January podcast: Emoji death threats, privacy class action lawsuits and Satanic statues

Wednesday 29th Jan 2014

In the January 2014 edition of the Legal Current podcast, we cover: Legal news: Is emoji death threat a criminal defense? One law professor says that it just may be. Legal trends & insights: Are privacy class action suits the next big practice areas? News from Thomson Reuters: Jim Jones, a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession ...

Podcast: BYOD, IP and legal holds

Tuesday 7th Jan 2014

iPhone and Android lovers are rejoicing the increasing adoption of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies that permit them to use their own smartphones on corporate networks. But Fabio Marino with McDermott Will & Emery says BYOD policies can create tremendous headaches for companies in dealing with legal holds and trying to prevent theft of intellectual ...

December podcast: Recent NSA decision, law firm challenges in 2014, and judge Orcus, Lord of the Undead

Thursday 26th Dec 2013

In the December 2013 edition of the Legal Current podcast, we cover: Legal news: District Court Judge Richard Leon ruled in Klayman v. Obama to require the government to cease telephone metadata collection. Legal trends & insights: Mark Medice, program director for Peer Monitor, talks about some of the challenges facing law firms in the year ahead. News from ...

Podcast: Crowdsource funding – the pitfalls & promise

Thursday 19th Dec 2013

Crowdsource funding is the hot new buzzword among startups.  The 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Start-ups (JOBS) Act was intended to open up crowdsource funding and other social media as a means for startups to raise capital. Tom Murphy of McDermott Will & Emery says the reality is somewhat muted compared with buzz, but says the ...

Podcast: How to get the most from your online marketing

Wednesday 4th Dec 2013

Many law firms believe top search engine rankings are a silver bullet for their online marketing — a magic tool that will deliver a steady flow of business. But are specific keyword phrases such as “Boston personal injury attorney” or “Miami DUI lawyer” really the key to online marketing success? A new FindLaw study analyzed ...

Patent trolls: Can they be controlled?

Monday 2nd Dec 2013

New legislation pending in Congress – the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act promises to reduce spurious patent litigation filed by Non-Practicing Entities, commonly referred to as “patent trolls.” However, Yar Chaikovsky of McDermott Will & Emery notes that previous attempts to rein in patent trolls, including the America Invents Act, have proven largely ineffective. Listen to ...

November podcast: Same-sex divorce cases, heroin trafficking, and spider infestations

Tuesday 26th Nov 2013

In the November 2013 edition of the Legal Current podcast, we cover: Legal news: Two same-sex divorce cases in Texas Legal trends & insights: An Iowa man was sentenced to 20 years for trafficking in heroin, but an additional 20 years was added on because of an unusual clause News from Thomson Reuters: A Day in the Life of a ...

October podcast: Student loans, same sex marriage and the joking judge

Thursday 31st Oct 2013

In the October 2013 edition of the Legal Current podcast, we cover: Legal news: Same-sex marriage in New Jersey Legal trends & insights: FindLaw survey on student loans News from Thomson Reuters: The 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration Of Women In Computing Conference On the legal blogs: Joking judge Vince Sicari of New Jersey You can listen to the episode now ...

Lawyer2Lawyer: F. Lee Bailey and Kenneth Fishman discuss Excellence in Cross Examination

Wednesday 23rd Oct 2013

In the latest edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, Bob Ambrogi talks with F. Lee Bailey and Judge Kenneth J. Fishman about the key skills lawyers need to be effective in cross examination, as well as their newest book, Excellence in Cross Examination, published by Thomson Reuters. Listen to the podcast here. “It’s not just another book on ...

Business Law Center on WestlawNext launches; podcast on Experts On-Call

Wednesday 16th Oct 2013

Transactional law is a unique practice that sits at the intersection of law and finance. It requires a lot of specialized expertise and know-how that straddles both fields. Business Law Center on WestlawNext brings information from across Thomson Reuters to provide the next generation of business law research. Business Law Center incorporates a wide array of ...

Cambodian statues, college SEO courses and blind gun owners: Podcast – Sept. 2013

Tuesday 1st Oct 2013

In the September 2013 edition of the Legal Current podcast, we cover: Legal trends & insights: Software coding resources for lawyers Legal news: An international custody battle involving an ancient Cambodian statue News from Thomson Reuters: FindLaw and the University of Wisconsin-Stout start the first search engine optimization course in the nation On the legal blogs: Gun ownership laws ...

Podcast: Prof. Ronald Rotunda on the Roberts Court

Friday 20th Sep 2013

The 2013-14 term of the U.S. Supreme Court begins shortly. Prof. Ronald Rotunda, Doy and Dee Henley Chair Distinguished Professor Jurisprudence at Chapman University comments on what the 2012-13 term told us about how the Roberts Court has been handling some of its major decisions.

Peer Monitor Index, Capital Stack and new drug sentencing policies – podcast: August 2013

Tuesday 27th Aug 2013

The Legal Current podcast emerges for the second time since its renewal with more unique insights into the Legal market. In the August 2013 edition of the Legal Current podcast, we cover: Legal trends & insights: The Peer Monitor Index (PMI) provides some hope in the second quarter as the law firm market improves Legal news: In a settlement over ...