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App roundup: What lawyers are using

As lawyers increasingly perform their work on the go using mobile devices, work-related applications are more important than ever before. Lawyers USA (sister publication to The Daily Record) compiled the following a handful of useful apps for lawyers ...

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Buffalo jury awards lab chemist $2.5M against Ford

A six-person jury in Buffalo has awarded $2.5 million to a former laboratory chemist who developed mesothelioma as a result of testing asbestos-containing ingredients in a machine manufactured by Ford Motor Co.

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How to get hired: Tips for the first client meeting

The first meeting with a client can be a make-it or break-it scenario for attorneys. “The foundation for the entire attorney/client relationship comes from that meeting,” said Allison Shields, president of Legal Ease Consulting in Port Jefferson, N.Y., who coaches lawyers on practice management and marketing.

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Lawyers: Learn to use the iPad in 1 hour

Recognizing the growing number of lawyers making use of tablet technology in the office and the courtroom, tech guru Tom Mighell has authored a new book: “iPad in One Hour for Lawyers.” Recently released by the American Bar Association ...

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Accutane verdicts: $2M for one plaintiff out of three

In a trio of cases tried together against Hoffman-LaRoche, the maker of Accutane, jurors awarded just one of the plaintiffs suffering from inflammatory bowel disease $2.1 million.

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IRS issues guidance on health care law

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued guidance on a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that requires employers to report the cost of health coverage on employees’ W-2 forms. The requirement is informational only ...

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The federal budget: What lawyers need to know

President Barack Obama released his budget requests for fiscal 2012 on Feb. 14, seeking $3.73 trillion in total spending and claiming $1.1 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years. Within the 216-page document are numerous items for lawyers to keep an eye on as the budget works its way through Congress.

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LegalTech 2011: New products and tools

Despite the snowstorm delaying flights and causing havoc on the roads, lawyers and tech experts flocked to LegalTech 2011 to see new legal technology services and products. Here is a look at some of the interesting new offerings ...

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Bankruptcy decision will require ‘creative strategies’

Justice Elena Kagan’s first opinion as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court limited the ability of debtors to take a key deduction and will require strategic planning by bankruptcy practitioners to limit its impact.

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When jurors tweet

With more than 500 million people on Facebook, it should come as no surprise that jurors are players in the world of social media. And it seems that each week, a story surfaces about a juror tweeting her plan to convict a defendant, or posting on Facebook that he plans to find for the plaintiff — before deliberations even begin.

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