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How an Assignment of Contract Works

November 10, 2016

An assignment of contract happens when one party involved in a contract hands the obligations and benefits of that contract to another party, known as the “assignee.” Generally, the assignor wants the assignee to completely take on all of the rights and obligations of the contract. However, the other party involved in the existing contract […]

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Establishing a Probationary Period for Your Employees

November 7, 2016

Most Virgin Islands employees are subject to a 90 day probationary period of employment pursuant to the “Virgin Islands Wrongful Discharge Act”.  Notwithstanding this provision of VI labor law, employers may establish probationary periods as a means of evaluating recently hired employees, along with any workers who may not be performing well on the job. […]

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The Impact of FLSA Amendments on USVI Employees

October 28, 2016

Hundreds of workers throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands may be eligible for overtime pay in 2017 after recent amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that go into effect on December 31, 2016. In May, the U.S. Department of Labor published its revisions to the FLSA’s overtime exemption rules. The biggest change — and […]

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“Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession” (The Diversity Issue, Law Practice Today-July 2016)

August 12, 2016

From the Chair A recent analysis by the international consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, noted that the top quarter of diverse companies were 35% more likely to outperform companies in the bottom quarter for diversity. It has become increasingly clear that diversity in the legal profession makes sense from purely a business perspective. Todd L. […]

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“Attorney Well-Being” (Law Practice Today-June 2016 Issue)

June 16, 2016

FROM THE CHAIR BY TOM BOLT Imagine yourself as a law student working in a small law firm the summer before your second year where the Managing Attorney suffers from an addiction to alcohol. Each day you go to work, hoping for the best – yet fearing the worst.  Will all be well or will […]

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“Law Firm Finance”-Tom Bolt (Law Practice Today, May 2016)

May 13, 2016

Law firm finance is the theme for this edition of Law Practice Today. One would think that finance would be the most important of the four core areas of the ABA Law Practice Division, but in many respects it is the most forgotten.   Recently, Georgetown University’s Center for the Study of the Legal Profession […]

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“Women In Law”-Law Practice Today Magazine (March 2016 Issue)

April 11, 2016

FROM THE CHAIR BY TOM BOLT This month’s issue of Law Practice Today is dedicated to “Women in Law”.  Women have made significant contributions to the profession, but the profession’s progress on gender equity leaves much to be desired.  As law firm leaders in the American Bar Association Law Practice Division, we cannot ignore the […]

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Law Practice Chair Tom Bolt appearing on Reboot Your Law Practice Podcast

February 24, 2016

The ABA’s Law Practice Division Chair Tom being interviewed by Scott Limmer on “Reboot Your Law Practice” Podcast.   http://lawreboot.com/episode-49-we-talk-to-tom-bolt-chair-of-the-law-practice-division-of-the-aba

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Law Practice Today-“The Technology Issue” (February 2016)

February 17, 2016

From the Chair: Attorney Tom Bolt    The Board of Editors of Law Practice Today selected technology as the theme for this issue.  In anticipation of next month’s celebration of the 30th anniversary of ABA TECHSHOW and in view of the ongoing transformation of the practice of law through technology, I can think of no more appropriate […]

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“The New Law Issue”-Law Practice Today Magazine-January 2016

January 18, 2016

This issue of Law Practice Today focuses on “new law” within the practice. When first presented with the theme by our LPT Editor-in-Chief Andrea Malone, I was in a quandary as to what was meant by “new law.” She noted that this issue would cover emerging areas of law such as marijuana, artificial intelligence, crowdfunding, […]

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