#SlackLayoffBingo” To listen, click on the ...

Mind Your Business – November 2015

Monday 23rd Nov 2015

Patsy Doerr interviews Deirdre Stanley, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Board Secretary, Thomson Reuters on diversity inclusion, its role in corporate strategy and managing your career. To listen, click on the built-in player below, or to download right-click here

Wait, What? Episode 14

Wednesday 18th Nov 2015

Jason Thomas is on the Ashley Madison list! Wait, What? Oh, it turns out there are several Jason Thomases in Arlington, Virginia. And one of them may have been outed in the infamous Ashley Madison case. And it wasn’t this Jason Thomas, it turns out. But it begs the question, what are the ethics of Doxing — ...

Wait, What? Unplugged Edition

Tuesday 3rd Nov 2015

They’re back! After a rather extended summer break, Wait, What? Returns. Jason, Joe, Rob and Matt are back at, this time taking a break from the world of legal technology to discuss alien superstructures, the demise of a publishing icon, and, of course, the new Star Wars movie. Does intelligent life exist on other worlds ...

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