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The Current: The Journal of PLI Press, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Summer 2017)

 
 Copyright: 2017

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  • ISSN: 25736906
  • Page Count: 166
  • Number of Volumes: 1
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We are pleased to introduce The Current: The Journal of PLI Press, a new quarterly journal geared to providing coverage and commentary on new and developing issues in a broad range of practice areas. In each issue of The Current, we’ll be bringing you ten to twelve original articles written by leading attorneys and offering a range of expertise and perspectives on critical issues facing practicing lawyers and the legal profession.

This premier issue of The Current, being published barely six months into the new presidential administration, includes a number of articles that examine the possible impact of new proposals and initiatives on particular areas of law—from immigration (the possible changes to H-1B visa practice), to taxes (consequences of the possible elimination of the estate tax, and the implications for the nonprofit sector if the “Johnson Amendment” is eliminated), to FDA regulation of off-label promotion for medical drug and device manufacturers, and ERISA enforcement.

The other articles in this issue deal with equally timely topics that will appeal to practitioners who are interested in communications in the digital age (the impact of “deindexing” online search results on protection of online speech); intellectual property (predictions regarding the Federal Circuit’s upcoming decision in Wi-Fi One, as well as why the USPTO’s pilot program of auditing declarations of use may not have much impact on the U.S. trademark Register); securities (how companies may need to rethink integration and communications in an age of tweets and posts); civil rights (the rapidly evolving recognition by agencies and courts of gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination); and more.

As the pace of change in the law – and indeed in the practice of law itself – continues to accelerate, so does the need for more current expert commentary and analysis. The Current intends to fill this need, providing practicing attorneys, academics, and members of the judiciary with insightful commentary and analysis of those changes.

  The Current: The Journal of PLI Press, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Autumn 2017)

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The Current: The Journal of PLI Press
is a quarterly journal geared to providing premium coverage and commentary on new and developing issues in a broad range of practice areas. Each issue of The Current brings you ten to twelve original articles written by leading attorneys and offering a range of expertise and perspectives on critical issues facing practicing lawyers and the legal profession.

A quick glance at the interest-area headings we’ve added to the table of contents will give you an idea of the range and variety of topics covered in this Autumn 2017 issue. “Technology” plays a prominent role in three of the articles—on artificial intelligence, drones, and delivery of entertainment—but don’t presume you have to be a tech or IT practitioner to benefit from these fascinating discussions, which implicate a diverse range of practice areas, from privacy and data security, to intellectual property, workplace/employment law, contract law, personal injury, and beyond.

In addition to articles covering developments in the core practice areas of immigration, trademark, patent, and tax law, this issue of The Current presents an intriguing look at cannabis law and the novel questions practitioners may face with respect to this evolving area of law.

This issue’s final article features a topic of importance to all practitioners. “Building Client Relationships in the Digital Age” is an engaging examination of how lawyers communicate with clients and others in the workplace, focusing on the differences between how Millennials and other generations communicate, and on achieving the common goal of successful client relationships whether using phone calls or text messages. This article features guidance and tips on business communications skills that will benefit every attorney, regardless of age or practice area.

As the pace of change in the law—and indeed in the practice of law itself—continues to accelerate, so does the need for more current expert commentary and analysis. The Current intends to fill this need, providing practicing attorneys, academics, and members of the judiciary with insightful commentary and analysis of those changes.

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  Table of Articles
Article: Impact of the “Buy/Hire American” Executive Order on H-1B Visa Practice
Article: Estate Planning in the Trump Era
Article: Results Removed: Fighting Deindexing Abuse
Article: Free Speech and the Future of Off-Label Promotion Under a Trump Administration
Article: Gender Identity Discrimination and Sexual Orientation Discrimination as Sex Discrimination in Federal Law
Article: Federal Circuit Tea Leaves: The Expected Outcome in Wi-Fi One
Article: Traps for the Unwary and Unprotected: Coverage for Wage-and-Hour Claims
Article: The U.S. Trademark Audit Program
Article: Securities Offerings and Communications: Is the Integration Bogeyman Dead?
Article: The Future of State and Federal Enforcement Initiatives in the Nonprofit Sector
Article: Advocacy in International Arbitration: How to Avoid Cultural Traps for the Unwary
Article: What Will ERISA Enforcement Look Like Under the Trump Administration?
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