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30 Years Prison For ISIL Supporter From Orange County

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              SANTA ANA, California – An Orange County man was sentenced this afternoon to 30 years in federal prison for conspiring with another man to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Muhanad Elfatih M.A. Badawi, 25, of Anaheim, was sentenced by United …
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30 Years Prison For ISIL Supporter From Orange County

30 Years Prison For ISIL Supporter From Orange County | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
              SANTA ANA, California – An Orange County man was sentenced this afternoon to 30 years in federal prison for conspiring with another man to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Muhanad Elfatih M.A. Badawi, 25, of Anaheim, was sentenced by United …
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How To Use Simple Keyword Tactics To Instantly Generate More Traffic To Your Law Website?

How To Use Simple Keyword Tactics To Instantly Generate More Traffic To Your Law Website? | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
  When looking for better search engine visibility for your law firm’s website, one of the key tactics necessary is using the correct keywords. Google’s front page is a leaderboard, with the pages ranked 1 – 10.  Good keyword research and competitor ‘spying’ combined with great content will serve to lift your law firm up …
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Justice Ginsburg's 7 Tips To Raising A Strong Daughter

Justice Ginsburg's 7 Tips To Raising A Strong Daughter | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has captured attention on a number of fronts – including how she lives her life – but now an interview with the 83 year old US Supreme Court justice has thrown some keenly-observed light upon what is necessary to bring up a strong daughter. The interview with the New York Times …
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Judge Unfriends NYC Law Firm For Sending Rookie Lawyer on Major Charge

Judge Unfriends NYC Law Firm For Sending Rookie Lawyer on Major Charge | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
Being ‘unfriended’ on Facebook is a face-slap many face – but now a New York judge has used it to unfriend an entire firm – Kirkland & Ellis – who sent a ‘rookie lawyer’ to defend Facebook against two lawsuits accusing the social network of facilitating terrorism. The lawsuits are supported by 20,000 plaintiffs and …
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Snowden - His 'Betrayal', His Lawyer, His Movie

Snowden - His 'Betrayal', His Lawyer, His Movie | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
As Oliver Stone’s latest, biggest remaking of history – “Snowden” – is about to be released the push to pardon the whistleblower/traiter (take your pick) has entered pre-release high gear. But will Edward Snowden, the Snowden, a movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) and Shailene Woodley (The Divergent series) is set for release on Friday and …
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The Mediation Stars : The Top 10 Top Mediators in New Zealand - LawFuel New Zealand

The Mediation Stars : The Top 10 Top Mediators in New Zealand - LawFuel New Zealand | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
  Mediation continues its strong growth in New Zealand. Deborah Hart, Executive Director of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, AMINZ, says this is not unexpected as it is a global trend to try and find better ways to resolve disputes, outside of the courts.   Mediation is often the go-to mechanism.  In an …
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A Lawyer's Key Tips on Leaving the Law

A Lawyer's Key Tips on Leaving the Law | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
Marwa Elzankaly* After thirteen memorable years as a trial lawyer at McManis Faulkner, I decided to take some time off and do other things in life. I left my practice in the midst of an all time high in my career – a unanimous verdict in the internationally publicized Mark Oliver Gebel trial, two successful …
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6 Simple Ways For Lawyers To Use Content Marketing To Keep and Find New Clients

6 Simple Ways For Lawyers To Use Content Marketing To Keep and Find New Clients | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
John Bowie* Few law firms are going to turn down the chance to get new clients – still fewer are going to use the opportunity to lose existing clients.  That’s where a good content marketing strategy pays dividends for law firms. So as law firms increasing find the increased competition, increased pressure from low-cost law …
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How Online Trolls Are Ruining Social Media Marketing

How Online Trolls Are Ruining Social Media Marketing | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
Morrison & Foerster* – Earlier this year I helped moderate a lively panel discussion on the social-media business and legal trends. The panelists, who represented well-known brands, didn’t agree on anything. One panelist would make an observation, only to be immediately challenged by another panelist. Hoping to generate even more sparks, I asked each panelist …
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How To Ace Your Dream Law Job

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Brexit Decision A Sharp Blow To Law Firms in London

Brexit Decision A Sharp Blow To Law Firms in London | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
The Brexit decision will mean a bonanza for many law firms, according to early reports of the UK decision to exit the EU, but longer-term the prospects could be tough for London’s law firm role in international law. Many law firms in London had set up hotlines to advise concerned clients about the implications of the …
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The Legal Story Behind John Oliver's 'Forgiveness' of $15 Million of Debt

The Legal Story Behind John Oliver's 'Forgiveness' of $15 Million of Debt | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
Proskauer* It was widely reported that on the June 5 episode of the HBO program, Last Week Tonight, John Oliver forgave nearly $15 million of medical debt. That’s not quite right. This blog explains what really happened and why the forgiveness did not cause the debtors to recognize “cancellation of debt income” (“COD”) for federal income …
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Why This Blogging Professors Thinks Social Media Can Damage Your Career

Why This Blogging Professors Thinks Social Media Can Damage Your Career | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
Using social media can be a career detriment, we all kind of know that, but now a computer scientist writing in the New York Times has made the point more potently. Georgetown professor Cal Newport wrote as “a millennial computer scientist who also writes books and runs a blog.” As he points out, he should …
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El Chapo Judge Killed

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The Mexican judge who presided in several legal cases filed by lawyers for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was shot and killed outside his home on Monday. The Judge,  Vicente Antonio Bermudez Zacarias, 37,  died after being shot in the head while jogging in Metepec, about 40 miles from Mexico City. Guzman is the notorious drug lord …
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Epstein-Linked Rape Allegations Against Trump Set For Hearing

Epstein-Linked Rape Allegations Against Trump Set For Hearing | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
A rape allegation brought against Donald Trump has received a status conference hearing in December from a Federal Judge, Ronnie Abrams. The claim relates to a “Jane Doe” claim filed by a complainant who alleges Trump raped her when she was 13 in the 1990 and has now received an amended complaint from a witness “Jane …
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Facebook Judge "Friends" Again

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The “Facebook” Judge who unfriended Kirland & Ellis has reconsidered his actions, reported here, and apologized for his criticism of the associate who bore the brunt of his barrage. Reuters reported that the judge (Nicholas Garaufis) on Tuesday apologized to the extent his comments may have sounded like criticism of the associate, but said he …
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The Simple Steps Any Law Firm Should Understand and Do To Avoid Extinction

The Simple Steps Any Law Firm Should Understand and Do To Avoid Extinction | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
Few law firm consultants and analyts have spoken, lectured and written about the future of law firms and lawyers than Canadian Jordan Furlong.  Having spoken to lawyers throughout North America and Europe, Jordan Furlong’s views on what lawyers need to do to survive rapid change in their profession has become some of the most read …
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The #1 Thing Law Firms Need To Do To Achieve Growth & Profits

The #1 Thing Law Firms Need To Do To Achieve Growth & Profits | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
Much is changing in the world of the modern lawyer – billing methods, increased competition, technology changes, social media . . but success and business growth is still based on one, key thing, says marketing expert Eric Fletcher. “Success for a firm begins with a focus on the client,” he says unequivocally. Eric Fletcher knows something …
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Big Law's Bitcoin Foray

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You may have thought that Bitcoins had gone away, but in a “Revenge of the Nerds” style resurgence they are not only back, but Big Law is also seeking to be part of the Bitcoin action. Steptoe & Johnson have entered the Bitcoin market with a focus upon the “Blockchain” technology that may well change …
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The Unholy Law Trinity: The 3 Ways Law Firms Suck

The Unholy Law Trinity: The 3 Ways Law Firms Suck | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
It’s a competitive world out there in Big Law – and promoting the right “culture” can be a task bigger than even Horatio might accomplish.  It’s just a big ask at Big Law. But why exactly are the big firms so darn miserable, so unpleasant, so damn toxic? It’s a question asked by Law360 who …
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Reese Witherspoon Doesn't Skimp On "Legally Blonde's" 15th Anniversary

Reese Witherspoon Doesn't Skimp On "Legally Blonde's" 15th Anniversary | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
As if you had forgotten . . it’s 15 years since “Legally Blonde” was released and to celebrate the occasion, star Reese Witherspoon slipped into the same bikini – and some other wardrobe items – from the hit movie. As you will recall, it was the same swimsuit she used to prepare a video for …
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How Attorneys Can Make Law Firm Case Notes More Effective

How Attorneys Can Make Law Firm Case Notes More Effective | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
One of the most powerful way lawyers can generate new clients is through client testimonials – but also the just-as-powerful case results. Many lawyers overlook the importance of putting case results into their website and prepared and presented in a manner that will generate better results in terms of marketing for new clients. Properly presented …
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The Robot Lawyer's 160,000 Parking Violation Wins

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If anyone doubted the arrival of the robot lawyer, put them to one side right now. British teen Joshua Browder’s robot lawyer was reported here earlier in the year and it has already overturned parking tickets in the tens of thousand in both London and New York, totally in fact 160,000 since launching his robot …
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Gawker's Legal War with Peter Thiel Just Took a Hair-Raising Legal Turn

Gawker's Legal War with Peter Thiel Just Took a Hair-Raising Legal Turn | Lawsuits That Matter | Scoop.it
    No sooner has Gawker Media been warring with Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel over the sex tape lawsuit and now it has a problem involving nothing less than Donald Trump’s hair. The dramatic new turn in a battle that has seen Gawker bloodied and bruised, and on the block, following the battle with …
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