Vth Surana & Surana and Shaastra IIT Madras IP Law Moot Competition 2022

bout the Competition The Surana & Surana & Shaastra IIT Madras, Intellectual Property Law Moot Court Competition shall be held on 13th, 15th & 16th January 2022 virtually (online). Any clarification sought in respect of the case should be addressed by email to [email protected] before 2nd January 2022. IP Moot PosterThe competition is open only for students who are enrolled in an LLB three year or five-year course during the current academic year. 16 teams will be selected on the basis of their memorials for participation. Online registrations are open from 6th December 2021. The teams must register online by 31st December 2021. Teams will have to register online at www.moot.in. Teams will receive an automated system generated acknowledgement on successful submission of registration. Important Dates Start of Online Registration: 6th December 2021 Last date for Online Registration: 31st December 2021 Last date of issue of clarifications: 2nd January 2022 Last Date for Submission of Memorials –Soft copy by email (both applicant and respondent)for selection of participating teams: 7th January 2022 (5.00 pm) Confirmation of teams after evaluation of memorials: 11th January 2022 (11.00 am) Orientation: 13th January 2022 Prelims/Quarters/Semi-final: 15th January 2022 Finals, Valediction & Prize Announcement: 16th January 2022 Moot Problem Surana-Surana-and-Shaastra-IIT-Madras-IP-Law-Moot-Court-Competition-2022-Moot-Proposition Contact details for Clarification Regarding Case Head, IPR Surana & Surana International Attorneys Email: [email protected] Ph: 91 – 044 – 2812 0000, Fax: 91 – 44 – 2812 0001 Regarding Online Registration Preetam Surana (National Administrator) Surana & Surana International Attorneys Advocate & Head, AcademicInitiatives Head ( Admin) Litigation & Arbitration Practice Email: [email protected] Ph: 91 – 044 – 2812 0000, Fax: 91 – 44 – 2812 0001 Student Heads Arvind Car +91 8939031073 Nithin +91 9361334004 Coordinators Asritha +91 9346651649 Abhiram +91 6305872015 For Registration / Memorial Submission Asritha +91 9346651649 Abhiram +91 6305872015 Rules

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Call for Papers: RMLNLU Journal on Communication, Media, Entertainment & Technology Law [Volume 9]: Submit by 6th February 2022

bout RMLNLU Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University is an institute for law in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Dr. RMLNLU was established in the year 2005, and since then, has been providing undergraduate and post-graduate legal education. bout the Journal Committee The Committee was constituted with the objective of promoting legal research and writing. Apart from conducting the RMLNLU International Legal Essay Writing Competition every year, the Committee annually publishes two peer reviewed journals – the RMLNLU Law Review and the RMLNLU Journal on CMET (Communication, Media, Entertainment and Technology) Law. Both these journals publish articles, essays, case notes/comments and book reviews from contributors all over the world. The RMLNLU Law Review also runs a blog which provides a platform for people in the field to express their opinions on contemporary legal issues. bout the Journal The RMLNLU Journal on Communication, Media, Entertainment & Technology Law (hereinafter ‘the Journal’) is an annual, student-edited, peer-reviewed law journal published by the Journal Committee of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow. Through this Journal, the Committee aims to foster the spirit of writing and set in motion a discourse among knowledgeable intellectuals from various fields of law. The Journal Committee is pleased to announce the call for papers for The RMLNLU Journal on Communication, Media, Entertainment & Technology Law, Volume IX. This is a theme-based journal and only accepts submissions pertaining to the same. Call for Papers The Journal accepts submissions from law students, academicians and legal professionals all over the country and abroad in the form of: Articles: 5000-7000 words. (These are evaluations of specific contemporary issues and aim at conceptualizing the issues in a unique and unconventional manner. The assessment of contemporary issues shall be appreciated, though not mandatory). Case notes/comments: 2000-3000 words. (These are assessments of the

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Analog Attorney’s Analog Gift Guide for Attorneys Who Whiskey

This year’s annual Analog Gift Guide for Attorneys Who Analog has taken the concept of analog onto a new path to offer you, our discerning readers, a collection of small-batch, hard-to-find, mostly unknown, rather extraordinary and award-winning American whiskies. Wait, Did You Say Whiskey? I know what you’re wondering: Where are the pencils? Where are the Post-it notes? I assure you, I swear, there is nothing more analog than creating a truly brilliant bottle of whiskey, bourbon or rye. It is a craft that can only be wrought by hand, slowly, over time, resulting in a product where every bottle is unique. Like a signature. Because the American Whiskey Renaissance Is Real You may have heard of some of the brands that have leaped into the public eye in the last decade. Brands like Pappy Van Winkle, Michter’s and Basil Hayden’s. But here’s the interesting thing about these and other seemingly independent whiskies you may have noticed at your liquor emporium: They’re made in the same distilleries as the big brands that own them. They are fine whiskies, but they are just the tip of the spear. Hundreds of startup distilleries in nearly every state are racing to be the next Pappy. Distilleries like Milam & Greene, started by two Texas legends, entrepreneur Marsha Milam and global whiskey consultant Heather Greene. Greene’s status in the whiskey world is unassailable. But you’ve probably never heard of her whiskey, which is swoonfully good. Garrison Brothers is another regional spirit poised to breach the brand recognition level enjoyed by Woodford Reserve and Jim Beam. Produced in Hye, Texas, which is exactly nowhere, Garrison Bros. bourbon is unique and in such insane demand, that its annual release of their signature Cowboy Bourbon is met by thousands of cars lined up the dirt road to

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CLAT/AILET PG WORKSHOP BY IDIA KERALA CHAPTER: Register by 17th December

bout IDIA  Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education (IDIA) is a non- profit   organization working in India which aims to empower underprivileged children by providing them with equal access to quality legal education. It is a student-run organization that aims to train underprivileged students and transform them into leading lawyers and community advocates. We conduct sensitizations across India to spread awareness among underprivileged children about opportunities in pursuing law as a career, select promising students and provide training for law entrance examinations, including the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), provide financial aid and mentorship to these students once they secure their admission to a leading law school. IDIA – Kerala Chapter functions from its base at The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi, which is the only National Law University in Kerala. The Kerala Chapter is run entirely by student volunteers from NUALS, with an aim to help underprivileged students in the state.  For further details, visit IDIA’s official website here. The Event An LLM from a NLU can be a game changer in your career. However, the CLAT PG and AILET PG entrance exams are competitive. It is important to have a focussed and systematic preparation for the exams. Important areas relating to law must be clearly understood by the aspirants. Starting your preparation early and following the right method of studying will go a long way in helping you crack these exams.  IDIA Kerala Chapter is conducting a workshop where we will be discussing the opportunities that open up after a LLM from a NLU, pattern of CLAT PG and AILET PG, preparation strategies, tips and tricks, and recommendations for materials by our resource persons. To lead the talk, we have Krithika Singh and Dhanya Prasad, who have cracked these exams with top

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Thought Leader Collaborative ‘Lab’ Now Accepting New Members

The Thought Leader Collaborative (the “Lab”) is an online training program and membership site that helps lawyers and legal marketers grow legal practices using LinkedIn. As a member of the Lab, you’ll have access to the resources you need to build a practice and grow your personal brand on LinkedIn, including: A core curriculum of on-demand video contentTwo live monthly training sessions (via Zoom) on LinkedIn strategies and tacticsA growing library of LinkedIn checklists, guides and templatesAccess to a community of lawyers and other professionals interacting via a private LinkedIn group Be Sure to Sign up by December 20 These resources and more are available for a cost of only $39 per month (with a 10% discount for the purchase of an annual plan). The Lab only opens to new members three times a year, and is now open for registration from December 6-20, 2021. The Lab and the monthly live training sessions are led by Jay Harrington, a lawyer, legal marketer and author. If you’re a regular reader of Attorney at Work, you’ve likely seen Jay’s work, as he has been a regular contributor of articles for close to a decade and his books are available in our bookstore. If you’re looking to hit the ground running in the new year and leverage LinkedIn, the world’s most powerful social network, for marketing and business development, you’ll learn how as a member of the Lab. To learn more and join, please visit the Thought Leader Collaborative site, here.https://www.thoughtleadercollaborative.com/a/46861/LBRdeMHS The post Thought Leader Collaborative ‘Lab’ Now Accepting New Members appeared first on Attorney at Work. Randy Reidwww.itcse.org

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8 Must-Ask Questions Before You Hire a Freelance Lawyer

Hiring is incredibly difficult right now no matter what industry you are in. Thankfully, many industries — including legal — have full-on embraced remote work. And for law firms, remote work opens the door to alternative hiring options, including outsourcing substantive legal work to freelance lawyers. The good news is that it has never been easier to hire freelance attorneys to support and help build your business. Freelancers can help you reduce costs, improve efficiency, and allow existing employees to focus on core goals and tasks. It’s not hard to see why freelancers could represent 80% of the global workforce by 2030. Despite this, it’s still possible to land yourself in a freelancing nightmare if you don’t hire correctly. Screening Freelance Lawyers to Find the Right Fit If you are embarking on your outsourcing journey, a structured hiring process — including background screening and interviews — will help you filter through the best candidates. Asking the right questions during the interview process is critical in helping you navigate the freelance space. Here are some essential questions to ask any freelance lawyer before you commit to hiring, as well as some common red and green flags to look out for along the way. 1. What experience do you have? This question should be at the top of your list during the hiring process. Reading about all of this on a résumé is one thing, but having an actual discussion with the freelancer about relevant experience and background will help you gain valuable insight. In addition to understanding their practice area background, it’s important to know whether freelancers have worked in a team before and how they have performed. Similarly, understanding how long they have been freelancing and whether it suits them helps judge their ability to work well in this type of

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Checklist for Conducting Your Law Firm’s Year-End Financial Review

The end of the year is barreling toward us — are you ready? If not, here are a few tips for tidying up your practice and doing a comprehensive financial review. Financial Management for Your Firm For many lawyers, financial management is the business area of practicing law that provides the most heartburn. It’s completely understandable. But it is to your detriment when you don’t understand the financial fundamentals better. Hire financial advisors to aid you in better understanding your business. Too many lawyers delegate responsibility to employees who have not been properly trained. Be aware of potential landmines. A major red flag is having one employee who has all financial responsibility: check writing, bookkeeping, trust accounting and reconciliation, as well as maintaining all communication with your financial partners and bank. Checks and balances are key. Often, there is no ill intent on the part of the employee, just a lack of knowledge. If, as the owner, you do not understand the process, you will have a hard time finding the flaws in your system or properly supervising. nalyze your cash flow. Brenda Barnes, owner of B2 Management & Consulting, has this to say about law firm finance: “A good system of cash flow management can spell the difference between a successful business and a failed one. You need positive future cash flow to meet your debt commitments. Strong cash flow management also provides the ability to invest in growth. Getting to a position of excess cash flow helps your company operate in a strategic, proactive way, and can help keep you from operating on the defensive. Year-end is an excellent time to document your cash flow, prepare a cash flow budget, and look for areas of improvement.” What Should a Law Firm Financial Review Include? A Year-End Checklist Barnes

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Thinking Your Way Out of Anxiety: What Lawyers Need to Know About the Brain 

Nurturing your limbic brain can bring your emotional life and rational life into balance and help heal your pain.  As a coach and counselor dealing with attorney burnout, I became fascinated with the neurobiology of our brains and why it matters. I came by this interest honestly after I burned out in 2004 and quit practicing law. The science of the brain has made incredible advances since then. We now have a much better understanding of why our minds work the way they do — including why some people thrive in challenging environments and others burn out. How the Reptilian Brain, Limbic Brain and Rational Mind Work Together What we know now is that we have three distinct brain systems housed within our skulls. The first sits atop the spinal column and is popularly known as the primal (or reptilian) brain. This controls our basic functions such as reflex and autonomic bodily functions such as breathing and heartbeat. It also regulates reproduction, survival, and fear.The second is known as the limbic brain which sits on top of the reptilian brain and processes emotions and feelings as well as regulates memories. Some believe that this is the seat of the subconscious mind. There is some debate over where the subconscious mind is located, however. I believe that it depends on the function being regulated. The third is the rational mind — the neocortex, which controls thinking, ideas and language. It filters information that will be recorded in the limbic brain and interprets that information as memory. How we think about the world colors our memories. While each of these three is distinct and has separate functions, there is a great deal of overlap and integration. Our baser emotions such as fear, anger, lust, guilt, and shame can be overridden by the neocortex. Conversely, rational thought

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So, You Wanna Write a Book? Five Tips to Help You Get Started

These book writing tips from an editor will help you get clear on your goals and strategy for being a published author. Writing a book can be time-consuming, but it also can be rewarding — both personally and financially. Books are a great marketing tool and can have a great return on investment. They tend to open new avenues, primarily by attracting new clientele. A long-time client author has seen a return on his investment every year by more than 300% from having attracted clientele willing to invest long-term in his firm’s services. Other authors have written books to start side hustles or share decades of wisdom in a memoir. Whatever your reason, here are book writing tips for getting started on penning that tome. Five Book Writing Tips 1. Know what message you want to convey and to whom Most authors make the mistake of writing to suit everyone. The truth is when you are writing for everyone, you are writing for no one. Being too inclusive in your writing can dilute your message. When you have a specific audience in mind, you can tailor your content to that audience. For example, you may write a book with a primary audience of pre-law students, law students and new lawyers. The key is to know who your primary audience is and to focus your efforts on attracting them to your book. But writing to satisfy a specific audience doesn’t mean you won’t attract others. Another or secondary audience might find the book helpful, such as readers with an interest in politics, history and law. Ask yourself these questions: Who are the people you are trying to help?What do you want your book to do for your reader?How should your reader feel after reading it — inspired, confident, renewed, empowered, enlightened?Should

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Cyber Monday 2021 Deals for Analog Attorneys

Cyber Monday 2021 is coming up fast. I’ve thought long and hard about the annual edition of Analog Attorney’s Cyber Monday gift guide. So, because I want you to take full advantage of this insane sale day, this year’s guide highlights an Analog Attorney favorite: Levenger. Levenger’s Cyber Monday 2021 Sale Is Storewide My unnatural love for all things Baron Fig is only eclipsed by my even greater love for all things Levenger. Levenger was my first analog crush and I’m still in love with them. If you’ve never heard of Levenger products, just head on over to their store and try not to lose your mind at the sheer magnitude of hyper-luxurious analog treasures. If you’re in a hurry, I’ve picked a list of the tools that make Levenger great and will make your work-at-home experience and home office setup wonderful. Notecard Bleachers Are My Cyber Monday 2021 Deal of Choice This was my first gasp of true love at Levenger. They just get me. I’m a professed index-card kind of guy. I use them for a billion different things, including my external brain. But someone at Levenger reached deep into my analog mind and pried out the thing I didn’t know I needed: an index card bleacher set. Just imagine the sheer kicking of ass you can perform when your note cards are standing at attention in the corner of your desk. 30% off, no minimum, [Code: WISHES] valid 11/12 – 12/22 Lev Tech Portable File Tote, Oh My God Hybrid attorneys lug a lot of loads between their office office and their home office. This can get fairly ridiculous fairly quickly, as that one file folder you shove into your laptop bag turns into a bank box stuffed to explosion. Plus, that banker’s box doesn’t match your

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