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Summer School: Required Reading for Legal Marketing

Meg Charendoff | August 22, 2016

It's that time of year—late summer. People are on vacation. Work slows down just a bit (but hopefully not too much), giving you some time to catch up tasks you may have put to the side during the busier times—like that ever-growing pile of articles on your desk that you've been meaning to read.

In-House Counsel

  • How to Capitalize on the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    By Benjamin H. McCoy

    Recent developments in the intellectual property landscape have only served to enhance the value of trade secrets. For example, the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Alice v. CLS Bank International has led to an increasingly hostile patent marketplace.

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Young Lawyer

  • Top Five Lessons for New Attorneys Starting Out

    By Tom Gushue

    I am approaching my fifth-year anniversary of becoming an attorney. As a new attorney, it can be very difficult ­adjusting to billable hours, dealing with demanding clients, and managing work stress. I have learned many valuable lessons in the past five years, and I'd like to share my top five lessons.

  • Wolf Needs to Nominate Eakin's Replacement Soon YL Editorial Board

    By The YL Editorial board

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is currently operating with only six justices, one less than its full complement of seven following Justice J. Michael Eakin's March 15 resignation.

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Business of Law

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Litigation

  • What Happens When an Arbitrator Does Not Consider Relevant Evidence?

    By Charles F. Forer

    It was bad enough that Arnold, the former employee now living in California, breached his duty of loyalty to JG Enterprises, Bob's brand new client. What made things worse: Arnold took a parting shot on his way out. According to JG Enterprises, Arnold surreptitiously deleted electronically stored information, including his entire e-mail mailbox. In view of this "spoliation" and the loss of this relevant evidence, how could Bob prove, in the arbitration proceeding, that Arnold had breached his duty of loyalty?

  • Greater Sensitivity Needed When Handling Wrongful Death Distracted-Driving Cases

    By Joel Feldman

    About 10 years ago I represented a mother whose 20-year-old son was killed while walking across the street. The defendant driver told police he never saw the young man. Based on that statement and what was contained in the police report, this looked to me like a case in which the driver had been distracted.

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