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How to prepare your firm for an unexpected departure
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • October 12 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that by the year 2020, 25.6 percent of the United States' work force will be age 55 and older. Because

Law firms targeted by cyber attacks
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2015

Law firms are increasingly becoming the target of cyber attacks. Below is a phishing attack email example. (You can read Diane Reynolds' blog post on

Can lawyers barter their services? Connecticut ethics opinion says “yes.”
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2015

Bartering for goods and services seems old-fashioned, even primitive after all, that's why money was invented, right? But bartering might be

Power of Attorney Act 2014 (Vic) rules regarding accommodation providers
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • October 8 2015

The Power of Attorney Act 2014 (Vic) ("the Act") came into effect on 1 September 2015. The Act and related Regulations, are most significant for its

What level of litigation "anticipation" triggers work product protection?
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2015

One of the great ironies of work product protection involves federal courts' widely varying interpretation of the single sentence codifying the

Power of attorney did not authorize creation of trust
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2015

Because powers of attorney are often used as an elder care planning tool, they are also often used by the attorney-in-fact to manage the estate

Lawyer’s harassment investigation report was not solicitor-client or litigation privileged: union entitled to a copy, says arbitrator
  • Dentons
  • Canada, China
  • October 6 2015

The mere fact that a lawyer prepared an investigation report does not make it privileged, a labour arbitrator has held, granting the union's request

What to do if Disciplinary Counsel comes knocking
  • Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter
  • USA
  • October 6 2015

I frequently speak at CLE events on the topics of legal ethics and professionalism. Almost every time I speak, an audience member will ask, "What

A compassionate magistrate and a lamentable government
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • October 6 2015

This is a modern parable, with an unfortunate ending. Nigel Allcoat, a magistrate from Leicester, had to decide what to do with a debtor, a young man

What’s the point?
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Canada
  • October 6 2015

Lawyers are wordsmiths not mathematicians who, when working on a deal, often leave the complex math to the bankers and accountants. Some of us