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7 Tips to Becoming a Great Legal Networker

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The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She lectures extensively on trade secrets, networking, and using social media to develop business.

The legal job market is fiercely competitive. Learning to network can mean the difference between success and failure. Developing your networking skills can help you advance your career and grow a steady book of business that will give you constant job security. Here are 7 tips to help you become a networking star.

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Civil Litigation Discovery Legal Topics Litigation Strategy

Let Me Be Heard! Tips for Arguing at a Hearing

shout_160364508So much emphasis and effort is (rightfully) put on your moving papers on your noticed motion, but don’t forget to prepare for the hearing. Even if you have a hunch how your motion will go, there’s still much to be gained from the hearing itself.

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Business Law Employment Law Intellectual Property Legal Topics Social Media

Clashing Concepts: Trade Secrets and Social Media Networking

A company’s trade secrets have always been an integral and valuable part of its business assets. Social media networking is fast becoming an integral and valuable part of business practice. By their very nature, these two concepts clash and create unprecedented risks of trade secret exposure and challenges for trade secret law.  

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Business Law

Facebook Under Fire Over Privacy Issues

Facebook cannot just do whatever it wants with its user’s information, or at least that’s what four U.S. senators, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), and many users are saying. On May 7th, EPIC, along with 14 other privacy and consumer protection organizations, filed a complaint (.pdf) asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  to examine the privacy disclosures of social networking site Facebook and claiming that Facebook has failed to fully disclose the extent to which it shares information with third parties.