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.

 

  • NLRB Increases Scrutiny of Employer Restrictions on Employee Social Media Usage from Epstein Becker & Green: Ana Salper looks at the NLRB’s second report, which describes cases reviewed by the office of its acting General Counsel. She identifies the two main points that the report underscores for employers, as well as the line between which employee communications via social media are protected, and which are not. 
     
  • Beware potential liabilities of multiemployer pension plans from McDonald Hopkins: McDonald Hopkins’ John M. Wirtshafter discusses the potential liabilities of multiemployer pension plans, and what employers can do to protect their companies.
     
  • Putting The Accent On .CA Domains from Clark Wilson: Clark Wilson discusses the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s recent report on the results of their consultation on the proposed implementation of .CA domains with French characters. 
     
  • PPS ready or PPS worried? from Gadens Lawyers: Jon Denovan discusses Australia’s new Personal Property Security regime, which comes into force on January 30, 2012. He details what types of companies will be affected, what is required, and how important the new legislation will be. 
     
  • Business Outlook Survey from McDonald Hopkins: Carl Grassi shares the results of the firm’s 2012 business outlook survey, with the headline that "Modest improvements in business conditions expected in 2012 despite growing frustrations with Congress." The ten-question survey is emailed to the firm’s clients during the first weeks of the year, and offers some fascinating insights. 
     
  • A Closer Look At Environmental Regulations & Health Care Facilities from Epstein Becker & Green: Sheila Woolson guests posts at the Toxic Tort Litigation Blog, where she "analyzes the potential CERLCA liability of medical facilities for the disposal of non-medical solid waste and makes practical recommendations concerning how medical facilites can limit their CERCLA exposure."
     
  • STAMP DUTY AND ITS EFFECT ON TRANSACTIONS from Halsbury Chambers: Halsbury Chambers’ Colin Thompson discusses the stamp duty in the Bahamas, its effects on land and business transactions, which transactions are subject, and exemptions.
     
  • NLRB forces employers to review arbitration agreements from McDonald Hopkins: Brendan Fitzgerald authors another post on the NLRB, who have turned their attention to employer-employee arbitration agreements. 

Happy reading, and happy Friday!

 

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Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. In this capacity, Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN). She develops strategies and implementation plans to achieve the ILN’s goals, and handles…

Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. In this capacity, Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN). She develops strategies and implementation plans to achieve the ILN’s goals, and handles recruitment, member retention, and a high level of service to members. She is engaged in the legal industry to stay on top of trends, both in law firms and law firm networks.

In her role as Executive Director, she develops and facilitates relationships among ILN member firm lawyers at 90+ law firms in 67 countries, and seeks opportunities for member firms to build business and relationships, while ensuring member participation in Network events and initiatives. These initiatives include facilitating referrals, the management and execution of the marketing and business development strategy for the Network, which encompasses all communications, push-down efforts, and marketing partnerships, providing support and guidance to the chairs and group leaders for the ILN’s thirteen practice and industry specialty groups, the ILN’s women’s initiative, the ILN’s mentorship program, the management and execution of all ILN conferences, and more.

JD Supra Readers Choice Top Author 2019

During her previous tenure as Director of Global Relationship Management, the ILN has been shortlisted as a Global Law Firm Network of the Year by The Lawyer for 2016 and 2017, and included as a Chambers & Partners Leading Law Firm Network since 2011. She was awarded “Thought Leader of the Year” by the Legal Marketing Association’s New York chapter in 2014 for her substantive contributions to the industry, and was recently included in Clio’s list for “34 People in Legal You Should Follow on Twitter.” She was also chosen for the American Bar Association Journal’s inaugural Web 100‘s Best Law Blogs, where judge Ivy Grey said “This blog is outstanding, thoughtful and useful.” Ms. Griffiths was recently chosen for as a Top Author by JD Supra in their 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, for the level of engagement and visibility she attained with readers on the topic of marketing & business development. She has been the author of Zen & the Art of Legal Networking since February of 2009.