YourABA March 2014 Masthead

YourABA March 2014

Making the most of LinkedIn
The new ABA book “LinkedIn in One Hour” helps you make the most of your online professional networking. YourABA spoke with authors Dennis Kennedy and Allison C. Shields, who gave their advice on using LinkedIn.
Ways to create a robust profile >>

4 tips for avoiding ethical lapses when using social media
Have you paused to consider how the ethics rules apply to your online activities?
Avoid making false or misleading statements >>

Honest self-assessment, soft skills critical to getting first job, say recent hires
Young lawyers on a variety of career paths as well as a law firm administrator advised law students at the American Bar Association Midyear Meeting on jump-starting their careers and navigating the job search process.
Personal experiences with the first job search >>

Cognitive biases: The elephant in the room
No matter how rational and fair lawyers believe they are, just like all people, they have biases and blind spots that they are unaware of.
How to deal with these ethical issues >>

Panel discusses cybersecurity in light of Target, Neiman Marcus breaches
“Critical Cyber Issues Affecting You Today” addressed current cyber threats and ethical standards lawyers need to be aware of in this arena.
Data compromise often takes hours or less >>

Experts warn law firms to protect themselves against cyberattacks
Learn more about the value of cyber liability insurance.
Why is coverage necessary? >>

Preparing for the worst: Legal issues at the heart of disaster response
Experts in the field discuss legal issues that disaster responders encounter.
Officials should speak with one voice >>

Advice on tackling search for alternative career
Just because you have a law degree does not obligate you to practice law. Some lawyers seek alternative career paths for personal fulfillment while others branch out for economic reasons related to the difficult job market.
First, complete a self-assessment >>

Cancer survivors need lawyers to advocate for them on a variety of legal issues
With more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer diagnosed every year, the need for lawyers who can effectively advocate for cancer survivors is ever growing, according to experts participating in an American Bar Association webinar.
Health and legal issues are intertwined >>

Who is responsible for kickbacks? Experts discuss controversial public contract law interpretations
According to recent interpretations of the Anti-Kickback Act, a corporation can be liable for any damages caused by their employees accepting kickbacks from subcontractors during their contracting duties.
The most important government contracts related decisions of 2013 >>

New jobs posted on the ABA Job Board

Products Liability & Complex Tort Associate
Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP
Los Angeles – Feb. 24

Securities Attorney
Gilmore & Bell, P.C.
Kansas City, Mo. – Feb. 21

County Counsel
County of Fresno
Fresno – Feb. 21

Associate General Counsel-Government Relations
Consumer Bankers Association
Washington, D.C. – Feb. 19

Browse all job postings
on the ABA Job Board

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Eye on Ethics

What’s the big ID?

While the use of caller ID may not in and of itself amount to a disclosure of client confidences, lawyers should consider the particular facts and circumstances of a particular client matter that may require heightened discretion.

Ethics rules that apply >>

Technology Translators

Does Google Plus matter? 5 reasons it might for you

The allure of Google Plus goes beyond standard networking. These factors may explain Google Plus’ growing appeal.

Enhance your placement in search engine results >>

Professional Development

Monday, Mar. 17,
1 – 2:30 p.m. ET
1.5 credits requested

The CLE Premier Speaker Series showcases a faculty of today's most prominent and influential legal practitioners. Each monthly program is available free of charge to ABA members.

Debunking the Myths: Public Accessibility of Juvenile Delinquency Records Webinar
Featuring: Brent Pattison, assistant clinical professor of law and director of the Middleton Children’s Rights Center, Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa


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