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Ark. Lawyer Helps Negotiate Contracts for Athletes
Posted on 17 May 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

CONWAY, Ark. - Texarkana, Ark., native Judy Simmons Henry has accomplished something no other female in the state of Arkansas has done before. A business litigation lawyer and partner with Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP in Conway, Henry can now add... Read More

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Budget Pressures Cancel Nebraska Legal Training
Posted on 22 Feb 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

Citing budget pressures, the Nebraska Supreme Court has canceled legal training set for this spring and summer for judges and other court employees. But court officials say they will boost online offerings to help judges and court staff meet their annual... Read More

Become a Contributing Member of the Legal Business Community Today
Posted on 24 Mar 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

You can lend your expertise and establish your firm/business as a thought leader by contributing content to the LexisNexis Legal Business Community today. If you would like to find out how you can do this by contributing articles, blogs and other valued... Read More

Judge Admonished After Attorney Paid with Coupons
Posted on 4 Feb 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

A California judicial commission has admonished a retired judge for ordering that an attorney who settled a class-action lawsuit be paid in $10 coupons for women's apparel. The lawsuit accused Windsor Fashions Inc. of invading customers' privacy... Read More

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Law Firms Make Fortune’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For
Posted on 7 Feb 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

Fortune magazine has issued its annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For . Congratulations to law firms Bingham McCutcheon, Arnold & Porter, and Baker Donelson, which placed 12 th , 65 th , and 77 th in the list, respectively. The rankings... Read More

Jones Walker Combines with Alabama Firm
Posted on 31 Mar 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The New Orleans-based Jones Walker law firm says it is combining with the Birmingham, Ala.-based law firm of Walston Wells & Birchall. The deal, effective May 1, will bring the number of attorneys in Jones Walker's Birmingham... Read More

Lawyer Named New Georgia Ethics Executive Secretary
Posted on 18 Mar 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - The state ethics commission has selected a new executive secretary. Stacey Kalberman will take the helm in April. Kalberman was an attorney in the insurance and reinsurance practice. She concentrated her practice in regulatory matters... Read More

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City Attorney Fired for Filing Toyota Lawsuit
Posted on 17 Feb 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (AP) - New Albany has fired its city attorney allegedly because he filed a lawsuit against Toyota, which plans to open a plant in nearby Blue Springs. Robert M. Carter said he'll fight his dismissal, which came last week after aldermen... Read More

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Obama Taps Georgia Attorney for Fed Bench
Posted on 18 Mar 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - President Barack Obama nominated a former school board attorney to become a federal judge with the U.S. District Court in Atlanta. Amy Totenberg would fill one of four vacancies on the federal bench in Atlanta if she's confirmed... Read More

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Hearing to Determine Who Pays Stanford Legal Fees
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

HOUSTON, TX (AP) - Jailed Texas financier R. Allen Stanford and three executives all facing charges of bilking investors out of $7 billion as part of a massive Ponzi scheme will have to wait another five months before learning if they will have to foot... Read More

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Duane Morris Holding First DC Event for Sen. Scott Brown
Posted on 18 Mar 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

BOSTON, Ma. (AP) - A law firm will host Sen. Scott Brown's first Washington fundraiser. Duane Morris announced Tuesday it will host the event on March 24. Daniel Winslow in the firm's Boston office serves as legal counsel to the Brown campaign... Read More

Census Says Women Equal to Men in Advanced Degrees
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

WASHINGTON (AP) - Women are now just as likely as men to have completed college and to hold an advanced degree, part of an accelerating trend of educational gains that have shielded women from recent job losses. Yet they continue to lag behind men in... Read More

LexisNexis Announces Lexis for Microsoft Office
Posted on 4 Feb 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

At LegalTech 2010, LexisNexis announced Lexis for Microsoft Office, a new set of research capabilities that will enable legal professionals to access content and services from LexisNexis and other sources while operating directly within Microsoft Office... Read More

Lawyers Rethink 'Billable Hours' in Down Economy
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

For the graduating law class about to embark on a career that lives and breathes in six-minute increments, Stephen Ellis had an unusual message. The commencement speaker at Case Western Reserve University Law School told students that a mainstay of the... Read More

Virginia Lawmakers May Again Impose Strict Fee Caps
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia lawmakers desperate for cash to balance the state budget are considering reimposing ironclad caps on the fees court-appointed attorneys can receive for representing indigent defendants. The General Assembly averted a threatened... Read More

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