Is the Pandemic the Push Legal Needed to Really Embrace Technology?

Like so many employers, law firms were resistant to the idea of letting employees work from home or relying too much on technology – until they had no choice. The coronavirus pandemic forced many industries to reconsider how people work and use technology. Even the Supreme Court began holding oral arguments via video conference.

Although a recent survey shows that most lawyers don’t want to work from home full-time, it’s unlikely firms will be able to completely roll back remote work when the pandemic subsides. At least some of the tech tools used over the last six months will stick around. Consider these silver linings:…

Some People Aren’t Allowed to Vote and It’s Perfectly Legal

The 2020 General Election is less than a month away and millions of Americans will not be able to cast ballots. Among them, pop icon Britney Spears. Spears, 38, is among an estimated 1.5 million Americans who live under a conservatorship (or guardianship, depending on the state), meaning that a judge has appointed a guardian who makes decisions about daily life and financial affairs and, in some states, voting.

Focus on Financial Planning: Power of Attorney for Finances

Sound financial planning generally includes budgeting, minimizing bad debt, creating wealth, and building a nest egg for retirement. The complexity of these efforts depends on many factors, including the extent and nature of your assets and liabilities, whether you run a business, and whether you have dependents. What would happen if you suffered a serious illness or accident and suddenly were unable to manage your finances on your own?
As uncomfortable as it may be to imagine yourself incap.

The Courts Step in to Protect TikTok from the Trump Administration

In a dramatic Sunday morning hearing (conducted remotely via telephone), lawyers for TikTok and the Trump Administration battled over whether the government’s order banning TikTok from the Apple and Google app stores would take effect that night.
The Trump Administration has argued for months that TikTok is a threat to national security because its corporate owner, ByteDance, is a Chinese company. Most recently, the Commerce Department issued rules, which were to take effect on September 2.

Commercial Leases Most Impacted by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in unprecedented challenges for people in nearly every industry, but the commercial real estate industry has been particularly hard hit. Initially, stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders required people to stay home for weeks, which then led to months. Restrictions on businesses prevented businesses from reopening their doors or from operating at full capacity. Now, as the months drag on, it is important to consider the monumental impact that COVID-19 has…

How to Properly Document Changes to a Lease Agreement

Lease Agreements are supposed to last until the end date given in the agreement, unless it is a month-to-month lease. This is to provide a clear beginning and end date to the term of the lease and to protect both the landlord and the tenant. There are other important terms in a Lease Agreement, usually having to do with rent payments, security deposits, maintenance, and specifics about how many tenants are on the lease. Because these terms are central to the rental agreement, they may not be.