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Unreasonable Expectations

By Daniel J. Siegel, Esq. on 11/19/2014

Article Image There are few available jobs for attorneys, especially those with little or no experience in a law firm. Despite this reality, some newly-minted attorneys want to be paid as much as those with years more experience. The result, according to one small firm, is that recent graduates need to reevaluate their situations and have reasonable expectations. Read Full Story »

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The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: October 2014 At-A-Glance

By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq. on 11/19/2014

A brief overview of Reinstatement and Course and Scope Read Full Story »

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Superior Court Rules on Rape Shield Law and Facebook

By Burton A. Rose, Esq. on 10/21/2014

A jury convicted K.S.F. of multiple sexual crimes against his stepdaughter, including four counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child. Prior to trial, K.S.F. filed a motion to access the stepdaughter´s two profiles on the social networking website Facebook. Read Full Story »

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Chancellor’s Forum with Dr. Richard Alley on the Science of Climate Change



The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: September 2014 At-A-Glance

By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq. on 10/22/2014

A brief overview of Credit/Pension Offset and Pleadings/Medical Treatment/Constitutionality. Read Full Story »

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Search of Digital Information on a Cell Phone Cannot be Justified Under the Search Incident to Arrest Doctrine

By Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq. on 7/22/2014

Article Image “[W]hat police must do before searching a cell phone seized incident to an arrest is accordingly simple – get a warrant.” – Chief Justice John Roberts, Supreme Court of the United States Read Full Story »

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Ethical Issues Concerning Social Media

By Paul Kazaras, Esq. on 9/24/2014

Article Image Social Media is everywhere-LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace and many others yet to be developed. Not only are lawyers using these various social media for publicity advertising and marketing, but issues regarding clients and social media repeatedly arise in litigation. Read Full Story »

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Video Interviewing - Pros and Cons

By Jared Jacobson, Esq. on 8/19/2013

What are the risks to a company and a candidate that may be faced as a result of this new world of "on-line job dating"? With Skype and similar services out there, video interviewing has and will continue to change the landscape of interviews. Technology has fundamentally changed many aspects of the way we work. Skype, Facetime, GoToMeeting, and YouTube are some examples. Individuals of all ages are becoming more familiar and comfortable with the technology, as video cameras are in computers and even many of the phones that we carry around. Read Full Story »

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Alcohol Putting Unemployment Compensation to the Test

By James W. Cushing, Esq. on 8/19/2013

In the matter of Dillon v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, 2013 WL 2991042, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania interpreted Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Law to include alcohol consumption within the meaning of 43 P.S. Section 802(e.1). Read Full Story »

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