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NY on the ethics of protecting smartphone contact information

Smartphones are such an integral part of our day-to-day lives that it’s often difficult to recall how we managed without them. Our mobile devices allow us to easily connect with our family members and colleagues while also offering instantaneous access ...

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Commentary: Toward a More Perfect Union?

The Law Day theme this year — “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change” — at first struck me as a dodge, an effort to avoid talking about the disease that afflicts America by shifting the ...

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Debt following divorce: How your ex’s student loans can follow you

Like most couples, many don’t plan for divorce. When tying the knot, you may think that all your boons and burdens will be shared with your partner till death do you part. But sometimes life leads you in separate directions. ...

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Wellness for lawyers: How technology can help

It’s been more than two long years since the onset of the pandemic, and although things seem to be slowly, steadily improving, we’re not yet in the clear. The stressors of living during this unpredictable time cannot be underestimated. Some ...

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IP Frontiers: Checking in on expungement and reexamination: Early common pitfalls

Since Dec. 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has accepted two new types of ex parte proceedings to be filed for trademark purposes: expungement and reexamination. When these new proceedings were first proposed and announced, many practitioners were ...

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Technology competence requires ethical compliance during remote proceedings

With new COVID-19 variants popping up left and right, we face renewed uncertainty about the pandemic and the near future. As a result, many law firms continue to allow remote work, and some legal proceedings are occurring virtually. The challenging ...

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Commentary: Tips for successful privilege review setup

Kicking off a managed document review requires many steps, from the drafting of the review protocol to setting up the coding panel for review. Attorneys who have set up managed review projects are familiar with many of the components that ...

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Matrimonial Matters: A look at several recent family law updates

After things going fairly slow in family legal matters due to the effects of the pandemic, there are several things happening in family law and the courts this spring, including: Child Support Calculations The biennial update of the calculations used ...

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IP Frontiers: Tips for choosing and applying for a strong trademark

Trademarks are an essential asset to any business. A trademark identifies the source of the goods or services; it lets people know that you are providing the goods or services and it can set expectation levels based on your brand’s ...

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