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Need a straightforward definition of a legal term? Check out this new online legal dictionary I assembled and edited with the help of the content team at LegalMatch. Each definition links to one of our law library articles.
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Have I already commented? Pretty cool dictionary idea :) 
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Book review: "Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers"
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Absolutely agreed on going paperless trend. And, unfortunately today a lot of offices are still somewhere in between. At lease I hope the discovery process is much easier when you don't have to sit in a dark basement and sort through boxes and boxes of paper. This type of document review experience is the worst one I can think off. Let's all go paperless!
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Tips for buying a business: an article I contributed to for the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Blog. http://losaltoschamber.org/blog/?p=301
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Buying a business could be the funnest and the scariest decision one has to make. It is worth noting that lay people have to understand that all kinds of specialists, including lawyers, may need to participate in this decision. 
The international aspect of buying a business is seen in business immigration. Today many entrepreneurs may wish to purchase business in a country in order to become a citizen of that country later. Now a seemingly simple business decisions, even in regards to a relatively non-complex business undertaking, has to be vetted through an immigration (or business immigration) attorney because there are various additional rules such business has to follow. Certain number of workers must be employed for certain periods of time, etc. 

With today's opportunities opening to cross-broder commerce, multinational firms' dealings, and entrepreneurship, there is a lot of overlap  between business and immigration / international law. 
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Check out my BrightEdge review for TrustRadius.
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Blog post on the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce.
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My response to Justice Scalia: "If law school is meant to be something more than a trade school, then why settle for three years? Why not elevate the J.D. to the status of the M.D. and keep law students in school for seven years?"
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Awesome SEO article
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Awesome article. It's fun to learn about SEO!
Thank you Peter,

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"There is only one purpose for the content you create, and that's to improve a customer's day. You need to inform or entertain. All the strategic stuff, like where the content is going to sit and how it's going to flow through your marketing plan, can come later."
You might've seen Bite's crusade to 'stop content pollution'. It's a thing we're doing to encourage companies to stop spewing out insipid, overly-messaged, relentlessly-search-optimised stuff for the
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My recipe for content decontamination: Original ( for real...) entertaining, high-qulity blogs that draw on various traditions and cultural issues in unexpected ways and that challenge audiences playfully at different levels. 
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Great review of the Jahi McMath case by LegalMatch writer Jason Cheung.
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     Super-interesting topic! The answer is not simple. But it begs the question of what "Brain-Dead" exactly means. Even though technology today can make such objective determination, the future of technology may show that such determinations are not as precise as they may seem today. Further, my understanding is that Jahi was admitted for a relatively standard injury that went very wrong. The hospital as well as the media in had put a lot of emphasis on Jahi pre-existing obesity. Yet, we all know that "you take you plaintiff as you find him/her." Not enough of emphasis was put on what exactly went wrong, why, how frequent such complications are, and consequently how often "brain-deaths" occur and subsequently result in life-support withdrawals. If there is a class of such cases, then the "brain-dead" people as well as their relatives may very well have real rights.

     Personally, I would be interested in discovering how often such and other standard procedures went wrong for people that may be disadvantaged (financially as well as due persistent discrimination based on protected categories). For example, there are academic studies showing higher mortality for immigrant cancer patients already undergoing treatment. These studies focus on immigrants with varying proficiency in English, and show that even for those already (and timely) admitted into the medical system, the level of complications and mortality varies inversely with their ability to communicate in English.

     Therefore, to me the answer to this questions is simple. Regardless of whether "brain-dead" people have rights, others still living do have the right to know how well our healthcare system is run and the degree of impartiality it exhibits, or unfortunatelly lacks. Only the right focus and the objective study of evidence can reveal the true picture. Casual "common-sense" arguments made by the media in opposition to Jahi's family may be legitimate discussion points, but they needlessly trivialize this family's tragedy, while failing address healthcare accessibility and quality.
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Great overview on developing a social media policy for your company by LegalMatch writer Gabrielle Hollingsworth.
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    Intellectual Property Law, 2010
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