Author Archives: Thomas Franz

U.S. Supreme Court hears key patent case (access required)

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A case that has made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court could have far-reaching implications on a patent review process that was introduced in 2011. The case, Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, involves a ...

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Study shows casual law firm environment is preferred (access required)

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A nationwide survey shows that a majority of attorneys prefer a casual work environment. According to the study conducted by Robert Half Legal, 44 percent of attorneys prefer a more casual environment, and 15 percent prefer a much more casual ...

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Report highlights lawyer well-being (access required)

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In an effort to improve well-being in the legal profession, the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs has released a report detailing ways to improve lifestyles for lawyers. The report, titled “The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations ...

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