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    • Report: Law Firm Women's Initiatives Lack Strategy and Funding

      Most law firms do have women's initiative programs, however, the NAWL Survey concludes that they lack strategy that is tied to the specific goals of advancement and retention, and they are woefully underfunded.

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    • Congress Blocks Customs Revocation of First Sale Rule
      When U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced its intention to revoke the tax-friendly First Sale Rule, the business community reacted with outrage. Now, Congress has landed its own one-two punch against CBP--but the Save First Sale Coalition warns the fight isn't over yet.

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    • India Lags Behind China with Respect to Patent Filings

      Approximately 35,000 patent applications were filed at the Indian Patent Office during the 2007-08 fiscal year, which indicates a 21 percent growth over the previous year. In contrast, the State Intellectual Property Office of China received a total of 245,161 20-year patent applications in 2007. This made China the third most prolific patent-filing country in the world after the United States and Japan.

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    • Asian Acquisition of Yahoo!?

      In this article, I'll walk through some of the legal issues that would be involved if an Asian entity made a play for Yahoo!

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    • 11th Circuit Affirms Duty to Defend Against Jacksonville

      Ross, Dixon & Bell, LLP partner Rebecca Ross, working in connection with Florida counsel at Hogan & Hartson, led a team of attorneys to a successful defense on appeal for insurer client CNA, saving the client potentially tens of millions of dollars.

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    • Incorporating Civility into Your Law Practice

      Despite professional rules and guidelines, the practice of law does not have the best reputation for respectful behavior. Learn how attorneys can incorporate this much needed civility.

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    • Dodd-Frank Act: The "Worst of Both Worlds"

      David Hirschmann, the President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, discusses views on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), its lawsuit that invalidated the SEC's proxy access rules, and what to do if you're confronted with conflicting requirements from 31 different regulators.

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    • Law Offices Changing Business Models to Increase Revenue

      As the economy regains momentum, it's not a return to business as usual in the legal field. An industry report from Robert Half Legal outlines how strategies developed during the downturn are now guiding the business and customer relationship management models for law firms and corporate legal departments.

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    • SF Music Tech Summit Highlights Need for Legal Speed

      Musicians, technologists, activists, business executives, entrepreneurs, and lawyers collided for an informative and thought-provoking event at the inaugural SanFran MusicTech Summit. The conference touched on many aspects of the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem. From a legal perspective, current and emerging trends in music licensing were covered in two CLE-approved discussion panels.

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    • Case for Legal Process Outsourcing to the Right Shore

      There are several options to consider when outsourcing your document review - the review can be outsourced to outside counsel, an "onshore" discovery management provider, or an offshore vendor.

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