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Trendspotting: The Consumer Electronics Show (access required)

Editor’s note: For the past three years, Baltimore litigator Frank Gorman has provided his impression of the annual Consumer Electronics Show, held each January in Las Vegas for our sister publication, The Daily Record. In this piece, he identifies technology ...

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Thought for the New Year: ‘Not your father’s legal marketplace’ (access required)

“This is not your father’s Oldsmobile.” You may recall that famous advertising slogan from the 1980s. One could use a similar phrase when describing today’s legal marketplace. Changes in billing methods, improvements in technology, a turbulent economy and the globalization ...

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Compelled mediation: Showing your good faith (access required)

Driven by crowded dockets, a desire to avoid having to resolve difficult cases, or a desire to protect perceived vulnerable populations from likely adverse outcomes in courts of law, statutes, rules, court orders and judicial decisions that force disputing parties ...

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The skinny on iPad mini for attorneys (access required)

Lawyers reviewing the latest gadget released by Apple – the junior-sized iPad mini – are focusing on its size, shape, weight and usability, elements of what tech-geeks call its “form factor.” The device boasts the same technology and uses as ...

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Barriers to communication, understanding (access required)

Lawyers usually hate jury selection. Not only does voir dire provide limited time and information to identify jurors who will decide the fate of their clients, but it directly confronts attorneys with a problem they have in communicating complex cases ...

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The lawyer’s holiday gift list for 2012 (access required)

For the past eight years, attorney and author Reid Trautz has compiled an annual list of gifts specifically suited for lawyers. The following excerpts are taken from his latest offerings of good cheer to the legal community. • Approach the ...

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Lawyer pay scale: Who makes what where? (access required)

Data tabulated by the salary research site Payscale.com show that San Francisco and Dallas have the highest median pay for “mid-career” lawyers with 10-15 years of experience: $157,000 in San Francisco and $141,000 in Dallas. Washington, D.C. ($138,000), New York ...

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Shaping a ‘mediation’: It’s not in the name (access required)

It is fair to say there are about as many ways for counsel to use a third party to assist their settlement negotiation as there are creative and determined counsel, parties and neutrals. And, fair to say, lawyers are apt ...

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