Week of August 25, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

Here in the US, we have a holiday weekend, so that means Monday is a day off! Even better, it was
downright chilly when I woke up this morning, and I couldn't be happier that fall is sneaking in - for many reasons, but mostly because Starbucks released their Pumpkin Spiced Latte early this year. I haven't picked one up yet, but I'm definitely getting one today! 

So before you head out for the weekend, grab your own PSL and take a gander through these top posts from ILNToday! 

 

Week of August 18, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

We're here at Friday again already AND it's almost September.  So who is getting ready to review their plans for this year to see where they're at for the fall? 

Before you head out for the weekend, take a look at this week's top posts! 

 

Week of August 11, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

Incredibly, we're already mid-way through August! That makes me one happy camper, since fall is my favorite season, and the weather the last two days had certainly held the promise of autumn! 

Despite many people being out of the office on vacation, there's still a lot of content coming through on ILNToday!  So here are this week's top posts: 

 

Week of August 4, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

Once again, Friday is here folks, and I'm back with a roundup! Who else is looking forward to the weekend? It's supposed to be a beautiful one here at the Jersey shore, and if the weather today is any indication, it will be lovely!

But before you head out, make sure to read through these top posts from this week on ILNToday!

 

Week of July 28, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

August is here already, and that means September is around the corner - fall is coming! It looks like we're in for some storms on the east coast this weekend, so before building your ark, take a look through this week's top posts! 

 

Week of July 21, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's actually a fabulously beautiful day here in New Jersey - temperatures are low and so is the humidity. Perfect! It makes me hopeful that fall isn't far away!

Before you head out for the weekend, take a moment to check out this week's top posts on ILNToday: 

 

Week of June 30, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

Here in the US, tomorrow is our Fourth of July holiday, so I'm bringing you our top posts for the week a day early! I'll also be out of the office on holidays all week, so while I have content scheduled for you all, we'll be back with our roundups the following Friday!

So before you head out for the weekend, take a look at our top posts for this week! 

 

Week of June 23, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's a beautiful Friday here in the northeast with low humidity and low-ish temps! I'm still looking forward to fall, but today's not half bad.

So before you head out for the weekend, grab your coffee and take a look through these top posts from ILNToday! 

 

Week of June 16, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's hard to believe that we're already at June 20th of this year! Time sure flies these days. But before you head out to enjoy the first official weekend of a summer, take a look through this week's top posts from ILNToday: 

 

Week of June 2, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's been another busy week here at the ILN, I'm looking forward to receiving some of the prints of the photos from our conference, which I'll be sending out to delegates next week! The weather has also finally both cooled and the humidity lowered, so I'm a happy camper all around!

We've seen some great pieces from our Network this week on ILNToday, so grab a cup of coffee and check out this week's roundup!

 

Week of May 26, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

We're back with our first roundup since the ILN Annual Meeting, and still recovering from the wonderful time we had with our delegates in Chicago.  If you'd like to see some of the photos from the conference, check out our album over on our Facebook page

After you've taken a gander at the photos, check out these top articles from our firms for this week! 

Enjoy the weekend! 

 

Week of May 12, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

In less than a week, we'll be enjoying the hospitality of our Chicago hosts as we get underway with our 26th Annual Meeting in the Windy City! Since we're deep into last minute preparation for the conference, I'll get right into the roundup with no further ado! 

Enjoy the weekend! 

 

Week of May 5, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

We are T-minus two weeks to our Annual Meeting! 

Our host firm has some great surprises planned for our delegates, from high-profile speakers to evening entertainment, so it's sure to be an excellent conference. Plus, Chicago is such a great city - I know our delegates will be making memories that they'll hold on to for years to come!

In the meantime, they're also producing content! So here are this week's top posts from ILNToday: 

Rumor has it that despite today's fog, we should be in for a lovely spring weekend - let's hope so! 

 

Week of April 28, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

ILN members, are you ready for our Annual Meeting? It's less than three weeks away, and there are going to be some really great surprises for you at the conference!

In the meantime, we've got a (hopefully) beautiful weekend on tap here in the northeast - we need it after all the torrential rains and flooding we've seen this week! So sit back, relax, and check out this week's top posts from ILNToday! 

 

Week of April 21, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

I know I say this at the end of every month, but seriously, how did we get to the end of April already? Next week is May, which means we're that much closer to the ILN's Annual Meeting! Our hosts have really put in a lot of work to make this a special one, so I'm really looking forward to it! 

But first, the roundup! Check out this week's top posts from ILNToday: 

 

Week of April 14, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

Once again, we've reached the weekend! For some of us, it's a holiday weekend, which means I've (mostly) gotten to take today off! But I'm still bringing you a quick roundup of the top articles from ILNToday, so before you head off, read through these!

 

Week of April 7, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's been a crazy week here at the ILN, so I must admit to be a bit relieved to see Friday! Between catching up after LMA, following up on all the great conversations and programming from the conference, and prepping for what is going to be an incredible ILN Annual conference, saying it was "hectic" would be an understatement!

So, grab a cup of coffee, take a breather, and check out our top posts for this week on ILNToday!

 

Week of March 31, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

I generally expect to really enjoy and learn a lot a the LMA conference, but I've just been blown away this year by the high level of programming and discussions that we've been having. My head hurts from all of the incredible information I've gotten! 

So I'm just sharing quickly our top posts from this week - next week, I'll be back with some follow up posts from the conference! 

Enjoy the weekend, and stay tuned next week for some of the great content that came out of LMA14! 

 

Week of March 24, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup

It's amazing that we're already almost entirely through the first quarter of 2014. You know what that means, right? Time to break out your marketing/business development plans and do a quick health check to see if you're on track. I like to take a look at mine, schedule the next three months to make sure that my objectives don't get lost in the day to day work, and review what I did in the first part of the year. 

But first, I'll be heading to Orlando next week for the Legal Marketing Association's annual conference, and I can't wait - not only because spring has proved elusive here in the northeast, but because I know I'll come back inspired and refreshed about my work! 

Enjoy the weekend, and before you do, take a look at this week's top posts from ILNToday: 

  • Are You Sure You Want Your Employees Accessing Work-Related Emails After Hours? from Epstein Becker & Green: The title of this post made my palms sweat, because I'm never really off the clock, and even the thought of not being able to check my emails from home makes me anxious. But with more and more lawsuits cropping up by employees saying they should be paid for that time, should your company rethink what you allow? See what EBG says in this post. 
     
  • Supreme Court Rejects Prime Minister's Appointment from Fogler, Rubinoff: The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Prime Minister's appointment of a judge from the Federal Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court is unconstitutional. Learn more in Blair Bowen's post.
     
  • Unpaid Internships: A Thing of the Past? from Howard & Howard:  The economy makes it attractive to businesses to want to hire unpaid interns - but is there a higher cost to your business if you do? See what Howard & Howard has to say. 

 

Week of March 17, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, as Mr. Rogers would say - we may have had seven and a half inches of snow on Monday, but today is sunny with the promise of temps in the 60s. Could spring really be here after all? 

So while you're sipping your coffee this morning, take a look at our top posts of the week from ILNToday: 

 

Week of March 10, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

We're getting very excited here at the ILN for our upcoming Annual Meeting, which is being held in the windy city this year - Chicago! We and our host firm have been putting in a lot of hard work for this conference, and I know our delegates are going to have a really memorable conference. 

We've also got some memorable content for you this week (how's that for a segue?). Here are this week's top posts from ILNToday: 

 

Week of March 3, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

I can't believe it's March already. I know we say this every year, but time does really seem to move faster as an adult than it ever did when we were kids!

Today's roundup will be a quick one, as I'm battling a low-grade migraine today. We've had some great content come through this week, as usual. So grab your coffee and settle down to read this week's top posts from ILNToday: 

Enjoy the weekend! 

 

Week in February 24, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's another polar-vortex sort of day here in the northeast, with the temperatures back in the single or negative digits. So if you're in one of those cold areas, grab a cup of hot chocolate (or some coffee) and take a break to read today's roundup with this week's top posts from ILNToday! 

Enjoy the weekend, and we'll be back next week with more great content! 

 

 

Week of February 17, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's another Friday here at the ILN, so you know what that means - round-up time! Here's a bit of reading for you to jump into on this Friday afternoon, so grab a cup of coffee, take a short break, and check out our top posts! 

  • More antitrust probes in the pipeline from Zhong Lun Law Firm: Antitrust authorities in China have plans to expand their ranks, and use these extra hands to open additional investigations in the coming year. Both foreign and domestic companies will come under scrutiny. 
     
  • NEW MNR POLICY ON ACCESS TO CROWN LANDS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS from Fogler Rubinoff LLP: This alert reviews the benefits, rules and features for the new policy on allowing access to crown lands for renewable energy projects. 
     
  • Nazi appropriated art from Fladgate LLP: Paul Howcroft offers an update on the Gurlitt story, which continues to fascinate. 
     
  • MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS HERE: WHAT IT MEANS TO MASSACHUSETTS EMPLOYERS from Davis, Malm & D'Agostine: This summer, medical marijuana dispensaries will be opening throughout Massachusetts, and this will have an impact on employers. The questions they should be asking and the issues they should consider are indicated in this latest update from Davis Malm.
     
  • AAA, JAMS and CPR Comparison Chart from Beirne Maynard & Parsons: Two of my favorite attorneys share their comparison chart, showing the differences among the three major domestic arbitration forums here in the US. 

Enjoy the weekend!

 

Week of February 10, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's a blustery day here in south Jersey, where everything is frozen and we're just south of where feet and feet of snow fell in the last week (as a side note, I would have liked snow, but we were stuck with rain and ice instead - most dreary!). But it's sunny, and so to continue to brighten your day, I bring you our top posts from this week! 

 

Week of February 3, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's the end of another week here at the ILN, and it's surprising how fast this year is going already (don't we say that every year?). I've been feeling a little under the weather this week, but I'm always publishing and reviewing our member content. So here are some posts for you to enjoy over a cup of coffee on this Friday! 

 

Week of January 27, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

I'm coming to you a day late this week because I've been deeply entrenched in meetings for the last couple of days here in Chicago. I'm finally sitting at snowy Midway, with the promise that my flight is on time, so fingers crossed that that's the case! 

So while I'm here, I can offer you our top posts from this week - and get ready to see my Superbowl commercial reviews next week. I'll want to hear your favorites! 

Happy reading! 

 

Week of January 20, 2014 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's another bitterly cold week here in the northeast (let's just say "warming up" to 21 degrees felt like a massive heatwave yesterday!) so here are some posts for you to read while you're enjoying a cup of hot coffee! 

Happy reading! 

 

Week of January 13, 2014 - A Roundup!

It's a beautiful day here in south Jersey, with the sun shining! We've had a lot of content come through ILNToday this week, so without further ado, here are the top posts from this week! 

  • Proposed HIPAA Rule to Enhance Criminal Background Check System from Ogden Murphy Wallace: OMW's Jefferson Lin discusses a proposed HIPAA rule that will allow certain covered entities to disclose specific information about the mental health of a person subject to a National Instant Criminal Background Check - the purpose of the rule is to aid in keeping guns out of the hands of those who are potentially dangerous. It's a complicated issue, so worth a further read! 
     
  • Fired Employee Entitled to Both Damages and Full Pension Benefits from Fogler Rubinoff: Blair Bowen looks at the recent case of Richard Waterman, who was terminated after 42 years with IBM, and the resulting judgment. 
     
  • The EHR Donation Safe Harbor Gets New Life in 2014 from Epstein Becker & Green: In 2014, there are some changes to the "final rules," which EBG delves into in their latest post. 
     
  • The Success Of The SDNY Mediation Program from Epstein Becker & Green: Bill Ruskin discusses mediation as an alternative to litigation, showing the success of the SDNY Mediation Program. 
     
  • The Wealth Lawyer UK | What a relief! from Fladgate LLP: Helena Luckhurst reports on the Chancellor's Autumn Statement, which extended capital gains tax to UK residential property owned by non-residents. She discusses recent 2013 cases regarding PPR Relief that bear further attention. 

 

Week of January 6, 2014 - A Roundup!

I'm still having some trouble wrapping my brain around the fact that we're already in 2014, but it's true - we're 10 days in to the new year already! I hope everyone has their business development plans in hand and has made some resolutions for the new year in business that you're already executing! 

We've got some great content in our roundup for you this week: 

  • GST going concern exemption to be abolished from Gadens Lawyers (Australia): No one says it better than Gadens - "The Abbott Government has announced it will adopt a controversial measure proposed (but not implemented) by the former Rudd Government to replace the GST-free going concern and farm land exemptions with a new ‘reverse charge’ mechanism. 
     
  • Jain body sets up arbitration forum from Singhania & Company (India): Singhania looks at the recent establishment of an institutionalized arbitration service to help with the backlog of civil cases in India. 
     
  • A Deal Is A Deal: Ecogen Wind Prevails In Windfarming Dispute from Epstein Becker & Green (US): EBG's Bill Ruskin discusses a recent windfarming dispute in Prattsburgh.
     
  • Changing How We Watch Changes How We Sell from Davis & Gilbert (US): In his latest "the way I see it & the way the industry sees it" post, Ron Urbach talks about how the DVR and on-demand video have changed both the way we watch television, and what this means for television advertising. 
     
  • Employee Training: Paid or Unpaid? from Epstein Becker & Green (US): EBG's Jordan Schwartz discusses the litmus test for determining whether employee training should be paid or unpaid, and answers some employer questions that indicate that this is a deeper issue. 

Happy Friday all! 

 

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A Final Goodbye to 2013 with a Countdown of Top Posts!

Happy New Year everyone! 

Before we say our final goodbyes to 2013, I wanted to bring you one last roundup. We're doing two countdowns in this post today - a countdown of the top five posts from ILNToday and the top five posts from right here on Zen & the Art of Legal Networking! 

Tomorrow, I'l be bringing you the 10 things I want you to do in 2014, but for today, let's finish out 2013! 

Top ILNToday Posts for 2013

5. Cease and Desist Letters Enjoy An Absolute Privilege From Libel Claims from Epstein Becker & Green PC: In our 5th most read article of the year, EBG's Kara Maciel looks at a recent case that affirms that companies and their counsel are shielded from the liability for defamation that may arise from the publication of cease & desist letters sent after an employee's resignation. 

4. Supreme Court Finds That Unlawfully Obtained Evidence Still Admissible from Fogler Rubinoff: In an interesting case, the court found that although a search of a computer was done unlawfully, the evidence found as a result could not be excluded. Read more in Blair Bowen's post, which is our #4 for 2013. 

3. Amendments to Trade-marks Act Re-introduced in Parliament from Clark Wilson LLP: Our third most read article of the year is this one from Clark Wilson, reporting on Combating Counterfeit Products Act introduced this week.

2. A dress code is justified if standards are slipping from Fladgate LLP: This is clearly a hot button issue, as this article holds the #2 spot for 2013. Fladgate looks at how to implement a dress code policy for companies that may not have previously had a written one, but are looking to implement one.

1. Questionable marcomms tactics can lead to legal woes from Davis & Gilbert LLP:  And our #1 article for 2013 comes from our own Michael Lasky of Davis & Gilbert, who discusses why PR firms and their clients should be careful of the tactics that they're using, particularly when it comes to blogs and product reviews. 

And now, let's take a look at what the most popular posts right here on Zen were for 2013! 

Top Zen & the Art of Legal Networking Posts for 2013

5. On Why You Won't See Me Change My Profile Picture: In our 5th most popular post, I discuss why I shy away from hot button topics on social media. 

4. It's All About the Content: One of my most fervently held beliefs (at least professionally!) is that firm's that are not producing content are missing out. In this 4th most read post, I explain why. 

3. Is Anybody Going to Click on That? Getting Clients to Read Law Firm Content, A Webinar Recap: I thought Adrian Lurssen's webinar to the LMA's Social Media SIG was valuable enough to repeat with my own ILN marketers, and this post will give you the highlights from that session. 

2. Taking it Offline: Another subject I'm passionate about is taking networking off of social media and meeting in person - in this post, I talk about how I did that with the LMA and how it might work for you at conferences you're attending. 

1. Combating the Internal Politics - How to Sell Social Media to Your Lawyers: And the most-read post of 2013 for me was this recap of the LMA's Social Media SIG webinar on how to combat internal politics to get your attorneys to buy-in to social media. Clearly a hot-button issue with my readers! 

So thank you for reading and connecting here at Zen & the Art of Legal Networking! I'm looking forward to using 2014 to produce some great content for you - feel free to add your thoughts in the comments on what you'd like to see me talk about! Have a happy, healthy and productive new year! 

 

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Week of December 16, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

And just like that, it's December 20th already. For those of you who celebrate, have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I'm expecting a few packages in the mail today, and then just a few things left to wrap before I'm ready for the big day! 

But before I get to that wrapping, let's "wrap" up this week on ILNToday (like what I did there?). We have a truly international roundup for you today: 

For those who celebrate, have a very Merry Christmas, and a happy holiday season and a happy December to all! 

 

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Week of December 9, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's almost mid-December, and you know what that means...lots of holiday parties! For my advice on networking during a holiday party, don't forget to check out yesterday's post here

As we head into the last two weeks of the year, we've yet to see any 2013 review posts pop up - we're still seeing some in-depth commentary from around the world! 

Happy Friday! 

 

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Week of December 2, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

Happy Friday! 

We're back to our routine here, after being away for the ILN's Regional Meeting of the Americas in Miami, and then off for the US's Thanksgiving holiday! 

We've had some great content coming through ILNToday this week, so without further ado, here are this week's top posts! 

 

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Week of November 11, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

I may need to move our roundups to Monday with the way things have been going lately! Our blog host had some technical difficulties on Friday which prevented me from publishing a roundup, but we're here today with last week's top posts! Since we're busily making the final arrangements for this week's Regional Meeting of the Americas in Miami, I'm just sharing the titles and links today!

 

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Week of November 4, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

I'm once again bringing you our roundup a day late, since our hosts were again upgrading their servers. 

These firms seem to have already gotten the message that content marketing is king, and their substantive posts hit top marks to make it into this week's list: 

 

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Week of October 28, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's hard to believe it's already November - this year has really flown by! I hope you're all thinking about reviewing your marketing/business development plans today after yesterday's post

Here are this week's top posts from ILNToday: 

Enjoy the weekend everyone! 

 

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Week of October 21, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

We're coming to you a day late with the roundup today, since our blog hosts were doing a server upgrade starting first thing Friday morning. I hope everyone had a good weekend, and that you enjoy these top posts from last week!

 

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Week of October 14, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

Whether you had a four or five-day work week this week, one thing's for certain - we had a lot of great content from our member firms. We're really seeing a lot of interest in the articles put out by our European members as well, with four of the top five articles coming from the UK and Europe. Here are this week's top posts! 

Enjoy the weekend!

 

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Week of October 7, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's a blustery day here in New Jersey, with the latest nor'easter blowing through - it certainly feels like October! But the blowing winds and rain certainly haven't dampened the level of content coming from our attorneys this week. Without further ado, here are this week's top posts: 

 

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Week of September 30, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

Happy Friday everyone! I had a lovely week off in the Adirondacks, enjoying the fall colors and spending time with friends, and now I'm ready to jump back into work! So here are this week's top posts! 

Enjoy the weekend everyone! 

 

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Week of September 23, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's a cloudy Friday morning here in the northeast, but we have the weekend ahead of us, and I'm off for a few days of vacation to beautiful Lake Placid to visit a good friend. Before we head into the roundup, we'd like to offer special congratulations to ILN member Davis & Gilbert, whose band, "Generator Honey," won Advertising Week's Battle of the Ad Bands in a shocking upset. We have some talented lawyers here! 

For this week's top posts, we have: 

  • A dress code is justified if standards are slipping from Fladgate LLP: This is clearly a hot button issue for our audience, as this article saw the most views of any content we've ever shared. Fladgate looks at how to implement a dress code policy for companies that may not have previously had a written one, but are looking to implement one. 
     
  • ENVIRONMENTAL & ENERGY LAW Newsletter from Fogler Rubinoff: Fogler's latest Environmental & Energy Law newsletter looks at two issues, that of the chair of the US NRC's decision that her previous opinions do not disqualify her as a tribunal panellist and Ontario's divisional court's confirmation that there are no Section 7 rights for municipalities. 
     
  • FMLA Certifications: What to Do with an Incomplete or Insufficient Certification from Epstein Becker & Green: EBG discusses what to do when a retail employee submits an incomplete or insufficient certificate when requesting FMLA leave. 
     
  • Selling off the family silver from Fladgate: Paul Howcroft gives us quite an interesting post, discussing the recent trends of local governments selling off art, and the implications. 

Happy Friday! 

 

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Week of September 16, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

I'm coming to you a day late with our round-up here, since I'm in Mainz, Germany for our 2013 ILN European Regional Meeting. Right now, our attorneys are participating in what we call "Speed ILN-ing" - it's like speed-dating, where the lawyers gather in pairs for five minutes to discuss their firms and the challenges facing them. The hardest part is getting them to switch to the next pairing after five minutes, since they're all so engaged in chatting away! 

We've had a LOT of content come through this week, so your top five posts on ILNToday are: 

 Enjoy! 

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Week of September 9, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

Some technical difficulties mean the roundup is being delivered later than usual this week - but that's to be expected on a Friday the 13th, isn't it! 

Without further ado, here are this week's top posts: 

 

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Week of September 2, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

My favorite time of year is finally here - fall! Time for pumpkin spice lattes, jeans and sweaters, and feeling a bit like we have a fresh start. After spending so many years in school, I think fall will always feel like a new beginning to me, and what better time for some substantive writing to get underway? 

I've no doubt many of our attorneys are feeling the same way after this week's level of content. Here are our top posts: 

 

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Week of August 26, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

I rarely speak about personal things on here, but I can't jump back into my roundup without a mention of why last week's post was skipped - on August 20, 2013, my grandmother passed away at age 90. She lived a long and amazing life, but her family still misses her. For a peek into what she meant to us, you can take a look at my sister's personal blog, where she shared the eulogy that I gave at my grandmother's funeral. 

I hope to write a post soon about how the lessons I learned from my grandmother can be translated to the legal industry, but for now, we're back with our weekly roundup. I think it's a sign of September arriving this weekend that we've had SO many substantive posts this week - September always feels like a new beginning to me (all those years of school year beginnings, I suspect), and I think many of our lawyers are looking at it in the same way. 

So here are this week's top posts! 

Enjoy the weekend, and if you are fortunate enough to have grandparents still in your life, make sure to call them and tell them you love them today. 

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Week of August 12, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It may be August, but it feels like September, and I couldn't be happier! I love when I can leave the windows open all day and not feel as though I might burst into flame. This week, I've also been more focused on collecting information from all of our attorneys around the world (even those without RSS feeds), so we have some really great content coming in! In fact, we're doing a top six this week, because so many of our articles were tied for popularity!

Enjoy this beautiful weather while it lasts! 

 

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Week of August 5, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's been another busy week here at the ILN, getting ready for the two fall conferences in Mainz, Germany and Miami, Florida, and working with our specialty groups on their various projects - including a cross-border webinar/presentation that our Trusts & Estates group is putting on, which I'm particularly excited about! 

It's also been a busy week for our attorneys, putting out some great content. So here are this week's top posts! 

Enjoy your weekend! 

 

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Week of July 29, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's been a surprisingly busy week for the summer here at the ILN, and with August here already, the summer is flying by! Who's ready for our European Regional Meeting in Mainz next month? 

Here are this week's top posts: 

 

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Week of July 22, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's a beautiful day here in the northeast, and I have some great posts lined up for you next week! But today, we've got our usual Friday roundup ahead for you: 

Enjoy the weekend!

 

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Week of July 15, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

Is it fall yet? 

Sit in front of a fan or ac unit as you read this week's top posts from ILNToday! 

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Week of July 8, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's been another hot one here in the northeast, but word is that the big storm coming through today will lower the humidity - fingers crossed! Luckily, all this hot weather hasn't stopped our lawyers from producing some great content. So without further ado, here are this week's top posts! 

Enjoy the weekend! 

 

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Week of June 24, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

This week's round up covers some hot topics in the news this week - the untimely passing of actor James Gandolfini (who coincidentally shares a hometown with me) and the Supreme Court's strike down of DOMA: 

Enjoy your weekend! 

 

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Week of June 17, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

The humidity finally broke here in the northeast, so it's been a beautiful few days - here's hoping it continues through the weekend!

We've had some great content come through ILNToday this week and here are this week's top posts!

Enjoy the weekend!

 

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Week of June 14, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's Friday again, and without further ado, here are this week's top stories! 

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Week of June 3, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's a rainy Friday here in the northeast, with the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea hitting the coast. So without further ado, here is this week's roundup!

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Week of May 6, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

With less than a week to go until the ILN's 25th Anniversary Meeting, things are very busy here at the ILN! So just a quick roundup for you today - happy reading! 

 

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Week of April 29, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

We've reached the end of another busy week here at the ILN, which means that there is under two weeks left until our Annual Meeting is under way! 

So without further ado, here are this week's top posts: 

Enjoy your weekend!

 

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Week of April 22, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

As of yesterday, we are now only three weeks away from the ILN's 25th Annual Meeting, and our 25th Anniversary celebrations! We're really looking forward to celebrating with everyone, taking a look back as well as looking toward the future. But while we've been focused on getting ready for our conference, our members are putting out some high quality content. 

This week's top posts are: 

 

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Week of April 1, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

Tomorrow, I head out to Las Vegas for the Legal Marketing Association's Annual Meeting, and I'm very excited to be seeing old friends, making new ones, and being inspired by my fellow marketers. 

So without further ado, here's a quick roundup of this week's top posts! 

Happy Friday all! 

 

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Week of March 25, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup

Here we are again, at another Friday, and for me, it's a holiday weekend! It's been another busy week here at the ILN, so I'm glad to be taking an early day today. Once again, we've seen a lot of content come through ILNToday, so let's jump into the roundup! 

Happy Friday! Enjoy the weekend!

 

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Week of March 18, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

We're almost at the end of March already - 2013 is really flying by, isn't it? 

We've had another busy week here at the ILN, with sending out the registration materials to our members for the 2013 Annual Meeting - which happens to be our 25th Anniversary Meeting! And we're headed back to where it all started in 1988: London. I can't wait - we have some really special celebrations planned!

But in the meantime, let's look at the top content for this week over at ILNToday: 

Happy Friday!

 

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Week of March 11, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

I'm back from my trip around the world, including our 2013 Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (for photos, check our our Facebook page here). It's great to be back in the office, and back to writing the roundup! 

Happy Friday! 

 

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Week of February 18, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It feels more like Monday than Friday here, so without further ado, your roundup! 

Happy Friday! 

 

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Week of February 11, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's the end of another week here and it's been a busy one! We're putting the final touches on our 2013 Asia Pacific Meeting in the Philippines at the beginning of March, and finalizing details for our 25th Annual Meeting in London - we're super excited about that, which will feature some very special guests and lovely activities to celebrate our 25th year. 

We've seen a lot of interesting content coming from around the world this week: 

Enjoy your weekend!

 

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Week of February 4, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

Nor'easter Nemo has started to hit the northeast this morning, and it promises to be a record-breaking storm. To everyone in its path, stay safe and warm! 

Without further ado, here are this week's top posts from ILNToday: 

 

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Week of January 28, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

It's been quite a busy week here at the ILN, with our Executive Director and myself spending the earlier part of the week in London, preparing for our 25th Annual Meeting in May! Our attorneys have been busily producing content as well, and this week's top posts include: 

Happy Friday!

 

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Week of January 21, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

We're at the end of another week here at the ILN, and it's been an incredibly busy one! So without further ado, here are this week's top three posts!

  • HEALTH REFORM: Overview of Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules from Epstein Becker & Green: The much anticipated HIPAA rules were finally released on January 17th after a three year delay - in their latest alert, EBG summarizes the most important points. 
     
  • The rising tide of produced water from McDonald Hopkins: Oil & gas have been hot topics lately, and McDonald Hopkins latest alert gives us another reason to pay attention - fresh water is needed to enable oil and gas production, and using treated, recycled water produced by hydrofracking causes some interesting concerns. 
     
  • Equality is good for business from Miller Samuel: A recent survey shows that a large majority of UK employers are in favor of equality in the workplace. Miller Samuel delves into some of the survey's highlights. 

Happy Friday!

 

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Week of January 14, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

We've seen a lot of content come through ILNToday this week - enough for a top eight this week! Without further ado...

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Week of January 7, 2013 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

We're through our first full week of January - how are everyone's resolutions coming along? I kicked off the week with a lovely birthday celebration, and we've once again seen a LOT of content coming from our member firms, along with some exciting new additions. 

Here are this week's top posts: 

Enjoy the weekend!

 

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Week of December 31, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone is adjusting to being back in the swing of things as we head into the new calendar year, and a fresh slate. Any good resolutions on tap?

Here are this week's top posts from ILNToday - it seems that our authors are starting the year off with a bang, as there was a LOT of content this week! 

Happy reading!

 

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Week of December 17, 2012 - A Roundup

As I was writing last week's roundup, I was blissfully unaware of the horror taking place in Newtown, Connecticut. It seems unfathomable still to try to wrap my head around what happened. I've learned that the best way to deal with something so terrible is to take action.  For things like Super Storm Sandy, that's pretty easy to identify - help with the cleanup.  But for the loss in Newtown, it's a bit tougher.  

So along with sending a donation to take care of the incidentals for Allison Wyatt's funeral, I've decided to jump on board with Ann Curry's suggestion to undertake a project of 26 acts of kindness, one for each of the victims. I like to offer random acts of kindness during the holiday season anyway, but this idea seems to add more purpose to that.  I'm sharing this in the hopes that some of our readers will also be tackling a #26Acts project - feel free to share what you're doing in the comments below! I prefer to keep mine anonymous, so I won't tell you what I've been up to, but I'd love to hear about yours! 

And without further ado, let's get to this week's top posts...

 

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Week of December 10, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

The end of the year is coming up quickly, so I'm seeing a lot of holiday and wrap up posts lately! There's been some great content on the ILN site this week, so without further ado, here is this week's roundup! 

Happy reading everyone!

 

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Week of December 3, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

And we're back with roundups! We've had a lot of content this week on ILNToday, so let's take a look at what has been the most popular! 

 

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Week of October 29, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

As you can imagine, it's been a long and difficult week here in the northeast. I was evacuated on Sunday morning, and spent the earlier part of the storm glued to the television to get a sense of the effects on my home at the Jersey shore. Still in the path of the storm, our power soon went out, and we hunkered down for a couple of days until I could return south. 

While I was incredibly fortunate to sustain no damage to my house, many in my area lost everything. We continue to send them our best wishes for a quick rebuilding and return to normalcy. I am traveling the next two weeks, but once I return home, I will be joining in the efforts. 

With that said, I am currently sitting on a plane headed on vacation for a few days, so posting to the blog will be limited! 

Without further ado, here are this week's top posts: 

 

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Week of October 22, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

Things are getting exciting around here on the east coast, with Hurricane Sandy heading our way and scheduled to meet up with a tropical storm to become what weather forecasters are referring to as "Frankenstorm." I'm hoping to avoid evacuation here on the coast, but I am all stocked up on supplies - best of luck to anyone in the storm's path early next week!

In the meantime, we've had some great content this week, and see a lot of interest in some of the articles! So without further ado, here are this week's top posts from ILNToday: 

Happy reading and stay dry! 

 

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Week of October 15, 2012 - A Roundup

It's been another busy week here at the ILN, with me taking a trip up to Boston to visit our member firm there, Davis Malm & D'Agostine.  I had a wonderful time meeting so many of our attorneys and getting the chance to explore the city of Boston. 

So without further ado, here are this week's top posts - no commentary this week, as my nieces have arrived at my parents' for the weekend!: 

Happy Friday! 

 

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Week of October 8, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

Another Friday, another roundup! We are busy bees around here this week at the ILN, so without further ado, I will give you this week's top posts from ILNToday!

Happy Friday everyone! 

 

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Week of October 1, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

In a very James Bond-esque moment last weekend, we spirited our delegation of attorneys through the kitchen and service entrance of our hotel so that we could avoid the crowds of protesters in Madrid on our way to our Gala Dinner. This weekend will (mercifully) be less exciting, though we still have quite the roundup of content from the last week on ILNToday! 

Happy reading! 

 

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Week of September 17, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

We're almost at the end of September already, and I can't believe it! Next week, we'll be in Madrid for the ILN's 2012 European Meeting, and I'm going to be talking about producing content, so I hope to see even more from our firms in the future.

But for this week, let's take a look at the most popular pieces from ILNToday!

 

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Week of September 10, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

This week saw us remembering the first September 11th to occur on a Tuesday since that fateful day 11 years ago. I happened to be in New York on Tuesday, and the weather was as beautiful as it was that morning, making it feel, once again, as if it had happened only yesterday. My thoughts and prayers have certainly been with those who lost loved ones that day, and those whose lives changed forever. 

Without further ado, then, here are this week's top ILNToday posts: 

 

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Week of August 27, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

This year has really sped by, and here we are at the unofficial end of summer! Here in the States, we have a three day weekend, and I will be busily working on home projects and thinking about braving the crowds at the little beach by my house. 

So without further ado, here are this week's top posts! 

  • Terminating a Pregnant Employee from Clark Wilson: In one of our most read posts ever, Nicole Byres of Clark Wilson discusses a recent decision and advises companies to look closely at timing when terminating an employee. 
     
  • Climate Change Science: Trial Courts And Regulations from Epstein Becker & Green: EBG's Bill Ruskin delves into the court's discussion of climate change science in the June decision in Coalition for Responsible Regulation, Inc. v. EPA.
     
  • Stage 2 Meaningful Use Final Rules Announced from Ogden Murphy Wallace: OMW's Elana Zana talks about the recent announcement of the Stage 2 Meaningful Use Final Rules. 

 

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Week of August 20, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

With all the content that's being published, you'd hardly know that it was one of the biggest months for holidays! Here are this week's top posts from ILNToday: 

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Week of August 13, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

And just like that, we're halfway through August! I hope everyone who is taking holidays this month is enjoying them, and getting ready to jump right back into the fray come September. As a kid, I loved school, so September is always my favorite month! 

Without further ado, here are this week's top posts from ILNToday - despite this being a traditionally slow month, we're seeing some stellar content from our attorneys: 

 

Week of August 6, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

It's been another busy week here at the ILN, and we're very much looking forward to our 2012 European Regional Meeting at the end of September in Madrid! 

But in the meantime, here are this week's top posts from ILNToday: 

 

Week of July 30, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

My calendar says August, and I just don't believe that this year has gone by so quickly! Is everyone executing on their goals that they set back in January? I've certainly got a big push underway with the ILN's business development goals!

So without further ado, I'm bringing you this week's top posts on ILNToday: 

 

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Week of July 23, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

Despite it being summer and many of our attorneys being away for holidays, this July has been incredibly busy around here at the ILN! So today is a welcome Friday. Without further ado, here are your top posts for this week on ILNToday:

Happy Friday!

 

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Week of July 16, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

This morning, my thoughts and prayers go out to those in Aurora, Colorado, who were affected by the movie theater shooting. 

Without further ado, this week's top stories from ILNToday: 

 

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Week of July 2, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

I hope those of you in the US enjoyed the Fourth of July holiday! Things here have been hot, hot, hot, as they have been throughout much of the US, so let's all stay cool this weekend!

Without further ado, here are this week's top articles from ILNToday!

 

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Week of June 25, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

Another week has flown by here, and we've got some great articles for you this week - the ILN is lucky to have some of the smartest attorneys out there commenting on SCOTUS's decision from yesterday, so be sure to check out those posts! 

Also, my sister's wedding last weekend was absolutely beautiful. For a peek at some of the photos, feel free to check out the shots that I took in between maid of honor duties. 

Happy reading!

 

Week of June 18, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

This week has just flown by! And I've got a busy weekend ahead of me with my sister's wedding on Sunday - we're so excited to welcome her new husband into our family. 

So without further ado, here are this week's top articles:

  • A Swan Song for Unpaid Internships? from Arnstein & Lehr: Arnstein & Lehr's Jesse Dill discusses why companies need to take extra care this summer to make sure that their summer interns are not really unpaid summer employees. 
     
  • Home loan key fact sheet from Gadens Lawyers: John Denovan talks about the changes to the home loan key fact sheet, which lenders must comply with starting in October. 
     
  • The times they are a changin’ from Clark Wilson: Clark Wilson's Raman Johal talks about Canada's aging population and what it means for healthcare and social programs. 
     
  • Kelly v Bell, 2012 BCSC 841 from Clark Wilson: Clark Wilson's Mark Weintaub delves into the case of Kelly v Bell, and the conflicting tensions between the Wills Variation Act and an individual's intention when it comes to home ownership. 

Happy reading!

 

Week of June 11, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

Wow, another week has passed already, and it's time for a roundup! It's also time to wish my beautiful niece a happy first birthday, so while you're all enjoying this wonderful content from our attorneys, I'll be enjoying a slice of cake!

  • NSW Government defers abolition of duties from Gadens Lawyers: Gadens' Jon Denovan and Cameron Steele talk duty measures for New South Wales in this latest piece from Gadens Lawyers. 
     
  • Lawyers' Use Of Internet To Influence Jurors from Epstein Becker & Green: EBG's Bill Ruskin talks about how lawyers' use of the internet can prejudice jurors, getting into the ethics that bind attorneys and recommending that trial counsel do their due diligence to prevent prejudicial information reaching jurors. 
     
  • A Big Red Bus – Copyright from Fogler Rubinoff: Colleen Spring Zimmerman delves into a recent decision by the English Patents Courts regarding copyright infringement of photographs of famous sites in London. This is a must read. 
     
  • WHAT IS COPYRIGHT ALL ABOUT? from Halsbury Chambers: A. Knowles-Rahming discusses copyright in the Bahamas, which is governed by the Copyright Act of 1998. 

Happy reading!

 

Week of June 4, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

It's Friday again folks, and you know what that means - another roundup! 

Have a great weekend everyone and happy reading! 

 

Week of May 28, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

Despite this being a short week here in the US thanks to the Memorial Day holiday, it was still jam-packed with work (which is always a good thing)!  But it's Friday again, so without further ado, I bring you our weekly roundup! 

 

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Week of May 21, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

Last week's Annual Meeting was a smashing success, and between the fabulous weather, engaging legal discussions, and relationship-building social functions (ILN-sponsored UEFA cup final party anyone?), I think it's safe to say that everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. Stay tuned to this space for some post-session re-caps (and even a few videos)!

As I dig out from under my post-conference work, and the mountain of projects we're continuing with, I bring you this week's top posts from ILNToday! 

 

Week of May 21, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

Last week's Annual Meeting was a smashing success, and between the fabulous weather, engaging legal discussions, and relationship-building social functions (ILN-sponsored UEFA cup final party anyone?), I think it's safe to say that everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. Stay tuned to this space for some post-session re-caps (and even a few videos)!

As I dig out from under my post-conference work, and the mountain of projects we're continuing with, I bring you this week's top posts from ILNToday! 

 

Week of May 14, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

It's finally here! The ILN's 24th Annual Meeting kicked off last night with a wonderful cocktail reception and dinner, followed by some of us attending the Monuments by Moonlight tour, which was wonderful. If you're ever in Washington and have the chance to do that, I highly recommend it!

While I'm listening to our speakers this morning, I'd like to give you our round-up for the week! 

Happy Friday! 

 

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Week of May 7, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

With our Annual Meeting coming up next week, it's not pretty around here as we nail down the last minute details and ensure that all of our delegates have a fabulous and smoothly-running conference! So without further ado, I'm just giving you the links to this week's top posts over at ILNToday!

Happy Friday everyone! 

 

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Week of April 30, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

This week has just sped by! We're getting ready for next week's IP Group luncheon during INTA, and excited for the ILN's 24th Annual Meeting the following week in Washington, DC! 

So without further ado, here are this week's Top Five! 

 

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Week of April 23, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

When did it get to be the end of April already? This year is flying by! 

So without further ado, here are the most popular articles from ILNToday for this week! 

  • Official Marks in Canada – Foreign public authorities need not apply from Clark Wilson: Karen Monteith discusses the Federal Court of Canada recent ruling in favor of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. in an appeal of the decision of the Registrar of Trade-marks.
     
  • Pitfalls In Proving CERCLA Divisibility Of Harm from Epstein Becker & Green: Bill Ruskin delves into the Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals Ltd. case, and a judge's recent ruling that PRP Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd. failed to prove that contamination at a CERCLA site was divisible and, as a result, will be subject to CERCLA 107 joint and several liability at an upcoming September 2012 bench trial. 

 

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Week of April 16, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

We're at the end of another week already, and there has been SO much great content coming through ILNToday! It's been a wee bit busy here as I get ready for our Annual Meeting in May in Washington, DC, so today, I'm just bringing you the links to my top posts of the week!

 

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Week of April 9, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

Happy Friday the 13th all! We've had some very popular posts this week, and excellent content as always coming from our member firms. So without further ado...

  • Men Must be Allowed the Same Child Care Leave as Women from Epstein Becker & Green: EBG's Peter Panken and Jennifer Goldman talk us through Ehrhard v. LaHood, to illustrate why employers must have gender-neutral family leave policies. 
     
  • How to Choose a FINRA Arbitration Panel from Epstein Becker & Green: EBG's latest blog, The Bellwether, has hit the ground running with a number of successful posts. This post from John Fullerton III discusses how to choose a FINRA arbitration panel, and is the first in a series on practices and procedures in employment-related arbitrations before FINRA.
     
  • The Pinning Rules from Davis & Gilbert: Davis & Gilbert discusses Pinterest from a brand perspective, and what brands need to be aware of when using the site.

 

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Week of April 2, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

When did it become April already? This year is going by so quickly - the first quarter is already over! Our attorneys have once again been producing some excellent content, so without further ado, here is this week's round up from ILNToday!

 

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Week of March 26, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

It's been a couple of weeks since I've done a round-up, as I've been circling the globe again! I'm finally back in the office for a decent amount of time, so look forward to seeing more ILNToday roundups again! 

This week, we've had a LOT of great content coming through. So without further ado: 

 

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Week of March 5, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

Last week, we experienced some technical difficulties while traveling in Asia for the ILN's Asia Pacific Regional Meeting, so I was unable to bring you the roundup. We're back this week, and I'm bringing you a quick top 10! 

Happy Friday everyone! Next week, I'll be bringing you posts from the Legal Marketing Association's Annual Meeting - look out for some great stuff to come!

 

Week of February 20, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

Happy Friday all! I'm traveling in Europe, so you're getting your weekly roundup of ILNToday content early this Friday! Without further ado, a top seven...

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Week of February 13, 2012 on ILNToday - Roundup!

Without further ado, some of this week's top content from ILNToday: 

 

Week of February 6, 2012 on ILN Today - Roundup!

Happy Friday all! It's been a very busy week here at the ILN, which makes me feel as though this is a well-deserved weekend ahead. On to the roundup - because it's been so busy this week, I'm going with a top 5! 

  • You better get your 401(k) assets moving from McDonald Hopkins: McDonald Hopkins' John Wirtshafter discusses the issue of employer contributions to 401(k) plans, identifying what the Department of Labor sees as a reasonable amount of time to make these contributions and what companies should do to make sure they're complying. 
     
  • IRS UPDATES GUIDANCE FOR W-2 REPORTING OF EMPLOYER-SPONSORED HEALTH COVERAGE from Davis & Gilbert: D&G's bottom line on this sums it up best: "W-2s issued in 2013 for the 2012 tax year will need to reflect the cost of employer-sponsored group health coverage. Employers should immediately begin determining which of their group health coverages (including EAPs, wellness programs, and hospital and fixed indemnity plans) must be reported in accordance with the updated guidance."  See the full article for additional details. 
     
  • IRAN SANCTIONS: CAN INDIA WALK THE TALK? from LexCounsel: LexCounsel offers an interesting perspective on sanctions against Iran, detailing China's bilateral trade with Iran, as well as India's need to include them in their consumption of imported oil. 
     
  • Off to the Marché We Go! – Not Descriptive and Not Confusing from Clark Wilson: Clark Wilson's Larry Munn discusses the Federal Court's recent ruling in Movenpick Holding AG v. Exxon Mobil Corporation and Attorney General of Canada over the trademark "Marche Express." 
     
  • Excluding Chemical Risk Assessment Evidence From the Courtroom from Epstein Becker & Green: EBG's Bill Ruskin examines the potential use of chemical risk assessments in the courtroom, noting that since regulators base their assessments on a different set of criteria, which differ widely from the burden of proof required in court, these assessments are not legally relevant and should be excluded. 

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Week of January 30, 2012 on ILN Today - Roundup!

Once again, we're at the end of another week and here for a content roundup! So without further ado...

  • PETERKA & PARTNERS Newsletter: Our colleagues in the Czech Republic bring us the latest news on the amendments to the Commercial and Labor Code, to the Act on Transformation of Companies and Cooperatives, to the Code of Administrative Justice, and to the Employment Act, along with new legislation on corporate criminal liability and increased fees for entries in the Land Register.
     
  • ILN Social Media Roundtable: This isn't legal content, but it comes straight from the marketers at ILN member firms - if you're wondering what the mid-sized firms in our Network are doing with social media, some of their challenges and triumphs, this is worth a read. 
     
  • Not only is it reasonable but it is now obligatory: dilapidations from Fladgate LLP: Alison Mould of Fladgate discusses the courts recent adoption of the pre-action protocol for terminal schedules of dilapidation, thanks to ten years of efforts by the Property Litigation Association.

 

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Week of January 23, 2012 on ILN Today - Roundup!

It's time for another roundup here on a rainy Friday morning in New Jersey! 

Once again we're seeing some excellent content coming out of our member firms from around the world - I highly recommend checking out these articles and blog posts. I'm switching over entirely to a top 10 each week, so without further ado, here's your roundup for this week!

  • Digital IP and the Supreme Court of Canada Crookes v. Newton from Fogler Rubinoff: In this article, IP expert, Colleen Spring Zimmerman examines the sticky issue of hyperlinks with respect to libel in the case of Crookes v Newton, and the potential ramifications for copyright issues. 
     
  • Trends 2012: Employment tribunals from Fladgate LLP: Lou Marshall of Fladgate LLP discusses an employment tribunal's recent award to Dr. Eva Michalak, the measures being implemented by the government in April as part of a tribunal review, and things to be aware of.

 

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Week of January 16, 2012 on ILN Today - Roundup!

Happy Friday everyone, and happy Chinese New Year to our colleagues in Asia! 

It's that time again - time for a weekly roundup of some of the great content we're seeing over on ILNToday. And even though it was a short week for some, there is no shortage of material coming from our attorneys! 

Since we did have so many interesting pieces come out this week, I'm going to give you a top ten instead of a top five (aren't you lucky?).

  • An Olympic Headache for employers? from Fladgate LLP: While Londerners are excited for the Olympic games to start this summer, there are some legitimate concerns that employers need to be aware of. Fladgate investigates some of those here. 
     
  • Vodafone Triumphs – SC Holds Tax Authority Has No Jurisdiction Over Overseas Transaction from LexCounsel: LexCounsel discusses the Supreme Court of India's landmark judgment, which set aside the Bombay High Court's decision that Indian tax authorities were right to assess Vodafone for Indian tax liabilities in their $11 billion acquisition of Hutchinson's 67% equity share in the Cayman Islands. 

  • Gaga about the FLSA from McDonald Hopkins: Who can resist a post that references Lady Gaga? Here, Miriam Rosen of McDonald Hopkins examines the lawsuit filed by Lady Gaga's personal assistant, Jennifer O'Neill, in the light of the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

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Week of January 9, 2012 on ILNToday - A Roundup

It has been one busy week on ILNToday, with some excellent contributions from our members around the world! My top five posts for this week are: 

It was difficult to choose only five posts this week, so I highly recommend that you take a look at ilntoday.com to see what else might be of interest to you  - our attorneys have authored content on everything from employment law, to intellectual property to health law, and more! 

This week on ILNToday - A Roundup

In 2012, we're starting a new category of post here on Zen - the roundup! We've got a LOT of fabulous content coming in from our attorneys over at our main site, and I'll be giving you the highlights weekly.  Normally, I'll be doing these on Fridays, but I took the day off last Friday to give myself a three day birthday weekend, so you're getting TWO posts this week instead! 

  • NLRB again delays union rights posting requirement (McDonald Hopkins): McDonald Hopkins reports on the National Labor Relations Board's second delay for the posting date of the new notice that advises employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The new dates is April 30, 2012. 
     
  • Ohio Supreme Court Attorney-Client Privilege Ruling (McDonald Hopkins): McDonald Hopkins discusses the Ohio Supreme Court decision in The State ex rel. Dawson v. Bloom-Carroll Local School District, which holds that attorney-client privilege extends to communications between an insurance company and the counsel for the insured. They cover the facts and reasoning underlying the case, as well as the implications of the decision. 
     
  • Employment Law Trends that Will Affect Financial Companies in 2012 (Epstein Becker & Green): Epstein Becker & Green's John Fullerton III talks about five employment trends that may be hot button issues in the financial industry in 2012. 
     
  • Top Legal Issues for the Hospitality Industry to Watch in 2012 (Epstein Becker & Green): Epstein Becker & Green's Matthew Sorenson breaks down five issues that may impact the hospitality industry in 2012, as well as what lessons hospitality employers can take away from these. 
     
  • Labor: Developing formal orientation programs for new employees (Arnstein & Lehr): Arnstein & Lehr's E. Jason Tremblay talks about the why and how of setting up formal orientation programs for new employees. 

Happy reading!