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Opera Singer Turned Lawyer Kristen Roberts Discusses Building a Practice Using Tech and Giving Back

Opera Singer Turned Lawyer Kristen Roberts Discusses Building a Practice Using Tech and Giving Back

Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! This time around we chat with Kristen Roberts of Trestle Law. Kristen relies on technology to make her almost entirely virtual office tick and has been known to record a singing track or two on Garageband. 

4 Tips for a Non-Traditional Legal Career

4 Tips for a Non-Traditional Legal Career

As an attorney at Alt Legal, I really have an alternative legal career. I'm a lawyer. I review and draft all of our company’s legal work. I wear some variation of a Canadian tuxedo to work almost every day. I do customer support. I blog. I am the Product Manager, so I maintain the legal research to keep our platform running smoothly and find ways to use technology to solve legal problems. I host a podcast. I write a newsletter. I even order more Doritos when our office stash is low. 

2017 in Review: The Top 10 IP Articles

2017 in Review: The Top 10 IP Articles


With the days of 2017 waning, we decided to crunch some numbers and find the top 10 most clicked articles from our weekly newsletter.

How Derek Hawkins Uses Legal Technology to Build a Thriving Solo Practice

Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! This week we catch up with Derek Hawkins of Hawkins Law Offices LLC. We chat about the behind the scenes tech that makes Derek's practice tick, his experience as Alt Legal intern and his advice for future solo practitioners. 

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #67

 Alt Legal IP News - Issue #67

A judge approved a deal for the production of a documentary about Prince's life, which is estimated to earn his estate an eight-figure sum. 
 

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #63

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #63

A Brooklyn jury found that the graffiti on the 5Pointz complex, despite its transient nature, should be considered art and was illegally destroyed.

Alt Trademarks: Episode 15 - Anne Gilson LaLonde

Alt Trademarks: Episode 15 - Anne Gilson LaLonde

Hannah speaks with Anne Gilson LaLonde. Anne is the author of the trademark treatise Gilson on Trademarks. She took over authorship of the book from her father, Jerome Gilson, in 2006. Anne has also written articles on a variety of trademark-related topics, many co-authored with her father.

The Challenging New Frontier of Marijuana IP

The Challenging New Frontier of Marijuana IP

The relationship between trademark law and cannabis is complicated. Cannabis is now legal for recreational or medicinal use in 28 states, but it is still classified as a Schedule I drug (read: illegal) under federal law. The US Patent and Trademark Office will not register a trademark for use in connection with goods and services that are illegal under federal law, so cannabis retailers cannot register federal trademarks for many of their goods and services.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #62

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #62

CBS has sued a photographer for copyright infringement for publishing stills from a TV show

 

Beyond the Docket: Wilkinson Mazzeo

Beyond the Docket: Wilkinson Mazzeo

Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! This week we caught up with the unbelievably creative attorneys at the law firm Wilkinson Mazzeo. We chat about their background in nonprofit work, their impressive technology stack, and innovative marketing strategy.