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Long before the American Bar Association challenged the country’s law firms last September to do more to support attorney mental health (see, “ABA Sounds New Alarm on Substance Abuse, Firms Pledge Action,” American Lawyer (Sept. 10, 2018), legal industry experts had been sounding the alarm over high rates of depression, substance abuse and suicide in the profession.
By Robert M. Jason
This article provides a general introduction to social media influencers and discusses common tax issues arising on the income side of the equation. What is taxable income? What happens if the influencer’s compensation is paid in equity?
By Jamie B. Field
Data is taking over our lives. And preceding that is all of the applications and technology that exists that helps us measure that information. But technology and data are not going to be the only growth drivers of a firm in the future. What’s going to become most important in the face of the technological changes that are occurring in law firms is a lawyer's "soft-skills."
By J. Mark Santiago
This article focuses on what a firm can do now that will improve future firm economics regardless of what the future may hold, identifying three areas that offer the great opportunity for improving a law firms’ economics and better positioning them for whatever the future may bring.
By Daniel Mayo
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision that explains some of the requirements for deducting litigation expenses. The facts of the case are bizarre, but the controlling legal principles are not.