Archive for July 2010

Friday Funnies – a few lawyer jokes

As Matt Damon’s character “Rudy Baylor” dryly narrated in The Rainmaker, lawyers tend to be okay with lawyer jokes – in fact, some wear them like a badge of honor (hey, you don’t hear all that many firemen, pool cleaner, or librarian jokes, do you?). So in that spirit, and because it’s Friday, here are…

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Marketing Tips for Legal Professionals

As the legal marketplace becomes more competitive and fragmented, and prospective clients become more sophisticated and aware of brand distinctions, legal professionals need to create focused marketing programs that differentiate them from the crowd, while connecting them with quality prospects who are looking for quality legal counsel. But the thing is, legal skills are not…

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5 Ways to Spot Fake Digital Photos

While tinkering with personal photos to get rid of red eye is (usually) good clean harmless stuff, Scientific American has pointed out that fraudulently manipulating photos is a serious cyber crime issue. It’s so serious, in fact, that the relatively new field of digitial forensics was created to uncover evidence that separates the bogus from…

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Study Paints Chilling eDiscovery and Social Media Picture

While social media is fast becoming a permanent part of the corporate communication landscape, there is increasing concern about how unprotected and uninformed most businesses are about eDiscovery risks posed by popular social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, and cloud-based applications, just to name a few. In its report of a study by the Economist…

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Enjoy some Classic Legal Fiction this Summer

Summer is a great time to catch some rays, take a breather, and curl up (or cloister away) with some good fiction. However, a good old fashioned trip to the bookstore (readers of a certain age will remember what those are) or online can be overwhelming. There’s just a lot of stuff out there to…

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eDiscovery: An industry snapshot and a peek ahead

New York legal recruiting and consulting firm The Cowen Group unleashed its eagerly anticipated “2009/2010 Snapshot” salary study. Good news for professionals in the industry: the insights that Managing Partner David Cowen and his colleagues gleaned and shared (both in the snapshot and with EDDUpdate.com) go far beyond the numbers. ‘But of course, that doesn’t…

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What does "Locally Owned and Nationally Powered" really mean?

The term “locally owned and nationally powered” sounds good – but what does it actually mean? Or more specifically: why should you care that a business you’re dealing with is locally owned and nationally powered? What are the benefits? How does it solve your problem and achieve your goal better/differently than any other business model?…

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TERIS Hires New Managing Partner for its Growing Chicago Office

CHICAGO – July 6, 2010 – TERIS announced today the hiring of Mark S. Neace as Managing Partner for its thriving Chicago office. TERIS views this key hire as the cornerstone in an aggressive talent recruitment campaign that will continue throughout the near future. As a proven motivator and mentor, Mark brings to the TERIS…

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Happy Independence Day America!

With the 4th of July Holiday weekend here, we’re going to take a brief break from blogging about legal-specific topics and take a look at Independence Day. So enjoy these fun facts and trivia as you celebrate our country’s birthday!  Each year, Independence Day is an opportunity for Americans around the world to put aside…

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