“When you set out for Ithaka ask that your way be long” - Constantine Cavafy

Good morning all you Law Buffs and Calves,

“When you set out for Ithaka ask that your way be long” (Constantine Cavafy).

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The following are 10 interesting articles from the previous week. These articles were pulled from either the: ABA Newsletter, AALL Newsletter, vLex Newsletter, Law360, Law Practice Magazine Newsletter, LexisNexis’ Practical Guidance Newsletter, Bloomberglaw Filings of Note and/or Frontiers Newsletter. Enjoy!

“Graciously end your representation of a client — and avoid misunderstandings later — with a well-crafted letter” 

“This bill does not seek to regulate NDAs, only pre-dispute arbitration agreements and waivers of joint proceedings.”

“Whether you are meeting your client in person or virtually, the skills required to establish a professional working relationship with your client remain essentially ...”

“A Texas federal jury on Monday awarded $1.78 million to a Cambodian woman who accused a couple of illegally bringing her to the U.S., then forcing her to work at their donut shop and in their home for around $2 a day.”

“This new practice note discusses the legal frameworks used to protect historic and cultural resources of importance to Indian tribes. If you are an attorney involved in agency proceedings where historic, cultural, or environmental resources could be impacted, familiarity with these laws is essential.”

“With the Senate recently passing the Sunshine Protection Act, which proposes year-round daylight savings time, we thought it would be a great time to dive into the complex and often confusing history of humankind’s desire to preserve daylight.” 

Excerpt: “Find case law from the United Kingdom on vLex! VLex has hundreds of thousands of British cases, including select hard-to-locate judgments…This database is updated daily and contains both reported and unreported decisions. Coverage begins in 1163, but the scope varies depending on the reporter. Search titles such as English Reports, Times Law Reports, Aspinall's Maritime Law Cases, CCH British Tax Cases, Immigration Appeal Reports and more.”

Excerpt: “Even before the pandemic and Great Resignation, employee well-being was a top-ranked trend for importance and that continues today. Simultaneously, a more alarming trend continues to rise as more employees report workplace burnout. Companies must understand this phenomenon, evaluate their risks, and be intentional about lowering and controlling them to protect their people and businesses.”

Introduction: “The breakneck tech evolution can be formidable, even for attorneys who might want to dip their toes into virtual waters. But despite its risks and drawbacks, law firms just can’t seem to get enough of the metaverse. Richard Grungo, the co-founder of New Jersey-based Grungo Colarulo, spent the last few months fielding questions from curious attorneys about how he opened his personal injury practice in Decentraland. Galvanized by the inquiries, Grungo launched a “legal district” in the metaverse called LawCity.com earlier this week, hoping to lease out two five-story towers on short-term leases for firms wanting to “explore” professional services in the metaverse. So far, three small law firm tenants have signed leases.”

“Remember how tough your first years as a lawyer were? Now imagine starting during the pandemic.”