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Using online case judiciary searches as part of background screening

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Trademark Enforcement Alternatives and Monitoring Services

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Employee Wage Garnishment

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Referral for attorney/firm to review 10-page construction contract?

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Connecticut Foreclosure Process

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GDPR: Vendor Agreement Language

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Reasonable Accomodation requirement for temporary workers

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Committee Developed Resources

Top Ten Tips to Give Clients in the Zone of Insolvency in the United States

May 2016 Top Ten
Sponsored by Meritas
As 2016 comes rushing in, the likelihood of a funding crunch in the tech industry is growing and startup companies are having significant trouble securing ongoing financing. Corporate attorneys, ...

Top Ten Issues Regarding Guns in the US Workplace

Mar 2016 Top Ten
Sponsored by Meritas
Many states have adopted laws restricting an employer’s ability to prohibit employees from possessing firearms. Employers considering such policies should be aware of these top ten points when considering ...

Top Ten Cases Involving Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel

Jan 2016 Top Ten
Sponsored by Meritas
This is a list of ten of the most significant cases involving in-house counsel and ethical issues.

Guide to Handling Contract Negotiations for IT Technology License, Employment Agreements and Commercial Leasing Contracts

Sep 2015 InfoPAK Members Only
Sponsored by Arent Fox LLP
Every business routinely executes agreements that cover a broad range of topics. It is often necessary for in-house counsel to assess the opportunities and risks involved in each of those contracts. ...

Denoting a Law Degree for Non-Legal Department Employees

Jun 2015 Wisdom of the Crowd
This Wisdom of the Crowd, compiled from responses posted on the Small Law Departments eGroup, discusses employees who have legal degrees but are not members of the legal department or otherwise acting ...

Attending a Meeting with a Represented Party

Jun 2015 Wisdom of the Crowd
This Wisdom of the Crowd, compiled from responses posted on the Small Law Departments eGroup, addresses whether lawyers can attend a meeting with their clients, when the opposing party’s counsel ...

Sample Legal Department Communications

Jun 2015 Form & Policy Members Only
The purpose of this policy is to communicate to the Company the general circumstances when an employee should contact the Legal Department.

Top Ten Steps in Conducting an Effective IP Audit

May 2015 Top Ten
This Top Ten provides recommendations for making your IP audit effective and efficient.

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