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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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Let ‘green computing’ take root in your office (access required)

Eco-friendliness doesn’t have to stop at the IT department’s door. For a few years now, many enterprises have embarked on green computing initiatives, making changes to their technology and practices to become more efficient and environmentally aware. “Green computing” is ...

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Get off on the right foot (access required)

Editor’s Note: Barbara Rabinovitz, a former reporter at Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, a sister paper of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, interviewed veteran prosecutor Christina E. Miller of Boston, seeking her advice to newly admitted bar passers. Miller’s comments appear below. Informing colleagues ...

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