CLE For the 21st Century

“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.” — Joseph Addison When we are younger I think we develop a misconception that as we go through life there is a day when we acquire all the answers and that our education is somehow complete. However, as I have progressed I realize just the opposite is true –…

3rd Circuit Weighs Privacy of Cell Phone GPS Data

“This court believes that citizens continue to hold a reasonable expectation of privacy in the information the government seeks regarding their physical movements/locations — even now that such information is routinely produced by their cell phones — and that, therefore, the government’s investigatory search of such information continues to be protected by the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement.” U.S. Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo…

Who Dat Sey They Gonna Own That Mark?

Legendary NBA coach Pat Riley owns the trademark to the phrase “three-peat” even though the Lakers were never able to pull off the feat with all-star Magic Johnson in the late ‘8o’s. Those dreams were dashed by Michael Jordan evolving into the best basketball player of all time. However, Riles & Co., the corporate entity of Coach Riley, successfully registered the trademark…

Short Sale: An Option to Avoid Foreclosure

We are currently in the greatest housing crisis since the great depression – and there is no end in sight. The numbers are simply staggering – since the start of the recession in 2007, over five million homes have been taken back by lenders and as many as 13 million more homes could fall into foreclosure over the next five years. With…

Writing (Right) for the Trial Court

Any good writer will tell you that knowing your audience and tailoring your message is crucial. However, while many attorneys tend to write for their client and opposing counsel, they should be writing to the trier of fact. After all, it is the judge that will decide your client’s ultimate fate – not opposing counsel. If you could use a few pointers…

Busy Month!

January has been a busy month! Not just with all the California attorneys signing up before the February 1 MCLE deadline, but with all the tapings we have had this month! We have added a number of new classes to the site, all from a number of different subject areas that can greatly aid you in your professional practice. Starting a new…