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Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech Company, has opened a new location in Kansas City, Missouri to help lawyers develop effective SEO and marketing plans for their law firms. Kansas City, MO (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2018 – Kansas City lawyers can meet with Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) team members to discuss search engine optimization (SEO) strategies, pay-per-click marketing, website design, branding and more. The new Kansas City location is part of Custom Legal Marketing’s effort to give law firms a local exclusive marketing partner. As Missouri’s biggest city, Kansas City is an increasingly competitive legal market with a large […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 10, 2018 – Arbitration has been in the news in the wake of Epic Systems v. Lewis, a case in which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld mandatory arbitration agreements in a trio of employment law cases and, in the process, underlined the strong federal policy in favor of private arbitration of disputes. Gregory D. Jordan, a business litigation attorney from Austin, Texas with The Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan notes, however, that, “No matter how sympathetic courts might be to a business’ desire to arbitrate claims against it, public policy reasons alone generally […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 6, 2018 – Custom Legal Marketing topped a field of over 6,000 entrants to receive a Platinum Hermes Award for design excellence for the new website of McCormack & Erlich, San Francisco employment lawyers. This is the second award Custom Legal Marketing has won for its work on the McCormack & Erlich website, Mcelawfirm.com. Earlier this year, CLM won a Muse Award for inspiring achievement in design and advertising. One highlight of the McCormack & Erlich website is a compelling, interactive presentation of workplace sexual harassment issues. The site walks the fist-time visitor […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 2, 2018 – A recent study cautioned that car infotainment systems can be dangerous, as they have the potential to distract drivers. AAA conducted research in collaboration with the University of Utah in which they tested the dashboard systems of 30 cars from 2017 to evaluate their visual and cognitive effects on 120 drivers. The systems were ranked based on levels of distraction ranging from low to very high. The study found that 77 percent of the systems demanded high or very high levels of attention. “A lot can happen in a matter of […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2018 – New Jersey company AP Construction Inc. failed to follow standard safety procedures, a federal agency found following an accident that killed a Philadelphia man working on a Camden waterfront project last September. David Bey, 60, died after being struck by a piece of metal at the job site. Steel sheet piles for an elevator became disengaged while they were moved. Bey, a former heavyweight boxer, was a pile driver and had worked in the trade for 37 years, according to Local 179 union representatives. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety […]


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Wilmington, DE (Law Firm Newswire) June 15, 2018 – Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech company, has opened a strategy center in Wilmington, Delaware, to help attorneys competitively market their firms in an effective and efficient manner. Wilmington, one of the most populous cities in the state, has enormous potential for attorney marketing. As the population continues to increase, competition for legal clients is also bound to get tougher. Custom Legal Marketing’s search engine marketing solutions can help lawyers compete in Wilmington and throughout the State of Delaware. Additionally, Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) offers attorneys a No Competition Guarantee which means […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 14, 2018 – On January 10, a bill for the primary offense of texting while driving passed its second Florida Senate panel. The Senate Committee on Transportation voted unanimously to pass the bill. Florida law previously cited texting while driving as a secondary offense, meaning a police officer could pull over a driver for a separate offense such as running a red light first to be able to ticket for both running the light and texting while driving. Senator Keith Perry, a Gainesville Republican, is sponsoring SB 90. This bill would make texting while […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 12, 2018 – A baby born in an Illinois in 2007 was allegedly disabled as the result of several medical errors. The boy, now 11-years-old, is unable to take care of himself. He requires around-the-clock care for cerebral palsy and lost vision caused by damage to the brain’s occipital cortex, also referred to as cortical blindness. The child’s parents filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, alleging that the hospital staff “failed to monitor and deliver” the baby as quickly as possible, resulting in oxygen deprivation. Further allegations include medical staff failing to recognize disturbing signs […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 8, 2018 – Data is king in marketing, and Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech company, has it in spades with its new report and analytics lounge. Launched in January, the Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) Lounge integrates with multiple services and allows law firms to see their entire marketing campaign in a single dashboard. “Law firms deserve to see a clear picture of where their marketing dollars are going,” said Custom Legal Marketing Co-Founder Jason Bland. “CLM has always championed transparency in all its work for its clients.” Indeed, CLM built their original lounge […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 7, 2018 – Last month concluded the Sexual Harassment Awareness Month campaign — but that does not mean the end of sexual harassment in the workplace. Increasing people’s understanding of what is and is not considered illegal behavior remains a crucial step to eradicating the problem that has plagued workplaces for decades. Throughout the month of May, Los Angeles employment law firm Strong Advocates invited the public to pose questions on any aspect of sexual harassment, and its experienced legal team provided answers on the law firm’s website. The best way to stop […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) June 4, 2018 – Steinberg Law Firm is proud to award $1,000 scholarships to five South Carolina graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year institution of higher learning in the fall. “We are honored to support the educational pursuits of students in our community,” Attorney David Pearlman said. “With these scholarships, Steinberg Law Firm continues its long history of giving help to those in need.” The following students are this year’s winners of the Higher Learning Scholarship: · Ashley Rowell of Hanahan High School in the Berkeley County School District. Rowell will […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2018 – In the past, few people talked about sexual harassment, which left many unasked questions from those who witnessed or were victimized by it. Today, bolstered by the growing #MeToo Movement and initiatives like Strong Advocates’ May is Sexual Harassment Awareness Month, those questions are being asked and answered. To help employees and employers better understand how to respond to and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, the Los Angeles employment law practice Strong Advocates responded to common questions around the issue. Some of the queries described certain situations that might […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2018 – In 2004, Florida voters approved Amendment 7, giving patients access to all records of medical-care providers’ known as “adverse medical-incident reports.” Recently, however, some have voiced concern surrounding the implementation of the amendment. As former general counsel to Governor Rick Scott and member of the state Constitution Revision Commission, Tim Cerio feels that even though the 2004 vote found the public in heavy agreement, change is necessary. Cerio, who is currently working alongside the politically-active GrayRobinson law firm, has filed a proposal to alter Amendment 7 to create limits on the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 17, 2018 – While Congress did not make as many changes to Social Security guidelines as it did to the IRS Tax Code, there are still some noticeable differences in Social Security in 2018. Read on to learn what is new and changing, to plan accordingly. Increase in full retirement age (FRA) While Americans can claim Social Security benefits at age 62, the age at which a person may claim full benefits without a monthly reduction has changed. The FRA is shifting from 66 for people born in 1954 and earlier to 67 for […]


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Melville, NY (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2018 – Jonathan H. Freiberger, a member of the law firm of Freiberger Haber LLP, was selected by the Queens Economic Development Corporation (“QEDC”) to be a judge in the 2018 Queens StartUP! Competition, a signature program of the QEDC that provides Queens-based small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with business education, mentoring, access to capital and development of business skills. In his role as a judge, Mr. Freiberger reviewed, analyzed and provided feedback on several of the entrants’ business plan submissions. The winners were announced at an awards presentation on April 26, […]


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May is Sexual Harassment Awareness Month Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2018 – Despite increased awareness on sexual harassment in the workplace, it continues to occur and create offensive work conditions. Fortunately, state and federal laws protect victims of sexual harassment and provide avenues for victims to receive compensation. The legal team at Strong Advocates is passionate about helping victims of sexual harassment. In order to help educate and empower victims about their rights and legal options, Strong Advocates is promoting May Sexual Harassment Awareness Month. To help create a safe space for dialogue regarding sexual harassment […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2018 – Christopher Darden will be the keynote speaker at the Annual First Chair Awards Conference, August 29 at the Gleacher Center in Chicago, Illinois. Christopher Darden is perhaps best known for his contributions to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s prosecution team in the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial. The case thrust Darden and his co-counsel Marcia Clark into a media frenzy, with the issue of race hovering over many aspects of the case. In recent years, the trial has become the subject of renewed media attention. In March 2018 Darden was […]


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Superior, WI (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2018 – When people went to work at the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior, Wisconsin on Thursday, it was expected to be a normal workday. It was anything but a normal workday when a series of ear-splitting explosions rocked the worksite, sending up billowing, black, noxious clouds of smoke that drifted for miles. Upwards of 11 victims were injured. There were no reported fatalities. All workers and contractors on site at the refinery were accounted for. Causing further concern for victims is the fact that the Husky Energy plant is one of […]


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Andover, MA (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2018 – The Massachusetts School of Law (MSLAW) is proud to announce that esteemed athlete, sports educator, administrator, coach, and executive, Peter Roby will deliver the commencement address at the school’s June 1st graduation ceremony. Roby will also receive MSLAW’s highest award, an honorary law degree. Recently retired after a decade as Northeastern University’s Athletic Director, Roby is a former men’s basketball head coach at Harvard University, marketing vice president at Reebok and director of Northeastern’s Center for Sport in Society. He also served as a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 19, 2018 – Inebriated driving is a serious problem in Texas, so much so, that police have implemented No Refusal DWI Initiative days in an attempt to prevent people from drinking and driving. In Austin, No Refusal days usually run holidays and weekends, with police able to obtain warrants to draw blood for drivers refusing sobriety tests during a DWI stop. This year, the Austin Police Department will start No Refusal days in the middle of the afternoon, during 2018’s South by Southwest (SXSW) to catch intoxicated drivers. The No Refusal days initiative began […]


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