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Posts from the ‘Books’ Category

4
Apr

Comics, Creators, Copyrights and Collaboration

A comic book image of a cosmic attorney
Representing comic book creators can be exciting: you get to use your JD to protect costumed heroes and villains!

A comic book image of a cosmic attorneyRepresenting comic book creators can be exciting: you get to use your JD to protect costumed heroes and villains! Given Hollywood’s love of the comic book property, attorneys who practice IP law and work in the entertainment industries should have a working knowledge of the legal issues comic book creators face each time they begin a project. Read more »

2
Mar

Effective Communication in 3 Simple Tips

Two boys talking through cans connected by a string.
Communicating with others is critical for becoming a successful lawyer. Doing it right is as easy as these three tips.

Two boys talking through cans connected by a string.Communicating with other people is an important part of what we do as lawyers. Here are a few suggestions that I offer to attorneys who want to communicate more effectively, whether it’s with clients, colleagues, or friends and family. Read more »

12
Feb

Friday 5: Books and Movies about Abraham Lincoln

Etching of Lincoln and cabinet at signing of the Emancipation Proclomation
If you’d like to learn more about Lincoln over this Presidents Day weekend, here are our top five picks for books and movies chosen by WSBA staff.

Etching of Lincoln and cabinet at signing of the Emancipation ProclomationThis year, Presidents Day falls on Feb. 15, 2016. Since we’ve already covered the history of Presidents Day and some lesser-known facts about George Washington, we thought it was only fair to dedicate a post to Abraham Lincoln. If you’d like to learn more about Lincoln over the holiday weekend, here are our top five picks for books and movies, chosen by WSBA staff. Read more »

28
Dec

Did Otto Frank Co-author The Diary of Anne Frank?

Anne Frank writing at a desk
Should “The Diary of Anne Frank” be in the public domain?

Anne Frank writing at a desk. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.There’s a legal battle brewing in Europe right now over the copyright of a teenager’s diary. Read more »

30
Nov

Comebacks for Lawyer Jokes

Feet of three lawyers, one wearing clown shoes
Quash the obligatory lawyer jokes with these cutting comebacks at your next holiday party.

Feet of three lawyers, one wearing clown shoesIt’s every lawyer’s social nightmare: You’re at a party; you mention you’re a lawyer, and the unflattering jokes start coming non-stop. But if you object, you have no sense of humor. So do you have to just stand there and take it? Not anymore! Read more »