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Friday it is, and yes indeed - you've squeezed an entire week of work into 4 days. Way to go!

I hope you'll join me for the Saturday LAD, a recap of this week's most popular articles. Its a great way to see what your peers are thinking (and reading) about.



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LegalWeek - January 30 to Febuary 1st, 2018 Its everything about the business of law.

Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference (LMRM) - March 5-7, 2018 in Chicago

Association of Legal Technologists Annual Conference - February 11 - 13, 2018 in Scottsdale AZ.

ABA Techshow - March 07-10, 2018 in Chicago

AIIM Conference - April 10-13, 2018 in San Antonio, TX

The Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference - April 9-11, 2018 in New Orleans, LA

Annual Corporate Legal Operations Institute April Institute -April 22-25, 2018, Las Vegas NV

ALA Annual Conference - National Harbor, May 3-6, 2018

Practice Innovation (P3) Conference, May 14-16, 2018 in Chicago

LSSO RainDance Conference - June 6-7, 2018 in Chicago

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Phonius-Interruptis

Thanks to Michael Barrons for this essential reading article about managing the way you use your smartphone. Yes, your smartphone.

Here is a bit of wisdom from my big book of lessons learned. For years I suffered from phonius-interruptis. It is embarrassing to admit but now you know. It was just too easy to let my phone manage my time, rather than the reverse. In the beginning, my phone buzzed every time I received a new email or text - and I got a reward for the buzzing. My Pavlov response soon became completely autonomous - thus - phonius-interruptis. The constant interruptions meant most tasks took much longer to complete.

Things got so bad that it became apparent that I needed a cure. I decided to try an experiment: I turned off all of the alerts. I would consult my phone when convenient.

Two things happened:

  • I became more productive. I actually put time back into my day. I would work through a task to completion - then consult my phone.
  • People learned that they should call me if there were a really urgent issue. This solved two problems: it eliminated the endless back-and-forth texting (yes, there is a point of diminishing returns), and - I was immediately engaged to help solve the urgent issue. By phone. In person.

Needless to say, the alerts are still off, and my recovery from phonius-interruptis is complete. PS: I have never missed an important or urgent email or text..

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  • A learning moment (KKU).
  • Does your employee handbook address drug testing? Thanks to Jon Hyman for this instructive article on drug testing policy (how to construct a policy that will pass muster).
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    PUBLICATIONS

    Top News

    1. Morse: Important Developments In Federal Income Taxation, TaxProf Blog, January 19, 2018
    2. January 18, 2018: Mass Incarceration of People of Color, Cannabis Law, Impacts of New Federal Tax Law, Legal Issues Relating to Severe Storm Damage, Much More on State Bar's Annual Meeting Agenda, New York State Bar Association, January 19, 2018
    3. Do Not Disturb: Top New Year Resolutions for Managing Your Time and Your Smartphone, Infoware, January 18, 2018
    4. Federal Courts Have 3-Week Lifeline if Government Shuts Down, Blog of Legal Times, January 18, 2018
    5. Employee’s refusal to take drug test dooms discrimination claim, Ohio Employer's Law Blog, January 18, 2018

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    Insights from Feit Consulting

    Providing expertise and strategy to modernize your law library and achieve optimal contracts.

    1. What happened in 2017, January 19, 2018
    2. What is the Lexis strategy of blocking Amlaw from buying other products?, January 19, 2018
    3. 30% of the Market is Still Paying Too Much, January 19, 2018
    4. What Can We Expect in 2018, January 19, 2018
    5. Strategy, Planning, and ROI Tracking for 2018, January 19, 2018
    6. 2018 Changes & Projects for Improving Your Bottom Line, January 19, 2018
    7. Upcoming Webinars & Conferences, January 19, 2018

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    WAGE AND HOUR

    Federal News and Regulations

    1. When Pigs Fly BBQ Pit, U.S. Department of Justice ADA: News, January 18, 2018

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    TECHNOLOGY VENDORS

    Litigation Support / Practice Management

    1. Exterro Recognized as a Top Legal Technology Provider in HBR Consulting’s Annual Law Department Survey, Exterro, January 19, 2018
    2. Do Not Disturb: Top New Year Resolutions for Managing Your Time and Your Smartphone, Infoware, January 18, 2018
    3. Dixie State’s New GC Department to Utilize Legal Files, Legal Files Software: Press Releases, January 18, 2018
    4. 15 Digital Asset Management (DAM) Tips To Get You Started: How DAM Drives Efficiency And Transparency, MerlinOne, January 18, 2018
    5. Xerox Duplex Portable Scanner Helps Businesses Large and Small Cross the Analog-to-Digital Divide, Xerox Litigation Services, January 18, 2018
    Other Technology

    1. Knowledge is King: Manzama launches Signals for more data driven BD, Legal IT Insider, January 19, 2018
    2. New Event: Vanderbilt Law School Summit on Law and Innovation (SoLI) – Nashville – 30 April, Legal IT Insider, January 18, 2018
    3. Donna Payne Tapped as Co-Chair for ILTA’s Partner Advisory Council, Payne Group, January 18, 2018
    4. Startup Corner: The Link App named in KPMG Best British Mobile Start-up Shortlist, Legal IT Insider, January 18, 2018
    5. Uncertainty Permeates Labor & Employment Landscape, According to Bloomberg Law's 2018 Outlook, Bloomberg BNA, January 18, 2018

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    BLOGS

    Legal Administration

    1. Who did it better: Google Photo Books or ReSnap?, 3 Geeks and a Law Blog, January 19, 2018
    2. Morse: Important Developments In Federal Income Taxation, TaxProf Blog, January 19, 2018
    3. Apple To Pay $38 Billion In Taxes To Bring Cash Horde Back To U.S. And Build U.S. Campus >, TaxProf Blog, January 19, 2018
    4. January 18, 2018: Mass Incarceration of People of Color, Cannabis Law, Impacts of New Federal Tax Law, Legal Issues Relating to Severe Storm Damage, Much More on State Bar's Annual Meeting Agenda, New York State Bar Association, January 19, 2018
    5. What The Tax Deduction For Pass-Through Businesses Looks Like In Chart Form, Tax Girl Blog, January 18, 2018
    6. ON A BEAR HUNT CHASING RABBITS: TRUMP-RUSSIA TIMELINE UPDATES THROUGH JAN. 15, 2018, The Belly of the Beast, January 18, 2018
    7. Aetna Shareholders Sue Over $77B Proposed CVS Merger, Bloomberg BNA: Law Departments, January 18, 2018
    8. Star Lawyer David Boies and Chinese Tycoon Guo Wengui Split, Bloomberg BNA: Business Development, January 18, 2018
    9. Bankman Presents The Federal Tax Treatment Of Charitable Contributions Entitling The Donor To A State Tax Credit Today At Duke, TaxProf Blog, January 18, 2018
    10. Brennan Presents Debt And Equity Taxation: An Economic And Legal Perspective Today At Indiana, TaxProf Blog, January 18, 2018
    11. Tech Day 2018: An Inside Look, Kraft Kennedy Technology Blog, January 18, 2018
    12. Nurture Effective Leadership Where You Need It the Most, Gerry Riskin Blog, January 18, 2018
    13. Employee’s refusal to take drug test dooms discrimination claim, Ohio Employer's Law Blog, January 18, 2018
    14. There’s Hope For LinkedIn Groups … I Hope!, Myrland Marketing Minutes, January 18, 2018
    15. Basic Tech Competence, Lawyerist.com, January 18, 2018
    16. Blockchain Games and Gambling Laws on Collision Course, Bloomberg BNA: The Legal Market, January 18, 2018
    17. Citing 'Unprecedented' Injunction, DOJ Takes DACA Fight to SCOTUS, Blog of Legal Times, January 18, 2018

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    EMPLOYMENT

    ALA Job Posts

    1. Chief Human Resources Officer - California  - Los Angeles, January 18, 2018
    2. Human Resources Manager - California  - Los Angeles, January 18, 2018
    3. Controller - Mississippi  - Ridgeland, January 18, 2018
    4. Office Administrator - District of Columbia  - Washington, January 18, 2018
    5. Marketing Manager - North Carolina  - Winston-Salem, January 18, 2018
    Simply Hired

    1. Legal Recruiting Firm, Seattle, WA - Communications Specialist, Law and More, January 19, 2018
    2. Financial Editor, Baltimore, MD, Law and More, January 18, 2018
    3. Fair Punishement Project, REMOTE - Editor, Law and More, January 18, 2018
    4. Foreign Policy Group, D.C. - Marketing and Communications, Law and More, January 18, 2018
    5. Crimes & Courts Reporter, Provo, Utah, Law and More, January 18, 2018
    6. Cops & Courts Reporter, Goldsboro, NC, Law and More, January 18, 2018
    7. Columbia Law School, NYC - Public Affairs Writer, Law and More, January 18, 2018
    8. Morrison & Foerster, NYC - Social Media Content Creator, Law and More, January 18, 2018

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    ALSO OF NOTE

    American Bar Association

    1. Watch: Using Legal Research Strategically to Differentiate Your Firm, American Bar Association: Law Technology Today, January 18, 2018
    2. Do It All With Your iPad – How to Work From Your iPad or iPhone, American Bar Association: Law Technology Today, January 18, 2018

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