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New York judge allows service of process via WhatsApp (access required)

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By Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires If you’re a trial attorney, then you’re likely well aware of the impact of social media on all aspects of litigation. The repercussions of the online activities of litigants, witnesses, jurors and others can ...

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Creating unique value propositions (access required)

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By Susan Letterman White BridgeTower Media Newswires What’s a value proposition? It’s what you are offering to provide in exchange for your fee. Your value proposition is your service, product or the experience of working with you. It’s not about ...

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The top intellectual property stories of 2018 (access required)

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As is the custom this time of year, here are the top intellectual property stories, including cases, of the past year: More than a feeling The 1st Circuit case of Scholz v. Goudreau doesn’t have much to do with IP. ...

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The attorney-client relationship 101 (access required)

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By Jessica G. Kelly and Christopher R. Blazejewski BridgeTower Media Newswires The existence, terms and scope of an attorney-client relationship are generally straightforward and understood between the parties. There are times, however, when a miscommunication between attorney and client creates ...

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Four ways to position your firm for success in 2019 (access required)

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By Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires It’s not easy being a lawyer these days. The legal landscape is changing quickly due to increased globalization, competition from non-traditional legal providers, and rapid technological advances. Understanding how these trends impact the practice ...

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Top 10 key cybersecurity recommendations for 2019 (access required)

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By Jacqueline B. Lee BridgeTower Media Newswires Cyberattacks are increasing in sophistication and magnitude of impact across all industries globally. According to a recent report issued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the average cost of a cyber data ...

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Five things clients want from firms for free (access required)

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By Matt Prinn BridgeTower Media Newswires Requests for proposals from corporate clients to law firms can involve a specific matter or they can deal with the overall client-law firm relationship. For the broader overall proposed relationship, there often will be questions ...

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Role of trustee made easier with ‘letter of wishes’ (access required)

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By Alexander A. Bove Jr. and Melissa Langa BridgeTower Media Newswires Before she died, one of your long-term clients appointed you as trustee of a family trust for the benefit of her three children, currently ages 18, 23 and 28. ...

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Investment behaviors to avoid (access required)

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By Marijoyce Ryan BridgeTower Media Newswires After enjoying solid investment returns in 2017, investors this year have experienced higher than usual volatility in the stock market and headwinds in the bond market. Rising interest rates and trade tensions have been ...

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GDPR, six months later (access required)

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The General Data Protection Regulation was the biggest story of 2018 in the field of global privacy and data protection. The GDPR became enforceable in European Union member states on May 25, significantly expanding the territorial reach of EU data ...

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