Legal Lately: Top legal news in week ending May 16, 2014

Legal Lately is Robert Half Legal's weekly offering of legal trends and news* that could have an impact on the field today. This week, learn how the DOJ quietly modified federal law over “white collar” convictions, try tweeting a winning appellate brief in 140 characters or less, get tips on setting passwords, and more.

  • The U.S. Department of Justice has quietly given a defendant-friendly makeover to the federal law that helped send “white collar” suspects to jail. (The National Law Journal)
  • Think you can condense a winning appellate brief into a tweet? Check this out. (ABA Journal)
  • We live in a world of ever-changing passwords – here are tips for legal professionals on setting up your passwords. (Law Technology News)
  • Review cases that support the need to involve an attorney in matters of family and business importance. (Forbes)
  • FCC approves net neutrality rules, which allows 120 days of public comment over paid Internet “fast lanes” before final ruling. (U.S. News & World Report)

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