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An Interview with Leaders of the Puerto Rico Chapter of the FBA
Hon. Gustavo A. Gelpí • Incoming FBA President
Andres Lopez • Chapter President-Elect
Manuel Pietrantoni • Immediate Past Chapter President
Carlos Valldejuly • 2013 Convention Committee Member

Features

How Attorneys Can Volunteer to Help Veterans
Unfortunately, many of America’s veterans struggle with various social issues, which often compound the severity of each other. As many legal services groups have overlooked the veteran population, this article suggests ways for attorneys to get involved and give back to America’s heroes.
Maximizing the Value of Outside Counsel
In today’s economy, the legal industry is exploring ways to cut costs. To get the best possible legal representation for their money, in-house counsel should take aim at improving case management—one staffing decision at a time.
Phishing on Facebook: Do You Ask Job Applicants for Their Social Media Passwords?
There are only a handful of reported instances where employers have requested that applicants or employees turn over their social media passwords. Nevertheless, this practice has generated scathing headlines in several media outlets. This article examines business and legal implications that arise when employers request applicants’ and employees’ login information.
Rule 30(b)(6) Witnesses at Trial
Most federal court litigators are familiar with Rule 30(b)(6) as a discovery tool. But what do you know about the use of Rule 30(b)(6) witnesses at trial? You may find there is a great deal about the topic that you don’t know or haven’t even considered.
Buoying Environmental Burdens in Bankruptcy Floodwaters
Environmental law and bankruptcy law are like oil and water. In light of the recent automobile company bankruptcies that led to dozens of plant closures nationwide, many municipalities have recently dealt with this complex, murky area of law. Municipalities and states can protect themselves against resulting real estate wastelands by enacting strong local ordinances and state superlien statutes to leverage power in cleanup negotiations.