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Why Lawyers are Last on The Start Up List of “Must Haves”

Why Lawyers are Last on The Start Up List of "Must Haves" 1

It’s an age of the ‘startup’, the transformational, entrepreneurial success story (we hope) company that lawyers an help develop into the potential the investors see in their Big Idea. But what can lawyers do to actually help startups? So let’s say you have signed a letter of intent to help the startup and you want …

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Law Firm Marketing and the 30/10 Rule

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Gaston Kroub is a founding partner of Kroub, Silbersher & Kolmykov PLLC, an intellectual property litigation boutique. You can reach him at [email protected] This column appeared in AbovetheLaw. Anyone reading this knows that law is a competitive industry. And it’s very hard to take business from an incumbent law firm, especially when law firms have …

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Did Hillary Clinton Break the Law?

Did Hillary Clinton Break the Law? 4

Ronald Rotunda is a professor at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law and the co-author, with John Nowak, of “Treatise on Constitutional Law” (Thomson Reuters, fifth edition, 2013).  He explains that it is a crime to delete even one email that has been subpoenaed. The fact that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private server in …

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“Net Neutrality” and the FCC’s Regulatory “Crap”

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Mike Young is an internet law specialist and principal in MikeYoungLaw who assists entrepreneurs and internet companies. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), relying upon a 1934 law, just dumped 400 pages of regulatory crap on Internet businesses and users under the guise of “Net Neutrality.” Think of it of as Obamacare for the Internet. …

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A List Of Four Of The Most Common Types Of Crimes People Are Accused Of Committing

A List Of Four Of The Most Common Types Of Crimes People Are Accused Of Committing 6

There are criminals all over the world. Some people are convicted of crimes that they did actually commit, while others who are victims of being falsely accused of crimes that they had absolutely nothing to do with. No matter what, though, there are a few crimes that are considered the most common types of crimes …

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Rainmaker or Service Partner? Who Should Reign Supreme at the Firm?

Rainmaker or Service Partner? Who Should Reign Supreme at the Firm? 8

AbovetheLaw published this article from Bruce Stachenfeld is the managing partner of Duval & Stachenfeld LLP, which is an approximately 70-lawyer law firm based in midtown Manhattan. The firm is known as “The Pure Play in Real Estate Law” because all of its practice areas are focused around real estate. With over 50 full-time real …

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Is The Supreme Court Increasingly Inaccessible?

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In a NY Times editorial, the newspaper questions whether the mystique and expense of the US Supreme Court is rendering the nation’s top court inaccessible to ordinary Americans. The United States Supreme Court decides cases involving the nation’s most pressing legal issues, affecting the daily lives of hundreds of millions of Americans — and yet …

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5 Reasons The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Should Be Illegal

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We received an item for a New York attorney concerned at the Victoria Secrets’ fashion show and providing reasons why it should be – tongue kind-of in cheek – regarded as illegal or at least disregarded by normal people who don’t have girlfriends or wives who wear skimpy lingerie and wings. This is not meant …

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A Secret Weapon for Sexual Harassment Victims Online

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  Tweet from Alanah Pearce Alanah Pearce, a 21-year-old game reviewer from Brisbane, Australia, has had more than her share of online hate, including rape threats. But, she told Alternet about her plan for dealing with her young harassers. I only realized quite recently that the majority of sexually explicit comments or messages I get …

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The Disappearing Lawyers (And Why We Need Them Back)

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Many cheer the fact that increasing numbers of lawyers are unemployed and that law school applications are dropping through the floor, saying we didn’t need them anyway and that this trend must be a good thing. Not so say many, like Daniel P Porterfield in an opinion piece written for Forbes, where he explains that …

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