Your Cyber Legacy: 3 Tips for Your Digital Assets

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There’s an entire category of commonly-overlooked legacy to consider – digital assets. Don’t worry if you didn’t consider these assets when made your will or trust – it’s surprisingly common and, luckily, easy to correct. What are digital assets? They include: your photos (yes, all those selfies are a digital asset), files stored in the cloud or on your local …

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Pre-Employment Background Checks: 10 Tools to Consider

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Employers often need to perform pre-employment background checks on applicants to assess honesty, criminal background, credit history, military service, school records, and other related matters.  While the type of job will generally determine whether to perform a pre-employment background check, and what kind, the following 10 tools should be considered: Credit Reports. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, businesses must …

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4 Social Media Mistakes that May Put Your Company’s IP at Risk

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Being active on social media is hardly a choice anymore for small to medium sized businesses—it’s a given.  After all, your customers are there.  Connecting with your target audience in the social web can boost your brand and level the playing field between you and big competitors with larger advertising budgets.  But before you rush out to tweet a deal …

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Beef Roundtable Appearance on Farm Estate and Succession Planning

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Hey, I’m a YouTuber!  I was a guest this fall on the Purdue University Beef Roundtable on farm estate and succession planning along with Dr. Paige Pratt.  You can check out the video here.

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New York Child Custody and Visitation Law: Agreements to “Electronic Visitation” or Parental Access

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In this electronic age, parents can craft an agreement allowing the parent to have meaningful communication with the child(ren) using electronic methods (i.e., Parenting 2.0!) including: • Telephone (e.g., to the other parent’s phone or the child’s phone) • Video-conferencing (e.g., FaceTime, Skype) • Text messaging (e.g., WhatsApp, Viber) • Social media (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat) • Electronic mail …

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Podcast Appearance on Book Publishing with Legal Marketing Studio

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Super pumped for Michael Meyer, corporate photographer extraordinaire,for his new podcast called the “Legal Marketing Studio“, available via SoundCloud and iTunes.  The podcast was just released and I’m in Episode 3 on book publishing.  I talk about my New York food and agriculture book (my first child) and my recently published book on New York divorce and family law (both …

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How Food & Agriculture Lawyers Can Better Use Multimedia with their Cases and Practices

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I will be moderating a roundtable at the American Agriculture Law Association (“AALA”) Annual Meeting this afternoon.  The below powerpoint will be used as a discussion starter for the panel.  I have included this list of additional resources in the materials. The panel will discuss the differences between marketing, advertising and public relations. Then the panel will discuss how food …

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Getting Pumped – Upcoming Panel on Multimedia for Food & Ag Lawyers

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I will be heading down to Charlestown, South Carolina in a few days for the American Agriculture Law Association (“AALA”) Annual Meeting and will be moderating a panel on October 22, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:30pm on “Multimedia Specialist: Using their Skills to Grow Your Food & Agricultural Law Practice and Management of High Profile Cases.”  We have a rockstar …

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What Happens to my Digital Life When I Die?

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The procedures for what happens to one’s estate when the person dies are well established. However, what happens to one’s digital lives (emails, Facebook accounts, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterist, blogging, Flickr photos) is not yet clearly established.  Many people rely on the service providers’ terms of use regarding death. However, many states are working towards establishing codified procedures governing digital assets …

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Vote for Your Favorite Blawg (Preferably This One!)

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It’s that time of year again when the American Bar Association (“ABA”) is taking nominations for the 8th Annual Blawg 100.  This law blog (“blawg”) has made the Top 100 in the past- would love your support to get this blawg on there again.  You can peruse the ABA Blawg Directory here. Would love for you to vote for this …

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For the Lawyer Entrepreneur – “The Happy Law Practice”

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I get contacted from time-to-time from those interested in being a food and agriculture lawyer or hanging their own shingle in any area of law.  I wanted to note a book that I recently read titled “The Happy Law Practice.”  I have a few colleagues that were involved with putting this book together including Amy Neiman from A Simplified Life, …

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Survey of Technology Used in the Food and Agriculture Law Office

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I’m speaking tomorrow at the American Agriculture Law Association (“AALA”) Annual Meeting at the Technology Roundtable along with Robert Moore in Ohio.  I took a survey last month regarding the use of technology in the food and agriculture law practice.  The below slideshow discusses the results from that survey.  If you are at AALA, please swing by the Technology Roundtable. …

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