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  • Apr 29, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Legal commentary offers insights into Chauvin trial strategy & tactics

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota. Even those who binge-watched the high-profile trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin are unlikely to have absorbed its nuances and unusual legal issues. Legal Talk Today took a...

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  • Apr 23, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

$2K per hour? | WFH hacks worth keeping | Chauvin trial strategies examined

Revelations about former AG Eric Holder’s $2,295 hourly billing rate created a media buzz. Is the rate (which as reported reflects a 10% discount) too high? Or is it completely fair given Holder’s specialized expertise?...

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  • Apr 16, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Secret’s out, clients are on TikTok | Why AI matters to the military | Why subscription models make sense

The last thing anyone wants is one more social media platform to learn. I was solidly in that camp. But I’m afraid it’s finally time to bite the bullet on TikTok and get my sea...

  • Apr 9, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Reputation management and the birth of Gritty | ‘Spark of life’ evidence | Young Lawyer Rising

There’s really never any risk that a conversation with Jared Correia will be boring. That said, when I saw his latest podcast featured reputation management, I was expecting a fairly straightforward interview. I should have...

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  • Apr 2, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s picks: The Varsity Blues mastermind | Open carry bans | Right to counsel’s complex matrix

When you have a child, it’s only natural to want to assure they have all the advantages you can afford. When that child has all the benefits, why would the parents need to cheat to...

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  • Mar 26, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Legal Trends for Solos | BigLaw Bonuses | Lead Magnets | ‘Watergate Girl’ Dishes

Clio broke new ground five years ago by turning its internal data outward and sharing what it was learning about the legal profession. The Legal Trends Report quickly gained prominence in the industry data space...

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  • Mar 19, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Capitol Rioters & Merrick Garland | The Chicago 7 | Biden’s Cybersecurity Imperative

With the confirmation of Merrick Garland came a pledge to make prosecuting Capitol rioters a number one priority. The investigation faces numerous hurdles, including the sheer number of individuals charged. To date, some 300 people...

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  • Mar 16, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

#OTR Roundup of ‘Technically Together’ ABA Techshow

brought to you by the generous support of Nota… ABA Techshow was one of the last in-person legal conferences in 2020 and organizers knew that this year’s show would require a new approach. And given...

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  • Mar 12, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Decamping to the Tropics | Google for Trial Courts | Infectious Disease Niche | Making Booze

Even with vaccines on the horizon, decamping to a tropical paradise sounds absolutely dreamy about now. That may be because the Midwest, while sunnier these days, is still prone to snow and bitter cold in...

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  • Mar 5, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: ‘Cat Lawyer’ Debriefed | Tapping a Tech-Enabled ‘Second Brain’ | Unlocking Creativity

If there’s an instance made for puns (and memes), the Texas case with the now-viral and hilarious kitten filter mishap is one for the ages. State Bar of Texas Podcast host Rocky Dhir digs deep...

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  • Feb 25, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Prodigal Podcast Host Returns | Win Clients for Free | Banned from Parler

There are anniversary shows, and then there are grinding of gears, prodigal-son-returns-in-all-his-explicit-glory shows.  Like a blast from the past, former Above the Law editor Eli Mystal joins Thinking Like A Lawyer co-hosts Joe Patrice and...

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  • Feb 19, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Can Defamation Suits Save the Media? | SolarWinds Lessons for Lawyers | How Families are Erased

As a longtime journalist, defamation suits tend to make me cringe. Yet as I write this, I am struck by a recent interview of Erik Connolly and the $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News,...

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  • Feb 16, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

#OTR Roundup: News Bar Leaders Can Use to Connect, Engage & Assess

On the Road took a virtual trip to the National Conference of Bar Presidents midyear meeting to highlight signature programs on innovation, ideas worth stealing, best uses of data, and rooting out racial bias.  The...

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  • Feb 11, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Red Notices & INTERPOL | Virtual Onboarding | Spoiling ‘Reptile Theory’

Researching something completely different, I stumbled upon a blog and niche area of practice that sent me down a rabbit hole for more info. Michelle Estlund’s blog Red Notice Law Journal introduced me to a...

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  • Feb 5, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Executive Orders Reviewed | Fashion & the Law Explored | How Highlight Reels Can Energize & Humanize

Executive orders are flying out of the Oval Office faster than the news cycle. The orders cover a wide variety of issues: mask mandates, the Keystone XL pipeline, and travel bans. Are they all legal...

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