Posts Categorized: Legal Tips

Tips from experienced lawyers about how to get more out of your practice.

Social Media and Criminal Investigations

In recent years, law enforcement professionals have become much more reliant on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus to investigate and solve crimes, with some tactics producing real results. RECENT LEXISNEXIS STUDY A recent study by legal research organization LexisNexis surveyed approximately 1,200 law enforcement professionals on their use of… Read more »

Insane? Says Who? How Expert Witnesses May Sway the “Guilty Mind” Determination

How Expert Witnesses May Sway the “Guilty Mind” Determination In a criminal proceeding, a defendant’s mindset is a focal element in establishing guilt, and expert witnesses often play an integral role in determining criminal liability.  The specific mental state required differs depending on the crime and the jurisdiction, but unless the legislature passes a law… Read more »

‘Breaking Bad – A Legal Analysis of WW”s Crimes

‘Breaking Bad’, for those of you living in a cave, follows the life of a seemingly mild-mannered, middle-aged Walter White. An almost Nobel prize winning chemist, we discover WW hidden away teaching at a high school in Albuquerque, NM. His teenage son has cerebal palsy. His wife is expecting. And as Walter approaches his 50th… Read more »

So, I built this microsite.

By Preston Clark According to Wikipedia, a Microsite is defined as… “an individual web page or a small cluster of pages which are meant to function as a discrete entity within an existing website or to complement an offline activity.”  My own definition of a microsite is a dedicated website with a handful of well-crafted… Read more »

She’s Too Sexy For Her Job

By Jonathan Segal The all-male Supreme Court of Iowa re-affirmed its holding that an employer did not engage in sexual harassment when an employee was fired by her boss because he found her sexually irresistible.  He was afraid that, if she remained employed, he would not be able to control the temptation to have a sexual relationship… Read more »

Pinterest and the Potential for Copyright Infringement and Threats to Brand Identity

Pinterest is one of the fastest-growing social media sites in the world with approximately 30 million users. Nevertheless, leading trade mark attorney firm Withers & Rogers have recently warned that the popular site is becoming a forum for fakes and copyright infringement. Pinterest allows for users to set up a page, which is modelled like… Read more »

Calling all legal bloggers…

Calling all legal bloggers! TheLawInsider.com wants to publish your law related blog content. Whether it be an original piece or a republished post from your blog, I’d like to invite you to submit your entries for publication on this blog. Topics of interest include legal analysis of breaking news, business of law, social media for… Read more »