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 ...

Sharon Sayles Belton presents the ABA TIPs Liberty Achievement Award in San Francisco, Calif.

Tuesday 13th Aug 2013

On Friday, August 9, 2013, Sharon Sayles Belton, vice president of Community Relations and Government Affairs at Thomson Reuters, presented the American Bar Association’s annual TIPs Liberty Achievement Award to Steven Shapiro, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The award ceremony and reception, held at the law offices of Sedgwick LLP in ...

Podcast: Sharon Sayles Belton and ABA TIPs Liberty Award winner Steven Shapiro

Tuesday 6th Aug 2013

Just in time for the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco later this week, Sharon Sayles Belton, vice president of Community Affairs at Thomson Reuters, chatted with this year’s ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPs) Liberty Award recipient, Steven Shapiro. The award, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, will be presented to ...

Podcast: Retention and promotion of women in law firms

Monday 5th Aug 2013

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) recently concluded its annual meeting in New York. Among the topics discussed at the meeting was skills, strategies and stumbling blocks for women lawyers in their career path. Last year, NAWL released its National Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms and remarkably little has changed for women at ...

Personal injury claims, poppy seed bagels and cybercrime – Podcast: July 2013

Wednesday 31st Jul 2013

After a brief hiatus, the Legal Current monthly podcast is back! In the July 2013 edition of the Legal Current podcast, we discuss: Legal Trends & Insights:  The impact of the new RTA Claims Portal on personal injury claims in the UK Legal News: An interview with Prof. Ronald Rotunda of Chapman University on the ...

Compelling arguments: F. Lee Bailey and Jason Thomas visit Thomson Reuters Legal headquarters

Tuesday 30th Jul 2013

The Thomson Reuters Legal headquarters in Eagan, Minn. enjoyed visits last week from famed criminal defense attorney F. Lee Bailey and Thomson Reuters senior strategic analyst Jason Thomas. The two made the trek to Minnesota on separate visits, but both addressed the office’s 7,000 employees, and both were the focus of extensive interviews by Minneapolis ...

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