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January 31, 2023
LexisNexis vs. Google Scholar Case Law Search: A Comparison

LexisNexis vs. Google Scholar Case Law Search: A Comparison

Summary Legal Research Technology: A Background Price Comparison: LexisNexis vs. Google Scholar LexisNexis and Google Scholar Search Usability: Comparing Ease-of-Use Built-In Analytics and Features Why Free Case Search Isn't Better Case Search Conducting efficient, high-quality legal research is critical to the success of any attorney. You’ve likely spent years honing and mastering your research...

January 31, 2023
Mass Arbitration Meltdown: How In-House Counsel Can Avoid Headaches Across All Jurisdictions

Mass Arbitration Meltdown: How In-House Counsel Can Avoid Headaches Across All Jurisdictions

In-house counsel are paying close attention to recent developments in a proposed class action lawsuit in Pennsylvania state court, in which a plaintiff is attempting to prevent ESPN from enforcing a binding arbitration agreement in a data privacy dispute. ESPN filed a motion to compel arbitration in November, arguing that the plaintiff approved the user terms of agreement that require any disputes be handled out of court...

January 31, 2023
Five Steps to an Effective Cross-Examination

Five Steps to an Effective Cross-Examination

Summary Establish Your Goals for Each Witness Structure Your Questions to Box Witnesses In Strategically Use Constructive & Deconstructive Cross-Examination Know Witnesses’ Prior Testimony Inside & Out Keep Your Cool with Uncooperative Witnesses Rise to the Occasion with Tools to Help You Win Experienced trial lawyers will tell you that, while it may have taken them a few trials to become...

January 24, 2023
The Best Free Legal Research Tools

The Best Free Legal Research Tools

Summary 8 of the Best Free Research Tools Free Sources of Primary Law Is winning with free legal research tools possible? Get More Free Legal Resources Running a law firm on a budget is challenging. If you’re a solo attorney or small law firm, it may feel impossible at times to compete against large law. However, solo attorneys and boutique law firms are uniquely positioned to serve clients well...

January 24, 2023
Antitrust Year in Review: Enforcement Insights from 2022

Antitrust Year in Review: Enforcement Insights from 2022

The Biden Administration made it clear from the outset that it would bring a higher level of scrutiny to the enforcement of competition laws compared with their predecessors from both political parties. In the year plus since Lina Khan took over as Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in June 2021 and Jonathan Kanter was sworn in as Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department...

January 12, 2023
U.S. Steps Up Enforcement of Russia Sanctions in 2023: Tips for a Corporate Compliance Response Plan

U.S. Steps Up Enforcement of Russia Sanctions in 2023: Tips for a Corporate Compliance Response Plan

By Ben Knuth | LexisNexis Subject Matter Advisor, Securities and M&A The wave of sanctions that were applied against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine in early 2022 created a sudden new mandate for compliance departments last year: Keep track of fast-changing requirements and implement the necessary controls to ensure your organizations are abiding by the various sanctions issued by multiple jurisdictions around...

January 12, 2023
Switch Your Legal Practice Area: 3 Tips for Making the Change

Switch Your Legal Practice Area: 3 Tips for Making the Change

Summary Reasons to Switch Legal Practice Areas Tips for Changing Practice Areas Learn From Experienced Attorneys on Practical Guidance Get Started Are you feeling pigeon-holed into a single legal subject ? After carving out a niche in a particular practice area, it's not uncommon for attorneys to want to diversify their expertise or to even try to switch practice areas. While the process may seem daunting...

December 22, 2022
In-House Counsel Lessons from a Netflix Docuseries: 4 Steps for Proving Your Advertising is Truthful

In-House Counsel Lessons from a Netflix Docuseries: 4 Steps for Proving Your Advertising is Truthful

Netflix rolled out an original docuseries recently that is leaving binge viewers talking and in-house counsel groaning. Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? is a four-part documentary, directed by Andrew Renzi, which tells the story of the Leonard v. PepsiCo., Inc. court case. We won’t provide any spoilers in this blog post, but it revolves around a television commercial that PepsiCo aired in the mid-1990s that was designed...

December 21, 2022
12 Favorite Things for Legal Professionals: Free Legal Resources from LexisNexis

12 Favorite Things for Legal Professionals: Free Legal Resources from LexisNexis

By Loyd Auerbach | Knowledge & Research Consultant, LexisNexis The spirit of giving seems to spread throughout the world this time of year. Many of us are more inclined during the holiday season to pause, take note of all that we have to be thankful for, and how we can help others or support causes important to us. At LexisNexis®, we are getting in on this spirit of giving as well. One of the ways that we...

December 09, 2022
How In-House Counsel Can Defend Against Cybersecurity Threats

How In-House Counsel Can Defend Against Cybersecurity Threats

Corporate executives must deal with a long list of risks to their organizations, but there is one specific threat that tops them all: Cybersecurity. Cyber threats are the top overall concern for business decision makers, according to the 2022 Travelers Risk Index , with 59% of executives surveyed saying they worry some or a great deal about cybersecurity attacks, and 57% saying that future cyber attacks on their organizations...

October 21, 2022
Four Keys for Lawyers When Managing Corporate ESG Disclosures

Four Keys for Lawyers When Managing Corporate ESG Disclosures

The sustained focus of investors and consumers on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) conduct of American companies has raised the stakes for how corporate executives report their ESG performance. One survey found that 89% of corporate compliance managers and executives now include ESG reporting as part of their organization’s compliance program. Most in-house counsel know that a good deal of this increased...

October 05, 2022
Top 10 Media Sources for Legal Information Professionals to Monitor Industry and Product News

Top 10 Media Sources for Legal Information Professionals to Monitor Industry and Product News

By Lindsey Watson, LexisNexis® Knowledge & Research Consultant The renewed visibility of law firm library departments and their strategic importance in a competitive legal services marketplace has led to an increased scope of responsibilities for these valuable information professionals. This makes it even more important—and all the more challenging—for library staff members to stay on top of the...

October 03, 2022
How to Write Winning Legal Briefs With Judicial Analytics

How to Write Winning Legal Briefs With Judicial Analytics

Write a Winning Brief: Why It’s Important How to Write a Winning Legal Brief The Importance of Judicial Analytics Start Winning with Legal Briefs First impressions matter — that's why writing a powerful legal brief is critical when building a winning case. Defined as a written document in which you present your arguments to the court, a legal brief ultimately serves one of two purposes: ...

September 27, 2022
The Future of Law: What Next-Gen Lawyers Expect From Law Firm Technology

The Future of Law: What Next-Gen Lawyers Expect From Law Firm Technology

The next generation of lawyers is reshaping the future of law, including the way law firms think about technology as a strategy for the recruitment of top talent and the professional development of their new associates. This is because incoming associates have digital-first mindsets that allow them to quickly master previously unimaginable technologies. The next generation’s commitment to legal technology will drive...

September 26, 2022
What’s Been Keeping GCs Up at Night This Year?

What’s Been Keeping GCs Up at Night This Year?

In-house legal professionals entered 2022 with the optimistic hope they could turn the page on the disruptions caused by the pandemic and refocus on strategic plans unencumbered by the worry of COVID-19 test results. And while COVID-19 variants have forced us to remain nimble as the virus continues to affect the workforce, the declining hospitalization threat has at least allowed most corporate teams to go back to worrying...

September 21, 2022
GC Spotlight: A Conversation with Nathan Leong, VP of Legal at Memora Health

GC Spotlight: A Conversation with Nathan Leong, VP of Legal at Memora Health

Editor’s Note: This is the latest installment in a series of one-on-one interviews with leaders of corporate legal departments in the U.S. This month we spoke to Nathan Leong, who is Vice President of Legal at Memora Health, the leading technology platform for virtual health care delivery and care management. Mr. Leong was formerly Senior Counsel at Microsoft Corp., where he built and led the first Microsoft U.S...

August 11, 2022
Will Depp, Kardashian Defamation Dramas Spur A Wave of New Lawsuits?

Will Depp, Kardashian Defamation Dramas Spur A Wave of New Lawsuits?

Millions of Americans this spring were eagerly awaiting daily TV news updates and refreshing social media feeds to stay on top of the latest developments in two high-drama lawsuits. The star litigants? In one case, it was a plaintiff who played a swashbuckling pirate in Disney movies; in the other case, it was four defendants who are part of America’s most famous reality TV family. The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard...

August 09, 2022
Law Firm Efficiency: 5 Ways to Boost Your Practice

Law Firm Efficiency: 5 Ways to Boost Your Practice

Efficiency is important to law firm success You can improve your law firm’s efficiency by: Knowing when to grow Hiring a marketing specialist Prioritizing rest Preparing for the future of law Embracing legal technology Discover legal technology that can help you win For law firms, especially small law firms tasked with managing administrative duties in addition to practicing law, efficiency...

August 09, 2022
Defending Against Cybersecurity Risks to Financial Services Companies

Defending Against Cybersecurity Risks to Financial Services Companies

Every business is a potential target of cyberattacks, but banks and financial services companies are squarely in the crosshairs of cybercriminals because the industry presents bad actors with huge possible revenue prizes. Research by BCG found that financial services firms are 300 times more likely to be a victim of a cyberattack than other organizations and an Accenture report found that the average cost of cybercrime...

August 04, 2022
Tips for Constructing an Effective DEI Program in Your Organization

Tips for Constructing an Effective DEI Program in Your Organization

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) has been on corporate boardroom agendas for some time, but it has attracted more urgency in the last two years, fueled by a growing sense of unrest and a wider call for social justice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortune reported that American companies are now spending $8 billion annually on DEI initiatives. A driving factor behind the focus on DEI is the growing evidence that...

August 01, 2022
7 Tips for Reducing Your Company’s Workers’ Compensation Exposure

7 Tips for Reducing Your Company’s Workers’ Compensation Exposure

By Elias Kahn An employee reports he severely injured his back after lifting a heavy box at work. He files a workers’ compensation claim and receives benefits . . . but is spotted playing basketball soon after filing his claim. The injury never happened. Workers’ compensation insurance is an important financial benefit for employees who incur workplace injuries, but it is unfortunately a ripe target for...

August 01, 2022
LexisNexis Hosts Law Library Professionals Nationwide at 2022 AALL Conference

LexisNexis Hosts Law Library Professionals Nationwide at 2022 AALL Conference

By Carolyn Bach The 2022 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting returned to an in-person format for the first time since 2019 — and a large cross-section of the law library community was ready to assemble live once again. This year’s conference took place July 16-19 in Denver, with more than 60 educational programs to choose from and an estimated 800-1,000 people in attendance, according...

July 21, 2022
9 Steps to Take After Union Activity Surfaces in Your Organization

9 Steps to Take After Union Activity Surfaces in Your Organization

Organized labor is riding a wave in successful union organizing in 2022, after years of declining influence. Between October 2021 and March 2022, union representation petitions filed at the U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) increased 57% from the same period a year earlier. Workers at major American companies such as Apple, Amazon and Starbucks have all prevailed in unionization efforts in recent months. Employees...

July 19, 2022
PGA Tour vs. LIV Golf: The Fate of Professional Golf Heading for Legal Showdown

PGA Tour vs. LIV Golf: The Fate of Professional Golf Heading for Legal Showdown

By Lindsey Lambert The Wall Street Journal reported that the Department of Justice is investigating the PGA Tour over potential antitrust violations. All of the sudden, the PGA Tour’s monopoly is under attack, and the future of professional golf is up in the air. Fueled by the mass appeal of superstars such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, the PGA Tour has long been the dominant global showcase...

July 01, 2022
The Great Resignation Drives Law Firms Into New Territory for Keeping Good Associates

The Great Resignation Drives Law Firms Into New Territory for Keeping Good Associates

Law firms have long dealt with the challenge of competing for the best new attorneys coming out of law schools and retaining their rising stars, but the level of associate mobility has reached new heights amid “The Great Resignation” phenomenon in the U.S. The NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education reports that associate attrition reached an average rate of 26% last year, up from 16% in 2020...