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Legal Tech Start-Up Showcase: LegalForce and Wevorce

The event focused on two new legal service business models and web platforms that are gaining momentum: LegalForce, a bricks-and-mortar legal retail business with a walk-in store on University Avenue and an online legal services platform; and Wevorce, a new online divorce resolution service.

Financial Collapse and Offshore Accounts

Offshore accounts have been hacked and their users have been exposed. Jeffrey Steinberg talks with Sean Stone about the steady erosion of banking laws that has allowed people to move money around off-shore accounts, in this clip from Buzzsaw.

EU’s strategy to tackle internet privacy risk

The European Union is in the process of re-drafting its pre-internet laws on data protection to take account of the explosion of personal data online and the risk of its misuse. The FT’s Josh de la Mare reports on the tensions between privacy campaigners and business over the draft rules.

Social Media Has Yet to Change Law Firm Website Design

Social media has changed so much on the web, but according to Greenfield Belser’s Burkey Belser, one of the world’s pre-eminent web designers for law firms, social media has yet to change the design and functionality of law firm websites. Sure, there are Twitter feeds and share buttons but not too much else has changed. Belser will be speaking as part of the Innovation in Websites session at the Legal Marketing Technology Conference October 11th in San Francisco.

Immigration Strategies & New Opportunities for Foreign Entrepreneurs

In this presentation, Goldman discussed how the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that the H-1B nonimmigrant and National Interest Waiver immigrant visa categories will now be more friendly to foreign national entrepreneurs who are creating jobs in the US.

This interactive workshop helped to clarify the viability of this new initiative; offered foreign national entrepreneurs a road-map which may make all the difference when filing immigration petitions; and helped start-up companies understand where they are heading when they have key personnel who have immigration considerations.

Goldman shared strategies for documenting “significant impact in the field” required for National Interest Waivers; how an entrepreneur with his/her own start-up can prove a legitimate “employer—employee” relationship that is required for H-1B; and the best timing for filing immigration petitions.

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The Legal Side of Crowdfunding and How it Affects your Business Model

The SEC has been actively involved in creating regulations to let the average non-accredited investor invest in startups. While the traditional model of crowdfunding was pooling cash as donations for non-accredited investors, things are about to change.

In this panel discussion from the FundingPost VC & Angel Conference in NYC, four legal experts with past experiences in IPOs and crowdfunding discuss the latest on the laws and discussions with the SEC and how it matters for the entrepreneur. 

Without rule of law, are all men created equal?

The license of lawlessness’, a phrase so vile that it feeds the indignance of man. After Nixon’s Watergate scandal, during his interview with Robert Frost, Nixon outrageously discusses that the President is allowed to carry out certain actions in the best interest of the country, even if they step outside the ‘constraints’ of the law. Although he received much flack and was eventually ousted, he was granted a full pardon by Gerald Ford and freed of his accountability. It seemed that ‘the ends justify the means’ had won that day. 

In this interview, Glenn Greenwald, Salon contributing writer and author of ‘With Liberty and Justice for Some’ tells “Viewpoint” host and former NY governor Eliot Spitzer how the political and financial elite have managed to defy accountability and rise above the law.

Why JDs (Can) Make Good Venture Capitalists

The discussion features three successful lawyers turned venture capitalists, Josh Green, Scott Kupor and Miriam Rivera who discussed venture capital and how your legal education can help you get into this career path.

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