New USCIS Policy Threatens Public Safety

A recent change in immigration policy is adversely impacting a vulnerable population, and is likely to have a chilling effect on immigrants reporting crime and cooperating with law enforcement. Undocumented immigrant victims of domestic abuse, who prior to the updated guidance could freely file petitions for U Nonimmigrant status or Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitions without fear of bringing on deportation proceedings, now may suffer the very real repercussions of an unfavorable petition or application.  View Full Post

Online Legal Research Tools Features Chart

Download a feature comparison chart of the online legal research tools featured on our legal research portal. We add to this chart periodically to keep it up to date.
For a description of all the features, please refer to our online legal research tools software page. View Full Post

Today in Legal Artificial Intelligence

Kennedys to prototype six innovations from its Ideas Lab. “Staff at law firm Kennedys could become CEOs of their own legal start-ups after it shortlisted six of the more than 100 proposals generated through its Ideas Lab. The six shortlisted proposals will now be turned into prototypes with the help of the firm’s offshore development team. View Full Post

Succession and Selling Your Law Practice

If you practice law, there is one eventuality that should be added to that familiar duo of Death and Taxes. No one talks much about it, but it warrants the same attention to detail. The subject? The end of your practice. View Full Post

Troubled ‘Tech-Enabled’ Law Firm Names Ethics Prof As Independent Monitor

A Chicago-based, “technology-enabled” national bankruptcy firm that has been under fire for alleged hard-sell tactics and unauthorized practice of law yesterday named a professor of business law and ethics as an independent monitor to oversee its business practices.
UpRight Law, a firm formed in 2013 by the founders of TotalAttorneys, Ed Scanlan and Kevin Chern, also announced a restructuring of its leadership from a member-managed company to a “manager-managed” company. View Full Post

How to be a Change Leader in Your Law Firm

We’ve been discussing the NEED for change a lot lately, and while many of us may understand the urgency, and have even begun undertaking some steps to effectuate change within our firms and organizations, others may be asking what it actually means to be a leader of change. View Full Post