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When Law Firm Revenue Morphs into an Expense It's Not Pretty
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

It's a wonder of nature. After spending week after week eating every green leafy vegetable in sight, a caterpillar forms itself into a chrysalis. Through the miracle of metamorphosis it emerges as a butterfly, just as delicate as it is beautiful.... Read More

ABA Provides Ethical Guidance on ESI; Pennsylvania, Florida Update Procedural Rules
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

In case you were thinking of playing fast and loose with digital client information, new rules require you to think again. The American Bar Association (ABA) recently amended the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to guide lawyers on use of technology... Read More

Bankruptcy's Unique Characteristics Prompt Special Guidance From ABA Working Group
Posted on 5 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Earlier this year the ABA ESI in Bankruptcy Working Group issued interim guidelines on the "scope and timing" of a party's obligation to preserve ESI in bankruptcy cases. The group comprises both sitting and former judges, bankruptcy and... Read More

Free Download: Keller & Heckman Litigation Alert: Private Advertising Litigation (PAL) Recent Developments v. 37
Posted on 11 Feb 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

The American Bar Association's Private Advertising Litigation Committee (PAL) has published a summary of recent advertising law decisions and filings. Associate Hesham Sharawy contributed to the "PAL Recent Litigation Developments" report... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Issues General Court Regulation On Mass Tort And Asbestos Programs
Posted on 24 Feb 2012 by Duane Morris LLP

On February 15, 2012, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas issued General Court Regulation No. 2012-01 , significantly altering the protocol governing mass tort cases. The order reflects the court's challenge of keeping its case disposition rate... Read More

'Friending' Adverse Witnesses: When Does It Cross The Line Into Unethical Conduct?
Posted on 9 Nov 2011 by Lisa McManus

You represent the defendant in a personal injury case in which the 20-year-old plaintiff claims that she can no longer enjoy the pleasures of life and is confined to her home. During the course of examining plaintiff’s witness in deposition, the... Read More

Private Advertising Litigation (PAL) Recent Developments v. 34
Posted on 25 Jan 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

The American Bar Association's Private Advertising Litigation Committee (PAL) has published a summary of recent advertising law decisions and filings. Associate Hesham Sharawy contributed to the "PAL Recent Litigation Developments" report... Read More

ABA Offers Guidance On Ethical, Legal Duties When Lawyer Receives Copies Of Third Party's E-mail Communications With Counsel
Posted on 13 Sep 2011 by David Sorensen

By David Sorensen Another in Our Series of Hinshaw Lawyers for the Profession® Alerts American Bar Association Formal Opinion 11-460 : Duty When Lawyer Receives Copies of Third Party's E-mail Communications With Counsel (August 4, 2011)... Read More

When Can Law Firms Screen to Avoid Disqualifications?
Posted on 31 Aug 2011 by David Sorensen

By David Sorensen While many are aware of the concept of screening, especially in light of recent action by many states and the ABA in this regard, fewer are aware how actually to use screening effectively. Correct use can not only obviate potential... Read More

Military Families Sue Defense Department Over ABA Autism Therapy
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Military families having children with autism have filed a class action lawsuit against the Department of Defense, alleging that the DoD and its health benefits division, TRICARE, have wrongfully refused to provide insurance coverage... Read More

Andrea Hartley Elected Chair Of ABA Law Practice Management Section
Posted on 10 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - During its annual meeting in San Francisco last week, the American Bar Association (ABA) elected Akerman Senterfitt shareholder Andrea Hartley to serve as chair of the ABA Law Practice Management Section (LPM). Hartley has previously served... Read More

Bridget Rohde To Participate In National Institute On Securities Fraud
Posted on 30 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - Bridget Rohde , a member in the Litigation Section of the New York office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC ., will be speaking at the ABA's Fifth Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud, October 7-8, 2010. The... Read More

Lori A. Sochin Named Co-Chair Of ADR Committee Of ABA Section Of Litigation
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - The international law firm Greenberg Traurig P.A. has announced that shareholder Lori A. Sochin has been reappointed co-chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association (ABA... Read More

Robert M. Goldich Co-Chairs ABA Labor & Employment Law Committee
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHILADELPHIA - Robert M. Goldich, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig's Philadelphia office, has been appointed to a two-year term as employer co-chair of the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee (ERR) of the American Bar Association's... Read More

Lieff Cabraser Congratulates Elizabeth J. Cabraser For Achievement Award
Posted on 30 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO -- Steven E. Fineman, managing partner of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, has congratulated Elizabeth J. Cabraser for her selection by the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession to receive a 2010 Margaret... Read More