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Navigating the Ethical Pitfalls of Social Media

The proliferation of social media as a vital tool in business and personal communication presents many ethical traps for lawyers and their clients. At what point do conflicts of interest dictate who makes your friend-list? How much can you discuss your...

Alice Magdziak
Permanent Estate Tax Bill Placed On Calendar in Senate; States May Be Trying to Head Off Expected Problems

On January 20, 2010, the Senate read H.R. 4154 for the second time and placed it on the Calendar as Number 253. The Permanent Estate Tax Relief for Families, Farmers, and Small Businesses Bill of 2009 would permanently extend the estate tax at 2009 exemption...

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David A. Shulman
States Struggle to Deal with Congress's Shameful Estate Tax Mess

The Year Without an Estate Tax continues. As I have previously written, due to Congress's extreme irresponsibility and inability to get anything done at all, the Estate and Generation Skipping taxes are repealed in 2010, but for one year and one...

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LexisNexis Estate and Elder Law Community Staff
LexisNexis Video Discussions and Interviews from LegalTech NY, Feb 1, 2010

Feb 1, 2010 - Mike Walsh, CEO of U.S. Legal Markets at LexisNexis, addresses viewers from the convention floor at LegalTech NY 2010. Feb 1, 2010 - LexisNexis' Mike Mintz interviews USLM CEO Mike Walsh at LegalTech NY 2010. Walsh discusses the business...

Leanna Hamill
Their Decision, Not Yours – The Duty of a Health Care Proxy

The New York Times has a recent article called “ An Ill Father, A Life and Death Decision .” It’s about a daughter who has been appointed as the health care proxy for her father. This means that when he is unable to make or communicate...

Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss
Should a Loved One be Driving? Ask the DMV Medical Review Unit

I often have spouses or children expressing concern about a loved one driving. This stems from a real fear that as a person gets older, suffers from dementia, or is being treated for a medical condition, their reflexes and judgment may slow. While these...